R L Goldenberg

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Choriodecidual infection and preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 35249 7333, USA
    Nutr Rev 60:S19-25. 2002
  2. ncbi What we have learned about the predictors of preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Birmingham, AL 35233 1602, USA
    Semin Perinatol 27:185-93. 2003
  3. ncbi Repeated courses of antenatal corticosteroids
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:316-7. 2001
  4. ncbi HPTN 024 study: histologic chorioamnionitis, antibiotics and adverse infant outcomes in a predominantly HIV-1-infected African population
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1065-74. 2006
  5. ncbi The Alabama Preterm Birth study: polymorphonuclear and mononuclear cell placental infiltrations, other markers of inflammation, and outcomes in 23- to 32-week preterm newborn infants
    William W Andrews
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:803-8. 2006
  6. ncbi Infection as a cause of preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1500 6th Avenue S, CRWH 379, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Clin Perinatol 30:677-700. 2003
  7. ncbi The Alabama preterm birth study: corticosteroids and neonatal outcomes in 23- to 32-week newborns with various markers of intrauterine infection
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Brimingham, 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1020-4. 2006
  8. ncbi Fetal fibronectin and adverse infant outcomes in a predominantly human immunodeficiency virus-infected African population: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1500 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:392-401. 2007
  9. ncbi The management of preterm labor
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0021, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:1020-37. 2002
  10. ncbi The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: intrauterine infection and placental histologic findings in preterm births of males and females less than 32 weeks
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1533-7. 2006

Detail Information

Publications108 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Choriodecidual infection and preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 35249 7333, USA
    Nutr Rev 60:S19-25. 2002
    ..Results of treatment trials to eradicate the infection and reduce preterm birth have been mixed...
  2. ncbi What we have learned about the predictors of preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Birmingham, AL 35233 1602, USA
    Semin Perinatol 27:185-93. 2003
    ....
  3. ncbi Repeated courses of antenatal corticosteroids
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:316-7. 2001
    ....
  4. ncbi HPTN 024 study: histologic chorioamnionitis, antibiotics and adverse infant outcomes in a predominantly HIV-1-infected African population
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1065-74. 2006
    ..Histologic chorioamnionitis has been associated with preterm birth and low birthweight. Our goal was to evaluate the relationship between polymorphonuclear cell and mononuclear cell placental infiltrations and adverse infant outcomes...
  5. ncbi The Alabama Preterm Birth study: polymorphonuclear and mononuclear cell placental infiltrations, other markers of inflammation, and outcomes in 23- to 32-week preterm newborn infants
    William W Andrews
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:803-8. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to better understand the relationship between placental polymorphonuclear and mononuclear cell infiltrations with bacterial cultures, markers of inflammation, and preterm outcomes...
  6. ncbi Infection as a cause of preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1500 6th Avenue S, CRWH 379, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Clin Perinatol 30:677-700. 2003
    ..Research must also address the question of individual susceptibility to infections and the influence of other exposures that may moderate the association between infection and preterm birth...
  7. ncbi The Alabama preterm birth study: corticosteroids and neonatal outcomes in 23- to 32-week newborns with various markers of intrauterine infection
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Brimingham, 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1020-4. 2006
    ..Our goal was to determine if CS given prenatally to enhance fetal maturity were harmful to infants with various indications of intrauterine infection...
  8. ncbi Fetal fibronectin and adverse infant outcomes in a predominantly human immunodeficiency virus-infected African population: a randomized controlled trial
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1500 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:392-401. 2007
    ..To evaluate the relationship between fetal fibronectin and preterm birth and maternal-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in an African population of predominantly HIV-infected women...
  9. ncbi The management of preterm labor
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0021, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:1020-37. 2002
    ....
  10. ncbi The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: intrauterine infection and placental histologic findings in preterm births of males and females less than 32 weeks
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1533-7. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to determine whether there are differences in the placental histology and various markers of infection/inflammation between preterm male and female fetuses...
  11. ncbi Use of vaginally administered chlorhexidine during labor to improve pregnancy outcomes
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Center for Research in Women s Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 1602, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 107:1139-46. 2006
    ..Our objective was to determine the potential for chlorhexidine used as a vaginal and neonatal wash to reduce adverse outcomes of pregnancy, especially in developing countries...
  12. ncbi The HPTN 024 Study: the efficacy of antibiotics to prevent chorioamnionitis and preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:650-61. 2006
    ..The use of antibiotics to prevent preterm birth has achieved mixed results. Our goal in this study was to determine if antibiotics given prenatally and during labor reduce the incidence of preterm birth and histologic chorioamnionitis...
  13. ncbi Maternal infection and adverse fetal and neonatal outcomes
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1500 6th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Clin Perinatol 32:523-59. 2005
    ..Bacterial vaginosis and its associated intrauterine infections likely contribute far more to the overall burden of adverse pregnancy outcomes than the more classical perinatal infections such as rubella and syphilis...
  14. ncbi The plausibility of micronutrient deficiency in relationship to perinatal infection
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    J Nutr 133:1645S-1648S. 2003
    ..There is therefore no question that a plausible relationship exists between micronutrient deficiency and infection-mediated adverse pregnancy outcomes. However, proof of this relationship is generally not available...
  15. ncbi Factors influencing perinatal outcomes
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Ob Gyn, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1500 6th Avenue South, Suite 379, Birmingham, AL 35233 1602, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1038:227-34. 2004
    ..At present, we have the knowledge to substantially reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes throughout the world; so far we have not had the will...
  16. ncbi The Alabama Preterm Birth Project: placental histology in recurrent spontaneous and indicated preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233 1602, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:792-6. 2006
    ..For unknown reasons, a previous preterm birth (PTB) is a major risk factor for PTB in the current pregnancy. Our goal is to evaluate placental histology for clues related to the recurrent nature of PTB...
  17. pmc The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: umbilical cord blood Ureaplasma urealyticum and Mycoplasma hominis cultures in very preterm newborn infants
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:43.e1-5. 2008
    ....
  18. ncbi Gender difference in cord serum ferritin concentrations
    T Tamura
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3360, USA
    Biol Neonate 75:343-9. 1999
    ..09, p > 0.41). Although the mechanism of the gender difference is unknown, it may be important to consider the sex of neonates when evaluating their iron nutriture immediately after birth...
  19. ncbi Maternal plasma zinc concentrations and pregnancy outcome
    T Tamura
    Departments of Nutrition Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3360, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:109-13. 2000
    ..There is no consensus in the literature as to whether maternal zinc nutriture is associated with pregnancy outcome or fetal growth...
  20. ncbi The preterm prediction study: can low-risk women destined for spontaneous preterm birth be identified?
    J D Iams
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 184:652-5. 2001
    ..Our goal was to assess fetal fibronectin assay, Bishop score, and cervical ultrasonography as screening tests to predict which low-risk pregnancies will end in preterm birth...
  21. ncbi Cost-effective use of nevirapine to prevent vertical HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa
    J S Stringer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 24:369-77. 2000
    ..To assess the cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies of nevirapine (NVP) administration to prevent vertical HIV transmission in sub-Saharan Africa...
  22. ncbi Clinical trial of interconceptional antibiotics to prevent preterm birth: subgroup analyses and possible adverse antibiotic-microbial interaction
    Alan T N Tita
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Maternal Fetal Medicine Division and Center for Women s Reproductive Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:367.e1-6. 2007
    ....
  23. ncbi Umbilical cord serum levels of thromboxane B2 in term infants of women who participated in a placebo-controlled trial of low-dose aspirin
    C R Parker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Center for Obstetrics Research, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233 7333, USA
    J Matern Fetal Med 9:209-15. 2000
    ....
  24. ncbi Midtrimester vaginal Mycoplasma genitalium in women with subsequent spontaneous preterm birth
    G C Lu
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 S 19th St, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:163-5. 2001
    ..We sought to determine the midtrimester prevalence of Mycoplasma genitalium in women who had subsequent spontaneous preterm birth...
  25. ncbi The effectiveness and costs of elective cesarean delivery for fetal macrosomia diagnosed by ultrasound
    D J Rouse
    Center for Obstetric Research, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233 7333, USA
    JAMA 276:1480-6. 1996
    ..To quantitate the potential effectiveness and monetary costs of a policy of elective cesarean delivery for fetal macrosomia diagnosed by ultrasound...
  26. ncbi Changes in intendedness during pregnancy in a high-risk multiparous population
    V L Poole
    School of Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 1210, USA
    Matern Child Health J 4:179-82. 2000
    ..Our objectives were to determine whether pregnancy intendedness changes as the pregnancy progresses and, if so, in what direction...
  27. ncbi Methods to encourage the use of antenatal corticosteroid therapy for fetal maturation: a randomized controlled trial
    L C Leviton
    Department of Health Behavior, School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 0033, USA
    JAMA 281:46-52. 1999
    ..Antenatal corticosteroids for fetal maturation have been underused, despite evidence for their benefits in cases of preterm birth...
  28. pmc A randomized trial of augmented prenatal care for multiple-risk, Medicaid-eligible African American women
    L V Klerman
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, School of Public Health, Ryals Building Suite 320, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Am J Public Health 91:105-11. 2001
    ..This project investigated whether augmented prenatal care for high-risk African American women would improve pregnancy outcomes and patients' knowledge of risks, satisfaction with care, and behavior...
  29. ncbi Vaginal fetal fibronectin levels and spontaneous preterm birth in symptomatic women
    G C Lu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 97:225-8. 2001
    ..To relate vaginal fetal fibronectin levels in women with symptoms of preterm labor to subsequent spontaneous preterm birth...
  30. ncbi Serum leptin concentrations during pregnancy and their relationship to fetal growth
    T Tamura
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294 3360, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 91:389-95. 1998
    ..To test the hypothesis that maternal and cord serum leptin concentrations correlate with birth weight of infants...
  31. ncbi Maternal serum concentrations of human placental lactogen, estradiol and pregnancy specific beta 1-glycoprotein and fetal growth retardation
    M O Gardner
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand Suppl 165:56-8. 1997
    ..This finding indicates that high levels of these hormones are related to a lower risk of FGR, but that low levels do not predict FGR...
  32. pmc Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV in Africa: successes and challenges in scaling-up a nevirapine-based program in Lusaka, Zambia
    Elizabeth M Stringer
    School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    AIDS 17:1377-82. 2003
    ..Nearly half of perinatal HIV infection is preventable with nevirapine (NVP), which has transformed the ability to confront this transmission route in resource-limited settings...
  33. ncbi Second-trimester cervical ultrasound: associations with increased risk for recurrent early spontaneous delivery
    W W Andrews
    Center for Research in Women s Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35233 7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 95:222-6. 2000
    ..To determine whether short cervical length or internal os funneling before 20 weeks' gestation predicts early preterm birth or pregnancy loss in women with at least one prior spontaneous early preterm birth...
  34. ncbi Plasma extracellular superoxide dismutase activity in healthy pregnant women is not influenced by zinc supplementation
    T Tamura
    Departments of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Biol Trace Elem Res 80:107-13. 2001
    ..Plasma EC-SOD activities did not prove to be a better indicator of zinc nutriture of pregnant women than either plasma zinc or plasma alkaline phosphatase activities...
  35. pmc Effectiveness of a city-wide program to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in Lusaka, Zambia
    Jeffrey Sa Stringer
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    AIDS 19:1309-15. 2005
    ..To determine the population effectiveness of a city-wide perinatal HIV prevention program...
  36. ncbi What we have learned regarding antibiotic therapy for the reduction of infant morbidity after preterm premature rupture of the membranes
    Brian M Mercer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Semin Perinatol 27:217-30. 2003
    ..The use and limitations of ultrasound and vaginally collected amniotic fluid pulmonary maturity assessment are discussed...
  37. ncbi The Alabama Preterm Birth Study: diffuse decidual leukocytoclastic necrosis of the decidua basalis, a placental lesion associated with preeclampsia, indicated preterm birth and decreased fetal growth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 20:391-5. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi Interconceptional antibiotics to prevent spontaneous preterm birth: a randomized clinical trial
    William W Andrews
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research in Women s Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:617-23. 2006
    ....
  39. ncbi Current evidence regarding periodontal disease as a risk factor in preterm birth
    M K Jeffcoat
    Department of Periodontology, UAB School of Dentistry, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Ann Periodontol 6:183-8. 2001
    ..This paper summarizes evidence to date and the strategies that ongoing intervention studies are using to answer the fundamental clinical question: can periodontal therapy reduce the risk of preterm birth?..
  40. ncbi Medical, psychosocial, and behavioral risk factors do not explain the increased risk for low birth weight among black women
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 175:1317-24. 1996
    ..Nevertheless, black women had more infants born preterm, with growth restriction, and with low birth weight than did white women. The various maternal characteristics studied did not explain these differences...
  41. ncbi Evaluation of a new testing policy for human immunodeficiency virus to improve screening rates
    E M Stringer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249-7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 98:1104-8. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION: After implementation of a policy of routine HIV testing with active patient refusal, HIV testing rates increased among pregnant women in our large, urban obstetric clinic population...
  42. ncbi Metronidazole treatment of women with a positive fetal fibronectin test result
    R L Goldenberg
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:485-6. 2001
    ..In this subgroup analysis, compared with the placebo group, women who were treated with metronidazole had a nonsignificant reduction in spontaneous preterm birth from 14.6% to 8.3%...
  43. ncbi Perinatal HIV transmission: developing country considerations
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 0024, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 12:149-58. 2002
    ..In developing countries, reduction in maternal-child transmission is feasible, but will require substantial additional resources and a well-functioning obstetric care system...
  44. ncbi Effect of smoking on serum concentrations of total homocysteine and B vitamins in mid-pregnancy
    K Pagan
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, 218 Webb Building, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Clin Chim Acta 306:103-9. 2001
    ..We suggest that it is essential to consider the nutritional status of folate, vitamin B-12 and vitamin B-6 in evaluating the effect of smoking on homocysteine metabolism...
  45. ncbi Periodontal infection and preterm birth: results of a prospective study
    M K Jeffcoat
    Department of Periodontics, University of Alabama School of Dentistry, Birmingham 35294, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 132:875-80. 2001
    ..Previous studies have suggested that chronic periodontal infection may be associated with preterm births. The authors conducted a prospective study to test for this association...
  46. pmc High mortality rates for very low birth weight infants in developing countries despite training
    Waldemar A Carlo
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 176F Suite 9380, 619 S 19th St, Birmingham, AL 35249 7335, USA
    Pediatrics 126:e1072-80. 2010
    ..The study was designed to test the hypothesis that these training programs would reduce neonatal mortality rates for VLBW infants...
  47. pmc Midtrimester amniotic fluid matrix metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8) levels above the 90th percentile are a marker for subsequent preterm premature rupture of membranes
    Joseph R Biggio
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:109-13. 2005
    ..We sought to determine whether midtrimester amniotic fluid levels of matrix metalloproteinase-8 were associated with subsequent preterm premature rupture of membranes...
  48. ncbi Racial disparities in the association of foetal growth retardation to childhood blood pressure
    Stephen G Rostand
    Division of Nephrology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 20:1592-7. 2005
    ..For this reason we re-examined the role of FGR in childhood blood pressure...
  49. ncbi Folate status of mothers during pregnancy and mental and psychomotor development of their children at five years of age
    Tsunenobu Tamura
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Pediatrics 116:703-8. 2005
    ....
  50. pmc Do targeted HIV programs improve overall care for pregnant women?: Antenatal syphilis management in Zambia before and after implementation of prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission programs
    Dara Potter
    Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 47:79-85. 2008
    ..The implementation of disease-specific research or service programs may have an ancillary beneficial or harmful impact on routine clinical services...
  51. ncbi Cost and enrollment implications of targeting different source population for an HIV treatment program
    Benjamin H Chi
    Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 40:350-5. 2005
    ..Rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a worldwide priority, and ambitious targets for numbers on ART have been set. Antenatal clinics (ANCs) and tuberculosis (TB) clinics have been targeted as entry points into HIV care...
  52. ncbi Acute and chronic chorioamnionitis and the risk of perinatal human immunodeficiency virus-1 transmission
    Benjamin H Chi
    School of Medicine, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35294 0024, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:174-81. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to examine the prevalence of acute and chronic chorioamnionitis among women infected with human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) and to determine the relative contribution of each to perinatal HIV-1 transmission...
  53. pmc Treatment of trichomoniasis in pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa does not appear to be associated with low birth weight or preterm birth
    Elizabeth Stringer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    S Afr Med J 100:58-64. 2010
    ..To determine whether treatment of trichomoniasis increases the risk of prematurity...
  54. pmc A multilevel analysis of individual, household, and neighborhood correlates of intimate partner violence among low-income pregnant women in Jefferson county, Alabama
    Qing Li
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Am J Public Health 100:531-9. 2010
    ..We examined individual, household, and neighborhood correlates of intimate partner violence (IPV) before and during pregnancy...
  55. ncbi Longitudinal trajectory of bacterial vaginosis during pregnancy
    Thaddeus P Waters
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:431.e1-5. 2008
    ..This study was undertaken to characterize the course of bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy and to discern the bacterial morphotypes responsible for infection...
  56. pmc A randomized trial of the intrauterine contraceptive device vs hormonal contraception in women who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus
    Elizabeth M Stringer
    Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:144.e1-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether the intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD) is effective and safe among women who are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)...
  57. ncbi Two decades of the safe motherhood initiative: time for another wooden spoon award?
    Alan T N Tita
    Center for Women s Reproductive Health and Maternal Fetal Medicine Division, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:972-6. 2007
    ....
  58. ncbi Use of vaginal polymorphonuclear to epithelial cell ratios for the prediction of preterm birth
    Patrick S Ramsey
    Center for Research in Women s Health, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:139-44. 2005
    ..To compare the use of midtrimester vaginal polymorphonuclear cell (PMN) counts on Gram-stain preparations with PMN to epithelial cell (EPI) ratios for the prediction of subsequent spontaneous preterm birth...
  59. ncbi Maternal prepregnancy body mass index and psychomotor development in children
    Yasmin H Neggers
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:235-40. 2003
    ..We hypothesized that low maternal body mass index (BMI) would predict worse neurodevelopmental status in children, while higher maternal BMIs would be associated with better neurodevelopmental outcomes...
  60. ncbi Nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV-1 among women of unknown serostatus
    Jeffrey S A Stringer
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Lancet 362:1850-3. 2003
  61. pmc Personal risk perception, HIV knowledge and risk avoidance behavior, and their relationships to actual HIV serostatus in an urban African obstetric population
    Elizabeth M Stringer
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 35:60-6. 2004
    ..Before significant inroads can be made in decreasing the incidence of HIV infection among pregnant women, population-based strategies that involve men must be implemented...
  62. ncbi What we have learned from an antibiotic trial in fetal fibronectin positive women
    William W Andrews
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research in Womens Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Semin Perinatol 27:231-8. 2003
    ....
  63. pmc Comparison of two strategies for administering nevirapine to prevent perinatal HIV transmission in high-prevalence, resource-poor settings
    Jeffrey S A Stringer
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 32:506-13. 2003
    ....
  64. pmc Universal nevirapine upon presentation in labor to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission in high prevalence settings
    Jeffrey S A Stringer
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    AIDS 18:939-43. 2004
    ..To assess the uptake of and adherence to nevirapine to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission among women of unknown HIV serostatus presenting in labor. We also assessed preliminary efficacy of the approach...
  65. ncbi Relationship between pre-pregnancy BMI and plasma zinc concentrations in early pregnancy
    Tsunenobu Tamura
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Br J Nutr 91:773-7. 2004
    ....
  66. pmc Timing of the maternal drug dose and risk of perinatal HIV transmission in the setting of intrapartum and neonatal single-dose nevirapine
    Jeffrey S A Stringer
    Schools of Medicine and Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    AIDS 17:1659-65. 2003
    ..Single-dose intrapartum and neonatal nevirapine (NVP) reduces perinatal HIV transmission and is in increasingly common use throughout the developing world...
  67. ncbi Periodontal disease and upper genital tract inflammation in early spontaneous preterm birth
    Alice R Goepfert
    The Center for Research in Women s Health and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35249 7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:777-83. 2004
    ..To estimate the relationship between maternal periodontal disease and both early spontaneous preterm birth and selected markers of upper genital tract inflammation...
  68. ncbi Randomized clinical trial of extended spectrum antibiotic prophylaxis with coverage for Ureaplasma urealyticum to reduce post-cesarean delivery endometritis
    William W Andrews
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research in Women s Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 101:1183-9. 2003
    ..To determine if extended spectrum prophylactic antibiotic treatment (with efficacy against Ureaplasma urealyticum) reduces post-cesarean delivery clinical endometritis...
  69. ncbi Effect of zinc supplementation of pregnant women on the mental and psychomotor development of their children at 5 y of age
    Tsunenobu Tamura
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35294, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1512-6. 2003
    ..A negative effect of prenatal zinc deficiency on brain function has been well established in experimental animals, but this association in humans is controversial...
  70. pmc Effect of nevirapine toxicity on choice of perinatal HIV prevention strategies
    Jeffrey S A Stringer
    Center for Research in Women s Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Public Health 92:365-6. 2002
    ..This study evaluated the validity of concerns about the toxicity of nevirapine (NVP) that have delayed its implementation as a perinatal HIV prevention strategy...
  71. pmc Preterm prediction study: comparison of the cervical score and Bishop score for prediction of spontaneous preterm delivery
    R B Newman
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:508-15. 2008
    ..To prospectively compare digital cervical score with Bishop score as a predictor of spontaneous preterm delivery before 35 weeks of gestation...
  72. ncbi Histocompatibility antigen subtypes in black women with class A1 or class GB diabetes mellitus
    C L Winkler
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35294
    Am J Perinatol 8:106-9. 1991
    ..07), and DR-3 (p = 0.08). However, because of the low sensitivity (42%), specificity (75%), and positive predictive value (36%), this test is impractical in the clinical management of women with gestational diabetes mellitus...
  73. ncbi Elevated amniotic fluid ferritin levels are associated with inflammation-related pregnancy loss following mid-trimester amniocentesis
    P S Ramsey
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research in Women s Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 35249 7333, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 11:302-6. 2002
    ..We determined the association between amniotic fluid (AF) ferritin levels and post-amniocentesis pregnancy loss...
  74. ncbi Periodontal disease and preterm birth: results of a pilot intervention study
    Marjorie K Jeffcoat
    University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Periodontol 74:1214-8. 2003
    ..The goal of this pilot trial was to determine the feasibility of conducting a trial to determine whether treatment of periodontitis reduces the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB)...
  75. ncbi Some thoughts on body mass index, micronutrient intakes and pregnancy outcome
    Yasmin Neggers
    University of Alabama, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA
    J Nutr 133:1737S-1740S. 2003
    ..Maternal micronutrient status may partially mediate plasma volume expansion in pregnancy. Therefore, improving maternal micronutrient status may reduce adverse outcomes through this mechanism...
  76. ncbi Variation in vaginal immune parameters and microbial hydrolytic enzymes in bacterial vaginosis positive pregnant women with and without Mobiluncus species
    Jennifer F Culhane
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:516-21. 2006
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  77. ncbi Uterine contraction frequency before and after successful tocolytic therapy for preterm uterine contractions
    Roger B Newman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Suite 634, P O Box 250619, Charleston, SC 29425, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:843-9. 2003
    ..To examine the association between prelabor uterine contraction frequency (UCF) and the success of tocolytic therapy for preterm labor (PTL)...
  78. doi Epidemiology and causes of preterm birth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Lancet 371:75-84. 2008
    ..A short cervical length and a raised cervical-vaginal fetal fibronectin concentration are the strongest predictors of spontaneous preterm birth...
  79. ncbi Endometrial microbial colonization and plasma cell endometritis after spontaneous or indicated preterm versus term delivery
    William W Andrews
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research in Women s Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:739-45. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether endometrial microbial colonization or plasma cell endometritis is increased after spontaneous versus indicated preterm delivery or a spontaneous term delivery...
  80. ncbi Prevention of preterm birth
    Jeffrey M Denney
    University of Utah, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 4:625-38. 2008
    ..The most pressing need is to better define the populations of pregnant women for whom these and other interventions will effectively reduce preterm birth...
  81. ncbi Perceptions toward HIV, HIV screening, and the use of antiretroviral medications: a survey of maternity-based health care providers in Zambia
    Benjamin H Chi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA
    Int J STD AIDS 15:685-90. 2004
    ..Among those never prescribing ART, most cited a lack of availability (83%). Our results highlight the need for further provider education, critical appraisal of the current system for HIV testing, and widespread distribution of ART...
  82. ncbi Umbilical cord plasma interleukin-6 concentrations in preterm infants and risk of neonatal morbidity
    Alice R Goepfert
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research in Women s Health, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1375-81. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the association between umbilical cord interleukin-6 (IL-6) levels and neonatal morbidity in infants born at less than 32 weeks' gestation...
  83. ncbi Prospects for research in reproductive health and birth outcomes
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstretics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, 618 S 20th St, Birmingham, AL 35233 7333, USA
    JAMA 285:633-9. 2001
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  84. pmc Newborn-care training and perinatal mortality in developing countries
    Waldemar A Carlo
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    N Engl J Med 362:614-23. 2010
    ..Of the 3.7 million neonatal deaths and 3.3 million stillbirths each year, 98% occur in developing countries. An evaluation of community-based interventions designed to reduce the number of these deaths is needed...
  85. ncbi Birthweight-specific neonatal mortality in developing countries and obstetric practices
    H K Straughn
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 80:71-8. 2003
    ..To evaluate birthweight-specific neonatal mortality and perinatal interventions in major medical centers in developed and developing countries...
  86. ncbi Stillbirth: a review
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 1602, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 16:79-94. 2004
    ..Finally, the value of using fetal autopsy and placental examination to determine the cause of death accurately, both for research purposes and for patient counseling in future pregnancies, is explored...
  87. pmc Correlates of syphilis seroreactivity among pregnant women: the HIVNET 024 Trial in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia
    Dara Potter
    School of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:604-9. 2006
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  88. ncbi Differences in inflammatory cytokine and Toll-like receptor genes and bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy
    Alice R Goepfert
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1478-85. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to estimate the frequency of inflammatory cytokine and Toll-like receptor gene polymorphisms in women with and without bacterial vaginosis (BV) in pregnancy...
  89. ncbi The infectious origins of stillbirth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:861-73. 2003
    ..Our objective was to determine the relationship between various types of perinatal infections and stillbirths...
  90. ncbi A prospective masked observational study of uterine contraction frequency in twins
    Roger B Newman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1564-70. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to compare uterine contraction frequency in twins versus singletons and to determine if contraction frequency can be an efficient predictor of spontaneous preterm birth in twin gestations...
  91. pmc Impact of interconception antibiotics on the endometrial microbial flora
    Alan T N Tita
    Center for Women s Reproductive Health, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:226.e1-6. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of an interconception antibiotic regimen on endometrial microbial flora and histologic type...
  92. ncbi The pediatric costs of strategies for minimizing the risk of early-onset group B streptococcal disease
    C A Fargason
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 90:347-52. 1997
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  93. ncbi Maternal demographic, situational and psychosocial factors and their relationship to enrollment in prenatal care: a review of the literature
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama, Birmingham 35233 7333
    Women Health 19:133-51. 1992
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  94. pmc Anemia prevalence and risk factors in pregnant women in an urban area of Pakistan
    Naila Baig-Ansari
    Program in International and Community Nutrition, Room 3252, Myer Hall, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 29:132-9. 2008
    ..Anemia affects almost two-thirds of pregnant women in developing countries and contributes to maternal morbidity and mortality and to low birthweight...
  95. ncbi Serum homocysteine levels after preterm premature rupture of the membranes
    Eric J Knudtson
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:537-41. 2004
    ..Elevated homocysteine levels have been shown to induce these same pathophysiologic changes. We tested the hypothesis that serum homocysteine levels would be higher in women with PPROM when compared with matched control women...
  96. ncbi Arrested preterm labor: do the data support home or hospital care?
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Obstet Gynecol 106:3-5. 2005
  97. ncbi Preterm birth and periodontal disease
    Robert L Goldenberg
    N Engl J Med 355:1925-7. 2006
  98. ncbi Prepregnancy health status and the risk of preterm delivery
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 159:89-90. 2005
  99. pmc Morbidity and mortality among a cohort of human immunodeficiency virus type 1-infected and uninfected pregnant women and their infants from Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania
    David Chilongozi
    University of North Carolina Project, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:808-14. 2008
    ..Morbidity and mortality patterns among pregnant women and their infants (before antiretroviral therapy was widely available) determines HIV-1 diagnostic, monitoring, and care interventions...
  100. pmc Nutritional indicators of adverse pregnancy outcomes and mother-to-child transmission of HIV among HIV-infected women
    Saurabh Mehta
    Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1639-49. 2008
    ..Poor nutrition may be associated with mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of HIV and other adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  101. pmc Risk factors for late postnatal transmission of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 in sub-Saharan Africa
    Charles Chasela
    University of North Carolina Project, Kamuzu Central Hospital, Lilongwe, Malawi
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 27:251-6. 2008
    ..We conducted secondary data analyses of a clinical trial (HIVNET 024) to assess risk factors for late postnatal transmission (LPT) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) through breast-feeding...