Thomas J. Garite

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Elevated concentrations of maternal corticotrophin-releasing hormone (CRH) during the 2nd and early 3rd trimester of human pregnancy are associated with spontaneous preterm birth, but the effects of maternal CRH on the fetus are unknown. Maternal plasma was collected for analysis of CRH concentration, m = 156.24 +/- 130.91 pg/ml, from 33 pregnant women(More)
The purposes of this study were to determine the intervals when placental corticotrophic-releasing hormone (CRH) was most responsive to maternal cortisol. A sample of 203 women each were evaluated at 15, 19, 25 and 31 weeks gestation and followed to term. Placental CRH and maternal adrenocorticotropin hormone (ACTH), B-endorphin and cortisol were determined(More)
Adverse early experience, including prenatal maternal psychosocial stress, has the potential to negatively influence developmental processes through both physiological and behavioral mechanisms. This in turn may have adverse consequences for the mental and physical health, well-being and aging of the individual throughout the entire life-span. We have(More)
Behavioral perinatology is as an interdisciplinary area of research that involves conceptualization of theoretical models and conduct of empirical studies of the dynamic time-, place-, and context-dependent interplay between biological and behavioral processes in fetal, neonatal, and infant life using an epigenetic framework of development. The(More)
During human pregnancy, maternal and fetal compartments of the human placenta produce and release corticotrophic-releasing hormone (CRH). Elevations of placental CRH are associated with decreased gestational length (including preterm delivery). The effects of elevated placental CRH on human fetal neurological development are not known. Pregnant women in the(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate prospectively how psoriasis fluctuates in pregnancy and post partum and to correlate hormone levels in pregnancy (progesterone and estrogens) with psoriatic change. DESIGN Psoriatic body surface area (BSA) in pregnant patients with psoriasis (study group) and nonpregnant, menstruating patients with psoriasis (control group) were(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the risks of stillbirth and neonatal complications by gestational age in uncomplicated monochorionic and dichorionic twin pregnancies. DESIGN Systematic review and meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES Medline, Embase, and Cochrane databases (until December 2015). REVIEW METHODS Databases were searched without language restrictions for(More)
In a prospective study, third trimester plasma levels of BE and ACTH were determined in 58 women who delivered vaginally. Peptide regulation was compared between subjects who used conduction anesthesia at delivery and subjects who did not. Third trimester levels of maternal BE and ACTH were significantly related; however, the relationship was significant(More)
BACKGROUND Preterm birth is the principal factor contributing to adverse outcomes in multiple pregnancies. Randomized controlled trials of progestogens to prevent preterm birth in twin pregnancies have shown no clear benefits. However, individual studies have not had sufficient power to evaluate potential benefits in women at particular high risk of early(More)
BACKGROUND Progestational agents may reduce the risk of preterm birth in women with various risk factors. We sought to test the hypothesis that a weekly dose of 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) given to women with preterm rupture of the membranes (PROM) will prolong pregnancy and thereby reduce neonatal morbidity. METHODS Double-blind,(More)