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Despite increasing attention and investment for maternal, neonatal, and child health, stillbirths remain invisible-not counted in the Millennium Development Goals, nor tracked by the UN, nor in the Global Burden of Disease metrics. At least 2·65 million stillbirths (uncertainty range 2·08 million to 3·79 million) were estimated worldwide in 2008 (≥1000 g(More)
BACKGROUND Deficiencies in investigation and audit of perinatal deaths result in loss of information thereby limiting strategies for future prevention. The Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) developed a clinical practice guideline for perinatal mortality in 2004. AIMS To determine the current use and views of the PSANZ guideline,(More)
Despite increasing attention and investment for maternal, neonatal, and child health, stillbirths remain invisible—not counted in the Millennium Development Goals, nor tracked by the UN, nor in the Global Burden of Disease metrics. At least 2·65 million stillbirths (uncertainty range 2·08 million to 3·79 million) were estimated worldwide in 2008 (≥1000 g(More)
BACKGROUND In Australia, significant disparity persists in stillbirth rates between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous Australian) and non-Indigenous women. Diabetes, hypertension, antepartum haemorrhage and small-for-gestational age (SGA) have been identified as important contributors to higher rates among Indigenous women. The objective of(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate determination of causes of stillbirth is critical to effective prevention. Autopsy remains the gold standard investigation for stillbirth; however, with low autopsy rates many stillbirths are likely to be 'unexplored' rather than 'unexplained'. AIM To determine factors associated with autopsy following stillbirth. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical site infections (SSIs) occur in around 10% of women following a caesarean section. Efforts to reduce SSI include wound irrigation with povidone-iodine (PVI), but studies are nonconclusive, mostly old and few on women having caesarean section (CS). AIMS To assess povidone-iodine (PVI) (Betadine) irrigation of wound prior to skin closure(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the disparity gap is closing between stillbirth rates for Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and to identify focal areas for future prevention efforts according to gestational age and geographic location. DESIGN Population-based retrospective cohort study. SETTING Queensland, Australia. POPULATION All singleton births(More)
Incidence of caesarean section for breech presentation has increased markedly. External cephalic version (ECV) is effective in reducing non cephalic presentation at births and caesarean section (CS) for breech presentation. Success rates are good but there is increasing need for induction of labour (IOL) as well as for intrapartum CS for reasons that are(More)
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