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Sonographic evolution of cornual pregnancies treated without surgery

Timor-Tritsch, I E; Monteagudo, A; Matera, C; Veit, C R
Transvaginal sonography allows early and accurate diagnosis of cornual pregnancy, as well as providing a means for puncture injection treatment of certain ectopic pregnancies. We describe four cases of cornual pregnancy managed nonsurgically and followed with transvaginal sonography for 47-64 weeks. Sonographic evidence of cornual pregnancy persisted throughout the period of follow-up, despite resumption of normal menstrual cyclicity. We conclude that some early live cornual pregnancies can be managed by puncture injection, and cornual pregnancies in which the embryo has died can be followed conservatively
PMID: 1579304
ISSN: 0029-7844
CID: 76552

Prevalence of use of cocaine and other substances in an obstetric population

Matera C; Warren WB; Moomjy M; Fink DJ; Fox HE
Increasing use of cocaine among pregnant women has been reported. This study was conducted to determine the prevalence of positive urine toxicologic screens for cocaine and other substances of patients admitted to the Sloane Hospital for Women. Urine samples were obtained from 509 women admitted to the delivery suite. The overall prevalence of cocaine was 10% (n = 51). Cocaine use was 10 times more prevalent in the clinic population (14%) than in the private population, (1.4%). In addition, women whose urine samples were positive for cocaine were more likely to have no prenatal care, previous induced abortions, to be human immunodeficiency virus-positive, and admitted previous use of cigarettes, alcohol, cocaine, and other drugs. Amphetamines were detected in 13% (n = 65) of patients. However, the screens did not distinguish between metabolites of amphetamines and other drugs such as cold medications. The medical history alone predicted only 37% (n = 19) of the cocaine-positive screens and none of the amphetamine-positive screens
PMID: 2403158
ISSN: 0002-9378
CID: 25534