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  • Medical Errors: Don't Get Sick in July!

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 26-Jul-2015

    The "July Effect": New Residents and New Obstacles If you've been feeling under the weather as of late, you may soon be able to breathe a big sigh of relief, according to Nurse Theresa Brown. Citing to two recently published studies in her July 15 New York Times column, Brown, who is an oncology nurse, discusses what has been referred to as the "July Effect" that takes ...
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  • Arrest of Descent and Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 24-Jul-2015

    The Relationship Between CPD/Cord, Head Compression, and Diminished Fetal Oxygen Reserves What is Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD)? Cephalopelvic disproportion (CPD) is a condition that occurs when there is a size discrepancy between the maternal pelvis and the fetal head such that the baby's head is too large to pass through the mother's pelvis. Cephalopelvic disproportion occurs when ...
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  • Recent Research on Pitocin and Tachysystole

    Posted By Beam & Raymond || 4-Jul-2015

    Hyperstimulation or tachysystole are terms that define some of the ways that the uterus can be overstimulated during labor. During the process of labor and delivery, a mother will release endogenous oxytocin, which stimulates uterine contractions and helps to progress the process of labor and eventual delivery of a baby. However, in recent years, the use of artificial oxytocin, marketed as " ...
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