Lindsay Zimmerman

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OBJECTIVE We sought to estimate the prevalence of rape-related pregnancy as an indication for abortion at two public Chicago facilities and to describe demographic and clinical correlates of women who terminated rape-related pregnancies. METHODS We performed a cross-sectional study of women obtaining abortion at the Center for Reproductive Health (CRH) at(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify average blood loss in vaginal and cesarean deliveries in a cohort of women based on body surface area and compare this with the standard definitions. METHODS In this descriptive study, we analyzed data from 459 deliveries. We identified the median estimated blood loss across the sample. Using body surface area, we calculated the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) trends after evacuation of complete hydatidiform moles to determine if urinary semiquantitative pregnancy tests (SQPTs) could replace blood draws. while still detecting early postmolar gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of complete hydatidiform moles at a(More)
PURPOSE To describe the impact of the Illinois Parental Notification of Abortion Act on minors presenting for first-trimester abortion at an urban clinic in Chicago, Illinois. METHODS Descriptive, retrospective review looked at minors obtaining a first-trimester abortion at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital Reproductive Health Services during the 12 months(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of the modified American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)/Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO) referral guidelines in a high-risk limited-resource setting. METHODS In a retrospective study, data were assessed for all women who underwent surgery for an adnexal mass at John H. Stroger Jr Hospital,(More)
OBJECTIVE Follow-up recommendations after an excisional procedure vary depending on whether or not there is a positive ectocervical or endocervical margin or endocervical curettage (ECC). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the importance of these findings in predicting recurrent/persistent (r/p) disease in a sample of human immunodeficiency virus(More)
This study is a follow-up observational study to assess the prevalence of chlamydia (CT) and gonorrhea (GC) among women who undergo a first-trimester surgical termination in a large public, urban hospital-based termination clinic, and to compare the rates to previously published data. We conducted a retrospective chart review on 4197 patients who underwent(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to compare the effectiveness of at least 1 h of 400 mcg of buccal misoprostol to overnight osmotic dilators for early second-trimester surgical abortion cervical preparation. DESIGN We conducted a retrospective cohort study, reviewing 145 consecutive charts to compare procedure duration for women who received 400 mcg of buccal(More)
ECG-gated noncontrast computed tomography (CT) is routinely used to quantify calcified coronary plaque (CCP) to assess coronary artery disease (CAD) risk in high-risk healthy populations. CCP is associated with CAD risk factors, particularly men and older age, and is generally less useful in younger people. Coronary plaque calcification is a late(More)
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