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Stillbirth in obstetric practice: report of survey findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14563091     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: Stillbirth affects a large portion of the population and results in mortality rates comparable to those of preterm delivery and sudden infant death syndrome combined. Despite the large burden, little information is available to offer patients regarding etiology, treatment or prevention for a subsequent pregnancy. METHODS: We surveyed a sample of Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to determine the practice patterns in the management of stillbirth. RESULTS: The majority of Fellows agreed on the definition of stillbirth; however, their approach to treatment and prevention varied. A majority of Fellows believed that research on understanding stillbirth was of national importance. CONCLUSIONS: A comprehensive educational effort to include current knowledge regarding causes and management, standardized diagnostic procedures, death registration and case review is recommended to improve obstetric care of those with a stillbirth.
Authors:
C Y Spong; K Erickson; M Willinger; G D V Hankins; J Schulkin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1476-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Matern. Fetal. Neonatal. Med.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-10-17     Completed Date:  2003-11-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  39-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, NICHD, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Education, Medical, Continuing*
Female
Fetal Death / prevention & control*
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Obstetrics*
Physician's Practice Patterns*
Pregnancy
Questionnaires
Societies, Medical
United States

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