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Medical News & Perspectives
March 28, 2012

Studies Examine Fetal Surgery Trade-offs, Drug Interactions, and Uterine Rupture

JAMA. 2012;307(12):1239-1241. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.315

As imaging technologies make it easier to identify congenital abnormalities that might be treated through fetal surgery, clinicians and parents face difficult choices about whether to pursue such innovative treatment or to plan for corrective procedures after birth. As the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality noted earlier this year, so far there are limited data to guide such choices (http://tinyurl.com/6o7zoa3).