Paul A Romitti

Summary

Affiliation: University of Iowa
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of collecting disease reports from relatives for genetic epidemiologic investigations
    P A Romitti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Hum Hered 47:351-7. 1997
  2. pmc Maternal dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites and nitrosamines and selected birth defects in offspring: a case-control study
    John C Huber
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Texas A and M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, MS 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Nutr J 12:34. 2013
  3. pmc Maternal characteristics associated with the dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines in women of child-bearing age: a cross-sectional study
    John S Griesenbeck
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, 77843 1266, USA
    Environ Health 9:10. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Utility of family history reports of major birth defects as a public health strategy
    Paul A Romitti
    Department of Epidemiology, C21 E GH, 200 Hawkins Dr, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Pediatrics 120:S71-7. 2007
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal interview reports of family history of birth defects: evaluation from a population-based case-control study of orofacial clefts
    P A Romitti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Med Genet 72:422-9. 1997
  6. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: pesticides and orofacial clefts
    Paul A Romitti
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 44:358-65. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of follow-up on limiting non-participation bias in genetic epidemiologic investigations
    P A Romitti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 14:129-38. 1998
  8. pmc Identification of Iowa live births in the Agricultural Health Study
    Paul A Romitti
    Department of Epidemiology at the College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 65:154-62. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Demographic characteristics, care, and outcomes for children with oral clefts in three states using participants from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Peter Damiano
    College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, 227 South Quadrangle, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 46:575-82. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Prenatal diagnosis of orofacial clefts: association with maternal satisfaction, team care, and treatment outcomes
    James M Robbins
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 47:476-81. 2010

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of collecting disease reports from relatives for genetic epidemiologic investigations
    P A Romitti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Hum Hered 47:351-7. 1997
    ..Relatives appeared willing to provide self-reports, although the potential for differential selection introduced by informants should be considered...
  2. pmc Maternal dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites and nitrosamines and selected birth defects in offspring: a case-control study
    John C Huber
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, The Texas A and M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, MS 1266 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 1266, USA
    Nutr J 12:34. 2013
    ..We examined the relationship between maternal dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites (including plant and animal sources as separate groups), and nitrosamines and several types of birth defects in offspring...
  3. pmc Maternal characteristics associated with the dietary intake of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines in women of child-bearing age: a cross-sectional study
    John S Griesenbeck
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Rural Public Health, Texas A and M Health Science Center, College Station, TX, 77843 1266, USA
    Environ Health 9:10. 2010
    ..Very little information is available on intake of nitrates, nitrites, and nitrosamines and factors related to increased consumption of these compounds...
  4. ncbi request reprint Utility of family history reports of major birth defects as a public health strategy
    Paul A Romitti
    Department of Epidemiology, C21 E GH, 200 Hawkins Dr, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Pediatrics 120:S71-7. 2007
    ..In summary, routine collection of family history reports of birth defects in pediatric practice holds promise as a public health strategy to reduce the burden of morbidity, mortality, and disability associated with major birth defects...
  5. ncbi request reprint Maternal interview reports of family history of birth defects: evaluation from a population-based case-control study of orofacial clefts
    P A Romitti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Med Genet 72:422-9. 1997
    ..Future investigations should explore methods to improve the quality of informant reports about family histories of birth defects. One alternative approach is discussed...
  6. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: pesticides and orofacial clefts
    Paul A Romitti
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 44:358-65. 2007
    ..The risk of orofacial clefts associated with pesticide exposure was examined by conducting a meta-analysis of studies published from 1966 through 2005...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of follow-up on limiting non-participation bias in genetic epidemiologic investigations
    P A Romitti
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 14:129-38. 1998
    ..Future studies require data collection protocols that encourage participation from all population subgroups, and one alternative is presented...
  8. pmc Identification of Iowa live births in the Agricultural Health Study
    Paul A Romitti
    Department of Epidemiology at the College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Arch Environ Occup Health 65:154-62. 2010
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  9. doi request reprint Demographic characteristics, care, and outcomes for children with oral clefts in three states using participants from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Peter Damiano
    College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, 227 South Quadrangle, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 46:575-82. 2009
    ..The primary objective of this study was to evaluate whether there were differences in the characteristics and outcomes of care for children with oral clefts (OCs) among population-based samples in three states...
  10. doi request reprint Prenatal diagnosis of orofacial clefts: association with maternal satisfaction, team care, and treatment outcomes
    James M Robbins
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 47:476-81. 2010
    ..Using a population-based sample, we determined which children were more likely to be diagnosed prenatally, and whether early diagnosis was associated with maternal satisfaction and treatment outcomes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life among preadolescent children with oral clefts: the mother's perspective
    Peter C Damiano
    DDS, Health Policy Research Program, University of Iowa, Public Policy Center, 227 S Quadrangle, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Pediatrics 120:e283-90. 2007
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  12. doi request reprint Periconceptional maternal alcohol consumption and neural tube defects
    Jennifer A Makelarski
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 97:152-60. 2013
    ..Using data from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, associations between maternal reports of periconceptional (1 month prior through 2 months postconception) alcohol consumption and NTDs were examined...
  13. doi request reprint Reproductive patterns among mothers of males diagnosed with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy
    Sarah K Nabukera
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 161:70-5. 2013
    ..These results suggest that about one in five mothers deliver a live birth subsequent to DBMD diagnosis in a male child. Maternal age and race/ethnicity were associated with this reproductive choice...
  14. doi request reprint Maternal occupational pesticide exposure and risk of hypospadias in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Carissa M Rocheleau
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 91:927-36. 2011
    ..Pesticide exposure has been suggested as a possible etiologic factor, but previous epidemiologic studies have produced inconsistent results...
  15. doi request reprint Maternal smoking and congenital heart defects
    Sadia Malik
    Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1120 Marshall St, Little Rock, AR 72202, USA
    Pediatrics 121:e810-6. 2008
    ..In a population-based case-control study, we investigated the association between congenital heart defects and maternal smoking...
  16. pmc Effect of survey instrument on participation in a follow-up study: a randomization study of a mailed questionnaire versus a computer-assisted telephone interview
    Carissa M Rocheleau
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:579. 2012
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  17. pmc Maternal occupational exposure to organic solvents during early pregnancy and risks of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts
    Tania A Desrosiers
    Department of Epidemiology, Campus Box 7435, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Occup Environ Med 69:493-9. 2012
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Maternal periconceptional exposure to cigarette smoking and alcohol and esophageal atresia +/- tracheo-esophageal fistula
    Donna L Wong-Gibbons
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 82:776-84. 2008
    ..Esophageal atresia (EA) is a moderately frequent birth defect that often occurs with tracheo-esophageal fistula (TEF). Etiologic studies for EA+/-TEF have produced inconsistent results...
  19. doi request reprint Maternal reports of satisfaction with care and outcomes for children with craniosynostosis
    Donna L Wong-Gibbons
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, College of Dentistry, and the Public Health Policy Center, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    J Craniofac Surg 20:138-42. 2009
    ..Future studies are recommended to replicate this evaluation in additional populations...
  20. doi request reprint Primary care physician experience with children with oral clefts in three states
    Peter C Damiano
    College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, 212 South Quadrangle, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 88:1050-6. 2010
    ..The experience of primary care physicians in Arkansas, Iowa, and New York treating children with oral clefts (OCs) was investigated, along with their knowledge and comfort caring for or referring these children...
  21. doi request reprint Maternal hypertension, medication use, and hypospadias in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study
    Alissa R Van Zutphen
    Congenital Malformations Registry, New York State Department of Health, Albany, and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University at Albany, Rensselaer, New York the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts and the Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    Obstet Gynecol 123:309-17. 2014
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Maternal periconceptional alcohol consumption and risk of orofacial clefts
    Paul A Romitti
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:775-85. 2007
    ..Such findings need exploration in additional, large studies...
  23. ncbi request reprint Descriptive and risk factor analysis for choanal atresia: The National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2007
    Vijaya Kancherla
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    Eur J Med Genet 57:220-9. 2014
    ..2). Because of the large number of associations tested, these findings may be due to chance. Alternatively, they may contribute new hypotheses regarding the etiology of choanal atresia; thus, requiring replication in additional studies...
  24. doi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medicine by males with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy
    Sarah K Nabukera
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 5000, USA
    J Child Neurol 27:734-40. 2012
    ..These findings have implications for developing clinical care protocols and monitoring possible interactions between complementary and alternative medicine and conventional medical therapies...
  25. pmc Muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet): case definition in surveillance for childhood-onset Duchenne/Becker muscular dystrophy
    Katherine D Mathews
    Department of Pediatrics, Roy and Lucille Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    J Child Neurol 25:1098-102. 2010
    ..These data reflect a change in diagnostic testing, as case assignment based on genetic testing increased from 67% in the oldest cohort (born 1982-1987) to 94% in the cohort born 2004 to 2009...
  26. pmc Cancer risk in children and adolescents with birth defects: a population-based cohort study
    Lorenzo D Botto
    Division of Medical Genetics, Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e69077. 2013
    ..Excess cancer risk may be an added burden in this vulnerable group of children, but studies to date have provided inconsistent findings. This study assessed the risk for cancer in children and young adolescents with major birth defects...
  27. doi request reprint Use of active surveillance methodologies to examine over-reporting of stillbirths on fetal death certificates
    Jennifer A Makelarski
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 91:1004-10. 2011
    ..The goal of this project was to use population-based, active surveillance methodologies to identify reportable stillbirths delivered by Iowa residents since January 1, 2000...
  28. doi request reprint Maternal periconceptional exposure to cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption and congenital diaphragmatic hernia
    Kristin M Caspers
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 88:1040-9. 2010
    ..The etiology of CDH is not well understood...
  29. pmc Type of oral cleft and mothers' perceptions of care, health status, and outcomes for preadolescent children
    Peter C Damiano
    Public Policy Center, Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, University of Iowa, 221 S Quadrangle, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
    Cleft Palate Craniofac J 43:715-21. 2006
    ..To evaluate the outcomes of care for children by type of oral cleft...
  30. ncbi request reprint Complementary and alternative medicine for duchenne and becker muscular dystrophies: characteristics of users and caregivers
    Yong Zhu
    Department of Epidemiology, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    Pediatr Neurol 51:71-7. 2014
    ..Complementary and alternative medicine is frequently used in the management of chronic pediatric diseases, but little is known about its use by those with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy...
  31. doi request reprint Analysis of selected maternal exposures and non-syndromic atrioventricular septal defects in the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2005
    Sonali S Patel
    Department of Pediatrics, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, Iowa City, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 158:2447-55. 2012
    ..If the results of this preliminary study can be replicated, minimizing maternal active and passive smoke exposure may decrease the incidence of AVSDs...
  32. doi request reprint Epidemiology of congenital idiopathic talipes equinovarus in Iowa, 1997-2005
    Vijaya Kancherla
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 152:1695-700. 2010
    ..More detailed, longitudinal studies of isolated ITEV are recommended...
  33. ncbi request reprint In vitro fertilization is associated with an increase in major birth defects
    Christine K Olson
    Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
    Fertil Steril 84:1308-15. 2005
    ..To determine the risk of major birth defects in cohorts of children conceived through IVF or through IUI as compared with naturally conceived children...
  34. ncbi request reprint Family history as a risk factor for development of uterine leiomyomas. Results of a pilot study
    Bradley J Van Voorhis
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Reprod Med 47:663-9. 2002
    ..To determine (1) the association between maternal history of leiomyomas and those in women under the age of 50, and (2) the ability of subjects to report a family history of leiomyomas...
  35. ncbi request reprint Inheritance of cleft palate in South America: evidence for a major locus recessive
    A R Vieira
    Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations ECLAMC, Department of Genetics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
    Orthod Craniofac Res 6:83-7. 2003
    ..Determine the model of inheritance of non-syndromic cleft palate in humans...
  36. doi request reprint Maternal periconceptional exposure to cigarette smoking and congenital limb deficiencies
    Kristin M Caspers
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 27:509-20. 2013
    ..Congenital limb deficiencies (LD)s are characterised by the failure or disruption in formation of limbs or digits. Epidemiological research on maternal exposure to cigarette smoke and LDs is inconclusive...
  37. doi request reprint Pesticides and hypospadias: a meta-analysis
    Carissa M Rocheleau
    Department of Epidemiology, College of Public Health, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA
    J Pediatr Urol 5:17-24. 2009
    ..To use meta-analytic techniques to synthesize the findings of the current body of published literature regarding the risk of hypospadias resulting from parental exposure to pesticides...
  38. pmc Complete sequencing shows a role for MSX1 in non-syndromic cleft lip and palate
    P A Jezewski
    Department of Periodontics, College of Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City 52242, USA
    J Med Genet 40:399-407. 2003
    ....
  39. doi request reprint Antifungal drugs and the risk of selected birth defects
    Tonia C Carter
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, State University of New York at Albany, Albany, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:191.e1-7. 2008
    ..This study examined whether first-trimester antifungal drug use was associated with the risk of selected birth defects...
  40. ncbi request reprint Aryl hydrocarbon receptor nuclear translocator 2 (ARNT2): structure, gene mapping, polymorphisms, and candidate evaluation for human orofacial clefts
    Lon L Barrow
    Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA
    Teratology 66:85-90. 2002
    ..Arnt2 and Ahr proteins dimerize in vitro. TCDD exposure is also associated with orofacial clefting in children of parents involved in agricultural work...
  41. doi request reprint Mutation analysis in a population-based cohort of boys with Duchenne or Becker muscular dystrophy
    Christopher Cunniff
    Department of Pediatrics, Steele Research Center, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1501 N Campbell Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85724 5073, USA
    J Child Neurol 24:425-30. 2009
    ..7% of all patients and 10.4% with a DMD mutation). Point mutation analysis was performed in only 37 of 130 (28.5%) individuals with negative deletion and/or duplication testing...
  42. ncbi request reprint Fertility treatments and craniosynostosis: California, Georgia, and Iowa, 1993-1997
    Jennita Reefhuis
    Epidemiology Program Office and National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 111:1163-6. 2003
    ..Because fertility treatments are also associated with increased maternal age, this study investigated the possible association between fertility treatments and craniosynostosis...
  43. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking and environmental tobacco smoke exposure and the risk of orofacial clefts
    Margaret A Honein
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Epidemiology 18:226-33. 2007
    ..Smoking during pregnancy has been associated with orofacial clefts in numerous studies. However, most previous studies have not been able to assess the relation between maternal smoking and specific phenotypes (eg, bilateral clefts)...
  44. doi request reprint Maternal reports of family history from the National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997-2001
    Ridgely Fisk Green
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Genet Med 10:37-45. 2008
    ..To assess usefulness of family history information obtained in pediatric practice, we evaluated maternally reported family history data...
  45. ncbi request reprint Integration of DNA sample collection into a multi-site birth defects case-control study
    Sonja A Rasmussen
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Teratology 66:177-84. 2002
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint The muscular Dystrophy Surveillance Tracking and Research Network (MD STARnet): surveillance methodology
    Lisa A Miller
    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Denver, Colorado 80246 1530, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 76:793-7. 2006
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Maternal asthma medication use and the risk of gastroschisis
    Shao Lin
    Center for Environmental Health, New York State Department of Health, Troy, NY 12180, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:73-9. 2008
    ..Additional research is needed in determining whether a real risk exists and for guiding asthma treatment...
  48. ncbi request reprint Periconceptional consumption of vitamins containing folic acid and risk for multiple congenital anomalies
    Rebecca H Bitsko
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Office of Workforce and Career Development, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 143:2397-405. 2007
    ..05, 95% CI 0.59-1.87). In contrast to the two recently published reports, there was no association between periconceptional vitamin exposure and MCAs in the Iowa population...
  49. ncbi request reprint Maternal caffeine consumption and risk of cardiovascular malformations
    Marilyn L Browne
    Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, New York State Department of Health, Troy, New York, USA
    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 79:533-43. 2007
    ..Epidemiologic studies have yielded mixed results, but such studies have grouped etiologically different defects and have not evaluated effect modification...
  50. pmc The National Down Syndrome Project: design and implementation
    Sallie B Freeman
    Department of Human Genetics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Public Health Rep 122:62-72. 2007
    ....
  51. pmc PVRL1 variants contribute to non-syndromic cleft lip and palate in multiple populations
    Joseph R Avila
    Department of Cytokine Biology, The Forsyth Institute and Department of Developmental Biology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Med Genet A 140:2562-70. 2006
    ..Together these data suggest that both rare and common mutations within PVRL1 make a minor contribution to disrupting the initiation and regulation of cell-to-cell adhesion and downstream morphogenesis of the embryonic face...