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Colleen Fitzgerald
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Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
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Women's Pelvic Medicine
Pregnancy-Related Musculoskeletal Medicine
Pelvic Pain
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Postpartum pain
Pain in Pregnancy
Loyola Hospital
Loyola Outpatient Center
Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical School
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago/Northwestern University Medical School, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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.
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 ; :
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
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 ; :
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