Sonja A Rasmussen

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Vaccines and pregnancy: past, present, and future
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Influenza Coordination Unit, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 19:161-9. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Influenza and pregnancy in the United States: before, during, and after 2009 H1N1
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Influenza Coordination Unit, Office of Infectious Diseases, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 55:487-97. 2012
  3. pmc Mortality in neurofibromatosis 1: an analysis using U.S. death certificates
    S A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 68:1110-8. 2001
  4. pmc Public health approach to emerging infections among pregnant women
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1942-4. 2005
  5. doi request reprint Pandemic influenza and pregnant women: summary of a meeting of experts
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S248-54. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Teratology: from science to birth defects prevention
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:82-92. 2009
  7. doi request reprint Setting a public health research agenda for Down syndrome: summary of a meeting sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Down Syndrome Society
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 146:2998-3010. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Non-genetic risk factors for gastroschisis
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 148:199-212. 2008
  9. pmc Pandemic influenza and pregnant women
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:95-100. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Maternal thyroid disease as a risk factor for craniosynostosis
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:369-77. 2007

Detail Information

Publications78

  1. ncbi request reprint Vaccines and pregnancy: past, present, and future
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Influenza Coordination Unit, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA Electronic address
    Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 19:161-9. 2014
    ....
  2. doi request reprint Influenza and pregnancy in the United States: before, during, and after 2009 H1N1
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Influenza Coordination Unit, Office of Infectious Diseases, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 55:487-97. 2012
    ..Data on 2009 H1N1 influenza in pregnant women and their infants are summarized, and the application of these data to recommendations for pregnant women in future influenza seasons and pandemics is discussed...
  3. pmc Mortality in neurofibromatosis 1: an analysis using U.S. death certificates
    S A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 68:1110-8. 2001
    ....
  4. pmc Public health approach to emerging infections among pregnant women
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 95:1942-4. 2005
    ..Some medications recommended for prophylaxis or treatment could harm the embryo or fetus. We discuss the challenges of responding to emerging infections among pregnant women, and we propose strategies for overcoming these challenges...
  5. doi request reprint Pandemic influenza and pregnant women: summary of a meeting of experts
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S248-54. 2009
    ..Participants reviewed the available evidence to guide action in each of these areas and identified areas of critical needs for future research...
  6. doi request reprint Teratology: from science to birth defects prevention
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 85:82-92. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Setting a public health research agenda for Down syndrome: summary of a meeting sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Down Syndrome Society
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 146:2998-3010. 2008
    ..Participants strongly supported the development of population-based resources for research studies and resources useful for longitudinal studies. This agenda will be used to guide future public health research on Down syndrome...
  8. doi request reprint Non-genetic risk factors for gastroschisis
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 148:199-212. 2008
    ..The article also discusses some of the challenges faced by investigators working to better understand gastroschisis etiology...
  9. pmc Pandemic influenza and pregnant women
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:95-100. 2008
    ..Finally, healthcare facilities need to develop plans to minimize exposure of pregnant women to ill persons, while ensuring that women receive necessary care...
  10. ncbi request reprint Maternal thyroid disease as a risk factor for craniosynostosis
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:369-77. 2007
    ..To study the relationship between maternal thyroid disease and craniosynostosis using data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, a multisite, case-control study...
  11. ncbi request reprint Emerging infections and pregnancy: assessing the impact on the embryo or fetus
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 143:2896-903. 2007
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Human teratogens update 2011: can we ensure safety during pregnancy?
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 300333, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 94:123-8. 2012
    ..In the absence of adequate, well-controlled data, it will often be necessary to weigh the benefits of medications or vaccines with potential risks to the embryo or fetus...
  13. ncbi request reprint Public health approach to birth defects, developmental disabilities, and genetic conditions
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 125:1-3. 2004
  14. ncbi request reprint Effective coding in birth defects surveillance
    S A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Teratology 64:S3-7. 2001
    ..This paper addresses ICD-based systems and the modifications used by many birth defects surveillance programs and presents examples of the problems in interpreting birth defects data because of inappropriate coding...
  15. ncbi request reprint Population-based analyses of mortality in trisomy 13 and trisomy 18
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 111:777-84. 2003
    ..Although trisomy 13 and trisomy 18 are generally considered to be lethal, long-term survival of patients has been reported. We sought to evaluate mortality in people with trisomy 13 or 18 using 2 population-based strategies...
  16. ncbi request reprint Priorities for public health research on craniosynostosis: summary and recommendations from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-sponsored meeting
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 146:149-58. 2008
    ..The need for improved collaboration among clinical treatment centers and standardization of data collection to address these priorities was emphasized. These priorities will be used to guide future public health research on CS...
  17. ncbi request reprint Guidelines for case classification for the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:193-201. 2003
    ..Case classification uses knowledge of embryologic and pathogenetic mechanisms to make case groups more homogeneous and is important to the success of birth defects studies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Survival in infants with Down syndrome, Metropolitan Atlanta, 1979-1998
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Pediatr 148:806-812. 2006
    ..Factors influencing survival among persons with Down syndrome (DS) are not well understood. We sought to evaluate survival of infants with DS and potential prognostic factors...
  19. doi request reprint Qualitative assessment of study materials and communication strategies used in studies that include DNA collection
    Mary M Jenkins
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 155:2721-31. 2011
    ..Participation in DNA collection might be improved by strengthening study materials and communication strategies...
  20. pmc Orofacial clefts in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2004
    Alicia E Genisca
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 149:1149-58. 2009
    ..Better understanding of the birth prevalence and phenotype may help guide clinical care as well as contribute to an improved understanding of pathogenesis...
  21. ncbi request reprint A population-based study of the 22q11.2 deletion: phenotype, incidence, and contribution to major birth defects in the population
    Lorenzo D Botto
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Pediatrics 112:101-7. 2003
    ..Our goals were to assess the population-based birth prevalence of the 22q11.2 deletion and its associated phenotype and its impact on the occurrence of heart defects...
  22. doi request reprint Modeling the potential public health impact of prepregnancy obesity on adverse fetal and infant outcomes
    Margaret A Honein
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1276-83. 2013
    ..The annual number of preventable adverse fetal and infant outcomes associated with prepregnancy obesity in the U.S. was estimated...
  23. doi request reprint Practices of obstetrician-gynecologists regarding nonvaccine-related public health recommendations during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:294.e1-7. 2012
    ..We examined practices of obstetrician-gynecologists regarding nonvaccine-related public health recommendations during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic...
  24. doi request reprint A pilot study using residual newborn dried blood spots to assess the potential role of cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma gondii in the etiology of congenital hydrocephalus
    Regina M Simeone
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 97:431-6. 2013
    ..gondii) or cytomegalovirus (CMV) with congenital hydrocephalus...
  25. doi request reprint Trends in cytogenetic testing and identification of chromosomal abnormalities among pregnancies and children with birth defects, metropolitan Atlanta, 1968-2005
    Jodi M Jackson
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 158:116-23. 2012
    ..The decline in prenatal cytogenetic testing observed among mothers aged ≥35 years may be related to the availability of improved prenatal screening techniques, resulting in a reduction in the utilization of invasive diagnostic tests...
  26. doi request reprint The contribution of chromosomal abnormalities to congenital heart defects: a population-based study
    Robert J Hartman
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS E 86, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Pediatr Cardiol 32:1147-57. 2011
    ..Use of new technologies that have become recently available (e.g., chromosomal microarray) may increase the identified contribution of chromosomal abnormalities even further...
  27. doi request reprint Evaluation of mailed pediatric buccal cytobrushes for use in a case-control study of birth defects
    Margaret L Gallagher
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 91:642-8. 2011
    ..These findings may be helpful for future epidemiologic studies of birth defects and other adverse pediatric outcomes...
  28. doi request reprint A population-based study of craniosynostosis in metropolitan Atlanta, 1989-2003
    Sheree L Boulet
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 146:984-91. 2008
    ..Maternal age 35 years or older, multiple birth, male sex, and birth weight >4,000 g were risk factors for craniosynostosis...
  29. doi request reprint Association between pregnancy intention and reproductive-health related behaviors before and after pregnancy recognition, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2002
    Mary Dott
    Preventive Medicine Residency, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, MS E 92, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Matern Child Health J 14:373-81. 2010
    ..Given that approximately half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned, the authors sought to understand the relation between pregnancy intention and health behaviors...
  30. doi request reprint Maternal treatment with opioid analgesics and risk for birth defects
    Cheryl S Broussard
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:314.e1-11. 2011
    ..We examined whether maternal opioid treatment between 1 month before pregnancy and the first trimester was associated with birth defects...
  31. ncbi request reprint Integration of DNA sample collection into a multi-site birth defects case-control study
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Teratology 66:177-84. 2002
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking and environmental tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of orofacial clefts
    Margaret A Honein
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Epidemiology 18:226-33. 2007
    ..Smoking during pregnancy has been associated with orofacial clefts in numerous studies. However, most previous studies have not been able to assess the relation between maternal smoking and specific phenotypes (eg, bilateral clefts)...
  33. doi request reprint Association between prepregnancy body mass index and congenital heart defects
    Suzanne M Gilboa
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:51.e1-51.e10. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine associations between prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) and congenital heart defects (CHDs)...
  34. doi request reprint Association between reported venlafaxine use in early pregnancy and birth defects, national birth defects prevention study, 1997-2007
    Kara N D Polen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 97:28-35. 2013
    ..Our objective was to determine whether use of venlafaxine during pregnancy is associated with specific birth defects...
  35. doi request reprint Seasonal influenza vaccine coverage among pregnant women: pregnancy risk assessment monitoring system
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 20:649-51. 2011
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Population-based study of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: risk factors and survival in Metropolitan Atlanta, 1968-1999
    Mary M Dott
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Division of Applied Public Health Training, Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:261-7. 2003
    ..In most cases, the etiology of this condition is unknown. Treatment strategies have changed in recent years. We sought to calculate the birth prevalence, determine risk factors, examine associated defects, and assess trends in survival...
  37. ncbi request reprint Decline in the prevalence of spina bifida and anencephaly by race/ethnicity: 1995-2002
    Laura J Williams
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 116:580-6. 2005
    ..We sought to characterize the decline in the prevalence of spina bifida and anencephaly among specific racial/ethnic groups during the transition to mandatory folic acid fortification in the United States...
  38. ncbi request reprint Trends and racial disparities in muscular dystrophy deaths in the United States, 1983-1998: an analysis of multiple cause mortality data
    Aileen Kenneson
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 140:2289-97. 2006
    ..We also present a method for estimating autosomal and X-linked contributions to the overall mortality rate of a genetically heterogeneous condition such as MD...
  39. doi request reprint Prophylaxis and treatment of anthrax in pregnant women
    Dana Meaney-Delman
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia and the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Obstetric Specialties, Magee Women s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Obstet Gynecol 122:885-900. 2013
    ..To review the safety and pharmacokinetics of antimicrobials recommended for anthrax postexposure prophylaxis and treatment in pregnant women...
  40. ncbi request reprint Mortality associated with Down's syndrome in the USA from 1983 to 1997: a population-based study
    Quanhe Yang
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 45, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Lancet 359:1019-25. 2002
    ..Down's syndrome is the most frequently identified cause of mental retardation, but information about mortality and comorbidity in people with Down's syndrome is limited...
  41. doi request reprint Pregnancy termination following prenatal diagnosis of anencephaly or spina bifida: a systematic review of the literature
    Candice Y Johnson
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 94:857-63. 2012
    ....
  42. doi request reprint 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in pregnancy: a systematic review of the literature
    Laura G Mosby
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:10-8. 2011
    ..Preterm and emergency cesarean deliveries were frequently reported. These results reinforce the importance of early identification and treatment of suspected influenza in this high-risk population...
  43. doi request reprint Benefits of influenza vaccination during pregnancy for pregnant women
    Denise J Jamieson
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:S17-20. 2012
    ..However, current evidence supports the safety and immunogenicity of inactivated influenza vaccine and its effectiveness in reducing the risk of influenza-related illness among pregnant women...
  44. doi request reprint Maternal attitudes toward DNA collection for gene-environment studies: a qualitative research study
    Mary M Jenkins
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 149:2378-86. 2009
    ..Preferred methods were convenient and noninvasive. Better understanding attitudes toward DNA collection and preferred collection methods might allow more inclusive participation and benefit future studies...
  45. doi request reprint Understanding physicians' attitudes toward people with Down syndrome
    Jill E Pace
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 155:1258-63. 2011
    ..These data are helpful to guide the development of training materials and curricula for healthcare providers regarding Down syndrome...
  46. doi request reprint Prenatal diagnosis of orofacial clefts, National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1998-2004
    Candice Y Johnson
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Prenat Diagn 29:833-9. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to determine how frequently orofacial clefts were diagnosed prenatally and to investigate factors associated with prenatal diagnosis...
  47. doi request reprint Maternal exposure to tobacco smoke, alcohol and caffeine, and risk of anorectal atresia: National Birth Defects Prevention Study 1997-2003
    Eric A Miller
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 23:9-17. 2009
    ..This study found evidence of associations between anorectal atresia and caffeine intake, cigarette smoking and exposure to ETS. Because there are currently few additional data to support these results, further study is needed...
  48. ncbi request reprint Priorities for future public health research in orofacial clefts
    Mahsa M Yazdy
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 44:351-7. 2007
    ..To create the research agenda, the participants prioritized the research gaps by public health importance, feasibility, and outcomes of interest. This report summarizes the workshop...
  49. doi request reprint Association between maternal age and birth defects of unknown etiology: United States, 1997-2007
    Simerpal K Gill
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 94:1010-8. 2012
    ..Both younger and older maternal age may pose increased risks for certain birth defects. This study assessed the relationship between maternal age at the estimated delivery date and the risk for birth defects...
  50. doi request reprint Anthrax cases in pregnant and postpartum women: a systematic review
    Dana Meaney-Delman
    Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 120:1439-49. 2012
    ..To describe the worldwide experience of Bacillus anthracis infection reported in pregnant, postpartum, and lactating women...
  51. doi request reprint Effects of influenza on pregnant women and infants
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Influenza Coordination Unit, Office of Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:S3-8. 2012
    ..Here we review the risks for influenza-associated complications among pregnant women and infants <6 months old...
  52. doi request reprint Women's knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs about Down syndrome: a qualitative research study
    Denise M Levis
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30329, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 158:1355-62. 2012
    ..Published 2012. This article is a U.S. Government work and is in the public domain in the USA...
  53. ncbi request reprint Risk of birth defects among children conceived with assisted reproductive technology: providing an epidemiologic context to the data
    Laura A Schieve
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Fertil Steril 84:1320-4; discussion 1327. 2005
    ..The recent findings reported by Klemetti et al. are compelling, given the study's many strengths, and add to the accumulating evidence suggestive of an association between ART and birth defects...
  54. ncbi request reprint Maternal obesity and risk for birth defects
    Margaret L Watkins
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 111:1152-8. 2003
    ....
  55. doi request reprint Descriptive study of nonsyndromic atrioventricular septal defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2005
    Robert J Hartman
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 155:555-64. 2011
    ..46-0.86)]. Understanding the prevalence of nonsyndromic AVSDs, demographic factors associated with their occurrence, and associated defects could help guide clinical care, as well as contribute to a better understanding of pathogenesis...
  56. doi request reprint Ethical issues raised by incorporation of genetics into the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Mary M Jenkins
    Birth Defects Surveillance andEpidemiology Branch, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 148:40-6. 2008
    ..Discussion of these issues and the methods employed to ensure protection of human subjects might be helpful to other investigators working to integrate genetics into large epidemiological studies...
  57. pmc Assessment of risk factors for infantile cataracts using a case-control study: National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 2000-2004
    Sasapin G Prakalapakorn
    Department of Ophthalmology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ophthalmology 117:1500-5. 2010
    ..To identify risk factors for infantile cataracts of unknown etiology...
  58. doi request reprint Correlates of seasonal influenza vaccine coverage among pregnant women in Georgia and Rhode Island
    Indu B Ahluwalia
    Applied Sciences Branch, Women s Health and Fertility Branch, Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:949-55. 2010
    ..To identify facilitators of and barriers to pregnant women being vaccinated against seasonal influenza by identifying factors associated with influenza vaccination during pregnancy among women who had recently given birth to a live infant...
  59. doi request reprint Maternal obesity and risk of neural tube defects: a metaanalysis
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:611-9. 2008
    ..None of the study characteristics included in the metaregression analysis affected the results significantly. Maternal obesity is associated with an increased risk of an NTD-affected pregnancy...
  60. ncbi request reprint Maternal and neonatal vitamin B12 deficiency detected through expanded newborn screening--United States, 2003-2007
    Cynthia F Hinton
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Pediatr 157:162-3. 2010
    ..Thirty-two infants with nutritional vitamin B12 deficiency were identified (0.88/100,000 newborns). Pregnant women should be assessed for their risk of inadequate intake/malabsorption of vitamin B12...
  61. doi request reprint Pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) virus illness among pregnant women in the United States
    Alicia M Siston
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 303:1517-25. 2010
    ..Early data on pandemic 2009 influenza A(H1N1) suggest pregnant women are at increased risk of hospitalization and death...
  62. pmc Genomic DNA methylation changes in response to folic acid supplementation in a population-based intervention study among women of reproductive age
    Krista S Crider
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 6:e28144. 2011
    ....
  63. pmc Prophylaxis and treatment of pregnant women for emerging infections and bioterrorism emergencies
    Joanne Cono
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1631-7. 2006
    ....
  64. ncbi request reprint Birth outcomes following West Nile Virus infection of pregnant women in the United States: 2003-2004
    Daniel R O'Leary
    Division of Vector Borne Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, PO Box 2087, Fort Collins, CO 80522, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e537-45. 2006
    ..Congenital West Nile virus (WNV) infection was first described in a single case in 2002. The proportion of maternal WNV infections resulting in congenital infection and clinical consequences of such infections are unknown...
  65. doi request reprint Health of children 3 to 17 years of age with Down syndrome in the 1997-2005 national health interview survey
    Laura A Schieve
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Pediatrics 123:e253-60. 2009
    ..This study provides population-based estimates of recent medical conditions, concurrent developmental disorders, and health impact and utilization indicators for US children with and without Down syndrome...
  66. ncbi request reprint Health concerns of women and infants in times of natural disasters: lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina
    William M Callaghan
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:307-11. 2007
    ..This report cites the example of Hurricane Katrina to focus on the needs of pregnant women and infants during times of natural disasters and provides considerations for those who plan for the response to these events...
  67. ncbi request reprint H1N1 2009 influenza virus infection during pregnancy in the USA
    Denise J Jamieson
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Lancet 374:451-8. 2009
    ..We summarised cases of infection with pandemic H1N1 virus in pregnant women identified in the USA during the first month of the present outbreak, and deaths associated with this virus during the first 2 months of the outbreak...
  68. ncbi request reprint Methods for a public health response to birth defects clusters
    Laura J Williams
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS F 45, Atlanta, GA 30345, USA
    Teratology 66:S50-8. 2002
    ..The recommendations in this report should be carefully considered to ensure that the specific needs of the region, agency and affected community are met...
  69. doi request reprint Effect of specimen storage conditions on newborn dried blood spots used to assess Toxoplasma gondii immunoglobulin M (IgM)
    Joanne V Mei
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, United States
    Clin Chim Acta 412:455-9. 2011
    ....
  70. pmc Emerging infections and pregnancy
    Denise J Jamieson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1638-43. 2006
    ..Pregnant women's altered response to infectious diseases should be considered when planning a response to emerging infectious disease threats...
  71. ncbi request reprint Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus: an emerging obstetric pathogen?
    Denise J Jamieson
    Division of Reproductive Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1532-6. 2006
    ..Obstetricians should educate their pregnant patients about the risks of exposure to laboratory, pet, and wild rodents...
  72. doi request reprint Preparing for influenza after 2009 H1N1: special considerations for pregnant women and newborns
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:S13-20. 2011
    ..After careful consideration of the available information and individual expert input, the CDC updated its recommendations for these populations for future influenza seasons and pandemics...
  73. doi request reprint Prescription medication borrowing and sharing among women of reproductive age
    Emily E Petersen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:1073-80. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the patterns of prescription medication borrowing and sharing among adults, particularly women of reproductive age...
  74. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of receipt of prenatal information about genetic screening
    Nedra S Whitehead
    RTI International, Social and Statistical Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Prenat Diagn 26:944-50. 2006
    ..To examine the proportion of women who received information on genetic screening among those who had prenatal care and to determine whether the proportion varied by maternal characteristics...
  75. doi request reprint Obstetrician/gynecologists' knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding prevention of infections in pregnancy
    Danielle S Ross
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1187-93. 2009
    ..The objective of the present survey was to gain information about the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of obstetrician/gynecologists regarding prevention of infections during pregnancy...
  76. ncbi request reprint Medication use during pregnancy and lactation: an urgent call for public health action
    Caroline T Lagoy
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:104-9. 2005
    ....
  77. doi request reprint Understanding attitudes toward people with Down syndrome
    Jill E Pace
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 152:2185-92. 2010
    ..These results may be helpful in the development of educational materials about Down syndrome and in guiding policies on educational and occupational inclusion...
  78. ncbi request reprint Applying public health strategies to primary immunodeficiency diseases: a potential approach to genetic disorders
    Mary Lou Lindegren
    Office of Genomics and Disease Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MMWR Recomm Rep 53:1-29. 2004
    ..These recommendations, developed by workshop participants, will be useful to medical and public health professionals who are evaluating methods to increase recognition of PI diseases and other genetic disorders...