Deborah Nelson

Summary

Affiliation: Temple University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Effects of reproductive history on symptoms of menopause: a brief report
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Menopause 18:1143-8. 2011
  2. pmc Vaginal symptoms and bacterial vaginosis (BV): how useful is self-report? Development of a screening tool for predicting BV status
    D B Nelson
    Department of Public Health and Ob Gyn, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 135:1369-75. 2007
  3. ncbi Characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of pregnant women asymptomatic for bacterial vaginosis
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health College of Health Professions, Temple University, 1700 North Broad Street, Room 304F, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:216-22. 2008
  4. ncbi Effect of physical activity on menopausal symptoms among urban women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:50-8. 2008
  5. pmc First trimester bacterial vaginosis, individual microorganism levels, and risk of second trimester pregnancy loss among urban women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health and Obstetrics Gynecology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Fertil Steril 88:1396-403. 2007
  6. doi Preterm labor and bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria among urban women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, USA
    J Perinat Med 37:130-4. 2009
  7. doi Childhood violence and behavioral effects among urban pregnant women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19112, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1177-83. 2010
  8. doi Trends in gastroesophageal reflux disease as measured by the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
    Frank K Friedenberg
    Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1911-7. 2010
  9. ncbi Does stress influence early pregnancy loss?
    Deborah B Nelson
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:223-9. 2003
  10. ncbi Bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy: current findings and future directions
    Deborah B Nelson
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:102-8. 2002

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Publications30

  1. pmc Effects of reproductive history on symptoms of menopause: a brief report
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Menopause 18:1143-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between reproductive history and menopausal symptoms among urban women...
  2. pmc Vaginal symptoms and bacterial vaginosis (BV): how useful is self-report? Development of a screening tool for predicting BV status
    D B Nelson
    Department of Public Health and Ob Gyn, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Epidemiol Infect 135:1369-75. 2007
    ..669. This three-item prediction rule may be useful in identifying high- risk pregnant women in need of BV screening and, given the high specificity, accurately identify the group of BV-negative pregnant women...
  3. ncbi Characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of pregnant women asymptomatic for bacterial vaginosis
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health College of Health Professions, Temple University, 1700 North Broad Street, Room 304F, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:216-22. 2008
    ..For this study, 1916 pregnant women who were 12 weeks' gestation or less were enrolled. Interviewers facilitated vaginal swab collection for BV assessment, and completed the baseline questionnaire. BV was identified by Gram stain...
  4. ncbi Effect of physical activity on menopausal symptoms among urban women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:50-8. 2008
    ..To determine whether physical activity, measured by expended kilocalories per week (kcal.wk), decreases the risk of menopausal symptoms among African American and Caucasian women...
  5. pmc First trimester bacterial vaginosis, individual microorganism levels, and risk of second trimester pregnancy loss among urban women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health and Obstetrics Gynecology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Fertil Steril 88:1396-403. 2007
    ..To examine the role of first trimester bacterial vaginosis (BV) and level of BV-associated microorganisms, diagnosed using the Nugent gram stain criteria and the risk of second trimester pregnancy loss among urban women...
  6. doi Preterm labor and bacterial vaginosis-associated bacteria among urban women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health, College of Health Professions, Temple University, USA
    J Perinat Med 37:130-4. 2009
    ..We assessed the independent role of seven common BV-associated bacteria on the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) among urban pregnant women...
  7. doi Childhood violence and behavioral effects among urban pregnant women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19112, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 19:1177-83. 2010
    ..We aimed to explore the role of experiencing childhood physical and sexual violence in health status and high-risk behaviors among young, urban pregnant women...
  8. doi Trends in gastroesophageal reflux disease as measured by the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey
    Frank K Friedenberg
    Department of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 55:1911-7. 2010
    ..We also sought to determine health-care utilization for GERD indirectly by assessing prescription trends for proton-pump inhibitors and H2 receptor blockers during the period...
  9. ncbi Does stress influence early pregnancy loss?
    Deborah B Nelson
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:223-9. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between stress, cortisol level and the risk for spontaneous abortion and determine the influence of stress on health-related behaviors...
  10. ncbi Bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy: current findings and future directions
    Deborah B Nelson
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 24:102-8. 2002
  11. ncbi The effect of depressive symptoms and optimism on the risk of spontaneous abortion among innercity women
    Deborah B Nelson
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 12:569-76. 2003
    ..Prior studies have documented that emotional stress can affect immune and endocrine function, which may in turn influence fertilization, implantation, embryogenesis, and successful fetal growth...
  12. ncbi Tubal ligation does not affect hormonal changes during the early menopausal transition
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    Contraception 71:104-10. 2005
    ..To determine if women with a bilateral tubal ligation (BTL) were more likely to experience hormonal changes indicative of the transition to menopause or an increase in menopausal symptoms compared to women without a BTL...
  13. ncbi Associations of hormones and menopausal status with depressed mood in women with no history of depression
    Ellen W Freeman
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, 19104, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:375-82. 2006
    ..Whether depressed mood reported in the transition to menopause by women with no history of depression is associated with menopausal status and changes in reproductive hormones is controversial and lacks scientific information...
  14. ncbi Safety and efficacy of vaginal birth after cesarean attempts at or beyond 40 weeks of gestation
    Kara M Coassolo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:700-6. 2005
    ..Logistic regression analyses were performed to assess the relationship between delivery beyond the EDD and VBAC failure or complication rate...
  15. ncbi Predicting participation in prospective studies of ovarian aging
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
    Menopause 11:543-8. 2004
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  16. ncbi The relationship between obesity and race on inhibin B during the menopause transition
    Clarisa R Gracia
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Menopause 12:559-66. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship among inhibin B levels, body mass index (BMI), and race during the menopause transition...
  17. ncbi Symptoms associated with menopausal transition and reproductive hormones in midlife women
    Ellen W Freeman
    Departments of Obstetrics Gynecology, Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:230-40. 2007
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  18. ncbi Self-collected versus provider-collected vaginal swabs for the diagnosis of bacterial vaginosis: an assessment of validity and reliability
    Deborah B Nelson
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 921 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6021, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 56:862-6. 2003
    ..These study results support the use of self-collected vaginal swabs for diagnosing BV and document the reliability of BV assessment among pregnant women...
  19. ncbi Predictors of decreased libido in women during the late reproductive years
    Clarisa R Gracia
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Menopause 11:144-50. 2004
    ..To identify risk factors for decreased libido among women in the late reproductive years...
  20. ncbi Hormones and menopausal status as predictors of depression in women in transition to menopause
    Ellen W Freeman
    Departments of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Mudd Suite, 3701 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 5509, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 61:62-70. 2004
    ..Associations between depressed mood and hormonal changes during transition to menopause are controversial. To our knowledge, there has been no prospective study of these associations in women commencing when they are premenopausal...
  21. ncbi Association of physical activity with reproductive hormones: the Penn Ovarian Aging Study
    Kathryn H Schmitz
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, 423 Guardian Drive, 921 Blockley Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2042-7. 2007
    ..Few studies have examined associations of physical activity on hormone levels. None have examined the potential effect of the menopausal transition on the associations between physical activity and reproductive hormone levels...
  22. ncbi Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) attempt in twin pregnancies: is it safe?
    Alison Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1050-5. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the rate of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) attempt, VBAC failure, and major maternal adverse outcomes in women with a previous cesarean with twin or singleton pregnancies...
  23. ncbi Defining menopause status: creation of a new definition to identify the early changes of the menopausal transition
    Clarisa R Gracia
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Menopause 12:128-35. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to determine which definition captures the earliest hormonal changes in the menopausal transition...
  24. ncbi Violence does not influence early pregnancy loss
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 6021, USA
    Fertil Steril 80:1205-11. 2003
    ..To examine the relationship between physical violence, controlling behavior, and spontaneous abortion (SAB)...
  25. ncbi Weight gain among women in the late reproductive years
    Mary D Sammel
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 423 Guardian Drive, 605 Blockly Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Fam Pract 20:401-9. 2003
    ..Given the impact of obesity on mortality and morbidity in women, we evaluated correlates of weight gain in women ages 35-47 years...
  26. ncbi Identifying pregnant women experiencing domestic violence in an urban emergency department
    Elizabeth M Datner
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA
    J Interpers Violence 22:124-35. 2007
    ..6%). These results identify a set of predictors that may be helpful in identifying pregnant women who are experiencing current domestic violence...
  27. ncbi Predictors of chronic pelvic pain in an urban population of women with symptoms and signs of pelvic inflammatory disease
    Catherine L Haggerty
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:293-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the risk profile for chronic pelvic pain (CPP) after pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)...
  28. ncbi Chlamydia antibodies, chlamydia heat shock protein, and adverse sequelae after pelvic inflammatory disease: the PID Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) Study
    Roberta B Ness
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:129-35. 2008
    ..Among women with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), we assessed the associations among antibodies to Chlamydia trachomatis elementary bodies (EB), antibodies to chlamydia heat shock protein (Chsp60), rates of pregnancy, and PID recurrence...
  29. pmc Condom use and the risk of recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain, or infertility following an episode of pelvic inflammatory disease
    Roberta B Ness
    University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, 130 DeSoto St, A530 Crabtree Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Am J Public Health 94:1327-9. 2004
    ..Consistent condom use (about 60% of encounters) at baseline also reduced these risks, after adjustment for confounders, by 30% to 60%. Self-reported persistent and consistent condom use was associated with lower rates of PID sequelae...
  30. ncbi Minimal change glomerulopathy in pregnancy
    Deborah B Nelson
    Pensacola Junior College, Pensacola, FL, USA
    Nephrol Nurs J 30:45-50, 55-6, 122. 2003
    ..Treatments, nursing interventions, and a case study are presented. Pregnancy outcomes are illustrated when a reciprocating kidney disease state exists...

Research Grants9

  1. VIOLENCE AND SPONTANEOUS ABORTION IN INNER CITY WOMEN
    Deborah Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  2. Bacterial Vaginosis and Spontaneous Abortion
    Deborah Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This study will provide a unique opportunity to evaluate the prevalence of BV among pregnant women and to determine the relationship between BV and incident SAB. ..
  3. BV-associated bacteria and adverse pregnancy outcomes among urban women
    Deborah B Nelson; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The results from this study will add valuable information regarding the specific BV-associated bacteria most related to SPTB and may explain the current limited effectiveness of BV treatment in reducing the risk of SPTB. ..