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The Brody School of Medicine
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology




 


EDWARD R. NEWTON, MD

Room 162 Medical Annex - Vidant Medical Center
Greenville, NC  27834

Phone:    744-4662
Fax: 744-1920
E-mail: newtoned@ecu.edu
 
Position
 
     
Faculty Rank: Professor
 
 
     
Primary Specialty: Obstetrics and Gynecology
 
 
     
Secondary Specialty: Maternal-Fetal Medicine
 
 
     
Interests/Skills: Breastfeeding Medicine, Complications of Gynecologic and Obstetric Mangagement, High Risk Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases in OB/GYN
 
 
     
Year Started at ECU: 1998
 
Edward R. Newton, MD
Education
 
     
Board Certification: General Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine (1984)
 
 
     
Fellowship: Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (1981-1983)
 
 
     
Residency/Internship: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (1977-1978), Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (1978-1981)
 
 
     
Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, IL (1974-1977)
 
 
     
College: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL (1970-1974)
 
 



SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES

Articles | Publications
 
Articles
Neff, J.A., Gaskill, S.P., Prihoda, T.J., Weiner, R.V., Brown, H.P., Newton, E.R., et al: Preliminary evaluation of CME versus clinic-based STD education interventions for primary care practitioners. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. (In Press).

Newton, E.R. and Wallace, P.A.:  Effects of Prophylactic Antibiotics on Endometrial Flora in  Women with Postcesarean Endometritis.  Obstet. Gynecol. 1998; 92:262-8.

Newton, E.R.: Obstetric Influences on the Initiation and Duration of Lactation. Breastfeeding Abstracts. (In Press)

Newton ER: Herpesvirus 6 infection. Contemporary OB/GYN 2002; 47 (1): 69-74.

Dimmitt-Chamption J, Shain RN, Piper JM, Perdue ST, Newton ER. Minority Women with Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Sexual Abuse and Risk for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. Res Nurs Health. 2001; 24:38-43.

Newton, E.R.: In the Literature: Epidural analgesia, intrapartum fever, and neonatal outcomes Birth 2000; 27 (3):206-08.

Shain R.N., Piper J.M., Newton, E.R., Perdue S.T., Ramos R, Champion J.D., Guerra F.A.: Behavioral intervention to prevent sexually transmitted disease among minority women. N Engl J Med. 1999; 340(2):93-100.

Gartner, L.W., Newton, E.R.:  Breastfeeding:  Role of the obstetrician.  ACOG Clinical Review 3:1,2,14,15, 1998

Piper, J.M., Newton, E.R., Berkus, M.D., Peairs, W.A.:  Meconium:  A marker for peripartum infection. Obstet. Gynecol. 91(5):741-745, 1998

Newton, E.R., Piper, J., Peairs, W:  Bacterial vaginosis and intraamniotic infection. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 176:672-677, 1997

Newton, E.R., Butler, M.C., Shain, R.N.: Sexual behavior and vaginal colonization of Group B streptococcus among minority women.  Obstet. Gynecol. 88:577-582, 1996.

Newton, E.R.: Herpesvirus-6: a future challenge?  Contemp Ob/Gyn 41(11):33-41, 1996.

Turrentine, M.A., Newton, E.R.: Amoxicillin or erythromycin for the treatment of antenatal chlamydia infection: A meta-analysis.  Obstet Gynecol.  86:1021-1025, 1995.

Newton, E.R., Schroeder, B.C., Knape K.G., Bennett, B.L.: Epidural Analgesia and Uterine Function. Obstet Gynecol. 85:749-55, 1995.

Norris, C.J., Peairs, W.A., Kudolo, G.B., Newton, E.R. and Harper, M.J.K.:  Platelet-activating factor antagonists and implantation in rabbits.  J. Reprod. Fertil.  100:395-401, 1994.

McGregor, J.A., Crombleholme, W.R., Newton, E.R., Sweet, R.L., Tuomala, R. and Gibbs, R.S.:  Randomized comparison of ampicillin-sulbactam to cefoxitin and doxycycline or clindamycin and gentamicin in the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease or endometritis.  Obstet. Gynecol. 83:998-1004, 1994.

Leach, C.T., Newton, E.R., McParlin, B.A. and Jenson, H.B.:  Human herpesvirus 6 infection of the female genital tract.  J. Infect. Dis. 169:1281-1283, 1994.

Livengood, C.H., III, McGregor, J.A., Soper, D.E., Newton, E.R. and Thomason, J.L.:  Bacterial vaginosis:  Efficacy and safety of intravaginal metronidazole treatment.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 180:759-764, 1994.

Newton, E.R., Hemsell D., Hankins, G., Pastorek, J. and Soper, D.:  Randomized comparative study of cefepime and cefotaxime in the treatment of acute obstetric and gynecological infection.  J. Antimicrob. Chemother. 32:195-204, 1993.

Elliott, B.D., Newton, E.R. and Langer, O.:  Acute amniotic fluid loss and changes in the amniotic fluid index:  Correlation and effect on umbilical artery velocimetry.  J. Reprod. Med. 38:887-889; 1993.

Field, N.T., Newton, E.R., Kagan-Hallet, K.S. and Peairs, W.A.:  Perinatal effects of Gardnerella vaginalis in the rabbit.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 168:988-994, 1993.

Elliott, B.D., Ridgway, L.E., Berkus, M.D., Newton, E.R. and Peairs, W.A.:  The development and testing of new instruments for operative vaginal delivery.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 167:1121-1124, 1992.

Chang, P.L. and Newton, E.R.:  Predictors of antibiotic prophylactic failure in post-cesarean endometritis.  Obstet. Gynecol. 80:117- 122, 1992.

Alderete, J.F., Newton, E.R., Dennis, C. and Neale, K.A.:  The vagina of women infected with Trichomonas vaginalis has numerous proteinases and antibody to T. vaginalis proteinases.  Genitourin. Med. 67:469-474, 1991.

Alderete, J.F. and Newton, E.R.:  Antibody in sera of patients infected with Trichomonas vaginalis is to trichomonad proteinases.  Genitourin. Med. 67:331-334, 1991.

Serrano, C.W., Wright, J.W. and Newton, E.R.:  Surgical glove perforation in obstetrics.  Obstet. Gynecol. 77:525-528, 1991.

Piper, J.M. and Newton, E.R.:  The second stage of labor:  Factors influencing duration.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 165:976-979, 1991.

Newton, E.R., Shields, L., Ridgway, L.E., Berkus, M.D. and Elliott, B.D.:  Combination antibiotics and indomethacin in idiopathic preterm labor - A randomized double-blind clinical trial.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 165:1753-1759, 1991.

Alderete, J.F., Newton, E.R., Dennis, C., Engbring, J. and Neale, K.A.:  Vaginal antibody of patients with trichomoniasis is to a prominent surface immunogen of Trichomonas vaginalis.  Genitourin. Med. 67:220-225, 1991.

Dinsmoor, M.J., Newton, E.R. and Gibbs, R.S.:  A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of oral antibiotic therapy following intravenous antibiotic therapy for postpartum endomyometritis.  Obstet. Gynecol. 77:60-62, 1991.

Ridgway, L.E., Muise, K., Wright, J.W., Patterson, R.M. and Newton, E.R.:  A prospective randomized comparison of oral terbutaline and magnesium oxide for the maintenance of tocolysis.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 163:879-882, 1990.

Berkus, M.D., Stern, M.P., Mitchell, B.D., Newton, E.R. and Langer, O.:  Does fasting interval affect the glucose challenge test?  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 163:1812-1817, 1990.

Newton, E.R., Prihoda, T.J. and Gibbs, R.S.:  A clinical and microbiologic analysis of risk factors for puerperal endometritis.  Obstet. Gynecol. 75:402-406, 1990.

Newton, E.R.:  Concomitant gonorrhea and chlamydial infection in pelvic inflammatory disease.  STD Update 2:9-10, 1989.

Newton, E.R., Dinsmoor, M.J. and Gibbs, R.S.:  A randomized, blinded trial of antibiotics in idiopathic preterm labor.  Obstet. Gynecol. 74:562-566, 1989.

Newton, E.R.:  The fetus as a patient.  Med. Clin. North Am. 73:517-540, 1989.

Newton, E.R. and Higgins, C.S.:  Factors associated with hospital specific cesarean birth rates.  J. Reprod. Med. 34:407-411, 1989.

Newton, E.R. and Gibbs, R.S.:  Logistic regression analysis of risk factors for intraamniotic infection.  Obstet. Gynecol. 73:571-575, 1989.

Newton, E.R.:  The relationship between intrapartum obstetric care and chronic neurodevelopmental handicaps in children.  N.Y. State J. Med. 88:531-538, 1988.

Gibbs, R.S., Dinsmoor, M.J., Newton, E.R. and Ramamurthy, R.S.:  A randomized trial of intrapartum versus immediate postpartum treatment of women with intraamniotic infection.  Obstet. Gynecol. 72:823-828,1988.

Sweet, R.L., Gall, S.A., Gibbs, R.S., Hemsell, D.L., Knuppel, R.A., Lane, T.W., Miller, R.D., Newton, E.R., Poindexter, A.N., Reguerow, W., Spenke, R.M. and Tischler, S.H.:  Multicenter clinical trials comparing cefotetan versus moxalactam or cefoxitin in therapy for obstetric and gynecologic infections.  Am. J. Surg. 155 (5A):56-60, 1988.

Hemsell, D.L., Gall, S.A., Newton, E.R., Knuppel, R.A., Sweet, R.L., Gibbs, R.S. and Lane, T.W.:  Multicenter comparison of cefotetan and mefoxin in the treatment of obstetrical and gynecological infections.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 158:722-727, 1988.

Feingold, M., Thomas, G.B., Sbarra, A.J., Newton, E.R., Weiss, J., Shakr, C., Selvaraj, R.J. and Cetrulo, C.L.:  The significance of Chlamydia trachomatis infection in pregnancy.  Isr. J. Med. Sci. 24:109-111, 1988.

Thomas, G.B., Sbarra, A.J., Feingold, M., Cetrulo, C.L., Shakr, C., Newton, E.R. and Selvaraj, R.J.:  Antimicrobial activity of amniotic fluid against Chlamydia trachomatis, Mycoplasma hominis, and Ureaplasma urealyticum..  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 158:16-22, 1988.

Sperling, R.S., Newton, E.R. and Gibbs, R.S.:  Intraamniotic infection in low birthweight infants.  J. Infect. Dis. 57:113-117, 1988.

Newton, E.R. and Clark, M.:  Group B streptococcus and preterm premature rupture of membranes.  Obstet. Gynecol. 71:198-202, 1988.

Newton, E.R., Turksoy, N., Kaplan, M. and Reinhold, R.:  Pregnancy and liver transplantation.  Obstet. Gynecol. 71:499-500, 1988.

Newton, E.R.:  The management of preterm premature rupture of membranes associated with group B streptococcus.  Clin. Adv. Treat. Infect. 1:3-5, 1987.

Newton, E.R.:  The role of laminaria in the management of the unfavorable cervix.  Contemp. Obstet. Gynecol. 31:47-64, 1987.

Newton, E.R., Kennedy, J., Louis, F., Cetrulo, C.L., Herschel, M., D'Alton, M.E. and Feingold, M.:  Obstetric diagnosis and perinatal mortality.  Am. J. Perinatol. 4:300-304, 1987.

Feingold, M., Cetrulo, C.L., Newton, E.R., Weiss, J., Shakr, C. and Shmoys, S.:  Serial amniocenteses in the treatment of twin-to-twin transfusion complicated with acute polyhydramnios.  Acta Genet. Med. Gemellol. 35:107-113, 1986.

Newton, E.R.:  Antepartum management in multiple gestation.  Semin. Perinatol. 10:19-27, 1986.

Newton, E.R., Haering, W.A., Kennedy, J.L., Herschel, M., Cetrulo, C.L. and Feingold, M.:  Effect of mode of delivery on morbidity and mortality of infants at early gestational age.  Obstet. Gynecol. 67:507-511, 1986.

Newton, E.R., Louis, F., D’Alton, M.E. and Feingold, M.: Fetal neuroblastoma and catecholamine induced maternal hypertension.  Obstet. Gynecol.  65:49S-52S, 1985.

Sbarra, A.J., Selvaraj, R.J., Cetrulo, D.L., Feingold, M., Newton, E.R. and Thomas G.B.: Infection and phagocytosis as a possible mechanism(s) of premature rupture of the membranes.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 153:38-43, 1985.

Cetrulo, C.L., Sbarra, A.J., Selvaraj, R.J., Feingold, M., Michlewitz, H., Newton, E.R., D'Alton, M.E. and Herschel, M.:  Positive correlation between mature amniotic fluid optical density (650 nm) readings and the absence of hyaline membrane disease (HMD) in the neonate.  J. Reprod. Med. 30:929-932, 1985.

D'Alton, M.E., Newton, E.R. and Cetrulo, C.L.:  Discordant anencephaly in a set of triplets.  Acta Genet. Med. Gemellol. 33:71-75, 1984.

D'Alton, M.E., Newton, E.R. and Cetrulo, C.L.:  Intrauterine demise in multiple gestation.  Acta Genet. Med. Gemellol. 33:43-49, 1984.

Newton, E.R., Barss, V. and Cetrulo, C.L.:  The epidemiology and clinical history of asymptomatic mid-trimester placenta previa.  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 148:743-748, 1984.

Newton, E.R., Genest, D.R. and Cetrulo, C.L.:  The management of a non-reactive non-stress test in a twin gestation.  J. Reprod. Med. 28:345-348, 1983.

Newton, E.R., Cetrulo, C.L. and Koza, D.J.:  Biparietal diameter as a predictor of fetal lung maturity.  J. Reprod. Med. 28:480-484, 1983.

 
   
Publications

 
  
Book Chapters
Piper, J.M. and Newton, E.R.: Candidiasis, Helminthic  Infection.  In:  Clinical Maternal-fetal Medicine, Medical Economics Books, Oradell, NJ,  (in press).

Newton, E.R.:  Protozoan Infections:  Toxoplasmosis, trichomoniasis, lice, and scabies.  In:  Clinical Maternal-fetal Medicine.  Petrie, R.H. and Winn, H.N. (Eds.), Blackwell Scientific Publications, Cambridge, MA (in press).

Newton, E.R.: Antibiotics in Maternal-Fetal Medicine. In: Gynecology & Obstetrics. Sciarra, J.J. (Ed.), J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA, 2003, Vol. 3, Chapter 35, pp. 1-59.

Newton, E.R.: Medical Therapy of the Fetus. In: Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Pantory, Mascow, 2003, pp. 612-618.

Newton, E.R.: Genetic Manipulation of the Fetus. In: Laparoscopy and Hysteroscopy in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Pantory, Mascow, 2002, pp. 602-605.

Newton, E.R. Women’s Sexual Health. In. Levin M, Pfeifer M (eds.), The Uncomplicated Guide to Diabetes Complications, ed2. American Diabetes Association, Alexandria, VA, 2002, Chapter 18, pp. 246-63.

Shain, R.N., Perdue, S.T., Piper, J., Holden, A.E.C., Champion, J.D., Newton, E.R.: Developing and validating complex behavioral outcome measures. In: Stephenson, J., Imrie, J. and Bonell, C. (eds.), Effective sexual health interventions: issues in experimental evaluation. Oxford University Press, United Kingdom, 2002.

Bowes W.A., Katz V.L., Newton E.R. Postpartum Care and Breast-Feeding. In Pocket Companion to Accompany Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, ed4. Gabbe S.G., Niebyl J.R., Simpson J.L. (Eds.), Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia, PA, 2002, Chapter 16, pp. 385-424.

Newton, E.R. Intraaminotic Infection. In: UpToDate. Rose, BD (Ed), Up To Date,
Wellesley, MA, 2002.

Newton, E.R. Trauma and Pregnancy. eMedicine Journal [serial online]. 2001. Available at: http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3268.htm.

Newton, E.R. Preterm Labor. eMedicine Journal [serial online]. 2001. Available at:
http://www.emedicine.com/med/topic3245.htm.

Newton, E.R.: Surgical Problems in Pregnancy. In: Gynecology & Obstetrics. Sciarra, J.J. (Ed.), J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA, 2001, Vol. 3, Chapter 54, pp. 3-54.

Newton, E.R.: Physiology of Lactation and Breast-Feeding: In Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies, ed4. Gabbe S.G., Niebyl J.R., Simpson J.L. (Eds.), W.B. Saunders Co., New York, NY, 2001, Chapter 5, pp. 105-136.

Newton, E.R., Berens, P.: Breastfeeding After Breast Cancer: In Breastfeeding Annual International 2001. Michels, D.L. (Ed), Platypus Press, Washington, DC, 2001, Chapter 19, pp 168-174.

Newton, E.R: Tuberculosis in Pregnancy: In: Gynecology & Obstetrics. Sciarra, J.J. (Ed.), J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA 2000, 3:49, 1-14.

Newton, E.R.:  Herpesvirus 6 infection (roseola subitum).  In: Infection Protocols for Obstetrics and Gynecology, ed2.  Mead, P.D., Hager W.D., Faro S. (Eds.), Blackwell Science,  Boston, MA, 2000.

Newton, E.R.: Perineal Trauma. Current Therapy in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Quilligan & Zuspan (Eds.), W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, PA, 2000.

Newton, E.R.: Maternal Nutrition. In: Management of High-Risk Pregnancy, ed4. Queenan, J.T. (Ed.), Blackwell Science, Inc., Malden, MA. 1999, Chapter 1, pp 3-19.

Walters and Newton E.: Pathophysiology and obstetric issues of genuine stress incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction.  In: Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery. Walters & Karram (Eds.), Mosby, St. Louis, 1999.

Newton, E.R.: Diagnosis of perinatal TORCH infections. In: Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Pitkin & Scott (Eds.), Philadelphia, March 1999.

Newton, E.R.: The Urinary Tract in Pregnancy.  In:  Clinical Urogynecology and Reconstructive    Pelvic Surgery, ed2.  Walters, M.D. and Karream, M.M. (Eds.), Mosby, St. Louis, MO, 1999.

Newton, E.R.:  Antibiotics in Maternal-Fetal Medicine.  Gynecology & Obstetrics.  Sciarra, J.J. (Ed.), J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA, 1997, Vol. 3, Chapter 35, pp. 1-31.

Newton, E.R.:  Surgical Problems in Pregnancy.  In:  Gynecology & Obstetrics.  Sciarra, J.J. (Ed.),  J.B. Lippincott Co., Philadelphia, PA., 1996, Vol. 2, Chapter 35, pp. 1-28.

Newton, E.R.:  Intraamniotic infection, In:  Infections in Obstetrics and Gynecology  Issues and Challenges.  Springer-Verlag, New York, NY. 1996, pp.40-63.

Newton, E.R.:  New molecular genetic techniques in diagnosis and treatment of obstetric and gynecologic infection. In:  Infections in Obstetrics and Gynecology Issues and Challenges.  Springer-Verlag, New York, NY. 1996, pp.1-30.

Newton, E.R.:  Intraamniotic infection.  In:  Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology. Pastorek J. (Ed.), J.B. Lippincott, Philadelphia, PA. 1993, 36(4) pp. 795-808.

Walters, M.D. and Newton, E.R.:  Pathophysiology and obstetrics issues of genuine stress incontinence.  In:  Practical Urogynecology.  Walters, M.D. and Karream, M.M. (Eds.), Mosby Yearbook, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1993, pp. 151-161.

Newton, E.R.:  The urinary tract in pregnancy.  In:  Practical Urogynecology.  Walters, M.D. and Karream, M.M. (Eds.), Mosby Yearbook, Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1993, pp. 388-408.

Newton, E.R.:  The acute abdomen in pregnancy.  In:  Gynecology and Obstetrics.  Sciarra, J.J. (Ed.), Harper and Row, Philadelphia, PA, 1991, pp. 1-17.

Newton, M. and Newton, E.R.:  Surgical complications in pregnancy.  In:  Gynecology and Obstetrics.  Sciarra, J.J. (Ed.), Harper & Row, Philadelphia, PA, 1990, Chapter 35.

Newton, E.R.:  Lactation and its disorders.  In:  The Female Breast and Its Disorders: Essentials of Diagnosis and Management.  Mitchell, G.W. and Bassett, L. (Eds.), Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1990, pp. 45-73.

Cetrulo, C.L., D'Alton, M.E. and Newton, E.R.:  Etiology of preterm labor.  In:  Prevention of Developmental Disabilities.  Pueschel, S.M. and Mulick, J.A. (Eds.), Paul H. Brookes, Baltimore, MD, 1990, pp. 157-190.

Newton, E.R.:  Use of mechanical dilators for cervical ripening.  In:  Perinatal Pharmacology.  Petrie, R.H. (Ed.) Medical Economics Co., Oradell, NJ, 1989, pp. 303-312.

Newton, E.R. and Newton, M.:  Complications of drug therapy in obstetrics and gynecology.  In:  Complications of Gynecologic and Obstetric Management.  Newton, E.R. and Newton, M. (Eds.), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1988, pp. 405-446. 

Newton, E.R.:  Complications of operations and procedures for labor and delivery.  In: Complications of Gynecologic and Obstetric Management.  Newton, E.R. and Newton, M. (Eds.), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1988, pp. 315-384.

Newton, E.R.:  Complications of non-obstetric operations.  In:  Complications of Gynecologic and Obstetric Management.  Newton, E.R. and Newton, M. (Eds.), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1988, pp. 284-315. 

Newton, E.R.: Complications of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. In: Complications of Gynecologic and Obstetric Management. Newton, E.R. and Newton, M. (Eds.), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1988, pp. 284-315.

Newton, E.R.:  Complications of obstetric operations.  In:  Complications of Gynecologic and Obstetric Management.  Newton, E.R. and Newton, M. (Eds.), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA, 1988, pp. 203-244.

Newton, E.R. and Cetrulo, C.L.:  Management of twin gestation.  In:  The Problem-Oriented Medical Record for High Risk Obstetrics.  Cetrulo, C.L. and Sbarra, A.J. (Eds.), Plenum Press, New York, 1984, pp. 157-174.
 
 
  
Books
Newton, E.R. (contributing author): Labor and Delivery. American Academy of Pediatrics/American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Breastfeeding Manual for Physicians. (In press)

Newton, E.R. (Guest editor):  TORCH Infections.  Clin Obstet Gynecol, Raven Lippincott, Philadelphia, 1998

Newton, E.R. (Guest editor):  Medical Diseases in Pregnancy.  Med. Clin. North Am., W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1989.        

Newton, E.R. and Newton, M.:  Complications of Gynecologic and Obstetric Management.  Newton, E.R. and Newton, M. (Eds.), W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1988.