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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Understanding Low Amniotic Fluid In Late Pregnancy by Deb .. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 11 Feb 2010 8:24am My last two doula clients were both induced due to a diagnosis of Oligohydramnios - low amniotic fluid. I have heard many of my students report that they were induced for the same reason, or that it was a very big concern for their care provider. I decided it was time to really understand the [...] 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 »
prior cesarean linked to breech presentation by Kim C. Patient Expert Posted Fri 21 Nov 2008 10:21am from Midwifery Today...wow...yet another reason to try to avoid a cesarean: A study to determine whether breech presentation at term is more common among women with at least one prior cesarean delivery showed a rate two times that for women who had had vaginal births. The study records of 84,688 women showed the relative risk of a bre ... Read on »
Honesty (or lack thereof) in L&D by Nurse Lochia .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Jan 2009 7:51pm What an odd night last night was. It seems lately I've had quite a few patients not want to answer questions or be honest with me. They choose to stay quiet when they don't want to admit to whatever. And usually people have no problem telling me things, like the positions they find work nicely when pregnant, or that they checked there own cerv ... 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 »