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Hospital outbreaks of group A streptococcal (GAS) infection can be devastating and occasionally result in the death of previously well patients. Approximately one in ten cases of severe GAS infection is healthcare-associated. This guidance, produced by a multidisciplinary working group, provides an evidence-based systematic approach to the investig...
The cost-effectiveness of eight strategies for screening for gestational diabetes (including no screening) was estimated with respect to the level of individual patient risk. Cost-utility analysis using a decision analytic model populated with efficacy evidence pooled from recent randomised controlled trials, from the funding perspective of the Nat...
Simmons et al. (1) have compared the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), American Diabetes Association (ADA), and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guidelines and conclude that the NICE guidelines reduce access to proven cost-effective management of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Although the...
To evaluate how UK maternity unit protocols conformed to national recommendations for preventing early-onset neonatal Group B Streptococcal (GBS) disease. In December 2005, all UK obstetric maternity units were contacted and asked to provide a copy of their protocol on preventing GBS disease. Information was extracted on the protocol's recommendati...
We report a case of a 40 year old pregnant woman who presented with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by ventricular fibrillation. She underwent successful primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). With a tendency towards increased maternal age in developed countries, AMI during pregnancy may become a more frequent occurrence...
To review current management of women with major and minor placenta praevia in view of the recommendations made in the RCOG guideline 2001. To assess whether out-patient care was detrimental to pregnancy outcome. Retrospective observational study at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion, Edinburgh (a tertiary referral centre). One hundred and six...