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16 de Abril     Open Access  
Acta Informatica Medica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Scientiarum. Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Adultspan Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
African Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
African Journal of Health Professions Education     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Afrimedic Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ageing & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 43)
Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
AJOB Primary Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Family Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
American Journal of Health Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
American Journal of Health Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 32)
American Journal of Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Journal of Health Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
American Journal of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
American Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 245)
American Journal of Public Health Research     Open Access   (Followers: 28)
American Medical Writers Association Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Annales des Sciences de la Santé     Open Access  
Annali dell'Istituto Superiore di Sanità     Open Access  
Annals of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Annals of Health Law     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Applied Biosafety     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Research In Health And Social Sciences: Interface And Interaction     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Apuntes Universitarios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archive of Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Archives of Medicine and Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Arquivos de Ciências da Saúde     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asian Journal of Gambling Issues and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Atención Primaria     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australasian Journal of Paramedicine     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Australian Advanced Aesthetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Family Physician     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin     Free   (Followers: 7)
Autism & Developmental Language Impairments     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Behavioral Healthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Bijzijn     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bijzijn XL     Hybrid Journal  
Biomedical Safety & Standards     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Birat Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BLDE University Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access  
BMC Oral Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Boletin Médico de Postgrado     Open Access  
Brazilian Journal of Medicine and Human Health     Open Access  
Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Buletin Penelitian Sistem Kesehatan     Open Access  
Bulletin of the World Health Organization     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Cadernos de Educação, Saúde e Fisioterapia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Family Physician     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Canadian Journal of Public Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Carta Comunitaria     Open Access  
Case Reports in Women's Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Case Studies in Fire Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Central Asian Journal of Global Health     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CES Medicina     Open Access  
Child Abuse Research in South Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Child's Nervous System     Hybrid Journal  
Childhood Obesity and Nutrition     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Children     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Christian Journal for Global Health     Open Access  
Ciência & Saúde Coletiva     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ciencia e Innovación en Salud     Open Access  
Ciencia y Cuidado     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ciencia y Salud Virtual     Open Access  
Ciencia, Tecnología y Salud     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clinical and Experimental Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Clocks & Sleep     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CME     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
CoDAS     Open Access  
Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Conflict and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Contraception and Reproductive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de la Escuela de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Curare     Open Access  
Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Day Surgery Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Digital Health     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Diversity of Research in Health Journal     Open Access  
Dramatherapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Drogues, santé et société     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Duazary     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Enstitüsü Dergisi / Journal of Duzce University Health Sciences Institute     Open Access  
Early Childhood Research Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
East African Journal of Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
EcoHealth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Education for Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
electronic Journal of Health Informatics     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ElectronicHealthcare     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Elsevier Ergonomics Book Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Emergency Services SA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ensaios e Ciência: Ciências Biológicas, Agrárias e da Saúde     Open Access  
Environmental Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Sciences Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Epidemics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Ethics & Human Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Ethics, Medicine and Public Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Development     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Ethnicity & Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Eurasian Journal of Health Technology Assessment     Open Access  
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
European Medical, Health and Pharmaceutical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Evaluation & the Health Professions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Evidence-based Medicine & Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Evidência - Ciência e Biotecnologia - Interdisciplinar     Open Access  
Expressa Extensão     Open Access  
Face à face     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Families, Systems, & Health     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Family & Community Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Family Medicine and Community Health     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 13)
Fatigue : Biomedicine, Health & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Finnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare : Finjehew     Open Access  
Food and Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Food Quality and Safety     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Frontiers in Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Galen Medical Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ganesha Journal     Open Access  
Gazi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi     Open Access  
Geospatial Health     Open Access  
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Giornale Italiano di Health Technology Assessment     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Challenges     Open Access  
Global Health : Science and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Global Health Promotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Global Journal of Health Science     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Global Journal of Public Health     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Global Medical & Health Communication     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Global Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Global Reproductive Health     Open Access  
Global Security : Health, Science and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Globalization and Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Hacia la Promoción de la Salud     Open Access  
Hastane Öncesi Dergisi     Open Access  
Hastings Center Report     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
HCU Journal     Open Access  
HEADline     Hybrid Journal  
Health & Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Health & Justice     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Health : An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Health and Human Rights     Free   (Followers: 10)
Health and Social Care Chaplaincy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Health and Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Health Behavior and Policy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Health Care Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Equity     Open Access  
Health Inform     Full-text available via subscription  
Health Information Management Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Health Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Health Notions     Open Access  
Health Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Health Policy and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Health Professional Student Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Health Promotion International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Health Promotion Journal of Australia : Official Journal of Australian Association of Health Promotion Professionals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Health Promotion Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Health Prospect     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 52)
Health Psychology Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Psychology Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Health Psychology Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42)
Health Renaissance     Open Access  
Health Research Policy and Systems     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Health SA Gesondheid     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Science Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Sciences and Disease     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Health Security     Hybrid Journal  
Health Services Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Health Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Health Voices     Full-text available via subscription  
Health, Culture and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Health, Risk & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Healthcare     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Healthcare in Low-resource Settings     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Healthcare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Healthcare Technology Letters     Open Access  

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  • Application of holistic medicine in the field of reproductive medicine: is
           it right to only focus on cells and organs' It is a time to convert to
           a new paradigm in reproductive medicine

    • Authors: Morimoto; Yoshiharu; Ida, Mamoru; Inoue, Tomoko; Fukuda, Aisaku
      Abstract: About 40 years progress of artificial reproductive technology made dream of many patients come true. However, there still remain many patients with recurrent failures of IVF by the conventional technologies. It is because we have too much focused on cells such as oocyte and sperm, and organs such as uterus, ovary, and testis. It is a time to convert to new paradigm in reproductive medicine. We should treat the whole body that includes mind and whole body. Integrated medicine considering nutrition, mental care, and other alternative medicine should be applied to raise success in artificial reproductive technology. If we can collect high quality evidence from the field, it would open the window for new era and solve issues that cannot be treated via conventional western technologies.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Brief report on the advantages of ovulation monitoring using home urinary
           LH immunoassays in ovulation induction cycles with a
           gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist trigger

    • Authors: Katler; Quinton S.; Tricarico, Nicole M.; Bishop, Lauren A.
      Abstract: imageNumerous medications are available to assist with follicular stimulation and ovulation induction in women with ovulatory dysfunction, including clomiphene citrate, aromatase inhibitors, and injectable gonadotropins. In patients that are at a higher risk for the development of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome in an ovulation induction cycle, a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist trigger may be substituted for traditional hCG trigger at the expense of an increased potential for suboptimal response. When compared with serum luteinizing hormone (LH) evaluation, using a home urinary LH immunoassay for ovulation detection in gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist agonist trigger cycles may serve multiple advantages. Accordingly, a home LH immunoassay may play a novel role as a safe, inexpensive and effective alternative to conventional phlebotomy, particularly in lower-resource settings.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • The 5 main challenges faced in infertility care in Cameroon

    • Authors: Gwet-Bell; Ernestine; Gwet, Bea B.; Akoung, Nicole; Fiadjoe, Moïse K.
      Abstract: imageCameroon is a country located in Central Africa is facing a high infertility rate and numerous big challenges in taking care of the infertile couples. The main infertility causes are tubal stenosis in women and oligoasthenospermia in men. This is the consequences of sexual infections mainly due to sexually transmitted diseases. These cases require the use of techniques such as laparoscopy and assisted reproductive technology which are costly for the population. Fertility care is facing numerous challenges. We have chosen to describe the top 5 of these challenges. They are: the high rate of infertility, the stigmatization of infertile women, poor medical staff, the virtual absence of fertility centers and the high health care cost in poor countries. We urge the country’s authorities to invest more in prevention, training, and implementing universal health insurance.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Elevated estradiol with prolonged mifepristone to treat
           progesterone-receptor positive meningioma

    • Authors: Aharon; Devora A.; Carpinello, Olivia J.; Bishop, Lauren A.; DeCherney, Alan H.
      Abstract: imageObjective: To report a finding of persistently elevated estradiol (E2) after prolonged mifepristone use for treatment of progesterone-receptor positive meningioma, an association which has not previously been reported.Design: This is a case report.Setting: Outpatient Reproductive Endocrine clinic at a tertiary referral center.Case Report: A 48-year-old gravida 1 para 0-0-1-0 with progesterone-receptor positive meningioma, recurrent after multiple debulking surgeries. Patient was treated with mifepristone for 11 years with symptomatic improvement and tumor shrinkage. Levels of follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, and estradiol (E2) were followed throughout the patient’s course of mifepristone therapy. E2 levels were found to be persistently elevated to 500–700 pg/mL.Materials and Methods: Enhanced E2 assay, a liquid-chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) based assay, was measured simultaneously with the routinely used immunoassay for 5 years in attempt to obtain a more accurate assessment.Results: E2 levels using the standard immunoassay were found to be persistently elevated while the patient was taking mifepristone. Using the enhanced LC-MS/MS assay, E2 was initially elevated, however was subsequently low. After the patient discontinued the medication, E2 levels as measured by the immunoassay normalized.Conclusions: Prolonged mifepristone use was found to be associated with markedly elevated E2 levels in our patient. If this is a true elevation, it may help explain the incidence of endometrial hyperplasia and endometrial polyps with prolonged mifepristone use. However, this was likely a false elevation, potentially due to cross-reactivity of mifepristone with the immunoassay, given the normal values obtained with the enhanced LC-MS/MS E2 assay. Whether prolonged mifepristone use may cause true or falsely elevated E2 in a wider population, and the mechanism through which it does so, should be further investigated.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Blastocyst and cleavage stage embryo biopsy for preimplantation genetic
           testing of the sickle cell gene in carrier couples: the experience of an
           IVF clinic in a developing country a retrospective study

    • Authors: Ashiru; Oladapo A.; Ogbeche, Rose O.; Oladimeji, Moruf O.; Iloabachie, Ebele C.; Umana, Akemini E.; Osumah, Jumoke G.
      Abstract: imageIntroduction: Embryo biopsy is a prerequisite for preimplantation genetic testing (PGT). Although cleavage stage biopsy is very common, trophectoderm biopsy at blastocyst stage has become increasingly popular in recent times. This study describes the clinical success of PGT cycles for sickle cell anemia using both cleavage and trophectoderm biopsy in a developing country.Materials and Methods: All patients undergoing in vitro fertilization and PGT for sickle cell anemia from April 2011 to February 2017. Embryos were biopsied either on day 3 (blastomere) or day 5/6 (trophectoderm). Laser pulses (ZILOS-tk Laser) perforating the zona pellucida were followed by either blastomere aspiration from a day 3 cleavage stage embryo or trophectoderm biospy from a day 5/6 blastocyst. Embryos were vitrified awaiting subsequent thaw and transfer. After excluding homozygous hemoglobin SS embryos, frequencies of positive human chorionic gonadotrophin, clinical pregnancy, implantation rate and live birth rate were recorded for day 3 cleavage stage embryos (group A) and day 5/6 blastocysts (group B).Results: Of the 34 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization PGT for sickle cell anemia, embryos from 18 underwent day 3 blastomere aspiration (group A) whereas embryos from 16 underwent day 5/6 trophectoderm biopsies (group B). The mean patient age was 34.4 years for group A and 34.1 years for group B. A total of 131 embryos were biopsied in group A and 106 in group B. Percentages of unaffected embryos (ie, HB AA and AS) in groups A and B were 40.4% and 68.0%, respectively. Positive human chorionic gonadotrophin rates were 7.7% and 60%, clinical pregnancy rates 7.7% and 20%, implantation rates 3.7% and 32.1%, and live birth rates 3.7% and 20%, respectively.Conclusions: In this developing country, the use of trophectoderm biopsy for interrogating embryos at risk for sickle cell anemia appeared superior to blastomere aspiration at the cleavage stage for the purpose of PGT.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging in the detection of subtle
           nuances of uterine adenomyosis in infertility

    • Authors: Khandeparkar; Meenal S.; Jalkote, Shivsamb; Panpalia, Madhavi; Nellore, Swarup; Mehta, Trupti; Ganesan, Karthik; Parikh, Firuza R.
      Abstract: imageIntroduction: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the current reference standard for noninvasive imaging of the pelvis. In patients with infertility potentially earmarked for in vitro fertilization/intracytoplasmic sperm injection procedures, the distinction between adenomyosis and its mimics is extremely vital. This article highlights the vital role of MRI in the detection of subtle nuances of adenomyosis in infertility and the key imaging features of its associated conditions and mimics.Materials and Methods: This is a retrospective Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant study. Inclusion criteria consisted of (a) clinically diagnosed cases of primary infertility; (b) suspicion of adenomyosis on transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasonography; (c) nonvisualization/obscuration of the junctional zone; (d) multiparametric MRI performed at 3 T. Exclusion criteria included (a) other causes of primary infertility including Mullerian ductal anomalies, ovulation factors, and, hormonal factors such as hypothalamic-pituitary axis abnormalities; (b) secondary infertility. We identified a cohort of 114 patients who underwent multiparametric pelvic MRI on a 3 T system between July 2011 and March 2017 at our institution to rule out adenomyosis as a cause of primary infertility.Results: A total of 38 of 114 patients were diagnosed with adenomyosis, with focal adenomyosis seen in 20 patients and diffuse adenomyosis in 18 patients. Isolated adenomyosis was seen in 10 patients, whereas 28 patients had adenomyosis in combination with other pelvic pathologies. Twelve patients had isolated junctional zone thickening without any other features of adenomyosis or deep pelvic endometriosis.Conclusions: Pelvic MRI is the reference standard for the noninvasive detection of the subtle nuances of uterine adenomyosis, and, its associations including deep pelvic endometriosis in patients with infertility.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Public perceptions on ethics in the practice of assisted reproductive
           technologies in Nigeria

    • Authors: Bamgbopa; Kehinde T.; Okonta, Patrick I.; Ajayi, Richardson; Ogbeche, Rose; Igbokwe, Cynthia; Onwuzurigbo, Kingsley
      Abstract: imageThe rapid expansion of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) services in Nigeria has stimulated public interest in the need to address related ethical issues and the institutionalization of regulatory guidelines to regulate the practice of ART in Nigeria in order to protect patients’ rights and safety. This study aims to document the views of various stakeholders in ART regarding salient ethical issues relating to its practice in Nigeria. The Ethics committee of the Association for Fertility and Reproductive Health in Nigeria (AFRH) organized a focus group discussion with participants drawn from different sociocultural/religious backgrounds and professional disciplines to deliberate on 16 key ethical issues in ART practice. Given the understanding that there are no rights or wrong answers when considering the ethics, the participants reached a consensus that access to ART is a fundamental reproductive right for all members of the society regardless of marital status and that choices made are dependent individual circumstances. There was a noticeable progressive shift in opinions on some issues, compared with a previous study, and a persistent negative view of others within the legal and sociocultural dictates of the Nigerian society especially on issues concerning sex selection and orientation. This study provides updated information on the societal viewpoints and perceptions which could aid the promulgation of ethical practice guidelines for ART practitioners in Nigeria.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Exploring the prevalence of high-risk obstetric conditions diagnosed by
           point-of-care ultrasound evaluation in a rural Ugandan population: a
           cohort study

    • Authors: Dougherty; Anne; Kasten, Miriam; McDonald, Maureen; Angela, Njeri; Kawooya, Michael; Matovu, Alphonsus; Destigter, Kristen
      Abstract: imageObjective: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of high-risk obstetric conditions identified by point-of-care ultrasound in a rural Ugandan community and compare them with known rates in high-income settings.Methods: Pregnant women in a rural Ugandan clinic were offered a screening obstetric ultrasound at a late second or third trimester antenatal visit (Clearvue 350). Appropriate follow-up was determined by a preset algorithm. Placental abnormalities, multiple gestations, and fetal malpresentation were recorded. Descriptive statistics were used for analysis.Results: Fetal malpresentation in the third trimester was found in 15% [confidence interval (CI), 11.7–18.6] of pregnancies. Rates of multiple gestations and placental location abnormalities were 4% (CI, 2.7–5.2) and 1.7% (CI, 0.8–2.5), respectively. Overall, prevalence of abnormal placentation was comparable to published rates, although persistent fetal malpresentation was higher than in the United States. The rate of multiple gestations is on par with United States data despite lack of access to artificial reproductive technology.Conclusions: Given that placental abnormalities, multiple gestations, and fetal malpresentation in a rural Ugandan population are at least as common as in high-income countries, and emergency obstetric care is more difficult to access in Uganda, the contribution of these conditions to maternal mortality is likely higher in rural Uganda. Ultrasound can be used to identify and refer patients to higher-level facilities for safe delivery.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
  • Establishing the global working group on Reproductive and Developmental
           Environmental Health (RDEH): practicum of a global resource

    • Authors: Power; Allison M.; Woodruff, Tracey J.; Conry, Jeanne A.; Giudice, Linda C.
      Abstract: Advocacy, training, and research for the prevention of adverse health effects from environmental exposure are the major foci of the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) Reproductive and Developmental Environmental Health (RDEH) Working Group. A critical need for a consistent global effort to address these threats to human reproductive and developmental health was identified after the publication of influential committee opinions (ACOG, Obstet Gynecol, 2013; FIGO, Int J Gynaecol Obstet, 2015) and the assembling of the FIGO 2015 Pre-Congress Workshop, “Summit on Shaping Our Planetary Legacy: Setting an Agenda for Environmental Reproductive Health.” RDEH’s goals are to convene experts of diverse backgrounds to generate evidence-based knowledge and propose solutions to the increasing threats of harmful environmental chemicals to global human reproduction and development by prevention of harm through education, research, and advocacy. This practicum is a guide for establishing a global task force, such as FIGO RDEH, for developing collaboration among experts across disciplines and time zones, and for building accessible and vital databases.
      PubDate: Sat, 01 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT-
       
 
 
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