Roger P. Bernard

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Between 1973 and 1984, five patients underwent excision of a carotid body tumor without operative mortality, cranial nerve palsy, cerebrovascular accident, or recurrence when followed to the present or to death from unassociated causes. The importance of preoperative four-vessel extracranial cerebrovascular arteriography for both diagnosis and planning of(More)
Regression analyses of preliminary data from 8818 consecutive singleton pregnancies in a study (Medical University of Debrecen, Hungary) concerning the effects of smoking during pregnancy and of a history of induced abortion on birth weight and gestational age are presented. Both individual variables and interaction effects were assessed. It was found(More)
The risk of perinatal death is displayed for '56 growth combinations', then contracted into 16 gestational age/birthweight categories (GA/BW) with additional control for antenatal visits (AV;CARE) for 36 000 singleton birth deliveries monitored in Indonesia from 1978-1980. For virtually all GA/BW combinations, the risk of perinatal death (PD) drops(More)
To determine the characteristics, complications, and postoperative contraceptive acceptance among patients undergoing abortion in Asia, the data on 5951 patients from 4 Asian centers were analyzed. Patients with (PEMC) preexisting medical conditions, most of whom had incomplete or inevitable abortions, were analyzed separately from patients artificially(More)
This study examines the impact of contraceptive counseling on 3 263 women hospitalized in Khartoum for treatment of incomplete abortion. The analysis which focused on education and parity/child desire, revealed that the counseling program produced contraceptive acceptance among 47.0% of those followed up. In spite of the counseling efforts, half of the(More)
The article compares seasonal variation in conception in Baroda and Manipal, both at sea level on the west coast of India. The maximum seasonal difference in mean monthly temperature is 3.5 degrees C in Manipal, and 11.3 degrees C in Baroda. Both are industrialized towns, Manipal serving the surrounding taluk of Udupi. Clinical records were obtained from(More)