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  • The Smell of Rain

    A dear friend of mine sent this to me. I do not know its origin, but thought it was especially appropriate during the Holiday season. It relates an experience many of my patients live through every day. To them and the friend who thought enough...

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  • The Best of the Medical Blogosphere

    If you are new to the healthcare blog world, you know it can be hard to find interesting blogs addressing health issues. One good way to find other healthcare bloggers is to look at the online posts of "Grand Rounds." Here a host gathers some inte...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 10 - Rescue Cerclage

    In my last post, I detailed my approach to placement of a prophylactic cerclage. Now let’s make things a little more challenging and discuss ‘rescue’ or ‘emergency’ cerclage. Actually, these usually fall into two broad categories, challenging an...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.34 at Medical Humanities Blog

    Thanks to Dr. Daniel Goldberg at Medical Humanities Blog for including a link to my "Mother's Day Thoughts" in this weeks Grand Rounds 3.34. Love ya', Mom!

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  • Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1): Role in Adverse Pregnancy Outcome? - 6 - Treatment and Response Accompany Improved Outcomes

    In the last several posts, we have presented support from the literature that links imbalances in the fibrinolytic system, as reflected in increased activity of PAI-1, or a genetic predisposition for the same, with adverse pregnancy outcome, both ...

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  • Urinary Tract Infections with Group B Streptococcus (GBS) During Pregnancy

    The following comment was recently left on my previous post "Misunderstanding Group B Streptococcus (GBS)": Hi - I am getting a little confused about Group B Strep (GBS) and UTI (urinary tract infection) information. Hoping you can help me clarify...

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  • More on Meds and Pregnancy: Adderall and Cymbalta

    The following comment was received in response to one of my previous posts: “My friend has just discovered she was pregnant...at her yearly exam. The problem is she takes several meds…Adderall…(and) Cymbalta. She is around 13 weeks and is stress...

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  • Importance of Fetal Heart Evaluation

    Early last week, a 17 year old woman, carrying her first baby, was seen in the office for a routine ultrasound at about 18 weeks’ to confirm gestational age and assess fetal anatomy. During that examination, the baby was found to have a heart abn...

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  • Pancreatic Cancer Takes Another Young Life...

    Early yesterday morning, my brother-in-law died of pancreatic cancer. He was only 44 years old. As is so often the case with this insidious and horrible disease, he was diagnosed with the condition at a time when it was already too late to do an...

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  • Grand Rounds 4.5 at Pallimed!

    Many thanks to Dr. Christian Sinclair at Pallimed for the efforts put into the organization and content of this week's Grand Rounds 4.5. Great job and wonderful reading! Thanks for the flattering comments and for including a link to my post on "Re...

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

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