• Incidental pregnancy rates of perioperative females aged 10-21 at Texas Children's Hospital based on EMR review: Opportunities for Improvement

    1 month ago - By Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology

    Background: Teenage pregnancy represents 13%-23% of total pregnancies in the United States (1). Most hospital admissions in this age group are for surgical reasons (2). Because of the potential teratogenic and abortive effects of drugs used during the perioperative period, it is important to know the pregnancy status of these patients (2). Preoperative pregnancy testing plays a key role ensuring both the patient and physician have the opportunity to make a more informed decision regarding surgical planning.
    Read more ...