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CME / CE

New Guidelines Recommend Universal Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome

  • Authors: News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD
    CME Author:
    Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd
  • CME / CE Released: 1/4/2007; Reviewed and Renewed: 1/3/2008
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 1/3/2009
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This article is intended for primary care clinicians, obstetricians, geneticists, and other specialists who care for pregnant women.

The goal of this activity is to provide medical news to primary care clinicians and other healthcare professionals in order to enhance patient care.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe guidelines for first-trimester screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities.
  • Describe second-trimester guidelines for fetal chromosomal screening.


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Author(s)

  • Laurie Barclay, MD

    Laurie Barclay is a freelance reviewer and writer for Medscape.

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd

    Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, University of California, Orange; Director, Division of Faculty Development, UCI Medical Center, Orange, California

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Desiree Lie, MD, MSEd, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

CME Author(s)

  • Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd

    Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, University of California, Orange; Director, Division of Faculty Development, UCI Medical Center, Orange, California

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


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CME / CE

New Guidelines Recommend Universal Prenatal Screening for Down Syndrome

Authors: News Author: Laurie Barclay, MD CME Author: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEdFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CME / CE Released: 1/4/2007; Reviewed and Renewed: 1/3/2008

Valid for credit through: 1/3/2009

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