Joseph R Wax

Summary

Affiliation: Maine Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Are intracardiac echogenic foci markers of congenital heart disease in the fetus with chromosomal abnormalities?
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 23:895-8. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Female reproductive issues following bariatric surgery
    Joseph R Wax
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 62:595-604. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint The birds and the beans: a low-fidelity simulator for chorionic villus sampling skill acquisition
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 31:1271-5. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Pain associated with transabdominal chorionic villus sampling--anticipated versus actual
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 19:421-3. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of milroy congenital lymphedema
    Joseph R Wax
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:519-21. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of hemivertebrae: associations and outcomes
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 27:1023-7. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Congenital jejunal and ileal atresia: natural prenatal sonographic history and association with neonatal outcome
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center Ob Gyn Associates, 887 Congress St, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:337-42. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Nonmedical fetal ultrasound: knowledge and opinions of Maine obstetricians and radiologists
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center Ob Gyn Associates, 887 Congress St, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:331-5. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Reducing pain with genetic amniocentesis-A randomized trial of subfreezing versus room temperature needles
    Joseph R Wax
    Maine Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 18:221-4. 2005
  10. doi request reprint Pregnancy following gastric bypass for morbid obesity: effect of surgery-to-conception interval on maternal and neonatal outcomes
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Obes Surg 18:1517-21. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Are intracardiac echogenic foci markers of congenital heart disease in the fetus with chromosomal abnormalities?
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 23:895-8. 2004
    ..To determine whether intracardiac echogenic foci (ICEF) are markers of congenital heart disease (CHD) in fetuses with chromosomal abnormalities...
  2. ncbi request reprint Female reproductive issues following bariatric surgery
    Joseph R Wax
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 62:595-604. 2007
    ..This review summarizes these issues and the available related literature, and offers guidelines for care of these patients...
  3. ncbi request reprint The birds and the beans: a low-fidelity simulator for chorionic villus sampling skill acquisition
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 31:1271-5. 2012
    ..This model for transabdominal and transcervical CVS provides realistic imaging, tactile sensations, and immediate feedback...
  4. ncbi request reprint Pain associated with transabdominal chorionic villus sampling--anticipated versus actual
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 19:421-3. 2006
    ..To assess anticipated and perceived pain associated with transabdominal chorionic villus sampling (TA CVS)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of milroy congenital lymphedema
    Joseph R Wax
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:519-21. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of hemivertebrae: associations and outcomes
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 27:1023-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate associated anomalies and outcomes of fetuses with prenatally diagnosed hemivertebrae...
  7. ncbi request reprint Congenital jejunal and ileal atresia: natural prenatal sonographic history and association with neonatal outcome
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center Ob Gyn Associates, 887 Congress St, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:337-42. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe the prenatal sonographic features and natural course of congenital jejunal and ileal atresia and correlate the findings with neonatal outcomes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Nonmedical fetal ultrasound: knowledge and opinions of Maine obstetricians and radiologists
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center Ob Gyn Associates, 887 Congress St, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:331-5. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge and opinions regarding nonmedical fetal ultrasound (NMFU) in obstetricians (OB) and radiologists (R)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Reducing pain with genetic amniocentesis-A randomized trial of subfreezing versus room temperature needles
    Joseph R Wax
    Maine Medical Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 18:221-4. 2005
    ..To determine whether pain associated with second trimester genetic amniocentesis is decreased by using subfreezing rather than room temperature needles...
  10. doi request reprint Pregnancy following gastric bypass for morbid obesity: effect of surgery-to-conception interval on maternal and neonatal outcomes
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Obes Surg 18:1517-21. 2008
    ..We therefore performed a retrospective cohort study of obstetrical and neonatal outcomes by surgery-to-conception interval...
  11. ncbi request reprint Does the frequency of soft sonographic aneuploidy markers vary by fetal sex?
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:1059-63. 2005
    ..To determine whether the frequency of soft sonographic aneuploidy markers varies by fetal sex...
  12. ncbi request reprint Maternal request cesarean versus planned spontaneous vaginal delivery: maternal morbidity and short term outcomes
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Semin Perinatol 30:247-52. 2006
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  13. ncbi request reprint Cavernous transformation of the portal vein complicating pregnancy
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:782-4. 2006
    ..Cavernous transformation of the portal vein, associated with varices and thrombocytopenia, rarely complicates pregnancy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Intussusception complicating pregnancy following laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Obes Surg 17:977-9. 2007
    ..At surgery, an intussusception was identified and reduced without complications. Obstetricians should be familiar with late serious complications of bariatric surgery...
  15. ncbi request reprint Symptomatic hypoglycemia complicating pregnancy following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Obes Surg 17:698-700. 2007
    ..Following RYGBP physiologic changes of pregnancy may precipitate clinically significant hypoglycemia in the previously asymptomatic patient...
  16. ncbi request reprint The value of repeated evaluation after initial failed nuchal translucency measurement
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102 USA
    J Ultrasound Med 26:825-8; quiz 829-30. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess the value of reattempting the nuchal translucency (NT) measurement after an initial failure...
  17. ncbi request reprint Absent infrarenal inferior vena cava: an unusual cause of pelvic varices
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 26:699-701. 2007
  18. ncbi request reprint Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of meconium periorchitis
    Joseph R Wax
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 26:415-7. 2007
  19. ncbi request reprint Ectopic liver: a unique prenatally diagnosed solid umbilical cord mass
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 26:377-9. 2007
  20. ncbi request reprint Pyruvate kinase deficiency complicating pregnancy
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:553-5. 2007
    ..Pyruvate kinase deficiency is the second-most common hereditary nonspherocytic hemolytic anemia. Only four affected patients' pregnancies have been reported since 1980...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of fetal right ventricular diverticulum
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 26:267-70. 2007
  22. doi request reprint Pregnancy following gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity: maternal and neonatal outcomes
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Obes Surg 18:540-4. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare obstetric and neonatal outcomes after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) to those in women without such surgery...
  23. ncbi request reprint Sinogenic brain abscess complicating pregnancy
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1711-2. 2004
    ..Imaging revealed a left temporal lobe abscess, which was treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. Neurologic deterioration in a gravida with sinusitis suggests secondary sinogenic intracranial suppurative complications...
  24. ncbi request reprint Second-trimester genetic sonography after first-trimester combined screening for trisomy 21
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 28:321-5. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the trisomy 21 screening performance of the first-trimester combined test followed by second-trimester genetic sonography...
  25. ncbi request reprint Fetal cerebral ventricular pointing as a marker of spina bifida: incidence and observational agreement
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 28:317-20. 2009
    ..We sought to determine (1) the incidence of pointing in fetuses with and without spina bifida and (2) inter-observer and intraobserver agreement for visualizing pointing...
  26. ncbi request reprint Mild fetal cerebral ventriculomegaly: diagnosis, clinical associations, and outcomes
    Joseph R Wax
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 58:407-14. 2003
    ..Individualized patient counseling is based on these test results. Optimal postnatal care involves appropriate pediatric neurologic and developmental specialists...
  27. doi request reprint Home versus hospital birth--process and outcome
    Joseph R Wax
    College of Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 65:132-40. 2010
    ..Newborn benefits include less meconium staining, assisted ventilation, low birth weight, prematurity, and intensive care admissions. Existing data suggest areas of future research regarding the safety of home birth in the United States...
  28. ncbi request reprint Female reproductive health after ileal pouch anal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 58:270-4. 2003
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  29. doi request reprint Biophysical and biochemical screening for the risk of preterm labor
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Clin Lab Med 30:693-707. 2010
    ..Together, cervical length and fibronectin can be used in the triaging of women symptomatic for preterm labor...
  30. doi request reprint Prenatal sonographic features of dyssegmental dysplasia Rolland-Desbuquois type
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 39:480-3. 2011
    ..Recognition of the unique vertebral disorganization may be used to prenatally distinguish dyssegmental dysplasia from other severe short-limbed conditions...
  31. ncbi request reprint Isolated multiple bilateral echogenic papillary muscles: A unique sonographic feature of trisomy 13
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:902-3. 2002
    ..Echogenic papillary muscles are noted in 30% of fetuses with trisomy 13. All reported fetuses with trisomy 13 and echogenic papillary muscles have exhibited additional abnormal sonographic findings...
  32. ncbi request reprint Nonbilharzial bladder carcinoma complicating pregnancy: review of the literature
    Joseph R Wax
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 57:236-44. 2002
    ..Routine ultrasound evaluation of the bladder in these patients may improve the diagnostic yield. Pregnancy is not a contraindication to treating most forms of bladder cancer...
  33. doi request reprint Risks and management of obesity in pregnancy: current controversies
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 21:117-23. 2009
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Childhood cardiac function after prenatal diagnosis of intracardiac echogenic foci
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 22:783-7. 2003
    ..To determine whether prenatally diagnosed intracardiac echogenic foci are associated with childhood cardiac dysfunction and persistence...
  35. ncbi request reprint Second-trimester sonographic diagnosis of diastrophic dysplasia: report of 2 index cases
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 22:805-8. 2003
    ..To describe the sonographic features of diastrophic dysplasia in 2 second-trimester index offspring...
  36. ncbi request reprint Patient choice cesarean: an evidence-based review
    Joseph R Wax
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 59:601-16. 2004
    ..Moreover, comprehensive economic impact assessments of cesarean on request are lacking, and professional organizations do not agree on the ethics of offering patient choice cesarean...
  37. ncbi request reprint Brain abscess complicating pregnancy
    Joseph R Wax
    Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 59:207-13. 2004
    ..Vaginal delivery at term appears to be safe. Care of the affected gravida, including time and route of delivery, should be approached by a team representing perinatology, neurosurgery, infectious disease, and anesthesiology...
  38. doi request reprint Maternal thrombocytopenia-absent radius syndrome complicated by severe pre-eclampsia
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:175-7. 2009
    ..Obstetrical conditions characterised by thrombocytopenia may present diagnostic challenges and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of thrombocytopenic exacerbations in TAR syndrome...
  39. doi request reprint Stepwise sequential aneuploidy screening in clinical practice
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 40:26-30. 2012
    ..To evaluate stepwise sequential screening (SSS) efficiency in clinical practice...
  40. ncbi request reprint Sonographic grading of fetal intracardiac echogenic foci in a population at low risk of aneuploidy
    Joseph R Wax
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress Street, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 31:31-8. 2003
    ..Our objectives were to determine the interobserver reliability of the technique and the association of ICEF, by grade, with fetal aneuploidy...
  41. doi request reprint First-trimester prenatal sonographic diagnosis of omphalocele-exstrophy-imperforate anus-spinal defects complex
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress Street, Suite 200, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 37:171-4. 2009
    ..Clinicians should recognize the significance of a large multicystic ventral wall mass, which should lead to a search for other anomalies suggestive of OEIS complex...
  42. doi request reprint Pregnancy complicated by triploidy: a comparison of the three karyotypes
    Dennis T McWeeney
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 55905, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:641-5. 2009
    ..There are significant abnormalities detected during prenatal sonography in most all clinically recognized cases of triploidy. Sonography cannot reliably distinguish between the 69,XXY and 69,XXX karyotypes...
  43. ncbi request reprint Optimal crown-rump length for measuring the nuchal translucency
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress Street, Suite 200, Portland, ME 04102
    J Clin Ultrasound 35:302-4. 2007
    ..To determine the optimal crown-rump length (CRL) for obtaining nuchal translucency (NT) measurements...
  44. ncbi request reprint Patient choice cesarean--the Maine experience
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, United States
    Birth 32:203-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine obstetricians' attitudes and practices with respect to patient choice cesarean in Maine, United States...
  45. doi request reprint Two- and three-dimensional prenatal sonographic diagnosis of hepatic cysts
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 37:96-9. 2009
    ..In reporting 2 unusual cases of prenatally diagnosed fetal hepatic cysts, we also demonstrate the diagnostic use of 3-dimensional multiplanar imaging...
  46. doi request reprint Maternal and newborn outcomes in planned home birth vs planned hospital births: a metaanalysis
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:243.e1-8. 2010
    ..We sought to systematically review the medical literature on the maternal and newborn safety of planned home vs planned hospital birth...
  47. doi request reprint Pain associated with chorionic villus sampling: transabdominal vs transcervical approach
    Joseph R Wax
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:400.e1-3. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare anticipated and perceived pain that is associated with transabdominal and transcervical chorionic villus sampling (CVS)...
  48. doi request reprint Third-trimester uterine rupture without previous cesarean: a case series and review of the literature
    Margaret Dow
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:739-44. 2009
    ..Spontaneous uterine rupture is associated with highly variable and nonspecific maternal complaints and fetal status, requiring a high index of diagnostic suspicion...
  49. doi request reprint The impact of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity on second trimester obstetric ultrasound completion rates
    Joseph R Wax
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 38:283-6. 2010
    ..We hypothesized that 2nd trimester sonographic completion rates would be higher among women with prior gastric bypass compared with women of similar body mass index without a prior gastric bypass...
  50. ncbi request reprint Prenatal sonographic features of trisomy 1q
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress Street, Suite 200, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 36:231-6. 2008
    ..Findings in trisomy 1q may be influenced by coexisting chromosomal deletions or mosaicism. Sonographic features generally reflect the location and size of the 1q duplication...
  51. ncbi request reprint Combined sonographic and biochemical markers for Down syndrome screening
    Michael G Pinette
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 22:1185-90. 2003
    ..To evaluate the efficacy of fetal nuchal fold thickness and proximal long bone biometric measurements in modifying Down syndrome serum screening risk in a population of women referred for second-trimester sonography...
  52. ncbi request reprint Intrapericardial extralobar pulmonary sequestration-ultrasound and magnetic resonance prenatal diagnosis
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1713-4. 2002
    ..Extralobar pulmonary sequestration should be considered in the presence of a fetal intrapericardial mass...
  53. ncbi request reprint Prenatal diagnosis by DNA polymorphism analysis of complete mole with coexisting twin
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:1105-6. 2003
    ..3 weeks. Absent maternal alleles confirmed a diandrogenetic complete mole. Prenatal DNA diagnosis of complete mole is possible and clinically useful...
  54. doi request reprint First trimester transabdominal chorionic villus sampling--does the needle matter?
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 40:385-8. 2012
    ..To compare first-trimester transabdominal chorionic villus samples (TA-CVS) when obtained by 20-gauge amniocentesis versus lancet needles...
  55. ncbi request reprint Fetal lung maturity indices-a plea for gestational age-specific interpretation: a case report and discussion
    Michael G Pinette
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1721-2. 2002
    ..We calculated the probability of respiratory distress as a function of gestational age and fetal lung maturity. The percent risks are displayed in an easily readable table format...
  56. ncbi request reprint Enlarged fetal bladder: Differential diagnosis and outcomes
    Michael G Pinette
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress Street, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 31:328-34. 2003
    ..Analysis of fetal electrolyte levels can also aid in determining the prognosis and whether the condition is amenable to therapeutic intervention...
  57. doi request reprint Maternal and newborn morbidity by birth facility among selected United States 2006 low-risk births
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:152.e1-5. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate perinatal morbidity by delivery location (hospital, freestanding birth center, and home)...
  58. doi request reprint First-trimester prenatal sonographic diagnosis of ectopia cordis in a twin gestation
    Kristen Barbee
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 37:539-40. 2009
    ..We describe a rare case of first-trimester sonographic diagnosis of ectopia cordis in a dichorionic twin pregnancy, illustrating the benefits of early ultrasound in patient counseling and management...
  59. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of intramuscular penicillin in the eradication of group B streptococcal colonization at delivery
    Michael G Pinette
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 17:333-5. 2005
    ..We sought to determine if long acting intramuscular penicillin given after a positive culture result would be efficacious in eradicating group B streptococcal colonization at the time of delivery...
  60. ncbi request reprint Using fetal acoustic stimulation to shorten the biophysical profile
    Michael G Pinette
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress Street, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 33:223-5. 2005
    ..To determine whether fetal acoustic stimulation can decrease the time required to achieve a reassuring biophysical profile...
  61. doi request reprint Preterm premature rupture of membranes ≥ 32 weeks' gestation: impact of revised practice guidelines
    Arij Faksh
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:340.e1-5. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the perinatal impact of the 2007 American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Practice Bulletin on preterm premature membrane rupture...
  62. ncbi request reprint Normal growth and development of fetal external genitalia demonstrated by sonography
    Michael G Pinette
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, 887 Congress Street, Suite 200, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    J Clin Ultrasound 31:465-72. 2003
    ..Our aim in this retrospective sonographic study was to describe the normal growth and development of fetal external genitalia...
  63. ncbi request reprint Culture-based group B streptococcal screening. Adherence to current guidelines
    Michael G Pinette
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:309-12. 2003
    ..To examine the ability of a universal screening strategy to identify and treat group B Streptococcus-positive women with intrapartum antibiotics...
  64. doi request reprint Fabry disease complicating pregnancy
    Emily Parent
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 23:1253-6. 2010
    ..Few cases of Fabry disease, an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder, complicating pregnancy are reported...
  65. ncbi request reprint Familial ectrodactyly
    Michael Pinette
    Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102 USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:1465-7. 2006
  66. ncbi request reprint Gravid uterus exteriorization at cesarean delivery for prenatally diagnosed placenta previa-accreta
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    Am J Perinatol 21:311-3. 2004
    ..Exteriorization of the near-term gravid uterus may be a useful adjunct to cesarean delivery for anterior placenta previa-accreta...
  67. ncbi request reprint Reversible right ventricular dysfunction and functional pulmonary atresia in the human fetus
    Adrian M Moran
    Division of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 27:487-91. 2008
  68. ncbi request reprint Electroconvulsive therapy in pregnancy
    Michael G Pinette
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine 04102, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:465-6. 2007
    ..Electroconvulsive therapy for the treatment of depressive and bipolar disorders has been advocated as being safe and effective in pregnancy...
  69. ncbi request reprint Surviving sirenomelia
    Michael G Pinette
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME 04102, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:1555-9. 2005
  70. ncbi request reprint Contribution of elective delivery to severe respiratory distress at term
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut, USA
    Am J Perinatol 19:81-6. 2002
    ..Six of 18 infants were electively delivered without documented lung maturity. Infants born at 37 0/7-38 6/7 weeks are at significantly increased risk for severe RDS. One third of RDS cases were potentially avoidable...
  71. ncbi request reprint The usefulness of the TDx/TDxFLx fetal lung maturity II assay
    Michael G Pinette
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:870; author reply 870-1. 2004
  72. ncbi request reprint Offset of the fetal tricuspid septal leaflet
    Joseph R Wax
    J Ultrasound Med 21:1386; author reply 1386. 2002
  73. ncbi request reprint Sonographic detection of trisomy 13 in the first and second trimesters of pregnancy
    William J Watson
    Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, 200 First St SW, Charlton 3B, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 26:1209-14. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine sonographic findings in fetuses with trisomy 13...
  74. ncbi request reprint Nonmedical fetal ultrasound--why all the noise?
    Joseph R Wax
    Birth 33:1-3. 2006
  75. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of new maternal alloantibodies after intrauterine transfusion for severe Rhesus disease
    William J Watson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA
    Am J Perinatol 23:189-92. 2006
    ..Induction of additional maternal red cell alloantibodies after treatment for severe Rh disease is relatively common. This may have significant implications for future pregnancies in this high-risk population...
  76. ncbi request reprint On "Mode of delivery following successful external cephalic version" (Am J Perinatol 2002;19:355-360)
    Joseph R Wax
    Am J Perinatol 20:273; author reply 273-4. 2003
  77. ncbi request reprint Nonbilharzial bladder carcinoma complicating pregnancy--treatment with bacille Calmette-Guérin
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:239-40. 2002
    ..Unable to find a report of this therapy in pregnancy, we describe such a case. Intravesical bacille Calmette-Guérin immunotherapy may be safely administered during the second trimester in an appropriately selected patient...