Frank F Tu

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The influence of prior oral contraceptive use on risk of endometriosis is conditional on parity
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, Illinois Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 101:1697-704. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Pelvic congestion syndrome-associated pelvic pain: a systematic review of diagnosis and management
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Chicago, IL, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 65:332-40. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Route of hysterectomy influence and teaching hospital status
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Education, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:73-8. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Vaginal pressure-pain thresholds: initial validation and reliability assessment in healthy women
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Feinberg School of Medicine and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Clin J Pain 24:45-50. 2008
  5. pmc Increased pressure pain sensitivity in women with chronic pelvic pain
    Sawsan As-Sanie
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesiology, and Internal Medicine Rheumatology, University of Michigan Health Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Health System, Chicago, Illinois
    Obstet Gynecol 122:1047-55. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of pelvic musculoskeletal disorders in a female chronic pelvic pain clinic
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:185-9. 2006
  7. doi request reprint The association of dysmenorrhea with noncyclic pelvic pain accounting for psychological factors
    Allyson M Westling
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:422.e1-422.e10. 2013
  8. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal causes of chronic pelvic pain: a systematic review of existing therapies: part II
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 60:474-83. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Physical therapy evaluation of patients with chronic pelvic pain: a controlled study
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:272.e1-7. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor muscle examination in female chronic pelvic pain
    Colleen M Fitzgerald
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Reprod Med 56:117-22. 2011

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Publications20

  1. ncbi request reprint The influence of prior oral contraceptive use on risk of endometriosis is conditional on parity
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Chicago, Illinois Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois Electronic address
    Fertil Steril 101:1697-704. 2014
    ..To estimate the influence of prior oral contraceptive pill (OCP) use on future diagnosis of endometriosis in young women...
  2. doi request reprint Pelvic congestion syndrome-associated pelvic pain: a systematic review of diagnosis and management
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Chicago, IL, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 65:332-40. 2010
    ..The optimal diagnostic approach for PCS-related pelvic pain remains unclear, and controlled trials comparing medical and interventional treatments are urgently needed for PCS-associated pelvic pain...
  3. ncbi request reprint Route of hysterectomy influence and teaching hospital status
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Research and Education, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:73-8. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether teaching hospitals are more likely to perform abdominal (laparotomy) compared with nonabdominal (vaginal, laparoscopic) hysterectomies for benign indications...
  4. doi request reprint Vaginal pressure-pain thresholds: initial validation and reliability assessment in healthy women
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Feinberg School of Medicine and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Clin J Pain 24:45-50. 2008
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  5. pmc Increased pressure pain sensitivity in women with chronic pelvic pain
    Sawsan As-Sanie
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Anesthesiology, and Internal Medicine Rheumatology, University of Michigan Health Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Health System, Chicago, Illinois
    Obstet Gynecol 122:1047-55. 2013
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of pelvic musculoskeletal disorders in a female chronic pelvic pain clinic
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:185-9. 2006
    ..To determine the prevalence of 2 musculoskeletal pain disorders among women presenting to a referral chronic pelvic pain clinic...
  7. doi request reprint The association of dysmenorrhea with noncyclic pelvic pain accounting for psychological factors
    Allyson M Westling
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 209:422.e1-422.e10. 2013
    ..To further characterize pelvic pain, we compared the frequency of menstrual, somatosensory, and psychological risk factors between women with and without severe noncyclic pelvic pain symptoms...
  8. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal causes of chronic pelvic pain: a systematic review of existing therapies: part II
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 60:474-83. 2005
    ..Properly designed and executed randomized, controlled trials are urgently needed to determine the true effectiveness of treatments for pelvic musculoskeletal pain...
  9. doi request reprint Physical therapy evaluation of patients with chronic pelvic pain: a controlled study
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:272.e1-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relative frequency of positive musculoskeletal exam findings between patients with chronic pelvic pain (CPP) and healthy control subjects...
  10. ncbi request reprint Pelvic floor muscle examination in female chronic pelvic pain
    Colleen M Fitzgerald
    Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60611, USA
    J Reprod Med 56:117-22. 2011
    ..To determine if women with self-reported chronic pelvic pain (CPP) were more likely to have positive findings on two vaginal pelvic floor muscle (PFM) tests compared to women without CPP when the examiner was blinded to pain status...
  11. ncbi request reprint Outpatient laparoscopy for abdominal and pelvic pain in the United States 1994 through 1996
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:699-703. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate the frequency at which laparoscopic surgery is performed to treat female pelvic pain...
  12. pmc Gynecologic management of neuropathic pain
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University Healthsystem, Evanston, IL, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 205:435-43. 2011
    ..In the meantime, an approach that was adopted from guidelines of the International Association for the Study of Pain has been tailored for gynecologic pain...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does physician benchmarking improve performance of laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy?
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of General Internal Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    South Med J 98:883-7. 2005
    ..Benchmarking techniques were implemented to optimize operating time and charges associated with laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Profile of outpatient hysteroscopy in the United States from 1994 to 1996
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine and Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, Illinois, USA
    J Reprod Med 53:935-40. 2008
    ..To estimate use of hysteroscopic surgery for evaluating genital tract bleeding and related disorders...
  15. pmc Somatization and psychological distress among women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome
    Denniz Zolnoun
    Division of Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Pain, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7570, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 103:38-43. 2008
    ..To investigate the distribution of psychological characteristics and pain reporting among women with vulvar vestibulitis syndrome (VVS)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparative measurement of pelvic floor pain sensitivity in chronic pelvic pain
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:1244-8. 2007
    ..The present study was undertaken to estimate pelvic floor and vaginal pressure-pain detection thresholds both in women with pelvic pain and healthy women...
  17. ncbi request reprint Musculoskeletal causes of chronic pelvic pain: a systematic review of diagnosis: part I
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Surv 60:379-85. 2005
    ..Studies defining such clinically useful tests are needed to further refine a rational approach to chronic pelvic pain management...
  18. pmc A noninvasive bladder sensory test supports a role for dysmenorrhea increasing bladder noxious mechanosensitivity
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, NorthShore University HealthSystem Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
    Clin J Pain 29:883-90. 2013
    ..To demonstrate this technique's usefulness, we examined the effects of self-reported dysmenorrhea on bladder pain thresholds...
  19. ncbi request reprint Miniaturizing the laparoscope: current applications of micro- and minilaparoscopy
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL 60201, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 100:94-8. 2008
    ..Although the robustness and durability of the smaller instruments is an area of concern, a thorough understanding of the clinical advantages and disadvantages has the potential to improve patient outcomes...
  20. ncbi request reprint Preoperative ultrasound to predict infraumbilical adhesions: a study of diagnostic accuracy
    Frank F Tu
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:74-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the test characteristics of preoperative abdominal ultrasound in predicting infraumbilical adhesions in women...