Sean C Blackwell

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Timing of delivery for women with stable placenta previa
    Sean C Blackwell
    Larry C Gilstrap M D Center for Perinatal and Women s Health Research, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Semin Perinatol 35:249-51. 2011
  2. doi request reprint Full publication of clinical trials presented at a national maternal-fetal medicine meeting: is there a publication bias?
    Sean C Blackwell
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:679-82. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Population standards of birth weight underestimate fetal growth abnormalities in diabetic pregnancies
    Benjamin A Kase
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:147-52. 2012
  4. pmc Autoantibody-mediated angiotensin receptor activation contributes to preeclampsia through tumor necrosis factor-alpha signaling
    Roxanna A Irani
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hypertension 55:1246-53. 2010
  5. doi request reprint The frequency of prior antenatal corticosteroid therapy in late preterm birth pregnancies
    Carlos A Carreno
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:767-72. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Suboptimal second-trimester ultrasonographic visualization of the fetal heart in obese women: should we repeat the examination?
    Israel Hendler
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital Wayne State University, 3990 John R, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:1205-9; quiz 1210-1. 2005
  7. doi request reprint Excessive gestational weight gain in women with gestational and pregestational diabetes
    Benjamin A Kase
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:761-6. 2011
  8. pmc The detrimental role of angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibodies in intrauterine growth restriction seen in preeclampsia
    Roxanna A Irani
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    J Exp Med 206:2809-22. 2009
  9. pmc Autoantibody-mediated IL-6-dependent endothelin-1 elevation underlies pathogenesis in a mouse model of preeclampsia
    Cissy Chenyi Zhou
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Immunol 186:6024-34. 2011
  10. pmc Angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibody is highly prevalent in preeclampsia: correlation with disease severity
    Athar H Siddiqui
    Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Tex, USA
    Hypertension 55:386-93. 2010

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Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Timing of delivery for women with stable placenta previa
    Sean C Blackwell
    Larry C Gilstrap M D Center for Perinatal and Women s Health Research, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Semin Perinatol 35:249-51. 2011
    ..On the basis of the limited available data, in women with uncomplicated complete placenta previa, scheduled delivery between 36 and 37 weeks should be considered...
  2. doi request reprint Full publication of clinical trials presented at a national maternal-fetal medicine meeting: is there a publication bias?
    Sean C Blackwell
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 26:679-82. 2009
    ..3 [95% confidence interval 1.3 to 8.0]; p = 0.01). Full publication of clinical trials occurred more often if treatment differences were present. Positive publication bias exists in MFM research...
  3. doi request reprint Population standards of birth weight underestimate fetal growth abnormalities in diabetic pregnancies
    Benjamin A Kase
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:147-52. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Autoantibody-mediated angiotensin receptor activation contributes to preeclampsia through tumor necrosis factor-alpha signaling
    Roxanna A Irani
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hypertension 55:1246-53. 2010
    ..Overall, AT(1)-AA is a novel candidate that induces TNF-alpha, a cytokine that may play an important pathogenic role in preeclampsia...
  5. doi request reprint The frequency of prior antenatal corticosteroid therapy in late preterm birth pregnancies
    Carlos A Carreno
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:767-72. 2011
    ..50, 95% CI 0.26 to .94, P = 0.03). In our population, prior ACS therapy was infrequent and was not associated with improvements in neonatal respiratory morbidity following LPTB...
  6. ncbi request reprint Suboptimal second-trimester ultrasonographic visualization of the fetal heart in obese women: should we repeat the examination?
    Israel Hendler
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital Wayne State University, 3990 John R, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:1205-9; quiz 1210-1. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether a repeated antenatal ultrasound examination improves fetal cardiac visualization for the obese and nonobese population...
  7. doi request reprint Excessive gestational weight gain in women with gestational and pregestational diabetes
    Benjamin A Kase
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:761-6. 2011
    ..56 to 2.35) and had similar associations with both pregestational DM and GDM. Although excessive GWG was common in our diabetic population, it was not associated with an increased rate of adverse perinatal outcomes...
  8. pmc The detrimental role of angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibodies in intrauterine growth restriction seen in preeclampsia
    Roxanna A Irani
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, 77030, USA
    J Exp Med 206:2809-22. 2009
    ..Our findings highlight AT(1)-AAs as important therapeutic targets...
  9. pmc Autoantibody-mediated IL-6-dependent endothelin-1 elevation underlies pathogenesis in a mouse model of preeclampsia
    Cissy Chenyi Zhou
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Immunol 186:6024-34. 2011
    ..Significantly, our findings revealed novel factors and signaling cascades involved in ET-1 production, subsequent disease symptom development, and possible therapeutic intervention in the management of PE...
  10. pmc Angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibody is highly prevalent in preeclampsia: correlation with disease severity
    Athar H Siddiqui
    Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Tex, USA
    Hypertension 55:386-93. 2010
    ..These data serve as compelling clinical evidence that AT(1)-AA is highly prevalent in PE, and its titer is strongly correlated to the severity of the disease...
  11. doi request reprint Overestimation of fetal weight by ultrasound: does it influence the likelihood of cesarean delivery for labor arrest?
    Sean C Blackwell
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 200:340.e1-3. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether the overestimation of ultrasound-derived estimated fetal weight (EFW) is associated with increased diagnosis of labor arrest...
  12. ncbi request reprint Does advanced ultrasound equipment improve the adequacy of ultrasound visualization of fetal cardiac structures in the obese gravid woman?
    Israel Hendler
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1616-9; discussion 1619-20. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the effect of advanced ultrasound equipment on the ability to visualize fetal cardiac structures in obese gravid women...
  13. doi request reprint The impact of medically indicated and spontaneous preterm birth among hypertensive women
    Benjamin A Kase
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Children s Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas
    Am J Perinatol 30:843-8. 2013
    ....
  14. pmc Angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibody-mediated soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 induction contributes to impaired adrenal vasculature and decreased aldosterone production in preeclampsia
    Athar H Siddiqui
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Hypertension 61:472-9. 2013
    ..05). Overall, we revealed that angiotensin II type 1 receptor agonistic autoantibody-induced soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 elevation is a novel pathogenic mechanism underlying decreased aldosterone production in PE...
  15. doi request reprint Late preterm birth: how often is it avoidable?
    Marium G Holland
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:404.e1-4. 2009
    ..Our objective was to describe indications for late preterm birth (LPTB) and estimate the frequency of potentially avoidable LPTB deliveries...
  16. doi request reprint Approximately one-third of medically indicated late preterm births are complicated by fetal growth restriction
    Carlos A Carreno
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:263.e1-4. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to report the frequency of fetal growth restriction (FGR) based on indication for late preterm birth (LPTB)...
  17. doi request reprint The effects of metformin on weight loss in women with gestational diabetes: a pilot randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Jerrie S Refuerzo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX Electronic address
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 212:389.e1-9. 2015
    ..We sought to compare weight loss in the first 6 weeks postpartum among women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) treated with metformin or placebo, a promising therapy to reduce later risk of progression to diabetes mellitus...
  18. doi request reprint Corticosteroids effect on caspase 3 expression in an in-vitro model of hypoxic brain cells
    Carlos A Carreno
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 26:1758-61. 2013
    ..We investigated if dexamethasone (DXM) exposure contributes to neuronal injury in an in-vitro model of neuronal cells under hypoxic conditions (surrogate for fetal growth restriction)...
  19. pmc Autoantibody-mediated complement C3a receptor activation contributes to the pathogenesis of preeclampsia
    Wei Wang
    Department of Nephrology, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Hunan, China
    Hypertension 60:712-21. 2012
    ..These studies are the first to link angiotensin II type 1 receptor agonistic autoantibody with complement activation and to provide important new opportunities for therapeutic intervention in PE...
  20. ncbi request reprint The levels of leptin, adiponectin, and resistin in normal weight, overweight, and obese pregnant women with and without preeclampsia
    Israel Hendler
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:979-83. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare adipokines' levels between women with and without preeclampsia based on maternal body mass index (BMI)...
  21. doi request reprint Customized estimated fetal weight: a novel antenatal tool to diagnose abnormal fetal growth
    Benjamin A Kase
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Children s Memorial Hermann Hospital Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:218.e1-5. 2012
    ..We also evaluated association with adverse perinatal outcomes...
  22. doi request reprint Continuous glucose monitoring in diabetic women following antenatal corticosteroid therapy: a pilot study
    Jerrie S Refuerzo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 29:335-8. 2012
    ..Several, relatively short episodes of glucose elevation occur in response to corticosteroids, and are more pronounced in diabetic women...
  23. doi request reprint Duration of labor induction in nulliparous women at term: how long is long enough?
    Sean C Blackwell
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 25:205-9. 2008
    ..In our population, only 5.7% of nulliparous women undergoing labor induction at term remain undelivered at 48 hours. Of women achieving VD, > 40% had rate of cervical dilation in active labor < 1.0 cm/hour...
  24. ncbi request reprint Is abnormal labor associated with shoulder dystocia in nulliparous women?
    Shobha H Mehta
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1604-7; discussion 1607-9. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to examine the relationship between labor abnormalities and shoulder dystocia in nulliparous women...
  25. ncbi request reprint Shoulder dystocia and the next delivery: outcomes and management
    Shobha H Mehta
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Women s Hospital, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 20:729-33. 2007
    ..To evaluate delivery mode management decisions and the rate of shoulder dystocia recurrence for women with a prior delivery complicated by shoulder dystocia...
  26. doi request reprint Customized versus Population Fetal Growth Norms and Adverse Outcomes Associated with Small for Gestational Age Infants in a High-Risk Cohort
    Hind N Moussa
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas
    Am J Perinatol 32:621-6. 2015
    ..To compare population versus customized fetal growth norms in identifying neonates at risk for adverse perinatal and neonatal outcomes (AOs) associated with small for gestational age (SGA) in high-risk women...
  27. doi request reprint A history of prior preeclampsia as a risk factor for preterm birth
    Brendan D Connealy
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas School of Medicine at Houston, Houston, Texas
    Am J Perinatol 31:483-8. 2014
    ..The objectives of this study are to evaluate the frequency and type of preterm birth (PTB) in women with prior preeclampsia and to compare neonatal outcomes between spontaneous PTB (SPTB) and medically indicated PTB (IPTB) groups...
  28. doi request reprint White's classification of diabetes in pregnancy in the 21st century: is it still valid?
    Clint M Cormier
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 27:349-52. 2010
    ..7, 95% confidence interval = 1.2 to 6.2). In our population, presence of vascular disease, rather than WCS, was a better predictor of APO in DM women...
  29. doi request reprint Optimization of gestational weight gain in the obese gravida: a review
    Gayle Olson
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555 0587, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:397-407, xii. 2011
    ..This article focuses on the updated Institute of Medicine gestational weight gain recommendations and measures directed at maintaining those guidelines and improving pregnancy outcome...
  30. doi request reprint Potential risks and benefits of antenatal corticosteroid therapy prior to preterm birth in pregnancies complicated by severe fetal growth restriction
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 38:205-14, ix. 2011
    ..This review presents evidence of efficacy and safety pertaining to corticosteroid administration in fetal growth restriction–affected pregnancies, offers guidance to clinicians, and points out questions that still need answers...
  31. doi request reprint Neonatal and infant outcomes in twin gestations with preterm premature rupture of membranes at 24-31 weeks of gestation
    Hector Mendez-Figueroa
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas and the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    Obstet Gynecol 124:323-31. 2014
    ..To describe the perinatal and infant and early childhood morbidity associated with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PROM) in a cohort of twin pregnancies evaluated prospectively with neonatal follow-up to 2 years of age...
  32. doi request reprint A pilot randomized, controlled trial of metformin versus insulin in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus during pregnancy
    Jerrie S Refuerzo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas
    Am J Perinatol 30:163-70. 2015
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the effects of metformin versus insulin on achieving glycemic control and improving maternal and neonatal outcomes in pregnant women with T2DM...
  33. doi request reprint A suggested approach for implementing CONSORT guidelines specific to obstetric research
    Suneet P Chauhan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia and the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UT Health University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    Obstet Gynecol 122:952-6. 2013
    ..We hope the CONSORT group would consider our proposal, and we respectfully suggest that investigators incorporate these additional data into their reporting of RCTs involving pregnant or postpartum women. ..
  34. ncbi request reprint Use of over-the-counter medications and herbal remedies in pregnancy
    Jerrie S Refuerzo
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:321-4. 2005
    ..5% of patients, with up to 13.6% consuming four or more medications. The use of prescribed and OTC, medications, and herbal/alternative therapy, is common in pregnancy, with many patients consuming more than one agent at a time...
  35. ncbi request reprint Characteristics associated with suboptimal viral suppression at delivery in human immunodeficiency virus-1-infected pregnant women
    Judette M Louis
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1266-9. 2005
    ..This study was undertaken to determine clinical characteristics and factors associated with suboptimal viral suppression at delivery in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women...
  36. pmc Angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibody-mediated tumor necrosis factor-alpha induction contributes to increased soluble endoglin production in preeclampsia
    Cissy Chenyi Zhou
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Circulation 121:436-44. 2010
    ....
  37. doi request reprint Discussion: 'Maternal hypotension during cesarean section' by Maayan-Metzger et al
    Sean C Blackwell
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:e12-4. 2010
    ..Article discussed: Maayan-Metzger A, Schushan-Eisen I, Todris L, et al. Maternal hypotension during elective cesarean section and short-term neonatal outcome. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2010;202:56.e1-5...
  38. ncbi request reprint Use and misuse of the term "elective" in obstetrics
    Vincenzo Berghella
    From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
    Obstet Gynecol 117:372-6. 2011
    ..We propose that the term "elective" should be eliminated from the vocabulary of obstetric practice...
  39. doi request reprint Computerized physician order entry reduces medication turnaround time of labor induction agents
    Jerrie S Refuerzo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:253-8. 2011
    ..042). CPOE improved the process of induction of labor and efficiency of care of pregnant women...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prolonged in utero meconium exposure impairs spatial learning in the adult rat. Central Prize Award
    Sean C Blackwell
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1551-5; discussion 1555-6. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of prolonged in utero meconium exposure on adult learning and memory, as measured by the Morris water maze...
  41. ncbi request reprint Cocaine use and preterm premature rupture of membranes: improvement in neonatal outcome
    Jerrie S Refuerzo
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:1150-4. 2002
    ..Our aim was to determine whether cocaine use increases neonatal morbidity in patients with preterm premature rupture of membranes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Five-year experience with midtrimester amniocentesis performed by a single group of obstetricians-gynecologists at a community hospital
    Sean C Blackwell
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:1130-2. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the pregnancy loss rate after genetic amniocentesis that was performed by general obstetrician-gynecologists in a community hospital...