Felix A Okah

Summary

Affiliation: Children's Mercy Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Primiparous outcomes and future pregnancy health behaviors
    Felix A Okah
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am J Health Behav 38:316-20. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Perceptions of a strategy to prevent and relieve care provider distress in the neonatal intensive care unit
    Felix A Okah
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:687-92. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Ponderal index of the newborn: effect of smoking on the index of the small-for-gestational-age infant
    Felix A Okah
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:353-60. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent small-for-gestational-age birth
    Felix A Okah
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:1-7. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Are fewer women smoking during pregnancy?
    Felix A Okah
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:456-61. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Term-gestation low birth weight and health-compromising behaviors during pregnancy
    Felix A Okah
    Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:543-50. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Predicting adoption of home smoking restriction by inner-city black smokers
    Felix A Okah
    Departments of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 64108, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:1202-5. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint The autopsy: experience of a regional neonatal intensive care unit
    Felix A Okah
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:350-4. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of health compromising behaviors on preterm births
    Paul C Dew
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, 1750 Independence Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:227-33. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Role of mental illness in drug use by urban pregnant heavy smokers
    Felix A Okah
    Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 21:299-304. 2004

Detail Information

Publications20

  1. doi request reprint Primiparous outcomes and future pregnancy health behaviors
    Felix A Okah
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO, USA
    Am J Health Behav 38:316-20. 2014
    ..To examine the impact of repeat, G2, and outcomes of first, G1, (previous livebirth, PLB, or stillbirth, PSB) pregnancies on health-compromising behaviors (HCB)...
  2. doi request reprint Perceptions of a strategy to prevent and relieve care provider distress in the neonatal intensive care unit
    Felix A Okah
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:687-92. 2012
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Ponderal index of the newborn: effect of smoking on the index of the small-for-gestational-age infant
    Felix A Okah
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:353-60. 2010
    ..There is a need to use PI in exploring and defining previously observed associations between SGA and adult-onset obesity/metabolic syndrome...
  4. doi request reprint Risk factors for recurrent small-for-gestational-age birth
    Felix A Okah
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:1-7. 2010
    ..R-SGA is potentially preventable because of its association with potentially modifiable factors such as smoking and weight gain in pregnancy...
  5. ncbi request reprint Are fewer women smoking during pregnancy?
    Felix A Okah
    Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Am J Health Behav 29:456-61. 2005
    ..To determine whether pregnancy-smoking rates have changed in last decade...
  6. ncbi request reprint Term-gestation low birth weight and health-compromising behaviors during pregnancy
    Felix A Okah
    Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:543-50. 2005
    ..To estimate the association between term-gestation low birth weight (term-LBW) rates and increasing numbers of health-compromising behaviors during pregnancy...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predicting adoption of home smoking restriction by inner-city black smokers
    Felix A Okah
    Departments of Pediatrics, University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City 64108, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 157:1202-5. 2003
    ..To identify predictors of future adoption of home smoking restriction (HSR), given that 40% of inner-city smokers report current HSR...
  8. ncbi request reprint The autopsy: experience of a regional neonatal intensive care unit
    Felix A Okah
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 16:350-4. 2002
    ..Physicians need to seek autopsy more conscientiously, with consideration for the emotional well-being of the family, and for its potential diagnostic and research value to science...
  9. ncbi request reprint The effect of health compromising behaviors on preterm births
    Paul C Dew
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, 1750 Independence Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, USA
    Matern Child Health J 11:227-33. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Role of mental illness in drug use by urban pregnant heavy smokers
    Felix A Okah
    Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 21:299-304. 2004
    ..Therefore, in addition to initiating social service intervention, the identification of drug abuse by pregnant smokers should prompt a mental health evaluation...
  11. pmc Excess Hispanic fetal-infant mortality in a midwestern community
    Gerald L Hoff
    Kansas City Health Department, Office of Epidemiology and Community Health Monitoring, Kansas City, MO 64108, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:711-7. 2009
    ..We assessed excess fetal-infant mortality for Hispanic, non-Hispanic white, and non-Hispanic black populations in five contiguous counties of Missouri and Kansas...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cumulative and residual risks of small for gestational age neonates after changing pregnancy-smoking behaviors
    Felix A Okah
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Missouri 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 24:191-6. 2007
    ..Therefore, antismoking socialization during pregnancy should focus on preventing and stopping current pregnancy-smoking, irrespective of past behavior...
  13. doi request reprint Pre-pregnancy overweight status between successive pregnancies and pregnancy outcomes
    Gerald L Hoff
    Health Department, Office of Epidemiology and Community Health Monitoring, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 2666, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1413-7. 2009
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Effect of children on home smoking restriction by inner-city smokers
    Felix A Okah
    University of Kansas Medical Center, Department of Pediatrics, Kansas City, Kansas 66160, USA
    Pediatrics 109:244-9. 2002
    ..However, in a national survey, only 12.5% of such homes are actually smoke-free. This study examined factors associated with home smoking restriction among inner-city smokers...
  15. doi request reprint The comprehensive care rounds: facilitating multidisciplinary communication among caregivers of complex patients in the neonatal intensive care unit
    Virginia D Boos
    Department of Quality and Safety, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Kansas, USA
    Adv Neonatal Care 10:301-6. 2010
    ..The Comprehensive Care Round provides a forum for open communication among team members and builds on the hospital's efforts at systems approach to developing a culture of safety and quality...
  16. doi request reprint Smoking during pregnancy rates trends in a high smoking prevalence state, 1990-2009
    Gerald L Hoff
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, St Louis University, 3545 Lafayette Ave, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    South Med J 105:636-44. 2012
    ..To assess the trends for smoking during pregnancy for whites and blacks in Missouri, a state with a high prevalence of smoking, for the period 1990-2009...
  17. ncbi request reprint Combining phenobarbital and indomethacin to improve early neonatal outcomes in the extremely low birth weight infant
    Felix A Okah
    Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospital and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:11-7. 2005
    ..37; 95% CI, 0.60 to 3.12). In conclusion, combination prophylaxis does not improve SIVH and early neonatal survival outcomes. Early exposure to indomethacin offers some benefits without any added risks...
  18. doi request reprint Demographic risk factors affecting emergency room visits caused by benzodiazepine poisoning in Kansas City, Missouri, from 2001 to 2007
    Yifei Liu
    Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, The University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri 64108, USA
    Int J Pharm Pract 19:166-70. 2011
    ..The study objective was to identify demographic risk factors associated with emergency room visits caused by benzodiazepine poisoning...
  19. doi request reprint The neonatal autopsy: can it be revived?
    Cameron H Swinton
    Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Children s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Missouri
    Am J Perinatol 30:739-44. 2013
    ..To describe the trend and factors associated with the autopsy over the past decade at a level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) where all patients are presented with an option...
  20. ncbi request reprint Changes in smoking behavior between first and second pregnancies
    Gerald L Hoff
    Office of Epidemiology and Community Health Monitoring, Kansas City Health Department, Kansas City MO 64108, USA
    Am J Health Behav 31:583-90. 2007
    ..To assess changes in maternal smoking behavior at the second pregnancy...