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November 2, 1994

Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology—IDOG

JAMA. 1994;272(17):1386-1387. doi:10.1001/jama.1994.03520170098049

A recent survey of obstetrician-gynecologists on practices related to infectious diseases revealed substantial variation in practice patterns.1 The authors found some clinical areas, such as management of perinatal viral infections, sexually transmitted diseases, and premature rupture of membranes, in need of further efforts for continuing medical education. In another survey, in the new journal under review, knowledge of basic microbiology and pharmacology and familiarity with current medical literature were deficient among residents and faculty.2 This lack of standardization of knowledge in obstetric-gynecologic practice may be related to the scattering of the literature among a wide group of journals, some of it outside the specialty and not readily accessible to clinicians. To the rescue comes a new, peer-reviewed journal, Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and GynecologyIDOG, providing a single forum for the most current information on infectious diseases in the female.

According to the editors, IDOG will disseminate