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Daniel F. Sarpong
Title Director, Center for Health and Health Disparities Research and Education (CMHDRE)
Faculty Rank Associate Professor
Degree Ph.D.
Institution Xavier University of Louisiana
Department Division Of Clinical and Administrative Sciences
Clusters Cardiovascular and Related Diseases
Obesity and Metabolic Syndromes
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College of Pharmacy
1 Drexel Dr
City New Orleans
State LA
Postal Code 70125
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  Dr. Daniel Sarpong, Endowed Chair and Director of the Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Research & Education and Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy. Dr. Sarpong's research goals include: 1) to examine the integration of socio-behavioral factors and pharmacologic management of hypertension, diabetes, and dyslipidemia in high-risk minority patients in large epidemiological and clinical studies; and 2) to further the understanding of the nexus between drug abuse and cardiovascular disease.

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  Research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

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2019Xavier RCMI Renewal Application--Community Engagement Core2U54MD007595-11
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2019Community Engagement & Outreach Resource5U54GM104940-04
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2018Community Engagement & Outreach Resource5U54GM104940-03
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2017Community Engagement & Outreach Resource2U54GM104940-02
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2016Research Core4P20MD006899-05
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2015Research Core5P20MD006899-04
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2014Research Core5P20MD006899-03
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2013Research Core5P20MD006899-02
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2012Research Core1P20MD006899-01

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1. Katzmarzyk PT, Martin CK, Newton RL, Apolzan JW, Arnold CL, Davis TC, Denstel KD, Mire EF, Thethi TK, Brantley PJ, Johnson WD, Fonseca V, Gugel J, Kennedy KB, Lavie CJ, Price-Haywood EG, Sarpong DF, Springgate B. Promoting Successful Weight Loss in Primary Care in Louisiana (PROPEL): Rationale, design and baseline characteristics. Contemp Clin Trials. 2018 Apr; 67:1-10.
2. Onor IO, Stirling DL, Williams SR, Bediako D, Borghol A, Harris MB, Darensburg TB, Clay SD, Okpechi SC, Sarpong DF. Clinical Effects of Cigarette Smoking: Epidemiologic Impact and Review of Pharmacotherapy Options. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 09 28; 14(10).
3. Ravenell J, Shimbo D, Booth JN, Sarpong DF, Agyemang C, Beatty Moody DL, Abdalla M, Spruill TM, Shallcross AJ, Bress AP, Muntner P, Ogedegbe G. Thresholds for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study. Circulation. 2017 Jun 20; 135(25):2470-2480.
4. Sarpong DF, Curry IY, Williams M. Assessment of Knowledge of Critical Cardiovascular Risk Indicators among College Students: Does Stage of Education Matter? Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 03 02; 14(3).
5. Efird JT, Kiser AC, Crane PB, Landrine H, Kindell LC, Nelson MA, Jindal C, Sarpong DF, Griffin WF, Ferguson TB, Chitwood WR, Davies SW, Kypson AP, Gudimella P, Anderson EJ. Perioperative Inotrope Therapy and Atrial Fibrillation Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Evidence of a Racial Disparity. Pharmacotherapy. 2017 Mar; 37(3):297-304.
6. Aaron GJ, Strutt N, Boateng NA, Guevarra E, Siling K, Norris A, Ghosh S, Nyamikeh M, Attiogbe A, Burns R, Foriwa E, Toride Y, Kitamura S, Tano-Debrah K, Sarpong D, Myatt M. Assessing Program Coverage of Two Approaches to Distributing a Complementary Feeding Supplement to Infants and Young Children in Ghana. PLoS One. 2016; 11(10):e0162462.
7. Fox ER, Samdarshi TE, Musani SK, Pencina MJ, Sung JH, Bertoni AG, Xanthakis V, Balfour PC, Shreenivas SS, Covington C, Liebson PR, Sarpong DF, Butler KR, Mosley TH, Rosamond WD, Folsom AR, Herrington DM, Vasan RS, Taylor HA. Development and Validation of Risk Prediction Models for Cardiovascular Events in Black Adults: The Jackson Heart Study Cohort. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 04 01; 1(1):15-25.
8. Spruill TM, Shallcross AJ, Ogedegbe G, Chaplin WF, Butler M, Palfrey A, Shimbo D, Muntner P, Sims M, Sarpong DF, Agyemang C, Ravenell J. Psychosocial Correlates of Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. Am J Hypertens. 2016 Aug; 29(8):904-12.
9. Efird JT, Gudimella P, O'Neal WT, Griffin WF, Landrine H, Kindell LC, Davies SW, Sarpong DF, O'Neal JB, Crane P, Nelson MA, Ferguson TB, Chitwood WR, Kypson AP, Anderson EJ. Comparison of Risk of Atrial Fibrillation in Black Versus White Patients After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Apr 01; 117(7):1095-100.
10. Stirling DL, Onor I, Sarpong D, Rapp KI, Crawford LD. Prescribing Patterns of Metformin in High-risk Patients with Prediabetes. J La State Med Soc. 2015 Nov-Dec; 167(6):257-62.
11. Jean-Louis G, Grandner MA, Youngstedt SD, Williams NJ, Zizi F, Sarpong DF, Ogedegbe GG. Differential increase in prevalence estimates of inadequate sleep among black and white Americans. BMC Public Health. 2015 Nov 26; 15:1185.
12. Jean-Louis G, Youngstedt S, Grandner M, Williams NJ, Sarpong D, Zizi F, Ogedegbe G. Unequal burden of sleep-related obesity among black and white Americans. Sleep Health. 2015 Sep; 1(3):169-176.
13. Efird JT, Griffin WF, Sarpong DF, Davies SW, Vann I, Koutlas NT, Anderson EJ, Crane PB, Landrine H, Kindell L, Iqbal ZJ, Ferguson TB, Chitwood WR, Kypson AP. Increased Long-Term Mortality among Black CABG Patients Receiving Preoperative Inotropic Agents. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Jul 06; 12(7):7478-90.
14. Fox ER, Musani SK, Samdarshi TE, Taylor JK, Beard WL, Sarpong DF, Xanthakis V, McClendon EE, Liebson PR, Skelton TN, Butler KR, Mosley TH, Taylor H, Vasan RS. Clinical correlates and prognostic significance of change in standardized left ventricular mass in a community-based cohort of African Americans. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Feb 05; 4(2).
15. Cooper KC, King MA, Sarpong DF. Tipping the scales on obesity: church-based health promotion for African American women. J Christ Nurs. 2015 Jan-Mar; 32(1):41-5.
16. Ghosh S, Tano-Debrah K, Aaron GJ, Otoo G, Strutt N, Bomfeh K, Kitamura S, Suri DJ, Murakami H, Furuta C, Sarpong D, Saalia F, Nakao Y, Amonoo-Kuofi H, Uauy R, Toride Y. Improving complementary feeding in Ghana: reaching the vulnerable through innovative business--the case of KOKO Plus. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2014 Dec; 1331:76-89.
17. Mendy VL, Azevedo MJ, Sarpong DF, Rosas SE, Ekundayo OT, Sung JH, Bhuiyan AR, Jenkins BC, Addison C. The association between individual and combined components of metabolic syndrome and chronic kidney disease among African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(7):e101610.
18. Jean-Louis G, Williams NJ, Sarpong D, Pandey A, Youngstedt S, Zizi F, Ogedegbe G. Associations between inadequate sleep and obesity in the US adult population: analysis of the national health interview survey (1977-2009). BMC Public Health. 2014 Mar 29; 14:290.
19. Smith Paintain L, Awini E, Addei S, Kukula V, Nikoi C, Sarpong D, Kwesi Manyei A, Yayemain D, Rusamira E, Agborson J, Baffoe-Wilmot A, Bart-Plange C, Chatterjee A, Gyapong M, Mangham-Jefferies L. Evaluation of a universal long-lasting insecticidal net (LLIN) distribution campaign in Ghana: cost effectiveness of distribution and hang-up activities. Malar J. 2014 Feb 28; 13:71.
20. Brantuo MN, Cristofalo E, MeheŇ° MM, Ameh J, Brako NO, Boahene F, Adjei SB, Opoku E, Banda H, Wang YT, Forgor AA, Punguire D, Brightson K, Sottie C, Owusu-Agyei S, Williams JE, Sulemana A, Oduro AR, Gyampong M, Sarpong D, Andrews E, Gyansa-Lutterodt M, Hodgson A, Bannerman C, Abdullah F. Evidence-based training and mentorship combined with enhanced outcomes surveillance to address the leading causes of neonatal mortality at the district hospital level in Ghana. Trop Med Int Health. 2014 Apr; 19(4):417-26.
21. Campbell Jenkins BW, Sarpong DF, Addison C, White MS, Hickson DA, White W, Burchfiel C. Joint effects of smoking and sedentary lifestyle on lung function in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study cohort. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014 Jan 28; 11(2):1500-19.
22. Okafor M, Sarpong DF, Ferguson A, Satcher D. Improving health outcomes of children through effective parenting: model and methods. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2013 Dec 23; 11(1):296-311.
23. Gyapong M, Sarpong D, Awini E, Manyeh AK, Tei D, Odonkor G, Agyepong IA, Mattah P, Wontuo P, Attaa-Pomaa M, Gyapong JO, Binka FN. Profile: the Dodowa HDSS. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Dec; 42(6):1686-96.
24. Akylbekova EL, Payne JP, Newton-Cheh C, May WL, Fox ER, Wilson JG, Sarpong DF, Taylor HA, Maher JF. Gene-environment interaction between SCN5A-1103Y and hypokalemia influences QT interval prolongation in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Am Heart J. 2014 Jan; 167(1):116-122.e1.
25. Subramanyam MA, James SA, Diez-Roux AV, Hickson DA, Sarpong D, Sims M, Taylor HA, Wyatt SB. Socioeconomic status, John Henryism and blood pressure among African-Americans in the Jackson Heart Study. Soc Sci Med. 2013 Sep; 93:139-46.
26. Ogedegbe G, Spruill TM, Sarpong DF, Agyemang C, Chaplin W, Pastva A, Martins D, Ravenell J, Pickering TG. Correlates of isolated nocturnal hypertension and target organ damage in a population-based cohort of African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Am J Hypertens. 2013 Aug; 26(8):1011-6.
27. Williams N, Abo Al Haija O, Workneh A, Sarpong D, Keku E, Ogedegbe G, McFarlane SI, Jean-Louis G. Excessive Daytime Sleepiness among Hypertensive US-Born Blacks and Foreign-Born Blacks: Analysis of the CAATCH Data. Int J Hypertens. 2013; 2013:852389.
28. Liu CT, Ng MC, Rybin D, Adeyemo A, Bielinski SJ, Boerwinkle E, Borecki I, Cade B, Chen YD, Djousse L, Fornage M, Goodarzi MO, Grant SF, Guo X, Harris T, Kabagambe E, Kizer JR, Liu Y, Lunetta KL, Mukamal K, Nettleton JA, Pankow JS, Patel SR, Ramos E, Rasmussen-Torvik L, Rich SS, Rotimi CN, Sarpong D, Shriner D, Sims M, Zmuda JM, Redline S, Kao WH, Siscovick D, Florez JC, Rotter JI, Dupuis J, Wilson JG, Bowden DW, Meigs JB. Transferability and fine-mapping of glucose and insulin quantitative trait loci across populations: CARe, the Candidate Gene Association Resource. Diabetologia. 2012 Nov; 55(11):2970-84.
29. Gebreab SY, Diez-Roux AV, Hickson DA, Boykin S, Sims M, Sarpong DF, Taylor HA, Wyatt SB. The contribution of stress to the social patterning of clinical and subclinical CVD risk factors in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Nov; 75(9):1697-707.
30. Hickson DA, Diez Roux AV, Gebreab SY, Wyatt SB, Dubbert PM, Sarpong DF, Sims M, Taylor HA. Social patterning of cumulative biological risk by education and income among African Americans. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jul; 102(7):1362-9.
31. Ma M, Kibler JL, Vigil-Otero A, Sarpong D, Lally M, Mayer KH. Correlates of willingness to participate in microbicide research among African Americans. J Health Psychol. 2013 Jan; 18(1):65-74.
32. Subramanyam MA, Diez-Roux AV, Hickson DA, Sarpong DF, Sims M, Taylor HA, Williams DR, Wyatt SB. Subjective social status and psychosocial and metabolic risk factors for cardiovascular disease among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study. Soc Sci Med. 2012 Apr; 74(8):1146-54.
33. Hickson DA, Lewis TT, Liu J, Mount DL, Younge SN, Jenkins WC, Sarpong DF, Williams DR. The associations of multiple dimensions of discrimination and abdominal fat in African American adults: the Jackson Heart Study. Ann Behav Med. 2012 Feb; 43(1):4-14.
34. Ma M, Dollar KM, Kibler JL, Sarpong D, Samuels D. The effects of priming on a public health campaign targeting cardiovascular risks. Prev Sci. 2011 Sep; 12(3):333-8.
35. Bidulescu A, Liu J, Musani SK, Fox ER, Samdarshi TE, Sarpong DF, Vaccarino V, Wilson PW, Arnett DK, Din-Dzietham R, Taylor HA, Gibbons GH. Association of adiponectin with left ventricular mass in blacks: the Jackson Heart Study. Circ Heart Fail. 2011 Nov; 4(6):747-53.
36. Sims M, Diez Roux AV, Boykin S, Sarpong D, Gebreab SY, Wyatt SB, Hickson D, Payton M, Ekunwe L, Taylor HA. The socioeconomic gradient of diabetes prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control among African Americans in the Jackson Heart Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2011 Dec; 21(12):892-8.
37. Campbell Jenkins BW, Addison C, Wilson G, Liu J, Fortune M, Robinson K, White M, Sarpong D. Association of the joint effect of menopause and hormone replacement therapy and cancer in African American women: the Jackson Heart Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 06; 8(6):2491-504.
38. Addison CC, Jenkins BW, Sarpong D, Wilson G, Champion C, Sims J, White MS. Relationship between medication use and cardiovascular disease health outcomes in the Jackson Heart Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2011 06; 8(6):2505-15.
39. Hickson DA, Diez Roux AV, Wyatt SB, Gebreab SY, Ogedegbe G, Sarpong DF, Taylor HA, Wofford MR. Socioeconomic position is positively associated with blood pressure dipping among African-American adults: the Jackson Heart Study. Am J Hypertens. 2011 Sep; 24(9):1015-21.
40. Hickson DA, Burchfiel CM, Liu J, Petrini MF, Harrison K, White WB, Sarpong DF. Diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, and metabolic biomarkers in individuals with normal glucose tolerance are inversely associated with lung function: the Jackson Heart Study. Lung. 2011 Aug; 189(4):311-21.
41. Harman JL, Griswold ME, Jeffries NO, Sumner AE, Sarpong DF, Akylbekova EL, Walker ER, Wyatt SB, Taylor HA. Age is positively associated with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol among African Americans in cross-sectional analysis: the Jackson Heart Study. J Clin Lipidol. 2011 May-Jun; 5(3):173-8.
42. Jeff JM, Brown-Gentry K, Buxbaum SG, Sarpong DF, Taylor HA, George AL, Roden DM, Crawford DC. SCN5A variation is associated with electrocardiographic traits in the Jackson Heart Study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2011 Apr; 4(2):139-44.
43. Fox ER, Sarpong DF, Cook JC, Samdarshi TE, Nagarajarao HS, Liebson PR, Sims M, Howard G, Garrison R, Taylor HA. The relation of diabetes, impaired fasting blood glucose, and insulin resistance to left ventricular structure and function in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. Diabetes Care. 2011 Feb; 34(2):507-9.
44. Hickson DA, Waller LA, Gebreab SY, Wyatt SB, Kelly J, Antoine-Lavigne D, Sarpong DF. Geographic representation of the jackson heart study cohort to the African-American population in Jackson, Mississippi. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jan 01; 173(1):110-7.
45. Sumner AE, Harman JL, Buxbaum SG, Miller BV, Tambay AV, Wyatt SB, Taylor HA, Rotimi CN, Sarpong DF. The triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio fails to predict insulin resistance in African-American women: an analysis of Jackson Heart Study. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2010 Dec; 8(6):511-4.
46. Keebler ME, Deo RC, Surti A, Konieczkowski D, Guiducci C, Burtt N, Buxbaum SG, Sarpong DF, Steffes MW, Wilson JG, Taylor HA, Kathiresan S. Fine-mapping in African Americans of 8 recently discovered genetic loci for plasma lipids: the Jackson Heart Study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2010 Aug; 3(4):358-64.
47. Hassanein MT, Lyon HN, Nguyen TT, Akylbekova EL, Waters K, Lettre G, Tayo B, Forrester T, Sarpong DF, Stram DO, Butler JL, Wilks R, Liu J, Le Marchand L, Kolonel LN, Zhu X, Henderson B, Cooper R, McKenzie C, Taylor HA, Haiman CA, Hirschhorn JN. Fine mapping of the association with obesity at the FTO locus in African-derived populations. Hum Mol Genet. 2010 Jul 15; 19(14):2907-16.
48. Liu J, Fox CS, Hickson D, Sarpong D, Ekunwe L, May WD, Hundley GW, Carr JJ, Taylor HA. Pericardial adipose tissue, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease risk factors: the Jackson heart study. Diabetes Care. 2010 Jul; 33(7):1635-9.
49. Fox ER, Benjamin EJ, Sarpong DF, Nagarajarao H, Taylor JK, Steffes MW, Salahudeen AK, Flessner MF, Akylbekova EL, Fox CS, Garrison RJ, Taylor HA. The relation of C--reactive protein to chronic kidney disease in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. BMC Nephrol. 2010 Jan 15; 11:1.
50. Robinson JC, Wyatt SB, Hickson D, Gwinn D, Faruque F, Sims M, Sarpong D, Taylor HA. Methods for retrospective geocoding in population studies: the Jackson Heart Study. J Urban Health. 2010 Jan; 87(1):136-50.
51. Lee JE, Perkins J, Barnett ME, Sarpong D, Sung J. Importance of capacity assessment for an early staged-research network designed to eliminate health disparity: lessons from RTRN. Ethn Dis. 2010; 20(1 Suppl 1):S1-150-4.
52. Samdarshi TE, Taylor HA, Edwards DQ, Liebson PR, Sarpong DF, Shreenivas SS, Howard G, Garrison RJ, Fox ER. Distribution and determinants of Doppler-derived diastolic flow indices in African Americans: the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). Am Heart J. 2009 Aug; 158(2):209-16.
53. Nichols L, Tchounwou PB, Mena L, Sarpong D. The effects of environmental factors on persons living with HIV/AIDS. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009 07; 6(7):2041-54.
54. Akylbekova EL, Crow RS, Johnson WD, Buxbaum SG, Njemanze S, Fox E, Sarpong DF, Taylor HA, Newton-Cheh C. Clinical correlates and heritability of QT interval duration in blacks: the Jackson Heart Study. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2009 Aug; 2(4):427-32.
55. Campbell-Jenkins BW, Addison CC, Young L, Anugu P, Wilson G, Sarpong D. Development of the Jackson Heart Study Coordinating Center. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2009 05; 6(5):1597-608.
56. Taylor HA, Akylbekova EL, Garrison RJ, Sarpong D, Joe J, Walker E, Wyatt SB, Steffes MW. Dyslipidemia and the treatment of lipid disorders in African Americans. Am J Med. 2009 May; 122(5):454-63.
57. Deo RC, Reich D, Tandon A, Akylbekova E, Patterson N, Waliszewska A, Kathiresan S, Sarpong D, Taylor HA, Wilson JG. Genetic differences between the determinants of lipid profile phenotypes in African and European Americans: the Jackson Heart Study. PLoS Genet. 2009 Jan; 5(1):e1000342.
58. Fox ER, Benjamin EJ, Sarpong DF, Rotimi CN, Wilson JG, Steffes MW, Chen G, Adeyemo A, Taylor JK, Samdarshi TE, Taylor HA. Epidemiology, heritability, and genetic linkage of C-reactive protein in African Americans (from the Jackson Heart Study). Am J Cardiol. 2008 Oct 01; 102(7):835-41.
59. Addison CC, Campbell-Jenkins BW, Sarpong DF, Kibler J, Singh M, Dubbert P, Wilson G, Payne T, Taylor H. Psychometric evaluation of a Coping Strategies Inventory Short-Form (CSI-SF) in the Jackson Heart Study cohort. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2007 Dec; 4(4):289-95.
60. Fuqua SR, Wyatt SB, Andrew ME, Sarpong DF, Henderson FR, Cunningham MF, Taylor HA. Recruiting African-American research participation in the Jackson Heart Study: methods, response rates, and sample description. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 6):S6-18-29.
61. Keku E, Rosamond W, Taylor HA, Garrison R, Wyatt SB, Richard M, Jenkins B, Reeves L, Sarpong D. Cardiovascular disease event classification in the Jackson Heart Study: methods and procedures. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 6):S6-62-70.
62. Taylor HA, Wilson JG, Jones DW, Sarpong DF, Srinivasan A, Garrison RJ, Nelson C, Wyatt SB. Toward resolution of cardiovascular health disparities in African Americans: design and methods of the Jackson Heart Study. Ethn Dis. 2005; 15(4 Suppl 6):S6-4-17.
63. Carpenter MA, Crow R, Steffes M, Rock W, Heilbraun J, Evans G, Skelton T, Jensen R, Sarpong D. Laboratory, reading center, and coordinating center data management methods in the Jackson Heart Study. Am J Med Sci. 2004 Sep; 328(3):131-44.
64. Wink CS, Sarpong DF, Bruck RD. Tibial dimensions before and during the recovery phase in the osteopetrotic mutant mouse. Acta Anat (Basel). 1991; 141(2):174-81.
65. Brown HL, Miller JM, Neumann DE, Sarpong DF, Gabert HA. Umbilical cord blood gas assessment of twins. Obstet Gynecol. 1990 May; 75(5):826-9.

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