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Hydralazine for treatment of severe hypertension in pregnancy: meta-analysis
TLDR
The results are not robust enough to guide clinical practice, but they do not support use of hydralazine as first line for treatment of severe hypertension in pregnancy.
Subclassification of Preeclampsia
TLDR
A first step would be to subdivide preeclampsia into early‐onset disease (< 34 + 0 weeks') and late onset disease (> 34 +0 weeks').
Redefining preeclampsia using placenta-derived biomarkers.
TLDR
The classic definitions of preeclampsia have become outdated and that the definition could be modernized to take account of the current understanding of disease pathophysiology, and a first step is proposed that incorporates the placental biomarker placenta growth factor (PlGF).
Change in the Incidence of Stillbirth and Preterm Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic.
TLDR
This study compares pregnancy outcomes, including rates of stillbirth, preterm and cesarean delivery, and neonatal unit admission in the months preceding vs during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic at a London university hospital.
Measuring maternal health: focus on maternal morbidity.
  • T. Firoz, D. Chou, L. Say
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Bulletin of the World Health Organization
  • 6 August 2013
TLDR
If a 75% reduction in maternal mortality between 1990 and 2015 – the target set under Millennium Development Goal 5 – is to be attained, the authors must redouble their efforts.
Does cesarean section reduce postpartum urinary incontinence? A systematic review.
TLDR
Although short-term occurrence of any degree of postpartum stress urinary incontinence is reduced with cesarean section, severe symptoms are equivalent by mode of birth and must be considered in the context of associated maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.
Maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes in a group at high risk for pre‐eclampsia
Please cite this paper as: Shand A, Nassar N, Von Dadelszen P, Innis S, Green T. Maternal vitamin D status in pregnancy and adverse pregnancy outcomes in a group at high risk for pre‐eclampsia. BJOG
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