Alexander A Berger

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We attempted to identify specific predictors of preoperative parental anxiety in a population of parents of healthy infants and children undergoing elective, outpatient surgery. We specifically examined the following factors: age of the child, whether or not the child had previous surgery, whether or not the parents' other children had previous surgery,(More)
BACKGROUND The use of Internet-based behavioral programs may be an efficient, flexible method to enhance prenatal care and improve pregnancy outcomes. There are few data about access to, and use of, the Internet via computers and mobile phones among pregnant women. OBJECTIVE We describe pregnant women's access to, and use of, computers, mobile phones, and(More)
Following an increase in length and width during childhood and adolescence, skeletal growth is generally assumed to stop. This study investigates the influence of aging on the dimensions of the pelvis and the L4 lumbar vertebra during adulthood. The dimensions of the pelvis, L4 vertebra, and femoral heads were calculated for 246 patients who had received(More)
Approximately 20 million US women are considered overweight or obese. African American women share a disproportionate burden of obesity. To date, few studies have assessed the effects of behavioral interventions, tailored to the specific lifestyle challenges of postpartum African American women. Efforts to address the disparate rates of obesity in African(More)
BACKGROUND Post-partum weight retention contributes to the risk of chronic obesity and metabolic alterations. We conducted a systematic review of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on the effect of post-partum nutrition and exercise interventions on weight loss and metabolic outcomes. DATA SOURCES Four electronic databases were searched from inception to(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the impact of obesity on the success rate of and complications from retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) midurethral slings for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS A retrospective, cohort study was performed on patients with retropubic TVT surgery between 2008 and 2014. Demographic, outcome, and(More)
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