March 2013

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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Increased risk of placenta accreta following primary elective caesarean delivery: a case-controlled study

March 4, 2013

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 03/04/2013 CONCLUSION: Compared with primary emergency caesarean section, primary elective caesarean section significantly increased the risk of placenta accreta in a subsequent pregnancy in the presence of *placenta praevia (OR 3.00; 95% CI 1.47–6.12; P = 0.025). *editor’s note: Obviously, follow-up studies on women with previas (all of whom had pre-labor Cesareans) […]

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