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Tracy Truong

Biostatistician, Senior
Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
Duke Box 2721, Durham, NC 27710
2424 Erwin Road Ste 1105, 11034 Hock Plaza, Durham, NC 27705

Selected Publications


A guide to successful management of collaborative partnerships in quantitative research: An illustration of the science of team science

Journal Article Stat · June 1, 2024 Data-intensive research continues to expand with the goal of improving healthcare delivery, clinical decision-making, and patient outcomes. Quantitative scientists, such as biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and informaticists, are tasked with turning data ... Full text Cite

Factors Associated with Guideline Concordant Clinician Counseling about Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent Preeclampsia in Nulliparous Patients.

Journal Article Am J Perinatol · May 2024 OBJECTIVE:  The primary aim of this study was to examine the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines concordant low-dose aspirin (LDA) counseling and factors associated with counseling in nulliparous birthing individuals. STUDY D ... Full text Link to item Cite

Obstetric Racial Disparities in the Era of the ARRIVE (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) Trial and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · May 1, 2024 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of the ARRIVE (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) trial and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on racial and ethnic differences in labor induction, pregnancy-associated hypertensi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prenatal Vaccination Patterns among Birthing Individuals with History of Preterm Birth in the Pre- and Post-COVID Era.

Journal Article Am J Perinatol · April 2024 OBJECTIVE:  This study aims to explore vaccination acceptance among individuals with a history of preterm birth between March and June during the pre-COVID (2019), early-COVID (2020), and late-COVID (2021) periods. STUDY DESIGN:  This is a cross-sectional, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Positive Outliers: A Mixed Methods Study of Resiliency to Childhood Obesity in High-Risk Neighborhoods.

Journal Article Acad Pediatr · March 21, 2024 OBJECTIVE: Despite the high prevalence of obesity and the clustering of risk by neighborhood, few studies have examined characteristics which promote healthy child weight in neighborhoods with high obesity risk. We aimed to identify protective factors for ... Full text Link to item Cite

Underrepresentation of African Americans in Plastic Surgery: Examining Demographics, Specialty Factors, and Medical School Experiences.

Journal Article J Surg Educ · December 2023 BACKGROUND: Racial representation among medical trainees translates into physicians that are able to communicate with diverse patient populations and are perceptive to health disparities. This is important within plastic surgery where an optimal physicianp ... Full text Link to item Cite

Reported changes in romantic and sexual behavior among college and graduate students during COVID-19.

Journal Article J Am Coll Health · November 28, 2023 Objective: To understand changes in romantic and sexual behavior among college and graduate students in North Carolina during COVID-19. Participants: Participants were between 18-30 years old and enrolled in a two- or four-year college or graduate program ... Full text Link to item Cite

Outcomes and Complications for Concurrent Hernia Repair Among Women Undergoing Hysterectomy.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · November 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: To assess whether concurrent hernia repair at time of hysterectomy is associated with increased complications. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, patients who underwent hysterectomy and hysterectomy with concurrent hernia repair were q ... Full text Link to item Cite

Colchicine for the Prevention of Recurrent Arrhythmia After Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Results of a Single-Center, Retrospective Study.

Journal Article Am J Cardiovasc Drugs · November 2023 BACKGROUND: There is evidence to suggest that colchicine reduces the risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation; however, the tolerability and safety of colchicine in routine practice is unknown. METHODS: Patients undergoing cathete ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation of a validated post-operative opioid nomogram into clinical gynecologic surgery practice: A quality improvement initiative.

Journal Article Gynecol Oncol Rep · October 2023 OBJECTIVES: The Gynecologic Oncology Postoperative Opioid use Predictive (GO-POP) calculator is a validated tool to provide evidence-based guidance on post-operative opioid prescribing. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the implemen ... Full text Link to item Cite

Needles in a Haystack: Finding Qualitative and Quantitative Collaborators in Academic Medical Centers.

Journal Article Acad Med · August 1, 2023 Translational research is a data-driven process that involves transforming scientific laboratory- and clinic-based discoveries into products and activities with real-world impact to improve individual and population health. Successful execution of translat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Factors Associated With Triage Decisions in Older Adult Trauma Patients: Impact on Mortality and Morbidity.

Journal Article J Surg Res · August 2023 INTRODUCTION: As medical advances have significantly increased the life expectancy among older adults, the number of older patients requiring trauma care has risen proportionately. Nevertheless, it is unclear among this growing population which sociodemogr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Standard Restrictions vs Expedited Activity After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article JAMA Surg · August 1, 2023 IMPORTANCE: Restrictions on postoperative activity following pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery are not evidence based. Nonetheless, many pelvic surgeons place lifting and activity restrictions on patients following surgery. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does treatment at a level I trauma center reduce disparities in patient outcomes for open tibia fractures? A retrospective analysis of the National trauma Databank.

Journal Article Journal of clinical orthopaedics and trauma · August 2023 BackgroundRace and insurance status are independent predictors of healthcare outcomes following lower-extremity trauma. Level 1 trauma centers show better outcomes overall, but it is has not been extensively studied as to whether they specifically ... Full text Cite

Timing and Magnitude of Peak Body Mass Index and Peak Weight Velocity in Infancy Predict Body Mass Index at 2 Years in a Retrospective Cohort of Electronic Health Record Data.

Journal Article J Pediatr · June 2023 OBJECTIVES: To use growth data from electronic health records to describe and model infant growth (weight velocity and peak body mass index [pBMI]) characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: We extracted data from all children born at ≥34 weeks of gestation within one ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prospective Observational Study of N-terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Obese and Nonobese Women during Pregnancy.

Journal Article Am J Perinatol · April 2023 OBJECTIVE: N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), a marker of ventricular dysfunction, varies by body mass index (BMI) outside of pregnancy. This study aimed to determine whether obesity affects NT-proBNP levels in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: T ... Full text Link to item Cite

Contraceptive Access and Use Among Undergraduate and Graduate Students During COVID-19: Online Survey Study.

Journal Article JMIR Form Res · March 14, 2023 BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic led to widespread college campus closures in the months of March to June 2020, endangering students' access to on-campus health resources, including reproductive health services. OBJECTIVE: To assess contraceptive access a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Feeding, television, and sleep behaviors at one year of age in a diverse sample.

Journal Article Obes Pillars · March 2023 BACKGROUND: Healthy lifestyle behaviors that can prevent adverse health outcomes, including obesity, are formed in early childhood. This study describes feeding, television, and sleep behaviors among one-year-old infants and examines differences by sociode ... Full text Link to item Cite

A guide to successful management of collaborative partnerships in quantitative research: An illustration of the science of team science

Journal Article Stat · June 1, 2024 Data-intensive research continues to expand with the goal of improving healthcare delivery, clinical decision-making, and patient outcomes. Quantitative scientists, such as biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and informaticists, are tasked with turning data ... Full text Cite

Factors Associated with Guideline Concordant Clinician Counseling about Low-Dose Aspirin to Prevent Preeclampsia in Nulliparous Patients.

Journal Article Am J Perinatol · May 2024 OBJECTIVE:  The primary aim of this study was to examine the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines concordant low-dose aspirin (LDA) counseling and factors associated with counseling in nulliparous birthing individuals. STUDY D ... Full text Link to item Cite

Obstetric Racial Disparities in the Era of the ARRIVE (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) Trial and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · May 1, 2024 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of the ARRIVE (A Randomized Trial of Induction Versus Expectant Management) trial and the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on racial and ethnic differences in labor induction, pregnancy-associated hypertensi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prenatal Vaccination Patterns among Birthing Individuals with History of Preterm Birth in the Pre- and Post-COVID Era.

Journal Article Am J Perinatol · April 2024 OBJECTIVE:  This study aims to explore vaccination acceptance among individuals with a history of preterm birth between March and June during the pre-COVID (2019), early-COVID (2020), and late-COVID (2021) periods. STUDY DESIGN:  This is a cross-sectional, ... Full text Link to item Cite

Positive Outliers: A Mixed Methods Study of Resiliency to Childhood Obesity in High-Risk Neighborhoods.

Journal Article Acad Pediatr · March 21, 2024 OBJECTIVE: Despite the high prevalence of obesity and the clustering of risk by neighborhood, few studies have examined characteristics which promote healthy child weight in neighborhoods with high obesity risk. We aimed to identify protective factors for ... Full text Link to item Cite

Underrepresentation of African Americans in Plastic Surgery: Examining Demographics, Specialty Factors, and Medical School Experiences.

Journal Article J Surg Educ · December 2023 BACKGROUND: Racial representation among medical trainees translates into physicians that are able to communicate with diverse patient populations and are perceptive to health disparities. This is important within plastic surgery where an optimal physicianp ... Full text Link to item Cite

Reported changes in romantic and sexual behavior among college and graduate students during COVID-19.

Journal Article J Am Coll Health · November 28, 2023 Objective: To understand changes in romantic and sexual behavior among college and graduate students in North Carolina during COVID-19. Participants: Participants were between 18-30 years old and enrolled in a two- or four-year college or graduate program ... Full text Link to item Cite

Outcomes and Complications for Concurrent Hernia Repair Among Women Undergoing Hysterectomy.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · November 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: To assess whether concurrent hernia repair at time of hysterectomy is associated with increased complications. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, patients who underwent hysterectomy and hysterectomy with concurrent hernia repair were q ... Full text Link to item Cite

Colchicine for the Prevention of Recurrent Arrhythmia After Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Results of a Single-Center, Retrospective Study.

Journal Article Am J Cardiovasc Drugs · November 2023 BACKGROUND: There is evidence to suggest that colchicine reduces the risk of recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) after catheter ablation; however, the tolerability and safety of colchicine in routine practice is unknown. METHODS: Patients undergoing cathete ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementation of a validated post-operative opioid nomogram into clinical gynecologic surgery practice: A quality improvement initiative.

Journal Article Gynecol Oncol Rep · October 2023 OBJECTIVES: The Gynecologic Oncology Postoperative Opioid use Predictive (GO-POP) calculator is a validated tool to provide evidence-based guidance on post-operative opioid prescribing. The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of the implemen ... Full text Link to item Cite

Needles in a Haystack: Finding Qualitative and Quantitative Collaborators in Academic Medical Centers.

Journal Article Acad Med · August 1, 2023 Translational research is a data-driven process that involves transforming scientific laboratory- and clinic-based discoveries into products and activities with real-world impact to improve individual and population health. Successful execution of translat ... Full text Link to item Cite

Factors Associated With Triage Decisions in Older Adult Trauma Patients: Impact on Mortality and Morbidity.

Journal Article J Surg Res · August 2023 INTRODUCTION: As medical advances have significantly increased the life expectancy among older adults, the number of older patients requiring trauma care has risen proportionately. Nevertheless, it is unclear among this growing population which sociodemogr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Standard Restrictions vs Expedited Activity After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Journal Article JAMA Surg · August 1, 2023 IMPORTANCE: Restrictions on postoperative activity following pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery are not evidence based. Nonetheless, many pelvic surgeons place lifting and activity restrictions on patients following surgery. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does treatment at a level I trauma center reduce disparities in patient outcomes for open tibia fractures? A retrospective analysis of the National trauma Databank.

Journal Article Journal of clinical orthopaedics and trauma · August 2023 BackgroundRace and insurance status are independent predictors of healthcare outcomes following lower-extremity trauma. Level 1 trauma centers show better outcomes overall, but it is has not been extensively studied as to whether they specifically ... Full text Cite

Timing and Magnitude of Peak Body Mass Index and Peak Weight Velocity in Infancy Predict Body Mass Index at 2 Years in a Retrospective Cohort of Electronic Health Record Data.

Journal Article J Pediatr · June 2023 OBJECTIVES: To use growth data from electronic health records to describe and model infant growth (weight velocity and peak body mass index [pBMI]) characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: We extracted data from all children born at ≥34 weeks of gestation within one ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prospective Observational Study of N-terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide Levels in Obese and Nonobese Women during Pregnancy.

Journal Article Am J Perinatol · April 2023 OBJECTIVE: N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP), a marker of ventricular dysfunction, varies by body mass index (BMI) outside of pregnancy. This study aimed to determine whether obesity affects NT-proBNP levels in pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: T ... Full text Link to item Cite

Contraceptive Access and Use Among Undergraduate and Graduate Students During COVID-19: Online Survey Study.

Journal Article JMIR Form Res · March 14, 2023 BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic led to widespread college campus closures in the months of March to June 2020, endangering students' access to on-campus health resources, including reproductive health services. OBJECTIVE: To assess contraceptive access a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Feeding, television, and sleep behaviors at one year of age in a diverse sample.

Journal Article Obes Pillars · March 2023 BACKGROUND: Healthy lifestyle behaviors that can prevent adverse health outcomes, including obesity, are formed in early childhood. This study describes feeding, television, and sleep behaviors among one-year-old infants and examines differences by sociode ... Full text Link to item Cite

Body mass index is negatively associated with a good perinatal outcome after in vitro fertilization among patients with polycystic ovary syndrome: a national study.

Journal Article F S Rep · March 2023 OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association between body mass index (BMI) and good perinatal outcomes after in vitro fertilization (IVF) among women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using 2012-2015 Society for Assisted R ... Full text Link to item Cite

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis for Surgery Versus Stereotactic Radiosurgery for Jugular Paragangliomas.

Journal Article Otol Neurotol · March 1, 2023 OBJECTIVE: Comprehensively analyze tumor control and treatment complications for jugular paraganglioma patients undergoing surgery versus stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). DATABASES REVIEWED: EMBASE, Medline, and Scopus. METHODS: The databases were searched ... Full text Link to item Cite

Diversity and transparency in gynecologic oncology clinical trials.

Conference Cancer Causes Control · February 2023 PURPOSE: Clinical trials advance the standard of care for patients. Patients enrolled in trials should represent the population who would benefit from the intervention in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to assess whether clinical trials enroll ... Full text Link to item Cite

Feasibility, Acceptability, and Initial Efficacy of a Digital Intervention to Improve Consumption of Foods Received within a National Nutrition Assistance Program.

Journal Article Nutrients · January 14, 2023 Many mothers are vulnerable to poor diet quality, particularly those living in low-income households. The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides nutrient-rich foods through its benefits packages, but many WIC ... Full text Link to item Cite

Implementing guidelines for risk-stratified thromboprophylaxis among gynecologic oncology patients: A quality improvement initiative.

Journal Article Gynecol Oncol · January 2023 OBJECTIVE(S): Risk-stratified thromboprophylaxis is recommended for oncology patients with a Khorana risk score (KS) ≥ 2 receiving cancer-directed therapy. We describe a quality improvement (QI) initiative designed to increase adherence to thromboprophylax ... Full text Link to item Cite

Markers of ovarian reserve as predictors of future fertility.

Journal Article Fertil Steril · January 2023 OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between ovarian reserve biomarkers and future fertility among late reproductive-age women. DESIGN: Cohort study of participants enrolled in Time to Conceive (TTC), a time-to-pregnancy cohort study of the ovarian rese ... Full text Link to item Cite

Maternal COVID-19 vaccination and 6-month infant developmental outcomes

Conference AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY · 2023 Cite

Sickle cell disease and the incidence and etiology of preterm birth.

Journal Article Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM · November 2022 BACKGROUND: Medically indicated delivery can be defined as delivery owing to intervention for maternal or fetal well-being-most commonly because of preeclampsia or nonreassuring fetal status. Among the general population of the United States, approximately ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial and ethnic representation in 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate preterm birth prevention studies: a systematic review.

Journal Article J Perinat Med · September 27, 2022 OBJECTIVES: The US preterm birth rate varies dramatically by race and ethnicity yet the racial and ethnic representation within studies evaluating 17-hydroxprogesterone caproate (17-P) for preterm birth prevention is unknown. The objectives of our study we ... Full text Link to item Cite

Endoscopic Sinus Surgery in Older Patients With Significant Medical Comorbidities.

Journal Article Am J Rhinol Allergy · September 2022 BACKGROUND: Endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) offers excellent outcomes for patients with chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) in the general population. It is unclear whether older patients with significant medical comorbidities experience similar benefits. OBJECTIV ... Full text Link to item Cite

Impact of increasing antimüllerian hormone level on in vitro fertilization fresh transfer and live birth rate.

Journal Article F S Rep · September 2022 OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to assess the association between AMH and live birth among women with elevated AMH undergoing first fresh IVF. Serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) correlates with oocyte yield during in vitro fertilization (IVF). How ... Full text Link to item Cite

Advanced Obesity Treatment Selection among Adolescents in a Pediatric Weight Management Program.

Journal Article Child Obes · June 2022 Background: Treatment options for adolescents with obesity are limited. Yet, therapies previously reserved for adults, such as medications and bariatric surgery, are increasingly available to adolescents in tertiary obesity treatment settings. We aimed to ... Full text Link to item Cite

Malnutrition as a risk factor for post-operative morbidity in gynecologic cancer: Analysis using a national surgical outcomes database.

Journal Article Gynecol Oncol · May 2022 OBJECTIVE: To assess, using a national surgical outcomes database, the association of various malnutrition definitions with post-operative morbidity in three gynecologic malignancies. METHODS: Patients undergoing resection of ovarian, uterine, or cervical ... Full text Link to item Cite

Evaluation of Surgical Morbidity After Hysterectomy During an Obesity Epidemic.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · April 1, 2022 OBJECTIVE: To assess 30-day outcomes for hysterectomy by body mass index (BMI) classification and estimate trends in 30-day outcomes by BMI over time. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of patients older than age 18 years undergoing hysterectomy ... Full text Link to item Cite

Racial and ethnic disparities among donor oocyte banks in the United States.

Conference Fertility and sterility · March 2022 ObjectiveTo determine whether racial and ethnic distributions of oocyte donors contributing to US oocyte banks differ from the demographics of US women and donor oocyte recipients.DesignCross-sectional study.SettingUnited States ... Full text Cite

Fertility awareness and attitudes among resident physicians across different specialties.

Journal Article Journal of assisted reproduction and genetics · March 2022 PurposeTo evaluate knowledge of age-related fertility decline and oocyte cryopreservation among resident physicians in obstetrics and gynecology (ob-gyn) compared to residents in other specialties.MethodsAn online survey was sent to the U ... Full text Cite

Promoting timely goals of care conversations between gynecologic cancer patients at high-risk of death and their providers.

Journal Article Gynecol Oncol · February 2022 OBJECTIVE: We designed a multi-faceted intervention to increase the rate of outpatient goals of care (GOC) conversations in women with gynecologic cancers who are at high-risk of death. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A multidisciplinary team developed an education ... Full text Link to item Cite

Low Dose Aspirin Counseling in Nulliparous Women

Conference AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY · 2022 Cite

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Maternal Social Support and Relationship to Mother-Infant Health Behaviors.

Journal Article Acad Pediatr · 2022 OBJECTIVE: To examine racial and ethnic differences in maternal social support in infancy and the relationship between social support and mother-infant health behaviors. METHODS: Secondary analysis of baseline data from a multisite obesity prevention trial ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prevalence of High Weight Status in Children Under 2 Years in NHANES and Statewide Electronic Health Records Data in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Journal Article Acad Pediatr · 2022 OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the prevalence of high weight status in children ages 0 to 24 months (m) using data from electronic health records (EHR) and NHANES. We also examined relationships between weight status during infancy and obesity at 24 months of ag ... Full text Link to item Cite

Improving Clinician's Knowledge and Comfort with Prenatal and Postpartum Employment Laws: A Pilot Intervention.

Journal Article Womens Health Rep (New Rochelle) · 2022 BACKGROUND: It is common for pregnant people in the United States to continue to work throughout their pregnancy. Pregnant people may need leave time or other accommodations to continue working safely. It is imperative that obstetric providers are knowledg ... Full text Link to item Cite

IMPaCT: A Pilot Randomized Trial of an Intervention to Reduce Preterm Birth Among Non-Hispanic Black Patients at High Risk.

Journal Article Health Equity · 2022 INTRODUCTION: Preterm birth is a major cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality rate. Non-Hispanic black patients disproportionately experience preterm birth and nonadherence to evidence-based preventive measures. Interventions tailored to non-Hispanic bl ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

MARKERS OF OVARIAN RESERVE AS PREDICTORS OF FUTURE FERTILITY

Conference FERTILITY AND STERILITY · 2022 Cite

Identifying high-risk surgical patients: A study of older adults whose code status changed to Do-Not-Resuscitate.

Journal Article J Am Geriatr Soc · December 2021 BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of data on older adults (age ≥65 years) undergoing surgery who had an inpatient do-not-resuscitate (DNR) order, and the association between timing of DNR order and outcomes. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 1976 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Can high antimüllerian hormone mitigate some of the age-related decline in live birth rates? The association between antimüllerian hormone and live birth among women over 40 undergoing in vitro fertilization.

Conference F S Rep · December 2021 OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between serum antimüllerian hormone (AMH) and live birth among women aged ≥41 years undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using the 2012-2014 Society for Assisted Reproductive Tech ... Full text Link to item Cite

Innovations in infertility: a comprehensive analysis of the ClinicalTrials.gov database.

Journal Article Fertility and sterility · November 2021 ObjectiveTo characterize the interventional clinical trials in infertility and to assess whether trial location or industry sponsorship was associated with trial noncompletion.DesignRetrospective review of trials registered with ClinicalT ... Full text Cite

Early Identification of Patients at Risk for Incident Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction: Novel Approach to Echocardiographic Trends.

Journal Article J Card Fail · September 2021 BACKGROUND: Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) continues to increase in prevalence with a 50% mortality rate within 3 years of diagnosis, but lacking effective evidence-based therapies. Specific echocardiographic markers are not typical ... Full text Link to item Cite

Novel Spaced Repetition Flashcard System for the In-training Examination for Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Journal Article Med Sci Educ · August 2021 INTRODUCTION: Electronic flashcards allow repeated information exposure over time along with active recall. It is increasingly used for self-study by medical students but remains poorly implemented for graduate medical education. The primary goal of this s ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Correction to: Novel Spaced Repetition Flashcard System for the In-training Examination for Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Journal Article Med Sci Educ · August 2021 [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1007/s40670-021-01320-z.]. ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Completeness of reporting and risks of overstating impact in cluster randomised trials: a systematic review.

Journal Article Lancet Glob Health · August 2021 Overstating the impact of interventions through incomplete or inaccurate reporting can lead to inappropriate scale-up of interventions with low impact. Accurate reporting of the impact of interventions is of great importance in global health research to pr ... Full text Link to item Cite

Vaginal Mycoplasmataceae colonization and association with immune mediators in pregnancy.

Journal Article J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med · July 2021 OBJECTIVE: To determine the prevalence of Mycoplasmataceae species in pregnant women and evaluate their association with immune system mediators. METHODS: Women were prospectively enrolled between 16-22 weeks' gestation. Vaginal swabs were self-collected a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Chemotherapy discontinuation processes in a gynecologic oncology population.

Journal Article Gynecol Oncol · May 2021 OBJECTIVE: We sought to categorize the processes by which gynecologic oncology patients stop chemotherapy and to evaluate associations between these processes and end-of-life outcome metrics. METHODS: A cohort of patients with metastatic or recurrent gynec ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does a recent urinary tract infection increase the risk of postprocedure urinary tract infection after onabotulinum toxin a?

Journal Article Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey · May 1, 2021 Onabotulinum toxin A (BTX-A) is commonly used as treatment for refractory overactive bladder (OAB) but is associated with postprocedural urinary tract infection (UTI) in up to 35% of cases despite antibiotic prophylaxis. In women with recent UTI, it is unc ... Full text Cite

Increasing Comorbidity and Frailty is Not Associated with Early Postoperative Complications among Men Undergoing Artificial Urinary Sphincter or Sling Implantation: A Real-World Application of NSQIP® Data to Reconstructive Urology.

Journal Article Urol Pract · March 2021 INTRODUCTION: Urologists may be hesitant to surgically treat urinary incontinence in comorbid genitourinary cancer survivors. We assessed the relationship between comorbidities and 30-day perioperative outcomes following artificial urinary sphincter and sl ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does a Recent Urinary Tract Infection Increase the Risk of Postprocedure Urinary Tract Infection After Onabotulinum Toxin A?

Journal Article Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg · February 1, 2021 OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the risk of postprocedure urinary tract infection (UTI) after injection of onabotulinum toxin A (BTX-A) in women who had a UTI within 30 days before procedure. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort ... Full text Link to item Cite

Exploring Factors Associated With Morbidity and Mortality in Patients With Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database Analysis Within Surgical Groups.

Journal Article Anesth Analg · February 1, 2021 BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists caring for patients with do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders may have ethical concerns because of their resuscitative wishes and may have clinical concerns because of their known increased risk of morbidity/mortality. Patient hete ... Full text Link to item Cite

The Implementation of Communication Didactics for OB/GYN Residents on the Disclosure of Adverse Perioperative Events.

Journal Article J Surg Educ · 2021 OBJECTIVE: Communication skills are key components of the patient-physician relationship, yet are not routinely taught during residency. Institutional data demonstrates 75% of residents regularly encounter difficult communication scenarios. This study's ob ... Full text Link to item Cite

Amputation Rates in More Than 175,000 Open Tibia Fractures in the United States.

Journal Article Orthopedics · January 1, 2021 Open tibia fractures are often associated with considerable soft tissue injuries. Management of open tibia fractures can be challenging, and some patients require amputation. The patient and treatment factors have not been described on a population level i ... Full text Link to item Cite

Analysis of Self- and 360-Evaluation Scores of the Professionalism Intelligence Model Within an Academic Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department.

Journal Article J Healthc Leadersh · 2021 PURPOSE: To analyze self and 360-evaluation scores of the professionalism intelligence model domains within an academic Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Department. METHODS: A leadership course was introduced within the Department of Head and Neck Surg ... Full text Link to item Cite

Comparing Website Identification for Crisis Pregnancy Centers and Abortion Clinics.

Journal Article Womens Health Issues · 2021 BACKGROUND: Crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) seeking to dissuade women from abortion often appear in Internet searches for abortion clinics. We aimed to assess whether women can use screenshots from real websites to differentiate between CPCs and abortion c ... Full text Link to item Cite

Olfactory-Specific Quality of Life Outcomes after Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of the Sella.

Journal Article Allergy Rhinol (Providence) · 2021 OBJECTIVE: To assess olfactory outcomes as measured by an olfactory-specific quality of life (QOL) questionnaire in patients undergoing EESBS for sellar lesions. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center. PARTICIPANTS: In ... Full text Link to item Cite

Single blastocyst transfer yields similar pregnancy rates compared with multiple cleavage embryo transfer, with reduced twin rate, in patients with low number of fertilized oocytes

Journal Article Middle East Fertility Society Journal · December 1, 2020 Background: In patients with low numbers of embryos, there is not yet consensus on whether to extend culture to the blastocyst stage, especially due to the risk that some or all of the embryos will not make it to the blastocyst stage. The objective of our ... Full text Cite

Assessing patient perceptions of cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy.

Journal Article J Med Virol · December 2020 Pregnant women impacted by cytomegalovirus (CMV) make clinical decisions despite uncertain outcomes. Intolerance of uncertainty score (IUS) is a validated measure of tendency for individuals to find unacceptable that a negative event might occur. We invest ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of hospital resources in the care of patients with intermediate risk pulmonary embolism.

Journal Article Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care · November 27, 2020 BACKGROUND: Risk stratification and management of hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism remains challenging. Professional societies have published stratification schemes, but little is known about the management of patients with intermediate risk pulmo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Use of hospital resources in the care of patients with intermediate risk pulmonary embolism.

Journal Article Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care · November 27, 2020 BACKGROUND: Risk stratification and management of hemodynamically stable pulmonary embolism remains challenging. Professional societies have published stratification schemes, but little is known about the management of patients with intermediate risk pulmo ... Full text Link to item Cite

Does Mesh Weight Affect Time to Failure After Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy?

Journal Article Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg · September 2020 OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare time to anatomic failure after robotic sacrocolpopexy with use of ultralightweight versus heavier weight mesh types. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women who underwent robotic sac ... Full text Link to item Cite

A comparison of antibiotic prophylaxis regimens to decrease the risk of post-procedure urinary tract infection after onabotulinum toxin A injection.

Journal Article Int Urogynecol J · September 2020 INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate the risk of post-injection urinary tract infection (UTI) after onabotulinumtoxin A (BTX-A) treatment based on the timing of when antibiotic prophylaxis is started. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study of 11 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Total follicle stimulating hormone dose is negatively correlated with live births in a donor/recipient model with fresh transfer: an analysis of 8,627 cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Registry.

Conference Fertil Steril · September 2020 OBJECTIVE: Oocyte donation has optimized our understanding of ovarian stimulation. Increasing the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) dose has been shown to adversely affect live birth rates in autologous cycles. Our objective is to assess whether this rela ... Full text Link to item Cite

Methods for training collaborative biostatisticians.

Journal Article J Clin Transl Sci · August 4, 2020 The emphasis on team science in clinical and translational research increases the importance of collaborative biostatisticians (CBs) in healthcare. Adequate training and development of CBs ensure appropriate conduct of robust and meaningful research and, t ... Full text Link to item Cite

Catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation in patients with diabetes mellitus.

Journal Article Heart Rhythm O2 · August 2020 BACKGROUND: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an independent risk factor for atrial fibrillation (AF). Few studies have compared clinical outcomes after catheter ablation between patients with and those without DM. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compa ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Pre-implantation genetic testing alters the sex ratio: an analysis of 91,805 embryo transfer cycles.

Journal Article J Assist Reprod Genet · May 2020 PURPOSE: To determine if pre-implantation genetic testing (PGT) shifts the sex ratio (SER), the ratio of male to female births in a population normalized to 100 and typically stable at 105, following in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Data from 2014 to ... Full text Link to item Cite

Pain perception with cervical tenaculum placement during intrauterine device insertion: a randomised controlled trial.

Journal Article BMJ Sex Reprod Health · April 2020 INTRODUCTION: 'Slow' and 'cough' techniques for tenaculum placement are commonly used. This trial sought to determine if one method of placement resulted in less pain for patients. METHODS: This study was a randomised controlled trial of patients presentin ... Full text Link to item Cite

Prevalence of a Good Perinatal Outcome With Cryopreserved Compared With Fresh Donor Oocytes.

Journal Article Obstetrics and gynecology · March 2020 ObjectiveTo compare the odds of a good perinatal outcome between cryopreserved and fresh donor oocytes.MethodsWe used the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology Clinic Outcomes Reporting System to conduct a retrospective cohort stud ... Full text Cite

Peak serum estradiol and neonatal birth weight following in vitro fertilization

Conference Journal of Reproductive Medicine · January 1, 2020 OBJECTIVE: To determine if peak serum estradiol (E2) during ovarian hyperstimulation for in vitro fertilization (IVF) is associated with birth weight. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of women aged 18–42 with a singleton live birth after fresh, aut ... Full text Cite

Kidney Donor Profile Index Is a Reliable Alternative to Liver Donor Risk Index in Quantifying Graft Quality in Liver Transplantation.

Journal Article Transplant Direct · December 2019 BACKGROUND: The most established metric for estimating graft survival from donor characteristics in liver transplantation is the liver donor risk index (LDRI). The LDRI is calculated from donor and transplant-related variables, including cold ischemic time ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Clinical pregnancy and live birth increase significantly with every additional blastocyst up to five and decline after that: an analysis of 16,666 first fresh single-blastocyst transfers from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology registry.

Journal Article Fertil Steril · November 2019 OBJECTIVE: To study the association between the number of blastocysts available and pregnancy outcomes in first fresh autologous single blastocyst transfer cycles. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): Patients from the S ... Full text Link to item Cite

Identification, diagnosis, treatment, and in-hospital outcomes of acute pulmonary embolism: Results from a single integrated health system.

Journal Article Am Heart J · October 2019 BACKGROUND: Although the high-risk acute pulmonary embolism (PE) population has been described, little is known about the contemporary inpatient experience and practice patterns of the PE population as a whole. METHODS: All patients with a diagnosis of acu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Carotid stenting and endarterectomy and contralateral carotid occlusion.

Journal Article J Vasc Surg · September 2019 BACKGROUND: The presence of contralateral carotid occlusion (CCO) has been controversial throughout the history of carotid intervention. Some studies cite a higher stroke risk in the setting of CCO, whereas other studies document no difference in stroke ri ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical pregnancy (CP) and live birth (LB) increase significantly with each additional fertilized oocyte up to nine, and CP and LB decline after that: an analysis of 15,803 first fresh in vitro fertilization cycles from the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology registry.

Journal Article Fertil Steril · September 2019 OBJECTIVE: To study the association between the total number of fertilized oocytes available and pregnancy outcomes in first fresh IVF cycles with a single blastocyst transfer. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Not applicable. PATIENT(S): A tota ... Full text Link to item Cite

Factors associated with opioid use after endoscopic sinus surgery.

Journal Article Laryngoscope · August 2019 OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Responsible prescribing of postoperative pain medications is necessary in combatting the current opioid epidemic in the United States. The goal of this study was to determine which clinical factors affect opioid usage following funct ... Full text Link to item Cite

Sinonasal Quality of Life Outcomes After Extended Endonasal Approaches to the Skull Base.

Journal Article J Neurol Surg B Skull Base · August 2019 Introduction  Endoscopic endonasal skull base surgery (EESBS) leads to significant alterations in sinonasal anatomy and physiology. However, there is limited data available on quality of life (QOL) outcomes following EESBS. Methods  A retrospective review ... Full text Link to item Cite

Bleeding After Free Flap-Based Breast Reconstruction: A NSQIP Analysis.

Journal Article J Reconstr Microsurg · July 2019 BACKGROUND:  Despite limited oncologic benefit for women without an increased risk for breast cancer, the rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) have increased. Patients undergoing CPM are more likely to undergo bilateral and immediate breast ... Full text Link to item Cite

Efficient estimation of grouped survival models.

Journal Article BMC Bioinformatics · May 28, 2019 BACKGROUND: Time- and dose-to-event phenotypes used in basic science and translational studies are commonly measured imprecisely or incompletely due to limitations of the experimental design or data collection schema. For example, drug-induced toxicities a ... Full text Link to item Cite

Therapy discontinuation processes in a gynecologic oncology population

Conference JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY · May 20, 2019 Link to item Cite

Impact of a documentation intervention on health-assessment metrics on an inpatient gynecologic oncology service.

Journal Article Gynecol Oncol · May 2019 OBJECTIVE: Accurate documentation is critical for patient care and hospital reimbursement. We sought to improve the accuracy of severity of illness (SOI) and risk of mortality (ROM) scores through implementation of documentation initiatives. METHODS: We pe ... Full text Link to item Cite

An Assessment of Bleeding Complications Necessitating Blood Transfusion across Inpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures: A Nationwide Analysis Using the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Database.

Journal Article Plast Reconstr Surg · May 2019 BACKGROUND: This study described the prevalence of bleeding complications necessitating blood transfusion across plastic surgery procedures and identified those procedures that may be associated with higher rates of bleeding. METHODS: The authors retrospec ... Full text Link to item Cite

Factors Associated with Revision Surgery after Balloon Sinuplasty.

Journal Article Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg · April 2019 OBJECTIVE: Although balloon sinuplasty (BSP) is increasing in popularity, little is known about which patients are the ideal candidates. The objective of this study is to investigate factors that may be associated with BSP failure. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospect ... Full text Link to item Cite

112: Urinary metabolomic profiles in pregnancy and association with fetal growth restriction

Conference American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology · January 2019 Full text Cite

Identifying Predictors of Time to Soft-Tissue Reconstruction following Open Tibia Fractures.

Journal Article Plast Reconstr Surg · December 2018 BACKGROUND: Controversy remains regarding the optimal timing of soft-tissue coverage following severe lower extremity trauma. This study identifies nationwide practice patterns and factors associated with discrepancies in time to first flap surgery followi ... Full text Link to item Cite

Assessing patient perceptions of cytomegalovirus infection in pregnancy

Conference American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology · December 2018 Full text Cite

The feasibility of an inpatient intervention to improve end-of-life care in gynecologic oncology patients.

Conference Journal of Clinical Oncology · December 1, 2018 69 Background: Unscheduled hospitalizations in patients with advanced cancer predicts < 6 month median survival. Patients with cancer hospitalized near the end of life (EOL) often receive aggressive treatments without survival ... Full text Cite

Preterm Delivery and Low Birth Weight Among Neonates Conceived With Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection Compared With Conventional In Vitro Fertilization.

Journal Article Obstet Gynecol · February 2018 OBJECTIVE: To examine the prevalence of prematurity and low birth weight (LBW) among singletons conceived with intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) compared with those conceived with conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF). METHODS: Using the Society ... Full text Link to item Cite

Vaginal Uterosacral Ligament Suspension: A Retrospective Cohort of Absorbable and Permanent Suture Groups.

Journal Article Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg · 2018 OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare anatomic results after vaginal uterosacral ligament suspension with absorbable versus permanent suture. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women who underwent vaginal uterosacral ligament s ... Full text Link to item Cite

Correlation of Virtual Reality Simulation and Dry Lab Robotic Technical Skills.

Journal Article J Minim Invasive Gynecol · 2018 STUDY OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a set of virtual reality (VR) surgical simulation drills have correlative validity when compared with the validated Robotic Objective Structured Assessment of Technical Skills (R-OSATS) dry lab drills. DESIGN: A prospect ... Full text Link to item Cite

Assessing the effort associated with teaching residents.

Journal Article J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg · December 2017 BACKGROUND: Intraoperative resident education is an integral mission of academic medical centers and serves as the basis for training the next generation of surgeons. The actual effort associated with teaching residents is unknown as it pertains to additio ... Full text Link to item Cite

Clinical Acuity Shorthand System: a standardized classification tool to facilitate handoffs.

Journal Article J Surg Res · May 1, 2017 BACKGROUND: The handoff of medical information from one provider to another can be inefficient and error prone, potentially undermining patient safety. Although several tools for structuring handoffs exist, none provide a brief, standardized framework for ... Full text Link to item Cite