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Care after miscarriage

Baby loss

The Miscarriage Association has published preliminary findings from research conducted as part of the Death before birth project. This report provides an overview of the extent to which the Human Tissue Authority Guidance (2015) has been incorporated into hospital policies for the management and disposal of the remains of pregnancy.

McGuinness, S., & Kuberska, K. (2017) Report to the Human Tissue Authority on disposal of pregnancy remains (less than 24 weeks’ gestational stage). Available at https://deathbeforebirthproject.org/research/htareport2017/.

Download the full document here

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Surveillance report 2017 – Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial management (2012) NICE guideline CG154

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NICE are planning an update of Guideline CG154 on ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. The update will focus on the accuracy of ultrasound for diagnosing ectopic pregnancy.

An extension to the scope will be needed to incorporate a new review question about the effectiveness of expectant management compared to medical management for ectopic pregnancy.

A change in the title of the NICE guideline will be needed to make clear that the guideline only refers to tubal ectopic pregnancy rather than any type of ectopic pregnancy.

For details on the evidence considered and the rational for change click here