HAROLD WIESENFELD

Summary

Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The use of once-daily dosing of gentamicin in obstetrics and gynecology
    H C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine Magee Womens Research Institute, PA, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 6:155-9. 1998
  2. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases in women among primary care physicians
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:649-53. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Pathology, Magee Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 120:37-43. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of acute and subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Magee Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:400-5. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis is a strong predictor of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:663-8. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Lower genital tract infection and endometritis: insight into subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Womens Research Institute, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:456-63. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Association between elevated neutrophil defensin levels and endometritis
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Infect Dis 186:792-7. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of the clinical diagnosis of lower genital tract infection in women
    Daniel V Landers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and Magee Women s Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1004-10. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint The associations between pelvic inflammatory disease, Trichomonas vaginalis infection, and positive herpes simplex virus type 2 serology
    Thomas L Cherpes
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:747-52. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Insight into the treatment of vulvar pain: a survey of clinicians
    Glenn M Updike
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1404-9. 2005

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Publications36

  1. pmc The use of once-daily dosing of gentamicin in obstetrics and gynecology
    H C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburg School of Medicine Magee Womens Research Institute, PA, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 6:155-9. 1998
    ..In this symposium, we will describe the pharmacokinetics of gentamicin and review new information advocating the use of once-daily administration of gentamicin...
  2. ncbi request reprint Knowledge about sexually transmitted diseases in women among primary care physicians
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:649-53. 2005
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the knowledge about the management of STDs among primary care physicians and to identify physician characteristics associated with possession of STD knowledge...
  3. doi request reprint Subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Departments of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences and Pathology, Magee Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 120:37-43. 2012
    ..Subclinical PID is common in women with uncomplicated chlamydial or gonococcal cervicitis or with bacterial vaginosis. We assessed whether women with subclinical PID are at an increased risk for infertility...
  4. ncbi request reprint Comparison of acute and subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences and Magee Womens Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:400-5. 2005
    ..The objective of this study was to compare the demographic, clinical, and microbiologic findings in women with subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and women with acute PID...
  5. ncbi request reprint Bacterial vaginosis is a strong predictor of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 36:663-8. 2003
    ..These data support the importance of vaginal flora in the defense against STD acquisition...
  6. ncbi request reprint Lower genital tract infection and endometritis: insight into subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Womens Research Institute, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:456-63. 2002
    ..Subclinical PID is believed to be an important cause of tubal factor infertility...
  7. ncbi request reprint Association between elevated neutrophil defensin levels and endometritis
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Infect Dis 186:792-7. 2002
    ..Neutrophil defensins appear to participate in the host defense in ascending pelvic infection and the pathogenesis of PID...
  8. ncbi request reprint Predictive value of the clinical diagnosis of lower genital tract infection in women
    Daniel V Landers
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh and Magee Women s Research Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 190:1004-10. 2004
    ..We hypothesized that diagnostic approaches to lower genital tract infections are inaccurate and proposed this study to evaluate typical approaches...
  9. ncbi request reprint The associations between pelvic inflammatory disease, Trichomonas vaginalis infection, and positive herpes simplex virus type 2 serology
    Thomas L Cherpes
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:747-52. 2006
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  10. ncbi request reprint Insight into the treatment of vulvar pain: a survey of clinicians
    Glenn M Updike
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 193:1404-9. 2005
    ..The purpose of this investigation was to determine practice patterns among clinicians who frequently treat patients with vulvar pain syndromes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Endometrial plasma cells: do they indicate subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease?
    Sharon L Achilles
    School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 32:185-8. 2005
    ..Subclinical PID is diagnosed histologically after endometrial biopsy. In the literature, many different histologic criteria have been used to define subclinical PID...
  12. pmc High rate of severe fetal outcomes associated with maternal parvovirus b19 infection in pregnancy
    Richard H Beigi
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol 2008:524601. 2008
    ..To augment the understanding of parvovirus B19 infection in pregnancy with respect to maternal characteristics and their corresponding fetal outcomes...
  13. pmc Exploring the relationship among weight, race, and sexual behaviors among girls
    Aletha Yvette Akers
    Department of Obstetrics, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Pediatrics 124:e913-20. 2009
    ..The relationship between weight and sexual behavior among adolescents is poorly understood. We examined this relationship in a nationally representative sample of high school girls...
  14. doi request reprint Symptomatic urinary tract infections after surgery for prolapse and/or incontinence
    Gary Sutkin
    Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Int Urogynecol J 21:955-61. 2010
    ..The purpose of our study was to estimate the frequency and risk factors for symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) after surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and/or pelvic organ prolapse (POP)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Pelvic inflammatory disease: new diagnostic criteria and treatment
    Richard H Beigi
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Women s Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 30:777-93. 2003
    ..As we learn more about the frequency and importance of subclinical PID, the true burden of upper genital tract infection upon reproductive age women continues to be elucidated...
  16. ncbi request reprint Quality of life utilities for pelvic inflammatory disease health states
    Kenneth J Smith
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 35:307-11. 2008
    ..Utilities for PID could have important implications on the cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent and manage this disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Inflammation on liquid-based cervical cytology: can leukocytes be used to triage for Chlamydia trachomatis testing?
    Nicole M Donnellan
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:e33-5. 2007
    ..The study was undertaken to investigate whether leukocytes on liquid-based cervical cytology can predict Chlamydia trachomatis infection...
  18. ncbi request reprint Vaginal polymorphonuclear leukocytes and bacterial vaginosis as markers for histologic endometritis among women without symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease
    Mark H Yudin
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Womens Hospital, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 188:318-23. 2003
    ..The study was performed to determine whether vaginal polymorphonuclear leukocytes can be used as predictors of histologic endometritis among women at risk for, but without symptoms of, acute pelvic inflammatory disease...
  19. ncbi request reprint Does digital vaginal examination using lubricant have an impact on testing for Chlamydia trachomatis by polymerase chain reaction?
    Pablo Uribasterra
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee Womens Research Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:112-3. 2002
  20. ncbi request reprint Alcohol and drug use and related disorders: An underrecognized health issue among adolescents and young adults attending sexually transmitted disease clinics
    Robert L Cook
    Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 33:565-70. 2006
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  21. 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)...
  22. ncbi request reprint Primary care physician attitudes regarding sexually transmitted diseases
    Michael R Ashton
    School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 29:246-51. 2002
    ..Primary care physicians see the majority of patients with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), but little is known about their attitudes regarding STD-related issues...
  23. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for cervicitis among women with bacterial vaginosis
    Jeanne M Marrazzo
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98104, and Department of Pediatrics, Children s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Infect Dis 193:617-24. 2006
    ..Cervicitis commonly occurs in women with bacterial vaginosis (BV), often without concomitant chlamydial or gonococcal infection. The risk factors for cervicitis have not been described...
  24. doi request reprint Combined hormonal contraception may be protective against Neisseria gonorrhoeae infection
    Priya R Gursahaney
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 37:356-60. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study is to determine the influence of hormonal contraception on gonococcal infection in women exposed to males with gonococcal urethritis...
  25. ncbi request reprint Untreated asymptomatic group B streptococcal bacteriuria early in pregnancy and chorioamnionitis at delivery
    Brenna L Anderson
    Division of Reproductive Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, Magee Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:524.e1-5. 2007
    ..The objective of the study was to determine the frequency of adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with untreated asymptomatic group B beta-hemolytic streptococcal (GBS) bacteriuria during pregnancy...
  26. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of alternative outpatient pelvic inflammatory disease treatment strategies
    Kenneth J Smith
    Section of Decision Sciences and Clinical Systems Modeling, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Sex Transm Dis 34:960-6. 2007
    ..Effectiveness differences between outpatient pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) treatment regimens are uncertain, but significant differences in cost exist...
  27. doi request reprint Antimicrobial prophylaxis for cesarean delivery before skin incision
    Stephanie M Owens
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Womens Research Institute, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 114:573-9. 2009
    ..To estimate the effect of a hospital-wide change in the timing of antimicrobial prophylaxis in cesarean deliveries on maternal and neonatal infections...
  28. ncbi request reprint Antibiotic therapy for acute pelvic inflammatory disease: the 2006 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sexually transmitted diseases treatment guidelines
    Cheryl K Walker
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of California at Davis, Sacramento, CA, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 44:S111-22. 2007
    ..Important contributions to the literature that impact the 2006 guidelines are described in this article...
  29. pmc Additional antibiotic use and preterm birth among bacteriuric and nonbacteriuric pregnant women
    Brenna L Anderson
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island 02905, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 102:141-5. 2008
    ..To determine the risk of preterm birth related to use of additional antibiotics...
  30. ncbi request reprint A growing concern: inability to diagnose vulvovaginal infections correctly
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Obstet Gynecol 104:199. 2004
  31. ncbi request reprint Maintenance fluconazole therapy for recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis
    Jack D Sobel
    Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:876-83. 2004
    ..No safe and convenient regimen has proved to be effective for the management of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis...
  32. ncbi request reprint Women's satisfaction with an intravaginal Lactobacillus capsule for the treatment of bacterial vaginosis
    Jeanne M Marrazzo
    Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 15:1053-60. 2006
    ..To assess women's satisfaction with a vaginal capsule containing human-derived, H(2)O(2)-producing Lactobacillus crispatus at completion of a randomized, placebo-controlled study for treatment of bacterial vaginosis (BV)...
  33. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with absence of H2O2-producing Lactobacillus among women with bacterial vaginosis
    Richard H Beigi
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, MetroHealth Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio 44109, USA
    J Infect Dis 191:924-9. 2005
    ..Women with bacterial vaginosis have different microbiological profiles. Our objective was to identify risk factors for an absence of H(2)O(2)-producing lactobacilli among women with bacterial vaginosis...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of two tinidazole regimens in treatment of bacterial vaginosis: a randomized controlled trial
    Charles H Livengood
    Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 110:302-9. 2007
    ..S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-recommended criteria to define cure...
  35. ncbi request reprint Timing of prophylactic antibiotic administration in the uninfected laboring gravida: a randomized clinical trial
    Harold C Wiesenfeld
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:876-7; author reply 877-8. 2006
  36. ncbi request reprint Suppressive antibacterial therapy with 0.75% metronidazole vaginal gel to prevent recurrent bacterial vaginosis
    Jack D Sobel
    Department of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 194:1283-9. 2006
    ..Efficacy study of suppressive vaginal metronidazole in reducing recurrent symptomatic episodes of bacterial vaginosis...

Research Grants5

  1. Prevention of Infertility in Women With Subclinical PID
    HAROLD WIESENFELD; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..During this study, very real public health questions will be asked and answered which will affect the way that lower genital tract infections are routinely managed, potentially enhancing fertility among American women. ..