Guideline No. 409: intrauterine fetal diagnostic testing in women with chronic viral infections

    J. obstet. gynaecol. Can; 42 (12), 2020
    Año de publicación: 2020

    This revised guideline provides updated information for the care of women with chronic viral infections who require intrauterine fetal diagnostic testing. Women with chronic viral infections who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Non-invasive screening tests for diagnosis: maternal serum placental analytes with or without nuchal translucency, sonography, maternal serum cell-free placental DNA; and intrauterine fetal diagnostic testing: amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, cordocentesis. The recommendations in this guideline have the potential to decrease or eliminate morbidity and mortality in women with chronic viral infections and their infants, which is associated with significant health and economic outcomes. Published literature was retrieved through searches of PubMed, guidelines of national societies (Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, other international societies), and the Cochrane Library using appropriate controlled vocabulary (amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, cordocentesis, procedure pregnancy loss risk, viral vertical transmission, fetal and neonatal infection) and keywords (maternal infection or exposure, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus). Results were restricted to systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials or controlled clinical trials (if available), and observational case-control studies or case series from 2012 to 2019 published in English or French. Studies from 1966 to 2002 were previously reviewed in the SOGC guideline No.


    Amniocentesis and Women with Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, and those from 2002 to 2012 were previously reviewed in the SOGC guideline No.


    Prenatal Invasive Procedures in Women With Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and/or Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections. Updated literature searches were completed regularly through August 2019 and were incorporated into this guideline. The authors rated the quality of evidence and strength of recommendations using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) approach. See online Appendix A (Tables A1 for definitions and A2 for interpretations of strong and weak recommendations). The intended users are maternity care providers and women with chronic viral infections. This guideline provides information to educate and counsel these women, and to offer them reproductive options.

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