From the †Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School/Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey; *Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC; ‡Maternal Fetal Medicine, Sharp Perinatal Center and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital, San Diego, California; §Fetal Medicine Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, United Kingdom; ¶Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin, Tel Aviv University, Israel; and ∥Vasa Previa Foundation, Moline, Illinois.
The authors are indebted to the members of the Vasa Previa Foundation, who obtained their records from their physicians, mailed and faxed them to us, and allowed us to review them. We are also grateful to the physicians and nurses who assisted in writing institutional Review Board applications and gathering the data for this study. In particular, we recognize the contribution of Bruce Meyer, MD, and Marian Lake, MPH. Finally, the authors thank Anthony Vintzileos, MD, Cande Ananth, PhD, MPH, and Anthony Scialli, MD, for reviewing the manuscript and offering invaluable editorial and statistical advice.
Address reprint requests to: Yinka Oyelese, MD, Division of Maternal–Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, 125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08901; e-mail: [email protected].
Received November 5, 2003. Received in revised form January 22, 2004. Accepted January 28, 2004.