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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. 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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