S D McDonald

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Accounting for center in the Early External Cephalic Version trials: an empirical comparison of statistical methods to adjust for center in a multicenter trial with binary outcomes
    Angela Reitsma
    Midwifery Education Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, W, MDCL 2210, Hamilton, ON L8S 4 K1, Canada
    Trials 15:377. 2014
  2. pmc Study protocol for a randomized, controlled, superiority trial comparing the clinical and cost- effectiveness of integrated online mental health assessment-referral-care in pregnancy to usual prenatal care on prenatal and postnatal mental health and infan
    Dawn Kingston
    University of Alberta, 11405 87th Avenue, Edmonton T6G 1C9 AB, Canada
    Trials 15:72. 2014
  3. pmc Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical-, and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: a study protocol of a randomized, parallel-
    Dawn Kingston
    University of Alberta, 11405 87th Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 1C9, Canada
    Trials 15:3. 2014
  4. pmc A qualitative descriptive study of the group prenatal care experience: perceptions of women with low-risk pregnancies and their midwives
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, HSC 3N52B, Hamilton, Ontario L8S4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:334. 2014
  5. pmc Contribution of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to caesarean birth in Canada
    Susie Dzakpasu
    Maternal and Infant Health Section, Surveillance and Analysis Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, 785 Carling Avenue, 6804A 4th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:106. 2014
  6. pmc Documentation of guideline adherence in antenatal records across maternal weight categories: a chart review
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, HSC 3N52B, Hamilton, ON L8S4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:205. 2014
  7. pmc Aboriginal birth cohort (ABC): a prospective cohort study of early life determinants of adiposity and associated risk factors among Aboriginal people in Canada
    Gita Wahi
    McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:608. 2013
  8. pmc Evaluating patient values and preferences for thromboprophylaxis decision making during pregnancy: a study protocol
    Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, CIBERESP IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, 08041, Spain
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:40. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Measures of cardiovascular risk and subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of women with a remote history of preeclampsia
    Sarah D McDonald
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Atherosclerosis 229:234-9. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Despite 2009 guidelines, few women report being counseled correctly about weight gain during pregnancy
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:333.e1-6. 2011

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Publications38

  1. pmc Accounting for center in the Early External Cephalic Version trials: an empirical comparison of statistical methods to adjust for center in a multicenter trial with binary outcomes
    Angela Reitsma
    Midwifery Education Program, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, W, MDCL 2210, Hamilton, ON L8S 4 K1, Canada
    Trials 15:377. 2014
    ....
  2. pmc Study protocol for a randomized, controlled, superiority trial comparing the clinical and cost- effectiveness of integrated online mental health assessment-referral-care in pregnancy to usual prenatal care on prenatal and postnatal mental health and infan
    Dawn Kingston
    University of Alberta, 11405 87th Avenue, Edmonton T6G 1C9 AB, Canada
    Trials 15:72. 2014
    ..Without treatment, poor prenatal mental health can persist for years and impact future maternal, child, and family well-being...
  3. pmc Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical-, and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: a study protocol of a randomized, parallel-
    Dawn Kingston
    University of Alberta, 11405 87th Avenue, Edmonton, T6G 1C9, Canada
    Trials 15:3. 2014
    ..Identifying screening and assessment tools and procedures that are acceptable to both women and service providers, cost-effective, and clinically useful is needed...
  4. pmc A qualitative descriptive study of the group prenatal care experience: perceptions of women with low-risk pregnancies and their midwives
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, HSC 3N52B, Hamilton, Ontario L8S4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:334. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to better understand the GPC experience of women and care providers in a lower risk group of women than often has been previously studied...
  5. pmc Contribution of prepregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to caesarean birth in Canada
    Susie Dzakpasu
    Maternal and Infant Health Section, Surveillance and Analysis Division, Public Health Agency of Canada, 785 Carling Avenue, 6804A 4th Floor, Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:106. 2014
    ..Overweight and obese women are known to be at increased risk of caesarean birth. This study estimates the contribution of prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) to caesarean births in Canada...
  6. pmc Documentation of guideline adherence in antenatal records across maternal weight categories: a chart review
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Diagnostic Imaging and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1280 Main St, West, HSC 3N52B, Hamilton, ON L8S4K1, Canada
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:205. 2014
    ....
  7. pmc Aboriginal birth cohort (ABC): a prospective cohort study of early life determinants of adiposity and associated risk factors among Aboriginal people in Canada
    Gita Wahi
    McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4K1, Canada
    BMC Public Health 13:608. 2013
    ....
  8. pmc Evaluating patient values and preferences for thromboprophylaxis decision making during pregnancy: a study protocol
    Pablo Alonso-Coello
    Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, CIBERESP IIB Sant Pau, Barcelona, 08041, Spain
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:40. 2012
    ..The values and treatment preferences of pregnant women, crucial when making recommendations for prophylaxis, are currently unknown. The objective of this study is to address this gap in knowledge...
  9. doi request reprint Measures of cardiovascular risk and subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of women with a remote history of preeclampsia
    Sarah D McDonald
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Radiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Atherosclerosis 229:234-9. 2013
    ..Women with a history of preeclampsia are at higher risk of future cardiovascular disease (CVD). The degree to which this is mediated by atherosclerosis is less understood, especially after several decades...
  10. doi request reprint Despite 2009 guidelines, few women report being counseled correctly about weight gain during pregnancy
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:333.e1-6. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the information that pregnant women report receiving when being counseled about weight gain and the risks of inappropriate gain...
  11. doi request reprint A systematic review of maternal and infant outcomes following magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in real-world use
    Sarah D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 118:90-6. 2012
    ..However, it has been argued that outcomes within trials may not reflect real-world outcomes with the same intervention...
  12. doi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge
    Sarah D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Canada
    Obstet Gynecol 119:1171-9. 2012
    ..To estimate the population-based prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge in singleton and twin term newborns...
  13. doi request reprint Adverse metabolic effects of a hypercaloric, high-fat diet in rodents precede observable changes in body weight
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diagnostic Imaging, and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Nutr Res 31:707-14. 2011
    ..Our HFD model demonstrated that significant metabolic abnormalities may go undetected by current standard screening such as weighing and biochemistry...
  14. pmc Overweight and obesity in mothers and risk of preterm birth and low birth weight infants: systematic review and meta-analyses
    Sarah D McDonald
    McMaster University, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5 Canada
    BMJ 341:c3428. 2010
    ..To determine the relation between overweight and obesity in mothers and preterm birth and low birth weight in singleton pregnancies in developed and developing countries...
  15. doi request reprint Preterm birth and low birth weight among in vitro fertilization twins: a systematic review and meta-analyses
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diagnostic Imaging, and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 148:105-13. 2010
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Kidney disease after preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sarah D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Kidney Dis 55:1026-39. 2010
    ..Our objective is to undertake a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether women with a history of preeclampsia are at increased risk of subsequent kidney disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint The effect of tobacco exposure on the fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis
    S D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    BJOG 113:1289-95. 2006
    ..In utero, adaptations to the HPA axis, which become maladaptive later in life, have been hypothesised to contribute to the development of adult cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders...
  18. pmc Management and prevention of obesity in adults and children
    Sarah D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ont
    CMAJ 176:1109-10. 2007
  19. doi request reprint The effect of tobacco exposure on maternal and fetal thyroid function
    Sarah D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, HSC 3N52B, Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3Z5, Canada
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 140:38-42. 2008
    ..To determine the effect of smoking on maternal and fetal thyroid function...
  20. pmc Dysglycemia and a history of reproductive risk factors
    Sarah D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, McMaster Universityand Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Diabetes Care 31:1635-8. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify reproductive risk factors associated with dysglycemia (diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, and impaired fasting glucose) in a contemporary multiethnic population...
  21. doi request reprint Cardiovascular sequelae of preeclampsia/eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Am Heart J 156:918-30. 2008
    ..05% to 0.93%, but their subsequent cardiovascular sequelae are unclear. The aim of this study was to determine if women with a history of preeclampsia/eclampsia are at increased risk of long-term cardiovascular sequelae...
  22. doi request reprint Preterm birth and low birth weight among in vitro fertilization singletons: a systematic review and meta-analyses
    Sarah D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 146:138-48. 2009
    ..4 weeks). In conclusion, IVF singletons have significantly increased risks of PTB, LBW and other adverse perinatal outcomes compared to spontaneously conceived singletons after matching or controlling for maternal age at least...
  23. doi request reprint The recurrence risk of severe de novo pre-eclampsia in singleton pregnancies: a population-based cohort
    S D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BJOG 116:1578-84. 2009
    ..Our objective was to determine both the recurrence risk of severe de novo pre-eclampsia and risk factors associated with it in a contemporaneous population...
  24. doi request reprint Increased cardiovascular risk after pre-eclampsia in women with dysglycaemia
    S D McDonald
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Diabet Med 30:e1-7. 2013
    ..Our objective was to determine if the high risk of cardiovascular disease in women with pre-eclampsia is accounted for by known cardiovascular risk factors including albuminuria...
  25. doi request reprint Increased nuchal translucency and other ultrasound findings in a case of simpson-golabi-behmel syndrome
    Chumei C Li
    Clinical Genetics Program, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University Medical Center, Hamilton, Ont, Canada
    Fetal Diagn Ther 25:211-5. 2009
    ..Fetal imaging, in particular nuchal translucency, is playing an increasingly important role in diagnosing genetic syndromes. We report imaging findings of a male fetus with Simpson-Golabi-Behmel (SGB) syndrome...
  26. pmc Proliferation of prenatal ultrasonography
    John J You
    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario
    CMAJ 182:143-51. 2010
    ..The extent to which temporal increases in the use of prenatal ultrasonography reflect changes in maternal risk is unknown. In this population-based study, we examined the use of prenatal ultrasonography from 1996 to 2006 in Ontario...
  27. doi request reprint How often are late preterm births the result of non-evidence based practices: analysis from a retrospective cohort study at two tertiary referral centres in a nationalised healthcare system
    M Morais
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    BJOG 120:1508-14. 2013
    ..To determine the proportion, characteristics, and predictors of late preterm birth (LPTB) in relation to evidence-based (EB) and non-evidence based (NEB) indications...
  28. doi request reprint Induced termination of pregnancy and low birthweight and preterm birth: a systematic review and meta-analyses
    P S Shah
    Department of Paediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
    BJOG 116:1425-42. 2009
    ..Infection, mechanical trauma to the cervix leading to cervical incompetence and scarred tissue following curettage are suspected mechanisms...
  29. doi request reprint Can we safely recommend gestational weight gain below the 2009 guidelines in obese women? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    M Z Kapadia
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Obes Rev 16:189-206. 2015
    ..82-0.99) and caesarean (AOR 0.87; 95% CI 0.82-0.92). GWG below the guidelines cannot be routinely recommended but might occasionally be individualized for certain women, with caution, taking into account other known risk factors. ..
  30. doi request reprint Comparison of national gestational weight gain guidelines and energy intake recommendations
    N Alavi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Obes Rev 14:68-85. 2013
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Perinatel outcomes of singleton pregnancies achieved by in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Sarah D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 27:449-59. 2005
    ..To determine whether the incidence of adverse obstetric outcomes is higher in singleton pregnancies achieved by in vitro fertilization (IVF) than in spontaneously conceived singletons matched for maternal age...
  32. ncbi request reprint Folate levels in pregnant women who smoke: an important gene/environment interaction
    Sarah D McDonald
    University of Ottawa, Ottawa Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:620-5. 2002
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether serum and red blood cell folate levels were decreased in pregnant women who smoke and whether total plasma homocysteine levels were elevated...
  33. doi request reprint Paternal factors and low birthweight, preterm, and small for gestational age births: a systematic review
    Prakesh S Shah
    Department of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Departments of Pediatrics and of Health Policy, Management and Evaluations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:103-23. 2010
    ..In conclusion, paternal characteristics including age, height, and birthweight are associated with LBW. Paternal occupational exposure and low levels of education may be associated with LBW; however, further studies are needed...
  34. ncbi request reprint A survey of preconceptional folic acid use in a group of Canadian women
    Larissa E Tam
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scarborough General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 27:232-6. 2005
    ..Unfortunately, supplementation tends to be suboptimal in disadvantaged populations...
  35. ncbi request reprint Correlation between self-reported smoking status and serum cotinine during pregnancy
    Sarah D McDonald
    The Ottawa Hospital and University of Ottawa, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ottawa, ON, Canada
    Addict Behav 30:853-7. 2005
    ..67 (p=0.088) for the subgroup of smokers. This study demonstrates that self-reported smoking exposure during pregnancy is highly accurate. The high correlation coefficient suggests that this is a robust surrogate for cotinine levels...
  36. doi request reprint Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analyses
    Giselle Salmasi
    Department of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 89:423-41. 2010
    ..While active maternal tobacco smoking has well established adverse perinatal outcomes, the effects of passive maternal smoking, also called environmental tobacco exposure (ETS), are less well studied and less consistent...
  37. ncbi request reprint Risk of fetal death associated with maternal drug dependence and placental abruption: a population-based study
    Sarah D McDonald
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton ON
    J Obstet Gynaecol Can 29:556-9. 2007
    ..Our objective was to examine the effect of maternal drug dependence on placental abruption and on fetal death in association with abruption and independent of it...
  38. ncbi request reprint Folic acid and placental pathology
    Sarah D McDonald
    Epidemiology 16:419-20. 2005