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  • Down Syndrome and Folate Metabolism

    The other day I received a comment from Sheila on my post related to MTHFR mutations and fetal cardiovascular malformations. She reported that she had had a history of recurrent pregnancy losses (x 4) and during her ‘work-up’ for the same was foun...

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  • Preterm Birth: Mortality Rates Doubled!

    In one of my first posts on preterm birth (PTB), Preterm Birth: An American Tragedy, it was mentioned that early delivery had surpassed birth defects and genetic abnormalities as the leading cause of death in the first year of life in the United S...

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  • Asherman's Syndrome

    Recently, several readers have requested information or had complications I suspect are related to "Asherman's syndrome." Two comments and my responses are included below...Julia Mangan has left a new comment on your post "Request to My Readers......

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  • Teen Pregnancy: We ARE Failing our Children

    What is wrong with these scenarios?!?....Last Thursday night while I was in the hospital on call for our Residency Program, we had 8 patients on our Labor and Delivery unit. The mean maternal age was 17...The next day, I was covering our ultrasou...

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  • Another Late Midtrimester Pregnancy Loss

    Soumya has left a new comment on your post "Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 6 - A Special Pat..." (I have modified/revised her comment somewhat to the best of my understanding of her concerns)...Hi I lost my pregnancy at 24 weeks on July 17. Actu...

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  • Thanks to Emily DeVoto at "The Antidote..."

    Emily,Great job on this week's Grand Rounds and thanks for including a link to my recent post on "The Human Value of Knowledge." I have found that sharing special moments in patient care, happy and sad, is definitely an antidote to trying to keep ...

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  • Thanks Dr. Val for Grand Rounds 4.31!

    Thanks Dr Val Jones at RevolutionHealth for all the time and attention put into this week's Grand Rounds 4.31. The link to my recent post on the "Use of Fondaparinux During Pregnancy" is also much appreciated!A growing number of women are being id...

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  • A Second Chance

    Dear Readers,About a month ago, I started writing again and had at least tried to begin responding to the many queries that have kept coming in the door – some left on posts that are a year or two old. (And for all of you out there who have asked...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.8 at Dr Anonymous!

    Thanks to Dr. Anonymous for including my last minute submission regarding the role of endometriosis in recurrent early pregnancy loss (RPL)in this week's Grand Rounds 4.8. Many women associate infertility with endometriosis, but are not aware of ...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 3 - Chromosomal Causes

    Although 50% or more of sporadic pregnancy losses in first trimester are the result of chromosomal abnormalities, these probably account for less than 5% of recurrent early pregnancy losses. There is also usually a difference in the type of chrom...

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

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