George A Macones

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Is preterm labor a valid endpoint in perinatal research?
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:302-4. 2002
  2. ncbi Maternal complications with vaginal birth after cesarean delivery: a multicenter study
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1656-62. 2005
  3. ncbi First trimester screening: economic implications
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Semin Perinatol 29:263-6. 2005
  4. ncbi Obstetric outcomes in women with two prior cesarean deliveries: is vaginal birth after cesarean delivery a viable option?
    George A Macones
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1223-8; discussion 1228-9. 2005
  5. pmc First-trimester prediction of preterm birth using ADAM12, PAPP-A, uterine artery Doppler, and maternal characteristics
    Katherine R Goetzinger
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Prenat Diagn 32:1002-7. 2012
  6. pmc Adolescent pregnancy and gestational weight gain: do the Institute of Medicine recommendations apply?
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:140.e1-8. 2011
  7. doi The effect of fetal gender in predicting Down syndrome using long bone ultrasonographic measurements
    Katherine R Goetzinger
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prenat Diagn 30:950-5. 2010
  8. doi Evidence of a gene-environment interaction that predisposes to spontaneous preterm birth: a role for asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis and DNA variants in genes that control the inflammatory response
    Luis M Gomez
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Maternal and Child Research Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:386.e1-6. 2010
  9. pmc Effect of gestational age at the prior cesarean delivery on maternal morbidity in subsequent VBAC attempt
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:276.e1-6. 2009
  10. ncbi Evaluating the thresholds of abnormal second trimester multiple marker screening tests associated with intra-uterine growth restriction
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Perinatol 23:363-7. 2006

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Publications106 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi Is preterm labor a valid endpoint in perinatal research?
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:302-4. 2002
  2. ncbi Maternal complications with vaginal birth after cesarean delivery: a multicenter study
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Leonard Davis Institute for Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1656-62. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to determine incidence and risk factors for uterine rupture in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) in a wide range of hospital settings...
  3. ncbi First trimester screening: economic implications
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Semin Perinatol 29:263-6. 2005
    ..Economic analyses of prenatal diagnosis have unique challenges that must be considered. Most analyses include only direct medical costs, ignoring indirect and intangible costs...
  4. ncbi Obstetric outcomes in women with two prior cesarean deliveries: is vaginal birth after cesarean delivery a viable option?
    George A Macones
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1223-8; discussion 1228-9. 2005
    ....
  5. pmc First-trimester prediction of preterm birth using ADAM12, PAPP-A, uterine artery Doppler, and maternal characteristics
    Katherine R Goetzinger
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Prenat Diagn 32:1002-7. 2012
    ....
  6. pmc Adolescent pregnancy and gestational weight gain: do the Institute of Medicine recommendations apply?
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:140.e1-8. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the Institute of Medicine (IOM) guidelines for gestational weight gain in adolescents...
  7. doi The effect of fetal gender in predicting Down syndrome using long bone ultrasonographic measurements
    Katherine R Goetzinger
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prenat Diagn 30:950-5. 2010
    ..To determine if fetal gender affects the screening efficiency of short femur and humerus lengths in the prediction of trisomy 21...
  8. doi Evidence of a gene-environment interaction that predisposes to spontaneous preterm birth: a role for asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis and DNA variants in genes that control the inflammatory response
    Luis M Gomez
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Maternal and Child Research Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:386.e1-6. 2010
    ..We determined whether an environmental exposure to bacterial vaginosis (BV) modified genetic susceptibilities for spontaneous preterm delivery within genes that regulate the inflammatory response...
  9. pmc Effect of gestational age at the prior cesarean delivery on maternal morbidity in subsequent VBAC attempt
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:276.e1-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the effect of gestational age at the time of prior cesarean on maternal morbidity in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC)...
  10. ncbi Evaluating the thresholds of abnormal second trimester multiple marker screening tests associated with intra-uterine growth restriction
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Perinatol 23:363-7. 2006
    ..Elevated AFP and hCG, however, were highly specific in predicting IUGR. The provided thresholds could be useful in designing policies regarding women who would benefit most from sonographic screening for IUGR...
  11. ncbi The CARD15 2936insC mutation and TLR4 896 A>G polymorphism in African Americans and risk of preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM)
    Pedro E Ferrand
    Center for Research on Reproduction and Women s Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Mol Hum Reprod 8:1031-4. 2002
    ..However, the CARD15 mutation was only detected in controls and not in PPROM cases. We conclude that the CARD15 mutation and hyporesponsive TLR4 allele do not contribute to ethnic variation in the incidence of PPROM...
  12. pmc Medical and nonmedical factors influencing utilization of delayed pushing in the second stage
    Heather A Frey
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Perinatol 30:595-600. 2013
    ..To evaluate factors impacting selection to delayed pushing in the second stage of labor...
  13. pmc Risk of preterm delivery and growth restriction in twins discordant for structural anomalies
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:70.e1-5. 2012
    ..We sought to determine whether twin gestations with an anomalous fetus are at increased risk of preterm delivery or intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) compared to twins with 2 normal fetuses...
  14. pmc Association of induction of labor and uterine rupture in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean: a survival analysis
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:51.e1-5. 2012
    ..We sought to estimate the risk of uterine rupture associated with labor induction in women attempting trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) accounting for length of labor...
  15. doi Periodontal disease and adverse pregnancy outcomes: is there an association?
    Sindhu K Srinivas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:497.e1-8. 2009
    ..We assessed the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes (preterm birth [PTB], preeclampsia [PRE], fetal growth restriction [FGR], or perinatal death) in women with periodontal disease (PD) compared to those without...
  16. ncbi Safety and efficacy of vaginal birth after cesarean attempts at or beyond 40 weeks of gestation
    Kara M Coassolo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:700-6. 2005
    ..Logistic regression analyses were performed to assess the relationship between delivery beyond the EDD and VBAC failure or complication rate...
  17. doi Minor trauma in pregnancy--is the evaluation unwarranted?
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:208.e1-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the rate of and risks for abruption and adverse pregnancy outcome after minor trauma in pregnancy...
  18. ncbi Defining nasal bone hypoplasia in second-trimester Down syndrome screening: does the use of multiples of the median improve screening efficacy?
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:361.e1-4. 2007
    ....
  19. ncbi Predicting perinatal mortality in preterm intrauterine growth restriction
    Christina M Scifres
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:723-8. 2009
    ..These two variables had modest predictive value for perinatal mortality. In cases of preterm IUGR, only the presence of abnormal umbilical artery Dopplers or oligohydramnios predicts perinatal mortality...
  20. ncbi Single umbilical artery and its associated findings
    Meiling Hua
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:930-4. 2010
    ..To estimate whether the presence of a single umbilical artery is associated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), fetal demise, or major congenital anomalies...
  21. ncbi Predicting failure of a vaginal birth attempt after cesarean delivery
    Sindhu K Srinivas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 109:800-5. 2007
    ..To identify a group of clinical factors that could be used to accurately predict failure in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC)...
  22. ncbi Pregnancy loss rate after mid-trimester amniocentesis in twin pregnancies
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:257.e1-6. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the attributable pregnancy loss rate of mid-trimester amniocentesis in twin pregnancies...
  23. ncbi Characteristics and pregnancy outcomes of pregnant women asymptomatic for bacterial vaginosis
    Deborah B Nelson
    Department of Public Health College of Health Professions, Temple University, 1700 North Broad Street, Room 304F, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
    Matern Child Health J 12:216-22. 2008
    ..For this study, 1916 pregnant women who were 12 weeks' gestation or less were enrolled. Interviewers facilitated vaginal swab collection for BV assessment, and completed the baseline questionnaire. BV was identified by Gram stain...
  24. pmc Fibroid tumors are not a risk factor for adverse outcomes in twin pregnancies
    Molly J Stout
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:68.e1-5. 2013
    ..Uterine fibroid tumors have been associated with adverse outcomes in singleton pregnancies. We aimed to estimate risk for adverse obstetric outcomes that are associated with fibroid tumors in twin pregnancies...
  25. doi Adverse outcomes in twin pregnancies complicated by early vaginal bleeding
    Jessica A McPherson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:56.e1-5. 2013
    ..We sought to estimate the risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with early vaginal bleeding in twin pregnancies...
  26. doi Does delayed pushing in the second stage of labor impact perinatal outcomes?
    Heather A Frey
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:807-14. 2012
    ..To estimate maternal, neonatal, and labor outcomes associated with delayed pushing...
  27. doi Neural tube defects and associated low birth weight
    Shayna M Norman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63130, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:473-6. 2012
    ..To estimate the association between neural tube defects (NTDs) and low birth weight...
  28. pmc The interaction effect of bacterial vaginosis and periodontal disease on the risk of preterm delivery
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63130 4899, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:347-52. 2012
    ..8-1.5, and RR for PD 0.9; 95% CI, 0.7-1.3). The interaction between BV and PD did not statistically significantly impact the odds of sPTD. Coexistence of PD and BV did not have a synergistic effect on sPTD...
  29. ncbi Vaginal birth after caesarean delivery: does maternal age affect safety and success?
    Sindhu K Srinivas
    University of Pennsylvania Health System, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 21:114-20. 2007
    ..While teenage patients do not appear to be at increased risk for VBAC-related complications, patients of advanced maternal age do show an increase in composite VBAC-related operative complication rates...
  30. ncbi Does a maximum dose of oxytocin affect risk for uterine rupture in candidates for vaginal birth after cesarean delivery?
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63105, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 197:495.e1-5. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether the maximum dose of oxytocin impacts the risk of uterine rupture in women who attempt vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC)...
  31. ncbi Magnesium for seizure prophylaxis in patients with mild preeclampsia
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:601-7. 2007
    ..To estimate whether magnesium therapy is the optimal management for women with mild preeclampsia...
  32. doi Leiomyomas at routine second-trimester ultrasound examination and adverse obstetric outcomes
    Molly J Stout
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:1056-63. 2010
    ..To estimate the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes associated with the presence of leiomyomas...
  33. ncbi Short interpregnancy interval: risk of uterine rupture and complications of vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
    David M Stamilio
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:1075-82. 2007
    ..To investigate whether short or long interpregnancy interval is associated with uterine rupture and other major maternal morbidities in women who attempt vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC)...
  34. ncbi A cost-effectiveness analysis of prenatal screening strategies for Down syndrome
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:562-8. 2005
    ..To evaluate which Down syndrome screening strategy is the most cost-effective...
  35. doi Racial disparity in the success and complications of vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:654-8. 2008
    ..To determine if race is associated with election to attempt vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC), VBAC success, and maternal morbidities associated with VBAC...
  36. doi Higher maximum doses of oxytocin are associated with an unacceptably high risk for uterine rupture in patients attempting vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:32.e1-5. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to more precisely estimate the effect of maximum oxytocin dose on uterine rupture risk in patients attempting vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) by considering timing and duration of therapy...
  37. pmc Active management of risk in nulliparous pregnancy at term: association between a higher preventive labor induction rate and improved birth outcomes
    James M Nicholson
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:254.e1-254.e13. 2009
    ..The objective of the study was to determine whether exposure of nulliparous women to a high rate of preventive labor induction was associated with improvement in birth health...
  38. doi Treatment of localized periodontal disease in pregnancy does not reduce the occurrence of preterm birth: results from the Periodontal Infections and Prematurity Study (PIPS)
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, School of Medicine, Campus Box 8064, 4911 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St Louis, MO 63110 1094, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:147.e1-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to test whether treating periodontal disease (PD) in pregnancy will reduce the incidence of spontaneous preterm delivery (SPTD) at < or = 35 weeks of gestation...
  39. pmc Effect of placenta previa on fetal growth
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:330.e1-5. 2010
    ..To estimate the association between placenta previa and abnormal fetal growth...
  40. ncbi Is vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or elective repeat cesarean safer in women with a prior vaginal delivery?
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1143-7. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to determine whether vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) or elective repeat cesarean delivery is safer overall for a woman with a prior vaginal delivery...
  41. ncbi A polymorphism in the promoter region of TNF and bacterial vaginosis: preliminary evidence of gene-environment interaction in the etiology of spontaneous preterm birth
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Research on Reproduction and Women s Health, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, 19104 6021, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1504-8; discussion 3A. 2004
    ..The aim of this study was to assess if the presence of symptomatic bacterial vaginosis amplifies the risk of spontaneous preterm birth in those with a "susceptible" TNF genotype...
  42. ncbi Perinatal outcomes in growth-restricted twins compared with age-matched growth-restricted singletons
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:269-73. 2005
    ..2; 95% confidence interval, 1.1 to 5.7). Perinatal morbidity was similarly significantly higher in IUGR twins. Compared with age-matched singletons, twins with IUGR have higher perinatal mortality and morbidity rates...
  43. ncbi Cerebroplacental Doppler ratio and adverse perinatal outcomes in intrauterine growth restriction: evaluating the impact of using gestational age-specific reference values
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 2000 Ravdin Courtyard, 3400 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:1223-8. 2005
    ....
  44. ncbi Safety and success of vaginal birth after cesarean delivery in patients with preeclampsia
    Sindhu K Srinivas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, 2000 Courtyard Building, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Perinatol 23:145-52. 2006
    ..Patients with PRE or GH do not have increased uterine rupture rates. These findings can be used to improve mode of delivery counseling for VBAC candidate patients with preeclampsia...
  45. ncbi Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) attempt in twin pregnancies: is it safe?
    Alison Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1050-5. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the rate of vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) attempt, VBAC failure, and major maternal adverse outcomes in women with a previous cesarean with twin or singleton pregnancies...
  46. ncbi Evaluating the efficiency of using second-trimester nasal bone hypoplasia as a single or a combined marker for fetal aneuploidy
    Anthony O Odibo
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 25:437-41; quiz 443. 2006
    ..Our objective was to evaluate the efficiency of NB hypoplasia as an independent marker for fetal aneuploidy...
  47. pmc Radiographic measures of the mid pelvis to predict cesarean delivery
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:460.e1-6. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether x-ray measures of the mid pelvis can be used to predict cesarean delivery...
  48. doi Congenital uterine anomalies and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Meiling Hua
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:558.e1-5. 2011
    ..We sought to estimate whether the presence of a maternal uterine anomaly is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  49. doi The timing of antibiotics at cesarean: a randomized controlled trial
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, 63110, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:273-6. 2012
    ..Either preoperative antibiotic therapy or antibiotic administration after cord clamp is a reasonable clinical method for reducing the risk of postcesarean infectious morbidity...
  50. doi Fetal congenital heart disease and intrauterine growth restriction: a retrospective cohort study
    Matthew B Wallenstein
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, MO, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25:662-5. 2012
    ....
  51. ncbi Should all pregnant diabetic women undergo a fetal echocardiography? A cost-effectiveness analysis comparing four screening strategies
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Prenat Diagn 26:39-44. 2006
    ..To determine if a policy of universal fetal echocardiography for all pregnant diabetic women is cost-effective as a screening tool for congenital heart defects...
  52. ncbi Can uterine rupture in patients attempting vaginal birth after cesarean delivery be predicted?
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1148-52. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to use multivariable methods to develop clinical predictive models for the occurrence of uterine rupture by using both antepartum and early intrapartum factors...
  53. doi Frequent epidural dosing as a marker for impending uterine rupture in patients who attempt vaginal birth after cesarean delivery
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:355.e1-5. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the association between epidural dosing and the risk of uterine rupture in women who attempt vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC)...
  54. pmc The impact of the active management of risk in pregnancy at term on birth outcomes: a randomized clinical trial
    James M Nicholson
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:511.e1-15. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare birth outcomes that result from the active management of risk in pregnancy at term (AMOR-IPAT) to those outcomes that result from standard management...
  55. doi The 2008 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development workshop report on electronic fetal monitoring: update on definitions, interpretation, and research guidelines
    George A Macones
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 37:510-5. 2008
    ..A three-tier system for fetal heart rate tracing interpretation is also described. Lastly, prioritized topics for future research are provided...
  56. pmc Universal cervical length screening and treatment with vaginal progesterone to prevent preterm birth: a decision and economic analysis
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:548.e1-8. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate which strategy is the most cost-effective for the prevention of preterm birth and associated morbidity...
  57. doi Comparison of the efficiency of second-trimester nasal bone hypoplasia and increased nuchal fold in Down syndrome screening
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:281.e1-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the efficiency of second-trimester nasal bone hypoplasia (NB) and increased nuchal fold (NF) in Down syndrome screening...
  58. pmc The association between increased use of labor induction and reduced rate of cesarean delivery
    James M Nicholson
    Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania19104, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 18:1747-58. 2009
    ..We sought to confirm this finding in a subsequent group of pregnant women...
  59. ncbi Predicting placental abruption and previa in women with a previous cesarean delivery
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Ultrasound, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Am J Perinatol 24:299-305. 2007
    ..In women with at least one prior cesarean delivery, the risk factors for placental previa and abruption can be identified. However, prediction models combining these risk factors were too inefficient to be useful...
  60. doi Evaluating the rate and risk factors for fetal loss after chorionic villus sampling
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound and Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:813-9. 2008
    ..To estimate the fetal loss rate in our center and evaluate the risk factors associated with such losses after chorionic villus sampling (CVS)...
  61. ncbi Cocaine use during pregnancy and the failure of vaginal birth after cesarean
    Bruno F Casanova
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania, 800 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:663-8. 2005
    ..To evaluate the failure rate of a trial of vaginal birth in women with singleton pregnancies and 1 prior cesarean section who reported using cocaine during the current pregnancy...
  62. ncbi What antepartum fetal test should guide the timing of delivery of the preterm growth-restricted fetus? A decision-analysis
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 3400 Spruce Street, 2000 Ravdin Courtyard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1477-82. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to use a decision-analytic approach to explore the best strategy for the timing of the delivery of preterm intrauterine growth-restricted fetuses...
  63. pmc The pattern of labor preceding uterine rupture
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:210.e1-6. 2012
    ..We sought to characterize the labor of women attempting trial of labor after cesarean (TOLAC) who experience uterine rupture...
  64. doi The effect of breech presentation on the accuracy of estimated fetal weight
    Jennifer M McNamara
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:353-60. 2012
    ..There was no difference in the ability to detect small and large for gestational age infants. Presentation does not demonstrably affect the accuracy of ultrasonographic EFW when utilizing the Hadlock formula...
  65. ncbi Vaginal birth after caesarean section versus elective repeat caesarean section: assessment of maternal downstream health outcomes
    Emmanuelle Pare
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    BJOG 113:75-85. 2006
    ..To compare the maternal implications of strategies of vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC) attempt versus elective repeat caesarean section in women with one previous lower segment caesarean section...
  66. doi Effect of magnesium sulfate on fetal heart rate patterns in the second stage of labor
    Cassandra R Duffy
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis, MO, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:1129-36. 2012
    ..To estimate the effect of maternal exposure to magnesium sulfate on fetal heart rate characteristics during active labor...
  67. ncbi Ultrasound-detected subchorionic hemorrhage and the obstetric implications
    Shayna M Norman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 116:311-5. 2010
    ..To estimate the association between the ultrasonographic diagnosis of subchorionic hemorrhage and adverse pregnancy outcomes...
  68. ncbi False-positive 1-hour glucose challenge test and adverse perinatal outcomes
    David M Stamilio
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:148-56. 2004
    ..To determine whether a false-positive 1-hour glucose challenge test (GCT) is associated with perinatal complications...
  69. doi Revisiting the risk for aneuploidy in fetuses with isolated pyelectasis
    Jeanine F Carbone
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prenat Diagn 31:566-70. 2011
    ..Our objective was to test the hypothesis that isolated pyelectasis is associated with aneuploidy and calculate likelihood ratios using a large ultrasound database...
  70. pmc Echogenic bowel on second-trimester ultrasonography: evaluating the risk of adverse pregnancy outcome
    Katherine R Goetzinger
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:1341-8. 2011
    ..To estimate if echogenic bowel diagnosed on second-trimester ultrasonography has an independent risk association with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and intrauterine fetal demise...
  71. ncbi 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of preterm delivery: A cost-effectiveness analysis
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Internal Medicine and Health Management Systems, Washington University Medical Center in St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:492-9. 2006
    ..To evaluate whether the use of 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of recurrent preterm deliveries is cost-effective...
  72. doi Hypnotic analgesia during first-trimester termination: Marc et al
    George A Macones
    Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:579-80. 2008
    ..Hypnotic analgesia intervention during first-trimester pregnancy termination: an open randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199:469.e1-469.e9. The full discussion appears at www.AJOG.org, page e1-e5...
  73. doi Does the combination of fronto-maxillary facial angle and nasal bone evaluation improve the detection of Down syndrome in the second trimester?
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Prenat Diagn 29:947-51. 2009
    ..To determine if the combination of fronto-maxillary facial (FMF) angle and nasal bone (NB) evaluation improves the detection of Down syndrome (DS) in the second trimester...
  74. doi Revisiting the fetal loss rate after second-trimester genetic amniocentesis: a single center's 16-year experience
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound and Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 111:589-95. 2008
    ..To estimate an institution's specific fetal loss rate after a second-trimester genetic amniocentesis...
  75. pmc Risk factors for bladder injury in patients with a prior hysterotomy
    Alison G Cahill
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:116-20. 2008
    ..To estimate the rate of and risk factors for bladder injury in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) candidates...
  76. ncbi Relationship between abnormal fetal testing and adverse perinatal outcomes in intrauterine growth restriction
    Juan M Gonzalez
    Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:e48-51. 2007
    ..This study was undertaken to compare the efficacy of nonstress test, biophysical profile, or abnormal Dopplers in predicting adverse perinatal outcomes in intrauterine growth restriction...
  77. ncbi The effect of prematurity on vaginal birth after cesarean delivery: success and maternal morbidity
    Joanne N Quinones
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:519-24. 2005
    ..Our hypothesis was that preterm women undergoing VBAC were more likely to be successful and have a lower rate of complications than term women undergoing VBAC...
  78. pmc Elevated serum α-linolenic acid levels are associated with decreased chance of pregnancy after in vitro fertilization
    Emily S Jungheim
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Fertil Steril 96:880-3. 2011
    ..To analyze relationships between serum free fatty acid (FFA) concentrations and pregnancy...
  79. doi Predicting adverse neonatal outcomes in fetuses with abdominal wall defects using prenatal risk factors
    Sara S Nicholas
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:383.e1-6. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether prenatal variables can predict adverse neonatal outcomes in fetuses with abdominal wall defects...
  80. ncbi The association between fetal nasal bone hypoplasia and aneuploidy
    Anthony O Odibo
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, and Chestnut Hill Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:1229-33. 2004
    ..To determine the association between fetal nasal bone hypoplasia and aneuploidy in women undergoing prenatal diagnosis...
  81. doi Association between pregnancy complications and small-for-gestational-age birth weight defined by customized fetal growth standard versus a population-based standard
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Ultrasound and Genetics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 24:411-7. 2011
    ....
  82. ncbi Active management of risk in pregnancy at term in an urban population: an association between a higher induction of labor rate and a lower cesarean delivery rate
    James M Nicholson
    Department of Family Practice and Community Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1516-28. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether exposure to an alternative method of care, called the active management of risk in pregnancy at term, was associated with a lower group cesarean delivery rate...
  83. ncbi Abnormal multiple marker screens are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in cases of intrauterine growth restriction
    John G Ilagan
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1465-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if abnormal multiple marker screens (MMS) are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) pregnancies...
  84. ncbi Pregnant women with the sickle cell trait are not at increased risk for developing preeclampsia
    David M Stamilio
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Perinatol 20:41-8. 2003
    ..In fact, the data are more consistent with the sickle trait being protective for developing preeclampsia...
  85. ncbi Type-specific screening for asymptomatic herpes infection in pregnancy: a decision analysis
    Kirsten Lawrence Cleary
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, USA
    BJOG 112:731-6. 2005
    ..To evaluate the merits of serum screening for herpes simple virus (HSV) in pregnant women with no history of prior HSV infection...
  86. ncbi Management of twin-twin transfusion syndrome: laying the foundation for future interventional studies
    Anthony O Odibo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA19104, USA
    Twin Res 5:515-20. 2002
    ..This review critically evaluates the different management options available for the syndrome and recommends some guidelines for future interventional studies...
  87. ncbi Limited obstetric ultrasound examinations: competency and cost
    Marilyn Stringer
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and School of Nursing, Philadelphia 19104 6096, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 32:307-12. 2003
    ..To determine both the actual dollar cost and the amount of time required per nurse to establish competency in limited obstetric ultrasonography (LOBU)...
  88. ncbi Thromboprophylaxis after cesarean delivery: a decision analysis
    Joanne N Quinones
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:733-40. 2005
    ..To compare 4 strategies for managing patients after cesarean delivery...
  89. ncbi Screening for aneuploidy in twin pregnancies: maternal age- and race-specific risk assessment between 9-14 weeks
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Genetics, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, USA
    Twin Res 6:251-6. 2003
    ....
  90. ncbi Mild pyelectasis: evaluating the relationship between gestational age and renal pelvic anterior-posterior diameter
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Prenat Diagn 23:824-7. 2003
    ..To determine the relationship between gestational age and renal pelvic anterior-posterior diameter and the feasibility of developing gestational age-specific thresholds for the diagnosis of mild pyelectasis...
  91. ncbi Prevention of preterm birth by cervical cerclage compared with expectant management: a systematic review
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 58:130-6. 2003
    ..0.86, 95% CI, 0.56, 1.33; P =.50). There is a trend toward cervical cerclage reducing preterm births before 34 weeks. The use of cerclage is, however, associated with an increased risk of postpartum fever...
  92. ncbi The correlation in birth timing between singleton and twin gestations in the same mother
    Emily A DeFranco
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio 45267 0526, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:106-10. 2009
    ..To test the hypothesis that the timing of twin births is correlated to that of their singleton siblings...
  93. ncbi Screening for aneuploidy in twins and higher-order multiples: is first-trimester nuchal translucency the solution?
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 58:609-14. 2003
    ..We review the currently available screening options and compare the merits and disadvantages of each method. The available diagnostic tests and therapeutic interventions for screen positive cases are also reviewed...
  94. ncbi Prenatal mild pyelectasis: evaluating the thresholds of renal pelvic diameter associated with normal postnatal renal function
    Anthony O Odibo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 23:513-7. 2004
    ..To determine the threshold of the renal pelvic anteroposterior (AP) diameter that predicts normal postnatal renal outcome in the follow-up of cases with mild pyelectasis...
  95. doi Predicting success and reducing the risks when attempting vaginal birth after cesarean
    Lorie M Harper
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, Missouri 63110, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 63:538-45. 2008
    ..Although misoprostol use is discouraged due to its association with increased risks of uterine rupture, transcervical catheters, oxytocin, and amniotomy may be used to induce labor in women attempting VBAC...
  96. doi Is continuous monitoring the answer to incidentally observed fetal heart rate decelerations?
    Katherine M Sisco
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University, Saint Louis, Misouri 63110, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 22:405-9. 2009
    ..We examined the interventions and outcomes of pre-term patients with an incidentally identified fetal heart rate (FHR) deceleration and otherwise reassuring FHR pattern admitted for continuous FHR monitoring (FM)...
  97. ncbi A polymorphism in the matrix metalloproteinase-9 promoter is associated with increased risk of preterm premature rupture of membranes in African Americans
    Pedro E Ferrand
    Center for Research on Reproduction and Women s Health, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Mol Hum Reprod 8:494-501. 2002
    ..We conclude that there are cell host-dependent differences in MMP-9 promoter activity related to CA-repeat number and that fetal carriage of the 14 CA-repeat allele is associated with PPROM in African Americans...
  98. doi The utility of thrombophilia testing in pregnant women with thrombosis: fact or fiction?
    Christina M Scifres
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:344.e1-7. 2008
    ..Data regarding these issues are reviewed, controversies surrounding thrombophilia testing in this setting are discussed, and clinical recommendations are made...
  99. ncbi 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...
  100. ncbi 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...
  101. pmc Effect of hospital volume on maternal outcomes in women with prior cesarean delivery undergoing trial of labor
    Jen Jen Chang
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Community Health, School of Public Health, Saint Louis University, St Louis, MO 63104, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:711-8. 2008
    ..Prior vaginal delivery was protective against adverse VBAC outcomes. The risk of an adverse VBAC outcome in low-volume hospitals was comparable to that in high-volume hospitals...