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In the US, Black mothers are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White mothers. #BlackMaternalHealth #ph260720
Racial disparities in pregnancy-related death are still apparent even when accounting for factors, such as amount of education received and socioeconomic status. #SystemicRacism #ph260720
Black women who are college graduates are 1.6 times more likely to experience pregnancy-related mortality than White women with less than a high school diploma #healthequity #ph260720
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So folks wanted a #journalclub on the @JAMAPediatrics paper on #epidurals and #autism. Ok......here we go!
1. Let's review the intro first. Beyond conjecture, they offer scant data to justify their study which was an animal study (ref 5). They say 'standard clinical doses of LAs 👇produce neurotoxic effects & altered neurobeh devlpment in monkeys.'
These aren't standard doses. We use in fact substantially lower concentrations & doses of epidural local anesthetics. Plus, this small study in non-laboring monkeys included multiple behav outcomes. So high likelihood of chance finding. Also, anyone know if monkeys get ASD??
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