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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895514/success-rate-in-preterm-uterine-contraction-inhibition-with-tocolytic-agents-in-a-tertiary-care-center
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Duangsamorn Kiatsuda, Jadsada Thinkhamrop, Witoon Prasertcharoensuk
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the success rate of inhibiting preterm uterine contraction with tocolytic agents to delay delivery for at least 48 hours and risk factors of failure inhibition. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2013 and July 2014, medical records of all singleton pregnant women between 24 (0/7) and 33 (6/7) weeks of gestation with the diagnosis of preterm labor (with cervical dilatation) or threatened preterm labor (without cervical dilatation) who received tocolytic agents were reviewed...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843354/postpartum-hemorrhage-incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-in-a-low-resource-setting
#2
Solwayo Ngwenya
BACKGROUND: Primary postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is defined as blood loss from the genital tract of 500 mL or more following a normal vaginal delivery (NVD) or 1,000 mL or more following a cesarean section within 24 hours of birth. PPH contributes significantly to maternal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Women can rapidly hemorrhage and die soon after giving birth. It can be a devastating outcome to many young families. Women giving birth in low-resource settings are at a higher risk of death than their counterparts in resource-rich environments...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843353/prevention-of-preterm-delivery-current-challenges-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Maud D van Zijl, Bouchra Koullali, Ben Wj Mol, Eva Pajkrt, Martijn A Oudijk
Preterm birth (PTB), defined as delivery at <37 weeks of gestation, is the most important cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality. Therefore, preventing PTB is one of the main goals in obstetric care. In this review, we provide an overview of the current available literature on screening for risk factors for PTB and a summary of preventive strategies in both low-risk and high-risk women with singleton or multiple gestations. Furthermore, current challenges and future prospects on PTB are discussed. For an optimal prevention of PTB, risk stratification should be based on a combination of (maternal) risk factors, obstetric history, and screening tools...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822126/comparison-of-lipid-profile-parameters-and-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-between-normal-and-preeclamptic-pregnancies-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-nepal
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Santosh Timalsina, Prajwal Gyawali, Aseem Bhattarai
INTRODUCTION: Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-specific complication that significantly contributes to maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, even more so in developing countries such as Nepal. The potential contribution of dyslipidemia and elevated levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) in the pathogenesis of preeclamptic pregnancies has been observed in several studies. The aim of this study was to compare the maternal lipid profile parameters and particularly oxLDL between preeclamptic and healthy pregnancies and also correlate oxLDL with other lipid profile parameters...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822125/clinical-update-on-the-use-of-ospemifene-in-the-treatment-of-severe-symptomatic-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy
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REVIEW
Santiago Palacios, María Jesús Cancelo
The physiological decrease in vaginal estrogens is accountable for the emergence of vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and its related symptoms such as vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, vaginal and/or vulvar irritation or itching, and dysuria. The repercussion of these symptoms on quality of life often makes it necessary to initiate treatment. Up until now, the treatments available included vaginal moisturizers and lubricants, local estrogens, and hormonal therapy. However, therapeutic options have now been increased with the approval of 60 mg ospemifene, the first nonhormonal oral treatment with an agonist effect on the vaginal epithelium and an endometrial and breast safety profile which makes it unique...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799826/effectiveness-of-corifollitropin-alfa-used-for-ovarian-stimulation-of-poor-responder-patients
#6
Helmy Selman, Leonardo Rinaldi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficiency and efficacy of corifollitropin alfa (follicle-stimulating hormone-carboxy terminal peptide) in the treatment of poor responder patients. METHODS: A total of 85 poor responder patients with a mean age 40.2±3.9 years entered our assisted fertilization program. The patients were prospectively randomized into two groups based on the ovarian stimulation regimen used: group A (study group) (n=42) received clomiphene citrate and corifollitropin alfa for the first 7 days of stimulation followed by recombinant follicle stimulating hormone (rFSH) in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist protocol, and group B (control group) (n=43) received clomiphene citrate and a daily injection of rFSH in a gonadotropin-releasing hormone antagonist protocol...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799825/utilization-of-services-provided-by-village-based-ethnic-minority-midwives-in-mountainous-villages-of-vietnam
#7
Duong Thi Thuy Doan, Ha Thi Thu Bui, Thi Minh Le, Duc Minh Duong, Hong Thi Luu, Tuan Anh Dinh, Tolib Mirzoev
INTRODUCTION: Since 2011, the Vietnam's Ministry of Health implemented the ethnic minority midwives (EMMs) scheme in order to increase the utilization of maternal health services by women from ethnic minorities and those living in hard-to-reach mountainous areas. This paper analyzes the utilization of antenatal, delivery, and postpartum care provided by EMMs and reports the key determinants of utilization of EMM services as perceived by service users. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was administered in 2015 to all mothers (n=320) who gave birth to a live-born during a 1-year period in 31 villages which had EMM in two provinces, Dien Bien and Kon Tum...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785108/has-testosterone-passed-the-test-in-premenopausal-women-with-low-libido-a-systematic-review
#8
REVIEW
Beverly G Reed, Laurice Bou Nemer, Bruce R Carr
BACKGROUND: There are limited evaluation and treatment options for low libido in premenopausal women. This review sought to evaluate the available evidence supporting the evaluation of testosterone serum levels and testosterone treatment of premenopausal women with low libido. METHODS: MEDLINE, PubMed, and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched for articles that referenced the evaluation of testosterone serum level and/or testosterone treatment on premenopausal women with low libido from 1995 to 2015...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785107/levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-systems-for-long-acting-contraception-current-perspectives-safety-and-patient-counseling
#9
REVIEW
Dustin J Costescu
Unintended pregnancy is a significant global problem. In 2008, there were over 100 million unplanned pregnancies worldwide, representing approximately 41% of global conceptions. Family planning strategies in many countries are shifting from increasing the uptake of contraception among nonusers to increasing the uptake of the most effective methods among users of less effective methods. One of the most effective and acceptable methods of contraception is the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG IUS); however, its uptake varies widely by country...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785106/effects-of-a-new-combination-of-nutraceuticals-on-postmenopausal-symptoms-and-metabolic-profile-a-crossover-randomized-double-blind-trial
#10
Valentina Trimarco, Francesco Rozza, Raffaele Izzo, Vincenzo De Leo, Valentina Cappelli, Carla Riccardi, Costantino Di Carlo
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to measure the beneficial effects of a combination of nutraceutics (NUT; AkP04, Morestril(®), Akademy Pharma) containing soy isoflavones (80 mg), dry extract of Angelica sinensis (50 mg), dry extract of Morus alba leaf (200 mg) and magnesium (56.25 mg) in the relief of somatic, psychological, and urogenital symptoms in postmenopausal patients, using the validated Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) and cardiovascular risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 43 symptomatic postmenopausal women (MRS ≥20) were enrolled in a crossover trial...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785105/attitude-toward-female-genital-mutilation-among-somali-and-harari-people-eastern-ethiopia
#11
Asresash Demissie Abathun, Johanne Sundby, Abdi A Gele
BACKGROUND: Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a worldwide problem, and it is practiced by many communities in Africa and Asia as well as immigrants from those areas. This practice results in short- and long-term health consequences on women's health. Like many other developing countries, FGM is widely practiced in Ethiopia, especially among Somali and Harari ethnic groups. Despite intensive campaigns against FGM in Ethiopia, since 2011, it has been practiced in the aforementioned communities...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785104/smoking-alcohol-and-substance-use-and-rates-of-quitting-during-pregnancy-is-it-hard-to-quit
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Ahmet Bulent Yazici, Hilal Uslu Yuvaci, Esra Yazici, Ebru Halimoglu Caliskan, Arif Serhan Cevrioglu, Atila Erol
BACKGROUND: Alcohol and substance use is a major health challenge in Turkey, as it is worldwide. Recently, there has been a rapid increase in the number of females using substances and although usage tends to reduce during pregnancy, it is of critical importance to determine its exact level as substance use negatively impacts on the health of both the mother and infant. AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the frequency of smoking, alcohol, and substance use, and quitting rates during pregnancy...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729815/bone-strength-and-management-of-postmenopausal-fracture-risk-with-antiresorptive-therapies-considerations-for-women-s-health-practice
#13
Angela M Cheung, Heather Frame, Michael Ho, Erin S Mackinnon, Jacques P Brown
Bone strength - and, hence, fracture risk - reflects the structural and material properties of the skeleton, which changes with bone turnover during aging and following effective pharmacotherapy. A variety of powerful new techniques (quantitative computed tomography, as well as peripheral quantitative computed tomography and high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography) provide precise images of bone structure and can be used to model the response of specific bones to different types of mechanical load...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729814/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-low-vitamin-d-status-among-breastfeeding-mother-infant-dyads-in-an-environment-with-abundant-sunshine
#14
Khalil Salameh, Najah Saleh Ali Al-Janahi, Adriana M Reedy, Adekunle Dawodu
PURPOSE: Evaluation of vitamin D (vD) status and risk factors for low vD among breastfeeding mother-infant dyads in a population at high risk for vD deficiency. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We measured serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) and parathyroid hormone at 1 month postpartum in 60 consecutive exclusively breastfeeding Arab mother-infant dyads enrolled in a high dose vD supplementation study to prevent vD deficiency in Doha, Qatar, (latitude 25°N) during summer months...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703397/hyperglycemia-in-pregnancy-prevalence-impact-and-management-challenges
#15
Diane Farrar
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is one of the most common medical conditions in pregnancy, and the prevalence is growing with increasing rates of women of advanced age becoming pregnant and the increasing prevalence of maternal obesity and inactivity. GDM is associated with an increased risk of maternal and infant short- and long-term ill-health. There is a positive linear association between increasing maternal glucose at oral glucose tolerance testing and risk of important perinatal outcomes, including cesarean section, large for gestational age, and infant adiposity...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703396/epilepsy-during-pregnancy-focus-on-management-strategies
#16
Laura M Borgelt, Felecia M Hart, Jacquelyn L Bainbridge
In the US, more than one million women with epilepsy are of childbearing age and have over 20,000 babies each year. Patients with epilepsy who become pregnant are at risk of complications, including changes in seizure frequency, maternal morbidity and mortality, and congenital anomalies due to antiepileptic drug exposure. Appropriate management of epilepsy during pregnancy may involve frequent monitoring of antiepileptic drug serum concentrations, potential preconception switching of antiepileptic medications, making dose adjustments, minimizing peak drug concentration with more frequent dosing, and avoiding potentially teratogenic medications...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698567/managing-hyperthyroidism-in-pregnancy-current-perspectives
#17
Stine Linding Andersen, Peter Laurberg
Hyperthyroidism in women who are of childbearing age is predominantly of autoimmune origin and caused by Graves' disease. The physiological changes in the maternal immune system during a pregnancy may influence the development of this and other autoimmune diseases. Furthermore, pregnancy-associated physiological changes influence the synthesis and metabolism of thyroid hormones and challenge the interpretation of thyroid function tests in pregnancy. Thyroid hormones are crucial regulators of early development and play an important role in the maintenance of a normal pregnancy and in the development of the fetus, particularly the fetal brain...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695366/primary-dysmenorrhea-magnitude-associated-risk-factors-and-its-effect-on-academic-performance-evidence-from-female-university-students-in-ethiopia
#18
Solomon Hailemeskel, Asrate Demissie, Nigussie Assefa
BACKGROUND: Primary dysmenorrhea (PD) is the most common gynecologic compliant among adolescent females. There is a wide variation in the estimate of PD, which ranges from 50% to 90%, and the disorder is the most common cause of work and school absenteeism in adolescent females. OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and associated risk factors of PD among female university students and understand its effects on students' academic performance. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was employed in 440 research participants...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695365/continuation-rates-bleeding-profile-acceptability-and-satisfaction-of-women-using-an-oral-contraceptive-pill-containing-estradiol-valerate-and-dienogest-versus-a-progestogen-only-pill-after-switching-from-an-ethinylestradiol-containing-pill-in-a-real-life-setting
#19
Paula Briggs, Marco Serrani, Kai Vogtländer, Susanne Parke
BACKGROUND: Oral contraceptives are still associated with high discontinuation rates, despite their efficacy. There is a wide choice of oral contraceptives available, and the aim of this study was to assess continuation rates, bleeding profile acceptability, and the satisfaction of women in the first year of using a contraceptive pill containing estradiol valerate and dienogest (E2V/DNG) versus a progestogen-only pill (POP) in a real-life setting after discontinuing an ethinylestradiol-containing pill...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672342/factors-associated-with-institutional-delivery-service-utilization-in-ethiopia
#20
REVIEW
Alemi Kebede, Kalkidan Hassen, Aderajew Nigussie Teklehaymanot
BACKGROUND: Most obstetric complications occur unpredictably during the time of delivery, but they can be prevented with proper medical care in the health facilities. Despite the Ethiopian government's efforts to expand health service facilities and promote health institution-based delivery service in the country, an estimated 85% of births still take place at home. OBJECTIVE: The review was conducted with the aim of generating the best evidence on the determinants of institutional delivery service utilization in Ethiopia...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
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