Richard L Sweet, MD

Professor Emeritus

  • 9939 Citations
  • 54 h-Index
1971 …2015

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Research Output

  • 9939 Citations
  • 54 h-Index
  • 217 Article
  • 5 Chapter
2015

Sexually transmitted diseases

Sweet, R. L., Jan 1 2015, Clinical Gynecology, Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, p. 318-348 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2012

Pelvic inflammatory disease: Current concepts of diagnosis and management

Sweet, R. L., Apr 2012, In : Current Infectious Disease Reports. 14, 2, p. 194-203 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility.

Wiesenfeld, H. C., Hillier, S. L., Meyn, L. A., Amortegui, A. J. & Sweet, R. L., Jul 2012, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 120, 1, p. 37-43 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

75 Scopus citations
2011

Endometrial leukocyte subpopulations associated with Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, and Trichomonas vaginalis genital tract infection

Reighard, S. D., Sweet, R. L., Vicetti Miguel, C., Vicetti Miguel, R. D., Chivukula, M., Krishnamurti, U. & Cherpes, T. L., Oct 2011, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 205, 4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations

Gonorrhea infection in women: Prevalence, effects, screening, and management

Walker, C. K. & Sweet, R. L., 2011, In : International Journal of Women's Health. 3, 1, p. 197-206 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Limitations of the criteria used to diagnose histologic endometritis in epidemiologic pelvic inflammatory disease research

Miguel, R. D. V., Chivukula, M., Krishnamurti, U., Amortegui, A. J., Kant, J. A., Sweet, R. L., Wiesenfeld, H. C., Phillips, J. M. & Cherpes, T. L., Nov 15 2011, In : Pathology Research and Practice. 207, 11, p. 680-685 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Pelvic inflammatory disease

Cherpes, T. L., Rice, P. A. & Sweet, R. L., 2011, In : Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011, 714289.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

Treatment of acute pelvic inflammatory disease

Sweet, R. L., 2011, In : Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2011, 561909.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations
2010

Combined hormonal contraception may be protective against neisseria gonorrhoeae infection

Gursahaney, P. R., Meyn, L. A., Hillier, S. L., Sweet, R. L. & Wiesenfeld, H. C., Jun 2010, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 37, 6, p. 356-360 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Self-reported anxiety, depressive, and vasomotor symptoms: A study of perimenopausal women presenting to a specialized midlife assessment center

Seritan, A. L., Iosif, A-M., Park, J. H., Deatheragehand, D., Sweet, R. L. & Gold, E. B., Mar 2010, In : Menopause. 17, 2, p. 410-415 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

32 Scopus citations
2009

Treatment strategies for pelvic inflammatory disease

Sweet, R. L., Apr 2009, In : Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy. 10, 5, p. 823-837 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations
2008

Maternal Infections, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Pregnancy

Sweet, R. L. & Minkoff, H., Jan 14 2008, Clinical Obstetrics. The Fetus & Mother: Third Edition. John Wiley and Sons, p. 885-930 46 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Maternal Infections, Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection, and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Pregnancy

Sweet, R. L. & Minkoff, H., Jan 14 2008, Handbook of Clinical Obstetrics: The Fetus & Mother, Third Edition. John Wiley and Sons, p. 366-388 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2006

Hospitalizations for pelvic inflammatory disease and tuboovarian abscess

Paik, C. K., Waetjen, L. E., Xing, G., Dai, J. & Sweet, R. L., Mar 2006, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 107, 3, p. 611-616 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Sexually transmitted diseases

Sweet, R. L., 2006, Clinical Gynecology. Elsevier Inc., p. 259-284 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2005

A cluster analysis of bacterial vaginosis-associated microflora and pelvic inflammatory disease

Ness, R. B., Kip, K. E., Hillier, S. L., Soper, D. E., Stamm, C. A., Sweet, R. L., Rice, P. & Richter, H. E., Sep 2005, In : American Journal of Epidemiology. 162, 6, p. 585-590 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

165 Scopus citations

Antibiotic prophylaxis and non-group B streptococcal neonatal sepsis

Sutkin, G., Krohn, M. A., Heine, R. P. & Sweet, R. L., Mar 2005, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 105, 3, p. 581-586 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and the risk of incident gonococcal or chlamydial genital infection in a predominantly black population

Ness, R. B., Kip, K. E., Soper, D. E., Hillier, S., Stamm, C. A., Sweet, R. L., Rice, P. & Richter, H. E., Jul 2005, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 32, 7, p. 413-417 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

43 Scopus citations

Bacterial vaginosis and risk of pelvic inflammatory disease

Ness, R. B., Hillier, S. L., Kip, K. E., Soper, D. E., Stamm, C. A., McGregor, J. A., Bass, D. C., Sweet, R. L., Rice, P. & Richter, H. E., Feb 2005, In : Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey. 60, 2, p. 99-100 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Comparison of acute and subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease

Wiesenfeld, H. C., Sweet, R. L., Ness, R. B., Krohn, M. A., Amortegui, A. J. & Hillier, S. L., Jul 2005, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 32, 7, p. 400-405 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

56 Scopus citations

Douching, pelvic inflammatory disease, and incident gonococcal and chlamydial genital infection in a cohort of high-risk women

Ness, R. B., Hillier, S. L., Kip, K. E., Richter, H. E., Soper, D. E., Stamm, C. A., McGregor, J. A., Bass, D. C., Rice, P. & Sweet, R. L., Jan 15 2005, In : American Journal of Epidemiology. 161, 2, p. 186-195 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations
2004

Bacterial vaginosis and risk of pelvic inflammatory disease

Ness, R. B., Hillier, S. L., Kip, K. E., Soper, D. E., Stamm, C. A., McGregor, J. A., Bass, D. C., Sweet, R. L., Rice, P. & Richter, H. E., Oct 2004, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 104, 4, p. 761-769 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

102 Scopus citations

Condom use and the risk of recurrent pelvic inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic pain, or infertility following an episode of pelvic inflammatory disease

Ness, R. B., Randall, H., Richter, H. E., Peipert, J. F., Montagno, A., Soper, D. E., Sweet, R. L., Nelson, D. B., Schubeck, D., Hendrix, S. L., Bass, D. C. & Kip, K. E., Aug 2004, In : American Journal of Public Health. 94, 8, p. 1327-1329 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

58 Scopus citations
2003

Bacterial vaginosis is a strong predictor of Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis infection

Wiesenfeld, H. C., Hillier, S. L., Krohn, M. A., Landers, D. V. & Sweet, R. L., Mar 1 2003, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 36, 5, p. 663-668 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

316 Scopus citations

Can known risk factors explain racial differences in the occurrence of bacterial vaginosis?

Ness, R. B., Hillier, S., Richter, H. E., Soper, D. E., Stamm, C., Bass, D. C., Sweet, R. L. & Rice, P., Mar 1 2003, In : Journal of the National Medical Association. 95, 3, p. 201-212 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

93 Scopus citations

Endometritis does not predict reproductive morbidity after pelvic inflammatory disease

Haggerty, C. L., Ness, R. B., Amortegui, A., Hendrix, S. L., Hillier, S. L., Holley, R. L., Peipert, J., Randall, H., Sondheimer, S. J., Soper, D. E., Sweet, R. L. & Trucco, G., Jan 1 2003, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 188, 1, p. 141-148 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Scopus citations

Vaginal polymorphonuclear leukocytes and bacterial vaginosis as markers for histologic endometritis among women without symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease

Yudin, M. H., Hillier, S. L., Wiesenfeld, H. C., Krohn, M. A., Amortegui, A. A. & Sweet, R. L., Feb 1 2003, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 188, 2, p. 318-323 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Scopus citations

Why women douche and why they may or may not stop

Ness, R. B., Hillier, S. L., Richter, H. E., Soper, D. E., Stamm, C., Bass, D. C., Sweet, R. L., Rice, P., Downs, J. & Aral, S., Jan 1 2003, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 30, 1, p. 71-74 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations
2002

Association between elevated neutrophil defensin levels and endometritis

Wiesenfeld, H. C., Heine, R. P., Krohn, M. A., Hillier, S. L., Amortegui, A. A., Nicolazzo, M. & Sweet, R. L., Sep 15 2002, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 186, 6, p. 792-797 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations

Douching in relation to bacterial vaginosis, lactobacilli, and facultative bacteria in the vagina

Ness, R. B., Hillier, S. L., Richter, H. E., Soper, D. E., Stamm, C., McGregor, J., Bass, D. C., Sweet, R. L. & Rice, P., Oct 1 2002, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 100, 4, p. 765-772 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

170 Scopus citations

Effectiveness of inpatient and outpatient treatment strategies for women with pelvic inflammatory disease: results from the Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) Randomized Trial.

Ness, R. B., Soper, D. E., Holley, R. L., Peipert, J., Randall, H., Sweet, R. L., Sondheimer, S. J., Hendrix, S. L., Amortegui, A., Trucco, G., Songer, T., Lave, J. R., Hillier, S. L., Bass, D. C. & Kelsey, S. F., May 2002, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 186, 5, p. 929-937 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

280 Scopus citations

Lower genital tract infection and endometritis: Insight into subclinical pelvic inflammatory disease

Wiesenfeld, H. C., Hillier, S. L., Krohn, M. A., Amortegui, A. J., Heine, R. P., Landers, D. V. & Sweet, R. L., Sep 2002, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 100, 3, p. 456-463 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

220 Scopus citations
2001

Chorioamnionitis, not epidural analgesia, is associated with maternal fever during labour

Vallejo, M. C., Kaul, B., Adler, L. J., Phelps, A. L., Craven, C. M., Macpherson, T. A., Sweet, R. L. & Ramanthan, S., 2001, In : Canadian Journal of Anesthesia. 48, 11, p. 1122-1126 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

Clinical predictors of endometritis in women with symptoms and signs of pelvic inflammatory disease

Peipert, J. F., Ness, R. B., Blume, J., Soper, D. E., Holley, R., Randall, H., Sweet, R. L., Sondheimer, S. J., Hendrix, S. L., Amortegui, A., Trucco, G. & Bass, D. C., 2001, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 184, 5, p. 856-864 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

92 Scopus citations

Douching and endometritis: Results from the PID evaluation and clinical health (PEACH) study

Ness, R. B., Soper, D. E., Holley, R. L., Peipert, J., Randall, H., Sweet, R. L., Sondheimer, S. J., Hendrix, S. L., Hillier, S. L., Amortegui, A., Trucco, G. & Bass, D. C., 2001, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 28, 4, p. 240-245 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

65 Scopus citations

Hormonal and barrier contraception and risk of upper genital tract disease in the PID Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) study

Ness, R. B., Soper, D. E., Holley, R. L., Peipert, J., Randall, H., Sweet, R. L., Sondheimer, S. J., Hendrix, S. L., Amortegui, A., Trucco, G., Bass, D. C. & Kelsey, S. F., 2001, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 185, 1, p. 121-127 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations

Self-collection of vaginal swabs for the detection of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis: Opportunity to encourage sexually transmitted disease testing among adolescents

Wiesenfeld, H. C., Lowry, D. L. B., Heine, R. P., Krohn, M. A., Bittner, H., Kellinger, K., Shultz, M. & Sweet, R. L., 2001, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 28, 6, p. 321-325 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

141 Scopus citations
2000

Effect of a screening-based prevention policy on prevalence of early-onset group B streptococcal sepsis

Brozanski, B. S., Jones, J. G., Krohn, M. A. & Sweet, R. L., Apr 2000, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 95, 4, p. 496-501 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

57 Scopus citations
83 Scopus citations

Prevention of perinatal group B streptococcal infection: Current controversies

Hager, W. D., Schuchat, A., Gibbs, R., Sweet, R. L., Mead, P. & Larsen, J. W., Jul 2000, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 96, 1, p. 141-145 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Scopus citations
1999

Anaerobes in pelvic inflammatory disease: Implications for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's guidelines for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases

Walker, C. K., Workowski, K. A., Washington, A. E., Soper, D. & Sweet, R. L., 1999, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 28, 1 SUPPL.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

Comparison of once-daily and twice-daily dosing of 0.75% metronidazole gel in the treatment of bacterial vaginosis

Livengood, C. H., Soper, D. E., Sheehan, K. L., Fenner, D. E., Martens, M. G., Nelson, A. L., Ismail, M., Thorp, J. M., Lappin, M., Long, B. J., Blackwelder, T., Sweet, R. L. & Sagov, S., Mar 1999, In : Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 26, 3, p. 137-142 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Evaluation of ofloxacin in the treatment of laparoscopically documented acute pelvic inflammatory disease (salpingitis)

Peipert, J. F., Sweet, R. L., Walker, C. K., Kahn, J. & Rielly-Gauvin, K., 1999, In : Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology. 7, 3, p. 138-144 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Scopus citations
1998

Design of the PID Evaluation and Clinical Health (PEACH) Study

Ness, R. B., Soper, D. E., Peipert, J., Sondheimer, S. J., Holley, R. L., Sweet, R. L., Hemsell, D. L., Randall, H., Hendrix, S. L., Bass, D. C., Kelsey, S. F., Songer, T. J. & Lave, J. R., Oct 1998, In : Controlled Clinical Trials. 19, 5, p. 499-514 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

The enigmatic cervix

Sweet, R. L., 1998, In : Dermatologic Clinics. 16, 4, p. 739-745 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

The vagina is an effective sampling site for Neisseria gonorrhoeae testing by polymerase chain reaction

Heine, R. P., Wiesenfeld, H. C. & Sweet, R. L., Dec 1998, In : Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 7, 9, p. 488-490 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1997

National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement on Cervical Cancer

Braly, P. S., Lichter, A. S., Ash, D. K., Bader, J. L., Berkowitz, R. S., Cain, J. M., Fremgen, A. M., Gage, I., Hutchison, J. S., Ihde, D. C., Saftlas, A. F., Saigo, P. E., Sweet, R. L., Andersen, B. L., Benda, J. A., Brown, C. L., Eddy G.L., S., Eifel, P. J., Grigsby, P. W., Hatch, K. D. & 37 others, Henry, M. R., Herrero, R., Howes, A. E., Kapp, D., Keys, H. M., Lanciano, R. M., Lowy, D., Magrina, J. F., Mitchell, M. F., Morris, M., Omura, G. A., Overgaard, J., Penalver, M. A., Petereit, D. G., Randall, M. E., Rusell, A. H., Spanos W.J., J., Stehman, F. B., Steller, M. A., Tattersall, M. H. N., Thomas, G. M., Elliott, J. M., Epstein, A. H., Ferguson, J. H., Hall, W. H., Hitchcock, P. J., Hunter, C. P., Kramer, B. S., Lawson, H. W., Lunney, J. R., McNeil, C., Munoz, N., Nichols, C., Park, R. C., Pinn, V. W., Ruffin, J. & Scherr, S., 1997, In : Gynecologic Oncology. 66, 3, p. 351-361 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

75 Scopus citations

Oral contraception and the recognition of endometritis

Ness, R. B., Keder, L. M., Soper, D. E., Amortegui, A. J., Gluck, J., Wiesenfeld, H., Sweet, R. L., Rice, P. A., Peipert, J. F., Donegan, S. P. & Kanbour-Shakir, A., 1997, In : American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 176, 3, p. 580-585 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

41 Scopus citations

Pelvic inflammatory disease in HIV-positive women

Sweet, R. L. & Landers, D. V., 1997, In : Lancet. 349, 9061, p. 1265-1266 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Polymerase chain reaction analysis of distal vaginal specimens: A less invasive strategy for detection of Trichomonas vaginalis

Heine, R. P., Wiesenfeld, H. C., Sweet, R. L. & Witkin, S. S., 1997, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. 24, 5, p. 985-987 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations