Sherelle Lea Laifer-Narin

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess if patients prefer to talk with a sonologist concerning the results of sonographic examinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study involved outpatients who underwent diagnostic sonography. Technologists offered patients the chance to speak with a sonologist about the results of their sonograms. If requested, a(More)
Postpartum and posttermination complications are common causes of morbidity and mortality in women of reproductive age. These complications can be broadly categorized into vascular, infectious, surgical, and neoplastic etiologies, or are due to ectopic implantation of placental or endometrial tissue. Causes of postpartum vascular complications include(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to establish criteria for distinguishing endometrial polyps, submucosal leiomyomas, endometrial hyperplasia, and endometrial carcinoma on saline hysterosonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-three saline hysterosonograms with histologic confirmation were retrospectively analyzed. We found 26 endometrial polyps, 16(More)
P ERIPARTUM hemorrhage is responsible for 150,000 maternal deaths worldwide each year. Although the risk of maternal death has decreased over the preceding century, there has recently been a concerning suggestion of an increase in the overall incidence of hemorrhage. Despite multiple advances in medical and surgical care, a steady rise in hemorrhage has(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this article is to assess the utility of transvaginal saline hysterosonography in patients presenting with a normal-appearing endometrium on conventional transvaginal pelvic sonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between August 1997 and October 1999, 180 patients underwent saline hysterosonography for abnormal vaginal bleeding. All(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of pelvic examination, tumor marker assessment, and transvaginal ultrasonography, with selected use of Doppler ultrasonography, to predict pelvic malignancy. METHODS Two hundred twenty-six women scheduled for operative removal of a pelvic mass were entered in the study prospectively. Each woman underwent pelvic(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW To describe advances in magnetic resonance technology and the current indications and advantages of magnetic resonance imaging that have led to increased utilization in fetal medicine. RECENT FINDINGS The article covers the most common uses of magnetic resonance imaging in fetal medicine. The advantages of magnetic resonance imaging for(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate prospectively the relative usefulness of color Doppler, spectral Doppler, and gray-scale sonography in differentiating benign from malignant adnexal masses. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 170 adnexal masses in 161 patients were classified prospectively as suggestive of or not suggestive of malignant(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine if an association exists between intracardiac echogenic foci in the second-trimester fetus and trisomy 21. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Over a 2-year period, targeted fetal sonography was performed for various indications in 1593 second-trimester high-risk pregnant women. Presence or absence of echogenic foci was(More)