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  1. Research article

    Treatment delays among women with breast cancer in a low socio-economic status region in Brazil

    Considering the inequalities and the areas of low socioeconomic status in Brazil, access to health services is a challenge and the delay between diagnosis and treatment represents an important factor of worse ...

    Naidhia Alves Soares Ferreira, Sionara Melo Figueiredo de Carvalho, Vitor Engrácia Valenti, Italla Maria Pinheiro Bezerra, Hermes Melo Teixeira Batista, Luiz Carlos de Abreu, Fernando Adami and Leandro Luongo de Matos

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:13

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Burden, screening, and treatment of depressive and anxious symptoms among women referred to cardiac rehabilitation: a prospective study

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality among women. Women with CVD experience a greater burden of psychosocial distress than men, and practice guidelines promote s...

    Megan C. Hurley, Heather M. Arthur, Caroline Chessex, Paul Oh, Karam Turk-Adawi and Sherry L. Grace

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:11

    Published on: 7 February 2017

  3. Research article

    Motivations for contralateral prophylactic mastectomy as a function of socioeconomic status

    Despite no demonstrated survival advantage for women at average risk of breast cancer, rates of contralateral prophylactic mastectomy (CPM) continue to increase. Research reveals women with higher socioeconomi...

    Dadrie F. Baptiste, Erina L. MacGeorge, Maria K. Venetis, Ashton Mouton, L. Brooke Friley, Rebekah Pastor, Kristen Hatten, Janaka Lagoo, Susan E. Clare and Monet W. Bowling

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:10

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Women’s knowledge and attitudes towards cervical cancer prevention: a cross sectional study in Eastern Uganda

    Cervical cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among women in Uganda, often due to late disease diagnosis. Early screening for the cancer has been shown to be the most effective measure against ...

    Trasias Mukama, Rawlance Ndejjo, Angele Musabyimana, Abdullah Ali Halage and David Musoke

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:9

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  5. Research article

    Binge eating is associated with trait anxiety in Korean adolescent girls: a cross sectional study

    Binge eating occurs more frequently in women than in men, and is known to be related to psychological factors such as stress, depression, and anxiety. This study examined the relationship between binge eating ...

    Jin-Yi Jung, Kye-Hyun Kim, Hee-Yeon Woo, Dong-Won Shin, Young-Chul Shin, Kang-Seob Oh, Eun-Hee Shin and Se-Won Lim

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:8

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  6. Research article

    Probiotics for vaginal health in South Africa: what is on retailers’ shelves?

    Probiotics are widely used to improve gastrointestinal (GI) health, but they may also be useful to prevent or treat gynaecological disorders, including bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candidiasis. BV prevalence i...

    Anna-Ursula Happel, Shameem Z. Jaumdally, Tanya Pidwell, Tracy Cornelius, Heather B. Jaspan, Remy Froissart, Shaun L. Barnabas and Jo-Ann S. Passmore

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:7

    Published on: 19 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Lifelong vegetarianism and breast cancer risk: a large multicentre case control study in India

    The lower incidence of breast cancer in Asian populations where the intake of animal products is lower than that of Western populations has led some to suggest that a vegetarian diet might reduce breast cancer...

    Toral Gathani, Isobel Barnes, Raghib Ali, Rajkumar Arumugham, Raju Chacko, Raghunadharao Digumarti, Parimal Jivarajani, Ravi Kannan, Dasappa Loknatha, Hemant Malhotra and Beela S. Mathew

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:6

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Self-collection based HPV testing for cervical cancer screening among women living with HIV in Uganda: a descriptive analysis of knowledge, intentions to screen and factors associated with HPV positivity

    Women living with HIV (WHIV) are disproportionately impacted by cervical dysplasia and cancer. The burden is greatest in low-income countries where limited or no access to screening exists. The goal of this st...

    Sheona M. Mitchell, Heather N. Pedersen, Evelyn Eng Stime, Musa Sekikubo, Erin Moses, David Mwesigwa, Christine Biryabarema, Jan Christilaw, Josaphat K. Byamugisha, Deborah M. Money and Gina S. Ogilvie

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:4

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  9. Research article

    First report on molecular breast cancer subtypes and their clinico-pathological characteristics in Eastern Morocco: series of 2260 cases

    Breast cancer is the most frequent malignancy among women in Eastern Morocco. In this paper, we provide the first report on molecular breast cancer subtypes in this region. This is the largest population–based...

    Manal Elidrissi Errahhali, Mounia Elidrissi Errahhali, Meryem Ouarzane, Tijani El Harroudi, Said Afqir and Mohammed Bellaoui

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:3

    Published on: 9 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Feasibility of thermocoagulation in a screen-and-treat approach for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions in sub-Saharan Africa

    The use of thermocoagulation for the treatment of cervical precancerous lesions has recently generated a great deal of interest. Our aim was to determine the feasibility of this outpatient procedure in the con...

    Manuela Viviano, Bruno Kenfack, Rosa Catarino, Eveline Tincho, Liliane Temogne, Anne-Caroline Benski, Pierre-Marie Tebeu, Ulrike Meyer-Hamme, Pierre Vassilakos and Patrick Petignat

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:2

    Published on: 7 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Quality of life among post-menopausal women due to oxidative stress boosted by dysthymia and anxiety

    Menopause is the onset of aging in women. During this process, some women experience physical changes that may impact upon their psychological and social status, also affecting their quality of life. Furthermo...

    Martha A. Sánchez-Rodríguez, Lizett Castrejón-Delgado, Mariano Zacarías-Flores, Alicia Arronte-Rosales and Víctor Manuel Mendoza-Núñez

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:1

    Published on: 3 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Vision-related quality of life and psychological status in Chinese women with Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye: a case-control study

    Sjogren’s syndrome dry eye (SSDE) mainly affects middle-aged women and can negatively affect women’s psychological and social functioning. However, little is known about the correlation between vision-related ...

    Yuqiu Zhang, Tong Lin, Alice Jiang, Naiqing Zhao and Lan Gong

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:75

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  13. Debate

    Assessing the feasibility of a web-based domestic violence intervention using chronic disease frameworks: reducing the burden of ‘treatment’ and promoting capacity for action in women abused by a partner

    Domestic violence shares many features with chronic disease, including ongoing physical and mental health problems and eroded self-efficacy. Given the challenges around help-seeking for women experiencing dome...

    Laura Tarzia, Carl May and Kelsey Hegarty

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:73

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  14. Research article

    Retrospective observation on contribution and limitations of screening for breast cancer with mammography in Korea: detection rate of breast cancer and incidence rate of interval cancer of the breast

    The purpose of this study was to determine the benefits and limitations of screening for breast cancer using mammography.

    Kunsei Lee, Hyeongsu Kim, Jung Hyun Lee, Hyoseon Jeong, Soon Ae Shin, Taehwa Han, Young Lan Seo, Youngbum Yoo, Sang Eun Nam, Jong Heon Park and Yoo Mi Park

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:72

    Published on: 18 November 2016

  15. Research article

    Exploratory study into the awareness of heart diseases among Emirati women (UAE) and their health seeking behaviour- a qualitative study

    Cardiovascular diseases were the leading cause of death in women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in 2010. The UAE is expected to experience a tripling of heart diseases in the next two decades as risk factor...

    Sarah Khan, Ayesha Khoory, Dhabia Al Zaffin and Meera Al Suwaidi

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:71

    Published on: 7 November 2016

  16. Research article

    Antenatal psychosocial risk status and Australian women’s use of primary care and specialist mental health services in the year after birth: a prospective study

    Poor mental health in the perinatal period can impact negatively on women, their infants and families. Australian State and Territory governments are investing in routine psychosocial assessment and depression...

    Virginia Schmied, Rachel Langdon, Stephen Matthey, Lynn Kemp, Marie-Paule Austin and Maree Johnson

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:69

    Published on: 25 October 2016

  17. Research Article

    Triple negative breast cancer in North of Morocco: clinicopathologic and prognostic features

    Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is defined by a lack of estrogen and progesterone receptor gene expression and by the absence of overexpression on HER2. It is associated to a poor prognosis. We propose to...

    Touria Derkaoui, Joaira Bakkach, Mohamed Mansouri, Ali Loudiyi, Mohamed Fihri, Fatima Zahra Alaoui, Amina Barakat, Bouchra El Yemlahi, Hassan Bihri, Naima Ghailani Nourouti and Mohcine Bennani Mechita

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:68

    Published on: 22 October 2016

  18. Research article

    Utilization of contraception among sexually active HIV positive women attending art clinic in University of Gondar Hospital: a hospital based cross-sectional study

    Contraception helps to prevent unplanned pregnancies among human immune virus positive women. The contraceptive utilization status and associated factors were not well addressed in the study area. Therefore, t...

    Mulugeta Dile Worke, Lealem Meseret Bezabih and Mulat Adefris Woldetasdik

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:67

    Published on: 21 October 2016

  19. Study protocol

    Physical activity and the risk for gestational diabetes mellitus amongst pregnant women living in Soweto: a study protocol

    Over the past decade the prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) has increased rapidly in both developed and developing countries and has become a growing health concern worldwide. A recent systemati...

    Tasneem Khan, Shelley Macaulay, Shane A. Norris, Lisa K. Micklesfield and Estelle D. Watson

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:66

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  20. Research article

    Tailoring communications to the evolving needs of patients throughout the cancer care trajectory: a qualitative exploration with breast cancer patients

    Doctor-patient communication is a crucial aspect of patient care. This study explored the communication experience of patients in a cancer consultation over the course of the cancer continuum.

    Eun-Jung Shim, Jee Eun Park, Myungsun Yi, Dooyoung Jung, Kwang-Min Lee and Bong-Jin Hahm

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:65

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  21. Research article

    Endometriosis and its global research architecture: an in-depth density-equalizing mapping analysis

    Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological diseases. It is still a chameleon in many aspects and urges intense research activities in the fields of diagnosis, therapy and prevention. Despite the nee...

    Dörthe Brüggmann, Alexandra Elizabeth-Martinez, Doris Klingelhöfer, David Quarcoo, Jenny M. Jaque and David A. Groneberg

    BMC Women's Health 2016 16:64

    Published on: 21 September 2016

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