Low Dose Aspirin in the Prevention of Pre eclampsia and Fetal Growth Restriction

Posted by Professor Mike O’Connor AM on 27 August 2020
Low Dose Aspirin in the Prevention of Pre eclampsia and Fetal Growth Restriction
Case Report A  34-year-old primigravida presented with a fetal death in utero at 36+ weeks having had no fetal movements for 24 hours previously. Her blood pressure was then 140/100 and the protein/creatinine ratio was 144 mg/mmol. She had given the GP and obstetricians a strong family history of pre-eclampsia in her mother, sister and maternal aunt. Her blood pressure during pregnancy had been 100/65 at booking at 23-6 and had remained within normal limits until 36 weeks. Her urine had ...
Posted in: Obstetrcis Ultrasound Miscarriage  

Maternal & perinatal mortality in the Spanish Influenza pandemic 1918-1919

Posted by Professor Mike O’Connor AM on 26 May 2020
Maternal & perinatal mortality in the Spanish Influenza pandemic 1918-1919
In this current pandemic of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) it is easy to think that the health risks to Australia have never been more dire. In pregnant women there is understandable anxiety about the risks to them and their unborn babies. However in the first 3 months of this pandemic from March to June 2020 there have been no COVID 19 Australian maternal deaths and few SARS_COV 2 infections amongst the pregnant Australian population. By 10 May 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic had infected 3.7 million ...
Posted in: Obstetrcis Miscarriage Other  

Surgical Experimentation by the 'Father of Gynaecology' on African American Slaves

Posted by Professor Mike O’Connor AM on 3 March 2020
Surgical Experimentation by the 'Father of Gynaecology' on African American Slaves
In the last three years the reputation of the pioneering gynaecologist J Marion Sims has been questioned by a scandal over experimental surgery on African American slave women. Sims was attempting to find a surgical cure for vesico-vaginal fistulae - an obstetric injury resulting from bladder damage after obstructed labour. His statue was removed from Central Park, New York in 2018 in deference to the public outcry regarding his racist behaviour. A debate has raged over failures of consen...
Posted in: Medicolegal Obstetrcis  

Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA's) in Undergraduate Medicine

Posted by Professor Mike O’Connor AM on 2 December 2019
Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA's) in Undergraduate Medicine
Definition EPA's are a set of basic competencies required for professional life. They are put in place to replace mere time-related education programs and focus on the capacity of the student to perform the required tasks in their early professional career. The concept evolved in 2005. NSW Health requirements of medical schools are that they deliver medical graduates with sufficient capacities to function adequately during their intern year (which may well become 2 years in the futu...
Posted in: Obstetrcis Other  

Vaginal Mesh: Class Actions, Trials and Tribulations

Posted by Professor Mike O’Connor AM on 9 September 2019
Vaginal Mesh: Class Actions, Trials and Tribulations
More than 6 percent of people in first world countries have received an implantable medical device "for rebuilding body functions, achieving a better quality of life, or expanding longevity" and 1.7 million patients have been injured worldwide from 2005 to 2014. Nevertheless the innovations and continual improvements in medical devices mean that a majority of patients have received great benefit from these implants. Up to 15% of women recipients of vaginal mesh experienced vagin...
Posted in: Medicolegal  
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