Resuscitation of the Newborn

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Resuscitation of the Newborn Seema Awatramani Patrick Dolan OVERVIEW There are approximately 4 million infants born in the United States annually.1 The majority of these babies are born without complications…

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Postpartum Infections

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Postpartum Infections Samsiya Ona Khady Diouf OVERVIEW Background Pregnancy-related deaths, as reported by the Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System, have steadily increased in the United States (US) from 7.2 deaths per…

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Amniotic Fluid Embolism

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Amniotic Fluid Embolism Ashley Deutsch OVERVIEW Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) is a rare but devastating complication of pregnancy characterized by sudden cardiorespiratory collapse and disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). Reported incidence…

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Uterine Inversion and Uterine Rupture

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Uterine Inversion and Uterine Rupture Amanda Sue Shorette OVERVIEW Uterine inversion and uterine rupture are rare but life-threatening obstetric complications. There is a paucity of available data regarding the epidemiology,…

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Postpartum Hemorrhage

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Postpartum Hemorrhage Divya Dethier Julianna Schantz-Dunn OVERVIEW Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a leading cause of maternal mortality affecting 1% to 5% of all deliveries, although the incidence varies widely. PPH…

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Umbilical Cord Abnormalities

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Umbilical Cord Abnormalities Sara M. Seifert OVERVIEW Peripartum umbilical cord management can have profound maternal and fetal effects from preventing asphyxia, hemorrhage, and long-term morbidity to promoting neonatal and maternal…

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Shoulder Dystocia

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Shoulder Dystocia Samreen Vora OVERVIEW Shoulder dystocia is an unpredictable complication of vaginal delivery and is defined as failure to deliver the fetal shoulders with gentle downward traction, thereby requiring…

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Emergency Hysterotomy

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Emergency Hysterotomy Megan E. Healy Efrat R. Kean OVERVIEW Resuscitative hysterotomy is the delivery of a potentially viable fetus by rapid cesarean section in the setting of maternal cardiopulmonary arrest….

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Twin Deliveries

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Twin Deliveries Nuriya D. Robinson OVERVIEW Deliveries of multifetal gestations can prove challenging for even the most experienced obstetrics provider.1 Fetal lie, monitoring challenges with more than one fetus, and…

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Breech Deliveries

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Breech Deliveries Cindy Chang Michael Ghermezi Nuriya D. Robinson INTRODUCTION Breech presentation is defined as the fetus in a longitudinal lie whose buttocks, knees, or feet are adjacent to the…

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