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671 items matching Pregnancy & childbirth

Mechanical dilatation of the cervix during elective caeserean section before the onset of labour for reducing postoperative morbidity

Tippawan Liabsuetrakul, Krantarat Peeyananjarassri

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  • Conclusions changed

    There has been an important change to the conclusions of the review.

  • 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.

Progestogen for treating threatened miscarriage

Hayfaa A Wahabi, Amel A Fayed, Samia A Esmaeil, Khawater Hassan Bahkali

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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.

Effect of partograph use on outcomes for women in spontaneous labour at term and their babies

Tina Lavender, Anna Cuthbert, Rebecca MD Smyth

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  • Conclusions changed

    There has been an important change to the conclusions of the review.

  • 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.

Corticosteroids for preventing neonatal respiratory morbidity after elective caesarean section at term

Alexandros Sotiriadis, George Makrydimas, Stefania Papatheodorou, John PA Ioannidis, Emma McGoldrick

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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.

Metformin for women who are overweight or obese during pregnancy for improving maternal and infant outcomes

Jodie M Dodd, Rosalie M Grivell, Andrea R Deussen, William M Hague

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    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.

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.

Point of care rapid test for diagnosis of syphilis infection in pregnant women

Jairo Amaya‐Guio, Carlos F Grillo‐Ardila, Edith Angel‐Müller, Nicolas A Torres‐Montañez, Luisa F Vasquez‐Velez

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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.

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.

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.

Antidepressants for preventing postnatal depression

Emma Molyneaux, Laurence A Telesia, Carol Henshaw, Elizabeth Boath, Eleanor Bradley, Louise M Howard

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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.

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.

Death audits and reviews for reducing maternal, perinatal and child mortality

Merlin L Willcox, Brian D Nicholson, Jessica Price, Beth Stuart, Nia W Roberts, Helen Allott, Vincent Mubangizi, Alexandre Dumont, Anthony Harnden

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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.

Open Access

Mefloquine for preventing malaria in pregnant women

Raquel González, Clara Pons‐Duran, Mireia Piqueras, John J Aponte, Feiko O ter Kuile, Clara Menéndez

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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.