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Shilpa Iyer

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentObstetrics and Gynecology-Urogynecology
AddressChicago IL 60637
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    I am a urogynecologist and see patients with pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, fistulas, recurrent urinary tract infections, bladder pain, and other pelvic floor disorders!

    I am specifically interested in overactive bladder- how and why it happens, who does it happen to, and new treatments for this. I have published articles on treatment efficacy for overactive bladder. We are currently working on looking into why patients do not progress onto more advanced therapies for overactive bladder. We also have another study in collaboration with our minimally invasive gynecology colleagues looking at the variation in type of prolapse in women with larger fibroid uteri.

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    The University of Illinois, Chicago, ILMD06/2010medicine
    The University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, ILMPH06/2010Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Brigham and Womens Hosptial/ Massachusets General Hospital, Boston, MA06/2014Obstetrics and Gynecology residency
    University of Chicago/ North Shore University Health Systems, Chicago, IL06/2017Fellowsip in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery/ urogynecology
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    2017Golden Apple teach award for Excellence in Residency Teaching Fellowship Award , University of Chicago

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    1. Christmas M, Huguenin A, Iyer S. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Genitourinary Symptoms Associated With Menopause. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2024 Mar 01; 67(1):101-114. PMID: 38126460.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Christmas MM, Iyer S, Daisy C, Maristany S, Letko J, Hickey M. Menopause hormone therapy and urinary symptoms: a systematic review. Menopause. 2023 06 01; 30(6):672-685. PMID: 37192832.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    3. Caldwell L, Kim-Fine S, Antosh DD, Husk K, Meriwether KV, Long JB, Heisler CA, Hudson PL, Lozo S, Iyer S, Rogers RG. Surgeon Counseling Regarding Return to Sexual Activity After Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery. Urogynecology (Phila). 2023 09 01; 29(9):725-731. PMID: 37607308.
      Citations: 1     Translation:Humans
    4. Lengyel E, Li Y, Weigert M, Zhu L, Eckart H, Javellana M, Ackroyd S, Xiao J, Olalekan S, Glass D, Iyer S, Krishnan R, Bilecz AJ, Lastra R, Chen M, Basu A. A molecular atlas of the human postmenopausal fallopian tube and ovary from single-cell RNA and ATAC sequencing. Cell Rep. 2022 12 20; 41(12):111838. PMID: 36543131.
      Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    5. Ossin DA, Carter EC, Cartwright R, Violette PD, Iyer S, Klein GT, Senapati S, Klaassen Z, Botros SM. Shared decision-making in urology and female pelvic floor medicine and reconstructive surgery. Nat Rev Urol. 2022 Mar; 19(3):161-170. PMID: 34931058.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Iyer S, Amegashie C, deMartelly V, Letko J, Glass D, Fetzer L, Botros S, Wroblewski K, Valaitis S. Patient Perceptions Impact Progression to Third-Line Therapy for Treatment of Overactive Bladder. J Urol. 2021 11; 206(5):1240-1247. PMID: 34184922.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Botros C, Lozo S, Iyer S, Warren A, Goldberg R, Tomezsko J, Sasso K, Sand P, Gafni-Kane A, Biener A, Botros-Brey S. Methenamine hippurate compared with trimethoprim for the prevention of recurrent urinary tract infections: a randomized clinical trial. Int Urogynecol J. 2022 Mar; 33(3):571-580. PMID: 34115162.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Brito KS, Madueke-Laveaux OS, Glass D, Hellman KM, Gao G, Iyer S. Racial Distribution and Characterization of Pelvic Organ Prolapse in a Hospital-Based Subspecialty Clinic. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2021 03 01; 27(3):147-150. PMID: 33620896.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Seitz M, Jirschele K, Tran A, Iyer S, Gafni-Kane A, Tomezsko J, Botros SM, Sand PK. A Comparison of Sacrospinous Hysteropexy Augmented With Polypropylene Mesh Versus Human Dermis at 12-Month Follow-up: An Ambidirectional Study. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2020 10; 26(10):607-611. PMID: 30335649.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Lozo S, Botros C, Iyer S, Gafni-Kane A, Sand P. Can patients independently identify their urinary incontinence symptoms? Int Urogynecol J. 2021 Feb; 32(2):381-385. PMID: 32676693.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Iyer S, Lozo S, Botros C, Wang C, Warren A, Sand P, Tomezsko J, Botros S, Gafni-Kane A, Sasso K, Goldberg RP. Cognitive changes in women starting anticholinergic medications for overactive bladder: a prospective study. Int Urogynecol J. 2020 Dec; 31(12):2653-2660. PMID: 31813036.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Iyer S, Seitz M, Tran A, Scalabrin Reis R, Botros C, Lozo S, Botros S, Sand P, Tomezsko J, Wang C, Gafni-Kane A. Anterior Colporrhaphy With and Without Dermal Allograft: A Randomized Control Trial With Long-Term Follow-Up. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2019 May-Jun; 25(3):206-212. PMID: 29300253.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Iyer S, Laus K, Rugino A, Botros C, Lozo S, Botros SM, Goldberg R, Tomezsko J, Gafni-Kane A, Wroblewski K, Sand P. Subjective and objective responses to PTNS and predictors for success: a retrospective cohort study of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation for overactive bladder. Int Urogynecol J. 2019 08; 30(8):1253-1259. PMID: 30467763.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Tran AM, Reis R, Iyer S, Botros C, Goldberg RP, Sand PK, Botros SM. Is There a Relationship Between Patient-Reported Satisfaction and Persistence on Overactive Bladder Syndrome Pharmacotherapy? Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2018 May/Jun; 24(3):237-240. PMID: 28957959.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Iyer S, Botros SM. Response to Comment by Ting et al.: The importance of a full-thickness vaginal wall dissection. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 10; 28(10):1611. PMID: 28871392.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Botros C, Iyer S, Tran AM, Goldberg RP. Vaginal vault prolapse in a patient with Mayer-Rokitansky-K├╝ster-Hauser syndrome: a video case presentation. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Nov; 28(11):1747-1749. PMID: 28405713.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Iyer S, Lotsof E, Zhou Y, Tran A, Botros C, Sand P, Goldberg R, Tomezsko J, Gafni-Kane A, Botros S. Which bladder instillations are more effective? DMSO vs. bupivacaine/heparin/triamcinolone: a retrospective study. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Sep; 28(9):1335-1340. PMID: 28150028.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Iyer S, Botros SM. Transvaginal mesh: a historical review and update of the current state of affairs in the United States. Int Urogynecol J. 2017 Apr; 28(4):527-535. PMID: 27549225.
      Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Chen WF, Schneider JM, Sasaki K, Wang CH, Schneider J, Iyer S, Iyer S, Zhu Y, Muckerman JT, Fujita E. Tungsten carbide-nitride on graphene nanoplatelets as a durable hydrogen evolution electrocatalyst. ChemSusChem. 2014 Sep; 7(9):2414-8. PMID: 25059477.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Cells
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