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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730840/the-safety-of-available-and-emerging-options-for-emergency-contraception
#1
Jessica K Lee, Eleanor Bimla Schwarz
Emergency contraception (EC) is a way to significantly reduce the chance of becoming pregnant after an episode of unprotected intercourse. Considerable data support the safety of all available and emerging options for EC. Areas covered: This review presents a comprehensive summary of the literature regarding the safety of EC as well as directions for further study. PubMed was searched for all relevant studies published prior to June 2017. Expert Opinion: All available methods of EC (i.e., ulipristal acetate pills, levonorgestrel pills, and the copper-IUD), carry only mild side effects and serious adverse events are essentially unknown...
July 21, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712596/factors-associated-with-contraceptive-method-choice-and-initiation-in-adolescents-and-young-women
#2
Rebecca Cohen, Jeanelle Sheeder, Meghan Kane, Stephanie B Teal
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to identify factors associated with uptake of contraceptive implants or intrauterine devices (IUDs) by adolescents and young women. METHODS: For this prospective cohort study, we recruited English-speaking female contraceptive initiators aged 14-24 years attending a Title X-supported, youth-focused clinic. Immediately prior to their visits, participants completed surveys assessing demographic and reproductive characteristics and awareness of, interest in, and intent to initiate specific contraceptive methods...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707101/the-use-of-acog-guidelines-perceived-contraindications-to-iud-and-implant-use-among-family-planning-providers
#3
Ash E Philliber, Heather Hirsch, Claire D Brindis, Rita Turner, Susan Philliber
Objectives The uptake and actual use of the current guidelines from the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) is unknown. Methods Family planning providers across Colorado and Iowa were surveyed as part of statewide initiatives to reduce unintended pregnancy in 2010 and 2012, both before and after the release of the guidelines. These initiatives focused on the promotion of intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. These surveys included questions on providers' views regarding the suitability and safety of the copper T IUD, hormonal IUD, and single rod implant for various subgroups of clients...
July 13, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698465/progestin-intrauterine-devices-and-metformin-endometrial-hyperplasia-and-early-stage-endometrial-cancer-medical-management
#4
Oroma Nwanodi
Globally, endometrial cancer is the sixth leading cause of female cancer-related deaths. Non-atypical endometrial hyperplasia (EH), has a lifetime progression rate to endometrial cancer ranging from less than 5%, if simple without atypia, to 40%, if complex with atypia. Site specific, long-acting intrauterine devices (IUDs) provide fertility sparing, progestin-based EH medical management. It is unclear which IUD is most beneficial, or if progesterone sensitizing metformin offers improved outcomes. For resolution, PubMed searches for "Mirena" or "Metformin," "treatment," "endometrial hyperplasia," or "stage 1 endometrial cancer," were performed, yielding 33 articles...
July 8, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696796/lng-ius-12-a-19-5-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-for-prevention-of-pregnancy-for-up-to-five-years
#5
Anita L Nelson
Globally, intrauterine devices (IUDs) are the second most commonly used form of reversible contraception because of their high efficacy, safety, convenience and cost effectiveness. The levonorgestrel releasing intrauterine system with daily average release of 20 mcg (LNG-IUS 20) is the popular choice because of its favorable bleeding patterns and many noncontraceptive benefits. A three year (LNG-IUS 8) became available three years ago. More recently, the LNG-IUS 12 was added. This new IUD shares a smaller frame, narrow inserter and lower rate of amenorrhea with the LNG-IUS 8, but it offers the five years of contraceptive protection of the LNG-IUS 20...
July 11, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684963/pelvic-actinomycosis
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REVIEW
Alejandra García-García, Ninfa Ramírez-Durán, Horacio Sandoval-Trujillo, María Del Socorro Romero-Figueroa
INTRODUCTION: Actinomycosis is a chronic bacterial infection caused by Actinomyces, Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria. Its symptomatology imitates some malignant pelvic tumours, tuberculosis, or nocardiosis, causing abscesses and fistulas. Actinomycoses are opportunistic infections and require normal mucous barriers to be altered. No epidemiological studies have been conducted to determine prevalence or incidence of such infections. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the clinical cases of pelvic actinomycosis reported worldwide, to update the information about the disease...
2017: Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases & Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678652/postoperative-c-reactive-protein-concentration-and-clinical-outcome-comparison-of-open-cystectomy-to-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-cystectomy-with-extracorporeal-or-intracorporeal-urinary-diversion-in-a-prospective-study
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Pernille Skjold Kingo, Rikke Nørregaard, Michael Borre, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare clinical outcome and postoperative systemic inflammatory response using C-reactive protein (CRP) levels, to quantify the degree of tissue injury in open mini-laparotomy cystectomy (OMC) versus robot-assisted laparoscopic cystectomy with extracorporeal (RALC-EUD) or intracorporeal urinary diversion (RALC-IUD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September 2012 to September 2015, 309 patients diagnosed with bladder cancer underwent radical cystectomy with urinary diversion...
July 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672413/long-acting-reversible-contraception
#8
Rogerio Bonassi Machado, Ilza Maria Urbano Monteiro, Jarbas Magalhães, Cristina Aparecida Falbo Guazzelli, Milena Bastos Brito, Marta Franco Finotti, Jaqueline Neves Lubianca, Luis Carlos Sakamoto, Silvio Antonio Franceschini
Unwanted pregnancy is a major public health problem both in developed and developing countries. Although the reduction in the rates of these pregnancies requires multifactorial approaches, increasing access to long-acting contraceptive methods can contribute significantly to change this scenario. In Brazil, gynecologists and obstetricians play a key role in contraceptive counseling, being decisive in the choice of long-acting reversible methods, characterized by intrauterine devices (IUDs) and the contraceptive implant...
June 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668947/perioperative-systemic-inflammatory-response-following-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-cystectomy-vs-open-mini-laparotomy-cystectomy-a-prospective-study
#9
Pernille Skjold Kingo, Johan Palmfeldt, Rikke Nørregaard, Michael Borre, Jørgen Bjerggaard Jensen
INTRODUCTION: Surgeries, such as radical cystectomy (RC), induce a systemic inflammatory response (SIR). SIR plays an important role in controlling the human immune system. This study aims at comparing the SIR in robot-assisted laparoscopic cystectomy (RALC) to open mini-laparotomy cystectomy (OMC) with a urinary diversion (UD). Comparison was based on immunologic markers of SIR, thus quantifying the degree of tissue trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two male patients underwent RC with an ileal conduit...
July 1, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668083/increasing-family-planning-in-myanmar-the-role-of-the-private-sector-and-social-franchise-programs
#10
Tin Aung, Nang Mo Hom, May Sudhinaraset
BACKGROUND: This study examines the influence of clinical social franchise program on modern contraceptive use. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey of contraceptive use among 2390 currently married women across 25 townships in Myanmar in 2014. Social franchise program measures were from programmatic records. RESULTS: Multivariable models show that women who lived in communities with at least 1-5 years of a clinical social franchise intrauterine device (IUD) program had 4...
July 1, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662935/prevalence-and-predictors-of-prenatal-and-postpartum-contraceptive-counseling-in-two-texas-cities
#11
Kate Coleman-Minahan, Abigail R A Aiken, Joseph E Potter
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the prevalence of and sociodemographic associations with receiving prenatal and postpartum contraceptive counseling, including counseling on intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants. METHODS: We used data from a prospective cohort study of 803 postpartum women in El Paso and Austin, Texas. We examined the prevalence of prenatal and postpartum counseling, provider discouragement of IUDs and implants, and associated sociodemographic characteristics using χ(2) tests and logistic regression...
June 26, 2017: Women's Health Issues: Official Publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649295/counseling-during-maternal-and-infant-health-visits-and-postpartum-contraceptive-use-in-uttar-pradesh-india
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Sowmya Rajan, Ilene S Speizer, Lisa M Calhoun, Priya Nanda
CONTEXT: Postpartum family planning is a compelling concern of global significance due to its salience to unplanned pregnancies, and to maternal and infant health in developing countries. Yet, women face the highest level of unmet need for contraception in the year following a birth. A cost-effective way to inform women about their risk of becoming pregnant after the birth of a child is to integrate family planning counseling and services with maternal and infant health services. METHODS: We use recently collected survey data from 2733 women from six cities in Uttar Pradesh, India who had a recent birth (since 2011) to examine the role of exposure to family planning information at maternal and infant health visits on (1) any contraceptive use in the postpartum period, and (2) choice of modern method in the postpartum period...
December 2016: International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631146/motivations-for-interest-disinterest-and-uncertainty-in-intrauterine-device-use-among-young-women
#13
Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Bridget Freihart
Objective To elucidate salient contraceptive preferences and priorities as they relate to young women's interest or lack thereof in intrauterine device (IUD) use. Methods Qualitative data were drawn from a 2012 survey on contraceptive preferences and IUD interest. Among 413 young (ages 18-29) women, open-ended responses describing reasons for interest, disinterest or uncertainty in future IUD use were examined using a thematic analysis approach. Results Most participants were unsure about (49.2%) or not interested in (30...
June 19, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625067/colonic-obstruction-secondary-to-actinomyces
#14
Manuel Alfonso Jiménez Moreno, Isabel Sánchez Pedrique, Estíbaliz Obregón Martínez
Actinomycosis is an uncommon granulomatous infection by Gram-positive anaerobic bacteria of the genus Actinomyces. A. israelii is a major human pathogen. The most frequent locations for colonization are cervicofacial (50%), abdominal (20%) and thoracic (15-20%). The abdominal actinomycosis predisposing factors include recent surgery, trauma and neoplasias. Certain cases have been associated with the intrauterine contraception device (IUD).
June 19, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624570/effects-of-intrauterine-contraception-on-the-vaginal-microbiota
#15
Christine M Bassis, Jenifer E Allsworth, Heather N Wahl, Daniel E Sack, Vincent B Young, Jason D Bell
OBJECTIVES: There have been conflicting reports of altered vaginal microbiota and infection susceptibility associated with contraception use. The objectives of this study were to determine if intrauterine contraception altered the vaginal microbiota and to compare the effects of a copper intrauterine device (Cu-IUD) and a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) on the vaginal microbiota. STUDY DESIGN: DNA was isolated from the vaginal swab samples of 76 women using Cu-IUD (n=36) or LNG-IUS (n=40) collected prior to insertion of intrauterine contraception (baseline) and at 6 months...
June 15, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617060/levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-lng-ius-12-for-prevention-of-pregnancy-for-up-to-five-years
#16
Anita L Nelson
A new five-year low dose, smaller-framed, levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine contraceptive system (LNG-IUS 12) has been introduced to complement the currently available systems. Areas Covered: This article will provide an overview of this new intrauterine system - its composition and its mechanisms of action as well as the results of the Phase II and III clinical trials of its efficacy, safety and tolerability. Expert Commentary: This new LNG-IUS 12 provides five-year contraceptive protection a pregnancy rate (less than 1%) in first year of use, which puts it into the top tier with the existing LNG-IUS 20 products; however, the LNG-IUS 12 does not have the high rates of amenorrhea often seen with the higher dose devices...
June 19, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613127/differences-in-medical-services-in-nordic-general-practice-a-comparative-survey-from-the-qualicopc-study
#17
Torunn Bjerve Eide, Jørund Straand, Cecilia Björkelund, Elise Kosunen, Ofeigur Thorgeirsson, Peter Vedsted, Elin Olaug Rosvold
OBJECTIVE: We aim to describe medical services provided by Nordic general practitioners (GPs), and to explore possible differences between the countries. DESIGN AND SETTING: We did a comparative analysis of selected data from the Nordic part of the study Quality and Costs of Primary Care in Europe (QUALICOPC). SUBJECTS: A total of 875 Nordic GPs (198 Norwegian, 80 Icelandic, 97 Swedish, 212 Danish and 288 Finnish) answered identical questionnaires regarding their practices...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602478/short-term-copper-intrauterine-device-placement-improves-the-implantation-and-pregnancy-rates-in-women-with-repeated-implantation-failure
#18
Xiaoyan Mao, Jie Zhang, Qiuju Chen, Yanping Kuang, Shaozhen Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To study if hysteroscopy and short-term copper intrauterine device placement (Cu-IUD) improves the pregnancy rates of women with repeated implantation failure (RIF) undergoing frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET). DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Medical university hospital. PATIENT(S): Infertile women with at least two implantation failures with the use of at least one good-quality embryo. INTERVENTION(S): All patients received operative hysteroscopy in the follicular cycle, and if endometrial polyps, polypoid endometrium, or intrauterine adhesions were found they were removed...
July 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602475/novel-approach-to-recurrent-implantation-failure-short-term-copper-intrauterine-device-placement
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EDITORIAL
Linnea R Goodman, Jason M Franasiak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596121/one-year-continuation-of-copper-or-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-devices-initiated-at-the-time-of-emergency-contraception
#20
J N Sanders, D K Turok, P A Royer, I S Thompson, L M Gawron, K E Storck
OBJECTIVE(S): This study compares 1-year intrauterine device (IUD) continuation among women presenting for emergency contraception (EC) and initiating the copper (Cu T380A) IUD or the levonorgestrel (LNG) 52 mg IUD plus 1.5 mg oral LNG. STUDY DESIGN: This cohort study enrolled 188 women who presented at a single family planning clinic in Utah between June 2013 and September 2014 and selected either the Cu T380A IUD or LNG 52 mg IUD plus oral LNG for EC. Trained personnel followed participants by phone, text or e-mail for 12 months or until discontinuation occurred...
June 5, 2017: Contraception
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