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  1. It is a well accepted status that socio-cultural characteristics may affect the onset of menopause and its characteristics. The aims of this study were to describe the prevalence rates of menopausal symptoms a...

    Authors: Unal Ayranci, Ozgul Orsal, Ozlem Orsal, Gul Arslan and Dursun Figen Emeksiz
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2010 10:1
  2. Iranian women, many of whom live in small cities, have limited access to mammography and clinical breast examinations. Thus, breast self examination (BSE) becomes an important and necessary approach to detecti...

    Authors: Sedigheh Sadat Tavafian, Laleh Hasani, Teamur Aghamolaei, Shahram Zare and David Gregory
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:37
  3. Multiple pregnancies are high risk pregnancies with higher chances of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity. In the past decades the number of multiple pregnancies has increased. This trend is partly d...

    Authors: Alexandra J Bensdorp, Els Slappendel, Carolien Koks, Jur Oosterhuis, Annemieke Hoek, Peter Hompes, Frank Broekmans, Harold Verhoeve, Jan Peter de Bruin, Janne Meije van Weert, Maaike Traas, Jacques Maas, Nicole Beckers, Sjoerd Repping, Ben W Mol, Fulco van der Veen…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:35
  4. Overdiagnosis (and overtreatment) of cancers not bound to become symptomatic during lifetime is an unavoidable drawback of mammography screening. The magnitude of overdiagnosis has been estimated to be in the ...

    Authors: Stefano Ciatto
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:34
  5. Breast cancer in the Middle-East occurs in relatively young women and frequently presents as advanced disease. A protective effect of multiparity is not apparent, and high familial risk is reported in some cou...

    Authors: Runnak A Majid, Hazha A Mohammed, Heshu M Saeed, Banaz M Safar, Rekawt M Rashid and Michael D Hughson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:33
  6. Realizing the importance of regular physical activity, particularly in the prevention of chronic diseases and unhealthy weight gain, it is important to study how physical activity changes during and after preg...

    Authors: Katja Borodulin, Kelly R Evenson and Amy H Herring
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:32
  7. during adulthood, most studies have reported that oral contraceptive (OC) pills had neutral, or possibly beneficial effect on bone health. We proposed this study of pre and post menopausal women assessing BMD,...

    Authors: Fadoua Allali, Laila El Mansouri, Fatima zohra Abourazzak, Linda Ichchou, Hamza Khazzani, Loubna Bennani, Redouane Abouqal and Najia Hajjaj-Hassouni
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:31
  8. Effective management of menopause is an important way to improve the quality of life of the increasing number of older women. The study sought to find out if Nigerian Gynaecologists offer effective treatment f...

    Authors: Peter O Nkwo
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:30
  9. The transobturator tape procedure (TOT) is an effective surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence. However data concerning safety are rare, follow-up is often less than two years, and complicati...

    Authors: Isabelle Kaelin-Gambirasio, Sandrine Jacob, Michel Boulvain, Jean-Bernard Dubuisson and Patrick Dällenbach
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:28
  10. The aim was to compare effectiveness of group versus individual sessions of physiotherapy in terms of symptoms, quality of life, and costs, and to investigate the effect of patient preference on uptake and out...

    Authors: SE Lamb, J Pepper, R Lall, EC Jørstad-Stein, MD Clark, L Hill and J Fereday-Smith
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:26
  11. The aim was to explore the concerns and expectations of women invited to attend group physiotherapy sessions for the management of female urinary incontinence and whether the experience changed their views; an...

    Authors: Frances Griffiths, Jo Pepper, Ellen C Jørstad-Stein, Jan Fereday Smith, Lesley Hill and Sarah (Sallie) E Lamb
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:25
  12. Stress urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting approximately 20% of adult women causing substantial individual (quality of life) and economic (119 million Euro/year spent on incontinence pads in t...

    Authors: Julien Labrie, Yolanda van der Graaf, Eric Buskens, Stella ESM Tiersma and Huub CH van der Vaart
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:24
  13. The reproductive health status of China's low-income urban women is believed to be poor. Therefore, understanding their reproductive history and needs and improving services provision is very important. Howeve...

    Authors: Hong He, Truls Østbye and Anne K Daltveit
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:23
  14. Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem. In the Netherlands, yearly 64.000 new patients, of whom 96% are women, consult their general practitioner because of urinary incontinence. Approximately 7...

    Authors: Sanne AL van Leijsen, Kirsten B Kluivers, Ben Willem J Mol, Suzan R Broekhuis, Fred L Milani, C Huub van der Vaart, Jan-Paul WR Roovers, Marlies Y Bongers, Jan den Boon, Wilbert A Spaans, Jan Willem de Leeuw, Viviane Dietz, Jan H Kleinjan, Hans AM Brölmann, Eveline J Roos, Judith Schaafstra…
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:22
  15. Ductal lavage (DL) has been proposed as a minimally-invasive, well-tolerated tool for obtaining breast epithelial cells for cytological evaluation of breast cancer risk. We report DL tolerability in BRCA1/2 mutat...

    Authors: Jennifer T Loud, Ellen Burke Beckjord, Kathryn Nichols, June Peters, Ruthann Giusti and Mark H Greene
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:20
  16. Studies conducted in Western countries have shown that bone loss associated with pregnancy and breast-feeding is recovered after weaning. However, it is not clear whether recovery takes place after repeated pr...

    Authors: Janaka Lenora, Sarath Lekamwasam and Magnus K Karlsson
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:19
  17. For many women finding the right contraceptive method can be challenging and consistent and correct use over a lifetime is difficult. Even remembering to take a birth control pill every day can be a challenge....

    Authors: Pier Giorgio Crosignani, Carmine Nappi, Salvatore Ronsini, Vincenzina Bruni, Silvia Marelli and Davide Sonnino
    Citation: BMC Women's Health 2009 9:18
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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

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