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Womens Health

  1. Content type: Research article

    With the approaching sunset on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Tanzania continues with its final national push towards achievement of MDG #4 and MDG #5. The Mama Kwanza Socio-economic Health Initiati...

    Authors: Pammla Petrucka, Sandra Bassendowski, Marie Dietrich-Leurer, Cara Spence-Gress, Zenath Athuman and Joram Buza

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:773

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    Globally, 50,000–100,000 women develop obstetric fistula annually. At least 33,000 of these women live in Sub-Saharan Africa where limitations in quality obstetric care and fistula corrective repairs are preva...

    Authors: Tekle G. Egziabher, Ngoga Eugene, Karenzi Ben and Kateera Fredrick

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:774

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    Delivery by skilled birth attendance serves as an indicator of progress towards reducing maternal mortality. In Ethiopia, the proportions of births attended by skilled personnel were very low 15 % and Oromia r...

    Authors: Tesfalidet Tekelab, Birhanu Yadecha and Alemu Sufa Melka

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:769

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    Elective caesarean sections (ECS) have been implicated in increased risk of adverse neonatal outcomes. The primary objective was to assess the incidence and determinants of neonatal morbidity after elective ca...

    Authors: Annettee Nakimuli, Sarah Nakubulwa, Othman Kakaire, Michael O. Osinde, Scovia N. Mbalinda, Rose C. Nabirye, Nelson Kakande and Dan K. Kaye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:624

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    Cervical cancer is the 2nd most frequent and top killer cancer among women in Ethiopia. Prevalence and factors associated with visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA) positive result is not studied yet at the...

    Authors: Zewdie Mulissa Deksissa, Fessahaye Alemseged Tesfamichael and Henok Assefa Ferede

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:618

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    Inflammatory mediators that weaken and cause membrane rupture are released during the course of genital infections among pregnant women. We set out to determine the association of common genital infections (Trich...

    Authors: Sarah Nakubulwa, Dan K. Kaye, Freddie Bwanga, Nazarius Mbona Tumwesigye and Florence M. Mirembe

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:573

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    Health information and statistics for Black foreign-born women in the United States are under-reported or not available. Black foreign-born women typically are classified under the general category of African ...

    Authors: Florence M. Ndikum-Moffor, Babalola Faseru, Melissa K. Filippi, Hou Wei and Kimberly K. Engelman

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:540

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    Globally, each year more than half million women die from pregnancy-related causes and an estimated 10 million experience injuries, infections and disease that can cause lifelong suffering attributed to poor q...

    Authors: Mesafint Ewunetu Mekonnen, Worku Awoke Yalew and Zelalem Alamrew Anteneh

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:528

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  9. Content type: Research article

    While the prevalence of tobacco use has been slowly declining in the developed countries, rates have been steadily rising in the developing countries. This has led to a rapid rise in tobacco related lung disea...

    Authors: Nousheen Iqbal, Muhammad Irfan, Nida Ashraf, Safia Awan and Javaid A. Khan

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:469

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    Screening for type 2 diabetes is recommended for women with previous gestational diabetes (GDM). However, the screening rates remain low. We aimed to evaluate the reminders and reminder systems for women with ...

    Authors: Charlotte Jeppesen, Jette Kolding Kristensen, Per Ovesen and Helle Terkildsen Maindal

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:373

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    Excess adiposity (obesity and excess gestational weight gain, GWG) during pregnancy (EADP) increases risk for gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and child and maternal obesity. Personal GWG goals predict tota...

    Authors: Tracey Ledoux, Patricia Van Den Berg, Patrick Leung and Pamela D Berens

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:349

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    The pursuit of formal education now causes many people in developing countries to marry later in life, thereby leading to increased premarital sex and unintended pregnancies. Efforts have been made to characte...

    Authors: Jacob Olumuyiwa Awoleke, Abiodun Idowu Adanikin, Adeola Awoleke and Moyinoluwa Odanye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:215

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    The aim of this study was to explore how pelvic girdle pain after delivery influences women’s daily life in Norway. Knowledge about living with post-partum pelvic girdle pain is lacking.

    Authors: Jorun Engeset, Britt Stuge and Liv Fegran

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:686

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    In Ethiopia most childbirth occurs at home and is not assisted by skilled birth attendants. On the other hand having a birth attendant with midwifery skills during child birth is one of the most important inte...

    Authors: Meselech Assegid Roro, Emebet Mahmoud Hassen, Alemayehu Mekonen Lemma, Seifu Hagos Gebreyesus and Mesganaw Fantahun Afework

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:556

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    Several reproductive disorders with overweight and obesity are now known to be associated with insulin resistance. The study was aimed to assess the proportion and determinants of overweight and obesity among ...

    Authors: Jesmin Akter, Mohammad Shahjahan, Sharmin Hossain, Hasina Akhter Chowdhury, Kazi Rumana Ahmed, Kaniz Fatema, Begum Rowshan Ara and Liaquat Ali

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:513

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    We examine whether mothers with breast cancer told their children about the diagnosis, explore mothers’ perceptions of the impact of doing so on the mother-child relationship, and assess perceptions of how thi...

    Authors: Faten Al-Zaben, Samia M Al-Amoudi, Basem Salama El-deek and Harold G Koenig

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:261

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Uganda has one of the highest total fertility rates globally and in Sub-Saharan Africa. Her high fertility is mainly attributed to the high unmet need for family planning. Use of Long-acting reversible contrac...

    Authors: Ronald Anguzu, Raymond Tweheyo, Juliet N Sekandi, Vivian Zalwango, Christine Muhumuza, Suzan Tusiime and David Serwadda

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:153

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