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Video analysis for the evaluation of vaginal births

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Hamza A
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14658

Video analysis for the evaluation of vaginal births: a comment

Viewpoint
Pecks U, Alkatout I
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14654

The great strength of video technology lies in providing information about medical knowledge and practice. For the benefit of the patient, new technical achievements should be implemented in concepts of continuing medical education.

Is breastfeeding an equipoise option in effectively treated HIV-infected mothers in a high-income setting?

Review article: Biomedical intelligence
Kahlert C, Aebi-Popp K, Bernasconi E, Martinez de Tejada B, Nadal D, Paioni P, Rudin C, Staehelin C, Wagner N, Vernazza P
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14648

Low rates of mother-to-child transmission of HIV via breast milk whilst mothers are on cART in low-resource settings question whether a recommendation to abstain from breastfeeding in high-income countries is still justified.

Video analysis for the evaluation of vaginal births: a prospective observational study

Original article
Kimmich N, Zimmermann R, Kreft M
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14634

The aim of video documentation during labour is to provide an observational tool for obstetric care by midwives and obstetricians, with the opportunity for evaluation and education afterwards.

Termination of pregnancy in a border region between Switzerland and Italy (2008–2015)

Original article
Reinholz D, Casati S, Beretta O, Merlani G
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14636

The cantonal health system of Ticino can be used not only by Swiss residents, but also residents abroad, in particular from Italy. For various reasons, many Italian women living close to the Swiss border consult the Swiss healthcare system when they decide to have a voluntary termintion of pregnancy.

Accidental or intentional exposure to potentially toxic medications, natural toxins and chemicals during pregnancy: analysis of data from Tox Info Suisse

Original article
Vogel T, Lüde S, Baumgartner R, Rauber-Lüthy C, Simões-Wüst AP
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14620

Pregnant women are daily exposed to potentially harmful agents, such as food products and household chemicals, as well as medications. Affected women and health professionals are still often unsure about how to react.

Availability and accessibility of perinatal data for the Robson classification of caesarean sections in Switzerland

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Grylka-Baeschlin S, Hess TH, Erdin R, Prentl E, Pehlke-Milde J
Swiss Med Wkly. 2018;148:w14578

The authors recommend that the limited availability and accessibility of Swiss perinatal data necessitates urgent efforts to link maternal and neonatal data in Switzerland on a national level and to make these data publically available.

Towards ICF implementation in menopause healthcare: a systematic review of ICF application in Switzerland

Systematic review
Zangger M, Poethig D, Meissner F, von Wolff M, Stute P
Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14574

The European Menopause and Andropause Society has proposed a new healthcare model for healthy menopause and aging. The aim is a personalised care plan for physical, psychological and social functioning, based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

Diet, medication use and drug intake during pregnancy: data from the consecutive Swiss Health Surveys of 2007 and 2012

Original article
Bornhauser C, Quack Lötscher KC, Seifert B, Simões-Wüst AP
Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14572

Nutrition habits, use of medication and consumption of drugs during pregnancy have lasting effects on the development of the embryo/fetus. Pregnant women should be aware of these effects.

Costs and benefits of diagnostic testing: four ways to improve patient care by purposive use of in vitro diagnostics

Review article: Biomedical intelligence
Binder C, Schmid M, Dieterle T, Schäfer HH
Swiss Med Wkly. 2017;147:w14546

Implementing changes to the current utilisation of in-vitro diagnostic will be necessary to provide broad, cost-efficient, state-of-the-art healthcare in the future.

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