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


Cronin B, Sung VW, Matteson KA. Vaginal cuff dehiscence: risk factors and management. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206(4):284-8. PMID:21974989

Fylstra DL. Ectopic pregnancy not within the (distal) fallopian tube: etiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206(4):289-99. PMID:22177188

Konstantinopoulos PA, Awtrey CS. Management of ovarian cancer: a 75-year-old woman who has completed treatment. JAMA 2012;307(13):1420-9. PMID:22396438

*Nguyen JN, Jakus-Waldman SM, Walter AJ, White T, Menefee SA. Perioperative complications and reoperations after incontinence and prolapse surgeries using prosthetic implants. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(3):539-46. PMID:22353951

*Twijnstra AR, Blikkendaal MD, van Zwet EW, van Kesteren PJ, de Kroon CD, Jansen FW. Predictors of successful surgical outcome in laparoscopic hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(4):700-8. PMID:22395145


*Management of preterm labor. Practice Bulletin No. 127. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(6):1308-17. PMID:22617615

*Black LP, Hinson L, Duff P. Limited course of antibiotic treatment for chorioamnionitis. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(6):1102-5. PMID:22617573

de Vogel J, van der Leeuw-van Beek A, Gietelink D, Vujkovic M, de Leeuw JW, van Bavel J, et al. The effect of a mediolateral episiotomy during operative vaginal delivery on the risk of developing obstetrical anal sphincter injuries. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206(5):404.e1-404.e5. PMID:22425401

*Lighter-Fisher J, Surette AM. Performance of an interferon-gamma release assay to diagnose latent tuberculosis infection during pregnancy. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(6):1088-95. PMID:22569120


*Minkoff H. The new-generation tuberculosis test: should it be used in pregnancy? Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(6):1085-7. PMID:22617571

Sibai BM. Etiology and management of postpartum hypertension-preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206(6):470-5. PMID:21963308

Office Practice

*Chelmow D, Waxman A, Cain JM, Lawrence HC 3rd. The evolution of cervical screening and the specialty of obstetrics and gynecology. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(4):695-9. PMID:22433332

*Culligan PJ. Nonsurgical management of pelvic organ prolapse. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(4):852-60. PMID:22433350

Hooton TM. Clinical practice. Uncomplicated urinary tract infection. N Engl J Med 2012;366(11):1028-37. PMID:22417256

*Townsend MK, Resnick NM, Grodstein F. Caffeine intake and risk of urinary incontinence progression among women. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(5):950-7. PMID:22525905

*Tyler CP, Whiteman MK, Zapata LB, Curtis KM, Hillis SD, Marchbanks PA. Health care provider attitudes and practices related to intrauterine devices for nulliparous women. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(4):762-71. PMID:22433340

Gynecologic Oncology

Bolton KL, Chenevix-Trench G, Goh C, Sadetzki S, Ramus SJ, Karlan BY, et al. Association between BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and survival in women with invasive epithelial ovarian cancer. EMBRACE; kConFab Investigators; Cancer Genome Atlas Research Network. JAMA 2012;307(4):382-90. PMID:22274685

Chapman-Davis E, Hoekstra AV, Rademaker AW, Schink JC, Lurain JR. Treatment of nonmetastatic and metastatic low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia: factors associated with resistance to single-agent methotrexate chemotherapy. Gynecol Oncol 2012;125(3):572-5. PMID:22449733

Griggs JJ, Mangu PB, Anderson H, Balaban EP, Dignam JJ, Hryniuk WM, et al. Appropriate chemotherapy dosing for obese adult patients with cancer: American Society of Clinical Oncology clinical practice guideline. American Society of Clinical Oncology. J Clin Oncol 2012;30(13):1553-61. PMID:22473167

Kim CH, Abu-Rustum NR, Chi DS, Gardner GJ, Leitao MM,Jr, Carter J, et al. Reproductive outcomes of patients undergoing radical trachelectomy for early-stage cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 2012;125(3):585-8. PMID:22430614

Lybol C, Sweep FC, Harvey R, Mitchell H, Short D, Thomas CM, et al. Relapse rates after two versus three consolidation courses of methotrexate in the treatment of low-risk gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Gynecol Oncol 2012;125(3):576-9. PMID:22410329

Pearce CL, Templeman C, Rossing MA, Lee A, Near AM, Webb PM, et al. Association between endometriosis and risk of histological subtypes of ovarian cancer: a pooled analysis of case-control studies. Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium. Lancet Oncol 2012;13(4):385-94. PMID:22361336

Schmidt AM, Imesch P, Fink D, Egger H. Indications and long-term clinical outcomes in 282 patients with pelvic exenteration for advanced or recurrent cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol 2012;125(3):604-9. PMID:22406639

Fetal Medicine

Coleman T, Cooper S, Thornton JG, Grainge MJ, Watts K, Britton J, et al. A randomized trial of nicotine-replacement therapy patches in pregnancy. Smoking, Nicotine, and Pregnancy (SNAP) Trial Team. N Engl J Med 2012;366(9):808-18. PMID:22375972

Korteweg FJ, Erwich JJ, Timmer A, van der Meer J, Ravise JM, Veeger NJ, et al. Evaluation of 1025 fetal deaths: proposed diagnostic workup. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206(1):53.e1-53.e12. PMID:22196684


Silver RM. Optimal "work-up" of stillbirth: evidence! Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206(1):1-2. PMID:22196682

Miguelez J, De Lourdes Brizot M, Liao AW, De Carvalho MH, Zugaib M. Second-trimester soft markers: relation to first-trimester nuchal translucency in unaffected pregnancies. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;39(3):274-8. PMID:21484908 APPROVED FOR AIUM CREDIT

Rozenberg P, Chauveaud A, Deruelle P, Capelle M, Winer N, Desbriere R, et al. Prevention of preterm delivery after successful tocolysis in preterm labor by 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate: a randomized controlled trial. Groupe De Recherche En Obstetrique et Gynecologie. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2012;206(3):206.e1-206.e9. PMID:22381603

Ruano R, Yoshisaki CT, da Silva MM, Ceccon ME, Grasi MS, Tannuri U, et al. A randomized controlled trial of fetal endoscopic tracheal occlusion versus postnatal management of severe isolated congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;39(1):20-7. PMID:22170862


Jani JC, Nicolaides KH. Fetal surgery for severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2012;39(1):7-9. PMID:22213616

Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Benatti F, Solis M, Artioli G, Montag E, Painelli V, Saito F, et al. Liposuction Induces a Compensatory Increase of Visceral Fat Which Is Effectively Counteracted by Physical Activity: A Randomized Trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012; doi: 10.1210/jc.2012-1012. PMID:22539589

Davies MJ, Moore VM, Willson KJ, Van Essen P, Priest K, Scott H, et al. Reproductive technologies and the risk of birth defects. N Engl J Med 2012;366(19):1803-13. PMID:22559061

*Diamond MP, Kruger M, Santoro N, Zhang H, Casson P, Schlaff W, et al. Endometrial shedding effect on conception and live birth in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Cooperative Reproductive Medicine Network. Obstet Gynecol 2012;119(5):902-8. PMID:22525900

Hagman A, Kallen K, Barrenas ML, Landin-Wilhelmsen K, Hanson C, Bryman I, et al. Obstetric outcomes in women with Turner karyotype. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2011;96(11):3475-82. PMID:21865365

Kasius JC, Fatemi HM, Bourgain C, Sie-Go DM, Eijkemans RJ, Fauser BC, et al. The impact of chronic endometritis on reproductive outcome. Fertil Steril 2011;96(6):1451-6. PMID:22019126

Morin-Papunen L, Rantala AS, Unkila-Kallio L, Tiitinen A, Hippelainen M, Perheentupa A, et al. Metformin improves pregnancy and live-birth rates in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): a multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2012;97(5):1492-500. PMID:22419702

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