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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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  • 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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  • Uterus Transplant?: Whatever!!!!!

    It was recently announced that a New York hospital is making plans to perform the first uterus transplant. The press release announced that "the hospital's ethics board has conditionally approved the plans." The physicians involved in the project...

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  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS): A Reader's Query

    Before I respond to the reader below, I wanted to explain why you have not seen much of me lately at “Fruit of the Womb.” Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile may know that I had some medical problems of my own dating back the last...

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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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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 11 - Therapeutic Interventions

    Our patient with recurrent early pregnancy loss has come to us desperately wanting to know” Why? What’s wrong with me? What can be done to help?” She is at the point where she needs more than simple reassurances, although that is still an importa...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • ABO Incompatibility

    Many babies become 'jaundiced' after birth, primarily, as the result of ABO incompatibility. The reader below had a baby who developed severe complications with the same - fortunately a rare event - but gives us reason to discuss this condition a...

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

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