IRA MARK BERNSTEIN

Summary

Affiliation: University of Vermont
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The relationship of plasma volume, sympathetic tone, and proinflammatory cytokines in young healthy nonpregnant women
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Reprod Sci 16:980-5. 2009
  2. ncbi request reprint The influence of pregnancy on arterial compliance
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:621-5. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking and its association with birth weight
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Burgess 217, FAHC, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 1435, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:986-91. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Fetal body composition
    Ira Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine and Women s Health Care Service, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT 05401 1435, USA
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 8:613-7. 2005
  5. pmc Pulse pressure and arterial compliance prior to pregnancy and the development of complicated hypertension during pregnancy
    Sarah Hale
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Reprod Sci 17:871-7. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Optimal growth modeling
    Shane Reeves
    Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Women s Health Care Service, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
    Semin Perinatol 32:148-53. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Uterine artery hemodynamic adaptations through the menstrual cycle into early pregnancy
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:620-4. 2002
  8. pmc Derivation of lung epithelium from human cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells
    Viranuj Sueblinvong
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:701-11. 2008
  9. pmc Effects of voucher-based incentives on abstinence from cigarette smoking and fetal growth among pregnant women
    Sarah H Heil
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addiction 103:1009-18. 2008
  10. pmc Depressive symptoms predict smoking status among pregnant women
    Teresa J Linares Scott
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addict Behav 34:705-8. 2009

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Publications31

  1. pmc The relationship of plasma volume, sympathetic tone, and proinflammatory cytokines in young healthy nonpregnant women
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Reprod Sci 16:980-5. 2009
    ..Preeclampsia has been associated with elevated proinflammatory markers, increased sympathetic activity, and decreased plasma volume (PV). We hypothesized that these associations would be identified in women prior to a first pregnancy...
  2. ncbi request reprint The influence of pregnancy on arterial compliance
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:621-5. 2005
    ..To examine the effect of pregnancy and the interval between pregnancies on arterial compliance as measured by mean arterial pressure (MAP) and pulse pressure...
  3. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking and its association with birth weight
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Burgess 217, FAHC, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401 1435, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:986-91. 2005
    ..Maternal smoking has been associated with a reduction in newborn birth weight. We sought to estimate how the pattern of maternal smoking throughout pregnancy influences newborn size...
  4. ncbi request reprint Fetal body composition
    Ira Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine and Women s Health Care Service, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT 05401 1435, USA
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 8:613-7. 2005
    ....
  5. pmc Pulse pressure and arterial compliance prior to pregnancy and the development of complicated hypertension during pregnancy
    Sarah Hale
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405, USA
    Reprod Sci 17:871-7. 2010
    ..With accurate prediction of CH before pregnancy, initiation of preventative measures could begin earlier, either prior to or in early pregnancy, potentially increasing preventative efficacy and decreasing CH...
  6. doi request reprint Optimal growth modeling
    Shane Reeves
    Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Women s Health Care Service, Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
    Semin Perinatol 32:148-53. 2008
    ..This review examines the performance of a variety of the growth characterizing standards that have been employed to define abnormal growth and examines their performance in the prediction of adverse perinatal outcome...
  7. ncbi request reprint Uterine artery hemodynamic adaptations through the menstrual cycle into early pregnancy
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:620-4. 2002
    ..To estimate the time course of human uterine artery vascular adaptation through the menstrual cycle into early pregnancy...
  8. pmc Derivation of lung epithelium from human cord blood-derived mesenchymal stem cells
    Viranuj Sueblinvong
    Department of Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 177:701-11. 2008
    ..Human umbilical cord blood contains both hematopoietic and nonhematopoietic stem cells, which have been used clinically as an alternative to bone marrow transplantation for hematologic malignancies and other diseases...
  9. pmc Effects of voucher-based incentives on abstinence from cigarette smoking and fetal growth among pregnant women
    Sarah H Heil
    Departments of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addiction 103:1009-18. 2008
    ..This study examined whether voucher-based reinforcement therapy (VBRT) contingent upon smoking abstinence during pregnancy is an effective method for decreasing maternal smoking during pregnancy and improving fetal growth...
  10. pmc Depressive symptoms predict smoking status among pregnant women
    Teresa J Linares Scott
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addict Behav 34:705-8. 2009
    ..These results suggest that depressive symptoms may be an independent contributor to the problem of continued smoking during pregnancy, which may have implications for smoking-cessation interventions among pregnant women...
  11. pmc Educational disadvantage and cigarette smoking during pregnancy
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 104:S100-5. 2009
    ..We suggest that strategies to increase educational attainment be included with more conventional tobacco-control policies in efforts to reduce smoking among girls and young women...
  12. pmc Effects of cigarette smoking cessation on breastfeeding duration
    Tara M Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 12:483-8. 2010
    ..Correlational studies have confirmed associations between smoking status and breastfeeding duration, but whether smoking cessation increases breastfeeding duration has not been established...
  13. pmc Effects of smoking cessation with voucher-based contingency management on birth outcomes
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, 1 South Prospect Street, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Addiction 105:2023-30. 2010
    ..This study examined whether smoking cessation using voucher-based contingency management (CM) improves birth outcomes...
  14. pmc Predictors of postpartum relapse to smoking
    Laura J Solomon
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 90:224-7. 2007
    ..Most women's first postpartum cigarettes were unplanned, in the presence of another smoker, and while experiencing negative affect. The findings suggest targets for interventions to reduce postpartum relapse...
  15. ncbi request reprint Biochemical verification of smoking status in pregnant and recently postpartum women
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 15:58-66. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Characterizing nicotine withdrawal in pregnant cigarette smokers
    Sarah H Heil
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, USA
    Exp Clin Psychopharmacol 14:165-70. 2006
    ..The results also suggest that pregnant smokers generally may have elevated baseline levels of withdrawal, which need to be considered in the design and analysis of future studies...
  17. ncbi request reprint The assessment of newborn size
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT 05401 1435, USA
    Pediatrics 111:1430-1. 2003
  18. pmc Examining maternal weight gain during contingency-management treatment for smoking cessation among pregnant women
    Yukiko Washio
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 114:73-6. 2011
    ..This study shows no evidence of excessive maternal weight gain among pregnant women receiving a CM intervention for smoking cessation...
  19. ncbi request reprint A pilot study on voucher-based incentives to promote abstinence from cigarette smoking during pregnancy and postpartum
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 6:1015-20. 2004
    ..The magnitude of these treatment effects exceed levels typically observed with pregnant and recently postpartum smokers, and the maintenance of effects through 24 weeks postpartum extends the duration beyond those reported previously...
  20. ncbi request reprint The effect of estradiol and progesterone on knee and ankle joint laxity
    Bruce D Beynnon
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Stafford Hall, Room 438A, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0084, USA
    Am J Sports Med 33:1298-304. 2005
    ..Little is known about whether joint laxity varies cyclically during the menstrual cycle and if so, whether it is modulated by cyclic variations of estradiol (E2) and progesterone (P4)...
  21. ncbi request reprint The relationship between menstrual cycle phase and anterior cruciate ligament injury: a case-control study of recreational alpine skiers
    Bruce D Beynnon
    Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, Stafford Hall, Room 438A, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 0084, USA
    Am J Sports Med 34:757-64. 2006
    ..Female athletes suffer a greater incidence of anterior cruciate ligament tears compared with male athletes when participating in common sports; however, very little is known about the factors that explain this disparity...
  22. ncbi request reprint Smoking status in the initial weeks of quitting as a predictor of smoking-cessation outcomes in pregnant women
    Stephen T Higgins
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05401, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 85:138-41. 2006
    ..Any smoking during the initial 2 weeks of attempting to quit predicts poor short- and longer-term outcomes in the general population of cigarette smokers. The present study examined whether that rule applies to pregnant women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Psychological symptoms following smoking cessation in pregnant smokers
    Laura J Solomon
    Departments of Family Medicine and Psychology, University of Vermont, Vermont 05405, USA
    J Behav Med 29:151-60. 2006
    ..These findings should temper concerns that quitting smoking may have detrimental psychological consequences during pregnancy...
  24. ncbi request reprint Uterine blood flow response to alpha-adrenergic blockade in nulligravid women of reproductive age
    Dana P Damron
    Department of Obstetrics Gyencology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    J Soc Gynecol Investig 11:388-92. 2004
    ..Elevated uterine artery resistance has been associated with the development of preeclampsia. We sought to determine if the human uterine arterial circulation was more sensitive to alpha-adrenergic blockade than a control vascular bed...
  25. pmc Relationship between prepregnancy and early pregnancy uterine blood flow and resistance index
    Sarah A Hale
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05404, USA
    Reprod Sci 16:1091-6. 2009
    ..44, P = .068). Prepregnancy UBF may be a determinant of early pregnancy UBF and UBF may have independent value as a predictor of adverse pregnancy outcome...
  26. pmc Resistance artery adaptation to pregnancy counteracts the vasoconstricting influence of plasma from normal pregnant women
    Odul A Amburgey
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Reprod Sci 17:29-39. 2010
    ..The increased reactivity and tone noted in NP vessels was abolished when pregnant plasma was perfused through LP arteries, suggesting these vessels adapt during pregnancy to the vasoconstricting influence of pregnant plasma...
  27. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in preeclampsia based on timing of conception
    J K Phillips
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont 05401 1435, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:1015-20. 2004
    ..We sought to evaluate whether preeclampsia occurs seasonally in our population and whether the timing of conception or delivery is more strongly associated with risk...
  28. ncbi request reprint Relationship of plasma volume to sympathetic tone in nulliparous women
    Ira M Bernstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:938-42. 2003
    ..We sought to determine whether resting supine plasma volume is related to sympathetic tone in healthy young nulligravid normotensive women...
  29. pmc Sildenafil increases uterine blood flow in nonpregnant nulliparous women
    Sarah A Hale
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05405, USA
    Reprod Sci 17:358-65. 2010
    ..Overall, women in the luteal phase demonstrated a significant increase in UVF in response to sildenafil. However, this increase appears to be directly associated with basal UVF...
  30. pmc Maternal hemoglobin concentration and its association with birth weight in newborns of mothers with preeclampsia
    Odul A Amburgey
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:740-4. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether birth weight would show an inverse relationship to hemoglobin concentration in a group of infants whose mothers had preeclampsia, where plasma volume constriction is common...
  31. pmc Evidence for distinct preterm and term phenotypes of preeclampsia
    Julie K Phillips
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care, 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington, Vermont, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 23:622-6. 2010
    ..To determine differences in maternal and fetal characteristics in pregnancies complicated by preterm versus term preeclampsia...

Research Grants10

  1. Prepregnancy Phenotype & Predisposition to Pre-eclampsia
    Ira Bernstein; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This study proposes to evaluate a novel hypothesis that synthesizes apparently contradictory data into a single coherent theory. ..
  2. UTERINE VASCULAR RESPONSE TO STEROID SIGNALING
    Ira Bernstein; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  3. Prepregnancy Phenotype and Predisposition to Preeclampsia
    IRA MARK BERNSTEIN; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In addition, we are looking to understand the influence of pregnancy- specific, physiologic adaptations to the pathophysiologic associations of preeclampsia in a group of women at risk for developing preeclampsia. ..