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J Fam Pract. 2010 Aug;59(8):467-8.

Clinical inquiries: which women should we screen for gestational diabetes mellitus?

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Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA.

Abstract

It's unclear which women we should screen. No randomized controlled trials (RCTs) demonstrate that either universal screening or risk factor screening for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) prevents maternal and fetal adverse outcomes. That said, the common practice of universal screening is more sensitive than screening based on risk factors. Historic risk factors are poor predictors of GDM in a current pregnancy.

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