Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis (vol 9, e759, 2021)

Published on Jan 1, 2021in The Lancet Global Health
Barbara Chmielewska1
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Imogen Barratt1
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R. Townsend11
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#1Linda A. Gallo (UQ: University of Queensland)H-Index: 18
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Background Reports from around the world suggest that rates of preterm birth decreased during COVID-19 lockdown measures. Aims To compare the prevalence of preterm birth and stillbirth rates during COVID-19 restriction measures with infants born at the same maternity centre during the same weeks in 2013-2019. Materials and Methods Deidentified data were extracted from the Mater Mothers' healthcare records database. This is a supra-regional tertiary perinatal centre. Logistic regressions were use...
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#1Paula L. Hedley (SSI: Statens Serum Institut)H-Index: 21
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ImportanceUsing provisional or opportunistic data, three nationwide studies (The Netherlands, USA, and Denmark) have identified a reduction in preterm or extremely preterm births during periods of COVID-19 restrictions. However, these findings have been challenged as none of the studies accounted for perinatal deaths. null ObjectiveTo determine whether the reduction in extremely preterm births, observed in Denmark during the COVID-19 lockdown, could be a result of an increase in number of perina...
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