Laura Elizabeth Riley

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BACKGROUND In this study, we sought to (1) define trends in the incidence of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), and (2) elucidate the contemporary epidemiology of PPH focusing on risk factors and maternal outcomes related to this delivery complication. METHODS Hospital admissions for delivery were extracted from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, the largest(More)
OBJECTIVE Maternal obesity is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. To improve outcomes, obstetric providers must effectively evaluate and manage their obese pregnant patients. We sought to determine the knowledge, attitudes, and practice patterns of obstetric providers regarding obesity in pregnancy. METHODS In 2007-2008, we surveyed 58 practicing(More)
The goals of this study were to define the uptake of H1N1 and seasonal influenza vaccination during pregnancy among women delivering during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic and explore barriers to vaccination. All postpartum women at the Massachusetts General Hospital from January 2010 through March 2010 were invited to complete an anonymous questionnaire about(More)
I October 2016, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted to approve the Recommended Adult Immunization Schedule for Adults Aged 19 Years or Older, United States, 2017. The 2017 adult immunization schedule summarizes ACIP recommendations in 2 figures, footnotes for the figures, and a table of contraindications and precautions for(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate factors that contribute to the increased risk of cesarean delivery with advancing maternal age. STUDY DESIGN We reviewed demographic and ante- and intrapartum variables from a data set of term, nulliparous women who delivered at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 1998 (n = 3715). RESULTS Cesarean delivery rates increased with(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify opportunities to reduce overuse of antibiotics for prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal (GBS) disease and management of preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). METHODS An anonymous written questionnaire was sent to each of 1031 Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the responses were(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the association of antenatal depression symptoms with preterm birth and small for gestational age (SGA). METHODS This was an observational cohort study conducted among women who completed Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale screening and delivered at 20 weeks of gestation or greater. The primary outcomes were preterm birth and an(More)
OBJECTIVE In prior studies, mood disturbance has been associated with poor obstetric outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine whether depression during pregnancy is associated with a higher frequency of cesarean or assisted vaginal delivery. STUDY DESIGN A mood disorders questionnaire, which included the standardized Center for Epidemiologic(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine if insulin-requiring diabetic women undergoing nonelective cesarean section are at higher risk for postoperative infection than nondiabetic women. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Medical records of a cohort of insulin-requiring diabetic women who underwent cesarean section after labor or rupture of(More)