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  • Thanks to Over!My!Med!Body! - Grand Rounds 3.41

    Thanks to the folks at Over!My!Med!Body! for including the final post in my series on Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - 8 (9 and 10!) in this week's Independence Day Grand Rounds 3.41. I know it didn't quite meet with the theme, but for those...

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  • Fetal Cystic Hygromas in First Trimester

    Today I received another comment to a post I wrote awhile back on aneuploidy (chromosomal abnormality) from a reader who has a first trimester baby that was found to have a cystic hygroma. With the growing acceptance of first trimester screening f...

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  • Time to Reevaluate Cesarean Section Techniques

    The other day I attended a session entitled “Myths and Truths of Cesarean Delivery Technique” presented by Dr. Aviva Lee-Parritz from Boston Medical Center. The discussion critically evaluated the surgical techniques commonly employed to accomplis...

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  • Routine Screening for HIV During Pregnancy

    Last week I was asked to represent our hospital system at a conference sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) regarding “Implementation of HIV Screening in Acute Care Settings.” Several of the larger hospitals in the southeast were re...

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  • Readers' Questions - Cervical Dysplasia, Protein S Deficiency, and Recurrent Aneuploidy

    These readers' comments/questions touch on a variety of issues of general interest - severe cervical dysplasia in pregnancy, protein S deficiency in a woman who lost a pregnancy at 24 weeks, and recurrent miscarriages associated with different chr...

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  • Postmortem Postscript: Staphylococcal Pneumonia

    About a month ago, I posted a note ("It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...") about a mother's death the day following her delivery. Although she had had a fever in labor and after delivery, and had been started on broad spectrum a...

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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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  • Grand Rounds Thanks to ScienceRoll

    Many thanks to Bertalan Mesko at "ScienceRoll" for Grand Rounds 4.22: The Future of Medicine and for including a link to my post regarding "Abnormal Sperm Morphology and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss." When we evaluate the couple for recurrent early pr...

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  • Retinal Arteriole Occlusion in Early Pregnancy

    The comment below was left on a recent post regarding "Readers' Questions Related to MTHFR Polymorphisms." The reader presents a very unusual complication early in her first pregnancy - retinal arteriole occlusion - and the response to her query ...

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  • Misunderstanding Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

    There is not a week that goes by when I don't get a bunch of questions regarding Group B Streptoccus (GBS) infections, either on this site or at the office. GBS is an endless source of stress, misunderstanding, and sometimes over-reaction. For exa...

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

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