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The following featured articles include those from NICHD researchers or NICHD-supported researchers.

  • Berger, M. B., Damico, N. J., Menees, S. B., Fenner, D. E., & Haefner, H. K. (2012). Rates of self-reported urinary, gastrointestinal, and pain comorbidities in women with vulvar lichen sclerosus. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease, 16(3), 285-289. PMID: 22622339
  • Griebling, T. Z., Liao, Z., & Smith, P. G. (2012). Systemic and topical hormone therapies reduce vaginal innervations density in postmenopausal women. Menopause, 19(6), 630-635. PMID: 22205148
  • Reed, B. D., Harlow, S. D., Sen, A., Edwards, R. M., Chen, D., & Haefner, H. K. (2012). Relationship between vulvodynia and chronic comorbid pain conditions. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 120(1), 145-151. PMID: 22914403
  • Reed, B. D., Harlow, S. D., Sen, A., Legocki, L. J., Edwards, R. M., Arato, N., & Haefner, H. K. (2012). Prevalence and demographic characteristics of vulvodynia in a population-based sample. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 206(2), 170.e1-9. PMID: 21963307
  • Eanes, A., Bair, E., Martin, C., Iyer, P., & Zolnoun, D. (2011) Psychosexual correlates of persistent postsurgical pain in patients with vulvodynia. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 113(3), 225-228. PMID: 21481387
  • Zhang, Z., Zolnoun, D. A., Francisco, E. M., Holden, J. K., & Tommerdahl, M. (2011). Altered central sensitization in subgroups of women with vulvodynia. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(9), 755-763. PMID: 21593667
  • Tague, S. E., & Smith, P. G. (2011). Vitamin D receptor and enzyme expression in dorsal root ganglia of adult female rats: modulation by ovarian hormones. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 41(1), 1-12. PMID: 20969950 
  • Foster, D. C., Kotok, M. B., Huang, L. S., Watts, A., Oakes, D., Howard, F. M., et al. (2010). Oral desipramine and topical lidocaine for vulvodynia: a randomized controlled trial. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 116(3), 583-593. PMID: 20733439 
  • Brown, C. S., Wan, J., Bachmann, G., & Rosen, R. (2009). Self-management, amitriptyline, and amitripyline plus triamcinolone in the management of vulvodynia. Journal of Women's Health, 18(2), 163-169. PMID: 19183087 
  • Foster, D. C., Kotok, M. B., Huang, L. S., Watts, A., Oakes, D., Howard, F. M., Stodgell, C. J., & Dworkin, R. H. (2009). The tampon test for vulvodynia treatment outcomes research: Reliability, construct validity, and responsiveness. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 113(4), 825-832. PMID: 19305326 
  • Harlow, B. L., He, W., & Nguyen, R. H. (2009). Allergic reactions and risk of vulvodynia. Annals of Epidemiology, 19(11), 771-777. PMID: 19825458 
  • Kennedy, C. M., Turcea, A. M., & Bradley, C. S. (2009). Prevalence of vulvar and vaginal symptoms during pregnancy and the puerperium. International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, 105(3), 236-239. PMID: 19275950 
  • Masheb, R. M., Kerns, R. D., Lozano, C., Minkin, M. J., & Richman, S. (2009). A randomized clinical trial for women with vulvodynia: Cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. supportive psychotherapy. Pain, 141(1-2), 31-40. PMID: 19022580 
  • Nguyen, R. H., Swanson, D., & Harlow, B. L. (2009). Urogenital infections in relation to the occurrence of vulvodynia. Journal of Reproductive Medicine, 54(6), 385-392. PMID: 19639929 
  • Smith, P. G., George, M., & Bradshaw, S. (2009). Estrogen promotes sympathetic nerve regeneration in rat proximal urethra. Urology, 73(6):1392-1396. PMID: 19362354 

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