A Metin Gulmezoglu

Summary

Affiliation: World Health Organization
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Nutritional interventions during pregnancy for the prevention or treatment of maternal morbidity and preterm delivery: an overview of randomized controlled trials
    Jose Villar
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, WHO, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    J Nutr 133:1606S-1625S. 2003
  2. pmc Cluster randomized trial of an active, multifaceted information dissemination intervention based on The WHO Reproductive health library to change obstetric practices: methods and design issues [ISRCTN14055385]
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme on Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 4:2. 2004
  3. pmc Intermediate outcomes in randomized clinical trials: an introduction
    Armando H Seuc
    Reproductive Health Research Department, World Health Organization, Geneva 27 1211, Switzerland
    Trials 14:78. 2013
  4. pmc Policymakers' and other stakeholders' perceptions of key considerations for health system decisions and the presentation of evidence to inform those considerations: an international survey
    Joshua P Vogel
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Australia
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:19. 2013
  5. pmc Unmet need for induction of labor in Africa: secondary analysis from the 2004 - 2005 WHO Global Maternal and Perinatal Health Survey (A cross-sectional survey)
    Fawole Bukola
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
    BMC Public Health 12:722. 2012
  6. pmc Non-inferiority of short-term urethral catheterization following fistula repair surgery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Mark A Barone
    Fistula Care Project, EngenderHealth, 440 Ninth Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA
    BMC Womens Health 12:5. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Induction of labour for improving birth outcomes for women at or beyond term
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD004945. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Active management of the third stage of labour with and without controlled cord traction: a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 379:1721-7. 2012
  9. pmc The WOMAN Trial (World Maternal Antifibrinolytic Trial): tranexamic acid for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage: an international randomised, double blind placebo controlled trial
    Haleema Shakur
    Clinical Trials Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Trials 11:40. 2010
  10. pmc Prioritizing WHO normative work on maternal and perinatal health: a multicountry survey
    Cordelia E M Coltart
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 8:30. 2011

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Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Nutritional interventions during pregnancy for the prevention or treatment of maternal morbidity and preterm delivery: an overview of randomized controlled trials
    Jose Villar
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, WHO, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    J Nutr 133:1606S-1625S. 2003
    ..Until then, women and their families should receive support to improve their diets as a general health rule, which is a basic human right...
  2. pmc Cluster randomized trial of an active, multifaceted information dissemination intervention based on The WHO Reproductive health library to change obstetric practices: methods and design issues [ISRCTN14055385]
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme on Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 4:2. 2004
    ..We are conducting a trial to evaluate the improvement in obstetric practices using an active dissemination strategy to promote uptake of recommendations in The WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL)...
  3. pmc Intermediate outcomes in randomized clinical trials: an introduction
    Armando H Seuc
    Reproductive Health Research Department, World Health Organization, Geneva 27 1211, Switzerland
    Trials 14:78. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc Policymakers' and other stakeholders' perceptions of key considerations for health system decisions and the presentation of evidence to inform those considerations: an international survey
    Joshua P Vogel
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley 6009, Australia
    Health Res Policy Syst 11:19. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to determine policymakers' perceptions regarding the criteria in the DECIDE framework and how best to summarise and present evidence to support health system decisions...
  5. pmc Unmet need for induction of labor in Africa: secondary analysis from the 2004 - 2005 WHO Global Maternal and Perinatal Health Survey (A cross-sectional survey)
    Fawole Bukola
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
    BMC Public Health 12:722. 2012
    ..Induction of labor is being increasingly used to prevent adverse outcomes in the mother and the newborn.This study assessed the prevalence of induction of labor and determinants of its use in Africa...
  6. pmc Non-inferiority of short-term urethral catheterization following fistula repair surgery: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Mark A Barone
    Fistula Care Project, EngenderHealth, 440 Ninth Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USA
    BMC Womens Health 12:5. 2012
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Induction of labour for improving birth outcomes for women at or beyond term
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD004945. 2012
    ..Whether a policy of labour induction at a predetermined gestational age can reduce this increased risk is the subject of this review...
  8. doi request reprint Active management of the third stage of labour with and without controlled cord traction: a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority trial
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 379:1721-7. 2012
    ..We aimed to assess whether controlled cord traction can be omitted from active management of this stage without increasing the risk of severe haemorrhage...
  9. pmc The WOMAN Trial (World Maternal Antifibrinolytic Trial): tranexamic acid for the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage: an international randomised, double blind placebo controlled trial
    Haleema Shakur
    Clinical Trials Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Trials 11:40. 2010
    ..At present there is little reliable evidence from randomised trials on the effectiveness of tranexamic acid in the treatment of postpartum haemorrhage...
  10. pmc Prioritizing WHO normative work on maternal and perinatal health: a multicountry survey
    Cordelia E M Coltart
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 8:30. 2011
    ..It incorporates data from those who inform policy and implementation strategies at a national level, in addition to targeting those who use and most need the guidance at grassroot level...
  11. pmc A cluster randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the clinically integrated RHL evidence -based medicine course
    Regina Kulier
    WHO Collaborating Centre in Research Synthesis, Birmingham University, Birmingham, UK
    Reprod Health 7:8. 2010
    ..trial registration: actrn12609000198224...
  12. pmc The relationship between maternal education and mortality among women giving birth in health care institutions: analysis of the cross sectional WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health
    Saffron Karlsen
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, London, UK
    BMC Public Health 11:606. 2011
    ....
  13. pmc WHO systematic review of prevalence of chronic pelvic pain: a neglected reproductive health morbidity
    Pallavi Latthe
    Birmingham Women s Healthcare NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Public Health 6:177. 2006
    ..We systematically reviewed worldwide literature on the prevalence of different types of CPP to assess the geographical distribution of data, and to explore sources of variation in its estimates...
  14. pmc Systematic review of effect of community-level interventions to reduce maternal mortality
    Elaine Kidney
    Dept of Public Health and Epidemiology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:2. 2009
    ..The objective was to provide a systematic review of the effectiveness of community-level interventions to reduce maternal mortality...
  15. pmc Caesarean section without medical indications is associated with an increased risk of adverse short-term maternal outcomes: the 2004-2008 WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Perinatal Health
    J P Souza
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med 8:71. 2010
    ..In this analysis, we aim to further investigate the relationship between caesarean section without medical indication and severe maternal outcomes...
  16. pmc The world health organization multicountry survey on maternal and newborn health: study protocol
    Joao Paulo Souza
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 11:286. 2011
    ....
  17. doi request reprint The evolving management of the third stage of labour
    A M Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BJOG 116:26-8. 2009
    ..This commentary summarizes how various management techniques of third stage of labour evolved to date and the evidence base for current international recommendations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Promoting standards for quality of maternal health care
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    HRP UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme on Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Br Med Bull 67:73-83. 2003
    ..Once implemented, the standards should be regularly monitored and revised as new evidence becomes available...
  19. pmc WHO systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity: methodological issues and challenges
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 4:16. 2004
    ..In order to contribute to mapping the global burden of reproductive ill-health, we are conducting a systematic review of incidence and prevalence of maternal mortality and morbidity...
  20. ncbi request reprint WHO facilitates international collaboration in setting standards for clinical trial registration
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Lancet 365:1829-31. 2005
  21. ncbi request reprint Cluster randomised trial of an active, multifaceted educational intervention based on the WHO Reproductive Health Library to improve obstetric practices
    A M Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme on Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BJOG 114:16-23. 2007
    ..We conducted a trial to evaluate the effect of an active, multifaceted educational strategy to promote the use of the WHO Reproductive Health Library (RHL) on obstetric practices...
  22. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of randomized controlled trials included in systematic reviews of nutritional interventions reporting maternal morbidity, mortality, preterm delivery, intrauterine growth restriction and small for gestational age and birth weight outcomes
    Jose Villar
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, WHO, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    J Nutr 133:1632S-1639S. 2003
  23. pmc Effectiveness of different databases in identifying studies for systematic reviews: experience from the WHO systematic review of maternal morbidity and mortality
    Ana P Betrán
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1211 Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:6. 2005
    ..Conversely, extensive searches may yield unmanageable number of citations of which only few may be relevant. Knowledge of usefulness of each source of information may help to tailor search strategies in systematic reviews...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nutritional interventions during pregnancy for the prevention or treatment of impaired fetal growth: an overview of randomized controlled trials
    Mario Merialdi
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, CH 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    J Nutr 133:1626S-1631S. 2003
    ..In addition, the public health relevance of these outcomes and their relation to morbidity need to be evaluated...
  25. pmc Saving womens lives: evidence-based recommendations for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage
    Matthews Mathai
    Department of Making Pregnancy Safer, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Bull World Health Organ 85:322-3. 2007
  26. pmc National estimates for maternal mortality: an analysis based on the WHO systematic review of maternal mortality and morbidity
    Ana P Betrán
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Public Health 5:131. 2005
    ..In order to assist in mapping the burden of reproductive ill-health, we conducted a systematic review of incidence/prevalence of maternal mortality and morbidity...
  27. pmc The reporting of methods for reducing and detecting bias: an example from the WHO Misoprostol Third Stage of Labour equivalence randomised controlled trial
    Gilda Piaggio
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Med Res Methodol 3:19. 2003
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Clinical trial registration: transparency is the watchword
    Ida Sim
    Department of Research Policy and Cooperation, World Health Organization, 1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Lancet 367:1631-3. 2006
  29. pmc Patterns and Outcomes of Induction of Labour in Africa and Asia: a secondary analysis of the WHO Global Survey on Maternal and Neonatal Health
    Joshua P Vogel
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e65612. 2013
    ..We used the WHO Global Survey dataset to describe the epidemiology and outcomes of labour induction in 192,538 deliveries in 253 facilities across 16 countries in Africa and Asia...
  30. doi request reprint Paracetamol/acetaminophen (single administration) for perineal pain in the early postpartum period
    Doris Chou
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 1:CD008407. 2013
    ..Pain may result from perineal trauma due to bruising, spontaneous tears, surgical incisions (episiotomies), or in association with operative births (ventouse or forceps assisted births)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Duration of treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy
    Mariana Widmer
    Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Office X031, Geneva, Switzerland, 1211
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD000491. 2011
    ..However, it is not clear whether single-dose therapy is as effective as longer conventional antibiotic treatment...
  32. ncbi request reprint Medical methods for first trimester abortion
    Regina Kulier
    World Health Organization, Avenue Via Appia 20, Geneva, Switzerland, CH 1202
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 11:CD002855. 2011
    ..The most widely researched drugs are prostaglandins (PGs) alone, mifepristone alone, methotrexate alone, mifepristone with prostaglandins and methotrexate with prostaglandins...