Research Articles, Recommended by Our QI Chairs

We asked the chairs of our QI initiatives to share some of the research they've found valuable over the last few months. Here are the highlights: 


From Dr. Nancy Hurst, Co-Chair of the Neonatal Subcommittee: 


From Clinics in Perinatology: "Preterm Human Milk Macronutrient and Energy Composition: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis" 

From Breastfeeding Medicine: "Barriers to Human Milk Feeding at Discharge of Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Maternal Goal Setting as a Key Social Factor" 

From the Journal of Perinatology: "Buccal administration of human colostrum: impact on the oral microbiota of premature infants"


From Dr. Christina Davidson, Co-Chair of the Obstetrics Subcommittee:


From Obstetrics and Gynecology: "Mechanical and Pharmacologic Methods of
Labor Induction: A Randomized Controlled Trial"

From ACOG Committee Opinion: "Management of Suboptimally Dated Pregnancies"

From The Lancet: "Effect of early tranexamic acid administration on mortality, hysterectomy, and other morbidities in women with post-partum haemorrhage (WOMAN): an international, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial"


From June Hanke, Co-Chair of the Community Health Subcommittee: 


From Obstetrics & Gynecology: "Maternal Cardiovascular Mortality in Illinois, 2002-2011" 

From Maternal Child Health Journal: "Views of Women and Clinicians on Postpartum Preparation and Recovery" 


From Janet Jones, Co-Chair of the Community Health Subcommittee: 


From Pediatric Research: "The impact of intrauterine and extrauterine weight gain in premature infants on later body composition" 

From Early Human Development: "A new type of swaddling clothing improved development of preterm infants in neonatal intensive care units" 


From Dr. Catherine Eppes, Co-Chair of the Data Subcommittee: 


From the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: "Special Report: Current approaches to measuring quality of care in obstetrics" 

From the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine: "The development and implementation of checklists in obstetrics" 

From the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology: "Reduction of severe maternal morbidity from hemorrhage using a state perinatal quality collaborative" 

From the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology: "Early standardized treatment of critical blood pressure elevations is associated with a reduction in eclampsia and severe maternal morbidity"