Cochrane report on use of Oral Vitamin K vs. Injectable — apparently same if all 3 does of oral are given

March 13, 2015

Note: Here is a link to extensive article on Evidence-Based Medicine on why its so important to be sure every baby received Vit K. However, it does not deal with the issue of the oral route vs. injectable. However, that is another issue — late-onset of HDN, which occurs after 12 wks. According to current […]

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Repeated 2nd trimester fetal demise often due to “long QT syndrome”

October 24, 2014

Here is info from a recent study; possibly related, though not very helpful to someone suffering from these experiences. Judith Rooks, CNM, MPH Portland, Oregon Lost Pregnancies Linked to Long QT Mutations Main Points In this convenience sample of unexplained fetal loss, 9% of embryos studied had mutations in genes associated with long QT syndrome. […]

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Maternal & Fetal Medicine groups to replace phase “term pregnancy” with 4 more accurate categories

October 25, 2013

Medscape Medical News ACOG/SMFM: Replace Phrase ‘Term Pregnancy’ With 4 Categories Marcia Frellick October 22, 2013 EDITORS’ RECOMMENDATIONS Earliest of Early-Term Births at Higher Risk for Mortality Late Preterm Birth Tied to Lower Adult Achievement Early Induction Linked to Lower Odds of Cesarean Delivery Using the general phrase “term pregnancy” to refer to births between 3 weeks before […]

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Viva La EVIDENCE! ~ an extraordinary YouTube video on EBM made by an Canadian physician

September 7, 2013
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A lesson in common-sense and why it’s so hard for the medical profession to use it?

March 26, 2013

Twin girls, Brielle and Kyrie Jackson were born 12 weeks ahead of their due date at Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Worcester, MA on October 17, 1995. Needing intensive care, they were placed in separate incubators. Each weighed 2 lbs. and Kyrie began to gain weight and her health stabilized. But Brielle had trouble breathing, heart […]

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