SHOULD ALL PREGNANT WOMEN BE SCREENED FOR GESTATIONAL GLUCOSE INTOLERANCE? Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Constitution
  • Human Development
  • Hypertension

abstract

  • Although gestational glucose intolerance is associated with the remote development of diabetes mellitus, the risk to the mother during the index pregnancy and the risk to her fetus remain uncertain. Nevertheless, universal screening for gestational glucose intolerance has many strong advocates. The scientific data supporting a universal screening programme--showing that treatment of gestational glucose intolerance does more good than harm--are limited. Until the evidence can be extended beyond that on infant birthweight, a more restrained approach than universal screening may be appropriate.

publication date

  • May 27, 1989

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0140-6736(89)92763-3

PubMed ID

  • 2566747

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1187

end page

  • 91

volume

  • 333

number

  • 8648