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  • Thanks Adam for Grand Rounds 4.04!

    Thanks to Adam at NY Emergency Medicine for hosting this week's Grand Rounds 4.04. Love the pictures! And, no, the handsome guy next to the paragraph with my link is not me! If I looked that good, I'd be impossible to live with. While we are on su...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 8 - Maintaining Hope

    We have provided a lot of information over the past two weeks related to recurrent early pregnancy loss. Before we begin to translate that information into the medical evaluation that can be used to try to identify specific problem areas and poss...

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  • Readers' Questions Regarding Rh-immune Globulin

    Like GBS (see our last post), another common source of questions and confusion in uncomplicated pregnancies is the significance of being an Rh-negative woman. It is another one of those things we screen for routinely, and when found, add to our 'p...

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  • Amniotic Fluid - 5 - Evaluation and Management of Oligohydramnios

    Just as the fetal outcome depends on the degree, underlying cause, timing during development and longevity of decreased amniotic fluid, to some extent, so do the management options. When the baby has complete absence of both kidneys (bilateral re...

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  • ABO Incompatibility

    Many babies become 'jaundiced' after birth, primarily, as the result of ABO incompatibility. The reader below had a baby who developed severe complications with the same - fortunately a rare event - but gives us reason to discuss this condition a...

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  • Management of an Rh-Isoimmunized Pregnancy

    In my last three posts we have set the groundwork for understanding complications related to maternal Rh-isoimmunization and fetal Rh-disease. Now let’s use a real-live patient to focus our discussion on the medical management of this condition…W...

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  • The Happy Hospitalist Hosts Grand Rounds 4.37

    Thanks to The Happy Hospitalist for the effort and the humor put into this week's rendition of Grand Rounds. I am thankful and quite grateful that he chose to include my recent post on "Teen Pregnancy: We ARE Failing Our Children."As pointed out ...

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  • Thanks MedHelp for an Awesome Grand Rounds Selection!

    Many thanks to Enoch Choi, MD at MedHelp for a full-plate of nourishing offerings (gotta get into the Holiday spirit a little bit now that we've finally digested, though not worked off, Thanksgiving dinner) and a lot of hard work at this week's ed...

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  • Recurrent Early Pregnancy Loss - 2 - Hormonal Causes

    To begin our discussion of actual causes of recurrent early pregnancy loss, let’s start with the one that is probably the most commonly touted, though still the least well-understood (and to me the MOST confusing) – HORMONAL CAUSES. Now, let me a...

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  • Group B Streptococcus (GBS) in Pregnancy: Hold the Vancomycin?

    Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a bacterium that colonizes the vagina and lower gastrointestinal tract in as many as one-third of all healthy reproductive age women. It is the leading cause of serious bacterial infection in newborns. Most babies ...

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

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