The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School serves the healthcare needs of women and families of Central Massachusetts, provides excellent educational opportunities for students, residents, and fellows, and performs clinical research to advance women’s health. This collection showcases the publications and presentations written by faculty and researchers of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Publications from 2014

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The Science and Psychology of Infertility, Julia V. Johnson and Kristin L. MacGregor

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The Accuracy of Recalled versus Measured Pre-Pregnancy Weight for the Calculation of Pre-Pregnancy Body Mass Index, Jessica V. Masiero, Julie M. Tabroff, Elizabeth Scannell, Katherine G. Leung, Molly E. Waring, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Evening Snacking in Relation to Self-reported Declines in Sleep Quality during Pregnancy: Preliminary Results from the Decision-Making, Eating, and Weight Gain during Pregnancy (DEW) Study, Wendy McCallum, Bradley M. Appelhans, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sherry R. Xiao, Shums Alikhan, Isabelle C. Pierre-Louis, Barbara C. Olendzki, Sherry L. Pagoto, and Molly E. Waring

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Doing the best with what we have: we need better: informing obstetric policy with administrative data, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, B. Dale Magee, and Ellen H. Delpapa

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Urinary Isoflavone Concentrations Are Inversely Associated with Cardiometabolic Risk Markers in Pregnant U.S. Women, Ling Shi, Heather Harker Ryan, Emily Jones, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Qi Sun, and Laura L. Hayman

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Demographic Characteristics Associated with the Presence of Recalled and Measured Prepregnancy Weights, Julie M. Tabroff, Jessica V. Masiero, Elizabeth Scannell, Katherine G. Leung, Molly E. Waring, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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What Happens to Mental Health Treatment During Pregnancy? Women's Experience with Prescribing Providers, Linda F. Weinreb, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Karen Tenner, and Judith A. Savageau

Publications from 2013

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Community Mental Health Provider Reluctance to Provide Pharmacotherapy May Be a Barrier to Addressing Perinatal Depression: A Preliminary Study, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Rebecca S. Lundquist, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Linda F. Weinreb, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Body enhancement through female genital cosmetic surgery creates ethical and rights dilemmas, Joanna M. Cain, Cheryl B. Iglesia, Bernard Dickens, and Owen Montgomery

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Racial and ethnic differences in primary, unscheduled cesarean deliveries among low-risk primiparous women at an academic medical center: a retrospective cohort study, Joyce K. Edmonds, Revital Yehezkel, Xun Liao, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Framing Hospital Engagement for the Recruitment of a Birth Cohort for the NCS: Lessons Learned for Ensuring Collaboration in Worcester County, Marianne E. Felice, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Deidre M. Sepavich, Linda Brenckle, Thomas J. McLaughlin, and Onesky Aupont

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Self-reported Pre-pregnancy Weight Versus Weight Measured at First Prenatal Visit: Effects on Categorization of Pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index, Erica Holland, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Darrah K. Doyle Curiale, Xun Liao, and Molly E. Waring

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Surgery in elderly people: Preoperative, operative and postoperative care to assist healing, Sarah Huges, Antonella Leary, Susan L. Zweizig, and Joanna Cain

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Missed Opportunities in HPV Vaccination, B. Dale Magee, AuTumn S. Davidson, and Leslie Regh

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Relative Roles of Medical Interventions and Infrastructure in an Urban Community’s Infant Mortality Rate: 100 Years of Infant Mortality in the City of Worcester, Maya Y. Mauch and B. Dale Magee

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Gestational angiogenic biomarker patterns in high risk preeclampsia groups, Sharon E. Maynard, Sybil L. Crawford, Susanne Bathgate, Jing Yan, Laura Robidoux, Melissa J. Moore, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Angiogenic biomarkers for prediction of early preeclampsia onset in high-risk women, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sybil L. Crawford, Susanne Bathgate, Jing Yan, Laura Robidoux, Melissa J. Moore, and Sharon E. Maynard

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Adipose Tissue Architecture and Gestational Weight Gain in Normoglycemic Pregnancies, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Olga Gaelekman, Ningning Zhang, Milagros C. Rosal, Mary M. Lee, and Silvia Corvera

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Institute of medicine 2009 gestational weight gain guideline knowledge: survey of obstetrics/gynecology and family medicine residents of the United States, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Molly E. Waring, Gina M. T. Sullivan, Xun Liao, Milagros C. Rosal, Janet R. Hardy, and Robert E. Berry Jr.

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Tamoxifen improves cholinergically modulated cognitive performance in postmenopausal women, Paul A. Newhouse, Kimberly Albert, Robert Astur, Julia V. Johnson, Magdalena R. Naylor, and Julie A. Dumas

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A Comparison of Recruitment Strategies for a Long-Term Study at Two Maternal Stages: Effectiveness of Recruitment During Pregnancy vs. After Childbirth, Deidre M. Sepavich, Linda Brenckle, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Onesky Aupont, Thomas J. McLaughlin, and Marianne E. Felice

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Gestational weight gain within recommended ranges in consecutive pregnancies: A retrospective cohort study, Molly E. Waring, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Xun Liao

Publications from 2012

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Vaginal support pessaries: indications for use and fitting strategies, Shanna Atnip and Katharine K. O'Dell

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Genome-wide fetal aneuploidy detection by maternal plasma DNA sequencing, Diana W. Bianchi, Lawrence D. Platt, James D. Goldberg, Alfred Z. Abuhamad, Amy J. Sehnert, Richard P. Rava, MatErnal BLood IS Source to Accurately diagnose fetal aneuploidy (MELISSA) Study Group, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Engraftment of human HSCs in nonirradiated newborn NOD-scid IL2rgamma null mice is enhanced by transgenic expression of membrane-bound human SCF, Michael A. Brehm, Racki J. Waldemar, Jean H. Leif, Lisa M. Burzenski, Vishnu Hosur, Amber Wetmore, Bruce Gott, Mary Herlihy, Ronald A. Ignotz, Raymond M. Dunn, Leonard D. Shultz, and Dale L. Greiner

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Gestational Weight Gain Prior to Glucola and Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Anna BuAbbud, Katherine Callaghan, Xun Liao, and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Patient, provider, and system-level barriers and facilitators to addressing perinatal depression, Nancy Byatt, Kathleen Biebel, Rebecca Lundquist, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Gifty Debordes-Jackson, Jeroan J. Allison, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Addressing Perinatal Depression in the Outpatient Obstetric Setting, Nancy Byatt and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Strategies for improving perinatal depression treatment in North American outpatient obstetric settings, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rebecca Lundquist, Julia V. Johnson, and Douglas M. Ziedonis

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Vaginismus, Stephanie Yu-hsuan Chen and Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Estradiol treatment altered anticholinergic-related brain activation during working memory in postmenopausal women, Julie A. Dumas, Amanda M. Kutz, Magdalena R. Naylor, Julia V. Johnson, and Paul A. Newhouse

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Obstetric Interventions: Assessment of Differential Practices by Race/Ethnicity, Joyce Edmonds, Revital Yehezkel, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Xun Liao

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Cost-Utility of Routine Endometrial Evaluation Prior to Le Fort Colpocleisis, Padma Kandadai, Michael K. Flynn, Susan Zweizig, and Danielle Patterson

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Progression of female reproductive stages associated with bipolar illness exacerbation, Wendy K. Marsh, Terence A. Ketter, Sybil L. Crawford, Julia V. Johnson, Aimee R. Kroll-Desrosiers, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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Angiogenic biomarkers for prediction of maternal and neonatal complications in suspected preeclampsia., Andreea G. Moore, Heather Young, Jennifer M. Keller, Linda R. Ojo, Jing Yan, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Sharon E. Maynard

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Pemphigoid (Herpes) Gestationis, Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Mid-gestation Angiogenic Biomarker Levels are Increased in Women at High Risk for Preeclampsia, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sybil L. Crawford, Susie Bathgate, Jing Yang, Laura Robidoux, Melissa J. Moore, and Sharon E. Maynard

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Recognizing and Awarding the Accomplishments of Women Faculty at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Rebecca S. Lundquist, and Elaine Russo Martin

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Leadership Development for Enhancement of Recruitment and Retention—The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Leadership Speaker Series, Tiffany A. Moore Simas and Judith K. Ockene

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Prepregnancy weight, gestational weight gain, and risk of growth affected neonates, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Molly E. Waring, Xun Liao, Anne Garrison, Gina M. T. Sullivan, Allison E. Howard, and Janet R. Hardy

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Pessary care: follow up and management of complications, Katharine K. O'Dell and Shanna Atnip

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Managing a pessary business, Katharine K. O'Dell, Leslie Saltzstein Wooldridge, and Shanna Atnip

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Understanding Health Utilities in Women with Urinary Incontinence, Danielle Patterson, Michael Flynn, Courtney Stachowski, and Abraham Morse

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Cost Utility of Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence, Emily Von Bargen and Danielle Patterson

Publications from 2011

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Validation of algorithms to ascertain clinical conditions and medical procedures used during pregnancy, Susan E. Andrade, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Denise M. Boudreau, Marsha A. Raebel, Sengwee Toh, Beth Syat, Inna Dashevsky, and Richard Platt

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Attitudes of women in their forties toward the 2009 USPSTF mammogram guidelines: a randomized trial on the effects of media exposure, AuTumn S. Davidson, Xun Liao, and B. Dale Magee

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Table II: Baseline Values of Primary and Secondary Outcomes for Placebo and Botox Groups, Michael K. Flynn

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Part-Time Faculty and Their Hidden Value, Julia V. Johnson and Erin E. Tracy

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Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva mimicking primary varicella-zoster virus infection, Jeffrey D. Mailhot, Patrick O'Donnell, Rujing Han, Susan L. Zweizig, and David E. Geist

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Advancing Stage of Female Reproductive Life Associated with Bipolar Illness Exacerbation, Wendy K. Marsh, Terence Ketter, Sybil L. Crawford, Julia V. Johnson, and Anthony J. Rothschild

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PPODS: Pregnancy and Postpartum Observational Dietary Study, Tiffany A. Moore Simas

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Clinical Roundup: How Do You Treat Premenstrual Syndrome in Your Practice?, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Nancy Byatt, and Kristina M. Deligiannidis

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Impact of updated Institute of Medicine guidelines on prepregnancy body mass index categorization, gestational weight gain recommendations, and needed counseling, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Xun Liao, Anne Garrison, Gina M. T. Sullivan, Allison E. Howard, and Janet R. Hardy

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BMI, Gestational Weight Gain and Angiogenic Biomarker Profiles for Preeclampsia Risk, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sharon E. Maynard, and Xun Liao

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Pharmacologic management of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections in women, Katherine K. O'Dell

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Presumed and definite bacteremia in extremely low gestational age newborns, Sonal Patel, Olaf Dammann, Camilia R. Martin, Elizabeth N. Allred, Alan Leviton, Francis Bednarek, Ellen Delpapa, Bo Xu, and ELGAN Study Investigators

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Determining the Health Utility of Urinary Incontinence in Women, Danielle Patterson, Benjamin Geisler, and Abraham Morse

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Topical testosterone for breast cancer patients with vaginal atrophy related to aromatase inhibitors: a phase I/II study, Sabrina Witherby, Julia V. Johnson, Laurence Demers, Sharon Mount, Benjamin Littenberg, Charles D. Maclean, Marie Wood, and Hyman Muss

Publications from 2010

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Human immune system development and rejection of human islet allografts in spontaneously diabetic NOD-Rag1null IL2rgammanull Ins2Akita mice, Michael A. Brehm, Rita Bortell, Philip J. Diiorio, Jean H. Leif, Joseph Laning, Amy Cuthbert, Chaoxing Yang, Mary Herlihy, Lisa M. Burzenski, Bruce Gott, Oded Foreman, Alvin C. Powers, Dale L. Greiner, and Leonard D. Shultz

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Parameters for establishing humanized mouse models to study human immunity: analysis of human hematopoietic stem cell engraftment in three immunodeficient strains of mice bearing the IL2rgamma(null) mutation, Michael A. Brehm, Amy Cuthbert, Chaoxing Yang, David M. Miller, Philip J. Diiorio, Joseph Laning, Lisa M. Burzenski, Bruce Gott, Oded Foreman, Anoop Kavirayani, Mary Herlihy, Aldo A. Rossini, Leonard D. Shultz, and Dale L. Greiner

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Correlation of serum androgens with anthropometric and metabolic indices in healthy, nonobese postmenopausal women, Peter R. Casson, Michael J. Toth, Julia V. Johnson, Frank Z. Stanczyk, Colleen L. Casey, and Marjorie E. Dixon

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Phase II clinical trial of ixabepilone in patients with recurrent or persistent platinum- and taxane-resistant ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer: a gynecologic oncology group study, Koen De Geest, John A. Blessing, Robert T. Morris, S. Diane Yamada, Bradley J. Monk, Susan L. Zweizig, Daniela Matei, Carolyn Y. Muller, and William E. Richards

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Increased memory load-related frontal activation after estradiol treatment in postmenopausal women, Julie A. Dumas, Amanda M. Kutz, Magdalena R. Naylor, Julia V. Johnson, and Paul A. Newhouse

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Antenatal antecedents of a small head circumference at age 24-months post-term equivalent in a sample of infants born before the 28th post-menstrual week, Alan Leviton, Karl Kuban, Elizabeth N. Allred, Jonathan L. Hecht, Andrew Onderdonk, T. Michael O'Shea, Thomas McElrath, Nigel Paneth, Francis Bednarek, Ellen Delpapa, and ELGAN Study Investigators

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Vaginal Approaches to the Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage, Mark Manning, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Lyn Riza, and Susan J. Pasquale

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Soluble endoglin for the prediction of preeclampsia in a high risk cohort, Sharon E. Maynard, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Lana Bur, Sybil L. Crawford, Matthew J. Solitro, and Bruce A. Meyer

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Efforts needed to provide institute of medicine-recommended guidelines for gestational weight gain, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Darrah K. Doyle Curiale, Janet R. Hardy, Sharon D. Jackson, Yan Zhang, and Xun Liao

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Fluid Resuscitation and Blood Product Replacement in Postpartum Hemorrhage, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Lyn Riza, Susan J. Pasquale, Robert E. Berry Jr., Mark Manning, and Dawn Tasillo

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Trends in the academic workforce of obstetrics and gynecology, William F. Rayburn, Britta L. Anderson, Julia V. Johnson, Megan A. McReynolds, and Jay Schulkin

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Pharmacologic Interventions in Postpartum Hemorrhage, Dawn Tasillo, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Lyn Riza, Susan J. Pasquale, Robert E. Berry Jr., and Mark Manning

Publications from 2009

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The Nonlactating Human Breast, Ronald D. Beesley and Julia V. Johnson

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Maternal antenatal complications and the risk of neonatal cerebral white matter damage and later cerebral palsy in children born at an extremely low gestational age, Thomas F. McElrath, Elizabeth N. Allred, Kim A. Boggess, Karl Kuban, T. Michael O'Shea, Nigel Paneth, Alan Leviton, Francis Bednarek, Gamze Ayata, Ellen Delpapa, and ELGAN Study Investigators

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Anatomic outcomes of vaginal mesh procedure (Prolift) compared with uterosacral ligament suspension and abdominal sacrocolpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse: a Fellows' Pelvic Research Network study, Tatiana V. D. Sanses, Azin Shahryarinejad, Stephanie Molden, Kay A. Hoskey, Shameem Abbasy, Danielle Patterson, Emily K. Saks, Emily Elise Weber Lebrun, Tondalaya L. Gamble, Virginia G. King, Aimee L. Nguyen, Husam Abed, and Stephen B. Young

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Vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse, Stephen B. Young

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Long-term efficacy of the pubovaginal Mersilene mesh sling, Stephen B. Young, Allison E. Howard, Diego S. Illanes, Emily Elise Weber Lebrun, Janet R. Hardy, Scott M. Kambiss, Katherine K. O'Dell, and Yan Zhang

Publications from 2008

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Paper versus web-based administration of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory 20 and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire 7, Victoria L. Handa, Matthew D. Barber, Stephen B. Young, Michael P. Aronson, Abraham N. Morse, and Geoffrey W. Cundiff

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Effects of oral and transdermal hormonal contraception on vascular risk markers: a randomized controlled trial, Julia V. Johnson, Jane Lowell, Gary J. Badger, Jan Rosing, Svetlana Tchaikovski, and Mary Cushman

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Circulating angiogenic factors in singleton vs multiple-gestation pregnancies, Sharon E. Maynard, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Matthew J. Solitro, Abraham Rajan, Sybil L. Crawford, Peter Soderland, and Bruce A. Meyer

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Pregnancy disorders that lead to delivery before the 28th week of gestation: an epidemiologic approach to classification, Thomas F. McElrath, Jonathan L. Hecht, Olaf Dammann, Kim A. Boggess, Andrew Onderdonk, Glenn Markenson, Maggie Harper, Ellen Delpapa, Elizabeth N. Allred, and Alan Leviton

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'I'd rather just go on as I am'--pelvic floor care preferences of frail, elderly women in residential care, Katherine K. O'Dell, Cynthia Jacelon, and Abraham N. Morse

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It's not all about birth: biomechanics applied to pelvic organ prolapse prevention, Katherine K. O'Dell and Abraham N. Morse

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Colonization of second-trimester placenta parenchyma, Andrew Onderdonk, Jonathan L. Hecht, Thomas F. McElrath, Mary L. Delaney, Elizabeth N. Allred, Alan Leviton, Francis Bednarek, Gamze Ayata, Ellen Delpapa, and ELGAN study Investigators

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Graft use in transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair: a systematic review, Vivian W. Sung, Rebecca G. Rogers, Joseph I. Schaffer, Ethan M. Balk, Katrin Uhlig, Joseph Lau, Husam Abed, Thomas L. Wheeler II, Michelle Y. Morrill, Jeffrey L. Clemons, David D. Rahn, James C. Lukban, Lior Lowenstein, Kimberly Kenton, and Stephen B. Young

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Evaluation of extended and continuous use oral contraceptives, Kristen Page Wright and Julia V. Johnson

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Infertility, Kristen P. Wright and Julia V. Johnson

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New options for barrier contraception, Patricia A. Yranski and Mary E. Gamache

Publications from 2007

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Perceived infertility-related stress correlates with in vitro fertilization outcome, Brian C. Cooper, Judith R. Gerber, Amy L. McGettrick, and Julia V. Johnson

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Effect of depomedroxyprogesterone acetate on coagulation parameter: a pilot study, Jerald Goldstein, Mary Cushman, Gary J. Badger, and Julia V. Johnson

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Endometrial histology following 1 year of a continuous daily regimen of levonorgestrel 90 micro g/ethinyl estradiol 20 micro g, Julia V. Johnson, Gary S. Grubb, and Ginger D. Constantine

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Vaginal revision of intravesical tension-free vaginal tape 44 h after initial placement: a case report, Lisa C. Labin, Abraham N. Morse, and Stephen B. Young

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p53-independent abrogation of a postmitotic checkpoint contributes to human papillomavirus E6-induced polyploidy, Yingwang Liu, Susan Ann Heilman, Diego Illanes, Greenfield Sluder, and Jason J. Chen

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Angiogenic factors for the prediction of preeclampsia in high-risk women, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Sybil L. Crawford, Matthew J. Solitro, Sara C. Frost, Bruce A. Meyer, and Sharon E. Maynard

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Vaginal pressure during lifting, floor exercises, jogging, and use of hydraulic exercise machines, Katherine K. O'Dell, Abraham N. Morse, Sybil L. Crawford, and Allison E. Howard

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Assessing the Role of Education in Women’s Knowledge and Acceptance of Adjunct HPV Testing for Cervical Cancer Screening, Debra Papa, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Megan Reynolds, and Hannah Melnitsky

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Deadly Delays: Maternal Mortality in Peru: A Rights-Based Approach to Safe Motherhood, Physicians for Human Rights, Alicia Ely Yamin, Jessica Cole, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, and Marion Brown

Publications from 2006

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Use of prescription medications with a potential for fetal harm among pregnant women, Susan E. Andrade, Marsha A. Raebel, Abraham N. Morse, Robert L. Davis, K. Arnold Chan, Jonathan A. Finkelstein, Kris K. Fortman, Heather McPhillips, Douglas W. Roblin, David H. Smith, Marianne Ulcickas Yood, Richard Platt, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Evaluation of a continuous regimen of levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol: phase 3 study results, David F. Archer, Jeffrey T. Jensen, Julia V. Johnson, Hannah Borisute, Gary S. Grubb, and Ginger D. Constantine

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Prediction of successful voiding immediately after outpatient mid-urethral sling, Kenneth I. Barron, Judith A. Savageau, Stephen B. Young, Lisa C. Labin, and Abraham N. Morse

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Cisplatin plus gemcitabine in previously treated squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix: a phase II study of the Gynecologic Oncology Group, Cheryl A. Brewer, John A. Blessing, Robert A. Nagourney, D. Scott McMeekin, Shashikant Lele, and Susan L. Zweizig

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Bringing Molecular Biology to Bear on Adhesion Prevention: Postsurgical Adhesion Reduction Using Intraperitoneal Inoculation of Hyaluronic Acid–Inducing Adenoviral Vector in a Murine Model, Robert A. Hammer, Abraham N. Morse, Jeffrey L. Cornella, Rebecca S. Keller, Joseph G. Hentz, John A. McDonald, and Joseph C. Loftus