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Summaries currently being prepared include:
Which abdominal surgical incision should be used for caesarean delivery?
Should aerobic exercise be recommended during normal pregnancy?
Should salt intake during pregnancy be altered for preventing pre-eclampsia and its complications?
Should antibiotic prophylaxis be prescribed in caesarean section?
Should antibiotic prophylaxis be prescribed in operative vaginal deliveries?
Does calcium supplementation during pregnancy prevent hypertensive disorders and related problems?
Should the peritoneum be closed or left unclosed in caesarean sections?
Should single-dose therapy be used for treating asymptomatic bacteriuria during pregnancy, instead of longer conventional antibiotic treatment?
Should the uterus be exteriorised to repair the uterine incision during a caesarean section?
Should women with multiple pregnancies be routinely hospitalised for bed rest?
Should antenatal day care units be used instead of hospital admission for complicated pregnancy?
Should hospitalisation be suggested in multiple pregnancy for bed rest?
Should non-closure of the peritoneum be used for caesarean section?
Which antihypertensive drug should be used for treating very high blood pressure during pregnancy?
Should extra-abdominal of the uterine insicion be used after a caesarean section instead of intra-abdominal repair?
Do oxytocin agonists be used for prevention of postpartum haemorrhage?
Should active management be used for third stage of labour?
Should amniotomy alone be used for Induction of labour?
Should amniotomy and oxytocin be used for Induction of labour?
Should Antihypertensive drug therapy be used for mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy?
Should corticosteroids be used for HELLP syndrome?
Should magnesium sulphate be used for severe preeclampsia?
Do anticonvulsants prevent mortality and morbidity in full term newborns with perinatal asphyxia?
Does double wall incubator reduce heat loss in very low birth weight infants?
Should antibiotic monotherapy be used in late onset neonatal sepsis?
Does oral immunoglobulin prevent rotavirus infection in low birth weight infants?
Should antibiotic monotherapy be used for early neonatal sepsis?
Is diazepam effective for treating neonatal tetanus?
Should room air be used in neonates requiring intermittent positive pressure ventilation at birth?
Should transpyloric tube feeding be used for preterm infants requiring enteral tube feeding?
Which ventilation device should be used in neonatal resuscitation?