V Berghella

Summary

Affiliation: Thomas Jefferson University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Universal cervical length screening for prediction and prevention of preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 67:653-8. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Suture type and ultrasound-indicated cerclage efficacy
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25:2287-90. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevention of recurrent fetal growth restriction
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:904-12. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Gestational age at cervical length measurement and incidence of preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:311-7. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Effectiveness of cerclage according to severity of cervical length shortening: a meta-analysis
    V Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 35:468-73. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Contemporary use of cervical cerclage
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 50:468-77. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Cerclage for short cervix on ultrasonography in women with singleton gestations and previous preterm birth: a meta-analysis
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:663-71. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Natural history of cervical funneling in women at high risk for spontaneous preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:863-9. 2007
  9. doi request reprint Preconception care
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 65:119-31. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based surgery for cesarean delivery
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1607-17. 2005

Detail Information

Publications89

  1. doi request reprint Universal cervical length screening for prediction and prevention of preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 67:653-8. 2012
    ..Transvaginal ultrasound CL in multiples cannot be recommended yet, given lack of effective interventions in this population...
  2. doi request reprint Suture type and ultrasound-indicated cerclage efficacy
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25:2287-90. 2012
    ..To assess whether type of suture material affects cerclage efficacy for preterm birth (PTB) prevention...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevention of recurrent fetal growth restriction
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:904-12. 2007
    ..In women living in areas endemic for malaria, antimalarial prophylaxis diminishes risk of recurrent fetal growth restriction...
  4. ncbi request reprint Gestational age at cervical length measurement and incidence of preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:311-7. 2007
    ..To estimate the risk of spontaneous preterm birth based on transvaginal ultrasound cervical length and gestational age at which cervical length was measured...
  5. doi request reprint Effectiveness of cerclage according to severity of cervical length shortening: a meta-analysis
    V Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 35:468-73. 2010
    ..To estimate the effectiveness of cerclage according to degree of cervical length (CL) shortening...
  6. ncbi request reprint Contemporary use of cervical cerclage
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 50:468-77. 2007
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Cerclage for short cervix on ultrasonography in women with singleton gestations and previous preterm birth: a meta-analysis
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:663-71. 2011
    ..To estimate if cerclage prevents preterm birth and perinatal mortality and morbidity in women with previous preterm birth, singleton gestation, and short cervical length in a meta-analysis of randomized trials...
  8. ncbi request reprint Natural history of cervical funneling in women at high risk for spontaneous preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:863-9. 2007
    ..To estimate the natural history of funneling in the second trimester by transvaginal ultrasonograms and whether funneling increases the risk of spontaneous birth...
  9. doi request reprint Preconception care
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 65:119-31. 2010
    ..There are several interventions that have been proven to effectively improve pregnancy outcome when provided as preconception care. These should be consistently provided to reproductive-age women...
  10. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based surgery for cesarean delivery
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1607-17. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to provide evidenced-based guidance for surgical decisions during cesarean delivery...
  11. ncbi request reprint The maternal-fetal medicine fellowship match system: effectiveness at identifying successful clinician-investigators at 1 institution
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:416-20. 2006
    ..To determine if rank position on the match list of a maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) fellowship program predicted applicant academic success...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cervical length assessment by ultrasound
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 84:543-4. 2005
  13. ncbi request reprint Cervical sonography in women with symptoms of preterm labor
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:383-96. 2005
    ..This article reviews the evidence for the clinical role of transvaginal cervical assessment in women with symptoms of preterm labor...
  14. doi request reprint Cervical length screening with ultrasound-indicated cerclage compared with history-indicated cerclage for prevention of preterm birth: a meta-analysis
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 118:148-55. 2011
    ..Management by policy of transvaginal ultrasonography cervical length screening with cerclage placement for cervical shortening was compared with history-indicated cerclage...
  15. ncbi request reprint Maternal methadone dose and neonatal withdrawal
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:312-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether maternal methadone dosage correlates with neonatal withdrawal in a large heroin-addicted pregnant population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cerclage for short cervix on ultrasonography: meta-analysis of trials using individual patient-level data
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:181-9. 2005
    ..A short cervical length on transvaginal ultrasonography predicts preterm birth. Our aim was to estimate by meta-analysis of randomized trials whether cerclage prevents preterm birth in women with a short cervical length...
  17. doi request reprint Does indomethacin prevent preterm birth in women with cervical dilatation in the second trimester?
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:13-9. 2009
    ..23, 1.14) suggested a possible but not significant benefit for indomethacin use. Indomethacin therapy in women with dilated cervix at 14 (0)/ (7) to 25 (6)/ (7) weeks, regardless of cerclage or not, had no effect on pregnancy outcomes...
  18. doi request reprint Novel developments on cervical length screening and progesterone for preventing preterm birth
    V Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    BJOG 116:182-7. 2009
    ..These two interventions, effective only in specific populations, are ultrasound-indicated cerclage and vaginal progesterone...
  19. doi request reprint Misoprostol for second trimester pregnancy termination in women with prior caesarean: a systematic review
    V Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    BJOG 116:1151-7. 2009
    ..Second trimester pregnancy induction with misoprostol in women with prior caesarean delivery is not well studied...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effect of coitus on recurrent preterm birth
    Nicole P Yost
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:793-7. 2006
    ..To estimate the impact of sexual behavior on the risk of recurrent spontaneous preterm birth at less than 37 weeks of gestation...
  21. doi request reprint Amniocentesis prior to physical exam-indicated cerclage in women with midtrimester cervical dilation: results from the expectant management compared to Physical Exam-indicated Cerclage international cohort study
    James Airoldi
    Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:63-8. 2009
    ..90). The performance of an amniocentesis prior to cerclage did not independently contribute to PTB less than 28 weeks...
  22. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy after uterine artery embolization
    Jay Goldberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:869-72. 2002
    ..Uterine artery embolization is an increasingly popular alternative to hysterectomy and myomectomy as a treatment for uterine leiomyoma. Whether this procedure is safe for women desiring future fertility is controversial...
  23. ncbi request reprint Short cervix on ultrasound: does indomethacin prevent preterm birth?
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:809-13. 2006
    ..Our aim was to estimate if indomethacin therapy prevents preterm birth (PTB) in women with a short cervical length (CL) on transvaginal ultrasound (TVU)...
  24. doi request reprint Cervical length for prediction of preterm birth in women with multiple prior induced abortions
    J Visintine
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 31:198-200. 2008
    ..To determine whether transvaginal sonographic cervical length predicts preterm birth in women with multiple prior induced abortions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Does transvaginal ultrasound of the cervix predict preterm premature rupture of membranes in a high-risk population?
    A O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 18:223-7. 2001
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Natural history of twin-twin transfusion syndrome
    V Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Reprod Med 46:480-4. 2001
    ..To determine the natural history of pregnancies with twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS)...
  27. pmc Multicenter randomized trial of cerclage for preterm birth prevention in high-risk women with shortened midtrimester cervical length
    John Owen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:375.e1-8. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to assess cerclage to prevent recurrent preterm birth in women with short cervix...
  28. doi request reprint Indomethacin administration at the time of ultrasound-indicated cerclage: is there an association with a reduction in spontaneous preterm birth?
    John Visintine
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:643.e1-3. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of indomethacin on the prevention of preterm birth (PTB) in women with an ultrasound-indicated cerclage...
  29. doi request reprint Association between body mass index and pregnancy outcome in a randomized trial of cerclage for short cervix
    C K Farinelli
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine, CA 92869, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 40:669-73. 2012
    ..To evaluate whether increasing body mass index (BMI) alters the efficacy of ultrasound-directed cerclage in women with a history of preterm birth...
  30. doi request reprint Relationship between maternal methadone dose at delivery and neonatal abstinence syndrome
    Neil S Seligman
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Pediatr 157:428-33, 433.e1. 2010
    ..To estimate the relationship between maternal methadone dose and the incidence of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Second-trimester cervical sonography: features other than cervical length to predict spontaneous preterm birth
    Nicole P Yost
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75390 9032, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:457-62. 2004
    ..To estimate whether cervical and lower uterine segment characteristics other than cervical length and funneling predict recurrent preterm birth...
  32. pmc Care for women with prior preterm birth
    Jay D Iams
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:89-100. 2010
    ..Interventions including smoking cessation, eradication of asymptomatic bacteriuria, progestational agents, and cervical cerclage can reduce the risk of recurrent preterm birth when employed appropriately...
  33. pmc Does midtrimester cervical length ≥25 mm predict preterm birth in high-risk women?
    John Owen
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:393.e1-5. 2010
    ..We sought to assess pregnancy outcome along a continuum of cervical lengths (CLs) ≥25 mm...
  34. ncbi request reprint Mid-trimester endovaginal sonography in women at high risk for spontaneous preterm birth
    J Owen
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th St S, OHB 458, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    JAMA 286:1340-8. 2001
    ..Although shortened cervical length has been consistently associated with spontaneous preterm birth, it is not known when in gestation this risk factor becomes apparent...
  35. ncbi request reprint Does transvaginal sonographic measurement of cervical length before 14 weeks predict preterm delivery in high-risk pregnancies?
    V Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia 19107, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 21:140-4. 2003
    ..To determine whether high-risk patients manifest cervical length < 25 mm on transvaginal ultrasound before 14 weeks of gestation, and if this finding is predictive of preterm delivery...
  36. ncbi request reprint Prenatal confirmation of true fetal trisomy 22 mosaicism by fetal skin biopsy following normal fetal blood sampling
    V Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Prenat Diagn 18:384-9. 1998
    ..We conclude that, depending on the chromosome involved, fetal skin biopsy should be considered in the diagnostic work-up when mosaicism is found in amniotic fluid...
  37. ncbi request reprint Uterine contractions in asymptomatic pregnant women with a short cervix on ultrasound
    Dawnette Lewis
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 18:325-8. 2005
    ..To estimate the incidence of uterine contractions in asymptomatic pregnant women with a short cervix on transvaginal ultrasound...
  38. doi request reprint Is cerclage height associated with the incidence of preterm birth in women with an ultrasound-indicated cerclage?
    Stacey Scheib
    Division or Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:e12-5. 2009
    ..Our aim was to determine whether there was a cerclage height threshold associated with spontaneous preterm birth in patients with an ultrasound-indicated cerclage...
  39. ncbi request reprint Expectant management compared with physical examination-indicated cerclage (EM-PEC) in selected women with a dilated cervix at 14(0/7)-25(6/7) weeks: results from the EM-PEC international cohort study
    Leonardo Pereira
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, and the Global Network for Perinatal and Reproductive Health, Portland, OR, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:483.e1-8. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to compare pregnancy outcomes in selected women with a dilated cervix who underwent expectant management or physical examination-indicated cerclage...
  40. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy outcomes after treatment for fibromyomata: uterine artery embolization versus laparoscopic myomectomy
    Jay Goldberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:18-21. 2004
    ..The objective of this study was to compare pregnancy outcomes in women with fibromyomata who were treated with uterine artery embolization to the outcomes in women who were treated with laparoscopic myomectomy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Patients with prior second-trimester loss: prophylactic cerclage or serial transvaginal sonograms?
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:747-51. 2002
    ..To compare management with prophylactic cerclage versus serial transvaginal sonograms of the cervix in patients with prior second-trimester loss...
  42. pmc Cervical funneling: effect on gestational length and ultrasound-indicated cerclage in high-risk women
    Melissa S Mancuso
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:259.e1-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess funnel type and pregnancy duration in women with previous spontaneous preterm birth and cervical length <25 mm...
  43. doi request reprint What is the optimal gestational age for history-indicated cerclage placement?
    Anju Suhag
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lankenau Hospital, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:469-74. 2010
    ..The optimal gestational age for placement of a history-indicated cerclage is probably 12 to 14 weeks, after screening for fetal anomalies and aneuploidy...
  44. ncbi request reprint Progesterone for preventing premature birth: practice patterns of board-certified maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the United States
    Amen Ness
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Biostatistics Section, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:411-5. 2006
    ..To determine the current prescription of progesterone to prevent preterm birth (PTB) among board-certified maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) specialists in the United States...
  45. ncbi request reprint Massive fetal ileal duplication requiring antenatal intervention
    Amen Ness
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut St, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:785-90. 2006
  46. ncbi request reprint Comparing image processing techniques for improved 3-dimensional ultrasound imaging
    Flemming Forsberg
    Department of Radiology, Division of Ultrasound, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 29:615-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare volumetric image processing techniques for reducing noise and speckle while retaining tissue structures in 3-dimensional (3D) gray scale ultrasound imaging...
  47. doi request reprint Prior cerclage: to repeat or not to repeat? That is the question
    Jacquelyn J Pelham
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, District of Columbia 20010, USA
    Am J Perinatol 25:417-20. 2008
    ..5 +/- 5.6; P = 0.5). We concluded that in women with prior cerclage for indications other than classic cervical insufficiency, repeat history-indicated cerclage may not improve outcome compared with management with TVU CL follow-up...
  48. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound assessment of the cervix
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 46:947-62. 2003
  49. doi request reprint Pouch function and gastrointestinal complications during pregnancy after ileal pouch-anal anastomosis
    Neil S Seligman
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 24:525-30. 2011
    ..To estimate the risk of gastrointestinal and pouch complications and alterations in pouch function related to pregnancy in women treated with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA)...
  50. ncbi request reprint Prolapsed cord after external cephalic version in a patient with premature rupture of membranes and transverse lie
    V Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 99:274-5. 2001
    ..Umbilical cord prolapse is a possible complication of ECV in patients with rupture of membranes and oligohydramnios...
  51. doi request reprint Interval to spontaneous delivery after elective removal of cerclage
    Maria Bisulli
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:163.e1-4. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the time interval between elective cerclage removal and spontaneous delivery...
  52. doi request reprint Prediction of preterm birth: cervical sonography
    Maria Teresa Mella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Semin Perinatol 33:317-24. 2009
    ..The risk of PTB increases with ever shorter CL (<25 mm). Other factors that must be carefully considered when using CL for prediction of PTB are number of fetuses, risk factors for PTB, and gestational age at screening...
  53. ncbi request reprint Does knowledge of cervical length and fetal fibronectin affect management of women with threatened preterm labor? A randomized trial
    Amen Ness
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:426.e1-7. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of sonographic cervical length (CL) and fetal fibronectin (FFN) on length of evaluation and outcomes in women with preterm labor (PTL)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Prenatal prediction of lethal pulmonary hypoplasia: the hyperoxygenation test for pulmonary artery reactivity
    Richard E Broth
    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:940-5. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the predictive accuracy of a test for neonatal death from pulmonary hypoplasia by measuring changes in fetal pulmonary artery blood flow on room air and during maternal hyperoxygenation...
  55. ncbi request reprint The efficacy of sonographically indicated cerclage in multiple gestations
    Ashley S Roman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, New York University School of Medecine, New York, New York, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:763-8; quiz 770-1. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of sonographically indicated cerclage in multiple gestations with sonographic evidence of short cervical length (CL)...
  56. ncbi request reprint Transvaginal ultrasonography of the cervix to predict preterm birth in women with uterine anomalies
    James Airoldi
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, and Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:553-6. 2005
    ..Transvaginal ultrasound examination has been shown to be an accurate test for the prediction of preterm birth but has not been studied specifically in this population...
  57. ncbi request reprint Cerclage for prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix found on transvaginal ultrasound examination: a randomized trial
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1311-7. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of cerclage and bed rest versus bed rest-only for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix found on transvaginal ultrasound examination...
  58. doi request reprint Is short stature associated with short cervical length?
    Caroline K Gagel
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:691-5. 2010
    ..15). In women with singleton gestation and risk factors for preterm birth, no statistically significant relationship exists between maternal height and initial or shortest cervical length...
  59. ncbi request reprint Frequency of uterine contractions in asymptomatic pregnant women with or without a short cervix on transvaginal ultrasound scan
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1253-6. 2004
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Prior cone biopsy: prediction of preterm birth by cervical ultrasound
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1393-7. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the predictive accuracy for preterm birth of transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) of the cervix in women with a prior cone biopsy...
  61. ncbi request reprint Shirodkar versus McDonald cerclage for the prevention of preterm birth in women with short cervical length
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University Medical Center, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Perinatol 24:55-60. 2007
    ..55; 95% CI, 0.2 to 1.3). In women with short cervical length randomly assigned to receiving cerclage, no significant difference in prevention of PTB was observed using Shirodkar or McDonald's procedures...
  62. ncbi request reprint Cervical length and prediction of preterm delivery
    Jacqueline Grimes-Dennis
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvannia 19107, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 19:191-5. 2007
    ..To present a summary of the literature and most recent advances in the clinical use of cervical length for the prediction of preterm birth...
  63. pmc Gestational age at previous preterm birth does not affect cerclage efficacy
    Deborah A Wing
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:377.e1-4. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of earliest previous spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB) gestational age on cervical length, pregnancy duration, and ultrasound-indicated cerclage efficacy in a subsequent gestation...
  64. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of fetal fibronectin testing compared with digital cervical assessment of women with preterm contractions
    Julio Mateus
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 24:381-5. 2007
    ..In symptomatic PTL patients, CD determined clinical management more than FFN status. Overall, the use of FFN was not effective in decreasing "unnecessary" clinical interventions...
  65. pmc Placental endothelial nitric oxide synthase in multiple and single dose betamethasone exposed pregnancies
    Heather L Mertz
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wake Forest Health Sciences, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:545.e11-6. 2011
    ..To compare endothelial nitric oxide synthase expression and capillary density (CDS) in placentas exposed to single or multiple courses of betamethasone...
  66. ncbi request reprint Prediction of preterm premature rupture of membranes by transvaginal ultrasound features and risk factors in a high-risk population
    A O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 20:245-51. 2002
    ..To determine the transvaginal ultrasound features and risk factors that predict preterm delivery (PTD) preceded by either preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM) or preterm labor (PTL) in a high-risk population...
  67. doi request reprint Risk factors for preterm birth among opiate-addicted gravid women in a methadone treatment program
    Christopher V Almario
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:326.e1-6. 2009
    ..Prior studies noted elevated preterm birth (PTB) rates among opiate-addicted women treated with methadone. We sought to determine the risk factors for PTB in this population...
  68. doi request reprint Evidence-based labor and delivery management
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:445-54. 2008
    ..We conclude that labor and delivery interventions supported by good quality data as just described should be routinely performed. All aspects with lower data quality should be researched with adequately powered and designed trials...
  69. ncbi request reprint Methadone trough levels in pregnancy
    John Drozdick
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1184-8. 2002
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of fetal lung volume measurements with 3-dimensional ultrasonography
    Juan Carlos Sabogal
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 23:347-52. 2004
    ..To build a nomogram of normal fetal lung volumes and to assess the reproducibility of measurements using 3-dimensional ultrasonography...
  71. ncbi request reprint Short cervical length after history-indicated cerclage: is a reinforcing cerclage beneficial?
    Jason K Baxter
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1204-7. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if a reinforcing cerclage improves outcome in women with a history-indicated cerclage who develop a short cervix on ultrasound...
  72. ncbi request reprint Impact of the recent randomized trials on the use of progesterone to prevent preterm birth: a 2005 follow-up survey
    Amen Ness
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1174-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether current attitudes regarding the use of progesterone to prevent preterm birth have changed since our last survey in 2003...
  73. ncbi request reprint Accuracy of prenatal diagnosis of congenital heart defects
    V Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Fetal Diagn Ther 16:407-12. 2001
    ..2) To compare the detection and accuracy of a team of maternal fetal medicine specialists and radiologists (MFM/R) with those of perinatal cardiologists (PC)...
  74. ncbi request reprint Development of a scoring system for predicting the risk of preterm birth in women receiving cervical cerclage
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Perinatol 23:664-7. 2003
    ..To develop a model for identifying women receiving cervical cerclage at risk for spontaneous preterm birth <32 weeks...
  75. doi request reprint Non-placental causes of intrauterine growth restriction
    Nancy Hendrix
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Semin Perinatol 32:161-5. 2008
    ..Knowledge of the etiologies of fetal growth restriction is essential, so that future care can be targeted at prevention. There are several primary and secondary prevention strategies that can be adopted...
  76. ncbi request reprint Abnormalities of the first and second stages of labor
    Amen Ness
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 32:201-20, viii. 2005
    ..The article concentrates on the term, healthy woman carrying a singleton, vertex, normally grown fetus with no anomalies...
  77. ncbi request reprint Antepartum management of multifetal pregnancies
    Alisa B Modena
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, 834 Chestnut Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Clin Perinatol 32:443-54, vii. 2005
    ..It is the authors' hope that this article is comprehensive in enhancing the reader's knowledge of these complex pregnancies...
  78. doi request reprint Effect of antenatal corticosteroids on survival for neonates born at 23 weeks of gestation
    Edward J Hayes
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:921-6. 2008
    ..To estimate if exposure to antenatal corticosteroids was associated with decreased rate of death in neonates born at 23 weeks of gestation...
  79. ncbi request reprint Sexual intercourse association with asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis and Trichomonas vaginalis treatment in relationship to preterm birth
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:1277-82. 2002
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Hepatitis C and pregnancy
    James Airoldi
    Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 61:666-72. 2006
    ..There is no evidence demonstrating an increased risk of HCV transmission in HIV-negative women who breast feed. In HCV/HIV-coinfected women, breast feeding is discouraged in women who have consistent access to safe infant formula...
  81. doi request reprint Obstetricians seldom provide postpartum diabetes screening for women with gestational diabetes
    Christopher V Almario
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:528.e1-5. 2008
    ..We aimed to determine whether obstetrician-gynecologists provided postpartum type 2 diabetes mellitus screening for women with a history of gestational diabetes...
  82. ncbi request reprint American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists practice bulletins: an overview
    Suneet P Chauhan
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicines, Aurora Health Care, West Allis, WI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1564-72; discussion 1072-5. 2006
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Can shortened midtrimester cervical length predict very early spontaneous preterm birth?
    John Owen
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:298-303. 2004
    ..The study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that shortened midtrimester cervical length is more predictive of early (<26 weeks) than later (26-34 weeks) spontaneous preterm birth...
  84. ncbi request reprint Number and gestational age of prior preterm births does not modify the predictive value of a short cervix
    Nicole P Yost
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:241-6. 2004
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint A review of sonographic estimate of fetal weight: vagaries of accuracy
    Suneet P Chauhan
    Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 18:211-20. 2005
    ..To determine the factors that might influence the accuracy of sonographic estimated fetal weight...
  86. ncbi request reprint Elective cesarean delivery and long-term motor function or ambulation status in infants with meningomyelocele
    Dawnette Lewis
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:469-73. 2004
    ..To determine if elective cesarean delivery, when compared with trial of labor, is associated with better long-term motor function or ambulation status in infants with myelomeningocele...
  87. ncbi request reprint Metastatic unknown primary tumor presenting in pregnancy as multiple cerebral infarcts
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 101:1060-2. 2003
    ..Cancer presenting during pregnancy is a rare event. There are no reports of an unknown primary tumor presenting during pregnancy...
  88. doi request reprint Prescription drug use during pregnancy: a population-based study in Regione Emilia-Romagna, Italy
    Joshua J Gagne
    Department of Health Policy, Jefferson Medical College, 1015 Walnut Street, Suite 115, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    Eur J Clin Pharmacol 64:1125-32. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of prescription drug use among pregnant women in Regione Emilia-Romagna (RER), Italy...
  89. ncbi request reprint Very-low-birthweight neonates: do outcomes differ in multiple compared with singleton gestations?
    Edward J Hayes
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 24:373-6. 2007
    ..4 (1.03-1.95). In our population, VLBW multiple gestations were at elevated odds for death and/or severe IVH compared with VLBW singletons...