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  • Breast Cancer During Pregnancy - Overview

    This month is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month.” According to 2005 American Cancer Society estimates, 211,240 women developed breast cancer and 40,410 died from the disease that year. The risk for breast cancer rises with age and the lifetime risk...

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  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS)

    In several previous posts, we addressed issues related to invasive diagnostic fetal testing, covering amniocentesis (early and midtrimester) and chorionic villus sampling. I got side-tracked by the ACOG Meeting in San Diego and just remembered tha...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 7

    In our fifth post in this series, we discussed a case of a woman who had a high-grade intraepithelial abnormality (HSIL) found on her intake Pap test and was subsequently diagnosed with minimally invasive cervical cancer (stage 1A1) during her pre...

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  • Readers' Featured Comments/Questions - Late Preterm Birth and Abnormal Nuchal Translucency

    Well, I returned from my Labor Day break to a very hectic day on Labor and Delivery and a bevy of great questions and comments from our readers. So many of these touch on important issues of general concern that it is worthwhile presenting them a...

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  • World AIDS Day: Remembrance of My First Patient with HIV

    December 1, 2006 was World AIDS Day. It reminded me of another very special patient in my life and I wanted to tell her story…About a week before I was to finish my residency in OB/GYN and start a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the Dean o...

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  • Comments in Cyberspace!

    I want to apologize to all my readers, although that for which I am apologizing, I absolutely have no control over! Many of you have left (or tried to leave) comments on Fruit of the Womb over the past week, but none have appeared. I wanted to le...

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  • Late Preterm Birth - AGAIN

    The other night I was preparing a Grand Rounds’ presentation on late preterm birth for the next morning. There was going to be a large group of resident applicants in the audience, and the competition for the cream of the graduating medical schoo...

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  • Preterm Labor Day: Factors Associated with Preterm Birth

    Labor Day weekend always seems to be busy for us. I think pregnant women believe it represents a celebration and expectation of delivery rather than a tribute to the average working person. And, each year I always seem to be on call to help them c...

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  • Recurrent Miscarriages and Empiric Use of Enoxaparin - A Reader's Queries

    The reader below related her obstetrical history which included three miscarriages surrounding the birth (one before and two after) of a healthy child. Her doctor chose a course of empiric therapy despite a completely ‘negative’ work-up (which did...

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  • A Complication of Methotrexate Use for Ectopic Pregnancy

    The comment from the reader below was published on one of my posts related to recurrent early pregnancy loss and illustrates one of the risks of methotrexate use in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy... At Thu Sep 06, 05:52:00 PM 2007, Anonymous ...

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

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