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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926654/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-and-ethical-approaches-to-the-identification-of-pregnant-women-who-use-drugs
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Mishka Terplan, Howard Minkoff
The United States is experiencing an epidemic of opioid use, addiction, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Consequentially, a great deal of public, and public health, attention has turned toward the timely recognition of pregnant women who use drugs. We explore the clinical efficacy and ethical acceptability of different methods of identification-contrasting drug testing (using biologic samples such as urine) with screening (using an instrument or questionnaire) under both universal and selective approaches within the current legal and social landscape, which is fraught with potential adverse consequences for both the woman and her child...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926653/finding-strength-in-numbers-the-critical-role-of-data-in-whole-woman-s-health-v-hellerstedt
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Joanne D Rosen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926354/the-experience-of-women-carriers-of-brca-mutations-following-risk-reducing-surgery-a-cultural-perspective
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Chaya Possick, Michal Mahat-Shamir
In this qualitative study we examine the experience of 13 Jewish Israeli women carriers of BRCA mutations following risk-reducing surgery. Thematic analysis of in-depth, semi-structured interview texts yielded three themes: 1. dialectic of vulnerability and control, 2. presentation of self as a "normal" woman, and 3. genetic chain of negative life events and guilt. Aspects of Israeli culture impacting participants' experiences are: personal and collective responsibility, the shift towards consumerism and pro-natal ideology...
December 7, 2016: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919096/should-we-screen-for-vitamin-d-deficiency-grand-rounds-discussion-from-beth-israel-deaconess-medical-center
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Howard Libman, Alan O Malabanan, Gordon J Strewler, Eileen E Reynolds
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recently issued guidelines on screening for vitamin D deficiency. The guidelines were based on randomized trials of vitamin D deficiency screening and treatment, as well as on case-control studies nested within the Women's Health Initiative. The USPSTF concluded that current evidence is insufficient to assess the benefits and harms of screening for vitamin D deficiency in asymptomatic adults. Compared with placebo or no treatment, vitamin D was associated with decreased mortality; however, benefits were no longer seen after trials of institutionalized persons were excluded...
December 6, 2016: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917035/polyglandular-autoimmune-syndrome-in-pregnancy-case-report
#5
Basilio Pecorino, Maria Cristina Teodoro, Paolo Scollo
Type III Polyglandular Autoimmune Syndrome is a multiple endocrine disorders disease determined by autoimmunity; it can be diagnosed if a patient is affected by Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and another autoimmune disease, except Addison Disease, for example Autoimmune Hashimoto Thyroiditis or Celiac Disease. R.D., 34-year-old woman (gravida 2 para 1), was referred to the High Risk Pregnancy Outpatient Clinic at Cannizzaro Hospital in Catania at 8 weeks' gestation. She was affected from type III Polyglandular Autoimmune Disease (Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Autoimmune Hashimoto Thyroiditis and Celiac Disease)...
September 2016: Italian Journal of Gynaecology & Obstetrics: Official Publication of the Societa Italiana di Ginecologia e Ostetricia (SIGO)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913914/tragedy-in-moral-case-deliberation
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Benita Spronk, Margreet Stolper, Guy Widdershoven
In healthcare practice, care providers are confronted with tragic situations, in which they are expected to make choices and decisions that can have far-reaching consequences. This article investigates the role of moral case deliberation (MCD) in dealing with tragic situations. It focuses on experiences of care givers involved in the treatment of a pregnant woman with a brain tumour, and their evaluation of a series of MCD meetings in which the dilemmas around care were discussed. The study was qualitative, focusing on the views and experiences of the participants...
December 2, 2016: Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912790/fetal-malformation-in-maternal-toxoplasma-and-rubella-co-infection-in-cameroon-a-case-report
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Andreas Ateke Njoh, Sarah Namondo Njoh, Messang Blandine Abizou
BACKGROUND: There has been a recent increase in the number of newborns with brain malformations due to congenital infections, but the impact of these diseases remains largely under ascertained in middle-income and low-income countries. This case report presents a fetal anencephaly following maternal toxoplasma and rubella co-infection in a resource-limited setting and the challenges faced by the patient and the health care provider in the management of the condition. CASE PRESENTATION: A 25-year-old black Cameroonian woman of Bakossi origin, gravida3 para1010, presented with a positive rubella and toxoplasma immunoglobulin G serologic test at 21 weeks of pregnancy; she could not benefit from a fetal morphologic ultrasound partly because there was none at the site of her antenatal clinic and because there were accessibility constraints getting to the nearest referral hospital approximately 100 km away...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908986/draft-genome-sequence-of-a-urinary-isolate-of-lactobacillus-crispatus
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Travis K Price, Majed Shaheen, Laurynas Kalesinskas, Kema Malki, Evann E Hilt, Catherine Putonti, Alan J Wolfe
While Lactobacillus crispatus contributes to the stability of normal vaginal microbiota, its role in urinary health remains unclear. As part of an on-going attempt to characterize the female urinary microbiota, we report the genome sequence of an L. crispatus strain isolated from a woman displaying no lower urinary tract symptoms.
December 1, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908407/effects-of-fluoride-on-insulin-signaling-and-bone-metabolism-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Amanda Gomes Pereira, Fernando Yamamoto Chiba, Maria Sara de Lima Coutinho Mattera, Renato Felipe Pereira, Rita de Cássia Alves Nunes, Thaís Verônica Saori Tsosura, Roberta Okamoto, Doris Hissako Sumida
Fluoride is an essential trace element for the maintenance of bone health owing to its capacity to stimulate proliferation and osteoblastic activity that can lead to increased bone formation. However, excessive sodium fluoride (NaF) intake can impair carbohydrate metabolism thereby promoting hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and changes in insulin signaling. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate the effect of chronic treatment with NaF in bone metabolism, insulin signaling, and plasma concentrations of glucose, insulin, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), osteocalcin (OCN), and fluoride in ovariectomized rats...
January 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907819/giant-primary-malignant-mesothelioma-of-the-liver-a-case-report
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Ruba Haji Ali, Mohamad Khalife, Ghina El Nounou, Ruba Zuhri Yafi, Hussein Nassar, Zeinab Aidibe, Randa Raad, Rania Abou Eid, Walid Faraj
INTRODUCTION: Malignant mesothelioma is a rare neoplasm of mesothelial cells arising most frequently in the pleura or peritoneum and less frequently in the liver. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of primary hepatic mesothelioma of 41year old woman. She had no history of asbestos exposure or cancer. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed 21cm intrahepatic mass in the right lobe with many cystic lesions and few small calcifications. Pathology showed a biphasic cellular pattern...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906038/craniopagus-parasiticus-a-parasitic-head-protruding-from-temporal-area-of-cranium-a-case-report
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Wassihun Nega, Meku Damte, Yonas Girma, Getachew Desta, Mengistu Hailemariam
BACKGROUND: Craniopagus parasiticus is rare with an incidence of approximately four to six cases in 10,000,000 births. In our case, the head of the parasitic twin protruded from the temporal area of the normal twin's cranium. The parasitic twin had two deformed lower limbs, of which one was rudimentary, and long bones of the bilateral lower limbs and some pelvic bone. Dissection of the mass of the parasitic twin's body revealed the intestine but no chest organs or abdominal organs. There was a rudimentary labium but no vaginal opening...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904626/respect-for-woman-s-decision-making-in-spontaneous-birth-a-thematic-synthesis-study
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Firoozeh MirzaeeRabor, Fattaneh Mirzaee, Khadigeh MirzaiiNajmabadi, Ali Taghipour
BACKGROUND: Participation of woman in decision-making processes is one of the key indicators of an appropriate relationship between a woman and the health care professionals. This study aimed to recognize the factors facilitating respect for woman's decision-making in spontaneous birth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This paper employed a meta-synthesis on articles published in four biomedical databases including MEDLINE, Web of Science, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library. All qualitative studies published after 1990 and directly or indirectly discussing the women's and the health care professional's attitudes toward respect for woman's decision-making in spontaneous birth were searched...
September 2016: Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900075/exertional-rhabdomyolysis-after-spinning
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Youjin Jeong, Hyuk-Jung Kweon, Eun-Jung Oh, Ah-Leum Ahn, Jae-Kyung Choi, Dong-Yung Cho
Any strenuous muscular exercise may trigger rhabdomyolysis. We report an episode of clinically manifested exertional rhabdomyolysis due to stationary cycling, commonly known as spinning. Reports of spinning-related rhabdomyolysis are rare in the English literature, and the current case appears to be the first such case reported in South Korea. A previously healthy 21-year-old Asian woman presented with severe thigh pain and reddish-brown urinary discoloration 24-48 hours after attending a spinning class at a local gymnasium...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894316/dietary-patterns-in-obese-pregnant-women-influence-of-a-behavioral-intervention-of-diet-and-physical-activity-in-the-upbeat-randomized-controlled-trial
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Angela C Flynn, Paul T Seed, Nashita Patel, Suzanne Barr, Ruth Bell, Annette L Briley, Keith M Godfrey, Scott M Nelson, Eugene Oteng-Ntim, Sian M Robinson, Thomas A Sanders, Naveed Sattar, Jane Wardle, Lucilla Poston, Louise M Goff
BACKGROUND: Understanding dietary patterns in obese pregnant women will inform future intervention strategies to improve pregnancy outcomes and the health of the child. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a behavioral intervention of diet and physical activity advice on dietary patterns in obese pregnant woman participating in the UPBEAT study, and to explore associations of dietary patterns with pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: In the UPBEAT randomized controlled trial, pregnant obese women from eight UK multi-ethnic, inner-city populations were randomly assigned to receive a diet/physical activity intervention or standard antenatal care...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894198/a-randomized-clinical-trial-of-the-efficacy-of-single-versus-double-daily-dose-of-oral-iron-for-prevention-of-iron-deficiency-anemia-in-women-with-twin-gestations
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Mohammed K Ali, Ahmed M Abbas, Ahmed M Abdelmagied, Ghada E Mohammed, Osama S Abdalmageed
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to assess the efficacy of single versus double-daily oral iron dose on prevention of iron deficiency anemia in women with twin gestations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A randomized controlled trial (NCT02858505) conducted at Woman's Health Hospital, Assiut, Egypt, between the August 2015 and June 2016 included 120 non-anemic pregnant women with twin gestations in the first trimester. Women were randomly assigned to either group I (27 mg elemental iron) or group II (54 mg elemental iron) daily starting from 12 weeks of pregnancy till 36 weeks...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888222/asymptomatic-colitis-induced-by-low-dose-methotrexate
#16
Toshikazu Ozeki, Yoshiro Fujita
A woman aged 77 years with a history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presented with inflammatory colitis confined to her rectum, which was incidentally found by a screening colonoscopy. Histopathological examination of colonic biopsies showed non-specific inflammatory infiltrates of lymphocytes, the cause of which was unknown. She had been diagnosed with RA 5 years before, and she was receiving methotrexate 6 mg weekly, to which tocilizumab had been added 4 years earlier, which achieved stable control of her disease...
November 25, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887668/meddling-with-middle-modalities-a-decomposition-approach-to-mental-health-inequalities-between-intersectional-gender-and-economic-middle-groups-in-northern-sweden
#17
Per E Gustafsson, Miguel San Sebastián, Paola A Mosquera
BACKGROUND: Intersectionality has received increased interest within population health research in recent years, as a concept and framework to understand entangled dimensions of health inequalities, such as gender and socioeconomic inequalities in health. However, little attention has been paid to the intersectional middle groups, referring to those occupying positions of mixed advantage and disadvantage. OBJECTIVE: This article aimed to 1) examine mental health inequalities between intersectional groups reflecting structural positions of gender and economic affluence and 2) decompose any observed health inequalities, among middle groups, into contributions from experiences and conditions representing processes of privilege and oppression...
2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886949/why-do-chilean-women-choose-to-have-or-not-have-pap-tests
#18
Maria-Teresa Urrutia, Alejandra Araya, Maria-Fernanda Jaque
OBJECTIVE: To describe the perceptions of Chilean women about why women choose to have or not have Pap test screening. DESIGN: Qualitative research using content analysis according to Krippendorf. SETTING: Data were gleaned from 57 Chilean women from a public primary care clinic who participated in an audiotaped focus group. RESULTS: Six themes emerged: Reasons that make it difficult for women schedule an appointment, Characteristics of health professionals that make it difficult to have a Pap test, Characteristics of the test that are barriers to having a Pap test, The relationship of the test with cancer, Family context, and Each woman's personal characteristics...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882457/cytomegalovirus-vaccines-current-status-and-future-prospects
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K M Anderholm, C J Bierle, M R Schleiss
Congenital human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection can result in severe and permanent neurological injury in newborns, and vaccine development is accordingly a major public health priority. HCMV can also cause disease in solid organ transplant (SOT) and hematopoietic stem-cell transplant (HSCT) recipients, and a vaccine would be valuable in prevention of viremia and end-organ disease in these populations. Currently there is no licensed HCMV vaccine, but progress toward this goal has been made in recent clinical trials...
November 2016: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882293/using-mammograms-to-predict-preventive-health-services-behavior-and-mortality-in-women
#20
Bilikisu Elewonibi, Patricia Y Miranda
This study examined whether mammography receipt was associated with mortality due to causes other than breast cancer, hypothesizing that mammography screening was a proxy for the predisposition to seek preventive health behaviors. Using data on 89,574 women from the 2000 National Health Interview Survey and National Death Index, a discrete-time hazard model estimated the mortality from any cause except breast cancer as a function of screening status. Receiving a mammogram was associated with a 24% reduction in the likelihood of death all causes except breast cancer...
March 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
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