Screening for Gestational Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism: October 22, 2013

Context: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is defined as any degree of hyperglycemia with first recognition during pregnancy. The optimal time to screen for GDM that would maximize the yield and benefits remains unclear.

Objective: Our objective was to appraise the evidence regarding screening for GDM (accuracy, correlation with adverse outcomes, and harms).

Data Sources: We searched Ovid Medline, OVID EMBASE, OVID Cochrane Library, Web of Science, Scopus, PsycInfo, and CINAHL through May 2011. Read more