2018
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1642632
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Effectiveness of Metformin in the Prevention of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus in Obese Pregnant Women

Abstract: Metformin was not effective in reducing BMI and preventing GDM in obese pregnant women.

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“…After additional hand searching of reference lists as described in Section 2, removal of duplicates across databases and screening of abstracts, 317 papers were deemed of broad potential interest for further consideration and full texts were retrieved. Review of the full text rapidly eliminated the majority of studies and in all 11 RCTs were finally included for this synthesis and all were suitable for meta‐analysis. Of note, two studies reported the same data, and only the one with more relevance to the GDM outcome was included.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…After additional hand searching of reference lists as described in Section 2, removal of duplicates across databases and screening of abstracts, 317 papers were deemed of broad potential interest for further consideration and full texts were retrieved. Review of the full text rapidly eliminated the majority of studies and in all 11 RCTs were finally included for this synthesis and all were suitable for meta‐analysis. Of note, two studies reported the same data, and only the one with more relevance to the GDM outcome was included.…”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…All studies excluded pre‐existing diabetes, and all defined inclusion of women who were high risk and pregnant. High risk was mainly defined not only as obesity but also as pregestational insulin resistance or PCOS …”
Section: Resultsmentioning
confidence: 99%
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