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3 September 2015

An Evening to Remember Michael Brudenell

All those who knew, worked with, undertook training or research with Michael, or had other professional associations with him are most welcome to join his family and friends at this celebration of his life.


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26 August 2015

BJOG release: Chlamydia screening for pregnant women is cost-effective

Chlamydia screening for all pregnant women aged between 16 and 25 is cost-effective, finds an Australian study published today (26 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG).

21 August 2015

BJOG release: The global cost of unsafe abortion

Seven million women a year in the developing world are treated in healthcare facilities for complications following unsafe abortion, finds a study published today (19 August) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG).

29 July 2015

RCOG statement: New study finds caesarean ‘safest’ for breech delivery

A study published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG) today examines the risks of vaginal breech delivery on the health of a baby.


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29 July 2015

BJOG release: Caesarean birth ‘safest’ for breech delivery

The relative risks of a baby dying or suffering complications after a vaginal breech delivery are higher than in planned caesarean section, however, the absolute risks are low, suggests a new study published today in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). 


29 July 2015

RCOG statement: Advice on nutrition in pregnancy

A new study, based on fruit-flies, from the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Sciences Centre at Imperial College London, has suggested that women may not need to ‘eat for two’ during pregnancy because the body could adapt to absorb more energy from the same amount of food.


22 July 2015

RCOG statement: Prevalence of FGM in England and Wales

A new report published by City University London and Equality Now provides national and local estimates of the prevalence of female genital mutilation (FGM) in England and Wales.


22 July 2015

BJOG release: Serum biomarkers can predict women at risk of pre-eclampsia

Levels of biomarkers in the blood of pregnant women can be used to predict which women are at risk of pre-eclampsia, finds a study published today (22 July) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). ADMA and Hcy, both known to be raised in women with pre-eclampsia, are present in the blood in higher than normal concentrations a month before the onset of the condition.


17 July 2015

RCOG release: Choosing to have a caesarean section

The risks and benefits of a “planned” or “elective” caesarean section are discussed in new Patient Information published today by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


15 July 2015

RCOG announcement: Letter from Department of Health on FGM

The public health minister Jane Ellison MP sent a letter on 10 July to the NHS calling healthcare professionals to remain vigilant during the ‘cutting season’, the school holidays when young girls are taken abroad for FGM


10 July 2015

RCOG release: Updated guidelines on the care of women with FGM

Clinical management of women with female genital mutilation (FGM) requires high quality care that is accessible, sensitive and informed, while safeguarding girls at risk, according to revised guidelines published today (10 July) by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG).


8 July 2015

TOG press release: Review examines strategies to prevent stillbirth

A review in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist (TOG) finds that reducing the risk of stillbirth calls for better monitoring of women during their pregnancy to help find those whose babies’ lives could be saved by early delivery.


1 July 2015

RCOG/BSUG statement on the Cochrane review of mid-urethral sling operations

The new Cochrane systematic review ‘Mid-urethral sling operations for stress urinary incontinence in women (Review)’ published today (1 July 2015) has found that mid-urethral slings (tapes) to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have been shown to be effective with low complication rates both immediately and up to five years.


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