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Research Spotlight


Research Highlight

Dr. Erin Brennand continues to lead the HUPPS (Hysterectomy vs Uterine Preservation Prospective Study) with clinical follow-up completion in February 2024 and submission for publication to follow in Spring 2024. Several spin-off studies have already been published and the research team has recently been awarded another CIHR grant for continued research about long term impacts of uterine preserving vs hysterectomy-based POP research. These projects have created new collaborations and opportunities for trainees within the University of Calgary Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, as well as graduate students from other departments. The team has many more ideas related to medical education and knowledge translation and looks forward to working with CSPM members and other Urogynaecology programs to implement them on a national level. 

2023 – Q12024 Publication List

Birch C. Birth Tourism - Possible Solutions. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2023 Jun;45(6):389-390. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2023.03.012.

Oluyomi T, Cooper S, Roggensack A, Birch C, Egege S, Kelly M, Burechailo L, Quon JS, Leighton S, Nelson G. Introduction of a Maternal-Fetal Medicine Tele-Ultrasound Program in Rural Alberta. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2023 Jul;45(7):503-505. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2023.04.022.

Cartier S, Cerantola GM, Leung AA, Brennand E. The impact of surgeon operative volume on risk of reoperation within 5 years of mid-urethral sling: a systematic review. Int Urogynecol J. 2023 May;34(5):981-992. doi: 10.1007/s00192-022-05426-9.

Ramage K, Ducey A, Scime NV, Knox E, Brennand EA. Factors affecting women's decision between uterine-preserving versus hysterectomy-based surgery for pelvic organ prolapse. Womens Health (Lond). 2023 Jan-Dec;19:17455057231181015. doi: 10.1177/17455057231181015.

Cummings S, Scime NV, Brennand EA. Age and postoperative opioid use in women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2023 Oct;102(10):1371-1377. doi: 10.1111/aogs.14638.

Chang DH, Dumanski SM, Brennand EA, Ruzycki SM, Ramage K, Gantar T, Shah S, Ahmed SB. Female reproductive health and contraception use in CKD: an international mixed-methods study. Kidney Med. 2023 Aug 13;5(10):100713. doi: 10.1016/j.xkme.2023.100713.

Chaikof M, Cundiff GW, Mohtashami F, Millman A, Larouche M, Pierce M, Brennand EA, McDermott C. Surgical sexism in Canada: structural bias in reimbursement of surgical care for women. Can J Surg. 2023 Jul 4;66(4):E341-E347. doi: 10.1503/cjs.022121. Erratum in: Can J Surg. 2023 Nov 28;66(6):E582.

Scime NV, Brown HK, Metcalfe A, Simpson AN, Brennand EA. Bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy at the time of benign hysterectomy among females with disabilities: a population-based cross-sectional study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2023 Dec;229(6):658.e1-658.e17. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2023.08.001.

Scime NV, Brown HK, Shea AK, Brennand EA. Association of infertility with type and timing of menopause: a prospective cohort study. Hum Reprod. 2023 Sep 5;38(9):1843-1852. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dead143.

Scime NV, Shea AK, Faris PD, Brennand EA. Impact of lifetime lactation on the risk and duration of frequent vasomotor symptoms: A longitudinal dose-response analysis. BJOG. 2023 Jan;130(1):89-98. doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.17274. Epub 2022 Aug 22.

McLeod LJ, McLeod KE, Liauw J, Carter Ramirez A, Coll-Black M, Kouyoumdjian FG. Antenatal obstetrician care among people who experience incarceration in Ontario: a retrospective cohort study. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2023 May;45(5):327-328. doi: 10.1016/j.jogc.2023.02.013.

Caldwell L, Kim-Fine S, Antosh DD, Husk K, Meriwether KV, Long JB, Heisler CA, Hudson PL, Lozo S, Iyer S, Rogers RG. Surgeon counseling regarding return to sexual activity after pelvic reconstructive surgery. Urogynecology. 2023 Sep 1;29(9):725-731. doi: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000001338.

Grimes CL, Halder G, Beckham AJ, Kim-Fine S, Rogers R, Iglesia C. Anticipated impact of Dobbs v Jackson women's health organization on training of residents in obstetrics and gynecology: A qualitative analysis. J Grad Med Educ. 2023 Jun;15(3):339-347. doi: 10.4300/JGME-D-22-00885.1. Epub 2023 Jun 14.

Thanh N, Lopatina E, Montgomery L, Robert M, Tanguay R, Wasylak T. Treated versus self-reported prevalence of chronic pain and costs of patients’ health services utilization: A population-based study of health administrative databases. British Journal of Pain Nov 7, 2023. doi:10.1177/20494637231209928 

Kalenga C, Metcalfe A, Robert M, Nerenberg K, MacRae J, Ahmed S. The association between the route of administration and formulation of estrogen therapy and hypertension risk in postmenopausal women: A prospective population-based study. Circulation 2023 Jul;80(7):1463-1473. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.122.19938 

Rytz CL, Kochaksaraei GS, Skeith L, Ronksley PE, Dumanski SM, Robert M, Ahmed SB. Menstrual abnormalities and reproductive lifespan in females with CKD: A systematic review & meta-analysis. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022 Dec;17(12):1742-1753. doi: 10.2215/CJN.07100622

Ducey A, Donoso C, Ross, S, Robert M. The (Commercialized) Experience of Operating and Ambiguous Variations:Understanding Widespread Patient. Sociol Health Illn. 2023 Feb;45(2):346-365. doi: 10.1111/1467-9566.13579 

Hall J, Thompson M. Let’s talk CBME in surgery: How it’s meant to go, and how it’s going. ICE Blog by the iCBME Collaborators.  November 2023