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Obstetric and neonatal characteristics of pregnancy and delivery for infant birthweight ≥5.0 kg

Abstract Aim: Infant birthweight ≥5.0 kg represents a significant risk factor for mother and neonate. The objective of this study was to examine the obstetric and neonatal outcome measures in a large cohort of such deliveries. Methods: The data used for … Continue reading

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Antenatal magnesium sulphate administration for fetal neuroprotection: a French national survey

  Magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) is the only treatment approved for fetal neuroprotection. No information on its use is available in the absence of a national registry of neonatal practices. The objective of the study was to evaluate the use of … Continue reading

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Umbilical cord bilirubin as a predictor of neonatal jaundice: a retrospective cohort study

Hyperbilirubinaemia is a major cause of neonatal morbidity. Early identification of those infants most at risk might allow the development of targeted primary preventative therapy and follow-up. The objective of this study was to assess whether arterial umbilical cord bilirubin … Continue reading

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Obstetrics and neonatology – getting communication right

By definition, at a particular point in the process, ill babies are transferred from the care of the team who delivered them into the world to the care of a neonatology team but communication between these two teams of health … Continue reading

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Comparison of three different methods for risk adjustment in neonatal medicine

Quality improvement in health care requires identification of areas in need of improvement by comparing processes and patient outcomes within and between health care providers. It is critical to adjust for different case-mix and outcome risks of patient populations but … Continue reading

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