D K Waller
Affiliation: Texas Medical Center
- Rates of twinning before and after fortification of foods in the US with folic acid, Texas, 1996 to 1998D K Waller
The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 17:378-83. 2003..The size and pattern of these increases are consistent with the ongoing increase in twinning of 1-4% per year which began in the US prior to fortification...
- Association between prepregnancy maternal body mass index and the risk of having an infant with a congenital diaphragmatic herniaD Kim Waller
School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:73-6. 2003..The objective of the current study was to examine the association between maternal body mass index and the risk of a CDH-affected offspring based on a larger number of cases of CDH...
- Seasonality in conception of births and influence on late initiation of prenatal careA T Tita
Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, 77030, USA
Obstet Gynecol 97:976-81. 2001....
- Risk factors for congenital hypothyroidism: an investigation of infant's birth weight, ethnicity, and gender in California, 1990-1998D K Waller
University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
Teratology 62:36-41. 2000..We have also examined the prevalence of CH by mother's age and infant's ethnicity, gender, and year of birth...
- Do infants with major congenital anomalies have an excess of macrosomia?D K Waller
University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77225, USA
Teratology 64:311-7. 2001..This study was undertaken to determine whether all infants with congenital anomalies have an excess of macrosomia and whether it is confined to specific types of anomalies...
- Umbilical cord blood pH after prior cesarean deliveryL S Swaim
University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and the School of Public Health, 77030, USA
Obstet Gynecol 92:390-3. 1998..To determine the mean umbilical arterial (UA) pH and incidence of UA pH less than 7.10 in infants born to women with histories of prior cesareans...
- Risk factors for neonatal seizures: a population-based study, Harris County, Texas, 1992-1994R M Saliba
The University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Am J Epidemiol 154:14-20. 2001..1, 2.3). Birth by assisted vaginal delivery and primiparity were marginally significant for term infants. Birth weight is a significant risk factor for neonatal seizures. The role of perinatal complications warrants further evaluation...
- Patterns of first-year survival among infants with selected congenital anomalies in Texas, 1995-1997W N Nembhard
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Teratology 64:267-75. 2001..We conducted a registry-based study to examine patterns and probability of survival during the first year of life among infants with selected congenital anomalies...
- The population-based prevalence of achondroplasia and thanatophoric dysplasia in selected regions of the USD K Waller
Houston Health Science Center, The University of Texas, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Am J Med Genet A 146:2385-9. 2008..Birth defects monitoring programs may be a good source of ascertainment for population-based studies of achondroplasia and thanatophoric dysplasia, provided that diagnoses are confirmed by review of medical records...
- Assessing number-specific error in the recall of onset of last menstrual periodD K Waller
The University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, 77225, USA
Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 14:263-7. 2000..Thus, the effect of number preference may be primarily of interest to research studies in which small errors in the measurement of gestational age will have a significant impact on findings...
- The relationship of serum androgens and ovulatory status to blood pressure in reproductive-age womenC Ayala
Texas Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Endocrinology, School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston 77054, USA
Am J Hypertens 12:772-7. 1999..T predicts BP elevation independent of age and ovulatory status. There was a synergistic relationship between obesity and androgens in their affect on BP...
- Folic acid awareness and use among women with a history of a neural tube defect pregnancy--Texas, 2000-2001Mark A Canfield
MMWR Recomm Rep 51:16-9. 2002..4 mg of folic acidper day; and 2) if a woman at high risk is planning a pregnancy, she should consult her physician regarding taking the higher dose of 4.0 mg per day...
- Diabetes mellitus and birth defectsAdolfo Correa
Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:237.e1-9. 2008..The purpose of this study was to examine associations between diabetes mellitus and 39 birth defects...
- Periconceptional use of weight loss products including ephedra and the association with birth defectsRebecca H Bitsko
Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 82:553-62. 2008..This study assessed the association between periconceptional use of weight loss products and major structural birth defects...
- Nutrient intakes in women and congenital diaphragmatic hernia in their offspringWei Yang
March of Dimes, California Research Division, Oakland, California 94609, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 82:131-8. 2008..The etiologies of CDH remain unknown, although experimental animal data suggest dietary factors might play a role. This study examined whether maternal nutrient intakes were associated with delivering infants with CDH...
- Prepregnancy obesity as a risk factor for structural birth defectsD Kim Waller
School of Public Health, The University of Texas at Houston, Houston, TX 77030, USA
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:745-50. 2007..To describe the relation between maternal obesity, overweight and underweight status, and 16 categories of structural birth defects...
- Residential mobility patterns and exposure misclassification in epidemiologic studies of birth defectsMark A Canfield
Birth Defects Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, TX 78756, USA
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16:538-43. 2006....
- Relationship between maternal obesity and adverse pregnancy outcomesD Kim Waller
School of Public Health, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 55:197-207; discussion 207-11. 2005
- Evidence-based reproductive health care in Cameroon: population-based study of awareness, use and barriersAlan T N Tita
MFM Division, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Bull World Health Organ 83:895-903. 2005..To estimate the prevalence of awareness and use of evidence-based reproductive health interventions and to describe the barriers associated with the use of evidence-based interventions among health providers in north-west Cameroon...
- Prevalence of nonsyndromic oral clefts in Texas: 1995-1999Syed Shahrukh Hashmi
University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Am J Med Genet A 134:368-72. 2005..Overall, it appears that folic acid fortification has had very little or no effect on the prevalence of oral clefts in infants born in Texas...
- Idiopathic talipes equinovarus (ITEV) (clubfeet) in TexasRanjani N Moorthi
University of Texas Health Sciences Center Houston School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Am J Med Genet A 132:376-80. 2005..College education and higher parity were significantly associated with a lower risk of giving birth to offspring with ITEV. Babies born after folic acid fortification of grains had a very small decrease in ITEV that may be due to chance...
- Maternal obesity, gestational diabetes, and central nervous system birth defectsJames L Anderson
The University of Texas, Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA
Epidemiology 16:87-92. 2005..Our objective was to evaluate whether gestational diabetes influenced the association of prepregnancy maternal obesity and risks for CNS birth defects...
- Diarrhea: a new risk factor for neural tube defects?Marilyn Felkner
Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Surveillance Division, Texas Department of Health, Austin, Texas 78756, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 67:504-8. 2003..Gastrointestinal disturbances, such as those caused by diarrhea, might negatively affect the availability of these vitamins, thereby increasing the risk of these birth defects...
- Medical records vs. interview responses: a comparative analysis of selected variables for linked birth defect casesTunu A Ramadhani
Texas Birth Defects Monitoring Division, Texas Department of Health, Austin 78756 3180, USA
Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol 70:592-6. 2004..Data pertaining to birth defects are subject to certain limitations depending on the collection method. This study compares the agreement of data from medical records and maternal interviews...