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Obstetric anal sphincter injuries: are defunctioning colostomies required?

Anatomically, a stoma is simply an opening in the body between the skin and a hollow viscus. Common types of intestinal stomas are colostomies and ileostomies. Colostomies are formed from the colon...

Sustainability of Entonox in obstetrics: a qualitative study

This service evaluation of Entonox use in a Scottish hospital's labour ward used semi-structured interviews with midwives and an environmental sustainability manager. Participants were recruited via...

Mediolateral episiotomies: more astute decisions and fewer acute incisions

A convenience sample of doctors and midwives were invited by one of the researchers (KW) to complete an interview-administered questionnaire, with the aim of understanding their reasons for performing...

Temporal trend of early pregnancy high body mass index in Australian women: risk factors and outcomes

High body mass index (BMI) is currently the world's most common health problem. From 1980–2015, the prevalence of higher than normal BMI has doubled worldwide and has increased continuously in most...

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