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R Akolekar
Journal Issue: 
Volume 35: Issue 4: 2005




A reflection of the recent trends in medicine is the development of the sub-specialty of obstetric medicine. Advances in healthcare have made it possible for  patients  with  high-risk  medical  disorders  to  survive  into  adulthood.  These women need highly specialised multidisciplinary care during pregnancy and labour. Recognising  these  recent  trends  in  medical  practice,  a  maternal  medicine symposium was organised by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh