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  • Retinal Arteriole Occlusion in Early Pregnancy

    The comment below was left on a recent post regarding "Readers' Questions Related to MTHFR Polymorphisms." The reader presents a very unusual complication early in her first pregnancy - retinal arteriole occlusion - and the response to her query ...

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  • Misunderstanding Group B Streptococcus (GBS)

    There is not a week that goes by when I don't get a bunch of questions regarding Group B Streptoccus (GBS) infections, either on this site or at the office. GBS is an endless source of stress, misunderstanding, and sometimes over-reaction. For exa...

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  • Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome (HRHS): A Reader's Query

    Before I respond to the reader below, I wanted to explain why you have not seen much of me lately at “Fruit of the Womb.” Those of you who have followed this blog for awhile may know that I had some medical problems of my own dating back the last...

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  • Uterus Transplant?: Whatever!!!!!

    It was recently announced that a New York hospital is making plans to perform the first uterus transplant. The press release announced that "the hospital's ethics board has conditionally approved the plans." The physicians involved in the project...

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

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