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  • Risk of Amniocentesis

    Today I saw a 38 year old woman who came for genetic counseling and possible amniocentesis to rule out a fetal chromosomal abnormality. She was right at 16 weeks’ gestation. Her last pregnancy was 18 years ago and the 47 year old father of the cur...

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  • Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy - A Bitch of an Itch

    Recently, we had a woman diagnosed late in pregnancy with intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, or obstetric cholestasis (OC). Despite reassuring fetal heart rate testing, the baby died in utero awaiting induction of labor that had been schedule...

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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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  • Experience Grand Rounds 3.15 at Musings of the Distractible Mind!

    Thanks to Rob Lamberts and the Musings of a Distractible Mind website for including a link to my post "Poop is Part of Parturition" in his pyrotechnically correct and highly entertaining edition of the New Year's Grand Rounds 3.15. Glad I could c...

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  • Breast Cancer in Pregnancy: Considerations for Therapy

    In addition to establishing the tissue diagnosis of breast cancer, typically, your treating physicians will want to determine the molecular characteristics of the tumor cells. This information helps in counseling with regard to prognosis and, als...

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  • Celiac Disease and Pregnancy

    In our last post, we responded to several questions from a reader named Kate concerning the implications of low PAPP-A levels detected during the course of first trimester screening for aneuploidy. Not addressed in our last post were her two othe...

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  • Thanks to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei for Great Grand Rounds

    My belated (I was at the beach too!) thanks to Dr. Hsien-Hsien Lei for his edition of "Grand Rounds at the Beach" published this week in his Eye on DNA website. What a great collection! Thanks for including a link to my guidelines for the manageme...

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  • Drugs and Fetal Development: Focus, Paroxetine

    Antidepressants are among the medications most commonly prescribed to young women; and, of those available, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are among the most popular. It is estimated that as many as 2-3% of all women in their chil...

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  • Thanks to ChronicBabe for Grand Rounds 4.24!

    Many thanks to Jenni Prokopy at the award-winning site ChronicBabe for including a link to my post entitled "Heterozygosity for Homocystinuria and Heterotaxia Syndromes." in this week's Grand Rounds 4.24. I did laugh out loud when Jenni notified ...

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  • Metformin Use During Conception and Pregnancy

    The following recent query requested my opinion regarding the safety of metformin during the periconceptual period and throughout pregnancy. Although there are not many large or comprehensive studies addressing these concerns, the bulk of the data...

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

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