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For preterm infants, clinical outcomes from microbial mechanisms are not affected by a diet of only human milk compared to bovine milk formulas or fortifiers.
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Editorial: Expert medical courts: An idea whose time has comeSeptember 1st 2004
We may have seen the first glimmer of light in the otherwise dark tunnel of the professional liability insurance crisis. On July 12, during a speech at the National Press Club, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist proposed "an expert medical court system with transparent decisions, limits on punitive damages, and scheduled compensatory damages to provide rapid relief to truly injured patients (instead of trial lawyers)" while holding negligent doctors accountable.
Our Generation: What I've learned on the way to a careerJuly 1st 2004
In the 2 years since I completed my ob/gyn training, I've had four jobs in three different practice settings in three different cities. I'm now headed back where I started geographically, combining the practice of obstetrics and gynecology with raising a rambunctious 7-year-old boy and a 9-year-old Hllary Duff-wannabe as a single parent.
Recognizing depression in gynecologic patientsJune 1st 2004
Nearly twice as many women as men suffer from clinical depression, and up to 50% of ob/gyn patients have the disorder or its symptoms. Since you may be the only clinician many of these women see, you're uniquely positioned to detect its presence and steer patients toward appropriate treatment.
A practical approach to hyperemesis gravidarumJune 1st 2004
Delay in aggressively treating out-of-control, unremitting vomiting in pregnancy can dehydrate, deplete, and nearly starve a woman and her fetus. This expert's approach tells you how to quickly distinguish developing hyperemesis gravidarum from something more benign.
Grand Rounds: Rh disease: It's still a threatMay 1st 2004
Once a common cause of perinatal death, Rh disease is now quite rare in pregnant women, thanks in large part to advances in U/S and DNA technology. But the fact that roughly 7 out of every 1,000 liveborn infants are delivered by Rh-sensitized women emphasizes the need for more vigorous preventive efforts and up-to-date management skills.
Identifying perinatal depression--sooner is betterApril 1st 2004
Depression does occur in pregnant women and not just in those with preexisting mood symptoms. Knowing how to detect the disorder and when to refer is important because you may be the only physician these patients see during the perinatal period.
Cover Story: Contraception choices for 2004February 1st 2004
Women need thorough and accurate information about the entire array of contraceptive options--new and old--so they can find their ideal method. Adherence--not efficacy--is the problem, and the hope is that greater choice will translate into fewer unintended pregnancies.
Cover Story: Preventing breast Ca with aromatase inhibitorsDecember 1st 2003
With new research showing that aromatase inhibitors can dramatically cut the risk of recurring breast cancer, patients will probably have many questions about drugs like anastrozole and letrozole. Two experts review the scientific evidence on these valuable agents.