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Did traumatic vacuum extraction cause this infant’s delays?Plaintiff alleged that excessive force from implementing the vacuum resulted in intracranial hemorrhage and subdural hematoma.
Drug used for menorrhagia may prevent postpartum hemorrhageA drug that is low cost and easy to administer may help prevent maternal deaths, according to results of a randomized clinical trial. Plus: Does air pollution affect menstrual regularity? Also: According to a statement published by the American Heart Association (AHA), breast cancer patients may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy- what you need to knowSleep-disordered breathing during pregnancy is a risk factor for development of hypertensive disorders and gestational diabetes mellitus.
US initiatives to reduce maternal mortality globallyTo help combat maternal mortality rates globally, the US government has invested more than $15 billion since 2008 in innovative measures to accelerate reduction in deaths. These efforts are led by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
Preventing maternal deaths gains support in CongressWith the United States ranked No. 50 globally in maternal deaths, support is growing in Congress for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2017 (H.R. 1318/S. 1112).
Why is there an opioid crisis?Like the road to hell, the road to the opioid crisis was paved with good intentions.
Celebrating Valentine's Day optometry style
Celebrating Valentine's Day optometry styleWe checked in with our Editorial Advisory Board to see how they will be celebrating Valentine's Day both in the office and at home.
Casella’s corner: Handling sudden eye dilation
Casella’s corner: Handling sudden eye dilationSudden eye dilation can cause a patient to panic and send him straight to your practice. In the first edition of Casella’s Corner, Optometry Times Chief Optometric Editor Ben P. Casella, OD, FAAO, discusses a particular patient case that began with a surprising beginning.
7 health IT trends to watch in 2018
7 health IT trends to watch in 2018Forecasts of future trends go along with a new year as reliably as champagne and the ball drop. Medical Economics spoke with three leading health information technology (HIT) experts to see what HIT trends they expect will matter the most in 2018. Here are the trends they foresee.
Extensive analysis confirms treat-and-extend regimens reliable for AMDIn patients with age-related macular degeneration managed by a treat-and-extend regimen, the visual acuity generally was maintained; lesion reactivation occurred frequently at about eight weeks; and longer induction phases between treatments was associated with worse outcomes.