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.

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