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Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM
Dr Lockwood, Editor-in-Chief, is Dean of the Morsani College of Medicine and Senior Vice President of USF Health, University of South Florida, Tampa. He can be reached at [email protected]
Suggested summer reading: The Undoing Project
There are books you enjoy reading, and then there are books you can’t wait to tell your friends about. But the best books are the ones you actually buy for your friends to make sure they read them. Michael Lewis’ The Undoing Project falls in that latter category.
Is federal medical liability reform possible?
Over the past few years, progress has clearly been made with regard to the professional liability crisis.
Aspirin to prevent preeclampsia: When to start and how much to give?
Aspirin had been used as a way to cure preeclampsia, but then evidence-based studies clouded whether it actually helped. Two recent trials have provided encouraging data on use of low-dose aspirin in treating preeclampsia.
Medical marijuana: An oxymoron and a risk to fetuses
It's never appropriate in pregnancy, says our editor in chief.
De-stressing ob/gyn
The January 2017 issue of Contemporary OB/GYN provided a window into the minds of some of our colleagues by reporting the results of our second annual Labor Force survey. About 670 of our readers responded.
Can a patient safety bundle prevent deaths from PE?
Pregnancy-related deaths in the United States have risen from a low of 7.2 per 100,000 live births in 1987 to a high of 17.3 per 100,000 live births in 2013, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System.
Dr Lockwood's 2017 healthcare resolutions
Dr Lockwood reflects on the potential challenges and hopes for 2017.
MACRA primer for ob/gyns
Even if you see few Medicare patients, start preparing for value-focused payment.
ACOG Guidelines at a Glance: Operative vaginal delivery
A commentary on ACOG Practice Bulletin Number 154: Operative Vaginal Delivery by Charles J Lockwood, MD, MHCM.
Fewer elective early term deliveries, more stillbirths?
In the past decade, the rate of preterm delivery in the United States has declined 11% from its peak of 12.8% in 2006.