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  • Prothrombin G20210A Mutation

    As we have written about on several occasions, pregnancy loss is a very traumatic experience for many couples and their families – especially when there are recurrent episodes of loss. It is a basic human need to seek an explanation for such even...

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  • Thanks Dr. Smith for Grand Rounds 3.42!

    Thanks to Dr. Tara C. Smith at ScienceBlogs.com Aetiology for including my recent post in this week's Grand Rounds 3.42 regarding a conversation I had with a young teen who was pregnant, had an abnormal Pap test, and thought she had cervical cance...

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  • Mother's Day Thoughts

    On Wednesday, May 9, 2007, Kenneth L. Noller, MD from Boston was sworn in as the 58th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. During his inaugural address, he reminded the audience to be cognizant of our past, the lon...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 9 - My Approach to Prophylactic Cerclage

    At the end of my last post, I mentioned that the McDonald cerclage procedure is the type I have preferred for many years for most routine and ‘rescue cerclages’, but I also mentioned that if the suture is not placed highly enough, deeply enough, o...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 1

    Awhile back, a reader asked me to discuss cervical cancer in pregnancy. I had put the topic on the back burner, waiting for a good segue into the subject from a patient care perspective. When it comes right down to it, cervical cancer during pre...

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  • Multiple Gestations - 2 - Placentation in Twins

    Another area of confusion for patients relates to the actual development of the placentas (placentation) of twins. Perhaps this is where the patient mentioned at the outset of our last post had problems understanding – her different gendered babi...

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

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