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Overnight closed-loop insulin delivery promising in pregnancy and type 1 diabetes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In a small study of pregnant women with type 1 diabetes, use of a closed-loop insulin delivery system (also known as the artificial pancreas) achieved “nearly normoglycemia” overnight, both in early and late pregnancy. This suggests that the control algorithm used safely...

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Peritoneal closure reduces adhesion formation after cesarean section

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Closure of both peritoneal layers after cesarean section reduces the formation of adhesions, according to a report in the December 23rd online issue of BJOG. “Although Stark's c-section has been shown by previous studies to have better short-term postoperative outcomes,...

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No evidence that nifedipine helps facilitate external cephalic version

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – As a tocolytic agent to aid external cephalic version, the calcium antagonist nifedipine doesn't seem to work very well, according to a systematic review of three relevant clinical trials. “Our review provides evidence that nifedipine is less effective than terbutaline (a...