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IV plus oral iron better corrects anemia of pregnancy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A single intravenous (IV) infusion of iron polymaltose added to a standard regimen of oral iron sulfate to treat iron-deficiency anemia in pregnancy improves hemoglobin (Hb) and ferritin levels at the time of delivery,...

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Labor induction more effective with Foley balloon inflated to 60-mL

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When a transcervical Foley catheter is used to help induce labor, filling a 30-mL balloon at the tip with 60 mL of saline is more likely to result in delivery within 12 hours than filling it with 30 mL, according to a report...

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Cool heads reduce disability in newborns with encephalopathy

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Selective head cooling combined with mild systemic hypothermia has a significant brain-protective effect in babies with neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), researchers in China report. In a randomized trial,...