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The recommendations of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMS) are designed to draw attention, from an ethical perspective, to important aspects of the PGT counselling and decision-making situation, and to promote ethical awareness in the performance of PGT. In addition, they discuss how, for example, surplus information should be managed.
High prevalence of severe vitamin D deficiency during the first trimester in pregnant women in Switzerland and its potential contributions to adverse outcomes in the pregnancy
The current recommendations of vitamin D supplementation of 600 IU in pregnant women are insufficient, and novel strategies seem mandatory, potentially leading to improved maternal health and benefits to children’s long-term health in Switzerland and worldwide.
Guideline of the Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (SSGO) on acute and recurrent urinary tract infections in women, including pregnancy
This guideline from the Swiss Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics provides quick answers for every day clinical questions concerning urinary tract infections, especially for obstetricians and gynaecologists.
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?
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.
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.
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
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
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.