Robert L Goldenberg

Summary

Affiliation: Columbia University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Clinical interventions to reduce stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa: a mathematical model to estimate the potential reduction of stillbirths associated with specific obstetric conditions
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    BJOG . 2016
  2. doi request reprint Stillbirths: The Hidden Birth Asphyxia - US and Global Perspectives
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, 622 West 168th Street, PH 16 66, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Clin Perinatol 43:439-53. 2016
  3. pmc Research results from a registry supporting efforts to improve maternal and child health in low and middle income countries
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Reprod Health 12:54. 2015
  4. pmc First look: a cluster-randomized trial of ultrasound to improve pregnancy outcomes in low income country settings
    Elizabeth M McClure
    Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, RTI International, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:73. 2014
  5. pmc A combined community- and facility-based approach to improve pregnancy outcomes in low-resource settings: a Global Network cluster randomized trial
    Omrana Pasha
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Med 11:215. 2013
  6. pmc Stillbirths and neonatal mortality as outcomes
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics, Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, USA Electronic address
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 123:252-3. 2013
  7. pmc A review of studies with chlorhexidine applied directly to the umbilical cord
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, School of Medicine, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Perinatol 30:699-701. 2013
  8. pmc A multi-country study of the "intrapartum stillbirth and early neonatal death indicator" in hospitals in low-resource settings
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 122:230-3. 2013
  9. pmc Antenatal corticosteroids trial in preterm births to increase neonatal survival in developing countries: study protocol
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Dr Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires, C1414CPV, Argentina
    Reprod Health 9:22. 2012
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. doi request reprint Clinical interventions to reduce stillbirths in sub-Saharan Africa: a mathematical model to estimate the potential reduction of stillbirths associated with specific obstetric conditions
    R L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    BJOG . 2016
    ..However, the medical conditions causing stillbirths and interventions to reduce stillbirths from these conditions are not well documented. We estimated the reductions in stillbirths possible with combinations of interventions...
  2. doi request reprint Stillbirths: The Hidden Birth Asphyxia - US and Global Perspectives
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, 622 West 168th Street, PH 16 66, New York, NY 10032, USA Electronic address
    Clin Perinatol 43:439-53. 2016
    ..In high-income countries, placental abnormalities are the most common associations. Globally, fetal asphyxia is likely the most common final pathway to stillbirth. ..
  3. pmc Research results from a registry supporting efforts to improve maternal and child health in low and middle income countries
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Reprod Health 12:54. 2015
    ..In order to make progress in improving pregnancy outcomes in low-income countries, data of this quality are needed. ..
  4. pmc First look: a cluster-randomized trial of ultrasound to improve pregnancy outcomes in low income country settings
    Elizabeth M McClure
    Department of Statistics and Epidemiology, RTI International, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 14:73. 2014
    ..Whether or not ultrasound use will improve care and ultimately pregnancy outcomes in low-resource settings is unknown...
  5. pmc A combined community- and facility-based approach to improve pregnancy outcomes in low-resource settings: a Global Network cluster randomized trial
    Omrana Pasha
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Med 11:215. 2013
    ..Fetal and neonatal mortality rates in low-income countries are at least 10-fold greater than in high-income countries. These differences have been related to poor access to and poor quality of obstetric and neonatal care...
  6. pmc Stillbirths and neonatal mortality as outcomes
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics, Columbia University School of Medicine, New York, USA Electronic address
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 123:252-3. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc A review of studies with chlorhexidine applied directly to the umbilical cord
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, School of Medicine, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Perinatol 30:699-701. 2013
    ..This intervention, which is safe and inexpensive and requires minimal training and skill, should strongly be considered for adoption wherever home births occur...
  8. pmc A multi-country study of the "intrapartum stillbirth and early neonatal death indicator" in hospitals in low-resource settings
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, NY 10032, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 122:230-3. 2013
    ..To determine the feasibility of introducing a simple indicator of quality of obstetric and neonatal care and to determine the proportion of potentially avoidable perinatal deaths in hospitals in low-income countries...
  9. pmc Antenatal corticosteroids trial in preterm births to increase neonatal survival in developing countries: study protocol
    Fernando Althabe
    Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy IECS, Dr Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires, C1414CPV, Argentina
    Reprod Health 9:22. 2012
    ..There is currently no clear evidence about the safety of antenatal corticosteroid use for community-level births...
  10. 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
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  11. doi request reprint Reducing stillbirths in low-income countries
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 95:135-43. 2016
    ..Targeting single conditions or interventions is unlikely to substantially reduce stillbirth. To reduce stillbirth rates, LIC must implement effective modern antepartum and intrapartum care, including fetal monitoring and CS. ..
  12. ncbi request reprint 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...
  13. ncbi request reprint 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...
  14. ncbi request reprint 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
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  15. 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...
  16. ncbi request reprint 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...
  17. ncbi request reprint 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...
  18. doi request reprint 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...
  19. pmc The global network antenatal corticosteroids trial: impact on stillbirth
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Reprod Health 13:68. 2016
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  20. doi request reprint Elevated midtrimester α-fetoprotein and delivery markers of inflammation in a preterm population
    Monique Ho
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 25:2424-7. 2012
    ..Determine whether elevated second trimester maternal serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) is associated with clinical and histopathologic markers of inflammation at preterm delivery...
  21. doi request reprint Stillbirths: the vision for 2020
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Lancet 377:1798-805. 2011
    ....
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint The International Infections in Pregnancy (IIP) study: variations in the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis and distribution of morphotypes in vaginal smears among pregnant women
    Jorge E Tolosa
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University for The Global Network for Perinatal and Reproductive Health, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1198-204. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of bacterial vaginosis and the distribution of associated morphotypes among asymptomatic pregnant women in different countries...
  25. doi request reprint A prospective study of maternal, fetal, and neonatal outcomes in the setting of cesarean section in low- and middle-income countries
    Margo S Harrison
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand . 2017
    ..Further studies are necessary to better understand the increase in adverse outcomes with CS in the African sites. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
  26. doi request reprint Primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions to reduce the morbidity and mortality of preterm birth
    Jay D Iams
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA
    Lancet 371:164-75. 2008
    ..Advances in primary and secondary care, following strategies used for other complex health problems, such as cervical cancer, will be needed to prevent prematurity-related illness in infants and children...
  27. doi request reprint Maternal Mortality from Obstructed Labor: A MANDATE Analysis of the Ability of Technology to Save Lives in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Margo S Harrison
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, New York
    Am J Perinatol 33:873-81. 2016
    ..Synopsis A computerized model of obstructed labor in SSA was created to explore the interventions necessary to reduce maternal mortality from this condition. ..
  28. doi request reprint 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) 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...
  29. doi request reprint 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...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diabetes during Pregnancy in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
    Am J Perinatol 33:1227-1235. 2016
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  32. pmc Theory-driven process evaluation of a complementary feeding trial in four countries
    Jamie E Newman
    Statistics and Epidemiology, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709, USA, Multidisciplinary Health Institute, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala City 01011, Guatemala, Institute for Nutrition of Central America and Panama, Guatemala City 01011, Guatemala, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Nutrition, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA, Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia, Lusaka 34681, Zambia, Kinshasa School of Public Health, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Department of Community Health Science and Family Medicine, Aga Khan University Medical College, Karachi 74800, Pakistan, Department of Pediatrics Division of Neonatology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA, Department of Pediatrics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA, University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka 34681, Zambia, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA and Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, Department of Neurology
    Health Educ Res 29:297-305. 2014
    ..The early onset and steady progression support the provision of earlier and comprehensive interventions. ..
  33. doi request reprint Women's perceptions regarding the safety of births at various gestational ages
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:1254-8. 2009
    ..To estimate women's understanding of the definition of full term and the gestational age at which it is safe to deliver an otherwise healthy pregnancy...
  34. doi request reprint The preterm birth syndrome: issues to consider in creating a classification system
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:113-8. 2012
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint 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...
  36. doi request reprint Global burden of prematurity
    Margo S Harrison
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
    Semin Fetal Neonatal Med 21:74-9. 2016
    ..This review will address the epidemiology, rates, and etiology of PTB around the globe as well as survival by gestational age and interventions and preventative measures known to improve outcomes in high-burden countries. ..
  37. doi request reprint Reducing maternal mortality from preeclampsia and eclampsia in low-resource countries--what should work?
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 94:148-55. 2015
    ..Preeclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E) remains a major cause of maternal death in low-income countries. We evaluated interventions to reduce PE/E-related maternal mortality in sub-Saharan Africa...
  38. doi request reprint Smoking cessation in pregnancy: why, how, and what next
    Julie T Crawford
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 51:419-35. 2008
    ..The risks and benefits of nicotine replacement therapy in heavy smokers and bupropion are discussed. Data on fetal risk are not yet available for Varenicline...
  39. ncbi request reprint Poverty, maternal health, and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    N Tanya Nagahawatte
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, 245 N 15th St, 17th Floor, Rm 17113, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1136:80-5. 2008
    ..We present some of the potential mechanisms that explain the association between these characteristics and adverse pregnancy outcomes--focusing on preterm birth...
  40. ncbi request reprint Low birth weight in the United States
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Drexel University, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:584S-590S. 2007
    ..The substantial improvement in newborn survival in the United States over the past several decades is mostly due to better access to improved neonatal care for low-birth-weight infants...
  41. ncbi request reprint 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint 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
    ....
  44. ncbi request reprint The relationship of intrapartum and antepartum stillbirth rates to measures of obstetric care in developed and developing countries
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:1303-9. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the relationship between intrapartum and antepartum stillbirths and various measures of obstetric care in developing and developed countries...
  45. doi request reprint Stillbirth: knowledge and practice among U.S. obstetrician-gynecologists
    Robert L Goldenberg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Columbia University, New York, New York
    Am J Perinatol 30:813-20. 2013
    ..To determine knowledge of U.S. obstetrician-gynecologists (OBGYNs) and individual and institutional practices regarding stillbirth...
  46. ncbi request reprint 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...
  47. ncbi request reprint 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...