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CONTEXT The ethical issues surrounding end-of-life decision making for infants with adverse prognoses are controversial. Little empirical evidence is available on the attitudes and values that underlie such decisions in different countries and cultures. OBJECTIVE To explore the variability of neonatal physicians' attitudes among 10 European countries and(More)
OBJECTIVE The importance of Chlamydia trachomatis (C. tr.) infection in the etiology of premature labor was examined in a prospective, representative, multicenter study. METHOD Specimens were collected from 6161 subjects in seven centers and examined by the Gen-Probe method. RESULTS The infection rate was 5.74%. There were no significant correlations(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare treatment choices of neonatal physicians and nurses in 11 European countries for a hypothetical case of extreme prematurity (24 weeks' gestational age, birth weight of 560 g, Apgar score of 1 at 1 minute). STUDY DESIGN An anonymous, self-administered questionnaire was completed by 1401 physicians (response rate, 89%) and 3425 nurses(More)
BACKGROUND The EUropean Project on obstetric Haemorrhage Reduction: Attitudes, Trial, and Early warning System (EUPHRATES) is a set of five linked projects, the first component of which was a survey of policies for management of the third stage of labour and immediate management of postpartum haemorrhage following vaginal birth in Europe. OBJECTIVES The(More)
A multicentre survey was carried out in order to determine the prevalence and risk factors of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in the pregnant population in Hungary. The nucleic acid hybridisation method (PACE 2 Gen-Probe) was applied for the examination of C trachomatis. The overall average prevalence of C trachomatis cases during an 18 month survey on 6161(More)
BACKGROUND Stillbirth and neonatal mortality rates declined in Europe between 2004 and 2010. We hypothesised that declines might be greater for countries with higher mortality in 2004 and disproportionally affect very preterm infants at highest risk. METHODS Data about live births, stillbirths and neonatal deaths by gestational age (GA) were collected(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Chlamydia trachomatis is the leading cause of nongonococcal urethritis and cervicitis in women. Because of the recent increases in the numbers of new cases and severe consequences, there is an urgent demand for the introduction of sensitive and specific rapid diagnostic methods. GOAL A multicenter examination involving seven(More)