Jeanette R. Chin

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Objective:Leptin signaling is important in the establishment of pregnancy. We sought to determine if single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the leptin and leptin receptor genes are associated with idiopathic recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL).Study Design:We conducted a case-control study with cases defined as women with idiopathic RPL and controls as parous(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the association between gestational weight gain (GWG) in a woman's first and second pregnancies. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a retrospective observational cohort study of 27,771 women with their first and second births in North Carolina's Pregnancy Nutrition Surveillance System database from 1996-2004. GWG(More)
AIM To evaluate the knowledge and attitude of Iraqi mothers regarding dental trauma prevention and management. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS Mothers (n = 231) that visited two professional dental centres in Mosul, Iraq, were interviewed and asked to answer a three-part questionnaire containing questions about demographic variables, attitudes and knowledge of(More)
Background:Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) increases the risk of adult-onset hypercholesterolemia. High-fat diet (HFD) consumption potentiates IUGR-induced increased cholesterol. Cholesterol is converted to bile acids by Cyp7a1 in preparation for excretion. We hypothesized that IUGR rats fed a HFD will have increased cholesterol, decreased Cyp7a1(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if gestational age of prior preterm delivery influences a woman's receipt of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17-OHP-C). METHODS Retrospective cohort of women eligible for 17-OHP-C at Duke Obstetrics Clinic were identified by medical record review. Sociodemographic and clinical characteristics were abstracted. Results. Of 104(More)
BACKGROUND Obese women have higher rates of pregnancy complications, making the prevention of unintended pregnancies in this group of particular importance. STUDY DESIGN We performed a secondary analysis of data from Active Mothers Postpartum (AMP), a randomized controlled trial aimed at postpartum weight reduction. We assessed contraceptive use among 361(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether maternal obesity is associated with cesarean delivery and decreased contraction strength in the first stage of labor. STUDY DESIGN We studied a retrospective cohort of women who delivered within a single healthcare system from 2007-2009; we included 5410 women with an intrauterine pressure(More)
The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors to predict caries progression in toddlers in primary-healthcare settings for the cost-effective targeting of preventive and referral strategies. We examined 329 children (26 ± 6 mos old) twice, one year apart, in Indiana, USA. A 107-item structured interview was used to collect information from the(More)
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