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Ruth Cecilia Fretts, M.D.


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  1. McPherson E, Nestoridi E, Heinke D, Roberts DJ, Fretts R, Yazdy MM, Lin AE. Alternatives to Autopsy for Fetal and Early Neonatal (Perinatal) Deaths: Insights from the Wisconsin Stillbirth Service Program. Birth Defects Res. 2017 Nov 01; 109(18):1430-1441. PMID: 28898573.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Goldenberg RL, Farrow V, McClure EM, Reddy UM, Fretts RC, Schulkin J. Stillbirth: knowledge and practice among U.S. obstetrician-gynecologists. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Nov; 30(10):813-20. PMID: 23329563.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Farrow VA, Goldenberg RL, Fretts R, Schulkin J. Psychological impact of stillbirths on obstetricians. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2013 May; 26(8):748-52. PMID: 23130630.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  4. Flenady V, Koopmans L, Middleton P, Frøen JF, Smith GC, Gibbons K, Coory M, Gordon A, Ellwood D, McIntyre HD, Fretts R, Ezzati M. Major risk factors for stillbirth in high-income countries: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet. 2011 Apr 16; 377(9774):1331-40. PMID: 21496916.
    Citations: 156     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Flenady V, Middleton P, Smith GC, Duke W, Erwich JJ, Khong TY, Neilson J, Ezzati M, Koopmans L, Ellwood D, Fretts R, Frøen JF. Stillbirths: the way forward in high-income countries. Lancet. 2011 May 14; 377(9778):1703-17. PMID: 21496907.
    Citations: 80     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Fretts R. Stillbirth epidemiology, risk factors, and opportunities for stillbirth prevention. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep; 53(3):588-96. PMID: 20661043.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Saastad E, Tveit JV, Flenady V, Stray-Pedersen B, Fretts RC, Børdahl PE, Frøen JF. Implementation of uniform information on fetal movement in a Norwegian population reduced delayed reporting of decreased fetal movement and stillbirths in primiparous women - a clinical quality improvement. BMC Res Notes. 2010 Jan 04; 3(1):2. PMID: 20044943.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  8. Fretts RC. The study of stillbirth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov; 201(5):429-30. PMID: 19879391.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Reddy UM, Goldenberg R, Silver R, Smith GC, Pauli RM, Wapner RJ, Gardosi J, Pinar H, Grafe M, Kupferminc M, Hulthén Varli I, Erwich JJ, Fretts RC, Willinger M. Stillbirth classification--developing an international consensus for research: executive summary of a National Institute of Child Health and Human Development workshop. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Oct; 114(4):901-14. PMID: 19888051.
    Citations: 19     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Flenady V, MacPhail J, Gardener G, Chadha Y, Mahomed K, Heazell A, Fretts R, Frøen F. Detection and management of decreased fetal movements in Australia and New Zealand: a survey of obstetric practice. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2009 Aug; 49(4):358-63. PMID: 19694688.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Tveit JV, Saastad E, Stray-Pedersen B, Børdahl PE, Flenady V, Fretts R, Frøen JF. Reduction of late stillbirth with the introduction of fetal movement information and guidelines - a clinical quality improvement. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2009 Jul 22; 9:32. PMID: 19624847.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Frøen JF, Pinar H, Flenady V, Bahrin S, Charles A, Chauke L, Day K, Duke CW, Facchinetti F, Fretts RC, Gardener G, Gilshenan K, Gordijn SJ, Gordon A, Guyon G, Harrison C, Koshy R, Pattinson RC, Petersson K, Russell L, Saastad E, Smith GC, Torabi R. Causes of death and associated conditions (Codac): a utilitarian approach to the classification of perinatal deaths. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2009 Jun 10; 9:22. PMID: 19515228.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Frøen JF, Tveit JV, Saastad E, Børdahl PE, Stray-Pedersen B, Heazell AE, Flenady V, Fretts RC. Management of decreased fetal movements. Semin Perinatol. 2008 Aug; 32(4):307-11. PMID: 18652933.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Fretts RC, Duru UA. New indications for antepartum testing: making the case for antepartum surveillance or timed delivery for women of advanced maternal age. Semin Perinatol. 2008 Aug; 32(4):312-7. PMID: 18652934.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Frøen JF, Heazell AE, Tveit JV, Saastad E, Fretts RC, Flenady V. Fetal movement assessment. Semin Perinatol. 2008 Aug; 32(4):243-6. PMID: 18652921.
    Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Smith GC, Fretts RC. Stillbirth. Lancet. 2007 Nov 17; 370(9600):1715-25. PMID: 18022035.
    Citations: 50     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Fretts RC. Etiology and prevention of stillbirth. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Dec; 193(6):1923-35. PMID: 16325593.
    Citations: 52     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Fretts RC, Elkin EB, Myers ER, Heffner LJ. Should older women have antepartum testing to prevent unexplained stillbirth? Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Jul; 104(1):56-64. PMID: 15229001.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Heffner LJ, Elkin E, Fretts RC. Impact of labor induction, gestational age, and maternal age on cesarean delivery rates. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Aug; 102(2):287-93. PMID: 12907101.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Grodstein F, Fretts R, Lifford K, Resnick N, Curhan G. Association of age, race, and obstetric history with urinary symptoms among women in the Nurses' Health Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Aug; 189(2):428-34. PMID: 14520212.
    Citations: 49     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Perls TT, Fretts RC. The evolution of menopause and human life span. Ann Hum Biol. 2001 May-Jun; 28(3):237-45. PMID: 11393331.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  22. Fretts RC. Maternal age and fetal loss. Older women have increased risk of unexplained fetal deaths. BMJ. 2001 Feb 17; 322(7283):430. PMID: 11179171.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  23. Fretts RC, Rodman G, Gomez-Carrion Y, Goldberg R, Sachs BP, Myers E, Kessel B. Preventive health services received by minority women aged 45-64 and the goals of healthy people 2000. Womens Health Issues. 2000 Nov-Dec; 10(6):305-11. PMID: 11077213.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  24. Huang DY, Usher RH, Kramer MS, Yang H, Morin L, Fretts RC. Determinants of unexplained antepartum fetal deaths. Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Feb; 95(2):215-21. PMID: 10674582.
    Citations: 23     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  25. Perls T, Terry DF, Silver M, Shea M, Bowen J, Joyce E, Ridge SB, Fretts R, Daly M, Brewster S, Puca A, Kunkel L. Centenarians and the genetics of longevity. Results Probl Cell Differ. 2000; 29:1-20. PMID: 10838692.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
  26. Perls TT, Alpert L, Fretts RC. Middle-aged mothers live longer. Nature. 1997 Sep 11; 389(6647):133. PMID: 9296486.
    Citations: 28     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Fretts RC, Usher RH. Causes of fetal death in women of advanced maternal age. Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Jan; 89(1):40-5. PMID: 8990434.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  28. Fretts RC. Increased maternal age and perinatal mortality. Ir Med J. 1996 Jan-Feb; 89(1):10-1. PMID: 8984070.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  29. Fretts RC, Schmittdiel J, McLean FH, Usher RH, Goldman MB. Increased maternal age and the risk of fetal death. N Engl J Med. 1995 Oct 12; 333(15):953-7. PMID: 7666913.
    Citations: 48     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  30. Sachs BP, Fretts RC, Gardner R, Hellerstein S, Wampler NS, Wise PH. The impact of extreme prematurity and congenital anomalies on the interpretation of international comparisons of infant mortality. Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Jun; 85(6):941-6. PMID: 7770264.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Fretts RC, Boyd ME, Usher RH, Usher HA. The changing pattern of fetal death, 1961-1988. Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Jan; 79(1):35-9. PMID: 1727582.
    Citations: 18     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  32. Reid RL, Fretts R, Van Vugt DA. The theory and practice of ovulation induction with gonadotropin-releasing hormone. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1988 Jan; 158(1):176-85. PMID: 3276198.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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