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Early pregnancy confirmation--the role of urine pregnancy test in military primary care clinics.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22934375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Pregnancy detection is a common procedure in primary care and can be challenging in the setting of military primary care clinics. The objective of this study was to determine whether the introduction of urine pregnancy tests to military primary care clinics is associated with earlier pregnancy detection. We conducted a cross-sectional study using data from female soldiers, aged 18 to 20 years. Pregnancy was diagnosed using urine pregnancy tests. Ultrasonographic gestational age at presentation was compared between pregnant soldiers diagnosed in primary care clinics and pregnant soldiers diagnosed in gynecology secondary care clinics. A total of 150 female soldiers performed urine pregnancy tests in 5 different primary care clinics, from which 28 (19%) were pregnant. Mean gestational age at diagnosis was significantly lower among patients diagnosed in primary care clinics as compared with patients diagnosed in gynecology secondary care clinics (41.07 days (SD, 6.72) vs. 48.42 days (SD, 21.94), p < 0.001). In conclusion, the availability of urine pregnancy tests in the setting of military primary care clinics was strongly associated with early pregnancy detection at a time point in which presentation for both antenatal care and abortion services potentially improve maternal and neonatal health.
Authors:
Eldar Hochman; Matan Elami-Suzin; Hagar Gur Soferman; Tamar Galil; Yehuda Hershkovitz; Dorit Tzur; Estela Derazne; Hadar Elad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  177     ISSN:  0026-4075     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-31     Completed Date:  2012-11-01     Revised Date:  2013-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  947-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Healthcare Branch, 22 Moshe Dayan Street, Kiryat Hasavionim, Yehod 56450, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Ambulatory Care Facilities*
Chorionic Gonadotropin / urine*
Cross-Sectional Studies
Early Diagnosis*
Female
Gestational Age
Humans
Israel
Military Facilities
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Tests*
Primary Health Care*
Young Adult
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Chorionic Gonadotropin
Comments/Corrections
Comment In:
Mil Med. 2012 Dec;177(12):vii; author reply vii   [PMID:  23397682 ]

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