Lauren M Ramsey, Hope L Thompson, Elizabeth Conrey, Taleria R Fuller, Mary Jean Brown, Henning Tiemeier, Danielle Arellano, Destiny Davis, Ekwutosi Okoroh
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s Division of Reproductive Health and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH) Program Evaluation Practicum (CDC/HSPH Practicum) is a mutually beneficial workforce development partnership formed to provide state, local, and tribal public health organizations with an evaluation plan for a maternal and child health (MCH) program. State, local, and tribal public health organizations submit an MCH program in need of evaluation for inclusion consideration...
September 26, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Sravanthi Vegunta, Michael S Jensen
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September 15, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Wilda Parker-Collins, Fanny Njie, David A Goodman, Shanna Cox, Jeani Chang, Emily E Petersen, Jennifer L Beauregard
Objective : To describe pregnancy-related mortality among Hispanic people by place of origin (country or region of Hispanic ancestry), 2009-2018. Materials and Methods : We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study of pregnancy-related deaths among Hispanic people, stratified by place of origin (Central or South America, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Other and Unknown Hispanic), using Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System data, 2009-2018. We describe distributions of pregnancy-related deaths and pregnancy-related mortality ratios (number of pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births) overall and by place of origin for select demographic and clinical characteristics...
September 6, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Julia Estermann, Norman Bitterlich, Susanna Weidlinger, Annette Bachmann, Marina Sourouni, Petra Stute
Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) management has hardly been standardized until recent years. There is an accurate, evidence-based guideline published by the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). However, it remains unclear to which extent, if at all, the guideline is followed by health care providers. The aim was to explore the subjectively perceived quality of gynecological medical care in women with PCOS suffering from aesthetic complaints. Materials and Methods: A nonvalidated questionnaire was constructed in a standardized manner covering the domains: aesthetic aspects, metabolism, menstrual cycle, reproduction, mental health, and prevention of chronic noncommunicable diseases...
September 5, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Ensieh Fooladi, Robin J Bell, Penelope J Robinson, Marina Skiba, Susan R Davis
Background: This study determined the prevalence of bothersome menstrual symptoms and their association with workability in naturally menstruating women not using hormonal contraception. Materials and Methods: A representative sample of community-dwelling Australian women aged 18-39 years selected from two large national electronic databases responded to a survey on general health. This study focuses on self-reported dysmenorrhea and menstrual bleeding and their association with workability and absenteeism in working women, assessed by the Workability Index...
August 30, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Joanna Yuen, Roshini Kulathaivelu, Mehwish Hussain, George Mutwiri, Marc Jutras, Michael Patlas, Jessica B Robbins, Faisal Khosa
Rationale and Objectives: Females have been traditionally underrepresented in academia across multiple medical specialties, including radiology. The present study investigated primary investigators (PIs) who received National Institutes of Health (NIH) radiology funding between 2016 and 2019 to establish if there was a correlation between NIH grants, gender, academic rank, first and second tier leadership positions, geographic location, and professional awards. Materials and Methods: Funding information was obtained from the NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditure and Results (RePORTER) website for 2016-2019...
August 29, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Xin Li, Wu-Cai Xiao, Fang Mei, Rui Shan, Shi-Bing Song, Bang-Kai Sun, He-Ling Bao, Jing Chen, Chun-Hui Yuan, Zheng Liu
Background: Differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) is increasingly common in women of reproductive age. However, whether pregnancy increases the risk of DTC progression/recurrence after treatment remains controversial. The study aimed to assess the association of pregnancy with risk of progression in patients previously treated for DTC. Methods: This was a retrospective cohort study following 123 pregnant women and 1376 nonpregnant women at Peking University Third Hospital after initial treatment for DTC between January 2012 and December 2022...
August 28, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Andreas Hammer, Felix Hofer, Niema Kazem, Lorenz Koller, Eva Steinacher, Ulrike Baumer, Felix Wollmann, Alexandra Kautzky-Willer, Klara Beitl, Franziska Remer, Christian Hengstenberg, Alexander Niessner, Patrick Sulzgruber
Background: Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors (SGLT2i) improve cardiovascular outcomes in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and heart failure (HF). In consideration of emerging evidence that there are clinically relevant sex-related differences in the course of T2DM and subsequent cardiovascular outcomes, it is unknown if SGLT2i therapy is sex-independently utilized in daily clinical practice. Methods: Patients with T2DM and HF admitted to a tertiary academic center between January 2014 and April 2020 were identified through a search of electronic health records...
August 28, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Rebecca M DiBiase, Rebecca F Gottesman, Sarah E Tom, Keenan A Walker, Thomas Mosley, Pamela L Lutsey, Eliza C Miller
Objective: Reproductive factors, including parity, may contribute to dementia risk, due to hormonal, physiological, social, and demographic factors. We hypothesized that higher parity would be associated with increased dementia risk. Materials and Methods: We utilized data from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) community-based cohort study. Participants were recruited in 1987-1989 and followed through 2017. Participants, all born between 1921 and 1945, were from four U.S. communities in Forsyth County, NC; Jackson, MS; Minneapolis, MN; and Washington County, MD...
August 24, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Xiaoping Xiao, Yang Cao, Kaihua Bi, Wei Wang, Junjun Yang, Jinhui Wang, Yan Li, Caijuan Li, Ruoli Guan, Ying Zhang, Jin Wang, Shuhui Song, Lan Zhu, Honghui Shi
Objective: To investigate the triaging efficacy of the human papillomavirus (HPV) 16/18 E7 oncoprotein assay for high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN2+) screening in HPV 16/18-positive patients in a tertiary hospital in China. Methods: We collected 476 cervical cell samples from women who tested positive for HPV 16/18 in the gynecological clinic of Peking Union Medical College Hospital between September 2018 and September 2022 and analyzed them by the HPV 16/18 E7 oncoprotein assay before colposcopy and biopsy...
August 23, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Annie B Fox, Allison L Baier, Elizabeth Alpert, Yael I Nillni, Tara E Galovski
Purpose: The psychosocial impacts of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on women Veterans' mental health compared to men are understudied, with few studies examining the differential impact of COVID-19 stressors on depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Furthermore, little is known about whether social support may buffer against adverse pandemic-related outcomes for this population. In the present study, we examined (1) gender differences in the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on numerous life domains, including economic, work, home, social, and health; (2) how pandemic impacts in these domains were associated with depression and PTSD symptoms; and (3) whether social support buffered against worse mental health outcomes...
August 22, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Kathryn L Burgio, Shayna D Cunningham, Diane K Newman, Lisa Kane Low, Jesse Nodora, Terri H Lipman, Heather Klusaritz, Aimee S James, Leslie Rickey, Shelia Gahagan, Jeni Hebert-Beirne, Kimberly S Kenton, Beverly Rosa Williams
Objective: The purpose of this analysis was to explore adolescent and adult women's preferences for the content and delivery of public health messaging around bladder health. Materials and Methods: This was a directed content analysis of focus group data from the Study of Habits, Attitudes, Realities, and Experiences, which explored adolescent and adult women's experiences, perceptions, beliefs, knowledge, and behaviors related to bladder health and function across the life course. This article reports an analysis of the "Public Health Messaging" code, which includes participants' views on what information is needed about bladder health, attributes of messaging, and preferred locations and delivery methods...
August 22, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Sarah Beaverson, John W Cyrus, Alison N Huffstetler
Objective: Primary high risk human papilloma virus (hrHPV) testing is recommended as first-line screening for cervical cancer. Testing involves either a clinician-collected or a self-collected cervicovaginal swab. This study examines concordance between methods of collection of primary HPV testing. Methods: Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, and Cochrane were searched for relevant studies on self-collected and clinician-collected primary HPV testing published before December 31, 2022. English-language studies for primary HPV testing of average-risk patients were included...
August 16, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Eileen McNicholas, Esther Boama-Nyarko, Clevanne Julce, Anthony P Nunes, Julie Flahive, Nancy Byatt, Tiffany A Moore Simas
Background: Depression affects one in seven perinatal individuals and remains underdiagnosed and undertreated. Individuals with a psychiatric history are at an even greater risk of perinatal depression, but it is unclear how their experiences with the depression care pathway may differ from individuals without a psychiatric history. Methods: We conducted a secondary analysis evaluating care access and barriers to care in perinatal individuals who screened positive for depression using the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale ( N  = 280)...
August 16, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Lauren H Kuzma, Angela M Miller, Elizabeth Harvey, Morgan F McDonald
Background: All pregnant women and those who may become pregnant are recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices to receive the flu vaccine to prevent severe illness in the woman and infant. Despite the increased risk for complications in this population, flu vaccine uptake in pregnant women was 68.1% in the 2020-2021 flu season, with disparities by race and ethnicity. We sought to describe associations between provider recommendation with flu vaccine uptake by race and ethnicity in Tennessee women with a recent live birth...
August 14, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Yu-Ying Chen, Chao-Yang Chang, Chih-Hsuan Lin, Ling-Yun Cheng, Wei-Tai Shih, Ko-Jung Chen, Yao-Hsu Yang
Background: Hemorrhoids, a gastrointestinal tract disorder, are common during pregnancy. However, large-scale epidemiological studies on hemorrhoids during pregnancy are limited. Therefore, this study used analyzed data from a nationwide population-based database to investigate the prevalence, characteristics, and treatment of hemorrhoids in Taiwan. Materials and Methods: This retrospective population-based study used data from the National Health Insurance Research Database and Taiwan Birth Certificate Application to collect the medical records of women who were pregnant at any time during 2009-2018...
August 14, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Sara W Moyer, Patricia A Kinser, Jaclyn D Nunziatio, Courtney M Holmes, Amy L Salisbury
Purpose: To present the development protocol of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale-United States (EPDS-US), an adapted version of the EPDS, that is inclusive and easy to understand for U.S. populations and incorporates a trauma-informed approach to perinatal mental health (PMH). Methods: Our team adapted the wording of the original EPDS to be more linguistically appropriate for current use with U.S. populations by incorporating principles from Trauma-Informed Care and the Cycle to Respectful Care. Results: Through small but impactful linguistic updates, the EPDS-US offers inclusive person-first language and eliminates confusing phrases or wording that may be perceived as judgmental...
August 14, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Otobo I Ujah, Pelumi Olaore, Chukwuemeka E Ogbu, Russell S Kirby
Background: Despite the widespread food insecurity in the United States, there is limited research investigating its prevalence among pregnant women and the potential impact it has on maternal and child health outcomes. This study examined trends in the prevalence of, and investigated risk factors for, food insecurity among peripartum women, using a nationally representative sample in the United States. Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional study included pregnant and postpartum women aged 18-49 years who reported being currently pregnant or pregnant in the past 12 months and who participated in the National Health Interview Survey from 2019 to 2021...
August 9, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Youngjoo Park, Elizabeth P Dang, Amy Board, Suzanne M Gilboa, Steven J Ondersma, Marcela C Smid, Julie H Shakib, Kathleen T Mitchell, Lucinda J England, Cheryl S Broussard, Dana Meaney-Delman, John Iskander, Shin Y Kim
Substance use during pregnancy increases risk for a wide range of adverse maternal and neonatal health outcomes. Polysubstance use is common among people who use substances during pregnancy; however, the risks of combined substance exposures during pregnancy are poorly understood. In this report, we provide an overview of the activities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partners and identified gaps related to (1) surveillance, (2) routine screening, and (3) prevention of polysubstance use during pregnancy...
August 8, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
Chia-Lun Yang, Jean M Kerver, Kelly Hirko, Galit Levi Dunietz, Louise M O'Brien, Erica C Jansen
Background: Changes in sleep patterns and body weight occur during pregnancy, yet it is unclear whether sleep patterns are related to gestational weight gain (GWG). This study examined the relationship between maternal sleep across pregnancy and excessive GWG. Methods: Participants from the Michigan Archive for Research on Child Health (MARCH) cohort study, who had singleton births and provided information on fall-asleep and wake-up times during early (first or second) and the third trimesters, were included ( n  = 372)...
August 8, 2023: Journal of Women's Health
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