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Bliss E. Kaneshiro
Title Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank
Degree MD, MPH
Institution University of Hawaii
Department Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Clusters Women's Health and Reproductive Biology
1319 Punahou Street
Suite 824
City Honolulu
State HI
Postal Code 96826
Telephone 808 203-6549
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1. Raidoo S, Tschann M, Kaneshiro B, Sentell T. Impact of Insurance Coverage for Abortion in Hawai''i on Gestational Age at Presentation and Type of Abortion, 2010-2013. Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2020 Apr 01; 79(4):117-122.
2. Yin C, Harvey S, Elia J, Kaneshiro B, Hayes D, Soon R. Highly-Effective Contraception Use More Likely Among Native Hawaiian Women than Non-Native Hawaiian Women at Title X Clinics in Hawai''i. Hawaii J Health Soc Welf. 2020 Jan; 79(1):16-22.
3. Friedlander EB, Soon R, Salcedo J, Tschann M, Fontanilla T, Kaneshiro B. Text message link to online survey: A new highly effective method of longitudinal data collection. Contraception. 2020 Apr; 101(4):244-248.
4. Raidoo S, Tschann M, Elia J, Kaneshiro B, Soon R. Dual-Method Contraception Among Adolescents and Young People: Are Long-Acting Reversible Contraception Users Different? A Qualitative Study. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2020 Feb; 33(1):45-52.
5. Tschann M, Wright T, Lusk H, Giorgio W, Colon A, Kaneshiro B. Understanding the Family Planning Needs of Female Participants in a Syringe Exchange Program: A Needs Assessment and Pilot Project. J Addict Med. 2019 Sep/Oct; 13(5):366-371.
6. Stevens K, Elia J, Kaneshiro B, Salcedo J, Soon R, Tschann M. Updating fetal foot length to gestational age references: a chart review of abortion cases from 2012 to 2014. Contraception. 2020 Jan; 101(1):10-13.
7. Raymond E, Chong E, Winikoff B, Platais I, Mary M, Lotarevich T, Castillo PW, Kaneshiro B, Tschann M, Fontanilla T, Baldwin M, Schnyer A, Coplon L, Mathieu N, Bednarek P, Keady M, Priegue E. TelAbortion: evaluation of a direct to patient telemedicine abortion service in the United States. Contraception. 2019 09; 100(3):173-177.
8. Wong JW, Kaneshiro BE, Oyama IA. Primary Care Physician Perceptions of Female Pelvic Floor Disorders. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2019 04; 78(4):132-136.
9. Whitehouse K, Tschann M, Soon R, Davis J, Micks E, Salcedo J, Savala M, Kaneshiro B. Effects of Prophylactic Oxytocin on Bleeding Outcomes in Women Undergoing Dilation and Evacuation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2019 03; 133(3):484-491.
10. Porter T, Tsai PS, Chang A, Kaneshiro B. Health Locus of Control Beliefs in Health Care Providers in the Pacific Basin. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2018 12; 77(12):325-329.
11. Friedlander EB, Soon R, Salcedo J, Davis J, Tschann M, Kaneshiro B. Prophylactic Pregabalin to Decrease Pain During Medication Abortion: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 09; 132(3):612-618.
12. Tschann M, Salcedo J, Soon R, Kaneshiro B. Patient choice of adjunctive nonpharmacologic pain management during first-trimester abortion: a randomized controlled trial. Contraception. 2018 09; 98(3):205-209.
13. Soon R, McGuire K, Salcedo J, Kaneshiro B. Immediate Versus Delayed Insertion of the Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device in Postpartum Adolescents: A Randomized Pilot Study. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2018 03; 77(3):60-65.
14. Whitehouse K, Fontanilla T, Kim L, Tschann M, Soon R, Salcedo J, Kaneshiro B. Use of medications to decrease bleeding during surgical abortion: a survey of abortion providers'' practices in the United States. Contraception. 2018 06; 97(6):500-503.
15. Kuwahara M, Yamasato K, Tschann M, Kaneshiro B. Interpregnancy interval and subsequent pregnancy outcomes after dilation and evacuation. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2018 May; 38(4):516-520.
16. Hirai CM, Kaneshiro B, Hiraoka MK. The Effect of the 2012 ASCCP Consensus Guideline for Abnormal Cervical Cytology on Resident Colposcopy Training. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2018 01; 77(1):3-6.
17. Williams A, Kajiwara K, Soon R, Salcedo J, Tschann M, Elia J, Pauker K, Kaneshiro B. Recommendations for Contraception: Examining the Role of Patients'' Age and Race. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2018 01; 77(1):7-13.
18. Nguyen BT, Elia JL, Ha CY, Kaneshiro BE. Pregnancy Intention and Contraceptive Use among Women by Class of Obesity: Results from the 2006-2010 and 2011-2013 National Survey of Family Growth. Womens Health Issues. 2018 Jan - Feb; 28(1):51-58.
19. Anderson CM, Monardo R, Soon R, Lum J, Tschann M, Kaneshiro B. Patient Communication, Satisfaction, and Trust Before and After Use of a Standardized Birth Plan. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2017 11; 76(11):305-309.
20. Raidoo S, Kaneshiro B. Contraception counseling for adolescents. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Oct; 29(5):310-315.
21. Tschann M, Edelman A, Jensen J, Bednarek P, Kaneshiro B. Blood loss at the time of dilation and evacuation at 16 to 22 weeks of gestation in women using low molecular weight heparin: a case series. Contraception. 2018 Jan; 97(1):54-56.
22. Soon R, Tschann M, Salcedo J, Stevens K, Ahn HJ, Kaneshiro B. Paracervical Block for Laminaria Insertion Before Second-Trimester Abortion: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 08; 130(2):387-392.
23. Bullock H, Tschann M, Elia J, Kaneshiro B, Salcedo J. From Kaua''i to Hawai''i Island: Interisland Differences in Emergency Contraceptive Pill Availability. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2017 07; 76(7):178-182.
24. Chin KM, Tschann M, Salcedo J, Soon R, Kajiwara K, Kaneshiro B. University of Hawai''i John A. Burns School of Medicine Medical Students'' Attitudes Towards Obese Patients. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2017 06; 76(6):143-146.
25. Whitehouse K, Tschann M, Davis J, Soon R, Salcedo J, Friedlander E, Kaneshiro B. Association between prophylactic oxytocin use during dilation and evacuation and estimated blood loss. Contraception. 2017 Jul; 96(1):19-24.
26. Melo J, Tschann M, Soon R, Kuwahara M, Kaneshiro B. Women''s willingness and ability to feel the strings of their intrauterine device. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2017 Jun; 137(3):309-313.
27. Kaneshiro B, Tschann M, Jensen J, Bednarek P, Texeira R, Edelman A. Blood loss at the time of surgical abortion up to 14 weeks in anticoagulated patients: a case series. Contraception. 2017 Jul; 96(1):14-18.
28. Yamasato K, Tsai PS, Bartholomew M, Durbin M, Kimata C, Kaneshiro B. Discrepancy Between Identification of Early-Term Elective Deliveries by Manual Chart Review and Data Vendor. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2016 12; 75(12):367-372.
29. Tschann M, Salcedo J, Soon R, Elia J, Kaneshiro B. Norms, Attitudes, and Preferences: Responses to a Survey of Teens about Sexually Transmitted Infection and Pregnancy Prevention. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2017 Feb; 30(1):29-34.
30. Tschann M, Salcedo J, Kaneshiro B. Nonpharmaceutical Pain Control Adjuncts During First-Trimester Aspiration Abortion: A Review. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2016 May; 61(3):331-8.
31. Bullock H, Steele S, Kurata N, Tschann M, Elia J, Kaneshiro B, Salcedo J. Pharmacy access to ulipristal acetate in Hawaii: is a prescription enough? Contraception. 2016 05; 93(5):452-4.
32. Raidoo S, Kaneshiro B. Providing Contraception to Adolescents. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2015 Dec; 42(4):631-45.
33. Lotke PS, Kaneshiro B. Contraception. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2015 Dec; 42(4):xv-xvi.
34. Soon R, Elia J, Beckwith N, Kaneshiro B, Dye T. Unintended Pregnancy in the Native Hawaiian Community: Key Informants'' Perspectives. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2015 Dec; 47(4):163-70.
35. Saito-Tom LY, Soon RA, Harris SC, Salcedo J, Kaneshiro BE. Levonorgestrel Intrauterine Device Use in Overweight and Obese Women. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2015 Nov; 74(11):369-74.
36. Chang AL, Hurwitz E, Miyamura J, Kaneshiro B, Sentell T. Maternal risk factors and perinatal outcomes among pacific islander groups in Hawaii: a retrospective cohort study using statewide hospital data. BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2015 Oct 05; 15:239.
37. Kaneshiro B, Edelman A, Dash C, Pandhare J, Soli FM, Jensen JT. Effect of oral contraceptives and doxycycline on endometrial MMP-2 and MMP-9 activity. Contraception. 2016 Jan; 93(1):65-9.
38. Friedlander E, Kaneshiro B. Therapeutic Options for Unscheduled Bleeding Associated with Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2015 Dec; 42(4):593-603.
39. Lotke PS, Kaneshiro B. Safety and Efficacy of Contraceptive Methods for Obese and Overweight Women. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2015 Dec; 42(4):647-57.
40. Yoshino K, Karimoto M, Marzo C, Kaneshiro B, Hiraoka M. Improving the Utilization of Human Papillomavirus and Cervical Cytology Co-testing for Cervical Cancer Screening in an Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Clinic. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2015 Aug; 74(8):267-9.
41. Yamasato K, Bartholomew M, Durbin M, Kimata C, Kaneshiro B. Induction rates and delivery outcomes after a policy limiting elective inductions. Matern Child Health J. 2015 May; 19(5):1115-20.
42. Yamasato K, Kaneshiro B, Salcedo J. Neuraxial blockade for external cephalic version: Cost analysis. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2015 Jul; 41(7):1023-31.
43. Kaneshiro B, Salcedo J. Contraception for Adolescents: Focusing on Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) to Improve Reproductive Health Outcomes. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep. 2015 Mar; 4(1):53-60.
44. Yamasato K, Kaneshiro B, Oyama IA. A simulation comparing the cost-effectiveness of adult incontinence products. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2014 Sep-Oct; 41(5):467-72.
45. Yamasato K, Burlingame J, Kaneshiro B. Hemodynamic effects of nifedipine tocolysis. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2015 Jan; 41(1):17-22.
46. Yamasato KS, Oyama IA, Kaneshiro B. Intraabdominal pressure with pelvic floor dysfunction: do postoperative restrictions make sense? J Reprod Med. 2014 Jul-Aug; 59(7-8):409-13.
47. Melo J, Kaneshiro B, Kellett L, Hiraoka M. The impact of a longitudinal curriculum on medical student obstetrics and gynecology clinical training. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 May; 73(5):144-7.
48. de Silva KL, Tsai PJ, Kon LM, Hiraoka M, Kessel B, Seto T, Kaneshiro B. Third and fourth degree perineal injury after vaginal delivery: does race make a difference? Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2014 Mar; 73(3):80-3.
49. Hiraoka M, Kamikawa G, McCartin R, Kaneshiro B. A pilot structured resident orientation curriculum improves the confidence of incoming first-year obstetrics and gynecology residents. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2013 Nov; 72(11):387-90.
50. Yamasato K, Casey D, Kaneshiro B, Hiraoka M. Effect of robotic surgery on hysterectomy trends: implications for resident education. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2014 May-Jun; 21(3):399-405.
51. Adrian C, Kim I, Chu V, Kaneshiro B. Accuracy of information on emergency contraception on the Internet. J Reprod Med. 2013 Jul-Aug; 58(7-8):291-6.
52. Kaneshiro B. Contraceptive use and sexual behavior in obese women. Semin Reprod Med. 2012 Dec; 30(6):459-64.
53. Kaneshiro B, Grimes DA, Lopez LM. Pain management for tubal sterilization by hysteroscopy. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Aug 15; (8):CD009251.
54. Tsai PJ, Oyama IA, Hiraoka M, Minaglia S, Thomas J, Kaneshiro B. Perineal body length among different racial groups in the first stage of labor. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2012 May-Jun; 18(3):165-7.
55. Sugibayashi S, Aeby T, Kim D, Kaneshiro B. Amniotic fluid arborization in the diagnosis of previable preterm premature rupture of membranes. J Reprod Med. 2012 Mar-Apr; 57(3-4):136-40.
56. Minaglia S, Kaneshiro B, Soules K, Harvey S, Grzankowski K, Gryznkowski K, Millet L, Oyama IA. Assessment of internet-based information regarding pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan-Feb; 18(1):50-4.
57. Kaneshiro B, Edelman A, Carlson NE, Nichols M, Jensen J. Unscheduled bleeding with continuous oral contraceptive pills: a comparison of progestin dose. Contraception. 2012 Jul; 86(1):22-7.
58. Barrett M, Soon R, Whitaker AK, Takekawa S, Kaneshiro B. Awareness and knowledge of the intrauterine device in adolescents. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2012 Feb; 25(1):39-42.
59. Kaneshiro B, Edelman A. Contraceptive considerations in overweight teens. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Oct; 23(5):344-9.
60. Kaneshiro B, Edelman A, Carlson NE, Nichols M, Forbes MM, Jensen J. A randomized controlled trial of subantimicrobial-dose doxycycline to prevent unscheduled bleeding with continuous oral contraceptive pill use. Contraception. 2012 Apr; 85(4):351-8.
61. Kaneshiro B, Geling O, Gellert K, Millar L. The challenges of collecting data on race and ethnicity in a diverse, multiethnic state. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Aug; 70(8):168-71.
62. Soon R, Aeby T, Kaneshiro B. Cesarean scar dehiscence associated with intrauterine balloon tamponade placement after a second trimester dilation and evacuation. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Jul; 70(7):137-8.
63. Tsai PJ, Nakashima L, Yamamoto J, Ngo L, Kaneshiro B. Postpartum follow-up rates before and after the postpartum follow-up initiative at Queen Emma Clinic. Hawaii Med J. 2011 Mar; 70(3):56-9.
64. Woo GW, Soon R, Thomas JM, Kaneshiro B. Factors affecting sex education in the school system. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2011 Jun; 24(3):142-6.
65. Kaneshiro B, Bednarek P, Isley M, Jensen J, Nichols M, Edelman A. Blood loss at the time of first-trimester surgical abortion in anticoagulated women. Contraception. 2011 May; 83(5):431-5.
66. Kaneshiro B, Edelman A, Sneeringer RK, Ponce de Leon RG. Expanding medical abortion: can medical abortion be effectively provided without the routine use of ultrasound? Contraception. 2011 Mar; 83(3):194-201.
67. Kaneshiro B, Aeby T. Long-term safety, efficacy, and patient acceptability of the intrauterine Copper T-380A contraceptive device. Int J Womens Health. 2010 Aug 09; 2:211-20.
68. Kaneshiro B, Edelman A, Carlson N, Morgan K, Nichols M, Jensen J. Treatment of unscheduled bleeding in continuous oral contraceptive users with doxycycline: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2010 Jun; 115(6):1141-9.
69. Ahern R, Frattarelli LA, Delto J, Kaneshiro B. Knowledge and awareness of emergency contraception in adolescents. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2010 Oct; 23(5):273-8.
70. Isley MM, Edelman A, Kaneshiro B, Peters D, Nichols MD, Jensen JT. Sex education and contraceptive use at coital debut in the United States: results from Cycle 6 of the National Survey of Family Growth. Contraception. 2010 Sep; 82(3):236-42.
71. Chang AL, Soon R, Kaneshiro B. The prevalence of gestational diabetes among Micronesians in Honolulu. Hawaii Med J. 2010 May; 69(5 Suppl 2):4-6.
72. Grant R, Sueda A, Kaneshiro B. Expert opinion vs. patient perception of obstetrical outcomes in laboring women with birth plans. J Reprod Med. 2010 Jan-Feb; 55(1-2):31-5.
73. Bunn MY, Higa NA, Parker WJ, Kaneshiro B. Domestic violence screening in pregnancy. Hawaii Med J. 2009 Nov; 68(10):240-2.
74. Thomas J, Aeby T, Kamikawa G, Kaneshiro B. Problem based learning and academic performance in residency. Hawaii Med J. 2009 Nov; 68(10):246-8.
75. Harris M, Kaneshiro B. An evidence-based approach to hormonal contraception and headaches. Contraception. 2009 Nov; 80(5):417-21.
76. Kaneshiro B, Jensen JT, Carlson NE, Harvey SM, Nichols MD, Edelman AB. Body mass index and sexual behavior. Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Sep; 112(3):586-92.
77. Kaneshiro B, Jensen J, Edelman A. Copper T380A intrauterine device: lost and found. Hawaii Med J. 2008 May; 67(5):131-2.
78. Kaneshiro B, Edelman A, Carlson N, Nichols M, Jensen J. The relationship between body mass index and unintended pregnancy: results from the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth. Contraception. 2008 Apr; 77(4):234-8.
79. Kaneshiro BE, Acoba JD, Holzman J, Wachi K, Carney ME. Effect of delivery route on natural history of cervical dysplasia. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2005 May; 192(5):1452-4.

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