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    Katharine K O'Dell PhD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
    DepartmentObstetrics and Gynecology
    AddressUMass Memorial Medical Center
    119 Belmont Street
    Worcester MA 01605
      Other Positions
      InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Nursing
      DepartmentGraduate School of Nursing


        GrantsKate O'Dell

        • Principle investigator. UMass Faculty Research Grant. Pelvic pressure during Valsalva and Cough during Pelvic Floor Prolapse Quantification, $3000. 2009-present.
        • Co-Investigator. US Food and Drug Administration. New England Urogynecologic Mesh Registry, $10,000. 2009-present.
        • Principle investigator. Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society Research Grant. Pelvic pressure during activity and exercise, $2000. 2005-2006.
        • Principle investigator. Commonwealth Medicine Research Grant. Pelvic floor care needs and preferences for women in long-term care,$30,000. 2004-2005.
        • Principle investigator. Rehabilitation Nurses Foundation Research Grant. Pelvic floor care needs and preferences for women in
          assisted living, $5000.2004-2005. K.O'Dell

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        1. Kandadai P, Saini J, Patterson D, O'Dell K, Flynn M. Urinary Retention After Hysterectomy and Postoperative Analgesic Use. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep-Oct; 21(5):257-62.
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        2. Kandadai P, O'Dell K, Saini J. Correct performance of pelvic muscle exercises in women reporting prior knowledge. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 May-Jun; 21(3):135-40.
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        3. DueƱas-Garcia OF, Kandadai P, Flynn MK, Patterson D, Saini J, O'Dell K. Patient-focused websites related to stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse: a DISCERN quality analysis. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jun; 26(6):875-80.
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        4. Kandadai P, Kandadai V, Saini J, O'Dell K, Patterson D, Flynn MK. Acute urinary retention after cesarean delivery: a case-control study. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 20(5):276-80.
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        5. O'Dell K, Wooldridge LS, Atnip S. Managing a pessary business. Urol Nurs. 2012 May-Jun; 32(3):138-45; quiz 146.
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        6. Atnip S, O'Dell K. Vaginal support pessaries: indications for use and fitting strategies. Urol Nurs. 2012 May-Jun; 32(3):114-24, quiz 125.
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        7. O'Dell K, Atnip S. Pessary care: follow up and management of complications. Urol Nurs. 2012 May-Jun; 32(3):126-36, 145; quiz 137.
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        8. O'Dell KK. Pharmacologic management of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infections in women. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2011 May-Jun; 56(3):248-65.
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        9. Young SB, Howard AE, Illanes DS, Weber Lebrun EE, Hardy JR, Kambiss SM, O'Dell KK, Zhang Y. Long-term efficacy of the pubovaginal Mersilene mesh sling. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Nov; 201(5):516.e1-7.
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        10. O'Dell KK, Jacelon C, Morse AN. 'I'd rather just go on as I am'--pelvic floor care preferences of frail, elderly women in residential care. Urol Nurs. 2008 Feb; 28(1):36-47.
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        11. O'Dell KK, Morse AN. It's not all about birth: biomechanics applied to pelvic organ prolapse prevention. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2008 Jan-Feb; 53(1):28-36.
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        12. O'Dell KK, Morse AN, Crawford SL, Howard A. Vaginal pressure during lifting, floor exercises, jogging, and use of hydraulic exercise machines. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007 Dec; 18(12):1481-9.
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        13. Morse AN, O'dell KK, Howard AE, Baker SP, Aronson MP, Young SB. Midline anterior repair alone vs anterior repair plus vaginal paravaginal repair: a comparison of anatomic and quality of life outcomes. Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007 Mar; 18(3):245-9.
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        14. O'Dell KK, Labin LC. Common problems of urination in nonpregnant women: causes, current management, and prevention strategies. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2006 May-Jun; 51(3):159-73.
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        15. O'Dell KK, McGee S. Acupuncture for urinary urgency in women over 50: what is the evidence? Urol Nurs. 2006 Feb; 26(1):23-30.
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        16. Jacelon CS, O'Dell KK. Uses of qualitative research, or so what good is it? Urol Nurs. 2005 Dec; 25(6):471-3.
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        17. O'Dell KK, Jacelon CS. Not the surgery for a young person: women's experience with vaginal closure surgery for severe prolapse. Urol Nurs. 2005 Oct; 25(5):345-51.
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        18. Jacelon CS, O'Dell KK. Analyzing qualitative data. Urol Nurs. 2005 Jun; 25(3):217-20.
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        19. Jacelon CS, O'Dell KK. Case and grounded theory as qualitative research methods. Urol Nurs. 2005 Feb; 25(1):49-52.
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        20. Sampselle CM, Palmer MH, Boyington AR, O'Dell KK, Wooldridge L. Prevention of urinary incontinence in adults: population-based strategies. Nurs Res. 2004 Nov-Dec; 53(6 Suppl):S61-7.
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        21. Berry RE, O'dell K, Meyer BA, Purwono U. Obtaining patient permission for student participation in obstetric-gynecologic outpatient visits: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2003 Sep; 189(3):634-8.
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