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Sexually Active Younger Women Are At Higher Risk For Infection With Human Papillomavirus
... the beginning of thestudy. Each of the women had pelvic
examinations and Pap smears at the studyoutset and annually. For a maximum of three years, the women responded atsix-month intervals to questionnaires on lifestyle and sexual behavior. At thesame visits, samples of cells from the cervix and vagina ...
Women Younger Than 30 Need To Be Screened For Chlamydia
...l Institutes of Health. Untreated chlamydia causes pelvic
inflammatorydisease, whichdamages the upper genital tract in women, resulting in infertility andpotentially fatal ectopic pregnancy. Results of the study appear in the Feb. 15 issue of Annals of InternalMedicine. "This is such a common in...
Age-Based Screening Is Cost-Effective Method To Control Chlamydial Infection
...They defined medicaloutcomes as prevented cases of pelvic
inflammatory disease, chronic pelvic
pain,ectopicpregnancy, infertility, male urethritis and epididymitis in adults, andconjunctivitis an...
Non-Surgical Treatment Ends Pelvic Pain In Women
...ich rarely solves the problem. To detect pelvic
congestion syndrome, radiologists first insert acatheter into a vein in the neck, groin or arm and guide it to the pelvis. Afluid is injected to make the veins in the pelvis visible on X-ray. If the X-rayshows very tightly coiled veins, tiny coils or...
Gene Therapy May Suppress Uterine Fibroids
...growths that develop in the uterus and often cause pelvic
pain, abnormal uterine bleeding, excessive urinary pressure, decreased fertility, and increased chance of miscarriage. Treatment typically involves a hysterectomy that excises the tumors along with the patient's uterus. The U-M research, however, of...
A New Molecular Marker For Prostate Cancer
...o underwent radical prostatectomy (with removal of pelvic
lymphnodes) between 1982 and 1989. All tumors had invaded nearby tissue but had notspread to the lymph nodes. These patients fall into a clinical gray area.Although these types of tumors can be treated with surgery or radiation, as manyas 50 percent ...
Hopkins Researchers Urge Regular Chlamydia Testing For All Sexually Active Teenage Women
... more women to be screened for chlamydia without a pelvic
exam,"he says. "Andit lets us detect more infections even in women with silent--orasymptomatic--infections. Earlydetection can mean early treatment, which reduces complications and furtherspread of theinfection." The team found the organism in 7...
Scientists Sequence Chlamydia Trachomatis Genome
...nadequately treated chlamydialinfections result in pelvic
inflammatory disease (PID), an infection of theupp...g leads to infertility,tubal pregnancy and chronic pelvic
pain. Chlamydial infection also increasesthe risk for HIV infection. Researchers have found the s...
Urine Tests Will Do Better Than Pelvic Exams To Save Teens From Serious Effects Of Sexually Transmitted Diseases, UCSF Analysis Shows
Forget the routine pelvic
exam. When the goal is to prevent the seriouscompl...es not require theinvasive and often uncomfortable pelvic
exam for girls or a swab test which canbe painful for boys. That means teens can be screened outside...
Making A Hand Or A Foot? Tbx-4 And Tbx-5 Are Involved In Determination Of Fore- And Hindlimb Identity
...te of limb type is conserved from the pectoral and pelvic
fins of ancestralfish to the arms and legs of humans. By providing the first functionaldemonstration in the model system of the developing chick embryo, this study hasprovided further experimental data to confirm and strengthen this hypothesis. This...
Hopkins research shows nature, not nurture, determines gender
...iversity centers, all had been born with this same pelvic
field defect, and sex-reassigned as females at birth. Eight of the 12 have since sex-reassigned themselves back to male. Three sets of parents plan to tell their children their genetic sex of birth "soon"; all expect their children to switch back t...
Researchers develop new method for preventing hip dysplasia in dogs
...center of the pelvis to kill cells responsible for pelvic
development. By altering these "growth plates," veterinarians can force the bones of the pelvis to grow at different rates. That makes the pelvis grow at an angle that provides a better fit for the hip. When mature, the hip socket has rotated to a mo...
FDA clears Berlex Laboratories Mirena (R), new form of long-acting contraception meets need for U.S. women
...ionships with at least one child and no history of pelvic
inflammatory disease (PID), and have no history of ectopic pregnancy or a condition that would predispose to ectopic pregnancy. In clinical studies, side effects of MIRENA were most common during the first months after insertion and subsided during p...
Magee-Womens Research Institute study finds undiagnosed sexually transmitted disease infection rate nearly 1 in 5 among adolescent females
...ause of infertility, ectopic pregnancy and chronic pelvic
pain. Trichomoniasis has been associated with pregnancy complications such as premature fetal membrane rupture. In addition, the link between STD infection and HIV transmission is becoming ever more apparent. Self-collection of vaginal swabs was almo...
Invasive gobies prevent sculpin spawning, impacting perch food chain
...sily be distinguished from sculpins by their fused pelvic
fins (the front pair underneath the body) that form a suction cup. The pelvic
fins on sculpin are separate. There may still hope for future generations of mottled sculpin even in...
Hidden toxin gene in chlamydia linked to chronic illnesses
...sexually transmitted disease (STD) and can lead to pelvic
inflammatory disease, tubal pregnancies and infertility in women. All of these diseases are caused by chronic inflammation at the site of infection, but not all C. trachomatis strains produce this effect. Since the late 1940s, researchers have bel...
Women who drink moderately do not face a longer wait to become pregnant
...lts to take account of confounding factors such as pelvic
disease, a history of fertility treatment, partly-planned pregnancies, age, smoking, the womens weight and whether they had given birth before or not. Ms Juhl said: Recent studies on alcohol and fertility suggest that even low levels of alcohol intak...
Gender issues related to spaceflight: A NASA perspective
...endometriosis is multifaceted, but exposure of the pelvic
peritoneum to menstrual blood products is thought ... its development.Endometriosis is also primarily a pelvic
problem in part because gravity keeps the menstrual products confined to the pelvis. Although medic...
Johns Hopkins researchers find more extensive bone defects caused by bladder exstrophy
...0 live births, is a defect that affects an infants pelvic
bones, genitorurinary ducts, and leaves a hole in ...er reasons. The team then compared the geometry of pelvic
girdle bones in the bladder exstrophy group of infants with the normal group, looking for statistica...
New test identifies B-cell tumor markers
...cell tumors (plasmacytomas) are most common in the pelvic
bones, spine, ribs, and skull, and they occasionally develop in other areas. The abnormal plasma cells almost always produce a large quantity of abnormal antibodies, and the production of normal antibodies is reduced. Deposits of antibody pieces in t...
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