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Indications Contributing to the Increasing Cesarean Delivery Rate
TLDR
Among primary cesarean deliveries, more subjective indications (nonreassuring fetal status and arrest of dilation) contributed larger proportions than more objective indications (malpresentation, maternal-fetal, and obstetric conditions).
Outcomes of care in birth centers: demonstration of a durable model.
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This study demonstrates the safety of the midwifery-led birth center model of collaborative care as well as continued low obstetric intervention rates, similar to previous studies of birth center care.
Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Placental Location
The purpose of this study was to determine whether an association exists between intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and second‐trimester placental location.
Prenatal Exposure to Acetaminophen and Asthma in Children
TLDR
The results suggest that acetaminophen use during pregnancy does not increase risk of asthma in children, and use during both the first and the third trimester was associated with a significantly reduced risk.
MyD88 predicts chemoresistance to paclitaxel in epithelial ovarian cancer
TLDR
It was evident that MyD88 expression in ovarian cancer cells accurately predicts a poor response to paclitaxel chemotherapy as shown by a short progression-free interval and overall survival.
Gestational Weight Gain and Severe Maternal Morbidity at Delivery Hospitalization.
TLDR
Women whose gestational weight gain is in excess of IOM guidelines are at increased risk of severe maternal morbidity, although their absolute risks remain low.
Epidural Analgesia During the Second Stage of Labor: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
At first glance, the randomized controlled trial by Shen et al1 may be interpreted to suggest that laboring women with epidurals do not need more time to labor in the second stage than those without
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