B L Harlow

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Adult-onset vulvodynia in relation to childhood violence victimization
    Bernard L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:871-80. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of chronic lower genital tract discomfort
    B L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:545-50. 2001
  3. ncbi request reprint Does tubal sterilization influence the subsequent risk of menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea?
    Bernard L Harlow
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Fertil Steril 77:754-60. 2002
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with early menopause
    B L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Maturitas 35:3-9. 2000
  5. ncbi request reprint Depression and its influence on reproductive endocrine and menstrual cycle markers associated with perimenopause: the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles
    Bernard L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:29-36. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms in older premenopausal women: the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles
    B L Harlow
    Harvard Medical School, Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:418-24. 1999
  7. ncbi request reprint Early life menstrual characteristics and pregnancy experiences among women with and without major depression: the Harvard study of moods and cycles
    Bernard L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center at Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Affect Disord 79:167-76. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Adult onset of major depressive disorder in relation to early life violent victimisation: a case-control study
    L A Wise
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 358:881-7. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychotropic medication use and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer
    B L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 7:697-702. 1998
  10. ncbi request reprint Determinants of early follicular phase gonadotrophin and estradiol concentrations in women of late reproductive age
    D W Cramer
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 17:221-7. 2002

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Adult-onset vulvodynia in relation to childhood violence victimization
    Bernard L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:871-80. 2005
    ..6, 95% CI: 1.6, 8.0 for physical abuse; OR = 4.4, 95% CI: 0.9, 22.9 for sexual abuse). Additional population-based studies of clinically confirmed cases of vulvodynia are needed to replicate this association...
  2. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of chronic lower genital tract discomfort
    B L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 185:545-50. 2001
    ..We sought to determine the prevalence of chronic lower genital tract discomfort in the general population and to identify demographic and reproductive characteristics associated with this disorder...
  3. ncbi request reprint Does tubal sterilization influence the subsequent risk of menorrhagia or dysmenorrhea?
    Bernard L Harlow
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Fertil Steril 77:754-60. 2002
    ..To evaluate the relation between tubal ligation, change in menstrual cycle characteristics, and early follicular phase hormones...
  4. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with early menopause
    B L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Maturitas 35:3-9. 2000
    ....
  5. ncbi request reprint Depression and its influence on reproductive endocrine and menstrual cycle markers associated with perimenopause: the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles
    Bernard L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:29-36. 2003
    ..Few studies have determined the impact of a lifetime history of major depression on an early transition to menopause...
  6. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of depressive symptoms in older premenopausal women: the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles
    B L Harlow
    Harvard Medical School, Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 56:418-24. 1999
    ..The Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles is a community-based cohort study designed to evaluate the relationship between major depression and changes in menstrual and ovarian function...
  7. ncbi request reprint Early life menstrual characteristics and pregnancy experiences among women with and without major depression: the Harvard study of moods and cycles
    Bernard L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center at Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Affect Disord 79:167-76. 2004
    ..Other than premenstrual dysphoria, few studies have examined the extent to which basic characteristics of the menstrual cycle and the occurrence of other reproductive landmarks impact on the risk of major depression...
  8. ncbi request reprint Adult onset of major depressive disorder in relation to early life violent victimisation: a case-control study
    L A Wise
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet 358:881-7. 2001
    ..Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with major depressive disorder, yet no known risk factors can account for this sex difference. We aimed to assess violent victimisation as a risk factor for depression in women...
  9. ncbi request reprint Psychotropic medication use and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer
    B L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 7:697-702. 1998
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Determinants of early follicular phase gonadotrophin and estradiol concentrations in women of late reproductive age
    D W Cramer
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 17:221-7. 2002
    ..FSH and estradiol measured during the menstrual (basal) phase of cycles predict the success of infertility treatment; but the role of these hormones as markers for ovarian reserve in normal populations needs further study...
  11. ncbi request reprint Characteristics of women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) who did or did not report history of depression: a preliminary report from the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles
    C N Soares
    Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Womens Health Gend Based Med 10:873-8. 2001
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of body dysmorphic disorder in a community sample of women
    M W Otto
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:2061-3. 2001
    ..In a large population-based study, the authors examined the prevalence and correlates of body dysmorphic disorder, a debilitating and chronic condition characterized by an imagined defect in appearance...
  13. ncbi request reprint Postpartum sexual functioning and its relationship to perineal trauma: a retrospective cohort study of primiparous women
    L B Signorello
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 184:881-8; discussion 888-90. 2001
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk for new onset of depression during the menopausal transition: the Harvard study of moods and cycles
    Lee S Cohen
    Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 02114, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:385-90. 2006
    ..However, it is unclear whether this period is one of increased risk for major depressive disorder, particularly for women who have not had a previous episode of depression...
  15. ncbi request reprint Early follicular phase hormone levels in relation to patterns of alcohol, tobacco, and coffee use
    J Lucero
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California at San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco, California, USA
    Fertil Steril 76:723-9. 2001
    ..CONCLUSION(S): Coffee consumption and total caffeine use may increase early follicular phase E2 levels independent of related habits of alcohol or tobacco use...
  16. ncbi request reprint Live births, cesarean sections and the development of menstrual abnormalities
    H A Abenhaim
    School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 92:111-6. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between number of livebirths and cesarean sections on the development of menstrual abnormalities...
  17. ncbi request reprint Demographic, family, and occupational characteristics associated with major depression: the Harvard study of moods and cycles
    B L Harlow
    The Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center at Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Acta Psychiatr Scand 105:209-17. 2002
    ..This study assesses the extent to which women with and without major depression differ by demographic, familial, and occupational characteristics...
  18. pmc Midline episiotomy and anal incontinence: retrospective cohort study
    L B Signorello
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, United States
    BMJ 320:86-90. 2000
    ..To evaluate the relation between midline episiotomy and postpartum anal incontinence...
  19. ncbi request reprint Menstrual dysfunction prior to onset of psychiatric illness is reported more commonly by women with bipolar disorder than by women with unipolar depression and healthy controls
    Hadine Joffe
    Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:297-304. 2006
    ..However, it is not always clear whether such abnormalities, reflecting disruption of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis, are caused by psychotropic treatments or associated with the disorder per se...
  20. ncbi request reprint Genital talc exposure and risk of ovarian cancer
    D W Cramer
    Obstetrics Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 81:351-6. 1999
    ....
  21. pmc Lifetime socioeconomic position in relation to onset of perimenopause
    L A Wise
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:851-60. 2002
    ..To assess the association between lifetime socioeconomic position and onset of perimenopause...
  22. pmc Childhood abuse and risk of smoking onset
    H B Nichols
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:402-6. 2004
    ..To determine the association between childhood abuse and becoming a smoker...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in older premenopausal women. The Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles
    Lee S Cohen
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Affect Disord 70:125-32. 2002
    ..Consistent data on the prevalence and predictors of premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in the general population are lacking...
  24. ncbi request reprint Childhood abuse and risk of eating disorders in women
    Beth B Rayworth
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 15:271-8. 2004
    ..Eating disorders are one of the most common psychiatric disorders among women. Little is known about underlying causes...
  25. pmc Reproductive factors, hormonal contraception, and risk of uterine leiomyomata in African-American women: a prospective study
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:113-23. 2004
    ..No consistent patterns were observed for other forms of hormonal contraception. Reproductive history is an important determinant of leiomyomata risk in premenopausal US Black women. Progestin-only injectables may reduce risk...
  26. pmc Risk of uterine leiomyomata in relation to tobacco, alcohol and caffeine consumption in the Black Women's Health Study
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 19:1746-54. 2004
    ..Tobacco, alcohol and caffeine consumption may influence risk of uterine leiomyomata via changes in ovarian function or hormone metabolism...
  27. ncbi request reprint A prospective analysis of alcohol consumption and onset of perimenopause
    Ghasi S Phillips
    Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology, Kresge Building, 9th Floor, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Maturitas 56:263-72. 2007
    ..Specific types of alcoholic beverages - red wine, white wine, beer, and liquor - were evaluated...
  28. pmc Influence of body size and body fat distribution on risk of uterine leiomyomata in U.S. black women
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:346-54. 2005
    ..We prospectively investigated the risk of self-reported uterine leiomyomata in relation to body mass index (BMI), weight change, height, waist and hip circumferences, and waist-to-hip ratio in a large cohort of U.S black women...
  29. ncbi request reprint Carotenoids, antioxidants and ovarian cancer risk in pre- and postmenopausal women
    D W Cramer
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 221 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 94:128-34. 2001
    ..Food items most strongly related to decreased risk for ovarian cancer were raw carrots and tomato sauce. Consumption of fruits, vegetables and food items high in carotene and lycopene may reduce the risk of ovarian cancer...
  30. ncbi request reprint Impact of oral contraceptive pill use on premenstrual mood: predictors of improvement and deterioration
    Hadine Joffe
    Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, 15 Parkman Street, WACC, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 189:1523-30. 2003
    ..The purpose of this study was to estimate risk factors for the deterioration and improvement of premenstrual mood disturbance with oral contraceptive pill use...
  31. ncbi request reprint Predictors of subsequent surgery for uterine leiomyomata after abdominal myomectomy
    Elizabeth A Stewart
    Center for Uterine Fibroids and Ob Gyn Epidemiology Center, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 99:426-32. 2002
    ..To study factors associated with an increased risk of subsequent surgery in a cohort of women undergoing abdominal myomectomy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Bacteriuria in pregnancy: a comparison of Bangladeshi and Caucasian women
    E Versi
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston 02215, USA
    Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 8:8-12. 1997
    ..Differences in hygiene practices and clothing may explain the observed differences in the bacteriuria rates...
  33. ncbi request reprint Complications of hysteroscopic surgery: predicting patients at risk
    A M Propst
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, the Division of Reproductive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 96:517-20. 2000
    ..To determine the frequency of operative complications and whether they can be predicted by specific patient characteristics or type of hysteroscopic procedure...
  34. ncbi request reprint Incidence of hospitalization for postpartum psychotic and bipolar episodes in women with and without prior prepregnancy or prenatal psychiatric hospitalizations
    Bernard L Harlow
    Obstetrics and Gynecology Epidemiology Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:42-8. 2007
    ..Postpartum psychosis occurs in 1 to 2 cases per 1000 live births. Most studies have not distinguished postpartum psychosis from bipolar disorder or the proportion of the incidence attributable to prepregnancy psychiatric morbidity...
  35. pmc Sociodemographic predictors of antenatal and postpartum depressive symptoms among women in a medical group practice
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 60:221-7. 2006
    ..This study investigated whether race/ethnicity, age, finances, and partnership status were associated with antenatal and postpartum depressive symptoms...
  36. ncbi request reprint A population-based assessment of chronic unexplained vulvar pain: have we underestimated the prevalence of vulvodynia?
    Bernard L Harlow
    Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 58:82-8. 2003
    ..To estimate the prevalence of unexplained chronic vulvar pain (burning or sharp knife like pain or pain on contact) in an ethnically diverse population-based sample of women...
  37. doi request reprint Association between diabetes and perinatal depression among low-income mothers
    Katy Backes Kozhimannil
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusett, USA
    JAMA 301:842-7. 2009
    ..Perinatal depression affects at least 10% to 12% of new mothers, and diabetes complicates up to 9% of pregnancies. Prior research shows a higher rate of major depression among individuals with diabetes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Insurance coverage and outcomes of in vitro fertilization
    Tarun Jain
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:661-6. 2002
    ..Although most insurance companies in the United States do not cover in vitro fertilization, a few states mandate such coverage...
  39. ncbi request reprint Relapse of major depression during pregnancy in women who maintain or discontinue antidepressant treatment
    Lee S Cohen
    Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry Clinical Research Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    JAMA 295:499-507. 2006
    ..However, systematic delineation of risk of relapse in women who maintain or discontinue pharmacological treatment during pregnancy is necessary...
  40. pmc Psychosocial predictors of the onset of anxiety disorders in women: results from a prospective 3-year longitudinal study
    Amanda W Calkins
    Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 23:1165-9. 2009
    ..These findings from a prospective longitudinal study are discussed in relation to the potential role of such predictors in primary or relapse prevention efforts...
  41. ncbi request reprint Influence of dietary oxalates on the risk of adult-onset vulvodynia
    Bernard L Harlow
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55454, USA
    J Reprod Med 53:171-8. 2008
    ..To examine the relationship between dietary oxalates and the development of vulvodynia...
  42. ncbi request reprint Influence of oral contraceptive use on the risk of adult-onset vulvodynia
    Bernard L Harlow
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    J Reprod Med 53:102-10. 2008
    ..To examine the association of adult-onset vulvodynia with oral contraceptive use...
  43. pmc Longitudinal study of the inception of perimenopause in relation to lifetime history of sexual or physical violence
    Jenifer E Allsworth
    Department of Community Health, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 58:938-43. 2004
    ..To investigate of the extent to which violence over the life course accelerates the onset of perimenopause, as measured by menstrual changes...
  44. ncbi request reprint Reproductive risk factors for incident bladder cancer: Iowa Women's Health Study
    Anna E Prizment
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Int J Cancer 120:1093-8. 2007
    ..This study provides evidence that increased risk of bladder cancer is associated with earlier age at menopause in postmenopausal women...
  45. pmc The impact of race as a risk factor for symptom severity and age at diagnosis of uterine leiomyomata among affected sisters
    Karen L Huyck
    Department of Pathology, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 198:168.e1-9. 2008
    ..The objective of the study was to identify risk factors for uterine leiomyomata (UL) in a racially diverse population of women with a family history of UL, and to evaluate their contribution to disease severity and age at diagnosis...
  46. ncbi request reprint Vulvodynia: a state-of-the-art consensus on definitions, diagnosis and management
    Gloria A Bachmann
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
    J Reprod Med 51:447-56. 2006
    ..The consensus panel also identified key topics and issues forfurther research, including the role of inflammatory mechanisms and genetic factors and psychosexual contributors...
  47. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and risk of vasomotor symptoms in women with and without a history of depression: results from the Harvard Study of Moods and Cycles
    Rebecca C Thurston
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Menopause 13:553-60. 2006
    ..To examine whether physical activity was associated with decreased risk of vasomotor symptoms in a prospective study of women transitioning through menopause...
  48. ncbi request reprint Perimenopause and depression: strength of association, causal mechanisms and treatment recommendations
    M Elizabeth Gyllstrom
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, 1300 South Second Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454, USA
    Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol 21:275-92. 2007
    ..Future research should focus on establishing temporality and studying these potential relationships among women of different ethnicities...