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Placenta accreta spectrum disorder is a varied and increasingly common complication of pregnancy, so ob/gyns need a firm grasp of risk factors and ultrasound signs
Tippi MacKenzie, MD, is stopping disease before it starts – in the womb. In 2017, she launched the world's first clinical trial of an in-utero stem cell transplant therapy. Her first patient, baby Elianna, was born just four months later.
Working with a team of more than 100 UCSF specialists, Tippi MacKenzie, MD, and Elliott Vichinsky, MD, are leading work to bring cutting edge therapies to patients with genetic blood disorders.
Specialists with the UCSF Fetal Treatment Center share the latest on prenatal techniques for detecting, evaluating and treating diaphragmatic hernias to optimize lung development and prevent deadly pulmonary hypertension. They also present ...
Perinatologist and medical geneticist Mary Norton, discusses a genetic test called exome sequencing. With recent discoveries I'm genetics we can now test for many more genetic conditions.
In this webinar, maternal-fetal medicine and genetics specialists, Drs. Mary Norton and Teresa Sparks discuss advances in genetic testing.
Anita Moon-Grady, MD, FAAP, FACC, discusses congenital heart disease (CHD), the most common cause of infant death due to birth defect in the United States.
Monochorionic twins are identical twins who share a single placenta between them. Two of the more significant complications that arise in these pregnancies are discussed by perinatologist and twin expert, Dr. Larry Rand.
The number of placentas that a twin pregnancy has is critical in determining the best way to safely care for the pregnancy. Perinatologist and twin expert, Dr. Larry Rand, discusses the importance of early diagnosis and frequent monitoring.
Monochorionic twins have to share a single placenta but don’t always share it equally. Perinatologist and twin expert, Dr. Larry Rand, describes the clinical markers of this condition and when frequent ultrasound surveillance is important.
Perinatologist and twin expert, Dr. Larry Rand, explains the clinical characteristics of TTTS, how it is diagnosed, the various stages of the condition and why it is so important to differentiate between those stages.
Perinatologist and twin expert, Dr. Larry Rand, describes the risks and advantages of placental laser ablation therapy, the best treatment for TTTS that has reached stage 2 and beyond, as well as the expected long-term outcomes.
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The following recommendations are meant for both patients and their providers as guidance during a pregnancy with monochorionic twins.