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)
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)
We enrolled 382 college-age women in a cross-sectional survey to investigate the relationship between use of over-the-counter (OTC) azole-based antifungal drugs and vaginal colonization by drug-resistant Candida. This study showed no correlation (P=.506) between previous OTC exposure and colonization of drug-resistant Candida in vaginal flora. However, a(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)
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)
Antepartum plasma hepatitis C virus (HCV) RNA was quantified in 155 mothers coinfected with HCV and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1), and HCV RNA was serially assessed in their infants. Of 155 singleton infants born to HCV antibody-positive mothers, 13 (8.4%) were HCV infected. The risk of HCV infection was 3.2-fold greater in HIV-1-infected(More)
BACKGROUND Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections (URIs) have not been well described among obstetrician-gynecologists (OB/GYNs). This information is useful for determining whether an OB/GYN-specific program promoting appropriate antibiotic use would significantly contribute to the efforts(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)
The pregnancy of a patient with placenta membranacea associated with placenta increta and a live-born infant is described, and the literature covering placenta membranacea is reviewed. A total of 26 cases of placenta membranacea in the second and third trimesters have been reported. The condition appears to have an incidence of 1:20,000-40,000, and there(More)
Although maternal death remains rare in the United States, the rate has not decreased for 3 decades. The rate of severe maternal morbidity, a more prevalent problem, is also rising. Rise in maternal age, in rates of obesity, and in cesarean deliveries as well as more pregnant women with chronic medical conditions all contribute to maternal mortality and(More)