Research

Current Research Projects
Maternal Fetal Medicine Division

  1. Effect of Decreasing Intra-Abdominal Pressure in Pregnant women with Severe Pre-Eclampsia (Toxemia of Pregnancy) with External Application of a Negative Abdominal Pressure Device (ABSHELLT”‘).Principal investigator: M. de Veciana, MD
  2. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Standard Insulin Therapy Versus an alphaglucosidase Inhibitor [Acarbose] for Glycemic Control in Women With Insulin Requiring Gestational Diabetes. Principal investigator: M. de Veciana, MD
  3. A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial to Assess the Efficacy of Oral Chromium Picolinate Supplementation in the Prevention of Gestational Diabetes. Principal investigator: M. de Veciana, MD
  4. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Compare Standard Heparin Therapy versus a Low Molecular Weight Heparin (Fragmin®) for Anticoagulation in Pregnancy. Principal investigator: M. de Veciana, MD
  5. Post Partum Management of Patients with Gestational Diabetes. Principal investigator: M. de Veciana, MD
  6. Both Normal and Poor Glycemic Control: A Prospective Longitudinal Study. Principal investigator: A. Z. Abuhamad, MD
  7. Prospective Study of Dexamethasone in Neonatal Lupus Congenital Heart Block. Principal investigator: A. Z. Abuhamad, MD
  8. TWIN-TWIN TRANSFUSION SYNDROME TRIAL – A Prospective Multicenter Trial of Amnioreduction versus Selective Fetoscopic Laser for Severe Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome. NIH funded multicenter clinical trial. Principal investigator at E.V.M.S.: A. Z. Abuhamad, MD
  9. The Reproducibility of the Fetal Middle Cerebral Artery Peak Systolic Velocity. Principal investigator: A. Z. Abuhamad, MD
  10. A Randomized,Double-Blind, Multi-Center, Comparative Phase III Study of intravenous BMS-284756 Followed by Oral BMS-284756 Versus Intravenous Ampicillin/Sulbactam Followed by Oral Amoxicillin/Clavulanate in the Treatment of Acute Pelvic Infections. Principal investigator: P. S. Heyl, MD
  11. The Antiphospholipid Antibody: It’s Association with Fetal Anomalies a Prospective Study of Ongoing Pregnancies. Principal investigator: R. N. Slotnick, MD. PhD
  12. Hematopoetic Microchimerism and Autoimmune Disease: Can Prenatally Established Microchimerism be Linked to the Development of Autoimmune Disease. Principal investigator: R. N. Slotnick, MD, PhD
  13. Fragile Families and Child Well-being: Survey of New Parents. Principal investigator: P. S. Heyl, MD
  14. Cord blood harvest and storage: Therapy for genetic disease. Principal investigator: R. N. Slotnick, MD, PhD

For further information regarding specific research projects contact:
Patty Trail, RNC, CDE Perinatal Research Coordinator 757-446-8492

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