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  • Is 17-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate (17P) Safe for the Baby During Use in Preterm Birth Prevention?

    Recently, I received the following two comments from readers regarding their concerns about the use of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate or 17P (formerly known as Delalutin) in the management of preterm labor. Their specific concerns are related to...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 4 - Anatomic Causes

    The next factors for recurrent early pregnancy loss we should discuss are anatomic causes, specifically, uterine abnormalities. Uterine abnormalities probably account for about 10% of the cases of recurrent early pregnancy losses. The most commo...

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  • Readers Questions About Du Blood Types and Cholestasis of Pregnancy

    Below are two great comments/questions that were left on previous posts addressing Implications of a Negative Blood Type and Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy which should be of general interest for readers... Tue Sep 11, 07:24:00 AM 2007 beeg...

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  • Methotrexate - Easy to Use, Easy to Abuse

    I received the two comments below from readers and use this opportunity of their tragic experiences to revisit a concern that I raised about two years ago regarding methotrexate therapy for the presumptive diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy….Melissa O...

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  • How to Interpret a "Positive" First Trimester Screen

    A reader left the following comment on a post I wrote regarding "Abnormal First Trimester Screening Results." I have gotten this question repeatedly since we have begun offering this procedure for early aneuploidy (chromosomal abnormalities) scree...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.30 - Thanks FD!

    Many thanks to Fat Doctor for the effort put into Grand Rounds 3.30 and for including a link to my penultimate post on recurrent early pregnancy loss which addresses 'empiric therapy'. Although such an approach might never pass the rigorous revi...

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  • Understanding Interpretation of First Trimester Screening Results

    Based on the very large number of comments and questions I continue to receive related to the interpretation of the results of ‘combined first trimester screening for aneuploidy’, it is clear that there is a lot of confusion among both patients an...

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  • Folate Receptor Antibodies and Congenital Birth Defects

    We have such great readers! The comment and questions below were shared with us by a physician who had a twin pregnancy in which both of her babies were lost early in third trimester with different major congenital birth defects - one involving t...

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  • November 14, 2006: National Prematurity Awareness Day

    Today has been designated National Prematurity Awareness Day. I know I have devoted several posts to preterm birth (PTB), and actually have several more that will eventually be committed to this blog, but in recognizing today’s significance, it i...

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  • Composite Results are the Strength of First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    The reader below faces what appears to be a growing dilemma for patients (and their providers) in the laboratory reporting of results from first trimester screening for aneuploidy. The data that supports this screening modality has always emphas...

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Dr. Trofatter is an expert on maternal-fetal medicine.

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