Publications / Presentations

2020

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

  1. Baines KJ, Rampersaud AM, Hillier DM, Jeyarajah MJ, Grafham GK, Eastabrook G, Lacefield JC, Renaud SJ. Antiviral Inflammation during Early Pregnancy Reduces Placental and Fetal Growth Trajectories. J Immunol. 2020 Feb 1;204(3):694-706.
  2. Nagpal TS, Prapavessis H, Campbell CG, de Vrijer B, Bgeginski R, Hosein K, Paplinskie S, Manley M, Mottola MF. Sequential Introduction of Exercise First Followed by Nutrition Improves Program Adherence During Pregnancy: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Behav Med. 2020 Feb;27(1):108-118
  3. Deller B, Solh Z, Hancock G, de Vrijer BA False-Positive Kleihauer-Betke Test. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020 Feb 5:S1701-2163(19)30975-2. 
  4. Deller B, Solh Z, Hancock G, de Vrijer B. Un faux positif au test de Kleihauer.  J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020 Feb 5:S1701-2163(20)30008-6.
  5. Giza SA, Olmstead CE, McCooeye DA, Miller MR, Penava D, Eastabrook G, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B. Measuring fetal adipose tissue growth using 3D Water-Fat MRI: A feasibility study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020 Mar;33(5):831-837. 
  6. Shenouda C, Wijesooriya A, Toufeili A, Miller MR, Penava D, de Vrijer BLabour Progression in Obese Women: Are Women with Increased Body Mass Index Having Unnecessary Caesarean Sections? J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020 Mar;42(3):293-300.
  7. Nagpal TS, Prapavessis H, Campbell CG, de Vrijer B, Giroux I, Mottola MF. Are pre-pregnancy weight fluctuations and adherence to prenatal nutrition and exercise recommendations related to excessive gestational weight gain?J Behav Med. 2020 May 2. doi: 10.1007/s10865-020-00156-z. Online ahead of print.
  8. Cohen M, Guo E, Pucchio A, de Vrijer B, Shepherd TG, Eastabrook GMaternal obesity reduces placental autophagy marker expression in uncomplicated pregnancies. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2020 May 28. doi: 10.1111/jog.14315. Online ahead of print. 
  9. Bedell S, Hutson J, de Vrijer B, Eastabrook GEffects of Maternal Obesity and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus on the Placenta: Current Knowledge and Targets for Therapeutic Interventions. Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2020 Jun 16. doi: 10.2174/1570161118666200616144512. Online ahead of print
  10. Goldberg E, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B, Eagleson R, de Ribaupierre S. Fetal Response to a Maternal Internal Auditory Stimulus. J Magn Reson Imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2020 Jul;52(1):139-145.
  11. Molinaro ML, Evans M, Regnault TRH, de Vrijer B. Translating developmental origins of health and disease in preactice: health care providers' perspectives.  J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2020;1-7. doi: 10.1017/S2040174420000483. Online ahead of print.

 

ABSTRACTS PRESENTED

  1. Choo S, de Vrijer B, Brown H, Stitt L, Regnault TRH, Richardson BS. Gestational age (GA) at birth impacts umbilical cord O2 values: implications for fetal O2 delivery and consumption. CNPRM. Banff, AB. Feb 12-15, 2020.

 

POSTERS PRESENTED

  1. Sethi S, Giza SA, Empey ME, de Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Quantification of T1 and T2* Relaxation Times of Fetal Fat & Fetal Muscles at 1.5 T. In-Utero MRI. Oxford, UK. Jan 7-10, 2020. [Poster & Power Pitch Poster Presentation]
  2. Choo S, de Vrijer B, Brown H, Stitt L, Regnault TRH, Richardson BS. The Impact of Maternal Diabetes on Fetal-Placental Size at Birth and Umbilical Cord Oxygen Values. Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI). Vancouver, BC. Mar 10-14, 2020.
  3. Richardson BS. de Vrijer B, Brown H, Choo S, Stitt L, Regnault TRH. Have the Increases in Maternal Obesity, Diabetes and Fetal Macrosomia Impacted Fetal-Placental Size at Birth and Umbilical Cord Oxygen Values? Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI). Vancouver, BC. Mar 10-14, 2020.
  4. Lalani S, Morassut R, Eastabrook G, de Vrijer B. Labour Induction In Women With Class III Obesity: A Single Center Experience. Society for Reproductive Investigation (SRI). Vancouver, BC. Mar 10-14, 2020

 

2019

Peer-reviewed Articles

  1. Baines KJ, Rampersaud AM, Hillier DM, Jeyarajah MJ, Grafham GK, Eastabrook G, Lacefield JC, Renaud SJ. Antiviral Inflammation during Early Pregnancy Reduces Placental and Fetal Growth Trajectories. J Immunol. 2019 Dec 27. pii: ji1900888. doi: 10.4049/jimmunol.1900888. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Nagpal TS, Prapavessis H, Campbell CG, de Vrijer B, Bgeginski R, Hosein K, Paplinskie S, Manley M, Mottola MF. Sequential Introduction of Exercise First Followed by Nutrition Improves Program Adherence During Pregnancy: a Randomized Controlled Trial. Int J Behav Med. 2019 Dec 23. doi: 10.1007/s12529-019-09840-0. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Ahimbisibwe A, Coughlin K, Eastabrook GRespiratory Morbidity in Late Preterm and Term Babies Born by Elective Caesarean section. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2019 Aug;41(8):1144-1149.
  4. Shenouda C, Wijesooriya A, Toufeili A, Miller MR, Penava D, de Vrijer BLabour Progression in Obese Women: Are Women With Increased Body Mass Index Having Unnecessary Caesarean Sections? J Obstet Gynaecol Can, 2019 Jul 16. pii: S1701-2163(19)30468-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2019.04.014. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstracts Presented

  1. Molinaro ML, Evans M, Regnault TRH, de Vrijer B. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): Uncovering Health Care Providers’ Experience in Practice. Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM). Mont-Tremblant, QC. Feb 12-15, 2019.
  2. Sethi S, Giza SA, Empey ME, de Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Quantifying T1 and T2 * Relaxation Times of Fetal Tissues at 1.5 T. Imaging Network of Ontario (IMNO). London, ON. Mar 28-29, 2019.
  3. Goldberg E, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B, Eagleson R, de Ribaupierre S. User Friendly Fetal fMRI Image Segmentation Pipeline. Imaging Network of Ontario (IMNO). London, ON. Mar 28-29, 2019.
  4. Sethi S, Giza SA, Empey ME, de Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Quantifying T1 and T2* Relaxation Times of Fetal Fat, Fetal Liver, Fetal Kidney, and Amniotic Fluid at 1.5T. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC. May 11-16, 2019. [2019 ISMRM Merit Award (Magna cum laude)]
  5. Sethi S, Giza SA, Empey ME, de Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Quantification of T1 and T2* Relaxation Times of Fetal Tissues at 1.5 Tesla. London Imaging Discovery Day (LIDD). London, ON. June 12, 2019.

Posters Presented

  1. de Ribaupierre S, Goldberg E, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B, Eagleson R. Music and the Fetal Brain – Auditory Task fMRI Triggered by Maternal Singing? Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting (ABIM). Champéry, Switzerland. Jan 6-10, 2019.
  2. Nagpal TS, Prapavessis H, Campbell C, de Vrijer B, Mottola MF. Do weight fluctuations before pregnancy influence gestational weight gain and adherence to nutrition and exercise recommendations during pregnancy? Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM). Mont-Tremblant, QC. Feb 12-15, 2019. 
  3. Sethi SGiza SAEmpey MEde Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Quantifying T1 and T2* Relaxation Times of Fetal Tissues at 1.5 T. London Health Research Day, London, Ontario. Apr 30, 2019.
  4. Goldberg E, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B, Eagleson R, de Ribaupierre S. Can Auditory Task fMRI Stimulate the Primary Auditory Cortex in a Fetus. London Health Research Day, London, ON. Apr 30, 2019
  5. Goldberg E, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B, Eagleson R, de Ribaupierre S. Fetal Brain Response to an Auditory Stimulus. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting. Montreal, QC. May 11-16, 2019. [Digital Poster, 3rd place, Fetal and Placental Study Group Power Pitch]
  6. Giza SA, Eastabrook G, de Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Challenges of Identifying Human Fetal Brown Adipose Tissue using MRI. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting. Singapore. July 21-24 2019. [Power Pitch Poster Presentation]

 

2018

Peer-reviewed Articles

  1. Eastabrook G, Aksoy T, Bedell S, Penava D, de Vrijer B. Preeclampsia biomarkers: An assessment of maternal cardiometabolic health. Pregnancy Hypertens. 2018 Jul;13:204-213.
  2. Giza SA, Miller MR, Parthasarathy P, de Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Comparison of modified two-point dixon and chemical shift encoded MRI water-fat separation methods for fetal fat quantification. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2018 Jul;48(1):274-282.
  3. Delhaes F, Giza SA, Koreman T, Eastabrook G, Bedell S, McKenzie CA, Regnault TRH, de Vrijer B. Altered Maternal and Placental Lipid metabolism and Fetal Fat Development in Obesity: Current knowledge and advances in non-invasive assessment. Placenta. 2018 Sep;69:118-124.

Abstracts Presented

  1. Giza S, Koreman TL, de Vrijer B, McKenzie C. 3D Water-Fat MRI Detection of Developmental Maturity in Fetal Adipose Tissue Compartments. Imaging Network of Ontario (IMNO). Toronto, ON. Mar 28-29, 2018 [Runner-up award]
  2. Huard K, Alexander C, Miller M, Eastabrook G, de Vrijer B, Penava D. Wound complication rates post-caesarean section in women with BMI >40 kg/m2. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. Apr 18, 2018.
  3. Nagpal TS, Vaikuntharajan P, Mottola MF, Penava D, Prapavessis H, de Vrijer B. What do we learn from obese pregnant women when we ask a weight and health history? Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. Apr 18, 2018.
  4. Molinaro ML, Evans M, Regnault TRH, de Vrijer B. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): Uncovering health care providers’ experience in practice. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. Apr 18, 2018.
  5. Giza SA, Koreman TL, Penava D, Eastabrook G, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B. 3D water-fat MRI detection of developmental maturity in fetal adipose tissue compartments. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. Apr 18, 2018.
       

Posters Presented

  1. Cohen M, Pucchio A, de Vrijer B, Shepherd T, Eastabrook G. Placental Autophagy: A Marker for Placental Dysfunction in Obese Women. Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM). Banff, AB. Feb 15, 2018.
  2. Sethi S, Giza SA, Hashimoto T, de Vrijer B, McKenzie C. Quantitative Assessment of Fat Accumulation in Liver of Pregnant Women with Normal and Obese Body Mass Index. Inspiring Young Women in STEM, Western Women in Neuroscience and BrainsCAN. London, ON. Mar 4, 2018.
  3. Giza S, Sethi S, Hashimoto T, de Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Fatty Liver Assessment in Obese and Non-obese Pregnant Women with Water-Fat MRI. Imaging Network of Ontario (IMNO). Toronto, ON. Mar 28-29, 2018
  4. Murray E, Dooley R, Siu S, de Vrijer B, Eastabrook G. Pulse wave velocity as a tool to assess maternal cardiovascular health in pregnancies complicated by obesity, preeclampsia, and intrauterine growth restriction. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. Apr 18, 2018.
  5. Koreman TL, Giza SA, Eastabrook G, Penava D, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B. Fetal Subcutaenous Fat by 3D Water-Fat MRI is independent of maternal, excessive pregnancy weight gain and diabetes. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. Apr 18, 2018.
  6. Huard K, McMurphy L, Alexander C, Eastabrook G, de Vrijer B, Penava D. A randomized double-blind trial using antimicrobial gauze pre- and post-operatively in women with BMI >40 kg/m2 to decrease wound complications. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. Apr 18, 2018.
  7. Nagpal TS, Vaikuntharajan P, de Vrijer B, Prapavessis H, Penava D, Mottola MF. Patient experience on weight management advice prior to pregnancy from physicians and dietitians. ACSM Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, US. May 29, 2018.
  8. Giza S, Sethi S, Hashimoto T, de Vrijer B, McKenzie CA. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Assessment in Obese and Non-obese Pregnant Women with Water-Fat MRI. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting. Paris, France. Jun 16-22, 2018.
  9. Giza S, Koreman TL, de Vrijer B, McKenzie C. 3D Water-Fat MRI Detection of Developmental Maturity in Fetal Adipose Tissue Compartments. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting. Paris, France. Jun 16-22, 2018. *e-poster
  10. Koreman TL, Giza SA, Eastabrook G, Penava D, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B. Fetal subcutaneous fat by 3D Water-fat MRI is independent of maternal obesity, excessive pregnancy weight gain and diabetes. SOGC Annual Clinical & Scientific Conference. Victoria, BC. Jun 26-29, 2018.
  11. Murray E, Dooley R, Siu S, de Vrijer B, Eastabrook. Pulse wave velocity as a tool to assess maternal cardiovascular health in pregnancies complicated by obesity, preeclampsia, and IUGR. SOGC Annual Clinical & Scientific Conference. Victoria, BC. Jun 26-29, 2018. [Accepted as a "Best of Three" POSTER presentation]
  12. Evans M, Molinaro ML, Regnault TRH, de Vrijer B. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD): Uncovering Health Care Providers’ Experience in Practice. SOGC Annual Clinical & Scientific Conference. Victoria, BC. Jun 26-29, 2018.

Invited Presentations

  1. de Vrijer B (Panelist). Perspective of Physicians on Obesity: Prevention, Management and Care, Canadian Obesity Network Student Meeting. London, ON. Jun 21, 2018.
  2. Eastabrook G, de Vrijer B. Maternal and Fetal Cardiometabolic Health: From preconception to the first 1000 days and beyond. SOGC Annual Clinical & Scientific Conference. SOGC Annual Clinical & Scientific Conference. Victoria, BC. Jun 28, 2018. [Plenary]

2017

Abstracts Presented

  1. Giza S, Olmstead C, Regnault T, Penava D, Eastabrook G, McKenzie C, de Vrijer B. 3D Water-Fat MRI of Fetal Fat Development. Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM). Montebello, QB. Feb 14-17, 2017.
  2. Giza S, de Vrijer B, McKenzie C. Comparison between 2-point Dixon and Quantitative IDEAL for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fetal Adipose Tissue. Imaging Network of Ontario. London, ON. Mar 15-16, 2017
  3. Giza SA, Olmstead C, McCooeye D, Rockel CP, Akbari A, Wade TP, Penava D, Regnault TRH, Eastabrook GE, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B. Quantification of fetal fat development in mid-late gestation using 3D water-fat MRI. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. May 17, 2017.
  4. Cohen M, Eastabrook G, Shepherd T, de Vrijer B. Placental autophagy: a marker for placental dysfunction in obese women. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. May 17, 2017. [Resident Award Winner, Second Prize]
  5. Jaradat D, Taylor T, Evans M, de Vrijer B, Penava D. Pregnant Women’s Experiences with Obesity. Paul Harding Research Awards Day, London, ON. May 17, 2017.
  6. de Vrijer B, Giza S, Olmstead C, Penava D, Eastabrook G, Regnault T, McKenzie C. Imaging fetal subcutaneous fat development using 3D water-fat MRI. SOGC Annual Clinical & Scientific Conference. Ottawa, ON. Jun 20-23, 2017. 
       

Posters Presented

  1. Nandi P, Eastabrook G, de Vrijer B, Lala PK. Decorin-mediated FOS Regulation in Trophoblast Migration: Implications for pre-eclampsia, Canadian National Perinatal Research Meeting (CNPRM), Montebello, Quebec. Feb 14, 2017.
  2. McCooeye D, Giza S, Olmstead C, de Vrijer B, McKenzie C. Impact of Motion and Maternal BMI on Segmentation in Fetal MRI. Imaging Network of Ontario. London, ON. Mar 15-16, 2017
  3. Giza S, de Vrijer B, McKenzie C. Comparison between 2-point Dixon and Quantitative IDEAL for Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Fetal Adipose Tissue. London Health Research Day. London, ON. March 28, 2017.
  4. McCooeye D, Giza S, Olmstead C, de Vrijer B, McKenzie C. Impact of Motion and Maternal BMI on Segmentation in Fetal FIESTA and LAVAFLEX MRI. London Health Research Day. London, ON. March 28, 2017.
  5. Giza S, de Vrijer B, McKenzie C. Pseudo-fat in the fetal liver with two-point Dixon water-fat separation. International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting. Honolulu, HI, USA. Apr 22-27, 2017.
  6. Giza SA, Olmstead C, McCooeye D, Rockel CP, Akbari A, Wade TP, Penava D, Regnault TRH, Eastabrook GE, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B. Quantification of Fetal Fat Development in Mid-Late Gestation using 3D Water-Fat MRI. LIDD 2017. London, ON. June 27, 2017. [2nd place poster award] *e-poster   

Invited Presentations

  1. McKenzie C, Regnault T, de Vrijer B. Seeing inside people, inside people. Council of Academic Hospitals in Ontario. London, ON. Jan 20, 2017.
  2. de Vrijer B. “My Clinic” Guest lecture at Foods & Nutrition 2241 for Dietician students: Nutrition throughout the human life cycle. Brescia University College, Feb 1, 2017
  3. de Vrijer B, Giza S, Olmstead C, Penava D, Eastabrook G, Regnault TRH, McKenzie CA. Insight Inside: Imaging fetal adipose tissue development with 3D water-fat MRI. Latin American Society for Maternal Fetal Interaction and Placenta (SLIMP). Puerto Varas, Chile. April 11-13, 2017.
       

2016

Abstracts Presented

  1. Giza S, Olmstead C, Penava D, Eastabrook G, McKenzie C, de Vrijer B. A Quantitative Tool for the Study of Adipose Tissue Development in Utero: 3D Water-Fat MRI. Fetal Growth Meeting, Toronto, ON. Nov 17, 2016. [MSH Maternal Fetal Medicine Award]

Posters Presented

  1. Giza S, Olmstead C, McKenzie C, de Vrijer B. Feasibility of Fetal Fat Quantification in High BMI Patients Using MRI. 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting Society for Reproductive Investigation, Montreal, QB. Mar 16, 2016.
  2. Eastabrook G, Siddiqi MF, Nandi P, Penava D, Lala PK, de Vrijer B. Second trimester decorin levels are elevated in preeclampsia irrespective of pre-pregnancy BMI. 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting Society for Reproductive Investigation, Montreal, QB. Mar 16, 2016.
  3. Giza S, Olmstead C, McKenzie CA, de Vrijer B. Feasibility of Fetal Fat Quantification in High BMI Patients using MRI. London Health Research Day, London, Ontario. Mar 29, 2016.
  4. Giza S, Olmstead CSinclair K, McKenzie C, de Vrijer B. Feasibility of Fetal Fat Volume Assessment using 3D Water-Fat MRI. 24th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, Singapore. May 7, 2016.   

Invited Presentations

  1. de Vrijer B. Lost in translation: Impact of maternal obesity on the clinical utility of biomarkers for preeclampsia and IUGR. Children’s Health Research Institute Seminar Series. London, ON. Feb 24, 2016.
  2. de Vrijer B, Eastabrook G. Collaborative obesity in pregnancy research program. Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI), Maternal, Fetal & Newborn Health Division Meeting. London, ON. Dec 12, 2016.