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The utility of thrombophilia testing in pregnant women with thrombosis: fact or fiction?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18572147     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Women who either present with an episode of acute venous thrombosis in pregnancy or who have a history of venous thrombosis who present for prenatal care often undergo testing for inherited thrombophilia. The rationale for screening may include questions about whether screening for inherited thrombophilias can help to alter anticoagulation plans in a pregnancy complicated by venous thrombosis, whether patients with a history of venous thrombosis who present for care in a subsequent pregnancy require anticoagulation and at what intensity, whether knowledge of thrombophilia changes the duration and intensity of anticoagulation outside pregnancy, and whether screening of family members is warranted. Data regarding these issues are reviewed, controversies surrounding thrombophilia testing in this setting are discussed, and clinical recommendations are made.
Christina M Scifres; George A Macones
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-06-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  199     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-20     Completed Date:  2008-11-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  344.e1-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / administration & dosage
Genetic Predisposition to Disease
Methylenetetrahydrofolate Reductase (NADPH2) / genetics
Physician's Practice Patterns
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / epidemiology,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Pregnancy Outcome
Puerperal Disorders / prevention & control
Risk Assessment
Thrombophilia / complications,  diagnosis*,  genetics
Venous Thromboembolism / epidemiology,  etiology*,  prevention & control
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants; EC Reductase (NADPH2)

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