Surgery

C-Sections: How to Stop the Epidemic

FIGO publishes six clear steps for C-section reduction in new series with The Lancet

Caesarean Section Rates Going Up

Our President, Professor CN Purandare, recently spoke at the 61 st All India Congress of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in January where he expressed his concern at the rising rates of caesarean sections.

New study highlights risk factors associated with C-section infections

New research has identified a number of risk factors that may increase the likelihood of an infection during a caesarean section delivery, some of which are potentially avoidable. The University of Florida Health Jacksonville team carried out a retrospective chart review of 90 C-section deliveries...

Inducing labour at 39 weeks lowers likelihood of c-section and other risks

Inducing first-time mothers at 39 weeks lowers the risk of cesarean delivery and other serious complications, compared to those induced after 41 weeks, a new study claims. Using data collected by the National Institute of Health on 100,000 patients, researchers at the University of South Florida...

Calls for suspension of transvaginal mesh while audit is undertaken

Calls are being made for the use of transvaginal mesh to be suspended while a full audit of the complications that have been reported is conducted. Health consumer groups have asked for controversial procedures that use the medical intervention to be put on hold after a law firm announced a second...

UK government to investigate how many women suffered vaginal mesh complications

The UK government has agreed to carry out a review into how many women in England suffered complications resulting from a vaginal mesh implant. It comes as many women have reported pain from the implant - which is intended to hold pelvic organs up in order to treat incontinence and prolapse -...

Hysterectomy alone linked to health risks

Women undergoing a hysterectomy with ovarian conservation are at a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions. This is according to new research by the Mayo Clinic, US. Dr Shannon Laughlin-Tommaso, study author and doctor at the clinic, said: “...

New Zealand bans vaginal mesh

New Zealand has become the first major country to effectively ban vaginal mesh implants, after safety concerns were raised about the surgery. The Ministry of Health announced that it had written to suppliers of the mesh device asking them to stop marketing the product from January 2018 or to prove...

Early guidance linked to reduction in caesarean sections

Providing information about pregnancy and childbirth to women early in life could help to reduce the number of medically unnecessary caesarean sections, according to new research. Kathrin Stoll, a researcher at the University of British Columbia, Canada, studied young women from eight middle and...

C-section babies may benefit from vaginal swab

Babies that are delivered by caesarean section may benefit from being swabbed with fluid from their mothers' vaginas, according to a new study. Research carried out by doctors at the New York University Langone Medical Center in the US led to the discovery that babies can still benefit from the...