When these rare endocrine tumors occur during pregnancy, they can mimic preeclampsia.
A statewide quality improvement project aims to address morbidity and mortality and health disparities associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.
It’s especially important for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus to be optimized for pregnancy.
Cleveland Clinic obstetricians who were interviewed for the new season of the medical podcast DDx discuss the kinds of cases in which patients needed to terminate desired pregnancies for medical reasons.
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Low-dose aspirin can be a safeguard for those who are pregnant and have a history of high blood pressure, miscarriage or Antiphospholipid syndrome.
Eliminating barriers to contraception, referrals and a commitment to providing follow-up care are among strategies to optimize patient health in a changing legal landscape.
A multidisciplinary Cleveland Clinic team led by Darrell Cass, MD, has successfully performed a challenging fetal surgery to remove an intrapericardial teratoma that posed imminent lethal risk to a nearly 27-week-old fetus. Only one previous incidence of extended survival after fetal intrapericardial teratoma resection is documented in the world’s medical literature.
Since its first procedure in February 2019, a multidisciplinary team has completed15 carefully timed fetal surgeries, saving lives and minimizing risk for life-long disability.
A recent study finds hydroxychloroquine shows promise in secondary prevention of congenital heart block for pregnant women with autoimmune disease. Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Jeff Chapa, MD, and pediatric cardiologist Peter Aziz, MD, explain.
Pregnancy, labor and delivery are already emotionally charged experiences, and as pregnant women face increased uncertainty amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many worry that their birth plans may no longer be possible for a variety of reasons. In this article, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist discusses home births, restricted visitation and efforts to ensure patient safety.