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  • Grand Rounds 3.30 - Thanks FD!

    Many thanks to Fat Doctor for the effort put into Grand Rounds 3.30 and for including a link to my penultimate post on recurrent early pregnancy loss which addresses 'empiric therapy'. Although such an approach might never pass the rigorous revi...

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  • Prothrombin G20210A Mutation

    As we have written about on several occasions, pregnancy loss is a very traumatic experience for many couples and their families – especially when there are recurrent episodes of loss. It is a basic human need to seek an explanation for such even...

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  • Maternal Serum Screening in Midtrimester

    Prenatal maternal serum screening in midtrimester (AFP, estriol, hCG, and inhibin-A) is without doubt the most misunderstood test routinely offered to women during pregnancy. Misconceptions and uncertainty abound on the parts of both patients and...

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  • X-Linked Hydrocephalus - 1 - Introduction

    Within the past year, we had the pleasure of seeing a young woman who was referred to us in early pregnancy with a strong family history of “X-linked hydrocephalus.” Indeed, she was known to be a carrier of a mutation in the cell adhesion molecul...

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  • Thanks to Dr. Bongi for a New Year's Grand Rounds

    Many thanks to Dr. Bongi at Other Things Amanzi for a most extraordinary and colorful Grand Rounds. All I can say is what a great way to start the new Year! Between the photographs of Africa and the selection of submissions, this is one Grand Rou...

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  • New ACOG Practice Bulletin Regarding Fetal Aneuploidy Screening

    HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you! I only have one New Year’s resolution this year. I resolve to try to finish up all of the ‘to be continued’ discussions I started in other posts and have been slow to revisit due to my ‘flight of ideas.’ I resolve t...

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  • ACOG Annual Meeting - San Diego - Why Do Men Have Nipples?

    I am going to take some liberties here, so forgive me (or FIRE me). I know that the title of these web sites has been changed (for the better, because at least someone signing on can now easily find the sites!) to “Health Talk” but Healthline aske...

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  • 300,000,000 Deliveries!!!

    Yesterday the U.S. population reportedly reached the 300,000,000 mark. It is probably more than that if one considers all of the ‘illegal aliens’ that call this home as well. You know, those people who live here, work here, spend money here, hav...

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  • Elevated hCG Detected at the Time of First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    Below are comments and questions from a reader who underwent combined first trimester screening for aneuploidy. Although the composite screening results did not place her at increased risk for having a baby with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) or tris...

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  • Visit Dr. Wes for Grand Rounds 4.29!

    Thanks to Dr. Wes for including my post regarding the "Affect of Smoking on PAPP-A Levels in First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy" in this week's Grand Rounds 4.29. As has been the case in many of my recent posts, the topic was chosen based on...

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

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