Affiliation: Drexel University College of Medicine
- Fetal fibronectin as a predictor of vaginal birth in nulliparas undergoing preinduction cervical ripeningAnthony Sciscione
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Drexel University College of Medicine, 245 N 15th Street, Mail Stop 495, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
Obstet Gynecol 106:980-5. 2005..We sought to evaluate whether the presence of a positive fetal fibronectin (> or = 50 ng/mL) in nulliparous women undergoing preinduction cervical ripening with the intracervical Foley catheter predicted vaginal birth...
- Intrapartum fetal heart rate characteristics of nonanomalous fetuses with trisomy 21Priyadarshini Koduri
Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Am J Perinatol 29:415-8. 2012..To compare the intrapartum fetal heart rate (FHR) characteristics and selected birth outcomes of nonanomalous trisomy 21 (T21) fetuses to matched controls...
- Mechanical methods of cervical ripening and labor inductionShari Gelber
Drexel University, 245 North 15th Street, MS 495, New College Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
Clin Obstet Gynecol 49:642-57. 2006..The advantages of preinduction cervical ripening with mechanical devices include low cost, low incidence of systemic side effects, and low risk of uterine hyperstimulation...
- Caesarean delivery and outcome in very low birthweight infantsDavid A Paul
Department of Pediatrics, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Delaware 19718, USA
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 42:41-5. 2002..To determine the relationship between mode of delivery, intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH), and mortality in very low birthweight (VLBW) infants...
- Preinduction cervical ripening with the Foley catheter and the risk of subsequent preterm birthAnthony Sciscione
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, Del, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:751-4. 2004..Its major effect appears to be through mechanical dilation, which has raised the concern that the use of the Foley catheter for cervical ripening may damage the cervix and result in a higher rate of subsequent preterm birth...
- The timing of elective delivery in preterm premature rupture of the membranes: a survey of members of the Society of Maternal-Fetal MedicineAndrew J Healy
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 10032, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1479-81. 2004..We sought to assess the gestational age at which elective delivery is considered in an otherwise uncomplicated patient with preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) by members of the Society of Maternal Fetal-Medicine (SMFM)...
- Uterine rupture in patients with a prior cesarean delivery: the impact of cervical ripeningMatthew K Hoffman
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Christiana Care Health Services, Newark, Delaware
Am J Perinatol 21:217-22. 2004..71 versus 76.87%; p < 0.001). No other differences were noted between the two groups. Preinduction cervical ripening is associated with an increased risk of uterine rupture in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean delivery...
- Fetal pulse oximetry and cesarean deliverySteven L Bloom
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390, USA
N Engl J Med 355:2195-202. 2006..Knowledge of fetal oxygen saturation, as an adjunct to electronic fetal monitoring, may be associated with a significant change in the rate of cesarean deliveries or the infant's condition at birth...
- A trial of 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate to prevent prematurity in twinsDwight J Rouse
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Women s Reproductive Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham 35249 7333, USA
N Engl J Med 357:454-61. 2007..In singleton gestations, 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) has been shown to reduce the rate of recurrent preterm birth. This study was undertaken to evaluate whether 17P would reduce the rate of preterm birth in twin gestations...