Covid-19 re-infection in pregnancy?

Motherisk Int J 2020;1;21   Gideon Koren MD FRCPC FACMT, Vered Nachmias Friedler MD MBA, Renato Fusman MD, Susy Mann RN Leumit Health Services and Adelson School of Medicine, Ariel University, Israel   Question This week I have seen several media reports of Covid-19 proven- re infections. Because pregnancy appears to be a risk factor…

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Bonjesta- the first dual release combination of doxylamine-pyridoxine for morning sickness

Motherisk Intl J 2020;1;19 Bonjesta- the first dual release combination of doxylamine-pyridoxine for morning sickness Gideon Koren, Rana Cohen, Adelson School of Medicine, Ariel University and Motherisk Israel Program   Question: The delayed release of doxylamine/ pyridoxine (Diclegis®) works well in many of my patients with morning sickness. The problem I have is that it…

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Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in twin pregnancies

Motherisk Int J 2020;1:18   Gideon Koren MD, FRCPC, FACMT and Rana Cohen BSc Pharm, MBA Adelson School of Medicine, Ariel University and Motherisk Israel Program   Question: If a heavily drinking mother has twins, are both affected by FASD? Answer: Not necessarily. Studies in humans and experiments in laboratory animals reveal full concordance in…

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Motherisk Rounds: Neural Tube Defects and Dydrogesterone

Motherisk Int J 2020;1:17   Gideon Koren MD FRCPC FACMT Ariel University and Motherisk Israel, Shamir Medical Center   Question: We have a case of cervical insufficiency resulting in two miscarriages of otherwise normal fetuses. In the subsequent two pregnancies the woman received dydrogesterone (DYD). In both cases the fetuses were diagnosed with encephalocele and…

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The Risks of Codeine to Breastfed Infants- Facts and Fallacies

Motherisk Int J 2020;1:16   David Chitayat MD, FRCPC, FACCG (1) and Gideon Koren MD, FRCPC, FACMT (2) The Prenatal Diagnosis and Medical  Genetics Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mount Sinai Hospital, The University of Toronto, ON, Canada (1); Motherisk International Program and Ariel University, Ariel, Israel (2)     Question: It has been…

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Late Prematurity and Child Development; Sharpening the Upper Edge

Motherisk Int J 2020;1:13   Gideon Koren MD FRCPC FACMT, Liat Korn PhD, Yusuf Kaplan MD Ariel University (1) and Terafar – Izmir Katip Celebi University, Turkey (2)   Question: We all know that prematurity is associated with adverse effects on cognitive functions and academic achievements. Is late premature can  be assumed to be safe…

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