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  • A Case of Robertsonian Translocation and Turner Mosaicism

    The reader below recently lost a pregnancy early in gestation. During the course of her work-up afterwards, she was found to have not only a balanced Robertsonian translocation of chromosomes 13;15, but a low level of mosaicism for Turner syndrom...

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  • Amniotic Fluid - 1 - The Basics

    We have readers with a wide range of backgrounds and medical sophistication. One of the things I have tried to do on this site is to provide information which appeals to readers across this spectrum. In some instances, we have discussed very basi...

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  • Cruise - 2 - A Lesson in Group Therapy

    The last day of the cruise was overcast, rainy, and cold. For those who had gotten too much sun already, that was probably a blessing! We were not in sight of land and the open water was rougher than it had been – out came the Dramamine. Anyway...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 3

    It the last two posts we reviewed a discussion I had with a young woman who had misconceptions about the significance of an “abnormal Pap test” result early in her pregnancy. The point that was emphasized to her was the she did have genital warts ...

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  • Low Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A (PAPP-A) and Pregnancy Outcome

    On August 27, 2007, K left the following comment on my previous post entitled"Abnormal First Trimester Screening Results" published earlier this year:I had a 1st trimester screen and while most of the results came back normal, my PAPP-A level was ...

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  • Low hCG and PAPP-A in a Patient with an Autoimmune Disorder

    The following comment was left on an old post "Affect of Smoking on PAPP-A Levels in First Trimester." The case is interesting because it reminds us that abnormal maternal serum markers in first trimester might be the result of factors unrelated t...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.44 at GruntDoc!

    Thanks to GruntDoc for the effort put into hosting this week's Grand Rounds 4.44. I am grateful that he included my recent post on Amniocentesis is Not Without Risk. Admittedly, it is a long post, but it tells a story. I may be wrong, but I get ...

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  • Amniotic Fluid - 8 - Evaluation and Management of Polyhydramnios

    In the last couple of posts we have reviewed causes and complications related to excessive amniotic fluid, otherwise known as polyhydramnios or, simply hydramnios. Although 50-60% of cases of hydramnios are idiopathic (no identifiable cause) and ...

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  • Cytomegalovirus (CMV): Spectrum of Disease

    From the time of exposure to CMV, to the onset of virus excretion, which occurs whether or not symptomatic disease develops, usually takes 4-12 weeks. At least half of the primary, and the vast majority of the recurrent, infections are entirely as...

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  • Is 17-Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate (17P) Safe for the Baby During Use in Preterm Birth Prevention?

    Recently, I received the following two comments from readers regarding their concerns about the use of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate or 17P (formerly known as Delalutin) in the management of preterm labor. Their specific concerns are related to...

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

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