Daphne Yvette Lacoursiere

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OBJECTIVE Some investigators have found a high frequency of abortus aneuploidy in women with recurrent miscarriage, suggesting the possibility of recurrent aneuploidy as a cause of recurrent miscarriage. Others contend that aneuploidy is not a cause of recurrent miscarriage. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between fetal(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to quantify patient populations and practice patterns at perinatal centers with the highest and lowest cesarean delivery rates. METHODS The 2 perinatal centers in our state with the lowest (Hospital A-16.6%) and highest (Hospital B-20.3%) overall cesarean rates for Robson group 1 (term primigravidas, vertex,(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to characterize the risk of infant and fetal death by each additional week of expectant management vs immediate delivery in pregnancies complicated by cholestasis. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective cohort study of 1,604,386 singleton, nonanomalous pregnancies of women between 34 and 40 weeks' gestation with and(More)
This study examined pregnancy risk for developing, and protective factors for preventing, Postpartum Depression (PPD). The object of this study was to (a) examine previously identified pregnancy stressors to learn which stressors put women more at risk for PPD and (b) to identify possible buffers for women who are at risk for developing PPD. A secondary(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate whether maternal tobacco use is associated with an attenuation in fetal birthweight among women with nutritional and uteroplacental constraints. STUDY DESIGN A population-based retrospective analysis of term (37 weeks or longer) singleton pregnancies delivered in Utah from 1991 to 2001. Birthweight (BW)(More)
Cancer immunoediting describes the process whereby highly immunogenic tumor cells are removed, or edited, from the primary tumor repertoire by the immune system. In immunodeficient mice, the editing process is hampered, and "unedited" tumor cells can be recovered and studied. In this study, we compared unedited and edited tumors for their expression of NK(More)
Objective:To determine whether inadequate gestational weight gain in the second trimester in twin pregnancies is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth (PTB) at <32 weeks.Study Design:Retrospective cohort study including 489 twin pregnancies delivered between 2001 and 2013. Rates of weight gain at different gestational ages were compared with(More)
One third of obese women report obtaining preconception care. Only one third of those women state that weight issues were discussed at their visit. Obese women should be educated about the risks of pregnancy so they can make informed choices as to whether and when to conceive. Women should be encouraged to mitigate risk by losing weight and exercising(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if an excessive rate of gestational weight gain (GWG) in twin pregnancies is associated with adverse obstetric outcomes. METHODS Retrospective cohort study of twin pregnancies delivered at the University of California, San Diego 2001-2014. Women were included if they had adequate or excessive rates of GWG as determined by Institute(More)
"Cord accident" (compromised umbilical blood flow) as a cause of stillbirth is underreported, mainly due to a lack of diagnostic criteria. Based on fetal vascular pathology in the placenta, we have previously established histologic criteria for the diagnosis of cord accident. In the current study, we set out to test the sensitivity and specificity of these(More)