Leslie A Rawlinson

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INTRODUCTION Persistent sexual arousal disorder (PSAS) is a poorly documented condition characterized by persistent genital arousal in the absence of conscious feelings of sexual desire. AIM To determine whether there are replicable features associated with PSAS, to describe salient characteristics of women reporting this condition, and to determine(More)
INTRODUCTION Few randomized controlled trials (RCTs) have been conducted to establish evidence-based management protocols for provoked vestibulodynia (PVD), a chronic vulvar pain condition affecting approximately 14 million women in the U.S. We describe the rationale and design of an NIH funded multicenter clinical trial utilizing an extended release(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to collect preliminary evidence on the efficacy of milnacipran in reducing pain in women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) and to identify which patient characteristics predict treatment success. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 12-week open-label trial was conducted in 22 women with PVD. The Pain Rating Index of the McGill Pain(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine whether there are differences in the clinical presentation of symptoms and vulvar pain ratings in postmenopausal women compared with premenopausal women with provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) enrolled in a clinical trial, after correcting for estrogen deficiency. METHODS Questionnaire data were collected from 76(More)
BACKGROUND Successful recruitment in clinical trials for chronic pain conditions is challenging, especially in women with provoked vulvodynia due to reluctance in discussing pain associated with sexual intercourse. The most successful recruitment methods and the characteristics of women reached with these methods are unknown. OBJECTIVE To compare the(More)
BACKGROUND The prevalence of vulvodynia has been reported to be lower in black compared to white and Latina women. Use of different terminology to describe vulvar pain symptoms may play a role in lower prevalence. The objectives were to compare pain descriptors used by black and white women with provoked vulvodynia (PVD) to determine the effect of race on(More)
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