Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Knoxville

Research Output 1981 2019

2019

High prevalence of Group B Streptococcus colonization among pregnant women in Amman, Jordan

Clouse, K., Shehabi, A., Suleimat, A. M., Faouri, S., Khuri-Bulos, N., Al Jammal, A., Chappell, J., Fortner, K., Chamby, A. B., Randis, T. M., Ratner, A. J., Aronoff, D. M. & Halasa, N., May 20 2019, In : BMC pregnancy and childbirth. 19, 1, 177.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Jordan
Streptococcus agalactiae
Pregnant Women
Agar
Latex

Incidence of maternal tachycardia during the second stage of labor: A prospective observational cohort study

Towers, C., Trussell, J., Heidel, R., Chernicky, L. & Howard, B., Aug 1 2019, In : Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 74, 8, p. 454-455 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Second Labor Stage
Tachycardia
Observational Studies
Cohort Studies
Mothers

Incidence of maternal tachycardia during the second stage of labor: a prospective observational cohort study

Towers, C., Trussell, J., Heidel, R., Chernicky, L. & Howard, B., May 19 2019, In : Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 32, 10, p. 1615-1619 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Second Labor Stage
Tachycardia
Observational Studies
Cohort Studies
Mothers

Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the endometrium: a report and review of the literature

Jenny, C., Kimball, K., Kilgore, L. & Boone, J., May 1 2019, In : Gynecologic Oncology Reports. 28, p. 96-100 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Neuroendocrine Carcinoma
Large Cell Carcinoma
Endometrial Neoplasms
Endometrium
Neuroendocrine Tumors
1 Citation (Scopus)

Neonatal head circumference in newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome

Towers, C., Hyatt, B. W., Visconti, K. C., Chernicky, L., Chattin, K. & Fortner, K., Jan 1 2019, In : Pediatrics. 143, 1, e20180541.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Head
Newborn Infant
Opioid Analgesics
Pregnancy

The effect of standardizing treatment when managing neonatal abstinence syndrome*

Burnette, T., Chernicky, L. & Towers, C., Oct 18 2019, In : Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 32, 20, p. 3415-3419 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Length of Stay
Clinical Protocols
Newborn Infant
Therapeutics
2 Citations (Scopus)

Women's preferences for permanent contraception method and willingness to be randomized for a hypothetical trial

Piazza, A., Schwirian, K., Scott, F., Wilson, M. D., Zite, N. & Creinin, M. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Contraception. 99, 1, p. 56-60 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Salpingectomy
Contraception
Tubal Sterilization
Counseling
Population Characteristics

Women's Preferences for Permanent Contraception Method and Willingness to Be Randomized for a Hypothetical Trial

Piazza, A., Schwirian, K., Scott, F., Wilson, M. D., Zite, N. & Creinin, M. D., Jan 1 2019, In : Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 74, 1, p. 31-32 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Contraception
2018

Dyspnea in Pregnancy: A Case Report of a Third Trimester Mediastinal Mass in Pregnancy

Reeder, C. F., Hambright, A. & Fortner, K., Dec 28 2018, In : The American journal of case reports. 19, p. 1536-1540 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Third Pregnancy Trimester
Dyspnea
Pregnancy
Conduction Anesthesia
B-Cell Lymphoma

Empirical Studies Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: An Urgent Call for Research

Stuart, G. L., Shorey, R. C., France, C. R., Macfie, J., Bell, K., Fortner, K., Towers, C., Schkolnik, P. & Ramsey, S., Aug 1 2018, In : Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment. 12

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Opioid Analgesics
Research
Risk-Taking
Chronic Pain
Public Health
3 Citations (Scopus)

Infant follow-up postdelivery from a hepatitis C viral load positive mother

Towers, C. & Fortner, K., Apr 17 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 32, 19, p. 3303-3305 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hepatitis C
Viral Load
Hepacivirus
Mothers
Appointments and Schedules

Infections in Pregnancy and the Role of Vaccines

Fortner, K., Nieuwoudt, C., Reeder, C. F. & Swamy, G. K., Jun 1 2018, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America. 45, 2, p. 369-388 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Vaccines
Whooping Cough
Pregnancy
Human Influenza
Pregnant Women
2 Citations (Scopus)

Postprandial walking reduces glucose levels in women with gestational diabetes mellitus

Coe, D. P., Conger, S. A., Kendrick, J., Howard, B., Thompson, D. L., Bassett, D. R. & White, J. D., Jan 1 2018, In : Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. 43, 5, p. 531-534 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gestational Diabetes
Walking
Glucose
Meals
Blood Glucose
4 Citations (Scopus)

Preoperative cesarean delivery intravenous acetaminophen treatment for postoperative pain control: a randomized double-blinded placebo control trial

Towers, C., Shelton, S., Van Nes, J., Gregory, E., Liske, E., Smalley, A., Mobley, E., Faircloth, B. & Fortner, K., Mar 1 2018, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 218, 3, p. 353.e1-353.e4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acetaminophen
Postoperative Pain
Placebos
Opioid Analgesics
Fetal Blood

Reactogenicity and immunogenicity of tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap) in pregnant and nonpregnant women

Fortner, K., Swamy, G. K., Broder, K. R., Jimenez-Truque, N., Zhu, Y., Moro, P. L., Liang, J., Walter, E. B., Heine, R. P., Moody, M. A., Yoder, S. & Edwards, K. M., Oct 8 2018, In : Vaccine. 36, 42, p. 6354-6360 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acellular Vaccines
Diphtheria Toxoid
Pertussis Vaccine
whooping cough
Toxoids

The use of a low-literacy version of the Medicaid sterilization consent form to assess sterilization-related knowledge in Spanish-speaking women: results from a randomized controlled trial

Natavio, M. F., Cortessis, V. K., Zite, N., Ciesielski, K., Eggers, H., Brown, N. & Segall-Gutierrez, P., Jun 1 2018, In : Contraception. 97, 6, p. 546-551 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Consent Forms
Medicaid
Randomized Controlled Trials
Tubal Sterilization
Literacy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception by Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents: An Examination of Access for All Women

Evans, M. L., Espey, E., Ogburn, T. & Zite, N., Jan 1 2018, In : Obstetrics and gynecology. 131, 3, p. 538-541 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gynecology
Contraception
Obstetrics
Intrauterine Devices
Contraceptive Agents
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)

A low power wearable respiration monitoring sensor using pyroelectric transducer

Mahbub, I., Islam, S., Shamsir, S., Pullano, S. A., Fiorillo, A. S., Gaylord, M. & Lorch, V., Mar 13 2017, 2017 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2017. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7878302

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

respiration
Transducers
transducers
Monitoring
sensors
5 Citations (Scopus)

Children with intellectual disability and hospice utilization

Lindley, L. C., Colman, M. B. & Meadows, J., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing. 19, 1, p. 28-33 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospices
Disabled Children
Intellectual Disability
Hospice Care
Comorbidity
4 Citations (Scopus)

Incidence of fever in labor and risk of neonatal sepsis

Towers, C., Yates, A., Zite, N., Smith, C., Chernicky, L. & Howard, B., Jun 1 2017, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 216, 6, p. 596.e1-596.e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fever
Newborn Infant
Incidence
Mothers
Chorioamnionitis
1 Citation (Scopus)

Maternal health of undocumented women with and without medicaid access in Nebraska, 2007-2011

Atkins, D. N., Barroso, C. S., Anderson, A. J., Meadows, J. & Lindley, L. C., Jan 1 2017, In : Hispanic Health Care International. 15, 1, p. 13-19 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medicaid
Prenatal Care
Mothers
Maternal Health
Birth Certificates
6 Citations (Scopus)

Medical Devices for Pediatric Apnea Monitoring and Therapy: Past and New Trends

Pullano, S. A., Mahbub, I., Bianco, M. G., Shamsir, S., Islam, S. K., Gaylord, M., Lorch, V. & Fiorillo, A. S., Sep 29 2017, In : IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering. 10, p. 199-212 14 p., 8053901.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatrics
Monitoring
Developing countries
Skin
Sleep

Mycotic cerebral aneurysm in a premature infant

Meadows, J., Hayes, D., Moscote-Salazar, L. R. & Calderon-Miranda, W. G., Oct 1 2017, In : Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences. 12, 4, p. 367-370 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Infected Aneurysm
Intracranial Aneurysm
Premature Infants
Newborn Infant
Spinal Puncture
1 Citation (Scopus)

Non-invasive integrated wireless breathing monitoring system based on a pyroelectric transducer

Pullano, S. A., Fiorillo, A. S., Mahbub, I., Islam, S. K., Gaylord, M. & Lorch, V., Jan 5 2017, IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7808773

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Transducers
CMOS integrated circuits
Monitoring
Signal processing
Electronic equipment
2 Citations (Scopus)

Patient reaction to Tdap vaccination in pregnancy

Perry, J., Towers, C., Weitz, B. & Wolfe, L., May 25 2017, In : Vaccine. 35, 23, p. 3064-3066 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

whooping cough
Diphtheria
Whooping Cough
tetanus
Tetanus
1 Citation (Scopus)

Pyelonephritis in Pregnancy: Prediction of Prolonged Hospitalization and Maternal Morbidity using Prognostic Scoring Systems

Valent, A. M., Peticca, K., Dimatteo, A., Banks, S., Shah, R., Chernicky, L., Weitz, B., Armistead, C., Hill, J., Towers, C., Lewis, D., Magann, E. F., Chauhan, S. P. & Hook, J. W. V., Oct 1 2017, In : American Journal of Perinatology. 34, 12, p. 1212-1218 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prolonged Pregnancy
Pyelonephritis
Hospitalization
Mothers
Morbidity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Reply

Towers, C. & Hennessy, M., Jan 1 2017, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 216, 1, p. 80-81 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

The effect of freezing amniotic fluid on lamellar body count fetal lung maturity testing

Carroll, S., Towers, C., Wolfe, L., Duncan, L., Weitz, B. & Porter, S., May 1 2017, In : International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 137, 2, p. 203-204 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Newborn Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Amniocentesis
Amniotic Fluid
Freezing
Lung
2016
31 Citations (Scopus)

Detoxification from opiate drugs during pregnancy

Bell, J., Towers, C., Hennessy, M., Heitzman, C., Smith, B. & Chattin, K., Sep 1 2016, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 215, 3, p. 374.e1-374.e6

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opiate Alkaloids
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Pregnancy
Outpatients
Pharmaceutical Preparations
2 Citations (Scopus)

Effectiveness of vaginal delivery simulation in novice trainees

Shumard, K., Denney, J. M., Quinn, K., Grandis, A. S., Whitecar, P. W., Bailey, J., Jijon-Knupp, R. J., Huang, C., Kesty, K., Brost, B. C. & Nitsche, J. F., Oct 1 2016, In : Family Medicine. 48, 9, p. 696-702 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Students
Medical Students
Midwifery
Chi-Square Distribution
Nonparametric Statistics
5 Citations (Scopus)

Perinatal Decision Making for Preterm Infants with Congenital Heart Disease: Determinable Risk Factors for Mortality

Lynema, S., Fifer, C. G. & Laventhal, N. T., Jun 1 2016, In : Pediatric Cardiology. 37, 5, p. 938-945 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Premature Infants
Heart Diseases
Decision Making
Mortality
Critical Care

Reply

Towers, C. & Hennessy, M., Nov 1 2016, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 215, 5, p. 670-671 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

7 Citations (Scopus)

Sharing of Snorting Straws and Hepatitis C Virus Infection in Pregnant Women

Fernandez, N., Towers, C., Wolfe, L., Hennessy, M., Weitz, B. & Porter, S., Aug 1 2016, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 128, 2, p. 234-237 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Virus Diseases
Hepacivirus
Pregnant Women
Confidence Intervals
Pharmaceutical Preparations
1 Citation (Scopus)

Transplacental passage of clindamycin from mother to neonate

Wear, C. D., Towers, C., Brown, M. S., Weitz, B., Porter, S. & Wolfe, L., Nov 1 2016, In : Journal of Perinatology. 36, 11, p. 960-961 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Clindamycin
Fetal Blood
Mothers
Newborn Infant
Erythromycin
12 Citations (Scopus)

Transvaginal cervical length scans to prevent prematurity in twins: A randomized controlled trial Presented in abstract form at the 27th Annual Clinic Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, San Francisco, CA, Feb 5-10, 2007.

Gordon, M. C., McKenna, D. S., Stewart, T. L., Howard, B., Foster, K. F., Higby, K., Cypher, R. L. & Barth, W. H., Feb 1 2016, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 214, 2, p. 277.e1-277.e7

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Twin Pregnancy
San Francisco
Randomized Controlled Trials
Gestational Age
Premature Birth
5 Citations (Scopus)

Use of social media by fathers of premature infants

Kim, H. N., Wyatt, T. H., Li, X. & Gaylord, M., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 30, 4, p. 359-366 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Media
Premature Infants
Fathers
Social Networking
Technology
2015
1 Citation (Scopus)

Accuracy of the lamellar body count in amniotic fluid contaminated by meconium

Fields, M., Towers, C., Howard, B., Hennessy, M., Wolfe, L., Weitz, B. & Porter, S., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. 28, 2, p. 146-148 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Meconium
Amniotic Fluid
Lung
Blood Platelets
Phosphatidylglycerols
7 Citations (Scopus)

A low power wireless apnea detection system based on pyroelectric sensor

Mahbub, I., Hasan, M. S., Pullano, S. A., Quaiyum, F., Stephens, C. P., Islam, S. K., Fiorillo, A. S., Gaylord, M., Lorch, V. & Beitel, N., Jul 7 2015, 2015 IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems, BioWireleSS 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 7-9 3 p. 7152130. (2015 IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems, BioWireleSS 2015).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Telemetering
Apnea
Point-of-Care Systems
Telemetry
Sensors

Blood contaminated amniotic fluid and the lamellar body count fetal lung maturity test

Visconti, K. C., Towers, C., Hennessy, M., Howard, B., Porter, S. & Weitz, B., Jun 1 2015, In : Journal of Reproductive Medicine. 60, 3, p. 219-222 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amniotic Fluid
Lung
Mothers
Amniocentesis

Blood Contaminated Amniotic Fluid and the Lamellar Body Count Fetal Lung Maturity Test

Visconti, K. C., Towers, C. V., Hennessy, M. D., Howard, B. C., Porter, S. & Weitz, B., May 1 2015, In : The Journal of reproductive medicine. 60, 5-6, p. 219-222 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amniotic Fluid
Lung
Mothers
Amniocentesis
11 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of smartphone oral contraceptive reminder applications

Gal, N., Zite, N. & Wallace, L. S., Jul 1 2015, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 11, 4, p. 584-587 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smartphones
Oral Contraceptives
Contraception
Internet
Mobile Applications
1 Citation (Scopus)

Geographic Variation in Characteristics of Postpartum Women Using Female Sterilization

White, K., Potter, J. E. & Zite, N., Nov 1 2015, In : Women's Health Issues. 25, 6, p. 628-633 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Reproductive Sterilization
Postpartum Period
national minority
Family Planning Policy
low income
11 Citations (Scopus)

Should pregnant women be included in phase IV clinical drug trials?

Briggs, G. G., Polifka, J. E., Wisner, K. L., Gervais, E., Miller, R. K., Berard, A., Koren, G., Forinash, A. & Towers, C., Jan 1 2015, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 213, 6, p. 810-815 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phase IV Clinical Trials
Pregnant Women
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Pregnancy
Clinical Trials
3 Citations (Scopus)

The use of prostaglandin E1 in peripartum patients with asthma

Rooney Thompson, M., Towers, C., Howard, B., Hennessy, M., Wolfe, L. & Heitzman, C., Mar 1 2015, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 212, 3, p. 392.e1-392.e3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Peripartum Period
Alprostadil
Asthma
Obstetric Labor
Cervical Ripening
13 Citations (Scopus)

Transplacental passage of antimicrobial paraben preservatives

Towers, C., Terry, P., Lewis, D., Howard, B., Chambers, W., Armistead, C., Weitz, B., Porter, S., Borman, C. J., Kennedy, R. C. M. & Chen, J., Nov 1 2015, In : Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology. 25, 6, p. 604-607 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Parabens
Methylparaben
Blood
Butylparaben
Mothers
2014
34 Citations (Scopus)

Bacteria localization and chorion thinning among preterm premature rupture of membranes

Fortner, K., Grotegut, C. A., Ransom, C. E., Bentley, R. C., Feng, L., Lan, L., Heine, R. P., Seed, P. C. & Murtha, A. P., Jan 8 2014, In : PloS one. 9, 1, e83338.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Chorion
chorion
Bacteria
Membranes
bacteria
13 Citations (Scopus)

Banking placental tissue: An optimized collection procedure for genome-wide analysis of nucleic acids

Wolfe, L., Thiagarajan, R. D., Boscolo, F., Taché, V., Coleman, R. L., Kim, J., Kwan, W. K., Loring, J. F., Parast, M. & Laurent, L. C., Jan 1 2014, In : Placenta. 35, 8, p. 645-654 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tissue Banks
Nucleic Acids
Placenta
Genome
DNA Methylation
4 Citations (Scopus)

Combination therapy with paclitaxel, carboplatin and megestrol acetate for the management of advanced stage or recurrent carcinoma of the endometrium: a phase II study.

Bevis, K. S., Kilgore, L., Alvarez, R. D., Straughn, J. M. & Leath, C. A., 2014, In : The Journal of reproductive medicine. 59, 3-4, p. 113-120 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Megestrol Acetate
Carboplatin
Endometrial Neoplasms
Paclitaxel
Therapeutics
22 Citations (Scopus)

Female tubal sterilization: The time has come to routinely consider removal

Creinin, M. D. & Zite, N., Jan 1 2014, In : Obstetrics and gynecology. 124, 3, p. 596-599 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Salpingectomy
Reproductive Sterilization
Tubal Sterilization
Ovarian Neoplasms
Birth Intervals