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  • Oral Contraceptives and Infertility?

    Hello to all my readers and Happy Thanksgiving! It has been about a month since I have managed to get any of your comments in my mailbox and I am afraid ‘Blogger’ is still having problems in that I cannot respond to about half of the questions I ...

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  • Affect of Smoking on PAPP-A Levels in First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    The reader below underwent combined first trimester screening for aneuploidy. The composite result was very reassuring with regard to her risks for Down syndrome and trisomies 18/13, however, she also observed that both her PAPP-A (Pregnancy-Asso...

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  • Comments on Your Comments!

    I have been ill myself (nothing serious, just miserable) for the past week and have had a hard time writing much except to respond to some of your questions. When I can get my brain to work again, I promise to finish up my series on “Hypertensive ...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.27 at Monash Medical Student

    Many thanks to Jeffrey Leow at Monash Medical Student for the hard work in putting together a great collection of Grand Rounds offerings. Thanks also for including a link to my recent post that reviewed Chromosomal Mosaicism Detected at the Time ...

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  • Groundrules for Comments and Communication

    As some of our regular readers already know, about 6 months ago I took on the role of interim Chair in our Department of OB/GYN. The added responsibilities have drastically cut into the time and energy I have had to devote to this site, although ...

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  • Amniotic Fluid - 3 - Oligohydramnios: Causes of Too Little Amniotic Fluid

    Having discussed where amniotic fluid comes from and how we assess amniotic fluid volume, let’s address the most common amniotic fluid abnormality – too little fluid or oligohydramnios. There are 3 primary reasons why there is too little amniotic...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 7 - Immunologic and Hematologic Causes

    Our blood clotting system helps prevent us from bleeding and also may potentiate an immune response since it is ‘activated’ by tissue damage. Blood clotting (coagulation or thrombosis) and the breaking down of blood clots (fibrinolysis or thrombo...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.52 - Thanks Kerri!

    Many thanks and congratulations to Kerri at Six Until Me for this week's Grand Rounds 3.52 and for including my recent post on a "A Complication of Methotrexate Use for Ectopic Pregnancy." My compliments on the nourishing selection of posts for bo...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy - 8 (9 and 10!)

    I started this article 3-4 days ago and was about to post it to the site last night and realized it looked more like a scientific review article for the New England Journal of Medicine than anything most of you would care to read. So, I have pared...

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  • Abnormal Sperm Morphology and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss?

    The following comment was recently received with the request to comment upon the possible association of "poor sperm quality" and recurrent pregnancy loss...Posted by Concerned_in_Canada to Fruit of the Womb at Thu Jan 31, 11:59:00 AM 2008 "Early ...

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

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