Jun Zhang

Summary

Affiliation: National Institutes of Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prediction of adverse outcomes by common definitions of hypertension in pregnancy
    J Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:261-7. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Cervical cerclage in delayed interval delivery in a multifetal pregnancy: a review of seven case series
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, NIH Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 108:126-30. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Reassessing the labor curve in nulliparous women
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NIH, Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:824-8. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Multifetal pregnancy in older women and perinatal outcomes
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Fertil Steril 78:562-8. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Fetal trisomy 21 and maternal preeclampsia
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, NIH Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Epidemiology 15:195-201. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint U.S. national trends in labor induction, 1989-1998
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, NIH Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Reprod Med 47:120-4. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Severe maternal morbidity associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in the United States
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Hypertens Pregnancy 22:203-12. 2003
  8. pmc Contemporary cesarean delivery practice in the United States
    Jun Zhang
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:326.e1-326.e10. 2010
  9. pmc Neonatal mortality by attempted route of delivery in early preterm birth
    Uma M Reddy
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:117.e1-8. 2012
  10. pmc Personal hygienic behaviors and bacterial vaginosis
    Mark A Klebanoff
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:94-9. 2010

Detail Information

Publications96

  1. ncbi request reprint Prediction of adverse outcomes by common definitions of hypertension in pregnancy
    J Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:261-7. 2001
    ..To examine the ability of five common definitions of hypertension in pregnancy to predict adverse maternal and perinatal outcomes...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cervical cerclage in delayed interval delivery in a multifetal pregnancy: a review of seven case series
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, NIH Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 108:126-30. 2003
    ..To examine whether cervical cerclage after the first delivery prolongs the inter-delivery interval in delayed interval deliveries...
  3. ncbi request reprint Reassessing the labor curve in nulliparous women
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development NIH, Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:824-8. 2002
    ..Our purpose was to examine the pattern of labor progression in nulliparous parturients in contemporary obstetric practice...
  4. ncbi request reprint Multifetal pregnancy in older women and perinatal outcomes
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Fertil Steril 78:562-8. 2002
    ..To examine multifetal pregnancy in older women and perinatal outcomes...
  5. ncbi request reprint Fetal trisomy 21 and maternal preeclampsia
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, NIH Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Epidemiology 15:195-201. 2004
    ..Because pregnancies with a trisomy 21 fetus also have high levels of fetal cells and cell-free fetal DNA in maternal circulation, we examined whether trisomy 21 pregnancies have a higher risk of preeclampsia than euploid pregnancies...
  6. ncbi request reprint U.S. national trends in labor induction, 1989-1998
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, NIH Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Reprod Med 47:120-4. 2002
    ..To examine the epidemiology of labor induction in the United States...
  7. ncbi request reprint Severe maternal morbidity associated with hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in the United States
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Hypertens Pregnancy 22:203-12. 2003
    ..This study was to report the incidence of severe maternal morbidity associated with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in the United States...
  8. pmc Contemporary cesarean delivery practice in the United States
    Jun Zhang
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:326.e1-326.e10. 2010
    ..To describe contemporary cesarean delivery practice in the United States...
  9. pmc Neonatal mortality by attempted route of delivery in early preterm birth
    Uma M Reddy
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:117.e1-8. 2012
    ..We sought to study neonatal outcomes in early preterm births by delivery route...
  10. pmc Personal hygienic behaviors and bacterial vaginosis
    Mark A Klebanoff
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:94-9. 2010
    ..Lack of association between nondouching hygiene behavior and BV would argue against reverse causation...
  11. pmc Induction of labor in a contemporary obstetric cohort
    S Katherine Laughon
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:486.e1-9. 2012
    ..We sought to describe details of labor induction, including precursors and methods, and associated vaginal delivery rates...
  12. pmc Race of male sex partners and occurrence of bacterial vaginosis
    Mark A Klebanoff
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:184-90. 2010
    ..An association of BV with a characteristic of the male sex partner, such as race, might support sexual transmission as well as account for the observed ethnic disparity in BV...
  13. pmc Obstetric complications among US women with asthma
    Pauline Mendola
    Epidemiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rockville, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:127.e1-8. 2013
    ..We sought to characterize complications of pregnancy, labor, and delivery associated with maternal asthma in a contemporary US cohort...
  14. pmc Using a simplified Bishop score to predict vaginal delivery
    S Katherine Laughon
    Epidemiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:805-11. 2011
    ..However, it was created without modern statistical methods. Our objective was to determine whether a simplified score can predict vaginal delivery equally well...
  15. pmc Prepregnancy risk factors for antepartum stillbirth in the United States
    Uma M Reddy
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:1119-26. 2010
    ..To identify possible prepregnancy risk factors for antepartum stillbirth and to determine whether these factors identify women at higher risk for term stillbirth...
  16. ncbi request reprint Delayed interval delivery and infant survival: a population-based study
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health DHHS, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:470-6. 2004
    ..Delaying delivery of the remaining fetus(es) in a multifetal pregnancy is feasible in some cases. However, the impact of this procedure on infant survival is unclear...
  17. pmc Prenatal application of the individualized fetal growth reference
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:539-43. 2011
    ..71). The authors conclude that neither the ultrasound-based nor the individualized reference does well in predicting adverse perinatal outcomes. The 5th percentile may be a better cutpoint than the 10th percentile in defining SGA...
  18. pmc Oxytocin regimen for labor augmentation, labor progression, and perinatal outcomes
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, and the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:249-56. 2011
    ..To examine the effects and safety of high-dose (compared with low-dose) oxytocin regimen for labor augmentation on perinatal outcomes...
  19. pmc Umbilical cord serum cytokine levels and risks of small-for-gestational-age and preterm birth
    Gila I Neta
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:859-67. 2010
    ..31, 1.01). The observations regarding IFN-gamma, which is involved in the activation of adaptive immune responses and regulation of trophoblast function, suggest that IFN-gamma levels at birth may be related to fetal growth restriction...
  20. ncbi request reprint The impact of parity on course of labor in a contemporary population
    Anjel Vahratian
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Birth 33:12-7. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the effect of parity on labor progression in contemporary obstetric practice...
  21. pmc Long-term physical and neurologic development in newborn infants with isolated single umbilical artery
    Shilpa Chetty-John
    National Human Genome Research Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:368.e1-7. 2010
    ..This study compared birth parameters and the longitudinal course in physical and neurologic development between children with 2 and 3 vessel umbilical cords...
  22. pmc Changes in labor patterns over 50 years
    S Katherine Laughon
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:419.e1-9. 2012
    ..The objective of the study was to examine differences in labor patterns in a modern cohort compared with the 1960s in the United States...
  23. pmc Effects of interpregnancy interval on blood pressure in consecutive pregnancies
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:422-6. 2008
    ..However, it does not rule out the possibility that other mechanisms of cardiovascular adaptation persist longer...
  24. doi request reprint Risk of cesarean delivery when second-trimester ultrasound dating disagrees with definite last menstrual period
    Jagteshwar Grewal
    Epidemiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:587-93. 2010
    ..A negative discrepancy, by contrast, may reflect early intrauterine growth restriction and an increased risk of low birth weight...
  25. pmc Early childhood development when second-trimester ultrasound dating disagrees with last menstrual period: a prospective cohort study
    Jagteshwar Grewal
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 7B03G, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:32. 2012
    ..While the association between these discrepancies in GA estimates and adverse perinatal outcomes has been examined extensively, there is scant evidence about long-term effects, such as child neurodevelopment...
  26. ncbi request reprint A pilot study of vaginal flora changes with randomization to cessation of douching
    Mark A Klebanoff
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:610-3. 2006
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  27. pmc Defining normal and abnormal fetal growth: promises and challenges
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:522-8. 2010
    ..Although the concept of an integrated definition appears promising, further development and testing are required. An improved definition of abnormal fetal growth should benefit both research and clinical practice...
  28. doi request reprint Kidney injury biomarkers in hypertensive, diabetic, and nephropathy rat models treated with contrast media
    Rodney L Rouse
    Division of Drug Safety Research, Office of Testing and Research, Office of Pharmaceutical Science, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U S Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Toxicol Pathol 41:662-80. 2013
    ..2m, Lcn-2, and BUN were the best predictors of histopathology defined kidney injury...
  29. pmc Nutrient supplementation with n3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, lutein, and zeaxanthin decrease A2E accumulation and VEGF expression in the retinas of Ccl2/Cx3cr1-deficient mice on Crb1rd8 background
    Hema L Ramkumar
    Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Nutr 143:1129-35. 2013
    ..Xanthophylls and LCPUFAs have antiinflammatory, neuroprotective, and antiangiogenic properties. Our data provide potential mechanisms by which the AREDS2 formula has a protective effect on retinal lesions in DKO mice. ..
  30. pmc Risk factors for birth canal lacerations in primiparous women
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA
    Am J Perinatol 25:259-64. 2008
    ..0 versus < 3 for outlet forceps, outlet vacuum, and low vacuum). We concluded that separating different birth canal lacerations is critical in identifying risk factors and potential preventive strategies...
  31. doi request reprint The natural history of the normal first stage of labor
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:705-10. 2010
    ..To examine labor patterns in a large population and to explore an alternative approach for diagnosing abnormal labor progression...
  32. ncbi request reprint Labor progression and risk of cesarean delivery in electively induced nulliparas
    Anjel Vahratian
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:698-704. 2005
    ..To describe the pattern of labor progression and risk of cesarean delivery in women whose labor was electively induced...
  33. doi request reprint Natural history of fetal position during pregnancy and risk of nonvertex delivery
    Catherine Takacs Witkop
    Department of General Preventive Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:875-80. 2008
    ..To examine the natural history of fetal position throughout pregnancy and the likelihood for nonvertex delivery...
  34. pmc Primary cesarean delivery among parous women in the United States, 1990-2003
    Jessie Ford
    Epidemiology and Contraception and Reproductive Health Branches, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:1235-41. 2008
    ..To explore trends in primary cesarean delivery rates among parous women with singleton pregnancies in the United States between 1990 and 2003...
  35. ncbi request reprint A comparison of medical management with misoprostol and surgical management for early pregnancy failure
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    N Engl J Med 353:761-9. 2005
    ..Misoprostol is increasingly used to treat women who have a failed pregnancy in the first trimester. We assessed the efficacy, safety, and acceptability of this treatment in a large, randomized trial...
  36. ncbi request reprint Methodological challenges in studying labour progression in contemporary practice
    Anjel Vahratian
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:72-8. 2006
    ..Moreover, such detailed information could have important clinical implications towards reducing the rate of primary caesarean delivery in the United States...
  37. doi request reprint Evaluation of logistic regression reporting in current obstetrics and gynecology literature
    Rafael T Mikolajczyk
    Epidemiology Branch, The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, The National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7510, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:413-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate the quality of logistic regression reporting in the obstetrics and gynecology literature...
  38. ncbi request reprint The research implications of the selection of a gestational age estimation method
    Courtney D Lynch
    Epidemiology Branch, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:86-96. 2007
    ..Risk factors for post-term delivery are shown to vary according to the choice of a gestational dating method, suggesting that some findings are an artefact of the choice of a method rather than evidence of causality...
  39. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal association between hormonal contraceptives and bacterial vaginosis in women of reproductive age
    Margaret Riggs
    National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:954-9. 2007
    ..This study examined whether hormonal contraceptive use is associated with diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis (BV) over 1 year...
  40. ncbi request reprint Partner change, birth interval and risk of pre-eclampsia: a paradoxical triangle
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:31-5. 2007
    ..Controlling for or stratifying birth interval in the association between partner change and risk of pre-eclampsia could be inappropriate and may have produced a spurious association...
  41. pmc Precursors for late preterm birth in singleton gestations
    S Katherine Laughon
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:1047-55. 2010
    ..To characterize precursors for late preterm birth in singletons and incidences of neonatal morbidities and perinatal mortality by gestational age and precursor...
  42. ncbi request reprint Survival of other fetuses after a fetal death in twin or triplet pregnancies
    Courtney D Johnson
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:698-703. 2002
    ..To estimate the frequency of fetal death in multifetal pregnancies and the probability of survival to age 1 year for twins or triplets in which at least one fetal death occurred at 20 weeks' gestation or more...
  43. ncbi request reprint Small-for-gestational-age infants and risk of fetal death in subsequent pregnancies
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:754-6. 2004
  44. ncbi request reprint Frequency of douching and risk of bacterial vaginosis in African-American women
    Jun Zhang
    Departments of Community and Preventive Medicine, Pathology, and Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:756-60. 2004
    ..Frequent vaginal douching has been associated with bacterial vaginosis. We investigated whether infrequent douching is also a risk factor for bacterial vaginosis...
  45. pmc Early degeneration of photoreceptor synapse in Ccl2/Cx3cr1-deficient mice on Crb1(rd8) background
    Jun Zhang
    Histology Core, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Synapse 67:515-31. 2013
    ..They provide a new insight into potential mechanism of vision function lost due to synaptic degeneration before cell death in the early stages of AMD...
  46. doi request reprint Cesarean delivery on maternal request in southeast China
    Jun Zhang
    National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:1077-82. 2008
    ..To estimate the incidence of overall cesarean delivery and cesarean delivery on maternal request in southeast China in the past decade...
  47. pmc Contemporary patterns of spontaneous labor with normal neonatal outcomes
    Jun Zhang
    Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:1281-7. 2010
    ..To use contemporary labor data to examine the labor patterns in a large, modern obstetric population in the United States...
  48. ncbi request reprint Isolated oligohydramnios is not associated with adverse perinatal outcomes
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH DHHS, NIH Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    BJOG 111:220-5. 2004
    ..To examine fetal growth and perinatal outcomes in pregnancies with isolated oligohydramnios...
  49. pmc Fetal growth and timing of parturition in humans
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH Building 6100, Room 7B03, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:946-51. 2008
    ..Thus, in low-risk pregnancies where fetal growth is normal in early gestation, fetal growth in the second half of pregnancy does not affect the timing of normal parturition...
  50. ncbi request reprint The effect of early epidural versus early intravenous analgesia use on labor progression: a natural experiment
    Anjel Vahratian
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:259-65. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of early epidural with the use of early intravenous analgesia on labor progression...
  51. doi request reprint Maternal serum theobromine and the development of preeclampsia
    Mark A Klebanoff
    Epidemiology Branch, Department of Health and Human Services, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Epidemiology 20:727-32. 2009
    ....
  52. pmc Blood pressure dynamics during pregnancy and spontaneous preterm birth
    Jun Zhang
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:162.e1-6. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to examine whether blood pressure in early pregnancy and its rise in the second half of gestation are associated with spontaneous preterm birth in healthy, normotensive, nulliparous women...
  53. ncbi request reprint Comparison of assisted reproductive technology utilization and outcomes between Caucasian and African American patients in an equal-access-to-care setting
    Eve C Feinberg
    Reproductive Biology and Medicine Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Fertil Steril 85:888-94. 2006
    ..S. ART population. Outcomes from ART were compared between Caucasian (Cau) and African American (AA) patients, and etiologies of disparity were examined...
  54. ncbi request reprint Partner change and perinatal outcomes: a systematic review
    Jun Zhang
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:46-57. 2007
    ..Whether birth interval should be controlled for in the association between partner change and pre-eclampsia warrants caution...
  55. doi request reprint Comparative profile of commercially available urinary biomarkers in preclinical drug-induced kidney injury and recovery in rats
    Rodney L Rouse
    Division of Applied Pharmacology Research, Office of Testing and Research, Office of Pharmaceutical Science, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, US Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Kidney Int 79:1186-97. 2011
    ..Thus, these biomarkers performed with different effectiveness when evaluated by individual pathological processes such as necrosis, apoptosis, and regeneration...
  56. ncbi request reprint Quality of life in women undergoing medical treatment for early pregnancy failure
    Tonja R Nansel
    Investigator, Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Blvd, Rm 7B13, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 34:473-81. 2005
    ....
  57. ncbi request reprint Vulvovaginal symptoms in women with bacterial vaginosis
    Mark A Klebanoff
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:267-72. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of symptoms among women with bacterial vaginosis compared with women without bacterial vaginosis by direct, explicit, and detailed questioning of these women...
  58. ncbi request reprint Smoking and risk of preeclampsia: a systematic review
    Lucinda England
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Front Biosci 12:2471-83. 2007
    ..Understanding the underlying mechanisms through which smoking reduces preeclampsia risk may enhance our understanding of the pathogenesis of this disorder and contribute to the development of prevention strategies...
  59. ncbi request reprint DDT serum concentration and menstruation among young Chinese women
    Aimin Chen
    Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Research Triangle Park, NC, USA
    Environ Res 99:397-402. 2005
    ..The study largely suggests no association between DDE and DDT concentrations and menstrual cycle characteristics in young Chinese women, though the weak-to-no correlation of DDE with menstrual cycle length merits further study...
  60. doi request reprint Sex-related differences in mast cell activity and doxorubicin toxicity: a study in spontaneously hypertensive rats
    Jun Zhang
    1Division of Drug Safety Research, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Toxicol Pathol 42:361-75. 2014
    ....
  61. doi request reprint Autophagy in pancreatic acinar cells in caerulein-treated mice: immunolocalization of related proteins and their potential as markers of pancreatitis
    Leshuai Zhang
    1Division of Drug Safety Research, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, U S Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
    Toxicol Pathol 42:435-57. 2014
    ..This finding supports Reg3γ as a candidate biomarker for pancreatic injury. ..
  62. pmc Anti-inflammatory recombinant TSG-6 stabilizes the progression of focal retinal degeneration in a murine model
    Jingsheng Tuo
    Laboratory of Immunology, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
    J Neuroinflammation 9:59. 2012
    ..In this study, we evaluated the effect of an intravitreous injection of recombinant TSG-6 on the retinal lesions of Ccl2-/-/Cx3cr1-/- mice...
  63. pmc Predicting large fetuses at birth: do multiple ultrasound examinations and longitudinal statistical modelling improve prediction?
    Jun Zhang
    MOE and Shanghai Key Laboratory of Children s Environmental Health, Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and School of Public Health, Shanghai, China
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 26:199-207. 2012
    ..Adjusting for maternal characteristics had limited impact on the accuracy of prediction. Thus, a single ultrasound examination at late gestation close to birth is the simplest method currently available to predict LGA and macrosomia...
  64. doi request reprint The iron chelator Dp44mT inhibits the proliferation of cancer cells but fails to protect from doxorubicin-induced cardiotoxicity in spontaneously hypertensive rats
    V Ashutosh Rao
    Laboratory of Biochemistry, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 29 Lincoln Drive, Building 29A, Room 2A 11, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 68:1125-34. 2011
    ..We tested the hypothesis that Dp44mT can improve clinical outcomes of treatment with Dox by alleviating cardiotoxicity...
  65. pmc Impaired regulation of NF-kappaB and increased susceptibility to colitis-associated tumorigenesis in CYLD-deficient mice
    Jun Zhang
    Laboratory of Host Defenses, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Clin Invest 116:3042-9. 2006
    ..These results suggest that CYLD limits inflammation and tumorigenesis by regulating ubiquitination in vivo...
  66. ncbi request reprint Patient acceptability of manual versus electric vacuum aspiration for early pregnancy loss
    Scott Edwards
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:1429-36. 2007
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  67. pmc A randomized trial of saline solution-moistened misoprostol versus dry misoprostol for first-trimester pregnancy failure
    Jerry M Gilles
    University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:389-94. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate whether the efficacy of treatment with intravaginal misoprostol for first-trimester pregnancy failure is enhanced by the addition of saline solution...
  68. ncbi request reprint Comparison of labor progression between induced and noninduced multiparous women
    Matthew K Hoffman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1029-34. 2006
    ..We sought to determine how labor progression of multiparous women who presented in spontaneous labor differed from those who were electively induced with and from those induced without preinduction cervical ripening...
  69. pmc Factors related to successful misoprostol treatment for early pregnancy failure
    Mitchell D Creinin
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213 3180, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:901-7. 2006
    ..To identify potential predictors for treatment success in medical management with misoprostol for early pregnancy failure...
  70. ncbi request reprint Perceived life stress and bacterial vaginosis
    Emily W Harville
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7435, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:627-33. 2005
    ..Because stress can suppress immune function, increased stress might increase the risk of BV. Our objective was to determine whether life stress was associated with risk of bacterial vaginosis in a cohort of nonpregnant women...
  71. ncbi request reprint Maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity and the risk of cesarean delivery in nulliparous women
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:467-74. 2005
    ..To examine the effect of maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity on the risk of term cesarean delivery in nulliparous women...
  72. ncbi request reprint Bleeding patterns after misoprostol vs surgical treatment of early pregnancy failure: results from a randomized trial
    Anne R Davis
    Columbia University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 622 West 168th St, PH 16 Room 80, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:31.e1-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to describe bleeding patterns after misoprostol or curettage for early pregnancy failure (EPF)...
  73. doi request reprint Placental characteristics and birthweight
    Carolyn M Salafia
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:229-39. 2008
    ..Analysis suggested that the impact of all maternal characteristics except smoking was consistent with mediation by placental characteristics...
  74. pmc Misoprostol for treatment of early pregnancy failure in women with previous uterine surgery
    Beatrice A Chen
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:626.e1-5. 2008
    ..Misoprostol use in early pregnancy may incur a risk of uterine rupture in women with previous uterine surgery...
  75. ncbi request reprint Medical abortion and the risk of subsequent adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Jasveer Virk
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    N Engl J Med 357:648-53. 2007
    ..Despite the increasing use of medical abortion (abortion by means of medication), limited information is available regarding the effects of this procedure on subsequent pregnancies...
  76. pmc A longitudinal study of vaginal douching and bacterial vaginosis--a marginal structural modeling analysis
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:188-96. 2008
    ..In the absence of a large randomized trial, these findings provide the best evidence to date for a risk of bacterial vaginosis associated with douching...
  77. pmc Interactions between smoking and weight in pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia and small-for-gestational-age birth
    Roberta B Ness
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:427-33. 2008
    ..Obesity eliminated the inverse association between smoking and preeclampsia but did not substantially alter the positive association between smoking and SGA. A possible unifying biologic explanation is discussed in this paper...
  78. ncbi request reprint Why do women douche? A longitudinal study with two analytic approaches
    Rebecca M Brotman
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21224
    Ann Epidemiol 18:65-73. 2008
    ..Although vaginal douching is associated with several adverse outcomes, the reasons why women douche have not been studied prospectively...
  79. ncbi request reprint [Interspecific interaction between Moina mongolica and Brachionus plicatilis]
    Taoying Chen
    Laboratory of Aquatic Ecology and Fish Nutrition, Shanghai Fisheries University, Shanghai 200090, China
    Ying Yong Sheng Tai Xue Bao 15:1253-6. 2004
    ..plicatilis survived after 144 h of food deprivation. The relatively strong capacity of B. plicatilis in tolerating starvation may be one of the important reasons for it wins the competition against M. mongolica...
  80. ncbi request reprint Experimental studies with foot-and-mouth disease virus type Asia-1, responsible for the 2005 epidemic in China
    Qiang Zhang
    Key Laboratory of Animal Virology of Ministry of Agriculture, Lanzhou Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Xujiaping 1, Lanzhou, Gansu 730046, PR China
    Res Vet Sci 85:368-71. 2008
    ..The result showed that this strain is not host restricted, and could not only cause FMD in cattle and sheep but also in pigs by either inoculation or direct contact...
  81. ncbi request reprint Barrett's esophagus and its correlation with gastroesophageal reflux in Chinese
    Jun Zhang
    Department of Gastroenterology, Second Hospital of Xi an Jiaotong University, Xi an 710004, Shaanxi Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 10:1065-8. 2004
    ..To study the prevalence of Barrett's esophagus in Chinese and its correlation with gastroesophageal reflux...
  82. ncbi request reprint Relationship of gastric Helicobacter pylori infection to Barrett's esophagus and gastro-esophageal reflux disease in Chinese
    Jun Zhang
    Department of Gastroenterology, Second Hospital, Xi an Jiaotong University, Xi an 710004, Shaanxi Province, China
    World J Gastroenterol 10:672-5. 2004
    ..To evaluate the relationship of Helicobacter pylori infection to reflux esophagitis (RE), Barrett's esophagus (BE) and gastric intestinal metaplasia (IM)...
  83. ncbi request reprint Two new polymorphisms of the FMO3 gene in Caucasian and African-American populations: comparative genetic and functional studies
    Virginie Lattard
    Human BioMolecular Research Institute, 5310 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121, USA
    Drug Metab Dispos 31:854-60. 2003
    ..Based on the functional activity of the variant FMO3 enzymes, it is likely that population differences exist for compounds primarily metabolized by FMO3...
  84. doi request reprint Increasing prevalence and low awareness, treatment and control of diabetes mellitus among Chinese adults: the InterASIA study
    Dongsheng Hu
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 81:250-7. 2008
    ..To estimate the prevalence rates of impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and diabetes mellitus (DM) and to evaluate the awareness, treatment, and control of DM in the Chinese adult population...
  85. ncbi request reprint Rising rates of labor induction: present concerns and future strategies
    William F Rayburn
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque 87131 5286, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:164-7. 2002
    ..Strategies are proposed for developing evidence-based guidelines to reduce the presumed increase in health care costs, risk of cesarean delivery for nulliparas, and overscheduling in labor and delivery...
  86. ncbi request reprint Maternal prepregnancy overweight and obesity and the pattern of labor progression in term nulliparous women
    Anjel Vahratian
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:943-51. 2004
    ..To examine the effect of maternal overweight and obesity on labor progression...
  87. ncbi request reprint Hemostasis of active bleeding from the liver with percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy under contrast-enhanced ultrasonographic guidance: an experimental study
    Hong Ping Song
    Department of Ultrasound, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, 17 W Changle Rd, 710032 Xi an, China
    J Ultrasound Med 27:867-74. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT) guided by contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) for controlling active bleeding in rabbit livers...
  88. ncbi request reprint Endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene intron 4, 27 bp repeat polymorphism and essential hypertension in the Kazakh Chinese population
    Fengmei Deng
    West China School of Preclinical and Forensic Medicine, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610044, China
    Acta Biochim Biophys Sin (Shanghai) 39:311-6. 2007
    ..However, a positive association between plasma eNOS activity and essential hypertension has been revealed...
  89. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic test characteristics of placental weight in the prediction of small-for-gestational-age neonates
    Roberta B Ness
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, and Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    J Reprod Med 52:793-800. 2007
    ..To assess the diagnostic test characteristics of placental weight as a clinical predictor of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) neonates...
  90. ncbi request reprint Early diastolic peak velocity of left ventricular wall segment lying in isovolumic relaxation period as determined by tissue Doppler imaging
    Haibin Zhang
    Department of Ultrasound, Xijing Hospital, Fourth Military Medical University, Xi an, 710032, PR China
    Int J Cardiovasc Imaging 24:389-97. 2008
    ..However, we find some segments of which early diastolic peak velocities appear in the isovolumic relaxation period (PVIVR segments). The present study aimed to investigate the characteristics of PVIVR segments...
  91. ncbi request reprint A rising trend of gastric cardia cancer in Gansu Province of China
    Yongning Zhou
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the First Hospital of Lanzhou University, Gansu Province, China
    Cancer Lett 269:18-25. 2008
    ..Thus, there was a rising trend of cardia cancers and a decreasing trend of most non-cardia cancers...
  92. doi request reprint A common polymorphism is associated with body mass index in Uyghur population
    Jun Zhang
    MOE Key Laboratory of Contemporary Anthropology and Center for Evolutionary Biology, School of Life Sciences and Institutes of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 81:e11-3. 2008
    ..47 (95% CI 1.11-1.95, P=0.006) under a dominant model (CC+GC versus GG). The mean BMI of rs7566605 CC+GC was 0.59kg/m(2) higher than for GG genotype (P=0.024), regardless of sex and age...
  93. ncbi request reprint Placental growth patterns affect birth weight for given placental weight
    Carolyn M Salafia
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 79:281-8. 2007
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  94. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive diffuse optical measurement of blood flow and blood oxygenation for monitoring radiation therapy in patients with head and neck tumors: a pilot study
    Ulas Sunar
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6396, USA
    J Biomed Opt 11:064021. 2006
    ..0+/-8.1) [microM] at the end of the fourth week of therapy. These preliminary results suggest daily diffuse-optics-based therapy monitoring is feasible during the first two weeks and may have clinical promise...
  95. pmc Seroprevalence of hepatitis E virus infection, rural southern People's Republic of China
    Rong Cheng Li
    Guangxi Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Nanning, People s Republic of China
    Emerg Infect Dis 12:1682-8. 2006
    ..The results suggest that HEV infection probably has been endemic in southern China for at least 60 years, with swine being the principal reservoir of human HEV infection in recent years...
  96. ncbi request reprint Predictors of herbicide exposure in farm applicators
    Tye E Arbuckle
    Health Surveillance and Epidemiology Division, Population and Public Health Branch, Health Canada, A L 0701D, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0L2, Canada
    Int Arch Occup Environ Health 75:406-14. 2002
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