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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 3 - Chromosomal Causes

    Although 50% or more of sporadic pregnancy losses in first trimester are the result of chromosomal abnormalities, these probably account for less than 5% of recurrent early pregnancy losses. There is also usually a difference in the type of chrom...

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  • A Poignant Story

    Maternal-Fetal Medicine can be a rough business sometimes. The highs are great, but the lows can keep you down for days. I have always tried to abide by the admonition in the House of God that one should always remember “the patient has the dise...

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  • ACOG Annual Meeting - San Diego - Why Do Men Have Nipples?

    I am going to take some liberties here, so forgive me (or FIRE me). I know that the title of these web sites has been changed (for the better, because at least someone signing on can now easily find the sites!) to “Health Talk” but Healthline aske...

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  • Understanding 'Rh-disease'

    When antibodies from an Rh-sensitized woman cross the placenta and enter the circulation of an Rh-positive baby, they attach to the Rh-antigens on the fetal red blood cells (RBCs). Once that occurs, the fetal immune system is fooled into believin...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.02 at Musings of a Distractible Mind

    Compliments to Dr. Rob at Musings of a Distractible Mind for a most bodacious, though occasionally loquacious, Grand Rounds 4.02 tribute to Dr. Seuss. Ya gotta read it to believe it! And many thanks 'midst all the rhyme in semiperfect time for i...

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  • X-Linked Hydrocephalus - 2 - HSAS/MASA Spectrum of Disease

    Yesterday we began a discussion of “X-linked hydrocephalus.” As we pointed out, this is not a single disease entity, but a spectrum of overlapping syndromes that are characterized by variable expression of Corpus callosum hypoplasia, Retardation,...

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  • SSRIs and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

    Freshly oxygenated blood from the placenta enters the baby through the umbilical vein. Some of this blood is diverted into the liver before traveling to the heart and the rest goes directly to the heart through a blood vessel, called the ductus v...

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  • Quintuplet Story: A Physician's Perspective - 4

    On April 6, 2007, at 27 6/7 weeks, Joy began having more “pelvic pressure” and the decision was made to give her corticosteroids to accelerate fetal lung maturation. Serial ultrasounds had shown that one of the babies was developing intrauterine ...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.29 - Thanks Dr. Dork!

    Many thanks to Dr. Dork at Blogspot.com for including a link to my summary post on the basic evaluation of the woman (couple) with recurrent early pregnancy loss in this week's Grand Rounds 3.29. Gathering from the response I have gotten to my se...

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  • Low PAPP-A and Celiac Disease in Pregnancy

    One of the reasons I love the comments we get from our readers is that they often make me look at pregnancy-related conditions and complications from a different perspective. I stated from the outset of this blog that I was looking forward to par...

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

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