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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200893/epidemiology-of-ovarian-cancers-in-zaria-northern-nigeria-a-10-year-study
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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
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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
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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
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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...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180905/effects-of-minodronate-in-postmenopausal-women-with-osteoporosis-who-received-prior-treatment-with-raloxifene
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Aska Toda, Kenjiro Sawada, Akihiko Yoshimura, Erika Nakatsuka, Hiromasa Kuroda, Katsumi Kozasa, Mayuko Miyamoto, Kae Hashimoto, Seiji Mabuchi, Tadashi Kimura
Background: In clinical practice, patients with postmenopausal osteoporosis have often shown a poor response to treatment with an antiresorptive agent for several years. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of switching raloxifene with minodronate in patients who responded poorly to the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis with raloxifene. Patients and methods: This observational study was conducted based on a single-arm, non-randomized, open-label design and was approved by the institute's institutional review board...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138602/improved-adequacy-of-endometrial-tissue-sampled-from-postmenopausal-women-using-the-myosure-lite-hysteroscopic-tissue-removal-system-versus-conventional-curettage
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Peter Rosenblatt, Sara Barcia, Anthony DiSciullo, Hussein Warda
Objective: To compare the diagnostic suitability of endometrial tissues obtained from postmenopausal women using the MyoSure Lite tissue removal system versus conventional curettage. Materials and methods: Endometrial tissue was sampled in hysteroscopically normal extirpated uteri from seven postmenopausal women (65.9±6.6 years old) using both hysteroscopicguided morcellation and curettage (two quadrants/uterus with each method). Endometrial sampling was performed immediately after hysterectomy for benign reasons unrelated to uterine pathology...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133984/are-the-timings-and-risk-factors-changing-survival-analysis-of-timing-of-first-antenatal-care-visit-among-pregnant-women-in-nigeria-2003-2013
#7
Adeniyi Francis Fagbamigbe, Baitshephi Mashabe, Lornah Lepetu, Clearance Abel
Background: Child and maternal mortality and morbidity remain among the top global health challenges despite various efforts and multitude of resources directed to improving this situation over time. This study assessed trend of the timings of first antenatal care (ANC) visit in Nigeria and also identified the risk factors associated with it. Methods: The data obtained from three consecutive Nigerian Demographic and Health Surveys in 2003, 2008, and 2013 were pooled...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133983/concomitant-psychiatric-symptoms-and-impaired-quality-of-life-in-women-with-cervical-cancer-a-critical-review
#8
REVIEW
Stephanie Klügel, Caroline Lücke, Aurora Meta, Meike Schild-Suhren, Eduard Malik, Alexandra Philipsen, Helge Ho Müller
Our aim was to summarize the current relevant literature on concomitant psychiatric symptoms with a focus on anxiety/depression in a population with gynecologic cancer; to identify the predictors, associated factors, and prevention strategies of psychiatric disorders; to examine psychiatric disorders in a population with recurrent gynecologic cancer; and to describe the limitations of the literature and future research areas. Little is known about attending psychiatric disorders in patients with gynecologic and other malignant diseases like cervical or breast cancer...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123427/effect-of-age-and-estrogen-on-biochemical-markers-of-bone-turnover-in-postmenopausal-women-a-population-based-study-from-nepal
#9
Bashu Dev Pardhe, Sabala Pathak, Anjeela Bhetwal, Sumitra Ghimire, Shreena Shakya, Puspa Raj Khanal, Sujan Babu Marahatta
Background: Osteoporosis, a common disease worldwide, is characterized by low bone mass and architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and increase in fracture risks. Both menopause and aging are related factors leading to greater risk of bone disease, particularly among postmenopausal women. Hence, the main purpose of this study was to investigate the differences in biochemical markers of bone turnover and to evaluate the association of hormones and age-related factors with biochemical markers between pre- and postmenopausal women...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089786/can-laser-treatment-improve-quality-of-life-of-hirsute-women
#10
Narges Alizadeh, Sharad Ayyoubi, Mohammadreza Naghipour, Rasool Hassanzadeh, Zahra Mohtasham-Amiri, Shirin Zaresharifi, Kaveh Gharaei Nejad
BACKGROUND: Hirsutism can have negative impacts on psychosocial aspects of women's lives and reduce their quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to assess the QOL of these women during laser treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eighty-eight women with unwanted facial hair underwent laser therapy. Each patient completed a questionnaire consisting of a modified Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and visual analog scale (VAS) before the first, third, and fifth sessions of laser therapy...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081673/a-3-year-retrospective-review-of-mortality-in-women-of-reproductive-age-in-a-tertiary-health-facility-in-port-harcourt-nigeria
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Ngozi C Orazulike, Justina O Alegbeleye, Christopher C Obiorah, Tamunomie K Nyengidiki, Samuel A Uzoigwe
PURPOSE: To determine the causes of death and associated risk factors among women of reproductive age (WRA) in a tertiary institution in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective survey of all deaths in women aged 15-49 years at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital that occurred from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015. Data retrieved from ward registers, death registers, and death certificates were analyzed with Epi Info version 7...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066935/female-sexual-dysfunction-a-focus-on-flibanserin
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REVIEW
Nicole M Lodise
Flibanserin is the first US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved option for sexual dysfunction, specifically low sexual desire. Until recently, there were no FDA-approved medication options to assist the ~40% of women affected by female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Often, patients report feeling uncomfortable discussing sexual health, identifying a strong need for health care professionals (HCPs) to proactively reach out to patients to identify concerns and initiate a discussion about sexual health and the available treatment options...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066934/adolescent-girls-and-young-women-living-with-hiv-preconception-counseling-strategies
#13
Deborah L Jones, Marisa Echenique, JoNell Potter, Violeta J Rodriguez, Stephen M Weiss, Margaret A Fischl
BACKGROUND: Rates of pregnancy among women living with HIV are similar to those in the general population. Unintended pregnancies are also common, and among adolescents and young women perinatally infected (PHIV+) or behaviorally infected (BHIV+) with HIV, planning for both conception and contraception is an important element of HIV care that may be neglected. This pilot study examined the influence of intervention strategies targeting fertility planning, safer conception practices and patient-provider communication...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042819/distance-from-health-facility-and-mothers-perception-of-quality-related-to-skilled-delivery-service-utilization-in-northern-ethiopia
#14
Girmatsion Fisseha, Yemane Berhane, Alemayehu Worku, Wondwossen Terefe
BACKGROUND: Poor maternal health service utilization is one of the contributing factors to a high level of maternal and newborn mortality in Ethiopia. The factors associated with utilization of services are believed to differ from one context to another. We assessed the factors associated with skilled delivery service utilization in rural northern Ethiopia. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A community-based survey was conducted among mothers who gave birth in the 12 months preceding the study period, from January to February 2015, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042818/cycle-control-with-an-extended-regimen-oral-contraceptive-combining-levonorgestrel-and-ethinyl-estradiol-that-includes-continuous-low-dose-ethinyl-estradiol-instead-of-the-traditional-hormone-free-interval
#15
Rossella E Nappi, Paloma Lobo Abascal, Jennifer Hsieh, Marie-Christine Micheletti
PURPOSE: To evaluate scheduled and unscheduled bleeding and spotting over 1 year of treatment with 91-day extended-regimen combined oral contraception (COC) providing continuous low-dose ethinyl estradiol (EE) in place of the traditional 7-day hormone-free interval (HFI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: This post hoc analysis of a multicenter, open-label, 1-year, Phase 3 study of extended-regimen COC with 30 µg EE/150 µg levonorgestrel (LNG) for 84 days and EE 10 µg for 7 days included 799 sexually active, adult women who completed at least one 91-day cycle of therapy...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033613/let-us-fight-and-support-one-another-adolescent-girls-and-young-women-on-contributors-and-solutions-to-hiv-risk-in-zambia
#16
Stefani A Butts, Lauren E Parmley, Maria L Alcaide, Violeta J Rodriguez, Annette Kayukwa, Ndashi Chitalu, Stephen M Weiss, Deborah L Jones
In Zambia, adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) are disproportionately affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), social, cultural and economic factors making them particularly vulnerable. This study was designed to understand the context in which AGYW are at risk and to identify perceived drivers of the epidemic and potential strategies to reduce HIV risk. Focus group discussions were conducted with AGYW in Zambian districts with the highest HIV prevalence from February through August 2016. The focus group guide addressed HIV risk factors and strategies for HIV prevention in AGYW...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033612/increased-detection-of-precancerous-cervical-lesions-with-adjunctive-dynamic-spectral-imaging
#17
Sara A DeNardis, Philip T Lavin, Jeff Livingston, William R Salter, Nanette James-Patrick, Emmanouil Papagiannakis, Christopher G Olson, Lori Weinberg
OBJECTIVE: To validate, in US community-based colposcopy clinics, previous reports of increased detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+) with biopsies selected using dynamic spectral imaging (DSI) mapping after standard colposcopy. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional observational study of 26 colposcopists across nine clinics recruiting consecutive colposcopy patients. Standard assessment with biopsy selections was completed before seeing the DSI map which was subsequently interpreted and used for additional biopsies per clinical judgment...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033611/stable-ischemic-heart-disease-in-women-current-perspectives
#18
REVIEW
Fatima Samad, Anushree Agarwal, Zainab Samad
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women accounting for 1 in every 4 female deaths. Pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease in women includes epicardial coronary artery, endothelial dysfunction, coronary vasospasm, plaque erosion and spontaneous coronary artery dissection. Angina is the most common presentation of stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) in women. Risk factors for SIHD include traditional risks such as older age, obesity (body mass index [BMI] >25 kg/m2), smoking, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular disease, sedentary lifestyle, family history of premature coronary artery disease, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus, and nontraditional risk factors, such as gestational diabetes, insulin resistance/polycystic ovarian disease, pregnancy-induced hypertension, pre-eclampsia, eclampsia, menopause, mental stress and autoimmune diseases...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033610/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial-of-second-uterine-curettage-versus-usual-care-to-determine-the-effect-of-re-curettage-on-patients-need-for-chemotherapy-among-women-with-low-risk-nonmetastatic-gestational-trophoblastic-neoplasm-in-urmia-iran
#19
Haleh Ayatollahi, Zahra Yekta, Elnaz Afsari
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine if second curettage was associated with a decreased need for the number of chemotherapy treatments compared to usual care. METHODS: A pilot randomized controlled clinical trial was designed at Motahhari Referral Hospital in 2014. Fifty-two patients with low risk, nonmetastatic gestational trophoblastic neoplasm were assigned randomly to two arms. The interventional arm included a repeat uterine curettage, and the control group received standard care (chemotherapy)...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026339/possibility-of-using-superoxide-dismutase-and-glutathione-peroxidase-as-endometriosis-biomarkers
#20
Sophapun Ekarattanawong, Chamnan Tanprasertkul, Charintip Somprasit, Pholasit Chamod, Rattana Tiengtip, Kornkarn Bhamarapravatana, Komsun Suwannarurk
OBJECTIVE: To study the possibility of using superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) as combined preoperative biomarkers for endometriosis. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS: Female patients aged between 18 and 45 years old who came to the Gynecology outpatient clinic, Thammasat University Hospital, during September 2013-2016 with the complaint of gynecologic symptoms suspected of endometriosis, and who were positively diagnosed with endometriosis, were included in this study...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
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