Susan P. Pauker

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PURPOSE To evaluate with sonography the normal development of the fetal cerebellum in the second trimester. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study included all patients undergoing second trimester genetic amniocentesis who had structurally normal fetuses, in whom the posterior fossa was adequately seen and in whom the karyotype was later determined to be normal.(More)
We evaluated the significance of severe oligohydramnios, or anhydramnios, in the second and third trimesters, by determining the range of etiologies as well as the differences in fetal and neonatal outcome. All prenatal ultrasound results on pregnancies found to have severe oligohydramnios over a 7.5-year period at 13-42 weeks' gestation were(More)
In this study, we determined the outcome in cases of isolated nuchal lucency seen sonographically in the first trimester in fetuses without karyotypic abnormalities. We reviewed all cases of isolated localized fetal nuchal lucency (3 mm or greater) in 9 to 14 week fetuses over a 4 year period. Fetuses with additional sonographic abnormalities were excluded.(More)
Over the past decade we have used a decision analytic model to counsel 840 patients (468 women, 381 men, 432 couples) about amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis. The model explicitly considers the possibilities of miscarriage (both after amniocentesis and spontaneously), an affected child (as a function of maternal age), and various diagnostic errors.(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between elevated maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) and abnormal placental adherence (placenta accreta/percreta/increta). METHODS We reviewed the MSAFP levels of 11 women who had cesarean hysterectomies because of placenta accreta/percreta/increta. The control group consisted of 14 women who delivered by(More)
The quantitative use of patients' attitudes in medicine has thus far been limited to decisions involving either treatment alternatives or the use or nonuse of a particular diagnostic test. Preference theory has not been applied either to the use of screening tests or to the development of large-scale health-related public policy decisions. In this paper we(More)