Performance characteristics of postpartum screening tests for type 2 diabetes mellitus in women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review.

@article{Bennett2009PerformanceCO,
  title={Performance characteristics of postpartum screening tests for type 2 diabetes mellitus in women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review.},
  author={Wendy L Bennett and Shari Bolen and L. M. Kinnier Wilson and Eric B. Bass and Wanda K Nicholson},
  journal={Journal of women's health},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 7},
  pages={
          979-87
        }
}
BACKGROUND Women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus are at high risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus. We systematically reviewed and synthesized the literature on the sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility of postpartum screening tests for type 2 diabetes in women with prior gestational diabetes to inform screening guidelines. METHODS We searched electronic databases through October 1, 2008. Two investigators independently reviewed titles, abstracts, and articles, performed… CONTINUE READING
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