ABOG Reading List May 2014

May 2014 ABOG Maintenance of Certification – Part 2 List
For ob-gyns participating in the Maintenance of Certificate (MOC) program.
New section added for 2014 on Female Pelvic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2014 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2
General Obstetrics and Gynecology (15 Articles)
May 2014 Reading Assignment List
Articles with a * can be obtained from the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Libraries. UT Health Science Center ID holders can access the articles from on and off campus. All others can order the articles through Interlibrary Loan (fees apply to non-UTHSC health professionals.)

* Lake AG, McPencow AM, Dick-Biascoechea MA, Martin DK, Erekson EA. Surgical site infection after hysterectomy. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;209(5):490.e1-9.
PMID: 23770467

* Dieter AA, Amundsen CL, Edenfield AL, Kawasaki A, Levin PJ, Visco AG, et al. Oral antibiotics to prevent postoperative urinary tract infection: a randomized controlled trial [published erratum appears in Obstet Gynecol 2014;123:669]. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(1):96-103.
PMID: 24463669

* Thomsen LT, Frederiksen K, Munk C, Junge J, Castle PE, Iftner T, et al. High-risk and low-risk human papillomavirus and the absolute risk of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia or cancer. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(1):57-64.
PMID: 24463664

* Aoun J, Dines VA, Stovall DW, Mete M, Nelson CB, Gomez-Lobo V. Effects of age, parity, and device type on complications and discontinuation of intrauterine devices. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(3):585-92.
PMID: 24499755

* Zyczynski HM, Sirls LT, Greer WJ, Rahn DD, Casiano E, Norton P, et al. .Findings of universal cystoscopy at incontinence surgery and their sequelae. Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014;210(5):480.e1-8.
PMID: 24380742


* Kim SY, Sharma AJ, Sappenfield W, Wilson HG, Salihu HM. Association of maternal body mass index, excessive weight gain, and gestational diabetes mellitus with large-for-gestational-age births. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(4):737-44.
PMID: 24785599

* Cerclage for the management of cervical insufficiency. Practice Bulletin No. 142. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(2 Pt 1):372-9.
PMID: 24451674

* Iams JD. Clinical practice. Prevention of preterm parturition. N Engl J Med 2014;370(3):254-61.
PMID: 24428470

* Marrs CC, Moussa HN, Sibai BM, Blackwell SC. The relationship between primary cesarean delivery skin incision type and wound complications in women with morbid obesity. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014;210(4):319.e1-4.
PMID: 24560557

* Wing DA, Fassett MJ, Getahun D. Acute pyelonephritis in pregnancy: an 18-year retrospective analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014;210(3):219.e1-6.
PMID: 24100227

Office Practice – incl. Cross Content and Primary Care

* Management of menopausal symptoms. Practice Bulletin No. 141. American College Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(1):202-16.
PMID: 24463691

* Klevens J, Kee R, Trick W, Garcia D, Angulo FR, Jones R, et al. Effect of screening for partner violence on women’s quality of life: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA 2012;308(7):681-9.
PMID: 22893165

* Schauer PR, Bhatt DL, Kirwan JP, Wolski K, Brethauer SA, Navaneethan SD, et al. Bariatric surgery versus intensive medical therapy for diabetes – 3-Year outcomes. The STAMPEDE Investigators. N Engl J Med 2014; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMoa1401329 [doi].
PMID: 24679060

* Imperiale TF, Ransohoff DF, Itzkowitz SH, Levin TR, Lavin P, Lidgard GP, et al. Multitarget stool DNA testing for colorectal-cancer screening. N Engl J Med 2014;370(14):1287-97.
PMID: 24645800

* Tobias DK, Pan A, Jackson CL, O’Reilly EJ, Ding EL, Willett WC, et al. Body-mass index and mortality among adults with incident type 2 diabetes [published erratum appears in N Engl J Med 2014;370:1368]. N Engl J Med 2014;370(3):233-44.
PMID: 24428469

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2014 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery – (6 articles)
May 2014 Reading Assignment List

* Abbott S, Unger CA, Evans JM, Jallad K, Mishra K, Karram MM, et al. Evaluation and management of complications from synthetic mesh after pelvic reconstructive surgery: a multicenter study. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014;210(2):163.e1-8.
PMID: 24126300

* Kirby AC, Luber KM, Menefee SA. An update on the current and future demand for care of pelvic floor disorders in the United States. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;209(6):584.e1-5.
PMID: 24036399

* Korbly NB, Kassis NC, Good MM, Richardson ML, Book NM, Yip S, et al. Patient preferences for uterine preservation and hysterectomy in women with pelvic organ prolapse. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2013;209(5):470.e1-6.
PMID: 23921090

* Ballard AC, Parker-Autry CY, Markland AD, Varner RE, Huisingh C, Richter HE. Bowel preparation before vaginal prolapse surgery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(2 Pt 1):232-8.
PMID: 24402594

* Anger JT, Mueller ER, Tarnay C, Smith B, Stroupe K, Rosenman A, et al. Robotic compared with laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(1):5-12.
PMID: 24463657

* Djehdian LM, Araujo MP, Takano CC, Del-Roy CA, Sartori MG, Girao MJ, et al. Transobturator sling compared with single-incision mini-sling for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2014;123(3):553-61.
PMID: 24499750


The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2014 Maintenance of Certification – Part 2
Gynecologic Oncology – (6 articles)
May 2014 Reading Assignment List

* Hanker LC, Loibl S, Burchardi N, Pfisterer J, Meier W, Pujade-Lauraine E, et al. The impact of second to sixth line therapy on survival of relapsed ovarian cancer after primary taxane/platinum-based therapy. AGO and GINECO study group. Ann Oncol 2012;23(10):2605-12.
PMID: 22910840

* Urh A, Soliman PT, Schmeler KM, Westin S, Frumovitz M, Nick AM, et al. Postoperative outcomes after continent versus incontinent urinary diversion at the time of pelvic exenteration for gynecologic malignancies. Gynecol Oncol 2013;129(3):580-5.
PMID: 23480870

* Kandoth C, Schultz N, Cherniack AD, Akbani R, Liu Y, Shen H, et al. Integrated genomic characterization of endometrial carcinoma. Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network [published erratum appears in Nature 2013;500:242]. Nature 2013;497(7447):67-73.
PMID: 23636398

2-Article Assignment
* Kang WD, Choi HS, Kim SM. Is vaccination with quadrivalent HPV vaccine after loop electrosurgical excision procedure effective in preventing recurrence in patients with high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2-3)? Gynecol Oncol 2013;130(2):264-8.
PMID: 23623831


* Dobson SR, McNeil S, Dionne M, Dawar M, Ogilvie G, Krajden M, et al. Immunogenicity of 2 doses of HPV vaccine in younger adolescents vs 3 doses in young women: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2013;309(17):1793-802.
PMID: 23632723

* Loren AW, Mangu PB, Beck LN, Brennan L, Magdalinski AJ, Partridge AH, et al. Fertility preservation for patients with cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline update. American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol 2013;31(19):2500-10
PMID: 23715580

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2014 Maintenance of Certification – Part II – Annual Board Certification
Maternal Fetal Medicine – (6 articles)
May 2014 Reading Assignment List

* Rossi AC, Prefumo F. Accuracy of ultrasonography at 11-14 weeks of gestation for detection of fetal structural anomalies: a systematic review. Obstet Gynecol 2013;122(6):1160-7.
PMID: 24201688

* Lees C, Marlow N, Arabin B, Bilardo CM, Brezinka C, Derks JB, et al. Perinatal morbidity and mortality in early-onset fetal growth restriction: cohort outcomes of the trial of randomized umbilical and fetal flow in Europe (TRUFFLE). TRUFFLE Group. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;42(4):400-8
PMID: 24078432

* Moro PL, Museru OI, Broder K, Cragan J, Zheteyeva Y, Tepper N, et al. Safety of influenza A (H1N1) 2009 live attenuated monovalent vaccine in pregnant women. Obstet Gynecol 2013;122(6):1271-8.
PMID: 24201689

[Free PDF] Roos N, Neovius M, Cnattingius S, Trolle Lagerros Y, Saaf M, Granath F, et al. Perinatal outcomes after bariatric surgery: nationwide population based matched cohort study. BMJ 2013;347:f6460
PMID: 24222480

[Free PDF] Abdul Sultan A, West J, Tata LJ, Fleming KM, Nelson-Piercy C, Grainge MJ. Risk of first venous thromboembolism in pregnant women in hospital: population based cohort study from England. BMJ 2013;347:f6099.
PMID: 24201164

* Chalubinski KM, Pils S, Klein K, Seemann R, Speiser P, Langer M, et al. Prenatal sonography can predict degree of placental invasion. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2013;42(5):518-24
PMID: 23471888


The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2014 Maintenance of Certification – Part II – Annual Board Certification
Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility – (6 articles)
May 2014 Reading Assignment List

* Brady P, Imudia AN, Awonuga AO, Wright DL, Styer AK, Toth TL. Pregnancies of unknown location after in vitro fertilization: minimally invasive management with Karman cannula aspiration. Fertil Steril 2014;101(2):420-6.
PMID: 24331836

Jayasena CN, Abbara A, Veldhuis JD, Comninos AN, Ratnasabapathy R, De Silva A, et al. Increasing LH pulsatility in women with hypothalamic amenorrhoea using intravenous infusion of kisspeptin-54. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014; DOI: 10.1210/jc.2013-1569.
PMID: 24517142

* Kulkarni AD, Jamieson DJ, Jones HW,Jr, Kissin DM, Gallo MF, Macaluso M, et al. Fertility treatments and multiple births in the United States. N Engl J Med 2013;369(23):2218-25.
PMID: 24304051

* McClung MR, Grauer A, Boonen S, Bolognese MA, Brown JP, Diez-Perez A, et al. Romosozumab in postmenopausal women with low bone mineral density. N Engl J Med 2014;370(5):412-20.
PMID: 24382002

* Samplaski MK, Loai Y, Wong K, Lo KC, Grober ED, Jarvi KA. Testosterone use in the male infertility population: prescribing patterns and effects on semen and hormonal parameters. Fertil Steril 2014;101(1):64-9.
PMID: 24094422

Shah DK, Missmer SA, Correia KF, Ginsburg ES. Pharmacokinetics of human chorionic gonadotropin injection in obese and normal-weight women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014;99(4):1314-21
PMID: 24476082

Augmented Reality App for Moles

DoctorMole is an mobile application that has been around for Android for a wh

ile, but is now available for iOS as well. DoctorMole uses augmented reality (here is a basic overview of augmented reality) to give realtime feedback on Asymmetry, Border, Color, Diameter and Risk (ABCDE). After it has made an initial analysis of the mole, it allows you to save the image, to see if the mole has any change in the future.

At each stage of the ABCDE approach, DoctorMole explains the information in basic terms which can also aid in patient education, and enable patients to recognize potential moles that need expert analysis. The app is free in the Android Market, and cost $3.99 for iOS.

For more information on DoctorMole, please visit



Brainstorm, an online neurosurgical CME resource

Brainstorm logoBrainstorm, from Methodist University Hospital Brain and Spine Institute’s Neurovascular and Brain Tumor Board, now offers a more exciting and interactive way to earn CME credit. Watch as a variety of experts discuss unusual neurosurgical cases and focus on cutting-edge treatments for brain tumors and neurovascular intervention.


  • Free, but registration is required
  • Physicians can submit their own cases for review
  • Free CME credit
  • Interesting, live discussions on the most up to date treatment in neurosurgical procedures


  • It takes a whole minute to receive your confirmation email after registering
  • No mobile interface (but still not impossible to view on smartphone)

Check out the resource and let us know what you think,

Clinical Foundations Presentation

Recently, the MS III went through a Clinical Foundations course. Below you can find the slides from the Knowledge Management sessions. If you have any questions or comments, please email Eric Willman.

Find Resources for Evidence Based Practice

A variety of resources are available to meet the needs of evidence based practice.

Databases & Resources

For a complete list of EBM/EBP resources, visit the Databases by Subject.

Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

Glucose Buddy App as Diabetes Monitoring Tool

The Glucose Buddy application gives diabetic patients the ability to record their glucose levels, meals, and medication usage. The applications interface is designed to be simple and provide the users with simple options. These options include aras to add logs for SMBG, medications, diet, reminders, and user information.

Glucose Buddy Homescreen

Users Can graph all of their information, from the logs created by the data entered. The graph only displays the trends of High, Average, and Low BG levels. It does not display the time of BG levels or the high low levels where noted. One downfall of the application is that the data is only available in the log option, and that data cannot be emailed or sent to providers.


  • Free – Displays Ads
  • $3.99 – BP and Weight Add-On
  • $3.99 – Remove Ads
  • $12.99 – Multi-device Cross Connectivity

More Information:

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.

Read more information on the app at medGadget and view a short video introduction on HippaCat. Read medGadget article.

MedlinePlus and Patient Information

What is it?

MedlinePlus is a website designed for computer and mobile based browsing. It is produced by the National Institutes of Health’s, and the National Library of Medicine, and was developed for their patients and their families and friends.

Why use it?

MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in a manner that your patient will understand. Produced in both English and Spanish, MedlinePlus provides a unique information resource for a large patient population. The information is reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. Information is broken down into the group of health information, drugs & supplements, and health related videos.


Mobile AccessMedicine for Clinicians

We previously mentioned the wide variety of full-text ebooks available to clinicians through Stat!Ref Mobile.  A number of additional key reference works can be accessed on-the-go using the mobile version of one of our most popular clinician databases, AccessMedicine.  Resources available through Mobile AccessMedicine include:

  • Harrison’s Online (Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine)
  • Clinician’s Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey
  • Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Current Practice Guidelines in Primary Care
  • Diagnosaurus (differential diagnosis & etiology reference)
  • Drug monographs
  • Pocket Guide to Diagnostic Tests
  • Quick Answers

To use Mobile AccessMedicine, first set up an AccessMedicine Personal Profile. Health Science Center students, faculty and staff can use this link to do so.  Once an account has been created, simply go to on your mobile device and log in with your Personal Profile username and password.

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]
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