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Matthew Zerden

Consulting Associate in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Family Medicine and Community Health, Family Medicine

Selected Publications


Adolescent Primary Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Infection with Sepsis Secondary to Streptococcus pyogenes Bacteremia.

Journal Article J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol · February 2022 BACKGROUND: Adolescents and young adults are responsible for most new genital herpes virus infections. Historically, primary genital herpes infections were thought to be caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2, however, recent studies suggest that up t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of Postabortion Complications for the Emergency Medicine Clinician.

Journal Article Ann Emerg Med · February 2021 Although induced abortion is generally a safe outpatient procedure, many patients subsequently present to the emergency department, concerned about a postabortion complication. It is helpful for emergency physicians to understand the medications and proced ... Full text Link to item Cite

Preserving and advocating for essential care for women during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Journal Article Am J Obstet Gynecol · August 2020 The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has redefined "essential care," and reproductive healthcare has become a frequently targeted and debated topic. As obstetricians and gynecologists, we stand with our patients and others as advocates for women's reprodu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Presumed Copperhead Snakebite and Antivenom Administration in the Third Trimester.

Journal Article Wilderness Environ Med · December 2019 Snake envenomation during pregnancy is an uncommon emergency with several potential complications associated with the poisoning and its treatment. This case discusses a 27-y-old gravida 3, para 1102 (3 total pregnancies, 1 term birth, 1 premature birth, 0 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prenatal Contraceptive Counseling by Video.

Journal Article South Med J · January 2019 OBJECTIVE: Effective postpartum contraception can improve interpregnancy intervals. Opportunities exist for counseling and education during prenatal care. Few studies have assessed the use of multimedia as a tool to improve long-acting reversible contracep ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risk-Reducing Salpingectomy Versus Standard Tubal Sterilization: Lessons From Offering Women Options for Interval Sterilization.

Journal Article South Med J · March 2018 OBJECTIVES: In women receiving sterilization, the removal of the entire fallopian tube, a procedure referred to as a risk-reducing salpingectomy (RRS), reduces subsequent ovarian cancer risk compared with standard tubal sterilization procedures. There are ... Full text Link to item Cite

SMFM Special Report: Putting the "M" back in MFM: Addressing education about disparities in maternal outcomes and care.

Journal Article Am J Obstet Gynecol · February 2018 At the 36th Annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), leaders in the field of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) convened to address maternal outcome and care inequities from 3 perspectives: (1) education, (2) clinical care, and (3) rese ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risks and Benefits of Salpingectomy at the Time of Sterilization.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol Surv · November 2017 IMPORTANCE: Bilateral salpingectomy reduces the risk ovarian cancer. The Society of Gynecologic Oncology has recommended surgeons discuss salpingectomy with patients desiring sterilization. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes current literature on the benefi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Etonogestrel-Releasing Contraceptive Implant for Postpartum Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal Article J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol · June 2017 STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare immediate postpartum insertion of the contraceptive implant to placement at the 6-week postpartum visit among adolescent and young women. DESIGN: Non-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Postpartum ado ... Full text Link to item Cite

Addressing Unmet Maternal Health Needs at a Pediatric Specialty Infant Care Clinic.

Journal Article Womens Health Issues · 2017 OBJECTIVE: The objective of this intervention was to evaluate the feasibility of screening mothers of medically fragile infants in the domains of 1) depression, 2) tobacco exposure, and 3) family planning at a post-neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) devel ... Full text Link to item Cite

Two-week postpartum intrauterine contraception insertion: a study of feasibility, patient acceptability and short-term outcomes.

Journal Article Contraception · January 2017 OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of inserting the levonorgestrel intrauterine system, LNG 52 mg IUS (LNG IUS), at 2 weeks postpartum. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective study of feasibility and patient acceptability recruited women int ... Full text Link to item Cite

Abnormally elevated serum hCG in a patient with end-stage renal disease seeking abortion: to be expected or a cause for concern? A case report.

Journal Article Contraception · July 2015 A patient with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis was referred to our abortion clinic with a concern for molar pregnancy. By 12 weeks, her human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level was over 500,000. A review of the literature demonstrates that elevated ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intrauterine Device Placement During Cesarean Delivery and Continued Use 6 Months Postpartum: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · July 2015 OBJECTIVE: To compare intrauterine device (IUD) use at 6 months postpartum among women who underwent intracesarean delivery (during cesarean delivery) IUD placement compared with women who planned for interval IUD placement 6 or more weeks postpartum. METH ... Full text Link to item Cite

Barriers to Receiving Long-acting Reversible Contraception in the Postpartum Period.

Journal Article Womens Health Issues · 2015 OBJECTIVE: To assess why postpartum women who desired long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) did not receive it in the postpartum period and to assess which contraceptive methods they were using instead. STUDY DESIGN: This was a subgroup analysis of 3 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pregnancy success after hysteroscopic sterilization reversal.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · December 2014 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of hysteroscopic sterilization reversal by assessing pregnancy rates and identifying surgical complications. METHODS: All patients at a single center undergoing elective reversal of hysteroscopic sterilization for f ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effect of an educational script on postpartum contraceptive use: a randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article Contraception · August 2014 OBJECTIVES: Short interpregnancy intervals are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. Increased postpartum use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) could reduce short interpregnancy intervals. Therefore, the primary objective of our study wa ... Full text Link to item Cite

Family planning intentions: a qualitative exploration of postpartum women of Mexican descent in North Carolina.

Journal Article Contraception · November 2013 BACKGROUND: North Carolina has one of the fastest growing Mexican-American populations, yet health care providers have minimal information on how to address the family planning needs of this population. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted semistructured interviews ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intrauterine anesthesia for gynecologic procedures: a systematic review.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · September 2012 OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of intrauterine local anesthesia in reducing pain associated with outpatient gynecologic procedures. DATA SOURCES: We searched online databases PubMed or MEDLINE, Embase, Google Scholar, and Clinicaltrials.gov and han ... Full text Link to item Cite

HIV+ caregivers and HIV+ non-caregivers: differences in sociodemographics, immune functioning, and quality-of-life.

Journal Article AIDS Care · July 2011 OBJECTIVE: To examine a cohort of HIV+ study participants, who are caregivers (CGs) and non-caregivers (NCGs), to determine whether differences exist across their sociodemographic backgrounds, immune functioning, and quality-of-life (i.e., symptom distress ... Full text Link to item Cite

Adolescent Primary Genital Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 Infection with Sepsis Secondary to Streptococcus pyogenes Bacteremia.

Journal Article J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol · February 2022 BACKGROUND: Adolescents and young adults are responsible for most new genital herpes virus infections. Historically, primary genital herpes infections were thought to be caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) type 2, however, recent studies suggest that up t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Management of Postabortion Complications for the Emergency Medicine Clinician.

Journal Article Ann Emerg Med · February 2021 Although induced abortion is generally a safe outpatient procedure, many patients subsequently present to the emergency department, concerned about a postabortion complication. It is helpful for emergency physicians to understand the medications and proced ... Full text Link to item Cite

Preserving and advocating for essential care for women during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.

Journal Article Am J Obstet Gynecol · August 2020 The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has redefined "essential care," and reproductive healthcare has become a frequently targeted and debated topic. As obstetricians and gynecologists, we stand with our patients and others as advocates for women's reprodu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Presumed Copperhead Snakebite and Antivenom Administration in the Third Trimester.

Journal Article Wilderness Environ Med · December 2019 Snake envenomation during pregnancy is an uncommon emergency with several potential complications associated with the poisoning and its treatment. This case discusses a 27-y-old gravida 3, para 1102 (3 total pregnancies, 1 term birth, 1 premature birth, 0 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prenatal Contraceptive Counseling by Video.

Journal Article South Med J · January 2019 OBJECTIVE: Effective postpartum contraception can improve interpregnancy intervals. Opportunities exist for counseling and education during prenatal care. Few studies have assessed the use of multimedia as a tool to improve long-acting reversible contracep ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risk-Reducing Salpingectomy Versus Standard Tubal Sterilization: Lessons From Offering Women Options for Interval Sterilization.

Journal Article South Med J · March 2018 OBJECTIVES: In women receiving sterilization, the removal of the entire fallopian tube, a procedure referred to as a risk-reducing salpingectomy (RRS), reduces subsequent ovarian cancer risk compared with standard tubal sterilization procedures. There are ... Full text Link to item Cite

SMFM Special Report: Putting the "M" back in MFM: Addressing education about disparities in maternal outcomes and care.

Journal Article Am J Obstet Gynecol · February 2018 At the 36th Annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), leaders in the field of maternal-fetal medicine (MFM) convened to address maternal outcome and care inequities from 3 perspectives: (1) education, (2) clinical care, and (3) rese ... Full text Link to item Cite

Risks and Benefits of Salpingectomy at the Time of Sterilization.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol Surv · November 2017 IMPORTANCE: Bilateral salpingectomy reduces the risk ovarian cancer. The Society of Gynecologic Oncology has recommended surgeons discuss salpingectomy with patients desiring sterilization. OBJECTIVE: This review summarizes current literature on the benefi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Etonogestrel-Releasing Contraceptive Implant for Postpartum Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal Article J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol · June 2017 STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare immediate postpartum insertion of the contraceptive implant to placement at the 6-week postpartum visit among adolescent and young women. DESIGN: Non-blinded, randomized controlled trial. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Postpartum ado ... Full text Link to item Cite

Addressing Unmet Maternal Health Needs at a Pediatric Specialty Infant Care Clinic.

Journal Article Womens Health Issues · 2017 OBJECTIVE: The objective of this intervention was to evaluate the feasibility of screening mothers of medically fragile infants in the domains of 1) depression, 2) tobacco exposure, and 3) family planning at a post-neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) devel ... Full text Link to item Cite

Two-week postpartum intrauterine contraception insertion: a study of feasibility, patient acceptability and short-term outcomes.

Journal Article Contraception · January 2017 OBJECTIVE: To determine the feasibility and acceptability of inserting the levonorgestrel intrauterine system, LNG 52 mg IUS (LNG IUS), at 2 weeks postpartum. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective study of feasibility and patient acceptability recruited women int ... Full text Link to item Cite

Abnormally elevated serum hCG in a patient with end-stage renal disease seeking abortion: to be expected or a cause for concern? A case report.

Journal Article Contraception · July 2015 A patient with end-stage renal disease on hemodialysis was referred to our abortion clinic with a concern for molar pregnancy. By 12 weeks, her human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level was over 500,000. A review of the literature demonstrates that elevated ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intrauterine Device Placement During Cesarean Delivery and Continued Use 6 Months Postpartum: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · July 2015 OBJECTIVE: To compare intrauterine device (IUD) use at 6 months postpartum among women who underwent intracesarean delivery (during cesarean delivery) IUD placement compared with women who planned for interval IUD placement 6 or more weeks postpartum. METH ... Full text Link to item Cite

Barriers to Receiving Long-acting Reversible Contraception in the Postpartum Period.

Journal Article Womens Health Issues · 2015 OBJECTIVE: To assess why postpartum women who desired long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) did not receive it in the postpartum period and to assess which contraceptive methods they were using instead. STUDY DESIGN: This was a subgroup analysis of 3 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pregnancy success after hysteroscopic sterilization reversal.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · December 2014 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of hysteroscopic sterilization reversal by assessing pregnancy rates and identifying surgical complications. METHODS: All patients at a single center undergoing elective reversal of hysteroscopic sterilization for f ... Full text Link to item Cite

Effect of an educational script on postpartum contraceptive use: a randomized controlled trial.

Journal Article Contraception · August 2014 OBJECTIVES: Short interpregnancy intervals are associated with adverse perinatal outcomes. Increased postpartum use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) could reduce short interpregnancy intervals. Therefore, the primary objective of our study wa ... Full text Link to item Cite

Family planning intentions: a qualitative exploration of postpartum women of Mexican descent in North Carolina.

Journal Article Contraception · November 2013 BACKGROUND: North Carolina has one of the fastest growing Mexican-American populations, yet health care providers have minimal information on how to address the family planning needs of this population. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted semistructured interviews ... Full text Link to item Cite

Intrauterine anesthesia for gynecologic procedures: a systematic review.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · September 2012 OBJECTIVE: To assess the effectiveness of intrauterine local anesthesia in reducing pain associated with outpatient gynecologic procedures. DATA SOURCES: We searched online databases PubMed or MEDLINE, Embase, Google Scholar, and Clinicaltrials.gov and han ... Full text Link to item Cite

HIV+ caregivers and HIV+ non-caregivers: differences in sociodemographics, immune functioning, and quality-of-life.

Journal Article AIDS Care · July 2011 OBJECTIVE: To examine a cohort of HIV+ study participants, who are caregivers (CGs) and non-caregivers (NCGs), to determine whether differences exist across their sociodemographic backgrounds, immune functioning, and quality-of-life (i.e., symptom distress ... Full text Link to item Cite

Caring for home-based care workers. Understanding the needs, fears and motivations of front-line care workers in South Africa

Journal Article Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine · January 1, 2006 Home-based care has emerged as a service delivery model to cope with the devastation caused by the HIV/AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, where medical and traditional care infrastructures have been overwhelmed. In these communities home-based care worke ... Cite