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Pregnancy and Childbirth Group

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Acute tocolysis for uterine tachysystole or suspected fetal distress

Sebastian J Leathersich, Joshua P Vogel, Thach Son Tran, G Justus Hofmeyr

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  • New

    A new protocol or review that has been published in the most recent issue

  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Prophylactic use of ergot alkaloids in the third stage of labour

Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Thanapan Choobun, Krantarat Peeyananjarassri, Q Monir Islam

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Parenteral opioids for maternal pain management in labour

Lesley A Smith, Ethel Burns, Anna Cuthbert

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Epidural versus non‐epidural or no analgesia for pain management in labour

Millicent Anim‐Somuah, Rebecca MD Smyth, Allan M Cyna, Anna Cuthbert

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Immersion in water during labour and birth

Elizabeth R Cluett, Ethel Burns, Anna Cuthbert

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Induction of labour for improving birth outcomes for women at or beyond term

Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Caroline A Crowther

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Real‐time polymerase chain reaction tests versus antenatal culture tests for the screening of maternal group B Streptococcus colonisation in labour

Farah Seedat, Jennifer A Cooper, Olalekan A Uthman, Yemisi Takwoingi, Esther R Robinson, Ngianga‐Bakwin Kandala, Saverio Stranges, Sian Taylor‐Phillips

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  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Diagnostic

    A systematic review of studies assessing diagnostic test accuracy.

Interventions for investigating and identifying the causes of stillbirth

Aleena M Wojcieszek, Emily Shepherd, Philippa Middleton, Glenn Gardener, David A Ellwood, Elizabeth M McClure, Katherine J Gold, Teck Yee Khong, Robert M Silver, Jan Jaap HM Erwich, Vicki Flenady

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

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Uterotonic agents for preventing postpartum haemorrhage: a network meta‐analysis

Ioannis D Gallos, Helen M Williams, Malcolm J Price, Abi Merriel, Harold Gee, David Lissauer, Vidhya Moorthy, Aurelio Tobias, Jonathan J Deeks, Mariana Widmer, Özge Tunçalp, Ahmet Metin Gülmezoglu, G Justus Hofmeyr, Arri Coomarasamy

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Anaesthesia/analgesia for manual removal of retained placenta

Kiattisak Kongwattanakul, Nonthida Rojanapithayakorn, Chumnan Kietpeerakool, Malinee Laopaiboon, Pisake Lumbiganon

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  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Massage, reflexology and other manual methods for pain management in labour

Caroline A Smith, Kate M Levett, Carmel T Collins, Hannah G Dahlen, Carolyn C Ee, Machiko Suganuma

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Relaxation techniques for pain management in labour

Caroline A Smith, Kate M Levett, Carmel T Collins, Mike Armour, Hannah G Dahlen, Machiko Suganuma

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Antibiotics for treating gonorrhoea in pregnancy

Gabriella Comunián‐Carrasco, Guiomar E Peña‐Martí, Arturo J Martí‐Carvajal

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Antifibrinolytic drugs for treating primary postpartum haemorrhage

Haleema Shakur, Danielle Beaumont, Sue Pavord, Angele Gayet‐Ageron, Katharine Ker, Hatem A Mousa

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with pre‐existing diabetes and their infants

Linda M Biesty, Aoife M Egan, Fidelma Dunne, Valerie Smith, Pauline Meskell, Eugene Dempsey, G Meabh Ni Bhuinneain, Declan Devane

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Planned birth at or near term for improving health outcomes for pregnant women with gestational diabetes and their infants

Linda M Biesty, Aoife M Egan, Fidelma Dunne, Eugene Dempsey, Pauline Meskell, Valerie Smith, G Meabh Ni Bhuinneain, Declan Devane

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  • Review

    A full review, complete with results and discussion, possibly including meta-analyses to combine results across studies.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.

Allopurinol for women in pregnancy for neuroprotection of the fetus

Kathryn A Martinello, Emily Shepherd, Philippa Middleton, Caroline A Crowther

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  • Protocol

    The protocol describes the rationale, objectives, and methods that will be used in the systematic review.

  • Intervention

    A systematic review of studies assessing an intervention for a health problem.