Newsletter Spring 2021

UCLA OBGYN Recent Publications:

  • Yalda Afshar, MD, PhD, was featured in Nature for her work on capturing data on pregnancy and COVID-19. Dr. Afshar is the Co-PI of PRIORITY (Pregnancy CoRonavirus Outcomes RegIsTrY), a nationwide study of pregnant women who are either under investigation for COVID-19 or have been confirmed to have COVID-19. This study is overseen jointly by UCLA and UCSF researchers.
  • Boitano, T. K. L., Smith, H. J., Cohen, J. G., Rossi, E. C., & Kim, K. H. (2021). Implementation and evaluation of a novel subspecialty society fellows robotic surgical course: the SGO minimally invasive academy surgical curriculum. Journal of gynecologic oncology, 32(2), e26-e26. 
  • Al-Safi Z, Dumesic DA. Laboratory evaluation of the female patient with suspected reproductive disorder. In: Oxford Textbook of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Third Edition. In press 2020
  • Chang RJ, Dumesic DA. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Hyperandrogenic States. In: Yen and Jaffe’s Reproductive Endocrinology: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Clinical Management, Ninth Edition. Strauss JF III, Barbieri RL, Dokras A, Williams CJ, Williams SZ (eds). Elsevier Saunders, Philadelphia, 2021, in press
  • Willging MM, Abbott DH, Dumesic DA. Intergenerational Implications of PCOS. In: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome - Current and Emerging Concepts. Lubna Pal, David Seifer (eds). Springer Nature, Switzerland, 2021, in press
  • Patil R. “Early experience with no-test telemedicine abortion during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Abstract accepted for ACOG May 2021 annual meeting.
  • Chase DM, Salani R, Farley J, Torres T, Stone J. Unwittingly biased: A note to gynecologic cancer providers. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Mar;160(3):646-648. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2021.01.009. Epub 2021 Jan 20.PMID: 33485640 No abstract available.
  • Hampel H, Pearlman R, de la Chapelle A, Pritchard CC, Zhao W, Jones D, Yilmaz A, Chen W, Frankel WL, Suarez AA, Cosgrove C, Backes F, Copeland L, Fowler J, O'Malley D, Salani R, McElroy JP, Stanich PP, Goodfellow P, Cohn DE. Double somatic mismatch repair gene pathogenic variants as common as Lynch syndrome among endometrial cancer patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Jan;160(1):161-168. doi: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2020.10.012. Epub 2020 Oct 21.PMID: 33393477
  • Quick AM, Dockter T, Le-Rademacher J, Salani R, Hudson C, Hundley A, Terstriep S, Streicher L, Faubion S, Loprinzi CL, Coleman JS, Wang KC, Lustberg M.Maturitas.  Pilot study of fractional CO2 laser therapy for genitourinary syndrome of menopause in gynecologic cancer survivors. 2021 Feb;144:37-44. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2020.10.018. Epub 2020 Dec 2.PMID: 33358206
  • Manrriquez E, Mandelbaum A, Aguayo E, Zakhour M, Karlan B, Benharash P, Cohen JG. Factors associated with high-cost hospitalizations in elderly ovarian cancer patients. Gynecol Oncol. 2020 Dec. 159(3): 767-772.  
  • Greenberg DC, Kamara D, Tatsugawa Z, Mendoza M, Pineda E, Holschneider CH, Zakhour. The role of the genetic testing industry in patient education of hereditary cancer: An observational study assessing the quality of pre-test patient education videos. Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Feb
  • Armstrong A, Watanabe M, Bhattacharya D, Zakhour M, Kroener L. Disseminated peritoneal coccidioidomycosis in pregnancy following fertility treatment: A case report and literature review. Case Reports in Women’s Health. 2021 Apr.