Barbara Luke

Summary

Affiliation: University of Miami
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The evidence linking maternal nutrition and prematurity
    Barbara Luke
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, USA
    J Perinat Med 33:500-5. 2005
  2. pmc Nitrates in drinking water and methemoglobin levels in pregnancy: a longitudinal study
    Deana M Manassaram
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 57 Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health 9:60. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Nutrition in multiple gestations
    Barbara Luke
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, 5801 Red Road, Coral Cables, FL 33143 3850, USA
    Clin Perinatol 32:403-29, vii. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and multiple gestation
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, FL 33143 3850, USA
    Semin Perinatol 29:349-54. 2005
  5. pmc The changing risk of infant mortality by gestation, plurality, and race: 1989-1991 versus 1999-2001
    Barbara Luke
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, 5801 Red Rd, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    Pediatrics 118:2488-97. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Gender mix in twins and fetal growth, length of gestation and adult cancer risk
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:41-7. 2005
  7. pmc Contemporary risks of maternal morbidity and adverse outcomes with increasing maternal age and plurality
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, Florida 33143, USA
    Fertil Steril 88:283-93. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving multiple pregnancy outcomes with nutritional interventions
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 47:146-62. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The rise in multiple births in the United States: who, what, when, where, and why
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 47:118-33. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adverse outcomes in spontaneous versus assisted conception twin pregnancies
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Fertil Steril 81:315-9. 2004

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint The evidence linking maternal nutrition and prematurity
    Barbara Luke
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, USA
    J Perinat Med 33:500-5. 2005
    ..An assessment of maternal nutritional status, including anthropometric factors, is an integral component of effective prenatal care, and may facilitate a reduction in prematurity...
  2. pmc Nitrates in drinking water and methemoglobin levels in pregnancy: a longitudinal study
    Deana M Manassaram
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, 4770 Buford Highway, MS F 57 Chamblee, GA 30341, USA
    Environ Health 9:60. 2010
    ..We also examined whether differences in water use practices existed among pregnant women based on household drinking water source of private vs. public supply...
  3. ncbi request reprint Nutrition in multiple gestations
    Barbara Luke
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, 5801 Red Road, Coral Cables, FL 33143 3850, USA
    Clin Perinatol 32:403-29, vii. 2005
    ..In addition to being the nutrients most often lacking in a woman's diet, calcium, magnesium, and zinc have been identified as having the most potential for reducing pregnancy complications and improving outcomes...
  4. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and multiple gestation
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, FL 33143 3850, USA
    Semin Perinatol 29:349-54. 2005
    ..Diet therapy for women pregnant with multiples is an important component of effective prenatal care...
  5. pmc The changing risk of infant mortality by gestation, plurality, and race: 1989-1991 versus 1999-2001
    Barbara Luke
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, 5801 Red Rd, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    Pediatrics 118:2488-97. 2006
    ..Our aim was to quantify contemporary infant mortality risks and to evaluate the change by plurality, gestation, and race during the most recent decade...
  6. ncbi request reprint Gender mix in twins and fetal growth, length of gestation and adult cancer risk
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:41-7. 2005
    ..In contrast, there is no evidence to suggest that there might be a similar feminising effect on males from unlike-gender pairs. This hormonal exposure in utero may influence adult body size and susceptability to breast cancer...
  7. pmc Contemporary risks of maternal morbidity and adverse outcomes with increasing maternal age and plurality
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, Florida 33143, USA
    Fertil Steril 88:283-93. 2007
    ..To evaluate the risks of pregnancy complications and adverse outcomes associated with increasing maternal age and higher plurality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Improving multiple pregnancy outcomes with nutritional interventions
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 47:146-62. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The rise in multiple births in the United States: who, what, when, where, and why
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 47:118-33. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for adverse outcomes in spontaneous versus assisted conception twin pregnancies
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33136, USA
    Fertil Steril 81:315-9. 2004
    ..To evaluate risk factors for adverse outcomes in spontaneous vs. assisted conception twin pregnancies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Elevated risks of pregnancy complications and adverse outcomes with increasing maternal age
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, FL 33143, USA
    Hum Reprod 22:1264-72. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to evaluate the risks of pregnancy complications and adverse outcomes with increasing maternal age using national vital statistics data...
  12. pmc The effect of plurality and gestation on the prevention or postponement of infant mortality: 1989-1991 versus 1999-2001
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, Florida 33143, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:514-20. 2007
    ..Infant mortality rates improved by 28% for singletons, 32% for twins and triplets during the 1990s, although for the most premature infants, some deaths were postponed from the early to the late neonatal period...
  13. ncbi request reprint Body mass index--specific weight gains associated with optimal birth weights in twin pregnancies
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1801 NW 9th Avenue, Room 200H, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Reprod Med 48:217-24. 2003
    ..To formulate maternal weight gain guidelines, by maternal pregravid body mass index (BMI) status, associated with optimal fetal growth and birth weight in twins...
  14. pmc Maternal risk factors for potential maltreatment deaths among healthy singleton and twin infants
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, Florida 33146, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 10:778-85. 2007
    ..These results add to the body of knowledge regarding risk factors for infant mortality among healthy singletons and twins...
  15. ncbi request reprint The Hispanic paradox in twin pregnancies
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, Florida, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:532-7. 2005
    ..7 g/week and by 4.5 g/week, respectively). These findings in twins reflect the racial and ethnic disparities previously shown in singletons, including the Hispanic paradox of longer gestations and higher rates of fetal growth...
  16. ncbi request reprint Specialized prenatal care and maternal and infant outcomes in twin pregnancy
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Fla, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:934-8. 2003
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the effect of a prenatal nutrition and education program on twin pregnancy, neonatal, and early childhood outcomes...
  17. ncbi request reprint The cost of twin pregnancy: maternal and neonatal factors
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:909-15. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors affecting birth charges in twin pregnancies...
  18. doi request reprint Maternal morbidity and infant death in twin vs triplet and quadruplet pregnancies
    Barbara Luke
    University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies, Coral Gables, FL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:401.e1-10. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to calculate nationally representative, population-based estimates of maternal and neonatal risks in triplet and quadruplet pregnancies compared with twin pregnancies...
  19. ncbi request reprint The association between maternal factors and perinatal outcomes in triplet pregnancies
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami School of Medicine, FL 33136, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 187:752-7. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the associations between maternal factors and outcomes in triplet pregnancies...
  20. ncbi request reprint Elevated maternal glucose concentrations and placental infection in twin pregnancies
    Barbara Luke
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:241-5. 2005
    ..To evaluate the association between maternal screening glucose concentration and placental infection in nondiabetic twin pregnancies...
  21. ncbi request reprint Fetal phenotypes and neonatal and early childhood outcomes in twins
    Barbara Luke
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1270-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors associated with, and postnatal consequences of, altered patterns of fetal growth in twins...
  22. ncbi request reprint Perinatal and early childhood outcomes of twins versus triplets
    Barbara Luke
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33143, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 9:81-8. 2006
    ..Compared to twins, triplets have greater neonatal morbidity, and through 18 months of age lower mental and motor scores, slower postnatal growth and more residual stunting, particularly of length and head circumference...
  23. ncbi request reprint Outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics: revisiting the epidemiologic paradox
    Victor Hugo Gonzalez-Quintero
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:10-4. 2006
    ..To evaluate the outcome of pregnancies among Hispanics in a tertiary care hospital in Miami, Florida...
  24. ncbi request reprint Antenatal factors associated with significant birth weight discordancy in twin gestations
    Vctor H González-Quintero
    University of Miami, FL 33101, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:813-7. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors that are associated with significant birth weight discordancy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Is antiretroviral therapy during pregnancy associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery, low birth weight, or stillbirth?
    Amanda M Cotter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida 33101, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:1195-201. 2006
    ..Our objective was to investigate whether antiretroviral therapy was associated with adverse pregnancy outcome at a single site...
  26. doi request reprint Relationship between body mass index and metabolic syndrome risk factors among US 8- to 14-year-olds, 1999 to 2002
    Sarah E Messiah
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Clinical Research, University of Miami Leonard M Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL 33101, USA
    J Pediatr 153:215-21. 2008
    ..To determine the prevalence of metabolic syndrome risk factors (MSRF) and examine the relationship between body mass index and the prevalence of >or=3 MSRF in 8- to 11- and 12- to 14-year-old age groups...
  27. doi request reprint Contemporary homicide risks among women of reproductive age
    Rosa M Gonzalez-Guarda
    School of Nursing and Health Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 3850, USA
    Womens Health Issues 19:119-25. 2009
    ..Homicide is a leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. However, little is known about how risk for homicide differs among women from different racial and ethnic groups...
  28. ncbi request reprint Midupper arm circumference (MUAC) changes in late pregnancy predict fetal growth in twins
    Mary L Hediger
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH DHHS, Building 6100, Rm 7B03, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Twin Res Hum Genet 8:267-70. 2005
    ..This simple, relatively precise, measure of change in maternal body composition during pregnancy may be useful in identifying twin pregnancies at risk for faltering intrauterine growth, particularly among overweight or obese women...
  29. ncbi request reprint Fetal growth rates and the very preterm delivery of twins
    Mary L Hediger
    Division of Epidemiology, Statistics and Prevention Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892 7510, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1498-507. 2005
    ..Our objective was to determine whether slow fetal growth rates and twin growth patterns from 20 weeks' gestation to delivery are associated with very preterm delivery...
  30. ncbi request reprint A survey of a novel epilepsy clinic
    Mel Goodwin
    Department of Neurology, Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust, Cliftonville, Northampton, UK
    Seizure 11:519-22. 2002
    ..Many patients reviewed were considered to be taking unnecessary medication and suffering unnecessary side effects. There is a need for improved epilepsy management in primary care and better liaison between primary and secondary care...

Research Grants2

  1. Plurality and Contemporary Infant Mortality Risks
    Barbara Luke; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  2. Maternal Morbidity and Mortality in Multiple Pregnancy
    Barbara Luke; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The main hypothesis of this proposal is that higher plurality is the predominant factor affecting maternal morbidity and mortality, further potentated by older maternal age and primiparity. ..