A 24-year-old G2P1001 African American female at 38.2 weeks of gestation was induced for labor for a fetus with prenatally diagnosed intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). She subsequently delivered via normal spontaneous delivery. The infant initially latched well at the breast, was normoglycemic and normothermic, but shortly after birth had had a significant episode of blood-tinged emesis (not deemed to be swallowed maternal blood) and was transferred to the transitional nursery for further evaluation.
Obstetrics-Gynecology & Women's Health
Since its approval nearly 20 years ago, emergency contraception therapies have changed a lot. One in 5 physicians hesitates to discuss them with their patients, but a new bulletin from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology seeks to open the discussion.
A recent study in Massachusetts schools looks at whether or not school nursing services can save money.
Preterm birth exerts a huge influence on infant mortality, and because less than half of preterm births are linked to spontaneous labor, it's important to consider the possible effect of obstetric intervention on the preterm birth rate.
The US Food and Drug Administration has notified health care practitioners that severe, possibly fatal, health problems have been reported in babies who have received lopinavir/ritonavir oral solution.
A 15-year-old girl has pain in her right flank.
According to study results out of Norway, paracetamol, or acetaminophen, exposure in pregnancy and in infancy is associated with a child's allergic disease at the age of 10 years.
Caring for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth requires both an understanding of general adolescent cognitive and sexual health development, as well as an awareness of some of the unique medical and social issues these young people may face.
Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine approved for females, may soon be approved for males as well.
A large study found that the mortality rates for home births were actually better than those in a hospital.