Hillary S. Klonoff-Cohen

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether concerns specific to IVF/GIFT (i.e., side effects, surgery, anesthesia, not enough information, pain, recovery, finances, missing work, and live birth delivery) that were measured by the previously validated Concerns During Assisted Reproductive Technologies (CART) instrument are negatively associated with reproductive(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether baseline or procedural stress during in vitro fertilization (IVF) or gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) affects pregnancy or live birth delivery rates. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Seven clinics in Southern California between 1993 and 1998. PATIENT(S) One hundred and fifty-one women completed two questionnaires.(More)
BACKGROUND Smoking by both male and female partners may play a significant role in the success rates of assisted reproductive technologies. The objective of this 5-year prospective study was to investigate the influence of cigarette smoking by the wife, husband, and couple at various time points (e.g. lifetime, week prior, or during the procedures) on(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the amount and timing of female and male alcohol use during IVF and GIFT affect reproductive endpoints. DESIGN Multicenter prospective study. SETTING Clinics in southern California. PATIENT(S) Two hundred twenty-one couples with female infertility. INTERVENTION(S) None. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S) Egg retrieval,(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and smoking during pregnancy; postnatal tobacco smoke exposure from the mother, father, live-in-adults, and day care providers; and postnatal smoke exposure from breast-feeding. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Five counties in Southern California. PARTICIPANTS A total(More)
BACKGROUND This study evaluated the timing and amount of caffeine intake by women and men undergoing IVF and gamete intra-Fallopian transfer (GIFT) on oocyte retrieval, sperm parameters, fertilization, multiple gestations, miscarriage, and live births. METHODS A prospective study of 221 couples was conducted in Southern California between 1993 and 1998.(More)
The primary hypothesis of this study was that contraceptive methods that prevent exposure to sperm and seminal fluid (condoms, diaphragms, spermicides, withdrawal) are associated with an increased risk of developing preeclampsia during the subsequent pregnancy. A case-control study was conducted comparing the contraceptive and reproductive histories of 110(More)
There is no greater tribute to the importance and efficacy of IVF than the fact that >1 x 10(6) babies have been born to infertile couples since its clinical introduction in 1978. Despite enormous advances regarding the technical aspects of the IVF procedure, the parents' contribution has virtually been ignored when considering aspects that influence(More)
BACKGROUND The physical features of fetal alcohol syndrome include smooth philtrum, thin vermillion border, short palpebral fissures, microcephaly, and growth deficiencies on weight and height. However, little is known about the specific quantities of alcohol exposure, pattern of drinking, timing of exposure, and magnitude of risk for each of these(More)