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2nd Edition: New Strategies in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention for Women’s Health

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Disease Prevention".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 1310

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Messina, 98122 Messina, Italy
Interests: hysterectomy; ovarian cancer; gynecologic oncology; cynaecological surgery; laparoscopic surgery; ovary; cancer prevention; cancer care facilities
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Department of Maternal and Child Health, University-Hospital of Udine, P.le S. Maria della Misericordia n° 15, 33100 Udine, Italy
Interests: gynecology; gynecology surgery; female healthcare; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer
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Dear Colleagues, 

This Special Issue entitled “2nd Edition: New Strategies in Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention for Women’s Health” addresses the latest and most innovative procedures for diagnosis, treatment and prevention in women's health. Research in this field is evolving quickly. Technology, molecular biology and bioinformatics make it possible to increasingly personalize treatment for women.

Dr. Stefano Cianci
Dr. Stefano Restaino
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • gynecology
  • obstetrics
  • gynecology surgery
  • female healthcare
  • endometrial cancer
  • ovarian cancer
  • mini-invasive surgery
  • laparoscopy
  • robotic surgery
  • hysteroscopy
  • molecular biology
  • bioinformatics

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Experiences of Impacted Foetal Head: Findings from a Pragmatic Focus Group Study of Mothers and Midwives
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(21), 7009; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20217009 - 02 Nov 2023
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Introduction: We aimed to explore the lived experiences of caesarean birth complicated by impaction of the foetal head, for mothers and midwives. Methods: A pragmatic, qualitative, focus group study of mixed-participants was conducted, face-to-face. They were postpartum women (n = 4), midwives (n [...] Read more.
Introduction: We aimed to explore the lived experiences of caesarean birth complicated by impaction of the foetal head, for mothers and midwives. Methods: A pragmatic, qualitative, focus group study of mixed-participants was conducted, face-to-face. They were postpartum women (n = 4), midwives (n = 4), and a postpartum midwife (n = 1) who had experience of either providing care for impacted foetal head, and/or had experienced it during their own labour, in Fife, United Kingdom. Data were transcribed and were analysed using template analysis. Results: Three main themes emerged through analysis: (i) current knowledge of impacted foetal head; (ii) current management of impacted foetal head; and (iii) experiences and outcomes of impacted foetal head. Each theme was made up of various initial codes when data were analysed inductively. Finally, each theme could be overlaid onto the three core principles of the Tydeman Tube: (1) to improve outcomes for mother and baby in the second stage of labour; (2) to reduce the risk of trauma to mother and baby in complicated births; and (3) to increase respectful care for women in labour; thus allowing for a neat analytic template. Conclusion: A lack of consensus regarding definition, management, and training were highlighted by the midwives. Women anticipated caesarean birth in late labour as straightforward and were therefore unaware of this potential complication. Women and midwives would welcome any new device to facilitate delivery of the impacted foetal head (IFH) as long as it is fully evaluated prior to widespread introduction. Women were not averse to being part of this evaluation process. Full article
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