Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - News

By: Ranzcog  05-Apr-2012
Keywords: College, Obstetricians, Gynaecologists

Antidepressant Use in Late Pregnancy & The Risk of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension in the Newborn

A study published in the BMJ this week (Kieler and colleagues, BMJ 2012: 344: d8012) has concluded that the newborn of women treated with SSRI* antidepressants in the second half of pregnancy have an increased risk of a rare condition – persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH). 'It is important to recognise that, overall, the risk to babies is very small,' said Dr Rupert Sherwood.

 

Announcement of New ISUOG President

On behalf of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, RANZCOG President Dr Rupert Sherwood, congratulates RANZCOG Fellow and COGU Subspecialist (Certification in Obstetrical and Gynaecological Ultrasound), Dr Andrew Ngu on his appointment as President of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG).

 

O&G Magazine: Homebirth

O&G Magazine Summer 2011

O&G Magazine Summer 2011 In view of the enormous amount of attention paid to homebirth in the lay and medical press, it is timely to publish an issue devoted to homebirth. 

In view of the enormous amount of attention paid to homebirth in the lay and medical press, it is timely to publish an issue devoted to homebirth.

 

New Federal Health Minister Appointed

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) welcomes the appointment of Tanya Plibersek as Federal Minister for Health.

'The College looks forward to working closely with the Minister on the maternity reform in Australia and focusing on the delivery of maternity care services in Australia and the changes in the workforce and its impact on mothers and babies nationally', said RANZCOG President Dr Rupert Sherwood.

 

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Other news and updates from Ranzcog

05-Apr-2012

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - O&G Magazine: Homebirth

O&G Magazine Summer 2011 In view of the enormous amount of attention paid to homebirth in the lay and medical press, it is timely to publish an issue devoted to homebirth. In preparing it, we approached a large number of people to write for us, in order to solicit a wide range of viewpoints.


05-Apr-2012

Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists - RANZCOG NZC ASM 2012

We are privileged to have international keynote speakers, Professor Christopher Sutton from the UK, a pioneer of minimal access surgery who will reflectfrom a historical perspective on changes in our profession. The theme of the meeting is The Changing Faces of our Specialty, reflecting on historical past practices, changes that have occurred, what is new and what we see for the future of our profession.


05-Apr-2012

antidepressant use in late pregnancy a the risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension in the newborn

A study published in the BMJ this week (Kieler and colleagues, BMJ 2012: 344: d8012) has concluded that the newborn of women treated with SSRI* antidepressants in the second half of pregnancy have an increased risk of a rare condition – persistent pulmonary hypertension.