“At Your Cervix”: Screening & Treatment of a Shortened Cervix during Pregnancy

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“At Your Cervix”: Screening & Treatment of a Shortened Cervix during Pregnancy

Balancing clinical care that is evidence-based with interventions to improve outcome and avoid harmful interventions is truly challenging when the finding of a shortened cervix on transvaginal ultrasound evaluation is noted (i.e. Defined ≤ 25 mm). It is possible to counsel and treat women using the best data available combined with clinical experience regarding utilization

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Sono BPP: Improving the Patient Experience with Enhanced diagnostic Accuracy in Antenatal Testing

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Sono BPP: Improving the Patient Experience with Enhanced diagnostic Accuracy in Antenatal Testing

The introduction of the BPP in antenatal testing has provided an improved prognostic tool for the reassurance of fetal well being.  A reactive NST provides reassurance for fetal well being, however, when abnormal, has a high false positive rate of 45-75%.  FHR is subjective to various dynamic factors including periodic sleep cycles, medications, and antenatal

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Menstrual Cramps & Pregnancy

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Menstrual Cramps & Pregnancy

Women with menstrual cramps are often treated with medications to ease the pain . Prior studies have suggested accupunture/ acupressure may help those who suffer from these symptoms. A recent paper was published suggesting that  app-based self-administered acupressure vs usual care allowed for improved symptoms. The study was conducted in Germany and included 221 prospective randomized trial over a 3 year period

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