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  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Reprise

    There is not a week that goes by in my practice that I do not have to address questions regarding cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections and pregnancy. Since we have also been discussing recurrent pregnancy loss in various contexts over the past year, ...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.36 at Parallel Universes!

    Many thanks to Parallel Universes for this week's rendition of Grand Rounds 4.36 and for including a link to my recent post on the Evaluation and Management of Polyhydramnios. The evaluation of amniotic fluid is an important part of every pregnanc...

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  • The Best Prenatal Care Begins Before Conception

    I was talking with a reporter the other day about routine pregnancy care and the first question she asked me was, “When in pregnancy is it best to make your first doctor’s appointment?” She was quite caught off guard when I told her, “That’s easy...

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  • Another Reader's Questions Regarding First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Abnormal First Trimester Screening Results":I received my screening results and was given a 1:86 chance of having a baby with Down syndrome (trisomy 21). I am 35 years old. Only my hCG levels were e...

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  • Congenital Sebaceous Cysts and Familial Adenomatous Polyposis?

    The comments and questions below recently left by one of our readers are interesting because they raise the possibility (again) that the congenital conditions with which all three of her children (and perhaps even the one she is currently carrying...

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  • When to Start Anticoagulation Therapy for Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss

    For many years now, we have placed women with recurrent early pregnancy loss on low-dose aspirin (81 mg) and heparin, or low molecular-weight heparin such as lovenox, to help them improve their prospects for pregnancy outcome. In some instances t...

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  • MedSkool Grand Rounds 3.36- Thanks!

    Many thanks to the folks at MedSkool for including my post on "Contraception - A Basic Human Right" in this week's Grand Rounds 3.36 offering. Time has proven that neither abortion nor "just saying No" to sex is an acceptable solution to unplanne...

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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy - 8 - Basic Approach to Insulin Therapy

    In our last two posts on diabetes in pregnancy, we discussed the importance of diet and exercise and the value of self-monitoring as the foundations of blood sugar control. If these measures fail to achieve normalization of blood sugars (fasting ...

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  • Robertsonian Translocations

    One of our readers left the comments/questions below that were worthy of a post for general consumption by interested readers...Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 3 - Chromosomal C...": Hi-I am 30 years...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.39 at Marianas Eye

    Thanks to Dr. David Khorram at Marianas Eye for hosting and all the effort put into this week's Grand Rounds 4.39. The variety, breadth, and presentation of the offerings (not to mention the great photos at the bottom of the page) make a quick tri...

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

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