LABOR CERVICAL EXAMINATION SIMULATION IN EDUCATION, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on September 29, 2016

As of now, the most common method of teaching cervical examinations for women during labor includes medical students performing an examination before or after the teacher performs the same analysis. This way of teaching has the possibility to increase patient discomfort or anxiety. Additionally, prior studies have shown poor reliability with this method of instruction.

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FIRST LIVE BIRTH AFTER MOTHER-TO-DAUGHTER UTERUS TRANSPLANTATION, Andrei Rebarber, MD (Print, Digital)

By on September 15, 2016

Surgical advancements have made it possible to bring one uterus through three generations. The following describes the uterus transplantation surgery, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures and the pregnancy outcomes of this unique birth of a healthy baby boy. This birth also represents the second successful birth ever after human uterus transplantation. Uterus Transplantation (UTx) In

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STROKE AND PREGNANCY, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on September 1, 2016

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Since stroke is rare in women of child-bearing age, there is not a large pool of data regarding women with a history of stroke who become pregnant. However, the risk of recurrent ischemic stroke is likely low. In one review, 441 women with a history of ischemic stroke were evaluated (373 with arterial ischemic stroke

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OUR PHILOSOPHY: EPIDURALS, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on August 2, 2016

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This is an interesting perspective on epidurals for women in labor.  The author raises an important issue for discussion regarding the use of the term “natural” to describe labor without an epidural, as well as the unnecessary stigma some women feel if they ask for an epidural in labor. At MFM Associates, our philosophy regarding

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EXERCISE DURING PREGNANCY, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on July 19, 2016

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Exercise During Pregnancy in NYC One of the most frequent discussions I have with pregnant patients revolves around their level of physical activity during pregnancy. Usually, the woman is used to an active lifestyle involving regular exercise and she is inquiring whether she can continue exercising during pregnancy. Frequently, however, most of the conversation is

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FACTOR XI DEFICIENCY, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on July 7, 2016

Factor XI

Factor XI deficiency is an autosomal disorder that affects both men and women, and results in a bleeding disorder with a range of severity. It is not truly a recessive disorder, since some heterozygotes may have mild bleeding, while other mutations may lead to an autosomal dominant disease pattern. Normal levels of factor XI range

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