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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192012/impact-of-gender-on-satisfaction-and-confidence-in-cholesterol-control-among-veterans-at-risk-for-cardiovascular-disease
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Karen M Goldstein, Karen M Stechuchak, Leah L Zullig, Eugene Z Oddone, Maren K Olsen, Felicia A McCant, Lori A Bastian, Bryan C Batch, Hayden B Bosworth
BACKGROUND: Compared with men, women have poorer lipid control. Although potential causes of this disparity have been explored, it is unknown whether patient-centered factors such as satisfaction and confidence contribute. We evaluated (1) whether satisfaction with lipid control and confidence in ability to improve it vary by gender and (2) whether sociodemographic characteristics modify the association. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated baseline survey responses from the Cardiovascular Intervention Improvement Telemedicine Study, including self-rated satisfaction with cholesterol levels and confidence in controlling cholesterol...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186831/risks-factors-and-treatment-use-related-to-infertility-and-impaired-fecundity-among-reproductive-aged-women
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Sara Crawford, Ruben A Smith, Sachiko A Kuwabara, Violanda Grigorescu
INTRODUCTION: Population-level data on infertility and impaired fecundity are sparse. We explored the use of self-reported information provided by reproductive-aged women participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three out of 12 questions on reproductive history, family planning, and infertility that seven states included in the 2013 BRFSS were used for this study...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177856/change-in-breast-cancer-screening-intervals-since-the-2009-uspstf-guideline
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Karen J Wernli, Robert F Arao, Rebecca A Hubbard, Brian L Sprague, Jennifer Alford-Teaster, Jennifer S Haas, Louise Henderson, Deidre Hill, Christoph I Lee, Anna N A Tosteson, Tracy Onega
BACKGROUND: In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended biennial mammography for women aged 50-74 years and shared decision-making for women aged 40-49 years for breast cancer screening. We evaluated changes in mammography screening interval after the 2009 recommendations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective cohort study of women aged 40-74 years who received 821,052 screening mammograms between 2006 and 2012 using data from the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170302/disparities-in-the-initial-local-treatment-of-older-women-with-early-stage-breast-cancer-a-population-based-study
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Traci J LeMasters, Suresh S Madhavan, Usha Sambamoorthi, Ami M Vyas
BACKGROUND: Although breast cancer is most prevalent among older women, the majority are diagnosed at an early stage. When diagnosed at an early stage, women have the option of breast-conserving surgery (BCS) plus radiation therapy (RT) or mastectomy for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer (ESBC). Omission of RT when receiving BCS increases the risk for recurrence and poor survival. Yet, a small subset of older women may omit RT after BCS. This study examines the current patterns of local treatment for ESBC among older women...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170291/evaluating-a-medical-school-s-climate-for-women-s-success-outcomes-for-faculty-recruitment-retention-and-promotion
#5
Amparo C Villablanca, Yueju Li, Laurel A Beckett, Lydia Pleotis Howell
OBJECTIVE: Women are under-represented in academia. Causative factors include challenges of career-family integration. We evaluated factors reflecting institutional culture (promotion, retention, hiring, and biasing language in promotion letters) as part of an intervention to help shift culture and raise awareness of flexibility policies at the University of California, Davis (UCD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on faculty use of family-friendly policies were obtained at baseline, and surveys for policy awareness were conducted pre(2010)/post(2013) an NIH-funded study educational intervention...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157432/improving-breast-cancer-screening-adherence-among-hospitalized-women
#6
Waseem Khaliq, Regina Landis, Scott M Wright
BACKGROUND: More than a third of hospitalized women are both overdue for breast cancer screening and at high risk for developing breast cancer. The purpose of the study was to evaluate if inpatient breast cancer screening education, scheduling an outpatient mammography appointment before hospital discharge at patients' convenience, phone call reminders, and a small monetary incentive ($10) would result in improved adherence with breast cancer screening for these patients. METHODS: A prospective intervention pilot study was conducted among 30 nonadherent women aged 50-75 years hospitalized to a general medicine service...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157426/comparison-of-healthcare-costs-among-commercially-insured-women-in-the-united-states-who-underwent-hysteroscopic-sterilization-versus-laparoscopic-bilateral-tubal-ligation-sterilization
#7
Patricia I Carney, Jianying Yao, Jay Lin, Amy Law
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated healthcare costs of index procedures and during a 6-month follow-up of women who had hysteroscopic sterilization (HS) versus laparoscopic bilateral tubal ligation (LBTL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Women (18-49 years) with claims for HS and LBTL procedures were identified from the MarketScan commercial claims database (January 1, 2010, to December 31, 2012) and placed into separate cohorts. Demographics, characteristics, index procedure costs, and 6-month total healthcare costs and sterilization procedure-related costs were compared...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151039/the-role-of-biomarkers-of-oxidative-stress-in-breast-cancer-risk-and-prognosis-a-systematic-review-of-the-epidemiologic-literature
#8
Jasmine D Lee, Qiuyin Cai, Xiao Ou Shu, Sarah J Nechuta
BACKGROUND: Oxidative stress may play an important role in both initiation and progression of breast cancer. We conducted the first systematic epidemiologic review to summarize the published literature on oxidative stress biomarkers and breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We implemented systematic search strategies to identify published studies of oxidative stress biomarkers and (1) risk of developing breast cancer and (2) breast cancer prognosis using the PRISMA statement guidelines...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140761/healthcare-provider-attitudes-regarding-contraception-for-women-with-obesity
#9
Tara C Jatlaoui, Lauren B Zapata, Kathryn M Curtis, Suzanne G Folger, Polly A Marchbanks, Michele G Mandel, Denise J Jamieson
BACKGROUND: Whether providers who regularly provide family planning services consider contraceptive methods as unsafe for women with obesity is unknown. METHODS: We analyzed questionnaire responses received from December 2009 to March 2010 from 635 office-based physicians and 1323 Title X clinic providers delivering family planning services, who were randomly sampled (response rate 65%) before the release of national evidence-based contraception guidelines. We examined provider and clinical setting characteristics and clinic patient demographics for association with provider misconceptions about safety of combined oral contraceptives (COCs), depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA), or intrauterine devices (IUDs) for women with obesity...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134571/guns-in-intimate-partner-violence-comparing-incidents-by-type-of-weapon
#10
Susan B Sorenson
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to assess the frequency, nature, and outcome of weapon use in intimate partner violence (IPV) and to assess compliance with related gun policies. METHODS: Data were drawn from forms police are mandated to complete at the scene of IPV in the fifth largest U.S. city during 2013. Proportions were calculated and odds ratios were adjusted for demographic and contextual characteristics and a Bonferroni correction for multiple statistical tests was applied...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129022/the-association-between-maternal-early-life-forced-sexual-intercourse-and-offspring-birth-weight-the-role-of-socioeconomic-status
#11
Amelia R Gavin, Julia Morris
BACKGROUND: This study utilizes a life-course framework to investigate whether maternal early life forced sexual intercourse operates in conjunction with health behaviors during adolescence, young adulthood, and the prenatal period to influence offspring birth weight. METHODS: Using data from the 1994-2009 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), we examined whether early life forced sexual intercourse predicted offspring birth weight through a mediated pathway, including depressive symptoms, substance use, and prenatal cigarette smoking...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128671/marital-status-cardiovascular-diseases-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-a-review-of-the-evidence
#12
Roberto Manfredini, Alfredo De Giorgi, Ruana Tiseo, Benedetta Boari, Rosaria Cappadona, Raffaella Salmi, Massimo Gallerani, Fulvia Signani, Fabio Manfredini, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Fabio Fabbian
BACKGROUND: There is evidence showing that marital status (MS) and marital disruption (i.e., separation, divorce, and being widowed) are associated with poor physical health outcomes, including for all-cause mortality. We checked for the available evidence on the association between MS and cardiovascular (CV) diseases, outcomes, and CV risk factors. METHODS: A search across the PubMed database of all articles, including the term "marital status" in their title, was performed...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118072/postpartum-acute-care-utilization-among-women-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities
#13
Hilary K Brown, Virginie Cobigo, Yona Lunsky, Simone Vigod
BACKGROUND: Women with intellectual and developmental disabilities have high rates of pregnancy complications. However, their postpartum health is largely unknown. We compared risks for postpartum hospital admissions and emergency department visits among women with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. METHODS: We conducted a population-based study using linked Ontario (Canada) health and social services administrative data to identify singleton live births to women with (N = 3,803) and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (N = 378,313) (2002-2012)...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117623/self-esteem-in-women-and-messaging-across-the-life-course
#14
Jennifer L Barkin, Marta Serati, Anita L Barkin
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January 24, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106470/grace-score-validation-in-predicting-hospital-mortality-analysis-of-the-role-of-sex
#15
Eva de-Miguel-Balsa, Jaime Latour-Pérez, Anna Baeza-Román, Cristina Amorós-Verdú, Juan Antonio Fernández-Lozano
BACKGROUND: The GRACE (Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events) risk score is recommended for risk stratification in acute coronary syndrome (ACS). It does not include sex, a variable strongly associated with ACS prognosis. The aim of this study was to examine if sex adds prognostic information to the GRACE score in a contemporary population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Analysis of discrimination and calibration of GRACE score in the validation population, derived from the ARIAM-SEMICYUC registry (2012-2015)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103130/serum-progesterone-levels-in-pregnant-women-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-case-control-study
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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