Welcome to the SMFM Podcast Series!
We launched the SMFM Podcast in February 2018 to highlight a range of topics that touch MFM. From congenital heart disease to mental illness, 3D ultrasound, preventing burnout and more, new episodes will released monthly. This series is available through iTunes and Google Play as well. Subscribe to the SMFM Podcast Series on your mobile device today! If you would like to submit a topic for consideration, leave a comment, or are interested in being a guest on our podcast series, please contact Chris Coleman at email@example.com.
Early gestational diabetes screening in obese women: a randomized controlled trialContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Dr. Lorie Harper
Recorded: July 2019
Join Dr. Lorie Harper, as she discusses her research on “Early gestational diabetes screening in obese women: a randomized controlled trial.” In this podcast, she will examine the outcomes of early gestational diabetes screening versus routine gestational diabetes screening in pregnant obese women.
Abstract press release (February 11, 2019): Researchers Examine the Best Time to Screen Obese Pregnant Women for Gestational Diabetes
SMFM Advocacy Efforts – How to get engagedContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Drs. Sindhu Srinivas and Katie Schubert
Recorded: July 2019
Dr. Sindhu Srinivas, Chair of SMFM’s Health Policy & Advocacy Committee and Katie Schubert, SMFM’s Chief Advocacy Officer discuss SMFM’s policy and advocacy agenda and how SMFM members can get involved.
Maternal and neonatal outcomes associated with early amniotomy in term nulliparous labor inductionContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Drs. Ashley Battarbee and William Goodnight
Recorded: June 2019
In this podcast, recent scientific data is reviewed exploring how the timing of amniotomy in term nulliparous labor induction impacts maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Measles outbreakContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Drs. Neil Silverman and Christina Han
Recorded: June 2019
Join Drs. Christina Han and Neil Silverman as they discuss the current measles outbreak in the United States, how measles impacts pregnant and postpartum women, and what clinicians can do to help educate their patients about vaccine safety.
Impact of delayed cord clamping on maternal blood loss in term cesareansContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Drs. Cynthia Bannerman and Stephanie Purisch
Recorded: May 2019
Dr. Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman interviews Dr. Stephanie Purisch on the impact of delayed cord clamping on maternal blood loss in term cesarean sections, which was a randomized control trial presented at the Fellow’s Oral Plenary session at SMFM’s 39th Annual Pregnancy Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2019. They discuss how their trial supports ACOG and SMFM’s recommendation to perform delayed cord clamping in uncomplicated term cesarean sections.
Diagnosis, evaluation, and management of mild fetal ventriculomegalyContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey Kuller
Recorded: April 2019
Join Dr. Jeffrey Kuller as he discusses the current evidence regarding diagnosis, evaluation, and management of mild fetal ventriculomegaly.
Maternal outcomes by race during postpartum readmissionsContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Drs. Aleha Aziz and Alex Friedman
Recorded: April 2019
Join Drs. Aleha Aziz and Alex Friedman as they discuss the findings from their study on racial disparities during postpartum readmissions in an interview by SMFM education committee member, Dr. John Byrne.
Additional information and resources:
1) View SMFM's position statement "Racial Disparities on Health Outcomes" here.
2) SMFM is a member of the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care. The Council has developed a bundle to reduce variation in care called, “Reduction of Peripartum Racial/Ethnic Disparities.”
3) From MedPage Today (February 15, 2019): Postpartum Readmissons: Racial Disparities Abound
4) Additional information can be found here regarding ACOG's toolkit on Racial Disparities in Maternal Mortality.
Immediate postpartum LARC for women at high-risk for medical complicationsContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Laura Vricella
Recorded: March 2019
Join Dr. Vricella as she discusses immediate postpartum long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) which can help women prevent unplanned pregnancies and short interpregnancy intervals.
SepsisContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Drs. Judette Louis and Tony Kendle
Recorded: February 2019
Maternal sepsis is a significant cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Join Drs. Judette Louis and Tony Kendle as they discuss the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine’s new publication, “Sepsis During Pregnancy and the Puerperium.” In this podcast, they define sepsis and review the evaluation and management of sepsis in pregnancy and the postpartum period.
To view the entire publication, click here.
The impact of the HYPITAT I trial on obstetric management and outcomes for gestational hypertension and preeclampsiaContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Catherine De Sonnaville
Date recorded: January 2019
Dr. De Sonnaville describes the HYPITAT 1 trial, highlighting the results showing the beneficial effects of induction of labor in pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders in term pregnancies. The recommendation of inducing patients with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy at term has been adopted by national guidelines. The study involved adult patients, singleton pregnancies in the cephalic presentation, at 36-41 weeks gestation. They had two cohorts – 1. Pregnancies complicated by hypertensive disorders – gestational hypertension or Preeclampsia and 2. Pregnancies not complicated by hypertensive disorders. The outcomes were onset of labor, maternal complications and neonatal complications. They compared the proportions of the period before the trial (2000-2005) to the period after the trial (2008-2014). They performed a subgroup analysis, compared the HYPITAT recruiting hospitals to the non-recruiting hospitals for the patients with hypertensive disorders.
Beneficios de pertenecer a la Sociedad de Medicina Materno-FetalContains 2 Component(s)
¡En español! ¿Conoces los beneficios de pertenecer a la Sociedad de Medicina Materno-Fetal? Escucha la charla entre el CEO de SMFM Matt Granato y el Dr. Jorge Tolosa, presidente del Comité de Salud Global de SMFM https://bit.ly/2STaiBK
A Review of Hepatitis C in PregnancyContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Brenna Hughes
Recorded November 2018
Join Dr. Brenna Hughes as she discusses the current evidence regarding hepatitis C virus in pregnancy. She reviews the epidemiology of hepatitis c in pregnancy, challenges of maternal infection on pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes, and screening/treatment/management recommendations of Hepatitis C during pregnancy.
Evaluating Cardiovascular Risk 10 years after PreeclampsiaContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Lisa Levine
Podcast Recorded: October 2018
In this podcast Dr. Lisa Levine reviews her important research on the association between preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease. She reviews results from her study presented at SMFM 2018 where she discussed a cohort of women she evaluated for cardiovascular risk 10 years after a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia.
Feasibility of Complete Salpingectomy Compared With Standard Postpartum Tubal Ligation at Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Controlled TrialContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Akila Subramaniam
Podcast recording: September 2018
Dr. Subramaniam discusses evaluating the feasibility of salpingectomy compared with standard bilateral tubal ligation at the time of cesarean delivery in women with undesired fertility.
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement for MFMs and High-Risk PatientsContains 2 Component(s)
Outcomes of Elective Inductions of Labor in Obese WomenContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Anna Palatnik
Podcast Recorded: August 2018
This podcast provides a description of the retrospective cohort study performed by Dr. Palatnik and colleagues.
Few studies have been performed to evaluate elective induction of labor in the obese population, however those that have been performed have conflicting results. Dr. Palatnik performed a retrospective cohort study from the Consortium on Safe Labor comparing obese women with a singleton gestation who underwent elective induction at >39 weeks versus expectant management.
Their outcomes of interest includes cesarean section rate (primary outcomes), and adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes (including 3rd/4th degree laceration, postpartum hemorrhage, blood transfusion, endometritis, would infection, apgar score <7 at 5 minutes, macrosomia, presence of meconium, ICU admission and perinatal death at 39, 40 and 41 weeks), which were compared between the groups of elective induction and expectant management groups during the gestational age time frames – 39, 40, 41 weeks. Their statistical methods included univariable and multivariable analysis.
They found that women undergoing induction of labor differed in several ways from the expectant management group – they were more likely to be older, white and married and had more favorable simplified bishops score. When reviewing the primary outcome, both nulliparous and multiparous women undergoing IOL were less likely to have cesarean. Macrosomia was also noted to be reduced in nulliparous and multiparous women undergoing induction of labor at 39 weeks.
The authors concluded that in obese women, an elective induction of labor when compared to expectant management, was associated with decreased cesarean delivery rates and improved maternal and neonatal outcomes. They ended with saying further prospective studies will need to be performed to confirm these results.
Contraception for the High-Risk Obstetrical Patient: A Call to ActionContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Drs. Judette Louis and Lara Vricella
Recorded date: July 2018
Contraception for the High-Risk Obstetrical Patient: A Call to Action
Mental IllnessContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Rashimi Rao
Podcast recorded: June 2018
Join Dr. Rao as she discusses what is “Mental Health”, and its impact on the mother, fetus and neonate. The podcast will also identify risk factors and how to screen for mental health disorders, and how to optimize care to women with a pre-existing diagnosis.
Getting Back Up: Being and Helping the Second VictimContains 2 Component(s)
Speakers: Drs. Heather Lipkind and Chris Pettker
Podcast recorded: April 2018
Adverse outcomes are rare in obstetrics but when they occur are devastating not only to patients but also the caregivers. Join Drs. Lipkind and Pettker for this 30-minute podcast as they use their personal experiences to discuss the resources for supporting 'second victim’ caregivers who experience critical events.
Congenital Toxoplasmosis PreventionContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Laurent Mandelbrodt
Podcast recorded: March 2018
SMFM member, Dr. Laurent Mandelbrodt, discusses results from the TOXOGEST study, a randomized open-label trial comparing pyrimethamine/sulfadiazine to spiramycin in reduction of perinatal transmission of toxoplasma gondii. The results were presented at the SMFM Annual Pregnancy Meeting in February 2018.
Maternal Cardiovascular DiseaseContains 2 Component(s)
Speaker: Dr. Alexandria Hill
Podcast was recorded: February 2018
Join MFM Dr. Alexandria Hill as she speaks about cardiovascular disease in pregnant and postpartum woman. During this nine-minute podcast, Dr. Hill addresses the importance of identifying heart disease, considerations for MFM specialists caring for cardiac patients, and what national organizations are doing to address this growing problem.
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