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  1. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is believed it to be a safer and equally effective alternative to Conventional Hormone Therapy for the relief of menopausal symptoms; however, data are needed to...

    Authors: Andres D Ruiz, Kelly R Daniels, Jamie C Barner, John J Carson and Christopher R Frei
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:27
  2. Population variation in the duration and amount of menstrual bleeding has received little attention in the literature. This study describes these characteristics and investigates the distribution of self-perce...

    Authors: Iná S Santos, Gicele C Minten, Neiva CJ Valle, Giovana C Tuerlinckx, Alessandra B Silva, Guilherme AR Pereira and Joaquim F Carriconde
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:26
  3. Clinically significant premenstrual symptoms are common among young women. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is characterized by emotional, behavioural and physical symptoms that consistently occur during the luteal...

    Authors: Sanna Mustaniemi, Marika Sipola-Leppänen, Petteri Hovi, Uriel Halbreich, Marja Vääräsmäki, Katri Räikkönen, Anu-Katriina Pesonen, Kati Heinonen, Anna-Liisa Järvenpää, Johan G Eriksson, Sture Andersson and Eero Kajantie
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:25
  4. The prevalence, morbidity, and mortality of inflammatory lung diseases such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis (CF) are increasing in women. There is a dearth of data o...

    Authors: Anthony Tam, Don Morrish, Samuel Wadsworth, Delbert Dorscheid, SF Paul Man and Don D Sin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:24
  5. Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a condition affecting more than half of the women above age 40. The estimated lifetime risk of needing surgical management for POP is 11%.

    Authors: Kim JB Notten, Mirjam Weemhoff, Kirsten B Kluivers, Karlijn J Schweitzer, Femke Mulder, Jaap Stoker, Regina GH Beets-Tan, Jurgen J Futterer, Roy FA Vliegen, Johannes LH Evers, Gerold Link, Martin GM Bergmans, Paul HNM Kampschöer, Ed TCM Gondrie, Iris van Gestel, Ivo van Dooren…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:23
  6. Few studies have examined the associated factors of antepartum depressive and anxiety symptoms (ADS and AAS) in low-income countries, yet the World Health Organization identifies depressive disorders as the se...

    Authors: Hashima E Nasreen, Zarina N Kabir, Yvonne Forsell and Maigun Edhborg
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:22
  7. With the development of medical technology, many countries around the world have been implementing ethical guidelines and laws regarding Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR). A physician's reproductive decisi...

    Authors: Suzana Záchia, Daniela Knauth, José R Goldim, Juliana R Chachamovich, Eduardo Chachamovich, Ana H Paz, Ricardo Felberbaum, PierGiorgio Crosignani, Basil C Tarlatzis and Eduardo P Passos
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:21
  8. Disparities in cervical cancer screening are known to exist in Ontario, Canada for foreign-born women. The relative importance of various barriers to screening may vary across ethnic groups. This study aimed t...

    Authors: Aisha K Lofters, Rahim Moineddin, Stephen W Hwang and Richard H Glazier
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:20
  9. Studies conducted around the world consistently show the existence of violence against women. Despite the increasing number of studies being conducted on violence against young married women elsewhere, this su...

    Authors: Prabhat Lamichhane, Mahesh Puri, Jyotsna Tamang and Bishnu Dulal
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:19
  10. Extensive information on cervical cancer is currently available. Its effectiveness in reducing anxiety in women receiving abnormal Pap tests is not clear. We investigated current practices of communicating abn...

    Authors: Joseph Monsonego, Javier Cortes, Daniel Pereira da Silva, Anna Francisca Jorge and Patrick Klein
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:18
  11. Lactobacillus species are the most often found inhabitants of vaginal ecosystem of fertile women. In postmenopausal women with low oestrogen levels, Lactobacillus flora is diminishing or absent. However, no stud...

    Authors: Rita J Gustafsson, Siv Ahrné, Bengt Jeppsson, Cecilia Benoni, Crister Olsson, Martin Stjernquist and Bodil Ohlsson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:17
  12. Smoking rates among women are currently low, but they are the fastest growing segment of cigarette smoking population in developing countries. We aimed to assess the knowledge and perceptions towards smoking a...

    Authors: Seema Bhanji, Marie Andrades, Fawad Taj and Ali K Khuwaja
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:16
  13. Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is important in normal growth, development, and homeostasis. Current use of oral contraceptives (OC) decreases IGF-1 concentrations; however, the effect of past use, age/ti...

    Authors: Kristina M Blackmore, Jody Wong and Julia A Knight
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:15
  14. Endometriosis is a common benign condition, which is characterized by the growth of endometrial-like tissue in ectopic sites outside the uterus. Laparoscopic excision of the disease is frequently carried out f...

    Authors: Wee-Liak Hoo, Ertan Saridogan, Alfred Cutner, George Pandis and Davor Jurkovic
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:14
  15. Intimate partner violence against women is a prevailing public health problem in Tanzania, where four of ten women have a lifetime exposure to physical or sexual violence by their male partners. To be able to ...

    Authors: Rose M Laisser, Lennarth Nyström, Helen I Lugina and Maria Emmelin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:13
  16. The role of episiotomy as a protective factor against pelvic floor disorders postpartum has been debated for many years, but its routine use has been hitherto discouraged in the literature. Comparisons between...

    Authors: Serena Bertozzi, Ambrogio P Londero, Arrigo Fruscalzo, Lorenza Driul, Cristina Delneri, Angelo Calcagno, Paolo Di Benedetto and Diego Marchesoni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:12
  17. The last comprehensive investigation of women's experience of the colposcopy service in the UK was conducted in the 1980's. It highlighted women's anxiety and lack of information, resulting in recommendations ...

    Authors: Dawn R Swancutt, Sheila M Greenfield, David M Luesley and Sue Wilson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:11
  18. For low income and uninsured populations, safety net clinics are an important source of health care, including preventive services such as mammography screening. However, little is known about how well breast ...

    Authors: Richard C Palmer, Raquel Samson, Anamica Batra, Maria Triantis and Irene D Mullan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:9
  19. In obstetrics and gynaecology there has been a rapid growth in the development of new tests and primary studies of their accuracy. It is imperative that such studies are reported with transparency allowing the...

    Authors: Tara J Selman, R Katie Morris, Javier Zamora and Khalid S Khan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:8
  20. Obstetrics and gynaecology have seen rapid growth in the development of new tests with research on these tests presented as diagnostic accuracy studies. To avoid errors in judgement it is important that the me...

    Authors: Rachel K Morris, Tara J Selman, Javier Zamora and Khalid S Khan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:7
  21. Climacteric stage women experience significant biological, psychological and social changes. With demographic changes being observed in the growing number of climacteric stage women in Mexico, it is important ...

    Authors: Svetlana V Doubova, Patricia Espinosa-Alarcón, Sergio Flores-Hernández, Claudia Infante and Ricardo Pérez-Cuevas
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:6
  22. More than 30% of the pregnancies in women aged 35 and over are unintended. This paper compares perceptions about contraceptive methods and use among women with and without an unintended pregnancy after turning...

    Authors: Emily M Godfrey, Nancy P Chin, Stephen L Fielding, Kevin Fiscella and Ann Dozier
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:5
  23. Pelvic organ prolapse is a common health problem, affecting up to 40% of parous women over 50 years old, with significant negative influence on quality of life. Vaginal hysterectomy is currently the leading tr...

    Authors: Renée J Detollenaere, Jan den Boon, Jelle Stekelenburg, Akeel HH Alhafidh, Robert A Hakvoort, Mark E Vierhout and Hugo WF van Eijndhoven
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:4
  24. The tobacco control community assumes that the most effective interventions are personalized. Nevertheless, little attention is paid to understanding differences between pregnant and non-pregnant European wome...

    Authors: Alessandra Buja, Emanuela Guarnieri, Giovanni Forza, Federica Tognazzo, Paolo Sandonà and Alessandra Zampieron
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:3
  25. Colposcopy is an essential part of the National Health Service Cervical Screening Programme (NHSCSP). It is used for both diagnosis and treatment of pre-cancerous cells of the cervix.

    Authors: Sarah M Flanagan, Sue Wilson, David Luesley, Sarah L Damery and Sheila M Greenfield
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:2
  26. Neutrophil elastase level/activity is elevated in a variety of diseases such as atherosclerosis, systolic hypertension and obstructive pulmonary disease. It is unknown whether obese individuals with prehyperte...

    Authors: Mervat M El-Eshmawy, Eman H El-Adawy, Amany A Mousa, Amany E Zeidan, Azza A El-Baiomy, Elham R Abdel-Samie and Omayma M Saleh
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:1
  27. The success of HPV vaccination programs will require awareness regarding HPV associated diseases and the benefits of HPV vaccination for the general population. The aim of this study was to assess the level of...

    Authors: Cristina H Rama, Luisa L Villa, Sonia Pagliusi, Maria A Andreoli, Maria C Costa, Aline L Aoki, Adhemar Longatto-Filho and José Eluf-Neto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:35
  28. Mortality from breast cancer has increased among American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) women. Despite this alarming reality, AI/AN women have some of the lowest breast cancer screening rates. Only 37% of elig...

    Authors: Kimberly K Engelman, Christine M Daley, Byron J Gajewski, Florence Ndikum-Moffor, Babalola Faseru, Stacy Braiuca, Stephanie Joseph, Edward F Ellerbeck and K Allen Greiner
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:34
  29. The link between poverty and adverse maternal outcomes has been studied largely by means of quantitative data. We explore poor urban Kenyan women's views and lived experiences of the relationship between econo...

    Authors: Chimaraoke O Izugbara and David P Ngilangwa
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:33
  30. In The Netherlands the largest human Q fever outbreak ever reported in the literature is currently ongoing with more than 2300 notified cases in 2009. Pregnant women are particularly at risk as Q fever during ...

    Authors: Janna M Munster, Alexander CAP Leenders, Wim van der Hoek, Peter M Schneeberger, Ariene Rietveld, Josien Riphagen-Dalhuisen, Ronald P Stolk, Carl JCM Hamilton, Esther de Vries, Jamie Meekelenkamp, Jerome R Lo-Ten-Foe, Albertus Timmer, Lolkje TW De Jong - van den Berg, Jan G Aarnoudse and Eelko Hak
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:32
  31. Sexual coercion is an important public health issue due to its negative association with social and health outcomes. The paper aims to examine the prevalence of sexual coercion perpetrated by husbands on their...

    Authors: Ramesh Adhikari and Jyotsna Tamang
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:31
  32. Migraine, a common chronic-intermittent disorder of idiopathic origin characterized by severe debilitating headaches and autonomic nervous system dysfunction, and placental abruption, the premature separation ...

    Authors: Sixto E Sanchez, Michelle A Williams, Percy N Pacora, Cande V Ananth, Chungfang Qiu, Sheena K Aurora and Tanya K Sorensen
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:30
  33. Despite CDC recommendations regarding universal catch-up vaccination against human papillomavirus (HPV), only about ten percent of young adult women in the United States have been vaccinated. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Gregory D Zimet, Thomas W Weiss, Susan L Rosenthal, Margaret B Good and Michelle D Vichnin
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:27
  34. Adherence to anti-osteoporosis treatments is poor, exposing treated women to increased fracture risk. Determinants of poor adherence are poorly understood. The study aims to determine physician- and patient- r...

    Authors: Dominique Huas, Françoise Debiais, Francis Blotman, Bernard Cortet, Florence Mercier, Chantal Rousseaux, Véronique Berger, Anne-Françoise Gaudin and François-Emery Cotté
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:26
  35. Several studies have observed an inverse relationship between osteoporosis and spinal osteoarthritis, the latter being considered as possibly delaying the development of osteoporosis. The aim of this study was...

    Authors: Linda Ichchou, Fadoua Allali, Samira Rostom, Loubna Bennani, Ihsane Hmamouchi, Fatima Z Abourazzak, Hamza Khazzani, Laila El Mansouri, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:25
  36. Women who are notified they carry a BRCA1/2 mutation are presented with surgical options to reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, including risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) and risk-reducing oophorectomy ...

    Authors: A Fuchsia Howard, Joan L Bottorff, Lynda G Balneaves and Charmaine Kim-Sing
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:24
  37. Breast cancer is a major threat to Taiwanese women's health. Despite the controversy surrounding the effectiveness of breast self-examination (BSE) in reducing mortality, BSE is still advocated by some health ...

    Authors: Rea-Jeng Yang, Lian-Hua Huang, Yeu-Sheng Hsieh, Ue-Lin Chung, Chiun-Sheng Huang and Herng-Dar Bih
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:23
  38. In the Netherlands, 30% of subfertile women are overweight or obese, and at present there is no agreement on fertility care for them. Data from observational and small intervention studies suggest that reducti...

    Authors: Meike AQ Mutsaerts, Henk Groen, Nancy CW ter Bogt, Johanna HT Bolster, Jolande A Land, Wanda JE Bemelmans, Walter KH Kuchenbecker, Peter GA Hompes, Nick S Macklon, Ronald P Stolk, Fulco van der Veen, Jacques WM Maas, Nicole F Klijn, Eugenie M Kaaijk, Gerrit JE Oosterhuis, Peter XJM Bouckaert…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:22
  39. Many complex and subtle aspects relating to mothers and food choice are not well understood. Mothers play a primary role in their children's food choices, but research has not specifically examined how matrili...

    Authors: Cassandra M Johnson, Joseph R Sharkey, Alex W McIntosh and Wesley R Dean
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:21
  40. Decreased levels of circulating bone marrow-derived progenitor cells have been associated with risk factors and cardiovascular diseases. Smoking is the most important modifiable risk factor for atherosclerosis...

    Authors: Antje Ludwig, Nicoline Jochmann, Andras Kertesz, Claudia Kuhn, Simone Mueller, Christine Gericke, Gert Baumann, Karl Stangl and Verena Stangl
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:20
  41. Although research suggests that socio-sexual behavior changes in conjunction with the menstrual cycle, several potential factors are rarely taken into consideration. We investigated the role of changing hormon...

    Authors: Chrisalbeth J Guillermo, Heidi A Manlove, Peter B Gray, David T Zava and Chandler R Marrs
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:19
  42. Vaginal prolapse affects quality of life negatively and is associated with urinary, bowel, and sexual symptoms. Few qualitative studies have explored women's experiences of vaginal prolapse. The objective of t...

    Authors: Mojgan Pakbaz, Margareta Persson, Mats Löfgren and Ingrid Mogren
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:18
  43. Insufficient sleep and poor sleep quality, considered endemic in modern society, are associated with obesity, impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes. Little, however, is known about the consequences of insuff...

    Authors: Chunfang Qiu, Daniel Enquobahrie, Ihunnaya O Frederick, Dejene Abetew and Michelle A Williams
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:17
  44. About 40% of all patients with genital prolapse report stress-incontinence. In about half of the 60% patients that do not report stress-incontinence, occult urinary stress-incontinence can be detected. In thes...

    Authors: Annemarie van der Steen, Marinus van der Ploeg, Marcel GW Dijkgraaf, Huub van der Vaart and Jan-Paul WR Roovers
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:16
  45. Sleep disturbance and insomnia are commonly reported by postmenopausal women. However, the relationship between hormone therapy (HT) and sleep disturbances in postmenopausal community-dwelling adults is unders...

    Authors: Gregory J Tranah, Neeta Parimi, Terri Blackwell, Sonia Ancoli-Israel, Kristine E Ensrud, Jane A Cauley, Susan Redline, Nancy Lane, Misti L Paudel, Teresa A Hillier, Kristine Yaffe, Steven R Cummings and Katie L Stone
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:15
  46. Preeclampsia is one of the leading causes of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality world-wide. The risk for developing preeclampsia varies depending on the underlying mechanism. Because the disorder i...

    Authors: Uzma Shamsi, Juanita Hatcher, Azra Shamsi, Nadeem Zuberi, Zeeshan Qadri and Sarah Saleem
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:14
  47. The African Medical Research Foundation antiretroviral therapy program at the community health centre in Kibera counsels women to wait with pregnancy until they reach the acceptable level of 350 cells/ml CD4 c...

    Authors: Opondo Awiti Ujiji, Anna Mia Ekström, Festus Ilako, Dorcas Indalo and Birgitta Rubenson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:13

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