Shauna F. Williams

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OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to review pregnancy and neonatal outcomes among perinatally infected pregnant patients at our institution. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of maternal and neonatal records for all 10 perinatally infected adolescents between 1997 and 2007 was performed. Demographics, CD4 and viral load, antiretroviral treatment,(More)
Placental growth and function depend on syncytial cell processes which require the continuing synthesis of cellular proteins. The substantial energy demands of protein synthesis are met primarily from oxidative metabolism. Although the responses of individual proteins produced by the syncytiotrophoblast to oxygen deprivation have been investigated(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine the duration of the time that is needed to eradicate group B Streptococcus (GBS) in pregnant women with preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). STUDY DESIGN A retrospective cohort study was performed of pregnant women with PPROM from January 1, 2000, through December 31, 2005. Vaginal/rectal(More)
We sought to determine if gravidas with pregestational diabetes mellitus (DM) are at increased risk for asymptomatic bacteriuria (ASB) compared with nondiabetic gravidas. This is a retrospective case-control study of 150 pregnant patients with pregestational DM and 294 nondiabetic controls. Rates of ASB and any colony count of group B streptococcus (GBS)(More)
BACKGROUND Glutaric aciduria type II is a rare disorder affecting the metabolism of fatty acid oxidation and several mitochondrial dehydrogenase enzymes. Narcolepsy and cataplexy is a disorder affecting sleep cycles and rapid eye movement activity. There is little information on outcome or management for either disorder in pregnancy. CASE This is a case(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the article is to evaluate and compare labor outcomes in obese patients undergoing induction of labor (IOL) with misoprostol and dinoprostone. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective review of patients who delivered from February 1, 2008, to July 1, 2013 at our institution. All obese women who underwent IOL were identified. The rates of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of comorbidities and induction of labor (IOL) on the cesarean delivery (CD) rate in an obese nulliparous cohort. STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective review of medical records of patients who delivered at our institution from January 1, 2010, to January 18, 2011. Nulliparous patients were identified with a body mass index(More)
OBJECTIVE Ertapenem is a broad spectrum carbapenem approved for the treatment of postpartum endometritis. Data regarding clinical outcomes after treatment with ertapenem for endometritis after cesarean delivery are limited. Our objectives were to compare clinical outcomes and cost of ertapenem versus a multi-drug regimen for treatment of endometritis after(More)