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 2008

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Correlation of umbilical cord blood haematopoietic stem and progenitor cell levels with birth weight: implications for a prenatal influence on cancer risk, William C. Strohsnitter, Todd M. Savarese, Hoi Pang Low, David P. Chelmow, Pagona Lagiou, Mats Lambe, Kathryn L. Edmiston, Qin Liu, Inkyung Baik, Kenneth L. Noller, Hans-Olov Adami, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, and Chung-Cheng Hsieh

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

Publications from 2007

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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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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

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Verrucous carcinoma of the endometrium: case history, pathologic findings, brief review of literature and discussion, Diego S. Illanes, Jerry Broman, Bruce A. Meyer, Daniel Kredentser, Timothy McElrath, and Patrick Timmins III

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Validation of a Mouse Adhesion Reduction Model Using Seprafilm®, Abraham N. Morse, Robert A. Hammer, Jeffrey L. Cornella, and Joseph C. Loftus

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Midline anterior repair alone vs anterior repair plus vaginal paravaginal repair: a comparison of anatomic and quality of life outcomes, Abraham N. Morse, Katherine O'Dell, Allison E. Howard, Stephen P. Baker, Michael P. Aronson, and Stephen B. Young

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The risk of hydrosalpinx formation and adnexectomy following tubal ligation and subsequent hysterectomy: a historical cohort study, Abraham N. Morse, Clayton B. Schroeder, Javier F. Magrina, Maurice J. Webb, Peter C. Wollan, and Barbara P. Yawn

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Common problems of urination in nonpregnant women: causes, current management, and prevention strategies, Katherine K. O'Dell and Lisa C. Labin

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Acupuncture for urinary urgency in women over 50: what is the evidence, Katherine K. O'Dell and Sarah M. McGee

Publications from 2005

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Imperatives, Michael P. Aronson

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Low risk of ureteral obstruction with "deep" (dorsal/posterior) uterosacral ligament suture placement for transvaginal apical suspension, Michael P. Aronson, Patricia K. Aronson, Allison E. Howard, Abraham N. Morse, Stephen P. Baker, and Stephen B. Young

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Association of fetal hormone levels with stem cell potential: evidence for early life roots of human cancer, Inkyung Baik, William J. DeVito, Karen K. Ballen, Pamela S. Becker, William C. Okulicz, Qin Liu, Ellen Delpapa, Pagona Lagiou, Susan R. Sturgeon, Dimitrios Trichopoulos, Peter J. Quesenberry, and Chung-Cheng Hsieh

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Anal incontinence in women presenting for gynecologic care: prevalence, risk factors, and impact upon quality of life, Muriel K. Boreham, Holly E. Richter, Kimberly Kenton, Kimberly Nager, W. Thomas Gregory, Michael P. Aronson, Val Y. Bogt, Don D. McIntire, and Joseph I. Schaffer

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Analyzing qualitative data, Cynthia S. Jacelon and Katherine K. O'Dell

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Case and grounded theory as qualitative research methods, Cynthia S. Jacelon and Katherine K. O'Dell

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Uses of qualitative research, or so what good is it, Cynthia S. Jacelon and Katherine K. O'Dell

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Not the surgery for a young person: women's experience with vaginal closure surgery for severe prolapse, Katherine K. O'Dell and Cynthia S. Jacelon

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Primary angiosarcoma of the ovary: a case report of Stage I disease, Cherie D. Quesenberry, Cuizhen Li, Annette H. Chen, Susan L. Zweizig, and Harrison G. Ball III

Publications from 2004

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Differences in symptoms between patients with benign and malignant ovarian neoplasms, Cara A. Attanucci, Harrison G. Ball III, Susan L. Zweizig, and Annette H. Chen

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Role of multiple births in very low birth weight and infant mortality, B. Dale Magee

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Role of smoking in low birth weight, B. Dale Magee, Dale Hattis, and Nancy M. Kivel

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Exclusion of elderly women from published randomized trials of stress incontinence surgery, Abraham N. Morse, Lisa C. Labin, Stephen B. Young, Michael P. Aronson, and Jerry H. Gurwitz

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Prevention of urinary incontinence in adults: population-based strategies, Carolyn M. Sampselle, Mary H. Palmer, Alice R. Boyington, Katherine K. O'Dell, and Leslie Wooldridge

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Accuracy of home pregnancy tests at the time of missed periods, Machelle M. Seibel

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A survey of the complications of vaginal prolapse surgery performed by members of the Society Of Gynecologic Surgeons, Stephen B. Young, Ernest I. Kohorn, Susan Braz-Martin, and Stephen P. Baker

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Extended Colpoperineorrhaphy for Severe Prolapse in Elderly or At Risk Acoital Women, Stephen B. Young, Tiffany A. Moore Simas, Monica M. McKinnon, Michael P. Aronson, Abraham N. Morse, and Allison E. Howard

Publications from 2003

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Preimplantation genetic diagnosis for a couple with recurrent pregnancy loss and triploidy, Shalom Bar-Ami, Machelle M. Seibel, Kenneth E. Pierce, and Moshe Zilberstein

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Obtaining patient permission for student participation in obstetric-gynecologic outpatient visits: a randomized controlled trial, Robert E. Berry Jr., Katherine K. O'Dell, Bruce A. Meyer, and Urip Purwono

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Neuropathic uterine pain after hysterectomy. A case report, Norma F. Chavez, Susan L. Zweizig, and Elizabeth A. Stewart

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Sexual health innovations in undergraduate medical education, Emily Ferrara, Michele P. Pugnaire, Julie A. Jonassen, Katherine K. O'Dell, Marjorie Clay, David S. Hatem, and Michele M. Carlin

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Risk factors for Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus infection among HIV-1-infected pregnant women in the USA, James J. Goedert, Manhattan Charurat, William A. Blattner, Ronald C. Hershow, Jane Pitt, Clemente Diaz, Lynne M. Mofenson, Karen Green, Howard Minkoff, Mary E. Paul, David L. Thomas, Denise Whitby, and Women and Infants Transmission Study

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A phase II study of docetaxel in paclitaxel-resistant ovarian and peritoneal carcinoma: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study, Peter G. Rose, John A. Blessing, Harrison G. Ball III, James Hoffman, David Warshal, Koen DeGeest, and David H. Moore

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Treating hot flushes without hormone replacement therapy, Machelle M. Seibel

Publications from 2002

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Urinary tract injury in pelvic surgery, Michael P. Aronson and Teresa M. Bose

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Diagnosis and management of clostridium perfringens sepsis and uterine gas gangrene, Thomas F. Halpin and Jane A. Molinari

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Does hysterectomy without adnexectomy in patients with prior tubal interruption increase the risk of subsequent hydrosalpinx, Abraham N. Morse, Robert A. Hammer, Andrew J. Walter, Stephen P. Baker, and Paul M. Magtibay

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Cancer of the kidney, Susan L. Zweizig

Publications from 2001

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Phase I trial of escalating doses of paclitaxel combined with fixed doses of cisplatin and doxorubicin in advanced endometrial cancer and other gynecologic malignancies: a Gynecologic Oncology Group study, Gini F. Fleming, Jeffrey M. Fowler, Stephen E. Waggoner, Larry J. Copeland, Benjamin E. Greer, Ira Horowitz, Gregory Sutton, Russell J. Schilder, Paula M. Fracasso, Harrison G. Ball III, and William P. McGuire III

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Communication skills in women's health care: helping students clarify values related to challenging topics in ob-gyn, Edward Peskin and Katherine K. O'Dell

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Vaginal paravaginal repair: one-year outcomes, Stephen B. Young, Jennifer J. Daman, and Laura G. Bony

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Mersilene mesh sling: short- and long-term clinical and urodynamic outcomes, Stephen B. Young, Allison E. Howard, and Stephen P. Baker

Publications from 2000

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Sex hormone-binding globulin concentration: differences among commercially available methods, Charlotte Bukowski, Mary Ann Grigg, and Christopher Longcope

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The HRAS1 minisatellite locus and risk of ovarian cancer, Jeffrey N. Weitzel, Shaofeng Ding, Gary P. Larson, Rebecca A. Nelson, Annekathryn Goodman, Edward C. Grendys, Harrison G. Ball III, and Theodore G. Krontiris

Publications from 1998

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A progesterone-induced endometrial homolog of a new candidate tumor suppressor, DMBT1, Christopher I. Ace and William C. Okulicz

Publications from 1996

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Thickened endometrial stripe and/or endometrial fluid as a marker of pathology: fact or fancy, Sandra E. Brooks, M. Yeatts-Peterson, Stephen P. Baker, and Karen L. Reuter

Publications from 1995

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The Mersilene mesh suburethral sling: a clinical and urodynamic evaluation, Stephen B. Young, Peter L. Rosenblatt, Diane M. Pingeton, Allison E. Howard, and Stephen P. Baker

Publications from 1994

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Isolation of progesterone-dependent complementary deoxyribonucleic acid fragments from rhesus monkey endometrium by sequential subtractive hybridization and polymerase chain reaction amplification, Christopher I. Ace, Melissa Balsamo, L. T. Le, and William C. Okulicz

Publications from 1993

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Progesterone regulation of endometrial estrogen receptor and cell proliferation during the late proliferative and secretory phase in artificial menstrual cycles in the rhesus monkey, William C. Okulicz, Melissa Balsamo, and Janet Tast

Publications from 1988

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XK aprosencephaly and anencephaly in sibs, Phillip L. Townes, Karen L. Reuter, E. E. Rosquete, and B. Dale Magee

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Changes in the 17 beta-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase activity of mouse blastocysts during delayed implantation, J. T. Wu