Breast Cancer Screening Program in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Is There a Need for a National Program?
Muna M Baslaim, Iman H Baroum, Budoor A Salman, Basma S Baghlaf, Muayad A Al-Farsi and Nada M Ghouth
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 12, 2016
A national screening program for breast cancer in Saudi Arabia is well accepted by the society. Healthcare providers of all specialties need to be oriented with the importance of public awareness and the impact of screening. A well-structured screening program tailored to the local parameters may help discover breast cancer cases at an early stage. ...
Malignant Epignathus with Intra Cranial Extension: A Very Unusual Case
Aynur Mustafa, Zehra Bozdag, Neslihan Bayramoglu Tepe and Huseyin Caglayan Ozcan
Article Type: Case Report | First Published: November 16, 2016
Epignathus or oropharyngeal teratomas are extremely rare congenital neoplasms that arise from the oral cavity or pharynx. Teratomas commonly occur in sacrococcygeal region. However, less than 5% occur in the head and neck. Malignant teratomas account 5%-30% of all teratomas. We present an unusual case of immatureoropharyngeal teratoma that arises from sphenoid with intracranial extension, in a 22 weeks female fetus. There are many types of head and neck tumors, so we should always keep in mind e...
Use of Oral Contraceptives and Breast Cancer Survival
Emelie Nilsson, Stina Olsson, Henrik Thorlacius and Salma Butt Tuna
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 10, 2016
Data was collected from Malmo Diet and Cancer Study, with baseline examinations between 1991 and 1996. Out of 17035 women who completed all study parts, 765 women with incident breast cancer were included in this study. Kaplan Meier and Cox Proportional Hazards analyses, with 95% confidence intervals (CI), were used to study OC in relation to breast cancer-specific and overall survival. All analyses were stratified on age at diagnosis....
Inclusion of Sexual and Reproductive Health in Managing Humanitarian Emergencies in Senegal
Ndiaye P, Niang K, Thiam O, Maro JP and Sambou A
Article Type: Original Article | First Published: October 03, 2016
The evaluation focused on the past 15 years. Interviews with key informants were conducted at three ministries (Health and Social Welfare, Interior, Armed Forces), the Executive Secretary of the National Council for Food Security, three UN agencies (WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA), and three health districts. The review analyzed nineteen national planning and/or programming documents....
Birth Practices in Port Harcourt, Nigeria: A Retrospective Case Study Review
Faith Diorgu and Mary Steen
Article Type: Case Study Review | First Published: October 01, 2016
During a student nurse-midwives portfolio review in 2013, it was noted that a high proportion of women had a caesarean section and that all vaginal births were performed in a lithotomy position. The lithotomy birthing position is associated with increased risk of an episiotomy. This instigated the undertaking of a retrospective review of maternity case notes of 569 women, who gave birth at the two maternity hospitals in Port Harcourt, Nigeria in July, 2012....