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 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 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"