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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914319/intolerance-of-uncertainty-scale-measurement-invariance-among-adolescent-boys-and-girls-and-relationships-with-anxiety-and-risk-taking
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Laura M S Dekkers, Brenda R J Jansen, Elske Salemink, Hilde M Huizenga
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Adolescence-related increases in both anxiety and risk taking may originate in variability in Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU), rendering the study of IU of importance. We therefore studied the psychometric properties of the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale-Short version (IUS-12), including its associations with trait anxiety and risk taking, among adolescents. METHODS: A sample of 879 Dutch adolescents, from diverse educational levels, and with an equal distribution of boys and girls, was classically tested...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913230/effects-of-combined-oral-contraceptives-depot-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-and-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-on-the-vaginal-microbiome
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J Paul Brooks, David J Edwards, Diana L Blithe, Jennifer M Fettweis, Myrna G Serrano, Nihar U Sheth, Jerome F Strauss, Gregory A Buck, Kimberly K Jefferson
OBJECTIVES: Prior studies suggest that the composition of the vaginal microbiome may positively or negatively affect susceptibility to sexually transmitted infections (STI) and bacterial vaginosis (BV). Some female hormonal contraceptive methods also appear to positively or negatively influence STI transmission and BV. Therefore changes in the vaginal microbiome that are associated with different contraceptive methods may explain, in part, effects on STI transmission and BV. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective study of 16S rRNA gene survey data of vaginal samples from a subset of participants from the Human Vaginal Microbiome Project at Virginia Commonwealth University...
November 29, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913229/a-single-arm-phase-iii-study-exploring-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-lng-ius-8-a-low-dose-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-contraceptive-system-total-content-13-5-mg-in-an-asia-pacific-population
#3
Guangsheng Fan, Sukho Kang, Mulan Ren, Edith Weisberg, Eeva Lukkari-Lax, Katrin Roth, SoYoung Shin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a low-dose levonorgestrel intrauterine system with total content 13.5 mg (average approx. 8 μg/24 h over the first year; LNG-IUS 8; Jaydess®) in an Asia-Pacific population. STUDY DESIGN: An open-label, single-arm Phase III study conducted at 25 centers in China, Australia, and Korea assessed LNG-IUS 8 use over 3 years in nulliparous and parous women (N=1114) aged 18-40 years with regular menstrual cycles (21-35 days)...
November 29, 2016: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901412/oral-progestogens-versus-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-for-treatment-of-endometrial-intraepithelial-neoplasia
#4
Mary L Marnach, Kristina A Butler, Michael R Henry, Catherine E Hutz, Carrie L Langstraat, Christine M Lohse, Petra M Casey
BACKGROUND: Limited therapeutic guidelines exist regarding medical therapy, ideal dosing, duration of therapy, or recommendations for timing of endometrial reassessment for women with endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia (EIN) who desire fertility preservation or who are not optimal surgical candidates. We aimed to determine the effectiveness of oral progestogens (OP) versus the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG IUS) in the medical treatment of EIN. METHODS: We retrospectively identified women with EIN at our institution from 2007 through 2014 and compared the outcomes of those treated with OP versus LNG IUS...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896507/levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-systems-versus-oral-cyclic-medroxyprogesterone-acetate-in-endometrial-hyperplasia-therapy-a-meta-analysis
#5
Jin-Sung Yuk, Jae Yen Song, Jung Hun Lee, Won I Park, Hyeong Sik Ahn, Hyun Jung Kim
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to compare the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) with oral cyclic medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) in endometrial hyperplasia therapy using randomized controlled trials (RCTs). METHODS: The study searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL, and other databases. All regression outcomes were calculated for dichotomous outcomes in terms of relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) using a Mantel-Haenszel random effects model...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884916/usual-medical-treatments-or-levonorgestrel-ius-for-women-with-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-long-term-randomised-pragmatic-trial-in-primary-care
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Joe Kai, Lee Middleton, Jane Daniels, Helen Pattison, Konstantinos Tryposkiadis, Janesh Gupta
BACKGROUND: Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a common, chronic problem affecting women and health services. However, long-term evidence on treatment in primary care is lacking. AIM: To assess the effectiveness of commencing the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) or usual medical treatments for women presenting with HMB in general practice. DESIGN AND SETTING: A pragmatic, multicentre, parallel, open-label, long term, randomised controlled trial in 63 primary care practices across the English Midlands...
December 2016: British Journal of General Practice: the Journal of the Royal College of General Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876443/are-we-certain-about-which-measure-of-intolerance-of-uncertainty-to-use-yet
#7
Vincenzo G Roma, Debra A Hope
Intolerance of Uncertainty (IU) has been understood as a dispositional tendency to view the presence of negative events as unacceptable and threatening, regardless of the likelihood of those events occurring. The preference over the 12-item vs. 27-item of the IUS has been central to debate. The goals of the present study were to evaluate two competing models of measuring IU with model-fitting analyses and explore model invariance of gender (e.g. men vs. women). A sample of 980 individuals completed an online IUS survey...
November 23, 2016: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871920/integrating-long-acting-reversible-contraception-larc-services-into-new-york-city-school-based-health-centers-sbhcs-quality-improvement-to-ensure-provision-of-youth-friendly-services
#8
Manaswi Sangraula, Samantha Garbers, Janet Garth, Emily Birchfield Shakibnia, Sarah Timmons, Melanie A Gold
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Adolescents face barriers to accessing youth-friendly family planning services, specifically long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs) can provide youth-friendly care. A quality improvement (QI) project was undertaken to assess quality of care before, during and after LARC services at three SBHCs, and to identify specific strategies for improving these LARC services. METHODS: We interviewed 18 female adolescents who received LARC services...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861709/contraceptive-use-in-the-nordic-countries
#9
Ingela Lindh, Finn Egil Skjeldestad, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson, Oskari Heikinheimo, Helena Hognert, Ian Milsom, Øjvind Lidegaard
The aim was to compare contraceptive use in the Nordic countries and to assess compliance with recommendations from the European Medicines Agency regarding the use of combined oral contraceptives (COC) containing low dose estrogen and levonorgestrel, norethisterone or norgestimate MATERIAL AND METHODS: Data on hormonal contraceptive prescriptions and sales figures for copper intrauterine devices (Cu-IUD) were obtained from national databases and manufacturers in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden 2010-2013 RESULTS: Contraceptive use was highest in Denmark (42%) and Sweden (41%), followed by Finland (40%)...
November 12, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785107/levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-systems-for-long-acting-contraception-current-perspectives-safety-and-patient-counseling
#10
REVIEW
Dustin J Costescu
Unintended pregnancy is a significant global problem. In 2008, there were over 100 million unplanned pregnancies worldwide, representing approximately 41% of global conceptions. Family planning strategies in many countries are shifting from increasing the uptake of contraception among nonusers to increasing the uptake of the most effective methods among users of less effective methods. One of the most effective and acceptable methods of contraception is the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG IUS); however, its uptake varies widely by country...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759444/treatment-strategies-for-pelvic-pain-associated-with-adenomyosis
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V E Radzinsky, M B Khamoshina, E N Nosenko, A O Dukhin, M A Sojunov, A A Orazmuradov, M G Lebedeva, M R Orazov
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effects of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) in treatment of chronic pelvic pain associated with adenomyosis (AM) and in prevention of its recurrence. METHODS: A prospective continuing study including 180 patients with chronic pelvic pain associated with AM who received insertion of LNG-IUS who were divided into three groups depending on the pain severity. The visual analog scale (VAS) was used for pain assessment before and during the treatment and transvaginal ultrasonic measurement of the uterine size, while various side effects, were observed and recorded...
October 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27744082/quantitative-diffusion-tensor-imaging-analysis-of-low-grade-gliomas-from-pre-clinical-application-to-patient-care
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Tamara Ius, Luca Turella, Giada Pauletto, Miriam Isola, Marta Maieron, Giovanni Sciacca, Riccardo Budai, Serena D'Agostini, Roberto Eleopra, Miran Skrap
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) has recently been utilized to aid in the mapping of functional pathways in order to limit damage associated with resection of low-grade gliomas. OBJECTIVE: To assess the predictive capacity of DTT as a biomarker of post-operative motor outcomes in patients with low-grade gliomas (LGGs) involving the corticospinal tract (CST). CST parameters obtained using a quantitative fiber-tracking approach were used to investigate the reliability of the DTT biomarker by comparing their values in the tumoral (Tcst) and healthy (Hcst) hemispheres...
October 12, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740926/anxiety-and-depression-mediate-the-role-of-low-self-esteem-and-low-self-directedness-in-the-development-of-eating-disorders
#13
Matteo Aloi, Cristina Segura-García
OBJECTIVE: Low self-esteem and low self-directedness (SD) are considered a risk factor for the development of eating disorders (EDs). The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that low self-esteem and low SD lead to a higher risk for EDs through the mediation of anxiety and depression. METHODS: Seventy-seven female teenagers answered the Eating Disorder Inventory 3 (EDI-3), the Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale (IUS), the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R), the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES), and the State and Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R)...
October 14, 2016: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729971/use-of-a-frameless-lng-ius-as-conservative-treatment-for-a-pre-malignant-uterine-polyp-in-a-premenopausal-woman-a-case-report
#14
D Janssens, G Verbeeck, D Wildemeersch
Prevention of progression to invasive carcinoma in patients with a premalignant endometrial lesion using longterm treatment with levonorgestrel (LNG) releasing intrauterine systems (IUS) remains controversial, especially when manifest cellular atypia has been found in the endometrial biopsy specimen. We present a case of a 44-year old premenopausal woman with a premalignant uterine polyp who declined hysterectomy and was followed-up for more than 12 years after the first LNG-IUS was inserted. Endometrial atrophy installed, no pathology was detected and hysterectomy was thereby successfully avoided...
December 28, 2015: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727027/intra-operative-navigation-of-a-3-dimensional-needle-localization-system-for-precision-of-irreversible-electroporation-needles-in-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
#15
L Bond, B Schulz, T VanMeter, R C G Martin
INTRODUCTION: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) uses multiple needles and a series of electrical pulses to create pores in cell membranes and cause cell apoptosis. One of the demands of IRE is the precise needle spacing required. Two-dimensional intraoperative ultrasound (2-D iUS) is currently used to measure inter-needle distances but requires significant expertise. This study evaluates the potential of three-dimensional (3-D) image guidance for placing IRE needles and calculating needle spacing...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713065/using-intraoperative-ultrasound-for-spinal-cord-tumour-surgery-a-technical-note
#16
Marcel Ivanov, Alexandru Budu, Hugh Sims-Williams, Ion Poeata
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to evaluate the utility of modern intraoperative ultrasound in the resection of a wide variety of spinal intradural pathological entities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors evaluated patients with spinal cord pathology treated between January 2006 and September 2015. Intraoperative standard B-mode images were acquired using a 3.5-12 MHz US probes (linear and curvilinear) on various ultrasound machines. The benefits and disadvantages of intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) were assessed for each case...
October 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712455/independent-component-decomposition-of-human-somatosensory-evoked-potentials-recorded-by-micro-electrocorticography
#17
Irene Rembado, Elisa Castagnola, Luca Turella, Tamara Ius, Riccardo Budai, Alberto Ansaldo, Gian Nicola Angotzi, Francesco Debertoldi, Davide Ricci, Miran Skrap, Luciano Fadiga
High-density surface microelectrodes for electrocorticography (ECoG) have become more common in recent years for recording electrical signals from the cortex. With an acceptable invasiveness/signal fidelity trade-off and high spatial resolution, micro-ECoG is a promising tool to resolve fine task-related spatial-temporal dynamics. However, volume conduction - not a negligible phenomenon - is likely to frustrate efforts to obtain reliable and resolved signals from a sub-millimeter electrode array. To address this issue, we performed an independent component analysis (ICA) on micro-ECoG recordings of somatosensory-evoked potentials (SEPs) elicited by median nerve stimulation in three human patients undergoing brain surgery for tumor resection...
August 18, 2016: International Journal of Neural Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27696346/the-effectiveness-of-the-levonorgestrel-intrauterine-system-in-obese-women-with-heavy-menstrual-bleeding
#18
Valentina Shaw, Alain C Vandal, Christin Coomarasamy, Alec J Ekeroma
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the effectiveness of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) in obese women with heavy menstrual bleeding in Counties Manukau Auckland area, New Zealand. METHODS: Prospective observational study in a tertiary teaching hospital. Twenty women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) who agreed to treatment with the LNG-IUS and had a body mass index (BMI) of >30 kg/m(2) were recruited between May and December 2014. The women completed two validated tools (Menstrual Impact Questionnaire and the Pictorial Bleeding Assessment Chart) at recruitment, 6 and 12 months follow-up...
December 2016: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689173/objective-assessment-of-cervical-stiffness-after-administration-of-misoprostol-for-intrauterine-contraceptive-insertion
#19
S Badir, E Mazza, M Bajka
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to objectively quantify cervical stiffness in misoprostol users prior to IUC insertion and at follow-up consultation to evaluate the feasibility of assessing cervical stiffness and to study the influence of misoprostol on cervical softening. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study that evaluated 40 women who wished to use the LNG IUS. These women were evaluated immediately before LNG IUS insertion and 6 weeks later at follow-up consultation...
May 2016: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671045/-changes-of-menstruation-patterns-and-adverse-effects-during-the-treatment-of-lng-ius-for-symptomatic-adenomyosis
#20
L Li, J H Leng, J J Zhang, S Z Jia, X Y Li, J H Shi, Y Dai, J R Zhang, T Li, X X Xu, Z Z Liu, S S You, X Y Chang, J H Lang
Objective: To investigate the changes of mestruation patterns and adverse effects during the treatment of levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system(LNG-IUS)for symptomatic adenomyosis in a prospective cohort study. Methods: From December, 2006 to December, 2014, patients of symptomatic adenomyosis diagnosed by transvaginal ultrasound in Peking Union Medical College Hospital were given LNG-IUS. Before and after placement of IUS, all patients' parameters were recorded, including carrying status of IUS, symptoms and scores of dysmenorrhea, menstruation scores, biochemical indicators, physical parameters, menstruation patterns and adverse effects...
September 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
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