Affiliation: Boston University
- First-trimester use of selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors and the risk of birth defectsCarol Louik
Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
N Engl J Med 356:2675-83. 2007..The risk of birth defects after antenatal exposure to selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) remains controversial...
- Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy: maternal characteristics and risk factorsCarol Louik
Slone Epidemiology Centre, Boston University, MA 02115, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:270-8. 2006..Together with selected demographic characteristics that differentiate early- vs. late-onset NVP, these findings warrant further investigation...
- Use of a job-exposure matrix to assess occupational exposures in relation to birth defectsC Louik
Slone Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Brookline, Mass, USA
J Occup Environ Med 42:693-703. 2000..Application of the NIOSH JEM to the birth defects study database (and probably other databases as well) does not provide a useful means of assessing occupational exposures...
- Erythromycin use during pregnancy in relation to pyloric stenosisCarol Louik
Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Brookline, MA 02446, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:288-90. 2002....
- Post-marketing surveillance using pharmacy-based cohorts: results of a pilot studyCarol Louik
Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:289-95. 2005..To assess the feasibility of recruiting subjects for follow-up studies of drug exposures using pharmacy records but without involving dispensing pharmacists...
- Use of oral contraceptives in pregnancy and major structural birth defects in offspringDOROTHY KIM WALLER
The University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Epidemiology 21:232-9. 2010....
- Epidemiologic analysis of maternal factors and amniotic band defectsMartha M Werler
Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:68-72. 2003..Little is known about risk factors for either ARS or BWC, except that maternal age has been shown to affect risk inversely...
- Use of herbal treatments in pregnancyCarol Louik
Slone Epidemiology Center, Department of Family Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:439.e1-439.e10. 2010..Interest in herbal treatments has increased without data on safety, efficacy, or rates of use in pregnancy. We examined antenatal herbal and natural product use among mothers of nonmalformed infants in 5 geographic centers...
- Risk of gestational hypertension in relation to folic acid supplementation during pregnancySonia Hernandez-Diaz
Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, MA 02215, USA
Am J Epidemiol 156:806-12. 2002..55 (95% confidence interval: 0.39, 0.79). This finding suggests that folic acid-containing multivitamins may reduce the risk of gestational hypertension...
- Asthma morbidity after the short-term use of ibuprofen in childrenSamuel M Lesko
Slone Epidemiology Unit, School of Public Health, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Pediatrics 109:E20. 2002..To test the hypothesis that short-term use of ibuprofen increases asthma morbidity in children...
- Asthma in pregnancy and its pharmacologic treatmentCarol Louik
Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 105:110-7. 2010..Asthma is among the most common serious medical problems in pregnancy, and its prevalence may be increasing. Management is problematic because asthma may harm the fetus, yet little is known about fetal risks of asthma medications...
- Achieving a public health recommendation for preventing neural tube defects with folic acidM M Werler
Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
Am J Public Health 89:1637-40. 1999..This study examined 3 approaches to achieving the public health recommendation that all women of child-bearing age ingest 0.40 mg of folic acid per day to reduce the occurrence of neural tube defects (NTDs)...
- Can folic acid protect against congenital heart defects in Down syndrome?Willemijn M Meijer
Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 1201, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 76:714-7. 2006..Our objectives were to investigate whether first-trimester FA use protects against heart anomalies among DS children...
- Trends and predictors of folic acid awareness and periconceptional use in pregnant womenLolkje T W de Jong-van den Berg
Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:121-8. 2005..The purpose of this study was to describe recent trends in folic acid awareness and use in the periconceptional period among pregnant women in relation to maternal sociodemographic and other relevant factors...
- Antidepressant use during pregnancy and the risk of preterm delivery and fetal growth restrictionSengwee Toh
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Ave 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
J Clin Psychopharmacol 29:555-60. 2009..The associations between prenatal exposure to antidepressants and preterm delivery and fetal growth restriction are controversial and poorly understood. We studied the relation between antidepressant use and these outcomes...
- Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor use and risk of gestational hypertensionSengwee Toh
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Am J Psychiatry 166:320-8. 2009..The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on the risks of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia...
- Risk factors for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newbornSonia Hernandez-Diaz
Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
Pediatrics 120:e272-82. 2007..We performed a case-control study to determine possible antenatal and perinatal predictors of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn...
- Periconceptional use of weight loss products including ephedra and the association with birth defectsRebecca H Bitsko
Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 82:553-62. 2008..This study assessed the association between periconceptional use of weight loss products and major structural birth defects...
- Prenatal prescription of macrolide antibiotics and infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosisCarol Louik
Obstet Gynecol 101:816; author reply 816-7. 2003
- Selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors and risk of persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newbornChristina D Chambers
Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92103, USA
N Engl J Med 354:579-87. 2006..We performed a case-control study to assess whether PPHN is associated with exposure to SSRIs during late pregnancy...
- Maternal exposure to statins and risk for birth defects: a case-series approachEmily E Petersen
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Am J Med Genet A 146:2701-5. 2008
- Nutrient intakes in women and risks of anophthalmia and microphthalmia in their offspringGary M Shaw
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, California Research Division, Oakland, California, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 79:708-13. 2007..In this population-based case-control study we investigated whether periconceptional intakes of supplemental folic acid, dietary folate, vitamin A, and several other nutrients were associated with these eye defects...