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A male fetus with decreased calvarial mineralization and suspected omphalocele was identified prenatally in a woman with oligohydramnios and Melnick-Needles syndrome (MNS). At autopsy, exophthalmos, prune belly sequence with urethal atresia and megacystis, tetralogy of Fallot, atrioventricular canal defect, and complete malrotation of the gut were(More)
OBJECTIVE To present a case series of antenatally suspected monoamniotic twin gestations managed by a similar set of guidelines. METHODS Eight women with antenatally suspected monoamniotic twins were identified between 1994 and 1996 in a single perinatal referral area. All were diagnosed sonographically. Management included serial ultrasound studies,(More)
An influx of Indochinese refugees into the Philadelphia area prompted a review of their reproductive performance as related to parasitic diseases and other infectious complications. A total of 100 infants were delivered of 97 women over an 18-month period (41 Vietnamese, 28 Laotian, 26 Cambodian, 2 Thai). Intestinal parasites were present in 65% of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the rate of bioavailability of oral misoprostol in the tablet and a new capsule form in women with term pregnancies in the postpartum period. METHODS Twenty-seven women received 400 microg of misoprostol orally after delivery of the fetal vertex in either the standard tablet form or crushed in methylcellulose capsules prepared in(More)
This article is the first quantitative investigation of future temporal reference in spoken Hexagonal French. The two variants under examination are the inflected future (e.g. je partirai 'I will leave') and periphrastic future (e.g. je vais partir 'I am going to leave'). The present study will determine the distribution of future verb forms in Hexagonal(More)
Pregnancies in two patients with Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome, oculocutaneous albinism with hemorrhagic diathesis, are presented. Outcomes were good despite prior reports of postpartum hemorrhage in patients with this syndrome. This autosomal recessive disease is relatively common in parts of Puerto Rico. Suspected patients should be screened with platelet(More)