ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Labor, Delivery, Postpartum

Jun 1, 2020 Issue
Potential of Fetal Fibronectin Testing to Prevent Preterm Birth [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Fetal fibronectin testing may reduce preterm birth, although the evidence is not strong enough to recommend regular testing.


May 1, 2020 Issue
Tranexamic Acid for Postpartum Hemorrhage [Medicine by the Numbers]

Postpartum hemorrhage is the most common cause of maternal death worldwide. Tranexamic acid is an antifibrinolytic agent that has shown to decrease bleeding in surgical patients and all-cause death in trauma patients. Does early administration of tranexamic acid reduce the rate of death and hysterec...


Oct 15, 2019 Issue
What Family Physicians Can Do to Reduce Maternal Mortality [Editorials]

Family physicians can catalyze efforts to ensure the safety of all people who give birth and to support well-being during the postpartum period.


Oct 15, 2019 Issue
Postpartum Care: An Approach to the Fourth Trimester [Article]

Health issues in the postpartum period may include medical complications, patient concerns, and conditions that may cause future health risks. Treating these issues during the postpartum period is important to the new mother’s immediate and long-term health. Postpartum care should be initiated within three weeks after delivery, and a full assessment should be performed within 12 weeks.


Sep 1, 2019 Issue
Treatment of Threatened Miscarriage with Progestogens [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Progestogens reduce the risk of miscarriage when compared with placebo in patients with threatened miscarriage (number needed to treat [NNT] = 10.) Use of progestogens poses no significant risks to mother or baby.


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Asthma, Back and Neck Pain, Pain During Labor, TIA, CBT for Anxiety [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Aug 15, 2019 Issue
Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Postpartum Depression [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

In women with postpartum depression, the addition of CBT reduces depressive symptoms more effectively than usual care alone (medication and other therapies), with a medium effect size at the end of the intervention and a residual small effect size six months later.


May 1, 2019 Issue
Risks of Elective Labor Induction vs. Expectant Management [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

Elective labor induction at 39 weeks’ gestation leads to a mean 145-g (5.1-oz) lower birth weight compared with expectant management, but there is conflicting evidence about the effects on rates of cesarean delivery, perinatal mortality, operative vaginal birth, and admission to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).


Apr 1, 2019 Issue
Testicular Cancer, Onset of Labor, Respiratory Tract Infection, Thyroid Cancer, Running Injuries [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Complementary and Integrative Treatments for Pain Management in Labor [Cochrane for Clinicians]

There is evidence that all of the studied interventions have some benefit in labor, but the evidence is of low to very low quality. Massage, thermal interventions (warm and cold packs), relaxation techniques, yoga, and music reduce pain during latent labor, but not during active labor.


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