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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 4.25 at Canadian Medicine

    Many thanks to the good folks at Canadian Medicine for including a link back to us at Fruit of the Womb in this week's Grand Rounds 4.25. So what did Jane Austen really die of?!? I suggested acute intermittent porphyria and will defend that possib...

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  • Anticoagulation Therapy Does Not Mandate Cesarean Delivery

    The following comment/question appeared recently on my post Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 7 - Immunologic and Hematologic Causes. Since anticoagulation therapy for recurrent pregnancy loss, as well as genetic and autoimmune thrombophilias, with...

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  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV): Primary or Recurrent Infection?

    Perhaps the hardest part of making the diagnosis of CMV infection during pregnancy in mother and baby is simply suspecting that it might be a problem. Certainly, if the woman develops a prolonged (weeks) febrile illness, resembling infectious mono...

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  • Heterozygosity for Homocystinuria and Heterotaxia Syndromes?

    Although I have had a hard time keeping up with new posts lately because of added responsibilities at the job that feeds my family, I have tried to keep up with my responses to the many comments I have received.. However, today I opened my mailbo...

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  • No Fault Compensation for "Birth-Related Neurological Injuries?"

    Today I went to testify before a State Senate Judiciary Subcommittee that is proposing legislation for a no-fault “Birth-Related Neurological Injuries” bill. Currently such legislation is in place in only two states, Virginia and Florida. The fo...

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  • Cervical Incomptence and Cerclage - 4 - Diagnosis

    As pointed out in our previous posts on this subject, one of the greatest frustrations of cervical incompetence has been to establish its diagnosis in a timely and reliable fashion. Since multiple factors can contribute to cervical incompetence, ...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.39 at Marianas Eye

    Thanks to Dr. David Khorram at Marianas Eye for hosting and all the effort put into this week's Grand Rounds 4.39. The variety, breadth, and presentation of the offerings (not to mention the great photos at the bottom of the page) make a quick tri...

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  • The Gonzalez Quintuplets - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    In a very few hours, we will be celebrating a very special event – a VERY special first birthday. At about 4:00 AM (4:11-4:13 AM to be exact) on April 7, 2007, Abram, Adal, Ian, Noelani, and Nadia were delivered to Joy and Andres Gonzalez at 28 w...

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

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