Research Interests

Our research program examines two prevalent, serious and inter-related conditions that are impacting both pregnant women and their infants in Canada:

  1. Excess maternal pre-pregnancy weight and excess weight gain during pregnancy
  2. Preterm birth

Publications

Underlined names are those of trainees on the team.

  1. Sarah D. McDonald, Kristen A. Viaje, Rebecca A. Rooney, Alexander Jarde, Lucia Giglia, Cynthia V. Maxwell, David Small, Tracy Pearce Kelly, Lisa Sabatino, Lehana Thabane. “A Clinical Carepath for Obese Pregnant Women: A Pragmatic Pilot Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.” The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. 2018 Jun 6:1-8. doi:10.1080/14767058.2018.1478957. [Epub ahead of print].
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  2. Yu Yang Feng, Alexander Jarde, Ye Rin Seo, Anne Powell, Nwachuksu Nwebube, Sarah D. McDonald. “What interventions are being used to prevent preterm birth and when?” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2018 May;40(5):547-554. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.08.036. Epub 2018 Jan 4.
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  3. M Grabovac, JN Karim, T Isayama, S Korale Liyanage, SD McDonald. “What is the safest mode of birth for extremely preterm breech singleton infants who are actively resuscitated? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” BJOG. 2018 May;125:652-663. doi:10.1111/1471-0528.14938. Epub 2017 Sep 18. (This publication was deemed by the Editor to be of such importance that they decided to include a debate about it Carreno & Chauhan BJOG 2018 “Caesarean section is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm breech singleton infants, FOR: Caesarean delivery of extremely preterm breech singletons” and Silver BJOG 2018 “Caesarean section is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm breech singleton infants, AGAINST: Caesarean section is not the safest for extremely preterm breech.)
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  4. Maheer Faden, Sarah D McDonald, Prakeshkumar S Shah, Amit Mukerji. “Impact of antenatal corticosteroids in preterm neonates based on maternal body mass index.” American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2018 Apr 20. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0105-z. [Epub ahead of print].
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  5. Li, S. Robiou-du-Pont, S.S. Anand, K.M. Morrison, S.D. McDonald, S.A. Atkinson, K.K. Teo, and D. Meyre. “Parental and child genetic contributions to obesity traits in early life based on 83 loci validated in adults: the FAMILY study.” Pediatric Obesity. 2018 Mar;13:133-140. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12205. Epub 2016 Dec 23.
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  6. Prakesh S Shah, Sarah D McDonald, Jon Barrett, Anne Synnes, Kate Robson, Jonathan Foster, Jean-Charles Pasquier, KS Joseph, Bruno Piedboeuf, Thierry Lacaze-Masmonteil, Karel O’Brien, Sandesh Shivananda, Nils Chaillet, Petros Pechlivanoglou, for the Canadian Preterm Birth Network Investigators. “The Canadian Preterm Birth Network: a study protocol for improving outcomes for preterm infants and their families” CMAJ Open. 2018 Jan 18;6(1):E44-E49 doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170128. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Preterm Birth Network Team Grant PBN150642.
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  7. Alexander Jarde, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikahel, Paul Moayyedi, Jennifer C. Stearns, Stephen M. Collins, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D. McDonald. “Pregnancy outcomes in women taking probiotics or prebiotics: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2018 Jan 8;18(1):14. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1629-5.
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  8. A Razak, A Florendo-Chin, L Banfield, M G Abdul Wahab, S McDonald, P S Shah & A Mukerji. “Pregnancy-induced hypertension and neonatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Journal of Perinatology. 2018 Jan;38(1):46-53. doi: 10.1038/jp.2017.162. Epub 2017 Nov 2.
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  9. Alexander Jarde, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Jodie M. Dodd, Jon Barrett J, Shigeru Saito, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D. McDonald. “The More, the Better? Combining Interventions to Prevent Preterm Birth in Women at Risk: a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2017 Dec;39(12):1192–202. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2017.07.007.
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  10. Catherine Dagenais, Anne-Mary Lewis-Mikhael, Marinela Grabovac, Amit Mukerji, and Sarah D McDonald. “What is the safest mode of delivery for extremely preterm cephalic/non-cephalic twin pairs? A systematic review and meta-analyses.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017 Nov 29;17(1):397 doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1554-7.
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  11. Meredith Vanstone, Sujane Kandasamy, Mita Giacomini, Deirdre DeJean, Sarah McDonald. “Pregnant women’s perceptions of gestational weight gain: A systematic review and meta-synthesis of qualitative research.” Maternal & Child Nutrition. 2017 Oct;13(4). doi: 10.1111/mcn.12374. Epub 2016 Nov 21.
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  12. Dawn Kingston, Anne Biringer, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Rebecca Giallo, Sarah McDonald, Glenda MacQueen, Lydia Vermeyden, Marie-Paule Austin. “Pregnant Women’s Perceptions of the Risks and Benefits of Disclosure During Web-based Mental Health E-Screening Versus Paper-Based Screening: Randonmized Controlled Trial.” JMIR Mental Health. 2017 Oct 20;4(4):e42. doi: 10.2196/mental.6888.
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  13. Sébastien Robiou-du-Pont, Sonia S Anand, Katherine M Morrison, Sarah D McDonald, Stephanie A Atkinson, Koon K Teo, David Meyre. “Parental and offspring contribution of genetic markers of adult blood pressure in early life: The FAMILY study.” PLOS ONE. 2017 Oct 18;12(10):e0186218 doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186218. eCollection 2017.
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  14. Lutsiv, O., Hulman, A., Woolcott, C., Beyene, J., Giglia, L., Armson, A.B., Dodds, L., Neupane, B., McDonald, S.D. “Examining the provisional guidelines for weight gain in twin pregnancies: a retrospective cohort study.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017 Sep 30;17(1):330. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1530-2. Hamilton Academic Health Sciences Organization (HAHSO) Grant #10845492.
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  15. Sonia Anand, Milan Gupta, Koon K Teo, Karleen M Schulze, Dipika Desai, Nora Abdalla, Michael Zulyniak, Russell de Souza, Gita Wahi, Mateen Shaikh, Joseph Beyene, Eileen de Villa, Katherine Morrison, Sarah D McDonald, Hertzel Gerstein. “Causes and consequences of gestational diabetes in a South Asians living in Canada: results from a prospective cohort study.” CMAJ Open. 2017 Aug 9;5(3):E604-E611 doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20170027.
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  16. Kristie L. Poole, Sarah D. McDonald, Lauren E. Griffith, Eileen K. Hutton. “Association of External Cephalic Version Before Term With Late Preterm Birth.” Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica (AOGS). 2017 Aug;96(8):998-1005. doi: 10.1111/aogs.13153. Epub 2017 May 16.
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  17. Isayama, Tetsuya, Lewis-Mikhael, Anne-Mary, O’Reilly, Daria, Beyene, Joseph, McDonald, Sarah. “Health Services Use by Late Preterm and Term Infants from Infancy to Adulthood: A Meta-Analysis.” Pediatrics. 2017 Jul;140(1): pii:e20170266. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0266.
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  18. Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Beyene, J., Dodd, J.M., Barrett, J., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Saito, S., Biringer, A.B., Sabatino, L., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Chamberlain, J., McDonald, S.D. “Effectiveness of progesterone, cerclage and pessary for preventing preterm birth in singleton pregnancies: a systematic review and network meta-analysis.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Jul;124(8):1176-1189. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14624. Epub 2017 Apr 17. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017.
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  19. Jarde, A., Lutsiv, O., Park, C.K., Barrett, J., Beyene, J., Saito, S., Dodd, J.M., Shah, P.S., Cook, J.L., Biringer, A.B., Giglia, L., Han, Z., Staub, K., Mundle, W., Vera, C., Sabatino, L., Liyanage, S.K., McDonald, S.D. “Preterm birth prevention in twin pregnancies with progesterone, pessary or cerclage: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2017 Jul;124(8):1163-1173. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.14513. Epub 2017 Feb 8. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis Grant # 351017.
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  20. Dawn Kingston, Marie-Paule Austin, Sander Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Paula Harvalik, Rebecca Giallo, Sarah D. McDonald, Glenda MacQueen, Lydia Vermeyden, Gerri Lasiuk, Wendy Sword, Anne Biringer. “Pregnant Women’s Views of the Feasibility and Acceptability of Web-based Mental Health E-Screening Versus Paper-Based Screening: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) 2017 Apr 7;19(4):e88. doi: 10.2196/jmir.6866.
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  21. Sarah D McDonald “Antenatal corticosteroids for women at risk of preterm delivery: Timing is critical to maximising benefits for very premature babies.” (Editorial for The BMJ) British Medical Journal (BMJ). 2017 Mar 28;356:j1467. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j1467.
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  22. Shanice Christie, Sébastien Robiou-du-Pont, Sonia S. Anand, Katherine M. Morrison, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephanie A. Atkinson, Koon K. Teo, David Meyre, “Genetic contribution to lipid levels in early life based on 158 loci validated in adults: the FAMILY study.” Scientific Reports. 2017 Mar 6;7(1):68. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00102-1.
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  23. Vanessa Ha, Sarah D McDonald,” Pregnant Women’s Preferences for and Concerns about Preterm Birth Prevention: A Cross-Sectional Survey.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2017 Jan 31;17(1):49. doi: 10.1186/s12884-017-1221-z.
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  24. Aihua Li, Koon K. Teo, Katherine M. Morrison, Sarah D. McDonald, Stephanie A. Atkinson Sonia S. Anand, David Meyre. “A genetic link between prepregnancy body-mass index, postpartum weight retention and offspring weight in early childhood”. Obesity 2017 Jan;25(1):236-243. doi:10.1002/oby.21707. Epub 2016 Nov 24.
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  25. Adam Hulman, Olha Lutsiv, Christina Park, Lynette Krebs, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D McDonald. “Are women who quit smoking at high risk of excess weight gain throughout pregnancy?” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2016 Sep 6;16. doi: 10.1186/s12884-016-1056-z.
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  26. International Consortium of Investigators for Fairness in Trial Data Sharing, P.J. Devereaux, Gordon Guyatt, Hertzel Gerstein, Stuart Connolly, Salim Yusuf, (consortium including Sarah McDonald). “Toward Fairness in Data Sharing.” New England Journal of Medicine. 2016 August 4;375(5):405-7. doi: 10.1056/NJEMp1605564.
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  27. Tetsuya Isayama, Hiroko Iwami, Sarah McDonald, Joseph Beyene. “Association of Non-Invasive Ventilation Strategies With Mortality and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Among Preterm Infants – A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” JAMA. 2016 Aug 9;316(6):611-624. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.10708. (S. McDonald is the PhD Supervisor of Dr. Isayama and she is the originator of study idea.)
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  28. Alexander Jarde, Michelle Morais, Dawn Kingston, Rebecca Giallo, Glenda MacQueen, Lucy Giglia, Joseph Beyene, Yi Wang, Sarah D. McDonald. “Neonatal Outcomes in Women With Untreated Antenatal Depression Compared to Women Without Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” JAMA Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 1;73(8):826-37. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2016.0934 (Impact Factor 13.2.)
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  29. M.A. Rodger, P. Phillips, S.R. Kahn, A.H. James, S. Bates, S. McDonald, B.A. Konkle. “Low molecular weight heparin to prevent postpartum venous thromboembolism: A pilot study to assess the feasibility of a randomized, open-label trial.” Thrombosis Research. 2016 Jun;142:17-20. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2016.04.004 PMID: 27096813.
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  30. Jarde A, Morais M, Kingston D, Giallo R, Giglia L, MacQueen G, Wang Y, Beyene J, McDonald SD. “Does non-pharmacological therapy for antenatal depression reduce risks for the infant?” Archives of Women’s Mental Health. 2016 Jun;19(3):549-52. doi: 10.1007/s00737-015-0577-1. Epub 2015 Sept 22.
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  31. Sohani ZN, Anand S, Robiou du Pont S, Morrison K, McDonald S, Atkinson S, Teo K, Meyre D. “Risk alleles in/near ADCY5, ADRA2A, CDKAL1, CDKN2A/B, GRB10, and TCF7L2 elevate plasma glucose levels at birth and in early childhood: results from the FAMILY study. PLoS ONE. 2016 Apr 6;11(4):e0152107. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152107.eCollection 2016.
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  32. Park CK, Isayama T, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Antenatal Corticosteroid Therapy Before 24 Weeks of Gestation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2016 Apr;127(4):715-25. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001355. Epub 2016 Mar 7. (Featured at: http://www.medpagetoday.com/OBGYN/Pregnancy/56718, by Molly Walker, Contributing Writer at MedPage Today. Selected as Harold A. Kaminetzky Prize Paper for 2016, for the Best Article from a Non-U.S. Researcher in the top ranked Obstetric journal, Obstetrics & Gynecology in May 2017.)
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  33. Bates SM, Alonso-Coello P, Tikkinen KAO, Ebrahim S, Cruz Lopes L, McDonald SD, Zhou Q, Akl EA, Neumann I, Flem Jacobsen A, Zhang Y, Santamaria A, Annichino-Bizzacchi JM, Sanset PM, Bitar W, Eckman MH, Guyatt GH. “Women’s Values and Preferences and Health State Valuations for Thromboprophylaxis during Pregnancy: A Cross-sectional Interview Study.” Thrombosis Research. 2016 Apr;140:22-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.thromres.2015.12.015. Epub 2015 Dec 15.
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  34. Natasha McInnis, Christy Woolcott, Sarah McDonald, Stefan Kuhle. “Population Attributable Risk Fractions of Maternal Overweight and Adverse Perinatal Outcomes.” Scientific Report. 2016 Mar 10;6:22895. doi: 10.1038/srep22895.
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  35. Anand S S, Gupta M K, Schulze K M, Desai D, Abdalla N, Wahi G, Wade C, Scheufler P, McDonald S D, Morrison K M, Vasudevan A, Dwarakanath P, Srinivasan K, Kurpad A, Gerstein H C, Teo K K. “What accounts for ethnic differences in newborn skinfold thickness comparing South Asians and White Caucasians? Findings from the START and FAMILY Birth Cohorts.” International Journal of Obesity. 2016 Feb;40(2):239-44. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.171. Epub 2015 Aug 28.
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  36. Beth Murray-Davis, Helen McDonald, Fiona Cross-Sudworth, Sharon Dore, Michael Marrin, Judy DeSantis, Lisa Sabatino, Bryon DeFrance, Nicholas Leyland, Jason Gardosi, Eileen Hutton, Sarah D. McDonald. “Implementation of an Interprofessional Team Review of Adverse Events in Obstetrics Using a Standardized Computer Tool. A Mixed Methods Study.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. 2016 Feb;38(2):168-176. (S. McDonald was the Scientific Mentor on this grant to Dr. Murray-Davis.)
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  37. McDonald Sarah D (corresponding author), Sword Wendy, Eryuzlu Leyla N, Neupane Binod, Beyene Joseph, Biringer Anne B. “Why are half of women interested in participating in group prenatal care?” Maternal and Child Health Journal. 2016 Jan;20(1):97-105. doi: 10.1007/s10995-015-1807-x.
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  38. Kingston D, Austin MP , McDonald SW , Vermeyden L , Heaman M , Hegadoren K , Lasiuk G, Kingston J, Sword W , Jarema K , Veldhuyzen van Zanten S, McDonald SD, Biringer A. “Pregnant women’s perceptions of harms and benefits of mental health screening.” PLoS ONE. 2015 Dec 22. 10(12): e0145189. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0145189.
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  39. Lutsiv O, McKinney B, Foster G, Taylor VH, Pullenayegum E, McDonald SD. “Pregnancy complications associated with the co-prevalence of excess maternal weight and depression.” International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Dec;39(12):1710-6. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.119. Epub 2015 Jun 22. Regional Medical Association [RMA] Scholarship Grant. (Dr. S. McDonald was the Scientific Mentor on this grant.)
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  40. Kingston DE, Biringer A, McDonald SW, Heaman MI, Lasiuk GV, Hegadoren KM, McDonald SD, van Zanten SV, Sword W, Kingston JJ, Jarema KM, Vermeyden L, Austin, MP. “Preferences for Mental Health Screening Among Pregnant Women: A Cross-Sectional Study.” Am J Prev Med. 2015 Oct;49(4):e35-43. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2015.03.026. Epub 2015 Jul 3.
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  41. Beth Murray-Davis, Helen McDonald, Fiona Cross-Sudworth, Rashid Ahmed, Julia Simioni, Sharon Dore, Michael Marrin, Judy DeSantis, Nichols Leyland, Jason Gardosi, Eileen Hutton, Sarah McDonald. “Learning from Adverse Events in Obstetrics: Is a Standardized Computer Tool an Effective Strategy for Root Cause Analysis? A Mixed Methods Study.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). 2015 Aug;37(8):728-35 2015. Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation New Investigator Fund (NIF). (S. McDonald was the Scientific Mentor on this grant.)
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  42. Isayama T, Chai-Adisaksopha C, McDonald SD. “Non-invasive Ventilation With vs Without Early Surfactant to Prevent Chronic Lung disease in Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” JAMA Pediatrics. 2015 Aug;169(8):731-9. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0510. (This manuscript was the subject of an editorial; JAMA Pediatrics has an impact factor (IF) of 7.148.)
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  43. Eckman M, Alonso-Coello P, Guyatt GH, Ebrahim S, Tikkinen KA, Lopes LC, Neumann I, McDonald SD, Zang Y, Zhou Q, Akl EA, Jacobsen AF, Santamaria A, Annichion-Bizzacchi JM, Bitar W, Sandset M, Bates S. “Women’s Values and Preferences for Thromboprophylaxis during Pregnancy: A Comparison of Direct Choice and Decision Analysis using Patient Specific Utilities.” Thrombosis Research. 2015 Aug;136(2):341-347. doi: 10.1016/j.thromres.2015.05.020. Epub 2015 May 22.
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  44. Vanstone M, Yacoub K, Giacomini M, Hulan D, McDonald, SD.Women’s experiences of publicly-funded Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing in Ontario, Canada: Considerations for health technology policy-making.” Qualitative Health Research (QHR). 2015 Aug;25(8):1069-1084. doi: 10.1177/1049732315589745. Epub 2015 Jun 10.
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  45. Kapadia MZ, Park CK, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Weight loss instead of weight gain within the guidelines in obese women during pregnancy: A systematic review and meta-analyses of maternal and infant outcomes.” PLOS One. 2015 Jul 21;10(7):e0132650. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132650. eCollection 2015. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant (CIHR) # KRS1343401. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)
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  46. Olha Lutsiv, Jeffrey Mah, Joseph Beyene, Sarah D McDonald. “The effects of morbid obesity on maternal and neonatal health outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” Obesity Reviews. 2015 Jul;16(7):531-546. doi: 10.1111/obr.12283. Epub 2015 Apr 24. (Obesity Reviews has an impact factor (IF) of 7.995.)
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  47. McDonald SD (corresponding author), McKinney B, Foster G, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E. “The combined effects of maternal depression and excess weight on neonatal outcomes.” International Journal of Obesity. 2015 Jul;39(7)1033-40. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2015.44. Epub 2015 Mar 30. Regional Medical Association [RMA] Scholarship Grant.
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  48. Park C, Krebs L, Lutsiv O, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Binge eating predicts excess gestational weight gain: a pilot prospective cohort study.” Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology of Canada (JOGC). 2015 Jun;37(6):494-507. PMID: 46334602.
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  49. Kapadia MZ, Gaston A, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald H, McDonald SD. “Psychological antecedents of excessive gestational weight gain: A systematic review.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2015 May 2;15:107. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0535-y. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant (CIHR) #KRS124594. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)
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  50. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Park CK, Pullenayegum E, Bracken K, Sword W, McDonald H, Neupane B, Taylor VH, Beyene J, Mueller V, and Brouwers M. “Knowledge translation tool to improve pregnant women’s knowledge of gestational weight gain and the risks of gaining outside recommendations: a non-randomized intervention study.” BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2015 Apr 30;15:105. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0534-z. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant #115437. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)
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  51. Park CK, Timm V, Neupane B, Beyene J, Schmidt LA, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Factors associated with women’s plans to gain weight categorized as above or below the national guidelines during pregnancy.” Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada (JOGC). 2015 Mar: 37(3):225-235. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30308-X.
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  52. Kapadia MZ, Park CK, Beyene J, Giglia L, Maxwell C, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Can we safely recommend gestational weight gain below the 2009 guidelines in obese women? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Obes Rev. 2015 Mar;16(3):189-206. doi: 10.1111/obr.12238. Epub 2015 Jan 18. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant (CIHR) # KRS1343401. (Dr. S. McDonald was Principal Investigator on this grant.)
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  53. Kapadia MZ, Gaston A, Van Blyderveen S, Schmidt L, Beyene J, McDonald H, McDonald S. “Psychological factors and trimester-specific gestational weight gain: a systematic review.” J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol. 2015 Mar;36(1):15-22. doi: 10.3109/0167482X.2014.993311. Epub 2014 Dec 26. Canadian Institutes of Health Research Grant # KRS124594. (Dr. S. McDonald was the Scientific Mentor on this grant.)
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  54. Dzakpasu S, Fahey J, Kirby RS, Tough SC, Chalmers B, Heaman MI, Bartholomew S, Biringer A, Darling EK, Lee LS and McDonald SD. “Contribution of pre-pregnancy body mass and gestational weight gain to adverse neonatal outcomes: population attributable fractions for Canada.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Feb 5;15:21. doi: 10.1186/s12884-015-0452-0.
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  55. Rodger MA, Phillips P, Kahn SR, James AH, Konkle BA, for the PROSPER Investigators. “Low-molecular- weight heparin to prevent post-partum venous thromboembolism: A pilot randomised placebo-controlled trial.” Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2015 Jan;113(1):212-216. doi: 10.1160/TH14-06-0485. Epub 2014 Nov 6. (Role: As a PROSPER investigator and the site PI for a multi-centre randomised control trial, Dr. McDonald was pleased to be involved in the grant submission, assisting with methodologic development, and providing substantive comments on all versions of the manuscript.)
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  56. Neupane B, McDonald S, Beyene J. “Identifying determinants and estimating the risk of inadequate and excess gestational weight gain using a multinomial logistic regression model.” Open Access Medical Statistics 2014 Dec 5;5:1-10. https://doi.org/10.2147/OAMS.S69707.
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  57. Rodger MA, Hague WM, Kingdom J, Karovitch A, Kahn SR, Sermer M, Clement AM, Coat S, Chan WS, Said S, Rey E, Robinson S, Khurana R, Demers C, Covacs MJ, Solymoss S, Hinshaw K, Dwyer J, Smith G, McDonald S, Newstead-Angel J, Mcleod A, Khandewal M, Silver R, Le Gal G, Greer I, Keely E, Rosene-Montella K, Walker M, Wells PS for the TIPPS investigators. “Antepartum dalteparin versus no antepartum dalteparin for the prevention of pregnancy complications in pregnant women with thrombophilia (TIPPS): a multinational open-label randomised trial.” Lancet. 2014 Nov 8;384(9955):1673-83, doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)60793-5. Epub 2014 Jul 24. (Role: site PI for a multi-centre randomized control trial, in which I was involved in the grant submission, assisted with methodologic development, and provided substantive comments on all versions of manuscript.)
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  58. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Sword W, Eryuzulu LE, Biringer AB. “A qualitative descriptive study of the group prenatal care experience: perceptions of women with low-risk pregnancies and their midwives.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Sep 26;14:334. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-334..
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  59. Reitsma A, Chu R, Thorpe J, McDonald S, Thabane L, Hutton E. “Accounting for center in the Early External Cephalic Version trials: an empirical comparison of statistical methods to adjust for center in a multicenter trial with binary outcomes.” Trials. 2014 Sept 26;15:377. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-377.
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  60. Berndl A, El-Chaar D, Murphy K, McDonald S (corresponding author). “Does cervical ripening at term using a high volume foley catheter result in a lower caesarean section rate than a low volume foley catheter? A systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2014 Aug;36(8):678-687. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30509-0.
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  61. Ray JG, Redelmeier DA, Urquia ML, Guttmann A, McDonald SD, Vermeulen MJ. “Risk of cerebral palsy among the offspring of immigrants.” PLoS One. 2014 Jul 14;9(7):e102275. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102275. eCollection 2014.
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  62. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Machold CA, Marshall L. Kingston D. “Documentation of guideline adherence in antenatal records across maternal weight categories: a chart review.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Jun 13;14:205, doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-205.
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  63. Adamo K, Shen G, Mottola M, Nascimento S, Jean-Philippe S, Ferraro Z, Nerenberg K, Smith G, Chan R, Gaudet L, Piccinini-Valis H, McDonald S, Atkinson S, Godbout A, Robitaille J, Davidge S, Gruslin A, Prud’homme D, Stacey D, Rossiter M, Goldfield G, Dodd J. “Obesity Prevention from Conception: A Workshop to Guide the Development of a Pan-Canadian Trial Targeting the Gestational Period.” Nutrition and Metabolic Insights 2014 Apr 3;7:7-18. doi: 10.4137/NMI.S14146.
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  64. Dzakpasu S, Fahey J, Kirby RS, Tough SC, Chalmers B, Heaman MI, Bartholomew S, Biringer A, Darling EK, Lee LS, McDonald SD. “Contribution of pre-pregnancy body mass index and gestational weight gain to caesarean birth in Canada.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Mar 18;14:106. doi: 10-1186/1471-2393-14-106.
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  65. Kingston D, Hegadoren K, Austin MP, McDonald S, Lasiuk G, McDonald S, Heaman, M, Biringer A, Sword W, Giallo R, Patel T, Lane-Smith M, van Zanten SV. “Study protocol for a randomized, controlled, superiority trial comparing the clinical- and cost-effectiveness of integrated online mental health assessment-referral-care in pregnancy to usual prenatal care on prenatal and postnatal mental health and infant health and development: The Integrated Maternal Psychosocial Assessment to Care Trial (IMPACT).” Trials. 2014 Mar 6;15:72. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-72. (Role: Co-investigator on grant which funded this, and hence was involved in the design of the study, and I edited this manuscript.)
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  66. Kingston D, McDonald S, Tough S, Austin MP, Hegadoren K, Lasiuk G. “Public views of acceptability of perinatal mental health screening and treatment preference: a population based survey.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2014 Feb 12;14:67. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-14-67.
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  67. Kingston D, Hegadoren K, Austin MP, McDonald S, Lasiuk G, McDonald S, Heaman M, Biringer A, Sword W, Giallo R, Patel T, Lane-Smith M, van Zanten SV. “Comparing the feasibility, acceptability, clinical- and cost-effectiveness of mental health e-screening to paper-based screening on the detection of depression, anxiety, and psychosocial risk in pregnant women: a study protocol of a randomized, parallel-group, superiority trial.” Trials 2014 Jan 2;15:3. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-15-3. (Role: Co-investigator on grant which funded this, and hence was involved in the design of the study, and I edited this manuscript.)
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  68. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Park CK, Timm V, Schmidt L, Neupane B, Beyene J. “What psychological, physical, lifestyle and knowledge factors are associated with excess or inadequate weight gain during pregnancy? A cross-sectional survey.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can (JOGC). 2013 Dec;35(12):1071-1082. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30757-X.
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  69. Lutsiv O, Giglia L, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “A Population-Based Cohort Study of Breastfeeding According to Gestational Age at Term Delivery.” J Pediatr. 2013 Nov;163(5):1283-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.06.056. Epub 2013 Aug 3. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant #97589.
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  70. Lutsiv O, Pullenayegum E, Foster G, Vera C, Giglia L, Chapman B, Fusch C, McDonald S (corresponding author). “Women’s intentions to breastfeed: a population-based cohort study.” BJOG. 2013 Nov;120(12):1490-8. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12376. Epub 2013 Jul 17. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant #97589.
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  71. Morais M, Mehta C, Murphy K, Shah P, Giglia L, Smith P, Bassil K, McDonald S (corresponding author). “How often are late preterm births the result of non-evidence based practices: analysis from a retrospective cohort study at two tertiary referral centres in a nationalised healthcare system.” BJOG. 2013 Nov;120(12):1508-14. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12401. Epub 2013 Aug 7.
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  72. Nevis IF, Stontrop JM, Clark WF, McDonald S, Thabane L, Moist L, MacNab JJ, Suri R, Garg AX. “Hypertension in Pregnancy after Escherichia coli O157:H7 Gastroenteritis: a cohort study.” Hypertens Pregnancy. 2013 Nov;32(4):390-400. doi: 10.3109/10641955.2013.810238. Epub 2013 Jul 11. (Role: as the only high risk obstetrician on the team, I helped Dr Nevis consider appropriate confounding variables and how to deal with them, suggested analysis, and provided major editorial revision to the manuscript.)
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  73. Oliveira AP, Kalra S, Wahi G, McDonald S, Desai D, Wilson J, Jacobs L, Smoke S, Hill P, Hill K, Morrison K, Teo K, Miller R, Anand SS. “Maternal and Newborn Health Profile in a First Nations Community in Canada.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2013 Oct;35(10):905-13. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(15)30812-4. (Role: as the only obstetrician on this study, I gave important contributions to the design and interpretation of the findings, particularly regarding preterm birth and caesarean section, and was involved in editing multiple versions of the manuscript.)
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  74. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Ray J, Teo K, Hyejung J, Salehian O, Yusuf S, Lonn E. “Measures of cardiovascular risk and subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of women with of preeclampsia.” Atherosclerosis. 2013 Jul;229(1): 234-239, doi: 10.1016/ j .atherosclerosis. 2013.04.020. Epub 2013 Apr 25. Heart and Stroke Foundation Grant-in-Aid #NA6337.
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  75. Wahi, J. Wilson, R. Miller, R. Anglin, S. McDonald, K.M. Morrison, K.K. Teo, S.S. Anand on behalf of the ABC investigators. “Aboriginal Birth Cohort (ABC): A Prospective cohort study of early life determinants of adiposity and associated risk factors among Aboriginal people in Canada.” BMC Public Health. 2013 Jun 25;13:608. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-608. (Role: as the only obstetrician on the study, and as a co-investigator on the grant, I gave important contributions to the design of the study, and was involved in editing this “protocol” manuscript.)
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  76. Morrison KM, Anand SS, Yusuf S, Atkinson SA, Schulze KM, Rao-Melacini P, McQueen MJ, McDonald S, Persadie R, Hunter B, Bourgeois J, Jansen JW, Teo KK, FAMILY (Family Atherosclerosis Monitoring In earLY Life) Study investigators. “Maternal and pregnancy related predictors of cardiometabolic traits in newborns”. PLoS ONE. 2013 Feb;8(2):e55815. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055815. Epub 2013 Feb 13.
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  77. Anglin R, Samaan Z, Walter S, McDonald S. “Vitamin D deficiency and depression in adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” Br J Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;202:100-7. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.111.106666.
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  78. Alavi N, Haley S, Chow K, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Comparison of national gestational weight gain guidelines and energy intake recommendations.” Obes Rev. 2013 Jan;14(1):68-85. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2012.01059.x. Epub 2012 Oct 29.
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  79. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Yusuf S, Walsh MW, Lonn E, Teo K, Anand SS, Xu L, Pogue J, Islam S, Devereaux PJ, Gerstein HC. “Increased cardiovascular risk after pre-eclampsia in women with dysglycaemia.” Diabet Med. 2013 Jan;30(1):e1-7. doi: 10.1111/dme.12033.
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  80. Anand SS, Vasudevan A, Gupta M, Morrison K, Jurpad A, Teo KK, Srinivasan K, START Cohort Study Investigators (McDonald S included as Collaborator) (corresponding author). “Rationale and design of South Asian Birth Cohort (START): a Canada-India collaborative study.” BMC Public Health. 2013 Jan 28;13:79. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-79. (Role: as a co-investigator on the grant, I gave important contributions to the design of the study, and gave input into editing this “protocol” manuscript.)
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  81. Lopez-Yarto M, Ruiz-Mirazo E, Holloway AC, Taylor VH, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Do psychiatric medications, especially antidepressants, adversely impact maternal metabolic outcomes?” J Affec. Disord. 2012 Dec 10;141(2-3):120-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.01.043. Epub 2012 Feb 25.
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  82. Han Z, Lutsiv O, Mulla S, and McDonald SD (corresponding author), on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Maternal height and the risk of preterm birth and low birthweight: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Aug;34(8):721-746. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35337-3.
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  83. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Lutsiv O, Dzaja N, Duley L. “A systematic review of maternal and infant outcomes following magnesium sulfate for pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in real-world use.” International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official publication of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. 2012 Aug;118(2):90-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ijgo.2012.01.028. Epub 2012 Jun 15.
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  84. Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Pullenayegum E, Sword W, Taylor VH, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Little congruence between health care provider and patient perceptions of counselling on gestational weight gain.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Jun;34(6):518-24. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35267-7.
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  85. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Pullenayegum E, Chapman B, Vera C, Giglia L, Fusch C, Foster G. “Prevalence and predictors of exclusive breastfeeding at hospital discharge.” Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;119(6):1171-9. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0b013e318256194b. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Grant #97589.
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  86. Alonso-Coello P, Ebrahim S, Guyatt, GH, Tikkinen KA, Eckman MH, Neumann I, McDonald SD, Akl EA, Bates SM. “Evaluating patient values and preferences for thromboprophylaxis decision making during pregnancy: A study protocol.” BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2012 May 30;12(1):40. doi: 10.1186/1471-2393-12-40.
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  87. Sievenpiper JL, McDonald SD, Grey V, Don-Wauchope AC. “Missed follow-up opportunities using a two-step screening approach for gestational diabetes.” Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012 May;96(2):e43-6. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2012.01.030. Epub 2012 Feb 18. (Role: as the only obstetrician on the team, I suggested the analysis, and specifically: helped Dr Sievenpiper understand that there was a relatively recent major RCT on GDM, and hence a before-after analysis would be important, and also guided him in understanding the practical aspects of testing and treating GDM during pregnancy which could affect these results, and interpreting the results; and edited all versions.)
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  88. Ruiz-Mirazo E, Lopez-Yarto M, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Group Prenatal care versus individual prenatal care: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Mar;34(3):223-9. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35182-9.
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  89. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Pullenayegum E, Bracken K, Chen AM, McDonald H, Malott A, Hutchison R, Haley S, Lutsiv O, Taylor V, Good C, Hutton E, Sword W. “Comparison of midwifery, family medicine and obstetric patients’ understanding of weight gain during pregnancy: a minority of women report correct counselling.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2012 Feb;34(2):129-35. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35155-6.
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  90. Grady R, Alavi N, Vale R, Khandwala M, McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Elective Single Embryo Transfer: a Systematic review and meta-analyses.” Fertil Steril. 2012 Feb;97(2):324-331. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.11.033. Epub 2011 Dec 15.
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  91. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Mulla S, Lutsiv O, Lee T, and Beyene J, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “High gestational weight gain and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2011 Dec:33(12):1223-1233. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)35107-6. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge/ Translation Grant #KRS 86242.
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  92. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Pullenayegum E, Taylor V, Lutsiv O, Bracken K, Good C, Hutton E, Sword W. “Despite 2009 guidelines, few women report being counseled correctly about weight gain during pregnancy.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Oct;205(4):333.e1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.05.039. Epub 2011 May 27. (Editor’s Choice)
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  93. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Pesarchuk E, Don-Wauchope A, El Zumaity H, Holloway AC. “Adverse metabolic effects of a hyper caloric, high-fat diet in rodents precede observable changes in body weight.” Nutr Res. 2011 Sep;31(9):707-14. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2011.08.009. Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation Grant.
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  94. Nevis IF, Reitsma A, Dominic A, McDonald S, Thabane L, Akl EA, Hladunewich M, Akbari A, Joseph G, Sia W, Iansavichus AV, Garg AX. “Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Systematic Review.” Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2011 Nov;6(11):2587-98. doi: 10.2215/CJN.10841210. Epub 2011 Sep 22.
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  95. Han Z, Lutsiv O, Mulla S, Rosen A, Beyene J, McDonald SD (corresponding author); on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Low gestational weight gain and the risk of preterm birth and low birthweight: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2011 Sep;90(9):935-54. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0412.2011.01185.x. Epub 2011 Jul 18. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant #KRS 86242.
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  96. Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, Liao G, and McDonald SD (corresponding author) on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Maternal underweight and the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Int J of Epidemiology. 2011 Feb;40(1):65-101. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyq195. Epub 2010 Nov 22. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242.
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  97. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Mulla S, Beyene J, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Overweight and obesity in mothers and risk of preterm birth and low birth weight infants: systematic review and meta-analyses.” BMJ. 2010 Jul 20;341:c3428. doi: 10.1136/bmj.c3428. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (1 of top 10 articles on early childhood development by Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CEECD); BMJ had an impact factor of 15.1.)
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  98. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Walsh MW, Gerstein HC, Devereaux PJ. “Kidney disease after preeclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Am J of Kidney D. 2010 Jun;55(6):1026-39. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2009.12.036. Epub 2010 Mar 25. (AJKD certificate for one of the most downloaded articles of 2010.)
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  99. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Mulla S, Ohlsson A, Beyene J, Murphy KE, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Preterm birth and low birth weight among in vitro fertilization twins: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2010 Feb;148(2):105-113. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.09.019. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/ Translation Grant # KRS 86242.
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  100. You J, Alter DA, Stukel TA, McDonald SD, Laupacis A, Liu Y, Ray JG. “Proliferation of prenatal ultrasonography.” CMAJ. 2010 Feb 9;182(2):143-51. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.090979. Epub 2010 Jan 4. (Role: participated in the design of the study, including suggesting the importance of examining repeat scans in low risk women which is the focus of the paper, providing radiologic insight into which OHIP codes are used, providing obstetric insight into clinical implications, and participated in all phases of writing and revising of the manuscript.)
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  101. Salmasi G, Grady R, Jones J, McDonald SD (corresponding author), on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Environmental tobacco smoke exposure and perinatal outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analyses.” Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2010;89(4):423-41. doi: 10.3109/00016340903505748. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/ Translation Grant # KRS 86242. (Role: taught GS, RG, JJ each step of meta-analysis, supervised project, and participated in all phases of writing and revising of the manuscript, corresponding author.)
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  102. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Best C, Lam K. “The recurrence risk of severe denovo pre-eclampsia in singleton pregnancies: a population-based cohort.” BJOG. 2009 Nov;116(12):1578-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2009.02317.x. Epub 2009 Aug 14. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant.
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  103. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Han Z, Mulla S, Murphy KE, Beyene J, Ohlsson A, on behalf of the Knowledge Synthesis Group. “Preterm birth and low birth weight among in vitro fertilization singletons: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009 Oct;146(2):138-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2009.05.035. Epub 2009 Jul 4. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Knowledge Synthesis/ Translation Grant # KRS 86242.
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  104. Morrison KM, Atkinson SA, Yusuf S, Bourgeois J, McDonald S, McQueen MJ, Persadie R, Hunter B, Pogue J, Teo K, FAMILY investigators. “The Family Atherosclerosis Monitoring In earLy Life (FAMILY) study: rationale, design and baseline data of a study examining the early determinants of atherosclerosis.” Am Heart J. 2009 Oct;158(4):533-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2009.07.005. Epub 2009 Aug 28. (Role: involved in recruiting, designing the paper, planning statistical analysis and writing and editing of all versions including the last.)
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  105. Li CC, McDonald SD. “Increased nuchal translucency and other ultrasound findings in a case of simpson-golabi-behmel syndrome. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2009;25(2):211-215. doi: 10.1159/000213487. Epub 2008 Apr 9. (Role: high- lighted the novel aspects of the topic, researched my sections on the obstetric portions, and revised manuscript.)
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  106. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Malinowski A, Zhou Q, Yusuf S, Devereaux PJ. “Cardiovascular sequelae of preeclampsia/eclampsia: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Am Heart J. 2008 Nov;156(5):918-930. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2008.06.042. Epub 2008 Oct 2. Regional Medical Association (RMA) Scholarship Grant.
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  107. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Walker MC, Ohlsson A, Murphy KE, Beyene J, Perkins SL. “The effect of tobacco exposure on maternal and fetal thyroid function. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2008 Sep;140(1):38-42. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2008.02.010. Epub 2008 Apr 18. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R01-43.
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  108. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Yusuf S, Sheridan P, Anand SS, Gerstein HC. “Dysglycemia and a history of reproductive risk factors.” Diabetes Care. 2008 Aug;31(8):1635-8. doi: 10.2337/dc08-0621. Epub 2008 May 5.
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  109. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Vermeulen MJ, Ray JG. “Risk of fetal death associated with maternal drug dependence and placental abruption: a population-based study.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2007 July;29(7):556-9. doi: 10.1016/S1701-2163(16)32511-7. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant # R03-54.
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  110. McDonald SD (corresponding author). “Management and prevention of obesity in adults and children.” CMAJ. 2007 Apr 10;176(8):1109-10. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.070021. (Peer-Reviewed Invited Commentary for the supplement 2006 Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children.)
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  111. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Walker M, Perkins SL, Beyene J, Gibb W, and Ohlsson A. “The effect of tobacco exposure on the fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.” BJOG. 2006 Nov;113(11):1289-95. Doi: 10.111/j.1471-0528.2006.01089.x. Epub 2006 Oct 2. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R01-43.
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  112. Ray JG, Vermeulen MJ, Schull MJ, McDonald S, Redelmeier DA. “Metabolic syndrome and the risk of placental dysfunction.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Dec;27(12):1095-1101. PMID: 16524527. (Role: participated in design, revised manuscript.)
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  113. McDonald SD (corresponding author) Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson A. “Perinatal outcomes of in vitro fertilization twins: a systematic review and meta-analyses.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Jul;193(1):141-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2004.11.064.
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  114. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Murphy K, Beyene J, Ohlsson, A. ”Perinatal outcomes of singleton pregnancies achieved by in vitro fertilization: a systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 May;27(5):449-59. PMID: 16100639.
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  115. McDonald SD (corresponding author) Perkins SL, Walker MC. “Correlation between self-reported smoking status and serum cotinine during pregnancy.” Addict Behav. 2005 May;30(4):853-57. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.08.016. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40.
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  116. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Vermeulen MJ, Ray JG. “Folic acid and placental pathology.” Epidemiology. 2005 May;16(3):419-20. PMID: 15824569. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R 03-54.
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  117. Tam LE, McDonald SD, Wen SW, Smith G, Windrim R, Walker MC. “A survey of pre-conceptional folic acid use in a group of Canadian women.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2005 Mar;27(3): 232-6. PMID: 15937596. (Role: participated in analysis, interpreted data, wrote entire manuscript.)
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  118. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Ferguson S, Tam L, Lougheed J, Walker MC. “The prevention of congenital anomalies with pre-conceptional folic acid supplementation.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2003 Feb;25(2):115-21. PMID: 12577128.
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  119. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Perkins SL, Jodouin CA, Walker MC. “Folate levels in pregnant women who smoke: an important gene/environment interaction.” Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Sep;187(3):620-5. PMID: 12237638. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40.
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  120. McDonald SD (corresponding author), Faught W, Gruslin A. “Cervical cancer during pregnancy.” J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2002 Jun;24(6):491-8. PMID: 12196856.
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  121. McDonald, Sarah D (corresponding author), and Gruslin, Andree.A review of Campylobacter infection during pregnancy: a focus on C. jejuni.Primary Care Update Ob/Gyns. 2001;8(6):253-7. (Honourable Mention in Resident Competition.)
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  122. McDonald SD (corresponding author), and Walker MC. “Homocysteine levels in pregnant patients who smoke cigarettes.” Medical Hypotheses. 2001 Dec;57(6):792-6. doi: 10.1054/mehy.2001.1495. Physicians’ Services Incorporated (PSI) Grant #R00-40.