- Severe asphyxia linked to substandard care during labour
- Published on Apr 20, 2010
A BJOG study has found that infants of women who received substandard care during labour had a three-fold increased risk of asphyxia at birth.Asphyxia results from an inadequate supply of oxygen to the fetus during labour and delivery. Although rare, it can lead to perinatal brain injury and perinatal death. A low Apgar score2 at five minutes after birth correlates well with asphyxia and was used to identify cases of newborn asphyxia.
- Risk of uterine rupture after previous caesarean section
- Published on Mar 24, 2010
A Norwegian study published in the Journal has found that for women with previous caesarean section, the risk of uterine rupture was 8 times higher after trial of labour (TOL) than at repeated elective caesarean section. Induction of labour (using prostaglandins) was associated with the highest risk of uterine rupture.
- BJOG Video Podcast (free online): The role of HPV testing in cervical screening
- Published on Mar 18, 2010
Trainee Editor Vanessa Harry convened a discussion between one of the authors of the TOMBOLA study paper, Maggie Cruickshank, gynaecologist Patrick Walker (current President of the International Federation for Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy) and cytopathologist Amanda Herbert (editor of Cytopathology).
- Triplet births - trends in mortality and care
- Published on Mar 17, 2010
A new BJOG study reveals how the rate of births from triplets has increased, even after excluding pregnancies that were the result of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in the form of in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
- IVF twins face greater risk of neonatal complications
- Published on Feb 22, 2010
New research has found that dizygotic (non-identical) twins conceived through IVF face an increased risk of neonatal complications, as compared to spontaneously conceived (non-IVF) dizygotic twins.
- Study finds higher incidence of gynaecological cancers in urban areas
- Published on Dec 16, 2009
New research to be published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology has found a higher incidence of gynaecological cancers (uterine, ovarian and cervical cancer) in urban areas of Egypt, as compared to rural areas. The incidence of uterine cancer among urban women was six times higher than that of rural women. The study suggests that women in urban areas may have a higher exposure to environmental xenoestrogens (industrially made compounds that have an oestrogenic activity), which...
- BJOG Call For Papers: Infections in Pregnancy
- Published on Sep 28, 2009
In January 2011 BJOG will be publishing a special theme issue on ‘Infections in pregnancy’. This issue will be edited by Julia Hussein, Austin Ugwumadu and Steven S. Witkin.
- Audio podcast launched: Termination of pregnancy and the risk of subsequent preterm birth – what is the evidence?
- Published on Sep 16, 2009
A meta-analysis published in BJOG has suggested that women with a history of termination of pregnancy (TOP) may have an increased risk of low birth weight and preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. The study found that the risk increased as the number of terminations increased. The podcast is a series of interviews inspired by this paper.Visit the podcast page for details.
- Free online: BJOG International Reviews 2009
- Published on Sep 07, 2009
A special supplement containing reviews and commentaries pertinent to achieving MDGs 4 and 5 especially in low resource countries has been published online. Print copies were distributed at the FIGO Conference in Cape Town. The supplement has been edited by Andrew Weeks and Nynke van den Broek of the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and will be distributed free to clinicians in low resource settings.Please click here to read the issue.
- Scientific Editor applications invited: Gynaecological Oncology
- Published on Aug 12, 2009
BJOG is inviting applications from specialists in gynaecological oncology for the role of Scientific Editor.