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Preoperative pregnancy testing in adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8712424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Anesthetics and other drugs used during the perioperative period may have teratogenic or abortive effects. The pregnancy status of surgical patients is often unknown. This investigation examined retrospectively the results of 2 yr of mandatory pregnancy testing in 412 adolescent surgical patients. The overall incidence of positive tests was 1.2%. Five of 207 patients aged 15 yr and older tested positive, for an incidence of 2.4% in that group. None of the 205 patients under the age of 15 yr had a positive pregnancy test. We conclude that mandatory pregnancy testing is advisable in adolescent surgical patients aged 15 yr and older.
F J Azzam; G S Padda; J W DeBoard; J L Krock; S M Kolterman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  82     ISSN:  0003-2999     ISO Abbreviation:  Anesth. Analg.     Publication Date:  1996 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-06     Completed Date:  1996-09-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis University, Missouri, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesiology / legislation & jurisprudence,  methods,  standards*
Intraoperative Care
Pregnancy Tests*
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Retrospective Studies
Comment In:
Anesth Analg. 1996 Jan;82(1):1-3   [PMID:  8712381 ]
Anesth Analg. 1996 Aug;83(2):438-9   [PMID:  8694346 ]
Anesth Analg. 1996 Aug;83(2):439   [PMID:  8694347 ]
Anesth Analg. 1996 Aug;83(2):439-40   [PMID:  8694348 ]

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