Positions

Overview

  • Richard Davis is currently a Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and board certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. He has been a faculty member at UAB for 40 years. After graduating from the Medical College of Georgia, he completed an OB/GYN residency at UAB in 1973-1977, and Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at UAB 1979-1981. He has special interests in ultrasonography, preterm labor, multiple gestations, and medical complications of pregnancy.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Fetal growth patterns in pregnancy-associated hypertensive disorders: NICHD Fetal Growth StudiesAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  221:635.e1-635.e16. 2019
    2019 A contemporary amniotic fluid volume chart for the United States: The NICHD Fetal Growth Studies–SingletonsAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  221:67.e1-67.e12. 2019
    2016 Dichorionic twin trajectories: the NICHD Fetal Growth StudiesAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  215:221.e1-221.e16. 2016
    2000 Ultrasound findings and multiple marker screening in trisomy 18Obstetrics and Gynecology.  95:51-54. 2000
    1999 Effects of maternal infections on fetal adrenal steroid productionNew York Journal of Mathematics.  25:239-249. 1999
    1998 Pregnancy outcomes following sonographic nonvisualization of the fetal stomachObstetrics and Gynecology.  91:905-908. 1998
    1997 Amniotic fluid pulmonary maturity studies may be unnecessary in fetuses with meningomyelocele and hydrocephalusCancer Case Presentations: The Tumor Board.  176. 1997
    1997 An assessment of fetal loss in twin pregnancy after midtrimester amniocentesisCancer Case Presentations: The Tumor Board.  176. 1997
    1997 Fetal gastroschisis: the prognostic value of antenatal sonographic findings and selected obstetric factors on neonatal outcomeCancer Case Presentations: The Tumor Board.  176. 1997
    1997 I pregnancy outcomes following sonographic nonvisuajjzation of the fetal stomachCancer Case Presentations: The Tumor Board.  176. 1997
    1997 Significance of a false positive trjsomy 18 (t18) multiple marker screening test (mmst)Cancer Case Presentations: The Tumor Board.  176. 1997
    1997 Significance of a false-positive trisomy 18 multiple-marker screening testObstetrics and Gynecology.  90:938-942. 1997
    1997 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with trisomy 18Cancer Case Presentations: The Tumor Board.  176. 1997
    1997 The relationship between maternal characteristics and fetal and neonatal anthropometric measurements in women delivering at term: A summaryNotfall and Rettungsmedizin.  76:8-13. 1997
    1996 Pregnancy outcome following genetic amniocentesis at 11-14 versus 16-19 weeks' gestationObstetrics and Gynecology.  88:114-118. 1996
    1996 Prognostic significance of unexplained elevated amniotic fluid alpha-fetoproteinObstetrics and Gynecology.  87:213-216. 1996
    1996 Second-trimester cystic hygroma: Prognosis of septated and nonseptated lesionsObstetrics and Gynecology.  88:979-982. 1996
    1996 The significance of non-visualization of the fetal bladder during an ultrasound examination to evaluate second-trimester oligohydramniosUltrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  8:186-191. 1996
    1995 The effect of corticosteroid therapy in the very premature infantJournal of Patient Safety.  8:25-26. 1995
    1995 Fetal myelomeningocele: Is antenatal ultrasound useful in predicting neonatal outcome?Journal of Reproductive Medicine.  40:26-30. 1995
    1995 Does the multiple marker screening test identify chromosomal abnormalities in the first trimester?Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  4:272-276. 1995
    1995 The Effect of Cigarette Smoking on Neonatal Anthropometric MeasurementsObstetrics and Gynecology.  85:625-630. 1995
    1995 Will αfetoprotein analysis be useful in detecting fetal anomalies in the first trimester?Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine.  4:257-261. 1995
    1994 The effect of corticosteroid therapy in the very premature infant. March of Dimes Multicenter Study Group.American Journal of Criminal Justice.  170:869-873. 1994
    1994 Relationship between amniotic fluid and maternal blood nutrient levelsJournal of Perinatal Medicine.  22:227-234. 1994
    1994 Risk factors for fetal death in white, black, and hispanic womenObstetrics and Gynecology.  84:490-495. 1994
    1994 The effect of corticosteroid therapy in the very premature infantAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  170:869-873. 1994
    1994 Unexplained elevation in maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein and subsequent fetal lossObstetrics and Gynecology.  83:138-141. 1994
    1993 ReplyAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  169:435. 1993
    1993 Fetal biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference and femur length: A comparison by race and sexJournal of Reproductive Medicine.  38:201-206. 1993
    1993 A multicenter study of preterm birth weight and gestational age-specific neonatal mortality.American Journal of Criminal Justice.  168:78-84. 1993
    1993 A multicenter study of preterm birth weight and gestational age—specific neonatal mortalityAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  168:78-84. 1993
    1993 Albumin levels in pregnancy: a hypothesis-decreased levels of albumin are related to increased levels of alpha-fetoproteinDigestive and Liver Disease.  34:209-215. 1993
    1993 Anthropometric assessment of body size differences of full-term male and female infantsObstetrics and Gynecology.  81:161-164. 1993
    1993 Association of low maternal serum α-fetoprotein levels and intrauterine growth retardation [5]American Journal of Criminal Justice.  169:435. 1993
    1993 Maternal risk factors and their influence on fetal anthropometric measurementsAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  168:1197-1205. 1993
    1992 Neonatal periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage after maternal beta-sympathomimetic tocolysis. The March of Dimes Multicenter Study Group.American Journal of Criminal Justice.  167:873-879. 1992
    1992 Blood pressure, growth retardation, and preterm deliveryInternational Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care.  8:82-90. 1992
    1992 Elevated levels of midtrimester maternal serum α-fetoprotein are associated with preterm delivery but not with fetal growth retardationAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  167:596-601. 1992
    1992 Neonatal periventricular-intraventricular hemorrhage after maternal β-sympathomimetic tocolysisAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  167:873-879. 1992
    1992 Nutrient levels in amniotic fluid from women with normal and neural tube defect pregnanciesReproductive Health.  61:226-231. 1992
    1992 Prenatal differentiation of ventral abdominal wall defects: Are amniotic fluid markers useful adjuncts?Journal of Reproductive Medicine.  37:445-448. 1992
    1992 The relationships among psychosocial profile, maternal size, and smoking in predicting fetal growth retardationObstetrics and Gynecology.  80:262-267. 1992
    1992 Transverse uterine incision closure: One versus two layersAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  167:1108-1111. 1992
    1991 Black-white differences in newborn anthropometric measurements.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  78:782-788. 1991
    1991 Black-white differences in newborn anthropometric measurementsObstetrics and Gynecology.  78:782-788. 1991
    1991 Etiologies of preterm birth in an indigent population: Is prevention a logical expectation?Obstetrics and Gynecology.  77:343-347. 1991
    1991 Fetal obstructive uropathies: Importance of chromosomal abnormalities and associated anomalies to perinatal outcomeJournal of Reproductive Medicine.  36:662-666. 1991
    1991 Management of Prenatally Detected Nonlethal Fetal Anomalies: Is a Karyotype of Benefit?Is nursing a profession.  8:255-258. 1991
    1991 Maternal serum alpha2-macroglobulin and fetal growth retardationObstetrics and Gynecology.  78:594-599. 1991
    1991 The relationship between maternal hematocrit and pregnancy outcomeObstetrics and Gynecology.  77:963. 1991
    1990 Evaluation of a risk scoring system as a predictor of preterm birth in an indigent populationAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  163:873-879. 1990
    1990 Is indicated or spontaneous preterm delivery more advantageous for the fetus?American Journal of Criminal Justice.  163:868-872. 1990
    1990 Screening Tests for Intrauterine Growth Retardation: A Comparison of Umbilical Artery Doppler to Real‐Time UltrasoundSports Medicine.  7:159-164. 1990
    1990 Smoking, maternal age, fetal growth, and gestational age at deliveryAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  162:53-58. 1990
    1990 Study of preterm birth draws different interpretationAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  162:1626-1627. 1990
    1990 The alabama preterm birth prevention projectObstetrics and Gynecology.  75:933-939. 1990
    1990 The relationship between maternal serum and amniotic fluid α-fetoprotein in women undergoing early amniocentesisAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  163:903-906. 1990
    1990 Warning symptoms, uterine contractions, and cervical examination findings in women at risk of preterm deliveryAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  162:748-754. 1990
    1989 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with down syndromeObstetrics and Gynecology.  74:686. 1989
    1989 Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein prenatal screening for Down syndrome.Journal Français D'Ophtalmologie.  59:25-27. 1989
    1989 A comparison of perinatal outcome in patients undergoing contraction stress testing performed by nipple stimulation versus spontaneously occurring contractionsAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  160:1081-1085. 1989
    1989 In replyObstetrics and Gynecology.  74:686. 1989
    1989 Indomethacin-induced oligohydramniosAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  160:1196-1197. 1989
    1989 Preliminary Results From The Collaborative Alabama And Scandinavian Study Of Successive Small‐For‐Gestational Age Births: Report From a Symposium In Trondheim 9th June 1988International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management.  68:19-25. 1989
    1989 Prematurity, postdates, and growth retardation: The influence of use of ultrasonography on reported gestational ageAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  160:462-470. 1989
    1989 Sonographic measurements and ratios in fetuses with down syndromeObstetrics and Gynecology.  73:644-646. 1989
    1988 Fetal death after successful conversion of fetal supraventricular tachycardia with digoxin and verapamilAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  158:1169-1170. 1988
    1987 Isolation of Acholeplasma oculi from human amniotic fluid in early pregnancyphysical disabilities: education and related services.  15:325-327. 1987
    1987 Amniotic fluid α-fetorotein levels and pregnancy outcomeAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  157:822-825. 1987
    1986 Prenatal genetic studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham: an update.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  23:196-199. 1986
    1986 Advanced abdominal pregnancy associated with fetal pulmonary hypoplasia: Report of a caseAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  155:396-397. 1986
    1986 New methods of prenatal diagnosis. Chorionic biopsy and AFP screening.The Alabama journal of medical sciences.  23:22-23. 1986
    1985 Decreased levels of amniotic fluid α-fetoprotein associated with Down syndromeAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  153:541-544. 1985
    1985 ReplyAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  153:594-595. 1985
    1985 Fatal meconium aspiration syndrome occurring despite airway management considered appropriateAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  151:731-736. 1985
    1984 Clinically silent polymicrobial amnionitis and intrauterine fetal death associated with a Cu-7 intrauterine contraceptive deviceAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  150:998-999. 1984
    1984 Reply to Campbell et alAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  149:241-242. 1984
    1984 The use of real-time ultrasound as an aid during difficult therapeutic abortion proceduresAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  148:826-827. 1984
    1984 Delay in delivery: Influence of gestational age and the duration of delay on perinatal outcomeObstetrics and Gynecology.  64:480-484. 1984
    1984 Effect of labor on the postpartum bladderObstetrics and Gynecology.  64:115-118. 1984
    1984 The use of real-time ultrasound in the management of obstetric emergenciesAging, Neuropsychology and Cognition.  27:68-77. 1984
    1984 Transient fetal anuria of unknown etiology: A case reportAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  149:87. 1984
    1983 Isolation of Mycoplasma hominis and Ureaplasma urealyticum from amniotic fluid at 16-20 weeks of gestation: potential effect on outcome of pregnancy.Sexually Transmitted Diseases.  10:294-302. 1983
    1983 In caul delivery of the very premature InfantAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  145:645-646. 1983
    1983 Isolation of mycoplasma hominis and ureaplasma urealyticum from amniotic fluid at 16-20 weeks of gestation: Potential effect on outcome of pregnancySexually Transmitted Diseases.  10:294-302. 1983
    1983 Postpartum tetany and crohn’s diseaseSouthern Medical Journal.  76:1462-1463. 1983
    1983 Toxemia of pregnancy masquerading as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpuraObstetrics and Gynecology.  62:32S-34S. 1983
    1979 Reply to Dr. KumarasamyAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  135:549-550. 1979
    1979 Association of extrauterine fetal death with failure of prostaglandin E2 suppositories.Obstetrics and Gynecology.  53:56S-58S. 1979
    1979 Association of extrauterine fetal death with failure of prostaglandin E2 suppositoriesObstetrics and Gynecology.  53:56s-58s. 1979
    1979 False negative oxytocin challenge test associated with abdominal pregnancyAmerican Journal of Criminal Justice.  133:108-110. 1979
    1977 Fetal Bladder-Neck Obstruction and Elevated Amniotic-Fluid Alpha FetoproteinNew England Journal of Medicine.  297:1351. 1977

    Research Overview

  • -Ultrasonography
    -Preterm labor
    -Multiple gestations
    -Medical complications of pregnancy
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Georgia 1973
  • UAB Hospital, Internship 1974
  • UAB Hospital, Residency 1977
  • UAB Hospital, Postdoctoral Fellowship 1981
  • Full Name

  • Richard Davis