K S Joseph

Summary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Does one size fit all? The case for ethnic-specific standards of fetal growth
    William J Kierans
    The British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:1. 2008
  2. pmc Perinatal outcomes in a South Asian setting with high rates of low birth weight
    Kuryan George
    Department of Community Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:5. 2009
  3. pmc The fetuses-at-risk approach: clarification of semantic and conceptual misapprehension
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:11. 2008
  4. pmc Socioeconomic status and perinatal outcomes in a setting with universal access to essential health care services
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 177:583-90. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Investigation of an increase in postpartum haemorrhage in Canada
    K S Joseph
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    BJOG 114:751-9. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Reconciling the high rates of preterm and postterm birth in the United States
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 109:813-22. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The perinatal effects of delayed childbearing
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 105:1410-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and receipt of obstetric services in Canada
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 107:641-50. 2006
  9. pmc An outcome-based approach for the creation of fetal growth standards: do singletons and twins need separate standards?
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 169:616-24. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Validation of perinatal data in the Discharge Abstract Database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, NS, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 29:96-100. 2009

Detail Information

Publications81

  1. pmc Does one size fit all? The case for ethnic-specific standards of fetal growth
    William J Kierans
    The British Columbia Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:1. 2008
    ..Although the need for different standards for males and females is generally acknowledged, the physiologic vs pathologic nature of ethnic differences in fetal growth is hotly debated and remains unresolved...
  2. pmc Perinatal outcomes in a South Asian setting with high rates of low birth weight
    Kuryan George
    Department of Community Health, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:5. 2009
    ..We addressed these and related issues by studying births in Kaniyambadi, South India, with births from Nova Scotia, Canada serving as a reference...
  3. pmc The fetuses-at-risk approach: clarification of semantic and conceptual misapprehension
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:11. 2008
    ....
  4. pmc Socioeconomic status and perinatal outcomes in a setting with universal access to essential health care services
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
    CMAJ 177:583-90. 2007
    ..Our objective was to determine whether perinatal and infant outcomes varied by family income and other socioeconomic factors in this setting...
  5. ncbi request reprint Investigation of an increase in postpartum haemorrhage in Canada
    K S Joseph
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    BJOG 114:751-9. 2007
    ..To investigate the cause of a recent increase in hysterectomies for postpartum haemorrhage in Canada...
  6. ncbi request reprint Reconciling the high rates of preterm and postterm birth in the United States
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 109:813-22. 2007
    ..We attempted to explain these differences based on differences in the method of gestational age estimation...
  7. ncbi request reprint The perinatal effects of delayed childbearing
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 105:1410-8. 2005
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic status and receipt of obstetric services in Canada
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 107:641-50. 2006
    ..To examine differences in labor induction and cesarean delivery rates by socioeconomic status in Nova Scotia, Canada...
  9. pmc An outcome-based approach for the creation of fetal growth standards: do singletons and twins need separate standards?
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 169:616-24. 2009
    ..Patterns of birth weight-specific serious neonatal morbidity/neonatal mortality support the need for plurality-specific fetal growth standards...
  10. ncbi request reprint Validation of perinatal data in the Discharge Abstract Database of the Canadian Institute for Health Information
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, NS, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 29:96-100. 2009
    ..6%. Our study supports the use of CIHI data for national surveillance of perinatal morbidity, with the caveat that an understanding of clinical practice and sensitivity analyses to identify robust findings be used to facilitate inference...
  11. pmc Regional disparities in infant mortality in Canada: a reversal of egalitarian trends
    K S Joseph
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada
    BMC Public Health 9:4. 2009
    ..This study examined regional patterns of change in infant mortality in Canada in recent decades...
  12. pmc Theory of obstetrics: an epidemiologic framework for justifying medically indicated early delivery
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:4. 2007
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Maternal outcomes in pregnancies complicated by obesity
    Heather E Robinson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 106:1357-64. 2005
    ..To investigate the relationship between prepregnancy obesity and maternal outcomes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Recent changes in maternal characteristics by socioeconomic status
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 31:422-33. 2009
    ..To describe changes in maternal characteristics by socioeconomic status, in order to provide a context for recent changes in the frequency of obstetric procedures and outcomes, and information for health planning purposes...
  15. ncbi request reprint Determinants of perinatal mortality and serious neonatal morbidity in the second twin
    B Anthony Armson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and the Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, IWK Health Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 108:556-64. 2006
    ..To identify potential determinants of perinatal mortality and neonatal morbidity among second twins relative to first twins...
  16. ncbi request reprint Changes in maternal characteristics and obstetric practice and recent increases in primary cesarean delivery
    K S Joseph
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 102:791-800. 2003
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Changes in maternal characteristics in Nova Scotia, Canada from 1988 to 2001
    Deshayne B Fell
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Can J Public Health 96:234-8. 2005
    ..Many of these changes have not been adequately described at a population level. The purpose of this study was to describe recent trends in selected maternal characteristics in Nova Scotia...
  18. doi request reprint Effect of advanced maternal age on perinatal outcomes in twins: the impact of chorionicity
    Sarka Lisonkova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Children s and Women s Hospital of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ann Epidemiol 23:428-34. 2013
    ..In contrast to singletons, twins born to older mothers have lower rates of perinatal mortality than twins born to younger mothers. We examined whether differences in chorionicity could explain this unexpected maternal age effect...
  19. ncbi request reprint The influence of hospital closures in Nova Scotia on perinatal outcomes
    Victoria M Allen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 26:1077-85. 2004
    ..To evaluate the effect of hospital closures on critical obstetrical interventions and perinatal outcomes in rural communities in Nova Scotia, Canada...
  20. pmc Does advanced maternal age confer a survival advantage to infants born at early gestation?
    Sarka Lisonkova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Children s and Women s Hospital of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 13:87. 2013
    ..We examined the effect of maternal age on gestational age-specific perinatal mortality...
  21. pmc Epidemiological investigation of a temporal increase in atonic postpartum haemorrhage: a population-based retrospective cohort study
    A Mehrabadi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Children s and Women s Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BJOG 120:853-62. 2013
    ..Increases in atonic postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) have been reported from several countries in recent years. We attempted to determine the potential cause of the increase in atonic and severe atonic PPH...
  22. ncbi request reprint Preterm birth, stillbirth and infant mortality among triplet births in Canada, 1985-96
    K S Joseph
    Department of Obstetrics and Gyneacology, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:141-8. 2002
    ..In spite of temporal reductions in infant mortality, triplet births continue to be associated with very high rates of preterm birth and fetal and infant mortality. Fetal mortality among triplets has not changed over the last ten years...
  23. ncbi request reprint The impact of pregnancy on physical activity level
    Deshayne B Fell
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada B3K 6R8
    Matern Child Health J 13:597-603. 2009
    ....
  24. doi request reprint Fetal growth: a review of terms, concepts and issues relevant to obstetrics
    C Mayer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Children s and Women s Hospital of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 41:136-45. 2013
    ....
  25. pmc The bias in current measures of gestational weight gain
    Jennifer A Hutcheon
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:109-16. 2012
    ..3, 2.0] (Institute of Medicine adequacy ratio). Conventional measures of GWG introduce serious bias to the study of maternal weight gain and preterm birth. A new measure of GWG that is uncorrelated with gestational duration is needed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Changes in stillbirth and infant mortality associated with increases in preterm birth among twins
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Pediatrics 108:1055-61. 2001
    ..To examine whether the recent substantial increase in preterm birth among twins has been associated with changes in fetal and infant mortality...
  27. ncbi request reprint Obstetric intervention, stillbirth, and preterm birth
    K S Joseph
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Semin Perinatol 26:250-9. 2002
    ..Obstetric intervention at preterm gestation, when indicated, can prevent stillbirth and reduce infant morbidity and mortality despite the increasing rates of preterm delivery...
  28. pmc A randomized trial of planned cesarean or vaginal delivery for twin pregnancy
    Jon F R Barrett
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    N Engl J Med 369:1295-305. 2013
    ..Twin birth is associated with a higher risk of adverse perinatal outcomes than singleton birth. It is unclear whether planned cesarean section results in a lower risk of adverse outcomes than planned vaginal delivery in twin pregnancy...
  29. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of pregnancies complicated by hyperemesis gravidarum
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 107:285-92. 2006
    ..To evaluate maternal and neonatal outcomes among women with hyperemesis during pregnancy...
  30. doi request reprint International comparisons of preterm birth: higher rates of late preterm birth are associated with lower rates of stillbirth and neonatal death
    S Lisonkova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Women s Hospital and Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BJOG 119:1630-9. 2012
    ..To examine international rates of preterm birth and potential associations with stillbirths and neonatal deaths at late preterm and term gestation...
  31. doi request reprint Performance of the fullPIERS model in predicting adverse maternal outcomes in pre-eclampsia using patient data from the PIERS (Pre-eclampsia Integrated Estimate of RiSk) cohort, collected on admission
    B Payne
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    BJOG 120:113-8. 2013
    ..8 (95% CI 9.1-24.1) or 17.5 (95% CI 11.7-26.3) based on 6- and 24-hour data, respectively, for the women identified to be at highest risk (predicted probability ≥ 30%)...
  32. ncbi request reprint Incidence-based measures of birth, growth restriction, and death can free perinatal epidemiology from erroneous concepts of risk
    K S Joseph
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Dalhousie University and the IWK Health Centre, 5980 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4N1
    J Clin Epidemiol 57:889-97. 2004
    ..e., the gestational age-specific birth rate), the incidence of growth restriction (i.e., the gestational age-specific growth-restriction rate) and the incidence of death (i.e., the age-specific mortality rate)...
  33. doi request reprint Effect of domperidone on the composition of preterm human breast milk
    Marsha L Campbell-Yeo
    Women s and Newborn Health, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 125:e107-14. 2010
    ..Domperidone is increasingly prescribed to improve breast milk volume despite a lack of evidence regarding its effects on breast milk composition. We examined the effect of domperidone on the nutrient composition of breast milk...
  34. pmc Temporal trends in neonatal outcomes following iatrogenic preterm delivery
    Sarka Lisonkova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Women s Hospital and Health Centre of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 11:39. 2011
    ..We studied the effects of increasing iatrogenic preterm birth on temporal trends in perinatal mortality and serious neonatal morbidity in the United States...
  35. ncbi request reprint Causes and consequences of recent increases in preterm birth among twins
    K S Joseph
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 98:57-64. 2001
    ..To examine the causes and consequences of the recent increase in preterm birth among twins...
  36. ncbi request reprint Co-bedding Between Preterm Twins Attenuates Stress Response After Heel Lance: Results of a Randomized Trial
    Marsha L Campbell-Yeo
    Department of Pediatrics, School of Nursing, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, Halifax, NS School of Nursing, McGill University Centre for Nursing Research, Jewish General Hospital and The Quebec Interuniversity Nursing Intervention Research Group GRIISIQ Division of Neonatology, Sainte Justine University Hospital and Université du Montréal Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, QC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia and the Children s and Women s Hospital of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology, Centre for Pediatric Pain Research, IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
    Clin J Pain 30:598-604. 2014
    ..To examine the effect of co-bedding between preterm twins on stress response after heel lance...
  37. pmc Trends in postpartum hemorrhage from 2000 to 2009: a population-based study
    Azar Mehrabadi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Children s and Women s Health Centre of British Columbia, Room E418B, Shaughnessy Bldg, 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:108. 2012
    ..We carried out a study to describe the epidemiology of postpartum hemorrhage in British Columbia, Canada, between 2000 and 2009...
  38. doi request reprint Single umbilical artery risk factors and pregnancy outcomes
    Lynn Murphy-Kaulbeck
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The Moncton Hospital, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 116:843-50. 2010
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Relation of pregnancy and neonatal factors to subsequent development of childhood epilepsy: a population-based cohort study
    Elizabeth Whitehead
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 117:1298-306. 2006
    ..We examined the effect of pregnancy and neonatal factors on the subsequent development of childhood epilepsy in a population-based cohort study...
  40. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus following gestational diabetes: role of subsequent pregnancy
    C Russell
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    BJOG 115:253-9; discussion 260. 2008
    ..The role of a subsequent pregnancy, with and without gestational diabetes, was also examined...
  41. ncbi request reprint Effect of homocysteine concentration in early pregnancy on gestational hypertensive disorders and other pregnancy outcomes
    Linda Dodds
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pediatrics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Clin Chem 54:326-34. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether increased tHcy measured in early pregnancy is associated with pregnancy loss, gestational hypertension (GH), preeclampsia, or small for gestational age (SGA) infants...
  42. doi request reprint Sildenafil citrate therapy for severe early-onset intrauterine growth restriction
    P von Dadelszen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BJOG 118:624-8. 2011
    ..3, 126; compared with institutional Sildenafil-naive early-onset IUGR controls]. Randomised controlled trial data are required to determine whether Sildenafil improves perinatal outcomes for early-onset IUGR-complicated pregnancies...
  43. doi request reprint Relationship of time since childbirth and other pregnancy factors to premenopausal breast cancer prognosis
    Linda Dodds
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1167-73. 2008
    ..To investigate the influence of time since childbirth and other pregnancy factors on the prognosis of premenopausal breast cancer...
  44. ncbi request reprint Trends in major risk factors for anal sphincter lacerations: a 10-year study
    N L McLeod
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 25:586-93. 2003
    ....
  45. doi request reprint Epidemiology of pre-eclampsia and the other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
    Jennifer A Hutcheon
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 25:391-403. 2011
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Timing of delivery for pregnancies with congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    J A Hutcheon
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BJOG 117:1658-62. 2010
    ..Further evidence, ideally from a randomised trial, is needed before recommendations for clinical practice on timing of delivery should be made...
  47. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for hyperemesis gravidarum requiring hospital admission during pregnancy
    Deshayne B Fell
    Perinatal Epidemiology Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 107:277-84. 2006
    ..To identify risk factors for hyperemesis requiring hospital admission during pregnancy...
  48. doi request reprint Immortal time bias in the study of stillbirth risk factors: the example of gestational diabetes
    Jennifer A Hutcheon
    From the aUniversity of British Columbia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Vancouver, Canada and bUniversity of British Columbia, School of Population and Public Health, Vancouver, Canada
    Epidemiology 24:787-90. 2013
    ..However, such studies could be susceptible to immortal time bias because, although many cohorts begin at 20 weeks' gestation, pregnancies must "survive" until 24-28 weeks in order to be screened and diagnosed with gestational diabetes...
  49. pmc Sudden infant death syndrome: a re-examination of temporal trends
    Sarka Lisonkova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia and the Women s Hospital and Health Centre of British Columbia, Room E418B, 4480 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC V6H 3 V4, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:59. 2012
    ..We assessed whether changes in the gestational age distribution of births also contributed to the temporal reduction in SIDS...
  50. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of cerebral palsy among very preterm infants: a population-based study
    Michael J Vincer
    Perinatal Follow up Program of Nova Scotia, Izaak Walton Killam Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 118:e1621-6. 2006
    ..We conducted a study to examine and investigate recent temporal changes in the prevalence of cerebral palsy in a population-based cohort of very preterm infants who were 24 to 30 weeks of gestational age...
  51. doi request reprint Optimal timing of delivery in pregnancies with pre-existing hypertension
    J A Hutcheon
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    BJOG 118:49-54. 2011
    ....
  52. pmc Maternal, care provider, and institutional-level risk factors for early term elective repeat cesarean delivery: a population-based cohort study
    Jennifer A Hutcheon
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, BC Children s and Women s Hospital, University of British Columbia, Shaughnessy E421A, 4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3N1, Canada
    Matern Child Health J 18:22-8. 2014
    ..A better understanding of the risks and benefits of early term delivery among obese women and women with multiple previous cesareans is needed given the higher rates of early term delivery observed in these women. ..
  53. ncbi request reprint Cobedding and recovery time after heel lance in preterm twins: results of a randomized trial
    Marsha L Campbell-Yeo
    Women s and Newborn Health Program, IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Pediatrics 130:500-6. 2012
    ..We carried out a randomized trial to assess the effect of cobedding on pain reactivity and recovery in preterm twin neonates...
  54. doi request reprint Temporal trends in clomiphene citrate use: a population-based study
    Sarka Lisonkova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, and the Children s and Women s Hospital of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Fertil Steril 97:639-44. 2012
    ..To examine temporal trends in clomiphene citrate use and sociodemographic characteristics associated with treatment initiation and duration...
  55. doi request reprint Prediction of adverse maternal outcomes in pre-eclampsia: development and validation of the fullPIERS model
    Peter von Dadelszen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Lancet 377:219-27. 2011
    ..We developed and validated the fullPIERS model with the aim of identifying the risk of fatal or life-threatening complications in women with pre-eclampsia within 48 h of hospital admission for the disorder...
  56. ncbi request reprint Secular trends of fetal growth in Canada, 1981 to 1997
    Shi Wu Wen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Epidemiology Program, University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 17:347-54. 2003
    ..We conclude that Canadian infants are getting bigger, but only those born at term. The temporal trends for more extremely distributed fetal growth measures are particularly marked...
  57. ncbi request reprint Relationship of prenatal diagnosis and pregnancy termination to overall infant mortality in Canada
    Shiliang Liu
    Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, HPB Bldg 7, Tunney s Pasture AL 0701D, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A OL2
    JAMA 287:1561-7. 2002
    ..Prenatal diagnosis and termination of affected pregnancies can prevent infant deaths due to congenital anomalies, but an effect at the population level has not been shown...
  58. ncbi request reprint Risk of maternal postpartum readmission associated with mode of delivery
    Shiliang Liu
    Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Centre for Healthy Human Development, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
    Obstet Gynecol 105:836-42. 2005
    ..To determine whether cesarean and operative vaginal deliveries are associated with an increased risk of maternal rehospitalization compared with spontaneous vaginal delivery...
  59. ncbi request reprint Recent trends in caesarean delivery rates and indications for caesarean delivery in Canada
    Shiliang Liu
    Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Centre for Healthy Human Development, Health Canada, Ottawa, ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 26:735-42. 2004
    ..To examine recent trends in Caesarean delivery rates as well as the indications for Caesarean delivery in Canada, excluding the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec...
  60. ncbi request reprint Sudden infant death syndrome in Canada: trends in rates and risk factors, 1985-1998
    I D Rusen
    Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Centre for Healthy Human Development, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Chronic Dis Can 25:1-6. 2004
    ..However, the lack of reliable risk factor data limits the extent to which the decline can be attributed directly to the campaign...
  61. ncbi request reprint The influence of obstetric intervention on trends in twin stillbirths: United States, 1989-99
    C V Ananth
    Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1977, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 15:380-7. 2004
    ..Although twin stillbirth rates have declined substantially over the past two decades, the contribution of changes in obstetric interventions to reducing twin stillbirths has not been quantified...
  62. ncbi request reprint A proportional hazards model with time-dependent covariates and time-varying effects for analysis of fetal and infant death
    Robert W Platt
    Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 160:199-206. 2004
    ..Modeling post-LMP mortality eliminates the crossover paradox for race and maternal smoking in a single statistical model...
  63. pmc Operative vaginal delivery and neonatal and infant adverse outcomes: population based retrospective analysis
    Kitaw Demissie
    Division of Epidemiology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, School of Public Health, 683 Hoes Lane West, PO Box 9, Piscataway, NJ 08854, USA
    BMJ 329:24-9. 2004
    ..To compare the risk of neonatal and infant adverse outcomes between vacuum and forceps assisted deliveries...
  64. ncbi request reprint Why are babies getting bigger? Temporal trends in fetal growth and its determinants
    Michael S Kramer
    Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pediatr 141:538-42. 2002
    ..To describe temporal trends in fetal "growth" and to examine the roles of sociodemographic, anthropometric, and other determinants...
  65. ncbi request reprint Analysis of perinatal mortality and its components: time for a change?
    Michael S Kramer
    Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Epidemiol 156:493-7. 2002
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Trends in fetal and infant deaths caused by congenital anomalies
    Shiliang Liu
    Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment, University of Ottawa, Canada
    Semin Perinatol 26:268-76. 2002
    ..Further declines in overall infant mortality in industrialized countries can be expected as a result of an increasing uptake of prenatal diagnosis...
  67. ncbi request reprint Trends in preterm birth and perinatal mortality among singletons: United States, 1989 through 2000
    Cande V Ananth
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:1084-91. 2005
    ..We examined trends in preterm birth among singletons following ruptured membranes, medical indications, and spontaneous preterm birth and evaluated the impact of these trends on perinatal mortality...
  68. ncbi request reprint Re: "Preterm delivery rates in North Carolina: are they really declining among non-Hispanic African Americans?"
    K S Joseph
    Am J Epidemiol 161:1181; author reply 1181-2. 2005
  69. ncbi request reprint Are babies born to short, primiparous, or thin mothers "normally" or "abnormally" small?
    Xun Zhang
    Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    J Pediatr 150:603-7, 607.e1-3. 2007
    ..To examine whether the smaller size of infants born to primiparous, short, or thin mothers is associated with increased risks of perinatal mortality...
  70. ncbi request reprint The use of customised versus population-based birthweight standards in predicting perinatal mortality
    X Zhang
    Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    BJOG 114:474-7. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to critically examine potential artifacts and biases underlying the use of 'customised' standards of birthweight for gestational age (GA)...
  71. pmc Maternal mortality and severe morbidity associated with low-risk planned cesarean delivery versus planned vaginal delivery at term
    Shiliang Liu
    Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Centre for Health Promotion, Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 176:455-60. 2007
    ..The rate of elective primary cesarean delivery continues to rise, owing in part to the widespread perception that the procedure is of little or no risk to healthy women...
  72. ncbi request reprint Amniotic-fluid embolism and medical induction of labour: a retrospective, population-based cohort study
    Michael S Kramer
    Department of Paediatrics and Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, QC, Canada
    Lancet 368:1444-8. 2006
    ..We undertook an epidemiological study to investigate the association between amniotic-fluid embolism and medical induction of labour...
  73. ncbi request reprint US Black vs White disparities in foetal growth: physiological or pathological?
    Michael S Kramer
    Department of Pediatrics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1187-95. 2006
    ..Birthweight for gestational age is lower in US Black infants than in US White infants. It is unknown, however, whether this difference is 'normal' (i.e. physiological) or reflects pathological foetal growth restriction...
  74. pmc Severe maternal morbidity in Canada, 1991-2001
    Shi Wu Wen
    OMNI Research Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ottawa Health Research Institute, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont
    CMAJ 173:759-64. 2005
    ..Our purpose in this study was to describe severe maternal morbidity in Canada over a 10-year period, among women with or without major pre-existing conditions...
  75. ncbi request reprint Trends in twin preterm birth subtypes in the United States, 1989 through 2000: impact on perinatal mortality
    Cande V Ananth
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 1977, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1076-82. 2005
    ..We further examined whether the changes in preterm birth subtypes were associated with trends in twin perinatal mortality...
  76. ncbi request reprint Fetal deaths in the United States, 1997 vs 1991
    Hongbo Yuan
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:489-95. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the temporal change in fetal death risk in the US from 1991 to 1997, and to assess the extent to which changes in registration practices and labor induction have contributed to that change...
  77. ncbi request reprint Fetal and neonatal mortality among twin gestations in a Canadian population: the effect of intrapair birthweight discordance
    Shi Wu Wen
    Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Centre for Healthy Human Development, Health Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Perinatol 22:279-86. 2005
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  78. ncbi request reprint Theory of obstetrics: the fetuses-at-risk approach as a causal paradigm
    K S Joseph
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 26:953-60. 2004
  79. pmc Infant mortality in Alberta and all of Canada
    K S Joseph
    CMAJ 172:856-7. 2005
  80. ncbi request reprint Does reducing infant mortality depend on preventing low birthweight? An analysis of temporal trends in the Americas
    Michael S Kramer
    Departments of Pediatrics and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McGill University Faculty of Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:445-51. 2005
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