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  • Concerns Regarding Methotrexate Therapy

    In a recent post we discussed "A Complication of Methotrexate Use for Ectopic Pregnancy..." and in response to that post we had several excellent questions from our readers. The queries below should be of general interest to many women who unde...

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  • SSRIs and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension

    Freshly oxygenated blood from the placenta enters the baby through the umbilical vein. Some of this blood is diverted into the liver before traveling to the heart and the rest goes directly to the heart through a blood vessel, called the ductus v...

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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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  • Obstetrical Ultrasound and Lefthandedness?

    In our last post, following a distraught patient’s request and one of our own reader’s queries, and at the risk of putting myself out of a job, we began to address the issue of safety of obstetrical ultrasound procedures for the developing baby. ...

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  • Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1 (PAI 1) and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    Back in June, a reader I.R. left a comment on my post "Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 7 - Immunologic a...". Her specific question related to the possible role of plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI 1) activity and polymorphisms in recurrent...

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  • Readers' Concerns Regarding Rh-immune Globulin and ABO-Incompatibilty

    Anonymous said...Great information! I just miscarried and I want to know why. I am 0- and received a Rhogam shot at 28 weeks with my 1st child. I did not receive a shot after delivery--I checked my records. Did this (not receiving a shot) contribu...

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  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Reprise

    There is not a week that goes by in my practice that I do not have to address questions regarding cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections and pregnancy. Since we have also been discussing recurrent pregnancy loss in various contexts over the past year, ...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.36 at Parallel Universes!

    Many thanks to Parallel Universes for this week's rendition of Grand Rounds 4.36 and for including a link to my recent post on the Evaluation and Management of Polyhydramnios. The evaluation of amniotic fluid is an important part of every pregnanc...

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  • The Best Prenatal Care Begins Before Conception

    I was talking with a reporter the other day about routine pregnancy care and the first question she asked me was, “When in pregnancy is it best to make your first doctor’s appointment?” She was quite caught off guard when I told her, “That’s easy...

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

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