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Recommendations to improve preconception health and health care--United States. A report of the CDC/ATSDR Preconception Care Work Group and the Select Panel on Preconception Care.
Ten recommendations based on preconception health care for the U.S. population are based on changes in consumer knowledge, clinical practice, public health programs, health-care financing, and data and research activities and can yield results within 2-5 years.
Secular trends in the rates of preeclampsia, eclampsia, and gestational hypertension, United States, 1987-2004.
The observation of a small but consistent increase in preeclampsia is a conservative indication of a true population-level change in the United States, and may be exaggerated because of the revised clinical guidelines published in the 1990s.
Sickle Cell Disease in Africa A Neglected Cause of Early Childhood Mortality
Although there is enough evidence to justify investments in screening, prophylaxis, and treatment for African children with SCD, better data are needed to estimate the numbers of child deaths preventable by such interventions and their cost effectiveness.
Pregnancy‐Related Mortality From Preeclampsia and Eclampsia
Abdominal Pregnancy in the United States: Frequency and Maternal Mortality
Only one of nine women who reached the hospital alive had an accurate preoperative diagnosis of abdominal pregnancy, which suggests that preventing abdominal pregnancy-related death may depend, at least in part, upon increasing physicians' awareness of its clinical features.
Pregnancy‐Related Mortality in the United States, 1987‐1990
Increased efforts to identify pregnancy-related deaths have contributed to an increase in the reportedregnancy-related mortality ratio, and more than half of such deaths are probably still unreported.
Preconception Care for Improving Perinatal Outcomes: The Time to Act
During the last two decades of the 20th century, improvements in maternal and infant pregnancy ouctomes slowed down significantly, and in some cases, outcomes deteriorated, with a shift in the leading causes of infant mortality.