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ACOG emphasizes hospital use for birth safety, expands home birth contraindications

July 28, 2016

Women who are considering giving birth at home should be informed about potential risks and benefits based on recent evidence and guidelines, according to a committee opinion issued by The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists.

Approximately 35,000 births occur in homes each year, accounting for 0.9% of all U.S. births, the organization noted, and 25% of these births are unplanned or unattended.

In the Journals

Delaying pregnancy by 9 to 24 months reduces incidence of prenatal Zika virus infections

July 28, 2016
Delaying pregnancy can reduce cases of microcephaly, but insufficient duration of the delay may worsen the Zika virus outbreak in the Americas, according to findings in…

Be forewarned: Infectious diseases coming to a practice near you

July 28, 2016
The only place to hear the latest on huge shifts in the world of pediatric medicine and infectious diseases, and to learn first about what to expect in the coming year
In the Journals

Use of EHRs, CPOE associated with physician burnout, dissatisfaction

July 27, 2016
Physicians reported low satisfaction with their electronic health records and computerized physician order entry, according to findings published in Mayo Clinic
Health Care Legislative and Regulatory Update

Are the holiday baskets really worth the risk?

July 27, 2016
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of…
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Safety and Long-term Outcomes of Congenital Ptosis Surgery: A Population-Based Study

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, July/August 2016, Volume 53 Issue 4
To report the long-term outcomes of childhood ptosis surgery in a population-based setting over a 46-year period. In…
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Infectious Diseases: May 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

With improved diagnostic tools and increasingly rapid turnaround on results, we have never lived at a better time to…
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