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OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to estimate the maternal and neonatal morbidities associated with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN Women delivering between 2000-2008 with confirmed OSA in an academic center were included. Normal-weight and obese controls were randomly selected at a 2:1 ratio. Maternal and neonatal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and maternal and neonatal morbidities in a cohort of obese gravid women. METHODS Participants were enrolled in a prospective observational study designed to screen for OSA and describe the possible risk factors for and outcomes of OSA among obese (body mass index [BMI,(More)
BACKGROUND Rates of preterm delivery, a major proximate cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality, have been increasing. Prenatal alcohol exposure has been implicated in preterm delivery, although results have been inconsistent due to inadequate control for confounding factors, insufficient power, unreliable and inaccurate assessment of both exposure and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the postpartum morbidity and postpartum management of febrile morbidity associated with advanced HIV infection. METHODS A case control study of HIV infected women at a tertiary care center during January 2000-June 2005 was performed. Postpartum morbidity was defined as endometritis, blood transfusion, wound complication,(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the effectiveness of inner thigh "Taping" compared with "Traction" using a weighted bag when an intracervical Foley catheter is used for cervical ripening. STUDY DESIGN We performed a randomized controlled trial at a tertiary hospital on women with a singleton pregnancy in cephalic presentation admitted for labor induction with a(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women have a higher rate of postcesarean morbidity and mortality compared with women without HIV infection. METHODS A secondary analysis was performed of women with singleton gestations undergoing cesarean delivery with known HIV status. Data were collected as part of a prospective(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVES A recent trend in increasing rates of severe maternal morbidity and mortality despite quality improvements has been noted. The goal of this study is to estimate the national prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in pregnant women and examine associations between OSA and pregnancy-related morbidities, including in-hospital maternal(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to determine clinical characteristics and factors associated with suboptimal viral suppression at delivery in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected women. STUDY DESIGN All HIV-infected women who delivered at a single urban tertiary care center from January 1999 to June 2004 were studied. Women were divided into 2(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate characteristics and outcomes of pregnant and immediately postpartum women hospitalized with influenza-like illness during the 2009-2010 influenza pandemic and the factors associated with more severe illness. METHODS An observational cohort in 28 hospitals of pregnant and postpartum (within 2 weeks of delivery) women hospitalized with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate trends in the level of obstetric and neonatal intervention near the limit of viability and perinatal morbidity and mortality rates over time. STUDY DESIGN In this retrospective chart review, live-born infants who were delivered at 23 to 26 weeks of gestation and who weighed between 500 and 1500 g between(More)