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Supplemental oxygen does not reduce infectious complications of c-section

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women given supplemental oxygen during and after cesarean delivery do not have decreased rates of wound infection or endometritis, according to a new study published online June 20 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Oxidative killing of bacteria by neutrophils...

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Antithyroid treatment during pregnancy increases risk of low birthweight infant

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Women with hyperthyroidism who receive antithyroid medication during pregnancy face an increased risk of giving birth to a low birthweight (LBW) infant, researchers from Taiwan report in the May 31st online BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “As...

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Indomethacin tocolysis linked to necrotizing enterocolitis in preemies

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Antenatal indomethacin given to prevent preterm labor is associated with a significantly increased risk of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants, investigators report in the July issue of Pediatrics. The report notes that “Indomethacin tocolysis continues to be used...