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Editors’ Picks

An in-depth discussion of articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 23:40
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Jason Wright, Editor-in-Chief, elect, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the December 2021 issue (delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy; pharmacist-prescribed contraceptives in Utah; postpartum hemorrhage risk assessment). This podcast features an interview with Marissa Berry, MD, and Antonio F. Saad, MD, authors of the article on delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 in pregnancy.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 29:38
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the November 2021 issue (planned home and birth center births; trends in minimally invasive adnexal surgery; transfusion preparedness in the labor and delivery unit). This podcast features an interview with Elizabeth Nethery, MSC, MSM, and Wendy Gordon, DM, MPH, authors of the article on planned home and birth center births.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 38:32
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the October 2021 issue (heparin-based obstetric thromboprophylaxis; reduction in cesarean rate in Maryland; bladder retrofilling after gynecologic surgery). This podcast features an interview with Jennifer A. Callaghan-Koru, PhD, author of the article on reduction in cesarean delivery rates.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 34:17
Obstetrics & Gynecology September 2021, Volume 138, Issue 3;
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the september 2021 issue (chorionicity and delivery outcomes; first sexual encounter after POP or UI surgery; vacuum-induced tamponade for postpartum hemorrhage). This podcast features an interview with Lauren Caldwell, MD, author of the article on first sexual encounter after surgery.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 35:07
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the August 2021 issue (disparities within high-volume hospitals; wrong-patient orders in obstetrics; placental pathology in SARS-CoV-2 vaccination). This podcast features an interview with Adina R. Kern-Goldberger, MD, MPH, author of the article on wrong-patient orders.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 36:11
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the July2021issue(perinatal outcomes from the GDM2 trial; assessment bias by resident reputation; nifedipine for acute tocolysis). This podcast features an interview with Christina M. Scifres, MD, author of thearticle on the GDM2 trial.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 38:52
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the June 2021 issue (high-dose vs standard-dose oxytocin regimens; manual rotation for occiput posterior position; topical imiquimod for HSIL of the cervix). This podcast features an interview with Moeun Son, MD, MSCI, author of the article on oxytocin regimens.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 38:57
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the April 2021 issue (superior hypogastric plexus block and hysterectomy; assessing a home fetal heart rate monitor; predictors of initiation of medication for OUD). This podcast features an interview with Max Jordan Nguemeni Tiako, MS, author of the article on opioid use disorder.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 37:14
Obstetrics & Gynecology March 2021, Volume 137, Issue 3;
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Podcast Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the March 2021 issue (COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy; major vascular injuries in gynecologic surgery for benign indications; failed induction of labor). This podcast features an interview with Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, author of the article on COVID-19 vaccines.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 29:28
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the February 2021 issue (mortality after severe maternal morbidity; postoperative negative pressure wound therapy; primary self-collected HPV testing among women with HIV). This podcast features an interview with Nathalie Auger, MD, MSc, and Natalie Dayan, MD, MSc, authors of the article on maternal morbidity.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 37:40
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Dwight Rouse, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the January 2021 issue (addressing physician burnout; statewide severe maternal morbidity review; penicillin allergy testing in pregnancy). This podcast features an interview with Leslie Bradford, MD, and Gretchen Glaser, MD, authors of the article on physician burnout.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 35:41
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the December 2020 issue (diabetes-related stillbirths; adherence to gynecologic oncology oral therapies; physician gender and cesarean delivery). This podcast features an interview with Jessica M. Page, MD, author of the article on diabetes-related stillbirths.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 32:04
Obstetrics & Gynecology November 2020, Volume 136, Issue 5;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the November 2020 issue (subcutaneous buprenorphine extended-release use; wireless laparoscopy; sexual function with pelvic organ prolapse surgery). This podcast features an interview with Danielle Antosh, MD, author of the article on pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 25:54
Obstetrics & Gynecology October 2020, Volume 136, Issue 4;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the October 2020 issue (HPV Vaccination for Health Care Workers; Origins of Brachial Plexus Injury; Mifepristone Cost Analysis). This podcast features an interview with Grace Johnson, MD, author of the article on brachial plexus injury.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 36:37
Obstetrics & Gynecology September 2020, Volume 136, Issue 3;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the September 2020 issue (Intraoperative Techniques for Sling Tensioning; Opioid Use After Ectopic Pregnancy; Time to Obstetric Care in the United States). This podcast features an interview with Erin Brennand, MD, MSc, author of the article on sling tensioning.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 34:08
Obstetrics & Gynecology August 2020, Volume 136, Issue 2;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the August 2020 issue (Association of Obesity With Postpartum Tubal Ligation; Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents’ Surgical Confidence; Postpartum Therapeutic Anticoagulation). This podcast features an interview with Erika Banks, MD, author of the article on surgical confidence.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 36:32
Obstetrics & Gynecology July 2020, Volume 136, Issue 1;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the July 2020 issue (Coronavirus 2019 Disease (COVID-19) Research in Pregnancy; Essentials in Minimally Invasive Gynecology; Obesity and Early-Onset vs Late-Onset Preeclampsia). This podcast features an interview with Matthew Bicocca, MD, author of the article on obesity.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 30:46
Obstetrics & Gynecology June 2020, Volume 135, Issue 6;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the June 2020 issue (Teaching Hospital Abortion Policies; Improving Postcesarean Delivery Mobility; Antenatal Therapy and Neurodevelopmental Impairment). This podcast features an interview with Samuel Gentle, MD, author of the article on antenatal therapy.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 33:16
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the May 2020 issue (Mode of Delivery and First Twin in Breech Presentation; Balloon Occlusion for Placenta Previa Accreta; Human Papillomavirus Vaccine to Reduce Recurrent CIN). This podcast features an interview with Kimberly Levinson, MD, MPH, author of the article on human papillomavirus vaccine.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 4:37
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, discusses the editorial team’s response to COVID-19: including submissions, resources, and extensions for peer review and manuscript revision.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 37:08
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the April 2020 issue (Low-Dose Copper IUD Phase 2; Adenocarcinoma-in-Situ Recommendations; Prediction of Postpartum Hemorrhage). This podcast features an interview with Kartik Venkatesh, MD, PhD, author of the article on prediction of postpartum hemorrhage.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 30:01
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the March 2020 issue (Peripartum Stress-Dose Steroids; Long-term Mesh Implants in Pelvic Organ Prolapse; Vital Sign Reference Ranges for Pregnancy). This podcast features an interview with Kendra Sylvester-Armstrong, MD, author of the article on peripartum stress-dose steroids.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 32:33
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the February 2020 issue (Race and Ethnicity, Medical Insurance, and Within-Hospital Severe Maternal Morbidity Disparities; A Risk-Adjusted Model for Ovarian Cancer Care and Disparities in Access to High-Performing Hospitals; Effect of Surgery for Stress Incontinence on Female Sexual Function). This podcast features an interview with Elizabeth Howell, MD, MPP, author of the article on maternal morbidity disparities.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 43:54
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the January 2020 issue (Persistent Opioid Use After Hysterectomy in the United States, 2005–2015; Risk of Stillbirth for Fetuses With Specific Birth Defects; Pregnancy Outcomes in Patients With Prior Uterine Rupture or Dehiscence: A 5-Year Update). This podcast features an interview with Nathan Fox, MD, author of the article on prior uterine rupture or dehiscence.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 25:37
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the December 2019 issue (Ibuprofen and Postpartum Blood Pressure in Women With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Effects of Gastrointestinal-Type Chemotherapy in Women With Ovarian Mucinous Carcinoma; Prognostic Factors for the Failure of Endometrial Ablation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis). This podcast features an interview with Pleun Beelen, MD, and Imke M. A. Reinders, MD, authors of the article on failure of endometrial ablation.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 39:00
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the November 2019 issue (A Comparison of Two Methods of Catheter Management After Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Long-term Risk of Reoperation After Synthetic Mesh Midurethral Sling Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence; Association of Medicaid Expansion With Coverage and Access to Care for Pregnant Women). This podcast features an interview with Alexander Berger, MD, MPH, author of the article on reoperation after synthetic mesh midurethral sling surgery.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 27:12
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the October 2019 issue (Prospective Evaluation of Maternal Sleep Position Through 30 Weeks of Gestation and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes; Predictive Value of the Signs and Symptoms Preceding Eclampsia: A Systematic Review; Effects of Shared Decision Making on Opioid Prescribing After Hysterectomy). This podcast features an interview with Annmarie L. Vilkins, DO, and Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH, authors of the article on opioid prescribing after hysterectomy.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 35:22
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the September 2019 issue (Intimate Partner Violence and Women’s Health; Endometriosis and Risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes; Developing as an Academic Medical Educator in Obstetrics and Gynecology). This podcast features an interview Monica A. Lutgendorf, MD, author of the article intimate partner violence.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 30:37
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the August 2019 issue (Predictive Model of Factors Associated With Maternal Intensive Care Unit Admission; Association Between First-Trimester Subchorionic Hematomas and Pregnancy Loss in Singleton Pregnancies; Effects of Educational Interventions on Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Acceptability: A Randomized Controlled Trial). This podcast features an interview with Lori Cory, MD, MSCE, corresponding author of the article on education inventions for human papillomavirus vaccine acceptability.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 37:24
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the July 2019 issue (Predictive Model of Factors Associated With Maternal Intensive Care Unit Admission; Increased Rwandan Access to Obstetrician–Gynecologists Through a U.S.–Rwanda Academic Training Partnership; Menstrual Suppression for Military Women: Barriers to Care in the United States). This podcast features an interview with Sheena Eagan, MPH, PhD, corresponding author of the article on menstrual suppression for military women.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 40:51
Obstetrics & Gynecology 
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the June 2019 issue (Surgical Volume and Radical Hysterectomy Outcome; Hospital Minimum-Volume Standards for Ovarian Cancer; Twin Pregnancy and Severe Maternal Morbidity). This podcast features an interview with Dr. Jason Wright, corresponding author of the article on minimum-volume standards for hospitals treating women with ovarian cancer.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 32:37
Obstetrics & Gynecology May 2019, Volume 133, Issue 5;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the May 2019 issue (Cystoscopy at the Time of Hysterectomy for Benign Indications and Delayed Lower Genitourinary Tract Injury; Herbal Medicinal Product Use During Pregnancy and the Postnatal Period: A Systematic Review; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Prenatal Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial). This podcast features an interview with Dr. Emma Barber, corresponding author of the article on cystoscopy.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 36:06
Obstetrics & Gynecology April 2019, Volume 133, Issue 4;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, and Dr. John Fischer, Web Editor, review the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the April 2019 issue (Safety Assessment of a Large-Scale Improvement Collaborative to Reduce Nulliparous Cesarean Delivery Rates; Hypertensive Postpartum Admissions Among Women Without a History of Hypertension or Preeclampsia; Change in Second-Trimester Abortion After Implementation of a Restrictive State Law). This podcast features an interview with Dr. Elliott Main, corresponding author of the safety assessment article.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 34:14
Obstetrics & Gynecology March 2019, Volume 133, Issue 3;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, reviews the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the March 2019 issue (Improving Women’s Health and Combatting Sexually Transmitted Infections Through Expedited Partner Therapy; Gestational Weight Gain and Severe Maternal Morbidity at Delivery Hospitalization; Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents’ Perspectives on Wellness: Findings from a National Survey). This podcast features an interview with Dr. Helen Morgan, corresponding author of the national ob-gyn resident survey article.
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 39:10
Obstetrics & Gynecology November 2018, Volume 132, Issue 5;
Dr. John Fischer interviews the authors of each of the Editors’ Picks for the November 2018 issue (Dr. van Nagell, “Survival of Women With Type I and II Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Detected by Ultrasound Screening”; Dr. Viteri, “Torsemide for Prevention of Persistent Postpartum Hypertension in Women With Preeclampsia: A Randomized Controlled Trial”; Dr. Trivedi, “A Comprehensive Evaluation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Residencies' Global Health Training Programs”).
Creator: John R. Fischer, MD
Duration: 35:35
Obstetrics & Gynecology July 2018, Volume 132, Issue 1;
Dr. Nancy Chescheir, Editor-in-Chief, reviews the articles that have been designated as Editors’ Picks for the July 2018 issue. (Cost-Effectiveness of Lymphadenectomy Strategies; Liposomal Bupivacaine at Cesarean Delivery; Using Antihypertensive Medications and Uterotonics With Asthma). The podcast hosts incorrectly referred to Dr. Prabhu as male. Dr. Prabhu is female. The hosts extend their apologies.
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