Pregnancy of unknown location: a consensus statement of nomenclature, definitions, and outcome.

@article{Barnhart2011PregnancyOU,
  title={Pregnancy of unknown location: a consensus statement of nomenclature, definitions, and outcome.},
  author={Kurt Thomas Barnhart and Norah M van Mello and Tom Bourne and Emma Kirk and Ben Van Calster and Cecilia Bottomley and Karine Chung and George Condous and Steven A. N. Goldstein and Petra J Hajenius and Ben Willem J Mol and Thomas A. Molinaro and Katherine L O'Flynn O'Brien and Richard Husicka and Mary D. Sammel and Dirk Timmerman},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  year={2011},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={857-66}
}
OBJECTIVE To improve the interpretation of future studies in women who are initially diagnosed with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL), we propose a consensus statement with definitions of population, target disease, and final outcome. DESIGN A review of literature and a series of collaborative international meetings were used to develop a consensus for definitions and final outcomes of women initially diagnosed with a PUL. RESULT(S) Global differences were noted in populations studied… CONTINUE READING