Osteitis Pubis in a 30 Year Old Postpartum Recreational Runner: A Case Report
Dani Moffit, Tim Braun and Kurt Schiess
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: December 31, 2015
A 30-year old female recreational runner presented groin, hip adductors, rectus abdominis, and inguinal ligament pain. Previous history revealed the pain started three years prior, recently increasing with activities of daily living. After birth of her third child, pain increased so she could not perform daily tasks such as grocery shopping, and was unable to hold her children. Examination revealed normal gait, level iliac crests, and normal lumbar curve. Palpation revealed tenderness over her r...
A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Potential Distribution Channels for the V Condom in South Africa
Jenni Smit, Nzwakie Mosery, Lavanya Pillay, Mags Beksinska, Letitia Rambally-Greener, Cecilia Milford, Maggie Kilbourne-Brook and Patricia S. Coffey
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: December 22, 2015
Increasing access to underutilized family planning methods is of global concern. The United Nations Commission on Life-Saving Commodities identified the female condom (FC) as one of 13 essential and overlooked commodities. Male and female condoms are currently the only effective method of dual protection against unintended pregnancy and the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). A new design of female condom with special features to m...
Does Human Papillomavirus Affect Pregnancy Outcomes? An Analysis of Hospital Data 2012-2014
Harpriya Kaur, Delf Schmidt-Grimminger, Steven W Remmenga, Baojiang Chen, KM M Islam and Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: December 8, 2015
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Pregnant women are at higher risk of HPV infection because during pregnancy major physiological and immunological changes take place that modulate the functioning of the immune system and may cause changes in HPV replication. These changes may also make the clearance of HPV much more difficult. HPV infection can impair extra villious trophoblast invasion into the uterine wall by increasing the rate...
Pregnancy after Rape
Gerald D. Coleman
Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 02, 2015
This essay provides a brief and broad overview of rape, leading to a discussion of pregnancy after rape. This discussion focuses on myths and misinformation as well as research-based evidence pertaining to the likelihood of pregnancy occurring due to rape, perceptions of rape-related pregnancy, abortion following rape-related pregnancy, and perspectives on appropriate health care responses to pregnancy due to rape....
Interstitial Brachytherapy for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer
Nathan Denlinger, Nicole Nolan, Kristin Bixel, Ritu Salani, Douglas Martin and Allison M. Quick
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 21, 2015
Retrospective analysis was performed on patients treated for cervical cancer at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center from 2000 to 2014. A total of 525 patients were identified and 52 of these patients received interstitial brachytherapy and were included in the analysis. All patients received external beam radiation. All patients were treated with low-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy, except for one patient who was treated with high-dose-rate interstitial brachytherapy. Actuarial ...
Mother's Autonomy and Health Outcome in Nepal
Prem B Bhandari
Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: October 14, 2015
This paper investigates the influence of women's autonomy and husbands' roles in decision making on the utilization of antenatal care, a primary indicator of women's health and well-being. Using data on 4,018 Nepalese mothers who had at least one birth within the last 5 years, I employ multilevel logistic regression and find that women's autonomy in decision making significantly and positively contributed to antenatal care visits. Similarly, joint decision making by a couple also positively cont...
Spontaneous Ruptured Heterotopic Fallopian Tube Pregnancy: A Challenging Case
Olga Grechukhina, Diana P. English, Wei Hong, Ravi Kaza and Elena Ratner
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: August 09, 2015
This is a case of a 39 year old gravida 4 para 2-0-1-2 patient who presented to the emergency room with 1 week history of worsening left sided abdominal pain associated with vaginal bleeding. She had a positive pregnancy test and transvaginal ultrasound demonstrated an 11x9x7cm retrouterine mass concerning for hemorrhagic debris but no adnexa were identified. Surgery was complicated by conversion from laparoscopy to low transverse laparotomy due to hemorrhage and severe adhesive disease. Both tu...