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. ncbi request reprint Prostaglandins for preventing postpartum haemorrhage
    A M Gulmezoglu
    Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development andDepartment of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland, 1211
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Induction of labour for improving birth outcomes for women at or beyond term
    A M Gulmezoglu
    Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2006
  5. pmc Facilitators and barriers to facility-based delivery in low- and middle-income countries: a qualitative evidence synthesis
    Meghan A Bohren
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N, Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Reprod Health 11:71. 2014
  6. pmc Maternal and perinatal health research priorities beyond 2015: an international survey and prioritization exercise
    Joao Paulo Souza
    UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 11:61. 2014
  7. pmc Determinants of implementation of maternal health guidelines in Kosovo: mixed methods study
    Sharon E Straus
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St, Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:108. 2013
  8. pmc WHO multicentre study for the development of growth standards from fetal life to childhood: the fetal component
    Mario Merialdi
    UNDP UNFPA UNICEF 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 Pregnancy Childbirth 14:157. 2014
  9. pmc Implementation of evidence-based antenatal care in Mozambique: a cluster randomized controlled trial: study protocol
    Leonardo Chavane
    Department of Reproductive Health Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:228. 2014
  10. pmc Active management of the third stage of labour without controlled cord traction: a randomized non-inferiority controlled trial
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 6:2. 2009

Detail Information

Publications58

  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. ncbi request reprint Prostaglandins for preventing postpartum haemorrhage
    A M Gulmezoglu
    Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development andDepartment of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland, 1211
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2007
    ..Misoprostol, a new and inexpensive prostaglandin E1 analogue, has been suggested as an alternative for routine management of the third stage of labour...
  4. ncbi request reprint Induction of labour for improving birth outcomes for women at or beyond term
    A M Gulmezoglu
    Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva 27, Switzerland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2006
    ..Whether a policy of labour induction at a predetermined gestational age can reduce this increased risk is the subject of this review...
  5. pmc Facilitators and barriers to facility-based delivery in low- and middle-income countries: a qualitative evidence synthesis
    Meghan A Bohren
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N, Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Reprod Health 11:71. 2014
    ....
  6. pmc Maternal and perinatal health research priorities beyond 2015: an international survey and prioritization exercise
    Joao Paulo Souza
    UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 11:61. 2014
    ..Maternal-health related targets are falling short of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and a post-2015 Development Agenda is emerging. In connection with this, setting global research priorities for the next decade is now required...
  7. pmc Determinants of implementation of maternal health guidelines in Kosovo: mixed methods study
    Sharon E Straus
    Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St, Michael s Hospital, 30 Bond Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1W8, Canada
    Implement Sci 8:108. 2013
    ..Several models of framework are available to consider for use in guideline adaptation...
  8. pmc WHO multicentre study for the development of growth standards from fetal life to childhood: the fetal component
    Mario Merialdi
    UNDP UNFPA UNICEF 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 Pregnancy Childbirth 14:157. 2014
    ..WHO has, therefore, made it a high priority to establish charts of optimal fetal growth that can be recommended worldwide...
  9. pmc Implementation of evidence-based antenatal care in Mozambique: a cluster randomized controlled trial: study protocol
    Leonardo Chavane
    Department of Reproductive Health Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    BMC Health Serv Res 14:228. 2014
    ..The primary hypothesis is that the intervention will increase the use of evidence-based practices during ANC visits in comparison to the standard dissemination channels currently used in the country...
  10. pmc Active management of the third stage of labour without controlled cord traction: a randomized non-inferiority controlled trial
    A Metin Gulmezoglu
    UNDP UNFPA WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 6:2. 2009
    ..If it is possible to dispense with controlled cord traction without losing efficacy it would have major implications for effective management of the third stage of labour at peripheral levels of health care...
  11. 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
    ....
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
    ....
  15. pmc 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 . 2012
    ..Whether a policy of labour induction at a predetermined gestational age can reduce this increased risk is the subject of this review...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
    ....
  20. 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
    ....
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. 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...
  26. 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...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. pmc WHO global survey on maternal and perinatal health in Latin America: classifying caesarean sections
    Ana P Betrán
    Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 6:18. 2009
    ..Auditing and analysing caesarean section rates and other perinatal outcomes in a reliable and continuous manner is critical for understanding reasons caesarean section changes over time...
  34. 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
    ....
  35. pmc Room temperature stable carbetocin for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage during the third stage of labour in women delivering vaginally: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Mariana Widmer
    Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Avenue Appia 20, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland
    Trials 17:143. 2016
    ..We describe a randomized, double-blind non-inferiority trial comparing a newly developed room temperature stable formulation of carbetocin to the standard intervention (oxytocin) for the prevention of PPH after vaginal birth...
  36. pmc Formative research and development of innovative tools for "Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty" (BOLD): study protocol
    Meghan A Bohren
    Department of Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, 1201, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 12:50. 2015
    ..This protocol describes the formative research activities to support the development of these tools...
  37. doi request reprint Use of the Robson classification to assess caesarean section trends in 21 countries: a secondary analysis of two WHO multicountry surveys
    Joshua P Vogel
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, WA, Australia UNDP UNFPA UNICEF 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 Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 3:e260-70. 2015
    ..The Robson system classifies all deliveries into one of ten groups on the basis of five parameters: obstetric history, onset of labour, fetal lie, number of neonates, and gestational age...
  38. 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
  39. 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...
  40. pmc WHO Better Outcomes in Labour Difficulty (BOLD) project: innovating to improve quality of care around the time of childbirth
    Olufemi T Oladapo
    Department of Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, Geneva, 1201, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 12:48. 2015
    ..Please see related articles ' http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12978-015-0029-4 ' and ' http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12978-015-0028-5 '. ..
  41. doi request reprint Use of antenatal corticosteroids and tocolytic drugs in preterm births in 29 countries: an analysis of the WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health
    Joshua P Vogel
    School of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA, Australia UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO, Geneva, Switzerland Electronic address
    Lancet 384:1869-77. 2014
    ..We analysed data from the WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health (WHOMCS) to assess coverage for these interventions in preterm deliveries...
  42. doi request reprint Advancing social and economic development by investing in women's and children's health: a new Global Investment Framework
    Karin Stenberg
    Department of Health Systems Financing, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland Electronic address
    Lancet 383:1333-54. 2014
    ..These gains could be achieved by an additional investment of $30 billion per year, equivalent to a 2% increase above current spending. ..
  43. pmc Global, regional and national levels and trends of preterm birth rates for 1990 to 2014: protocol for development of World Health Organization estimates
    Joshua P Vogel
    UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Avenue Appia 20, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 13:76. 2016
    ....
  44. doi 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 . 2015
    ..However, it is not clear whether single-dose therapy is as effective as longer conventional antibiotic treatment...
  45. pmc The Mistreatment of Women during Childbirth in Health Facilities Globally: A Mixed-Methods Systematic Review
    Meghan A Bohren
    Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Department of Reproductive Health and Research including UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS Med 12:e1001847; discussion e1001847. 2015
    ..This mixed-methods systematic review aims to synthesize qualitative and quantitative evidence on the mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities to inform the development of an evidence-based typology of the phenomenon...
  46. pmc The Increasing Trend in Caesarean Section Rates: Global, Regional and National Estimates: 1990-2014
    Ana Pilar Betran
    UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    PLoS ONE 11:e0148343. 2016
    ..We present the latest CS rates and trends over the last 24 years...
  47. doi request reprint Accuracy of angiogenic biomarkers at ⩽20weeks' gestation in predicting the risk of pre-eclampsia: A WHO multicentre study
    Mariana Widmer
    Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Avenue Appia 20, Geneva 1201, Switzerland Electronic address
    Pregnancy Hypertens 5:330-8. 2015
    ..To assess the accuracy of angiogenic biomarkers to predict pre-eclampsia...
  48. doi request reprint Global causes of maternal death: a WHO systematic analysis
    Lale Say
    UNDP UNFPA UNICEF WHO The World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction HRP, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland Electronic address
    Lancet Glob Health 2:e323-33. 2014
    ..We developed and analysed global, regional, and subregional estimates of the causes of maternal death during 2003-09, with a novel method, updating the previous WHO systematic review...
  49. doi request reprint Medical methods for first trimester abortion
    Regina Kulier
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev . 2011
    ..The most widely researched drugs are prostaglandins (PGs) alone, mifepristone alone, methotrexate alone, mifepristone with prostaglandins and methotrexate with prostaglandins...
  50. pmc The prevalence of stillbirths: a systematic review
    Lale Say
    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 3:1. 2006
    ..Obtaining overall estimates across various regions of the world is not straightforward due to variation in definitions, data collection methods and reporting...
  51. 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
  52. pmc WHO systematic review of maternal morbidity and mortality: the prevalence of severe acute maternal morbidity (near miss)
    Lale Say
    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 1:3. 2004
    ..This standardisation could be made for similar settings separately. An organ-system dysfunction/failure approach is the most epidemiologically sound as it is least open to bias, and thus could permit developing summary estimates...
  53. pmc Effectiveness and acceptability of progestogens in combined oral contraceptives - a systematic review
    Regina Kulier
    Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research, Geneva, Switzerland
    Reprod Health 1:1. 2004
    ..GSD is also comparable to DSG. DRSP is comparable to DSG. Future research should focus on independently conducted well designed randomized trials comparing particularly the third- with second-generation progestogens...
  54. doi request reprint [93-OR]: Accuracy of angiogenic biomarkers for predicting preeclampsia: An observational study
    Mariana Widmer
    World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland
    Pregnancy Hypertens 5:50. 2015
    ..Assess the accuracy of serum soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1), placental growth factor (PlGF) and soluble endoglin (sEng) and urinary PlGF as predictors of preeclampsia in a prospective multicountry study...
  55. pmc A systematic review of the Robson classification for caesarean section: what works, doesn't work and how to improve it
    Ana Pilar Betran
    UNDP UNFPA UNICEF 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
    PLoS ONE 9:e97769. 2014
    ..This classification has become very popular over the last years in many countries. We conducted a systematic review to synthesize the experience of users on the implementation of this classification and proposed adaptations...
  56. 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...
  57. 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 . 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)...
  58. 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...