Dr. Rakhi Dimino addresses maternal mortality in Houston Chronicle op-ed

By OBHG Marketing on May 7th, 2018

Last year, a woman I was caring for in labor & delivery almost died.

She was suffering from an embolism characterized by sudden cardiorespiratory collapse and acute hemorrhage. In the simplest terms, she nearly died from an allergic reaction to amniotic micro-substances in her bloodstream that can cause severe bleeding and inability to provide oxygen to the organs in her body.

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Recognizing the inaugural Black Maternal Health Week

By OBHG Marketing on April 13th, 2018

The inaugural Black Maternal Health Week, founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), is taking place from April 11-17 this year.

The BMMA launched the effort to increase public attention around the state of Black maternal health in the U.S., along with the root causes of poor maternal health outcomes, and community-based policies, programs, and solutions.

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OBHG expert weighs in: Best medical schools for OB/GYNs

By OBHG Marketing on April 4th, 2018

Ob Hospitalist Group Medical Director of Business Development Dr. Jane van Dis was one of the prominent national experts quoted in a recent U.S. News and World Report article.

The piece, geared toward aspiring medical students, discusses what up-and-coming OB/GYNs should look for when they choose a medical school.

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Opioids after delivery: Addressing postpartum pain relief without feeding addiction

By OBHG Marketing on March 26th, 2018

Admidst the national opioid epidemic, OBHG hospitalists are taking measures to ensure they are not feeding addiction among postpartum patients. Dr. Stephen T. Bashuk, OBHG Medical Director of Operations, suggests three approaches physicians, department heads, and hospital administrators can take when addressing this issue.

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March is Trisomy Awareness Month

By OBHG Marketing on March 20th, 2018

What a difference a few decades makes. As recently as the 1940s, children born with Down syndrome were expected to live only to age 12. By the 1980s, life expectancy was about 25 years. Today, the average person with Down syndrome lives to be 60. Last year, Guinness World Records listed Kenny Cridge of England as the world’s oldest living person with Down syndrome

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OBHG hospitalist quoted in Reader’s Digest article

By OBHG Marketing on March 16th, 2018

Earlier this month, Dr. Jane van Dis, OBHG hospitalist and medical director of business development, was quoted in a Reader's Digest story, 15 Signs Your Weight Gain Means Your Health is in Trouble. Dr. van Dis shares her insight into three of the signs that weight gain could be a bigger issue: irregular periods, painful periods, and abdominal pain. 

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Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018

By OBHG Marketing on March 12th, 2018

March 11-17 is National Patient Safety Awareness Week 2018. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is the primary sponsor of the annual observance through its United for Patient Safety Campaign.

IHI is asking both clinicians and consumers to focus on patient safety as a serious public health issue.

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Endometriosis increases risk for pregnancy complications

By OBHG Marketing on March 6th, 2018

Millions of women around the world suffer from endometriosis — a condition in which uterine tissue migrates and grows abnormally outside of the uterus. Some women have no symptoms, while others experience severe pain, especially during their menstrual period.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) estimates that about one in 10 reproductive-age women suffers from endometriosis.

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Redefining ‘special delivery’: Benefits of obstetrical emergency care units

By OBHG Marketing on March 2nd, 2018

From ReachMD with host Renée Simone Yolanda Allen, MD, MHSc., FACOG

Obstetrical emergency care units offer pregnant women highly-specialized emergency care as a better alternative to the traditional emergency room visit.  These units have been proven to increase patient satisfaction and improve emergency room wait time lengths. Where are they being utilized, and what are the barriers to implementing them nationwide?

Host Renée Allen talks with guests Dr. Brian Gilpin, national clinical director of operations for OB hospitalists at Mednax National Medical Group, and OBHG Founder Dr. Christopher Swain. They discuss the benefits and challenges of obstetrical emergency care units.

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Decreasing cesareans: VBAC and patient empowerment

By OBHG Marketing on February 16th, 2018

According to OBHG's Dr. Jane van Dis, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) attempts can reduce medically unnecessary C-sections. This week, Contemporary OB/GYN published an article by Dr. van Dis, who serves as OBHG's Medical Director for Business Development and an OB hopsitalist in Bakersfield, CA. 

"The VBAC attempt rate is only about 9%, even though the overall success rate for women who attempt a trial of labor after cesarean delivery is estimated at 60% to 80%. We can do better," she writes.

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