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  • Amniotic Fluid - 4 - Consequences of Decreased Amniotic Fluid

    In the last three posts, we have reviewed basic aspects of amniotic fluid production and measurement and common causes of decreased amniotic fluid, or oligohydramnios. Now let’s look at reasons decreased amniotic fluid increases the risk for feta...

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  • Diabetes in Pregnancy - 10 - Preconceptional Evaluation of Pregestational Diabetics

    Although I have left the discussion of pregestational diabetes until the end of our series on “Diabetes in Pregnancy,” that was not done with the intent of diminishing its significance with regard to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Ev...

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  • Letter to My Readers

    Dear Readers,A week or so back I received the comment below buried under one of my posts. It troubled me a lot, but it came at a good time, because it made me focus on some of the concerns I have had regarding my role on this site and your expec...

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  • Fetal Nasal Bone Assessment in First Trimester Screening for Aneuploidy

    The reader below underwent combined first trimester screening for aneuploidy and during the process, the baby was found to have an absent nasal bone. Due to the difficulty in routinely obtaining a definitive assessment of the nasal bone, and its c...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 4 - Anatomic Causes

    The next factors for recurrent early pregnancy loss we should discuss are anatomic causes, specifically, uterine abnormalities. Uterine abnormalities probably account for about 10% of the cases of recurrent early pregnancy losses. The most commo...

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  • Readers Questions About Du Blood Types and Cholestasis of Pregnancy

    Below are two great comments/questions that were left on previous posts addressing Implications of a Negative Blood Type and Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy which should be of general interest for readers... Tue Sep 11, 07:24:00 AM 2007 beeg...

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  • Methotrexate - Easy to Use, Easy to Abuse

    I received the two comments below from readers and use this opportunity of their tragic experiences to revisit a concern that I raised about two years ago regarding methotrexate therapy for the presumptive diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy….Melissa O...

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  • How to Interpret a "Positive" First Trimester Screen

    A reader left the following comment on a post I wrote regarding "Abnormal First Trimester Screening Results." I have gotten this question repeatedly since we have begun offering this procedure for early aneuploidy (chromosomal abnormalities) scree...

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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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