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LOW OR HIGH AMNIOTIC FLUID LEVELS IN PREGNANCY by Triumph Posted Mon 04 Jul 2011 1:26pm amniotic fluid index (AFI) "The amniotic fluid is part of the baby’s life support system. It protects your baby and aids in the development of muscles, limbs, lungs and digestive system. Amniotic fluid is produced soon after the amniotic sac forms at about 12 days after conception. It is first made up of water ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: renal tubular dysgenesis by nih.gov Posted Thu 30 May 2013 4:31pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed May 2013 What is renal tubular dysgenesis? Renal tubular dysgenesis is a severe kidney disorder characte ... Read on »
TTTS Awareness: What you need to know by Danette Patient Expert Posted Sun 06 Dec 2009 8:45pm December is TTTS (Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome) Awareness month, and tomorrow is World TTTS Awareness Day. TTTS is a disease of the placenta that can affect identical twins who share one placenta. The babies themselves are healthy, the issue is with the placenta and the circulation of blood between the babies and the placenta. (More abo ... Read on »
Tocolytics in pre term labor by David Smith, MD Posted Mon 05 Oct 2009 10:03pm Preterm birth is one of the major health problems in the United States.   Approximately 11-12% of all births occur preterm (as defined as < 37 weeks gestation) and the rate has increased by approximately 19% since 1990 (1).   The concern with preterm labor and birth is its outcome; it accounts for approximately 70% of all neonatal deaths and 50 ... Read on »
Induction, Encouragement, Eviction... by NicoleD Posted Sun 12 Jun 2011 2:03pm Induction, Encouragement, Eviction... these are all words that have been used in conjunction with artificially stimulating labor in order to get baby to come out. Induction: to move by persuasion or influence: to call forth or bring about by influence or stimulation: effect, cause: to cause the formation of: to produce (as an electric cu ... Read on »
TTTS Awareness: What you need to know by Danette Patient Expert Posted Tue 07 Dec 2010 7:52am December is TTTS (Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome) Awareness month, and today is World TTTS Awareness Day . TTTS is a disease of the placenta that can affect identical twins who share one placenta. The babies themselves are healthy, the issue is with the placenta and the circulation of blood between the babies and the placenta. (More ... Read on »
It's been quite a week for twins by AtYourCervix Patient Expert Posted Wed 05 Nov 2008 3:14pm We have had numerous twin gestation moms on L&D in the past week. Thankfully, all but one set have stayed gestating! We did a c/section for one set a few days ago because she broke through her cerclage, and then continued to labor and dilate, despite aggressive tocolytic therapy. Unfortunately, the babies were not in optimal position to co ... Read on »
To Ultrasound or Not to Ultrasound: Reasons Vs. Risks by Jennifer Lance Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 Oct 2010 12:00am One of my good friends is pregnant.  She is at that stage early in the second trimester when the first ultrasound is usually recommended. She is choosing a home birth, but comes from a medical family who would like her to have an ultrasound.  She has medical insurance, but it does not cover any pregnancy related expenses until after her deduc ... Read on »
Primer on Posterior Urethral Valves by Matt S. Posted Tue 15 Feb 2011 11:49am As usually happens when the renal fellows help with the medical student nephrology block, I found myself confronted last week with questions I couldn't answer. One involved the pathophysiology of posterior urethral valves (PUV), which came up in a clinical case. In case there are other fellows who, like me, tend to avoid postrenal conditions ... Read on »
Meconium Happens! by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 14 Apr 2013 10:02pm What is Meconium? This thick, blackish-green tar like substance is considered your baby’s first stool. Meconium is created from the combination of amniotic fluid, lunugo, mucus, bile, and shed cells that line your baby’s intestines throughout your pregnancy. It usually does not pass until after the baby’s birth; however, sometimes it ... Read on »