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  1. The aim was to explore the concerns and expectations of women invited to attend group physiotherapy sessions for the management of female urinary incontinence and whether the experience changed their views; an...

    Authors: Frances Griffiths, Jo Pepper, Ellen C Jørstad-Stein, Jan Fereday Smith, Lesley Hill and Sarah (Sallie) E Lamb

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:25

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Stress urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting approximately 20% of adult women causing substantial individual (quality of life) and economic (119 million Euro/year spent on incontinence pads in t...

    Authors: Julien Labrie, Yolanda van der Graaf, Eric Buskens, Stella ESM Tiersma and Huub CH van der Vaart

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:24

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. The reproductive health status of China's low-income urban women is believed to be poor. Therefore, understanding their reproductive history and needs and improving services provision is very important. Howeve...

    Authors: Hong He, Truls Østbye and Anne K Daltveit

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:23

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem. In the Netherlands, yearly 64.000 new patients, of whom 96% are women, consult their general practitioner because of urinary incontinence. Approximately 7...

    Authors: Sanne AL van Leijsen, Kirsten B Kluivers, Ben Willem J Mol, Suzan R Broekhuis, Fred L Milani, C Huub van der Vaart, Jan-Paul WR Roovers, Marlies Y Bongers, Jan den Boon, Wilbert A Spaans, Jan Willem de Leeuw, Viviane Dietz, Jan H Kleinjan, Hans AM Brölmann, Eveline J Roos, Judith Schaafstra…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:22

    Content type: Study protocol

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  5. Ductal lavage (DL) has been proposed as a minimally-invasive, well-tolerated tool for obtaining breast epithelial cells for cytological evaluation of breast cancer risk. We report DL tolerability in BRCA1/2 mutat...

    Authors: Jennifer T Loud, Ellen Burke Beckjord, Kathryn Nichols, June Peters, Ruthann Giusti and Mark H Greene

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:20

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Studies conducted in Western countries have shown that bone loss associated with pregnancy and breast-feeding is recovered after weaning. However, it is not clear whether recovery takes place after repeated pr...

    Authors: Janaka Lenora, Sarath Lekamwasam and Magnus K Karlsson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:19

    Content type: Research article

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  7. For many women finding the right contraceptive method can be challenging and consistent and correct use over a lifetime is difficult. Even remembering to take a birth control pill every day can be a challenge....

    Authors: Pier Giorgio Crosignani, Carmine Nappi, Salvatore Ronsini, Vincenzina Bruni, Silvia Marelli and Davide Sonnino

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:18

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Evidences have showed that the incidence of arterial hypertension is greater in postmenopausal women as compared to premenopausal. Physical inactivity has been implicated as a major contributor to weight gain ...

    Authors: Pedro R Zaros, Carla EM Romero Pires, Mauricio Bacci Jr, Camila Moraes and Angelina Zanesco

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:17

    Content type: Research article

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  9. With the exception of sexual functioning and weight, social and behavioural effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) have not been reported from trials. This paper reports such results from the EPHT-tria...

    Authors: Elina Hemminki, Piret Veerus, Heti Pisarev, Sirpa-Liisa Hovi, Päivi Topo and Helle Karro

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:16

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Premature menopause is a major concern of younger women undergoing adjuvant therapy for breast cancer. Hormone replacement therapy is contraindicated in women with a history of breast cancer. Non-hormonal medi...

    Authors: Saskia FA Duijts, Hester SA Oldenburg, Marc van Beurden and Neil K Aaronson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:15

    Content type: Study protocol

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  11. The risks/benefits balance of hormone replacement therapy is controversial. Information can influence consumers' knowledge and behavior; research findings about hormone replacement therapy are uncertain and th...

    Authors: Paola Mosconi, Serena Donati, Cinzia Colombo, Alfonso Mele, Alessandro Liberati and Roberto Satolli

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:14

    Content type: Correspondence

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  12. Menopausal health is important since this stage of life is not to be avoided. A recent article in BMC Women's Health from the Estonian Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy trial has concluded that quality of life is no...

    Authors: Riitta Luoto

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:13

    Content type: Commentary

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  13. Prenatal ultrasonography has remained a universal tool but little is known especially from developing countries on clients' reasons for desiring it. Then aim was to determine the reasons why pregnant women wil...

    Authors: Christopher A Enakpene, Imran O Morhason-Bello, Anthony O Marinho, Babatunde O Adedokun, Adegoke O Kalejaiye, Kayode Sogo, Sikiru A Gbadamosi, Babatunde S Awoyinka and Obehi O Enabor

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:12

    Content type: Research article

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  14. In cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, measurement of patient-reported outcomes has become increasingly important to research efforts and clinical care. We aimed to describe how breast conditions and b...

    Authors: Anne F Klassen, Andrea L Pusic, Amie Scott, Jennifer Klok and Stefan J Cano

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:11

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Elevated pregnancy hormone levels, such as oestrogen and progesterone, may increase the risk of developing breast cancer both in mothers and offspring. However, the reasons for large inter-individual variation...

    Authors: Marie Lof, Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, Sven Sandin S, Sonia de Assis, Wei Yu and Elisabete Weiderpass

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:10

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Vaginal hysterectomy is often used to correct uterovaginal prolapse, however, there is little information regarding outcomes after surgery in routine clinical practice. The objective of this study was to inves...

    Authors: Mojgan Pakbaz, Ingrid Mogren and Mats Löfgren

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:9

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Laboratory detection of Human papillomavirus (HPV), Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae in liquid-based cervicovaginal cytology specimens is now based on identification of the DNA sequences unique to ...

    Authors: Sin Hang Lee, Veronica S Vigliotti and Suri Pappu

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:8

    Content type: Research article

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  18. More women are requesting Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC) at pharmacies where screening for Chlamydia trachomatis is not routinely offered. The objective of this study was to assess the uptake of free post...

    Authors: Loretta Brabin, Grace Thomas, Mark Hopkins, Karen O'Brien and Stephen A Roberts

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:7

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The Northern California county of Marin (MC) has historically had high breast cancer incidence rates. Because of MC's high socioeconomic status (SES) and racial homogeneity (non-Hispanic White), it has been di...

    Authors: C Suzanne Lea, Nancy P Gordon, Lee Ann Prebil, Rochelle Ereman, Connie S Uratsu and Mark Powell

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:6

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Women requesting abortion are at increased risk of developing RTI complications. However, RTI control in many resource-poor countries including Vietnam have been faced with logistical and methodological proble...

    Authors: Nguyn M Hng, Jørgen Kurtzhals, Th Thu Thy and Vibeke Rasch

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:1

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Both raloxifene and bisphosphonates are indicated for the prevention and treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis, however these medications have different efficacy and safety profiles. It is plausible that ph...

    Authors: Shonda A Foster, Kathleen A Foley, Eric S Meadows, Joseph A Johnston, Sara Wang, Gerhardt M Pohl and Stacey R Long

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:24

    Content type: Research article

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  22. As stigma is a socially constructed concept, it would follow that stigma related to sexual behaviours and sexually transmitted infections would carry with it many of the gender-based morals that are entrenched...

    Authors: Melanie LA Rusch, Jean A Shoveller, Susan Burgess, Karen Stancer, David M Patrick and Mark W Tyndall

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:21

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women and a leading cause of death from cancer in women in Europe. Although breast cancer incidence is on the rise worldwide, breast cancer mortality o...

    Authors: Maria Trigoni, Frances Griffiths, Dimitris Tsiftsis, Eugenios Koumantakis, Eileen Green and Christos Lionis

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:20

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Breast cancer risk education enables women make informed decisions regarding their options for screening and risk reduction. We aimed to determine whether patient education regarding breast cancer risk using a...

    Authors: Karthik Ghosh, Brianna J Crawford, Sandhya Pruthi, Constance I Williams, Lonzetta Neal, Nicole P Sandhu, Ruth E Johnson, Dietlind Wahner-Roedler, Marcia K Britain, Stephen S Cha and Amit K Ghosh

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:18

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Intimate partner violence (IPV), defined as actual or threatened physical, sexual, psychological, and emotional abuse by current or former partners is a global public health concern. The prevalence and determi...

    Authors: Joseph Ntaganira, Adamson S Muula, Florence Masaisa, Fidens Dusabeyezu, Seter Siziya and Emmanuel Rudatsikira

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:17

    Content type: Research article

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  26. International comparison and time trend surveillance of preterm delivery rates is complex. New techniques that could facilitate interpretation of such rates are needed.

    Authors: Nils-Halvdan Morken, Ida Vogel, Karin Kallen, Rolv Skjærven, Jens Langhoff-Roos, Ulrik Schiøler Kesmodel and Bo Jacobsson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:16

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Wife beating is an important public health problem in many developing countries. We assessed the rates of wife beating and examined factors associated with wife beating in 1995 and 2005 in Egypt.

    Authors: Manas K Akmatov, Rafael T Mikolajczyk, Shokria Labeeb, Enas Dhaher and Md Mobarak Khan

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:15

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Obesity and self-rated health (SRH) are strong predictors of morbidity and mortality but their interrelation is sparsely studied. The aim of this study was to analyse the association between weight changes and...

    Authors: Mette K Simonsen, Yrsa A Hundrup, Morten Grønbæk and Berit L Heitmann

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:13

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI's), including HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) mainly affects sexually active young people. Young adults aged 15–29 years, account for 32% of AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficie...

    Authors: Alexandra McManus and Lipi Dhar

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:12

    Content type: Research article

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  30. For most tubal ectopic pregnancies (EP) surgery is the treatment of first choice. Whether surgical treatment should be performed conservatively (salpingostomy) or radically (salpingectomy) in women wishing to ...

    Authors: Femke Mol, Annika Strandell, Davor Jurkovic, Tamer Yalcinkaya, Harold R Verhoeve, Carolien AM Koks, Paul JQ van der Linden, Giuseppe CM Graziosi, Andreas L Thurkow, Annemieke Hoek, Lars Hogström, Ingemar Klinte, Kerstin Nilsson, Norah M van Mello, Willem M Ankum, Fulco van der Veen…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:11

    Content type: Study protocol

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  31. Patients with ectopic pregnancy (EP) and low serum hCG concentrations and women with a pregnancy of unknown location (PUL) and plateauing serum hCG levels are commonly treated with systemic methotrexate (MTX)....

    Authors: Norah M van Mello, Femke Mol, Albert H Adriaanse, Erik A Boss, Antonius B Dijkman, Johannes PR Doornbos, Mark Hans Emanuel, Jaap Friederich, Loes van der Leeuw-Harmsen, Jos P Lips, Evert JP van Santbrink, Harold R Verhoeve, Harry Visser, Willem M Ankum, Fulco van der Veen, Ben W Mol…

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:10

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  32. This study was conducted to determine whether use of hormonal contraceptives is associated with cervical dysplasia and cancer in a population where there is widespread use of hormonal contraception and the rat...

    Authors: Norma McFarlane-Anderson, Patience E Bazuaye, Maria D Jackson, Monica Smikle and Horace M Fletcher

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:9

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Abnormal vaginal bleeding (AVB) in women of reproductive age is a common reason for consulting a general practitioner. Nevertheless, how general practitioners (GPs) choose to initially manage AVB is largely un...

    Authors: Corlien JH de Vries, Margreet Wieringa-de Waard, Cléo-Lotte AG Vervoort, Willem M Ankum and Patrick JE Bindels

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:7

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 20% of women living in the UK have a hysterectomy during their lifetime, levels are higher in the USA, making it one of the most commonly performed major surgical procedures. Understanding of the indications f...

    Authors: Helen J Stokes-Lampard, John Macleod and Sue Wilson

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:6

    Content type: Study protocol

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  35. Although social integration is a well-established influence on health, less is known about how the specific types of social connection (social roles, social networks, and social support) influence knowledge, a...

    Authors: Ann Carroll Klassen and Carmen Washington

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:4

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The primary objective of this study was to investigate if supplementary lactobacilli treatment could improve the initial cure rate after vaginal clindamycin therapy, and secondly, if lactobacilli as repeated a...

    Authors: Per-Göran Larsson, Babill Stray-Pedersen, Kjeld R Ryttig and Stig Larsen

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:3

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Hormone replacement therapy use (HRT) is associated with increased breast cancer risk. Our primary objective was to explore hormone levels in plasma according to HRT use, body mass index (BMI) and menopausal s...

    Authors: Marit Waaseth, Kjersti Bakken, Vanessa Dumeaux, Karina S Olsen, Charlotta Rylander, Yngve Figenschau and Eiliv Lund

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2008 8:1

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Years spent in college represents a critical time for obesity development though little information is known regarding how body weight and composition changes beyond the first year of college. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Holly R Hull, Michelle L Morrow, Mary K Dinger, Jennifer L Han and David A Fields

    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:21

    Content type: Research article

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