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UNLABELLED Pregnancy is a hypercoagulable state that increases the risk of thromboembolic events. These risks may be further increased in the presence of an acquired or inherited thrombophilia. Thrombophilias have been associated with both maternal and fetal complications. The use of anticoagulants during pregnancy may reduce the risk of maternal thromboses(More)
OBJECTIVE Doppler assessment of the fetal middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity may obviate the need for more invasive procedures in the alloimmunized patient. The purpose of this study was to compare middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity measurements in the near field and far field. STUDY DESIGN Patients between 16 and 42 weeks of(More)
Sepsis is a leading cause of death in pregnancy and results in significant perinatal mortality. These deaths occur despite the younger age of pregnant patients, the low rate of comorbid conditions and the potential for effective interventions that should result in rapid resolution of illness. To date, no "evidence-based" recommendations are specific to the(More)
During routine fetal auscultation, it is not uncommon to encounter an abnormal fetal heart rate. The rate may be abnormally slow or fast, or irregular. This article focuses on fetal dysrhythmias, defined as any irregular fetal cardiac rhythm or a regular rhythm with an abnormal rate outside the range of 120 to 160 beats per minute (Am J Obstet Gynecol.(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to determine whether case mix model adjustment would help to explain differences in cesarean delivery rates between community and university hospitals. We also wished to define a patient population in which the cesarean delivery rate would be more reflective of individual practice patterns than of obstetric or medical risk. (More)
BACKGROUND King syndrome is characterized by the presence of a nonspecific myopathy, a susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia, and dysmorphic features similar to the phenotype seen in Noonan syndrome. CASE A young primigravida with King syndrome presented at 19 weeks' gestation. The patient required nocturnal mechanical ventilation via tracheostomy, and(More)
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