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    Leslee Subak, MD

    TitleProfessor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentObGyn, Reproductive Sciences
    Address1635 Divisadero Street
    San Francisco CA 94143
    Phone415-353-9758

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      1. Leahey TM, Thomas G, Fava JL, Subak LL, Schembri M, Krupel K, Kumar R, Weinberg B, Wing RR. Adding evidence-based behavioral weight loss strategies to a statewide wellness campaign: a randomized clinical trial. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jul; 104(7):1300-6.
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      2. Huang AJ, Jenny HE, Chesney MA, Schembri M, Subak LL. A group-based yoga therapy intervention for urinary incontinence in women: a pilot randomized trial. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 20(3):147-54.
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      3. Huang AJ, Subak LL. What constitutes an adequate evaluation of device-guided breathing? JAMA Intern Med. 2014 Apr 1; 174(4):637.
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      4. Fehniger JE, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Van Den Eeden SK, Thom DH, Subak LL, Huang AJ. Childbirth and female sexual function later in life. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Nov; 122(5):988-97.
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      5. Hess R, Huang AJ, Richter HE, Ghetti CC, Sung VW, Barrett-Connor E, Gregory WT, Pinkerton JV, Bradley CS, Kraus SR, Rogers RG, Subak LL, Johnson KC, Arya LA, Schembri M, Brown JS. Long-term efficacy and safety of questionnaire-based initiation of urgency urinary incontinence treatment. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Sep; 209(3):244.e1-9.
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      6. Imhoff LR, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Subak LL, Van den Eeden SK, Thom DH, Varma MG, Huang AJ. Fecal incontinence decreases sexual quality of life, but does not prevent sexual activity in women. Dis Colon Rectum. 2012 Oct; 55(10):1059-65.
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      7. O'Brien EM, Fava J, Subak LL, Stone K, Hart CN, Demos K, Wing R. Sleep duration and weight loss among overweight/obese women enrolled in a behavioral weight loss program. Nutr Diabetes. 2012; 2:e43.
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      8. Subak LL, Marinilli Pinto A, Wing RR, Nakagawa S, Kusek JW, Herman WH, Kuppermann M. Decrease in urinary incontinence management costs in women enrolled in a clinical trial of weight loss to treat urinary incontinence. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Aug; 120(2 Pt 1):277-83.
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      9. Copeland KL, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Van Den Eeden SK, Subak LL, Thom DH, Ferrara A, Huang AJ. Diabetes mellitus and sexual function in middle-aged and older women. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Aug; 120(2 Pt 1):331-40.
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      10. Huang AJ, Hess R, Arya LA, Richter HE, Subak LL, Bradley CS, Rogers RG, Myers DL, Johnson KC, Gregory WT, Kraus SR, Schembri M, Brown JS. Pharmacologic treatment for urgency-predominant urinary incontinence in women diagnosed using a simplified algorithm: a randomized trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 May; 206(5):444.e1-11.
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      11. Phelan S, Kanaya AM, Subak LL, Hogan PE, Espeland MA, Wing RR, Burgio KL, DiLillo V, Gorin AA, West DS, Brown JS. Weight loss prevents urinary incontinence in women with type 2 diabetes: results from the Look AHEAD trial. J Urol. 2012 Mar; 187(3):939-44.
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      12. Myers DL, Sung VW, Richter HE, Creasman J, Subak LL. Prolapse symptoms in overweight and obese women before and after weight loss. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan-Feb; 18(1):55-9.
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      13. Pinto AM, Subak LL, Nakagawa S, Vittinghoff E, Wing RR, Kusek JW, Herman WH, West DS, Kuppermann M. The effect of weight loss on changes in health-related quality of life among overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence. Qual Life Res. 2012 Dec; 21(10):1685-94.
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      14. Whitcomb EL, Subak LL. Effect of weight loss on urinary incontinence in women. Open Access J Urol. 2011; 3:123-32.
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      15. Markland AD, Richter HE, Burgio KL, Myers DL, Hernandez AL, Subak LL. Weight loss improves fecal incontinence severity in overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence. Int Urogynecol J. 2011 Sep; 22(9):1151-7.
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      16. Pinto AM, Kuppermann M, Nakagawa S, Vittinghoff E, Wing RR, Kusek JW, Herman WH, Subak LL. Comparison and correlates of three preference-based health-related quality-of-life measures among overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence. Qual Life Res. 2011 Dec; 20(10):1655-62.
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      17. Nygaard I, Chai TC, Cundiff GW, Delancey JO, Fitzgerald MP, Heit M, Moalli P, Richter HE, Subak L, Swift S. Summary of research recommendations from the inaugural american urogynecologic society research summit. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2011 Jan; 17(1):4-7.
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      18. Wing RR, West DS, Grady D, Creasman JM, Richter HE, Myers D, Burgio KL, Franklin F, Gorin AA, Vittinghoff E, Macer J, Kusek JW, Subak LL. Effect of weight loss on urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women: results at 12 and 18 months. J Urol. 2010 Sep; 184(3):1005-10.
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      19. Rortveit G, Subak LL, Thom DH, Creasman JM, Vittinghoff E, Van Den Eeden SK, Brown JS. Urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in a population-based, racially diverse cohort: prevalence and risk factors. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2010 Sep; 16(5):278-83.
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      20. Thom DH, Brown JS, Schembri M, Ragins AI, Subak LL, Van Den Eeden SK. Incidence of and risk factors for change in urinary incontinence status in a prospective cohort of middle-aged and older women: the reproductive risk of incontinence study in Kaiser. J Urol. 2010 Oct; 184(4):1394-401.
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      21. West DS, Gorin AA, Subak LL, Foster G, Bragg C, Hecht J, Schembri M, Wing RR. A motivation-focused weight loss maintenance program is an effective alternative to a skill-based approach. Int J Obes (Lond). 2011 Feb; 35(2):259-69.
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      22. Wing RR, Creasman JM, West DS, Richter HE, Myers D, Burgio KL, Franklin F, Gorin AA, Vittinghoff E, Macer J, Kusek JW, Subak LL. Improving urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women through modest weight loss. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Aug; 116(2 Pt 1):284-92.
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      23. Huang AJ, Subak LL, Wing R, West DS, Hernandez AL, Macer J, Grady D. An intensive behavioral weight loss intervention and hot flushes in women. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jul 12; 170(13):1161-7.
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      24. Wagner TH, Subak LL. Talking about incontinence: the first step toward prevention and treatment. JAMA. 2010 Jun 2; 303(21):2184-5.
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      25. Johnson MO, Subak LL, Brown JS, Lee KA, Feldman MD. An innovative program to train health sciences researchers to be effective clinical and translational research mentors. Acad Med. 2010 Mar; 85(3):484-9.
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      26. Chitaley K, Kupelian V, Subak L, Wessells H. Diabetes, obesity and erectile dysfunction: field overview and research priorities. J Urol. 2009 Dec; 182(6 Suppl):S45-50.
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      27. Whitcomb EL, Rortveit G, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Thom DH, Van Den Eeden SK, Subak LL. Racial differences in pelvic organ prolapse. Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec; 114(6):1271-7.
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      28. Subak LL, Richter HE, Hunskaar S. Obesity and urinary incontinence: epidemiology and clinical research update. J Urol. 2009 Dec; 182(6 Suppl):S2-7.
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      29. Wang J, Varma MG, Creasman JM, Subak LL, Brown JS, Thom DH, van den Eeden SK. Pelvic floor disorders and quality of life in women with self-reported irritable bowel syndrome. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2010 Feb 1; 31(3):424-31.
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      30. Huang AJ, Subak LL, Thom DH, Van Den Eeden SK, Ragins AI, Kuppermann M, Shen H, Brown JS. Sexual function and aging in racially and ethnically diverse women. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Aug; 57(8):1362-8.
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      31. Phelan S, Kanaya AM, Subak LL, Hogan PE, Espeland MA, Wing RR, Burgio KL, Dilillo V, Gorin AA, West DS, Brown JS. Prevalence and risk factors for urinary incontinence in overweight and obese diabetic women: action for health in diabetes (look ahead) study. Diabetes Care. 2009 Aug; 32(8):1391-7.
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      32. Huang AJ, Stewart AL, Hernandez AL, Shen H, Subak LL. Sexual function among overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence in a randomized controlled trial of an intensive behavioral weight loss intervention. J Urol. 2009 May; 181(5):2235-42.
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      33. Sung VW, West DS, Hernandez AL, Wheeler TL, Myers DL, Subak LL. Association between urinary incontinence and depressive symptoms in overweight and obese women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May; 200(5):557.e1-5.
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      34. Subak LL, Wing R, West DS, Franklin F, Vittinghoff E, Creasman JM, Richter HE, Myers D, Burgio KL, Gorin AA, Macer J, Kusek JW, Grady D. Weight loss to treat urinary incontinence in overweight and obese women. N Engl J Med. 2009 Jan 29; 360(5):481-90.
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      35. Markland AD, Richter HE, Burgio KL, Bragg C, Hernandez AL, Subak LL. Fecal incontinence in obese women with urinary incontinence: prevalence and role of dietary fiber intake. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 May; 200(5):566.e1-6.
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      36. Richter HE, Creasman JM, Myers DL, Wheeler TL, Burgio KL, Subak LL. Urodynamic characterization of obese women with urinary incontinence undergoing a weight loss program: the Program to Reduce Incontinence by Diet and Exercise (PRIDE) trial. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2008 Dec; 19(12):1653-8.
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      37. Subak LL, Brubaker L, Chai TC, Creasman JM, Diokno AC, Goode PS, Kraus SR, Kusek JW, Leng WW, Lukacz ES, Norton P, Tennstedt S. High costs of urinary incontinence among women electing surgery to treat stress incontinence. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Apr; 111(4):899-907.
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      38. Ragins AI, Shan J, Thom DH, Subak LL, Brown JS, Van Den Eeden SK. Effects of urinary incontinence, comorbidity and race on quality of life outcomes in women. J Urol. 2008 Feb; 179(2):651-5; discussion 655.
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      39. Subak L, Van Den Eeden S, Thom D, Creasman JM, Brown JS. Urinary incontinence in women: Direct costs of routine care. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Dec; 197(6):596.e1-9.
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      40. Rortveit G, Brown JS, Thom DH, Van Den Eeden SK, Creasman JM, Subak LL. Symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse: prevalence and risk factors in a population-based, racially diverse cohort. Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Jun; 109(6):1396-403.
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      41. Varma MG, Brown JS, Creasman JM, Thom DH, Van Den Eeden SK, Beattie MS, Subak LL. Fecal incontinence in females older than aged 40 years: who is at risk? Dis Colon Rectum. 2006 Jun; 49(6):841-51.
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      42. Brown JS, Bradley CS, Subak LL, Richter HE, Kraus SR, Brubaker L, Lin F, Vittinghoff E, Grady D. The sensitivity and specificity of a simple test to distinguish between urge and stress urinary incontinence. Ann Intern Med. 2006 May 16; 144(10):715-23.
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      43. Huang AJ, Thom DH, Kanaya AM, Wassel-Fyr CL, Van den Eeden SK, Ragins AI, Subak LL, Brown JS. Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in Asian-American women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Nov; 195(5):1331-7.
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      44. Subak LL, Brown JS, Kraus SR, Brubaker L, Lin F, Richter HE, Bradley CS, Grady D. The "costs" of urinary incontinence for women. Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Apr; 107(4):908-16.
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      45. Fitzgerald MP, Thom DH, Wassel-Fyr C, Subak L, Brubaker L, Van Den Eeden SK, Brown JS. Childhood urinary symptoms predict adult overactive bladder symptoms. J Urol. 2006 Mar; 175(3 Pt 1):989-93.
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      46. Thom DH, van den Eeden SK, Ragins AI, Wassel-Fyr C, Vittinghof E, Subak LL, Brown JS. Differences in prevalence of urinary incontinence by race/ethnicity. J Urol. 2006 Jan; 175(1):259-64.
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      47. Steinauer JE, Waetjen LE, Vittinghoff E, Subak LL, Hulley SB, Grady D, Lin F, Brown JS. Postmenopausal hormone therapy: does it cause incontinence? Obstet Gynecol. 2005 Nov; 106(5 Pt 1):940-5.
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      48. Subak LL, Whitcomb E, Shen H, Saxton J, Vittinghoff E, Brown JS. Weight loss: a novel and effective treatment for urinary incontinence. J Urol. 2005 Jul; 174(1):190-5.
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      49. Mullins CD, Subak LL. New perspectives on overactive bladder: quality of life impact, medication persistency, and treatment costs. Am J Manag Care. 2005 Jul; 11(4 Suppl):S101-2.
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      50. Manuel MR, Chen LM, Caughey AB, Subak LL. Cost-effectiveness analyses in gynecologic oncology: methodological quality and trends. Gynecol Oncol. 2004 Apr; 93(1):1-8.
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      51. Brown JS, Nyberg LM, Kusek JW, Burgio KL, Diokno AC, Foldspang A, Fultz NH, Herzog AR, Hunskaar S, Milsom I, Nygaard I, Subak LL, Thom DH. Proceedings of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases International Symposium on Epidemiologic Issues in Urinary Incontinence in Women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Jun; 188(6):S77-88.
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      52. Waetjen LE, Subak LL, Shen H, Lin F, Wang TH, Vittinghoff E, Brown JS. Stress urinary incontinence surgery in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Apr; 101(4):671-6.
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      53. Wagner TH, Subak LL. Evaluating an incontinence intervention in nursing home residents. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2003 Feb; 51(2):275-6.
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      54. Subak LL, Caughey AB, Washington AE. Cost-effectiveness analyses in obstetrics & gynecology. Evaluation of methodologic quality and trends. J Reprod Med. 2002 Aug; 47(8):631-9.
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      55. Subak LL, Quesenberry CP, Posner SF, Cattolica E, Soghikian K. The effect of behavioral therapy on urinary incontinence: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Jul; 100(1):72-8.
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      56. Brown JS, Waetjen LE, Subak LL, Thom DH, Van den Eeden S, Vittinghoff E. Pelvic organ prolapse surgery in the United States, 1997. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Apr; 186(4):712-6.
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      57. Subak LL, Johnson C, Whitcomb E, Boban D, Saxton J, Brown JS. Does weight loss improve incontinence in moderately obese women? Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2002; 13(1):40-3.
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      58. Subak LL, Waetjen LE, van den Eeden S, Thom DH, Vittinghoff E, Brown JS. Cost of pelvic organ prolapse surgery in the United States. Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Oct; 98(4):646-51.
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      59. Wilson L, Brown JS, Shin GP, Luc KO, Subak LL. Annual direct cost of urinary incontinence. Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Sep; 98(3):398-406.
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      60. Subak LL, Caughey AB. Measuring cost-effectiveness of surgical procedures. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2000 Sep; 43(3):551-60.
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      61. Brown JS, Subak LL, Gras J, Brown BA, Kuppermann M, Posner SF. Urge incontinence: the patient's perspective. J Womens Health. 1998 Dec; 7(10):1263-9.
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      62. Smith-Bindman R, Kerlikowske K, Feldstein VA, Subak L, Scheidler J, Segal M, Brand R, Grady D. Endovaginal ultrasound to exclude endometrial cancer and other endometrial abnormalities. JAMA. 1998 Nov 4; 280(17):1510-7.
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      63. Yu KK, Hricak H, Subak LL, Zaloudek CJ, Powell CB. Preoperative staging of cervical carcinoma: phased array coil fast spin-echo versus body coil spin-echo T2-weighted MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 Sep; 171(3):707-11.
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      64. Garg PP, Kerlikowske K, Subak L, Grady D. Hormone replacement therapy and the risk of epithelial ovarian carcinoma: a meta-analysis. Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Sep; 92(3):472-9.
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      65. Scheidler J, Hricak H, Yu KK, Subak L, Segal MR. Radiological evaluation of lymph node metastases in patients with cervical cancer. A meta-analysis. JAMA. 1997 Oct 1; 278(13):1096-101.
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      66. Hricak H, Yu KK, Powell CB, Subak LL, Stem J, Arenson RL. Comparison of diagnostic studies in the pretreatment evaluation of stage Ib carcinoma of the cervix. Acad Radiol. 1996 Apr; 3 Suppl 1:S44-6.
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      67. Hricak H, Powell CB, Yu KK, Washington E, Subak LL, Stern JL, Cisternas MG, Arenson RL. Invasive cervical carcinoma: role of MR imaging in pretreatment work-up--cost minimization and diagnostic efficacy analysis. Radiology. 1996 Feb; 198(2):403-9.
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      68. Subak LL, Hricak H, Powell CB, Azizi L, Stern JL. Cervical carcinoma: computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging for preoperative staging. Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Jul; 86(1):43-50.
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      69. Subak LL, Adamson GD, Boltz NL. Therapeutic donor insemination: a prospective randomized trial of fresh versus frozen sperm. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1992 Jun; 166(6 Pt 1):1597-604; discussion 1604-6.
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      70. Adamson GD, Subak LL, Pasta DJ, Hurd SJ, von Franque O, Rodriguez BD. Comparison of CO2 laser laparoscopy with laparotomy for treatment of endometriomata. Fertil Steril. 1992 May; 57(5):965-73.
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      71. Adamson GD, Subak LL, Boltz NL, McNulty MA. Failure of intrauterine insemination in a refractory infertility population. Fertil Steril. 1991 Aug; 56(2):361-3.
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      72. Cohen SE, Subak LL, Brose WG, Halpern J. Analgesia after cesarean delivery: patient evaluations and costs of five opioid techniques. Reg Anesth. 1991 May-Jun; 16(3):141-9.
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      73. Pillet MC, Wu TF, Adamson GD, Subak LL, Lamb EJ. Improved prediction of postovulatory day using temperature recording, endometrial biopsy, and serum progesterone. Fertil Steril. 1990 Apr; 53(4):614-9.
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      74. Adamson GD, Lu J, Subak LL. Laparoscopic CO2 laser vaporization of endometriosis compared with traditional treatments. Fertil Steril. 1988 Nov; 50(5):704-10.
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      75. Hollenberg JP, Subak LL, Ferry JJ, Bussel JB. Cost-effectiveness of splenectomy versus intravenous gamma globulin in treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura in childhood. J Pediatr. 1988 Apr; 112(4):530-9.
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