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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Majority of Nepalese women live in remote rural areas, where health services are not easily accessible. We determined the validity of Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) as a screening tool for identification of wome...

    Authors: Neena Chuni and Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:30
  16. This exploratory prospective study evaluated women's responses to questions that asked them to describe how their body image and sexual functioning had changed since their breast cancer diagnosis to treatment.

    Authors: Yassir Sbitti, Habiba Kadiri, Ismail Essaidi, Zouhour Fadoukhair, Soussane Kharmoun, Khaoula Slimani, Nabil Ismaili, Mohammed Ichou and Hassan Errihani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:29
  17. The risk for amenorrhea following treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with low-dose intravenous cyclophosphamide (IVCY) has not been fully explored. Our objective was to ascertain the inci...

    Authors: Sayumi Baba, Yasuhiro Katsumata, Yasushi Kawaguchi, Takahisa Gono, Tomoko Sugiura, Tokiko Kanno, Masako Hara and Hisashi Yamanaka
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2011 11:28
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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

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