A population-based risk factor scoring will decrease unnecessary testing for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus.

@article{alikan2004APR,
  title={A population-based risk factor scoring will decrease unnecessary testing for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Eray Çalişkan and Fulya Kayikçioğlu and Nilgun Ozt{\"u}rk and Sevgi Koç and Ali Haberal},
  journal={Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica},
  year={2004},
  volume={83 6},
  pages={
          524-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND To determine the effectiveness of a population-based risk factor scoring to decrease unnecessary testing for the diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). METHODS We formed a risk factor scoring over five, which questions maternal age, body mass index and first-degree relatives with a diagnosis of diabetes mellitus, a prior macrosomic fetus and adverse outcome during the previous pregnancies. All participants underwent a 50-g glucose challenge test (GCT) followed by a 100-g… CONTINUE READING
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