Susan M Ramin

Summary

Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic renal disease in pregnancy
    Susan M Ramin
    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
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1531-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint The effects of dexamethasone and betamethasone on surfactant protein-B messenger RNA expression in human type II pneumocytes and human lung adenocarcinoma cells
    Susan M Ramin
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:952-9. 2004
  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. pmc Maternal BMI, glucose tolerance, and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Alison M Stuebe
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7516, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:62.e1-7. 2012
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Characterization of corticosteroid redosing in an in vitro cell line model
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1403-8. 2004
  8. pmc Relationship between 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate concentrations and gestational age at delivery in twin gestation
    Steve N Caritis
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:396.e1-8. 2012
  9. pmc Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and maternal perioperative outcomes
    Alan T N Tita
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:280-6. 2011
  10. pmc The utility of uterine artery Doppler velocimetry in prediction of preeclampsia in a low-risk population
    Leslie Myatt
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 120:815-22. 2012

Detail Information

Publications61

  1. ncbi request reprint Chronic renal disease in pregnancy
    Susan M Ramin
    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
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1531-9. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint The effects of dexamethasone and betamethasone on surfactant protein-B messenger RNA expression in human type II pneumocytes and human lung adenocarcinoma cells
    Susan M Ramin
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 77030, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:952-9. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of a single 48-hour exposure to betamethasone or dexamethasone in the NCI-H441 cell line and in human type II pneumocytes...
  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. pmc Maternal BMI, glucose tolerance, and adverse pregnancy outcomes
    Alison M Stuebe
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7516, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:62.e1-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the association of pregravid body mass index (BMI), independent of 3-hour oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) results, with pregnancy outcome...
  6. 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, Pā€‰=ā€‰0.03). In our population, prior ACS therapy was infrequent and was not associated with improvements in neonatal respiratory morbidity following LPTB...
  7. ncbi request reprint Characterization of corticosteroid redosing in an in vitro cell line model
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, 6431 Fannin, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:1403-8. 2004
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate dexamethasone redosing as function of time and dose...
  8. pmc Relationship between 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate concentrations and gestational age at delivery in twin gestation
    Steve N Caritis
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 207:396.e1-8. 2012
    ..We sought to evaluate in women with twin gestation the relationship between 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHPC) concentration and gestational age at delivery and select biomarkers of potential pathways of drug action...
  9. pmc Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and maternal perioperative outcomes
    Alan T N Tita
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 117:280-6. 2011
    ..We assessed whether delivery before 39 weeks is justifiable on the basis of decreased adverse maternal outcomes...
  10. pmc The utility of uterine artery Doppler velocimetry in prediction of preeclampsia in a low-risk population
    Leslie Myatt
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 120:815-22. 2012
    ..We estimated whether uterine artery Doppler measurements made in the early second trimester would predict the subsequent development of preeclampsia...
  11. 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...
  12. doi request reprint Pregnancy in women with renal disease. Part I: general principles
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 25:385-97. 2008
    ..But even in renal transplant recipients, the rate of maternal and fetal complications remains high, in addition to concerns regarding possible adverse effects of immunosuppressive drugs on the developing embryo and fetus...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. doi request reprint Is thrombin activation predictive of subsequent preterm delivery?
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 208:306.e1-7. 2013
    ..To determine the relation between thrombin generation (measured by thrombin-antithrombin [TAT] complexes) early in pregnancy and subsequent preterm delivery...
  16. 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
    ....
  17. pmc The effect of maternal body mass index on neonatal outcome in women receiving a single course of antenatal corticosteroids
    Jason N Hashima
    Department of Obstetrics, Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, OR, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:263.e1-5. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effect of maternal body mass index on the incidence of neonatal prematurity morbidities in those who receive corticosteroids...
  18. pmc Fetal male gender and the benefits of treatment of mild gestational diabetes mellitus
    Ray O Bahado-Singh
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hutzel Women s Hospital, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:422.e1-5. 2012
    ..We evaluated whether improvements in pregnancy outcomes after treatment of mild gestational diabetes mellitus differed in magnitude on the basis of fetal gender...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Haptoglobin phenotype and abnormal uterine artery Doppler in a racially diverse cohort
    Tracey L Weissgerber
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, Magee Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 27:1728-33. 2014
    ..Hp 2-2 is associated with increased vascular stiffness in other populations. We examined whether Hp phenotype is associated with abnormal uterine artery Doppler (UAD) in pregnancy...
  21. pmc Excessive early gestational weight gain and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus in nulliparous women
    Carlos A Carreno
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 119:1227-33. 2012
    ..To estimate whether there is an association between excessive early gestational weight gain and the development of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and excessive fetal growth...
  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 Randomized trial of preinduction cervical ripening: misoprostol vs oxytocin
    Linda Fonseca
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:305.e1-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the vaginal delivery rate in women who undergo labor induction with preinduction misoprostol or oxytocin alone...
  24. pmc Angiotensin receptor agonistic autoantibodies induce pre-eclampsia in pregnant mice
    Cissy C Zhou
    Department of Biochemistry, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Nat Med 14:855-62. 2008
    ..This hypothesis has obvious implications regarding pre-eclampsia screening, diagnosis and therapy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Outcomes of term vaginal breech delivery
    Nora M Doyle
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas, Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:325-8. 2005
    ..Moreover, at our county hospital several patients continue to choose vaginal breech delivery. Our data would suggest that vaginal breech delivery remains a viable option in selected patients...
  26. doi request reprint Pregnancy in women with renal disease. Part II: specific underlying renal conditions
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 25:399-405. 2008
    ..In part II of this review, some specific causes of renal failure affecting pregnancy are considered...
  27. doi request reprint Birth Rates Among Hispanics and Non-Hispanics and their Representation in Contemporary Obstetric Clinical Trials
    Maike K Kahr
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
    Am J Perinatol 33:1115-20. 2016
    ..However, this is trial-dependent, with significant trial-specific under- and over-enrollment of Hispanic subjects relative to the regional birth population. ..
  28. doi request reprint Management strategies for the prevention of preterm birth. Part I: Update on progesterone supplementation
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 21:480-4. 2009
    ..Our intention was to emphasize the differential applicability of these two interventions tailored to specific clinical presentations...
  29. 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...
  30. ncbi request reprint Impact of progesterone on cytokine-stimulated nuclear factor-kappaB signaling in HeLa cells
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 20:23-8. 2007
    ..We proposed to investigate the effects of progesterone pretreatment on cytokine-stimulated activation of NF-kappaB in HeLa cells, a human cervical epithelial cell line...
  31. 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...
  32. doi request reprint Prospective investigation of second-trimester thrombin activation and preterm birth
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 206:333.e1-6. 2012
    ..We sought to determine if second-trimester amniotic fluid thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complexes concentration correlates with subsequent preterm birth...
  33. doi request reprint Antenatal corticosteroids after preterm premature rupture of membranes
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 54:337-43. 2011
    ..We conclude that the cumulative level I evidence indicates a definite beneficial effect of corticosteroids in conditions of PPROM...
  34. 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)...
  35. 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...
  36. doi request reprint Utilization of an ex vivo human placental perfusion model to predict potential fetal exposure to carboplatin during pregnancy
    Judith A Smith
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, TX Department of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Division of Pharmacy, University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX Electronic address
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 210:275.e1-9. 2014
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the fetal drug compartment concentrations when various concentrations of carboplatin cross the placental-trophoblastic barrier and the effect on the fetal kidneys...
  37. doi request reprint Factors related to corticosteroid utilization in preterm birth
    Simi Gupta
    Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 28:413-8. 2011
    ....
  38. pmc Angiotensin receptors, autoimmunity, and preeclampsia
    Yang Xia
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Immunol 179:3391-5. 2007
    ..The research reviewed here raises the intriguing possibility that preeclampsia may be a pregnancy-induced autoimmune disease...
  39. pmc Timing of elective repeat cesarean delivery at term and neonatal outcomes
    Alan T N Tita
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 619 19th St South, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    N Engl J Med 360:111-20. 2009
    ..We assessed associations between elective cesarean delivery at term (37 weeks of gestation or longer) but before 39 weeks of gestation and neonatal outcomes...
  40. pmc Bone metabolism in fetuses of pregnant women exposed to single and multiple courses of corticosteroids
    Linda Fonseca
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:38-44. 2009
    ..To estimate the effect of single and recurrent doses of antenatal corticosteroids on fetal bone metabolism...
  41. doi request reprint Management strategies for the prevention of preterm birth: Part II - Update on cervical cerclage
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 21:485-90. 2009
    ..The purpose of this review was to follow the recent developments in risk identification and prognostication of PTB in connection with appropriately targeted prophylactic interventions...
  42. 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...
  43. 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...
  44. pmc 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate for the prevention of preterm birth in women with prior preterm birth and a short cervical length
    Vincenzo Berghella
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 202:351.e1-6. 2010
    ..We sought to evaluate 17-alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) for prevention of preterm birth (PTB) in women with prior spontaneous PTB (SPTB) and cervical length (CL) <25 mm...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effects of nuchal cord on birthweight and immediate neonatal outcomes
    Joan M Mastrobattista
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 22:83-5. 2005
    ..01). A nuchal cord at term is not associated with untoward pregnancy outcomes...
  46. ncbi request reprint Trial of vaginal breech delivery: current role
    Yasuko Yamamura
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women s Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Clin Obstet Gynecol 50:526-36. 2007
    ..Current debate surrounds the dilemma of whether the untoward complications of cesarean delivery are warranted given uncertain minimal increases in neonatal survival and improvement in neurologic outcome with planned cesarean...
  47. ncbi request reprint From concept to practice: the recent history of preterm delivery prevention. Part II: Subclinical infection and hormonal effects
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 23:75-84. 2006
    ..Although an effective instrument in PTD prevention is still elusive, the studies conducted so far have led to a shift in our understanding of cervical insufficiency, infection-mediated PTD, and hormonal influences in human parturition...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint Mirror syndrome. A case report
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, 6431 Fannin Street, Suite 3 604, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Reprod Med 47:770-4. 2002
    ..Water retention in a pregnant woman can mirror fetal hydropic changes. This clinical presentation has been named "mirror syndrome." Awareness of the syndrome is important due to the associated fetal and maternal risks...
  50. ncbi request reprint Dichorionic twins discordant for thanatophoric dysplasia managed with selective reduction at 20 weeks' gestation: a case report
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston 77030, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:638-42. 2005
    ..A MEDLINE search for 1965-2003 yielded only 3 reports of multiple pregnancies discordant for TD. This is the first case report of selective twin reduction for this diagnosis...
  51. pmc Potential roles of angiotensin receptor-activating autoantibody in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia
    Yang Xia
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Hypertension 50:269-75. 2007
  52. ncbi request reprint Gestational diabetes: a field of controversy
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Lyndon B Johnson General Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 58:759-69. 2003
    ..The authors hope that the results of a randomized clinical trial, now in progress, will help to resolve some of the controversies surrounding gestational diabetes...
  53. ncbi request reprint From concept to practice: the recent history of preterm delivery prevention. Part I: cervical competence
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Houston Medical School, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Perinatol 23:3-13. 2006
    ..The relative paucity of data and the conflicting nature of the available evidence dictate caution whenever decisions for cervical monitoring or intervention are made...
  54. pmc Size of the nanovectors determines the transplacental passage in pregnancy: study in rats
    Jerrie S Refuerzo
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, 77030, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 204:546.e5-9. 2011
    ..The objective of the study was to examine whether the size of silicon nanovectors (SNVs) inhibits their entrance into the fetal circulation...
  55. doi request reprint Trends in the delivery route of twin pregnancies in the United States, 2006-2013
    Zhoobin H Bateni
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children s Hospital Pavilion for Women, Houston, TX, United States
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 205:120-6. 2016
    ..To determine the trends of cesarean delivery rate among twin pregnancies from 2006 to 2013...
  56. pmc Geospatial analysis of food environment demonstrates associations with gestational diabetes
    Maike K Kahr
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 214:110.e1-9. 2016
    ..Given its increasing prevalence in recent decades, covariant environmental and sociodemographic factors may be additional determinants of GDM occurrence...
  57. pmc Complement Split Products in Amniotic Fluid in Pregnancies Subsequently Developing Early-Onset Preeclampsia
    Manu Banadakoppa
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Dis Markers 2015:263109. 2015
    ..To determine the second-trimester amniotic fluid concentrations of complement split products in pregnancies subsequently affected by early-onset preeclampsia...
  58. ncbi request reprint Use of complementary and alternative medications among patients in an obstetrics and gynecology clinic
    Judith A Smith
    Division of Surgery, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Reprod Med 57:390-6. 2012
    ..To evaluate the current use of complementary and alternative medication (CAM) products among women in obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinics...
  59. ncbi request reprint Acute hypertensive emergencies in pregnancy
    Alex C Vidaeff
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, TX, USA
    Crit Care Med 33:S307-12. 2005
    ..Blood pressure control, along with delivery, will be the first step in treating the renal, hematologic, hepatic, and cardiac dysfunction that can be seen in preeclampsia...
  60. ncbi request reprint G-CSF- and GM-CSF-induced upregulation of CD26 peptidase downregulates the functional chemotactic response of CD34+CD38- human cord blood hematopoietic cells
    Kent W Christopherson
    Institute of Molecular Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Exp Hematol 34:1060-8. 2006
    ..We set out to establish whether short-term in vitro G-CSF, GM-CSF, or SCF treatment upregulates CD26 and thereby has a detrimental effect on the chemotactic potential of HSC/HPC that could be reversed by CD26 inhibitor treatment...
  61. ncbi request reprint Blood transfusion and cesarean delivery
    Dwight J Rouse
    Department of Obstetrics, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35249 7333, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:891-7. 2006
    ..To evaluate risks for intraoperative or postoperative packed red blood cell transfusion in women who underwent cesarean delivery...