Olga Basso

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Assessing fetal growth impairments based on family data as a tool for identifying high-risk babies. An example with neonatal mortality
    Carsten B Pedersen
    National Centre for Register Based Research, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:28. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and mortality: causality or confounding?
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:303-11. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Fecundity and twinning. A study within the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Arhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, DK 8000 Arhus, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 19:2222-6. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Options and limitations in studies of successive pregnancy outcomes: an overview
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:8-12. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Two definitions of "small size at birth" as predictors of motor development at six months
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Arhus, Arhus, Denmark
    Epidemiology 16:657-63. 2005
  6. pmc Intersecting birth weight-specific mortality curves: solving the riddle
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIH, 111 T W Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:787-97. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Paternal age and delivery before 32 weeks
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Epidemiology 17:475-8. 2006
  8. pmc Subfecundity and neonatal mortality: longitudinal study within the Danish national birth cohort
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Arhus, Arhus, Denmark DK8000
    BMJ 330:393-4. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Right or wrong? On the difficult relationship between epidemiologists and handedness
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, NIH, HHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Epidemiology 18:191-3. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Trends in fetal and infant survival following preeclampsia
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    JAMA 296:1357-62. 2006

Detail Information

Publications41

  1. pmc Assessing fetal growth impairments based on family data as a tool for identifying high-risk babies. An example with neonatal mortality
    Carsten B Pedersen
    National Centre for Register Based Research, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 7:28. 2007
    ..In this study, we aimed at quantifying the risk of neonatal death as a function of a baby's failure to fulfil its biologic growth potential across the whole distribution of birth weight...
  2. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and mortality: causality or confounding?
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:303-11. 2006
    ..If such rare factors underlie the association of birth weight with mortality, it would have broad implications for the study of fetal growth restriction and birth weight, and for the prevention of infant mortality...
  3. ncbi request reprint Fecundity and twinning. A study within the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Arhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, DK 8000 Arhus, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 19:2222-6. 2004
    ..Decreased fecundity has been hypothesized as one of the causes of the widespread decline in twin rates in the 1960s and 1970s. The association between high fecundity and twinning is not, however, well documented...
  4. ncbi request reprint Options and limitations in studies of successive pregnancy outcomes: an overview
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:8-12. 2007
    ..The issues discussed here by no means constitute an exhaustive list, but aim at providing an introduction for researchers interested in this topic...
  5. ncbi request reprint Two definitions of "small size at birth" as predictors of motor development at six months
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Arhus, Arhus, Denmark
    Epidemiology 16:657-63. 2005
    ..In predicting risk, it may be more informative to estimate smallness in relation to family norm (using the birth weight of an older sibling) rather than to use the standard "small-for-gestational-age" (SGA z-score) measure...
  6. pmc Intersecting birth weight-specific mortality curves: solving the riddle
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIH, 111 T W Alexander Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:787-97. 2009
    ..It follows that the true gradient of mortality with birth weight would be weaker than what is observed, if indeed there is any true gradient at all...
  7. ncbi request reprint Paternal age and delivery before 32 weeks
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Epidemiology 17:475-8. 2006
    ..Advanced paternal age has been linked to early preterm delivery (before 32 weeks)...
  8. pmc Subfecundity and neonatal mortality: longitudinal study within the Danish national birth cohort
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Arhus, Arhus, Denmark DK8000
    BMJ 330:393-4. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Right or wrong? On the difficult relationship between epidemiologists and handedness
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, NIH, HHS, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Epidemiology 18:191-3. 2007
    ..Even if individual contributions, including one published in this issue of Epidemiology, are of reasonable quality, all the above problems conspire to lower the credibility of this area of research...
  10. ncbi request reprint Trends in fetal and infant survival following preeclampsia
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    JAMA 296:1357-62. 2006
    ..This practice has increased in recent decades, but its net effect on fetal and infant survival has not been assessed...
  11. doi request reprint Birth weight is forever
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, NIH, HHS, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Epidemiology 19:204-5. 2008
    ..Doing this may lead us in the wrong direction, as has likely happened in the case of birth weight in relation to infant survival...
  12. ncbi request reprint Height and risk of severe pre-eclampsia. A study within the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Olga Basso
    Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Aarhus University, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Int J Epidemiol 33:858-63. 2004
    ..Women with recurrent pre-eclampsia or pre-eclampsia early in pregnancy reportedly have an increased long-term risk of CVD. Short stature is a risk factor for CVD but has rarely been examined in relation to pre-eclampsia...
  13. pmc Infertility, infertility treatment and twinning: the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 22:1086-90. 2007
    ..By using updated information, we assessed the frequencies of dizygotic (DZ) and monozygotic (MZ) twin deliveries as a function of infertility (TTP > 12 months), as well as infertility treatment...
  14. ncbi request reprint Subfecundity as a correlate of preeclampsia: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 157:195-202. 2003
    ..30, 4.69). The authors found that a long TTP was associated with preeclampsia, supporting the hypothesis that some factors delaying clinically recognized conception may also be in a causal pathway for preeclampsia...
  15. ncbi request reprint Infertility and preterm delivery, birthweight, and Caesarean section: a study within the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, University of Arhus, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 18:2478-84. 2003
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  16. ncbi request reprint Multiple sclerosis in women having children by multiple partners. A population-based study in Denmark
    Olga Basso
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology and Social Medicine, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Mult Scler 10:621-5. 2004
    ..Women having children with more than one man may have a higher risk of a pregnancy accelerating the diagnosis of MS but are probably not at an overall higher risk of MS...
  17. pmc Handedness and time to pregnancy
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Department of Epidemiology, Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Epidemiology 20:52-5. 2009
    ..Nonright-handedness, particularly mixed-handedness, has been associated with a number of medical conditions. We examined whether handedness was associated with fecundity, measured by time to pregnancy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Paternal age and preterm birth
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Epidemiology 16:259-62. 2005
    ..There is growing evidence that advanced paternal age can be a reproductive hazard...
  19. pmc On the pitfalls of adjusting for gestational age at birth
    Allen J Wilcox
    Epidemiology Branch MD A3 05, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, P O Box 12233, Durham, NC 27709, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 174:1062-8. 2011
    ..Under plausible conditions, frank reversal of exposure-outcome associations can occur. When the purpose is causal inference, there are few settings in which adjustment for gestational age can be justified...
  20. pmc Parental infertility and sexual maturation in children
    Jin Liang Zhu
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Vennelyst Boulevard 6, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 24:445-50. 2009
    ..The reproductive health of children born of infertile couples may be affected by infertility treatment or factors associated with infertility. We examined sexual maturation in children of parents with infertility...
  21. pmc In utero exposure to tobacco smoke and subsequent reduced fertility in females
    Xibiao Ye
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS, National Institutes of Health NIH, Department of Human and Health Services, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Hum Reprod 25:2901-6. 2010
    ..Animal studies have shown that in utero exposure to chemicals in tobacco smoke reduces female fertility, but epidemiological findings have been inconsistent...
  22. pmc Might rare factors account for most of the mortality of preterm babies?
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, NIEHS, Durham, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 22:320-7. 2011
    ..In this paper, we examine the impact that rare factors may have, at least in theory, on preterm mortality...
  23. pmc Mortality risk among preterm babies: immaturity versus underlying pathology
    Olga Basso
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Epidemiology 21:521-7. 2010
    ..Deaths among preterm births are presumably due to both immaturity and the conditions that cause preterm birth. Their relative contributions are unknown...
  24. pmc Carbonated beverages and chronic kidney disease
    Tina M Saldana
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences NIEHS, NIH, DHHS, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Epidemiology 18:501-6. 2007
    ..Cola beverages, in particular, contain phosphoric acid and have been associated with urinary changes that promote kidney stones...
  25. pmc Infertility, infertility treatment, and congenital malformations: Danish national birth cohort
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    BMJ 333:679. 2006
    ..To examine whether infertile couples (with a time to pregnancy of > 12 months), who conceive naturally or after treatment, give birth to children with an increased prevalence of congenital malformations...
  26. pmc Pesticide exposure and self-reported gestational diabetes mellitus in the Agricultural Health Study
    Tina M Saldana
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, P O Box 12233, MD A3 05, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:529-34. 2007
    ..To examine the association between pesticide use during pregnancy and gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) among wives of licensed pesticide applicators...
  27. pmc Pesticide exposure and hypertensive disorders during pregnancy
    Tina M Saldana
    Social and Scientific Systems, Inc, 1009 Slater Road, Durham, NC 27703, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 117:1393-6. 2009
    ..Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, including pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH) and preeclampsia (PE), complicate 2-8% of pregnancies. Few studies have examined environmental risk factors in relation to these conditions...
  28. pmc Risk of recurrence of prolonged pregnancy
    Annette Wind Olesen
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, University of Aarhus, DK 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
    BMJ 326:476. 2003
  29. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth and hospitalization with asthma during early childhood: a follow-up study in Denmark
    Wei Yuan
    Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Int J Epidemiol 31:1240-5. 2002
    ..Childhood asthma may have a fetal origin. In order to examine this hypothesis we examined the association between fetal growth indicators and hospitalization with asthma during early childhood...
  30. ncbi request reprint Studying health consequences of microchimerism: methodological problems in studying health effects of procreation with multiple partners
    Jørn Olsen
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:623-9. 2003
    ..The study shows that caution is needed when studying health effects of procreation with multiple partners...
  31. ncbi request reprint Risk of twinning as a function of maternal height and body mass index
    Olga Basso
    JAMA 291:1564-6. 2004
  32. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for febrile convulsions
    Mogens Vestergaard
    Perinatal Epidemiological Research Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, DK 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
    Epidemiology 13:282-7. 2002
    ..Little is known about the relative importance of genes and early environment in the etiology of febrile convulsions...
  33. pmc Infertility, infertility treatment, and fetal growth restriction
    Jin Liang Zhu
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus C, Denmark
    Obstet Gynecol 110:1326-34. 2007
    ..To examine the association between infertility, with or without treatment, and fetal growth, as well as perinatal and infant mortality...
  34. ncbi request reprint Paternal age and congenital malformations
    Jin Liang Zhu
    The Danish Epidemiology Science Centre, University of Aarhus, Denmark
    Hum Reprod 20:3173-7. 2005
    ..Spontaneous mutations in germ cells increase with male age, but an association between paternal age and congenital malformations is not well established. We conducted a population-based cohort study to estimate this association...
  35. pmc Gestational age, birth weight, intrauterine growth, and the risk of epilepsy
    Yuelian Sun
    Department of Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
    Am J Epidemiol 167:262-70. 2008
    ..In conclusion, short gestational age, low birth weight, and intrauterine growth restriction are associated with an increased risk of epilepsy...
  36. ncbi request reprint Is the natural twinning rate still declining?
    Anne Maria Herskind
    Epidemiology 16:591-2. 2005
  37. ncbi request reprint Re: "Abortion,changed paternity, and risk of preeclampsia in nulliparous women"
    Olga Basso
    Am J Epidemiol 158:825. 2003
  38. pmc Does low maternal blood pressure during pregnancy increase the risk of perinatal death?
    Aimin Chen
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska 68178, USA
    Epidemiology 18:619-22. 2007
    ..The authors did not account for gestational length, a strong predictor of perinatal death...
  39. ncbi request reprint Relationship of maternal body mass index and height to twinning
    Olga Basso
    Obstet Gynecol 106:411; author reply 411. 2005
  40. ncbi request reprint The correlation of fecundability among twins: evidence of a genetic effect on fertility?
    Kaare Christensen
    Epidemiology, Institute of Public Health, and The Danish Twin Registry, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
    Epidemiology 14:60-4. 2003
    ..Numerous rare genetic conditions are known to influence fecundability in both males and females. It is less clear to what extent more subtle genetic differences influence fecundability on a population level...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prenatal maternal alcohol consumption and hospitalization with asthma in childhood: a population-based follow-up study
    Wei Yuan
    Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 28:765-8. 2004
    ..Asthma may have a prenatal origin. We examined whether maternal alcohol consumption during pregnancy increases the risk of hospitalization with asthma in children...