Obstetrics & Gynecology

Resident Research Projects and Publications

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Patient Receptivity to Integration of Telehealth in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Regimens. Zoorob D, Yunghans S, Methenitis A, Garcia E, El Sharaiha R, Wahl  H. Urogynecology (Phila). 2023 Feb 1;29(2):281-286. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001294

Addition of Transversus Abdominus Plane Block to Conventional Pain Regimens in Robotic Sacrocolpopexy Procedures – A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial (SACROTAP) Zoorob D, Tsolakian I, Shuffle E, Perring P, Maxwell R. Urogynecology (Phila). 2023 Feb 1;29(2):139-143. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001287

Do Medical Student Mental Stress and Burnout Vary with Virtual and In-Person Interviews? Zoorob D, Richardson K, Gaishauser K, Hinkel B, Zarudskaya O, Moussa M, VanHook J, Maxwell R. Future Science OA 2021. Epub Ahead of Print

Vaping in Pregnancy: A Geographically Focused Assessment of ObGyn Provider Knowledge Regarding the Safety and Usage of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems. Craig M, Tamirisa A, Madhavan R, Jochum E, Cohen A, Zoorob D. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology 2021. Epub Ahead of Print

Bupivacaine Use After Posterior Colporrhaphy to Reduce Postoperative Pain: A MultiCenter, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial. Kaeser C, Rothenberger R, Zoorob D, Whiteside J. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg 2021 Jun 23. Epub Ahead of Print

Insight into Resident Burnout, Mental Wellnes, and Coping Mechanisms Early in The Covid Pandemic. Zoorob D, Shah S, LaSeavig D, Murphy C, Aouthmany S, Brickman K. PLoS One 2021 Apr 15;16(4):e0250104

Uterine Fibroid in A 16-Year-Old Adolescent Managed with A Fertility Sparing Approach: A Case Report and Review of The Literature. Murphy C, Zarudskaya O, Kakish C, Zoorob D, Seo-Patel S. J Pediatr Adolsc Gynecol. 2021 Feb 13;S1083-3188(20)30412-5

Endometriosis-Associated Colorectal Carcinosarcoma: A Case Report and Review of The LiteratureTsolakian I, Crim A, Lynn A, Zoorob D, Klein P, Walter A. Gynecol Oncol Reps. 2021 Jan 12;35:100696

Multi-Institutional Validation of a Vaginal Hysterectomy Simulation Model for Resident Training. Zoorob D, Frenn R, Moffitt M, Kansagor A, Cross S, Aguirre F, Edelson MI, Kenny B, Banks E. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2020 Dec 10:S1553-4650(20)31173-0. 

Maternal Morbidity Associated with Skin Incision Type at Cesarean Delivery in Obese Patients: A Systematic Review. Zoorob D, Zarudskaya O, VanHook J, Moussa M. Future Science OA 2020 Dec 18;7(3):FSO669

Management of A Splenic Artery Aneurysm in The Third Trimester of Pregnancy. Zarudskaya O, Subash, M, Tamirisa A, Docheva N, Reddy B, Zoorob D.Case Rep Obstet Gynecol 2020 Sep 19

Impact of Social Determinants of Health on The Choice and Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives. Zoorob D, McNamee C, Reilly M, Loss L, VanHook J.Advances in Reproductive Sciences. 2020 Jun 18;8(3):166-74

Gartner’s Duct Cysts: A Review of Surgical Management and A New Technique Using Fluorescein Dye. Nui S, Didde R, Schuchmann J, Zoorob D.Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Jan;31(1):55-61

Refractory Sexual Arousal Subsequent to Sacral Neuromodulation. Zoorob D, Deis A, Lindsay KCase Rep Obstet Gynecol 2019 Apr 2

Translating Sexual Dysfunction: Does Language Impact Clinical Discussion of Painful Sex? Eisenach N, Zoorob D, Nazir N, Pedraza, R, Swan K.Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 Nov;26(11):688-691 

The Effect of Lidocaine Gel on Pain Perception During Diagnostic Flexible Cystoscopy in Women. Dougher E, Zoorob D. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 Mar/Apr;25(2):178-184

Barriers to Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Regarding Treatment of High-Tone Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Zoorob D, Swan K, Higgins M, Cummings J, Dominguez S, Carey E.Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2017 Nov/Dec;23(6):444-448.

Increasing Patient Safety With Neonates Via Handoff Communication During Delivery: A Call for Interprofessional Health Care Team Training Across GME and CME. Vanderbilt AA, Pappada SM, Stein H, Harper D, Papadimos TJ. Adv Med EDuc Pract 2017 Jun 7;8:365-367. Doi: 10.2147/AMEP.S129674. eCollection 2017.

Use of an Amnioport to Maintain Amniotic Fluid Volume in Fetuses with Oligohydramnios Secondary to Lower Urinary Tract Obstruction or Fetal Renal Anomalies. Polzin WJ, Lim FY, Habli M, Van Hook J, Minges M, Jaekle R, Crombleholme TM. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2017;41(1):51-57. Doi: 10:1159/000445946. Epub 2016 June 9.

Contribution Of Age to Clinical Trail Enrollment and Tolerance With Ovarian Cancer. Gillen J, Gunderson C, Greenwade M, Rowland M, Ruskin R, Ding K, Crim A, Walter A, White E, Moore K. Gynecol Oncol. 2017 Apr;145(1):32-36. Doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2016.12.023. Epub 2017 Jan 10.

Positive Versus Negative Effects of VEGF165 on Ca2+ Signaling and NO Production in Human Endothelial Cells. Boeldt DS, Krupp J, Yi FX, Khurshid N, Shah DM, Bird IM. Am J Phusiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2017 Jan 1;312(1):H181. Doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00924.2015. Epub 2016 Nov 11.

Relationship of Trimester-Specific Smoking Patterns and Risk of Preterm Birth. Moore, Blatt K, Chen A, Van Hook J, DeFranco EA. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Jul;215(1):109.e1-6. Doi: 10.1016/j.ajob.2016.01.167. Epub 2016 Jan 28.

Factors Associated With Smoking Cessation in Pregnancy. Moore E. Blatt K, Chen A, Van Hook J, DeFranco EA. Am J Perinatol. 2016 May; 33(6):560-8. Doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1570319. Epub 2015 Dec 21.

Is The Routine Use of Bevacizumab in The Treatment of Women With Advanced or Recurrent Cancer of The Cervix Sustainable? Klag N, Walter AC, Sheely KM, Manahan KJ, Geisler JP. Clinicoecon Outcomes Res. 2016 Jun 21;8:287-91. Doi: 10.2147/CEOR.S71218. eCollection 2016.

Post-Intensive Care Unit Syndrome in Gynecologic Oncology Patients. Gunderson CC, Walter AC, Ruskin R, Ding K, Moore KN. Support Care Cancer. 2016 Nov;24(11):4627-32. Doi: 10.1007/s00520-016-3305-0. Epub 2016 Jun 15. 

Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2016 Annual Meeting:  Highlights and Context. Moore K, Stone R, Walter A. Gynecol Oncol. 2016 Jun;141(3):416-20. Doi: 10.1016/j.y.gyno.2016.04.542.

Association of Reported Trimester-Specific Smoking Cessation With Fetal Growth Restriction. Blatt K, Moore E, Chen A, Van Hook J, DeFranco EA. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Jun;125 (6):1452-9. Doi: 10.1097/APG.0000000000000679.

A 26-Hour System of Highly Sensitive Whole Genome Sequencing for Emergency Management of Genetic Diseases

Miller Na, Farrow EG, Gibson M, Willig LK, Twist G, Yoo B, Marrs T, Corder S, Krivohlavek L, Walter A, Petrikin JE, Saunders CJ, Thiffault I, Soden SE, Smith LD, Dinwiddie DL, Herd S, Cakici JA, Catreux S, Ruehle M, Kingsmore SF. Genome Med. 2015 Sep 30;7:100. Doi: 10.1186/s13073-015-0221-8.

Comparison of Time-Motion Analysis of Conventional Stool Culture and The BD MAX Enteric Bacterial Panel (EBP). Mortensen JE, Ventrola C, Hanna S, Walter A. BMC Clin Pathol. 2015 May 28;15-9. doi: 10.1186/s12907-015-0010-8. eCollection 2015. 

Central Nervous System Metastasis in Gynecologic Cancer: Symptom Management, Prognosis and Palliative Management Strategies. Walter AC, Gunderson CC, Vesely SK, Algan O, Sughrue M, Slaughter KN, Moore KN. Gynecol Oncol. 2015 Mar; 136(3):472-7. Doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2014.12.020.

Giant Chorioangiomas: Perinatal Outcomes and Techniques in Fetoscopic Devascularization. Lim FY, Coleman A, Polzin W, Jaekle R, Habli M, Van Hook J, Lewis D, Crombleholme T. Feta Diagn Ther. 2015;37(1):18-23. Doi: 10.1159/000363600. Epub 2014 Aug 28. 

Acute Kidney Injury During Pregnancy. Van Hook JW. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Dec; 57(4):851-61. Doi: 10.1097/GRF. 0000000000000069. Review.

Design Considerations for Point-Of-Care Clinical Trails Comparing Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment For Opioid Dependence in Pregnancy and For Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Winhusen T, Wilder C, Wexelblatt SL, Theobald J, Hall ES, Lewis D. Van Hook J, Marcotte M. Contemp Clin Trails. 2014 Sep;39(1):158-65. Doi: 10.1016/j.cct2014.08.009. Epub 2014 Aug 23.

Initial Experience With a Dual-Balloon Catheter For The Management of Postpartum Hemorrhage. Dildy GA, Belfort MA, Adair CD, Destefano K, Robinson D, Lam G, Strong TH Jr. Polon C, Massaro R, Bukkapatnam J, Van Hook JW, Kassis I, Sunderji S, ebb Surveillance Study Team. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Feb;210(2):136.el-6. Doi: 10.1016/j.1jog.2013.09.015. Epub 2013 Sep 18.

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