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Name
Colleen Fitzgerald
Degree
M.D.
Rank
Professor
Primary Department
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
Joint Department
Urology
Specialties
Rehabilitation
Women's Pelvic Medicine
Pregnancy-Related Musculoskeletal Medicine
Pelvic Pain
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Postpartum pain
Pain in Pregnancy
Locations
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
Education
Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Residencies
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Medical School, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Hobbies
Travel
Family/Friends
Summaries
Female Chronic pelvic pain Pelvic floor disorders Pregnancy related low back and pelvic pain K23 HD069511-01A1 9/23/2013 – 6/30/2016 NIH/NICHD “Mechanistic Distinctions in Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Subtypes” The purpose of this study is to examine the sensory and functional characteristics of women with postpartum pelvic pain (somatic-musculoskeletal pain) and interstitial cystitis/IC/CPP (visceral pain), compared with women without CPP. Preliminary investigation in the central brain imaging of these CPP subtypes will be done. Scott F. Nadler Research Award 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014 Foundation for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation The Effect of Ultrasound Guided Posterior Sacroiliac Ligament Corticosteroid Injection in Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain The purpose of this randomized controlled study is to to investigate the clinical outcome of ultrasound guided ligamentous corticosteroid injection in pregnant women with sacroiliac pain also undergoing physical therapy.
Publications
Wyman, JF; Cain, CH; Epperson, CN; Fitzgerald, CM; Gahagan, S; Newman, DK; Rudser, K; Smith, AL; Vaughan, CP; Sutcliffe, SUrination Frequency Ranges in Healthy Women. Nursing research 2022 ;
Westbay, LC; Adams, W; Barnes, HC; Gevelinger, M; McKee, D; Fitzgerald, CM; Acevedo-Alvarez, M; Mueller, ER; Pham, TTHow Involved Do Patients Want to Be in the Medical Decision-Making at the Initial Urogynecology Clinic Visit? Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2022 ;28(3)
Harm-Ernandes, I; Boyle, V; Hartmann, D; Fitzgerald, CM; Lowder, JL; Kotarinos, R; Whitcomb, EAssessment of the Pelvic Floor and Associated Musculoskeletal System: Guide for Medical Practitioners. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2021 ;27(12)
Sutcliffe, S; Cain, C; Bavendam, T; Fitzgerald, CM; Gahagan, S; Markland, AD; Shoham, DA; Smith, AL; Rudser, KChanges in Bladder Health Over Time: A Longitudinal Analysis of Adult Women in the Boston Area Community Health Survey. The Journal of urology 2021 ;
Fitzgerald, CM; Bennis, S; Marcotte, ML; Shannon, MB; Iqba, S; Adams, WHThe Impact of a Sacroiliac Joint Belt on Function and Pain using the Active Straight Leg Raise in Pregnancy-Related Pelvic Girdle Pain. PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation 2021 ;
Westbay, LC; Adams, W; Kistner, M; Brincat, C; Bresler, L; Yang, LC; Fitzgerald, CMClinical Outcomes of a Multidisciplinary Female Chronic Pelvic Pain Program. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2021 ;
Shoham, David A.; Wang, Zhenxun; Lindberg, Sarah; Chu, Haitao; Brubaker, Linda; Brady, Sonya S.; Coyne-Beasley, Tamera; Fitzgerald, Colleen M.; Gahagan, Sheila; Harlow, Bernard L.; Joinson, Carol; Low, Lisa Kane; Markland, Alayne D.; Newman, Diane K.; Smith, Ariana L.; Stapleton, Ann; Sutcliffe, Siobhan; Berry, AmandaSchool Toileting Environment, Bullying, and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in a Population of Adolescent and Young Adult Girls: Preventing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Consortium Analysis of Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children. Urology 2021 ;151(8)
Barnes, HC; Wolff, B; Abdul-Rahim, O; Harrington, A; Hilt, EE; Price, TK; Halverson, T; Hochstedler, BR; Pham, T; Acevedo-Alvarez, M; Joyce, C; Fitzgerald, CM; Schreckenberger, PC; Brubaker, L; Wolfe, AJ; Mueller, ERA Randomized Clinical Trial of Standard Versus Expanded Cultures to Diagnose Urinary Tract Infections in Women. The Journal of urology 2021 ;
Sutcliffe, S; Cain, C; Bavendam, T; Epperson, CN; Fitzgerald, CM; Gahagan, S; Markland, AD; Shoham, DA; Smith, AL; Rudser, KRevisiting the Spectrum of Bladder Health: Relationships Between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Multiple Measures of Well-Being. Journal of women's health (2002) 2020 ;29(8)
Ye, AL; Adams, W; Westbay, LC; Fitzgerald, CMEvaluating Disability-Related Quality of Life in Women With Chronic Pelvic Pain. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2020 ;26(8)
Dune, TJ; Kliethermes, S; Mueller, ER; Fitzgerald, CM; Brubaker, L; Brincat, CAScreening for Microscopic Hematuria in a Urogynecologic Population. Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2020 ;26(6)
Brady, SS; Berry, A; Camenga, DR; Fitzgerald, CM; Gahagan, S; Hardacker, CT; Harlow, BL; Hebert-Beirne, J; LaCoursiere, DY; Lewis, JB; Low, LK; Lowder, JL; Markland, AD; McGwin, G; Newman, DK; Palmer, MH; Shoham, DA; Smith, AL; Stapleton, A; Williams, BR; Sutcliffe, SApplying concepts of life course theory and life course epidemiology to the study of bladder health and lower urinary tract symptoms among girls and women. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2020 ;39(4)
Shoham, DA; Wang, Z; Lindberg, S; Chu, H; Brubaker, L; Brady, SS; Camenga, DR; Coyne-Beasley, T; Fitzgerald, CM; Gahagan, S; Harlow, BL; Joinson, C; Low, LK; Markland, AD; Newman, DK; Smith, AL; Stapleton, A; Sutcliffe, S; Berry, ASchool toileting environment, bullying, and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in a population of adolescent and young adult girls: Preventing Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Consortium (PLUS) analysis of Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Urology 2020 ;
Wolff, BJ; Joyce, CJ; McAlarnen, LA; Brincat, CA; Mueller, ER; Fitzgerald, CMConsideration of pelvic floor myofascial release for overactive bladder. Journal of bodywork and movement therapies 2019 ;24(2)
Bresler, L; Westbay, LC; Fitzgerald, CMBladder Pain Syndrome in Women. JAMA 2019 ;
Bresler, L; Price, TK; Hilt, EE; Joyce, C; Fitzgerald, CM; Wolfe, AJFemale lower urinary tract microbiota do not associate with IC/PBS symptoms: a case-controlled study. International Urogynecology Journal 2019 ;30(11)
Dixon, AM; Fitzgerald, CM; Brincat, CSeverity and bother of prolapse symptoms in women with pelvic floor myofascial pain. International Urogynecology Journal 2019 ;30(11)
Wolff, BJ; Joyce, CJ; Brincat, CA; Mueller, ER; Fitzgerald, CMPelvic floor myofascial pain in patients with symptoms of urinary tract infection. International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics 2019 ;145(2)
Dwarica, DS; Collins, GG; Fitzgerald, CM; Joyce, C; Brincat, C; Lynn, MPregnancy and Sexual Relationships Study Involving wOmen and meN (PASSION Study). The journal of sexual medicine 2019 ;16(7)
Sutcliffe, S; Bavendam, T; Cain, C; Epperson, CN; Fitzgerald, CM; Gahagan, S; Markland, AD; Shoham, DA; Smith, AL; Townsend, MK; Rudser, KThe Spectrum of Bladder Health: The Relationship Between Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Interference with Activities. Journal of women's health (2002) 2019 ;28(6)
Lowder, JL; Bavendam, TG; Berry, A; Brady, SS; Fitzgerald, CM; Fok, CS; Goode, PS; Lewis, CE; Mueller, ER; Newman, DK; Palmer, MH; Rickey, L; Stapleton, A; Lukacz, ESTerminology for bladder health research in women and girls: Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms transdisciplinary consortium definitions. Neurourology and Urodynamics 2019 ;38(5)
Shannon, Megan B.; Genereux, Madeleine; Brincat, Cynthia; Adams, William; Brubaker, Linda; Mueller, Elizabeth R.; Fitzgerald, Colleen M.Attendance at Prescribed Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy in a Diverse, Urban Urogynecology Population. PM & R: Journal of Injury, Function & Rehabilitation 2018 ;10(6)
Taege, Susanne K.; Adams, William; Mueller, Elizabeth R.; Brubaker, Linda; Fitzgerald, Colleen M.; Brincat, CynthiaAnesthetic Cream Use During Office Pessary Removal and Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstetrics & Gynecology 2017 ;130(1)
Billquist,E. J.; Michelfelder,A.; Brincat,C.; Brubaker,L.; Fitzgerald,C. M.; Mueller,E. R.Pre-operative guided imagery in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery: a randomized trial International Urogynecology Journal 2017 ; :
Le,P. U.; Fitzgerald,C. M.Pelvic Pain: An Overview Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 2017 ;28(3):449-454
Shannon,M. B.; Genereux,M.; Brincat,C.; Adams,W.; Brubaker,L.; Mueller,E. R.; Fitzgerald,C. M.Attendance At Prescribed Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy In A Diverse, Urban Urogynecology Population PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation 2017 ; :
Taege,S. K.; Adams,W.; Mueller,E. R.; Brubaker,L.; Fitzgerald,C. M.; Brincat,C.Anesthetic Cream Use During Office Pessary Removal and Replacement: A Randomized Controlled Trial OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY 2017 ;130(1):190-197
Williams,A.; Gonzalez,B.; Fitzgerald,C.; Brincat,C.Racial/Ethnic Differences in Perineal Lacerations in a Diverse Urban Healthcare System Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2017 ; :
Yi,J.; Tenfelde,S.; Tell,D.; Brincat,C.; Fitzgerald,C.Triathlete Risk of Pelvic Floor Disorders, Pelvic Girdle Pain, and Female Athlete Triad Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2016 ; :
Graham,E.; Akl,A.; Brubaker,L.; Dhaher,Y.; Fitzgerald,C.; Mueller,E. R.Investigation of Sacral Needle Depth in Minimally Invasive Sacrocolpopexy Female pelvic medicine & reconstructive surgery 2016 ; :
Mallinson,T.; Fitzgerald,C. M.; Neville,C. E.; Almagor,O.; Manheim,L.; Deutsch,A.; Heinemann,A.Impact of urinary incontinence on medical rehabilitation inpatients Neurourology and Urodynamics 2015 ; :
Reese,M. E.; Fitzgerald,C.; Hynes,C.Transient osteoporosis of pregnancy of the bilateral hips in twin gestation: a case series PM & R : the journal of injury, function, and rehabilitation 2015 ;7(1):88-93
Fitzgerald,C. M.Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain: what have we learned? American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2013 ;208(4):242-242