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Volume 15 Supplement 1

Improving pregnancy outcomes - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Maternal and Newborn Health: Translating Research Evidence to Practice


Publication of this supplement was funded by the University of British Columbia PRE-EMPT (Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia, Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment) initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The articles have undergone the journal's standard peer review process for supplements. The Supplement Editors declare that they were not involved in the peer review process for any manuscript on which they are an author. The conference was hosted by Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit, KLE Academy of Higher Education and Research, J N Medical College, Belagavi, Karnataka, India.

Belagavi, India26-27 March 2018

Edited by Robert L Goldenberg, Richard J Derman, Shivaprasad S Goudar, Elizabeth McClure, Marianne Vidler, Avinash Kavi

  1. Content type: Commentary

    The Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) Women’s and Children’s Health Research Unit (WCHRU) of the Karnataka Lingayat Education (KLE) Academy of Higher Education and Research Deemed-to-be-University and it...

    Authors: Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure and José M. Belizán

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):99

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  2. Content type: Commentary

    This paper reviews the very large discrepancies in pregnancy outcomes between high, low and middle-income countries and then presents the medical causes of maternal mortality, stillbirth and neonatal mortality...

    Authors: Robert L. Goldenberg, Elizabeth M. McClure and Sarah Saleem

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):88

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  3. Content type: Research

    The prevalence of early pregnancy loss through miscarriage and medically terminated pregnancy (MTP) is largely unknown due to lack of early registration of pregnancies in most regions, and especially in low- a...

    Authors: Sangappa M. Dhaded, Manjunath S. Somannavar, Jane P. Jacob, Elizabeth M. McClure, Sunil S. Vernekar, S. Yogesh Kumar, Avinash Kavi, Umesh Y. Ramadurg, Janet L. Moore, Dennis P. Wallace, Richard J. Derman, Robert L. Goldenberg and Shivaprasad S. Goudar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):95

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  4. Content type: Research

    Stillbirth rates remain high, especially in low and middle-income countries, where rates are 25 per 1000, ten-fold higher than in high-income countries. The United Nations’ Every Newborn Action Plan has set a ...

    Authors: Sarah Saleem, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Elizabeth M. McClure, Janet L. Moore, Syed Iqbal Azam, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Ana Garces, Lester Figueroa, Irene Marete, Constance Tenge, Fabian Esamai, Archana B. Patel, Sumera Aziz Ali, Farnaz Naqvi, Musaku Mwenchanya…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):100

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  5. Content type: Review

    Maternal mortality continues to be of great public health importance, however for each woman who dies as the direct or indirect result of pregnancy, many more women experience life-threatening complications. T...

    Authors: Stacie E. Geller, Abigail R. Koch, Caitlin E. Garland, E. Jane MacDonald, Francesca Storey and Beverley Lawton

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):98

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  6. Content type: Protocol

    In South Asia, where most stillbirths and neonatal deaths occur, much remains unknown about the causes of these deaths. About one-third of neonatal deaths are attributed to prematurity, yet the specific condit...

    Authors: Elizabeth M. McClure, Sarah Saleem, Shivaprasad S. Goudar, Sangappa Dhaded, G. Guruprasad, Yogesh Kumar, Shiyam Sunder Tikmani, Masood Kadir, Jamal Raza, Haleema Yasmin, Janet L. Moore, Jean Kim, Carla Bann, Lindsay Parlberg, Anna Aceituno, Waldemar A. Carlo…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):89

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  7. Content type: Research

    Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. Magnesium sulphate is accepted as the anticonvulsant of choice in these conditions and is present on the WHO essential medicine...

    Authors: Geetanjali Katageri, Umesh Charantimath, Anjali Joshi, Marianne Vidler, Umesh Ramadurg, Sumedha Sharma, Sheshidhar Bannale, Beth A. Payne, Sangamesh Rakaraddi, Chandrashekhar Karadiguddi, Geetanjali Mungarwadi, Avinash Kavi, Diane Sawchuck, Richard Derman, Shivaprasad Goudar, Ashalata Mallapur…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):91

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  8. Content type: Research

    Hypertensive disorders are the second highest direct obstetric cause of maternal death after haemorrhage, accounting for 14% of maternal deaths globally. Pregnancy hypertension contributes to maternal deaths, ...

    Authors: Umesh Charanthimath, Marianne Vidler, Geetanjali Katageri, Umesh Ramadurg, Chandrashekhar Karadiguddi, Avinash Kavi, Anjali Joshi, Geetanjali Mungarwadi, Sheshidhar Bannale, Sangamesh Rakaraddi, Diane Sawchuck, Rahat Qureshi, Sumedha Sharma, Beth A. Payne, Peter von Dadelszen, Richard Derman…

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):101

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  9. Content type: Research

    As per the World Health Organization, the nutritional status of women of reproductive age is important, as effects of undernutrition are propagated to future generations. More than one-third of Indian women in...

    Authors: Shivanand C. Mastiholi, Manjunath S. Somannavar, Sunil S. Vernekar, S. Yogesh Kumar, Sangappa M. Dhaded, Veena R. Herekar, Rebecca L. Lander, Michael K. Hambidge, Nancy F. Krebs and Shivaprasad S. Goudar

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):90

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  10. Content type: Research

    Iron deficiency is especially common in women during the reproductive age and it is estimated that 52% of pregnant women have iron deficiency anemia. Maternal iron deficiency with or without anemia in pregnanc...

    Authors: Torben Moos, Tina Skjørringe and Lars Lykke Thomsen

    Citation: Reproductive Health 2018 15(Suppl 1):93

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