Watchful Waiting

Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTI) are common in women who are pregnant and may cause serious adverse pregnancy outcomes for both mother and child including preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age babies. Interventions used to prevent RUTI in women who are pregnant can be pharmacological (antibiotics) or non-pharmacological (cranberry products, acupuncture, probiotics and behavioural modifications). So far little is known about the best way to prevent RUTI in pregnant women.

Author(s): 
Schneeberger, Caroline
Geerlings, Suzanne E.
Middleton, Philippa
Crowther, Caroline A.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is managed expectantly or by planned early birth. It is not clear if waiting for birth to occur spontaneously is better than intervening, e.g. by inducing labour. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of planned early birth (immediate intervention or intervention within 24 hours) when compared with expectant management (no planned intervention within 24 hours) for women with term PROM on maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes.

Author(s): 
Middleton, Philippa
Shepherd, Emily
Flenady, Vicki
McBain, Rosemary D.
Crowther, Caroline A.
Publication Title: 
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

BACKGROUND: Recurrent urinary tract infections (RUTI) are common in women who are pregnant and may cause serious adverse pregnancy outcomes for both mother and child including preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age babies. Interventions used to prevent RUTI in women who are pregnant can be pharmacological (antibiotics) or non-pharmacological (cranberry products, acupuncture, probiotics and behavioural modifications). So far little is known about the best way to prevent RUTI in pregnant women.

Author(s): 
Schneeberger, Caroline
Geerlings, Suzanne E.
Middleton, Philippa
Crowther, Caroline A.
Publication Title: 
Health Technology Assessment (Winchester, England)

BACKGROUND: Frozen shoulder is condition in which movement of the shoulder becomes restricted. It can be described as either primary (idiopathic) whereby the aetiology is unknown, or secondary, when it can be attributed to another cause. It is commonly a self-limiting condition, of approximately 1 to 3 years' duration, though incomplete resolution can occur. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of treatments for primary frozen shoulder, identify the most appropriate intervention by stage of condition and highlight any gaps in the evidence.

Author(s): 
Maund, E.
Craig, D.
Suekarran, S.
Neilson, Ar
Wright, K.
Brealey, S.
Dennis, L.
Goodchild, L.
Hanchard, N.
Rangan, A.
Richardson, G.
Robertson, J.
McDaid, C.
Subscribe to RSS - Watchful Waiting