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1.

Premature Rupture of Membranes

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Practice Bulletin Number 172, October 2016

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 160, January 2016)

October 2016

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2.

Management of Preterm Labor

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Practice Bulletin Number 171, October 2016

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 159, January 2016)

October 2016

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3.

Critical Care in Pregnancy

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Practice Bulletin Number 170, October 2016

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 158, January 2016)

October 2016

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4.

Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy for Fetal Maturation

Committee Opinion Number 677, October 2016

ABSTRACT Corticosteroid administration before anticipated preterm birth is one of the most important antenatal therapies available to improve newborn outcomes A single course of corticosteroids is recommended for pregnant women between 24 07 weeks and 33 67 weeks of gestation including for those w...

October 2016

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5.

Multifetal Gestations: Twin, Triplet, and Higher-Order Multifetal Pregnancies

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Practice Bulletin Number 169, October 2016

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 144, May 2014)

October 2016

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6.

Health Literacy to Promote Quality of Care

Committee Opinion Number 676, October 2016

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 585, February 2014)

ABSTRACT Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain process and understand the basic health information and services they need to make appropriate health decisions Multiple factors affect a patients understanding of health information including cultur...

October 2016

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7.

Cervical Cancer Screening and Prevention

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Practice Bulletin Number 168, October 2016

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 157, January 2016)

October 2016

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8.

Management of Vulvar Intraepithelial Neoplasia

Committee Opinion Number 675, October 2016

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 509, November 2011)

ABSTRACT Vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia VIN is an increasingly common problem particularly among women in their 40s Although spontaneous regression has been reported VIN should be considered a premalignant condition Immunization with the quadrivalent or 9valent human papillomavirus vaccine which...

October 2016

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Gynecologic Care for Women and Adolescents With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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Practice Bulletin Number 167, October 2016

(Replaces Practice Bulletin 117, December 2010, and Committee Opinion 572, September 2013)

October 2016

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10.

Guiding Principles for Privileging of Innovative Procedures in Gynecologic Surgery

Committee Opinion Number 674, September 2016

ABSTRACT New or emerging surgical procedures and technologies continue to be developed at a rapid rate and must be implemented safely into clinical practice Additional privileging may be required if substantively new technical or cognitive skills are required to implement an innovative procedure o...

September 2016

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11.

Persistent Vulvar Pain

Committee Opinion Number 673, September 2016

(Replaces Committee Opinion No. 345, October 2006)

ABSTRACT Persistent vulvar pain is a complex disorder that frequently is frustrating to the patient and the clinician It can be difficult to treat and rapid resolution is unusual even with appropriate therapy Vulvar pain can be caused by a specific disorder or it can be idiopathic Idiopathic vulva...

September 2016

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12.

Clinical Challenges of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods

Committee Opinion Number 672, September 2016

ABSTRACT Longacting reversible contraceptive methods are the most effective reversible contraceptives and have an excellent safety record Although uncommon possible longacting reversible contraceptive complications should be included in the informed consent process Obstetriciangynecologists and ot...

September 2016

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13.

Perinatal Risks Associated With Assisted Reproductive Technology

Committee Opinion Number 671, September 2016

(Replaces Committee Opinion No. 324, November 2005)

ABSTRACT Over the past decades the use of assisted reproductive technology ART has increased dramatically worldwide and has made pregnancy possible for many infertile couples Although the perinatal risks that may be associated with ART and ovulation induction are much higher in multifetal gestatio...

September 2016

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14.

Severe Maternal Morbidity: Screening and Review

Number 5, September 2016

ABSTRACT This document builds upon recommendations from peer organizations and outlines a process for identifying maternal cases that should be reviewed Severe maternal morbidity is associated with a high rate of preventability similar to that of maternal mortality It also can be considered a near...

September 2016

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15.

Thrombocytopenia in Pregnancy

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Practice Bulletin Number 166, September 2016

September 2016

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16.

Immediate Postpartum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception

Committee Opinion Number 670, August 2016

ABSTRACT Immediate postpartum longacting reversible contraception LARC has the potential to reduce unintended and shortinterval pregnancy Women should be counseled about all forms of postpartum contraception in a context that allows informed decision making Immediate postpartum LARC should be offe...

August 2016

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17.

Planned Home Birth

Committee Opinion Number 669, August 2016

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 476, February 2011)

ABSTRACT In the United States approximately 35000 births 09 per year occur in the home Approximately one fourth of these births are unplanned or unattended Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that hospitals and accredited birth centers are the safest settings ...

August 2016

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18.

Menstrual Manipulation for Adolescents With Physical and Developmental Disabilities

Committee Opinion Number 668, August 2016

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 448, December 2009)

ABSTRACT For an adolescent with physical disabilities intellectual disabilities or both and for her caregivers menstruation can present significant challenges If after an evaluation the adolescent her family and the obstetriciangynecologist have decided that menstrual intervention is warranted adv...

August 2016

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Prevention and Management of Obstetric Lacerations at Vaginal Delivery

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Practice Bulletin Number 165, July 2016

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 71, April 2006, Reaffirmed 2015, and
Committee Opinion Number 647, November 2015)

July 2016

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Hospital-Based Triage of Obstetric Patients

Committee Opinion Number 667, July 2016

ABSTRACT Emergency departments typically have structured triage guidelines for health care providers encountering the diverse cases that may present to their units Such guidelines aid in determining which patients must be evaluated promptly and which may wait safely and aid in determining anticipa...

July 2016

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