Current Surgical Options for Primary Site in De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer
Kulsoom Junejo, FRCS, FACS, FCPS, EBSQ-Breast and M Zafar Chawdhery, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Ed), LLB (Hons)
Article Type: Mini Review | First Published: March 13, 2020
Cancer is a major public health problem worldwide that has now become the leading cause of death among adults aged 35-70 years causing twice as many deaths as cardiovascular disease. The incidence burden and mortality closely correlates with sociodemographic indices (SDI) levels and is highest in countries with higher SDI levels. Globally breast cancer remains the commonest type of cancer in women with an estimated 2.4 million new cases diagnosed per year, causing 523,000 deaths in women worldwi...
Maternal Mortality in Tajikistan: Successes and Challenges
Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 06, 2020
This qualitative study was conducted with 16 health care providers working in different layers of maternal health care system in two purposefully selected research settings, Khorog town and Dushanbe, which have different social, economic and ethnic backgrounds in 2018. Semi-structured face-to-face interviews were conducted to gather the data. Duration of interviews ranged from 30-60 min. NVivo software for qualitative research was used to analyze the results....
Pre-Twin Screen - A Multi-Disciplinary Approach for a Personalized Prenatal Diagnostics and Care for Twin Pregnancies
Hamutal Meiri, Nadav Kugler, Ran Svirsky, Oliver Kagan, Richard Nicolas Brown, Piere Miron, Antoni Borrell, Anna Gonce, Mar Bennasar, Annegret Geipel, Brigitte Strizek, Argyro Syngeleki, Kypros Nicolaides, Howard Cuckle and Ron Maymon
Article Type: Research Article | First Published: January 30, 2020
The prevalence of twin pregnancies is rising globally due to increased assisted conception and advanced maternal age in pregnancy. Twin pregnancies have 5-9 times higher frequencies of fetal chromosomal and structural abnormalities, often deliver preterm, and have high prevalence of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), preeclampsia (PE), and intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) compared to singletons. Twins have special complications such as twins-to twin transfusion syndrome in mono chorionic...