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Antibiotics Recommended Prior to C-Sections

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Unless they are already on appropriate antibiotics, all women undergoing cesarean delivery should be given prophylactic antibiotics within an hour before the procedure, according to a Committee Opinion issued by the American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists The...

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Oseltamivir dosing in premature infants outlined

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – There’s guidance on the dosing of prophylactic oseltamivir for premature neonates exposed to H1N1 influenza, in a “Brief Report” in the Journal of Infectious Diseases for August 15, now available online. Dr. Edward P. Acosta, with the University of Alabama at Birmingham...

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Quicker c-section with vertical skin incision, but similar outcomes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Delivery of the neonate via emergency cesarean section occurs more quickly with a vertical skin incision than a transverse skin incision, but this is not associated with improved neonatal outcomes, a new study shows. In fact, the researchers found some evidence of better...