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Induced & Augmented Labors Linked to Higher Autism Risk, esp. increased for boys

by faithgibson August 30, 2013

Re-posted from Gupta Guide;  August 12, 2013 Written by Charles Bankhead, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Link to another article on the possible connection btw induction drugs — exspecially Pitocin — and autism disorders Link ~ Product Insert: Pitocin, Oxytocin Injection, Synethetic ~ Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company  Action Points: The odds of autism increased significantly in children whose mothers […]

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AMA-controled Relative-Value-Scale Update Committee (RUC) authorized by US govt to fix MD fees price paid by Medicare/Medicaid

by faithgibson August 15, 2013

Medscape Business of Medicine © 2013  WebMD, LLC The RUC Is Bad Medicine; It Has to Go Brian Klepper, PhD Aug 12, 2013 RUC Is a Deep Root of Our Healthcare Crisis “One of the biggest mistakes we made…is that we took the RUC…back in 1992 and gave it to the AMA… [The AMA] is incredibly political, and it’s […]

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Preventable Obstetrical Interventions: How many caesarean sections can be prevented in Canada?

by faithgibson August 5, 2013

J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 May;35(5):434-43. Rossignol M, Moutquin JM, Boughrassa F, Bédard MJ, Chaillet N, Charest C, Ciofani L, Dumas-Pilon M, Gagné GP, Gagnon A, Gagnon R, Senikas V. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University, Montreal QC. Abstract (+ editor’s comments @ bottom) Public health authorities have been alarmed by the progressive rise in rates of Caesarean section in Canada, approaching one birth in three in […]

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H-CUP’s Statistical Brief #110: Hospitalization Related To Childbirth, 2008 (published 2011)

by faithgibson July 14, 2013

HCUP The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP, pronounced “H-Cup”) is a family of health care databases and related software tools and products developed through a Federal-State-Industry partnership and sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). HCUP databases bring together the data collection efforts of State data organizations, hospital associations, private data […]

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Labor Induction in contemporary obstetric cohort: 46.6% of nulliparas and 41% of multips, increase in CS done during latent phase of labor

by faithgibson July 13, 2013

American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology JUNE 2012 ~ Research Obstetrics ~ Induction of labor in a contemporary obstetric cohort Quotes of interest: Induction of labor was a common obstetric intervention, occurring in 47.6% of nulliparous and 41.0% of multiparous women attempting vaginal delivery. …. elective induction and induction with no recorded indication occurred in […]

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