Michael P Carson

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AIMS Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is increasing and 30% have persistent postpartum dysglycemia. Reported compliance with recommended postpartum testing ranges 9-95% without a clear explanation for this wide variation. Small and conflicting differences in testing rates are associated with some demographics (race, use of insulin), but system factors(More)
BACKGROUND Terbutaline has direct effects on the cardiac conduction system, but when used to treat preterm labor it is rarely associated with clinically significant cardiac arrhythmias. Commonly used drug references did not list atrial fibrillation as a complication of terbutaline, and our literature search found only one case of atrial fibrillation that(More)
As the age of pregnant women and prevalence of obesity and diabetes are increasing, so is the prevalence of medical disorders during pregnancy, particularly hypertension and the associated CKD. Pregnancy can worsen kidney function in women with severe disease, and hypertension puts them at risk for pre-eclampsia and the associated complications. There are(More)
Aplastic anaemia is a rare haematological disorder during pregnancy, which when complicated by severe thrombocytopenia poses a significant maternal risk. A woman with aplastic anaemia and a platelet (PLT) count of 11 × 10(9)/L refractory to PLT transfusion required caesarean delivery. Proactive planning by a multidisciplinary team, large volume PLT(More)
BACKGROUND Pregnancy can unmask underlying medical conditions, as evidenced by laboratory abnormalities that do not resolve postpartum. CASE A woman developed preeclampsia associated with elevated hepatic transaminases and serum creatinine. When her liver enzymes failed to normalize 8 weeks postpartum an evaluation led to the diagnosis of type III(More)
OBJECTIVE Over 70% of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) will develop diabetes mellitus (DM), but only 30% follow through with the recommended postpartum oral glucose tolerance testing (OGTT). HbA1c is approved to diagnose DM, and combined with a fasting plasma glucose it can identify 93% of patients with dysglycemia. We tested the hypothesis(More)