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Antibiotics After C-Section Cut Infections in Obese Women (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Randomized clinical trial reported SSI risk fell by 59% (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - September 20, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Antibiotics cut infection risk in obese women after caesarean
Surgical infection less likely if obese women take prophylactic antibiotics for 48h after C-section Related items fromOnMedica Infection risk after caesarean 2.4 times higher in obese women Caesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy Antibiotics during pregnancy increases risk of childhood obesity Wide European variations in C-section rates Antibiotics for women in early labour to combat Group B Strep (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 20, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Kenya: Experts Warn of Health Risk After C-Section
[Nation] Unnecessary Caesarean sections could increase the risk of women developing maternal sepsis during childbirth, the World Health Organisation has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - September 18, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Trooper Says He Didn ’t Mean to Shoot His Pregnant Wife in the Head
A former Pennsylvania state trooper who caused the deaths of his pregnant wife and the child she was carrying in what he characterized as a gun-cleaning accident at their home has pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Joseph Paul Miller pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of involuntary manslaughter for causing the March 2014 deaths of JoAnna Miller and the baby girl, who was delivered but died soon after. Miller, of Horsham, initially said the gun was about 10 feet away from his wife when it accidentally went off, but he later revised that distance to about 2 feet away. Prosecutors in suburban Philadelphia, however, said ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mark Scolforo / AP Tags: Uncategorized APW Crime onetime Source Type: news

Endometriosis increases risk of complications during pregnancy and delivery
(Thomas Jefferson University) A new meta-analysis shows that pregnant women with endometriosis are at greater risk for a host of complications during pregnancy and at delivery, including preterm birth and cesarean section. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hull pregnant woman with twins died from heart condition
Kelly Forrest, 36, from Hull, was rushed to hospital  after fighting for her breath and vomiting and died as her twin boys were delivered by C-section. She leaves behind 3 other children. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl with omphalocele goes home after 650-days in hospital
Naomi Hawks, pictured, was born 21 months ago in Omaha, Nebraska, with a rare abdominal birth defect omphalocelel. Her twin was able to go home, but she was kept in care for 650 days. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-section mums warned about dangers of 'vaginal seeding'
What is the issue? A technique called vaginal seeding, sometimes used for babies born by caesarean section, "can give newborns deadly infections and sepsis," warns the Mail Online. Vaginal seeding involves rubbing vaginal fluid onto the skin of a newborn baby born by caesarean section. It's intended to mimic the natural transfer of microbes from their mother that babies have during a vaginal birth. This has been reported by some to help boost a baby's response against allergies and asthma. As many as 90% of Danish obstetricians and gynaecologists said they have been asked about it by prospective parents. Despite...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Yelp makes maternity care more 'shoppable'
A new partnership with the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation means that clinical maternity data like C-section rates will be displayed on Yelp hospital listings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 14, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

C-Section Now, Hysterectomy Complications Later?
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of reoperation vs women with vaginal delivery (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

C-section History Tied to Increased Hysterectomy Complications C-section History Tied to Increased Hysterectomy Complications
A history of cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of complications with hysterectomy, and only a small part of the extra risk is adhesion-related, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How Yelp is providing maternity care rating data to make hospitals more 'shoppable'
A new partnership with the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation means that clinical maternity data like C-section rates will be displayed on Yelp hospital listings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

How Yelp is providing maternity care rating data to make hospitals more 'shoppable'
A new partnership with the nonprofit California Health Care Foundation means that clinical maternity data like C-section rates will be displayed on Yelp hospital listings. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Kevin Truong Source Type: news

Your NEJM Group Today: Wheezing Interactive Medical Case / Excessive Opioids After C-Section / New Mexico Hospitalist Opportunities (FREE)
By the Editors Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today:NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Interactive Medical Case: A 20-year-old with a history of allergic rhinitis presented to … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 31, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

This area hospital has upgraded its women's center
Baptist Health La Grange has unveiled a $2.5 million renovation of its George& Beverly Rawlings Women's Center. The newly renovated center has an expanded nursery, two new OB triage rooms for monitoring expectant mothers, all-private postpartum rooms and labor/delivery suites with updated furnishings and decor, a new operating room for cesarean-section procedures, a dedicated lactation room and expanded fam ily waiting areas. The hospital worked with LMH Architecture LLC; Biagi, Chance, Cummins,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Carolyn Tribble Greer Source Type: news

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-Section Risk
These healthy habits also lower odds for other obstetric complications, study shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Pregnancy and Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C-Section Risk Reduction Linked to Healthy Lifestyle (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lowered gestational diabetes risk also tied to diet, exercise (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 20, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Good Diet, Exercise While Pregnant Could Cut C-section Risk
WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 -- Eating a healthy diet and exercising during pregnancy isn't just good for the developing baby. A new analysis of 36 studies including a total of more than 12,500 women suggests these behaviors can also lower a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Baby is scarred after her C-section delivery
Emma Edwards', 21, daughter Karmen was left with a one-and-a-half-inch scar between her eye and ear after she was delivered by C-section. Her family claim they were kept in the dark about investigations. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rwanda: C-Section - What You Should Know About This Birth Option
[New Times] Every expectant woman always looks forward to delivering a healthy baby. But no matter the circumstances, medics say one cannot rule out the possibility of cesarean section, which they advise should be only recommended by a gynecologist. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Woman undergoes C-section, open-heart surgery to save baby
Four teams were assembled at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute to save a mother. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery to save mom and baby
Four teams were assembled at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute to save a mother. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Open-heart surgery and emergency C-section save mom and baby
Danielle Gaither arrived with a split aorta when surgeons made the decision to save her and the baby by performing a simultaneous open-heart surgery and an emergency C-section. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Monitoring pulse rate before C-section improves maternal health
New research shows tracking the pulse rate before a Cesarean section can help determine whether a woman needs blood pressure medication after a spinal block. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pulse rate monitoring before a C-section can improve maternal health
(Springer) Doctors often prescribe preventative drugs to women who are to receive spinal blocks while giving birth via a Caesarean section. Such preventative treatment against hypotension, however, can have side-effects. In a study in Springer's journal Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Augusto Navarro of the Miguel Servet University Hospital in Spain and collaborators investigate how clinicians can use aspects of pulse rate to decide whether blood pressure medication should be provided. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA team performs emergency surgery to save mom and newborn baby
UCLA Health When mom-to-be Malisa was just a few weeks away from delivering her first child, she felt a sudden pain in her chest while at the movies with a friend.Her doctors ruled out any problems with the pregnancy but did learn she had a rare, life-threatening heart condition called an aortic dissection, a tear in the aorta located just above the aortic valve involving the arteries that take blood to the heart and brain. The condition often leads to sudden death, but with unusual luck she was able to survive.Once diagnosed, Malisa, who lives about 80 miles from Los Angeles, was airlifted to  Ronald Reagan UCLA...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Police: Pregnant woman overdoses, charged with baby assault
A Pennsylvania woman who police say overdosed on heroin while pregnant and had to undergo a cesarean section is being charged with assault on her unborn child (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A ‘superstar’ homecoming: Julia’s journey for bladder exstrophy care
Julia Ryan was born on March 2, but her journey to Boston Children’s Hospital began months before her birth. During Tori Ryan’s pregnancy, doctors near her home in South Carolina diagnosed her unborn child, Julia, with bladder exstrophy, a rare and complex birth defect where the bladder develops inside out and is exposed outside of the body. “There were a lot of tears,” says Tori’s husband, Sean, of receiving the news about their daughter. “It was hard. We had to balance our own worry with the excitement our two older daughters felt about having a little sister.&...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 26, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Maureen McCarthy Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Advanced Fetal Care Center bladder exstrophy bladder exstrophy program Department of Urology Joseph Borer Source Type: news

The Virtual Doctor Will See You Now
A law that eases restrictions in the way telemedicine is delivered in Arkansas goes into effect in August and will help Arkansas hospitals expand their range of virtual services. The law will allow patients to receive telemedicine services wherever they happen to be, rather than having to visit a health care facility.  Making the patient travel to a health care office was "a pretty onerous burden," said Adam Greathouse, a health policy expert at the ERISA Industry Committee of Washington, a national association that advocates for large employers on health policies. "That's like having to go to an intern...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 26, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Modest Gain with Pricey Combo Breast Ca Tx: Clin Onc Report
(MedPage Today) -- Also, C-section delivery tied to ALL risk in children (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 21, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical technology startup getting noticed for device that might help moms
Medical technology startup Raydiant Oximetry Inc. has been garnering attention lately for its prototype fetal pulse oximeter device that's geared toward giving doctors better information to help prevent unnecessary cesarean section deliveries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Victor A. Patton Source Type: news

Medical technology startup getting noticed for device that might help moms
Medical technology startup Raydiant Oximetry Inc. has been garnering attention lately for its prototype fetal pulse oximeter device that's geared toward giving doctors better information to help prevent unnecessary cesarean section deliveries. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Victor A. Patton Source Type: news

Can you really have a natural birth — by Caesarean?
Charlotte Philby was asked to be the guinea pig for a new type of delivery known as a ‘natural’ Caesarean. It mimics a natural birth and is much gentler than a traditional C-section. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mom's Raw Post-C-Section Photo Offers Empowering Message
Blogger Mel Watts aka The Modern Mumma went viral in April thanks to her honest post about sex during pregnancy. Now, she’s returned with an empowering take on postpartum body image.  Four days after giving birth to her fourth child on June 5, Watts posted two photos of her belly ― one taken when she was 30 weeks pregnant and one from a few days after her caesarean section delivery. A post shared by M E L W A T T S - MUMMA LIFE (@themodernmumma) on Jun 9, 2017 at 3:12am PDT ”Honestly it’s no castle or bloody piece of art,” she wrote. “Sure it’s filled with str...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Leg Elevation and Post-spinal Hypotension in C-Section Leg Elevation and Post-spinal Hypotension in C-Section
Hypotension is a common complication after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section. Can leg elevation performed immediately after spinal block reduce the risk?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Gentle C-section' is growing in popularity
(Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers Given Too Many Painkillers After C-Sections, Researchers Say
BOSTON (CBS) –- Researchers are warning about a danger for some new mothers -– being prescribed too many painkillers after a Cesarean section. A study conducted by Brigham & Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School found that the average prescription is double the number of pills the patients actually use. Oxycodone is often prescribed to women who have C-Sections, and they’re frequently left with extra pills. Most women studied reported keeping the pills in an unlocked cabinet. Researchers say this all adds up to an estimated 20 million pills that could be misused. “We are the source o...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local C-section opioid abuse Source Type: news

Opioids wildly over-prescribed after c-sections in the US
Most new mothers received double the amount of painkillers they need for a c-section - 40 pills rather than 20 - according to a nationwide study by Brigham and Women's Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You Had A C-Section, But Do You Really Need All The Opioid Pills Your Doctor Prescribed For Pain?
Women are prescribed about twice as many opioid tablets for post-C-section pain than they end up taking, resulting in a lot of leftover pills, a new study suggests. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rita Rubin, Contributor Source Type: news

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections: Studies
Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Postpartum Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opioids Over-Prescribed After C-Sections
Pills women don't use may end up in the wrong hands, researchers suggest Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cesarean Section, Opioid Abuse and Addiction, Postpartum Care (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breastfeeding reduces the risk of pain after a C-section
Researchers from Our Lady of Valme hospital in Seville revealed anxiety significantly increases a woman's risk of suffering discomfort at the site of her caesarean section four months after the operation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having a 'natural' C-section is better for baby and mum
Childbirth experts are increasingly advocating the technique, which mimics normal birth by allowing the baby to emerge slowly at its own pace, without being pulled straight out by a doctor. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Chronic pain after C-section may be reduced by breast-feeding
Breast-feeding for at least 2 months after a C-section may reduce the risk of chronic pain 4 months after the procedure, a new study finds. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Natural Caesarean section is safe, popular and feasible and is not encouraging maternal requests for C-section births
(ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology)) An expert speaking at this year's Euroanaesthesia congress in Geneva (June 3-5) will say that 'Natural Caesarean Section' -- in which women enjoy enhanced contact and bonding with their baby just as they would in a vaginal birth -- is safe, popular and feasible, and is not encouraging mothers to request C-section birth when it is not medically necessary. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Breast - Feeding May Reduce Pain From C - Section
Study authors say finding provides another good reason to encourage women to nurse (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 4, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Breast-Feeding May Reduce Pain From C-Section
SATURDAY, June 3, 2017 -- Breast-feeding for a longer time may help women reduce the risk of chronic pain after a cesarean delivery, a new study suggests. Researchers from Spain followed 185 women who had a C-section. Almost one-quarter (23 percent)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Breastfeeding may protect against chronic pain after Caesarean section
(ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology)) Breastfeeding after a Caesarean section (C-section) may help manage pain, with mothers who breastfed their babies for at least two months after the operation three times less likely to experience persistent pain compared to those who breastfed for less than two months, according to new research being presented at this year's Euroanaesthesia Congress in Geneva (June 3-5). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news