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Fei He, Jing-Xian Xie, Chun-Lan Liu, Wei-Min Xiong, Qiu-Ping Xu, Zhi-Qiang Liu, Tao Lin, Ren-Dong Xiao, Xu Li, Lin Cai
The aim of this study was to investigate the association of menstrual and reproductive factors with risk of lung cancer in women. Potential etiological clues related to lung cancer in women are identified to inform preventive strategies.Case-control study of 477 newly diagnosed women with lung cancer and 479 age-matched (±2 years) controls. Data on menstrual and reproductive factors and history of oral contraceptive use were obtained on personal interviews using a structured questionnaire. Risk factors were analyzed by unconditional logistic regression analysis...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144993/evaluate-the-effects-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-reproductive-endocrine-system-in-newly-diagnosed-female-epileptic-patients-receiving-either-valproate-or-lamotrigine-monotherapy-a-prospective-study
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Harpreet Singh Sidhu, R Srinivasa, Akshay Sadhotra
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the development of reproductive endocrine changes in Indian women with epilepsy initiating on either Valproate (VPA) or Lamotrigine (LTG) monotherapy. METHODS: Reproductive hormonal profiles, hirsutism, ovarian morphology by ultrasonography and menstrual cycle data in newly diagnosed women with epilepsy taking VPA (n=34) or LTG (n=32) monotherapy were compared. None of the women were receiving hormonal contraception. Patients gave details of seizure type and frequency, medical and drug history...
October 28, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139647/is-increased-facial-asymmetry-associated-with-the-use-of-hormonal-contraceptive-among-polish-young-women-in-wroclaw
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Slawomir Koziel, Raja Chakraborty, Dariusz Danel, Krzysztof Borysławski
Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) is the small random deviations from a perfect bilateral symmetry in a morphological trait. It is considered as an indicator of biological quality and developmental stability of individual. Adverse environmental conditions and high levels of sex steroids may increase FA. Symmetry in women was found to be related with phases of the menstrual cycles (MC). This cross sectional study aimed to compare facial symmetry between women using and not using hormonal contraceptives with reference to the phases of their fertile and non-fertile phases of MC...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132365/socioeconomic-inequalities-in-under-five-mortality-in-rural-bangladesh-evidence-from-seven-national-surveys-spreading-over-20%C3%A2-years
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Asiful Haidar Chowdhury, Syed Manzoor Ahmed Hanifi, Mohammad Nahid Mia, Abbas Bhuiya
BACKGROUND: Socioeconomic inequality in health and mortality remains a disturbing reality across nations including Bangladesh. Inequality drew renewed attention globally. Bangladesh though made impressive progress in health, it makes an interesting case for learning. This paper examined the trends and changing pattern of socioeconomic inequalities in under-five mortality in rural Bangladesh. It also examined whether mother's education had any effect in reducing socioeconomic inequalities...
November 13, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125690/cancer-and-risk-of-cerebral-venous-thrombosis-a-case-control-study
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S M Silvis, S Hiltunen, E Lindgren, K Jood, S M Zuurbier, S Middeldorp, J Putaala, S C Cannegieter, T Tatlisumak, J M Coutinho
BACKGROUND: Cancer is an established risk factor for leg vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Controlled studies assessing the risk of cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) in patients with cancer have not been performed. OBJECTIVE: To assess whether cancer is a risk factor for CVT. PATIENTS/METHODS: Case-control study. We assessed consecutive adult patients with CVT from three academic hospitals from 1987-2015, and control subjects from the Dutch MEGA study (Multiple Environmental and Genetic Assessment of risk factors for venous thrombosis)...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113437/men-s-reproductive-health-knowledge-in-mankweng-district-limpopo-province
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Richard M Rasesemola, Tendani S Ramukumba, Majapi Masala-Chokwe, Zerish Z Nkosi
BACKGROUND: Gender roles influence men's attitudes towards reproductive health, and society might assume that reproductive health issues, fertility and family planning are women's responsibilities. Moreover, literature shows that men have insufficient knowledge about reproductive health matters and some misconceptions about modern contraceptive practices. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to describe reproductive health knowledge of men in Mankweng District and was conducted in 2015...
October 19, 2017: Curationis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111911/trends-in-long-acting-reversible-contraceptive-larc-use-larc-use-predictors-and-dual-method-use-among-a-national-sample-of-college-women
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Eric R Walsh-Buhi, Hannah L Helmy
OBJECTIVE: Assess long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) and other contraceptive use trends, identify LARC use predictors, and examine dual method use. PARTICIPANTS: Females in the American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA-NCHA) II, aged 18-24 years, who reported having vaginal sex (N = 37,899). METHODS: Secondary analyses of Fall 2011-2014 ACHA-NCHA II data. RESULTS: Statistically significant increases in LARC usage and, specifically, implant usage, were found...
November 7, 2017: Journal of American College Health: J of ACH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111860/identification-of-the-gender-specific-health-needs-of-women-following-lung-transplantation
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Emily E Robertson, Robin J Bell, Penelope J Robinson, Greg Snell, Bronwyn Levvey, Helen M Whitford, Jane Harris, Susan R Davis
BACKGROUND: Little is known of the prevalence and severity of menstrual dysfunction, climacteric symptoms, pelvic floor disorders, sexual problems, and psychological wellbeing after lung transplantation in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult female lung transplant recipients, attending the Alfred Hospital Lung Transplant Service in Melbourne, Australia participated in a women's health, cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. RESULTS: The 123 of 149 potential participants were recruited between September 2014 and July 2015...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111146/medical-contraindications-to-estrogen-and-contraceptive-use-among-women-veterans
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Colleen P Judge, Xinhua Zhao, Florentina E Sileanu, Maria K Mor, Sonya Borrero
BACKGROUND: Women veterans have high rates of medical comorbidities and may be particularly vulnerable to adverse health outcomes associated with unintended pregnancy. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of medical contraindications to estrogen-containing combined hormonal contraception among women veterans of reproductive age and to evaluate the relationship between contraindications and contraceptive use. STUDY DESIGN: This was a secondary analysis of data from a cross-sectional, telephone-based survey with a national sample of 2302 female veterans, aged 18-45 years, who use the Veterans Administration Healthcare System for primary care...
October 27, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105985/do-body-build-and-composition-influence-striae-distensae-occurrence-and-visibility-in-women
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Anna Kasielska-Trojan, Bogusław Antoszewski
BACKGROUND: Striae have been reported to be one of the most common skin changes and a commonly encountered esthetic problem. OBJECTIVES: To analyze risk factors of striae not associated with pregnancy and verify if body build and composition influence striae distensae (SD) occurrence and visibility. METHODS: Eighty female students (40 with striae (the mean age 23.9 years, SD 2.05 years) and 40 without these lesions (24.7 years, SD 6.2 years)) were included in the study...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105931/medroxyprogesterone-acetate-treated-human-primary-endometrial-epithelial-cells-reveal-unique-gene-expression-signature-linked-to-innate-immunity-and-hiv-1-susceptibility
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Matthew W Woods, Muhammad Atif Zahoor, Sara Dizzell, Chris P Verschoor, Charu Kaushic
PROBLEM: Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA), a progestin-based hormonal contraceptive designed to mimic progesterone, has been linked to increased human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) susceptibility. Genital epithelial cells (GECs) form the mucosal lining of the female genital tract (FGT) and provide the first line of protection against HIV-1. The impact of endogenous sex hormones or MPA on the gene expression profile of GECs has not been comprehensively documented. METHOD OF STUDY: Using microarray analysis, we characterized the transcriptional profile of primary endometrial epithelial cells grown in physiological levels of E2, P4, and MPA...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104791/impact-of-vasectomy-on-the-sexual-satisfaction-of-couples-experience-from-a-specialized-clinic
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Tobias Engl, Sarah Hallmen, Wolf-D Beecken, Peter Rubenwolf, Elmar-W Gerharz, Stefan Vallo
Introduction: Vasectomy is the simplest, safest, and most effective form of definitive fertility control in men [1]. Vasectomy is used for 10% of contraception worldwide but only for 2% in Germany [2]. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of vasectomy on the sexual satisfaction of sterilized men and their partners. Material and methods: Vasectomized men and their partners were surveyed by means of the IIEF (International Index for Erectile Function) and the FSFI (Female Sexual Function Index) questionnaires...
2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097362/elevated-plasma-factor-ixa-activity-in-premenopausal-women-on-hormonal-contraception
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Pansakorn Tanratana, Paul Ellery, Pamela Westmark, Alan E Mast, John P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE: Combined oral contraceptives induce a reversible hypercoagulable state with an enhanced risk of venous thromboembolism, but the underlying mechanism(s) remain unclear. Subjects on combined oral contraceptives also demonstrate a characteristic resistance to APC (activated protein C) in the thrombin generation assay. Here, we report the potential role of plasma factor IXa (FIXa) as a mechanism for hormone-induced systemic hypercoagulability. APPROACH AND RESULTS: A novel assay was used to determine FIXa activity in plasma samples from volunteer blood donors...
November 2, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082573/annual-report-of-the-women-s-health-care-committee-japan-society-of-obstetrics-and-gynecology-2017
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Kiyoshi Takamatsu, Jo Kitawaki
To improve women's quality of life, the activity of the Women's Health Care Committee over a year up to July 2017 focused upon: (i) breast management; (ii) the influence of gynecological disease therapy on physical condition; (iii) non-surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse; (iv) survey of infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology in Japan; (v) health care for female athletes; (vi) a training program for women's health care advisors; (vii) revising the Japanese guidelines on hormone replacement therapy; and (viii) revising the 2016 Japanese guidelines for the proper use of emergency contraceptives...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082308/contraceptive-methods-accessed-in-volta-region-ghana-2009-2014
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Himiede W Wilson, Donne K Ameme, Olayinka Stephen Ilesanmi
INTRODUCTION: In 2016, Volta Region was one of the two regions in Ghana that recorded a high prevalence of teenage pregnancy, accounting for 15.5% of all adolescent pregnancies in the country. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of contraceptive methods accessed by person, place, and time in Volta Region, Ghana, 2009-2014. METHOD: We carried out a secondary analysis of contraceptive use data derived from the District Health Information Management System (DHIMS) 2 for Volta Region, between 2009 and 2014...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081552/contraceptive-practice-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Amy O Tsui, Win Brown, Qingfeng Li
Forty eight of the African continent's 54 sovereign states are located in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, with the government of each defining and shaping its own health services and delivery systems. This paper reviews the trends and patterns of contraceptive practice in the region. Using survey data available from the Demographic and Health Surveys and Performance Monitoring and Accountability 2020, the study finds modern contraceptive practice to be on the rise overall but with much geographic variation...
May 2017: Population and Development Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073928/safety-of-tubal-ligation-by-minilaparotomy-provided-by-clinical-officers-versus-assistant-medical-officers-study-protocol-for-a-noninferiority-randomized-controlled-trial-in-tanzanian-women
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Mark A Barone, Zuhura Mbuguni, Japhet Ominde Achola, Carmela Cordero, Joseph Kanama, Projestine S Muganyizi, Jamilla Mwanga, Caitlin Shannon, Leopold Tibyehabwa
BACKGROUND: Female sterilization by tubal ligation is a safe, extremely effective, and permanent way to limit childbearing. It is the most popular modern contraceptive method worldwide. The simplest way to provide tubal ligation is by a procedure called minilaparotomy, generally performed with the client under local anesthesia with systemic sedation and analgesia. In Tanzania, unmet need for family planning is high and has declined little in the past decade. Access to tubal ligation is limited throughout the country, in large part because of a lack of trained providers...
October 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063622/effect-of-menstrual-cycle-phase-and-hormonal-treatments-on-evaluation-of-tubal-patency-in-baboons
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Jeffrey T Jensen, Carol Hanna, Emily Mishler, Jeong Y Lim, Ov D Slayden
BACKGROUND: We evaluated whether menstrual cycle phase influences the assessment of tubal patency by hysterosalpingography (HSG) in baboons. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of baseline tubal patency studies and serum estradiol (E2 ) and progesterone (P4) values obtained from female baboons used as models for development of non-surgical permanent contraception in women. The main outcome measure was bilateral tubal patency (BTP) in relationship with estradiol level...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061624/right-for-me-protocol-for-a-cluster-randomised-trial-of-two-interventions-for-facilitating-shared-decision-making-about-contraceptive-methods
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Rachel Thompson, Ruth Manski, Kyla Z Donnelly, Gabrielle Stevens, Daniela Agusti, Michelle Banach, Maureen B Boardman, Pearl Brady, Christina Colón Bradt, Tina Foster, Deborah J Johnson, Zhongze Li, Judy Norsigian, Melissa Nothnagle, Ardis L Olson, Heather L Shepherd, Lisa F Stern, Tor D Tosteson, Lyndal Trevena, Krishna K Upadhya, Glyn Elwyn
INTRODUCTION: Despite the observed and theoretical advantages of shared decision-making in a range of clinical contexts, including contraceptive care, there remains a paucity of evidence on how to facilitate its adoption. This paper describes the protocol for a study to assess the comparative effectiveness of patient-targeted and provider-targeted interventions for facilitating shared decision-making about contraceptive methods. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: We will conduct a 2×2 factorial cluster randomised controlled trial with four arms: (1) video+prompt card, (2) decision aids+training, (3) video+prompt card and decision aids+training and (4) usual care...
October 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056437/texting-to-increase-contraceptive-initiation-among-adolescents-in-the-emergency-department
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Lauren S Chernick, Melissa S Stockwell, Mengfei Wu, Paula M Castaño, Rebecca Schnall, Carolyn L Westhoff, John Santelli, Peter S Dayan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a text messaging intervention to increase contraception among adolescent emergency department patients. METHODS: A pilot randomized controlled trial of sexually active females aged 14-19 receiving 3 months of theory-based, unidirectional educational and motivational texts providing reproductive health information versus standardized discharge instructions. Blinded assessors measured contraception initiation via telephone follow-up and health record review at 3 months...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
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