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Welcome to the Obstetrics Resource Centre, with free access to the latest research in the field. 
All content is independently selected by the Editors, Professor James O. Drife from Leeds, UK, and Professor Jim Thornton from Nottingham. The Obstetrics Resource Centre provides you with original articles, reviews, selected must-reads, lectures and a congress planner.

 

Selected EJOG Papers

  • Comment by the editor: The risks of late preterm delivery
    Research into prematurity has tended to concentrate on very preterm births, but late preterm birth (LPTB) also carries an increased risk of neonatal mortality. Some LPTB is medically-indicated, but a new study found that maternal risk factors were present in both spontaneous and medically-indicated LTPB. The rate of LPTB rose between 2004 and 2010, and this was not due to an increase in medically-indicated deliveries. More research into LPTB is needed, including into the question of possible benefits of antenatal corticosteroids after 34 weeks.

    Neonatal outcomes of late preterm and early term birth

    Luis C. Machado Jr., Renato Passini Jr., Izilda R. Rosa, Heráclito B. Carvalho

    European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 179 (2014) 204–208

  • Comment by the editor: Biobanking healthy tissue
    Biobanks – long-term storage facilities for human tissue – have existed for many years. Most of them preserve tumour tissue and they have made important contributions to research on cancer biology, but few biobanks have been designed to help research on normal physiology or benign disease. Recently, however, some have been collecting samples longitudinally from women during pregnancy – a process which involves ethical, societal and technological challenges. This paper describes one such bank, and urges others to follow its model.

    “Collection of a lifetime: A practical approach to developing a longitudinal collection of women's healthcare biological samples”

    Mark K. Santillan, Kimberly K. Leslie, Wendy S. Hamilton, Brenda J. Boese, Monika Ahuja, Stephen K. Hunter, Donna A. Santillan

    European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 179 (2014) 94–99

  • Comment by the editor: The risks of late preterm delivery
    Research into prematurity has tended to concentrate on very preterm births, but late preterm birth (LPTB) also carries an increased risk of neonatal mortality. Some LPTB is medically-indicated, but a new study found that maternal risk factors were present in both spontaneous and medically-indicated LTPB. The rate of LPTB rose between 2004 and 2010, and this was not due to an increase in medically-indicated deliveries. More research into LPTB is needed, including into the question of possible benefits of antenatal corticosteroids after 34 weeks.

    Maternal risk factors and obstetric complications in late preterm prematurity

    Cristina C. Trilla, Maria C. Medina, Gemma Ginovart, Jocelyn Betancourt, Josep A. Armengol, Joaquim Calaf

    European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 179 (2014) 105–109


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About the Editors

  • James O. Drife

    James Drife is Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Leeds, UK. He has written widely on...
  • Jim Thornton

    Jim Thornton is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, at Nottingham University, and deputy director of the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit...