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The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2010 Maintenance of Certification
Part II - Annual Board Certification
General Obstetrics and Gynecology
April 2010 Reading Assignment List


Jaakkola S, Lyytinen H, Pukkala E, Ylikorkala O: Endometrial cancer in postmenopausal women using estradiol-progestin therapy, Obstet Gynecol 2009(Dec);114(6):1197-204 (PMID 19935019)

Valentin L, Jurkovic D, Van Calster B, et al: Adding a single CA 125 measurement to ultrasound imaging performed by an experienced examiner does not improve preoperative discrimination between benign and malignant adnexal masses, Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009(Sep);34(3):345-54 (PMID 19585547)

Erickson TB, Kirkpatrick DH, DeFrancesco MS, Lawrence HC 3rd: Executive Summary of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Presidential Task Force on Patient Safety in the Office Setting: Reinvigorating safety in office-based gynecologic surgery, Obstet Gynecol 2010(Jan);115(1):147-51 (PMID 20027047)

Bode LG, Kluytmans, JA, Wertheim HF, et al: Preventing surgical-site infections in nasal carriers of Staphylococcus aureus, N Engl J Med 2010(Jan);362(1):9-17 (PMID 20054045)

James AH, Manco-Johnson MJ, Yawn BP, et al: Von Willebrand disease: Key points from the 2008 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes guidelines, Obstet Gynecol 2009(Sep);114(3):674-8 (PMID 19701049)


Rossi AC, Lee RH, Chmait RH: Emergency postpartum hysterectomy for uncontrolled postpartum bleeding: A systematic review, Obstet Gynecol 2010(Mar);115(3):637-44 (PMID 20177297)

Owen J, Hankins G, Iams JD, et al: Multicenter randomized trial of cerclage for preterm birth prevention in high-risk women with shortened midtrimester cervical length, Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009(Oct);201(4):375.e1-8 (PMID 19788970)

Bakker JJ, Verhoeven CJ, Janssen PF, et al: Outcomes after internal versus external tocodynamometry for monitoring labor, N Engl J Med 2010(Jan);362(4):306-13 (PMID 20107216)

Louie JK, Acosta M, Jamieson DJ, Honein MA, California Pandemic (H1N1) Working Group: Severe 2009 H1N1 influenza in pregnant and postpartum women in California, N Engl J Med 2010(Jan);362(1):27-35 (PMID 20032319)

Hofmeyr JG, Novikova N, Mathai M, Shah A: Techniques for cesarean section, Am J Obstet Gynecol 2009(Nov);201(5):431-44 (PMID 19879392)

Office Practice (incl. Cross Content & Primary Care)

ACOG Prac Bull #110: Noncontraceptive uses of hormonal contraceptives, Obstet Gynecol 2010(Jan);115(1):206-18 (PMID 20027071)

Chudnoff S, Einstein M, Levie M: Paracervical block efficacy in office hysteroscopic sterilization: A randomized controlled trial, Obstet Gynecol 2010(Jan);115(1):26-34 (PMID 20027030)

Clarke-Pearson DL: Screening for ovarian cancer, N Engl J Med 2009(Jul);361(2):170-7 (PMID 19587342)

ACOG Prac Bull #109: Cervical cytology screening, Obstet Gynecol 2009(Dec);114(6):1409-20 (PMID 20134296)

Forman JP, Stampfer MJ, Curhan GC: Diet and lifestyle risk factors associated with incident hypertension in women, JAMA 2009(Jul);302(4):401-11 (PMID 19622819)


Monk BJ, Sill MW, McMeekin S, et al: Phase III trial of four cisplatin-containing doublet combinations of stage IVB, recurrent, or persistent cervical carcinoma: A Gynecologic Oncology Group Study, J Clin Oncol 2009(Oct);27(28):4649-55 (PMID 19720909)

Hesketh PJ: Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, N Engl J Med 2008(Jun);358(23):2482-94 (PMID 18525044)

Homesley HD, Filiaci V, Gibbons SK, et al: A randomized phase III trial in advanced endometrial carcinoma of surgery and volume directed radiation followed by cisplatin and doxorubicin with or without paclitaxel: A Gynecology Oncology Group study, Gynecol Oncol 2009(Mar);112(3):543-52 (PMID 19108877)

Bookman MA, Brady MF, McGuire WP, et al: Evaluation of new platinum-based treatment regimens in advanced-stage ovarian cancer: A Phase III Trial of the Gynecologic Cancer Intergroup, J Clin Oncol 2009(Mar);27(9):1419-25 (PMID 19224846)

Fader AN, Drake RD, O'Malley DM, et al: Platinum/taxane-based chemotherapy with or without radiation therapy favorably impacts survival outcomes in stage I uterine papillary serous carcinoma, Cancer 2009(May);115(10):2119-27 (PMID 19306417)

Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Moore LE, Clokey D, Rappaport VJ, Curet LB: Metformin compared with glyburide in gestational diabetes: A randomized controlled trial, Obstet Gynecol 2010(Jan);115(1):55-9 (PMID 20027034)

Aagaard-Tillery KM, Malone FD, Nyberg DA, et al: Role of second-trimester genetic sonography after Down syndrome screening, Obstet Gynecol 2009(Dec);114(6):1189-96 (PMID 19935018)

Branch DW: The truth about inherited thrombophilias and pregnancy, Obstet Gynecol 2010(Jan);115(1):2-4 (PMID 20027026)

Said JM, Higgins JR, Moses EK, et al: Inherited thrombophilia polymorphisms and pregnancy outcomes in nulliparous women, Obstet Gynecol 2010(Jan);115(1):5-13 (PMID 20027027)

Silver RM, Zhao Y, Spong CY, et al: Prothrombin gene G20210A mutation and obstetric complications, Obstet Gynecol 2010(Jan);115(1):14-20 (PMID 20027028)

Dicke JM, Huettner P, Yan S, et al: Umbilical artery Doppler indices in small for gestational age fetuses: correlation with adverse outcomes and placental abnormalities, J Ultrasound Med 2009(Dec);28(12):1603-10 (PMID 19933472)

Proctor LK, Toal M, Keating S, et al: Placental size and the prediction of severe early-onset intrauterine growth restriction in women with low pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A, Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2009(Sep);34(3):274-82 (PMID 19672838)

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Banaszewska B, Pawelczyk L, Spaczynski RZ, Duleba AJ: Comparison of simvastatin and metformin in treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome: Prospective randomized trial, J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2009(Dec);94(12):4938-45 (PMID 19890022)

El-Chaar D, Yang Q, Gao J, et al: Risk of birth defects increased in pregnancies conceived by assisted human reproduction, Fertil Steril 2009(Nov);92(5):1557-61 (PMID 18973885)

Seracchioli R, Mabrouk M, Frascà C, et al: Long-term cyclic and continuous oral contraceptive therapy and endometrioma recurrence: a randomized controlled trial, Fertil Steril 2010(Jan);93(1):52-6 (PMID 18973896)

Parsanezhad ME, Azmoon M, Alborzi S, et al: A randomized, controlled clinical trial comparing the effects of aromatase inhibitor (letrozole) and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (triptorelin) on uterine leiomyoma volume and hormonal status, Fertil Steril 2010(Jan);93(1):192-8 (PMID 19135657)

Hagemann AR, Lanzendorf SE, Jungheim ES, et al: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded study of assisted hatching in women younger than 38 years undergoing in vitro fertilization, Fertil Steril 2010(Feb);93(2):586-91 (PMID 19268926)

Adamson GD and Pasta DJ: Endometriosis fertility index: the new, validated endometriosis staging system, Fertil Steril 2009 Nov 18 [Epub ahead of print] (PMID 19931076)

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