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Items in this list may be obtained from the sources cited. Contact information reflects the most current data about the source that has been provided to the MCH Digital Library.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2017. Preeclampsia: Screening. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,

Annotation: This resource presents the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on screening for preeclampsia in pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy. The recommendation statement; supporting documents, including the research plan, evidence review, evidence summary, clinical summary; and related information for health professionals.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Evidence based medicine, Hospitals, Preeclampsia, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Reproductive health, Screening, Women's health

California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative Preeclampsia Task Force. 2014. Preeclampsia toolkit: Improving health care response to preeclampsia–A California toolkit to transform maternity care. Stanford, CA: California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, multiple items.

Annotation: This toolkit is designed to guide and support health professionals and others working in clinics, hospitals, and other health care settings develop methods within their facilities to recognize and respond to preeclampsia. Contents include care guidelines in checklist, flowchart, and table chart formats; a compendium of 18 best practice articles; a slide set for professional education; and educational material for pregnant women and their families.

Contact: California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Stanford University Medical School Office Building, 1265 Welch Road, MS 5415, Stanford, CA 94305, Telephone: (650) 725-6108 Fax: (650) 721-5751 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Guidelines, Model programs, Perinatal care, Preeclampsia, Pregnant women, Program improvement, Quality assurance, Resources for professionals

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2014. Low-dose aspirin for the prevention of morbidity and mortality from preeclampsia: Preventive medication. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Annotation: This resource provides a summary of recommendations and evidence on the use of low-dose aspirin as preventive medication after 12 weeks of gestation in women who are at high risk for preeclampsia. Additional contents include the rationale, and clinical and other considerations.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Drugs, Evidence based medicine, High risk groups, Preeclampsia, Pregnant women, Preventive health services, Treatment effectiveness evaluation

Emanuel I. 2002. Maternal birthweight and reproductive outcomes: Final report. Seattle, WA: University of Washington, Department of Epidemiology, 8 pp.

Annotation: This final report describes a retrospective cohort study to investigate intergenerational relationships between the mother's birthweight and suboptimal birth outcomes in the mother's child such as infant low birthweight, preterm birth, infant respiratory distress syndrome, need for a cesarean section, gestational diabetes mellitus, or preeclampsia. Comparisons were made between four ethnic groups: non-Hispanic whites, African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. The report provides a statement of the problem, research objectives, study design and methods, findings, policy implications, suggestions for future research, and a listing of presentations and publications arising from the research. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Blacks, Cesarean section, Ethnic factors, Final reports, Gestational diabetes, Hispanic Americans, Infant health, Low birthweight, MCH research, Newborn infants, Preeclampsia, Pregnancy outcome, Pregnant women, Preterm birth, Respiratory instability


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