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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: Influenza vaccination in pregnancy is safe
    Influenza in pregnancy can cause preterm delivery and stillbirth, but vaccine uptake rates in pregnant women may be low. In the 2009 pandemic they varied internationally from 4.7% to 85%. Anxiety about vaccine safety is one reason. This study from a large maternity hospital in Ireland found uptakes rates were lower in women who were younger, from lower social classes and ethnic minorities and who booked late. Vaccinated women were less likely to have preterm delivery and there was no association with adverse pregnancy outcome.

    2009 A/H1N1 influenza vaccination in pregnancy: uptake and pregnancy outcomes – a historical cohort study

    Brian J Cleary, Úna Rice, Maeve Eogan, Nehad Metwally, Fionnuala McAuliffe

    European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, pages 163 - 168

  • Comment by the editor: Guidelines and audits improve the management of postpartum haemorrhage
    Severe postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) occurs in around 1 in 200 deliveries and is the leading cause of maternal mortality in France.  A seven-year study in a French maternity unit showed a 50% reduction in the prevalence of severe PPH after the initiation of a continuous quality improvement programme with regular criteria-based audits.   Globally, a systematic review of seven trials evaluating the impact of new or improved guidelines for PPH management found that in four trials the number of cases fell after the intervention.  Guidelines can save lives.

    The impact of postpartum haemorrhage management guidelines implemented in clinical practice: a systematic review of the literature

    Ruta J. Nadisauskiene, Mindaugas Kliucinskas, Paulius Dobozinskas, Justina Kacerauskiene

    European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, pages 21 - 26

  • Comment by the editor: Guidelines and audits improve the management of postpartum haemorrhage
    Severe postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) occurs in around 1 in 200 deliveries and is the leading cause of maternal mortality in France. A seven-year study in a French maternity unit showed a 50% reduction in the prevalence of severe PPH after the initiation of a continuous quality improvement programme with regular criteria-based audits. Globally, a systematic review of seven trials evaluating the impact of new or improved guidelines for PPH management found that in four trials the number of cases fell after the intervention. Guidelines can save lives.

    Severe postpartum haemorrhage after vaginal delivery: a statistical process control chart to report seven years of continuous quality improvement

    Corinne Dupont, Pauline Occelli, Catherine Deneux- Tharaux, Sandrine Touzet, Antoine Duclos, Marie- Hélène Bouvier-Colle, René-Charles Rudigoz, Cyril Huissoud

    European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, pages 169 - 175

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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...