New Roads, LA (PRWEB) January 30, 2017
After 30 years of obstetrical experience, author Jason H. Collins, MD, MSCR believes a study of accidents is needed. In his book, “SILENT RISK” (published by Xlibris), he underscores the issues and risks with regards to the human umbilical cord.
According to Collins, with an estimated 8,000 deaths per year in the United States from complications of UCA, an initial goal of 50% reduction of loss is possible. To achieve this goal requires the recognition by the obstetrical community of the issue. Recent research into circadian rhythms may help explain why UCA stillbirth is an event between 2:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. The author believes it is now time for the focus to be on screening for UCA, managing UCA prenatally and delivery of the baby in distress defined by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists as a heart rate of 90 beats per minute for 1 minute on a recorded nonstress test.
An excerpt from the book:
Congenital abnormalities of the human umbilical cord and placenta may result in significant complications during labour. The ill-effects are predominantly upon the newborn-less common maternal morbidity and mortality may result. —Albert A. Earn, MD, MSc, Winnipeg, Canada 1951
Unaddressed in modern reproductive care, the issue of umbilical cord-related fetal harm and fetal stillbirth must be discussed now. It is time to answer this question and to discern the full ramifications of umbilical cord-related injury and death. An enlightening and valuable read, “SILENT RISK” talks about information based on 25 years of research and a review of medical journals and texts.
By Jason H. Collins, MD, MSCR
Hardcover | 6x9in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781499039108
Softcover | 6x9in | 238 pages | ISBN 9781499039115
E-Book | 238 pages | ISBN 9781499039092
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Jason H. Collins, MD, MSCR is from New Orleans and trained with Tulane Medical Center. He specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He recently completed a master's degree in clinical research from Tulane Medical Center. He is the principal investigator for the PUCP (Perinatal Umbilical Cord Project). The study reviewed over 1,000 no-risk pregnancies for UCA and is peer reviewed and published by the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
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