ABOG Reading List August 2015

August 2015 ABOG Maintenance of Certification – Part 2 List
For ob-gyns participating in the Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) program.

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The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2015 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2
General Obstetrics and Gynecology (15 Articles)
August 2015 Reading Assignment List
Gynecology (5 articles)
Tunitsky-Bitton E, Murphy A, Barber MD, Goldman HB, Vasavada S, Jelovsek JE. Assessment of voiding after sling: a randomized trial of 2 methods of postoperative catheter management after midurethral sling surgery for stress urinary incontinence in women. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212:597.e1-9.

For AAGL Credit

Llarena NC, Shah AB, Milad MP. Bowel injury in gynecologic laparoscopy: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1407-17.

Unger CA, Walters MD, Ridgeway B, Jelovsek JE, Barber MD, Paraiso MF. Incidence of adverse events after uterosacral colpopexy for uterovaginal and posthysterectomy vault prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212:603.e1-7.

Pergialiotis V, Prodromidou A, Frountzas M, Bitos K, Perrea D, Doumouchtsis SK. The effect of bipolar electrocoagulation during ovarian cystectomy on ovarian reserve: a systematic review. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2015.04.006.

Stewart EA. Clinical practice. Uterine fibroids. N Engl J Med 2015;372:1646-55.

Obstetrics (5 articles)
Cytomegalovirus, parvovirus B19, varicella zoster, and toxoplasmosis in pregnancy. Practice Bulletin No. 151. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1510-25.

Markham KB, Rossi KQ, Nagaraja HN, O’Shaughnessy RW. Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn due to multiple maternal antibodies. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;213:68.e1-5.

Pettker CM, Grobman WA. Obstetric safety and quality. Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:196-206.

Grunebaum A, McCullough LB, Brent RL, Arabin B, Levene MI, Chervenak FA. Perinatal risks of planned home births in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212:350.e1-6.

Miller EM, Tita AT, Grobman WA. Second-trimester cervical length screening among asymptomatic women: an evaluation of risk-based strategies. Obstet Gynecol 2015;126:61-6.
Office Practice (5 articles )

Komenaka IK, Nodora JN, Hsu CH, Martinez ME, Gandhi SG, Bouton ME, et al. Association of health literacy with adherence to screening mammography guidelines. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:852-9.

Nyirjesy P. Management of persistent vaginitis. Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:1135-46.

Tuomikoski P, Lyytinen H, Korhonen P, Hoti F, Vattulainen P, Gissler M, et al. Coronary heart disease mortality and hormone therapy before and after the Women’s Health Initiative. Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:947-53.

Hwang LY, Ma Y, Moscicki AB. Biological and behavioral risks for incident Chlamydia trachomatis infection in a prospective cohort. Obstet Gynecol 2014;124:954-60.

Wilkins-Haug L, Celi A, Thomas A, Frolkis J, Seely EW. Recognition by Women’s Health Care Providers of Long-Term Cardiovascular Disease Risk After Preeclampsia. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:1287-92.


The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2015 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reproductive Surgery – 6 articles
August 2015 Reading Assignment List

Norton PA, Allen-Brady K, Wu J, Egger M, Cannon-Albright L. Clinical characteristics of women with familial pelvic floor disorders. Int Urogynecol J 2015;26:401-6.

Berger MB, Morgan DM, DeLancey JO. Levator ani defect scores and pelvic organ prolapse: is there a threshold effect? Int Urogynecol J 2014;25:1375-9.

Oliphant SS, Bochenska K, Tolge ME, Catov JM, Zyczynski HM. Maternal lower urinary tract injury at the time of Cesarean delivery. Int Urogynecol J 2014;25:1709-14.

Kakos AB, Lovejoy DA, Whiteside JL. Quality of information on pelvic organ prolapse on the Internet. Int Urogynecol J 2015;26:551-5.

Mamik MM, Rogers RG, Qualls CR, Morrow JD. The minimum important difference for the Pelvic Organ Prolapse-Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire. Int Urogynecol J 2014;25:1321-6.

Valpas A, Ala-Nissila S, Tomas E, Nilsson CG. TVT versus laparoscopic mesh colposuspension: 5-year follow-up results of a randomized clinical trial. Int Urogynecol J 2015;26:57-63.

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2015 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2
Gynecologic Oncology – 7 articles
August 2015 Reading

Liu JF, Barry WT, Birrer M, Lee JM, Buckanovich RJ, Fleming GF, et al. Combination cediranib and olaparib versus olaparib alone for women with recurrent platinum-sensitive ovarian cancer: a randomised phase 2 study. Lancet Oncol 2014;15:1207-14.

2-Article Assignment
Stevanovic S, Draper LM, Langhan MM, Campbell TE, Kwong ML, Wunderlich JR, et al. Complete regression of metastatic cervical cancer after treatment with human papillomavirus-targeted tumor-infiltrating T cells. J Clin Oncol 2015;33:1543-50.


Zsiros E, Tsuji T, Odunsi K. Adoptive T-cell therapy is a promising salvage approach for advanced or recurrent metastatic cervical cancer [editorial]. J Clin Oncol 2015;33:1521-2.

Postow MA, Callahan MK, Wolchok JD. Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy. J Clin Oncol 2015;33:1974-82.

2-Article Assignment
Tewari D, Java JJ, Salani R, Armstrong DK, Markman M, Herzog T, et al. Long-term survival advantage and prognostic factors associated with intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment in advanced ovarian cancer: a gynecologic oncology group study. J Clin Oncol 2015;33:1460-6.


Bookman MA, Brady MF. Intraperitoneal chemotherapy: long-term outcomes revive a long-running debate [editorial]. J Clin Oncol 2015;33:1424-6.

Huh WK, Ault KA, Chelmow D, Davey DD, Goulart RA, Garcia FA, et al. Use of primary high-risk human papillomavirus testing for cervical cancer screening: interim clinical guidance. Gynecol Oncol 2015;136:178-82.


The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2015 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2
Maternal Fetal Medicine – 5 articles
August 2015 Reading Assignment List

Nishimura RA, Warnes CA. Anticoagulation during pregnancy in women with prosthetic valves: evidence, guidelines and unanswered questions. Heart 2015;101:430-5.

Norton ME, Jacobsson B, Swamy GK, Laurent LC, Ranzini AC, Brar H, et al. Cell-free DNA analysis for noninvasive examination of trisomy. N Engl J Med 2015;372:1589-97.

Balsells M, Garcia-Patterson A, Sola I, Roque M, Gich I, Corcoy R. Glibenclamide, metformin, and insulin for the treatment of gestational diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ 2015;350:h102.


*Sinkovskaya ES, Chaoui R, Karl K, Andreeva E, Zhuchenko L, Abuhamad AZ. Fetal cardiac axis and congenital heart defects in early gestation. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125:453-60.


Bateman BT, Hernandez-Diaz S, Fischer MA, Seely EW, Ecker JL, Franklin JM, et al. Statins and congenital malformations: cohort study. BMJ 2015;350:h1035.


The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2015 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – 5 articles
August 2015 Reading Assignment List

Gleason CE, Dowling NM, Wharton W, Manson JE, Miller VM, Atwood CS, et al. Effects of Hormone Therapy on Cognition and Mood in Recently Postmenopausal Women: Findings from the Randomized, Controlled KEEPS-Cognitive and Affective Study. PLoS Med 2015;12:e1001833; discussion e1001833.

Ramasamy R, Chiba K, Butler P, Lamb DJ. Male biological clock: a critical analysis of advanced paternal age. Fertil Steril 2015;103:1402-6.

Kutteh WH. Novel strategies for the management of recurrent pregnancy loss. Semin Reprod Med 2015;33:161-8.

Mesen TB, Mersereau JE, Kane JB, Steiner AZ. Optimal timing for elective egg freezing. Fertil Steril 2015;103:1551-6.e1-4.

Jackson S, Hong C, Wang ET, Alexander C, Gregory KD, Pisarska MD. Pregnancy outcomes in very advanced maternal age pregnancies: the impact of assisted reproductive technology. Fertil Steril 2015;103:76-80.

ABOG Reading List, May 2015

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.

May 2015 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2 Reading List

For Ob-Gyns participating in the Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) program.

Articles can be obtained from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries. UT Health Science Center network users may access the articles from on and off campus. Non-UTHSC health professionals can order the articles through Interlibrary Loan (fees apply).

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Gynecology – 5 articles

Gynecologic surgery in the obese woman. Committee Opinion No. 619. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(1):274-8.
PMID: 25560144

Upadhyay UD, Desai S, Zlidar V, Weitz TA, Grossman D, Anderson P, et al. Incidence of emergency department visits and complications after abortion. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(1):175-83.
PMID: 25560122

Barber EL, Neubauer NL, Gossett DR. Risk of venous thromboembolism in abdominal versus minimally invasive hysterectomy for benign conditions. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212(5):609.e1-7.
PMID: 25511239

Salpingectomy for ovarian cancer prevention. Committee Opinion No. 620. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(1):279-81.
PMID: 25560145

Corona LE, Swenson CW, Sheetz KH, Shelby G, Berger MB, Pearlman MD, et al. Use of other treatments before hysterectomy for benign conditions in a statewide hospital collaborative. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212(3):304.e1-7.
PMID: 25542564


Obstetrics – 6 articles

Shields LE, Wiesner S, Fulton J, Pelletreau B. Comprehensive maternal hemorrhage protocols reduce the use of blood products and improve patient safety. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212(3):272-80.
PMID: 25025944

Friedman AM, Ananth CV, Prendergast E, D’Alton ME, Wright JD. Evaluation of third-degree and fourth-degree laceration rates as quality indicators. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(4):927-37.
PMID: 25751203

Barth WH Jr. Persistent occiput posterior. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(3):695-709.
PMID: 25730235

2 Article Assignment:

Johansson K, Cnattingius S, Naslund I, Roos N, Trolle Lagerros Y, Granath F, et al. Outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery. N Engl J Med 2015;372(9):814-24.
PMID: 25714159


Caughey AB. Bariatric surgery before pregnancy–is this a solution to a big problem [editorial]? N Engl J Med 2015;372(9):877-8.
PMID: 25714167

Thyroid disease in pregnancy. Practice Bulletin No. 148. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(4):996-1005.
PMID: 25798985


Office Practice – 5 articles

Kingsberg SA, Woodard T. Female sexual dysfunction: focus on low desire. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(2):477-86.
PMID: 25569014

Kinney W, Wright TC, Dinkelspiel HE, DeFrancesco M, Thomas Cox J, Huh W. Increased cervical cancer risk associated with screening at longer intervals. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(2):311-5.
PMID: 25568989

McNicholas C, Maddipati R, Zhao Q, Swor E, Peipert JF. Use of the etonogestrel implant and levonorgestrel intrauterine device beyond the U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved duration. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(3):599-604.
PMID: 25730221

Rahn DD, Carberry C, Sanses TV, Mamik MM, Ward RM, Meriwether KV, et al. Vaginal estrogen for genitourinary syndrome of menopause: a systematic review. Society of Gynecologic Surgeons Systematic Review Group. Obstet Gynecol 2014;124(6):1147-56
PMID: 25415166

Rotenberg O, Renz M, Reimers L, Doulaveris G, Gebb J, Goldberg GL, et al. Simultaneous endometrial aspiration and sonohysterography for the evaluation of endometrial pathology in women aged 50 years and older. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(2):414-23.
PMID: 25568988


Female Pelvic Medicine and Reproductive Surgery – 6 articles

Richter HE, Matthews CA, Muir T, Takase-Sanchez MM, Hale DS, Van Drie D, et al. A vaginal bowel-control system for the treatment of fecal incontinence. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(3):540-7.
PMID: 25730213

Erekson EA, Ciarleglio MM, Hanissian PD, Strohbehn K, Bynum JP, Fried TR. Functional disability among older women with fecal incontinence. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212(3):327.e1,327.e7.
PMID: 25447956

Liang R, Zong W, Palcsey S, Abramowitch S, Moalli PA. Impact of prolapse meshes on the metabolism of vaginal extracellular matrix in rhesus macaque. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212(2):174.e1,174.e7
PMID: 25128444

Schweitzer KJ, Milani AL, van Eijndhoven HW, Gietelink DA, Hallensleben E, Cromheecke GJ, et al. Postoperative pain after adjustable single-incision or transobturator sling for incontinence: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(1):27-34.
PMID: 25560100

Bo K, Hilde G, Staer-Jensen J, Siafarikas F, Tennfjord MK, Engh ME. Postpartum pelvic floor muscle training and pelvic organ prolapse–a randomized trial of primiparous women. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2015;212(1):38.e1,38.e7.
PMID: 24983687

Conover MM, Jonsson Funk M, Kinlaw AC, Connolly A, Wu JM. Trends and patterns of urodynamic studies in U.S. women, 2000-2012. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(3):559-65.
PMID: 25730216


Gynecologic Oncology – 6 articles

Penson RT, Huang HQ, Wenzel LB, Monk BJ, Stockman S, Long HJ,3rd, et al. Bevacizumab for advanced cervical cancer: patient-reported outcomes of a randomised, phase 3 trial (NRG Oncology-Gynecologic Oncology Group protocol 240). Lancet Oncol 2015;16(3):301-11.
PMID: 25638326

2 Article Assignment

Kwon JS, McAlpine JN, Hanley GE, Finlayson SJ, Cohen T, Miller DM, et al. Costs and benefits of opportunistic salpingectomy as an ovarian cancer prevention strategy. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(2):338-45.
PMID: 25568991


Falconer H, Yin L, Gronberg H, Altman D. Ovarian cancer risk after salpingectomy: a nationwide population-based study. J Natl Cancer Inst 2015;107(2): DOI: 10.1093/jnci/dju410.
PMID: 25628372

Bagdasarian N, Rao K, Malani PN. Diagnosis and treatment of Clostridium difficile in adults: a systematic review. JAMA 2015;313(4):398-408.
PMID: 25626036

Horowitz NS, Miller A, Rungruang B, Richard SD, Rodriguez N, Bookman MA, et al. Does aggressive surgery improve outcomes? interaction between preoperative disease burden and complex surgery in patients with advanced-stage ovarian cancer: an analysis of GOG 182. J Clin Oncol 2015;33(8):937-43.
PMID: 25667285

Nelson G, Kalogera E, Dowdy SC. Enhanced recovery pathways in gynecologic oncology. Gynecol Oncol 2014;135(3):586-94.
PMID: 25316179


Maternal Fetal Medicine – 5 articles

Brickner ME. Cardiovascular management in pregnancy: congenital heart disease. Circulation 2014;130(3):273-82.
PMID: 25024123

Schuit E, Stock S, Rode L, Rouse DJ, Lim AC, Norman JE, et al. Effectiveness of progestogens to improve perinatal outcome in twin pregnancies: an individual participant data meta-analysis. Global Obstetrics Network (GONet) collaboration. BJOG 2015;122(1):27-37.
PMID: 25145491

Swamy GK, Heine RP. Vaccinations for pregnant women. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(1):212-26.
PMID: 25560127

Rossi AC, Prefumo F. Additional value of fetal magnetic resonance imaging in the prenatal diagnosis of central nervous system anomalies: a systematic review of the literature. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2014;44(4):388-93.

Bahtiyar MO, Emery SP, Dashe JS, Wilkins-Haug LE, Johnson A, Paek BW, et al. The North American Fetal Therapy Network consensus statement: prenatal surveillance of uncomplicated monochorionic gestations. North American Fetal Therapy Network. Obstet Gynecol 2015;125(1):118-23.


Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – 5 articles

Shaw ND, Butler JP, Nemati S, Kangarloo T, Ghassemi M, Malhotra A, et al. Accumulated deep sleep is a powerful predictor of LH pulse onset in pubertal children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015;100(3):1062-70.
PMID: 25490277

Avis NE, Crawford SL, Greendale G, Bromberger JT, Everson-Rose SA, Gold EB, et al. Duration of menopausal vasomotor symptoms over the menopause transition. JAMA Intern Med 2015;175(4):531-9.
PMID: 25686030

Donnez J, Hudecek R, Donnez O, Matule D, Arhendt HJ, Zatik J, et al. Efficacy and safety of repeated use of ulipristal acetate in uterine fibroids. Fertil Steril 2015;103(2):519,27.e3.
PMID: 25542821

Cree L, Loi P. Mitochondrial replacement: from basic research to assisted reproductive technology portfolio tool-technicalities and possible risks. Mol Hum Reprod 2015;21(1):3-10.
PMID: 25425606

Fourman LT, Fazeli PK. Neuroendocrine causes of amenorrhea–an update. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2015;100(3):812-24.
PMID: 25581597

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HipaaCat facilitates HIPAA compliant communication

HipaaCat is a new mobile app for Android and iPhone that enables secure, encrypted HIPAA compliant communication for text messages and images through mobile devices. The service requires strong passwords, entered daily, and deletes any information sent through the application after two weeks.

There are three different versions of the app, for Chiefs, Residents, and Nurses, each with their own functionality which allow users to work together as a secure group, with permissions given from the team leader.

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Online health information supports traditional care

A new study suggests that patients increasingly look to the internet for both support and for health information, but do so in addition to traditional resources. The study found that patients are using the internet to connect with others who share their situations and to find information on health topics which they then share with their doctors. These patients still rely on traditional support structures, such as family, and their trust in their doctor is unaffected. Patients using online research bring the information to their doctors to ask questions and learn more, demonstrating a more active role in their own care.

Read more about the study at Medical News Today.

Other studies in the past few years have come up with similar results. You can read some of them on Pubmed:

  1. Lingering questions and doubts: online information-seeking of support forum members following their medical visits. [PMID: 21315538]
  2. Impact of internet use on health-related behaviors and the patient-physician relationship: a survey-based study and review. [PMID: 19075034]
  3. Informed citizen and empowered citizen in health: results from an European survey. [PMID: 21496309]