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Apr 1, 2010 Issue
ACOG Guidelines on Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery [Practice Guidelines]
Counseling and treating women who become pregnant after bariatric surgery present unique challenges. Although outcomes are generally good, nutritional and surgical complications can arise. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently reviewed the available evidence on pregnancy outcomes after bariatric surgery.
Case study: D.C., a 27-year-old woman at 15 weeks' gestation, comes to your office for her first prenatal visit. She is accompanied by her 56-year-old mother, whom you treat for type 2 diabetes.
Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Adults: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for asymptomatic bacteriuria with urine culture for pregnant women at 12 to 16 weeks' gestation or at the first prenatal visit, if later.
Feb 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Hepatitis B Virus Infection in Pregnancy: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in pregnant women at their first prenatal visit.
Jan 15, 2010 Issue
Screening for Syphilis Infection in Pregnancy: Reaffirmation Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that physicians screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection.
Vaginal bleeding in the first trimester occurs in about one fourth of pregnancies. About one half of those who bleed will miscarry. Guarded reassurance and watchful waiting are appropriate if fetal heart sounds are detected, if the patient is medically stable, and if there is no adnexal mass or clin...
What are the effects of preventive interventions in women at risk of preeclampsia? What are the effects of interventions in women who develop mild to moderate hypertension during pregnancy? What are the effects of interventions in women who develop severe preeclampsia or very high blood pressure dur...
Two tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines were licensed in 2005 for use in adults and adolescents in the United States. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that physic...
Pregnant women of all ages should be offered screening and invasive diagnostic testing for chromosomal abnormalities before 20 weeks' gestation. New developments in screening methods have increased the number of options for patients. Diagnostic options include chorionic villus sampling in the first ...
Nov 15, 2008 Issue
Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women [Putting Prevention into Practice]
Case study: B.C., a 28-year-old white orthodontist at 32 weeks' gestation, comes to your office for a routine prenatal visit. She brings her two-year-old son, C.C., who is due for his well-child visit. B.C.'s previous pregnancy was uncomplicated, and she has been healthy during the current pregnancy.