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P-glycoprotein and breast cancer resistance protein expression in human placentae of various gestational ages.
The placental P-gp expression appears to be upregulated in early pregnancy to protect the fetus from xenobiotic toxicity at a time when it is most vulnerable to such toxicity. Expand
Diagnosis of intra-amniotic infection by proteomic profiling and identification of novel biomarkers.
This proteomics-based characterization of the differential expression of amniotic fluid proteins in IAI identified a distinct proteomic profile in an experimental primate chorioamnionitis model that detected subclinical IAI in a human cohort with preterm labor. Expand
Increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcome among Somali immigrants in Washington state.
Pregnancy outcomes should be evaluated within ethnically and culturally unique groups; Somali immigrants are a high-risk subpopulation. Expand
The effect of sequential use of vacuum and forceps for assisted vaginal delivery on neonatal and maternal outcomes.
The relative risk of sequential vacuum and forceps use was greater than the sum of the individual relative risks of each instrument for intracranial hemorrhage, facial nerve injury, seizure, hematoma, and perineal and vaginal lacerations. Expand
Agricultural-related chemical exposures, season of conception, and risk of gastroschisis in Washington State.
Maternal exposure to surface water atrazine is associated with fetal gastroschisis, particularly in spring conceptions, particularlyIn multivariate analysis, nulliparity, tobacco use, and spring conception remained significant predictive factors for gastrosChisis. Expand
Vaginal Indicators of Amniotic Fluid Infection in Preterm Labor
A high vaginal interleukin-8 concentration, abnormal vaginal Gram stain, absent hydrogen peroxide–producing Lactobacillus, and anaerobic vaginal flora were strongly associated with AF infection among women in preterm labor. Expand
Depo‐medroxyprogesterone in Women on Antiretroviral Therapy: Effective Contraception and Lack of Clinically Significant Interactions
There were no significant changes in MPA area under the concentration curve, peak or trough concentrations, or apparent clearance in the nelfinavir, efavirenz, or nevirapine groups compared to the control group. Expand
Birth order and delivery interval: Analysis of twin pair perinatal outcomes
  • R. Hartley, J. Hitti
  • Medicine
  • The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine…
  • 1 June 2005
If prompt vaginal delivery of Twin B does not occur, the benefits of vaginal delivery for Twin A might not outweigh the risks of distress and low Apgar scores in Twin B and vaginal plus cesarean delivery for the mother. Expand
Saliva cotinine as a measure of smoking status in field settings.
Saliva collection in the field is feasible and cotinine appears to be one of the more sensitive assays currently available for epidemiologic and clinical applications. Expand
Amniotic fluid tumor necrosis factor-alpha and the risk of respiratory distress syndrome among preterm infants.
Prenatal exposure to tumor necrosis factor-alpha may be a risk factor for respiratory distress syndrome and its complications and after adjustment for birth weight. Expand