Fernando Althabe

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Publications

  1. pmc Do Italian women prefer cesarean section? Results from a survey on mode of delivery preferences
    Maria Regina Torloni
    Obstetrics Department, Sao Paulo Federal University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rua Borges Lagoa 564, conj 63, CEP 04038 000, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:78. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint [Smoking during pregnancy in Argentina and Uruguay]
    Fernando Althabe
    Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 68:48-54. 2008
  3. doi request reprint A behavioral intervention to improve obstetrical care
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    N Engl J Med 358:1929-40. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Caesarean section: the paradox
    Fernando Althabe
    Perinatal Research Unit, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lancet 368:1472-3. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Strategies for improving the quality of health care in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:42-60. 2008
  6. pmc Use of antenatal corticosteroids for preterm birth in Latin America: providers knowledge, attitudes and practices
    Alicia Aleman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Reprod Health 10:4. 2013
  7. pmc Antenatal corticosteroids trial in preterm births to increase neonatal survival in developing countries: study protocol
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Dr Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires, C1414CPV, Argentina
    Reprod Health 9:22. 2012
  8. pmc A pilot randomized controlled trial of controlled cord traction to reduce postpartum blood loss
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:4-7. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Facilitators and barriers to adoption of evidence-based perinatal care in Latin American hospitals: a qualitative study
    Maria Belizan
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness ealth Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Health Educ Res 22:839-53. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Evidence-based maternal and perinatal healthcare practices in public hospitals in Argentina
    Ariel Karolinski
    Population Health Research Center CISAP, Durand Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 105:118-22. 2009

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. pmc Do Italian women prefer cesarean section? Results from a survey on mode of delivery preferences
    Maria Regina Torloni
    Obstetrics Department, Sao Paulo Federal University, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Rua Borges Lagoa 564, conj 63, CEP 04038 000, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:78. 2013
    ..This study aimed to assess Italian women's preference for mode of delivery, as well as reasons and factors associated with this preference, in a nationally representative sample of women...
  2. ncbi request reprint [Smoking during pregnancy in Argentina and Uruguay]
    Fernando Althabe
    Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Medicina (B Aires) 68:48-54. 2008
    ..For the development of a new program, any intervention intending to have at least a moderate and sustainable success, it should seriously consider including components targeting the smoking environment of the pregnant women who smoke...
  3. doi request reprint A behavioral intervention to improve obstetrical care
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    N Engl J Med 358:1929-40. 2008
    ..Implementation of evidence-based obstetrical practices remains a significant challenge. Effective strategies to disseminate and implement such practices are needed...
  4. ncbi request reprint Caesarean section: the paradox
    Fernando Althabe
    Perinatal Research Unit, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lancet 368:1472-3. 2006
  5. doi request reprint Strategies for improving the quality of health care in maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries: an overview of systematic reviews
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:42-60. 2008
    ..This requires a governance structure that clearly assigns responsibility for quality-improvement activities, priority setting, selection and design of interventions, and evaluation...
  6. pmc Use of antenatal corticosteroids for preterm birth in Latin America: providers knowledge, attitudes and practices
    Alicia Aleman
    Department of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Reprod Health 10:4. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge, attitudes and practices of health care providers regarding the use of antenatal corticosteroids in women at risk of preterm birth in Latin America...
  7. pmc Antenatal corticosteroids trial in preterm births to increase neonatal survival in developing countries: study protocol
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Dr Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires, C1414CPV, Argentina
    Reprod Health 9:22. 2012
    ..There is currently no clear evidence about the safety of antenatal corticosteroid use for community-level births...
  8. pmc A pilot randomized controlled trial of controlled cord traction to reduce postpartum blood loss
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:4-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate whether controlled cord traction (CCT) for management of the third stage of labor reduced postpartum blood loss compared with a "hands-off" management protocol...
  9. ncbi request reprint Facilitators and barriers to adoption of evidence-based perinatal care in Latin American hospitals: a qualitative study
    Maria Belizan
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness ealth Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Health Educ Res 22:839-53. 2007
    ..Improving information access, use of role models, skill development and improved resources and support may be effective ways to overcome barriers to change in Latin American obstetric care...
  10. doi request reprint Evidence-based maternal and perinatal healthcare practices in public hospitals in Argentina
    Ariel Karolinski
    Population Health Research Center CISAP, Durand Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 105:118-22. 2009
    ..To investigate the use of beneficial maternal and perinatal healthcare practices in a network of public maternity hospitals in Argentina...
  11. pmc Lost opportunities for effective management of obstetric conditions to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in Argentina and Uruguay
    Ariel Karolinski
    Population Health Research Center CISAP Centro de Investigación en Salud Poblacional, Durand Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 110:175-80. 2010
    ..To review the use of evidence-based practices in the care of mothers who died or had severe morbidity attending public hospitals in two Latin American countries...
  12. pmc Use of prenatal corticosteroids for preterm birth in three Latin American countries
    Alicia Aleman Riganti
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 108:52-7. 2010
    ..To determine the prevalence of the use of prenatal corticosteroids in women who delivered prematurely in 3 Latin American counties and to evaluate the maternal characteristics associated with use...
  13. doi request reprint Using Uniject to increase the use of prophylactic oxytocin for management of the third stage of labor in Latin America
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 114:184-9. 2011
    ..To evaluate a multifaceted intervention for effectiveness in increasing the use of prophylactic oxytocin by birth attendants (obstetricians, midwives, and nurses) working in small maternity hospitals in Argentina...
  14. pmc Preferences for mode of delivery in nulliparous Argentinean women: a qualitative study
    Nancy H Liu
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Dr, Emilio Ravignani 2024, C1414CPV, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Reprod Health 10:2. 2013
    ..This information will inform the development and design of an assessment aimed at understanding the role of the women's preferences for mode of delivery...
  15. doi request reprint Neonatal death in low- to middle-income countries: a global network study
    Jose M Belizan
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Am J Perinatol 29:649-56. 2012
    ..To determine population-based neonatal mortality rates in low- and middle-income countries and to examine gestational age, birth weight, and timing of death to assess the potentially preventable neonatal deaths...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cesarean section rates and maternal and neonatal mortality in low-, medium-, and high-income countries: an ecological study
    Fernando Althabe
    Perinatal Research Unit, Hospital de Clinicas, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Birth 33:270-7. 2006
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  17. ncbi request reprint Health inequality in Latin America
    Jose M Belizan
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Lancet 370:1599-600. 2007
  18. pmc Risk factors for postpartum hemorrhage in vaginal deliveries in a Latin-American population
    Claudio G Sosa
    Perinatal Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Obstet Gynecol 113:1313-9. 2009
    ..To identify risk factors for immediate postpartum hemorrhage after vaginal delivery in a South American population...
  19. pmc Use of oxytocin during early stages of labor and its effect on active management of third stage of labor
    Claudio G Sosa
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Uruguay, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:238.e1-5. 2011
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  20. doi request reprint Obstetric care for resident immigrant women in Argentina compared with Argentine women
    Courtney L Vetter
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 122:140-4. 2013
    ..To evaluate inequities in obstetric care in Argentina between women from Argentina and resident immigrants...
  21. pmc Interest of pregnant women in the use of SMS (short message service) text messages for the improvement of perinatal and postnatal care
    Gabriela Cormick
    Department of Mother and Child Health Research, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Dr Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires, C1414CPV, Argentina
    Reprod Health 9:9. 2012
    ..This information is not available and it is the basis to develop a strategy for improving maternal care via cell phones...
  22. ncbi request reprint [Practices of maternal and perinatal care performed in public hospitals of Uruguay]
    Mercedes Colomar
    Centro Latinoamericano de Perinatología y Desarrollo Humano, Organizacion Panamericana de la Salud, Organización Mundial de la Salud, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Ginecol Obstet Mex 72:455-65. 2004
    ..Quality of care can be measured by the rate of use of beneficial and ineffective or deleterious practices...
  23. ncbi request reprint Use of a rapid test on umbilical cord blood to screen for Trypanosoma cruzi infection in pregnant women in Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras, and Mexico
    Sergio Sosa-Estani
    Instituto de Efectividad Clínica y Sanitaria, Centro Nacional de Diagnóstico e Investigación de Endemoepidemias CeNDIE ANLIS Dr Carlos G Malbrán, Ministerio de Salud, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 79:755-9. 2008
    ..6% and 99.0%, respectively. These results show the ability for a rapid determination of the presence of T. cruzi-specific antibodies in umbilical cord blood as a pragmatic strategy to screen for infection in pregnant women...
  24. ncbi request reprint Health consequences of the increasing caesarean section rates
    Jose M Belizan
    Department of Mother and Child Health Research, Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Epidemiology 18:485-6. 2007
    ..Testing of interventions to reduce unnecessary C-sections is also needed, with strategies to enhance the role of women in the process of their obstetric care...
  25. ncbi request reprint Mandatory second opinion to reduce rates of unnecessary caesarean sections in Latin America: a cluster randomised controlled trial
    Fernando Althabe
    Latin American Center for Perinatology, Pan American Health Organization, WHO, Montevideo, Uruguay
    Lancet 363:1934-40. 2004
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  26. doi request reprint Inequities in the use of cesarean section deliveries in the world
    Luz Gibbons
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Institute of Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:331.e1-19. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the unequal distribution in the performance of cesarean section delivery (CS) in the world and the resource-use implications of such inequity...
  27. pmc Tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure during pregnancy: an investigative survey of women in 9 developing nations
    Michele Bloch
    Tobacco Control Research Branch, National Cancer Institute, Executive Plaza North, Room 4038, 6130 Executive Blvd, MSC 7337, Bethesda, MD 20892 7337, USA
    Am J Public Health 98:1833-40. 2008
    ..We examined pregnant women's use of cigarettes and other tobacco products and the exposure of pregnant women and their young children to secondhand smoke (SHS) in 9 nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa...
  28. pmc Episiotomy rates in primiparous women in Latin America: hospital based descriptive study
    Fernando Althabe
    Latin American Center for Perinatology, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, Casilla de Correos 627, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
    BMJ 324:945-6. 2002
  29. ncbi request reprint Abortion debate in Latin America and beyond
    Mabel Bianco
    Lancet 370:1309-10. 2007
  30. pmc The global network: a prospective study of stillbirths in developing countries
    Elizabeth M McClure
    Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:247.e1-5. 2007
    ..Our goal was to determine stillbirth rates in a multisite population-based study in community settings in the developing world...
  31. ncbi request reprint Maternal survival: more research is needed
    Jose M Belizan
    Lancet 368:2123-4. 2006