The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc.
2012 Maintenance of Certification – Part II - Annual Board Certification
General Obstetrics and Gynecology
April 2012 Reading Assignment List


Donnez J, Tatarchuk TF, Bouchard P, Puscasiu L, Zakharenko NF, Ivanova T, et al. Ulipristal acetate versus placebo for fibroid treatment before surgery. PEARL I Study Group. N Engl J Med 2012;366(5):409-20. PMID: 22296075.

Schierlitz L, Dwyer PL, Rosamilia A, Murray C, Thomas E, De Souza A, et al. Three-year follow-up of tension-free vaginal tape compared with transobturator tape in women with stress urinary incontinence and intrinsic sphincter deficiency. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(2 Pt 1):321-7. PMID: 22270284.

Moslemi-Kebria M, El-Nashar SA, Aletti GD, Cliby WA. Intraoperative hypothermia during cytoreductive surgery for ovarian cancer and perioperative morbidity. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(3):590-6. PMID: 22353958.

Handa VL, Blomquist JL, McDermott KC, Friedman S, Munoz A. Pelvic floor disorders after vaginal birth: effect of episiotomy, perineal laceration, and operative birth. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(2 Pt 1):233-9. PMID: 22227639.

Duru C, Jha S, Lashen H. Urodynamic outcomes after hysterectomy for benign conditions: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol Surv 2012;67(1):45-54. PMID: 22278078.


Shavell VI, Thakur M, Sawant A, Kruger ML, Jones TB, Singh M, et al. Adverse obstetric outcomes associated with sonographically identified large uterine fibroids. Fertil Steril 2012;97(1):107-10. PMID: 22100166.

*Szymanski LM, Satin AJ. Exercise during pregnancy: fetal responses to current public health guidelines. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(3):603-10. PMID: 22314872.

Amant F, Loibl S, Neven P, Van Calsteren K. Breast cancer in pregnancy. Lancet 2012;379(9815):570-9. PMID: 22325662.

Pinninti SG, Angara R, Feja KN, Kimberlin DW, Leach CT, Conrad DA, et al. Neonatal Herpes Disease following Maternal Antenatal Antiviral Suppressive Therapy: A Multicenter Case Series. J Pediatr 2012; PMID: 22336576.

*Tuuli MG, Odibo AO, Fogertey P, Roehl K, Stamilio D, Macones GA. Utility of the bladder flap at cesarean delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(4):815-21. PMID: 22395144.

Office Practice

Gourlay ML, Fine JP, Preisser JS, May RC, Li C, Lui LY, et al. Bone-density testing interval and transition to osteoporosis in older women. Study of Osteoporotic Fractures Research Group. N Engl J Med 2012;366(3):225-33. PMID: 22256806.

Jemec GB. Clinical practice. Hidradenitis suppurativa. N Engl J Med 2012;366(2):158-64. PMID: 22236226.

*Carmina E, Campagna AM, Lobo RA. A 20-year follow-up of young women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(2 Pt 1):263-9. PMID: 22270277.

Donnez J, Tomaszewski J, Vazquez F, Bouchard P, Lemieszczuk B, Baro F, et al. Ulipristal acetate versus leuprolide acetate for uterine fibroids. PEARL II Study Group. N Engl J Med 2012;366(5):421-32. PMID: 22296076.

Communication strategies for patient handoffs. Committee Opinion No. 517. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(2 Pt 1):408-11. PMID: 22270316.

Ethics, Safety, and Communication Partnering With Patients to Improve Safety. Committee Opinion No. 490. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2011;117(5):1247-9. PMID: 21705934.

Gynecologic Oncology

Chi DS, Musa F, Dao F, Zivanovic O, Sonoda Y, Leitao MM, et al. An analysis of patients with bulky advanced stage ovarian, tubal, and peritoneal carcinoma treated with primary debulking surgery (PDS) during an identical time period as the randomized EORTC-NCIC trial of PDS vs neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT). Gynecol Oncol 2012;124(1):10-4. PMID: 21917306.

Shah PH, Kudrimoti M, Feddock J, Randall M. Adjuvant treatment for stage IIIC endometrial cancer: options and controversies. Gynecol Oncol 2011;122(3):675-83. PMID: 21664661.

Enden T, Haig Y, Klow NE, Slagsvold CE, Sandvik L, Ghanima W, et al. Long-term outcome after additional catheter-directed thrombolysis versus standard treatment for acute iliofemoral deep vein thrombosis (the CaVenT study): a randomised controlled trial. CaVenT Study Group. Lancet 2012;379(9810):31-8. PMID: 22172244.

Perren TJ, Swart AM, Pfisterer J, Ledermann JA, Pujade-Lauraine E, Kristensen G, et al. A phase 3 trial of bevacizumab in ovarian cancer. ICON7 Investigators [published erratum appears in N Engl J Med 2012;366:284]. N Engl J Med 2011;365(26):2484-96. PMID: 22204725.


Burger RA, Brady MF, Bookman MA, Fleming GF, Monk BJ, Huang H, et al. Incorporation of bevacizumab in the primary treatment of ovarian cancer. Gynecologic Oncology Group. N Engl J Med 2011;365(26):2473-83. PMID: 22204724.

Harter P, Muallem ZM, Buhrmann C, Lorenz D, Kaub C, Hils R, et al. Impact of a structured quality management program on surgical outcome in primary advanced ovarian cancer. Gynecol Oncol 2011;121(3):615-9. PMID: 21414656.

Maternal Fetal Medicine

Carlo WA, McDonald SA, Fanaroff AA, Vohr BR, Stoll BJ, Ehrenkranz RA, et al. Association of antenatal corticosteroids with mortality and neurodevelopmental outcomes among infants born at 22 to 25 weeks' gestation. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. JAMA 2011;306(21):2348-58. PMID: 22147379. Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

*Stafne SN, Salvesen KA, Romundstad PR, Eggebo TM, Carlsen SM, Morkved S. Regular exercise during pregnancy to prevent gestational diabetes: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(1):29-36. PMID: 22183208. Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Causes of death among stillbirths. Stillbirth Collaborative Research Network Writing Group. JAMA 2011;306(22):2459-68. PMID: 22166605. Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Bodurtha J, Strauss JF,3rd. Genomics and perinatal care. N Engl J Med 2012;366(1):64-73. PMID: 22216843. Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

Abdallah Y, Daemen A, Kirk E, Pexsters A, Naji O, Stalder C, et al. Limitations of current definitions of miscarriage using mean gestational sac diameter and crown-rump length measurements: a multicenter observational study. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2011;38(5):497-502. PMID: 21997898. Approved for AIUM Credit

Kuleva M, Khen-Dunlop N, Dumez Y, Ville Y, Salomon LJ. Is complex gastroschisis predictable by prenatal ultrasound? BJOG 2012;119(1):102-9. PMID: 22017923. Approved for AIUM Credit

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Bhavnani BR, Stanczyk FZ. Misconception and Concerns about Bioidentical Hormones Used for Custom-Compounded Hormone Therapy. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012;97(3):756-9. PMID: 22205711

de Ziegler D, Streuli I, Meldrum DR, Chapron C. The value of growth hormone supplements in ART for poor ovarian responders. Fertil Steril 2011;96(5):1069-76. PMID: 22036051.

Lazarus JH, Bestwick JP, Channon S, Paradice R, Maina A, Rees R, et al. Antenatal thyroid screening and childhood cognitive function. N Engl J Med 2012;366(6):493-501. PMID: 22316443.

Panidis D, Tziomalos K, Macut D, Delkos D, Betsas G, Misichronis G, et al. Cross-sectional analysis of the effects of age on the hormonal, metabolic, and ultrasonographic features and the prevalence of the different phenotypes of polycystic ovary syndrome. Fertil Steril 2012;97(2):494-500. PMID: 22192350.

Increased maternal cardiovascular mortality associated with pregnancy in women with Turner syndrome. Practice Committee of American Society For Reproductive Medicine. Fertil Steril 2012;97(2):282-4. PMID: 22192347.

Topaloglu AK, Tello JA, Kotan LD, Ozbek MN, Yilmaz MB, Erdogan S, et al. Inactivating KISS1 mutation and hypogonadotropic hypogonadism. N Engl J Med 2012;366(7):629-35. PMID: 22335740.

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