Peer-reviewed Articles

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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\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4091
149 downloads
672 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\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3685
156 downloads
967 views

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
163 downloads
539 views

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
239 downloads
673 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
1 citation
187 downloads
708 views

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
180 downloads
807 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\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2448
1 citation
207 downloads
1,018 views

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
275 downloads
1,433 views

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
3 citations
163 downloads
824 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","Science Policy","Science and Medical Education","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2092
27 citations
717 downloads
2,726 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...

["Anatomy and Physiology","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.1602
3 citations
948 downloads
1,357 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
7 citations
509 downloads
1,783 views

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
293 downloads
1,328 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

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