Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology

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June 2023 - Volume 66 - Issue 2

  • Jonathan Schaffir, MD
    Alireza Shamshirsaz, MD
  • 0009-9201
  • 1532-5520
  • 4 issues / year
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology 71/85
  • 1.966
​​​​​​​​​​​In the June 2023 issue of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology there are two symposia topics:

Update on on Malpractice and Medical Legal Issues in Ob/Gyn: 
Although practicing clinicians strive to plan patient care according to clinical guidelines and medical evidence, practice is nevertheless shaped by medicolegal considerations. From fear of litigation to legal restrictions surrounding the provision of reproductive health care, there are many examples where legal issues impact the decisions that are made in providing counseling and treatment. For physicians trained in clinical and foundational science, understanding legal reasoning and jargon can be daunting. Since litigation is an unfortunately common event for practitioners in our field, many clinicians are confronted with navigating a legal landscape they know little about. In this issue, two specialists with expertise in legal issues related to obstetrics and gynecology have assembled an insightful group of authors to help clarify these matters. Joseph Sanfilippo, a professor of ob/gyn at the University of Pittsburgh, and Steven Smith, a lawyer affiliated with California Western School of Law, have both written extensively on medical jurisprudence. The articles they have selected will help physicians and mid-level providers to appreciate the laws and regulations that impact our field and considerations related to malpractice litigation.​

Postpartum Hemorrhage:
In alignment with the sustainable development goal target for 2023, this special issue of the journal focuses on mitigating global maternal mortality and addressing the leading cause of such deaths, postpartum hemorrhage (PPH). PPH poses a significant threat, particularly in resource-constrained developing countries. While it is challenging to prevent and predict, early diagnosis and effective management can greatly reduce adverse outcomes, including maternal mortality. This issue begins with an introduction to PPH, followed by a comprehensive review of its epidemiology, risk factors, and causes to provide readers with a broad understanding of this complication. It then explores the necessary evaluations and interventions for managing PPH emergencies. Special attention is given to complex cases involving underlying or secondary coagulative disorders and placenta accreta spectrum disorder, requiring multidisciplinary medical and surgical management. The principles of blood product transfusion in the context of PPH are also discussed. Lastly, the issue concludes by highlighting the essential infrastructures within healthcare systems necessary to enhance PPH management.

Editor Picks: ​

Current Issue Highlights

Update on Malpractice and Medical Legal Issues in Ob/Gyn

Postpartum Hemorrhage