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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537783/association-of-mild-to-moderate-reduction-in-glomerular-filtration-rate-with-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-postmenopausal-women
#1
Florina Parv, Andrei Beceanu, Rodica Avram, Romulus Zorin Timar, Bogdan Timar, Florica Gadalean
BACKGROUND: Due to loss of hormonal protective effects, postmenopausal women have an increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a well-established risk factor for CV disease, but little is known whether mild-to-moderate kidney dysfunction is associated with atherosclerosis burden in the postmenopausal asymptomatic women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Subclinical atherosclerosis was evaluated in 125 postmenopausal women with no clinical form of atherosclerosis, by carotid and femoral ultrasonography, ankle-brachial index (ABI), and flow-mediated dilation (FMD)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537476/intimate-partner-violence-is-associated-with-suicidality-among-low-income-postpartum-women
#2
Karen M Tabb, Hsiang Huang, Miriam Valdovinos, Raman Toor, Teresa Ostler, Erin Vanderwater, Yang Wang, Paulo Rossi Menezes, Alexandre Faisal-Cury
BACKGROUND: Although intimate partner violence (IPV) during perinatal period is more common than during other maternal health conditions, it receives less attention within research on maternal mortality rates. Given the risks for maternal mortality because of suicidality, the purpose of this investigation is to examine the risk of suicidal ideation (SI) among postpartum women exposed to IPV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, participants were recruited between May 2005 and March 2007 from primary care clinics in São Paulo, Brazil...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537460/beyond-body-mass-index-using-anthropometric-measures-and-body-composition-indicators-to-assess-odds-of-an-endometriosis-diagnosis
#3
Uba Backonja, Mary L Hediger, Zhen Chen, Diane R Lauver, Liping Sun, C Matthew Peterson, Germaine M Buck Louis
BACKGROUND: Body mass index (BMI) and endometriosis have been inversely associated. To address gaps in this research, we examined associations among body composition, endometriosis, and physical activity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women from 14 clinical sites in the Salt Lake City, Utah and San Francisco, California areas and scheduled for laparoscopy/laparotomy were recruited during 2007-2009. Participants (N = 473) underwent standardized anthropometric assessments to estimate body composition before surgery...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537451/low-dose-aspirin-reduces-breast-cancer-risk-in-women-with-diabetes-a-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study-in-taiwan
#4
Yi-Sun Yang, Edy Kornelius, Jeng-Yuan Chiou, Yung-Rung Lai, Shih-Chang Lo, Chiung-Huei Peng, Chien-Ning Huang
PURPOSE: Low-dose aspirin is commonly used for preventing cardiovascular disease in people with diabetes, but its association with cancer remains controversial. This study used a nationwide population-based reimbursement database to investigate the relationship between low-dose aspirin use and breast cancer incidence in women with diabetes. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study was conducted using data retrieved from the National Health Insurance Research Database in Taiwan from January 1, 1998 to December 31, 2011...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525296/influence-of-the-5a-s-counseling-strategy-on-weight-gain-during-pregnancy-an-observational-study
#5
Katie O Washington Cole, Kimberly A Gudzune, Sara N Bleich, Wendy L Bennett, Lawrence J Cheskin, Janice L Henderson, Laura E Caulfield, Yue Guan, Debra L Roter
BACKGROUND: Healthy weight gain during pregnancy may improve health outcomes for women and infants. The objective of this study was to examine providers' use of the 5A's (Assess, Advise, Agree, Assist, and Arrange) in discussions of weight, nutrition, and physical activity during prenatal visits and evaluate the effect of this approach on gestational weight gain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied audio recordings of prenatal visits between 22 obstetrics providers and 120 of their patients, coding visits for providers' use of the 5A's...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525295/duration-of-reproductive-years-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-events-in-older-women-insights-from-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#6
Hend Mansoor, Islam Y Elgendy, Richard Segal, Abraham Hartzema
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown conflicting information regarding the association between the age at menarche and/or menopause and cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in older women. This study aimed to determine whether a longer duration of reproductive years in older women in the U.S. population was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women ≥60 years who participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2007 to 2012 were included...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525293/where-do-women-get-advice-about-weight-eating-and-physical-activity-during-pregnancy
#7
Adrian Mercado, Becky Marquez, Barbara Abrams, Maureen G Phipps, Rena R Wing, Suzanne Phelan
BACKGROUND: Most women report not receiving information about gestational weight gain (GWG) from prenatal providers, but less is known about other sources of information and their potential impacts on GWG. The purpose of this study was to investigate sources of information about diet, physical activity, and weight control during pregnancy, and the impact of information sources on maternal GWG. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants were 183 women with normal weight and 172 women with overweight/obesity who had enrolled in a prenatal lifestyle intervention trial...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504561/sexual-violence-and-intimate-partner-violence-in-college-women-with-a-mental-health-and-or-behavior-disability
#8
Amy Bonomi, Emily Nichols, Rebecca Kammes, Troye Green
OBJECTIVES: We address questions about (1) how college women with a disability experience sexual violence (SV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) across partners, including disability-specific abuse and (2) how SV/IPV impacts psychological, behavioral, physical, and academic life domains. METHODS/DESIGN: Twenty-seven female college students (mean age, 21.2; 66.6% white; 66.6% heterosexual) were randomly sampled from university registrar records. To be eligible for the study, students had to have at least one experience of SV/IPV since age 18 and a disability (88...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498792/sex-differences-in-1-year-outcomes-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-the-veterans-health-administration
#9
Melissa M Farmer, Maggie A Stanislawski, Mary E Plomondon, Bevanne Bean-Mayberry, Nataria T Joseph, Lauren E Thompson, Jessica L Zuchowski, Stacie L Daugherty, Elizabeth M Yano, P Michael Ho
BACKGROUND: Advancements in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for treating obstructive coronary artery disease have reduced major adverse events, including mortality. Yet, evidence as to whether women and men experience similar outcomes is mixed. The objective was to examine sex differences in 1-year major adverse cardiac outcomes for the national population of patients undergoing PCI at Veterans Health Administration (VA) cardiac catheterization laboratories. METHODS: All Veterans undergoing PCI at VA hospitals between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2013 (N = 64,757; Women = 1,040) were included...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498790/prognostic-value-of-percentage-change-in-metabolic-parameters-as-measured-by-dual-time-point-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-premenopausal-women-with-invasive-ductal-breast-carcinoma
#10
Jang Yoo, Hai-Jeon Yoon, Bom Sahn Kim
OBJECTIVES: We retrospectively evaluated the prognostic significance of dual-time point (DTP) (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) parameters compared with clinicopathological findings in premenopausal women with invasive ductal breast carcinoma (IDC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-six premenopausal women (mean age: 42.7 ± 5.6, range: 29.5-51.8 years) who had pathologically confirmed IDC were enrolled. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax), metabolic tumor volume (MTV), and total lesion glycolysis (TLG) were measured and used to calculate percentage changes over the DTP time interval...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498730/exploring-the-association-of-maternal-adverse-childhood-experiences-with-maternal-health-and-child-behavior-following-intimate-partner-violence
#11
Nina Fredland, Judith McFarlane, Lene Symes, John Maddoux
BACKGROUND: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) have been empirically linked to a host of negative health outcomes, both physical and psychosocial. Exposures to ACEs make individuals more susceptible to conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancers, and depression. Many of these conditions do not appear until sometime in adolescence or adulthood and have been linked to premature death. OBJECTIVE: This study explores the association between the number and type of exposure to ACEs in women (mothers) who experienced intimate partner violence and health outcomes...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498013/disparities-in-counseling-female-cancer-patients-for-fertility-preservation
#12
Angela K Lawson, Jamie M McGuire, Edernst Noncent, John F Olivier, Kristin N Smith, Erica E Marsh
BACKGROUND: Female cancer patients who are exposed to gonadotoxic chemotherapy are at risk of future infertility. Research suggests that disparities in fertility preservation counseling (FPC) may exist. Previous research is limited by recall bias; therefore, this study examined objective electronic medical chart data regarding FPC at an academic medical center. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study included reproductive-aged women (18-45 years old) with a diagnosis of breast, gynecological, or hematological cancer and who were exposed to a gonadotoxic chemotherapeutic agent from 2009 to 2013...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488917/contrasting-gender-and-combat-versus-military-sexual-traumas-psychiatric-symptom-severity-and-morbidities-in-treatment-seeking-veterans
#13
Minden B Sexton, Greer A Raggio, Lauren B McSweeney, Caitlin C Authier, Sheila A M Rauch
BACKGROUND: Military sexual trauma (MST) and military combat trauma (MCT) are significant risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, no studies have directly contrasted the clinical profiles of Veterans between military-related traumas. Moreover, a notable gender difference in the likelihood of trauma exposure limits our ability to disentangle gender and trauma type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To address these gaps, we aimed at (1) contrasting psychiatric complaints in Veterans with MST versus MCT exposure and (2) investigating gender differences in Veterans with MST histories...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486052/correlates-of-human-papillomavirus-infection-among-a-national-sample-of-sexual-minority-women
#14
Andrew J Branstetter, Annie-Laurie McRee, Paul L Reiter
BACKGROUND: Many sexual minority women are infected with human papillomavirus (HPV), yet little is known about correlates of HPV infection among this population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from a national sample of sexual minority women (i.e., women who either reported a history of female sexual partners or identified as nonheterosexual) aged 20-59 from the 2003 to 2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (n = 830). Weighted logistic regression identified correlates of infection with any HPV type and infection with a high-risk HPV type...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475404/anti-muslim-racism-and-women-s-health
#15
Dena Hassouneh
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May 5, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472603/young-women-s-perceptions-regarding-communication-with-healthcare-providers-about-breast-cancer-risk-and-prevention
#16
Natasha Buchanan Lunsford, Karena F Sapsis, Betsy Smither, Jennifer Reynolds, Ben Wilburn, Temeika Fairley
BACKGROUND: Women younger than 45 years old have lower rates of breast cancer, but higher risk of recurrence and mortality after a cancer diagnosis. African American women are at risk for early onset and increased mortality; Ashkenazi Jewish women are at risk for genetic mutations leading to breast and ovarian cancer. Although younger women are encouraged to talk to doctors about their family history, little is known about these discussions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 2015, 167 women aged 18-44 years participated in 20 focus groups segmented by geographic location, age, race/ethnicity, and family history of breast and ovarian cancer...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472602/retreatment-rates-among-endometriosis-patients-undergoing-hysterectomy-or-laparoscopy
#17
Ahmed M Soliman, Ella Xiaoyan Du, Hongbo Yang, Eric Q Wu, Jane C Haley
BACKGROUND: Hysterectomy and laparoscopy are the two most common surgical options used to treat women with endometriosis, yet the disease may still recur. This study aimed to determine the long-term retreatment rates among endometriosis patients in the United States who received either hysterectomy or laparoscopy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients aged 18-49 years with endometriosis who underwent hysterectomy or laparoscopy were identified in the Truven Health MarketScan claims database (2004-2013)...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448178/what-is-being-measured-a-comparison-of-two-depressive-symptom-severity-instruments-with-a-depression-diagnosis-in-low-income-high-risk-mothers
#18
Jenny Yang, Maria Martinez, Todd A Schwartz, Linda Beeber
BACKGROUND: Adequate assessment of depressive symptomatology is a necessary step toward decreasing income-related mental health treatment inequity. No studies have focused on comparing instruments used to detect depression in women from low-income backgrounds who are mothers of young children-a period of increased risk for depressive symptoms. METHODS: To address this gap, two commonly used instruments (Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale [CES-D] and Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression [Hamilton]) were compared with a depression diagnosis (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition [DSM-V]) in a sample (n = 251) of mothers from low-income backgrounds with children ranging from 1 to 54 months old...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440744/factors-associated-with-time-to-endometriosis-diagnosis-in-the-united-states
#19
Ahmed M Soliman, Mahesh Fuldeore, Michael C Snabes
BACKGROUND: We aimed to quantify the time to diagnosis among women with endometriosis in the United States (US) and to identify patient- and physician-related factors affecting diagnostic delay. PATIENTS AND METHODS: An online cross-sectional survey was conducted from August 6, 2012, through November 14, 2012. Respondents aged 18-49 years who reported a physician's diagnosis/suspicion of endometriosis within the previous 10 years were included. Endometriosis-related symptoms and diagnostic history were captured and summarized...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426287/pregnancy-and-the-acceptability-of-computer-based-versus-traditional-mental-health-treatments
#20
Liisa Hantsoo, Jessica Podcasy, Mary Sammel, Cynthia Neill Epperson, Deborah R Kim
BACKGROUND: Recent recommendations urge increased depression screening in pregnant and postpartum women, potentially increasing demand for treatment. Computer-based psychotherapy treatments may address some of perinatal women's unique mental health treatment needs and barriers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a quantitative survey of pregnant women (≥12 weeks of gestation) on preferences regarding computer-based therapies compared with traditional therapies (psychotherapy and medication)...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
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