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  1. Abnormal uterine bleeding is often investigated in clinical studies and critical to identify during gynecological consultation. The current standard for quantification of menstrual blood loss is the alkaline-h...

    Authors: Ulrike Schumacher, Jens Schumacher, Uwe Mellinger, Christoph Gerlinger, Andreas Wienke and Jan Endrikat
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:24
  2. Though non-communicable diseases contribute to an increasing share of the disease burden in South Asia, health systems in most rural communities are ill-equipped to deal with chronic illness. This analysis see...

    Authors: Shegufta S Sikder, Alain B Labrique, Barkat Ullah, Sucheta Mehra, Mahbubur Rashid, Hasmot Ali, Nusrat Jahan, Abu A Shamim, Keith P West Jr and Parul Christian
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:23
  3. In in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmatic sperm injection (ICSI) treatment a large drop is present between embryo transfer and occurrence of pregnancy. The implantation rate per embryo transferred...

    Authors: Janine G Smit, Jenneke C Kasius, Marinus JC Eijkemans, Carolien AM Koks, Ron Van Golde, Jurjen GE Oosterhuis, Annemiek W Nap, Gabrielle J Scheffer, Petra AP Manger, Annemiek Hoek, Mesrure Kaplan, Dick BC Schoot, Arne M van Heusden, Walter KH Kuchenbecker, Denise AM Perquin, Kathrin Fleischer…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:22
  4. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality among Jordanian women. Breast malignancies are detected at late stages as a result of deferred breast health-seeking behaviour. The aim of this study was ...

    Authors: Hana Taha, Raeda Al-Qutob, Lennarth Nyström, Rolf Wahlström and Vanja Berggren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:21
  5. Many trafficked people suffer high levels of physical, sexual and psychological abuse. Yet, there has been limited research on the physical health problems associated with human trafficking or how the health n...

    Authors: Siân Oram, Nicolae V Ostrovschi, Viorel I Gorceag, Mihai A Hotineanu, Lilia Gorceag, Carolina Trigub and Melanie Abas
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:20
  6. Early life-stage exposure to estrogen increases the risk of breast cancer. The objective of this study was to investigate the age at menarche and time to onset of regular menstrual cycles for Japanese women bo...

    Authors: Michie Hosokawa, Setsuko Imazeki, Hideki Mizunuma, Toshiro Kubota and Kunihiko Hayashi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:19
  7. Optimal nutrition for lactating mothers is importance for mother and infants’ health and well-being. We determined the nutrient intake and dietary changes during the first 3-month of lactation, and its potenti...

    Authors: Haijiao Chen, Ping Wang, Yaofeng Han, Jing Ma, Frederic A Troy II and Bing Wang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:18
  8. Breast cancer today has many established risk factors, both genetic and environmental, but these risk factors by themselves explain only part of the total cancer incidence. We have investigated potential inter...

    Authors: Sophia Harlid, Salma Butt, Malin IL Ivarsson, Jorunn Erla Eyfjörd, Per Lenner, Jonas Manjer, Joakim Dillner and Joyce Carlson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:17
  9. Hormone receptor (HR) and HER2 expression predict the therapeutic response and prognosis of breast cancer. In the Middle-East, breast cancer is diagnosed at a young age, and Arabic women are reported to have a...

    Authors: Runnak A Majid, Hazha A Mohammed, Hemin A Hassan, Wasan A Abdulmahdi, Rekawt M Rashid and Michael D Hughson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:16
  10. Women of reproductive age are vulnerable to psychosocial problems, but these have remained largely unexplored in Muslim women in developing countries. The aim of this study was to explore and describe psychoso...

    Authors: Rosnah Sutan and Hazlina Mohd Miskam
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:15
  11. Vietnam shows a paradoxical situation where high contraceptive prevalence goes together with high abortion rates. This study examined the associations between self-reports of having received voluntary family p...

    Authors: Phuong Hong Nguyen and Meiwita P Budiharsana
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:14
  12. The growing trend of women infected with HIV through sexual transmission is alarming. Factors influencing condom use have not yet been fully identified, especially in countries with conservative cultures and b...

    Authors: Razieh Lotfi, Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Farideh Yaghmaei and Ebrahim Hajizadeh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:13
  13. Current practice for patients with breast cancer referred for genetic counseling, includes face-to-face consultations with a genetic counselor prior to and following DNA-testing. This is based on guidelines re...

    Authors: Aisha S Sie, Liesbeth Spruijt, Wendy AG van Zelst-Stams, Arjen R Mensenkamp, Marjolijn J Ligtenberg, Han G Brunner, Judith B Prins and Nicoline Hoogerbrugge
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:12
  14. Hypovitaminosis D is associated to accentuated bone loss. However, association between osteoporotic vertebral fractures (VFs) and vitamin D status has not been clearly established.

    Authors: Abdellah El Maghraoui, Zhor Ouzzif, Aziza Mounach, Asmaa Rezqi, Lahsen Achemlal, Ahmed Bezza, Saida Tellal, Mohamed Dehhaoui and Imad Ghozlani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:11
  15. Uterine receptivity and implantation are complex processes requiring coordinated expression of molecules by zygote and uterus. Our objective was to evaluate the role of the endometrial expression of leukemia i...

    Authors: Manal A Tawfeek, Manal A Eid, Azza M Hasan, Manal Mostafa and Hesham A El-Serogy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:10
  16. Approaches to the treatment of endometriosis vary worldwide, but studies comparing endometriosis medications in different ethnic groups are rare. A systematic literature search identified two studies directly ...

    Authors: Christoph Gerlinger, Thomas Faustmann, Jeffrey J Hassall and Christian Seitz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:9
  17. Modern Intrauterine contraceptive device (IUCD) is very safe, highly effective reversible and inexpensive family planning method which offers 5-10 years of protection against pregnancy. The contraceptive use i...

    Authors: Syed Khurram Azmat, Babar Tasneem Shaikh, Waqas Hameed, Mohsina Bilgrami, Ghulam Mustafa, Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ishaque, Wajahat Hussain and Aftab Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:8
  18. Women in deprived socioeconomic situations run a high pain risk. Although number of pain sites (NPS) is considered highly relevant in pain assessment, little is known regarding the relationship between socioec...

    Authors: Toril Rannestad and Finn Egil Skjeldestad
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:7
  19. In 2009 the Uterine Bleeding and Pain Women's Research Study (UBP-WRS) was conducted interviewing 21,479 women across 8 countries in order to gain patient-based prevalence data on uterine pain and bleeding ind...

    Authors: Anne Zimmermann, David Bernuit, Christoph Gerlinger, Matthias Schaefers and Katharina Geppert
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:6
  20. A vaginal fistula is a devastating condition, affecting an estimated 2 million girls and women across Africa and Asia. There are numerous challenges associated with providing fistula repair services in develop...

    Authors: Mark A Barone, Vera Frajzyngier, Steven Arrowsmith, Joseph Ruminjo, Armando Seuc, Evelyn Landry, Karen Beattie, Thierno Hamidou Barry, Alyona Lewis, Mulu Muleta, Dolorès Nembunzu, Robert Olupot, Ileogben Sunday-Adeoye, Weston Khisa Wakasiaka, Mariana Widmer and A Metin Gülmezoglu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:5
  21. Smoking is a significant women's health issue. Examining smoking behaviors among occupational groups with a high prevalence of women may reveal the culture of smoking behavior and quit efforts of female smoker...

    Authors: Linda Sarna, Stella Aguinaga Bialous, Karabi Nandy and Qing Yang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:4
  22. In Ethiopia maternal mortality rate is very high more than one in five women die from pregnancy or pregnancy related causes. The use of contraceptives to prevent unwanted pregnancies and unsafe abortion is an ...

    Authors: Tatek Tesfaye, Tizta Tilahun and Eshetu Girma
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:3
  23. Spontaneous cessation of growth is a frequent finding in uterine fibroids. Increasing evidence suggests an important role of cellular senescence in this growth control. Deciphering the underlying mechanisms of...

    Authors: Dominique N Markowski, Burkhard M Helmke, Arlo Radtke, Jennifer Froeb, Gazanfer Belge, Sabine Bartnitzke, Werner Wosniok, Iris Czybulka-Jachertz, Ulrich Deichert and Jörn Bullerdiek
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:2
  24. Health outcomes could be improved if women at high risk for osteoporotic fracture were matched to effective treatment. This study determined the extent to which treatment for osteoporosis/osteopenia correspond...

    Authors: Eric S Meadows, Beth D Mitchell, Susan C Bolge, Joseph A Johnston and Nananda F Col
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2012 12:1
  25. Despite declining smoking rates among the general Australian population, rates among Indigenous Australians remain high, with 47% of the Indigenous population reporting daily smoking - twice that of other Aust...

    Authors: Megan E Passey, Jennifer T Gale and Robert W Sanson-Fisher
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:55
  26. Perceived beliefs about breast cancer and breast cancer screening are important predictors for mammography utilization. This study adapted and validated the Champion's scale in Peru. This scale measures percei...

    Authors: Moises A Huaman, Kelly I Kamimura-Nishimura, Mariano Kanamori, Alejandro Siu and Andres G Lescano
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:54
  27. Considering the fact that a significant proportion of high-risk pregnancies are currently referred to tertiary level hospitals; and that a large proportion of low obstetric risk women still seek care in these ...

    Authors: Roxana Behruzi, Marie Hatem, Lise Goulet and William Fraser
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:53
  28. Indonesia has the fourth largest population in the world. Few studies have identified the risk factors of Indonesian women for domestic violence. Such research will be useful for the development of prevention ...

    Authors: Elli N Hayati, Ulf Högberg, Mohammad Hakimi, Mary C Ellsberg and Maria Emmelin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:52
  29. Previous studies have associated chronic pelvic pain with a stereotyped pattern of movement and posture, lack of normal body sensations, a characteristic pain distribution. We aimed at evaluating if these post...

    Authors: Carolina W Kaercher, Vanessa K Genro, Carlos A Souza, Mariane Alfonsin, Greice Berton and João S Cunha Filho
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:51
  30. Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health problem in Africa and worldwide. HIV infected women face increased IPV risk. We assessed the prevalence and factors associated with IPV among HIV infect...

    Authors: Michael O Osinde, Dan K Kaye and Othman Kakaire
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:50
  31. Despite the increased attention on maternal mortality during recent decades, which has resulted in maternal health being defined as a Millennium Development Goal (MDG), the disability and suffering from obstet...

    Authors: Lilian T Mselle, Karen Marie Moland, Bjørg Evjen-Olsen, Abu Mvungi and Thecla W Kohi
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:49
  32. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a silent disorder with a huge impact on women's quality of life. There is limited data from community-based studies conducted to determine the prevalence of POP as its assessment...

    Authors: Fahimeh Ramezani Tehrani, Somayeh Hashemi, Masoumeh Simbar and Niloofar Shiva
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:48
  33. Childlessness among Australian women is increasing. Despite this, little is known about the physical and mental health and wellbeing of childless women, particularly during the reproductive years. The aims of ...

    Authors: Melissa L Graham, Erin Hill, Julia M Shelley and Ann R Taket
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:47
  34. Successful priority setting is increasingly known to be an important aspect in achieving better family planning, maternal, newborn and child health (FMNCH) outcomes in developing countries. However, far too li...

    Authors: Dereck Chitama, Rob Baltussen, Evert Ketting, Switbert Kamazima, Anna Nswilla and Phares GM Mujinja
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:46
  35. Prognostic markers and molecular breast cancer subtypes reflect underlying biological tumor behavior and are important for patient management. Compared to Western countries, women in North Africa are less like...

    Authors: Bodour Salhia, Coya Tapia, Elia A Ishak, Salwa Gaber, Bree Berghuis, Khateeb H Hussain, Rachelle A DuQuette, James Resau and John Carpten
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:44
  36. The attendance rate in Estonian cervical cancer screening programme is too low therefore the programme is hardly effective. A cross-sectional population based survey was performed to identify awareness of cerv...

    Authors: Alice Kivistik, Katrin Lang, Paolo Baili, Ahti Anttila and Piret Veerus
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:43
  37. Heterosexual contact is the most common mode of transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) in Nepal and it is largely linked to sex work. We assessed th...

    Authors: Laxmi Ghimire, W Cairns S Smith, Edwin R van Teijlingen, Rashmi Dahal and Nagendra P Luitel
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:42
  38. There is a desperate need to address diet-related chronic diseases in Mexican-origin women, particularly for those in border region colonias (Mexican settlements) and other new destination communities in rural an...

    Authors: Cassandra M Johnson, Joseph R Sharkey and Wesley R Dean
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:41
  39. While there is extensive literature evaluating the impact of phytoestrogen consumption on breast cancer risk, its role on ovarian cancer has received little attention.

    Authors: Elisa V Bandera, Melony King, Urmila Chandran, Lisa E Paddock, Lorna Rodriguez-Rodriguez and Sara H Olson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:40
  40. BRCA mutation carriers have a 40-80% life-time risk of developing breast cancer. They may opt for yearly breast cancer surveillance or for prophylactic mastectomy. Both options show increased survival rates. It ...

    Authors: Annemiek Visser, Judith B Prins, Nicoline Hoogerbrugge and Hanneke WM van Laarhoven
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:39
  41. We examined the feasibility of providing web-based mental health services, including synchronous internet video conferencing of an evidence-based support/education group, to at-risk women, specifically poor lo...

    Authors: Ellen L Lipman, Meghan Kenny and Elsa Marziali
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:38
  42. Preconception and pregnancy dietary intakes can influence the health of future generations. In this study we compared the food intakes of reproductive-aged women by pregnancy status, to current Australian reco...

    Authors: Michelle L Blumfield, Alexis J Hure, Lesley K MacDonald-Wicks, Amanda J Patterson, Roger Smith and Clare E Collins
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:37
  43. Information concerning lipid disturbances in HIV-infected women on antiretroviral therapy (ART) is scarce. The objective of the study is to describe the lipid profile in a large cohort of HIV-infected women on...

    Authors: Vicente Estrada, Paloma Geijo, Manuel Fuentes-Ferrer, María Luisa García Alcalde, María Rodrigo, María José Galindo, Agustín Muñoz, Pere Domingo, Esteve Ribera, Jaime Cosín, Pompeyo Viciana, Fernando Lozano, Alberto Terrón, Antonio Vergara, Ramón Teira, Josefa Muñoz-Sánchez…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:36
  44. There is little published research investigating sex work in Namibia, particularly in rural areas. Therefore, the aim of this paper was to determine the views of women engaged in sex work in the Oshakati area ...

    Authors: Alanna Fitzgerald-Husek, Alexandra LC Martiniuk, Reece Hinchcliff, Christine E Aochamus and Richard B Lee
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:35
  45. We recently completed a randomized clinical trial of two minimally invasive surgical procedures for stress urinary incontinence, the retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) versus the trans-obturator tape (...

    Authors: Sue Ross, Magali Robert, Doug Lier, Misha Eliasziw and Philip Jacobs
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:34
  46. A couple's decision to undergo an invasive test based on a screening test result is a process associated with anxiety. The aim of this study was to determine whether anxiety and prenatal attachment were affect...

    Authors: Sara J Allison, Julie Stafford and Dilly OC Anumba
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:33
  47. Secondary infertility is a common, preventable but neglected reproductive health problem in resource-poor countries. This study examines the association of past sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including...

    Authors: Nathalie Dhont, Stanley Luchters, Claude Muvunyi, Joseph Vyankandondera, Ludwig De Naeyer, Marleen Temmerman and Janneke van de Wijgert
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:32
  48. Ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death among women suffering from gynaecological malignancies in the Western world. Worldwide, approximately 200,000 women are diagnosed with the disease each year. This a...

    Authors: Lene Seibaek, Lone K Petersen, Jan Blaakaer and Lise Hounsgaard
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:31

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