Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background During pregnancy, healthy maternal body weight and a nutritionally complete diet provide a favorable environment for fetal development. Yet nearly two-thirds of women of reproductive age in the United States (US) are either overweight or obese. The objective...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5526
1 citation
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Objective To systematically review the literature and describe the discrepancies in achieving the 2009 Institute of Medicine (IOM) gestational weight gain (GWG) guidelines across cultures. Methods Ten databases were searched from inception to April 2018. Observational...

["Global Health","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Public Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5407
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Background The diagnosis of congenital heart defects is challenging, especially for what concerns conotruncal anomalies. Indeed, although the screening techniques of fetal cardiac anomalies have greatly improved, the detection rate of conotruncal anomalies still...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Radiology and Medical Imaging"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4561
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Background Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is a microbial imbalance (i.e., dysbiosis) that can produce serious medical effects in women at childbearing age. Little is known, however, about the incidence of BV or vaginal microbiota dysbiosis in pregnant teenagers in low...

["Microbiology","Global Health","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4317
1 citation
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Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a smartphone-based reminder system in promoting pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) to help postpartum women manage urinary incontinence (UI). Methods Forty-nine and 212 postpartum women in the...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4372
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618 views

Background Studies on postpartum depression (PPD) in China have focused primarily on women of Han ethnicity, whereas work on other ethnic groups has proven limited. This study explored the ethnic differences of associated social-demographic and obstetric factors...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4335
1 citation
338 downloads
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Background An increasingly large share of diet comes from ultra-processed foods (UPFs), which are assemblages of food substances designed to create durable, convenient and palatable ready-to-eat products. There is increasing evidence that high UPF consumption is...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Health Policy","Nutrition","Public Health","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4091
2 citations
335 downloads
1,420 views

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's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3685
1 citation
361 downloads
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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's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3750
1 citation
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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's 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's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3387
1 citation
412 downloads
1,135 views

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
3 citations
248 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
2 citations
249 downloads
1,205 views

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's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2448
1 citation
303 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's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2374

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