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Karen Janet Carlson, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Medicine
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressMassachusetts General Hospital
Women's Health Associates, Yawkey 4B
55 Fruit St
Boston MA 02114
Phone617/724-4728
Fax617/724-6725

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  1. Carlson K, Callahan J. Osteoporosis Prevention and Treatment [web-based information for patients]. 2007.
  2. Carlson KJ. Screening for Ovarian Cancer. UpToDate (Rose BD, editor). 2007.
  3. Carlson K, Callahan J. Preparing for a Healthy Baby [web-based information for patients]. 2006.
  4. Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, Ziporyn T. The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health . 2004.
  5. Carlson K, Callahan J. Calcium Supplements for Men [web-based information for patients]. 2003.
  6. Carlson K, Callahan J. Osteoporosis Exercise [web-based information for patients]. 2003.
  7. Joffe H, Hall JE, Soares CN, Hennen J, Reilly CJ, Carlson K, Cohen LS. Vasomotor symptoms are associated with depression in perimenopausal women seeking primary care. Menopause. 2002 Nov-Dec; 9(6):392-8.
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  8. Robb-Nicholson C, Carlson KJ. Hormone replacement therapy [practice guideline]. 2002.
  9. Ulman KH, Carlson KJ. Premenstrual Syndrome. Primary Care of Women (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 2002; 410-4.
  10. Carlson KJ, Osathanondh R, Stelluto MR. Contraception. Primary Care of Women. (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 2002; 421-7.
  11. Carlson KJ. Endometrial, Ovarian, and Vulvar Cancer Screening. Primary Care of Women (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 2002; 692-6.
  12. Carlson K, Callahan J. Calcium Supplements for Women [web-based information for patients]. 2002.
  13. Carlson KJ, Thurmond KF. Pelvic Pain. Primary Care of Women (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 2002; 402-9.
  14. Carlson KJ. Osteoporosis Screening and Treatment [practice guideline]. 2002.
  15. Carlson, KJ. Faculty Editor. Menopause. In MGH Ambulatory Care Syllabus. 2002.
  16. Friedman AJ, Carlson KJ. Uterine Fibroids. Primary Care of Women (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 2002; 370-4.
  17. Carlson KJ, Sayegh RA, Awwad JT. . Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding. Primary Care of Women . (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 2002; 391-5.
  18. Carlson KJ, Schiff I. Pelvic Masses. Primary Care of Women (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 2002; 366-9.
  19. Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA (editors). Primary Care of Women . 2002.
  20. Carlson KJ. Women's primary health care and the search for quality. Womens Health Issues. 2001 Jul-Aug; 11(4):300-5; discussion 309-25.
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  21. Carlson KJ. Approach to the Female Patient and Her Family. Cardiovascular Disease in Women (Douglas P, editor). 2001; 3-7.
  22. Carlson K, Callahan J. Emergency Contraception [web-based information for patients]. 2001.
  23. Carlson K, Callahan J. The Pap Test: What Do the Results Means? [web-based information for patients]. 2001.
  24. Carlson KJ. Multidisciplinary women's health care and quality of care. Womens Health Issues. 2000 Sep-Oct; 10(5):219-25.
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  25. Carlson, K. Ovarian Cancer: Prevention and Early Detection [videocassette, DVD]. 2000.
  26. Carlson KJ. Vaginal ultrasonography to evaluate postmenopausal bleeding. JAMA. 1998 Nov 4; 280(17):1529-30.
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  27. Carlson, K. Treatment Choices for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding [videocassette, DVD]. 1998.
  28. Carlson, KJ. Treatment Choices for Uterine Fibroids [videocassette, DVD]. 1998.
  29. Carlson KJ, Skochelak SE. What do women want in a doctor? Communication issues between women and physicians. Textbook of Women's Health (Wallis LE, editor). 1998; 33-8.
  30. Carlson KJ. Outcomes of hysterectomy. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Dec; 40(4):939-46.
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  31. Carlson KJ. Primary care for women under managed care: clinical issues. Womens Health Issues. 1997 Nov-Dec; 7(6):349-61; discussion 375-9.
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  32. Smith BL, Gadd MA, Lawler C, MacDonald DJ, Grudberg SC, Chi FS, Carlson K, Comegno A, Souba WW. Perception of breast cancer risk among women in breast center and primary care settings: correlation with age and family history of breast cancer. Surgery. 1996 Aug; 120(2):297-303.
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  33. Carlson KJ, Schiff I. Alternatives to hysterectomy for menorrhagia [editorial]. New Engl J Med. 1996; 335:198-9.
  34. Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, Ziporyn T. The Harvard Guide to Women's Health. 1996.
  35. Aseltine RH, Carlson KJ, Fowler FJ, Barry MJ. Comparing prospective and retrospective measures of treatment outcomes. Med Care. 1995 Apr; 33(4 Suppl):AS67-76.
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  36. Carlson KJ, Ulman KH. Premenstrual syndrome. Primary Care of Women. (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 1995; 266-9.
  37. Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA (editors). Primary Care of Women. . 1995.
  38. Carlson, KJ. Shared Decision-Making for Women with Benign Uterine Conditions [interactive videodisc] . 1995.
  39. Osathanondh R, Stelluto MR, Carlson KJ. Contraception. Primary Care of Women (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 1995.
  40. Carlson KJ. Endometrial. Ovarian, and Vulvar Cancer Screening. Primary Care of Women (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 1995; 502-5.
  41. Schiff I, Carlson KJ. Pelvic Masses. Primary Care of Women (Carlson KJ, Eisenstat SA, editors). 1995; 257-9.
  42. Carlson KJ, Skates SJ, Singer DE. Screening for ovarian cancer. Ann Intern Med. 1994 Jul 15; 121(2):124-32.
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  43. Carlson KJ, Miller BA, Fowler FJ. The Maine Women's Health Study: I. Outcomes of hysterectomy. Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Apr; 83(4):556-65.
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  44. Carlson KJ, Miller BA, Fowler FJ. The Maine Women's Health Study: II. Outcomes of nonsurgical management of leiomyomas, abnormal bleeding, and chronic pelvic pain. Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Apr; 83(4):566-72.
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  45. Carlson KJ. American College of Physicians, Health and Public Policy Committee. Guidelines: Screening for ovarian cancer. Ann Int Med. 1994; 121:141-2.
  46. Carlson KJ, Nichols DH, Schiff I. Indications for hysterectomy. N Engl J Med. 1993 Mar 25; 328(12):856-60.
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  47. Carlson KJ, Dretler SP, Roth RA, Hatziandreu E, Gladstone K, Mulley AG. Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy and percutaneous nephrostolithotomy for urinary calculi: comparison of immediate and long-term effects. J Stone Dis. 1993 Jan; 5(1):8-18.
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  48. Carlson, KJ, Nichols DH, Schiff I. Indications for hysterectomy [review]. New Engl J Med. 1993; 328::856-60.
  49. Greendale GA, Carlson KJ, Schiff I. Estrogen and progestin therapy to prevent osteoporosis: attitudes and practices of general internists and gynecologists. J Gen Intern Med. 1990 Nov-Dec; 5(6):464-9.
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  50. Hatziandreu EE, Carlson K, Mulley AG, Weinstein MC. Cost-effectiveness study of the extracorporeal shock-wave lithotriptor. Int J Technol Assess Health Care. 1990; 6(4):623-32.
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  51. Mulley AG, Carlson KJ, Dretler SP. Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy: slam-bang effects, silent side effects? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1988 Feb; 150(2):316-8.
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  52. Carlson KJ. Cost-effectiveness analysis of single-dose therapy of urinary tract infection compared to conventional treatment. Eur Urol. 1987; 13 Suppl 1:45-7.
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  53. Carlson KJ, Mulley AG. Management of acute dysuria. A decision-analysis model of alternative strategies. Ann Intern Med. 1985 Feb; 102(2):244-9.
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  54. Carlson KJ, Lee DC, Goroll AH, Leahy M, Johnson RA. An analysis of physicians' reasons for prescribing long-term digitalis therapy in outpatients. J Chronic Dis. 1985; 38(9):733-9.
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  55. American College of Physicians, Health and Public Policy committee. Lithotripsy. Ann Int Med. 1985; 103:626-9.
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