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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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  • 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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  • Polyploidy as a Cause of Early Pregnancy Loss

    Probably one of the most popular series I have written over the past few years is the one on recurrent early pregnancy loss. There is not a week that goes by that I still don’t get inquiries related to that subject, most accompanied by the pain, ...

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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy - 11 - Hemoglobin A1c and Diabetic Control

    In our last post, we discussed the preconceptional evaluation of the woman with pregestational diabetes – this evaluation pertains to women with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. As part of the evaluation, we mentioned screening for ‘hemoglobin A...

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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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  • A Complication of Methotrexate Use for Ectopic Pregnancy

    The comment from the reader below was published on one of my posts related to recurrent early pregnancy loss and illustrates one of the risks of methotrexate use in the treatment of ectopic pregnancy... At Thu Sep 06, 05:52:00 PM 2007, Anonymous ...

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  • Early Pregnancy Loss - 1

    One of my sonographers came out of an exam room the other day with a vaginal transducer (ultrasound probe) held out in front of her, still sheathed in a lubricated condom, and lightly streaked with old blood. The expression she had on her face is...

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  • Elective Late Preterm Birth – Why Aren’t Patients and Providers Listening?

    In several posts over the past 18 months we have discussed the neonatal (and, to a lesser, though still significant degree, maternal) risks of “late preterm” or “near term” birth especially when this is done ‘electively’ and by cesarean section pr...

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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy - 7 - Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Levels

    After discussing the basics and importance of diet, the next step in counseling for the newly diagnosed woman with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) revolves around the means of assessing her ‘diabetic control’. The mainstay of management is fr...

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  • Placenta Accreta: A Growing Problem

    Today's post is written in response to the questions raised by the reader below...Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS): A Reader'...": Dear Dr TI am 40 and pregnant for the 8th time. I have 2 kids ...

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

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