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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331371/vacuum-assisted-cesarean-section
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REVIEW
Ross W McQuivey, Jon E Block
There has been a dramatic rise in the frequency of cesarean sections, surpassing 30% of all deliveries in the US. This upsurge, coupled with a decreasing willingness to allow vaginal birth after cesarean section, has resulted in an expansion of the use of vacuum assistance to safely extract the fetal head. By avoiding the use of a delivering hand or forceps blade, the volume being delivered through the uterine incision can be decreased when the vacuum is used properly. Reducing uterine extensions with their associated complications (eg, excessive blood loss) in difficult cases is also a theoretical advantage of vacuum delivery...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280395/residential-greenness-current-perspectives-on-its-impact-on-maternal-health-and-pregnancy-outcomes
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REVIEW
Rachel F Banay, Carla P Bezold, Peter James, Jaime E Hart, Francine Laden
Recent research in environmental epidemiology has attempted to estimate the effects of exposure to nature, often operationalized as vegetation, on health. Although many analyses have focused on vegetation or greenness with regard to physical activity and weight status, an incipient area of interest concerns maternal health and birth outcomes. This paper reviews 14 studies that examined the association between greenness and maternal or infant health. Most studies were cross-sectional and conducted in birth cohorts...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280394/addressing-intravaginal-practices-in-women-with-hiv-and-at-risk-for-hiv-infection-a-mixed-methods-pilot-study
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Maria L Alcaide, Violeta J Rodriguez, Margaret A Fischl, Deborah L Jones, Stephen M Weiss
Intravaginal practices (IVPs), include intravaginal cleansing (cleansing the inside of the vagina) or intravaginal insertion of products for hygiene, health or sexuality reasons. IVPs are associated with adverse female health outcomes, development of bacterial vaginosis, HIV acquisition and transmission. A mixed methods approach was used in this study to examine the prevalence of IVP, assess reasons for engagement, and perceptions of IVP among a sample of minority (African-American and Hispanic) women infected, or at-risk, for HIV in Miami, USA, a city with increasing numbers of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280393/prevalence-and-pattern-of-birth-defects-in-a-tertiary-health-facility-in-the-niger-delta-area-of-nigeria
#4
Mkpe Abbey, Olufemi A Oloyede, Goddy Bassey, Benjamin M Kejeh, Barbara E Otaigbe, Peace I Opara, Austa U Eneh, Chris I Akani
OBJECTIVE: To ascertain the prevalence and pattern of congenital abnormalities that are peculiar to the Niger Delta area of Nigeria. METHODS: This is a descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study. It involved data from the labor ward and neonatal birth registers of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital on the total number of births and the babies that were delivered with major birth defects between August 2011 and December 2014. We also conducted a statistical comparison of the prevalence of congenital abnormalities in the Niger Delta with that in other regions of Nigeria and the developed world of Europe...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280392/maternal-experiences-with-and-sources-of-information-on-galactagogues-to-support-lactation-a-cross-sectional-study
#5
Alessandra N Bazzano, Lauren Cenac, Amelia J Brandt, Josephine Barnett, Shelley Thibeau, Katherine P Theall
An increase in the marketing and use of herbal galactagogues among breastfeeding mothers in the US has raised the issue of how best to provide support and information on the use of these products, particularly in light of limited availability of certified lactation counselors and continued suboptimal rates of breastfeeding globally. Currently, no cross-sectional data are available on the experiences and attitudes of mothers regarding the use of herbal and pharmaceutical galactagogues for lactation in the US...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260950/therapeutic-dilemma-in-patients-with-short-cervices-during-pregnancy-after-conization
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COMMENT
Shunji Suzuki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260949/a-randomized-crossover-trial-on-the-effect-of-compression-stockings-on-nausea-and-vomiting-in-early-pregnancy
#7
Erika Mendoza, Felix Amsler
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to assess the impact of wearing compression stockings on women's quality of life (QoL) associated with nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy (NVP). METHODS: In this randomized, open, single-center, crossover study, 74 women were assigned 1:1 to 2 weeks with compression stockings followed by 2 weeks without or vice versa. The main outcomes were NVP-associated QoL, leg-related QoL, and dizziness, as assessed by the Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy Quality of Life (NVPQOL) questionnaire, Chronic Venous Disease Quality of Life (CIVIQ) questionnaire, and questions on dizziness at baseline and after each 2-week period, respectively...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255256/postcesarean-wound-infection-prevalence-impact-prevention-and-management-challenges
#8
REVIEW
Sivan Zuarez-Easton, Noah Zafran, Gali Garmi, Raed Salim
Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most common complications following cesarean section, and has an incidence of 3%-15%. It places physical and emotional burdens on the mother herself and a significant financial burden on the health care system. Moreover, SSI is associated with a maternal mortality rate of up to 3%. With the global increase in cesarean section rate, it is expected that the occurrence of SSI will increase in parallel, hence its clinical significance. Given its substantial implications, recognizing the consequences and developing strategies to diagnose, prevent, and treat SSI are essential for reducing postcesarean morbidity and mortality...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203108/a-review-of-screening-strategies-for-cervical-cancer-in-human-immunodeficiency-virus-positive-women-in-sub-saharan-africa
#9
REVIEW
Manuela Viviano, Pierre DeBeaudrap, Pierre-Marie Tebeu, Jovanny T Fouogue, Pierre Vassilakos, Patrick Petignat
Cervical cancer (CC) is a leading cause of cancer-related death and a major public health issue in sub-Saharan Africa. This heavy burden parallels that of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, which increases the risk of developing CC. Despite the progressive reduction of HIV prevalence in the past decade, the CC incidence and mortality rates in sub-Saharan Africa remain high. The heterogeneity of the distribution of the two diseases in the African continent, together with the different availability of human and material resources, stands in the way of finding an appropriate screening strategy...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184171/implementing-visual-cervical-cancer-screening-in-senegal-a-cross-sectional-study-of-risk-factors-and-prevalence-highlighting-service-utilization-barriers
#10
J Andrew Dykens, Annē M Linn, Tracy Irwin, Karen E Peters, Maria Pyra, Fatoumata Traoré, Mariama Touré Diarra, Memoona Hasnain, Katie Wallner, Patrick Linn, Youssoupha Ndiaye
BACKGROUND: Senegal ranks 15th in the world in incidence of cervical cancer, the number one cause of cancer mortality among women in this country. The estimated participation rate for cervical cancer screening throughout Senegal is very low (6.9% of women 18-69 years old), especially in rural areas and among older age groups (only 1.9% of women above the age of 40 years). There are no reliable estimates of the prevalence of cervical dysplasia or risk factors for cervical dysplasia specific to rural Senegal...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176946/lower-education-among-low-income-brazilian-adolescent-females-is-associated-with-planned-pregnancies
#11
Alexandre Faisal-Cury, Karen M Tabb, Guilherme Niciunovas, Carrie Cunningham, Paulo R Menezes, Hsiang Huang
Adolescent pregnancy has social, economic, and educational consequences and is also linked to adverse perinatal outcomes. However, studies show a positive relationship between pregnancy and increased social status among low-income adolescents. This study aims to assess the association between planned pregnancy and years of schooling among low-income Brazilian adolescents. This is a secondary analysis of a cohort study conducted from May 2005 to March 2007 in public primary care clinics in São Paulo, Brazil...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176932/intrauterine-levonorgestrel-delivery-with-frameless-fibrous-delivery-system-review-of-clinical-experience
#12
REVIEW
Dirk Wildemeersch, Amaury Andrade, Norman D Goldstuck, Thomas Hasskamp, Geert Jackers
The concept of using a frameless intrauterine device (IUD) instead of the conventional plastic framed IUD is not new. Frameless copper IUDs have been available since the late 1990s. They rely on an anchoring system to retain in the uterine cavity. The clinical experience with these IUDs suggests that frameless IUDs fit better as they are thin and, therefore, do not disturb or irritate the uterus. High tolerance and continuation rates have been achieved as complaints of pain are virtually nonexistent and the impact on menstrual blood loss is minimal...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144165/osteosarcopenic-obesity-in-women-impact-prevalence-and-management-challenges
#13
REVIEW
Pegah JafariNasabian, Julia E Inglis, Owen J Kelly, Jasminka Z Ilich
Osteosarcopenic obesity syndrome (OSO) has recently been identified as a condition encompassing osteopenia/osteoporosis, sarcopenia and obesity. OSO is especially deleterious in older adults (even if they are not obese by conventional measures), due to age-related redistribution of fat and its infiltration into bone and muscle. Osteoporosis and bone fractures in elderly increase the risk of sarcopenia, which, through decreased mobility, increases the risk of more falls and fractures, creating a vicious cycle...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096695/hysterosalpingo-foam-sonography-patient-selection-and-perspectives
#14
REVIEW
Hemashree Rajesh, Serene Liqing Lim, Su Ling Yu
We present an overview of the common types of tubal patency tests, with a focus on hysterosalpingo-foam sonography (HyFoSy). Current evidence suggests that HyFoSy is an accurate alternative to X-ray hysterosalpingography (HSG) for outpatient tubal evaluation in women who are at low risk for tubal disease. It may be superior to saline hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy) in excluding tubal occlusion. A hyperechogenic medium may enhance contrast visualization and enable clearer delineation of tubal anatomy...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053557/birth-preparedness-and-complication-readiness-among-rural-women-of-reproductive-age-in-abeshige-district-guraghe-zone-snnpr-ethiopia
#15
Kebebush Zepre, Mirgissa Kaba
BACKGROUND: Birth preparedness and complication readiness (BPCR) is a strategy that helps women to consider all available maternal health care services during pregnancy and prepare for potential complications. Federal Ministry of Health in Ethiopia has taken steps to roll out the strategy at community level. Yet, women in rural communities still do not make use of available services to avoid complications in connection to pregnancy and delivery. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the current BPCR practice and determine associated factors among rural women of reproductive age in Abeshige district, Guraghe zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031728/the-frequency-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-young-reproductive-females-in-qatar
#16
Elham Sharif, Sumaya Rahman, Yumna Zia, Nasser M Rizk
This was a prospective cross-sectional study in which 126 female students between the ages of 18 and 30 years were evaluated for the frequency of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) through clinical interview, questionnaire, and anthropometric measurements. The diagnostic criteria of the US National Institutes of Health criteria were used. Menstrual irregularities (MI) were identified, and clinical hyperandrogenism was evaluated by self-assessment of hirsutism using modified Ferriman-Gallwey score. Blood analysis was done for measurement of prolactin, thyroid-stimulating hormone, and the androgen hormones...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008287/searching-for-sex-and-gender-sensitive-tuberculosis-research-in-public-health-finding-a-needle-in-a-haystack
#17
Bilkis Vissandjee, Assia Mourid, Christina A Greenaway, Wendy E Short, Jodi A Proctor
Despite broadening consideration of sex- and gender-based issues in health research, when seeking information on how sex and gender contribute to disease contexts for specific health or public health topics, a lack of consistent or systematic use of terminology in health literature means that it remains difficult to identify research with a sex or gender focus. These inconsistencies are driven, in part, by the complexity and terminological inflexibility of the indexing systems for gender- and sex-related terms in public health databases...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008286/pregnancy-after-bariatric-surgery-improving-outcomes-for-mother-and-child
#18
REVIEW
Irene González, Albert Lecube, Miguel Ángel Rubio, Pedro Pablo García-Luna
The significant increase in the prevalence of obesity has led to an increase in the number of obese women who become pregnant. In this setting, in recent years, there has been an exponential rise in the number of bariatric procedures, with approximately half of them performed in women of childbearing age, and a remarkable surge in the number of women who become pregnant after having undergone bariatric surgery (BS). These procedures entail the risk of nutritional deficiencies, and nutrition is a crucial aspect during pregnancy...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003773/determinants-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-among-gynecologic-patients-in-bahir-dar-north-west-ethiopia-a-case-control-study
#19
Ayalnesh Asresie, Eleni Admassu, Tesfaye Setegn
INTRODUCTION: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a significant public health problem in developing countries including Ethiopia. However, less has been documented on risk factors of POP. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the determinants factors of POP. METHODS: An unmatched case-control study was conducted among gynecologic patients in Bahir Dar city, North West Ethiopia, from July to October 2014. A total of 370 women (selected from outpatient departments) were included in the study...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003772/determinants-of-institutional-delivery-service-utilization-among-pastorals-of-liben-zone-somali-regional-state-ethiopia-2015
#20
Nejimu Biza Zepro, Ahmed Tahir Ahmed
Maternal health service utilizations are poorly equipped, inaccessible, negligible, and not well documented in the pastoral society. This research describes a quantitative and qualitative study on the determinants of institutional delivery among pastoralists of Liben Zone with special emphasis on Filtu and Deka Suftu woredas of Somali Region, Ethiopia. The study was funded by the project "Fostering health care for refugees and pastoral communities in Somali Region, Ethiopia". This community-based cross-sectional study was conducted during November 2015...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
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