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Shashikant L Sholapurkar

Obstetrician and gynaecologist, Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

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Use of ultrasound in the antenatal space

Obstetrician Ian Donald from Glasgow is credited to have designed and used the first practical ultrasound machine in clinical practice in 1958 (Campbell, 2013) (Figure 1). Since then, rapid progress...

Enigma of maternity service safety improvements and increasing expression of patient dissatisfaction

Substantial advances have occurred in the science of healthcare of mothers and babies over time. The NHS is said to have been one of the safest places in the world to have a baby; with stillbirths,...

Trace display Doppler monitors

Intrapartum fetal monitoring is going through a period of intense scrutiny in the UK Midwives are on the front line of cardiotocography (CTG) interpretation and intermittent auscultation (IA) of fetal...

Amendments in electronic fetal monitoring and intermittent auscultation

Interpretation of cardiotocography (CTG) remains a controversial topic, despite attempts by the national professional bodies to standardise the terminology and decision-making systems The National...

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