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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774312/breast-cancer-prevention-current-approaches-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Edward R Sauter
The topic of breast cancer prevention is very broad. All aspects of the topic, therefore, cannot be adequately covered in a single review. The objective of this review is to discuss strategies in current use to prevent breast cancer, as well as potential approaches that could be used in the future. This review does not discuss early detection strategies for breast cancer, including breast cancer screening. The breast is the most common site among women worldwide of noncutaneous cancer. Many clinical and genetic factors have been found to increase a woman's risk of developing the disease...
April 2018: European journal of breast health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773699/comparison-of-the-effect-of-immediate-versus-delayed-transfer-following-a-stimulated-ivf-cycle-on-the-ongoing-pregnancy-rate-of-frozen-thawed-embryo-transfer-cycles-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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He Li, Lu Li, Xiang Lu, Xiaoxi Sun, Ernest Hung Yu Ng
INTRODUCTION: Frozen-thawed embryo transfer (FET) has become an increasingly important part of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment. Currently, there is still no good scientific evidence to support when to perform FET following a stimulated IVF cycle. Since all published studies are retrospective and the findings are contradictory, a randomised controlled study is needed to provide Level 1 evidence to guide the clinical practice. METHODS/ANALYSIS: This is a randomised controlled trial...
May 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768662/immersion-in-water-during-labour-and-birth
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Elizabeth R Cluett, Ethel Burns, Anna Cuthbert
BACKGROUND: Water immersion during labour and birth is increasingly popular and is becoming widely accepted across many countries, and particularly in midwifery-led care settings. However, there are concerns around neonatal water inhalation, increased requirement for admission to neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), maternal and/or neonatal infection, and obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). This is an update of a review last published in 2011. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of water immersion during labour and/or birth (first, second and third stage of labour) on women and their infants...
May 16, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763969/hormone-replacement-therapy-for-women-previously-treated-for-endometrial-cancer
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REVIEW
Katharine A Edey, Stuart Rundle, Martha Hickey
BACKGROUND: Endometrial cancer is the sixth most common cancer in women worldwide and most commonly occurs after the menopause (75%) (globocan.iarc.fr). About 319,000 new cases were diagnosed worldwide in 2012. Endometrial cancer is commonly considered as a potentially 'curable cancer,' as approximately 75% of cases are diagnosed before disease has spread outside the uterus (FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) stage I). The overall five-year survival for all stages is about 86%, and, if the cancer is confined to the uterus, the five-year survival rate may increase to 97%...
May 15, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763654/obturator-neuromodulation-with-laparoscopic-placement-of-an-obturator-lead-for-the-treatment-of-intractable-opioid-dependent-chronic-pelvic-pain-due-to-obturator-neuralgia
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Richard P Marvel
Chronic pelvic pain(CPP) is a common condition in women that can have a devastating effect on quality of life. Some of the most severe forms of CPP are related to peripheral nerve injuries causing persistent neuropathic pain. This is a case of a young woman with severe opioid dependent chronic pelvic and right groin pain due to obturator neuralgia. She had failed a multitude of treatments including multiple medications, manual physical therapy, nerve blocks, surgical neurolysis and spinal cord stimulation without significant benefit...
May 12, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758544/conduct-and-reporting-of-acceptability-attitudes-beliefs-and-experiences-of-pregnant-women-in-randomised-trials-on-diet-and-lifestyle-interventions-a-systematic-review
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E Adela A Hamilton, Ann K Nowell, Angela Harden, Shakila Thangaratinam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the conduct and reporting of views of pregnant women on the acceptability, attitudes, beliefs and their experiences in randomised trials on diet and lifestyle interventions. STUDY DESIGN: We undertook a systematic review of literature of randomised trials identified from our previous search in major electronic databases (until February 2017) without language restrictions. We included trials on diet and lifestyle interventions that reported acceptability, attitudes, beliefs and experiences of pregnant women...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754435/questionnaire-based-evaluation-of-sexual-life-after-laparoscopic-surgery-for-endometriosis-a-systematic-review-of-prospective-studies
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Cecilie Franck, Marlene Højhus Poulsen, Grigorios Karampas, Annamaria Giraldi, Martin Rudnicki
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a benign disease, which affects women of reproductive age. Laparoscopic excision of endometriotic implants is considered one of the most effective therapeutic options. The disease and its treatment can have major impact on psychosexual well-being but this is often overlooked as most studies focus on pain instead of sexuality in a holistic approach. The aim of this study was to review the current literature regarding the effect of laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis on quality of sexual life (QoSL)...
May 12, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743045/haematological-and-fibrinolytic-status-of-nigerian-women-with-post-partum-haemorrhage
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Ian Roberts, Haleema Shakur, Bukola Fawole, Modupe Kuti, Oladapo Olayemi, Adenike Bello, Olayinka Ogunbode, Taiwo Kotila, Chris O Aimakhu, Tolulase Olutogun, Beverley J Hunt, Sumaya Huque
BACKGROUND: Early treatment with tranexamic acid reduces deaths due to bleeding after post-partum haemorrhage. We report the prevalence of haematological, coagulation and fibrinolytic abnormalities in Nigerian women with postpartum haemorrhage. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of the WOMAN trial to assess laboratory data and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) parameters in 167 women with postpartum haemorrhage treated at University College Hospital, Ibadan, Nigeria...
May 9, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741966/feminine-identity-and-functional-benefits-are-key-factors-in-women-s-decision-making-about-upper-limb-prostheses-a-case-series
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Linda Resnik, Shana Klinger, Anisha Gill, Sarah Ekerholm Biester
PURPOSE: Although the DEKA Arm promises new abilities, it is unclear if women with upper limb amputation are willing to avail themselves of this new technology. The study purpose was to understand key factors and tradeoffs that shape women's attitudes towards the DEKA Arm. METHODS: This case series includes three women with transradial amputation. Structured surveys and semi-guided interviews were administered after completion of in-laboratory training and a home trial of the DEKA Arm...
May 9, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29741296/assessment-and-management-of-bone-health-in-women-with-oestrogen-receptor-positive-breast-cancer-receiving-endocrine-therapy-position-statement-of-the-endocrine-society-of-australia-the-australian-and-new-zealand-bone-mineral-society-the-australasian-menopause
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Mathis Grossmann, Sabashini Ramchand, Frances Milat, Amanda Vincent, Elgene Lim, Mark A Kotowicz, Jill Hicks, Helena Teede
OBJECTIVE: To formulate clinical consensus recommendations on bone health assessment and management of women with oestrogen receptor-positive early breast cancer receiving endocrine therapy. METHODS: Representatives appointed by relevant Australian Medical Societies used a systematic approach for adaptation of guidelines (ADAPTE) to derive an evidence-informed position statement addressing five key questions. RESULTS: Women receiving adjuvant aromatase inhibitors and the subset of premenopausal woman on tamoxifen have accelerated bone loss and increased fracture risk...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739495/the-risks-associated-with-obesity-in-pregnancy
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Johannes Stubert, Frank Reister, Steffi Hartmann, Wolfgang Janni
BACKGROUND: Approximately one-third of all women of childbearing age are overweight or obese. For these women, pregnancy is associated with increased risks for both mother and child. METHODS: This review is based on pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search of PubMed, with special attention to current population-based cohort studies, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, and controlled trials. RESULTS: Obesity in pregnancy is associated with unfavorable clinical outcomes for both mother and child...
April 20, 2018: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29737274/antiepileptic-drug-monitoring-in-pregnancy-empire-a-double-blind-randomised-trial-on-effectiveness-and-acceptability-of-monitoring-strategies
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Shakila Thangaratinam, Nadine Marlin, Sian Newton, Annalise Weckesser, Manny Bagary, Lynette Greenhill, Rachel Rikunenko, Maria D'Amico, Ewelina Rogozińska, Andrew Kelso, Kelly Hard, Jamie Coleman, Ngawai Moss, Tracy Roberts, Lee Middleton, Julie Dodds, Angela Pullen, Sandra Eldridge, Alexander Pirie, Elaine Denny, Doug McCorry, Khalid S Khan
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women with epilepsy on antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) may experience a reduction in serum AED levels. This has the potential to worsen seizure control. OBJECTIVE: To determine if, in pregnant women with epilepsy on AEDs, additional therapeutic drug monitoring reduces seizure deterioration compared with clinical features monitoring after a reduction in serum AED levels. DESIGN: A double-blind, randomised trial nested within a cohort study was conducted and a qualitative study of acceptability of the two strategies was undertaken...
May 2018: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29729664/complete-response-to-orally-administered-melphalan-in-malignant-pleural-effusion-from-an-occult-female-genital-organ-primary-neoplasm-with-brca1-2-mutations-a-case-report
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Frank S Fan, Chung-Fan Yang
BACKGROUND: Definite diagnosis of metastasis from unknown primary depends on a comprehensive immunohistochemical investigation of tumor specimen. Accurate identification of the origin site usually helps a lot in choosing the most appropriate treatment. Molecular characterization provides more chance of a cure. Echoing modern medical development, BRCA1/2 mutations have been correlated with high efficiency of poly(adenosine diphosphate-ribose) polymerase inhibitors in ovarian cancer. While a previous case report demonstrated a surprising cure of platinum-resistant ovarian cancer with BRCA2 mutation by orally administered melphalan...
May 6, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29712625/intervention-to-increase-hiv-testing-among-substance-using-young-men-who-have-sex-with-men-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Rob Stephenson, Erin E Bonar, Adam Carrico, Alexis Hunter, Daniel Connochie, Rebecca Himmelstein, Jose Bauermeister
BACKGROUND: Young men who have sex with men (YMSM) and transgender people in the Detroit Metro Area are the only risk group for whom the incidence of HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STI) has increased since 2000, with HIV incidence nearly doubling among youth. Substance use (including alcohol), which is relatively frequent among YMSM and transgender people, creates barriers to the optimal delivery of HIV prevention and care services. Standard HIV counseling, testing, and referral (CTR) is limited in providing strategies to identify and address substance use...
April 30, 2018: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709052/can-vitamin-d-help-in-achieving-asthma-control-vitamin-d-revisited-an-updated-insight
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Izabela Szymczak, Rafal Pawliczak
Asthma - a prolonged respiratory disease related with hyper-responsiveness and increased inflammation of airways; affects millions peoples worldwide. Vitamin D possess anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities. Its deficiency (the level less than 20 ng/mL in the serum) is found to be related to occurrence of pulmonary diseases including bacterial and viral infections and asthma. Some studies indicate that low levels of vitamin D in the serum are related to reduced lung function and increased airway inflammation as well as overall poor results in asthmatic patients...
2018: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29708217/multiple-sclerosis-management-and-reproductive-changes-a-guide-for-general-neurologists
#16
REVIEW
Marwa Kaisey, Nancy Sicotte, Barbara Giesser
Purpose of review: Multiple sclerosis (MS) disease activity and symptoms are tied to hormonal changes. This review explains the current standard of care in MS at various stages of a woman's reproductive life and helps neurologists answer patients' most common questions surrounding MS care and fertility, pregnancy, and menopause. Recent findings: Recent work has focused on MS risk and exacerbation with variables related to reproductive health. Management of disease-modifying therapies prenatally and postnatally is also a focus...
April 2018: Neurology. Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29707565/maternal-body-mass-index-and-anovaginal-distance-in-active-phase-of-term-labor
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Linda Hjertberg, Eva Uustal, Sofia Pihl, Marie Blomberg
Introduction: To evaluate if there was a difference in the anovaginal distance (AVD) measured by transperineal ultrasound between obese and normal weight women. Material and Methods: A prospective observational study including 207 primiparous women at term in first stage of labor. Transperineal ultrasound with a vaginal probe was used to measure the AVD. Maternal, pregnancy, and delivery characteristics potentially associated with perineal thickness were extracted from woman's medical records...
2018: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705733/novel-management-of-vaginal-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-causing-haematometra-and-haematocolpos
#18
Alice Buchan, Melissa A Merideth, Richard W Childs, Pamela Stratton
Genital chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) in women posthaematopoietic cell transplantation may cause vaginal mucosal sclerosis. Human papillomavirus (HPV) reactivation, also common post-transplantation, limits local immunosuppressive, but not oestrogen treatment. A 36-year-old nulliparous woman developed coincidental genital chronic GVHD and HPV 22 months after transplant for aplastic anaemia. Topical immunosuppression for GVHD led to an eruption of warts successfully treated with laser surgery and cone biopsy...
April 28, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29697138/follicular-flushing-during-oocyte-retrieval-in-assisted-reproductive-techniques
#19
REVIEW
Ektoras X Georgiou, Pedro Melo, Julie Brown, Ingrid E Granne
BACKGROUND: Follicular aspiration under transvaginal ultrasound guidance is routinely performed as part of assisted reproductive technology (ART) to retrieve oocytes for in vitro fertilisation (IVF). However, controversy as to whether follicular flushing following aspiration yields a larger number of oocytes and hence is associated with greater potential for pregnancy than aspiration only is ongoing. OBJECTIVES: To assess the safety and efficacy of follicular flushing as compared with aspiration only performed in women undergoing ART...
April 26, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29690917/health-consequences-for-mother-and-baby-of-substantial-pre-conception-weight-loss-in-obese-women-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Sarah Price, Alison Nankervis, Michael Permezel, Luke Prendergast, Priya Sumithran, Joseph Proietto
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for the management of obesity in women planning pregnancy suggest lifestyle modification before conception. However, there is little evidence that lifestyle modification alters pregnancy outcomes. Bariatric surgery results in significant weight loss. This appears to reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes for the mother but may increase the risk of adverse outcomes for the infant. In order to reduce the risks of obesity-related adverse pregnancy outcomes for both mother and offspring, alternative approaches to the management of obesity in women planning pregnancy are needed...
April 24, 2018: Trials
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