Sherry Weitzen

Summary

Affiliation: Brown University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with site of death: a national study of where people die
    Sherry Weitzen
    Center for Gerontology and Health Services Research, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Med Care 41:323-35. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Principles for modeling propensity scores in medical research: a systematic literature review
    Sherry Weitzen
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:841-53. 2004
  3. doi request reprint For women receiving chemotherapy for clinically apparent early ovarian cancer, is there a benefit to surgical staging?
    Don S Dizon
    Program in Women s Oncology, Women and Infants Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Am J Clin Oncol 31:39-42. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, human papillomavirus, and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 or 3 in adolescents: ASC-US, age, and high-grade cervical neoplasia
    Lori A Boardman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 10:140-5. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Should unsatisfactory colposcopy necessitate treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1?
    Tania Day
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 12:11-5. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient age on increasing morbidity and mortality following urogynecologic surgery
    Vivian W Sung
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1411-7. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Characteristics of women who seek emergency contraception and family planning services
    Maureen G Phipps
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:111.e1-5. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound-guided miduterine cavity embryo transfer is associated with a decreased incidence of retained embryos in the transfer catheter
    Tali Silberstein
    Division of Biology and Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Fertil Steril 84:1510-2. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Concepts of the advantages and disadvantages of teenage childbearing among pregnant adolescents: a qualitative analysis
    Cynthia Rosengard
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Multiphasic Building 1, 593 Eddy St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Pediatrics 118:503-10. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Fear of inability to conceive in pregnant adolescents
    Emily White
    Brown Medical School, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1411-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with site of death: a national study of where people die
    Sherry Weitzen
    Center for Gerontology and Health Services Research, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Med Care 41:323-35. 2003
    ..Recent public attention has focused on quality of care for the dying. Where one dies is an important individual and public health concern...
  2. ncbi request reprint Principles for modeling propensity scores in medical research: a systematic literature review
    Sherry Weitzen
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 13:841-53. 2004
    ..To document which established criteria for logistic regression modeling researchers consider when using propensity scores in observational studies...
  3. doi request reprint For women receiving chemotherapy for clinically apparent early ovarian cancer, is there a benefit to surgical staging?
    Don S Dizon
    Program in Women s Oncology, Women and Infants Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Am J Clin Oncol 31:39-42. 2008
    ..For women with incidentally diagnosed ovarian cancer there is a lack of consensus as to whether surgical staging be performed, particularly if chemotherapy is recommended...
  4. ncbi request reprint Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance, human papillomavirus, and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 or 3 in adolescents: ASC-US, age, and high-grade cervical neoplasia
    Lori A Boardman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 10:140-5. 2006
    ..To determine rates of and factors associated with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2 or 3 among women with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US) and oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) infection...
  5. ncbi request reprint Should unsatisfactory colposcopy necessitate treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 1?
    Tania Day
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Low Genit Tract Dis 12:11-5. 2008
    ..To evaluate the prevalence of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2 or worse among women undergoing cone biopsy for CIN 1, stratified by colposcopic adequacy...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of patient age on increasing morbidity and mortality following urogynecologic surgery
    Vivian W Sung
    Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1411-7. 2006
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  7. doi request reprint Characteristics of women who seek emergency contraception and family planning services
    Maureen G Phipps
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 199:111.e1-5. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare the demographic characteristics and sexual risk behaviors of women who seek emergency contraception (EC) and general family planning (FP) services...
  8. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound-guided miduterine cavity embryo transfer is associated with a decreased incidence of retained embryos in the transfer catheter
    Tali Silberstein
    Division of Biology and Medicine, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Fertil Steril 84:1510-2. 2005
    ..7% vs. 2.2%), and both the clinical pregnancy rate (PR) and implantation rate (IR) were lower when embryo retention occurred at ET than they were when embryos were not retained (25% vs. 34% clinical PR; 12% vs. 19% IR)...
  9. ncbi request reprint Concepts of the advantages and disadvantages of teenage childbearing among pregnant adolescents: a qualitative analysis
    Cynthia Rosengard
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Rhode Island Hospital, Multiphasic Building 1, 593 Eddy St, Providence, Rhode Island 02903, USA
    Pediatrics 118:503-10. 2006
    ..We sought to enhance our understanding of pregnant adolescents' concepts of the advantages and disadvantages of teen pregnancy and childbearing...
  10. ncbi request reprint Fear of inability to conceive in pregnant adolescents
    Emily White
    Brown Medical School, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1411-6. 2006
    ..To estimate the demographic and health history differences between pregnant adolescents who had fears that they would not be able to conceive and those without these fears...
  11. ncbi request reprint CIN in pregnancy: antepartum and postpartum cytology and histology
    Lori A Boardman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:13-8. 2005
    ..To determine the rates of antepartum and postpartum cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2 or worse in pregnant women with abnormal cervical cytology...
  12. ncbi request reprint Fetal heart rate patterns and sudden infant death syndrome
    Cydney A Menihan
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, RI, USA
    J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 35:116-22. 2006
    ..To determine differences in electronic fetal monitoring patterns between infants who died of sudden infant death syndrome and controls...
  13. pmc Socioeconomic indicators and hysterectomy status in the United States, 2004
    Elisabeth A Erekson
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Community Health, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    J Reprod Med 54:553-8. 2009
    ..To examine the association between socioeconomic indicators and hysterectomy...
  14. pmc Management of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia 2 in adolescent and young women
    Karin Fuchs
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island Brown University Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 20:269-74. 2007
    ..To evaluate regression rates among adolescents (aged < or =21) with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) 2 managed expectantly and to determine factors associated with disease regression...
  15. ncbi request reprint Weaknesses of goodness-of-fit tests for evaluating propensity score models: the case of the omitted confounder
    Sherry Weitzen
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf 14:227-38. 2005
    ..We sought to determine if tests used to evaluate logistic model fit and discrimination would be helpful in detecting the omission of an important confounder in the propensity score...
  16. ncbi request reprint Atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance: human papillomavirus testing in adolescents
    Lori A Boardman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:741-6. 2005
    ..To estimate the age-stratified prevalence of oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and to evaluate risk factors for HPV acquisition among women with atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASC-US)...
  17. ncbi request reprint Two for good measure: six versus eight cycles of carboplatin and paclitaxel as adjuvant treatment for epithelial ovarian cancer
    Don S Dizon
    Program in Women s Oncology, Women and Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 100:417-21. 2006
    ..At our center, some women receive eight cycles (8C) of PT, based on physician judgment. We were interested in evaluating the outcomes of women treated with 8C of PT for EOC as compared to a cohort who received 6C...
  18. pmc Investigating reversals of association for utilization of recent mammography among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Black women
    William Rakowski
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Box G S121, 2nd Floor, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1483-95. 2009
    ..This paper investigates the existence of "reversals" of association for recent mammography and describes an analysis strategy for identifying variables that might produce them...
  19. ncbi request reprint The effect of total parenteral nutrition on the survival of terminally ill ovarian cancer patients
    Laurent Brard
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Brown University, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Gynecol Oncol 103:176-80. 2006
    ..In this study, we compared survival from time of terminal intestinal obstruction (TIO) diagnosis in patients who received TPN versus those who did not...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adnexal masses in pregnancy: surgery compared with observation
    Kathleen M Schmeler
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown University Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:1098-103. 2005
    ..To estimate whether the delay of surgery impacts the risk of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes in patients diagnosed with an adnexal mass during pregnancy...
  21. ncbi request reprint Telomere length predicts embryo fragmentation after in vitro fertilization in women--toward a telomere theory of reproductive aging in women
    David L Keefe
    Dept of Ob Gyn, Brown University, Woman and Infants Hospital, 101 Dudley St, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1256-60; discussion 1260-1. 2005
    ..Ethical constraints limit study of human embryos to nondestructive assays, such as morphologic evaluation under transmission optics, but cytoplasmic fragmentation is a reliable marker of apoptosis...
  22. ncbi request reprint Defining social support systems for women with breast cancer
    Jennifer S Gass
    Breast Health Center, Program in Women s Oncology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 101 Dudley St, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Am J Surg 194:501-3. 2007
    ..Providers often assume that a patient relies on the same person for primary support (PS), as emergency contact, and as health care proxy. We questioned how often this is not the case in women with breast cancer...
  23. ncbi request reprint Rates of voluntary paternity establishment for infants born to unmarried adolescents
    Maureen G Phipps
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    J Reprod Med 50:764-70. 2005
    ..To investigate factors associated with voluntary paternity establishment for infants born to teenagers...
  24. ncbi request reprint The use of intrauterine lidocaine to minimize pain during hysterosalpingography: a randomized trial
    Gary N Frishman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 103:1261-6. 2004
    ..A hysterosalpingogram is an integral part of the evaluation of infertility but is often painful. Intrauterine anesthesia may help to alleviate the discomfort associated with this procedure...
  25. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with the high prevalence of short hospice stays
    Susan C Miller
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Brown University Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02912, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:725-36. 2003
    ..In this paper we discuss the possible underlying reasons for the increased probability of short hospice stays and we speculate on what this increase may mean in terms of hospice's ability to provide high-quality end-of-life care...
  26. ncbi request reprint Abortion training in United States obstetrics and gynecology residency programs
    Katherine L Eastwood
    Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:303-8. 2006
    ..To identify characteristics of programs which provide training in abortion, to calculate the number of procedures done during training, and to compare the availability of abortion training in 2004 with that of prior national surveys...
  27. ncbi request reprint Research methodology and analytic techniques used in the Journal Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Lindsay Dauphinee
    Division of Research and the George Anderson Outcomes Measurement Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 106:808-12. 2005
    ..To quantify trends over time in the research methodology and statistical reporting of published articles in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology between the years 1991 and 2001...
  28. ncbi request reprint Early age at menarche and allostatic load: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Jenifer E Allsworth
    Center for Gerontology and Health Care Research, Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:438-44. 2005
    ..To examine whether there is an association between early age at menarche and allostatic load-a measure of cumulative biologic risk-using data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Risk of cesarean wound complications in diabetic gestations
    Tamara C Takoudes
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 191:958-63. 2004
    ..This study was undertaken to examine the association between pregestational diabetes mellitus (DM) and wound complications after cesarean delivery (CD)...
  30. doi request reprint 'Weighing in' on screening mammography
    David Berz
    Department of Hematology and Oncology, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 114:569-74. 2009
    ..We present a study examining the association between Body Mass Index (BMI) and compliance with recommended mammographic screening using data from the 2004 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS)...
  31. ncbi request reprint Artificial versus stimulated cycles for endometrial preparation prior to frozen-thawed embryo transfer
    Kristen Page Wright
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Reprod Biomed Online 13:321-5. 2006
    ..Vaginal oestradiol supplementation improved implantation rates...
  32. ncbi request reprint Does one person provide it all? Primary support and advanced care planning for women with cancer
    Don S Dizon
    Program in Women s Oncology and the Division of Research, Women and Infants Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02905, USA
    J Clin Oncol 25:1412-6. 2007
    ..We challenged a common clinical assumption that female cancer patients designate the same individual who provides them with primary support in advanced care planning roles...
  33. ncbi request reprint HPV, cervical neoplasia and smoking: knowledge among colposcopy patients
    Lori A Boardman
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    J Reprod Med 49:965-72. 2004
    ..To assess colposcopy patients' knowledge of human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and the role of smoking in cervical neoplasia and, if patients were current smokers, their willingness to quit smoking...
  34. ncbi request reprint CA-125 serum levels and pregnancy outcome in in vitro fertilization
    Karen E Fish
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infant s Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Fertil Steril 82:1705-7. 2004
    ..The CA-125 levels were not helpful in determining pregnancy outcome, as indicated by poor sensitivity (40.8%) and specificity (52.7%), as well as an area under the receiver operator characteristic curve close to 0.50...
  35. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of clinical methods for diagnosing bacterial vaginosis
    Robert E Gutman
    Division of Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, and the Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University, Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:551-6. 2005
    ..To determine whether the current clinical criteria for diagnosing bacterial vaginosis can be simplified by using 2 clinical criteria rather than the standard 3 of 4 criteria (Amsel's criteria)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Results of urine cytology testing and cystoscopy in women with irritative voiding symptoms
    Eric R Sokol
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Women and Infants Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1560-5. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to assess rates of urinary cytologic abnormalities and cystoscopic outcomes in women with irritative voiding symptoms who were examined at a urogynecology clinic...
  37. ncbi request reprint Cannulation of a resistant internal os with the malleable outer sheath of a coaxial soft embryo transfer catheter does not affect in vitro fertilization-embryo transfer outcome
    Tali Silberstein
    Division of Biology and Medicine, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence 02905, USA
    Fertil Steril 82:1402-6. 2004
    ..To assess the impact of cannulation of a resistant cervical os with the outer malleable sheath of a double-lumen, soft ET catheter on IVF-ET outcomes...
  38. ncbi request reprint A randomized trial of the Fischer cone biopsy excisor and loop electrosurgical excision procedure
    Lori A Boardman
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, and the Division of Research, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:745-50. 2004
    ..To compare specimens obtained with the Fischer cone biopsy excisor or loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) with respect to number of specimens obtained, margin interpretability, adequacy of excision, and ease of use...
  39. ncbi request reprint Context of care and contraceptive method use
    Lori A Boardman
    Division of Ambulatory Care, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Womens Health Issues 14:51-9. 2004
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Prophylactic antibiotic administration prior to hysterectomy: a quality improvement initiative
    Andrea J DiLuigi
    Division of Research in Women s Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Women and Infants Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    J Reprod Med 49:949-54. 2004
    ..To determine whether institution of a preoperative antibiotic policy could increase the use of prophylactic antibiotics prior to hysterectomy...
  41. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for bladder injury during cesarean delivery
    Maureen G Phipps
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown Medical School, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:156-60. 2005
    ..To identify risk factors for bladder injury during cesarean delivery so as to inform patients and practitioners of these risks...
  42. ncbi request reprint Where people die: a multilevel approach to understanding influences on site of death in America
    Andrea Gruneir
    Brown University, USA
    Med Care Res Rev 64:351-78. 2007
    ..These results reinforce the importance of both social and structural characteristics in shaping the end-of-life experience...
  43. ncbi request reprint Predictors of chronic pelvic pain in an urban population of women with symptoms and signs of pelvic inflammatory disease
    Catherine L Haggerty
    University of Pittsburgh, Department of Epidemiology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:293-9. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to assess the risk profile for chronic pelvic pain (CPP) after pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)...
  44. doi request reprint Age group differences among pregnant adolescents: sexual behavior, health habits and contraceptive use
    Maureen G Phipps
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community Health, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island, USA
    J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol 21:9-15. 2008
    ..To determine differences in sexual behavior, health habits and contraceptive use among three age groups of pregnant adolescents...