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    Partnership of obstetrician and neonatologist to improve neonatal outcome in peri-viable and premature babies: a cross sectional survey

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    Background: Collaboration between obstetricians and paediatricians/Neonatologists provides the best quality care to infants and their mothers. Present study was conducted to evaluate the practices of obstetricians and neonatologists’ partnership to improve neonatal outcome.Methods: Present cross-sectional, observational study was conducted on 50 Obstetricians and 50 paediatricians/ neonatologists during October 2021 to evaluate the practices of obstetricians and neonatologists’ partnership to improve neonatal outcome.Results: In present study, among 50 obstetricians and 50 pediatricians/ neonatologists, all i.e., 100 (100%) feel that partnership of obstetrician and neonatologist in managing pre-viable pregnancy improves neonatal outcome. Among 50 obstetricians, all i.e., 50 (100%) said that they will explain the need for caesarean section and if necessary classical caesarean section. All said they will explain the need and advantages of steroids. Among 50 pediatricians/ neonatologists, majority i.e., 44 (88%) said that they will explain the need for caesarean section and if necessary classical caesarean section. All said they will explain the need and advantages of steroids. Among 50 obstetricians, majority i.e., 45 (90%) said that they will explain thoroughly the risk to the baby, survival, short term complications and disability, 30 (60%) each said that they will explain thoroughly the risk of RDS, need of resuscitation, need of NICU for baby, uncertainty of hospital stay and outcome. Among 50 pediatricians/ neonatologists, all i.e., 50 (100%) each said that they will explain thoroughly the risk to the baby, survival, short term complications and disability, the risk of RDS, need of resuscitation, need of NICU for baby, uncertainty of hospital stay and outcome. Expressions of pediatricians/ neonatologists were significantly different on counselling aspects of mother and baby.Conclusions: In present study, majority of obstetricians and pediatricians/ neonatologists were of opinion that partnership between them surely improves neonatal outcome in peri viable and preterm babies. 

    Assessment of menopausal symptoms using modified menopause rating scale among urban women doctors of India

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    Background: The study was conducted to assess the commonly reported menopausal symptoms among urban women doctors using modified menopause rating scale (MRS).Methods: The study was carried out in the society by google link. Convenient sample of 100 women doctors were included in the study. Menopausal symptoms were assessed using modified MRS.Results: In present study, 3 (3%) female doctors had premature menopause, 5 had menopause at 40-44 years, 15 (15%) had menopause at 45-49 years, 77 (77%) had menopause while no patient had menopause after 55 years. Hot flushes were seen in 70 (79%) women, heart discomfort/ palpitation was seen in 2 (2%) women, muscle and joint problems were seen in 30 (30%) women, sleeping problems were seen in 20 (20%) women. Depressive mood was seen in 2 (2%) women, irritability was seen in 12 (12%) women, an anxiety was seen in 22 (22%) women while physical and mental exhaustion was seen in 34 (34%%) women. Sexual problems were seen in 32 (32%) women, bladder problems were seen in 8 (8%) women dryness of the vagina was seen in 35 (35%) women (Table 6).Conclusions: Hot flushes and joint problems were the most common followed by urogenital symptom, sleep disturbance, and anxiety in the study. Menopausal symptoms were less prevalent. Busy schedule, self-confidence due to independent nature and constructive work might be the reason
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