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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Division of Research

Faculty

Zuber D. Mulla, MSPH, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of Epidemiologic Research

Ramaswami Kalamegham, PhD, DABCC
Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Adjunct Assistant Professor of OB/GYN

Staff

Susanne A. Van Weelden, MS
Sr. Director

Loretta Hernandez, MPH, MT (ASCP)
Epidemiologist

Thelma Carrillo, MPH
Research Associate

Christina M. Gutierrez, MS
Research Associate

Christina Melendez
Unit Coordinator

Selected Publications by Division Personnel
  1. Eziefule AA, Martinez CA, Mulla ZD. Preeclampsia Mortality in Texas: A Capture-Recapture Analysis. Journal of Registry Management 2011; 38(3): 150-152.
  2. Aronoff DM, Mulla ZD. Postpartum Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease in the Modern Era.
    Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2008; 6 pages.
  3. Glidden AJ, Mulla ZD, Canada L. Effect of Chamomile Tea on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in a Hispanic Population Living on the Texas-Mexico Border.
    Texas Public Health Journal 2009; 61(2): 29-35.
  4. Mulla ZD, Ebrahim MS, Gonzalez JL. Anaphylaxis in the Obstetric Patient: Analysis of a Statewide Hospital Discharge Database.
    Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology 2010; 104(1): 55-59.
  5. Mulla ZD, Nuwayhid BS, Garcia KM, Flood-Shaffer K, Van Hook JW, Hampton RM. Risk Factors for a Prolonged Length of Stay in Women Hospitalized for Preeclampsia in Texas.
    Hypertension in Pregnancy 2010; 29(1): 54-68.
  6. ElMasri WM, Tran TH, Mulla ZD. A Case-Control Study of Asthma and Ovarian Cancer.
    Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 2010; 65(2): 101-105.
  7. Kalamegham R, Nuwayhid BS, Mulla ZD. Prevalence of Gestational Fasting and Post-load Single Dysglycemia in Mexican-American Women and Their Relative Significance in Identifying Carbohydrate Intolerance.
    American Journal of Perinatology 2010; 27(9): 697-704.
  8. Miller BJ, Poehlmann DS, Mulla ZD. Hospitalizations for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Texas: A Population-Based Analysis.
    The Journal of Reproductive Medicine 2010;55(9-10): 367-372.
  9. Mulla ZD, Gibbs SG. Invasive Group A Streptococcal Disease: Race, Hypotension, and Immunogenetics.
    Ethnicity and Disease, 15(4), Supplement 5: 63-66, 2005.
  10. Cardenas VM, Mulla ZD, Ortiz M, Graham DY. Iron deficiency and Helicobacter pylori Infection in the United States.
    American Journal of Epidemiology, 163(2): 127-134, 2006.
  11. Young MH, Engleberg NC, Mulla ZD, Aronoff DM. Therapies for Necrotising Faciitis.
    Expert Opinion on Biological Therapy, 6(2): 155-165, 2006.
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
  1. Montoya TI, Dillon SJ, Balgobin S, Wai CY. Functional and anatomic comparison of 2 versus 3 suture placement for uterosacral ligament suspension in a cadaveric model. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2013 Jun 13. In press. DOI:10.1016/j.ajog.2013.06.010
  2. Good MM, Abele TA, Balgobin S, Montoya TI, McIntire D, Corton MM. Vascular and ureteral anatomy relative to the mid sacral promontory. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2013 Jun; 208(6): 486.e1-7.
  3. Budatha M, Silva S, Montoya TI, Suzuki A, Shah-Simpson S, Weislander CK, Yanagisawa M, Word RA, Yanagisawa H. Dysregulation of protease and protease inhibitors in a mouse model of human pelvic organ prolapse. PLoS One, 2013; 8(2): e56376.
  4. Montoya TI, Grande KB, Rahn DD. Apical vaginal prolapse surgery: practice patterns and factors guiding route of repair. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg, 2012 Nov-Dec; 18(6): 315-20.
  5. Montoya TI, Street JJ, Corton MM. Anatomic relationships of single incision midurethral slings. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2013 Jan; 208(1): 75. e1-5.
  6. Treszezamsky A, Karp D, Dick M, Ehsani N, Dancz C, Montoya TI, Olivera C, Smith A, Cardenas R, Fashokun T, Bradley C. Spanish translation and validation of four short pelvic floor disorders questionnaires. Int Urogynecol J, 2013 Apr; 24(4): 655-70.
  7. Balgobin S, Acevedo JF, Montoya TI, Word RA, Wai CY. Effect of repeat acute injury on contractile function of the external anal sphincter in an animal model. Int Urogynecol J, 2013 Apr; 24(4): 637-43.
  8. Montoya TI, Luebbehusen HI, Schaffer JI, Wai CY, Rahn DD, Corton MM. Sensory neuropathy following suspension of the vaginal apex to the proximal uterosacral ligaments. Int Urogynecol J, 2012 Dec; 23(12): 1735-1740.
  9. Montoya TI, Calver L, Carrick KS, Prats J, Corton MM. Anatomic relationships of the pudendal nerve branches. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 2011 Nov; 205(5): 504.e1-504.e5.
  10. Grafer CM, Thomas R, Lambrakos L, Montoya TI, White S, Halvorson LM. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) stimulates expression of pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in the pituitary gonadotropes via both the protein kinase A (PKA) and protein kinase C (PKC) signaling systems. Mol Endocrinol, 2009 Jul; 23(7): 1022-1032.
  11. Montoya TI, Vera RW. An unusual presentation of a late complication of a midurethral sling placed by the transobturator route. J Pelvic Med Surg, 2009; 15(5): 313.
  12. Montoya TI, Vera RW, Mulla ZD. Surgery for correction of pelvic floor disorders in Texas Hispanics. Ann Epidemiol, 2009 Sept; 19(9): 678.
  13. Montoya TI, Vera RW. Complete pelvic organ prolapse in a young woman with recent-onset ascites: a case report. El Paso Physician, 2008; 31: 9-10.
Publications by Residents
  1. ElMasri WM, Tran TH, Mulla ZD. A Case-Control Study of Asthma and Ovarian Cancer.
    Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health 2010; 65(2): 101-105.
  2. Miller BJ, Poehlmann DS, Mulla ZD. Hospitalizations for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease in Texas: A Population-Based Analysis. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine 2010;55(9-10): 367-372.
  3. Nutis M, Garcia KM, Nuwayhid B, Mulla Z, ElMasri W. The Use of an Ultrasonographic Cut Point for Diagnosing Endometrial Pathology in Postmenopausal Women with Multiple Risk Factors for Endometrial Cancer. The Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 2008; 53(10): 755-759.
  4. Nodler J, Moolamalla SR, Ledger EM, Nuwayhid BS, Mulla ZD. Elevated Antiphospholipid Antibody Titers and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: Analysis of a Population-Based Hospital Dataset. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009; 9: 11 (8 pages).
  5. Glidden AJ, Mulla ZD, Canada L. Effect of Chamomile Tea on Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes in a Hispanic Population Living on the Texas-Mexico Border. Texas Public Health Journal 2009; 61(2): 29-35.
Presented Abstracts
  1. Loftin RW, Poehlmann S, Mulla ZD. The Combined Use of Misoprostol with Laminaria japonicum Tents for Evacuation of Second-Trimester Intrauterine Fetal Demise (IUFD). Poster presentation at the American Medical Association Residents & Fellows Section Interim Business Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, November 9, 2007.
  2. Tran TH, ElMasri WM, Mulla ZD. Allergic Conditions and Malignant Gynecologic Tumors: A Population-Based Study (Abstract 14). Oral presentation by Tran at Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, Dallas, Texas, November 11, 2007.
  3. Grewal P, Mulla ZD, Simon MR. Effect of Maternal Asthma on Pregnancy Outcomes: An Analysis of Texas Hospital Data (Abstract P74). Annals of Epidemiology 18(9): pp. 735-736, 2008. Presented by Mulla at Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology, Tucson, AZ, September 15, 2008. Poster won 2nd prize.
  4. Montoya TI, Vera RW, Mulla ZD. Surgery for Correction of Pelvic Floor Disorders in Texas Hispanics: An Epidemiologic Study (Abstract P76). Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Epidemiology, Silver Spring, Maryland, September 14, 2009.
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