Tag: obstetrics

Patient Care & Research: Inside the Lab of a Physician-Scientist

Patient Care & Research: Inside the Lab of a Physician-Scientist

Kelle Moley, MD, is a Washington University obstetrician and gynecologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Moley also is co-director of the Women’s Reproductive Health Research program at Washington University. Though much of what happens in Moley’s lab, or in any research lab for that matter, is complex and often painstakingly detailed, the
basic premise is simple: A researcher asks a scientific

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There’s Something Special About Dr. Turner

There’s Something Special About Dr. Turner

It was two weeks before her scheduled cesarean delivery and Sylvia Searleman, 32, was going into labor. This would be Searleman’s third baby and her third C-section. Her obstetrician-gynecologist, Jacqueline Turner, MD, rushed to the hospital to meet her. Before long, Searleman was in a crowded delivery room at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, numb from the waist

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Tweeting About Medicine

Tweeting About Medicine

Though medical school didn’t teach Anthony Shanks, MD, and Kenan Omurtag, MD, FACOG, how to use Twitter, they are finding ways to incorporate tweeting into their professional routines. In addition to surgeries, examinations, consultations and all the attendant duties of their work as obstetricians and gynecologists at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, these two physicians share information about

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Top 5 myths for new moms

Top 5 myths for new moms

Barnes-Jewish Hospital began its journey to become a Baby Friendly Hospital last summer. One year later, we’ve learned some of the best ways to take care of new moms and their babies may not be what many patients have heard from family, friends or the internet. Here are the top 5 myths we’ve heard over

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Life after giving birth is truly a miracle for one patient

Life after giving birth is truly a miracle for one patient

Today is a special day for Recordia Kennedy. Her son, David, is celebrating his first birthday. It’s an important milestone and one she knows she’s lucky to experience. That’s because the 41-year-old St. Louis resident almost died during David’s birth from a rare obstetric emergency known as amniotic fluid embolism (AFE), or anaphylactoid syndrome of

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