Alessandro Ghidini, Author at Infectious Disease Advisor

Alessandro Ghidini

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Maternal obesity

Maternal Obesity 1. What every clinician should know BMI = Body mass index CS = cesarean section Continue Reading 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,…

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. Continue Reading The most common…

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