Welcome to the Obstetrics Resource Centre, providing you with free access to a selection of the very latest peer-reviewed medical research in all areas of obstetrics and gynecology.
Intended as a new global resource to help ensure continuing best practice in clinical treatment, you can find original research articles, reviews, selected must-reads, lectures and a congress planner. The majority of content comes from the leading European journal in Ob/Gyn, the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology.
All content on this platform is independently selected and reviewed by the Resource Centre’s editors: James O. Drife, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Leeds, UK, and Jim Thornton, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nottingham University and Deputy Director of the Nottingham Clinical Trials Unit.
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Editor's comments: VBAC or repeat cesarean? New French guidelines The latest guideline published in EJOG from the French College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians is about trial of labour after cesarean (TOLAC). In the USA, vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) has now fallen to an all-time low, due to anxiety about complications. Some obstetricians may be surprised by the advice from France that TOLAC is possible with, for example, two previous caesareans, a low vertical incision or a myomectomy. This authoritative guideline will be a help to women and obstetricians who want to base their decision on evidence rather than emotion. Delivery for women with a previous cesarean: guidelines for clinical practice from the French College of Gynecologists and Obstetricians (CNGOF) By Loïc Sentilhes, Christophe Vayssière, Gael Beucher, Catherine Deneux-Tharaux, Philippe Deruelle, Pierre Diemunsch, Denis Gallot, Jean-Baptiste Haumonté, Sonia Heimann, Gilles Kayem, Emmanuel Lopez, Olivier Parant, Thomas Schmitz, Yann Sellier and Patrick Rozenberg and Claude d’Ercole.
Editor's comments: Very early PPROM: the outcomes Preterm prelabour rupture of the membranes (PPROM) before 27 weeks’ gestation is a very difficult problem. A new multicentre study reports the outcomes of 314 cases delivering in The Netherlands between 1994 and 2009. The overall chance of survival without serious morbidity was 30%. The authors constructed a prediction model, based on antenatal parameters such as gestational age at PPROM, which should be helpful in counselling parents on whether or not to terminate the pregnancy. Outcome of pregnancies with preterm prelabor rupture of membranes before 27 weeks’ gestation: a retrospective cohort study By Jantien L. van der Heyden, David P. van der Ham, Sander van Kuijk, Kim J.B. Notten, Timothy Janssen, Jan G. Nijhuis, Christine Willekes, Martina Porath, Joris A. van der Post, Feico Halbertsma and Ben Willem J. Mol and Eva Pajkrt.
Editor's comments: Endoscopic (minimal access) surgery has changed gynaecology but some countries lack data on the extent of this change This questionnaire survey shows that in Spain most hospitals have access to laparoscopic technology and just over 50% of teaching hospitals can provide simulator training – which, the authors say, should be mandatory during residency. Practice of endoscopic gynecologic surgery: a survey of Spanish gynecologists By A. Pascual-Pedreño, T. Perez-Medina, I. Brouard Urkiaga and J. Fernández-Parra and M. Sobreviela-Laserrada. A. Pascual-Pedre
About the Editors
3 February - 8 February
SMFM (Society for Maternal & Fetal Medicine), New Orleans, USA
28 March - 30 March
RCOG World Congress in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Hyderabad, India
6 April - 9 April
The 15th Congress of the International Society for Twin Studies, Budapest, Hungary