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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451847/appropriate-use-of-prophylactic-antibiotic-agents-in-gynecologic-surgeries-at-a-midwestern-teaching-hospital
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Locke Uppendahl, Caitlin Chiles, Stephanie Shields, Fanglong Dong, Elizabeth Kraft, Jennifer Duong, James Delmore
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to establish compliance with guidelines published by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) regarding prophylactic antibiotic use in gynecologic surgery at our institution, and define areas of improvement to promote antibiotic stewardship. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study at a single, large tertiary care and teaching hospital in Kansas. Patients who underwent inpatient or outpatient gynecologic surgery during 2013 were included...
February 16, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447091/obesity-in-pregnancy-a-comparison-of-four-national-guidelines
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Dana Vitner, Kristin Harris, Cynthia Maxwell, M D Farine
BACKGROUND: Obesity in pregnancy has become one of the most important challenges in obstetrical care given its prevalence and potential adverse impact on both mother and fetus. The primary objective of this descriptive review is to identify common themes and distinctions within the current recommendations for maternal obesity in the most updated version of four published national guidelines. METHODS: We reviewed the following guidelines for obesity in pregnancy: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) 2015, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RANZCOG) 2013, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (RCOG) 2010, and Society of Obstetrics and Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC) 2010...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429427/moving-beyond-depression-screening-integrating-perinatal-depression-treatment-into-ob-gyn-practices
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Christina Terrazas, Lisa S Segre, Cheryl Wolfe
In 2015, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued a recommendation to screen women for depression and anxiety symptoms at least once during the perinatal period. Nevertheless, many identified women will not receive care from a behavioral health specialist. Listening Visits (LV), developed for delivery by nurses and validated in the United Kingdom, have recently been evaluated in a US-based randomized controlled trial (RCT) which recruited research participants from three home-visiting programs and an urban OB/GYN practice...
February 12, 2018: Primary Health Care Research & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428278/expanded-carrier-screening
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Anthony R Gregg
Prenatal carrier screening has expanded to include a larger number of genes and variants offered to all couples considering or with an ongoing pregnancy. Panethnic screening for cystic fibrosis and spinal muscular atrophy and screening for a limited number of conditions based on ethnicity are recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Residual risk calculations have become an obsolete part of posttest counseling when expanded carrier screening (ECS) is selected. The Perception of Uncertainties in Genome Sequencing scale offers a useful understanding of the pretest and posttest counseling concerns that should be considered as part of ECS implementation...
March 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420462/advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices-recommended-immunization-schedule-for-adults-aged-19-years-or-older-united-states-2018
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David K Kim, Laura E Riley, Paul Hunter
In October 2017, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to approve the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2018. The 2018 adult immunization schedule summarizes ACIP recommendations in two figures and a table of contraindications and precautions for vaccines recommended for adults, and is intended is to assist health care providers in implementing the current ACIP recommendations for vaccinating adults. The schedule can be found at https://www...
February 9, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420458/advisory-committee-on-immunization-practices-recommended-immunization-schedule-for-children-and-adolescents-aged-18-years-or-younger-united-states-2018
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Candice L Robinson, José R Romero, Allison Kempe, Cynthia Pellegrini, Peter Szilagyi
In October 2017, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) approved the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Children and Adolescents Aged 18 Years or Younger - United States, 2018. The 2018 child and adolescent immunization schedule summarizes ACIP recommendations, including several changes from the 2017 immunization schedules, in three figures and footnotes to the figures. These documents can be found on the CDC immunization schedule website (https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html)...
February 9, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420414/the-comprehensive-addiction-and-recovery-act-opioid-use-disorder-and-midwifery-practice
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Jeanne Murphy, Daisy Goodman, M Christina Johnson, Mishka Terplan
The federal response to the opioid use disorder crisis has included a mobilization of resources to encourage office-based pharmacotherapy with buprenorphine, an effort culminating in the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, signed into law as Public Law 114-198. The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act was designed to increase access to treatment with special emphasis on services for pregnant women and follow-up for infants affected by prenatal substance exposure. In this effort, the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act laudably expands eligibility for obtaining a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to nurse practitioners and physician assistants...
February 5, 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29372146/history-indicated-cerclage-the-association-between-previous-preterm-history-and-cerclage-outcome
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Kyong-No Lee, Eun-Jee Whang, Kylie Hae-Jin Chang, Ji-Eun Song, Ga-Hyun Son, Keun-Young Lee
Objective: Our hospital's policy is to perform history-indicated cerclage (HIC) for pregnant patients with 1 or more second-trimester pregnancy losses. Recently, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) guideline regarding indications for HIC was changed from 3 or more previous second-trimester fetal losses to one or more. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of the revised guideline and to investigate the association between previous preterm history and cerclage outcome...
January 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324733/antibiotics-dispensed-to-privately-insured-pregnant-women-with-urinary-tract-infections-united-states-2014
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Elizabeth C Ailes, April D Summers, Emmy L Tran, Suzanne M Gilboa, Kathryn E Arnold, Dana Meaney-Delman, Jennita Reefhuis
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) occur in about 8% of pregnant women, and untreated UTIs can have serious consequences, including pyelonephritis, preterm labor, low birth weight, and sepsis (1). Pregnant women are typically screened for UTIs during early pregnancy, and those with bacteriuria are treated with antibiotics (1,2). Antibiotic stewardship is critical to improving patient safety and to combating antibiotic resistance. Because of the potential risk for birth defects, including anencephaly, heart defects, and orofacial clefts, associated with use of sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin during pregnancy (3), a 2011 committee opinion from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended that sulfonamides and nitrofurantoin may be prescribed in the first trimester of pregnancy only when other antimicrobial therapies are deemed clinically inappropriate (4)...
January 12, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315677/acog-and-smfm-guidelines-for-prenatal-diagnosis-is-karyotyping-really-sufficient
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Sara B Hay, Trilochan Sahoo, Mary K Travis, Karine Hovanes, Natasa Dzidic, Charles Doherty, Michelle N Strecker
OBJECTIVE: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) recommend chromosomal microarray analysis (CMA) for prenatal diagnosis in cases with one or more fetal structural abnormalities. For patients who elect prenatal diagnosis and have a structurally normal fetus, either microarray or karyotype is recommended. This study evaluates the frequency of clinically significant chromosomal abnormalities (CSCA) that would have been missed if all patients offered the choice between CMA and karyotyping chose karyotyping...
January 9, 2018: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291413/impact-of-recommended-changes-in-labor-management-for-prevention-of-the-primary-cesarean-delivery
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Claire Thuillier, Sophie Roy, Violaine Peyronet, Thibaud Quibel, Aurélie Nlandu, Patrick Rozenberg
BACKGROUND: The dramatic rise in cesarean delivery (CD) rates worldwide in recent decades, without evidence of a concomitant decrease in cerebral palsy rates, has raised concerns about its potential negative consequences for maternal and infant health. In 2014, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine jointly published an Obstetric Care Consensus for safe prevention of the primary cesarean delivery. OBJECTIVE: We sought to assess whether modification of our protocol to implement these recommendations helped to decrease our primary CD rate safely...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251679/morcellation-in-gynecologic-oncology
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Eva Chalas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Morcellation of uteri with unsuspected malignancies has been the focus of reports for decades. More intensive evaluation of clinical outcomes and evaluation of impact of changes in practice has occurred since the release of FDA statement advising against the use of power morcellators. The review summarizes some of the most relevant publications on this topic. RECENT FINDINGS: The Society of Gynecologic Oncology and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists concur that symptomatic women should undergo appropriate evaluation, morcellation should not be performed whenever malignancy is suspected or diagnosed, and acknowledge the limitations of diagnostic testing currently available to detect leiomyosarcoma...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240547/implementing-cdc-s-level-of-care-assessment-tool-locate-a-national-collaboration-to-improve-maternal-and-child-health
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Andrea Catalano, Amanda Bennett, Ashley Busacker, Alethia Carr, David Goodman, Charlan Kroelinger, Ekwutosi Okoroh, Mary Brantley, Wanda Barfield
Perinatal regionalization, or risk-appropriate care, is an approach that classifies facilities based on capabilities to ensure women and infants receive care at a facility that aligns with their risk. The CDC designed the Levels of Care Assessment Tool (LOCATe) to assist jurisdictions working in risk-appropriate care in assessing a facility's level of maternal and neonatal care aligned with the most current American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (ACOG/SMFM) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines...
December 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224889/perioperative-internal-iliac-artery-balloon-occlusion-in-the-setting-of-placenta-accreta-and-its-variants-the-role-of-the-interventional-radiologist
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REVIEW
David A Petrov, Benjamin Karlberg, Kamalpreet Singh, Matthew Hartman, Pardeep K Mittal
Placenta accreta and its variants (increta and percreta) are conditions of abnormal placentation that are encountered with increasing frequency. The spectrum of placenta accreta (including placenta increta and percreta) involves an abnormal attachment of the placental chorionic villi to the uterine myometrium. This abnormal attachment leads to increased adherence of the placenta to the uterus and abnormal placental-uterine separation at the time of delivery. Placental invasion into, or through the myometrium is associated with increased postpartum morbidity and mortality as a result of uterine hemorrhage during and following cesarean section...
November 10, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215508/opioid-knowledge-and-prescribing-practices-among-obstetrician-gynecologists
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Annetta M Madsen, Lauren M Stark, Phinnara Has, Jenna B Emerson, Jay Schulkin, Kristen A Matteson
OBJECTIVE: To describe obstetrician-gynecologists' (ob-gyns) knowledge and prescribing practices regarding opioid analgesics. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of a national sample of American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Fellows and Junior Fellows who are part of the Collaborative Ambulatory Research Network. We used a sequential mixed-method approach. We collected data on opioid knowledge and typical prescribing practices, including number, type, and indication for prescriptions...
January 2018: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174874/cervical-cancer-screening-and-follow-up-procedures-in-women-age-21-years-following-new-screening-guidelines
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Alexandra M Foxx, Yuwei Zhu, Edward Mitchel, Sayeh Nikpay, Dineo Khabele, Marie R Griffin
PURPOSE: The 2009 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines recommended no cervical cancer screening before age 21 years. We examined changes in screening, diagnostic, and treatment procedures for cervical dysplasia after guideline introduction, and cost implications. METHODS: We studied Davidson County women aged 18-20 years, enrolled in Tennessee Medicaid, 2006-2014. We identified those with at least one Papanicolaou (Pap) test, human papillomavirus detection test, colposcopy, or excisional dysplasia treatment annually via Current Procedural Terminology coding...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153662/comparison-of-three-algorithms-for-prediction-preeclampsia-in-the-first-trimester-of-pregnancy
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Rebeca Silveira Rocha, Júlio Augusto Gurgel Alves, Sammya Bezerra Maia E Holanda Moura, Edward Araujo Júnior, Wellington P Martins, Camila Teixeira Moreira Vasconcelos, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Mônica Oliveira Batista Oriá
OBJECTIVE: To compare a new simple algorithm for preeclampsia (PE) prediction among Brazilian women with two international guidelines - National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of two prospective cohort studies to predict PE between 11 and 13+6weeks of gestation, developed between August 2009 and January 2014. Outcomes measured were total PE, early PE (<34weeks), preterm PE (<37weeks), and term PE (≥37weeks)...
October 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141482/obstetric-practice-guidelines-labor-s-love-lost
#18
Wayne R Cohen, Emanuel A Friedman
Implementation of clinical practice guidelines may moderate health care costs, improve care, reduce medicolegal liability, and provide a uniformity in care allowing meaningful investigation of treatments and outcomes. However, new guidelines are often uncritically embraced by clinicians, risk management organizations, insurance companies, and the courts as the standard of care. Adoption of incompletely vetted recommendations can lead to patient harm. Recent recommendations made by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine for assessment and management of labor provide an example of well-intended guidelines adopted uncritically...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133081/-medical-treatment-of-endometriosis-hormonal-treatment-of-pain-impact-on-evolution-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Sophie Geoffron, Guillaume Legendre, Emile Daraï, Nathalie Chabbert-Buffet
CONTEXT: Endometriosis is a chronic painful disease, for which hormone therapy is usually offered as a first line option to women not willing to conceive. OBJECTIVES: To analyse and synthesize the literature, from 2006 onwards, on pain control, and disease evolution in oemn using combined hormonal contraceptives, progestins and GnRH analogs. Data on other current and future treatment perspectives is included as well. SOURCES: Medline (Pubmed), the Cochrane Library, and endometriosis treatment recommendations published by European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), National Institute for health and Care Excellence (NICE), American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and Société des Obstétriciens et Gynécologues du Canada (SOGC)...
December 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29078938/defining-and-managing-normal-and-abnormal-second-stage-of-labor
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REVIEW
Yvonne W Cheng, Aaron B Caughey
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Practice Bulletin No. 49 on Dystocia and Augmentation of Labor defines a prolonged second stage as more than 2 hours without or 3 hours with epidural analgesia in nulliparous women, and 1 hour without, or 2 hours with epidural in multiparous women. This definition diagnoses 10% to 14% of nulliparous and 3% to 3.5% of multiparous women as having a prolonged second stage. Although current labor norms remained largely based on data established by Friedman in the 1950s, modern obstetric population and practice have evolved with time...
December 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
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