Lyndsay Ammon Avalos

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BACKGROUND Although vaccination with trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV) is recommended for all pregnant women, no vaccine effectiveness (VE) studies of TIV in pregnant women have assessed laboratory-confirmed influenza outcomes. METHODS We conducted a case-control study over 2 influenza seasons (2010-2011 and 2011-2012) among Kaiser Permanente(More)
AIMS Concern about the effects of alcohol and drug use during pregnancy is intertwined with debates about abortion. There is concern that alcohol abstinence recommendations lead women using low levels of alcohol to terminate otherwise wanted pregnancies. This study examines how women describe alcohol, tobacco and/or drug use (ATOD) as reasons for deciding(More)
The objective of this study was to assess whether women who do not take multinutrient supplements during early pregnancy are more susceptible to the effects of low-to-moderate alcohol consumption on preterm birth and small-for-gestational-age birth (SGA) compared to women who do take multinutrients. This analysis included 800 singleton live births to(More)
BACKGROUND Recommended screening and brief intervention (SBI) for alcohol use during pregnancy is impeded by high patient loads and limited resources in public health settings. We evaluated the feasibility, acceptability and validity of a new self-administered, single-session, bilingual, computerized Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) program for(More)
BACKGROUND Exposures during the prenatal period may have lasting effects on maternal and child health outcomes. To better understand the effects of the in utero environment on children's short- and long-term health, large representative pregnancy cohorts with comprehensive information on a broad range of environmental influences (including biological and(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the prediction that temperatures are expected to increase in the future, little is known about the health effects of increasing temperatures on pregnant women. The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of apparent temperature on spontaneous preterm delivery (PTD). METHODS A case-crossover study of 14,466 singleton(More)
Erratum After publication of the original article [1] it came to the publishers attention that one name had been inadvertently misspelt. The correct authors' list should read as indicated above. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. Reference 1. Nayak MB, Korcha RA, Kaskustas LA, Avalos LA. Feasibility and acceptability of a novel,(More)
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