Alessandro Ghidini, Author at Clinical Advisor

Alessandro Ghidini

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Maternal obesity

Maternal Obesity 1. What every clinician should know BMI = Body mass index CS = cesarean section PPH = postpartum hemorrhage VTE = venous thromboembolism The prevalence of obesity has been rising steadily over the last several decades. Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used to quantify the severity of obesity. In 2009-2010, the prevalence…

Meconium

Meconium 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Meconium is the intestinal content of the fetus. It is made of water (as much as 80%), mucus, lanugo, mucopolysaccharides, bile pigments (mainly biliverdin), intestinal enzymes, and cells that have been shed from the skin and the intestinal tract. Meconium-stained amniotic fluid at delivery…

Anemia

Anemia 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Definition: Hemoglobin (Hgb) concentration lower than 11 g/dL in the first and third trimester, or lower than 10.5 g/dL in the second trimester. Epidemiology: 23% of pregnant women in industrialized countries and 52% of pregnant women in non-industrialized countries. The most common cause of…

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