Frank A. Chervenak

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Ventriculomegaly was diagnosed in 50 fetuses in the perinatal ultrasound unit of Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The outcomes were elective abortion, 13 (26%); antepartum death, 0 (0%); intrapartum death, 7 (14%); neonatal death within 24 h, 11 (22%); neonatal death after 24 h and within 28 days, 3 (6%); death after 28 days, 2 (4%); survival, 14 (28%). 70%(More)
Background: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a leading cause of maternal mortality in the developed world. Along with appropriate prophy-laxis and therapy, prevention of death from PE in pregnancy requires a high index of clinical suspicion followed by a timely and accurate diagnostic approach. Methods: To provide guidance on this important health issue, a(More)
The question whether to terminate pregnancy during the third trimester involves a moral conflict. We argue that such termination is morally justifiable if two conditions are fulfilled: first, that the fetus is afflicted with a condition that is either incompatible with postnatal survival for more than a few weeks or characterized by the total or virtual(More)
AIM To evaluate the developmental pattern of fetal hand movements and facial activity and expression during the second and third trimester of pregnancy by four-dimensional ultrasound (4D-US). SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 25 fetuses in uncomplicated pregnancies were analyzed; 15 fetuses at 13 to 16 weeks and 10 fetuses at 30 to 33 weeks of gestation(More)
The purpose of this document is to expand the 1995 ISTS/COMBO Declaration of Rights which was initially produced to promote awareness of the special needs of multiple birth infants, children, and adults. It addresses the clinical and ethical dimensions of perinatal care of multiple pregnancy. The ad hoc committee was chaired by Isaac Blickstein. The(More)
Selective reduction was carried out in 46 multifetal pregnancies by means of potassium chloride injection into the pericardial region of the fetus. There were three indications for the procedure: to improve perinatal outcome and to increase the likelihood that a term infant would be born in a multifetal pregnancy (34 women); to allow the birth of a healthy(More)
Major depression, as well as depressive symptoms that do not meet the full diagnostic criteria for a diagnosis of depression, can chronically and variably affect a woman patient's decisions about the management of pregnancy, including the decision about whether to continue a pregnancy. Depression also has potential adverse consequences for the pregnant(More)
A prospective study of the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound in the prediction of fetal microcephaly was performed on a study population of 24 patients. An occipitofrontal diameter larger than the predicted mean -2 standard deviations (SD), a head perimeter larger than the predicted mean -2 SD, and a head perimeter/abdominal perimeter larger than the(More)