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The effect of depression symptoms and social support on black-white differences in health-related quality of life in early pregnancy: the he...
We assessed the independent relation of black race (compared to white) to HRQoL scores from the eight domains of the Medical Outcomes (SF-36) Survey: Physical Functioning, Role-Physical, Bodily Pain, Vitality, General Health, Social Functioning, Role-Emotional, and Mental Health. We compared socio-d...
Maternal overweight and obesity: a survey of clinicians' characteristics and attitudes, and their responses to their pregnant clients.
Our aim was to assess staff knowledge about, adherence to, and characteristics that influence delivery of care according to these Guidelines. An online survey, available over a three week period (May-June 2011), was disseminated to obstetric, midwifery and allied health staff working in a tertiary m...
Using a decline in serum hCG between days 0-4 to predict ectopic pregnancy treatment success after single-dose methotrexate: a retrospective...
We sought to validate this in a large, independent cohort because of the potentially significant clinical implications. We conducted a retrospective study of women (n=206) treated with single-dose methotrexate for ectopic pregnancy (pre-treatment serum hCG levels ≤3000 IU/L) at Scottish hospitals be...
Characteristics of first-time fathers of advanced age: a Norwegian population-based study.
ABSTRACT: The modern phenomenon of delayed parenthood applies not only to women but also to men, but less is known about what characterises men who are expecting their first child at an advanced age. This study investigates the sociodemographic characteristics, health behaviour, health problems, soc...
Outpatient Foley catheter versus inpatient prostaglandin E2 gel for induction of labour: a randomised trial.
Induction of labour (IOL) is one of the commonest obstetric interventions, with significant impact on both the individual woman and health service delivery. Outpatient IOL is an attractive option to reduce these impacts. To date there is little data comparing outpatient and inpatient IOL methods, an...
Accuracy of erythrogram and serum ferritin for the maternal anemia diagnosis (AMA): a phase 3 diagnostic study on prediction of the therapeu...
Pregnancy anemia remains as a public health problem, since the official reports in the 70's. To guide the treatment of iron-deficiency anemia in pregnancy, the haemoglobin concentration is the most used test in spite of its low accuracy, and serum ferritin is the most reliable test, although its cut...
Gaps in the evidence for prevention and treatment of maternal anaemia: a review of systematic reviews.
Anaemia, in particular due to iron deficiency, is common in pregnancy with associated negative outcomes for mother and infant. However, there is evidence of significant variation in management. The objectives of this review of systematic reviews were to analyse and summarise the evidence base, ident...
Father for the first time - development and validation of a questionnaire to assess fathers' experiences of first childbirth (FTFQ).
ABSTRACT: A father's experience of the birth of his first child is important not only for his birth-giving partner but also for the father himself, his relationship with the mother and the newborn. No validated questionnaire assessing first-time fathers' experiences during childbirth is currently av...
'Groping through the fog': a metasynthesis of women's experiences on VBAC (Vaginal birth after Caesarean section).
ABSTRACT: Vaginal birth after Caesarean section (VBAC) is a relevant question for a large number of women due to the internationally rising Caesarean section (CS) rate. There is a great deal of research based on quantitative studies but few qualitative studies about women's experiences. A metasynthe...
Identifying postpartum intervention approaches to prevent type 2 diabetes in women with a history of gestational diabetes.
We sought perspectives of women with a history of GDM to identify a) barriers and facilitators to healthy lifestyle changes postpartum, and b) specific intervention approaches that would facilitate participation in a postpartum lifestyle intervention program. We used mixed methods to gather data fro...