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A proposal for the use of uniform diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes in Europe: an opinion paper by the European Board

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetologia, May 2015
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Title
A proposal for the use of uniform diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes in Europe: an opinion paper by the European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG)
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Diabetologia, May 2015
DOI 10.1007/s00125-015-3615-7
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Katrien Benhalima, Chantal Mathieu, Peter Damm, André Van Assche, Roland Devlieger, Gernot Desoye, Rosa Corcoy, Tahir Mahmood, Jacky Nizard, Charles Savona-Ventura, Fidelma Dunne

Abstract

Screening and diagnostic criteria for gestational diabetes (GDM) are inconsistent across Europe, and the development of a uniform GDM screening strategy is necessary. Such a strategy would create opportunities for more women to receive timely treatment for GDM. Developing a consensus on screening for GDM in Europe is challenging, as populations are diverse and healthcare delivery systems also differ. The European Board & College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (EBCOG) has responded to this challenge by appointing a steering committee, including members of the EBCOG and the Diabetic Pregnancy Study Group (DPSG) associated with the EASD, to develop a proposal for the use of uniform diagnostic criteria for GDM in Europe. A proposal has been developed and has now been approved by the Council of the EBCOG. The current proposal is to screen for overt diabetes at the first prenatal contact using cut-off values for diabetes outside pregnancy, with particular efforts made to screen high-risk groups. When screening for GDM is performed at 24 weeks' gestation or later, the proposal is now to use the 75 g OGTT with the new WHO diagnostic criteria for GDM. However, more research is necessary to evaluate the best GDM screening strategy for different populations in Europe. Therefore, no clear recommendation has been made on whether a universal one-step, two-step or a risk-factor-based screening approach should be used. The use of the same WHO diagnostic GDM criteria across Europe will be an important step towards uniformity.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 45 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 27%
Student > Bachelor 6 13%
Other 5 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 7%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 3 7%
Other 10 22%
Unknown 6 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 23 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 22%
Computer Science 3 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Chemical Engineering 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 7 16%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 July 2015.
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