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  • Multiple Pterygium Syndrome - A Rare Cause of Recurrent Pregnancy Loss

    The following comment and query was recently left on my post "Grand Rounds 3.52 - Thanks Kerri!" Although it had nothing to do with the subject of my Grand Rounds offering, it is still a fascinating condition most worthy of a post all its own – mu...

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  • Return of Dr. T

    It has been several months since I have written and I have missed all of you. I was a little burned out by trying to keep up with my interim Chair and clinical responsibilities as well as the blog, but the greatest reason was that ‘Blogger’ was m...

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  • Cervical Incompetence and Cerclage - 6 - Evaluation and Decisions in Midtrimester

    In the last post, we discussed the approach I have chosen to take regarding cervical incompetence and cerclage under fairly straightforward circumstances. Let’s up the ante in today’s post since I care for far more women under more urgent conditi...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 10 - Empiric Treatment

    Most patients who have recurrent early pregnancy loss are desperate to try “anything and everything” to achieve a successful pregnancy. Because of this plea, I have adopted (and often combine) both ‘empiric’ and ‘specific’ approaches to therapy ov...

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  • Call to Action: Help Raise the South Carolina Cigarette Tax

    Despite the fact I trained at an institution (and am quite grateful for the opportunity that was afforded to me) that was built on tobacco money, and I do, admittedly, enjoy the occasional fine cigar (only in the presence of consenting adults), th...

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  • The "Flu" and Pregnancy: Get Smart, Get Vaccinated NOW

    Well, the flu season is underway, and every pregnant woman wants to know, “Should I get the flu shot?” The simple answer is “YES (with few exceptions),” no matter how early or far along you are in your pregnancy, and the optimal time to receive t...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 5 - Introduction to Immunologic Causes

    The last two major categories I would like to discuss related to recurrent early pregnancy loss are immunologic and hematological (thrombophilias) abnormalities. These may well be the most common causes, but they are also by far the least well un...

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  • Blogging - Reflection of Eight Months Online at Healthline

    This week’s Grand Rounds 3.35 is going to be hosted by impactEDnurse.com. The challenge to the submitters was to “take a journey back through the narrative of your posts and pick out a story that you consider to be one of your best. Maybe it is a ...

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  • Rh-isoimmunization

    In our last post we discussed what it means to be 'Rh-negative' in response to a patient’s concern that she is. We also mentioned that complications related to being Rh-negative have been greatly reduced over the past 40 years by the prophylactic...

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  • Chromosomal Abnormalities and Multiple Gestations - 1

    In our practice, we see many cases of multiple gestations (mostly twins and not more, thank goodness) that come about as the result of the success of our colleagues in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). In general, these patients t...

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

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