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Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (peer-reviewed articles)

  1. PTB (Preterm Birth): 3 keys to assessing risk. Kurtzman J. Contemporary OB/GYN, September 2011 (Lead article)
  2. Quantitative fetal fibronectin screening in asymptomatic high-risk patients and the spectrum of risk for recurrent preterm delivery. Kurtzman J, Chandiramani M, Briley A, Poston L, Das A, Shennan A. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar;200(3):263.e1-6.
  3. Previous cesarean section and the risk of postpartum maternal complications and adverse neonatal outcomes in future pregnancies. Galyean AM, Lagrew DC, Bush MC, Kurtzman JT. J Perinatol. 2009 Jul 23
  4. Impact of a 'rescue course' of antenatal corticosteroids: a multicenter randomized placebo-controlled trial. Garite TJ, Kurtzman J, Maurel K, Clark R; Obstetrix Collaborative Research Network. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Mar;200(3):248.e1-9. Erratum in: Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Oct;201(4):428.
  5. Cesarean risk after successful external cephalic version: a matched, retrospective analysis. Clock C, Kurtzman J, White J, Chung JH. J Perinatol. 2009 Feb;29(2):96-100. Epub 2009 Jan 8.
  6. Saul LL, Kurtzman JT, Hagemann C, Ghamsary M, Wing DA. Is transabdominal sonography of the cervix after voiding a reliable method of cervical length assessment? J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Sep;27(9):1305-11.
  7. Kurtzman, JT. The delivery probability profile: A potentially valuable tool for profiling individualized risk of preterm delivery throughout gestation. Contemporary Ob/Gyn, 2008
  8. Jenkins SM, Kurtzman JT, Osann K. Dynamic cervical change: Is real-time sonographic cervical shortening predictive of preterm delivery in patients with symptoms of preterm labor? Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2006; 27(4):373-6.
  9. Kurtzman JT, Jenkins SM, Brewster WR. Dynamic change during real-time ultrasound: Prospective characterization and comparison in patients with and without symptoms of preterm labor. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2004; 23(6):574-8.
  10. Kurtzman JT, Wilson H, Rao CV. A proposed role for hCG in clinical obstetrics. Semin Reprod Med 2001; 19(1):63-8.
  11. Kurtzman J, Spinnato J, Goldsmith J, Zimmerman J, Klem M, Lei Z, Rao CV. Human chorionic gonadotropin exhibits potent inhibition of preterm delivery in a small animal model. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1999.
  12. Kurtzman J, Goldsmith J, Gall S, Spinnato JA. Transvaginal versus transperineal ultrasonography: a blinded comparison in the assessment of cervical length at midgestation. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1998;179(4):852-7.
  13. Saglio S, Kurtzman J, Radner A. HIV infection in women: An escalating health care concern. American Family Physician 1996;54(5):573-81.
  14. Kurtzman J, Thorp JM Jr, Spielman FG, Mueller R, Cefalo RC. Central hemodynamic effects of cocaine and ritodrine in the isolated perfused rat heart. Obstet Gynecol 1994;83(1):89-91.
  15. Kurtzman J, Thorp JM Jr, Haley LG, Spielman FG, Cefalo RC, Mueller R. Do nifedipine and verapamil potentiate the cardiac toxicity of magnesium sulfate? Am J Perinatol 1994;10(6):450-2.
  16. Kurtzman J, Thorp JM Jr, Perry S, Spielman FG, Mueller R, Cefalo RC. Do nifedipine and verapamil potentiate the cardiac toxicity of magnesium sulfate? Am J Perinatol 1994;10(6):450-2.
  17. Thorp JM Jr, Katz V, Kurtzman J, Fowler W, Bowes W. Fetal death from chlamydial infection across intact amniotic membranes. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1989;161:1245-6.

SELECTED ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. Kurtzman JT, Garite TJ, Clark R, Maurel K for the Pediatrix Collaborative Research Network. Impact of a “rescue course” of antenatal corticosteroids (ACS): A multi-center randomized placebo controlled trial. Oral Presentation, Plenary Session (Lead paper), Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  2. Kurtzman JT, Chandiramani M, Briley A, Poston L, Shennan A. Quantitative fetal fibronectin screening at 24 weeks substantially discriminates the risk of recurrent preterm delivery in asymptomatic patients with prior preterm birth. Oral Presentation, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  3. Kurtzman JT, Chandiramani M, Briley A, Poston L, Shennan A. Minimal quantitative levels of fetal fibronectin (1-49 ng/mL) at 24-27 weeks are associated with an increased risk of recurrent preterm delivery in asymptomatic patients with prior preterm birth. Poster Presentation, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  4. Kurtzman JT, Jimenez-Solis G, Martinez-Alvarez O, Das A, Ayala-Mendez JA. Cervical length significantly modifies the risk of preterm delivery in low risk patients with symptomatic preterm labor and a positive fetal fibronectin. Poster Presentation, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  5. Ayala-Mendez JA, Kurtzman JT, Martinez-Alvarez O, Das A, Jimenez-Solis G. Fetal fibronectin status markedly modifies the risk of preterm delivery in low risk patients with symptomatic preterm labor and cervical shortening Poster Presentation, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, San Diego, CA, 2009.
  6. Clock C, Kurtzman JT, Ghamsary M. Dynamic cervical change is associated is associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery is patients with reassuring baseline cervical length (> 3 cm). Poster presentation. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, 2007.
  7. Haydon M, Kurtzman JT, Ghamsary M. Cervical length assessment in triplets: The long and short of it. Poster Presentation. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2007.
  8. Clock C, Kurtzman JT, Haydon M, Ghamsary M. Routine cervical length assessment in triplets is associated with a decreased risk of preterm delivery prior to 28 weeks. Poster presentation, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, 2007.
  9. Hagemann C, Kurtzman JT, Wing D. Does successful external cephalic version confer an increased risk of cesarean section? Society for Gynecologic Investigation, 2005
  10. Saul L, Kurtzman JT, Hagemann C, Ghamsary M. Is post-void transabdominal ultrasound of the cervix a reliable method of screening for cervical shortening? Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. New Orleans, LA, 2004.
  11. Saul L, Kurtzman JT, Ghamsary M. A blinded comparison of post-void transabdominal versus transvaginal cervical length ultrasound measurement. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. New Orleans, LA, 2004.
  12. McKeown A, Lagrew D, Bush M, Kurtzman J. The influence of prior route of delivery: Postpartum maternal and neonatal outcomes. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Oral presentation. New Orleans, LA, 2004.
  13. Lagrew D, Bush M, McKoewn A, Kurtzman J. The influence of prior route of delivery: Intrapartum procedures and outcomes. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. New Orleans, LA, 2004.
  14. Bush M, Lagrew D, Bush M, McKoewn A, Kurtzman J. Are low risk women with advanced maternal age candidates for antenatal testing? Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. New Orleans, LA, 2004.
  15. Kurtzman JT, Jenkins S, Hunter M. Does application of transfundal pressure enhanced preterm delivery prediction in patients undergoing cervical sonography?. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. Reno, NV, 2003.
  16. Kurtzman J, Gorenberg D, Schoenhaus S, Hunter M. Sonographic cervical length in patients with previous cervical surgery: A comtrolled assessment of perinatal outcomes. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Oral presentation. Reno, NV, 2003.
  17. Jenkins S, Kurtzman JT. Cervical dynamicism: Is real-time cervical shortening predictive of preterm delivery? Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. Reno, NV, 2003.
  18. Gorenberg D, Kurtzman J, Schoenhaus S, Hunter M. Do patients with previous cervical surgery have shorter sonographic cervical lengths compared to low risk controls? Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. Reno, NV, 2003.
  19. Jenkins S, Kurtzman JT, Brewster W. Cervical dynamicism: comparison of real-time cervical shortening in patients with and without uterine activity. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. New Orleans, LA, 2002.
  20. Jenkins S, Kurtzman JT, Brewster W. Cervical dynamicism: comparison of real-time cervical shortening in patients with and without uterine activity. Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. New Orleans, LA, 2002.
  21. Kurtzman JT, Jones E, Goldsmith LJ, Spinnato JA, McFarling L, Lei Z, Rao CV. Inhibition of preterm labor by human chorionic gonadotropin is associated with down-regulation of myometrial gap junctions. Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. Miami Beach, FLA, February, 2000.
  22. Kurtzman JT, Sullivan S, Goldsmith J, Coogan S. Cervical dynamicism: Is real-time shortening during cervical sonography predictive of preterm delivery? Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine. Poster presentation. Miami Beach, FLA, February, 2000
  23. Kurtzman, Spinnato J, Goldsmith J, Zimmerman J, Klem M, Lei Z, Rao CV. Human chorionic gonadotropin exhibits potent inhibition of preterm delivery in a small animal model. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. Oral presentation. San Francisco, California, 1999
  24. Kurtzman J, Goldsmith J, Gall S, Spinnato JA. Transvaginal versus transperineal ultrasonography: a blinded comparison in the assessment of cervical length at midgestation. Society for Perinatal Obstetricians Abstracts, Am J Obstet Gynecol 179(1), part 2, 1998; oral presentation, plenary session.
  25. Kurtzman J, Thorp JM Jr, Perry S, Speilman FG, Mueller R, Cefalo RC. Estrogen mediates the pregnancy-enhanced cardiotoxicity of cocaine in the isolated perfused rat heart. Society for Gynecologic Investigation Abstracts, 1992; oral presentation.

SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

  1. “Clinical Genetics and Prenatal Diagnosis,” University of Louisville, January 1997.
  2. “Clinical Genetics and Prenatal Diagnosis,” Holiday Inn-Bardstown, Kentucky, March 1997.
  3. “Prevention of Preterm Delivery: Lessons Learned from Cervical Sonography,” Grand Rounds, April 1997; University of Louisville, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  4. “Prevention of Preterm Delivery: Lessons Learned from Cervical Sonography,” High Risk Pregnancy Review Course, April 1997; University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky.
  5. “Prevention of Prematurity,” 1997 Kentucky Perinatal Association Annual Meeting, June 9, 1997, Lake Cumberland State Park, Jamestown, Kentucky.
  6. “Abnormal Cervical Competence,” Grand Rounds, March 1998; University of Louisville, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  7. “Abnormal Cervical Competence: Lessons Learned from Cervical Sonography,” April 1998, Kentucky Medical Association; Louisville, Kentucky.
  8. “Historical, Biochemical, and Sonographic Predictors of Preterm Delivery” Grand Rounds, October 1998; University of Louisville, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisville, Kentucky
  9. “Biochemical and Sonographic Predictors of Preterm Delivery: Which Tests are Best?” High Risk Pregnancy Review Course, April 1999; University of Louisville; Louisville, Kentucky.
  10. “Biochemical and Sonographic Predictors of Preterm Delivery: Which Tests are Best?: Grand Rounds, June 1999, University of California, Irvine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orange, California.
  11. “New Diagnostic Tests for Predicting Pre-Term Labor”, Irvine Medical Center, Dept. OB./GYN. January, 2000. Irvine, CA
  12. 23rd Annual Review Course in OB/GYN, “Breech and Operative Obstetrics”, University of California, Irvine and Memorial Center for Health Education, October 10, 2000, Costa Mesa, CA
  13. 24th Annual Review Course in OB/GYN, “Breech and Operative Obstetrics”, University of California, Irvine and Memorial Center for Health Education, October 2001, Costa Mesa, CA
  14. Advanced Fetal Monitoring, “Issues of Monitoring the Premature Gestation”, Saddleback Memorial Medical Center, October 2001, Laguna Hills, CA
  15. 13th Obstetrical and Transvaginal Ultrasound Review, “Role of 3D in Obstetrical Ultrasound”, University of California, Irvine and Memorial Center for Health Education, November 2001, Garden Grove, CA
  16. 25th Annual Review Course in OB/GYN, “Breech and Operative Obstetrics”, University of California, Irvine and Memorial Center for Health Education, October 2002, Costa Mesa, CA
  17. 14th Obstetrical and Transvaginal Ultrasound Review, “Role of 3D in Obstetrical Ultrasound”, University of California, Irvine and Memorial Center for Health Education, November 2002, Garden Grove, CA
  18. 26th Annual Review Course in OB/GYN, “Breech and Operative Obstetrics”, University of California, Irvine and Memorial Center for Health Education, October 2003, Costa Mesa, CA
  19. 15th Obstetrical and Transvaginal Ultrasound Review, “Role of 3D in Obstetrical Ultrasound”, University of California, Irvine and Memorial Center for Health Education, November 2003, Garden Grove, CA
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