Zika Virus

Posted On: July 26, 2018 By Simi Gupta, MD

Zika Virus

Zika virus is a single-stranded RNA virus that is transmitted to humans primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. In January of 2015, the CDC first reported on local transmission of the virus in the Western Hemisphere and confirmed the presence of the virus is several infants with microcephaly and in fetal

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“At Your Cervix”: Screening & Treatment of a Shortened Cervix during Pregnancy

Posted On: By Andrei Rebarber, MD

“At Your Cervix”: Screening & Treatment of a Shortened Cervix during Pregnancy

Balancing clinical care that is evidence-based with interventions to improve outcome and avoid harmful interventions is truly challenging when the finding of a shortened cervix on transvaginal ultrasound evaluation is noted (i.e. Defined ≤ 25 mm). It is possible to counsel and treat women using the best data available combined with clinical experience regarding utilization

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Carnegie Physicians Selected by Castle Connolly for NY Magazine’s “New York Best Doctor” Edition

Posted On: July 25, 2018 By CIW

Carnegie Physicians Selected by Castle Connolly for NY Magazine’s “New York Best Doctor” Edition

Castle Connolly, America’s most trusted source for identifying the nation’s top physicians, has again named members of the Carnegie Imaging’s Maternal Fetal Medicine staff for New York Magazine’s annual New York Best Doctors edition. To be selected for inclusion in New York Magazine, doctors must rank within the top 10% of the 6,000 New York

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What is Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping?

Posted On: February 14, 2018 By CIW

What is Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping?

The process of delayed umbilical cord clamping is the act of allowing the cord to stay open and intact for a longer period after delivery before clamping. The common practice for cord clamping is to clamp it within 15 seconds of delivery. When delayed, the cord is often clamped at after a longer period, ranging

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Activity Limits in Pregnancy

Posted On: January 16, 2018 By CIW

Activity Limits in Pregnancy

The following blog is a summary of the Activity Restriction in Pregnancy patient handout brought to you by the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine with the help of Christina Davidson, MD, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. During pregnancy, there are times where activity will be physically limited due to the progression of

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Sono BPP: Improving the Patient Experience with Enhanced diagnostic Accuracy in Antenatal Testing

Posted On: January 12, 2018 By Andrei Rebarber, MD

Sono BPP: Improving the Patient Experience with Enhanced diagnostic Accuracy in Antenatal Testing

The introduction of the BPP in antenatal testing has provided an improved prognostic tool for the reassurance of fetal well being.  A reactive NST provides reassurance for fetal well being, however, when abnormal, has a high false positive rate of 45-75%.  FHR is subjective to various dynamic factors including periodic sleep cycles, medications, and antenatal

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