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  • Thanks Dr. Blackman at Blog, MD for Grand Rounds 3.26

    Many thanks to Dr. Sam Blackman at Blog, MD for the quality effort he made in putting together this week's Grand Rounds 3.26. My recent posts on Early Pregnancy Loss 1 and 2 address a common issue which, nevertheless, can be very traumatic for a c...

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  • Quintuplet Story: A Physician's Perspective - 4

    On April 6, 2007, at 27 6/7 weeks, Joy began having more “pelvic pressure” and the decision was made to give her corticosteroids to accelerate fetal lung maturation. Serial ultrasounds had shown that one of the babies was developing intrauterine ...

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  • Preterm Birth: Mortality Rates Doubled!

    In one of my first posts on preterm birth (PTB), Preterm Birth: An American Tragedy, it was mentioned that early delivery had surpassed birth defects and genetic abnormalities as the leading cause of death in the first year of life in the United S...

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  • Asherman's Syndrome

    Recently, several readers have requested information or had complications I suspect are related to "Asherman's syndrome." Two comments and my responses are included below...Julia Mangan has left a new comment on your post "Request to My Readers......

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  • Another Late Midtrimester Pregnancy Loss

    Soumya has left a new comment on your post "Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 6 - A Special Pat..." (I have modified/revised her comment somewhat to the best of my understanding of her concerns)...Hi I lost my pregnancy at 24 weeks on July 17. Actu...

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  • Thanks to Emily DeVoto at "The Antidote..."

    Emily,Great job on this week's Grand Rounds and thanks for including a link to my recent post on "The Human Value of Knowledge." I have found that sharing special moments in patient care, happy and sad, is definitely an antidote to trying to keep ...

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  • Thanks Dr. Val for Grand Rounds 4.31!

    Thanks Dr Val Jones at RevolutionHealth for all the time and attention put into this week's Grand Rounds 4.31. The link to my recent post on the "Use of Fondaparinux During Pregnancy" is also much appreciated!A growing number of women are being id...

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  • Teen Pregnancy: We ARE Failing our Children

    What is wrong with these scenarios?!?....Last Thursday night while I was in the hospital on call for our Residency Program, we had 8 patients on our Labor and Delivery unit. The mean maternal age was 17...The next day, I was covering our ultrasou...

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  • Multiple Gestations - 3 - Common Complications

    Although we have focused our discussion of multiple gestations to this point on twins, higher order multiples (i.e., triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets, etc) also occur but, fortunately, much less often than twins. The hypothesis of Hellin predict...

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  • More Queries About Rh-Negative Blood

    The following two comments recently appeared on my post addressing Implications of a Negative Blood Type. The first reader's question is worth repeating because MANY readers have asked the same question (in various forms) and the explanation is f...

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

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