CMAJ 2016. DOI:10.1503/cmaj.160461
In recent decades, many smaller hospitals in BC have stopped providing planned obstetric services. This study examined the effect of these service closures on the labour and delivery outcomes of pregnant women living in affected communities.
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Journal of Diabetes and Its Complications
Published online October 19, 2016
There is considerable geographic variation in gestational diabetes mellitus rates. This study used data from BC and Alberta to determine the impact of ethnicity on GDM prevalence and neonatal outcomes.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016;38(9):843-865
To provide guidance for the intrapartum management of spontaneous labour, whether normal or abnormal, in term, healthy women, and to provide guidance in the management of first and second stage dystocia to increase the likelihood of a vaginal birth and optimize birth outcomes.
BJOG 2016; DOI: 10.1111/1471-0528.14242
Despite increased attention being paid to stillbirth-related
issues in recent years, problems with definitions and procedures associated with stillbirth registration continue to plague public health surveillance and clinical care. This article presents the deliberations of a Consensus Conference held in Vancouver in October 2015, with the goal of improving fetal death registration procedures.
J Obstet Gynaecol Can 2016;-(-):1-9
Previous studies have reported distorted sex ratios among
live births within specific immigrant groups in Canada. This study carried out an investigation into sex ratios in British Columbia.
CMAJ Open 2016; 4(1):E33-40
Routine surveillance of congenital anomalies has shown recent increases in ankyloglossia (tongue-tie) in BC. This study examined the temporal trends in ankyloglossia and its surgical treatment (frenotomy).