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General anaesthesia for forceps delivery in an obstetric patient with Hermansky Pudlak syndrome

Avinash Aswath and others describe a case study of a pregnant patient with Hermansky Pudlak syndrome (HPS) who had a general anaesthetic for forceps-assisted vaginal delivery    Summary Hermansky Pudlak syndrome


Oral contraceptives could impair women’s recognition of complex emotions

The pill could be blurring your social judgement – but perhaps not enough so you’d notice. By challenging women to identify complex emotional expressions like pride or contempt, rather than


Gallbladder removal operation during pregnancy associated with adverse maternal outcomes

Pregnant women produce extra progesterone, which puts them at greater risk for gallstones. When the stones become problematic, causing painful attacks, a surgeon may recommend that the diseased gallbladder be


How men continually produce sperm and how that discovery could help treat infertility

The production of sperm – otherwise known as spermatogenesis – generates more than 1,000 sperm per second in normal males. This productivity comes, in part, from a special cell type


Medicals Direct Group pledge support for UK nurses

Borehamwood-based company, Medicals Direct Group (MDG), is showing its support of UK nurses by joining the ‘Working with’ Cavell Nurses’ Trust membership programme which aims to transform the lives of


Midwifery regulator to reshape midwifery care for next generation

Proposals to overhaul midwifery education in the UK have been outlined by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recently. These proposals aim to ensure that the UK is the best


Ovarian cysts should be ‘watched’ rather than removed

Women may not need to undergo surgery for non-cancerous ovarian cysts, avoiding potential surgical complications. This is the finding of new research, by a team of international scientists from institutions


Central Medical Supplies offers Kanmed BabyBed with and without rails

PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Central Medical Supplies Ltd (CMS) is now providing the Kanmed BabyBed either with or without the rail system that enables accessories to be attached. The Kanmed BabyBed without


Mother’s age, race, weight affect hormone concentrations in pregnancy

Hormone concentrations during early fetal development – that may affect the child’s development and increase the mother’s risk for breast and ovarian cancer years later – are significantly affected by


Administering higher doses of oxytocin does not reduce the use of caesarean sections

Delayed labour increases the risk of a caesarean section, even among women who receive oxytocin for augmentation of labour. The rate of caesarean section among first-time mothers is not reduced