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  • Urinary Tract Infections with Group B Streptococcus (GBS) During Pregnancy

    The following comment was recently left on my previous post "Misunderstanding Group B Streptococcus (GBS)": Hi - I am getting a little confused about Group B Strep (GBS) and UTI (urinary tract infection) information. Hoping you can help me clarify...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.5 at Pallimed!

    Many thanks to Dr. Christian Sinclair at Pallimed for the efforts put into the organization and content of this week's Grand Rounds 4.5. Great job and wonderful reading! Thanks for the flattering comments and for including a link to my post on "Re...

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  • Breast Cancer and Pregnancy: Miscellaneous Concerns

    In my introductory comments “Breast Cancer During Pregnancy - Overview” there were several important questions for which I have not yet offered answers. Each of these could be a blog unto themselves, but to keep things moving along, let me addres...

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  • Importance of Fetal Heart Evaluation

    Early last week, a 17 year old woman, carrying her first baby, was seen in the office for a routine ultrasound at about 18 weeks’ to confirm gestational age and assess fetal anatomy. During that examination, the baby was found to have a heart abn...

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  • Pancreatic Cancer Takes Another Young Life...

    Early yesterday morning, my brother-in-law died of pancreatic cancer. He was only 44 years old. As is so often the case with this insidious and horrible disease, he was diagnosed with the condition at a time when it was already too late to do an...

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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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  • Drugs and Fetal Development: Focus, Valproic Acid

    Recently, I was interviewed by a reporter who was interested in discussing stages of fetal development and factors that might contribute to congenital abnormalities during the same. This was a reminder to me that I have wanted to review recent co...

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  • A Loss of Twins and Missed Opportunities for Cerclage

    Recently, a reader left the comment below. The value and use of cervical cerclage continues to come into question. There are major institutions in this country where it is not considered to be a useful procedure and have abandoned or severely li...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.02 at Musings of a Distractible Mind

    Compliments to Dr. Rob at Musings of a Distractible Mind for a most bodacious, though occasionally loquacious, Grand Rounds 4.02 tribute to Dr. Seuss. Ya gotta read it to believe it! And many thanks 'midst all the rhyme in semiperfect time for i...

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  • X-Linked Hydrocephalus - 2 - HSAS/MASA Spectrum of Disease

    Yesterday we began a discussion of “X-linked hydrocephalus.” As we pointed out, this is not a single disease entity, but a spectrum of overlapping syndromes that are characterized by variable expression of Corpus callosum hypoplasia, Retardation,...

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

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