Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Objective This study aims to reveal the regulation network of lncRNAs-miRNAs-mRNA in endometrial carcinoma (EC), to investigate the underlying mechanisms of EC occurrence and progression, to screen prognostic biomarkers. Methods RNA-seq and miRNA-seq data of endometrial...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6091
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Background Adnexal torsion is a gynecologic emergency that requires surgical treatment. In this study, we reviewed the surgical outcomes of women with adnexal torsion in eastern Taiwan (Hualien county, area 4,629 km2, 330,000 residents). Methods This retrospective...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5995
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Background When clients’ experiences with maternity care are measured for quality improvement, surveys are administered once, usually six weeks or more after childbirth. Most surveys conveniently cover pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal care all in one. However,...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Public Health","Women\u2019s Health","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5851
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Background The vaginal microbiota (VMB) plays a key role in women’s reproductive health. VMB composition varies with ethnicity, making it necessary to characterize the VMB of the target population before interventions to maintain and/or improve the vaginal health...

["Microbiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Infectious Diseases"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5977
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Ovarian cancer (OC) is the second most common gynecologic malignancy. A clinical observational study was performed to investigate whether indicators that assess the risk of metastasis can identify recurrence earlier in OC patients. By successfully recruiting 41...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Oncology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5912
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1,499 views

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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860 views

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
178 downloads
1,584 views

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
2 citations
220 downloads
884 views

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
330 downloads
726 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
390 downloads
1,659 views

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
392 downloads
1,563 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
387 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
324 downloads
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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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