Anthony O . Odibo

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to estimate the predictive ability of electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) patterns immediately prior to delivery for acidemia at term birth. STUDY DESIGN This was a 4-year retrospective cohort study of 5388 consecutive singleton, nonanomalous gestations of 37 weeks or longer. The primary exposure was the EFM pattern(More)
OBJECTIVE Preterm birth is the main cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. A short cervical length on transvaginal ultrasonography predicts preterm birth. Our aim was to estimate by meta-analysis of randomized trials whether cerclage prevents preterm birth in women with a short cervical length. DATA SOURCES MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane(More)
Reports on the association between advanced maternal age (AMA) and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are conflicting. Our objective was to determine if AMA is an independent risk factor for IUGR. Our case-control study compared cases with IUGR (birthweight<10th percentile for gestational age) and a control group without IUGR. Gestational ages were all(More)
Preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are major contributors to perinatal mortality and morbidity worldwide. Both are characterized by impaired trophoblastic invasion of the maternal spiral arteries and their conversion from narrow muscular vessels to wide non-muscular channels. Despite improvement in the understanding of the(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine incidence and risk factors for uterine rupture in women attempting vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) in a wide range of hospital settings. STUDY DESIGN We performed a case-control study nested within a cohort of women who have had a prior cesarean to determine the incidence and risk factors for(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of cerclage and bed rest versus bed rest-only for the prevention of preterm birth in women with a short cervix found on transvaginal ultrasound examination. STUDY DESIGN Women with > or =1 of high-risk factors for preterm birth (> or =1 preterm birth at < 35 weeks of gestation, > or =2(More)
Chorionicity was prospectively determined in 369 twin pregnancies by ultrasound at 10-14 weeks of gestation. Pregnancies were classified as monochorionic if there was a single placental mass in the absence of the lambda sign at the inter-twin membrane-placental junction, and dichorionic if there was a single placental mass but the lambda sign was present,(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate an institution's specific fetal loss rate after a second-trimester genetic amniocentesis. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study using our prenatal diagnosis database for all pregnant women presenting for care between 1990 and 2006. We compared the fetal loss rate in women who underwent amniocentesis between 15 and 22 weeks of(More)
Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT, USA Prenatal Diagnosis Unit, Institute of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Neonatology, Hospital Clinic, Maternitat Campus, University of Barcelona Medical School, Catalonia, Spain Department of Chemical Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate whether the presence of a single umbilical artery is associated with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), fetal demise, or major congenital anomalies. METHODS We performed a retrospective cohort study of all consecutive singleton pregnancies undergoing routine anatomic survey between 1990 and 2007 at a major tertiary medical(More)