Anne M Fullilove

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OBJECTIVE Maternal expulsive efforts are thought to damage the pelvic floor. We aimed to compare pelvic floor function and anatomy between women who delivered vaginally (VB) versus those with caesarean delivery (CD) prior to the second stage of labour. DESIGN Prospective cohort. SETTING University Hospital Midwifery practice. POPULATION Nulliparas. (More)
BACKGROUND Perineal trauma after vaginal delivery can have significant long-term consequences. It is unknown if a larger infant head circumference or smaller maternal perineal anatomy are risk factors for perineal trauma after vaginal delivery. METHODS We conducted a prospective cohort study of low-risk nulliparous women. Data collected included maternal(More)
BACKGROUND Perineal pain is common after childbirth. We studied the effect of genital tract trauma, labor care, and birth variables on the incidence of pain in a population of healthy women exposed to low rates of episiotomy and operative vaginal delivery. METHODS A prospective study of genital trauma at birth and assessment of postpartum perineal pain(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine retention rates of entry-level physician faculty members in obstetrics and gynecology. STUDY DESIGN Ongoing data were collected by the Association of American Medical Colleges between 1981 and 2009 for full-time, entry-level assistant professors to determine whether they remained at their original(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate promotion rates of physician faculty members in obstetrics and gynecology during the past 30 years METHODS Data were collected annually by the Association of American Medical Colleges from every school between 1980 and 2009 for first-time assistant and associate professors to determine whether and when they were promoted. Data for(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to determine whether downward trends in inflation-adjusted salaries (1989-99) continued for obstetrics and gynecology faculty. STUDY DESIGN Data were gathered from the Faculty Salary Survey from the Association of American Medical Colleges for academic years 2001 through 2009. We compared median physician salaries adjusted for(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the shortest umbilical cord length that will permit spontaneous vaginal delivery. METHODS This prospective, observational study included 166 randomly chosen women with no apparent antepartum complications who delivered spontaneously at or beyond 37 weeks. The cord was clamped at the maternal introitus immediately after delivery. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine if medical students' attendance at specialized prenatal clinics for Southwest Native American women would impact their awareness of and comfort in discussing traditional and unique values during pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN In this unblinded, randomized trial, all 154 third-year students rotating consecutively on our(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the retention of chairs in academic obstetrics and gynecology with other core clinical departments. METHODS Ongoing data were collected from each medical school for the Association of American Medical Colleges Faculty Roster between 1979 and 2007. Primary outcome measures included 5-year and 10-year retention rates and survival curves(More)
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