2006
DOI: 10.1590/s1516-31802006000100002
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Abstract: CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Lack of consensus about which screening tests to use for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and difficulties in performing the gold-standard diagnostic test, the 100-g glucose tolerance test (100-g GTT), justify comparison with alternatives. The aim was to compare this with two other screening tests: combined fasting glucose with risk factors (FG + RF) and 50-g GTT. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective longitudinal cohort study in the Hospital School of Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do… Show more

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“…Our search resulted in 745 hits. We included 26 studies, comprising 13 564 women, of whom 1027 (7.5%) had GDM 17–42 …”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…NPV depend on the test's sensitivity and specificity as well as the prevalence of the disease and may improve the predictive value of Sens/Sp balance 33,34 . The risk factors…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The positive likelihood ratio (PLR) shows the best test to use for ruling in a disease while the negative likelihood ratio indicates the test to be used to rule it out. However, this strategy should only be used if the consequences from a false-positive test are the same as the consequences from a false-negative test 32,34 . In the case of GDM-MGH, not identifying the women at risk prevents them from being diagnosed and treated, and this might cause serious short-and long-term harm to the mother and her offspring [38][39][40][41] .…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…Women with abnormal GTT plus abnormal GP, as well as those with pregestational diabetes were hospitalized for one day (24 hours) on a fortnight basis until 28 weeks of gestation, and on a weekly basis from week 28 until delivery, and were treated with diet plus insulin therapy for blood glucose control. 2,18 Thus, there were studied two groups: diabetic inpatients and diabetic outpatients.…”
Section: Methodsmentioning
confidence: 99%