Leslie A. Meyn

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OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to describe national rates of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. STUDY DESIGN We used the National Hospital Discharge Survey, a federal database that samples inpatient hospitals in the United States. Data from 1979 to 1997 were analyzed for diagnoses and procedures coded with the ICD-9-CM classification system.(More)
A longitudinal cohort study of sexually active women 18-30 years of age was conducted to identify variables associated with the acquisition of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infections. Six hundred seventy HSV-2-seronegative women were followed up at 4-month intervals for 1 year; acquisition of HSV-2 antibodies was detected in 32 of these women. Black(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine factors that are associated with recurrent prolapse. STUDY DESIGN Of 389 women who underwent vaginal prolapse and incontinence between June 1996 and May 1999, 176 women had 1-year follow-up evaluations. Recurrent prolapse was analyzed by both pelvic organ prolapse quantification stage and centimeter(More)
BACKGROUND The etiology of bacterial vaginosis (BV) is poorly understood, but better definition of the risk factors associated with its acquisition should improve our understanding of this complex disease entity. METHODS A longitudinal cohort study of young sexually active women was conducted to identify variables associated with BV acquisition. Seven(More)
To improve our understanding of the differences in commonly used synthetic prolapse meshes, we compared four newer generation meshes to Gynecare PS™ using a tensile testing protocol. We hypothesize that the newer meshes have inferior biomechanical properties. Meshes were loaded to failure (n = 5 per group) generating load–elongation curves from which the(More)
We performed a retrospective analysis to ascertain how accurately women who believe that they have regular menstrual cycles estimate the length of their actual cycles. Data were extracted from a chart review of subjects from three different studies of barrier contraceptives. Subjects were between 18 and 40 years of age and reported "regular" prestudy(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to describe the national rates of surgery for urinary incontinence in women. STUDY DESIGN We used the National Hospital Discharge Survey, a federal database that samples inpatient hospitals in the United States. Data from 1979 to 1997 were analyzed for diagnoses and procedures coded by using the International(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe episiotomy usage at vaginal delivery in the United States from 1979-1997. METHODS We used the National Hospital Discharge Survey, a federal database of a national sample of inpatient hospitals. Data from 1979 to 1997 were analyzed using International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes for(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess symptoms of bladder, bowel, and sexual function in women with pelvic organ prolapse and to compare symptoms by different degrees of prolapse. METHODS This retrospective study used data from 352 women with prolapse or urinary incontinence. The pelvic organ prolapse quantification measurements, as well as responses to 3 self-administered(More)
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS We characterized the risk factors for cervicitis, which is defined as endocervical mucopurulent discharge or easily induced bleeding, among women with(More)