David A. Nyberg

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OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine whether obesity is associated with obstetric complications and cesarean delivery. METHODS A large prospective multicenter database was studied. Subjects were divided into 3 groups: body mass index (BMI) less than 30 (control), 30 to 34.9 (obese), and 35 or greater (morbidly obese). Groups were compared by(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the effect of maternal age on obstetric outcomes. METHODS A prospective database from a multicenter investigation of singletons, the FASTER trial, was studied. Subjects were divided into 3 age groups: 1) less than 35 years, 2) 35-39 years, and 3) 40 years and older. Multivariable logistic regression analysis was used to assess the(More)
BACKGROUND It is uncertain how best to screen pregnant women for the presence of fetal Down's syndrome: to perform first-trimester screening, to perform second-trimester screening, or to use strategies incorporating measurements in both trimesters. METHODS Women with singleton pregnancies underwent first-trimester combined screening (measurement of nuchal(More)
Fifty-three patients with 60 symptomatic shoulders underwent shoulder sonography for recurrent postoperative symptoms after either acromioplasty (10 shoulders) or repair of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear in addition to acromioplasty (50 shoulders). Because surgery distorts landmarks, an understanding of the surgical procedures and their characteristic(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether sonographic "markers" are associated with fetal Down syndrome during the second trimester and to estimate the degree of risk of individual markers using likelihood ratios. METHODS Second-trimester (14-20 weeks) sonographic findings in 186 fetuses with trisomy 21 were compared with a control group of 8728 consecutive control(More)
OBJECTIVE Second-trimester sonographic findings of fetal trisomy may include structural abnormalities or sonographic markers of fetal aneuploidy. Unlike structural anomalies, sonographic markers of fetal aneuploidy are insignificant by themselves with regard to outcome, are nonspecific--most frequently seen in normal fetuses, and are often transient. Our(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if first trimester fetal growth is associated with birth weight, duration of pregnancy, and the risk of delivering a small for gestational age infant. DESIGN Prospective cohort study of 38 033 pregnancies between 1999 and 2003. SETTING 15 centres representing major regions of the United States. PARTICIPANTS 976 women from the(More)
Twenty-seven cases of alobar/semilobar holoprosencephaly were reviewed to determine and classify the associated facial abnormalities detected with prenatal sonography. All but one case were diagnosed prospectively with sonography. Facial abnormalities were present in 24 of 27 cases and were detected in 14 (58%) of 24 fetuses on prenatal sonography. Prenatal(More)
Background. The “disappearance” of congenital masses of the lung on prenatal sonograms has been described, but the importance of postnatal imaging studies in these children is unknown. Objective. The objective of this work was to study the utility of radiographs and CT scans in asymptomatic infants with congenital masses of the lung that partially or(More)
We have previously reported a case study in which renal calcification formation may have been a complication of dexamethasone exposure in an infant with bronchopulmonary dsyplasia. To determine whether dexamethasone is associated with renal calcification formation, we conducted a prospective, nonrandomized study of 36 infants < 30 weeks' gestation and(More)