Aviva Lee-Parritz

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Background—Pregnant women with congenital heart disease are at increased risk for cardiac and neonatal complications, yet risk factors for adverse outcomes are not fully defined.1 years were followed in 53 women with congenital heart disease. Spontaneous abortions occurred in 11 pregnancies at 10.8Ϯ3.7 weeks, and 7 underwent elective pregnancy termination.(More)
RATIONALE Stress-elicited disruption of immunity begins in utero. OBJECTIVES Associations among prenatal maternal stress and cord blood mononuclear cell (CBMC) cytokine responses were prospectively examined in the Urban Environment and Childhood Asthma Study (n = 557 families). METHODS Prenatal maternal stress included financial hardship, difficult life(More)
OBJECTIVES Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) greatly increases the risk of developing diabetes in the decade after delivery, but few women receive appropriately timed postpartum glucose testing (PPGT) or a referral to primary care (PC) for continued monitoring. This qualitative study was designed to identify barriers and facilitators to testing and(More)
BACKGROUND Low vitamin D status in pregnancy was proposed as a risk factor of preeclampsia. METHODS We assessed the effect of vitamin D supplementation (4,400 vs. 400 IU/day), initiated early in pregnancy (10-18 weeks), on the development of preeclampsia. The effects of serum vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25OHD]) levels on preeclampsia incidence at(More)
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