Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Preterm birth is a main determinant of neonatal mortality and morbidity and a major contributor to the overall mortality and burden of disease. However, research of the preterm birth is hindered by the imprecise definition of the clinical phenotype and...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3685
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Background We aimed to determine the prevalence of vaginal colonization by Gardnerella vaginalis and of bacterial vaginosis (BV) in Portuguese pregnant women, and to identify risk factors for BV and G. vaginalis colonization in pregnancy. Methods A cross-sectional...

["Epidemiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Infectious Diseases","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3750
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Background This study was performed to compare changes in urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms and pelvic floor structure during pregnancy between nulliparous and multiparous women. Methods A cross-sectional survey was performed among pregnant women from July 2016...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3615
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Objectives Angiopoietins have been found to play essential roles in tumor angiogenesis. The present study was aimed at investigating the diagnostic and prognostic values of serum angiopoietin 1 and 2 (sAng-1 and sAng-2) in cervical cancer. Methods The sAng-1 and...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3387
1 citation
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Background To find the best individual chemotherapy for cancer patients, the efficacy of different chemotherapeutic drugs can be predicted by pretesting tumor samples in vitro via the chemotherapy-resistance (CTR)-Test®. Although drug combinations are widely used...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology","Pharmacology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3030
1 citation
170 downloads
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LIMKi 3 is a specific selective LIMK inhibitor against LIMK1 and LIMK2, while LIMK1 and LIMK2 are the main regulators of actin cytoskeleton to participate in many cell activities. However, the effect of LIMKi 3 in porcine oocyte meiosis is still unclear. The present...

["Cell Biology","Developmental Biology","Gynecology and Obstetrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2553
1 citation
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Background Cancer research is a national and international priority, with the efficiency and effectiveness of current anti-tumor therapies being one of the major challenges with which physicians are faced. Objective To assess the impact of exposure to tobacco smoke,...

["Epidemiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2448
1 citation
191 downloads
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Introduction The aim of this study was to determine the incidence rates of endometrial hyperplasia (EH) and endometrial cancer (EC) in the Republic of Korea using national insurance claim data generated from 2009 to 2012. Materials and Methods Data that were generated...

["Epidemiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2374
2 citations
261 downloads
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Objectives. The frequency, predisposing factors and impact of urinary incontinence (UI) on quality of life (QoL) during pregnancy were investigated. Materials and Method. A preliminary cross-sectional survey was studied among pregnant women between January and...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Health Policy","Nursing","Urology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2283
2 citations
158 downloads
759 views

Background. The ReproQuestionnaire (ReproQ) measures the client’s experience with maternity care, following the WHO responsiveness model. In 2015, the ReproQ was appointed as national client experience questionnaire and will be added to the national list of indicators...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2092
24 citations
673 downloads
2,557 views

Background. It is widely assumed that the uterine cavity in non-pregnant women is physiologically sterile, also as a premise to the long-held view that human infants develop in a sterile uterine environment, though likely reflecting under-appraisal of the extent...

["Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Anatomy and Physiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1602
2 citations
904 downloads
1,288 views

Current ovarian cancer treatment involves chemotherapy that has serious limitations, such as rapid clearance, unfavorable biodistribution and severe side effects. To overcome these limitations, drug delivery systems (DDS) have been developed to encapsulate chemotherapeutics...

["Drugs and Devices","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1489
6 citations
485 downloads
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Background. Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes (PPROM) is a major leading cause of preterm births. While the cause for PPROM remains unidentified, it is anticipated to be due to subclinical infection, since a large proportion of PPROM patients display signs...

["Microbiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1398
3 citations
281 downloads
1,252 views

Ovarian cancer has a poor prognosis. Most patients are diagnosed with ovarian cancer when the disease has reached an advanced stage and cure rates are generally under 30%. Hence, early diagnosis of ovarian cancer is the best means to control the disease in the...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology","Translational Medicine","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1386
1 citation
144 downloads
1,053 views

The inconsistent use of hormonal contraceptive methods can result, during the first year of use, in one in twelve women still having an undesired pregnancy. This may lead to women experiencing fear of becoming pregnant (FBP). We have only found one study examining...

["Epidemiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1200

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