International Journal of

Womens Health and WellnessISSN: 2474-1353


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510116

A Survey of Vitamin Intake amongst Hearing and Hearing- Impaired Female Students in Saudi Arabia: A Pilot Study

Susan Amin and Maha Al-Shammari

Article Type: Orginal Article | First Published: November 19, 2020

Previous international research shows severe vitamin deficiencies in people with hearing loss. Hearing loss is improved for many people when vitamins such as A, B, C, D, E and K are replaced. This was a cross sectional study involving 64 hearing students and 42 hard of hearing female students aged 18-21 in a university in Saudi Arabia. Food intake was assessed by a food frequency questionnaire. Vitamin levels were calculated for each food and compared to the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510115

Breastfeeding Initiation Among Women With Preeclampsia With Severe Features Superimposed on Diabetes Mellitus

Leandro Cordero, MD, Michael R Stenger, MD, Mark B Landon, MD and Craig A Nankervis, MD

Article Type: Orginal Article | First Published: November 14, 2020

Timely delivery and magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) remain mainstays in the treatment of preeclampsia with severe features (PSF) which may be superimposed on preexisting conditions such as diabetes mellitus (PDM). Preeclampsia associated with premature delivery, severity of condition and mother-infant separation increase the risk of breastfeeding (BF) initiation failure. BF initiation rates for women with PDM were significantly lower than those for women with PSF alone. Although intention to BF was si...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510114

Interpregnancy Interval, Intention to Breastfeed and Breastfeeding Initiation Among Women With Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus

Leandro Cordero, MD, Michael R Stenger, MD, Mark B Landon, MD and Craig A Nankervis, MD

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: May 13, 2020

Interpregnancy intervals (IPI) have been related to adverse perinatal outcomes, however, correlation between IPI and BF initiation among women with pregestational diabetes (PGDM) have not been described. Among women with PGDM, short IPI is associated with exclusive BF at discharge while long IPI was associated with lower intention to BF, lower rate of exclusive BF and higher rate of FF at discharge. IPI outside recommended guidelines affect perinatal outcomes and increase the risk for BF initiat...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510113

Delaying Antibiotics: A Cause for the Rise in Morbidity and Mortality from Sepsis?

John L Yovich, MD

Article Type: Commentary | First Published: April 08, 2020

A recent report analyzing the global burden of disease shows that the incidence and mortality from severe sepsis has continued to rise across the period 1990-2017. Although the burden is highest among low-income countries, there are more than 5 million deaths recorded annually in high-income countries and this burden is disproportionately high among young persons, being mostly from communicable infections. Despite residing in one of those high-income countries, I have witnessed severe morbiditie...

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