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Amy Murtha, MD

TitleProfessor and Chair
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentOb/Gyn, Reproductive Sciences
Address550 16th. Street
San Francisco CA 94158
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    1. Boggess KA, Baker JB, Murtha A, Peaceman AM, Shah DM, Siegfried SL, Birch R. Pharmacokinetics of Hydroxyprogesterone Caproate and its Primary Metabolites during Pregnancy. AJP Rep. 2018 Apr; 8(2):e106-e112. PMID: 29765789.
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    2. Feng L, Allen TK, Marinello WP, Murtha A. Infection-Induced Thrombin Production: A Potential Novel Mechanism for Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM). Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Apr 13. PMID: 29660299.
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    3. Feng L, Allen TK, Marinello WP, Murtha A. Roles of Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component 1 in Oxidative Stress-Induced Aging in Chorion Cells. Reprod Sci. 2018 Jan 01; 1933719118776790. PMID: 29783884.
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    4. Gyamfi-Bannerman C, Menon R, Bonney EA, Dolan SM, Johnson M, Lamont RF, Mesiano S, Murtha A, Myatt L, Mysorekar I, Williams SM, Zhong N, Helmer H. Novel thoughts on preterm birth research proceedings of the 13th annual preterm birth international collaborative (PREBIC) meeting. Semin Perinatol. 2017 Nov; 41(7):438-441. PMID: 29074002.
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    5. Sadovsky Y, Caughey AB, DiVito M, D'Alton ME, Murtha A. Research to knowledge: promoting the training of physician-scientists in the biology of pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2018 01; 218(1):B9-B13. PMID: 28993175.
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    6. McCullough LE, Miller EE, Calderwood LE, Shivappa N, Steck SE, Forman MR, A Mendez M, Maguire R, Fuemmeler BF, Kollins SH, D Bilbo S, Huang Z, Murtha A, Murphy SK, Hébert JR, Hoyo C. Maternal inflammatory diet and adverse pregnancy outcomes: Circulating cytokines and genomic imprinting as potential regulators? Epigenetics. 2017 Aug; 12(8):688-697. PMID: 28678596.
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    7. Feng L, Ouyang F, Liu L, Wang X, Wang X, Li YJ, Murtha A, Shen H, Zhang J, Zhang JJ. Levels of Urinary Metabolites of Organophosphate Flame Retardants, TDCIPP, and TPHP, in Pregnant Women in Shanghai. J Environ Public Health. 2016; 2016:9416054. PMID: 28115951.
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    8. Feng L, Ransom CE, Nazzal MK, Allen TK, Li YJ, Truong T, Potts LC, Seed PC, Murtha A. The Role of Progesterone and a Novel Progesterone Receptor, Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component 1, in the Inflammatory Response of Fetal Membranes to Ureaplasma parvum Infection. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0168102. PMID: 27977732.
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    9. Fuemmeler BF, Lee CT, Soubry A, Iversen ES, Huang Z, Murtha A, Schildkraut JM, Jirtle RL, Murphy SK, Hoyo C. DNA Methylation of Regulatory Regions of Imprinted Genes at Birth and Its Relation to Infant Temperament. Genet Epigenet. 2016; 8:59-67. PMID: 27920589.
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    10. Smrtka MP, Feng L, Murtha A, Grotegut CA. Thrombin-Induced Inflammation in Human Decidual Cells Is Not Affected By Heparin. Reprod Sci. 2017 Aug; 24(8):1154-1163. PMID: 27852920.
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    11. Riccio DA, Malowitz JR, Cotten CM, Murtha A, McMahon TJ. S-Nitrosylated fetal hemoglobin in neonatal human blood. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2016 05 13; 473(4):1084-1089. PMID: 27060546; PMCID: PMC4853255 [Available on 05/13/17].
    12. Potts LC, Feng L, Seed PC, Jayes FL, Kuchibhatla M, Antczak B, Nazzal MK, Murtha A. Inflammatory Response of Human Gestational Membranes to Ureaplasma parvum Using a Novel Dual-Chamber Tissue Explant System. Biol Reprod. 2016 05; 94(5):119. PMID: 27009041.
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    13. Meng Y, Murtha A, Feng L. Progesterone, Inflammatory Cytokine (TNF-a), and Oxidative Stress (H2O2) Regulate Progesterone Receptor Membrane Component 1 Expression in Fetal Membrane Cells. Reprod Sci. 2016 09; 23(9):1168-78. PMID: 26919974.
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    14. Grotegut CA, Mao L, Pierce SL, Swamy GK, Heine RP, Murtha A. Enhanced Uterine Contractility and Stillbirth in Mice Lacking G Protein-Coupled Receptor Kinase 6 (GRK6): Implications for Oxytocin Receptor Desensitization. Mol Endocrinol. 2016 Apr; 30(4):455-68. PMID: 26886170; PMCID: PMC4814475 [Available on 04/01/17].
    15. McCullough LE, Miller EE, Mendez MA, Murtha A, Murphy SK, Hoyo C. Maternal B vitamins: effects on offspring weight and DNA methylation at genomically imprinted domains. Clin Epigenetics. 2016; 8:8. PMID: 26807160; PMCID: PMC4722751.
    16. King KE, Darrah TH, Money E, Meentemeyer R, Maguire RL, Nye MD, Michener L, Murtha A, Jirtle R, Murphy SK, Mendez MA, Robarge W, Vengosh A, Hoyo C. Geographic clustering of elevated blood heavy metal levels in pregnant women. BMC Public Health. 2015 Oct 09; 15:1035. PMID: 26449855; PMCID: PMC4599656.
    17. Murtha A, Menon R. Regulation of fetal membrane inflammation: a critical step in reducing adverse pregnancy outcome. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Oct; 213(4):447-8. PMID: 26410204.
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    18. Vidal AC, Semenova V, Darrah T, Vengosh A, Huang Z, King K, Nye MD, Fry R, Skaar D, Maguire R, Murtha A, Schildkraut J, Murphy S, Hoyo C. Maternal cadmium, iron and zinc levels, DNA methylation and birth weight. BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2015 Jul 15; 16:20. PMID: 26173596; PMCID: PMC4502530.
    19. Patil AS, Swamy GK, Murtha A, Heine RP, Zheng X, Grotegut CA. Progesterone Metabolites Produced by Cytochrome P450 3A Modulate Uterine Contractility in a Murine Model. Reprod Sci. 2015 Dec; 22(12):1577-86. PMID: 26037300.
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    20. Allen TK, Feng L, Nazzal M, Grotegut CA, Buhimschi IA, Murtha A. The Effect of Progestins on Tumor Necrosis Factor a-Induced Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Activity and Gene Expression in Human Primary Amnion and Chorion Cells In Vitro. Anesth Analg. 2015 May; 120(5):1085-94. PMID: 25806402; PMCID: PMC4406818.
    21. McCullough LE, Mendez MA, Miller EE, Murtha A, Murphy SK, Hoyo C. Associations between prenatal physical activity, birth weight, and DNA methylation at genomically imprinted domains in a multiethnic newborn cohort. Epigenetics. 2015; 10(7):597-606. PMID: 25928716; PMCID: PMC4622928.
    22. Murtha A, Edwards JM. The role of Mycoplasma and Ureaplasma in adverse pregnancy outcomes. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2014 Dec; 41(4):615-27. PMID: 25454994.
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    23. Vidal AC, Benjamin Neelon SE, Liu Y, Tuli AM, Fuemmeler BF, Hoyo C, Murtha A, Huang Z, Schildkraut J, Overcash F, Kurtzberg J, Jirtle RL, Iversen ES, Murphy SK. Maternal stress, preterm birth, and DNA methylation at imprint regulatory sequences in humans. Genet Epigenet. 2014; 6:37-44. PMID: 25512713; PMCID: PMC4251062.
    24. Patil AS, Patil NP, Lewis AN, Swamy GK, Murtha A. Health care providers' use of a drug information service for pregnancy-related inquiries. J Am Pharm Assoc (2003). 2014 Sep-Oct; 54(5):502-9, 2 p following 509. PMID: 25216880.
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    25. Hoyo C, Daltveit AK, Iversen E, Benjamin-Neelon SE, Fuemmeler B, Schildkraut J, Murtha A, Overcash F, Vidal AC, Wang F, Huang Z, Kurtzberg J, Seewaldt V, Forman M, Jirtle RL, Murphy SK. Erythrocyte folate concentrations, CpG methylation at genomically imprinted domains, and birth weight in a multiethnic newborn cohort. Epigenetics. 2014 Aug; 9(8):1120-30. PMID: 24874916; PMCID: PMC4164497.
    26. Fortner KB, Grotegut CA, Ransom CE, Bentley RC, Feng L, Lan L, Heine RP, Seed PC, Murtha A. Bacteria localization and chorion thinning among preterm premature rupture of membranes. PLoS One. 2014; 9(1):e83338. PMID: 24421883; PMCID: PMC3885429.
    27. Cotten CM, Murtha A, Goldberg RN, Grotegut CA, Smith PB, Goldstein RF, Fisher KA, Gustafson KE, Waters-Pick B, Swamy GK, Rattray B, Tan S, Kurtzberg J. Feasibility of autologous cord blood cells for infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. J Pediatr. 2014 May; 164(5):973-979.e1. PMID: 24388332; PMCID: PMC3992180.
    28. Allen TK, Feng L, Grotegut CA, Murtha A. Progesterone receptor membrane component 1 as the mediator of the inhibitory effect of progestins on cytokine-induced matrix metalloproteinase 9 activity in vitro. Reprod Sci. 2014 Feb; 21(2):260-8. PMID: 23813454; PMCID: PMC3879993.
    29. Vidal AC, Murtha A, Murphy SK, Fortner K, Overcash F, Henry N, Schildkraut JM, Forman MR, Demark-Wahnefried W, Kurtzberg J, Jirtle R, Hoyo C. Maternal BMI, IGF-I Levels, and Birth Weight in African American and White Infants. Int J Pediatr. 2013; 2013:191472. PMID: 23861689; PMCID: PMC3686113.
    30. Kraus DM, Feng L, Heine RP, Brown HL, Caron KM, Murtha A, Grotegut CA. Cigarette smoke-induced placental adrenomedullin expression and trophoblast cell invasion. Reprod Sci. 2014 Jan; 21(1):63-71. PMID: 23653390; PMCID: PMC3857765.
    31. Grotegut CA, Gunatilake RP, Feng L, Heine RP, Murtha A. The influence of maternal body mass index on myometrial oxytocin receptor expression in pregnancy. Reprod Sci. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1471-7. PMID: 23653389; PMCID: PMC3817668.
    32. Canzoneri BJ, Feng L, Grotegut CA, Bentley RC, Heine RP, Murtha A. The chorion layer of fetal membranes is prematurely destroyed in women with preterm premature rupture of the membranes. Reprod Sci. 2013 Oct; 20(10):1246-54. PMID: 23536574.
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    33. Liu Y, Hoyo C, Murphy S, Huang Z, Overcash F, Thompson J, Brown H, Murtha A. DNA methylation at imprint regulatory regions in preterm birth and infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 May; 208(5):395.e1-7. PMID: 23477525; PMCID: PMC3838789.
    34. Soubry A, Schildkraut JM, Murtha A, Wang F, Huang Z, Bernal A, Kurtzberg J, Jirtle RL, Murphy SK, Hoyo C. Paternal obesity is associated with IGF2 hypomethylation in newborns: results from a Newborn Epigenetics Study (NEST) cohort. BMC Med. 2013 Feb 06; 11:29. PMID: 23388414; PMCID: PMC3584733.
    35. Vidal AC, Overcash F, Murphy SK, Murtha A, Schildkraut JM, Forman MR, Demark-Wahnefried W, Kurtzberg J, Skaar D, Jirtle RL, Hoyo C. Associations between birth and one year anthropometric measurements and IGF2 and IGF2R genetic variants in African American and Caucasian American infants. J Pediatr Genet. 2013; 2(3). PMID: 26045971.
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    36. Drake TK, DeSoto MG, Peters JJ, Henderson MH, Thiele B, Bishop TS, Murtha A, Katz DF, Wax A. In vivo optical imaging of human vaginal gel thickness distributions with a probe-based, dual-modality instrument. J Biomed Opt. 2012 Nov; 17(11):116014. PMID: 23117809; PMCID: PMC3484267.
    37. Liu Y, Murphy SK, Murtha A, Fuemmeler BF, Schildkraut J, Huang Z, Overcash F, Kurtzberg J, Jirtle R, Iversen ES, Forman MR, Hoyo C. Depression in pregnancy, infant birth weight and DNA methylation of imprint regulatory elements. Epigenetics. 2012 Jul; 7(7):735-46. PMID: 22677950; PMCID: PMC3414394.
    38. Hoyo C, Fortner K, Murtha A, Schildkraut JM, Soubry A, Demark-Wahnefried W, Jirtle RL, Kurtzberg J, Forman MR, Overcash F, Huang Z, Murphy SK. Association of cord blood methylation fractions at imprinted insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF2), plasma IGF2, and birth weight. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Apr; 23(4):635-45. PMID: 22392079; PMCID: PMC3313040.
    39. Perkins E, Murphy SK, Murtha A, Schildkraut J, Jirtle RL, Demark-Wahnefried W, Forman MR, Kurtzberg J, Overcash F, Huang Z, Hoyo C. Insulin-like growth factor 2/H19 methylation at birth and risk of overweight and obesity in children. J Pediatr. 2012 Jul; 161(1):31-9. PMID: 22341586; PMCID: PMC3360130.
    40. Myatt L, Eschenbach DA, Lye SJ, Mesiano S, Murtha A, Williams SM, Pennell CE. A standardized template for clinical studies in preterm birth. Reprod Sci. 2012 May; 19(5):474-82. PMID: 22344727.
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    41. Ransom CE, Murtha A. Progesterone for preterm birth prevention. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2012 Mar; 39(1):1-16, vii. PMID: 22370103.
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    42. Beiswenger TR, Feng L, Brown HL, Heine RP, Murtha A, Grotegut CA. The effect of cigarette smoke extract on trophoblast cell viability and migration: the role of adrenomedullin. Reprod Sci. 2012 May; 19(5):526-33. PMID: 22267538.
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    43. Murphy SK, Adigun A, Huang Z, Overcash F, Wang F, Jirtle RL, Schildkraut JM, Murtha A, Iversen ES, Hoyo C. Gender-specific methylation differences in relation to prenatal exposure to cigarette smoke. Gene. 2012 Feb 15; 494(1):36-43. PMID: 22202639; PMCID: PMC3627389.
    44. Canzoneri BJ, Grotegut CA, Swamy GK, Brancazio LR, Sinclair T, Heine PR, Murtha A. Maternal serum interleukin-6 levels predict impending funisitis in preterm premature rupture of membranes after completion of antibiotics. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Aug; 25(8):1329-32. PMID: 22046977.
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    45. Brandon DH, Tully KP, Silva SG, Malcolm WF, Murtha A, Turner BS, Holditch-Davis D. Emotional responses of mothers of late-preterm and term infants. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2011 Nov-Dec; 40(6):719-31. PMID: 22092914; PMCID: PMC4074409.
    46. Drake TK, Desoto MG, Peters JJ, Henderson MH, Murtha A, Katz DF, Wax A. Design and validation of a multiplexed low coherence interferometry instrument for in vivo clinical measurement of microbicide gel thickness distribution. Biomed Opt Express. 2011 Oct 01; 2(10):2850-8. PMID: 22025989; PMCID: PMC3191450.
    47. Ransom CE, Chin JR, Roeder HA, Sinclair TR, Heine RP, Murtha A. The influence of prior obstetrical history on current 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate use. J Pregnancy. 2011; 2011:286483. PMID: 21773029; PMCID: PMC3135054.
    48. Hoyo C, Murtha A, Schildkraut JM, Jirtle RL, Demark-Wahnefried W, Forman MR, Iversen ES, Kurtzberg J, Overcash F, Huang Z, Murphy SK. Methylation variation at IGF2 differentially methylated regions and maternal folic acid use before and during pregnancy. Epigenetics. 2011 Jul; 6(7):928-36. PMID: 21636975; PMCID: PMC3154433.
    49. Hoyo C, Murtha A, Schildkraut JM, Forman MR, Calingaert B, Demark-Wahnefried W, Kurtzberg J, Jirtle RL, Murphy SK. Folic acid supplementation before and during pregnancy in the Newborn Epigenetics STudy (NEST). BMC Public Health. 2011 Jan 21; 11(1):46. PMID: 21255390; PMCID: PMC3038155.
    50. Grotegut CA, Feng L, Mao L, Heine RP, Murtha A, Rockman HA. ß-Arrestin mediates oxytocin receptor signaling, which regulates uterine contractility and cellular migration. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Mar; 300(3):E468-77. PMID: 21139074; PMCID: PMC3064008.
    51. Offenbacher S, Beck JD, Jared HL, Mauriello SM, Mendoza LC, Couper DJ, Stewart DD, Murtha A, Cochran DL, Dudley DJ, Reddy MS, Geurs NC, Hauth JC. Effects of periodontal therapy on rate of preterm delivery: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep; 114(3):551-9. PMID: 19701034; PMCID: PMC2917914.
    52. Ruma M, Boggess K, Moss K, Jared H, Murtha A, Beck J, Offenbacher S. Maternal periodontal disease, systemic inflammation, and risk for preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Apr; 198(4):389.e1-5. PMID: 18295179.
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    53. George RB, Kalich J, Yonish B, Murtha A. Apoptosis in the chorion of fetal membranes in preterm premature rupture of membranes. Am J Perinatol. 2008 Jan; 25(1):29-32. PMID: 18075963.
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    54. Ellestad SC, Swamy GK, Sinclair T, James AH, Heine RP, Murtha A. Preterm premature rupture of membrane management--inpatient versus outpatient: a retrospective review. Am J Perinatol. 2008 Jan; 25(1):69-73. PMID: 18075965.
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    55. Murtha A, Feng L, Yonish B, Leppert PC, Schomberg DW. Progesterone protects fetal chorion and maternal decidua cells from calcium-induced death. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Mar; 196(3):257.e1-5. PMID: 17346545.
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    56. Ruma MS, Moise KJ, Kim E, Murtha A, Prutsman WJ, Hassan SS, Lubarsky SL. Combined plasmapheresis and intravenous immune globulin for the treatment of severe maternal red cell alloimmunization. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Feb; 196(2):138.e1-6. PMID: 17306655.
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    57. Murtha A, Sinclair T, Hauser ER, Swamy GK, Herbert WN, Heine RP. Maternal serum cytokines in preterm premature rupture of membranes. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jan; 109(1):121-7. PMID: 17197597.
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    58. Murtha A, Nieves A, Hauser ER, Swamy GK, Yonish BA, Sinclair TR, Heine RP. Association of maternal IL-1 receptor antagonist intron 2 gene polymorphism and preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Nov; 195(5):1249-53. PMID: 17074546.
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    59. Mills AA, Yonish B, Feng L, Schomberg DW, Heine RP, Murtha A. Characterization of progesterone receptor isoform expression in fetal membranes. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Oct; 195(4):998-1003. PMID: 16893510.
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    60. Murtha A, Kaplan AL, Paglia MJ, Mills BB, Feldstein ML, Ruff GL. Evaluation of a novel technique for wound closure using a barbed suture. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 May; 117(6):1769-80. PMID: 16651950.
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    61. Boggess KA, Beck JD, Murtha A, Moss K, Offenbacher S. Maternal periodontal disease in early pregnancy and risk for a small-for-gestational-age infant. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 May; 194(5):1316-22. PMID: 16647916.
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    62. Boggess KA, Moss K, Murtha A, Offenbacher S, Beck JD. Antepartum vaginal bleeding, fetal exposure to oral pathogens, and risk for preterm birth at <35 weeks of gestation. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Apr; 194(4):954-60. PMID: 16580282.
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    63. Offenbacher S, Boggess KA, Murtha A, Jared HL, Lieff S, McKaig RG, Mauriello SM, Moss KL, Beck JD. Progressive periodontal disease and risk of very preterm delivery. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Jan; 107(1):29-36. PMID: 16394036.
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    64. Muller PR, James AH, Murtha A, Yonish B, Jamison MG, Dekker G. Circulating angiogenic factors and abnormal uterine artery Doppler velocimetry in the second trimester. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2006; 25(3):183-92. PMID: 17065039.
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    65. Boggess KA, Moss K, Madianos P, Murtha A, Beck J, Offenbacher S. Fetal immune response to oral pathogens and risk of preterm birth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Sep; 193(3 Pt 2):1121-6. PMID: 16157123.
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    66. Boggess KA, Lieff S, Murtha A, Moss K, Jared H, Beck J, Offenbacher S. Maternal serum C-reactive protein concentration early in pregnancy and subsequent pregnancy loss. Am J Perinatol. 2005 Aug; 22(6):299-304. PMID: 16118717.
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    67. Lieff S, Boggess KA, Murtha A, Jared H, Madianos PN, Moss K, Beck J, Offenbacher S. The oral conditions and pregnancy study: periodontal status of a cohort of pregnant women. J Periodontol. 2004 Jan; 75(1):116-26. PMID: 15025223.
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    68. Brancazio LR, Murtha A, Heine RP. Prevention of recurrent preterm delivery by 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone caproate. N Engl J Med. 2003 Sep 11; 349(11):1087-8; author reply 1087-8. PMID: 12968095.
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    69. Boggess KA, Lieff S, Murtha A, Moss K, Beck J, Offenbacher S. Maternal periodontal disease is associated with an increased risk for preeclampsia. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Feb; 101(2):227-31. PMID: 12576243.
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    70. Riché EL, Boggess KA, Lieff S, Murtha A, Auten RL, Beck JD, Offenbacher S. Periodontal disease increases the risk of preterm delivery among preeclamptic women. Ann Periodontol. 2002 Dec; 7(1):95-101. PMID: 16013222.
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