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Prenatal Care

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.


Jun 1, 2009 Issue
First Trimester Bleeding [Article]

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...


May 15, 2009 Issue
Preeclampsia, Eclampsia, and Hypertension [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

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...


Mar 15, 2009 Issue
ACIP Releases Guideline on Prevention of Pertussis, Tetanus, and Diptheria in Pregnant Women and Newborns [Practice Guidelines]

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...


Jan 15, 2009 Issue
Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities: Antenatal Screening and Diagnosis [Article]

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.


Oct 15, 2008 Issue
Recurrent Miscarriage [Clinical Evidence Handbook]

What are the effects of treatments for unexplained recurrent miscarriage? What are the effects of treatments for recurrent miscarriage caused by antiphospholipid syndrome?


Sep 15, 2008 Issue
ACOG Guidelines on Psychiatric Medication Use During Pregnancy and Lactation [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has released guidelines on psychiatric medication used by women during pregnancy and lactation. The use of psychotropic medications in these women is a concern because of the risks of adverse perinatal and postnatal outcomes.


Jul 1, 2008 Issue
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy [Article]

The National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy has defined four categories of hypertension in pregnancy: chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, and preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension. A maternal blood pressur...


Apr 15, 2008 Issue
Oral Health During Pregnancy [Article]

Oral health care in pregnancy is often avoided and misunderstood by physicians, dentists, and patients. Evidence-based practice guidelines are still being developed. Research suggests that some prenatal oral conditions may have adverse consequences for the child. Periodontitis is associated with pre...


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