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  • Thanks Dr. Smith for Grand Rounds 3.42!

    Thanks to Dr. Tara C. Smith at ScienceBlogs.com Aetiology for including my recent post in this week's Grand Rounds 3.42 regarding a conversation I had with a young teen who was pregnant, had an abnormal Pap test, and thought she had cervical cance...

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  • Mother's Day Thoughts

    On Wednesday, May 9, 2007, Kenneth L. Noller, MD from Boston was sworn in as the 58th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. During his inaugural address, he reminded the audience to be cognizant of our past, the lon...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 9 - My Approach to Prophylactic Cerclage

    At the end of my last post, I mentioned that the McDonald cerclage procedure is the type I have preferred for many years for most routine and ‘rescue cerclages’, but I also mentioned that if the suture is not placed highly enough, deeply enough, o...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 1

    Awhile back, a reader asked me to discuss cervical cancer in pregnancy. I had put the topic on the back burner, waiting for a good segue into the subject from a patient care perspective. When it comes right down to it, cervical cancer during pre...

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  • Multiple Gestations - 2 - Placentation in Twins

    Another area of confusion for patients relates to the actual development of the placentas (placentation) of twins. Perhaps this is where the patient mentioned at the outset of our last post had problems understanding – her different gendered babi...

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  • Down Syndrome and Folate Metabolism - 2

    Since the publication of the first two studies cited in my last post related to this issue, various groups around the world have investigated the association of abnormalities in folate metabolism and methylation pathways and the risk for Down synd...

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  • Dr T Takes a Cruise

    Well, I have been gone about a week on a long overdue vacation. Did any of you miss me? I went on a cruise (for the first time) and stayed away from any contact with the internet and work. You guys are NOT work. You are a labor of love and I m...

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  • Contraception - A Basic Human Right

    Outside the San Diego convention center, a group of ‘protesters’ continually harangued attendees at the recent ACOG Annual Meeting as they crossed the street to return to their hotels. The protesters carried large placards, displaying the body par...

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  • Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy - 1

    It’s been a BUSY week. I have been trying to keep up with responses to the many comments (and thank you for reading!), but haven’t had much time to provide new information! June is always hectic as the Chief Residents pack up their things to go an...

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  • Two First Trimester Miscarriages

    First , I would like to apologize to all my readers and especially to those who left comments and were hoping for timely responses. I took a week's vacation at the beach and brought the computer with me to keep up with my blogging, but there was n...

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

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