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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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  • Down Syndrome and Folate Metabolism - 2

    Since the publication of the first two studies cited in my last post related to this issue, various groups around the world have investigated the association of abnormalities in folate metabolism and methylation pathways and the risk for Down synd...

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  • Dr T Takes a Cruise

    Well, I have been gone about a week on a long overdue vacation. Did any of you miss me? I went on a cruise (for the first time) and stayed away from any contact with the internet and work. You guys are NOT work. You are a labor of love and I m...

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  • Thanks to Odyssees of George for Grand Rounds 4.12

    Thanks to Dr. George at Odyssees of George for this week's colorful Grand Rounds 4.12 and for including a link to my recent post Post-op Dr T. In this post, I relate my own personal (painful, but humorous) experiences as a patient in the post-oper...

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  • Readers' Questions About Rh-negative Blood Types and Complications

    Hello again. I apologize to all of you for my recent 'down-time' but the Chairman of our department decided to retire on very short notice and I have been put in the position of 'interim Chair' until we can get someone to replace him. I sincerely ...

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  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RITA!!!!

    Thanks to Rita at MSSPNexus BLOG for including my post on the importance of preconceptional counseling in the SECOND ANNIVERSARY edition of your Medical Grand Rounds! It is quite flattering to be included amongst such an erudite 'faculty.' For th...

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  • Endometriosis and Pregnancy Loss

    Endometriosis is a condition that affects millions of reproductive age women. It is associated not only with infertility, pain, and other complications, but also with recurrent early pregnancy loss (RPL). Below is a series of comments and my resp...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 2 - An Overview of Cervical Structure

    In the nonpregnant state, the cervix comprises the lower one-third of the uterus and connects the uterine cavity to the vagina. The overall length of the cervix is highly variable but generally falls in the range of 2.5 to 5.0 cm. Only about one-...

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  • Use of Fondaparinux During Pregnancy

    I felt the comment below from a reader deserved a more thorough response than could be accommodated under the post upon which it was left and also might be of interest to other readers and providers who frequent this site. Anticoagulation during ...

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

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