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Number Number 727, January 2018

ABSTRACT: “Cascade testing” refers to the performance of genetic counseling and testing in blood relatives of individuals who have been identified with specific genetic mutations. Testing protocols and other interventions may save lives and improve health and quality of life for these family members. Obstetrician–gynecologists should know who is eligible for cascade testing and should use all available resources to ensure that cascade testing is offered and occurs in a timely manner. Despite the clear health benefits for specific populations and individuals, obstetrician–gynecologists should ...


SP165 Resumen de los trastornos genéticos Los trastornos genéticos ocurren a causa de alteraciones en los genes o cromosomas de una persona (consulte el cuadro “Genes y cromosomas”). La aneuploidía es un problema médico en el que faltan o sobran cromosomas (consulte el cuadro “¿Qué es la aneuploidía?”). Pruebas genéticas de detección prenatales The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N El Embarazo • SP165 Los trastornos heredados se deben a alteraciones en los genes que se llaman mutaciones. Algunos de estos son ...


Number Number 724, November 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 409, June 2008;
Committee Opinion Number 488, May 2011;
and Committee Opinion Number 527, June 2012)

ABSTRACT: With the increased emphasis on patient-driven health care and readily available access to patients through the internet and media, many genetic testing companies have begun to market directly to consumers. Direct-to-consumer genetic testing raises unique concerns and considerations, including limited knowledge among patients and health care providers of available genetic tests, difficulty in interpretation of genetic test results, lack of oversight of companies that offer genetic testing, and issues of privacy and confidentiality. When undergoing any direct-to-consumer genetic testi...


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October 2017

Number PFS007, October 2017

BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations Cancer is caused by several different factors. A few types of cancer run in families. These types are called “hereditary” or “familial” cancer. They are caused by changes in genes that can be passed from parent to child. Changes in genes are called mutations. Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) syndrome is an inherited increased risk of breast cancer, ovarian cancer, and other types of cancer. HBOC syndrome is linked to mutations in several genes, but the most common are called BRCA1 and BRCA2. Inheriting one of these mutations increases the risk of getti...


Number Number 182, September 2017

(Replaces Practice Bulletin Number 103, April 2009)

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Number Number 720, September 2017

(Replaces Committee Opinion Number 550, January 2013)

ABSTRACT: Myelomeningocele, a severe form of spina bifida, occurs in approximately 1 in 3,000 live births in the United States. The extent of disability is generally related to the level of the myelomeningocele defect, with a higher upper level of lesion generally corresponding to greater deficits. Open maternal–fetal surgery for myelomeningocele repair is a major procedure for the woman and her affected fetus. Although there is demonstrated potential for fetal and pediatric benefit, there are significant maternal implications and complications that may occur acutely, postoperatively, for the...


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September 2017

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September 2017

Number FAQ060, September 2017

Why is there a concern about having a child later in life? Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge. Also, having a child later in life has certain risks. These risks may affect a woman’s health as well as her baby’s health.


SP179 Cómo funcionan los genes Un gen es un segmento corto de una sustancia química que se llama ADN. Los genes contienen las instrucciones codificadas de su constitución física y de todos los procesos del cuerpo. Los genes ocurren en pares y se Prueba de detección de portadores The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE PHYSICIANS PATIENT EDUCATI N El Embarazo • SP179 encuentran en cromosomas. Los cromosomas también ocurren en pares (uno de cada uno de los padres). La mayoría de las células tienen 23 pares de cromosomas, lo que forma un tota...


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