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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440934/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-maternal-mortality-in-referral-hospitals-in-nigeria-a-multicenter-study
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Lorretta F Ntoimo, Friday E Okonofua, Rosemary N Ogu, Hadiza S Galadanci, Mohammed Gana, Ola N Okike, Kingsley N Agholor, Rukiyat A Abdus-Salam, Adetoye Durodola, Eghe Abe, Abdullahi J Randawa
Introduction: While reports from individual hospitals have helped to provide insights into the causes of maternal mortality in low-income countries, they are often limited for policymaking at national and subnational levels. This multisite study was designed to determine maternal mortality ratios (MMRs) and identify the risk factors for maternal deaths in referral health facilities in Nigeria. Methods: A pretested study protocol was used over a 6-month period (January 1-June 30, 2014) to obtain clinical data on pregnancies, births, and maternal deaths in eight referral hospitals across eight states and four geopolitical zones of Nigeria...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416379/outcome-of-pregnancy-after-renal-transplantation
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Sarah Mohamed Hassan, Radwa Fahmy, Eman Fawzy Omran, Eman Aly Hussein, Wafaa Ramadan, Dalia Farouk Abdelazim
Aim: The aim of our study was to compare the outcome of pregnancy in patients who became pregnant within 24 months of renal transplantation and patients who became pregnant more than 24 months after renal transplantation. Materials and methods: The sample population of our prospective cohort study comprised of 44 patients who became pregnant following renal transplantation. In all cases, living donors were used for renal transplantation. The patients were allocated into either group A, which included 24 patients who became pregnant more than 24 months after renal transplantation, or group B, which included 20 patients who inadvertently became pregnant within 24 months of renal transplantation...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403317/gender-differences-in-dispensed-analgesics-in-sweden-during-2006-2015-an-observational-nationwide-whole-population-study
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Emmanuel Bäckryd
Introduction: A potentially illuminating way of looking at gender differences in health and disease is to study differences in drug utilization. The aim of this study was to describe gender differences in dispensed analgesics (including nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs]) in Sweden during 2006-2015. Materials and Methods: The Swedish Board of Health and Welfare holds an open, Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical (ATC)-based statistical database containing aggregated data on all dispensed prescription drugs in Swedish pharmacies since 2006...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29403316/validation-of-modified-world-health-organization-classification-for-pregnant-women-with-heart-disease-in-a-tertiary-care-center-in-southern-thailand
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Chitkasaem Suwanrath, Putthaporn Thongphanang, Sutham Pinjaroen, Saranyou Suwanugsorn
Purpose: To validate the modified World Health Organization (WHO) classification in pregnant women with congenital and acquired heart diseases. Patients and methods: The database of pregnant women with heart disease, who delivered at Songklanagarind Hospital between January 1995 and December 2016, was retrieved from the Statistical Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, along with the Hospital Information System of Songklanagarind Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398923/walidd-score-a-new-tool-to-diagnose-dysmenorrhea-and-predict-medical-leave-in-university-students
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Aníbal A Teherán, Luis Gabriel Piñeros, Fabián Pulido, María Camila Mejía Guatibonza
Background: Dysmenorrhea is a frequent and misdiagnosed symptom affecting the quality of life in young women. A working ability, location, intensity, days of pain, dysmenorrhea (WaLIDD) score was designed to diagnose dysmenorrhea and to predict medical leave. Methods: This cross-sectional design included young medical students, who completed a self-administered questionnaire that contained the verbal rating score (VRS; pain and drug subscales) and WaLIDD scales...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29386917/women-s-perspectives-on-quality-of-maternal-health-care-services-in-malawi
#6
Kennedy Machira, Martin Palamuleni
Despite promotion by many stakeholders to improve maternal health outcome in many developing countries including Malawi, many analysts agree that the utmost success in maternal health will arise if maternal health care services are an unparallel led source for women's health care solutions for any problem related to childbirth. Health advocates worldwide claim that even though maternal services are provided, women's utilization of such services has not been ascertained. The objective of this study was to explore women's perspectives on the quality of health care service delivery in Malawi...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343991/trends-and-inequities-in-use-of-maternal-health-care-services-in-indonesia-1986-2012
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Herfina Y Nababan, Md Hasan, Tiara Marthias, Rolina Dhital, Aminur Rahman, Iqbal Anwar
Purpose: Overall health status indicators have improved significantly over the past three decades in Indonesia. However, the country's maternal mortality ratio remains high with a stark inequality by region. Fewer studies have explored access inequity in maternal health care service over time using multiple inequality markers. In this study, we analyzed Indonesian Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data to explore trends and inequities in use of any antenatal care (ANC), four or more ANC (ANC4+), institutional birth, and cesarean section (c-section) birth in Indonesia during 1986-2012 to inform policy for future strategies ending preventable maternal deaths...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343990/emerging-evidence-on-the-link-between-depressive-symptoms-and-bone-loss-in-postmenopausal-women
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REVIEW
Elizabeth Mollard, Laura Bilek, Nancy Waltman
Osteoporosis and depression are major health problems of crisis proportions in postmenopausal women. Researchers have established a relationship between bone loss and depression, although few studies have focused on postmenopausal women. The purposes of this integrative review were to synthesize and summarize the available literature on: 1) the associations between bone loss and depression in postmenopausal women; and 2) potential variables that impact the associations between bone loss and depression in postmenopausal women...
2018: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290694/emerging-treatment-options-for-ovarian-cancer-focus-on-rucaparib
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REVIEW
Lavanya Mariappan, Xue Yan Jiang, Josie Jackson, Yvette Drew
Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitors (PARPi) are an exciting class of anticancer drugs, which have revolutionized the management of BRCA mutant/homologous recombination-deficient recurrent high-grade serous ovarian cancer (HGSOC). With three PARPi now approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, olaparib (Lynparza™), niraparib (Zejula™), and rucaparib (Rubraca™) in 2014 (and 2017 for the tablet formulation), 2016, and 2017, respectively, these drugs have now entered routine clinical practice...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276414/perceptions-and-practice-of-epidural-analgesia-among-women-attending-antenatal-clinic-in-fetha
#10
Paul O Ezeonu, Okechukwu Bonaventure Anozie, Fidelis A Onu, Chidi U Esike, Johnbosco E Mamah, Lucky O Lawani, Robinson C Onoh, Emmanuel Okechukwu Ndukwe, Richard Lawrence Ewah, Rita Onyinyechi Anozie
Background: The pain of childbirth is arguably the most severe pain that most women will endure in their lifetime. Epidural analgesia is widely used as an effective method of pain relief in labor. It provides almost complete relief of pain if administered timely, and does not affect the progress of the first stage labor. Objectives: The objective of this study was to determine the awareness and utilization of epidural analgesia in labor in pregnant women attending the antenatal clinic at Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki (FETHA)...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276413/psychological-burden-among-women-with-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome-in-oman-a-case-control-study
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Maha Ah Sulaiman, Yahya M Al-Farsi, Maha M Al-Khaduri, Mostafa I Waly, Jumana Saleh, Samir Al-Adawi
Purpose: Previous studies in Euro-American populations have shown that women with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) have increased levels of "psychological burden". While PCOS has been reported in Arab countries such as Oman, there is a dearth of studies of the occurrence of psychological burden among PCOS women in the Arab region. This study aimed to compare sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of PCOS women diagnosed with non-PCOS women and prevalence of severity of depression, anxiety and stress and to explore the association between PCOS and indices of psychological disturbances after adjusting for potential confounding factors...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29270031/efficacy-of-intravenous-tramadol-and-low-dose-ketamine-in-the-prevention-of-post-spinal-anesthesia-shivering-following-cesarean-section-a-double-blinded-randomized-control-trial
#12
Girmay Fitiwi Lema, Endale Gebreegziabher Gebremedhn, Amare Hailekiros Gebregzi, Yilkal Tadesse Desta, Adugna Aregawi Kassa
Background: Shivering is a frequent and undesirable complication of spinal anesthesia. It is a physiologic response to increase the body core temperature in an attempt to raise metabolic heat production. However, shivering may trigger myocardial ischemia; increase intraocular and intracranial pressures, increase wound pain, delay wound healing and interfere with pulse rate, blood pressure and electrocardiogram monitoring. We aimed to compare the efficacy of intravenous (IV) ketamine with IV tramadol for the prevention of shivering in patients who underwent cesarean delivery under spinal anesthesia...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29255374/impact-of-patient-demographics-tumor-characteristics-and-treatment-type-on-treatment-delay-throughout-breast-cancer-care-at-a-diverse-academic-medical-center
#13
Shivani Khanna, Kristine N Kim, Muhammad M Qureshi, Ankit Agarwal, Divya Parikh, Naomi Y Ko, Alexander E Rand, Ariel E Hirsch
Purpose and objective: The aim of this study was to examine the impact of patient demographics, tumor characteristics, and treatment type on time to treatment (TTT) in patients with breast cancer treated at a safety net medical center with a diverse patient population. Patients and methods: A total of 1,130 patients were diagnosed and treated for breast cancer between 2004 and 2014 at our institution. We retrospectively collected data on patient age at diagnosis, race/ethnicity, primary language spoken, marital status, insurance coverage, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) stage, hormone receptor status, and treatment dates...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238232/efficacy-of-thermoablation-in-treating-cervical-precancerous-lesions-in-a-low-resource-setting
#14
Phuong Lien Tran, Bruno Kenfack, Eveline Tincho Foguem, Manuela Viviano, Liliane Temogne, Pierre-Marie Tebeu, Rosa Catarino, Anne-Caroline Benski, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat
Introduction: Treating cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grades 2 and 3 is the recommended strategy for preventing invasive carcinoma in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Our objective was to assess the efficacy of thermoablation in the treatment of CIN2 and CIN3 in a screen-and-treat approach. Methods: Women aged 30-49 years in Dschang, Cameroon, were invited to undergo vaginal sampling for human papillomavirus (HPV), samples being assessed by an Xpert HPV Assay...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238231/adverse-maternal-outcomes-and-birth-weight-discordance-in-twin-gestation-british-columbia-canadian-data
#15
Shayesteh Jahanfar, Kenneth Lim
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine whether twin pregnancies with birth weight discordance were associated with higher rates of maternal morbidities. Study design: A large retrospective population-based cohort study of twins born in British Columbia, Canada, from 2000 to 2010 was performed. Maternal morbidities and growth discordant were evaluated. Results: There were 6,328 twin deliveries during the study period. Pregnancies carrying growth-discordant twins had higher frequencies of hypertension disorders, preterm labor, and cesarean delivery compared with growth-concordant twins...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238230/community-narratives-about-women-and-hiv-risk-in-21-high-burden-communities-in-zambia-and-south-africa
#16
Lario Viljoen, Rhoda Ndubani, Virginia Bond, Janet Seeley, Lindsey Reynolds, Graeme Hoddinott
Public health researchers repeatedly represent women as a group vulnerable to ill health. This has been particularly true in the field of HIV research, where women are disproportionately affected by HIV in terms of disease burden and the social effects of the epidemic. Although women have been the focus of many prevention and treatment programs, structural barriers to implementation of these targeted programs persist. In this article we explore how high HIV-burden communities in South Africa and Zambia engage with the concepts of "woman" and "HIV risk"...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200893/epidemiology-of-ovarian-cancers-in-zaria-northern-nigeria-a-10-year-study
#17
Marliyya Sanusi Zayyan, Saad Aliyu Ahmed, Adekunle O Oguntayo, Abimbola O Kolawole, Tajudeen Ayodeji Olasinde
Background: Globally, the absence of a premalignant stage of ovarian cancer and a reliable screening tool make early diagnosis difficult. Locally, poverty, ignorance, and lack of organized cancer services make prognosis poor. We describe the epidemiological features of ovarian cancer seen at Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria, Northern Nigeria, a tertiary referral center, over a 10-year period in this challenging setting. Methods: All cases of histologically diagnosed ovarian cancer between January 1, 2004 and December 31, 2013 were included in the study...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200892/trends-and-drivers-of-skilled-birth-attendant-use-in-nigeria-1990-2013-policy-implications-for-child-and-maternal-health
#18
Adeniyi F Fagbamigbe, Elizabeth O Hurricane-Ike, Oyindamola B Yusuf, Erhabor S Idemudia
Introduction: While Nigeria accounts for only 2% of the world population, it regrettably shares 14% of global maternal death burden. Whether its reported increase in antenatal care utilization is accompanied by increased use of skilled birth attendants (SBAs) is not known. This study assessed trends in utilization of SBAs in Nigeria between 1990 and 2013 and identified its determinants. Methods: Data from four consecutive Nigerian Demographic and Health Survey reports between 1990 and 2013 were pooled...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180907/clinical-behavior-of-a-cohort-of-adult-women-with-facial-acne-treated-with-combined-oral-contraceptive-ethinylestradiol-20-%C3%A2%C2%B5g-dienogest-2-mg
#19
John Palacio-Cardona, Diana María Caicedo Borrero
Acne vulgaris is the most common skin disease. It affects the young adult female population and generates great impact on physical and mental health. One of the treatments with good results for affected women is combined oral contraceptive pills (COCPs). The aim of this study was to determine the clinical effect of facial acne management with ethinylestradiol 20 µg/dienogest 2 mg in a cohort of Colombian adult women. A cohort of 120 female university students was followed for 12 months. These participants were enrolled in the Sexual and Reproductive Health Program of the Santiago de Cali University...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180906/perceived-acceptability-of-progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-births-and-low-birth-weight-among-hiv-infected-and-hiv-uninfected-zambian-pregnant-women
#20
Jeffrey Man Hay Wong, Neha Kanga, Nupur Dogra, Mary Shilalukey Ngoma, Lena Serghides, Michael Silverman
Introduction: Intramuscular and vaginal progesterone are recommended for prevention of preterm labor (PTL) in women with risk factors. Studies are emerging to indicate that HIV-infected women on combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) are at risk of PTL and low birth weight (LBW), and may benefit from supplemental progesterone. This study aims to determine the perceived acceptability of various modes of progesterone supplementation to prevent PTL and LBW in HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected women...
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