D K Waller

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Rates of twinning before and after fortification of foods in the US with folic acid, Texas, 1996 to 1998
    D K Waller
    The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 17:378-83. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between prepregnancy maternal body mass index and the risk of having an infant with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    D Kim Waller
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:73-6. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Seasonality in conception of births and influence on late initiation of prenatal care
    A T Tita
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, 77030, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:976-81. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for congenital hypothyroidism: an investigation of infant's birth weight, ethnicity, and gender in California, 1990-1998
    D K Waller
    University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Teratology 62:36-41. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Do infants with major congenital anomalies have an excess of macrosomia?
    D K Waller
    University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Teratology 64:311-7. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Umbilical cord blood pH after prior cesarean delivery
    L S Swaim
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the School of Public Health, 77030, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 92:390-3. 1998
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for neonatal seizures: a population-based study, Harris County, Texas, 1992-1994
    R M Saliba
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:14-20. 2001
  8. ncbi request reprint Patterns of first-year survival among infants with selected congenital anomalies in Texas, 1995-1997
    W N Nembhard
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Teratology 64:267-75. 2001
  9. doi request reprint The population-based prevalence of achondroplasia and thanatophoric dysplasia in selected regions of the US
    D K Waller
    Houston Health Science Center, The University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 146:2385-9. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessing number-specific error in the recall of onset of last menstrual period
    D K Waller
    The University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, 77225, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 14:263-7. 2000

Detail Information

Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Rates of twinning before and after fortification of foods in the US with folic acid, Texas, 1996 to 1998
    D K Waller
    The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 17:378-83. 2003
    ..The size and pattern of these increases are consistent with the ongoing increase in twinning of 1-4% per year which began in the US prior to fortification...
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between prepregnancy maternal body mass index and the risk of having an infant with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    D Kim Waller
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:73-6. 2003
    ..The objective of the current study was to examine the association between maternal body mass index and the risk of a CDH-affected offspring based on a larger number of cases of CDH...
  3. ncbi request reprint Seasonality in conception of births and influence on late initiation of prenatal care
    A T Tita
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, 77030, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:976-81. 2001
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  4. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for congenital hypothyroidism: an investigation of infant's birth weight, ethnicity, and gender in California, 1990-1998
    D K Waller
    University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Teratology 62:36-41. 2000
    ..We have also examined the prevalence of CH by mother's age and infant's ethnicity, gender, and year of birth...
  5. ncbi request reprint Do infants with major congenital anomalies have an excess of macrosomia?
    D K Waller
    University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
    Teratology 64:311-7. 2001
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether all infants with congenital anomalies have an excess of macrosomia and whether it is confined to specific types of anomalies...
  6. ncbi request reprint Umbilical cord blood pH after prior cesarean delivery
    L S Swaim
    University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the School of Public Health, 77030, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 92:390-3. 1998
    ..To determine the mean umbilical arterial (UA) pH and incidence of UA pH less than 7.10 in infants born to women with histories of prior cesareans...
  7. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for neonatal seizures: a population-based study, Harris County, Texas, 1992-1994
    R M Saliba
    The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:14-20. 2001
    ..1, 2.3). Birth by assisted vaginal delivery and primiparity were marginally significant for term infants. Birth weight is a significant risk factor for neonatal seizures. The role of perinatal complications warrants further evaluation...
  8. ncbi request reprint Patterns of first-year survival among infants with selected congenital anomalies in Texas, 1995-1997
    W N Nembhard
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Teratology 64:267-75. 2001
    ..We conducted a registry-based study to examine patterns and probability of survival during the first year of life among infants with selected congenital anomalies...
  9. doi request reprint The population-based prevalence of achondroplasia and thanatophoric dysplasia in selected regions of the US
    D K Waller
    Houston Health Science Center, The University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 146:2385-9. 2008
    ..Birth defects monitoring programs may be a good source of ascertainment for population-based studies of achondroplasia and thanatophoric dysplasia, provided that diagnoses are confirmed by review of medical records...
  10. ncbi request reprint Assessing number-specific error in the recall of onset of last menstrual period
    D K Waller
    The University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, 77225, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 14:263-7. 2000
    ..Thus, the effect of number preference may be primarily of interest to research studies in which small errors in the measurement of gestational age will have a significant impact on findings...
  11. ncbi request reprint The relationship of serum androgens and ovulatory status to blood pressure in reproductive-age women
    C Ayala
    Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 77054, USA
    Am J Hypertens 12:772-7. 1999
    ..T predicts BP elevation independent of age and ovulatory status. There was a synergistic relationship between obesity and androgens in their affect on BP...
  12. ncbi request reprint Folic acid awareness and use among women with a history of a neural tube defect pregnancy--Texas, 2000-2001
    Mark A Canfield
    MMWR Recomm Rep 51:16-9. 2002
    ..4 mg of folic acidper day; and 2) if a woman at high risk is planning a pregnancy, she should consult her physician regarding taking the higher dose of 4.0 mg per day...
  13. doi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and birth defects
    Adolfo Correa
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:237.e1-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine associations between diabetes mellitus and 39 birth defects...
  14. doi request reprint Periconceptional use of weight loss products including ephedra and the association with birth defects
    Rebecca H Bitsko
    Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 82:553-62. 2008
    ..This study assessed the association between periconceptional use of weight loss products and major structural birth defects...
  15. doi request reprint Nutrient intakes in women and congenital diaphragmatic hernia in their offspring
    Wei Yang
    March of Dimes, California Research Division, Oakland, California 94609, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 82:131-8. 2008
    ..The etiologies of CDH remain unknown, although experimental animal data suggest dietary factors might play a role. This study examined whether maternal nutrient intakes were associated with delivering infants with CDH...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prepregnancy obesity as a risk factor for structural birth defects
    D Kim Waller
    School of Public Health, The University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:745-50. 2007
    ..To describe the relation between maternal obesity, overweight and underweight status, and 16 categories of structural birth defects...
  17. ncbi request reprint Residential mobility patterns and exposure misclassification in epidemiologic studies of birth defects
    Mark A Canfield
    Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16:538-43. 2006
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Relationship between maternal obesity and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    D Kim Waller
    School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 55:197-207; discussion 207-11. 2005
  19. pmc Evidence-based reproductive health care in Cameroon: population-based study of awareness, use and barriers
    Alan T N Tita
    MFM Division, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 83:895-903. 2005
    ..To estimate the prevalence of awareness and use of evidence-based reproductive health interventions and to describe the barriers associated with the use of evidence-based interventions among health providers in north-west Cameroon...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of nonsyndromic oral clefts in Texas: 1995-1999
    Syed Shahrukh Hashmi
    University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 134:368-72. 2005
    ..Overall, it appears that folic acid fortification has had very little or no effect on the prevalence of oral clefts in infants born in Texas...
  21. ncbi request reprint Idiopathic talipes equinovarus (ITEV) (clubfeet) in Texas
    Ranjani N Moorthi
    University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 132:376-80. 2005
    ..College education and higher parity were significantly associated with a lower risk of giving birth to offspring with ITEV. Babies born after folic acid fortification of grains had a very small decrease in ITEV that may be due to chance...
  22. ncbi request reprint Maternal obesity, gestational diabetes, and central nervous system birth defects
    James L Anderson
    The University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
    Epidemiology 16:87-92. 2005
    ..Our objective was to evaluate whether gestational diabetes influenced the association of prepregnancy maternal obesity and risks for CNS birth defects...
  23. ncbi request reprint Diarrhea: a new risk factor for neural tube defects?
    Marilyn Felkner
    Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:504-8. 2003
    ..Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as those caused by diarrhea, might negatively affect the availability of these vitamins, thereby increasing the risk of these birth defects...
  24. ncbi request reprint Medical records vs. interview responses: a comparative analysis of selected variables for linked birth defect cases
    Tunu A Ramadhani
    Texas Birth Defects Monitoring Division, Texas Department of Health, Austin 78756 3180, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 70:592-6. 2004
    ..Data pertaining to birth defects are subject to certain limitations depending on the collection method. This study compares the agreement of data from medical records and maternal interviews...