CROHN’S DISEASE, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on June 6, 2016

Crohn Disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, which can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from the mouth to the rectum. However, most CD cases affect the small bowel, colon, or both.The symptoms of CD depend on the area it involves, and may

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Breech Presentation and External Cephalic Version (ECV)

By on November 19, 2019

Breech Presentation At term, approximately 3-5% of all pregnancies will have a fetus in breech presentation (head-up position).  Although vaginal breech deliveries used to be routine, currently the recommended mode of delivery for babies in breech presentation is cesarean section due to the small risk of birth injury during a breech delivery (with the exception

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INTRAHEPATIC CHOLESTASIS OF PREGNANCY (ICP), Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on May 11, 2016

ICP

Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) generally occurs in the third trimester and rarely before 25 weeks gestation. This medical condition is characterized by severe itchy skin, usually including the palms and soles, and sometimes yellow discoloration of the skin (jaundice), with mild-to-moderate elevations in transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, bilirubin, and bile acids. Since the metabolism of

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CARDIAC DISEASE AND PREGNANCY, Nathan Fox, MD (Digital)

By on October 31, 2022

cardiac disease

Maternal heart disease complicates approximately 1% of all pregnancies and is a leading cause of maternal deaths.  Depending on the nature of the condition, the prognosis and recommendations for treatment vary. Types of Heart Disease The risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth vary by the type and severity of the heart condition affecting a

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