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  • Grand Rounds 4.30 at Women's Health News - Thanks Rachel!

    Sincere thanks to Rachel at Women's Health News for including a link to my recent post "Pancreatic Cancer Takes Another Young Life" in this week's Grand Rounds 4.30. The post was written in memory of my brother-in-law, John Darrek Offutt, who succ...

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  • Second Verse Different from the First!

    Today was a very special day for me. I delivered a young woman who had a perfectly normal 7lb 7oz baby boy at 39 weeks’ gestation. What made her so special was that her pregnancy outcome the last time around was not so wonderful; the success with ...

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  • Thank you Paul S. Auerbach, MD

    On Thanksgiving Day, I always try to reflect on the things I have been grateful for in my life. It dawned on me as I awoke yesterday morning that one of the people I have been most thankful for, and never told, is an old friend, and fellow Health...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregancy - 7

    In our last post on the subject of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, we pointed out that once preeclampsia has developed, we are limited in our ability to “treat” the condition. Indeed, the only situations I have seen in which the clinical synd...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.35 at Musings of a Dinosaur!

    Thanks to Musings of a Dinosaur for the effort and "Jurassic Park" spectacular presentation of this week's Grand Rounds 4.35. Thanks too for including a link to my recent post on "Polyhydramnios: Causes of Too Much Amniotic Fluid." Grand Rounds of...

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  • Preterm Birth: An American Tragedy

    Yesterday, while I was presenting a talk on preterm birth (PTB) to a large family practice group and their 29 residents who practice obstetrics, an FDA advisory panel was reviewing an application from Adeza Biomedical Corporation to bring the drug...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 8 - Shirodkar vs McDonald Cerclage

    I just realized that since the outset of this series, we have talked about cervical cerclage but we have not explained what that is for the general reader. A cerclage is a ‘stitch’ placed around the cervix in a fashion that will, hopefully, preve...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 1 - An Introduction

    I have had several readers request information about cervical incompetence and cerclage. These are interrelated subjects in which I have had a keen interest and much personal experience over the years, but they have also been the topics of consid...

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  • Breast Cancer Diagnosis During Pregnancy

    More than 4 million births are expected in the U.S. this year and at current estimated rates, breast cancer will be diagnosed in at least 1300 of these pregnancies. While this constitutes only a small percentage of the total number of cases diagn...

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  • Infertility and Cervical Incompetence: No Time for a "Stitch in Time" this Time

    On Saturday night, we admitted a patient at only 19 weeks’ gestation with advanced cervical dilation, occasional contractions, and fetal membranes ballooning through the cervix into the vagina – a history consistent with severe cervical incompeten...

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

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