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"I really enjoy the office staff and the doctors. I am having twin boys and feel I am in competent hands with all the doctors and staff."

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Dr. Jeffrey Dicke

  • The exploration of the natural history and management of prenatally diagnosed malformations and the impact of prenatal monitoring on postnatal treatment and outcome


Dr. Anthony Odibo

  • Prenatal screening and diagnosis
  • Health services outcome research
  • General obstetrics
  • Optimal timing of the delivery of the preterm growth-restricted pregnancy: A prospective cohort study: To compare the ability of two antepartum tests, Doppler flow studies of feto-placental vessels and biophysical profile, to optimally determine the timing of delivery of pregnancies with preterm intrauterine growth-restriction (IUGR)


Dr. Diana Gray

  • Fetal biometry and growth evaluation with ultrasound. We are currently developing a new humeral length curve that will be utilized in the screening protocols for fetal trisomy 21
  • Investigation of the optimal methods for detecting bilirubin, as evidence of fetal hemolysis, in amniotic fluid in collaboration with faculty in the Division of Clinical Pathology
  • Preliminary investigations of large f/u study of children scanned in the RADIUS trial to evaluate intellectual/school performance in the scanned Vs non-scanned groups, with potential expansion to a longitudinal study of other children who have had multiple scans during fetal life
  • Trial of the Explora Curette for resection of endometrial lesions during sonohysterography collaborating with the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility


Dr. George Macones

  • Pregnancy after LEEP: To assess whether LEEP increases the risk of spontaneous pre-term birth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes, compared to women who have not had a LEEP procedure
  • Twin Birth Study: To determine the best delivery management for twin pregnancies between 32-38 weeks pregnant where Twin A is cephalic, in order to reduce maternal and fetal/neonatal mortality and morbidity
  • Efficacy of Early Amniotomy for Induction of Labor: To investigate the efficacy of artificial rupture of membranes, when the cervix is = 4 cm, on reducing both the duration of labor and the frequency of dystocia in nulliparous women undergoing induction of labor
  • Timing of Prophylactic Antibiotics in Cesarean Section and the Risk of Postoperative febrile morbidity; a randomized controlled trial: To determine whether the timing of prophylactic antibiotic administration for C/S (immediate preoperative vs. intraoperative administration) impacts the rate of postoperative febrile morbidity


Dr. Alison Cahill

  • Pregnancy Outcomes after Prolonged Admission for Fetal Decelerations: To examine the maternal, fetal, and labor outcomes in cases of prolonged admission for electronic fetal monitoring (EFM) after one or more fetal heart rate decelerations.
  • The Prediction of Macrosomia and Birth Trauma in Diabetic Pregnancies: To assess whether fasting blood glucose levels, HgA1c levels, fructosamine levels, or 3-D ultrasound measurements, can accurately predict fetal macrosomia, birth  trauma, or combined neonatal morbidity outcomes.

 


Further information regarding clinical research within the Division and Department may be found via the Division of Clinical Research