ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:

Labor, Delivery, Postpartum

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.


Jan 15, 2019 Issue
Animal Bites, Fall Risk, Croup, Scoliosis, Recurrent VTE, Postpartum Perineal Pain [AFP Clinical Answers]

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


Nov 1, 2018 Issue
Effectiveness of Intrapartum Antibiotics for Meconium-Stained Amniotic Fluid [Medicine by the Numbers]

This review concluded that there is insufficient evidence to recommend prophylactic intrapartum antibiotics in laboring women with meconium-stained amniotic fluid because of the lack of difference in rates of neonatal sepsis between the antibiotic and placebo groups.


Nov 1, 2018 Issue
Epidural Analgesia and Risk of Cesarean Delivery [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

There is no difference in the risk of cesarean delivery in women who receive epidural analgesia before 4 to 5 cm cervical dilation compared with later dilation.


Sep 1, 2018 Issue
Chewing Gum for Reducing Post-Cesarean Section Ileus [Medicine by the Numbers]

Although the current body of literature suggests a need for higher-quality, more robust research, the simplicity, frugality, and safety of chewing gum makes it a viable option to offer women undergoing cesarean section.


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