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  • Thanks for the Oscar Nomination Dr. Jake: Grand Rounds 3.22

    Many thanks to Dr. Jake Young and the Pure Pedantry team for including my post from December 3, 2006, entitled "The Human Value of Knowledge" in their Oscar line up of this week's Grand Rounds 3.22. I am so happy, I think I will go out and shave ...

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  • Quintuplet Story - A Physician's Perspective - 3

    ...The following day, I had a long discussion with Joy and Andres about what to expect over the next 3-4 weeks, the discomforts, the psychological drain, the ever-present concerns for outcomes and the risks. The uterus is now the size of a term o...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 9 - Evaluation

    When I first see a patient in consultation for recurrent early pregnancy loss, I usually spend at least an hour with them. The first part of the appointment is spent in obtaining a detailed history – medical, social, and family. Since many diffe...

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  • MTHFR Polymorphisms and Schizophrenia?

    The other day, tjtiger left a new comment on my post "MTHFR Mutations and Congenital Heart Defects". Her many questions made her comment worthy of a post of their own and the query related to the possible assocation of MTHFR polymorhisms and schiz...

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  • Recurrent Pregnancy Losses: There are ALWAYS Causes, but They May Not be Related

    The following comment was recently received and obsterical history the patient shares is a reminder that even though we would like to have a single 'problem' to treat, sometimes poor outcomes may be the result of a string of isolated events... • A...

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  • More Questions on Group B Streptococcus (GBS) Infections

    Despite not having published any new material recently during my recovery and rehab following surgery, our readers have kept me VERY busy behind the scenes responding to their many queries – could be a full time job all by itself. My willingness ...

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  • Abnormal First Trimester Screening Results

    As one of my end-post promises, I wanted to return to the issue of dealing with ‘abnormal results’ that return with first trimester aneuploidy screening. Again, this is not a straightforward discussion. One of the first issues that has to be add...

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  • Blogger Problems!?!

    Just a quick note to all my readers...I know many of you have tried to leave comments and would like my responses, but there apparently are some 'blogger problems' that are beyond my control and as yet unresolved. I do not have the opportunity to ...

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  • Cervical Dysplasia and Cancer in Pregnancy - 5 (A Case Report)

    Within the past year, I helped the GYN Oncologist at our institution care for a pregnant woman who had cervical cancer. She was 33 years old and pregnant with her third child. At her intake OB visit she had a Pap test done that returned with a dia...

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  • Go Get Your Darn Flu Shots!!!!

    Sorry, but I haven’t been online in awhile. My last full post seems to have taken an awful lot out of me for some reason. Maybe it was because I had been on call for most of the 3 weeks preceding the events detailed in that story. Then again, I...

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

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