Grand Rounds 3.34 at Medical Humanities Blog
Thanks to Dr. Daniel Goldberg at Medical Humanities Blog for including a link to my "Mother's Day Thoughts" in this weeks Grand Rounds 3.34. Love ya', Mom!
Thanks to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei for Great Grand Rounds
My belated (I was at the beach too!) thanks to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei for his edition of "Grand Rounds at the Beach" published this week in his Eye on DNA website. What a great collection! Thanks for including a link to my guidelines for the manageme...
Drugs and Fetal Development: Focus, Paroxetine
Antidepressants are among the medications most commonly prescribed to young women; and, of those available, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are among the most popular. It is estimated that as many as 2-3% of all women in their chil...
Thanks to ChronicBabe for Grand Rounds 4.24!
Many thanks to Jenni Prokopy at the award-winning site ChronicBabe for including a link to my post entitled "Heterozygosity for Homocystinuria and Heterotaxia Syndromes." in this week's Grand Rounds 4.24. I did laugh out loud when Jenni notified ...
Metformin Use During Conception and Pregnancy
The following recent query requested my opinion regarding the safety of metformin during the periconceptual period and throughout pregnancy. Although there are not many large or comprehensive studies addressing these concerns, the bulk of the data...
First Trimester Screening and Twins
Below is a series of excellent questions and my responses related to first trimester screening from a woman who has an IVF pregnany and twins...• At Fri Jun 27, 06:53:00 AM 2008, Anonymous said…Hi: How reliable is first trimester screening (FTS)...
Grand Rounds 3.50 - Parallel Universes
Many thanks to Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes for including my post regarding the association of "Low Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A (PAPP-A) and Pregnancy Outcome" in this week's stellar Grand Rounds 3.50! This post was written in respon...
Obesity and Birth Defects
The other day, I wrote a post related to rising maternal mortality rates as reported by the National Center for Health Statistics. In that post, I cited obesity as one of the likely contributors to the problem. Today, the Trust for America’s Healt...
Early Pregnancy Loss - 2
...When things had gotten quieter in the room, I went back to talk with the couple about our findings (see my last post). I could see the thousand questions she had on her lips and told them, “Let me just talk with you for a few minutes, and then...
Contraception - A Basic Human Right
Outside the San Diego convention center, a group of ‘protesters’ continually harangued attendees at the recent ACOG Annual Meeting as they crossed the street to return to their hotels. The protesters carried large placards, displaying the body par...