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Effect of goal-oriented prenatal education on birth preparedness, complication readiness and institutional delivery among semi-urban pregnant women in Nigeria: A quasi-experimental study

Authors: Margaret Omowaleola Akinwaare , et al. Abstract Background High maternal mortality has been associated with inadequate Birth preparedness and Complication Readiness (BPCR) and non-institutional delivery in developing countries. Therefore, there is a need for proven interventions that will improve BPCR and institutional delivery to reduce maternal mortality. Therefore, this study evaluated the effects of…

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Induction of labour at 39 weeks and adverse outcomes in low-risk pregnancies according to ethnicity, socioeconomic deprivation, and parity: A national cohort study in England

Authors: Patrick Muller , et al. Abstract Background Ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in obstetric outcomes are well established. However, the role of induction of labour (IOL) to reduce these inequalities is controversial, in part due to insufficient evidence. This national cohort study aimed to identify adverse perinatal outcomes associated with IOL with birth at 39…

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Mortality in children under 5 years of age with congenital syphilis in Brazil: A nationwide cohort study

Authors: Enny S. Paixao , et al. Abstract Background Congenital syphilis (CS) is a major and avoidable cause of neonatal death worldwide. In this study, we aimed to estimate excess all-cause mortality in children under 5 years with CS compared to those without CS. Methods and findings In this population-based cohort study, we used linked,…

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Impact of point-of-care ultrasound and routine third trimester ultrasound on undiagnosed breech presentation and perinatal outcomes: An observational multicentre cohort study

Authors: Samantha Knights , et al. Abstract Background Accurate knowledge of fetal presentation at term is vital for optimal antenatal and intrapartum care. The primary objective was to compare the impact of routine third trimester ultrasound or point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) with standard antenatal care, on the incidence of overall and proportion of all term breech…

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