Haleh Sangi-Haghpeykar

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OBJECTIVE Cervical cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related mortality among women in Ghana. As of this writing no data are available concerning knowledge, attitudes and acceptability of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination by women in Ghana. METHODS Between November and December 2009, a self-administered survey was used to elicit information from 264(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of fetal intervention using fetal cystoscopy or vesicoamniotic shunting in the treatment of severe lower urinary obstruction (LUTO). METHODS A cohort of 111 fetuses with severe LUTO attending two centers between January 1990 and August 2013 were included retrospectively. Fetuses were categorized into three groups based(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the prevalence of endometriosis and its associated risk factors among multiparous women, and to determine the relationship between the location and depth of this disease and certain medical and behavioral characteristics. METHODS Over a 6-year period, 3384 multiparous women underwent laparoscopy for tubal sterilization. Endometriosis(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for tubal rupture among ectopic pregnancies treated with methotrexate (MTX). DESIGN Retrospective case-control analysis. SETTING An urban medical center. PATIENT(S) Eighty-one women diagnosed with an ectopic gestation treated with MTX: 19 patients experienced subsequent tubal rupture, and 62 patients experienced(More)
BACKGROUND Despite lack of scientific evidence about the safety of complementary and alternative medicines, the reported use of such remedies during pregnancies has increased. This study was undertaken to investigate the use of herbs, vitamins, and over-the-counter and prescription medications among pregnant Hispanic women and reasons for use, and to assess(More)
We employed accepted, validated symptom-based screening measures to discern attributable risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) to adverse pregnancy outcomes, taking into account potential maternal confounders. Commonly employed OSA screening measures (Berlin and Epworth scales) were performed in the second and third trimesters; maternal and neonatal outcome(More)
OBJECTIVES To prospectively validate the use of fractional limb volume measurements for estimated fetal weight (EFW) during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy and to summarize the medical literature regarding application of fractional limb volume for fetal weight estimation. METHODS One hundred and sixty-four women prospectively underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) involves episodic nocturnal apneas. Using polysomnography, we examined the predictive capacity of screening questionnaires (Berlin) in pregnancy. Incorporating simultaneous fetal heart rate monitoring (FHM), we examined the association of maternal apnea with FHM abnormalities. STUDY DESIGN We enrolled 100 pregnant(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study is to determine the incidence of paratubal cysts (PTCs) in a pediatric and adolescent population. METHODS An institutional review board-approved retrospective chart review was performed between the years of 1998 and 2008 at a single children's hospital. Inclusion criteria were met if pathology reports demonstrated diagnosis(More)
Few reliable tests are available for screening people rapidly for vestibular disorders although such tests would be useful for a variety of testing situations. Balance testing is widely performed but of unknown value for screening. The goal of this study was to determine the value of tests of walking balance for screening people with vestibular impairments.(More)