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Original, Peer Reviewed Articles

  1. Allen RH, Fitzmaurice G, Lifford KL, Lasic M, Goldber AB. Oral compared with intravenous sedation for first-trimester surgical abortion: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:276-83.
  2. Anderson DJ, Pudney J and Schust D.  Caveats associated with the use of human cervical tissue for HIV and microbicide research.  AIDS 2010; 24:1-4.
  3. Anderson DJ, Williams DL, Ballagh SA, Barnhart K et al. Safety analysis of the diaphragm in combination with lubricant or acidifying microbicide gels: effects on markers of inflammation and innate immunity in cervicovaginal fluid. Am J Reprod Immunology 2009; 61: 212-129. 
  4. Anderson DJ. Coca Cola douches and contraception.  BMJ 2008; 337: 1454.
  5. Anderson DJ,  Politch JA and Pudney J.  HIV infection and immunity of the penis.  AJRI (in press)
  6. Anderson DJ, Politch JA, Pudney J, Mayer KH.  Targeting Trojan Horse Leukocytes for HIV Prevention.  AIDS 2010; 24: 163-87. 
  7. Betstadt SJ, Turok DT, Kapp N, Feng, KT, Borgatta L, Intrauterine device insertion after medical abortion. Contraception, in press
  8. Borgatta L, Betstadt SJ, Reed A, Feng KT. Relationship of intraamniotic digoxin to fetal demise.Contraception. 2010 Apr;81(4):328-30.
  9. Borgatta L, Roncari D. Management of heavy menstrual bleeding. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management 2010, Dec.  In press
  10. Borgatta L, Kapp N. Medical abortion in the second trimester, contraception, in press.
  11. Carter J, Hoffman Sage Y, Vragovic O, Rosen L, Stier EA, Effect of patient age on outcomes and compliance in women with minimally abnormal pap tests. J Reprod Med in press.
  12. Chan JK, Ueda SM, Sugiyama V, Stage CD, Shin JY, Monk BJ, Sikic BI, OsannK, Kapp DS Analysis of Phase II studies on targeted agents and subsequent Phase III trials: What are the predictors for success? J Clin Oncol. 2008;26:1511-8. 
  13. Ciccone NA, Lacza CT, Hou MY, Gregory SJ, Kam KY, Xu S, Kaiser UB.  A composite element that binds basic helix loop helix and basic leucine zipper transcription factors is important for gonadotropin-releasing hormone regulation of the Follicle-Stimulating Hormone beta gene. Mol Endocrinol 2008;22:1908-23.
  14. Creinin MD, Meyn L, Borgatta L. An open label, randomized, multi-center trial to evaluate continuation rates, side effects and acceptability of NuvaRing versus OrthoEvra. Obstet Gynecol 2008;111:267-277. 
  15. Ellis SC, Kapp N, Vragpvoc O, Borgata L. randomized trial of buccal versus vaginal misoprostol for induction of second trimester abortion. Contraception 2010;81:441-5.
  16. Grimes DA, Hou MY, Lopez LM, Nanda K Do clinical experts rely on the Cochrane library? Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Feb;111(2 Pt 1):420-2.
  17. Hou MY, Hurwitz S, Kavanagh E, Fortin J, Goldberg AB. Using daily text-message reminders to improve adherence with oral contraceptives: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Sep;116(3):633-40. 
  18. Kuohung W, Furman M, Mukhtyar D, Schuman E, Ni J, Crowley Jr. WF, Glicksman MA, Kaiser UB. A high-throughput small molecule ligand screen targeted to agonists and antagonists of the G protein-coupled receptor GPR54. J Biomol Screen 2010;15:508-17.
  19.   Kuohung W, Ram K, Cheng DM, Marcus KJ, Diller LR, Laufer MR. Laparoscopic oophoropexy prior to radiation for pediatric brain tumor and subsequent ovarian function. Hum Reprod 2008;23:117-21.
  20. Larrieux Jr, Balgobin S.  Effect of anatomic urethral length on the correlation between Q-Tip test and descent of point Aa of the POP-Q system.  Int Urogynecol J 2008; 19:273-276
  21. Lifford KL, Curhan GC. Prevalence of painful bladder syndrome in older women.  Urology 2009;73:494-8.
  22. Lifford KL, Townsend MK, Curhan GC, Resnick NM, Grodstein F, The epidemiology of urinary incontinence in older women,:  incidence, progression, and remission. J Am Geriatr Soc 2008;56:1191-8.
  23. Moreno-Ruiz NL, Vesona JL, Betstadt SJ, Feng KT, Borgatta L.Misoprostol priming prior to second trimester medical abortion. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2009 Jul;106(1):67-8.
  24. Mottl-Santiago J., Walker C., Ewan J., Vragovic O., Winder S., Stubblefield P. A hospital-based doula program and childbirth outcomes in an urban, multicultural setting. Matern Child Health J. 2008;12:372-7.
  25. Packiam M, Veit SJ, Anderson  DJ, Ingalls RR, Jerse AE.  Mouse strain-dependent differences in susceptibility to Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection and induction of innate immune responses.  Infect Immun 2010; 78: 433-40.
  26. Perkins RB, Langrish SM, Stern LJ, Figueroa J, Burgess J, Simon CJ.  Visual inspection with acetic acid is more cost-effective than Pap smears for cervical cancer screening in Honduras.  Womens Health Issues. 2010 ;20:35-42.
  27. Perkins RB, Pierre-Joseph N, Marquez C, Iloka S, Clark JA.Parents' opinions of mandatory human papillomavirus vaccination: does ethnicity matter?Womens Health Issues. 2010 Nov-Dec;20(6):420-6.
  28. Perkins RB, Pierre-Joseph N, Marquez C, Iloka S, Clark JA Why do low-income minority parents choose human papillomavirus vaccination for their daughters? J Pediatr. 2010 Oct;157(4):617-22
  29. Perkins RB, Langrish SM, Stern LJ, Burgess JF, Simon CJ.Impact of patient adherence and test performance on the cost-effectiveness of cervical cancer screening in developing countries: the case of Honduras.Womens Health Issues. 2010;20:35-42. 
  30. Perkins RB, Langrish SM, Cotton DJ, Simon CJ.  Honduran mothers support Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination for their daughters.  Journal of Women’s Health.  In press. 
  31. Politch JA, Mayer KH, b Depletion of CD4+ T cells in semen during HIV infection and their restoration following antiretroviral therapy. JAIDS 2009; 50: 283-289.
  32. Pudney J and Anderson DJ.  Toll-like receptor expression in the male genital tract.  AJRI 2010 May 10 [Epub ahead of print]
  33. Silveira LG, Noel SD, Silveira-Neto AP, Abreu AP, Brito VN, Santos MG, Bianco SD, Kuohung W, Xu S, Gryngarten M, Escobar ME, Arnhold IJ, Mendonca BB, Kaiser UB, Latronico AC. Mutations of the KISS1 gene in disorders of puberty.J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 May;95(5):2276-80
  34. Stier EA, Goldstone SE, Berry MJ., Panther LA, Jay N, Krown SE, Lee J, Palefsky JM, Infrared Coagulator Treatment of high-grade anal dysplasia in HIV-infected individuals: An AIDS Malignancy Consortium pilot study. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2008;47:56-61. 
  35. Strafford M, Mottl-Santiago J, Savla A, Soodoo N, Borgatta L. Relationship of obesity to outcome of medical abortion. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009;200:e34-e36. 
  36. Stubblefield PG, Coonrod DV, Reddy UM, Sayegh R, Nicholson W, Rychlik DF, Jack BW. The clinical content of preconception care: reproductive history. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199)6 Suppl 2):S373-383 
  37. Sugiyama VE, Chan JK, Kapp DS. Management of melanomas of the female genital tract. Curr Opin Oncol. 2008 Sep;20(5):565-9. Review.
  38. Tandon R, Baranoski AS, Huang F, De las Morenas A, Vragovic O, Sullivan M, Stier EA,  Abnormal Anal Cytology in HIV-infected Women, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, in press
  39. Teles MG, Bianco SDC, Brito VN, Trarbach EB, Kuohung W, Xu S, Seminara SB, Mendonca BB, Kaiser UB, Latronico AC. A GPR54-activating mutation in a patient with central precocious puberty. N Engl J Med 2008;358:709-15.
  40. Tsai HJ, Liu X, Mestran K, Yu Y, Zhang S, Fang,Y, Pearson C, Ortiz K, Zuckerman B, Bauchner H, Cerda S, Stubblefield PG, Xu X, Wang X. Maternal cigarette smoking, metabolic gene polymorphisms, and preterm delivery: new insights on GxE interactions and pathogenenic pathways. Hum Genet 2008;123:359-69.
  41. Wilkin T, Lee JY, Lensing SY, Stier EA, Goldstone SE, Berry JM, Jay N, Aboulafia D, Cohn DL, Einstein MH, Saah A, Mitsuyasu RT, Palefsky JM. Safety and immunogenicity of the quadrivalent human papillomavirus vaccine in HIV-1-infected men. J Infect Dis. 2010 Oct 15;202(8):1246-53.
  42. Wise LA, Palmer JR, Heffner LJ, Rosenberg L. Prepregnancy body size, gestational weight gain and risk of preterm birth in African-American women. Epidemiology 2010;21:243-52
  43. Yu CC, Lau C, O'Donoghue G, Mirkovic J, McGee S, Galindo L, Elackattu A, Stier E, Grillone G, Badizadegan K, Dasari RR, Feld MS, Quantitative spectroscopic imaging for non-invasive early cancer detection. Opt Express 2008;16:16227-39.

Case Reports

1.   Borgatta L, Sayegh R, Bedstadt SJ, Stubblefield PG. Cervical obstruction complicating second-trimester abortion. Obstet Gynecol 2009;113:548-50.

2.   Shainker S, Abbot JF. Novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection and pregnancy outcomes in an inner city hospital: a case series. Am J Ob Gyn 2009;201:S229.

3.   Wishnia SC, Rosen JE, Hamid MA, Haas S, Moreno-Ruiz N. Management of a presacral teratoma in an adult. J Clin Oncol. 2008;26:2586-9.

Editorials and Letters

1.   Atrash H. Jack BW, Johnson K, Coonrod DV, Moos MK, Stubblefield PG, Cefalo R, Damus K, Reddy UM.  Where is the “W”oman in MCH? Am J Obstet Gyencol 2008;199 (6 Suppl 2):S259-65.

2.   Coonrod DV Jack BW, Stubblefield PG, Hollier LM, Bogess KA, Cefalo R, Cox SN, Dunlop L, Hunter KD, Prasad MR, Lu MC, Contry JA, Gibbs RS, Hogan VK. The clinical content of preconception care: Infectious diseases in preconception care. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2008;199 (6 Suppl 2):S296-309.

3.   Grimes DA, Hou MY, Lopez LM, Nanda K, Do Clinical Experts Rely on the Cochrane Library? Obstet Gynecol 2008;111(2 Pt 1):420-22.

4.   Heffner LJ. How much does parity matter? Obstet Gynecol 2005:106;444-5.

5.   Perkins RB. Efficacy data and HPV vaccination studies.  JAMA 2009;302:2659.

6.   Sayegh RA, Slanetz PJ. Breast density, hormones and screening mammography: should women be less concerned?  Menopause 2009;16:1085-6.

7.   Sugiyama VE, Chan JK, Kapp DS, Management of melanomas of the female genital tract. Curr Opin Oncol. 2008;20:565-9.

Textbook Chapters

1.   Abbott JF.Fetal abdomen In: Diagnostic Ultrasound Callen P, Levine D Elsevier Science Publishing Company, New York in press

2.   Abbott JF, Dukhovny S. Recurrent Second Trimester Pregnancy Loss: Evaluation and Management. Current Opinion in Endocrinology and Diabetes published by Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins (London).

3.   Anderson DJ.  Genitourinary Immune Defense.  In:  Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 4th edition.  KK Holmes et al, eds. McGraw Hill Publ. 2008; pp 271-288.

4.   Anderson DJ.  Understanding the biology of HIV-1 transmission:  the foundation for prevention.  In:  HIV Prevention: A Comprehensive Approach. KH Mayer, HF Pizer, eds; Academic Press (Elsevier) Publ. 2009; pp 31-52.

5.   Borgatta L, Stubblefield PG. The challenging abortion. Paul M, Lichtenberg ES, Borgatta L, Grimes D, Stubblefield P, Creinin MD, eds. Management of unwanted and abnormal pregnancies: a comprehensive abortion textbook. Blackwell Publishing, Sussex, UK, 2009.

6.   Borgatta L. Labor Induction Termination of Pregnancy Sciarra J ed. Global Library of Women’s Health. e-pub July 2008.

7.   Borgatta L, Stubblefield PG. Surgical Techniques for First-Trimester Abortion Sciarra J ed. Global Library of Women’s Health e-pub November 2008.

8.   Borgatta L, Stubblefield PG. Induced Abortion: Indications, Counseling, and Services Sciarra J ed. Global Library of Women’s Health e-pub March 2009.

9.   Gittinger E, Abbott JF.  Labor and Delivery in Normal Delivery of the Newborn. eMedicine, 2010.

10.   Heffner LJ. Special Concerns for Patients with Advanced Maternal Age in de Swiet’s Medical Disorders in Obstetric Practice (Powrie R, Greene MF, Camann W, Eds.), Fifth Edition, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing 2010 (in press)

11.   Hou MY, “Therapeutic Abortion”, in Barbieri and Reece, Obstetrics and Gynecology: The Essentials of Clinical Care 2010, Thieme Medical Publishers 2010 (in press)..

12.   Kuohung W, Barbieri RL. Etiology of female infertility. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2009.

13.   Kuohung W, Barbieri RL. Evaluation of female infertility. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2009.

14.   Kuohung W, Barbieri RL. Overview of treatment of female infertility. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2009.

15.   Kuohung W, Ginsburg ES, Racowsky C. Strategies to control the rate of high order multiple gestation associated with in vitro fertilization. In: UpToDate, Rose BD (Ed), UpToDate, Wellesley, MA, 2009.

16.   Lee-Parritz A, Cloherty JP. Maternal conditions that affect the fetus: Diabetes Mellitus.  In Cloherty JP, Eichenwald EC, Stark, editors.  Manual of Neonatal Care (6th Edition) Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins 2008.  pp. 9-18

17.   Politch JA, Anderson DJ.  Semen white blood cell assay.  In: Infertility in the Male, 4th edition L. Lipshultz and S. Howards, eds. Mosby Publishing Co., (In Press).

18.   Stier EA, Baranoski, A, Human Papillomavirus Related Diseases in HIV infected individuals. Current Opinion in Oncology 2008;20:541-6.

19.   Wilkins-Haug L, Heffner LJ.  Fetal assessment in Manual of Neonatal Care (Cloherty, JP, Eichenwald E, Stark AR, Eds.) Sixth Edition, Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins 2008; pp 1-8.

Textbook & Monographs

1.   Heffner LJ, Schust DJ. The Reproductive System at a Glance [textbook]. Third Edition. Oxford, UK; Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2010: 125 pp.

2.   Paul M, Lichtenberg ES, Borgatta L, Grimes D, Stubblefield P, Creinin MD, eds. Management of unwanted and abnormal pregnancies: a comprehensive abortion textbook. Blackwell Publishing, Sussex, UK, 2009.


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