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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. January 1, 2002, copayment for outpatient female sterilization in Norwegian public hospitals increased from 33 euros to 750 euros after a revision of the health care system. The aim of the present study was to...

    Authors: Inger J Bakken, Finn E Skjeldestad, Unni Schøyen and Marit G Husby
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:12
  10. Informed consent in family planning includes knowledge of mechanism of action. Some methods of family planning occasionally work after fertilization. Knowing about postfertilization effects may be important to...

    Authors: Jokin de Irala, Cristina Lopez del Burgo, Carmen M Lopez de Fez, Jorge Arredondo, Rafael T Mikolajczyk and Joseph B Stanford
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:10
  11. This paper reports the findings of an exploratory study about the information women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) want to know about their condition and the consequences of this information...

    Authors: Jodie C Avery and Annette J Braunack-Mayer
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:9
  12. Heavy menstrual bleeding is a common symptom amongst women of reproductive age, yet questions remain about why some women experience this as a problem while others do not. We investigated the concerns of women...

    Authors: Miriam Santer, Sally Wyke and Pamela Warner
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:8
  13. Lack of knowledge regarding preventive health services for women might impede campaigns to expand these services in the emergency department setting. For 18–55-year-old English-speaking women visiting an urban...

    Authors: Roland C Merchant, Erin M Gee, Beth C Bock, Bruce M Becker and Melissa A Clark
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:7
  14. Limited data are available regarding the cost-effectiveness of preventative therapies for postmenopausal women with osteopenia. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of ralo...

    Authors: Eric S Meadows, Robert Klein, Matthew D Rousculp, Lee Smolen, Robert L Ohsfeldt and Joseph A Johnston
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:6
  15. Uterine fibroids or leiomyoma are a common benign smooth muscle tumor. The tumor growth is well known to be estrogen-dependent. However, the molecular mechanisms of its estrogen-dependency is not well understood.

    Authors: Tao Wei, Andrew G Geiser, Hui-Rong Qian, Chen Su, Leah M Helvering, Nalini H Kulkarini, Jianyong Shou, Mathias N'Cho, Henry U Bryant and Jude E Onyia
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:5
  16. The purpose of this research was to explore women's decision-making experiences related to the option of risk-reducing mastectomy (RM), using a case series of three women who are carriers of a BRCA1/2 gene mutati...

    Authors: Mary McCullum, Joan L Bottorff, Mary Kelly, Stephanie A Kieffer and Lynda G Balneaves
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:3
  17. At the time of feasibility work and final design of the trial there was no randomised control trial evidence for the long-term risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. Observational studies had sugge...

    Authors: Madge R Vickers, Jeannett Martin and Tom W Meade
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2007 7:2
  18. The pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) diagnosis is mostly based on clinical findings. However, few studies have examined the clinical basis for the diagnostics of PID, which was the aim of this study.

    Authors: Jan Eggert, Kristina Sundquist, Caroline van Vuuren and Aino Fianu-Jonasson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:16
  19. The search for biologic endpoints and biomarkers in the study of breast cancer risk assessment and risk reduction strategies has led to an interest in obtaining cytologic information and other biomarkers from ...

    Authors: Kimberly A Baltzell, Margaret Wrensch and Jennette D Sison
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:15
  20. Tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulator with both estrogenic and anti-estrogenic activity, is widely used as adjuvant therapy in breast cancer patients. Treatment with tamoxifen is associated with s...

    Authors: Noel N Kim, Miljan Stankovic, Abdullah Armagan, Tulay T Cushman, Irwin Goldstein and Abdulmaged M Traish
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:14
  21. Previous epidemiological studies have inconsistently shown a modestly increased breast cancer risk associated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Limited information is available about different formulatio...

    Authors: Juergen C Dinger, Lothar AJ Heinemann, Sabine Möhner, Do Minh Thai and Anita Assmann
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:13
  22. Family planning counselling which covers knowledge transfer about contraceptive mode of action, by enabling informed choice, improves compliance to and efficiency of contraceptive methods.

    Authors: Pınar Topsever, Müge Filiz, Nihal Aladağ, Ruşen Topallı, Özlem Ciğerli and Süleyman Görpelioğlu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:12
  23. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a prevalent and costly condition which may be treated surgically or by physical therapy. The aim of this review was to systematically assess the literature and present the ...

    Authors: Patricia B Neumann, Karen A Grimmer and Yamini Deenadayalan
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:11
  24. Evidence-based screening guidelines are needed for women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer, a BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutation, or other risk factors. An accurate assessment of breast cancer risk is required...

    Authors: Wendy S Rubinstein, Jean J Latimer, Jules H Sumkin, Michelle Huerbin, Stephen G Grant and Victor G Vogel
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:10
  25. In many mammals, the duration of the nocturnal melatonin elevation regulates seasonal changes in reproductive hormones such as luteinizing hormone (LH). Melatonin's effects on human reproductive endocrinology ...

    Authors: Daniel F Kripke, Lawrence E Kline, Farhad F Shadan, Arthur Dawson, J Steven Poceta and Jeffrey A Elliott
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:8
  26. Control programs for Reproductive Tract Infections (RTIs) typically focus on increasing awareness of risks associated with different forms of sexual contact, and pay little attention to how or why people may l...

    Authors: Lisa Scipioni Hernández, Peter J Winch, Kea Parker and Robert H Gilman
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:7
  27. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is commonly practiced mainly in a belt reaching from East to West Africa north of the equator. The practice is known across socio-economic classes and among different ethnic, re...

    Authors: M Ellaithi, T Nilsson, D Gisselsson, A Elagib, H Eltigani and I Fadl-Elmula
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:6
  28. The risk of developing infection in diabetic patients is higher and urinary tract is the most common site for infection. Serious complications of urinary infection occur more commonly in diabetic patients. To ...

    Authors: Mohammad Ali Boroumand, Leila Sam, Seyed Hesameddin Abbasi, Mojtaba Salarifar, Ebrahim Kassaian and Saeedeh Forghani
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:4
  29. Globally, cervical cancer primarily affects socially disadvantaged women. Five randomized trials were the foundation for adopting cisplatin-based chemotherapy during radiation as the standard of care for high-...

    Authors: Lucely Cetina, Lesbia Rivera, José Hinojosa, Adela Poitevin, Jesús Uribe, Carlos López-Graniel, David Cantú, Myrna Candelaria, Jaime de la Garza and Alfonso Dueñas-González
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:3
  30. Cryotherapy is a safe, affordable, and effective method of treatment for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. In some low-resource settings, environmental conditions or qualities of the refrigerant gas can lead...

    Authors: Yancy Seamans, John Sellors, Fredrik Broekhuizen and Michelle Howard
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2006 6:2
  31. In humans, serotonin has typically been investigated as a neurotransmitter. However, serotonin also functions as a hormone across animal phyla, including those lacking an organized central nervous system. This...

    Authors: Leszek A Rybaczyk, Meredith J Bashaw, Dorothy R Pathak, Scott M Moody, Roger M Gilders and Donald L Holzschu
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:12
  32. This study assesses the consistency of responses among women regarding their beliefs about the mechanisms of actions of birth control methods, beliefs about when human life begins, the intention to use or not ...

    Authors: Huong M Dye, Joseph B Stanford, Stephen C Alder, Han S Kim and Patricia A Murphy
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:11
  33. Detection of cytologic atypia in nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) has been shown to be a predictor of risk for development of breast carcinoma. Manual collection of NAF for cytologic evaluation varies widely in ter...

    Authors: Kerry AS Proctor, Leslie R Rowe and Joel S Bentz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:10
  34. Isoflavones are gaining popularity as alternatives to hormone replacement therapy. However, few guidelines exist to inform the public as to an appropriate dose. This case involves a postmenopausal woman who ex...

    Authors: Andrea M Hutchins, Imogene E McIver and Carol S Johnston
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:9
  35. Dysregulation of the human Transforming Acidic Coiled Coil (TACC) genes is thought to be important in the development and progression of multiple myeloma, breast and gastric cancer. Recent, large-scale genomic...

    Authors: Brenda Lauffart, Mary M Vaughan, Roger Eddy, David Chervinsky, Richard A DiCioccio, Jennifer D Black and Ivan H Still
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:8
  36. Many women have discontinued hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in view of recent findings. The goal of this study was to determine if HRT discontinuation is associated with changes in health-related quality of...

    Authors: Debra A Heller, Carol H Gold, Frank M Ahern, Kristine E Pringle, Theresa V Brown and Margaret R Glessner
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:7
  37. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that racial differences in satisfaction can be found among OB/GYN patients on a US naval base.

    Authors: James E Rohrer, Jon D Lund and Susan Goldfarb
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:6
  38. A significant proportion of the health care administered to women in Latin American maternity hospitals during labor and delivery has been demonstrated to be ineffective or harmful, whereas effective intervent...

    Authors: Fernando Althabe, Pierre Buekens, Eduardo Bergel, José M Belizán, Nora Kropp, Linda Wright, Norman Goco and Nancy Moss
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:4
  39. Few studies have examined the attitude of medical practitioners towards the availability of emergency contraception (EC) without prescription. In Indonesia, EC (either Yuzpe regimen or Postinor-2) is available...

    Authors: Dyna E Syahlul and Lisa H Amir
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:3
  40. Breast pain and tenderness affects 70% of women at some time. These symptoms have been attributed to stretching of the nerves with increase in breast size, but tissue mechanisms are poorly understood.

    Authors: Preethi Gopinath, Elaine Wan, Anita Holdcroft, Paul Facer, John B Davis, Graham D Smith, Chas Bountra and Praveen Anand
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:2
  41. Several researchers have claimed that classification of tumours on the basis of HER-2/neu overexpression or amplification may define a subset of breast cancer in which the net effect of a risk factor could be rat...

    Authors: Nikos Tsakountakis, Elias Sanidas, Efstathios Stathopoulos, Maria Kafousi, Nektaria Anogiannaki, Vasilis Georgoulias and Dimitris D Tsiftsis
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2005 5:1

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