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    A pathological and clinical study of 706 primary tumours of the ovary in the largest tertiary hospital in Ghana

    Ovarian tumours are a leading cause of death in Ghana. Even though geographical and racial differences exist in the frequency, types and age distribution of primary ovarian tumours, information about the clini...

    Patrick Kafui Akakpo, Leonard Derkyi-Kwarteng, Richard Kwasi Gyasi, Solomom Edward Quayson, Simon Naporo and Jehoram Tei Anim

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:34

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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    Skin whitening among Cameroonian female university students: knowledge, attitudes, practices and motivations

    Lack of data on skin whitening (SW) among Cameroonian female university students prompted us to undertake the present study which aimed at assessing the knowledge, attitudes, practices and motivations of femal...

    Emmanuel Armand Kouotou, Jobert Richie N. Nansseu, Hugues Adegbidi, Theophane Christel Joel Zoa Mebara and Elie Claude Ndjitoyap Ndam

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:33

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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    Quality of life of breast and cervical cancer survivors

    Breast and cervical cancer are the most common cancers affecting women. The symptom distresses experienced by cancer survivors are critical factors influencing their quality of life (QOL). This study investiga...

    Huei-Ying Huang, Wen-Chen Tsai, Wen-Yu Chou, Yao-Ching Hung, Liang-Chih Liu, Kuo-Feng Huang, Wen-Ching Wang, Kam-Wing Leung, Ruey-Kuen Hsieh and Pei-Tseng Kung

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:30

    Published on: 12 April 2017

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    Evaluating the role of race and medication in protection of uterine fibroids by type 2 diabetes exposure

    Uterine fibroids (UF) affect 77% of women by menopause, and account for $9.4 billion in annual healthcare costs. Type-2-diabetes (T2D) has inconsistently associated with protection from UFs in prior studies. T...

    Digna R. Velez Edwards, Katherine E. Hartmann, Melissa Wellons, Anushi Shah, Hua Xu and Todd L. Edwards

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:28

    Published on: 11 April 2017

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    Breast cancer in Iraq is associated with a unimodally distributed predominance of luminal type B over luminal type A surrogates from young to old age

    Breast cancer has recently increased in post-menopausal Iraqi women. In Western countries at high-risk for breast cancer, there is a bimodal increase in estrogen receptor (ER) positive tumors with a peak of lo...

    Runnak A Majid, Hemin A Hassan, Dana N Muhealdeen, Hazha A Mohammed and Michael D Hughson

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:27

    Published on: 7 April 2017

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    Meanings of abortion in context: accounts of abortion in the lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer

    A breast cancer diagnosis and an abortion can each be pivotal moments in a woman’s life. Research on abortion and breast cancer deals predominantly with women diagnosed during pregnancy who might be advised to...

    Maggie Kirkman, Carmel Apicella, Jillian Graham, Martha Hickey, John L. Hopper, Louise Keogh, Ingrid Winship and Jane Fisher

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:26

    Published on: 5 April 2017

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    Factors influencing use of long-acting versus short-acting contraceptive methods among reproductive-age women in a resource-limited setting

    Unplanned pregnancy remains a common problem in many resource-limited settings, mostly due to limited access to modern family planning (FP) services. In particular, use of the more effective long-acting revers...

    Leevan Tibaijuka, Robert Odongo, Emma Welikhe, Wilber Mukisa, Lilian Kugonza, Imelda Busingye, Phelomena Nabukalu, Joseph Ngonzi, Stephen B. Asiimwe and Francis Bajunirwe

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:25

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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    The Swedish translation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy – Cervical Dysplasia (FACIT-CD): linguistic validity and reliability of the Swedish version

    Cervical dysplasia is a precancerous condition, which has been shown to create anxiety in women. To be able to investigate these women’s health-related quality of life, a disease-specific instrument is require...

    Marie Rask, Marie Oscarsson, Neil Ludwig and Katarina Swahnberg

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:24

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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    Typical patterns of modifiable health risk factors (MHRFs) in elderly women in Germany: results from the cross-sectional German Health Update (GEDA) study, 2009 and 2010

    Modifiable health risk factors (MHRFs) significantly affect morbidity and mortality rates and frequently occur in specific combinations or risk clusters. Using five MHRFs (smoking, high-risk alcohol consumptio...

    Franziska Jentsch, Jennifer Allen, Judith Fuchs and Elena von der Lippe

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:23

    Published on: 4 April 2017

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    The effect of hormone therapy on quality of life and breast cancer risk after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy: a systematic review

    It is unclear if the use of hormone therapy (HT) in carriers of BRCA mutations improves the quality of life (QOL) without increasing the risk of breast cancer following a risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (R...

    Tasneem Siyam, Sue Ross, Sandra Campbell, Dean T. Eurich and Nesé Yuksel

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:22

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Beneficial effects of a Coriolus versicolor-based vaginal gel on cervical epithelization, vaginal microbiota and vaginal health: a pilot study in asymptomatic women

    To assess the effect of a 12-day treatment using a vaginal gel based on niosomes containing hyaluronic acid, ß-glucan, alpha-glucan oligosaccharide, Coriolus versicolor, Asian centella, Azadirachta indica and Alo...

    Santiago Palacios, Fernando Losa, Damián Dexeus and Javier Cortés

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:21

    Published on: 16 March 2017

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    Factors associated with cervical cancer screening participation among immigrants of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin: a population-based study in Finland

    Previous studies revealed low participation in cervical cancer screening among immigrants compared with non-immigrants. Only a few studies about factors associated with immigrants’ lower participation rates ha...

    Esther E. Idehen, Tellervo Korhonen, Anu Castaneda, Teppo Juntunen, Mari Kangasniemi, Anna-Maija Pietilä and Päivikki Koponen

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:19

    Published on: 11 March 2017

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    Sex hormone binding globulin as a valuable biochemical marker in predicting gestational diabetes mellitus

    Circulating Sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) levels are inversely associated with insulin resistance. This study was conducted to compare maternal serum SHBG level between pregnant women with normal glucose...

    Manal Abdalla Tawfeek, Eman Mohamad Alfadhli, Abdulfatah Marawan Alayoubi, Hesham Ahmad El-Beshbishy and Fawzia Ahmad Habib

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:18

    Published on: 9 March 2017

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    “Life at the River is a Living Hell:” a qualitative study of trauma, mental health, substance use and HIV risk behavior among female fish traders from the Kafue Flatlands in Zambia

    In Western settings, the relationship between trauma history, posttraumatic stress disorder, substance use, and HIV risk behavior, is well established. Although female fish traders in Zambia are affected by HI...

    Lynn T. Murphy Michalopoulos, Stefani N. Baca-Atlas, Simona J. Simona, Tina Jiwatram-Negrón, Alexander Ncube and Melanie B. Chery

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:15

    Published on: 7 March 2017

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    Reproductive risk factors associated with breast cancer in women in Bangui: a case–control study

    Breast cancer (breast Ca) is recognised as a major public health problem in the world. Data on reproductive factors associated with breast Ca in the Central African Republic (CAR) is very limited. This study a...

    Augustin Balekouzou, Ping Yin, Christian Maucler Pamatika, Cavin Epie Bekolo, Sylvain Wilfrid Nambei, Marceline Djeintote, Komlan Kota, Christian Diamont Mossoro-Kpinde, Chang Shu, Minghui Yin, Zhen Fu, Tingting Qing, Mingming Yan, Jianyuan Zhang, Shaojun Chen, Hongyu Li…

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:14

    Published on: 6 March 2017

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    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, Leandro Luongo Matos and Fernando Adami

    BMC Women's Health 2017 17:13

    Published on: 21 February 2017

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