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2019 ABOG Reading List—General with Specialties

Maintenance of Certification - Part II - ABC General Obstetrics and Gynecology January 2019


How to read a systematic review and meta-analysis and apply the results to patient care: users'guides to the medical literature. Murad MH, Montori VM, Ioannidis JP, Jaeschke R, DevereauxPJ, Prasad K, et al. JAMA. 2014; 312:171-179. (PMID: 25005654)

Emerging Topics

American Urogynecologic Society best-practice statement: recurrent urinary tract infection in adult women. Brubaker L, Carberry C, Nardos R, Carter-Brooks C, Lowder JL. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018; 24:321-335. (PMID: 29369839)


Rectal Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae infections among women reporting anal intercourse Llata E, Braxton J, Asbel L, Chow J, Jenkins L, Murphy R, et al. Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:692-697. (PMID: 30095784)

Universal cystoscopy at the time of benign hysterectomy: a debate. Peacock LM, Young A, Rogers RG. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018; 219:75-7. (PMID: 29941279)

Perioperative pathways: enhanced recovery after surgery. Committee Opinion No. 750. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2018;132(3):e120-e130. (PMID: 30134426)

Endocrine treatment of gender-dysphoric/gender-incongruent persons: an Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline. Hembree WC, Cohen-Kettenis PT, Gooren L, Hannema SE, Meyer WJ, Murad MH, et al. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2017;102:3869-903. PMID: 28945902.

HIV preexposure prophylaxis: a review. Riddell J 4th, Amico KR, Mayer KH JAMA. 2018;319:1261-8. (PMID: 29584848)


Effect of immediate vs delayed pushing on rates of spontaneous vaginal delivery among nulliparous women receiving neuraxial analgesia: a randomized clinical trial. Cahill AG, Srinivas SK, Tita AT, Caughey AB, Richter HE, Gregory WT, et al. JAMA. 2018;320:1444-54. (PMID: 30304425)

Labor induction versus expectant management in low-risk nulliparous women. Grobman WA, Rice MM, Reddy UM, Tita ATN, Silver RM, Mallett G, et al. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:513-23. (PMID: 30089070)

Use of prophylactic antibiotics in labor and delivery. Practice Bulletin No. 199. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e103-e119. (PMID: 30134425)

Timing of delivery in women with chronic hypertension. Ram M, Berger H, Geary M, McDonald SD, Murray-Davis B, Riddell C, et al. Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:669-677. (PMID: 30095783)

Tranexamic acid for the prevention of blood loss after vaginal delivery. Sentilhes L, Winer N, Azria E, Senat MV, Le Ray C, Vardon D, et al. Groupe de Recherche en Obstetrique et Gynecologie. N Engl J Med. 2018;379:731-42. PMID: 30134136.

Office Practice

Moutier C. Physician mental health: an evidence-based approach to change. Journal of Medical Regulation. 2018;104(2):7-13.

Early pregnancy loss. Practice Bulletin No. 200. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e197-e207. (PMID: 30157093)

Promoting healthy relationships in adolescents. Committee Opinion No. 758. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e213-e220. (PMID: 30629568)

Screening for perinatal depression. Committee Opinion No. 757. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:e208-e212. (PMID: 30629567)

Promoting risk identification and reduction of cardiovascular disease in women through collaboration with obstetricians and gynecologists: a presidential advisory from the American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Brown HL, Warner JJ, Gianos E, Gulati M, Hill AJ, Hollier LM, et al. American Heart Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Circulation. 2018;137:e843-52. (PMID: 29748185)

Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

Mental health disorders in adolescents. Committee Opinion No. 705. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2017;130(1):e32-e41. (PMID: 28644337)

Risk of luteal phase pregnancy with any-cycle-day initiation of subdermal contraceptive implants. Richards M, Teal SB, Sheeder J. Contraception. 2017;95:364-70. (PMID: 28163088)

Creation of a composite score to predict adnexal torsion in children and adolescents. Schwartz BI, Huppert JS, Chen C, Huang B, Reed JL. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018;31:132-7. (PMID: 28847757)

Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug resistance in dysmenorrhea: epidemiology, causes, and treatment. Oladosu FA, Tu FF, Hellman KM. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018;218:390-400. (PMID: 28888592)

Female Pelvic Medicine Reconstructive Surgery

Adverse events after concurrent procedures for gynecologic malignancies and pelvic floor disorders. Bretschneider CE, Sheyn D, Mahajan ST, Ferrando CA. Obstet Gynecol 2018;132:274-280. PMID: 29995734)

Gross and histologic relationships of the retropubic urethra to lateral pelvic sidewall and anterior vaginal wall in female cadavers: clinical applications to retropubic surgery. Hamner JJ, Carrick KS, Ramirez DM, Corton MM. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018;219:597.e1-8. PMID: 30278172)

An International Urogynecological Association (IUGA)/International Continence Society (ICS) joint report on the terminology for female pelvic floor dysfunction. Haylen BT, de Ridder D, Freeman RM, Swift SE, Berghmans B, Lee J, et al et al. Int Urogynecol J. 2010;21:5-26. PMID: 19937315)

Comparison of 2 transvaginal surgical approaches and perioperative behavioral therapy for apical vaginal prolapse: the OPTIMAL randomized trial. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Pelvic Floor Disorders Network. Barber MD, Brubaker L, Burgio KL, Richter HE, Nygaard I, Weidner AC, et al. JAMA. 2014;311:1023-34. PMID: 24618964)

Diagnosis and treatment of urinary tract infections across age groups. Chu CM, Lowder JL. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018;219:40-51. PMID: 29305250)

A randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial on the effect of local analgesia on postoperative gluteal pain in patients undergoing sacrospinous ligament colpopexy. Ferrando CA, Walters MD. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018;218:599.e1-8. PMID: 29614274)

Risk factors for explantation due to infection after sacral neuromodulation: a multicenter retrospective case-control study. Myer EN, Petrikovets A, Slocum PD, Lee TG, Carter-Brooks CM, Noor N, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018;219:78.e1-9. PMID: 29630890)

Uterine preservation vs hysterectomy in pelvic organ prolapse surgery: a systematic review with meta-analysis and clinical practice guidelines. Meriwether KV, Antosh DD, Olivera CK, Kim-Fine S, Balk EM, Murphy M, et al. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018;219:129-46.e2. PMID: 29353031)

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