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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806374/long-acting-reversible-contraception-among-homeless-women-veterans-with-chronic-health-conditions-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#1
Lori M Gawron, Andrew Redd, Ying Suo, Warren Pettey, David K Turok, Adi V Gundlapalli
BACKGROUND: US women Veterans are at increased risk of homelessness and chronic health conditions associated with unintended pregnancy. Veterans Health Administration (VHA) provision of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) can assist in healthy pregnancy planning. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate perinatal risk factors and LARC exposure in ever-homeless women Veterans. RESEARCH DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of women Veterans using VHA administrative data from fiscal years 2002-2015...
September 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803718/total-neoadjuvant-therapy-a-shifting-paradigm-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-management
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REVIEW
Aaron J Franke, Hiral Parekh, Jason S Starr, Sanda A Tan, Atif Iqbal, Thomas J George
Colorectal carcinoma is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, with rectal cancer accounting for approximately one-third of newly diagnosed cases, thus representing a major socioeconomic health burden. Although minimally invasive procedures (ie, transanal excision) may be appropriate for a subset of patients with small, superficially invasive tumors, a more comprehensive trimodality approach with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, total mesorectal excision, and systemic chemotherapy is recommended for medically operable patients with nonmetastatic, locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC)...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Colorectal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801054/-without-bodily-autonomy-we-are-not-free-exploring-women-s-concerns-about-future-access-to-contraception-following-the-2016u-s-presidential-election
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Colleen P Judge, Tierney E Wolgemuth, Megan E Hamm, Sonya Borrero
OBJECTIVE: Following the 2016U.S. Presidential Election, social media posts and news stories amplified concerns about the potential for reduced access to contraception under the incoming administration, and urged women to seek long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). We aimed to describe women's concerns about future access to contraception, in their own words. STUDY DESIGN: A social-media based, anonymous online survey assessing thoughts and concerns about future access to contraception was distributed to reproductive-aged U...
August 8, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795311/the-rise-of-female-sterilization-a-closer-look-at-colombia
#4
Beatriz M Folch, Sarah Betstadt, Dongmei Li, Natalie Whaley
Objective In the 1970s, OCPs and IUDs were the most popular contraceptive methods in Colombia. According to data from the most recent Demographic and Health Survey (DHS), sterilization has become the most common form of birth control in Colombia. This study aims to examine the characteristics of Colombian women desiring long-acting contraception. Methods This study uses the 2005 and 2010 Colombian DHS dataset. Women who choose long-acting contraception were divided into those using female sterilization and those using long-acting reversible contraception (LARC)...
August 9, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756039/muscle-wasting-and-survival-following-pre-operative-chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-carcinoma
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S Levolger, M G van Vledder, W J Alberda, C Verhoef, R W F de Bruin, J N M IJzermans, J W Burger
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) has increased local control in locally advanced rectal cancer. Reduced skeletal muscle mass (sarcopenia), or ongoing muscle wasting, is associated with decreased survival in cancer. This study aims to assess the change in body composition during NACRT and its impact on outcome using computed tomography (CT) imaging in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) patients. METHODS: LARC patients treated with NACRT were selected from a prospectively maintained database and retrospectively analyzed...
July 13, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740922/serum-lipidomic-study-reveals-potential-early-biomarkers-for-predicting-response-to-chemoradiation-therapy-in-advanced-rectal-cancer-a-pilot-study
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Piero Del Boccio, Francesca Perrotti, Claudia Rossi, Ilaria Cicalini, Sara Di Santo, Mirco Zucchelli, Paolo Sacchetta, Domenico Genovesi, Damiana Pieragostino
PURPOSE: Prospective detection of patients with advanced rectal cancer (LARC) who have a higher probability of responding to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) may provide individualized therapy. Lipidomics is an emerging science dedicated to the characterization of lipid fingerprint involved in different pato-physiological conditions. The purpose of this study is to highlight a typical lipid signature able to predict the tumor response to CRT. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A prospective global analysis of lipids in 54 sera from 18 LARC patients treated with preoperative CRT was performed...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732671/psoas-hitch-ureteral-reimplantation-after-surgery-for-locally-advanced-and-locally-recurrent-colorectal-cancer-complications-and-oncological-outcome
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F van den Heijkant, T A Vermeer, E J E J Vrijhof, G A P Nieuwenhuijzen, E L Koldewijn, H J T Rutten
INTRODUCTION: The most important prognostic factor for oncological outcome of rectal cancer is radical surgical resection. In patients with locally advanced T4 rectal cancer (LARC) or locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC) (partial) resection of the urinary tract is frequently required to achieve radical resection. The psoas bladder hitch (PBH) technique is the first choice for reconstruction of the ureter after partial resection and this bladder-preserving technique should not influence the oncological outcome...
May 26, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721901/psmb8-as-a-candidate-marker-of-responsiveness-to-preoperative-radiation-therapy-in-rectal-cancer-patients
#8
Ye Jin Ha, Ka Hee Tak, Chan Wook Kim, Seon Ae Roh, Eun Kyung Choi, Dong Hyung Cho, Jeong Hwan Kim, Seon Kyu Kim, Seon Young Kim, Yong Sung Kim, Jin Cheon Kim
PURPOSE: The ability to predict individual responsiveness to cancer therapy is urgently needed. This is particularly true for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) because a large proportion are resistant to preoperative chemoradiation therapy (CRT). In this study, we sought to identify markers that could predict response by comparing the gene expression profiles of the tumors of patients who received preoperative CRT. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The basal gene expression profiles of tumors from 22 LARC patients who were responders (n=9) and nonresponders (n=13) to preoperative CRT were analyzed using RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq)...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697112/contraception-after-delivery-among-publicly-insured-women-in-texas-use-compared-with-preference
#9
Joseph E Potter, Kate Coleman-Minahan, Kari White, Daniel A Powers, Chloe Dillaway, Amanda J Stevenson, Kristine Hopkins, Daniel Grossman
OBJECTIVE: To assess women's preferences for contraception after delivery and to compare use with preferences. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study of women aged 18-44 years who wanted to delay childbearing for at least 2 years, we interviewed 1,700 participants from eight hospitals in Texas immediately postpartum and at 3 and 6 months after delivery. At 3 months, we assessed contraceptive preferences by asking what method women would like to be using at 6 months...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693154/association-between-the-expression-of-micrornas-and-the-response-of-patients-with-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy
#10
Anne Haahr Mellergaard Eriksen, Flemming Brandt Sørensen, Rikke Fredslund Andersen, Anders Jakobsen, Torben Frøstrup Hansen
Preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT) followed by mesorectal excision is the standard treatment for patients with locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). The balance between treatment efficacy and toxicity is a major issue in the clinical management of these patients. There is a requirement for the identification of predictive molecular biomarkers for the response of patients to CRT. The present study aimed to analyze the association between microRNA (miRNA/miR) expression and treatment efficacy in patients with LARC who were treated with preoperative CRT...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685354/a-multicenter-phase-2-study-on-the-feasibility-and-efficacy-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-without-radiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Suguru Hasegawa, Saori Goto, Takuya Matsumoto, Koya Hida, Kenji Kawada, Ryo Matsusue, Takashi Yamaguchi, Ryuta Nishitai, Dai Manaka, Shigeru Kato, Yoshio Kadokawa, Satoshi Yamanokuchi, Junichiro Kawamura, Masazumi Zaima, Takahisa Kyogoku, Akiyoshi Kanazawa, Yukiko Mori, Masashi Kanai, Shigemi Matsumoto, Yoshiharu Sakai
BACKGROUND: This prospective multicenter phase 2 study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) without radiotherapy for locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). METHODS: Patients with LARC (cStage II and III) were included in the study. Those with cT4b tumor were excluded. Six cycles of modified FOLFOX6 (mFOLFOX6) plus either bevacizumab or cetuximab, depending on KRAS status, were administered before surgery. The primary end point of the study was the R0 resection rate...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679389/fertility-intentions-and-contraceptive-practices-among-clinic-users-living-with-hiv-in-kenya-a-mixed-methods-study
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Susannah H Mayhew, Manuela Colombini, James Kelly Kimani, Keith Tomlin, Charlotte E Warren, Richard Mutemwa
BACKGROUND: Preventing unwanted pregnancies in Women Living with HIV (WLHIV) is a recognised HIV-prevention strategy. This study explores the fertility intentions and contraceptive practices of WLHIV using services in Kenya. METHODS: Two hundred forty women self-identifying as WLHIV who attended reproductive health services in Kenya were interviewed with a structured questionnaire in 2011; 48 were also interviewed in-depth. STATA SE/13.1, Nvivo 8 and thematic analysis were used...
July 5, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651792/racial-and-ethnic-differences-in-contraception-use-and-obstetric-outcomes-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrea V Jackson, Lin-Fan Wang, Jessica Morse
In the United States, racial and ethnic minority women experience higher rates of contraceptive non-use, failure, unintended pregnancy, and lower use of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), compared to whites. Simultaneously researchers have found that unintended pregnancy is associated with poor pregnancy outcomes and pregnancy behaviors, including pre-term birth and late initiation of prenatal care, respectively. Due to the association of pregnancy intention and obstetrical outcomes, public health efforts have focused on the increase in contraception use among these populations as a way to decrease poor pregnancy outcomes...
June 23, 2017: Seminars in Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628582/revolving-loan-fund-a-novel-approach-to-increasing-access-to-long-acting-reversible-contraception-methods-in-community-health-centers
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Megan L Evans, Janis L Breeze, Jessica K Paulus, Audra Meadows
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of a revolving loan fund (RLF) on timing of device insertion and long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) access among a high-risk urban population at 3 Boston community health centers. DESIGN: Three health centers were identified to implement a RLF. Each clinic received $5000 from the RLF to purchase LARC devices. Data collected through medical record review retrospectively 1 year prior to start of the RLF and prospectively for 1 year thereafter included patient demographics, type of LARC selected, patient's date of documented interest in a LARC device, and date of insertion...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Public Health Management and Practice: JPHMP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627602/molecular-profiling-of-locally-advanced-rectal-adenocarcinoma-using-microrna-expression-review
#15
Cory Pettit, Steve Walston, Patrick Wald, Amy Webb, Terence M Williams
Treatment for locally-advanced rectal cancer (LARC) typically consists of neoadjuvant chemoradiation followed by total mesorectal excision. Recently, there has been growing interest in non-operative management for patients who are medically-inoperable or wish to avoid surgical morbidity and permanent colostomy. Approximately 50% of patients who receive pre-operative neoadjuvant chemoradiation develop some degree of pathologic response. Approximately 10-20% of patients are found to have a complete pathologic response, a finding which has frequently been shown to predict better clinical outcomes, including local-regional control, distant metastasis and survival...
June 14, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609592/perimenopausal-contraception-a-practice-based-approach
#16
Deborah Bateson, Kathleen McNamee
BACKGROUND: Women who are perimenopausal are at risk of unintended pregnancy despite relatively low fertility at this stage. Contraceptive choice can be limited by increased comorbidities, but the UK Medical Eligibility Criteria (UKMEC) system provides a framework for safe prescribing. OBJECTIVE: This article provides evidence-based guidance on contraceptive options, and information to support decision-making about stopping contraception at menopause. DISCUSSION: Contraceptive choice is determined by several factors, including medical eligibility, side effects and risks, non-contraceptive benefits, cost and personal preference...
June 2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608792/sexually-transmitted-infection-prevention-with-long-acting-reversible-contraception-factors-associated-with-dual-use
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Erika L Thompson, Cheryl A Vamos, Stacey B Griner, Rachel Logan, Coralia Vázquez-Otero, Ellen M Daley
BACKGROUND: Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) is extremely effective in preventing pregnancy; however, it does not provide sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention. Therefore, dual use is recommended for the prevention of STIs, in addition to pregnancy, by using LARC methods with condoms. This study assessed factors associated with LARC only use and dual-LARC and condom use among college women. METHODS: The National College Health Assessment-II Fall 2012 to 2013 was used for this analysis...
July 2017: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603932/prognostic-significance-of-tumour-regression-grade-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiotherapy-for-a-cohort-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-patients-an-8-year-retrospective-single-institutional-study
#18
Lai Xu, Songhua Cai, Tixian Xiao, Yanyu Chen, Huizhong Qiu, Bin Wu, Guole Lin, Xiyu Sun, Junyang Lu, Weixun Zhou, Yi Xiao
AIM: Locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC) is frequently treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (NACRT) to reduce the risk of local recurrence and improve survival. Tumour response to NACRT is variable and may influence the prognosis after subsequent surgery. This study compared the prognostic values of tumour regression grade (TRG) and neoadjuvant pathologic (ypTNM) downstaging in stage II and III rectal cancer patients treated with NACRT followed by curative surgery. METHOD: This study included 185 LARC patients treated with long-course radiotherapy (45 Gy in 25 fractions) plus 5-fluorouracil over 5 weeks between 2005 and 2013...
June 11, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599740/what-nurses-need-to-know-about-immediate-postpartum-initiation-of-long-acting-reversible-contraception
#19
Debora M Dole, Jacquelyn Martin
Initiation of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) in the immediate postpartum period is becoming more common, resulting in increased requests for early removal, primarily because of unpredictable bleeding patterns. Competing interests of healthful spacing of pregnancies, impact on breastfeeding, risks associated with pregnancy versus contraceptive method, potential adverse effects of LARC, and timing of informed consent make immediate postpartum initiation of LARC an important issue. Nearly 40% of women do not attend a postpartum visit at all, resulting in decreased initiation of contraception and increased risk of unplanned pregnancy...
June 2017: Nursing for Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598796/exploring-maternal-attitudes-towards-adolescent-contraception-implications-for-use-of-larc
#20
Danielle K O'Rourke-Suchoff, Kavita S Arora, Vanessa M Hildebrand, Mendel E Singer
Introduction Maternal attitudes have been shown to impact adolescent girls' sexual decision making and attitudes towards contraception. Given the potential for maternal influence on adolescent contraceptive use, we undertook an exploratory study of mothers' perceptions of the maternal role in adolescent contraceptive decision making, and maternal perceptions of long acting reversible contraceptives (LARC) for adolescent girls. Materials and methods We utilized a mixed methods study design. Acceptability of contraceptive methods and attitudes towards adolescent contraceptive use were assessed using a paper survey of 162 mothers of girls aged 11-19 years in Cleveland, Ohio, USA...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
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