Cynthia Margaret Farquhar

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Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Ectopic pregnancy
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Womens Health at Auckland City Hospital, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 366:583-91. 2005
  2. pmc Methodological quality of systematic reviews in subfertility: a comparison of two different approaches
    Ivor Popovich
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e50403. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Can we improve the prevention and detection of congenital abnormalities? An audit of early pregnancy care in New Zealand
    Nicola Arroll
    The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:46-56. 2013
  4. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of fallopian tube sperm perfusion compared with standard intrauterine insemination for women with non-tubal infertility
    C M Farquhar
    The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 28:2134-9. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Laparoscopic drilling by diathermy or laser for ovulation induction in anovulatory polycystic ovary syndrome
    Cindy Farquhar
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001122. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint An economic evaluation of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy versus gonadotrophin therapy for women with clomiphene citrate-resistant polycystic ovarian syndrome
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 17:347-53. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint High dose chemotherapy for poor prognosis breast cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    University of Auckland, Private Bag 92189, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cancer Treat Rev 33:325-37. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of ovarian surgery in polycystic ovary syndrome
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    University of Auckland, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 18:789-802. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint An economic evaluation of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy versus gonadotrophin therapy for women with clomiphene citrate resistant polycystic ovary syndrome
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 19:1110-5. 2004
  10. ncbi request reprint Medical and surgical management of adenomyosis
    Cynthia Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Womens Health at Auckland, City Hospital, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 20:603-16. 2006

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Ectopic pregnancy
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Womens Health at Auckland City Hospital, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Lancet 366:583-91. 2005
    ..In the surgical management of ectopic pregnancy, the benefits of salpingectomy over salpingostomy are uncertain. Although there have been advances in the management of ectopic pregnancy there are still questions to be answered...
  2. pmc Methodological quality of systematic reviews in subfertility: a comparison of two different approaches
    Ivor Popovich
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e50403. 2012
    ..This tool has been reworked so that each domain is scored based on a four point scale, producing R-AMSTAR...
  3. ncbi request reprint Can we improve the prevention and detection of congenital abnormalities? An audit of early pregnancy care in New Zealand
    Nicola Arroll
    The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 126:46-56. 2013
    ..To determine whether there were "quality gaps" in the provision of care during pregnancies that resulted in a perinatal death due to congenital abnormality...
  4. doi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of fallopian tube sperm perfusion compared with standard intrauterine insemination for women with non-tubal infertility
    C M Farquhar
    The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 28:2134-9. 2013
    ..Does fallopian tube sperm perfusion (FSP) result in better pregnancy and live birth rates than standard intrauterine insemination (SIUI) for couples with non-tubal infertility with or without gonadotrophin or clomiphene stimulation?..
  5. doi request reprint Laparoscopic drilling by diathermy or laser for ovulation induction in anovulatory polycystic ovary syndrome
    Cindy Farquhar
    Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD001122. 2012
    ..Many uncontrolled observational studies have claimed that ovarian drilling is followed, at least temporarily, by a high rate of spontaneous ovulation and conception, or that subsequent medical ovulation induction becomes easier...
  6. ncbi request reprint An economic evaluation of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy versus gonadotrophin therapy for women with clomiphene citrate-resistant polycystic ovarian syndrome
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 17:347-53. 2005
    ..The potential advantages of laparoscopic surgery include avoidance of hyperstimulation and the lowered costs make ovarian surgery an attractive alternative to gonadotrophins...
  7. ncbi request reprint High dose chemotherapy for poor prognosis breast cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    University of Auckland, Private Bag 92189, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cancer Treat Rev 33:325-37. 2007
    ..High dose chemotherapy with autologous transplantation of bone marrow or peripheral stem cells (autograft) has been considered promising for treating poor prognosis breast cancer. We reviewed the relevant evidence...
  8. ncbi request reprint The role of ovarian surgery in polycystic ovary syndrome
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    University of Auckland, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 18:789-802. 2004
    ..The long-term concerns with surgery include adhesion formation and premature ovarian failure...
  9. ncbi request reprint An economic evaluation of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy versus gonadotrophin therapy for women with clomiphene citrate resistant polycystic ovary syndrome
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 19:1110-5. 2004
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Medical and surgical management of adenomyosis
    Cynthia Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Womens Health at Auckland, City Hospital, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 20:603-16. 2006
    ..Hysterectomy or use of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) remains the mainstay of treatment...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prioritising for fertility treatments--should a high BMI exclude treatment?
    C M Farquhar
    Fertility Plus, Auckland District Health Board and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 113:1107-9. 2006
  12. pmc Endometriosis
    Cynthia Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BMJ 334:249-53. 2007
  13. doi request reprint A prospective study of outcomes five years after hysterectomy in premenopausal women
    Cynthia Margaret Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 48:510-6. 2008
    ..To prospectively collect data five years after hysterectomy and compare with data of women who had not undergone hysterectomy...
  14. doi request reprint A pilot survey of the impact of menstrual cycles on adolescent health
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine, University of Auckland, Level 12, ACH Support Building, Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 49:531-6. 2009
    ..The experience of menstruation and reproductive health by adolescent girls has been poorly studied in New Zealand...
  15. doi request reprint A comparative analysis of assisted reproductive technology cycles in Australia and New Zealand 2004-2007
    C M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, National Womens Hospital, Private Bag 92 189, Auckland 3, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 25:2281-9. 2010
    ..An analysis of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in Australia and NZ was undertaken to consider the impact of these different funding approaches...
  16. doi request reprint Accessing fertility treatment in New Zealand: a comparison of the clinical priority access criteria with a prediction model for couples with unexplained subfertility
    C M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology and National Women s Health, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Level 12, ACH Support Building, Auckland City Hospital, Park Road, Grafton Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 26:3037-44. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to compare this CPAC score with a prediction model for predicting spontaneous conception, developed in the Netherlands (the Hunault model)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Pitfalls in systematic reviews
    Cynthia Farquhar
    Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 18:433-9. 2006
    ..Systematic reviews, however, are not without their pitfalls. This review will consider the problems and challenges for researchers and users of systematic reviews...
  18. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography and hysteroscopy for the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women
    Cynthia Farquhar
    Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 82:493-504. 2003
    ..To determine the accuracy of transvaginal ultrasonography, sonohysterography and diagnostic hysteroscopy for the investigation of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women...
  19. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy versus gonadotropin therapy for women with clomiphene citrate-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Fertil Steril 78:404-11. 2002
    ..To compare the effectiveness of laparoscopic ovarian diathermy with gonadotropin ovulation induction for women with clomiphene citrate-resistant polycystic ovary syndrome...
  20. ncbi request reprint Translating research into practice: the future ahead
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Center for Practice Technology Assessment, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD, USA
    Int J Qual Health Care 14:233-49. 2002
    ..To summarize and analyze the focus and methodologies of the Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) projects funded in 1999-2000 by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)...
  21. ncbi request reprint Clinicians' attitudes to clinical practice guidelines: a systematic review
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Med J Aust 177:502-6. 2002
    ..To systematically review surveys of clinicians' attitudes to clinical practice guidelines...
  22. ncbi request reprint Hysterectomy rates in the United States 1990-1997
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Centers for Practice and Technology Assessment, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, Maryland, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:229-34. 2002
    ..To assess hysterectomy rates, type of hysterectomy, and other factors associated within the United States from 1990-1997...
  23. pmc Extracts from the "clinical evidence". Endometriosis
    C M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, Private Bag 92 189, Auckland 3, New Zealand
    BMJ 320:1449-52. 2000
    ..The severity of symptoms and the probability of diagnosis increase with age. Incidence peaks at about age 40. Symptoms and laparoscopic appearance do not always correlate...
  24. ncbi request reprint Effective treatment of subfertility: introducing the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group
    C M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Auckland 3, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 14:1678-83. 1999
    ..Readers are invited to participate in this process by identifying published and unpublished data and by helping in the process of preparing protocols and systematic reviews for inclusion in the Cochrane Library...
  25. ncbi request reprint The evidence for the management of endometriosis
    C Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland School of Medicine, National Women s Hospital, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol 10:321-32. 1998
    ..Few randomized controlled trials have been undertaken in surgery, but these have shown that surgical management is effective in the management of both painful symptoms and subfertility...
  26. ncbi request reprint The levonorgestrel intrauterine system: a simple and effective alternative for the management of menorrhagia?
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Med J Aust 177:444-5. 2002
  27. ncbi request reprint Inhibin: a candidate gene for premature ovarian failure
    A N Shelling
    Research Centre in Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 15:2644-9. 2000
    ..7%) (Fisher's exact test, P < 0.035). Further analysis of the inhibin gene in POF patients and matched controls will determine its role in the aetiology of POF...
  28. ncbi request reprint Gaps in the evidence for fertility treatment-an analysis of the Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group database
    N P Johnson
    Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group Editorial Base, University of Auckland, and Fertility Plus, Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 18:947-54. 2003
    ..The randomized controlled trial is considered the best approach to assess the effectiveness of treatments. The aim was to summarize the available evidence and determine gaps in the evidence for clinical decision making in subfertility...
  29. ncbi request reprint Prioritising for fertility treatments--the effect of excluding women with a high body mass index
    W R Gillett
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    BJOG 113:1218-21. 2006
    ..Weight loss allowed women in the BMI group >32<35 kg/m2 to access treatment, but women in higher BMI groups were less successful...
  30. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness analysis of levonorgestrel intrauterine system and thermal balloon ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding
    P M Brown
    School of Population Health, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 113:797-803. 2006
    ..Turku, Finland) and thermal balloon ablation (Thermachoicetrade mark; Gynecare Inc., Menlo Park, CA, USA) for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding...
  31. doi request reprint PCOSMIC: a multi-centre randomized trial in women with PolyCystic Ovary Syndrome evaluating Metformin for Infertility with Clomiphene
    N P Johnson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Auckland, Level 12, Auckland Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 25:1675-83. 2010
    ..Ovulation induction treatment with metformin, either alone or in combination with clomiphene citrate (CC), remains controversial even though previous randomized trials have examined this...
  32. ncbi request reprint The FLUSH trial--flushing with lipiodol for unexplained (and endometriosis-related) subfertility by hysterosalpingography: a randomized trial
    N P Johnson
    University of Auckland Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod 19:2043-51. 2004
    ..To assess the effectiveness of flushing with the oil-soluble contrast medium lipiodol in women with unexplained infertility...
  33. ncbi request reprint A randomised trial comparing the levonorgestrel intrauterine system and thermal balloon ablation for heavy menstrual bleeding
    R A Busfield
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 113:257-63. 2006
    ..To compare the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) (Mirena); Schering Co., Turku, Finland) and thermal balloon ablation (Thermachoice; Gynecare Inc., Menlo Park, CA, USA) for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding...
  34. ncbi request reprint A double-blind randomised controlled trial of laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation for women with chronic pelvic pain
    N P Johnson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 111:950-9. 2004
    ..To determine the effectiveness of laparoscopic uterine nerve ablation (LUNA) for chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis and women with no laparoscopic evidence of endometriosis...
  35. ncbi request reprint A randomised trial comparing single dose systemic methotrexate and laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of unruptured tubal pregnancy
    M C Sowter
    University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 108:192-203. 2001
    ..In our population this likely to be no more than a quarter of women presenting with a tubal pregnancy...
  36. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the short-term outcomes of hysterectomy with and without oophorectomy
    C M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, The University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 42:197-204. 2002
    ..To determine the symptom profile and satisfaction rate for women undergoing hysterectomy with and without oophorectomy..
  37. doi request reprint The impact of body mass index on semen parameters and reproductive hormones in human males: a systematic review with meta-analysis
    A A Macdonald
    School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Hum Reprod Update 16:293-311. 2010
    ..This review aimed to investigate the association of BMI with semen parameters and reproductive hormones in men of reproductive age...
  38. ncbi request reprint A six-year audit of the management of ectopic pregnancy
    Hashira Cooray
    Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 42:538-42. 2002
    ..To audit the management of ectopic pregnancy at National Women's Hospital over a six-year period to monitor changes in practice and assess adherence to hospital protocols...
  39. ncbi request reprint An economic evaluation of single dose systemic methotrexate and laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of unruptured ectopic pregnancy
    M C Sowter
    University Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women's Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 108:204-12. 2001
    ..The indirect costs borne by the woman and her carers are only likely to be reduced in women with pretreatment serum beta-hCG concentrations under 1,500 IU/L...
  40. ncbi request reprint A survey of practice preferences and attitudes to the New Zealand Guidelines for the Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
    S Park
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 42:374-8. 2002
    ..To survey the practice preferences and the attitudes of New Zealand gynaecologists, general practitioners and family planning doctors to Guidelines for the Management of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding...
  41. ncbi request reprint Update on treatment of menstrual disorders
    Martha Hickey
    UWA School of Women s and Infants Health, University of Western Australia, King Edward Memorial Hospital, 374 Bagot Road, Subiaco, WA 6008, Australia
    Med J Aust 178:625-9. 2003
    ..The levonorgestrel intrauterine system may also be useful for managing symptoms of endometriosis, adenomyosis and endometrial hyperplasia, based on observational data...
  42. ncbi request reprint The impact of endometrial ablation on hysterectomy rates in women with benign uterine conditions in the United States
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Int J Technol Assess Health Care 18:625-34. 2002
    ..To assess the impact of endometrial ablation on the utilization of hysterectomy in U.S. women with benign uterine conditions...
  43. ncbi request reprint Pelvic pain in women: common and challenging
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Med J Aust 189:131-2. 2008
  44. ncbi request reprint Randomized clinical trials, clinical use, and hope: what relationship?
    Richard A Rettig
    J Clin Oncol 26:2223-4. 2008
  45. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of 3 years of outcomes after hysterectomy with and without oophorectomy
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:711-7. 2006
    ..This study was undertaken to determine the outcomes of hysterectomy with and without conservation of the ovaries...
  46. ncbi request reprint Clinical practice guidelines as educational tools for obstetrician-gynecologists
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Research, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, 409 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024, USA
    J Reprod Med 47:897-902. 2002
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Role of fertility treatments in multiple pregnancy at National Women's Hospital from 1996 to 2001
    Patricia Bolton
    Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, National Women s Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 43:364-8. 2003
    ..To determine the influence of fertility treatments on multiple pregnancy rates...
  48. ncbi request reprint The association of hysterectomy and menopause: a prospective cohort study
    Cynthia M Farquhar
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National Women s Hospital, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    BJOG 112:956-62. 2005
    ..To determine whether or not hysterectomy leads to an earlier onset of the menopause...