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Screening for syphilis infection in pregnancy: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force reaffirmation recommendation statement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19451577     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
DESCRIPTION: Update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force statement about screening for syphilis in pregnancy. METHODS: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force did a targeted literature search for evidence on the benefits of screening, the harms of screening, and the harms of treatment of syphilis with penicillin during pregnancy. RECOMMENDATION: Screen all pregnant women for syphilis infection. (Grade A recommendation.).
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Practice Guideline; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of internal medicine     Volume:  150     ISSN:  1539-3704     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2009 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-19     Completed Date:  2009-06-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372351     Medline TA:  Ann Intern Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  705-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
False Positive Reactions
Infant, Newborn
Mass Screening* / adverse effects
Penicillin G Benzathine / adverse effects,  therapeutic use
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Risk Assessment
Syphilis / diagnosis*,  drug therapy*
Syphilis, Congenital / prevention & control*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 1538-09-6/Penicillin G Benzathine
Ned Calonge / ; Diana B Petitti / ; Thomas G DeWitt / ; Allen Dietrich / ; Kimberly D Gregory / ; David Grossman / ; George Isham / ; Rosanne Leipzig / ; Lucy N Marion / ; Bernadette Melnyk / ; Virginia A Moyer / ; Judith K Ockene / ; George F Sawaya / ; J Sanford Schwartz / ; Timothy Wilt /
Summary for patients in:
Ann Intern Med. 2009 May 19;150(10):I-40   [PMID:  19451558 ]

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