Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Screening Recommendations Updated

the MPR take:

Rates of gestational diabetes mellitus in the United States vary from 1–25% based on patient demographics and diagnostic thresholds and can increase the risk of maternal and fetal complications. In 2008, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not find sufficient evidence in evaluating the benefits and harms of GDM screening prior to or after 24 weeks of gestation. The USPSTF is now recommending GDM screening in asymptomatic pregnant women after 24 weeks of gestation. Evidence is currently insufficient to assess screening prior to 24 weeks of gestation. 

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Screening Recommendations Updated
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Screening Recommendations Updated
Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). Methods:The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the accuracy of screening tests for GDM, the benefits and harms of screening before and after 24 weeks of gestation, and the benefits and harms ...

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