Heather S. Lipkind

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OBJECTIVES We examined associations between obesity, diabetes, and 3 adverse pregnancy outcomes--primary cesarean delivery, preterm birth, and low birth-weight (LBW)--by racial/ethnic group. Our goal was to better understand how these associations differentially impact birth outcomes by group in order to develop more focused interventions. METHODS Data(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of the September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks on birth outcomes. METHODS Live singleton births between September 11, 2001, and October 31, 2002, to women enrolled in a World Trade Center Health Registry (the Registry, n=446) were compared with births to women residing more than 5 miles from the World Trade Center(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between route of delivery and neonatal outcomes in a large, diverse cohort of preterm, appropriate-for-gestational-age neonates. METHODS This is a retrospective cohort study examining New York City birth data for 1995-2003 linked to hospital discharge data. Data were limited to singleton, live-born, cephalic neonates(More)
Prospective, multiyear epidemiologic studies have proven to be highly effective in discovering preventable risk factors for chronic disease. Investigations such as the Framingham Heart Study have produced blueprints for disease prevention and saved millions of lives and billions of dollars. To discover preventable environmental risk factors for disease in(More)
Although pregnancy events predict the long-term risk of chronic disease, little is known about their short-term impact because of the rarity of clinical events. We examined hospital discharge diagnoses linked to birth certificate data in the year following delivery for 849,639 births during 1995-2004 in New York City, New York. Adjusted odds ratios(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the risks for medically attended events occurring within 42 days of receiving trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine and to evaluate specific risks of first-trimester vaccination. METHODS This retrospective observational cohort study compared rates of medically attended adverse events in trivalent inactivated influenza-vaccinated(More)
OBJECTIVE This study compares school-age outcomes among preterm (PT) (32 0/7-<34 weeks), late PT (LP) (34 0/7-<37 weeks), and full-term (FT) infants to assess cognitive sequelae of LP births. STUDY DESIGN We obtained linked birth and educational data for all nonanomalous singleton infants born 1994 through 1998 in New York City who had a third-grade(More)
INTRODUCTION Since October 2012, the combined tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) has been recommended in the United States during every pregnancy. METHODS In this observational study from the Vaccine Safety Datalink, we describe receipt of Tdap during pregnancy among insured women with live births across seven(More)
PROBLEM Activins and inhibins are important modulators of inflammatory processes. We explored activation of amniotic fluid (AF) activin-A and inhibin-A system in women with intra-amniotic infection and preterm premature rupture of the membranes (PPROM). METHOD OF STUDY We analyzed 78 AF samples: '2nd trimester-control' (n=12), '3rd trimester-control'(More)
We sought to determine if advanced maternal age (AMA) is a risk factor for intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD). We used a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention database and analyzed outcomes in women 15 to 44 years of age with term singleton gestations. Cox proportional hazards models and Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel tests were used. Results were(More)