Tag Archives: Preventing Prematurity

Are we Civilized?

I have always thought that one very important test of a truly civilized culture is how a society treats those who are less fortunate. An editorial in the Lancet (thanks to Nick Embleton for alerting me to it) takes up … Continue reading

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Cervical pessaries? Really?

A new study in the Lancet is a multi-center RCT of the use of a cervical pessary to reduce preterm delivery in twin pregnancies. I must say this sounded a bit unlikely to me, but it turns out there just … Continue reading

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One Babe at a Time: ART and a multiplicity of multiples

I have just written a review article which is in the submission revision process for a journal that shall remain nameless (I don’t know why, but that is the tradition, you don’t say which journal, until it gets accepted) It … Continue reading

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Tocolytics and Network meta-analysis

What do you do if you want to know what is the best treatment for a condition, and treatment A and treatment B have both been compared to placebo, but have never been compared to each other in RCTs? If … Continue reading

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Perinatal outcomes of IVF twins

Another post about twins and IVF. I’ll back off soon, I promise. A systematic review published just last year notes that the outcomes of twins conceived after IVF is worse than those who are conceived naturally. (Rossi AC, D’Addario V. … Continue reading

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Preventing Prematurity

We’ve known for a while that progesterones can reduce prematurity in certain situations. Intramuscular 17 hydroxy progesterone caproate reduces prematurity in women who have had a previous premature baby. (Meis’s article link below) Now a systematic review of intravaginal progesterone … Continue reading

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