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Journal of Women's Health

Lucy Church Barker, Donna E Stewart, Simone N Vigod
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) is a common but often overlooked form of intimate partner violence (IPV) that may have unique consequences for those who experience it. We aimed to explore how outcomes associated with IPSV differ from outcomes associated with other forms of intimate partner and sexual violence. METHODS: We conducted a narrative review of the English-language literature, including original research studies and reports that focused on outcomes associated with IPSV...
October 18, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Laila S Tabatabai, Joan Bloom, Susan Stewart, Deborah E Sellmeyer
Background/Introduction/Objective: Premenopausal women treated for breast cancer are at high risk for bone loss. This trial examined the effects of a 1-year combined aerobic and resistance exercise program on bone mineral density (BMD) in women treated for premenopausal breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Premenopausal women (n = 206) age ≤ 55 years at cancer diagnosis who were within two years of receiving adjuvant chemotherapy were randomized to a 12-month exercise program or a control group...
October 12, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
S Jane Henley, Shayne Gallaway, Simple D Singh, Mary Elizabeth O'Neil, Natasha Buchanan Lunsford, Behnoosh Momin, Thomas B Richards
November marks Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and reminds us that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States. In this brief report, we highlight CDC resources that can be used to examine the most recent data on lung cancer incidence, survival, prevalence, and mortality among women. Using the U.S. Cancer Statistics Data Visualizations tool, we report that in 2015, 104,992 new cases of lung cancer and 70,073 lung cancer deaths were reported among women in the United States...
October 12, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Lynette Feder, Phyllis Holditch Niolon, Jacquelyn Campbell, Daniel J Whitaker, Jessica Brown, Whitney Rostad, Sarah Bacon
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health problem with many negative consequences, particularly for pregnant women. This randomized trial investigated the effectiveness of an IPV preventive intervention embedded within the Nurse Family Partnership (NFP) program. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants enrolled over a 20-month period and were interviewed at baseline and 1- and 2-year follow-up. Eligibility criteria included first pregnancy, eligible for the nutrition program Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), English or Spanish speaking, and at least 15 years of age...
October 11, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Holly N Thomas, Megan Hamm, Sonya Borrero, Rachel Hess, Rebecca C Thurston
BACKGROUND: Women often undergo physical changes during the menopause transition, but the relationship between body image and sexual function in midlife is unclear. We used a qualitative approach to explore how body image relates to sexual function and satisfaction in midlife women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted 19 individual interviews and 3 focus groups (total N = 39) among sexually active women 45-60 years of age using a semistructured guide. Sessions were audiorecorded and transcribed...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
András Jánosi, Tamás Ferenci, Péter Ofner, Géza Lupkovics, Dávid Becker, József Faluközy, Péter Polgár, Zsolt Kőszegi, Iván Horváth, Zoltán Jambrik, Veronika Szentes, Béla Merkely, Csaba András Dézsi
BACKGROUND: The authors analyzed data from the Hungarian Myocardial Infarction Registry (HUMIR) to examine the potential impact of gender on the treatment and 30-day and 1-year mortality of patients with myocardial infarction (MI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Registry of Myocardial Infarction included 42,953 patients between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2016; 19,875 of whom were diagnosed with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and 23,078 with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI)...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Vivek S Prakash, Neel A Mansukhani, Irene B Helenowski, Teresa K Woodruff, Melina R Kibbe
INTRODUCTION: Prior studies have shown that sex bias exists with subject enrollment in clinical trials, with more men being enrolled than women. The objective of this study was to identify if sex bias continues to exist in present day clinical trials entered into . We hypothesize that males and females are not equally represented in recent clinical trials. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were abstracted from all interventional Phase I, II, and III clinical trials with adult subjects entered into ClinicalTrials...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Barbara D Reed, Kimberly S McKee, Melissa A Plegue, Sung Kyun Park, Hope K Haefner, Sioban D Harlow
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for vulvodynia continue to be elusive. We evaluated the association between past environmental exposures and the presence of vulvodynia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The history of 28 lifetime environmental exposures was queried in the longitudinal population-based Woman-to-Woman Health Study on the 24-month follow-up survey. Relationships between these and vulvodynia case status were assessed using multinomial logistic regression. RESULTS: Overall, 1585 women completed the 24-month survey, the required covariate responses, and questions required for case status assessment...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Roger T Anderson, Lauren C Peres, Fabian Camacho, Elisa V Bandera, Ellen Funkhouser, Patricia G Moorman, Lisa E Paddock, Edward S Peters, Sarah E Abbott, Anthony J Alberg, Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Melissa Bondy, Michele L Cote, Ann G Schwartz, Paul Terry, Joellen M Schildkraut
OBJECTIVE: While the incidence of epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) is lower among African American (AA) women compared with European American (EA) women, AA women have markedly worse outcomes. In this study, we describe individual, social, and societal factors in health-related quality of life (HRQL) in AA women diagnosed with EOC in the African American Cancer Epidemiology Study (AACES) that we hypothesize may influence a patient's capacity to psychosocially adjust to a diagnosis of cancer...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Carrie M Cottreau, Inna Dashevsky, Susan E Andrade, De-Kun Li, Larissa Nekhlyudov, Marsha A Raebel, Debra P Ritzwoller, Ann H Partridge, Pamala A Pawloski, Sengwee Toh
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pregnancy-associated cancer (PAC) is expected to increase as more women delay childbearing until later ages. However, information on frequency and incidence of PAC is scarce in the United States. METHODS: We identified pregnancies among women aged 10-54 years during 2001-2013 from five U.S. health plans participating in the Cancer Research Network (CRN) and the Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program (MEPREP). We extracted information from the health plans' administrative claims and electronic health record databases, tumor registries, and infants' birth certificate files to estimate the frequency and incidence of PAC, defined as cancer diagnosed during pregnancy and up to 1 year postpartum...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Kathryn Wouk, Nisha C Gottfredson, Christine Tucker, Brian W Pence, Samantha Meltzer-Brody, Bharathi Zvara, Karen Grewen, Alison M Stuebe
BACKGROUND: Research shows that individuals can improve mental health by increasing experiences of positive emotions. However, the role of positive emotions in perinatal mental health has not been investigated. This study explored the extent to which positive emotions during infant feeding are associated with maternal depression and anxiety during the first year postpartum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and sixty-four women drawn from a longitudinal cohort of mother-infant dyads were followed from the third trimester through 12 months postpartum...
October 10, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Pelin Batur, Sabrina Sikka, Megan McNamara
The clinical update serves as a brief review of recently published, high-impact, and potentially practice changing journal articles summarized for our readers. Topics include menopause, sexual dysfunction, breast health, contraception, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. For this clinical update, we reviewed both reproductive and general medical journals for clinically relevant publications related to the use of contraceptive methods. We have chosen to highlight articles examining the extended use of highly effective (long-acting) methods, complications of implants, risks associated with oral combined hormonal contraceptives, and the availability of over the counter contraception...
October 6, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Youngyo Kim, Youjin Je
BACKGROUND: The association between age at menarche and metabolic syndrome was inconsistent across studies and remains unclear. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies to assess the association between age at menarche and risk of metabolic syndrome, comprehensively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and ISI Web of Science databases were searched for all articles published through May 2017, and the reference lists of the retrieved articles were reviewed...
October 4, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Geum Joon Cho, Ho Yeon Kim, Jong Heon Park, Ki-Hoon Ahn, Soon-Cheol Hong, Hai-Joong Kim, Sun Won Han, Min-Jeong Oh
BACKGROUND: The aim of our study was to investigate the prepregnancy characteristics that are risk factors for the development of hypertension (HTN) and identify prepregnancy factors for the development of HTN in women affected by pre-eclampsia in their first pregnancy. METHODS: We enrolled 1910 women who had undergone a National Health Screening Examination through the National Health Insurance Corporation between 2002 and 2003, and who had their first delivery affected by pre-eclampsia in 2004...
October 3, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Nancy L Keating, Lydia E Pace
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September 29, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Patricia Hindin, Rula Btoush, Dennis P Carmody
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine pathways through which childhood abuse increases the risk of cervical cancer, including smoking, stress, risky sexual behavior, and not having a Papanicolaou (Pap) test. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a descriptive, correlational study. The sample included 410 women, recruited from a large, multisite women's health center that serves low-income communities in New Jersey. Data were analyzed using path models and conditional regression analysis...
September 28, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Susan A Sabatino, Trevor D Thompson, Jacqueline W Miller, Nancy Breen, Mary C White, Erica Breslau, Meredith L Shoemaker
BACKGROUND: Because cost may be a barrier to receiving mammography screening, cost sharing for "in-network" screening mammograms was eliminated in many insurance plans with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. We examined prevalence of out-of-pocket payments for screening mammography after elimination in many plans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using 2015 National Health Interview Survey data, we examined whether women aged 50-74 years who had screening mammography within the previous year (n = 3,278) reported paying any cost for mammograms...
September 28, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, Molly E Roseland, Michele L Cote, Amy Lehman, Eric A Whitsel, Faheemah N Mustafaa, Jason Booza, Michael S Simon
BACKGROUND: Although social exposures have complex and dynamic relationships and interactions, the existing literature on the impact of rural-urban residence on stage at breast cancer diagnosis does not examine heterogeneity of effect. We examined the joint effect of social support, social relationship strain, and rural-urban residence on stage at breast cancer diagnosis. METHODS: Using data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) (n = 161,808), we describe the distribution of social, behavioral, and clinical factors by rural-urban residence among postmenopausal women with incident breast cancer (n = 7,120)...
September 27, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Anais Hausvater, Harmony R Reynolds
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September 25, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
Shayna D Cunningham, Jessica B Lewis, Fatma M Shebl, Lisa M Boyd, Marc A Robinson, Stephanie A Grilo, Susan M Lewis, Anne L Pruett, Jeannette R Ickovics
BACKGROUND: Group prenatal care is a promising strategy to improve perinatal outcomes. Research in larger more diverse populations with attention to adherence is needed to inform clinical practice recommendations. We examined the impact of group prenatal care on preterm birth and low birth weight in a large metropolitan hospital, accounting for patient adherence, over an 8.5-year period. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed data from 9,348 pregnant women with a live, singleton birth who received group (CenteringPregnancy or Expect With Me) or individual prenatal care at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from January 2009 through June 2016...
September 25, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
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