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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 10 - Empiric Treatment

    Most patients who have recurrent early pregnancy loss are desperate to try “anything and everything” to achieve a successful pregnancy. Because of this plea, I have adopted (and often combine) both ‘empiric’ and ‘specific’ approaches to therapy ov...

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  • Call to Action: Help Raise the South Carolina Cigarette Tax

    Despite the fact I trained at an institution (and am quite grateful for the opportunity that was afforded to me) that was built on tobacco money, and I do, admittedly, enjoy the occasional fine cigar (only in the presence of consenting adults), th...

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  • The "Flu" and Pregnancy: Get Smart, Get Vaccinated NOW

    Well, the flu season is underway, and every pregnant woman wants to know, “Should I get the flu shot?” The simple answer is “YES (with few exceptions),” no matter how early or far along you are in your pregnancy, and the optimal time to receive t...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 5 - Introduction to Immunologic Causes

    The last two major categories I would like to discuss related to recurrent early pregnancy loss are immunologic and hematological (thrombophilias) abnormalities. These may well be the most common causes, but they are also by far the least well un...

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  • Blogging - Reflection of Eight Months Online at Healthline

    This week’s Grand Rounds 3.35 is going to be hosted by impactEDnurse.com. The challenge to the submitters was to “take a journey back through the narrative of your posts and pick out a story that you consider to be one of your best. Maybe it is a ...

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  • Rh-isoimmunization

    In our last post we discussed what it means to be 'Rh-negative' in response to a patient’s concern that she is. We also mentioned that complications related to being Rh-negative have been greatly reduced over the past 40 years by the prophylactic...

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  • Chromosomal Abnormalities and Multiple Gestations - 1

    In our practice, we see many cases of multiple gestations (mostly twins and not more, thank goodness) that come about as the result of the success of our colleagues in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). In general, these patients t...

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  • Tales of Two Thrombophilias

    Although we strive to practice “evidence-based medicine” when the evidence is good and the practice is sensible, there are many times when personal experience still plays a role in patient care activities. Nowhere does this seem to be more true i...

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  • Chromosomal Mosaicism Detected at the Time of Chorionic Villus Sampling

    Since the widespread acceptance of first trimester screening for fetal chromosomal abnormalities (aneuploidy), and following the recommendations that this should be offered to all pregnant women, not just those considered to be ‘at risk’ for indic...

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  • What is Aneuploidy Screening?

    Patients have a hard time understanding the differences between screening tests and diagnostic tests. The most misunderstandings or misconceptions that seem to arise during pregnancy revolve around screening for aneuploidy (fetal chromosomal abno...

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

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