Joanne L Stone

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AIMS To evaluate the long-term clinical significance of intrauterine hematomas detected in the first trimester of pregnancy in a general obstetric population. METHODS A prospective study was designed to compare the perinatal outcome in 187 pregnant women with intrauterine hematomas to 6488 controls in which hematomas were not detected at first trimester(More)
BACKGROUND Maternal urinary biomarkers are often used to assess fetal exposure to phenols and their precursors. Their effectiveness as a measure of exposure in epidemiological studies depends on their variability during pregnancy and their ability to accurately predict fetal exposure. OBJECTIVES We assessed the relationship between urinary and amniotic(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the independent and synergistic effects of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and low socioeconomic status (SES) on neurodevelopment and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) outcomes. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Flushing, New York. PARTICIPANTS A total of 212 preschool children as a part of the ongoing cohort study.(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to examine the effect of selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation (SFLP) vs serial amnioreduction (AR) on perinatal mortality in severe twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). STUDY DESIGN This was a 5 year multicenter, prospective, randomized controlled trial. The primary outcome variable was 30 day postnatal(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to provide evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and management of fetal anemia. METHODS A systematic literature review was performed using MEDLINE, PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library. The search was restricted to English-language articles published from 1966 through May 2014. Priority was given to articles reporting(More)
Emerging evidence indicates that maternal medical risk during pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preeclampsia, and obesity, predisposes the offspring to suboptimal development. However, the underlying biological/epigenetic mechanism in utero is still unknown. The current pilot study (N = 50) compared the levels of global methylation in(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate whether a history of a previous successful vaginal birth after cesarean delivery (VBAC) has an effect on a subsequent VBAC attempt. METHODS A chart review of cases identified from the International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision (ICD-9) codes and cases identified in the logbooks on Labor and Delivery yielded 1,216 cases of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate imprinting patterns in first-trimester human placentas. STUDY DESIGN Using samples of 17 first-trimester and 14 term placentas from uncomplicated pregnancies, we assessed loss of imprinting (LOI) at the RNA level in a panel of 14 genes that are known to be imprinted in the placenta with the use of a(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was aimed to assess the diversity of the meconium microbiome and determine if the bacterial community is affected by maternal diabetes status. METHODS The first intestinal discharge (meconium) was collected from 23 newborns stratified by maternal diabetes status: 4 mothers had pre-gestational type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) including(More)
PURPOSE Reports suggest that a subset of uveal melanoma is familial. The association of uveal melanoma with breast and ovarian cancer and the increased risk in BRCA2-linked families implicates germline BRCA2 mutations as the cause of a subset of uveal melanomas. Similarly, the association between cutaneous and uveal melanomas in some families, coupled with(More)