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  • Grand Rounds 3.52 - Thanks Kerri!

    Many thanks and congratulations to Kerri at Six Until Me for this week's Grand Rounds 3.52 and for including my recent post on a "A Complication of Methotrexate Use for Ectopic Pregnancy." My compliments on the nourishing selection of posts for bo...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy - 8 (9 and 10!)

    I started this article 3-4 days ago and was about to post it to the site last night and realized it looked more like a scientific review article for the New England Journal of Medicine than anything most of you would care to read. So, I have pared...

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  • Abnormal Sperm Morphology and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss?

    The following comment was recently received with the request to comment upon the possible association of "poor sperm quality" and recurrent pregnancy loss...Posted by Concerned_in_Canada to Fruit of the Womb at Thu Jan 31, 11:59:00 AM 2008 "Early ...

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  • Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1): Role in Adverse Pregnancy Outcome? - 2 - Late Pregnancy Complications

    In our last post, we discussed the role of plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) in helping to maintain the balance between the clotting and fibrinolytic (clot-dissolving) sides of the coagulation system. The primary function of PAI-1 is to i...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 4

    Since our last post, a reader asked the simple question, “if the patient has an abnormal Pap smear and it is not cancer, then what is it?” Although my specialty is Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and I have no delusions (or desire) to be a cancer special...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - 4

    In our last post, we mentioned that preeclampsia is often the end-stage clinical manifestation of irreversible pathologic changes that take place early in pregnancy. Indeed, there is good evidence that abnormal early placental development plays a ...

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

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