Winter 2005 - Volume 9 Number 1

Winter 2005 - Volume 9 Number 1Original Research and Contributions

Intrauterine Contraception: Study to Evaluate Clinical Practice and to Increase Utilization
Debbie Postlethwaite, RNP, MPH

Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy for Patients with Breast Cancer: Five-Year Experience
Richard S Godfrey, MD; Dennis R Holmes, MD; Anjali S Kumar, MD, MPH; Susan E Kutner, MD

Management of Menopause and Midlife Health Issues: What Do Midlife Women Want from Primary Care Clinicians?
Tracy Flanagan, MD; Carl A Serrato, PhD; Andrea Altschuler, PhD; Karen Tallman, PhD; Elizabeth Thomas, MD

Health Systems

Doctor, Should I Take Hormones?
Laura Kale, MD

Review Article

Four Decades of Research on Hormonal Contraception
Diana B Petitti, MD, MPH; Stephen Sidney, MD, MPH

Case Study

Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Extraction of the Kidney after Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy
Christian S Sunoo, MD; Randal A Aaberg, MD; Joyce K Nakamura, MD

Clinical Medicine

Fragile Fracture Care Management Program
Maggie Che, MD; Bruce Ettinger, MD; Jennifer Johnston, MPH; Alice Pressman, MS; Judy Liang, PharmD

The Perinatal Patient Safety Project: New Can Be Great!
Julie Nunes, RN, MS, CPHRM; Sharon McFerran, RN, PhD, CPHQ

Managing High-Risk Obstetric Cases and Analyzing Neonatal Outcome: The KP Northern California Regional Perinatal Service Center
Yvonne Crites, MD; Jenny Ching, RN, BSN; Connie Lessner, RN; Deborah Ray, MD

Family Violence Prevention Program: Another Way to Save a Life
Brigid McCaw, MD, MS, MPH, FACP; Krista Kotz, PhD, MPH

Mammography Screening: Addressing Myths and Other Reasons for Noncompliance
Adrienne D Mims, MD, MPH; John Zetzsche, MS; Kecia A Leatherwood, MS

Minilaparotomy: A Minimally Invasive Alternative for Major Gynecologic Abdominal Surgery
Mark H Glasser, MD

Preventing Unintended Pregnancy: Eight Years of Effort at KP San Diego
Charles I Jones, MD; Wansu Chen, MS; Karen S Mulligan, RNC, CPHQ


Normal Birth
Ione Brunt, CNM

Why Research at KP?
Joseph Selby, MD

The Women's Health Research Institute: Mission Overview with Featured Research Projects
Ruth Shaber, MD

Can Patients and Physicians Thrive in the 21st Century?
Scott M Gee, MD; Rachelle Mirkin, MPH

The Women's Health Track of the Kaiser Permanente National Primary Care Conference
Ruth Shaber, MD

Translating Research into Innovative Practice
Debbie Postlethwaite, RNP, MPH

The Emergency Contraception Online Learning Module
Debbie Postlethwaite, RNP, MPH

Teen Challenges
Jennifer Cullen

Kaiser Permanente Women's Health Center of Excellence in Culturally Competent Care
David Newhouse, MD; Maria Servin, MSW; Mala Seshagiri, MS, RD

Fighting Breast Cancer: A Call for a New Paradigm
Mark Binstock, MD, MPH

Vision, Research, Innovation, and Influence: Early Start's 15-Year Journey from Pilot Project to Regional Program
Leslie Lieberman, MSW; Cosette Taillac, LCSW, BCD; Nancy Goler, MD

Women at Risk for Coronary Heart Disease: How Research is Translated Into Innovation and Quality Outcomes at Kaiser Permanente
Eleanor Levin, MD, FACC; Joyce Arango, DrPH

The Kaiser Permanente Interregional Breast Care Leaders
Douglas Shearer; Mark Littlewood, MPA, CHE, CPHRM

Editorial Comments

Women's Health Kaiser Permanente--Improving Women's Lives through Health Care Research, Innovation and Education
Ruth Shaber, MD

This special edition of The Permanente Journal features a sampling of the excellent research, innovative programs, and health education that Kaiser Permanente has developed to address women's health needs. These programs, and others like them, constantly improve the quality of the health care we provide to our female members.

Narrative Medicine

Disaster Relief--"What Can I Do to Help?"
Lee Jacobs, MD

Prompted by the Tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean, this article gives tips on effective disaster relief for medical personnel from an experienced professional.

Letters to the Editor

From our Readers

Book Reviews

Focus on Living: Portraits of Americans with HIV and AIDS
Photographs and interviews by Roslyn Banish; introduction by Paul M Volberding, MD
Review by Richard Wolitz, MD

A Woman's Guide to Surgical Options in the New Millennium: A Gentler Approach
Udo Wahn, MD
Review by Linda Starr-Seaman

The Sexy Years: Discover the Hormone Connection--The Secret to Fabulous Sex, Great Health, and Vitality, for Women and Men
Suzanne Somers
Review by Valerie Ozsu, MSN, CNM, NPIII

Prostitution, Trafficking, and Traumatic Stress
Melissa Farley, PhD, Editor
Review by Stephen Stolzberg, MD

Soul of the Healer

Bolinas Ridge
Julie Nunes, RN, MS, CPHRM

Marsha Balian, NP

Egg Whites
Julie Nunes, RN, MS, CPHRM

Domestic Violence in the KP Workplace: Letter from a Physician Survivor
Marta Moreno, MD

Canine Cake Walk
Marsha Balian, NP

Faces of AIDS: Photographic Display
Debbie Postlethwaite, RNP, MPH

On the Cover

Things That Are Round
Marsha Balian, NP

Winter 2005 Cover

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