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Presentation and treatment of uterine leiomyoma in adolescence: a systematic review

published Thu, Jan 22 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: Uterine leiomyoma is the most common gynecological tumor in the reproductive years. However, it is extremely rare in adolescence (<1%), with few reports found in the literature. The biological behavior of such tumors in this age group is unknown, as well as the best possible treatment for this population. We aimed to analyze all available reports of uterine leiomyoma in adolescence. Methods: A systematic review was performed at PubMed/MEDLINE and EMBASE. Between 1965 and 2014, 19 reports were found ... more

Media coverage of violence against women in India: a systematic study of a high profile rape case

published Thu, Jan 22 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: On December 16, 2012 a 23?year old female was gang-raped on a bus in Delhi. We systematically reviewed professional online media sources used to inform the timing, breadth of coverage, opinions and consistency in the depiction of events surrounding the gang-rape. Methods: We searched two news databases (LexisNexis Academic and Factivia) and individual newspapers for English-language published media reports covering the gang-rape. Two reviewers screened the media reports and extracted data regarding the time, location and content of each ... more

Stigma against HIV/AIDS among female sex workers and general migrant women in eastern China

published Thu, Jan 22 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: HIV related stigma is a recognized barrier to early detection of HIV and causes great suffering for those affected. However, data regarding HIV related stigma among female sex workers (FSW) in China was limited, with none for comparison between FSW and general migrant women (GMW). Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine HIV related stigma among FSW and GMW in Shanghai, China. Methods: A community based cross-sectional study with face-to-face interviews was conducted in Shanghai (September 2011 ... more

Uterine rupture disguised by urinary retention following a second trimester induced abortion: a case report

published Thu, Jan 22 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: Uterine rupture classically presents with severe abdominal pain, loss of fetal station, vaginal bleeding, and shock.Case presentationWe present a case of uterine rupture presenting as significant urinary retention that occurred following a second trimester abortion induced with mifepristone and misoprostol. Uterine rupture was discovered unexpectedly on diagnostic laparoscopy. The uterine rupture was contained by dense adhesions between the omentum and bladder with the previous uterine cesarean hysterotomy scar. Conclusion: This case highlights the difficulties in diagnosis of abnormal placentation ... more

Modifiable risk factors associated with prediabetes in men and women: a cross-sectional analysis of the cohort study in primary health care on the evolution of patients with prediabetes (PREDAPS-Study)

published Thu, Jan 22 2015 06:00 GMT
Background: Prediabetes is a high-risk state for diabetes development, but little is known about the factors associated with this state. The aim of the study was to identify modifiable risk factors associated with the presence of prediabetes in men and women. Methods: Cohort Study in Primary Health Care on the Evolution of Patients with Prediabetes (PREDAPS-Study) is a prospective study on a cohort of 1184 subjects with prediabetes and another cohort of 838 subjects without glucose metabolism disorders. It is ... more