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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042819/distance-from-health-facility-and-mothers-perception-of-quality-related-to-skilled-delivery-service-utilization-in-northern-ethiopia
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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
#2
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
#3
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
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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
#5
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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/m(2)), 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
#6
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
#7
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026338/utilization-of-healthcare-services-in-postpartum-women-in-the-philippines-who-delivered-at-home-and-the-effects-on-their-health-a-cross-sectional-analytical-study
#8
Tadashi Yamashita, Maria Teresa Reyes Tuliao, Magdalena Concel Meana, Sherri Ann Suplido, Cecilia L Llave, Yuko Tanaka, Hiroya Matsuo
BACKGROUND: A low ratio of utilization of healthcare services in postpartum women may contribute to maternal deaths during the postpartum period. The maternal mortality ratio is high in the Philippines. The aim of this study was to examine the current utilization of healthcare services and the effects on the health of women in the Philippines who delivered at home. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional analytical study, based on a self-administrated questionnaire, conducted from March 2015 to February 2016 in Muntinlupa, Philippines...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026337/rate-and-factors-affecting-non-exclusive-breastfeeding-among-thai-women-under-the-breastfeeding-promotion-program
#9
Sucharat Buttham, Kiattisak Kongwattanakul, Natiya Jaturat, Sukree Soontrapa
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the rate of non-exclusive breastfeeding and associated factors among Thai women under the Breastfeeding Promotion Program. METHODS: This was a prospective descriptive study that involved term postpartum women who attended the Breastfeeding Clinic at Srinagarind Hospital in Thailand, from April to December 2016. Abstracted data included baseline characteristics, obstetric history, breastfeeding history, problems in breastfeeding at day 3 and 2 weeks, and feeding status at 12 weeks postpartum...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026336/factors-associated-with-continuing-emergence-of-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-despite-prenatal-testing-a-cross-sectional-survey
#10
Haleama Al Sabbah, Sarah Khan, Abdallah Hamadna, Lamia Abu Ghazaleh, Anwar Dudin, Bashar Adnan Karmi
PURPOSE: Health care initiatives focusing on prenatal testing and premarital genetic screening aiming to reduce the incidence of β-thalassemia have emerged during the last decade. In Palestine, 4% of the population are known thalassemia carriers with new cases continuing to appear despite the availability of prenatal testing. This study aims to identify factors that influence the decision to retain or abort fetuses affected by β-thalassemia in Palestine. METHODS: Convenience sampling was used to select 32 women (72 fetuses) who were at risk of having a baby with β-thalassemia...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979167/three-dimensional-four-dimensional-transperineal-ultrasound-clinical-utility-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Ginevra Salsi, Ilaria Cataneo, Gaia Dodaro, Nicola Rizzo, Gianluigi Pilu, Mar Sanz Gascón, Aly Youssef
During the last decade, there has been a huge advancement in the use of transperineal ultrasound (TPU) in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Its main applications in obstetrics include the monitoring of fetal progression in labor and recently the assessment of maternal pelvic dimensions, whereas in gynecology, TPU is at present widely used for the evaluation of the female pelvic floor, opening new boundaries for the assessment of pelvic floor disorders. The association of volumetric three-dimensional techniques has largely contributed to the remarkable progress that has occurred in the use of TPU...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979166/provoked-vestibulodynia-current-perspectives
#12
REVIEW
Helen Henzell, Karen Berzins, Jennifer P Langford
Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) refers to vulvar pain of at least 3 months duration, localized to the vestibule, provoked by touch and sexual activity and occurring in the absence of a clear identifiable cause. The clinical spectrum ranges from mild with distressing discomfort through to severe and disabling pain. Current understanding is that PVD is one of many chronic pain conditions characterized by sensitization of peripheral and central nociceptive pathways, with pain arising due to dysfunctional neuronal activity in the absence of painful stimuli...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919825/abdominal-sacrocolpopexy-with-pelvicol-xenograft-and-concomitant-burch-colposuspension
#13
Sameh Hijazi, Dieter Echtle, Omar M Aboumarzouk, Elmar Heinrich
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of Pelvicol xenograft use during abdominal sacrocolpopexy to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 27 consecutive women with symptomatic POP were included in this study. A POP-quantification system and International Continence Society classification were used. Functional and anatomical outcomes were assessed. Subjective outcomes and physical activity after surgery were evaluated due to modified quality of life questionnaire...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919824/strengthening-participation-by-young-women-sex-workers-in-hiv-programs-reflections-on-a-study-from-bangkok-thailand
#14
Cath Conn, Kristel Modderman, Shoba Nayar
BACKGROUND: Participation is an accepted means of increasing the effectiveness of public health programs, and as such, it is considered an important component of HIV interventions targeting at-risk youth. The situation of young women sex workers in Thailand is alarming on many fronts, including that of HIV risk. As a result, HIV programs in Thailand are the key interventions undertaken in relation to young women sex workers' health. A small-scale study used semistructured interviews to explore the participation reports of five young women sex workers, as well as the related views of two community support workers, who lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919823/updated-approaches-for-management-of-uterine-fibroids
#15
REVIEW
Aymara Mas, Marta Tarazona, Joana Dasí Carrasco, Gloria Estaca, Ignacio Cristóbal, Javier Monleón
Uterine anatomy and uterine fibroids (UFs) characteristics have been classically considered as almost a unique issue in gynecology and reproductive medicine. Nowadays, the management of UF pathology is undergoing an important evolution, with the patient's quality of life being the most important aspect to consider. Accordingly, surgical techniques and aggressive treatments are reserved for only those cases with heavy symptomatology, while the clinical diagnostic based on size and number of UFs remains in a second plane in these situations...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919822/uterine-sarcoma-current-perspectives
#16
REVIEW
Charlotte Benson, Aisha B Miah
Uterine sarcomas comprise a group of rare tumors with differing tumor biology, natural history and response to treatment. Diagnosis is often made following surgery for presumed benign disease. Currently, preoperative imaging does not reliably distinguish between benign leiomyomas and other malignant pathology. Uterine leiomyosarcoma is the most common sarcoma, but other subtypes include endometrial stromal sarcoma (low grade and high grade), undifferentiated uterine sarcoma and adenosarcoma. Clinical trials have shown no definite survival benefit of adjuvant radiotherapy or chemotherapy and have been hampered by the rarity and heterogeneity of these disease types...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894392/fractional-co2-laser-treatment-for-vulvovaginal-atrophy-symptoms-and-vaginal-rejuvenation-in-perimenopausal-women
#17
César Arroyo
BACKGROUND: This study investigated a novel fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser for treatment of symptoms associated with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in perimenopausal women. METHODS: The study included 21 perimenopausal women (mean age 45±7 years) treated three times by CO2 laser resurfacing and coagulation of the vaginal canal tissue and mucosal tissue of the introitus. Vaginal health index (VHI) scores were computed by the investigator at baseline and follow-ups...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883744/sexual-autonomy-and-contraceptive-use-among-women-in-nigeria-findings-from-the-demographic-and-health-survey-data
#18
Saritha P Viswan, T K Sundari Ravindran, Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, Max G Petzold, Sharon Fonn
CONTEXT: The persistent low contraceptive use and high fertility in Nigeria despite improvements in educational achievements calls for an examination of the role of factors, which may moderate the use of modern contraception. This article explores the influence of sexual autonomy on the use of modern contraceptive methods among women and its relative importance compared with other, more traditional, indicators of women's autonomy such as education and occupation. DATA AND METHODS: Data from two Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS), 2008 and 2013, were used in this study...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860866/work-gender-roles-and-health-neglected-mental-health-issues-among-female-workers-in-the-ready-made-garment-industry-in-bangladesh
#19
Sadika Akhter, Shannon Rutherford, Feroza Akhter Kumkum, David Bromwich, Iqbal Anwar, Aminur Rahman, Cordia Chu
BACKGROUND: Traditionally, women in Bangladesh stayed at home in their role as daughter, wife, or mother. In the 1980s, economic reforms created a job market for poor, uneducated rural women in the ready-made garment industry, mostly located in urban areas. This increased participation in paid work has changed the gender roles of these women. Women's earnings support their family, but they are also separated from their children, with impacts on their mental health and well-being. This study explores the lived experience of women in Bangladesh working in the ready-made garment industry as they strive to be mothers and family providers, often in high-stress conditions...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860865/advanced-maternal-age-ethical-and-medical-considerations-for-assisted-reproductive-technology
#20
REVIEW
Brittany J Harrison, Tara N Hilton, Raphaël N Rivière, Zachary M Ferraro, Raywat Deonandan, Mark C Walker
OBJECTIVES: This review explores the ethical and medical challenges faced by women of advanced maternal age who decide to have children. Assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) make post-menopausal pregnancy physiologically plausible, however, one must consider the associated physical, psychological, and sociological factors involved. METHODS: A quasi-systematic review was conducted in PubMed and Ovid using the key terms post-menopause, pregnancy + MeSH terms [donations, hormone replacement therapy, assisted reproductive technologies, embryo donation, donor artificial insemination, cryopreservation]...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
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