Author Archives: bfcohen

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing vs. The Combined First Trimester Screen: What do I do?

Since the introduction of the first commercially-available Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) in 2011, there has been controversy over how best to perform aneuploidy screening in our patients. The Combined First Trimester Screening test, which employs measurement of the nuchal translucency combined with determination of the Learn More

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NIH Consensus Panel Rejects the One-Step Test for Gestational Diabetes Screening: A Missed Opportunity

A National Institute of Health Consensus panel convened last month to consider whether to recommend adoption of the one step, 2 hour glucose screening test proposed by The International Association of Diabetes and Pregnancy Study Groups (IADPSG) or to join ACOG in backing continuation of Learn More

Posted in diabetes, gestational diabetes, glucose control, Literature Reviews, national institute of health, Obstetrical Providers' Corner, prenatal care, prenatal diagnosis, screening | Comments closed

When Should I Give Progesterone to Prevent Preterm Labor?

How exciting it is to practice obstetrics during the second decade of the twenty-first century when the FDA has approved its first drug ever for the prevention of premature birth!  In the first major advance for the treatment of preterm delivery since antenatal steroids were Learn More

Posted in incompetent cervix, Literature Reviews, Obstetrical Providers' Corner, Patient Corner, pregnancy, premature birth, preterm labor | Comments closed