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Neal M Lonky, Yasmina Mohan, Vicki Y Chiu, Jeanna Park, Seth Kivnick, Christina Hong, Sharon M Hudson
OBJECTIVE: To examine variables associated with hysterectomy-related complications, relative to surgical approach and other variables, that lead to readmission within 90 days of surgery. METHODS: We conducted an observational cohort study for which data were extracted from electronic health records. Data were extracted of all patients (n = 3106) who underwent hysterectomies at 10 Kaiser Permanente Southern California medical centers between June 2010 and September 2011...
June 1, 2017: Women's Health
Mercede Sebghati, Edwin Chandraharan
Obstetric haemorrhage is associated with increased risk of serious maternal morbidity and mortality. Postpartum haemorrhage is the commonest form of obstetric haemorrhage, and worldwide, a woman dies due to massive postpartum haemorrhage approximately every 4 min. In addition, many experience serious morbidity such as multi-organ failure, complications of multiple blood transfusions, peripartum hysterectomy and unintended damage to pelvic organs, loss of fertility and psychological sequelae, including posttraumatic stress disorders...
August 2017: Women's Health
Shabnam Bobdiwala, Maya Al-Memar, Jessica Farren, Tom Bourne
The management of women with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) can vary significantly and often lacks a clear evidence base. Intensive follow-up is usually required for women with a final outcome of an ectopic pregnancy. This, however, only accounts for a small proportion of women with a pregnancy of unknown PUL location. There remains a clear clinical need to rationalize the follow-up of PUL so women at high risk of having a final outcome of an ectopic pregnancy are followed up more intensively and those PUL at low risk of having an ectopic pregnancy have their follow-up streamlined...
August 2017: Women's Health
Beth A Lewis, Lauren Billing, Katie Schuver, Dwenda Gjerdingen, Melissa Avery, Bess H Marcus
Approximately 13%-19% of new mothers report depression during the postpartum period. Returning to work after childbirth is associated with depression; however, it is unclear if this finding applies to women who are at high risk for postpartum depression. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between employment status and depression symptomatology among women at risk for postpartum depression (defined as personal or maternal history of depression). This study was a post hoc analysis from a previously conducted randomized controlled trial...
April 2017: Women's Health
Misai Hukuimwe, Tawanda T Matsa, Muchabayiwa F Gidiri
Guillain-Barré syndrome is a rare condition in pregnancy which is characterised by symmetrical progressive ascending polyneuropathy. A case of a 16-year-old nulliparous woman who presented with rapidly progressive limb paralysis following an upper respiratory tract infection a week prior to presentation is discussed. She was intubated as she had developed respiratory failure and managed in the intensive care unit by a multidisciplinary team. Plasma exchange and intravenous immunoglobulin were not readily available so she was managed conservatively...
April 2017: Women's Health
Silvia Gisiger-Camata, Natasia Adams, Timiya ShaRel Nolan, Karen Meneses
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Women's Health
Gareth Roderique-Davies, Christine McKnight, Bev Jonn, Susan Faulkner, Deborah Lancastle
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 18, 2016: Women's Health
Shahla Masood
With advances in science and technology, there are more innovations in the approach to management of patients with breast cancer. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy that is designed to be used prior to surgical removal of a tumor has received significant attention. Currently, neoadjuvant chemotherapy is offered to patients with locally advanced breast cancer and also those breast cancer patients who may benefit from size reduction before conservation therapy. There is now sufficient evidence that if neoadjuvant chemotherapy leads to complete pathologic response, the patient will enjoy a better outcome...
September 2016: Women's Health
Ange Wang, Jean Y Tang, Marcia L Stefanick
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September 2016: Women's Health
Kamilla Rognmo, Børge Sivertsen, Malin Eberhard-Gran
This study aims to investigate whether change in sleep duration and insomnia symptoms in the postpartum period is related to change in body mass index from before to 2 years after pregnancy. This study is based on self-report data from a Norwegian cohort, the AHUS Birth Cohort Study. Data were collected at 8 weeks (T1) and 2 years (T2) postpartum. Data from 812 women were analyzed. The results showed that only women with symptoms of insomnia at both T1 and T2 (persistent symptoms) had a greater increase in body mass index compared to women with no insomnia symptoms at T1 or T2...
September 2016: Women's Health
Lara Passos Alvim, Thaís Izidoro Pires, Maria das Graças Afonso Miranda Chaves, Cynthia Savioli, Gisele Maria Campos Fabri
The pseudoxanthoma elasticum is a multisystemic heritable disease that primarily affects the connective tissue. It has been characterized by fragmentation and calcification of elastic fibers that can lead to complications of skin and cardiovascular system and changes in retina. Involvement of the oral mucosa has been described like white patches striated especially in the mucosa of both upper and lower lips. These oral signs are potentially useful to diagnose the disease, since it is an often undiagnosed disease due to the variability in phenotypic expressions...
September 2016: Women's Health
Edward J Pavlik
Effects on survival in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS) was reported in The Lancet, and demonstrate that reductions in disease-specific mortality in this randomized control trial (RCT) indicate that ovarian cancer screening works. The UKCTOCS was large enough for sufficient accrual and follow-up, using two intervention arms: MMS (a multimodal strategy using the biomarker Ca125 combined with ultrasound as a secondary test) and USS (ultrasound alone) compared against a no-screen control group...
September 2016: Women's Health
Terry M Silvestrin, Anna W Steenrod, Karin S Coyne, David E Gross, Canan B Esinduy, Angela B Kodsi, Gayle J Slifka, Lucy Abraham, Anna L Araiza, Andrew G Bushmakin, Xuemei Luo
The objectives of this study are to describe the implementation process of the Women's Health Assessment Tool/Clinical Decision Support toolkit and summarize patients' and clinicians' perceptions of the toolkit. The Women's Health Assessment Tool/Clinical Decision Support toolkit was piloted at three clinical sites over a 4-month period in Washington State to evaluate health outcomes among mid-life women. The implementation involved a multistep process and engagement of multiple stakeholders over 18 months...
September 2016: Women's Health
Omar El Tokhy, Julia Kopeika, Tarek El-Toukhy
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome is a potentially life-threatening, but preventable iatrogenic complication of in vitro fertilisation treatment. In recent years, new strategies have been developed to minimise the risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome after in vitro fertilisation, including better at-risk patient identification prior to starting treatment, the use of a lower human chorionic gonadotrophin dose or alternative medication instead of human chorionic gonadotrophin to induce final oocyte maturation such as gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist and kisspeptin in antagonist cycles, cryopreservation of all embryos and delayed embryo transfer, and the use of oral dopamine agonists after oocyte retrieval...
September 2016: Women's Health
Omer Ozkan, Nasuh Utku Dogan, Ozlenen Ozkan, Inanc Mendilcioglu, Selen Dogan, Batu Aydinuraz, Mehmet Simsek
Absolute uterine factor infertility affects 3-5% of the general population, and unfortunately this condition is untreatable. There are some available options, including surrogacy or adoption, but neither of these suits each and every woman who desires to have her own genetic child. With recent advances in surgery and transplant immunology, uterus transplantation may be a source of hope for these women with uterine infertility. In the last decade, a number of animal species including rats, mice, rabbits, pigs, sheep, and primates have been used as experimental models, and pregnancies were achieved in some of these...
July 2016: Women's Health
Laura Ormesher, Louise Simcox, Clare Tower, Ian A Greer
Adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as pregnancy loss and pre-eclampsia, are associated with thrombotic mechanisms and thrombophilia. Antithrombotic interventions, particularly low-molecular-weight heparin, have been investigated in women identified by previous pregnancy outcome; however, the results have been inconsistent. This may reflect heterogeneity of both the study groups and the disease processes resulting in inadequate stratification to guide antithrombotic interventions. Furthermore, the variation in gestation at initiation of low-molecular-weight heparin treatment might be important...
July 2016: Women's Health
Shadi Rezai, Stephen LoBue, Cassandra E Henderson
In the United States, 29.1 million people are affected by diabetes, of which 95% have type 2 diabetes. There has been a fivefold increase in type 2 diabetes in the latter half of the 20th century, an increase strongly linked to the obesity epidemic in the United States. In addition, insulin resistance affects 86 million Americans, or more than one-third of the adult population, as manifested by impaired fasting glucose tolerance with random glucose values ranging from ⩾100 to <126 mg/dL. In all, 90% of those affected by impaired fasting glucose tolerance or pre-diabetes are unaware of their metabolic derangement...
July 2016: Women's Health
Allison C Petrini, Nigel Pereira, Jovana P Lekovich, Rony T Elias, Steven D Spandorfer
The primary objective of this study is to investigate whether early spontaneous multiple fetal pregnancy reduction, also known as vanishing twin syndrome, is associated with adverse perinatal outcomes in fresh in vitro fertilization cycles. This is a retrospective cohort study of women with live singleton births with and without an early vanishing twin after fresh in vitro fertilization. Characteristics compared included incidence of preterm birth, overall birth weight, overall low birth weight, overall very low birth weight, and term low birth weight...
July 2016: Women's Health
Daniel Spadoto-Dias, Flávia Neves Bueloni-Dias, Leonardo Vieira Elias, Nilton José Leite, Waldir Pereira Modotti, Ricardo Bassil Lasmar, Rogério Dias
Several studies have demonstrated that the combination of hysteroscopy with endometrial biopsy is more accurate in differentiating endometrial polyps from endometrial hyperplasia and cancer. However, blind biopsy not always confirms hysteroscopic findings due to high rates of inadequate or insufficient material. The objective of this clinical, prospective, and comparative study was to establish a correlation between the histological results of office-based endometrial biopsies (hysteroscopically guided and blind) with the surgical polypectomy specimens...
July 2016: Women's Health
Sana Qureshi, Mahsa Kanzali, Syed Farhan Rizvi, Niharika Joolukuntla, Barry Fomberstein
We report here an unusual case of rheumatoid arthritis presenting for the first time in a 32-week pregnant patient. Despite thorough evaluations from different specialties, the patient's diagnosis went undiscovered originally being attributed to orthopedic issues and then to normal symptoms of pregnancy. The patient's symptoms progressively worsened until she was no longer able to ambulate and complete her daily activities. A primary diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis is exceedingly rare during pregnancy due to changes in the body's immune system that accommodate the foreign fetus...
July 2016: Women's Health
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