David B Schrimmer

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OBJECTIVE Peripartum hysterectomy at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center was reviewed and associated risk factors were identified. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective descriptive and cohort analysis from January 1985 to June 1990 was carried out. Adjusted relative risks for hysterectomy with 95% confidence intervals for identified(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify perinatal variables associated with adverse outcomes in neonates prenatally diagnosed with gastroschisis. METHODS A retrospective review was conducted of all inborn pregnancies complicated by gastroschisis within the five institutions of the University of California Fetal Consortium from 2007 to 2012. The primary outcome was a(More)
The study was designed to investigate the implications of the sonographic diagnosis of the two-vessel umbilical cord for patient counselling and pregnancy management. Retrospective analysis was carried out of prenatal findings and pregnancy outcomes when a two-vessel cord was diagnosed in utero. Eighty-two fetuses each with a single umbilical artery were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess accuracy of detecting cord entanglement in monoamniotic twins, and to describe perinatal outcomes with aggressive obstetric management. METHODS Seven nonconjoined monoamniotic twin pregnancies and one pseudomonoamniotic twin pregnancy were diagnosed sonographically and evaluated with serial scans and cardiotocography. In the absence of(More)
The sinusoidal fetal heart rate pattern has been described in association with severe fetal anaemia, with fetal hypoxaemia, and with the administration of parenteral narcotics. Here, we report a case of decreased fetal movement in which a sinusoidal tracing was recorded. The sonographic diagnosis of a massive fetal intracranial haemorrhage was made. A(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe causes, courses, complications, and outcomes of patients with pregnancy-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). METHODS Twenty-eight women with ARDS during pregnancy or within a week postpartum formed the study population. Eight cases had been reported previously. Charts were abstracted for maternal demographics,(More)
OBJECTIVE The null hypothesis is that the use of intrapartum amnioinfusion in labors complicated by the presence of thick meconium and oligohydramnios will not decrease the incidence of fetal distress, cesarean delivery, meconium aspiration, or meconium aspiration syndrome. STUDY DESIGN One hundred seventy term and postterm patients with thick meconium(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of amnionicity and chorionicity (A/C) diagnosis of referral physicians and a tertiary care center as compared to histopathologic diagnosis. METHOD A retrospective study of 289 multi-fetal gestations was performed comparing A/C diagnoses of referring physicians, a tertiary care center, and histopathology. RESULTS Two(More)
Prophylactic amnioinfusion was studied in a randomized sample of 305 patients with oligohydramnios in labor. One hundred seventy-five patients underwent amnioinfusion with the remainder serving as controls. Amniotic fluid was titrated to an amniotic fluid index greater than 10.0 cm in the treatment group. Patients receiving amnioinfusion had significantly(More)