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Screening and evaluation of potential recipients and donors for living donor uterus transplantation: results from a single-center observational study.

Fertil Steril 2019 Jan;111(1):186-193

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

Objective: To report our experience with the screening and selection of potential recipients and living donors of our uterus transplantation (UTx) program.

Design: Part of an observational program.

Setting: University hospital. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fertnstert.2018.09.010DOI Listing
January 2019
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Customary practices, domestic violence, and psychosomatic pain among adolescent mothers in Turkey.

East Mediterr Health J 2018 Dec 18;24(10):994-1001. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Psychiatry, Dicle University School of Medicine, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Background: Adolescent motherhood is present in many societies worldwide, including Turkey.

Aims: We aimed to determine the demographical and cultural characteristics of adolescent mothers, lifetime domestic violence and history of miscarriage, and whether they suffer from any kind of medically unexplained (psychosomatic) pain in a study in south-eastern Turkey.

Methods: We included 501 mothers in this case-control study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26719/2018.24.10.994DOI Listing
December 2018
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Testosterone Insufficiency in Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Infected Women: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Sex Med 2019 Mar 3;7(1):72-79. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Sexology & Psychosomatic Obstetrics/Gynecology, Amsterdam University Medical Center, The Netherlands.

Introduction: Now that HIV infection has become a chronic disease, optimizing health status is an important goal of care for HIV-infected patients. Testosterone insufficiency (TI) can compromise health status, but little is known about the prevalence of TI and possible related factors in HIV-infected women.

Aim: To investigate the prevalence of TI among HIV-infected women attending our HIV outpatient clinic, and to study the relationship between TI and sexual function, fatigue, health status, and depression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.esxm.2018.10.002DOI Listing
March 2019
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Identifying and predicting distinct distress trajectories following a breast cancer diagnosis - from treatment into early survival.

J Psychosom Res 2018 Dec 1;115:6-13. Epub 2018 Oct 1.

Division of Psychooncology, Department of General Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany. Electronic address:

Objective: Most longitudinal studies on distress in breast cancer (BC) patients reported a continuous decrease after diagnosis, however masking individual variations in patterns of adjustment. We sought to identify distinct trajectories of distress during primary treatment into survivorship and to identify variables that are determinants of which patient follows which type of adjustment trajectory.

Methods: Psychological distress was measured at four significant time points (after surgery/biopsy, at treatment completion, two and six months thereafter) among 181 newly diagnosed BC patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2018.09.012DOI Listing
December 2018
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Sexual function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Reprod Biomed Online 2018 Dec 19;37(6):750-760. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Division of Reproductive Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Room Na-1516, 3000 CA Rotterdam 2040, The Netherlands.

We present the first systematic review and meta-analysis of sexual function in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with women without PCOS. Data on this topic are limited and often contradicting. Sexual function is influenced by endocrine, mental and social factors, which are often compromised in women with PCOS. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rbmo.2018.09.010DOI Listing
December 2018
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A network analysis of female sexual function: comparing symptom networks in women with decreased, increased, and stable sexual desire.

Sci Rep 2018 Oct 25;8(1):15815. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Åbo Akademi University, Department of Psychology, Turku, 20500, Finland.

Problems related to low sexual desire in women are common clinical complaints, and the aetiology is poorly understood. We investigated predictors of change in levels of sexual desire using a novel network approach, which assumes that mental disorders arise from direct interactions between symptoms. Using population-based data from 1,449 Finnish women, we compared between-subject networks of women whose sexual desire decreased, increased, or remained stable over time. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-34138-8DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6202312PMC
October 2018

A lifestyle intervention improves sexual function of women with obesity and infertility: A 5 year follow-up of a RCT.

PLoS One 2018 23;13(10):e0205934. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Obesity and infertility are associated with poorer sexual function. We have previously shown that a lifestyle intervention in women with obesity and infertility reduced weight and improved cardiometabolic health and quality of life, which may positively affect sexual function. We now report on sexual function 5 years after randomization. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6198949PMC
October 2018
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Cancer clinical trials - Survey evaluating patient participation and acceptance in a university-based Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC).

Clin Transl Radiat Oncol 2018 Nov 4;13:44-49. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Ismaninger Straße 22, Munich, Germany.

Introduction: Prospective clinical trials are essential to translate new therapy concepts or rather any scientific development into the medical routine. Besides a sophisticated trial protocol, the success of clinical trials depends on patient recruitment and participation. Patient recruitment remains a challenge and depends on several factors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ctro.2018.10.001DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6192009PMC
November 2018
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Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology guidelines 2017 for the treatment of uterine cervical cancer.

Int J Clin Oncol 2019 Jan 5;24(1):1-19. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

The Japan Society of Gynecologic Oncology (JSGO) Guidelines 2017 for the Treatment of Uterine Cervical Cancer are for the purpose of providing standard treatment strategies for cervical cancer, indicating treatment methods currently considered appropriate for cervical cancer, minimizing variances in treatment methods among institutions, improving the safety of treatment and prognosis of diseases, reducing the economic and psychosomatic burden of patients by promoting performance of appropriate treatment, and enhancing mutual understanding between patients and healthcare professionals. The guidelines were prepared through consensus of the JSGO Guideline Committee, based on careful review of evidence gathered through the literature searches and in view of the medical health insurance system and actual clinical practice situations in Japan. The guidelines comprise eight chapters and five algorithms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10147-018-1351-yDOI Listing
January 2019
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Hemodynamic effects of intramyometrial epinephrine injection for blood loss reduction in laparoscopic myomectomy.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2018 Nov 18;298(5):933-938. Epub 2018 Sep 18.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Germany.

Purpose: To evaluate changes in hemodynamic effects of intramyometrial epinephrine injection for blood loss reduction in laparoscopic myomectomy.

Methods: A total of 185 women with symptomatic uterine fibroids who underwent laparoscopic myomectomy were enrolled in this study. Eighty-six women (study collective) received an intramyometrial injection of epinephrine and were compared to ninety-nine women (control collective) who underwent laparoscopic myomectomy without an intramyometrial epinephrine injection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-018-4891-5DOI Listing
November 2018

Men With a "Woman's Disease": Stigmatization of Male Breast Cancer Patients-A Mixed Methods Analysis.

Am J Mens Health 2018 Nov 15;12(6):2194-2207. Epub 2018 Sep 15.

1 Center for Health Communication and Health Services Research (CHSR). Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany.

Male breast cancer (MBC) is rare and known as a typical woman's disease. This study is part of the N-MALE project (Male breast cancer: patient's needs in prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and follow-up-care) and aims to investigate how MBC patients (MBCP) feel about suffering from a "woman's disease," what character the stigmatization has, and how it can be prospectively reduced. Therefore, a mixed methods design is applied including data of N = 27 qualitative interviews with MBCP and quantitative data of N = 100 MBCP. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1557988318799025DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6199445PMC
November 2018
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Mental Health Symptoms and Work-Related Stressors in Hospital Midwives and NICU Nurses: A Mixed Methods Study.

Front Psychiatry 2018 20;9:364. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Department Woman-Mother-Child, Lausanne University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Hospital midwives and neonatal intensive care (NICU) nurses frequently encounter work-related stressors and are therefore vulnerable to developing mental health problems, such as secondary traumatic stress, burnout, anxiety, and depression. However, so far, the exact nature of these work-related stressors (traumatic vs. non-traumatic stressors) has not been investigated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00364DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6109791PMC
August 2018
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The Relationship Between Vulvovaginal Candidiasis and Provoked Vulvodynia: A Systematic Review.

J Sex Med 2018 Sep 23;15(9):1310-1321. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Department of Primary and Community Care, Unit Gender & Women's Health, Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Background: Provoked vulvodynia (PVD) is a chronic vulvar pain condition affecting up to 8.3% of the female population. Despite many years of research, no clear cause for PVD has been identified. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2018.07.011DOI Listing
September 2018
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Impact of a cervical dysplasia and its treatment on quality of life and sexual function.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2018 Oct 3;298(4):737-745. Epub 2018 Aug 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 440, Heidelberg, Germany.

Purpose: In this case-control study, the impact on quality of life and sexual function in women with cervical dysplasia and conization will be evaluated, in order to address coping with such a premalignant lesion and to improve strategies for salutogenesis.

Methods: This multicenter case-control study evaluates women at special dysplasia outpatient clinic (T1) as well as 3 (T2) and 6 (T3) months after the diagnosis of a dysplasia. The women were subgrouped upon dysplasia only (S2) or dysplasia with conization (S1). Read More

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October 2018
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Sexual functioning after total versus subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2018 Aug 14;298(2):337-344. Epub 2018 Jun 14.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Germany.

Aim: To evaluate postoperative sexual functioning and the influence of patients' expectations on the change in sexuality following laparoscopic total (TLH) versus subtotal hysterectomy (LASH).

Methods: A total of 120 women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy were preoperatively enrolled in this bicentric prospective study. Sexual functioning (SF) was evaluated using the female sexual function index (FSFI). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-018-4812-7DOI Listing
August 2018
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Abortion after diagnosis of fetal anomaly: Psychometric properties of a German version of the individual level abortion stigma scale.

PLoS One 2018 12;13(6):e0197986. Epub 2018 Jun 12.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Background: Diagnosis of fetal anomaly is a significant life event and social stigma can negatively impact on the well-being of women opting for an abortion. This study investigated the psychometric properties of a measure of stigma among women who had had an abortion after diagnosis of fetal anomaly in a German setting.

Methods: The Individual Level Abortion Stigma (ILAS) scale was translated into German. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5997354PMC
December 2018
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Proseek single-plex protein assay kit system to detect sAxl and Gas6 in serological material of brain tumor patients.

Biotechnol Rep (Amst) 2018 Jun 17;18:e00252. Epub 2018 Apr 17.

Institute of Experimental Neuroregeneration, Spinal Cord Injury and Tissue Regeneration Center Salzburg, Paracelsus Medical University, Strubergasse 21, A-5020, Salzburg, Austria.

•The receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) Axl and its ligand Gas6 are critically involved in the pathogenesis of high-grade glioma (HGG). Both proteins were found to be overexpressed e.g. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.btre.2018.e00252DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5989588PMC
June 2018
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Understanding the quality of life (QOL) issues in survivors of cancer: towards the development of an EORTC QOL cancer survivorship questionnaire.

Health Qual Life Outcomes 2018 Jun 4;16(1):114. Epub 2018 Jun 4.

Division of Psychosocial Research & Epidemiology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Backround: The number of cancer survivors is growing steadily and increasingly, clinical trials are being designed to include long-term follow-up to assess not only survival, but also late effects and health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Therefore it is is essential to develop patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that capture the full range of issues relevant to disease-free cancer survivors. The objectives of this project are: 1) to develop a European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) questionnaire that captures the full range of physical, mental and social HRQOL issues relevant to disease-free cancer survivors; and 2) to determine at which minimal time since completion of treatment the questionnaire should be used. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-0920-0DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5987570PMC
June 2018
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Maintaining physiologic testosterone levels during combined oral contraceptives by adding dehydroepiandrosterone: II. Effects on sexual function. A phase II randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

Contraception 2018 Jul 25;98(1):56-62. Epub 2018 Feb 25.

Department of Sexology and Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Objective: The objective was to evaluate the effect of combined oral contraceptives (OCs) on sexual function, either alone or together with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).

Study Design: An exploratory randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, comparative, crossover study was conducted in 81 OC users. Subjects discontinued their OC for one cycle before being randomized for 10cycles to a 30-mcg ethinyl estradiol (EE)/levonorgestrel (LNG) OC or a 30-mcg EE/drospirenone (DRSP) OC, along with daily use of 50mg dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) or placebo during five OC cycles before crossing over from DHEA to placebo or the reverse for another fivecycles. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.contraception.2018.02.014DOI Listing
July 2018
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Help-seeking Following Termination of Pregnancy after Diagnosis of Fetal Anomaly: Women's Intentions and Experiences 1 to 7 Years after the Event.

Geburtshilfe Frauenheilkd 2018 Feb 19;78(2):160-166. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Department of Obstetrics, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Introduction: Diagnosis of fetal anomaly and the difficult circumstances involved in the decision to terminate an affected pregnancy can go along with severe psychological distress. However, little is known about women's help-seeking for emotional problems following an abortion after diagnosis of fetal anomaly.

Methods: 148 women who had been treated for abortion after diagnosis of fetal anomaly at the University Hospital Leipzig responded to self-report questionnaires 1 to 7 years after the event. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0044-100380DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5818274PMC
February 2018

Thiamin.

Authors:
Derrick Lonsdale

Adv Food Nutr Res 2018;83:1-56. Epub 2018 Feb 2.

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, United States. Electronic address:

Starting with a brief history of beriberi and the discovery that thiamin deficiency is its cause, the symptoms and signs are reviewed. None are pathognomonic. The disease has a low mortality and a long morbidity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.afnr.2017.11.001DOI Listing
May 2018
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Psychosomatic symptoms of the Couvade syndrome in Finnish and Polish expectant fathers.

Ginekol Pol 2018 ;89(1):35-39

Medical University of Silesia , School of Health Sciences in Katowice, Woman's Health Division, Department of Nursing in Gynecology and Obstetrics, Katowice, Poland.

Objectives: The aim of the study was to assess the occurrence of symptoms associated with the Couvade syndrome in two groups of men of Polish and Finnish nationality, and to perform a comparative analysis.

Material And Methods: The study was conducted in two groups of men (expectant fathers): 51 Poles and 40 Finns using a self-constructed questionnaire prepared in Polish and English languages. The statistical analysis was performed in Micro-soft Office Excel 2010 and Statistica 12. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5603/GP.a2018.0007DOI Listing
January 2018
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Facilitators and barriers in the diagnostic process of vulvovaginal complaints (vulvodynia) in general practice: a qualitative study.

Eur J Gen Pract 2018 Dec;24(1):92-98

b Department of Sexology and Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology , Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam , Amsterdam , the Netherlands.

Background: The gap between the relatively high prevalence of provoked vulvodynia (PVD) in the general population and the low incidence in primary care can partly be explained by physicians' lack of knowledge about the assessment and management of PVD.

Objectives: To recognize barriers and facilitators of GPs in the diagnostic process of women presenting with recurrent vulvovaginal complaints.

Methods: A qualitative focus group study in 17 Dutch GPs, five men and 12 women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13814788.2017.1420774DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5795631PMC
December 2018

Evaluation of psychosocial and biological parameters in women seeking for a caesarean section and women who are aiming for vaginal delivery: a cross-sectional study.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2018 04 17;297(4):897-905. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Germany.

Purpose: To investigate psychosocial and biological parameters that may influence decision-making concerning the mode of delivery in women with caesarean section on maternal request (CSMR).

Methods: Two hundred and two women were enrolled prospectively. The study sample (n = 93) consisted of women who aimed for CSMR, the control sample were women who seeked for vaginal delivery (n = 109). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-018-4654-3DOI Listing
April 2018
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Facilitating adherence to endocrine therapy in breast cancer: stability and predictive power of treatment expectations in a 2-year prospective study.

Breast Cancer Res Treat 2018 Apr 12;168(3):667-677. Epub 2018 Jan 12.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Martinistraße 52, 20251, Hamburg, Germany.

Purpose: To identify modifiable factors predictive of long-term adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy (AET).

Methods: As part of a 2-year cohort study in primary care (n = 116), we investigated whether initial treatment expectations predict adherence at 24 months after controlling for demographic, medical, and psychosocial variables. Treatment expectations were measured as necessity-concern beliefs, expected side-effect severity, and expected coping with side effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10549-017-4637-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5842254PMC
April 2018
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Stigma in the context of pregnancy termination after diagnosis of fetal anomaly: associations with grief, trauma, and depression.

Arch Womens Ment Health 2018 Aug 29;21(4):391-399. Epub 2017 Dec 29.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, University of Leipzig, Semmelweisstraße 10, 04103, Leipzig, Germany.

Termination of pregnancy after diagnosis of fetal anomaly (TOPFA) is a contested issue and stigma may negatively impact affected women's psychological reactions. This study examined the influence of perceived and internalized stigma on women's long-term adjustment to a TOPFA. One hundred forty-eight women whose TOPFA dated back 1 to 7 years responded to self-report questionnaires. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00737-017-0807-9DOI Listing
August 2018
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The effects of multi-disciplinary psycho-social care on socio-economic problems in cancer patients: a cluster-randomized trial.

Support Care Cancer 2018 Jun 21;26(6):1851-1859. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Division of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology, University Medical Center Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Purpose: We examined whether multi-disciplinary stepped psycho-social care decreases financial problems and improves return-to-work in cancer patients.

Methods: In a university hospital, wards were randomly allocated to either stepped or standard care. Stepped care comprised screening for financial problems, consultation between doctor and patient, and the provision of social service. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00520-017-4024-xDOI Listing
June 2018
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Changes in birth-related pain perception impact of neurobiological and psycho-social factors.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2018 03 1;297(3):591-599. Epub 2017 Dec 1.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Medical Faculty Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Mannheim, Germany.

Purpose: To analyse post-partum short- and long-term pain sensitivity and the influence of endogenous pain inhibition as well as distinct psycho-social factors on birth-related pain.

Methods: Pain sensitivity was assessed in 91 primiparous women at three times: 2-6 weeks before, one to 3 days as well as ten to 14 weeks after childbirth. Application of a pressure algometer in combination with a cold pressor test was utilised for measurement of pain sensitivity and assessment of conditioned pain modulation (CPM). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-017-4605-4DOI Listing
March 2018
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Demands and Needs for Psycho-Oncological eHealth Interventions in Women With Cancer: Cross-Sectional Study.

JMIR Cancer 2017 Nov 24;3(2):e19. Epub 2017 Nov 24.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, LVR-Clinic Essen, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany.

Background: Over the last decade, a growing body of studies regarding the application of eHealth and various digital interventions has been published and are widely used in the psycho-oncological care. However, the effectiveness of eHealth applications in psycho-oncological care is still questioned due to missing considerations regarding evidence-based studies on the demands and needs in cancer-affected patients.

Objective: This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the cancer-affected women's needs and wishes for psycho-oncological content topics in eHealth applications and whether women with cancer differ in their content topics and eHealth preferences regarding their experienced psychological burden. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/cancer.7973DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5722981PMC
November 2017
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Brain activity elicited by viewing pictures of the own virtually amputated body predicts xenomelia.

Neuropsychologia 2018 01 21;108:135-146. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Center for Integrative Psychiatry, Psychosomatic and Sexual Medicine, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Kiel, Germany; Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychotherapy and Pain Therapy, Asklepios Clinic, Hamburg, Germany.

Background: Xenomelia is a rare condition characterized by the persistent desire for the amputation of physically healthy limbs. Prior studies highlighted the importance of superior and inferior parietal lobuli (SPL/IPL) and other sensorimotor regions as key brain structures associated with xenomelia. We expected activity differences in these areas in response to pictures showing the desired body state, i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.11.025DOI Listing
January 2018

Associations of childhood maltreatment with pre-pregnancy obesity and maternal postpartum mental health: a cross-sectional study.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017 11 22;17(1):391. Epub 2017 Nov 22.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Leipzig, Semmelweissstr. 10, 04103, Leipzig, Germany.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1565-4DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5700738PMC
November 2017
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Prenatal stress perception and coping strategies: Insights from a longitudinal prospective pregnancy cohort.

J Psychosom Res 2017 11 4;102:8-14. Epub 2017 Sep 4.

Department of Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine, University Medical Center Hamburg Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany.

Objective: Prenatal distress has been linked to pregnancy complications and poor offspring's health, despite the fact that longitudinal assessments of various stress dimensions are still lacking. Hence, we aimed to assess perceived stress over the course of pregnancy. Moreover, we examined whether social support and coping styles are linked to prenatal stress trajectories. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2017.09.002DOI Listing
November 2017
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Heart Rate Recovery After Exercise in Outpatients with Coronary Heart Disease: Role of Depressive Symptoms and Positive Affect.

J Clin Psychol Med Settings 2017 Dec;24(3-4):376-384

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Clinic Barmelweid, 5017, Barmelweid, Switzerland.

Heart rate recovery after 1 min of exercise cessation (HRR-1) is an important prognostic factor in patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD). We aimed to further elucidate the association between HRR-1 and known psychosocial risk factors in patients referred for comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation. We examined 521 patients with coronary heart disease in the first week of an outpatient cardiac rehabilitation program. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10880-017-9511-1DOI Listing
December 2017
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Effect of eicosapentaenoic acid and pitavastatin on electrophysiology and anticoagulant gene expression in mice with rapid atrial pacing.

Exp Ther Med 2017 Sep 9;14(3):2310-2316. Epub 2017 Jul 9.

Department of Cardiology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine, Toyoake 470-1192, Japan.

Atrial remodeling is considered to be any persistent change in atrial structure or function, and is responsible for the development and perpetuation of atrial fibrillation (AF). Oxidative stress and intracellular pH regulation may also be linked to AF; however it remains unclear whether eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or statins have beneficial therapeutic effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of EPA and pitavastatin on the electrophysiology of and gene expressions in mice with rapidly-paced atria. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/etm.2017.4741DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5609202PMC
September 2017
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Postoperative sexual functioning in total versus subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy: what do women expect?

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2017 Sep 6;296(3):513-518. Epub 2017 Jul 6.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Germany.

Purpose: To evaluate sexual functioning and expected changes in sexual functioning in women with planned total versus subtotal laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Methods: A total of 120 women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy were preoperatively enrolled in this study with a cross-sectional design. Full data sets were available for 112 patients, so that 56 patients with planned total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) and 56 women with planned laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LASH) were preoperatively assessed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-017-4452-3DOI Listing
September 2017
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Effects of stepped psychooncological care on referral to psychosocial services and emotional well-being in cancer patients: A cluster-randomized phase III trial.

Psychooncology 2017 Oct 20;26(10):1675-1683. Epub 2017 Jul 20.

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Centre Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany.

Objective: Emotional distress in cancer patients often goes unnoticed in daily routine; therefore, distress screening is now recommended in many national guidelines. However, screening alone does not necessarily translate into better well-being. We examined whether stepped psychooncological care improves referral to consultation-liaison (CL) services and improves well-being. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pon.4492DOI Listing
October 2017
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Women's experiences with vaginal examinations during labor in the Netherlands.

J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 2018 Jun 22;39(2):90-95. Epub 2017 Feb 22.

c Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Academic Medical Center , Amsterdam , the Netherlands.

Introduction: Vaginal digital examination (VE) is a routine medical procedure during labor to assess the start and progression of labor. This study explores women's experiences with VE's during labor in the Netherlands.

Methods: An exploratory anonymous online survey was distributed among Dutch women who underwent a trial of labor and gave birth to a living term child in the previous six months. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0167482X.2017.1291623DOI Listing
June 2018
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The effect of an elective cesarean section on maternal request on peripartum anxiety and depression in women with childbirth fear: a systematic review.

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 2017 Jun 19;17(1):195. Epub 2017 Jun 19.

Department of Psychiatry, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Background: Obstetricians are often reluctant to grant requests for an elective cesarean section (ECS) due to childbirth fear. To date, it is unknown if an ECS on request improves mental well-being in the mother in the peripartum period and if possible beneficial effects on anxiety and depression could outweigh the increased risk of complications associated with a surgical delivery. A systematic review was conducted to explore the effect of ECS on request on peripartum anxiety and depression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1371-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5477251PMC
June 2017
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Mobile Health in Oncology: A Patient Survey About App-Assisted Cancer Care.

JMIR Mhealth Uhealth 2017 Jun 14;5(6):e81. Epub 2017 Jun 14.

Klinikum rechts der Isar, Department of Radiation Oncology, Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, Germany.

Background: In the last decade, the health care sector has been enriched by numerous innovations such as apps and connected devices that assist users in weight reduction and diabetes management. However, only a few native apps in the oncological context exist, which support patients during treatment and aftercare.

Objective: The objective of this study was to analyze patients' acceptance regarding app use and to investigate the functions of an oncological app that are most required, and the primary reasons for patients to refuse app-assisted cancer care. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/mhealth.7689DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5489709PMC
June 2017
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Antenatal depressive symptoms and subjective birth experience in association with postpartum depressive symptoms and acute stress reaction in mothers and fathers: A longitudinal path analysis.

Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2017 Aug 30;215:68-74. Epub 2017 May 30.

Doctor's Office "Geburt und Familie", Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Psychosomatic Medicine, Aarau, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Objectives: Postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) and acute stress reactions (ASR) after childbirth are frequently documented in mothers, but research is scarce in fathers. In a longitudinal path analysis, the interplay of depressive symptoms in pregnancy and the subjective childbirth experience of mothers and fathers are examined with regard to the development of PDS and ASR postpartum.

Study Design: One hundred eighty nine expectant couples were recruited between August 2006 and September 2009. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejogrb.2017.05.021DOI Listing
August 2017
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Alterations of hair cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone in mother-infant-dyads with maternal childhood maltreatment.

BMC Psychiatry 2017 06 6;17(1):213. Epub 2017 Jun 6.

Clinical and Biological Psychology, Institute of Psychology and Education, Ulm University, Albert-Einstein-Allee 47, 89081, Ulm, Germany.

Background: Child maltreatment (CM) has severe effects on psychological and physical health. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the major stress system of the body, is dysregulated after CM. The analysis of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in scalp hair presents a new and promising methodological approach to assess chronic HPA axis activity. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12888-017-1367-2DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5461775PMC
June 2017
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Is uncertain vulvovaginal candidiasis a marker of vulvodynia? A study in a Dutch general practice research database.

BJGP Open 2017 May 31;1(2):bjgpopen17X100905. Epub 2017 May 31.

Professor of Gender & Women's Health, Department of Primary and Community Care, Unit Gender & Women's Health, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Background: A recent Dutch study in general practice showed a clear relationship between the diagnosis of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and symptoms suggestive of provoked vulvodynia (PVD). PVD accounts for the largest group of vulvar pains, but is often not recognised by GPs.

Aim: To investigate whether diagnostic uncertainty about VVC in general practice could also point to the diagnosis of PVD, and whether and how this diagnostic uncertainty affects management. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6169963PMC

Chemotherapy and Post-traumatic Stress in the Causation of Cognitive Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Patients.

J Natl Cancer Inst 2017 10;109(10)

Breast Center, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, CCC University Hospital of Munich, Germany.

Background: Cancer-related cognitive dysfunction has mostly been attributed to chemotherapy; this explanation, however, fails to account for cognitive dysfunction observed in chemotherapy-naïve patients. In a controlled, longitudinal, multisite study, we tested the hypothesis that cognitive function in breast cancer patients is affected by cancer-related post-traumatic stress.

Methods: Newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and healthy control subjects, age 65 or younger, underwent three assessments within one year, including paper-and-pencil and computerized neuropsychological tests, clinical diagnostics of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and self-reported cognitive function. Read More

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October 2017
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Somatoform disorder as a predictor of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: Evidence from a nested case-control study and a retrospective cohort study.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 May;96(18):e6304

aDepartment of Psychiatry, Taichung Veterans General Hospital bDepartment of Urology, Feng-Yuan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Fengyuan District cCentral Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Beitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan dCentre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University eNathan Campus, Griffith University, Nathan QLD, Australia fDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology gDepartment of Anaesthesiology, Feng-Yuan Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Fengyuan Dist., Taichung City, Taiwan.

Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) has several well-known comorbid psychiatric manifestations, including insomnia, anxiety, and depression. We hypothesized that somatoform disorder, which is a psychosomatic disease, can be used as a sensitive psychiatric phenotype of IC/BPS. We investigated whether somatoform disorder increases the risk of IC/BPS. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5419897PMC
May 2017
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Adrenal gland plasticity in lactating rats and mice is sufficient to maintain basal hypersecretion of corticosterone.

Stress 2017 05 19;20(3):303-311. Epub 2017 May 19.

a Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neurobiology , University of Regensburg , Regensburg , Germany.

Increased basal glucocorticoid secretion and a reduced glucocorticoid response during acute stress, despite only minor changes in the secretion of the major secretagogue adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), have been documented in the peripartum period in several species. We recently showed that the adrenal gland, the site of glucocorticoid synthesis, undergoes substantial postpartum-associated plasticity in the rat at mid-lactation. Here, we asked the question whether adrenal changes already take place around parturition in the rat and in another species, namely the mouse. Read More

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May 2017
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Women at familial risk of breast cancer electing for prophylactic mastectomy: frequencies, procedures, and decision-making characteristics.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2017 Jun 24;295(6):1451-1458. Epub 2017 Apr 24.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 440, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: Some women of families at high risk of breast cancer (BC) choose prophylactic mastectomy (PM) in spite of ambiguous evidence for survival benefits. The aim of this study was to investigate counselees' characteristics, decisions on PM, and frequencies of different procedures to better understand how to tailor interventions.

Patients And Methods: Eight hundred and forty-nine counselees who attended interdisciplinary consultation for genetic risk adjustment at the University Hospital Heidelberg between July 2009 and July 2011 received a tripartite questionnaire addressing sociodemographic characteristics, psychological parameters, behavioural questions, and medical data. Read More

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June 2017
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Defective trophoblast invasion underlies fetal growth restriction and preeclampsia-like symptoms in the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat.

Mol Hum Reprod 2017 07;23(7):509-519

Laboratory of Experimental Medicine, Hospital Alemán, School of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires, CONICET. Av. Pueyrredon 1640 (C1118AAT), Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Study Question: What is the impact of chronic hypertension on placental development, fetal growth and maternal outcome in the stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHRSP)?

Summary Answer: SHRSP showed an impaired remodeling of the spiral arteries and abnormal pattern of trophoblast invasion during placentation, which were associated with subsequent maternal glomerular injury and increased baseline hypertension as well as placental insufficiency and asymmetric fetal growth restriction (FGR).

What Is Known Already: A hallmark in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia (PE) is abnormal placentation with defective remodeling of the spiral arteries preceding the onset of the maternal syndrome. Pregnancies affected by chronic hypertension display an increased risk for PE, often associated with poor maternal and fetal outcomes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/molehr/gax024DOI Listing
July 2017
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Effects of Aversive Classical Conditioning on Sexual Response in Women With Dyspareunia and Sexually Functional Controls.

J Sex Med 2017 05 31;14(5):687-701. Epub 2017 Mar 31.

Centre for Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Sexology, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Introduction: In dyspareunia-a somatically unexplained vulvovaginal pain associated with sexual intercourse-learned pain-related fear and inhibited sexual arousal are supposed to play a pivotal role. Based on research findings indicating that enhanced pain conditioning is involved in the etiology and maintenance of chronic pain, in the present study it was hypothesized that enhanced pain conditioning also might be involved in dyspareunia.

Aim: To test whether learned associations between pain and sex negatively affect sexual response; whether women with dyspareunia show stronger aversive learning; and whether psychological distress, pain-related anxiety, vigilance, catastrophizing, and sexual excitation and inhibition were associated with conditioning effects. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsxm.2017.03.244DOI Listing
May 2017
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Elective Caesarean section on maternal request in Germany: factors affecting decision making concerning mode of delivery.

Arch Gynecol Obstet 2017 May 21;295(5):1151-1156. Epub 2017 Mar 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Medical Centre Mannheim, Heidelberg University, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68167, Mannheim, Germany.

Purpose: To investigate sociopsychological factors of women undergoing a caesarean section on maternal request (CSMR).

Methods: Twenty-eight women who underwent CSMR and 29 women with vaginal delivery (VD) filled in standardized questionnaires concerning psychological burden (SCL-R 90), fear of childbirth (W-DEQ, STAI), personality structure (HEXACO-Pi-R) and social support (F-SozU) as well as one questionnaire assessing potential factors influencing their mode of delivery.

Results: Women with CSMR were older (36. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00404-017-4349-1DOI Listing
May 2017
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