Category: Induction

A procedure using medications or other procedures to stimulate uterine contractions during pregnancy before labor begins on its own. Successful labor induction leads to a vaginal birth.

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Term Pregnancy Management in the USA Today: Three Key Concerns

Posting #1 – “Three Things” There are three things that really bother me about the current state of affairs in the area of term pregnancy management in the USA today. These are: The failure to recognize that every term pregnancy is unique, and that broad...

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From the Archives: AMOR-IPAT Radio Interview on ReachMD’s Advances in Women’s Health

“AMOR-IPAT: A New Idea to Reduce the Rate of Cesarean Section.” This is a November 2008 radio interview with Dr. Lisa Mazzullo, host of ReachMD, XM160, Advances in Women’s Health, in which Dr. Nicholson talks about the AMOR-IPAT approach to pregnancy care and how it...

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SMFM 2016 Poster Presentation

Nicholson, James M., Lisa C. Kellar, Serdar H. Ural and Jerome L. Yaklic (2016). “Increases in the Rates of Term Stillbirth in the USA Following the Adoption of the 39-Week Rule: When are the Additional Stillbirths Occurring?” Poster presented at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s...

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New AMOR-IPAT publication: meta-analysis of risk-based labour induction and term birth outcomes

Nicholson, James M., Lisa C. Kellar, George F. Henning, Maria Colon-Gonzalez, Abdul A. Waheed and Serdar Ural (2015). “The association between the regular use of modeled risk-based labour induction and term birth outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” BJOG 122(6):773-784. Publisher’s link ABSTRACT Background Despite...

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Labor induction benefits: the latest research

Mishanina et al. (2014). “Use of labour induction and risk of cesarean delivery: a systematic review and meta-analysis,” Canadian Medical Association Journal (early release version, published online: 28 April 2014)” This large, comprehensive, meta-analysis of 157 randomized controlled trials provides the most compelling evidence yet...

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Upcoming Stillbirth Conference in Minnesota

Dr. Nicholson has been invited to present at the upcoming Star Legacy Foundation’s Stillbirth Summit 2014, 19-21 June, in Medina (Minneapolis), MN. This Summit is a major educational and networking event expected to draw more than 200 interdisciplinary professionals, advocates and families. Presenters will share...

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New PCORI – AMOR-IPAT Grant Proposal

On May 6th, three medical centers (the Hershey Medical Center [Hershey, Pa], Pinnacle Health [Harrisburg, Pa] and Wright State University [Dayton, Pa]) submitted a grant application to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Titled “A Three-institution Randomized Clinical Trial of the Active Management of...