International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
To assess how the proportion of the cervical volume/length removed during treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) varies and whether this correlates to the pregnancy duration at delivery. The present prospective observational study included 142 women undergoing CIN treatment at a university hospital during 2009-2013. The pretreatment...
Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
PurposeTo determine if day of embryo transfer (ET) affects gestational age (GA) and/or birth weight (BW) at a single university fertility center that primarily performs day 5/6 ET.MethodsRetrospective cohort study of 2392 singleton live births resulting from IVF/ICSI at a single large university fertility center from 2003 to 2012. Patients were str...
Annals of epidemiology
The racial disparities in adverse birth outcomes might be partially explained by neighborhood deprivation in South Carolina. PSM may be an appropriate approach to avoid imbalanced data inferences.
Journal of reproductive immunology
During the past 40 years, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) have been widely used as flame retardants and nearly all women have some level of exposure. PBDEs have been isolated from amniotic fluid and cord plasma indicating vertical transmission; however, their effects on pregnancy outcome are largely unknown. Therefore, we quantified PBDE-47,...
SummaryChildren born prematurely often have reduced skeletal mineralization. The aim in this study was to compare the cortical thickness of the lower jaw on radiographs of 8- to 10-year-old children with histories of preterm or full term births. There were no significant differences in cortical thickness between full term and preterm children at th...
Early human development
In 1983, data of a unique nationwide cohort of 1338 very preterm (
International journal of cardiology
Hypertension, type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases, all risk factors for atrial fibrillation, are associated with birth weight. It remains unclear, however, whether risk of atrial fibrillation is also associated with birth weight. We investigated the associations of birth weight and preterm birth (i.e., born more than one month before ...
The hippocampi are regarded as core structures for learning and memory functions, which is important for daily functioning and educational achievements. Previous studies have linked reduction in hippocampal volume to working memory problems in very low birth weight (VLBW; ≤ 1500 g) children and reduced general cognitive ability in VLBW adolescents....
BackgroundPreterm birth is an unresolved global health issue. The etiologies of preterm birth are complex and multifactorial. To examine risk factors related to preterm birth, a matched case–control study was conducted in a hospital in Beijing, China where little data on preterm birth have been published in the scientific literature.MethodsA 1:1 ma...
Despite low socioeconomic status and lack of resources, Latinas are found to have better-than-expected birth outcomes, which deteriorate with higher US acculturation. In addition, as the incidence of obesity rises amongst Latinas, it is necessary to study this acculturation paradox in the context of obesity. The purpose of this study was to examine...