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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103130/serum-progesterone-levels-in-pregnant-women-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-control-study
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Jennifer Lee, Elizabeth E Eklund, Geralyn Lambert-Messerlian, Glenn E Palomaki, Kristen Butterfield, Patrizia Curran, Ghada Bourjeily
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy is a risk factor for sleep disordered breathing, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Progesterone, one of the key hormones in pregnancy, a known respiratory drive stimulant, increases ventilation and may protect against OSA. We aimed to examine the relationship between circulating progesterone and OSA, after accounting for body weight and gestational age. METHODS: A case control study was conducted of pregnant women with OSA and those at low risk for the disorder...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103125/opt-out-patient-navigation-to-improve-breast-and-cervical-cancer-screening-among-homeless-women
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Ramin Asgary, Ramesh Naderi, Juan Wisnivesky
BACKGROUND: A patient navigation model was implemented to improve breast and cervical cancer screening among women who were homeless in five shelters and shelter clinics in New York City in 2014. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Navigation consisted of opt-out screening to eligible women; cancer health and screening education; scheduling and following up for screening completion, obtaining, and communicating results to patients and providers; and care coordination with social services organizations...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092473/changing-the-culture-of-academic-medicine-critical-mass-or-critical-actors
#3
Deborah L Helitzer, Sharon L Newbill, Gina Cardinali, Page S Morahan, Shine Chang, Diane Magrane
PURPOSE: By 2006, women constituted 34% of academic medical faculty, reaching a critical mass. Theoretically, with critical mass, culture and policy supportive of gender equity should be evident. We explore whether having a critical mass of women transforms institutional culture and organizational change. METHODS: Career development program participants were interviewed to elucidate their experiences in academic health centers (AHCs). Focus group discussions were held with institutional leaders to explore their perceptions about contemporary challenges related to gender and leadership...
January 16, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075656/intimate-partner-violence-and-5-year-weight-change-in-young-women-a-longitudinal-study
#4
Susan M Mason, Noussaiba Ayour, Suzanne Canney, Marla E Eisenberg, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) and obesity are national public health problems that are potentially associated. We examined the association between IPV exposure and 5-year weight gain in young women. We also examined whether depressive mood conferred additional increases in weight gain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analyses were conducted among women in Project EAT, a longitudinal cohort study of weight-related health, which has collected data at three 5-year survey waves: "EAT I" (mean age 15 years), "EAT II" (mean age 19 years), and "EAT III" (mean age 25 years)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072926/relationship-between-marital-transitions-health-behaviors-and-health-indicators-of-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
#5
Randa M Kutob, Nicole P Yuan, Betsy C Wertheim, David A Sbarra, Eric B Loucks, Rami Nassir, Gihan Bareh, Mimi M Kim, Linda G Snetselaar, Cynthia A Thomson
BACKGROUND: Historically, marital status has been associated with lower mortality and transitions into marriage were generally accompanied by improved health status. Conversely, divorce has been associated with increased mortality, possibly mediated by changes in health behaviors. METHODS: This study uses data from a prospective cohort of 79,094 postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) to examine the relationship between marital transition and health indicators (blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index [BMI]) as well as health behaviors (diet pattern, alcohol use, physical activity, and smoking) in a sample of relatively healthy and employed women...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072916/a-preliminary-study-examining-women-s-physical-health-and-nonmedical-prescription-opioid-use-in-a-recovering-framework
#6
Katherine R Marks, Carl G Leukefeld
BACKGROUND: There is a growing need for research on women recovering from nonmedical prescription opioid use. A paradigm shift is to focus on wellness and factors that support, rather than hinder, recovering women. For example, although physical health is impacted by nonmedical prescription opioid use, improved health may be a strength-based factor among recovering women. The aim of this preliminary study was to examine physical health in a recovering framework as women begin recovering from nonmedical prescription opiate use...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072915/association-between-duration-of-breast-feeding-and-metabolic-syndrome-the-korean-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-surveys
#7
Se Rin Choi, Yong Min Kim, Min Su Cho, So Hyun Kim, Young Suk Shim
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to evaluate the association of the lifelong duration of breast feeding with metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components in Korean parous women aged 19-50 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 4724 participants from the Korean National Health and Nutritional Survey were included. Subjects were divided into four groups according to the duration of breast feeding: ≤5, 6-11, 12-23, or ≥24 months groups. The adjusted odds ratios (ORs) of MetS and its components were assessed according to the duration of breast feeding...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067585/folic-acid-education-for-hispanic-women-the-promotora-de-salud-model
#8
Alina L Flores, Jennifer Isenburg, Christina L Hillard, Leslie deRosset, Lisa Colen, Troy Bush, Cara T Mai
BACKGROUND: Although rates of neural tube defects (NTDs) have declined in the United States since fortification, disparities still exist with Hispanic women having the highest risk of giving birth to a baby with a NTD. The Promotora de Salud model using community lay health workers has been shown to be an effective tool for reaching Hispanics for a variety of health topics; however, literature on its effectiveness in folic acid interventions is limited. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An intervention using the Promotora de Salud model was implemented in four U...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051351/the-need-to-enhance-women-s-health-training-opportunities-in-internal-medicine-residency-programs
#9
Scott G Hartman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045570/preventing-unintended-pregnancy-among-young-sexually-active-women-recognizing-the-role-of-violence-self-esteem-and-depressive-symptoms-on-use-of-contraception
#10
Deborah B Nelson, Huaqing Zhao, Rachel Corrado, Dimitrios M Mastrogiannnis, Stephen J Lepore
OBJECTIVES: Ineffective contraceptive use among young sexually active women is extremely prevalent and poses a significant risk for unintended pregnancy (UP). Ineffective contraception involves the use of the withdrawal method or the inconsistent use of other types of contraception (i.e., condoms and birth control pills). This investigation examined violence exposure and psychological factors related to ineffective contraceptive use among young sexually active women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Young, nonpregnant sexually active women (n = 315) were recruited from an urban family planning clinic in 2013 to participate in a longitudinal study...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992305/healthcare-provider-attitudes-of-safety-of-intrauterine-devices-in-the-postpartum-period
#11
Lisa A Rauh-Benoit, Naomi K Tepper, Lauren B Zapata, Maura K Whiteman, Kathryn M Curtis, Michele G Mandel, Polly A Marchbanks, Denise J Jamieson
OBJECTIVE: Immediate postpartum intrauterine devices (IUDs) have been underutilized in the United States despite their known safety. Understanding how providers' attitudes contribute to underutilization is important in improving access. Our objective was to examine healthcare providers' perceptions of the safety of immediate postpartum IUDs before publication of United States contraceptive guidelines. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed survey data collected from December 2009 to March 2010 from 635 office-based physicians and 1368 Title X clinic providers (overall response rate of 64...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992292/obstetric-outcomes-in-adolescents-related-to-body-mass-index-and-compared-with-low-risk-adult-women
#12
Anna Ramö Isgren, Preben Kjølhede, Marie Blomberg
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in adolescents the association between body mass index (BMI) and obstetric outcomes and to determine whether the outcomes in the BMI groups of adolescents differ from those of a low-risk population of adult women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a nationwide population-based register study. Obstetric outcomes of 31,386 singleton primiparous adolescents were evaluated in relation to BMI classes. Furthermore, the outcomes of the adolescents and 178,844 normal weight, nonsmoking, singleton primiparous women, 25-29 years old with no known comorbidity, defined as standard women, were compared...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977323/sexual-activity-and-midlife-women-the-paradigm-shift-from-traditional-to-biopsychosocial
#13
Danette Y Conklin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 15, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922795/breast-cancer-risk-reduction-decisions-of-the-brca-positive-patient-an-observational-study-at-a-single-institution
#14
Dana Johns, Jay Agarwal, Layla Anderson, Jian Ying, Wendy Kohlmann
BACKGROUND: BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations carry with them a 50%-80% risk of developing breast cancer. The best choice for managing breast cancer risk in patients with a BRCA1/2 mutation is a highly personal decision. Options for risk management include surveillance with multiple modalities or prophylactic surgical intervention. The goal of this study was to gain a better understanding of contributing factors affecting the decision for managing breast cancer risk made by patients who are BRCA mutation positive and cancer free...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906603/utility-of-ovarian-reserve-screening-with-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-for-reproductive-age-women-deferring-pregnancy
#15
Lisa C Grossman, Lauren Zakarin Safier, Melissa D Kline, Cariann W Chan, Rogerio A Lobo, Mark V Sauer, Nataki C Douglas
BACKGROUND: Ovarian reserve (OR) testing with serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) can provide information about a woman's fertility potential. The aim of this study was to assess interest and knowledge about OR testing and investigate the utility of measuring AMH in women of reproductive age deferring pregnancy. METHODS: Women ages 27-37 years currently delaying childbearing were invited to take a survey regarding attitudes and knowledge about OR testing before and after an AMH measurement with explanation of their results...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901412/oral-progestogens-versus-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-for-treatment-of-endometrial-intraepithelial-neoplasia
#16
Mary L Marnach, Kristina A Butler, Michael R Henry, Catherine E Hutz, Carrie L Langstraat, Christine M Lohse, Petra M Casey
BACKGROUND: Limited therapeutic guidelines exist regarding medical therapy, ideal dosing, duration of therapy, or recommendations for timing of endometrial reassessment for women with endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN) who desire fertility preservation or who are not optimal surgical candidates. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of oral progestogens (OP) versus the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG IUS) in the medical treatment of EIN. METHODS: We retrospectively identified women with EIN at our institution from 2007 through 2014 and compared the outcomes of those treated with OP versus LNG IUS...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898255/lgbt-identity-untreated-depression-and-unmet-need-for-mental-health-services-by-sexual-minority-women-and-trans-identified-people
#17
Leah S Steele, Andrea Daley, Deone Curling, Margaret F Gibson, Datejie C Green, Charmaine C Williams, Lori E Ross
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found that transgender, lesbian, and bisexual people report poorer mental health relative to heterosexuals. However, available research provides little information about mental health service access among the highest need groups within these communities: bisexual women and transgender people. This study compared past year unmet need for mental health care and untreated depression between four groups: heterosexual cisgender (i.e., not transgender) women, cisgender lesbians, cisgender bisexual women, and transgender people...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893950/the-relationship-between-the-supply-of-primary-care-physicians-and-measures-of-breast-health-service-use
#18
Janis Barry
BACKGROUND: To investigate whether women are more likely to report receipt of a mammography recommendation from a doctor or mammography use if they reside in primary care service areas (PCSAs) having a greater number of clinically active primary care physicians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The analysis used a nationally representative sample of women, aged 40 years and above (n = 10,706 unweighted respondents), extracted from the 2005 National Health Interview Survey...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875058/antenatal-stressful-life-events-and-postpartum-depressive-symptoms-in-the-united-states-the-role-of-women-s-socioeconomic-status-indices-at-the-state-level
#19
Soumyadeep Mukherjee, Stefany Coxe, Kristopher Fennie, Purnima Madhivanan, Mary Jo Trepka
BACKGROUND: Approximately 10%-20% of women suffer from postpartum depression (PPD), important predictors of which are antenatal stressful life event (SLE) experiences. The association between women's state-level socioeconomic status (SES) and PPD has not been explored. This study aimed to examine whether the association between antenatal SLE and PPD symptoms was moderated by women's state-level SES. METHODS: Data from the 2009-2011 Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) were used...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870603/indirect-comparison-of-novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-women-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Alex Moseley, Rami Doukky, Kim Allan Williams, Amir K Jaffer, Annabelle Santos Volgman
BACKGROUND: For nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been found noninferior to warfarin for stroke/systemic embolization prevention, and major bleeding events. Recent meta-analysis of NOACs versus warfarin in atrial fibrillation (AF) showed that women on warfarin have greater risk of stroke/embolism than men, and when both are treated with NOACs, differences disappear. METHODS: NOACs differ in pharmacologic properties, thus they may differ from one another in their effects on women with AF...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
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