Preterm birth is best defined as delivery of a pregnancy before 37 weeks of gestation that is best determined based off of an accurate last menstrual cycle
Pregnancy introduces a unique physiological state in which the immune system must foster
Intrauterine infections are diagnosed by the isolation of microorganisms from the amniotic fluid, cervix, or vagina with standard culture techniques.
This chapter will focus on the etiological causes of urinary tract infections (UTIs) that complicate pregnancies.
Chorioamnionitis, or Intraamniotic Infection (IAI), is a common complication of pregnancy that is associated with maternal
In the era of universal screening and preventative medicine, eradication of Group B Streptococcal (GBS) infection of the newborn
Vaginal discharge is one of the most common gynecological complaints in women.
Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) infection of the genital tract is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Mastitis is an infectious condition that is often seen in postpartum lactating women.
Surgical interventions are common in the day to day practice of both obstetrics and gynecology.
Lymphocyte development is a highly complex series of tightly controlled events.
Everyday around the world, babies are being born at various gestational ages.
The fragile newborn adapts quickly to life outside the womb at the time of birth.
Neonatal sepsis is evidence of an infection or isolation of a pathogen from the blood of an infant that is 28 days old or younger
Neonatal Infections are commonly acquired in utero or during the birthing process.
Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is an inflammatory bowel disease of the newborn seen often in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs)
Fungal infections have become an increasingly significant cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality, especially in premature and very low birth weight infants
Meningitis is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in all ages.
Viral infections contracted by adults are often times asymptomatic and occasionally even treatable.
Immunizations in preterm infants are recommended for the prevention of childhood diseases, just as they are in term infants.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Section of Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Maternal Fetal Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston SC, USA
I was born and raised in New York City. I come from a family of physicians, following the steps of my parents who have been extremely supportive. I graduated from an OB/GYN residency in New York City and then became an assistant professor working with the National Institute of Health. I then pursued a competitive fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology, called Reproductive Infectious Diseases. With the training I received as a reproductive infectious disease specialist, I went on to pursue a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at Emory University, School of Medicine. I thank God for giving me my ambitious desires to enhance my educational background, and I also thank my beloved amazing parents.