Category Archives: Ob/Gyn

Find information, medical news, research and articles about obstetrics and gynaecology from India and around the world.

Using Observational Data to Estimate the Effect of Hand Washing and Clean Delivery Kit Use by Birth Attendants on Maternal Deaths after Home Deliveries in Rural Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Reducing maternal deaths during pregnancy, childbirth and the first 42 days after delivery is a major global health challenge addressed by the fifth Millennium Development Goal. The MDG target is to reduce the Maternal Mortality Ratio by three-quarters between…

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Investigating impact of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Polymorphisms in Epithelial Ovarian Cancers

Ovarian cancer, the leading cause of death from gynaecological malignancies is the fifth most common cause of mortality in women of the Caucasian race. Survival is directly related to stage with a 5 year survival of 93% for those diagnosed with localized disease, but only 31% for those with…

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Uterine Fibroids: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Uterine fibroids are swellings in the uterus. They are formed by excess normal uterine muscle tissue and hence are not cancers. Although they are not cancers, they can be symptomatic, depending on the location of …

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Antenatal Syphilis Screening Using Point-Of-Care Testing in Low- and Middle-Income Countries in Asia and Latin America

Congenital syphilis remains a major infectious cause of morbidity and mortality in neonates, infants and children in resource limited settings. Untreated maternal syphilis in pregnancy is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and clinical outcomes to…

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Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes among Women Practicing Poor Sanitation in Rural India

The burden of adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), which includes both preterm births and low birth weights, is substantial in both developed and developing countries. More than…

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Awareness and Attitude towards Breastfeeding among Two Generations of Indian Women

Numerous benefits of breastfeeding are well known since ages. Despite strong evidence in support of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life, its prevalence has remained low worldwide. In India, according to National Family Health Survey report, only…

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Prevention & Management of Primary Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH) – Skilled Health Worker Training [video]

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