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  • First Trimester Screening and Twins

    Below is a series of excellent questions and my responses related to first trimester screening from a woman who has an IVF pregnany and twins...• At Fri Jun 27, 06:53:00 AM 2008, Anonymous said…Hi: How reliable is first trimester screening (FTS)...

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  • Grand Rounds 3.50 - Parallel Universes

    Many thanks to Dr. Emer at Parallel Universes for including my post regarding the association of "Low Pregnancy-Associated Plasma Protein A (PAPP-A) and Pregnancy Outcome" in this week's stellar Grand Rounds 3.50! This post was written in respon...

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  • Obesity and Birth Defects

    The other day, I wrote a post related to rising maternal mortality rates as reported by the National Center for Health Statistics. In that post, I cited obesity as one of the likely contributors to the problem. Today, the Trust for America’s Healt...

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  • Early Pregnancy Loss - 2

    ...When things had gotten quieter in the room, I went back to talk with the couple about our findings (see my last post). I could see the thousand questions she had on her lips and told them, “Let me just talk with you for a few minutes, and then...

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  • "To B or not to B...": Comments on FDA Approval of Plan B

    In my last post, I discussed the high rates of maternal mortality related mostly to complications of bleeding and infection in the U.S. prior to the era of modern care that really began in the 1940’s with the availability of antibiotics and blood ...

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  • Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and PAI-1: Thrombosis vs. Hypofibrinolysis as the Pathogenic Mechanism?

    Well hello again readers! It appears that the 'comment screening' process has been rejuvenated and we are back in business. As feared, however, now I've got to respond to the 50 comments that miraculously appeared in my mailbox yesterday after a...

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  • Grand Rounds Thanks to Inside Surgery

    Many thanks to the team at Inside Surgery for including my first (of three) posts related to the possible association of abnormalities in folate metabolism and methylation with risk for Down syndrome in Grand Rounds 3.37. My series on this subject...

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  • Prothrombin G20210A Mutation

    As we have written about on several occasions, pregnancy loss is a very traumatic experience for many couples and their families – especially when there are recurrent episodes of loss. It is a basic human need to seek an explanation for such even...

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  • Thanks Dr. Smith for Grand Rounds 3.42!

    Thanks to Dr. Tara C. Smith at ScienceBlogs.com Aetiology for including my recent post in this week's Grand Rounds 3.42 regarding a conversation I had with a young teen who was pregnant, had an abnormal Pap test, and thought she had cervical cance...

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  • Mother's Day Thoughts

    On Wednesday, May 9, 2007, Kenneth L. Noller, MD from Boston was sworn in as the 58th president of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. During his inaugural address, he reminded the audience to be cognizant of our past, the lon...

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

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