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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222240/a-computerized-family-planning-counseling-aid-a%C3%A2-pilot%C3%A2-study-evaluation-of-smart-choices
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Helen P Koo, Ellen K Wilson, Alexandra M Minnis
CONTEXT: Resource constraints may make it challenging for family planning clinics to provide comprehensive contraceptive counseling; technological tools that help providers follow recommended practices without straining resources merit evaluation. METHODS: A pilot study using a two-group, posttest-only experimental design evaluated Smart Choices, a computer-based tool designed to help providers offer more patient-centered counseling and enable patients to participate proactively in the counseling session...
February 21, 2017: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222029/effect-of-cardiovascular-and-muscular-endurance-is-not-associated-with-stress-fracture-incidence-in-female-military-recruits-a-12-month-follow-up-study
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Mickey Scheinowitz, Ran Yanovich, Nurit Sharvit, Michal Arnon, Daniel S Moran
BACKGROUND: Stress fracture (SF) is a common injury among military recruits, especially among women, during the army basic training (ABT). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of health habits and physical activity before recruitment on the fitness level and the incidence of SF during the 4-month ABT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We screened 226 female recruit volunteers (weight: 60.5±10 kg; height: 163±6 cm) from an integrated combat unit and 124 aged-matched female controls (weight: 57...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Basic and Clinical Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220337/one-key-question-%C3%A2-first-things-first-in-reproductive-health
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Deborah Allen, Michele Stranger Hunter, Susan Wood, Tishra Beeson
Objectives Preconceptional health care is increasingly recognized as important to promotion of healthy birth outcomes. Preconceptional care offers an opportunity to influence pregnancy timing and intent and mother's health status prior to conception, all predictors of individual outcomes and of inequality in birth outcomes based on race, ethnicity and class. Methods One Key Question, a promising practice developed in Oregon which is now attracting national interest, provides an entry point into preconceptional care by calling on providers to screen for pregnancy intent in well woman and chronic disease care for women of reproductive age...
February 20, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220329/disproportional-increase-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-young-females-in-germany-trends-from-2005-to-2014
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F Santosa, Ch Moerchel, Ch Berg, K Kröger
We analysed the number of pulmonary embolism (PE) in young females aged 10-39 years in the period from 2005 to 2014 in Germany to see any trends that possibly may reflect some influences of newer oral contraceptives. Detailed lists of all hospitalized cases with the principal diagnosis PE coded as I26 in the years 2005-2014 were provided by the Federal Statistical Office. In males, the absolute number of all hospitalized cases with the principal diagnosis PE increased from 16,066 in 2005 to 25,364 in 2014 (rate +57...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219965/a-public-health-response-to-opioid-use-in-pregnancy
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Stephen W Patrick, Davida M Schiff
The use of opioids during pregnancy has grown rapidly in the past decade. As opioid use during pregnancy increased, so did complications from their use, including neonatal abstinence syndrome. Several state governments responded to this increase by prosecuting and incarcerating pregnant women with substance use disorders; however, this approach has no proven benefits for maternal or infant health and may lead to avoidance of prenatal care and a decreased willingness to engage in substance use disorder treatment programs...
February 20, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219738/ulipristal-acetate-administration-at-mid-cycle-changes-gene-expression-profiling-of-endometrial-biopsies-taken-during-the-receptive-period-of-the-human-menstrual-cycle
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Saúl Lira-Albarrán, Marta Durand, Marco F Larrea-Schiavon, Leticia González, David Barrera, Claudia Vega, Armando Gamboa-Domínguez, Claudia Rangel, Fernando Larrea
The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of mid-cycle administration of Ulipristal acetate (UPA) on gene expression in endometrial biopsies taken during the receptive phase of the cycle. Fourteen healthy menstruating women were studied during 14 control non-treated and 12 treated cycles with a single dose of 30 mg UPA when follicle diameter reached 20 mm. Ovulation in both treated and control cycles was confirmed by serial determinations of serum LH, progesterone and vaginal ultrasound. An endometrial biopsy at day LH+7, in each cycle, was taken for RNA microarray and qPCR analysis or prepared for histological and immunohistochemistry studies...
February 17, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219567/contraceptive-implant-embolism-into-the-pulmonary-artery-thoracoscopic-retrieval
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Pascal A Thomas, Donatella Di Stefano, Cécile Couteau, Xavier Benoît D'Journo
An 18-year old woman had migration of a subdermal contraceptive implant in a subsegmental branch of her left lower lobe pulmonary artery. She was managed successfully through a conservative surgical approach, as the implant was removed from the pulmonary artery thoracoscopically, thereby avoiding the need of thoracotomy or lung resection.
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219264/we-are-not-gametes-distinguishing-between-abortion-and-contraception
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Toni Saad
It is sometimes argued that interruptions of the life's continuum which have the same end result are morally equivalent. In other words, abortion and contraception are ethically identical because both prevent birth and the development of persons. We will examine two major arguments in favour of this thesis: (1) all things that are potential persons have equal moral status. Hence preventing fertilisation of gametes is morally identical to destroying an embryo; (2) all interruptions of the continuous process which leads to the creation of a person are morally equivalent; abortion and contraception are morally indistinguishable...
November 2016: New Bioethics: a Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218155/perceptions-of-nonsurgical-permanent-contraception-among-potential-users-providers-and-influencers-in-wardha-district-and-new-delhi-india-exploratory-research
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Jennifer C Aengst, Elizabeth K Harrington, Pramod Bahulekar, Poonam Shivkumar, Jeffrey T Jensen, B S Garg
BACKGROUND: New permanent contraceptive methods are in development, including nonsurgical permanent contraception (NSPC). OBJECTIVE: In the present study, perceptions of NSPC in India among married women, married men, mothers-in-law, providers, and health advocates in Eastern Maharashtra (Wardha district) and New Delhi were examined. METHODS: We conducted semi-structured interviews with 40 married women and 20 mothers-in-law; surveys with 150 married men; and focus group discussions with obstetrics/gynecology providers and advocates...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217948/shrna-mediated-ablation-of-prostate-and-testis-expressed-pate-messenger-rna-results-in-impaired-sperm-function-and-fertility
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A Rajesh, S Yenugu
Spermatogenesis and sperm maturation are complex processes mediated by a variety of proteins present in the testicular and epididymal mileu. In the recent years, functional characterization of these proteins is being studied by genetic manipulations that involve targeted over expression or knock down of specific genes. In this study, we adopted FuGENE 6-based in vivo transfection of rat cauda epididymis with pGFP-V-RS plasmid that encodes shRNA to knock down Pate mRNA levels to implicate a possible role for this gene in sperm function...
February 19, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216944/ureteric-erosion-and-obstruction-a-rare-but-dreaded-complication-of-intrauterine-contraceptive-device
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Vinod Priyadarshi, Nidhi Sehgal, Dipanwita Sen
Though intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is a safe and most frequently used long-term contraceptive method, it has some complications. Uterine perforation and intra-abdominal migration have been reported often, but a retroperitoneal migration is exceptional. Here, we are reporting an IUCD which perforated the uterus and migrated to the retroperitoneum; impinging into and obstructing left ureter causing severe hydroureteronephrosis due to the development of the left lower ureteric stricture.
January 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216880/isolation-and-characterisation-of-a-proanthocyanidin-with-antioxidative-antibacterial-and-anti-cancer-properties-from-fern-blechnum-orientale
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How-Yee Lai, Yau-Yan Lim, Kah-Hwi Kim
BACKGROUND: Blechnum orientale Linn. (Blechnaceae), a fern, is traditionally used in the treatment of various ailments, such as skin diseases, stomach pain, urinary bladder complaints, and also as a female contraceptive. Previously, we reported a strong radical scavenging activity, antibacterial activity and cytotoxicity against HT29 colon cancer cells by aqueous extract of B. orientale. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we attempted to isolate and identify the active compound from the aqueous extract of B...
January 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216129/social-media-use-and-its-association-with-sexual-risk-and-parental-monitoring-among-a-primarily-hispanic-adolescent-population
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Dina L Romo, Chelsea Garnett, Alayna P Younger, Melissa S Stockwell, Karen Soren, Marina Catallozzi, Natalie Neu
STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the association between social media (SM) use with sexual risk, and with parental monitoring among Hispanic adolescents. DESIGN: Self-administered anonymous survey SETTING: Urban primary care clinics PARTICIPANTS: 13-21 year olds primarily Hispanic adolescents MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Chi-square and regression analyses controlling for age and gender assessed associations between SM use or sexting and sexual behaviors (kissing, touching genitals, vaginal oral, and anal sex), sexual risk (>4 lifetime partners, >1 recent partner, inconsistent condom use and history of STI diagnosis) and contraceptive use...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215379/promoting-teen-contraceptive-use-by-intervention-with-their-mothers
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Richard A Crosby, Tom Collins, Lindsay R Stradtman
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this pilot study was to test a community outreach model designed to help mothers in a rural, medically underserved area navigate their teen daughters to health department services for long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) or alternative contraception. METHODS: The pilot study used a single-group, post-test only design. Mothers of teen daughters (N=142) received a 1-hour, one-to-one intervention session (in outreach settings) from Community Liaisons...
March 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215315/dietary-phosphorus-intake-is-negatively-associated-with-bone-formation-among-women-and-positively-associated-with-some-bone-traits-among-men-a-cross-sectional-study-in-middle-aged-caucasians
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Suvi T Itkonen, Hannu J Rita, Elisa M Saarnio, Virpi E Kemi, Heini J Karp, Merja U M Kärkkäinen, Minna H Pekkinen, E Kalevi Laitinen, Juha Risteli, Marja-Kaisa Koivula, Harri Sievänen, Christel J E Lamberg-Allardt
High dietary phosphorus (P) intake has acute negative effects on calcium (Ca) and bone metabolism, but long-term clinical data are contradictory. We hypothesized that high P intake is associated with impaired bone health as suggested by earlier short-term studies on bone metabolism. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated associations between dietary P intake, bone traits in the radius and tibia, and bone turnover in a population-based sample of 37- to 47-year-old Caucasian premenopausal women (n=333) and men (n=179) living in Southern Finland (60°N)...
January 2017: Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214658/an-association-study-of-established-breast-cancer-reproductive-and-lifestyle-risk-factors-with-tumour-subtype-defined-by-the-prognostic-70-gene-expression-signature-mammaprint-%C3%A2
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M Makama, C A Drukker, E J Th Rutgers, L Slaets, F Cardoso, M A Rookus, K Tryfonidis, L J Van't Veer, M K Schmidt
BACKGROUND: Reproductive and lifestyle factors influence both breast cancer risk and prognosis; this might be through breast cancer subtype. Subtypes defined by immunohistochemical hormone receptor markers and gene expression signatures are used to predict prognosis of breast cancer patients based on their tumour biology. We investigated the association between established breast cancer risk factors and the 70-gene prognostication signature in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Standardised questionnaires were used to obtain information on established risk factors of breast cancer from the Dutch patients of the MINDACT trial...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214517/removing-barriers-to-contraception-through-use-of-criteria-to-assess-pregnancy-risk
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Naomi K Tepper, Kathryn M Curtis, Tara C Jatlaoui, Maura K Whiteman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213496/a-win-win-for-women-s-reproductive-health-a-nonsteroidal-contraceptive-and-fertoprotective-neoadjuvant
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Teresa K Woodruff
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212612/african-ancestry-is-associated-with-facial-melasma-in-women-a-cross-sectional-study
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Maria Paula Barbieri D'Elia, Marcela Calixto Brandão, Bruna Ribeiro de Andrade Ramos, Márcia Guimarães da Silva, Luciane Donida Bartoli Miot, Sidney Emanuel Batista Dos Santos, Hélio Amante Miot
BACKGROUND: Melasma is a chronic acquired focal hypermelanosis affecting photoexposed areas, especially for women during fertile age. Several factors contribute to its development: sun exposure, sex steroids, medicines, and family history. Melanic pigmentation pathway discloses several SNPs in different populations. Here, we evaluated the association between genetic ancestry and facial melasma. METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving women with melasma and an age-matched control group from outpatients at FMB-Unesp, Botucatu-SP, Brazil was performed...
February 17, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210634/potential-of-a-pharmacogenetic-guided-algorithm-to-predict-optimal-warfarin-dosing-in-a-high-risk-hispanic-patient-role-of-a-novel-nqo1-2-polymorphism
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Dagmar F Hernandez-Suarez, Karla Claudio-Campos, Javier E Mirabal-Arroyo, Bianca A Torres-Hernández, Angel López-Candales, Kyle Melin, Jorge Duconge
Deep abdominal vein thrombosis is extremely rare among thrombotic events secondary to the use of contraceptives. A case to illustrate the clinical utility of ethno-specific pharmacogenetic testing in warfarin management of a Hispanic patient is reported. A 37-year-old Hispanic Puerto Rican, non-gravid female with past medical history of abnormal uterine bleeding on hormonal contraceptive therapy was evaluated for abdominal pain. Physical exam was remarkable for unspecific diffuse abdominal tenderness, and general initial laboratory results-including coagulation parameters-were unremarkable...
October 2016: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
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