n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Gestational diabetes - the emerging picture : review




Extracted from text ... REVIEW Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? October 2005 17 Gestational Diabetes - The emerging picture "It is better to have absolutely no idea where one is than to believe confidently that one is where one is not" Cesar Francois Cassini de Thury - 18th Century French Surveyor Introduction In 1989 Hunter & Keirse1 commenced their chapter on gestational diabetes in the original "bible" of evidence-based medicine (Effective Care in Pregnancy) with the above words. They castigated the obstetric community for screening for gestational diabetes (GD) and for treating the condition. They concluded: "No clear improvement in perinatal mortality has ..


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