Sampene discusses Raynaud’s phenomenon with Live Science

Tags: Academic Specialists in ObGyn, residency, research

Shortly after publishing a case study in Obstetrics and Gynecology about Raynaud’s phenomenon of the nipple, Katie Sampene, MD of the UW Ob-Gyn Division of Academic Specialists in Ob-Gyn spoke with Live Science about the blood vessel disorder and how it can sometimes affect breastfeeding. UW Ob-Gyn resident Sierra Jansen, MD, PGY-3, co-authored the case study.

“Although Raynaud's of the nipple isn't common, the study authors called for increased awareness and better diagnosis of the condition.

If undetected,"there may be higher rates of discontinuation and losing out on [the] health benefits" of breast-feeding, said Dr. Katherine Sampene, an obstetrician and gynecologist (OB-GYN) at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and senior author of the report. "If we can help women to be successful in [breast-feeding], we can improve the health of moms and babies."”

Congratulations, Dr. Sampene! Read the whole article here