Samadh F. Ravangard

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OBJECTIVES The ability to predict surgically relevant fetal renal hydronephrosis is limited. We sought to determine the most efficacious second- and third-trimester fetal renal pelvis anteroposterior diameter cutoffs to predict the need for postnatal surgery. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of mothers and neonates who had a(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the impact of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) weight gain recommendations on perinatal outcomes in twin pregnancies. METHODS In this multicenter cohort study, using the 2009 IOM guidelines, we examined pregnancy outcomes in 570 uncomplicated diamniotic twin pregnancies. Subjects were grouped according to pre-pregnancy body mass(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the genetic sonogram in Down syndrome screening for women who have received the stepwise sequential test. METHODS This retrospective cohort study included women with singleton pregnancies who underwent stepwise sequential (first-trimester combined and second-trimester serum) screening(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate different cut-off levels of nuchal translucency (NT) to predict abnormal cardiac findings (ACF) in second trimester ultrasound examination and confirmed postnatal congenital heart defects (CHD) in euploid pregnancies. METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on singleton pregnancies examined in our ultrasound units from 2006(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to investigate whether discordant nuchal translucency and crown-rump length measurements in monochorionic diamniotic twins are predictive of adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes. METHODS We conducted a multicenter retrospective cohort study including all monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancies with two live(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to compare neonatal outcomes in twin pregnancies following moderately preterm birth (MPTB), late preterm birth (LPTB), and term birth and determine the indications of LPTB. STUDY DESIGN We performed a retrospective cohort study. MPTB was defined as delivery between 32(0/7) and 33(6/7) weeks and LPTB between 34(0/7) and 36(6/7) weeks.(More)
Placenta membranacea is a rare placental disorder characterized by the presence of fetal membranes (complete or partially) covered by chorionic villi. A 35-year-old woman, gravida 1, was admitted for preterm labor at 24 weeks and 5 days. She subsequently developed heavy vaginal bleeding and underwent a classical cesarean delivery for suspected abruption.(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe maternal characteristics related to early screening for diabetes in obese women and evaluate the benefits of early diabetes screening and diagnosis. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective cohort of obese women (BMI ≥30 kg/m2) without pregestational diabetes who delivered a singleton gestation between 2011 and 2012. Maternal(More)
Laparoscopic repair of pelvic organ prolapse in patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts has not been previously described. The optimum management of patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunts undergoing laparoscopy is uncertain. We describe the case of a 21-year-old female patient with spina bifida and ventriculoperitoneal shunt who underwent laparoscopic(More)
M. Baraa Allaf, Samadh Ravangard, Joseph Wax, Martin R. Chavez, Adam Borgida, Amirhoushang A. Shamshirsaz, Glenn Markenson, Anthony Vintzileos, Winston Campbell, James Egan, Reinaldo Figueroa, Angelina Cartia, Christopher Lee, Alireza A. Shamshirsaz Stony Brook-Winthrop University Hospitals, Long Island, NY, University of Connecticut. Health Center,(More)