DR. BERGHELLA is Professor and Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecoloy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA.
Evaluation and management of polyhydramnios
This summary of SMFM Consult Series #46 reviews major considerations in evaluation and management of polyhydramnios.
Seven recommendations for mild fetal ventriculomegaly
Ventriculomegaly, or dilation of the fetal cerebral ventricles, is a relatively common ﬁnding on prenatal ultrasound. This summary of SMFM Consult Series #45 reviews key points for diagnosis, evaluation, and management of mild fetal ventriculomegaly.
Can pessaries prevent preterm birth?
Preterm birth (PTB) remains the major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. For the vast majority of spontaneous PTBs, the final pathway is opening of the cervix. Pessaries have been proposed since the 1950s as a possible intervention to keep the cervix closed. But are pessaries safe and do they work for prevention of spontaneous PTB?
MFM Consult: Fetal fibronectin: When should you screen patients?
If a patient with a prior spontaneous preterm birth presents at 24 weeks, should you test fibronectin levels to determine her risk of another preterm delivery?
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