International Journal of

Womens Health and WellnessISSN: 2474-1353


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510043

Knowledge and Use of Folic Acid among Women Attending the high-Risk Prenatal Clinics at the Adults University Hospital in Puerto Rico

Stephanie Rivera-Segarra, Lizzie Ramos-Tollinchi, Natalia Cardenas-Suarez and Josefina Romaguera

Article Type: Cross-sectional Descriptive Study | First Published: December 14, 2016

Pregnancies affected with neural tube defects (NTDs) are mostly associated to maternal deficiency of folic acid (FA). Although supplementation is recommended for all women of childbearing age, the incidence of NTDs in Puerto Rico has not shown a significant decrease....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510042

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. ...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510041

Impact of Body Composition on Optimal Competitive Body and its Consequences on Athletic Performance in Healthy Young

Zerf Mohammed, Mokkedes Moulay Idris, Hamek Bagdad, Houar Abelatif and Bengoua Ali

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: November 23, 2016

Body composition is one of the primary factor influence athlete's performance. Whereas several studies have reported that higher BMI is associated with reduced levels of physical performance, in addition, other results demonstrated that BMI is an accurate best tool to use as an indicator of body fatness in the general population where the relationship between BMI and physical performance has not been clarified....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510040

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...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510039

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....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510038

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....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510037

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....

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