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Sep 1, 2007 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on Screening for Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines that provide recommendations on screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities.
Sep 1, 2007 Issue
Screening for Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children and Pregnant Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
This statement summarizes the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations on screening for elevated blood lead levels in children and pregnant women and the supporting scientific evidence, and it updates the 1996 recommendations contained in the Guide to Clinical Preventive Services, 2nd ed.
Aug 15, 2007 Issue
ACOG Releases Guidelines on the Use of SSRIs During Pregnancy [Practice Guidelines]
New guidelines on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during pregnancy are available from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG).
Every woman of reproductive age who is capable of becoming pregnant is a candidate for preconception care, regardless of whether she is planning to conceive. Preconception care is aimed at identifying and modifying biomedical, behavioral, and social risks through preventive and management interventi...
Many sexually transmitted infections are associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends screening all pregnant women for human immunodeficiency virus infection as early as possible. Treatment with highly active antiretroviral therapy can reduce ...
Effective management of vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy requires recognition of potentially serious conditions, including placenta previa, placental abruption, and vasa previa. Placenta previa is commonly diagnosed on routine ultrasonography before 20 weeks' gestation, but in nearly 90 percent of...
The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a position statement on gastrointestinal medication use in pregnant women. Drug treatment of gastrointestinal disease in pregnant women can be difficult, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration classifications are not necessarily based on clinical experience or current literature.
Common skin conditions during pregnancy generally can be separated into three categories: hormone-related, preexisting, and pregnancy-specific. Normal hormone changes during pregnancy may cause benign skin conditions including striae gravidarum (stretch marks); hyperpigmentation (e.g., melasma); and...
Jan 1, 2007 Issue
ACOG Endorces Ultrasonography for Management of Alloimmunization [Practice Guidelines]
According to a practice bulletin by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), advances in ultrasonography have led to new methods of management of alloimmunization in pregnant women and may allow for a more thorough and less invasive workup with fewer maternal and fetal risks.
Dec 1, 2006 Issue
CDC Releases Guidelines on Improving Preconception Health Care [Practice Guidelines]
Improving preconception health care can result in improved reproductive health outcomes and has the potential to reduce societal costs, as well. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed recommendations for physicians and public health officials that aim to improve women’s healt...