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  • Falling Folic Acid Levels Portend Problems

    A few weeks ago, I attended the Medicaid Commissioner’s Perinatal Task Force meeting in my home state of South Carolina. A featured presenter at that meeting was Dr. Roger E. Stevenson from the Greenwood Genetic Center who reminded us of the need ...

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  • Will We Ever See 17-P for PTB?

    On August 31, I posted a note entitled "Preterm Birth: An American Tragedy." In that post, I reported that Adeza Biomedical Corp. had filed application with the FDA to have exclusive rights to the production of 17-hydroxy-progesterone caproate ("1...

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  • Amniocentesis Q & A

    Yesterday, I addressed the issue of ‘risk’ related to amniocentesis. I thought I should clarify that there are many different reasons we do an amniocentesis, and there are many different times during a pregnancy when it might be indicated that thi...

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  • Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy - Outcomes and Management

    The other day we began a discussion of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, or obstetric cholestasis (OC). The post was prompted by the intrauterine death of an otherwise normal baby in a mother who had OC diagnosed late in pregnancy. Although...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.45 by Edwin Leap, MD

    Many thanks to Edwin Leap, MD for putting the huge effort into compiling this week's Grand Rounds! I submitted a more obscure offering that was written in response to readers' questions related to FSH and Aneuploidy and am grateful he included it ...

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  • Polyploidy as a Cause of Early Pregnancy Loss

    Probably one of the most popular series I have written over the past few years is the one on recurrent early pregnancy loss. There is not a week that goes by that I still don’t get inquiries related to that subject, most accompanied by the pain, ...

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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy - 11 - Hemoglobin A1c and Diabetic Control

    In our last post, we discussed the preconceptional evaluation of the woman with pregestational diabetes – this evaluation pertains to women with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. As part of the evaluation, we mentioned screening for ‘hemoglobin A...

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  • This Weeks' Best of Health Matters

    The Health Matters HealthBlog Network consists of a dozen independent and unfiltered medical professionals blogging about the topics that matter to you. Each week, Healthline's Editors select the three top posts from the network to share with all ...

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  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) and Pregnancy

    Below is a recent comment from a reader in which she asks several interesting questions, but the most important answer was to a question she did not ask...!• At Sun Feb 17, 08:23:00 PM 2008, Seri said…I read your answers to the patient who had a D...

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  • Symptoms Accompanying Methotrexate Therapy for Ectopic Pregnancy

    Below is a comment with questions from a reader who is undergoing methotrexate therapy for a tubal ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy has been on the rise over the past 30-40 years and current rates are in the range of 1-2 per 1000 pregnancies....

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

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