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Free Content Deconstruction Junction: How to Separate the Good Evidence From the Bad (From the Ugly)

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Abstract:

In this column, the author reprises recent selections from the Lamaze International research blog, Science & Sensibility. Each selection discusses a new study that demonstrates the need to look closely at research articles to avoid being misled. Examples include new research on the effectiveness of intrapartum antibiotics for preventing early onset Group B streptococcal disease in newborns, a recent study on the incidence of infection after cesarean surgery and vaginal birth, and a new study demonstrating long-term benefits of skin-to-skin contact between the mother and infant after birth.

Keywords: Group B streptococcal infection; antibiotics; bloodstream infection; cesarean section; childbirth education; mother-infant attachment; natural birth; newborns; postpartum infection; research methods; skin-to-skin contact; urinary tract infection; wound infection

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1624/105812409X474717

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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