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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Bacterial vaginosis (BV) during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery but little is known about factors that could predict BV. We have analyzed if it is possible to identify a cate...

    Authors: P-G Larsson, Lars Fåhraeus, Bodil Carlsson, Tell Jakobsson and Urban Forsum
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:20
  33. To examine the differences in menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) use and user profiles among women in Germany before and after the communication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial and other study resul...

    Authors: Yong Du, Martina Dören, Hans-Ulrich W Melchert, Christa Scheidt-Nave and Hildtraud Knopf
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:19
  34. There is seemingly consistent and compelling evidence that there is no association between breastfeeding and breast cancer. An assumption follows that milk borne viruses cannot be associated with human breast ...

    Authors: James S Lawson, Joy Heads, Wendy K Glenn and Noel J Whitaker
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:17
  35. Cryotherapy is often used to treat cervical precancer in developing countries. There are different methods and cryogen gases used for cryotherapy, including the freeze-flush-freeze (cough) technique employed t...

    Authors: Yancy Seamans, Charlie Loesel, Jose Jeronimo, John Sellors and Philip E Castle
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:16
  36. Preeclampsia involves endothelial dysfunction, platelet dysfunction/activation and sympathetic over-activity similar to cardiovascular disorders (CVD). Depression, an independent risk factor for progression of...

    Authors: Chunfang Qiu, Sixto E Sanchez, Nelly Lam, Pedro Garcia and Michelle A Williams
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:15
  37. Emergency contraception (EC) is widely available free of charge at public sector clinics in South Africa. At the same time, rates of teenage and unintended pregnancy in South Africa remain high, and there are ...

    Authors: Landon Myer, Regina Mlobeli, Di Cooper, Jennifer Smit and Chelsea Morroni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:14

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