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  • More Highlights from the 2007 SMFM Meeting in San Francisco

    Over the past several days there have been many more fascinating presentations at this year’s SMFM Meeting. In all the time I have attended this meeting, I have not seen research at this level presented. Unfortunately, much of the information wo...

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  • "A Stitch in Time..."

    Today, let’s take a break from my ‘lecture series’ on preterm birth and present a real-life patient who illustrates a scenario in which experience, technology, and timely intervention averted a tragic pregnancy outcome from PTB…Recently, we helped...

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  • Experience Grand Rounds 3.15 at Musings of the Distractible Mind!

    Thanks to Rob Lamberts and the Musings of a Distractible Mind website for including a link to my post "Poop is Part of Parturition" in his pyrotechnically correct and highly entertaining edition of the New Year's Grand Rounds 3.15. Glad I could c...

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  • Breast Cancer in Pregnancy: Considerations for Therapy

    In addition to establishing the tissue diagnosis of breast cancer, typically, your treating physicians will want to determine the molecular characteristics of the tumor cells. This information helps in counseling with regard to prognosis and, als...

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  • Celiac Disease and Pregnancy

    In our last post, we responded to several questions from a reader named Kate concerning the implications of low PAPP-A levels detected during the course of first trimester screening for aneuploidy. Not addressed in our last post were her two othe...

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  • New ACOG Practice Bulletin Regarding Fetal Aneuploidy Screening

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! I only have one New Year’s resolution this year. I resolve to try to finish up all of the ‘to be continued’ discussions I started in other posts and have been slow to revisit due to my ‘flight of ideas.’ I resolve t...

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  • Group B Strep Colonization and Pregnancy

    At Mon Aug 20, 11:32:00 AM 2007, Anonymous said…Hi there Dr. T. I am 36 1/2 weeks and I just found out that I was GBS+ and I am very concerned about my baby. I wonder, why give antibiotics during labor? Why not now? I have also had many problems w...

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  • "To B or not to B...": Comments on FDA Approval of Plan B

    In my last post, I discussed the high rates of maternal mortality related mostly to complications of bleeding and infection in the U.S. prior to the era of modern care that really began in the 1940’s with the availability of antibiotics and blood ...

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  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and PAI-1: Thrombosis vs. Hypofibrinolysis as the Pathogenic Mechanism?

    Well hello again readers! It appears that the 'comment screening' process has been rejuvenated and we are back in business. As feared, however, now I've got to respond to the 50 comments that miraculously appeared in my mailbox yesterday after a...

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  • Grand Rounds Thanks to Inside Surgery

    Many thanks to the team at Inside Surgery for including my first (of three) posts related to the possible association of abnormalities in folate metabolism and methylation with risk for Down syndrome in Grand Rounds 3.37. My series on this subject...

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

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