Preeclamptic patients will have an ultrasound done of their eyes, to look at the size of the nerve behind the eye. We will also recruit women without preeclampsia to be a comparison group.
We propose to play the song "Weightless" during epidural placement on an iPhone set to medium volume. The song (all 6 continual parts) is 43 minutes long and will be started just before epidural placement and stopped just after end of procedure. The control group will be expectant mothers who do not have "Weightless" playing during their epidural placement. The goal is to determine if playing "the most relaxing song in the world" helps to reduce laboring parturients anxiety and improve their overall satisfaction with the experience.
Bayer is studying an investigational drug, Vilaprasin, in women who have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, to treat heavy menstrual bleeding. Subjects will take an oral medication or placebo. Subjects will remain in the study for about 16 months and involves up to 8 visits.
The primary investigators/residents have noted during clinical rotations that a significant number of GBS unknown mothers at SRHS are being treated with intrapartum antibiotics even without the presence of risk factors, presumably to decrease postpartum/neonatal length of stay.
Our study, a retrospective chart review, will determine whether or not length of stay is affected by treating GBS unknown mothers with intrapartum antibiotics in the absence of the aforementioned risk factors.
Potential benefits include the cost-effectiveness of decreased length of stay for these patients as well as decreased exposure to nosocomial infections for neonates. However, antibiotic stewardship and patient safety are also considerations. Another potential option for these patients is rapid GBS testing with PCR which can provide results in 1-2 hours compared with 24-48 hours for the standard culture. PCR is not currently available at SMC.
Bayer is studying an investigational drug, Vilaprasin, in women who have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids vs standard treatment.
This study will compare 0.1mg and 0.05mg of spinal morphine for postoperative pain after scheduled, elective Cesarean delivery. All patients will receive a spinal anesthetic (single injection in the lower back to numb patients from the waist down) for operative anesthesia and will be
randomized into one of two groups: (group 1) 0.1mg spinal morphine and (group 2) 0.05mg spinal morphine. This will be a randomized, single blinded study.
This study is try to understand current patients with fibroids and there choices for management. We will follow women through their journey and obtain patient reported outcomes, through questionnaire's, following their current therapies for Uterine Fibroids, including symptoms, quality of life, work productivity impact, and satisfaction.
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and benefits of treating mild chronic hypertension (CHTN), or high blood pressure, with medication during pregnancy vs non treatment. Medication prescribed is medication currently approved to treat severe CHTN.
The purpose of this study is to validate a test developed to determine preterm labor, to determine the optimal time to preform the test, and to discover biomarkers that will date a pregnancy and predict the time to birth.
The purpose of this study is to study an alternative to unopposed estrogen in premenopausal women that have endometriosis-related pain at the time of hysterectomy (removal of the womb). We will compare a type of estrogen alone with another combination medication that has the same type of estrgrogen plus another medication called bazodoxiphene (Duavee). We will compare the effect of Duavee with estrogen alone on endometriosis-associated pain scores after 6 months of therapy.