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It's time again for the 3000+ ob/gyns to descend into your libraries to find the reading materials for the ABOG ABC recertification exams (Annual Board Certification).  I am posting the reading lists as a service to ACOG members and so that you can be prepared for the barrage.  This year I'm including the subspecialist reading lists as well, as the Board sent me those tool  The demand for those should be much smaller tho.  Reminder - This is NOT an ACOG program - if you have any comments, please address them to ABOG.
You are welcome to request the two ACOG Practice Bulletins from the January listing from us - use DOCLINE (to 20024D) or fax to 202-484-1595 or call 202-863-2518 or e-mail me ([log in to unmask]).  We will be happy to MAIL them to you no charge. You can also find them in the back of our journal and members can find them on our web site.
I would have posted this earlier - but we just got the list late Friday and i did not get a chance to type it up until Monday night, and we've had a bit of snow since then...
Pamela Van Hine MSLS AHIP, Director
ACOG Resource Center
409 12th St SW
Washington DC 20024
202-863-2518; 202-484-1595 (fax); [log in to unmask]

ABOG general ob/gyn January 2000 reading list

Gynecology:
Higgins RV et al: Comparision of fine-needle aspiration cytologic findings of ovarian cysts with ovarian histologic findings.  AJOG 180:550-3, 1999

Kaufman RH, Adam E: IS human papillomavirus testing of value in clinical practice?  AJOG 180:1049-53, 1999

Saint S, Lipsky BA: Preventing catheter-related bacteriuria. should we?  Can we? How?  Arch Intern Med 159:800-8, 1999

Smetana GW: Preoperative pulmonary evaluation.  NEJM 340:937-44, 1999

Obstetrics:
ACOG: Thrombocytopenia in pregnancy.  ACOG Practice Bulletin 6, September, 1999 (available from ACOG Resource Center, also in back of September OG)

AAP Task Force on Circumcision: Circumcision policy statement.  Pediatrics 103:686-93, 1999

Haddow JE et al: Maternal thyroid deficiency during pregnancy and subsequent neuropsychological development of the child.  NEJM 341;549-55, 1999 (and ed. p. 601-2)

Norwitz ET et al:  The control of labor.  NEJM 341:660-6, 1999

Office Practice:
ACOG: Prophylactic oophorectomy.  ACOG Practice Bulletin 7, September, 1999 (available from ACOG Resource Center or in back of September OG)

Manson JE et al: A prospective study of walking as compared with vigorous exercise in the prevention of coronary heart disease in women.  NEJM 341:650-8, 1999

Potashnik G et al:  Fertility drugs and the risk of breast and ovarian cancer:  Results of a long-term follow-up study.  Fertil Steril 71:853-9, 1999

Rockey DC: Occult gastrointestinal bleeding.  NEJM 341:38-46, 1999

Maternal-Fetal Medicine January 2000
Al-Mufti R et al:  Investigation of maternal blood enriched for fetal cells: Role in screening and diagnosis of fetal trisomies.  Am J Med Genet 85:66-75, 1999

Berlin BM et al: Cystic fibrosis and chromosome abnormalies associated with echogenic fetal bowel.  OG 94:135-8, 1999

Gherman RB et al:  Brachial plexus palsy: An in utero injury.  AJOG 180:1303-7, 1999

van de Reit JE et al:  Newborn assessment and long-term adverse outcome: A systematic review.  AJOG 180:1024-9, 1999

Yaron Y et al:  Multifetal pregnancy reductions of triplets to twins:    Comparison with nonreduced triplets and twins.  AJOG 180:1268-71, 1999

Steinberg MH. Management of sickle cell disease.  NEJM 340:1021-9, 1999

Stringer JSA, Rouse DJ; Rapid testing and zidovudine treatment to prevent vertical transmission of human immunodeficiency virus in unregistered parturients.  A cost-effectiveness analysis.  OG 94:34-40, 1999

Meinardi JR et al:  Increased risk for fetal loss in carriers of the factor V Leiden mutation.  Ann Intern Med 130:736-9, 1999

Castles A et al:  Effects of smoking during preegnancy:  Five meta-analyses.  Am J Prev Med 16:208-15, 1999

Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility January 2000

Cummings SR et al:  The effect of raloxifene on risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women.  Reuslts form the MORE randomzied trial.  JAMA 281:2189-97, 1999

The Multiple Outcomes of Raloxifene Evaluation (MORE) Investigators: Reduction of vertebral fracture risk in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis treated wih raloxifene.  JAMA 282:637-45, 1999

Weel AEAM et al:  Estrogen receptor polymorphism predicts the onset of natural and surgical menopause.  JCEM 84:1346-50, 1999

Book C-B, Dunaif AE: Selective insulin resistance in the polycystic ovary syndrome.  JCEM 84:3110-16, 1999

Ettinger B et al:  Associations between low levels of serum estradiol, bone density and fractures among elderly women: The Study of Osteoporotic Factures.  JCEM 83:2239-43, 1998

Weiderpass E et al:  Risk of endometrial cancer following estrogen replacement with and without progestins.  JNCI 91:1131-7, 1999

Gynecologic Oncology January 2000

Chu CS et al:  Primary peritoneal carcinoma: A review of the literature. OG Surv 54:323-35, 1999

Kearson C, Hirsh J:  Management of anticoagulatuion before and after effective surgery.  NEJM 336:1506-11, 1997

Mindell JA, Chertow GM:  A practical approach to acute renal failure.  Med Clin North Am 81:731-48, 1997

Sedlis A et al:  A randomized trial of pelvic radiation therapy versus no further therapy in selected patients with stage IB carcinoma of the cervix after radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy: A GOG study.  Gynecol Oncol 73:177-83, 1999