Editorial Board

Volume 53, Number 3, May/June 2008



173 Breaking the Cycle of Infection: TORCH and Other Infections in Women's Health

Jan M. Kriebs


175 Incorporating Immunization Services into Reproductive Health Care

Incorporating new vaccine recommendations into care will help protect adult women, who are at high risk of acquiring vaccine-preventable illnesses.

Barbara Hackley

188 The Quadrivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: Potential Factors in Effectiveness

Various factors influence the effectiveness of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in inhibiting infection and decreasing cervical disease.

Nancy J. Zonfrillo, Barbara Hackley

195 Changes in HIV Testing Policies and the Implications for Women

Recent revisions to the US and international HIV testing guidelines have important implications for women.

Suzanne Maman, Elizabeth King

202 Understanding Herpes Simplex Virus: Transmission, Diagnosis, and Considerations in Pregnancy Management

Herpes simplex is a common sexually transmitted disease affecting childbearing couples. Effective management decreases transmission between partners as well as from mother to child.

Jan M. Kriebs

209 Malaria in Pregnancy: A Literature Review

A review of malaria infection, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment in pregnancy.

Ruth E. Lagerberg

216 Antibiotic Resistance: A Guide for Effective Prescribing in Women's Health

This article provides updates on current trends in antibiotic resistance and appropriate prescribing practices.

Valerie A. Roe

227 Clinical Management of Intra-Amniotic Infection and Chorioamnionitis: A Review of the Literature

Intra-amniotic infection can lead to significant maternal and neonatal morbidity including cerebral palsy. Prompt diagnosis and intrapartum treatment leads to improved perinatal outcomes.

Jenifer O. Fahey

236 Postpregnancy Genital Tract and Wound Infections

Postpregnancy infections cause significant maternal morbidity and mortality.

Nell Tharpe


247 Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection in the Obstetric Setting

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an increasingly common pathogen in women's health, and one of which midwives and other clinicians should be aware.

Jan M. Kriebs

251 Traveler's Diarrhea: An Update on Prevention and Treatment

Pretravel education and planning can help to decrease suffering and time lost because of a common traveler's malady.

Lori A. Spies


Clinical Rounds

255 Listeriosis in Pregnancy

Ana R. Delgado

260 Skin Infections: Rethinking Management

Margaret Buxton

Share With Women

263 HPV, Cervical Cancer, and You

Resources for Clinicians

265 HIV Counseling and Testing in Pregnancy

Jan M. Kriebs, Maureen Shannon

268 Prevention of Influenza

Carol E. Hayes

Journal Reviews

272 Warm Perineal Compresses May Reduce Third- and Fourth-Degree Lacerations, Pain During Birth, and Postpartum Urinary Incontinence

Sharon Bond

273 High Doses of Caffeine Found to Increase Risk of Miscarriage

Sharon Bond

274 Academic Affiliation May Count for Accuracy When Radiologists Interpret Mammograms, but No Single Characteristic Explains the Variation in Interpreting Results

Sharon Bond

274 Anthropology Team at Harvard Uncovers Evolutionary Evidence of Lordosis to Support Distribution of Pregnancy Weight

Sharon Bond

275 Despite Small Gains in Some Regions, Maternal Deaths in Sub-Saharan Africa Show Almost No Improvement Over 15 Years

Sharon Bond


ACNM Clinical Bulletin

276 Providing Oral Nutrition to Women in Labor

284 Continuing Education Instructions (#2008/022)


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Clinical Rounds

e17 Syphilis in Pregnancy

Meghan O'Connor, Sarah Kleinman, Meredith Goff

Media Reviews

e23 Current Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Cheri Van Hoover

e25 Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years With a Midwife in Mali

Susan S. Studebaker

e27 Your Healthy Pregnancy Prenatal Video Series: Nutrition & Exercise (Volume 1); Emotions (Volume 2); Discomforts (Volume 3)

Donna Harvel Balo

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