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  • Ethnic Differences in Components of First Trimester Screening for Aneupolidy

    In our last post, we briefly discussed the use of fetal nasal bone (NB) assessment in first trimester screening for aneuploidy and mentioned in passing that ethnic differences have been described. The reader below was curious to find out if ethnic...

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  • Absence of Fetal Nasal Bone in Midtrimester as a Marker for Down Syndrome

    Tamsen has left a new comment on your post "Amniocentesis is Not Without Risk": I am 29 years old and am 21 weeks along. I just had an ultrasound a couple of days ago and was told that the nasal bone is not showing up which puts me at higher risk ...

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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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  • Request to My Readers...

    I have been writing posts for “Fruit of the Womb” for almost 20 months now. It continues to be a source of great fun and greater satisfaction. It has been an opportunity to refresh, review, explore, and relate my understanding and experiences re...

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  • Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 (PAI-1): Role in Adverse Pregnancy Outcome? - 5 - Implantation and Placentation

    Things have been so busy at work the last few weeks that it has been hard to find the time to write here, but I would like to finish up the series we started on plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) and role in pregnancy outcome and recurrent ...

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

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