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Resources

Research, Case Histories, News, Events and Awards

Valley Perinatal is dedicated to providing information and education regarding high-risk pregnancy to physicians and patients. This resources section is full of helpful insights and cases that will enrich your understanding and enhance patient care.

Case History

Incarcerated Uterus

Valley Perinatal Services | March 25, 2017

An advanced maternal age and gestational diabetic patient who was 50 years of age was co-managed at Valley Perinatal. This was her third pregnancy, the two prior were both delivered vaginally. At 11 weeks the patient had a severe urinary obstruction. In order to correct this, the patient was given a rectal examination for reduction […]

Research

Fundamentals of Clinical Pharmacology With Application for Pregnant Women

Valley Perinatal | May 23, 2017

Abstract

Medication use is common in pregnancy, yet for most medications the optimal formulation and dosage have not been described specifically for pregnant women. Often, adverse effects are only discovered anecdotally or after extensive off-label use occurs. Since pharmacologic research that includes pregnant women is sparse and anima...

News

Valley Perinatal and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center significantly lower extreme pre-term births

Valley Perinatal | April 12, 2017

Valley Perinatal Services today announced that as a result of the leadership of its perinatologist, Dr. Ravi Gunatilake, Banner Thunderbird Medical Center was able to decrease the number of extreme pre-term births by 43 percent in the second half of 2016. Births before 28 weeks of pregnancy are known as extreme pre-term births and have only a 70 percent survival rate. Those...

Events

2017 Annual SMFM Coding Conference

Valley Perinatal Services | May 25, 2017

As an active member of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, Valley Perinatal will be in attendance at their annual coding conference in San Diego, CA from May 11th - 12th. For additional details please visit their site directly at https://www.smfm.org/events. We hope to see you there.

Awards

Valley Perinatal Is Now an AIUM-Accredited Practice

Valley Perinatal Team | November 21, 2017

What do computers and ultrasounds have in common? They were created in the same decade. When people think of impressive technological advancements, they often think of flashy gadgets or powerful devices. But technology has immensely impacted the medical industry in many ways as well. In obstetrics and gynecology, obstetric ultrasounds have revolutionized the way we monitor a baby’s health and growth. We now can see a baby before he or she is born. We take measurements, monitor activity and ...