Treatment Outcome

Group treatment for postpartum depression: a systematic review

Postpartum depression (PPD) is a serious public health problem affecting 10% to 15% of women during the first year after delivery with negative consequences for both mother and infant. There is a need for evidence-based interventions to treat this disorder. Thus, the purpose of this study was to systematically review the literature regarding group treatment for PPD to determine the current state of knowledge regarding the efficacy of this treatment modality for reducing depressive symptoms in postpartum women.

Perinatal Dyadic Psychotherapy for postpartum depression: A randomized controlled pilot trial

The purpose of this study was to pilot test Perinatal Dyadic Psychotherapy, a novel dual-focused mother-infant intervention to prevent/decrease maternal postpartum depression and improve aspects of mother-infant relationships related to child development outcomes in mother-infants dyads in which the mother was experiencing elevated postpartum depression symptoms (sub-threshold or meeting diagnostic criteria for MDD).

Relationship Between Operating Room Nursing Staff Expertise and Patient Outcomes

This secondary analysis evaluated the association of operating room scrub staff expertise, based on frequency of working on a specific surgical procedure, with the development of surgical site infections. The odds of developing surgical site infections decreased by 5.7% (odds ratio = 0.943; 95% confidence interval, 0.834-1.067) with increased expertise, although a statistically significant association was not established (P = .354). The relationship between operating room scrub staff expertise and patient outcomes is important to understand.

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