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Woman's Hour  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

As its website proclaims, the "Woman's Hour" on BBC Radio is designed for the purpose of "celebrating, informing and entertaining women." As part of a larger set of sites dedicated to like-minded resources for women from the BBC's Radio 4, this particular program tackles a number of germane subjects, including relationships, health, politics, and cooking. One of the definitive highlights is the drama section, where visitors can listen to radio versions of plays such as "The Reef" by Edith Wharton. Visitors can listen to the current edition of Woman's Hour, or elect to listen to previous programs from the same week. Guests are also invited to send in their own comments on timely topics and also offer their input on a series of moderated message boards.

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The Black Woman.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Black woman has been the transmitter of culture in the black community. Two of the important roles of African women were perpetuated during slavery and continue until today. They are her role in economic endeavor and her close bond with her children. The woman in African society was additionally politically significant. The black woman has…

Browne, Juanita M.

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Woman: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This booklet on the status of women, aimed at raising the consciousness of female college students, provides an orientation to feminism and references for further pursuit of the areas covered in the following sections. "On Woman and Her Role" sets the stage with selected quotations, expressing conflicting views of woman's role. "What It Is All…

Reinfeld, Patricia M.

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The Old Woman's Daughter  

E-print Network

2006 155.3'33?dc22 2005025249 For the Grandmothers: Annie Johnson Douglas, who died before I was born; Jessie Forbes Stewart, whom I barely knew; and the Old Woman, who champions all that has been left out. The Tao is called the Great Mother... Afterword 145 Notes 151 Bibliography 159 Index 167 Illustrations Jessie Forbes Stewart, 1900 5 The Great Mother 31 Demeter and Kore 37 Philemon 45 The Green Snake 54 Woman bathed in moonlight 54 Female Abraxis 55 Vajrayogini, the Coemergent Mother 56...

Douglas, Claire

2006-01-01

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Battered woman syndrome.  

PubMed

Recent judgments in the Court of Appeal have highlighted the significance of battered woman syndrome. This article describes the origin and features of the syndrome and some of its shortcomings. Medical aspects and legal applications of the concept are discussed. PMID:10696359

Dorkins, E; Smith, J

1998-12-01

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The Black Woman's Burden  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Not even the first lady of the most powerful nation in the world is immune to stereotypes that have plagued Black women since first setting foot on American soil. Stereotypes of being the "angry Black woman" and curiosity about differences in appearance still persist from the academy to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. As African-American women rise in…

Hayes, Dianne

2012-01-01

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The Woman's Building  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In the 1970s, the Woman's Building in Los Angeles was a pivotal locus of activity for the feminist art movement. This website brings that history to life, providing information about its history, programs, projects, and the women behind the vision. A great place to start is with the History section which details the history of this important structure from its opening in 1973. Visitors will also find a photographic essay here that illuminates some of the work that has been housed within its walls. Moving on, the People section offers a bit of historical perspective on the women who founded the Woman's Building, including Judy Chicago and Sheila de Bretteville. The site is rounded out by the Programs area which features a listing of various seminars, exhibits, and lectures that took place on site.

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Portrait of a Devasi woman  

E-print Network

Length of track Related tracks (include description/relationship if appropriate) Title of track Portrait of Devasi woman Translation of title Description (to be used in archive entry) Still photograph of a Devasi woman filmed as she...

Wickett, Elizabeth

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Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Mary Cassatt: Modern Woman, an exhibition of about one hundred paintings and prints by this popular American Impressionist artist, was the 1998 Christmas-season blockbuster at the Art Institute of Chicago. The exhibition has travelled on to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where advance tickets sold out just as quickly as they did in Chicago. MFA Boston provides this Web version of the show, which includes twenty Cassatts that you can see without leaving home. The Online Exhibition also features background information on each work of art, and a gift shop with online ordering that offers the exhibition catalogue and the same Mary Cassatt note cards, tote bags, and posters that you can purchase at the museums.

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Battered woman syndrome: empirical findings.  

PubMed

The construct of Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) has been conceptualized as a subcategory of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is composed of the following symptoms: (a) re-experiencing the battering as if it were reoccurring even when it is not, (b) attempts to avoid the psychological impact of battering by avoiding activities, people, and emotions, (c) hyperarousal or hypervigilance, (d) disrupted interpersonal relationships, (e) body image distortion or other somatic concerns, and (f) sexuality and intimacy issues. This article presents empirical data derived from administering the Battered Woman Syndrome Questionnaire (BWSQ) to women of four countries--United States, Spain, Greece, and Russia. The data support a theory of BWS. PMID:17189503

Walker, Lenore E A

2006-11-01

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Woman, the State, and War  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does `gender' as a category of analysis or as a central feature of a logic of explanation alter in significant ways Kenneth Waltz's famous `levels of analysis' as developed in his classic, Man, the State, and War? One overriding claim of feminist international relations has been that `gender' alters all levels of analysis; thus, changing `man' to `woman' in the

Jean Bethke Elshtain

2009-01-01

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[A woman with retrograde amnesia].  

PubMed

A 56-year-old woman presented with retrograde amnesia and confusion at the Emergency Department after falling down the stairs. Physical examination revealed a bilateral periorbital hematoma (raccoon eyes) and bilateral retroauricular ecchymosis, both strongly indicative of a basilar skull fracture. PMID:22951125

Kiel, Maarten H; Rutten, Anne M F

2012-01-01

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Every Woman's Right to Learn  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As people celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day this year, NIACE has organised an event, "Every woman's right to learn," that will offer an opportunity for educators and learners to celebrate women's progress and achievements in and through learning, to find one's hopes and aspirations for the future and work collaboratively…

Ward, Jane; Turner, Cheryl; Watts, Jane; Eldred, Jan

2011-01-01

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Hurrah for the Reasonable Woman.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Recent court cases on sexual harassment, and the outcomes, were reviewed in terms of how the court viewed a "reasonable" woman. Rulings in such cases can vary because of different interpretations of the "reasonable" concept. Also discusses how recent rulings will affect sexual harassment policymakers in the workplace and educational institutions.…

Leland, Dorothy

1994-01-01

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On Being a Muslim Woman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What does it mean to be a Muslim woman? Even a basic understanding could help to dispel generalizations and stereotypes, especially in the context of education. With the controversies related to the wearing of the headscarf in educational institutions, to the general assumption that Muslim women are disempowered, this is even more important for…

Rana, Anniqua

2007-01-01

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Communication Single-scan 2D DOSY NMR spectroscopy  

E-print Network

Communication Single-scan 2D DOSY NMR spectroscopy Yoav Shrot, Lucio Frydman * Department. Introduction Two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance (2D NMR) plays a fundamental role in expanding on the principles and applications of the resulting 2D diffusion-shift NMR correlation experiment, have been given

Frydman, Lucio

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The older woman's body image.  

PubMed

Body image is an important concept that has a significant effect on a person's self-esteem and self-confidence. Appreciating how the older body is perceived by a woman is an important first step to understanding how nurses might support patient dignity. This article reviews the latest literature on ageing and body image and suggests practical dialogues that nurses and patients can share. PMID:20225728

Price, Bob

2010-02-01

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GWebinars: Step Aside Super Woman Career and Family are for any Woman  

E-print Network

GWebinars: Step Aside Super Woman ­ Career and Family are for any Woman Presented by: Christine males in the U.S., U.K., as well as Canada," Step Aside Super Woman "In the U.K. 60% of new solicitors Super Woman "Based on current growth trends women are expected to make up 70% of the doctors in the U

Vertes, Akos

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The DOSIS and DOSIS 3D Experiments onboard the International Space Station - Results from the Active DOSTEL Instruments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Besides the effects of the microgravity environment, and the psychological and psychosocial problems experienced in confined spaces, radiation is the main health detriment for long duration human space missions. The radiation environment encountered in space differs in nature from that on earth, consisting mostly of high energetic ions from protons up to iron, resulting in radiation levels far exceeding the ones present on earth for occupational radiation workers. Accurate knowledge of the physical characteristics of the space radiation field in dependence on the solar activity, the orbital parameters and the different shielding configurations of the International Space Station ISS is therefore needed. For the investigation of the spatial and temporal distribution of the radiation field inside the European COLUMBUS module the experiment DOSIS (Dose Distribution Inside the ISS) under the lead of DLR was launched on July 15th 2009 with STS-127 to the ISS. The experimental package was transferred from the Space Shuttle into COLUMBUS on July 18th. It consists of a combination of passive detector packages (PDP) distributed at 11 locations inside the European Columbus Laboratory and two active radiation detectors (DOSTELs) with a DDPU (DOSTEL Data and Power Unit) in a nomex pouch (DOSIS MAIN BOX) mounted at a fixed location beneath the European Physiology Module rack (EPM) inside COLUMBUS. The DOSTELs measured during the lowest solar minimum conditions in the space age from July 18th 2009 to June 16th 2011. In July 2011 the active hardware was transferred to ground for refurbishment and preparation for the DOSIS-3D experiment. The hardware will be launched with the Soyuz 30S flight to the ISS on May 15th 2012 and activated approximately ten days later. Data will be transferred from the DOSTEL units to ground via the EPM rack which is activated approximately every four weeks for this action. First Results for the active DOSIS-3D measurements such as count rate profiles, dose rates and LET spectra will be presented in comparison to the data of the DOSIS experiment as well as the DOSMAP experiment which has been performed during solar maximum in 2001.

Burmeister, Soenke; Berger, Thomas; Reitz, Guenther; Beaujean, Rudolf; Boehme, Matthias; Haumann, Lutz; Labrenz, Johannes; Kortmann, Onno

2012-07-01

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"Bionic Woman" (2007): Gender, Disability and Cyborgs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores a representation of overlapping categories of gender, disability and cyborgs in "Bionic Woman" (2007). The television show "Bionic Woman" (2007) is a popular culture representation that uniquely brings together these categories. Three themes emerged from an analysis of blogger discourse surrounding the show. The themes reveal…

Quinlan, Margaret M.; Bates, Benjamin R.

2009-01-01

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Woman's Legal History Biography Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Developed by Professor Barbara Babcock at Stanford University's Law School (and the staff at the Robert Crown Law Library), this website is intended to serve as an online resource for "all who are interested in the subject of women lawyers in the United States." Working with her students and others, Professor Babcock has created an index of women lawyers; and for each entry, attached pertinent documents that are both historical and contemporary. The index includes such well-known names as Sandra Day O'Connor and others that may not be immediately recognizable to the casual visitor. Along with this index, there is an entire section devoted to the woman who started the entire project: Clara Shortridge Foltz. Foltz was the first female lawyer on the Pacific Coast (arriving from Indiana in 1878), and she kept an extensive career scrapbook, along with penning numerous letters and writing a draft of her autobiography before she died. In this section, visitors can read some of the numerous articles and speeches that Professor Babcock has authored or delivered on Foltz and her legacy. For those interested in additional works on the subject of women lawyers, there is an extensive bibliography of germane articles offered here as well.

Babcock, Barbara

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Long term dose monitoring onboard the European Columbus module of the International Space Station (ISS) in the frame of the DOSIS and DOSIS 3D project  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The radiation environment encountered in space differs in nature from that on earth, consisting mostly of high energetic ions from protons up to iron, resulting in radiation levels far exceeding the ones present on earth for occupational radiation workers. Accurate knowledge of the physical characteristics of the space radiation field in dependence on the solar activity, the orbital parameters and the different shielding configurations of the International Space Station (ISS) is therefore needed. For the investigation of the spatial and temporal distribution of the radiation field inside the European Columbus module the experiment “Dose Distribution Inside the ISS” (DOSIS), under the project and science lead of the German Aerospace Center (DLR), was launched on July 15th 2009 with STS-127 to the ISS. The DOSIS experiment consists of a combination of “Passive Detector Packages” (PDP) distributed at eleven locations inside Columbus for the measurement of the spatial variation of the radiation field and two active Dosimetry Telescopes (DOSTELs) with a Data and Power Unit (DDPU) in a dedicated nomex pouch mounted at a fixed location beneath the European Physiology Module rack (EPM) for the measurement of the temporal variation of the radiation field parameters. The DOSIS experiment suite measured during the lowest solar minimum conditions in the space age from July 2009 to June 2011. In July 2011 the active hardware was transferred to ground for refurbishment and preparation for the follow up DOSIS 3D experiment. The hardware for DOSIS 3D was launched with Soyuz 30S to the ISS on May 15th 2012. The PDPs are replaced with each even number Soyuz flight starting with Soyuz 30S. Data from the active detectors is transferred to ground via the EPM rack which is activated once a month for this action. The presentation will give an overview of the DOSIS and DOSIS 3D experiment and focus on the results from the passive radiation detectors from the DOSIS 3D experiment (2012 - 2014) in comparison to the data of the DOSIS experiment (2009 - 2011). The Polish contribution was supported by the National Science Centre (No DEC-2012/06/M/ST9/00423). The CAU contributions to DOSIS and DOSIS 3D are financially supported by BMWi under Grants 50WB0826, 50WB1026 and 50WB1232.

Berger, Thomas

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Battered woman syndrome defense in Canadian courts.  

PubMed

As a result of a 1990 Supreme Court of Canada decision, battered woman syndrome defense is now accepted as a legitimate extension of self-defense in Canadian courts. This defense hinges on the expert testimony that a battered woman who is accused of murder or aggravated assault suffers from the psychological sequelae of abuse and that this psychological distress contributes to her apprehension of danger and ultimately her apprehension of death during a particular battering episode. The authors present a brief overview of the history of battered woman syndrome defense, the role of the expert in assessing the applicability of this defense in any particular situation, and the pitfalls of using battered woman syndrome defense. PMID:7606702

Regehr, C; Glancy, G

1995-04-01

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The woman I love and the woman I cannot live without.  

PubMed

The relationship between love and the symbiotic phase of childhood is explored from a new angle in terms of a conflict between "the woman I love" and "the woman I cannot live without." Love requires dependency, but it can also lead to giving up independent existence; then it becomes inimical to the relationship. PMID:24063274

Bergmann, Martin S

2013-10-01

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Quimioterapia de alta dosis prolonga en forma significativa la supervivencia en pacientes con leucemia mieloide aguda  

Cancer.gov

Los resultados preliminares de un estudio clínico grande con asignación al azar de pacientes de 16 a 60 años de edad con leucemia mieloide aguda (LMA), un cáncer de la sangre y de la médula ósea, que no había sido tratada anteriormente, muestran que los pacientes que recibieron una alta dosis de daunorrubicina, un fármaco de quimioterapia disponible comercialmente, durante la terapia inicial vivieron más que los pacientes que recibieron una dosis normal del mismo fármaco.

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A 72 year old woman with ALCAPA  

Microsoft Academic Search

ALCAPA syndrome (anomalous origin of the left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery), which causes the left coronary artery to grow with an anomalous origin from the pulmonary artery, is a rare disease which may result in myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, and sometimes death during the early infantile period. A 72 year old woman with ALCAPA syndrome is presented.

C Fierens; W Budts; B Denef; F Van de Werf

2000-01-01

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From College Girl to Working Woman.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written for the woman just graduated from college who wants a big-city job, the book provides coverage of the job scene from New York to San Francisco and offers methods and suggestions on how to create an exciting new career. Tips on where to look for jobs, the resume, and the job interview are some of the introductory topics, followed by a…

Cowan, Susan

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Oscar Wilde and the Scarlet Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the late nineteenth century, England was embroiled in a political debate over the importation of Roman Catholic rituals into the Anglican Church, not to mention the re-establishment of the Roman Church itself in Great Britain. Victorian anti-Catholic rhetoric draws upon the figure of the Whore of Babylon to depict the Roman Catholic Church as the Scarlet Woman, a femme

Ellis Hanson

1997-01-01

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Mechanics of the normal woman's breast  

Microsoft Academic Search

Knowledge on the forces acting on a woman's breast and on the mechanical properties of the breast tissues is important for studying the effects of plastic surgery techniques for breast reconstruction as well as for the design of cosmetic breast implants. Surprisingly, there are no data in the literature regarding mechanical loads on the breast tissues during daily or sport

Amit Gefen; Benny Dilmoneyb

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Cognitive and interpersonal factors in woman abuse  

Microsoft Academic Search

As part of a larger ecological analysis of woman battering in Israel, this study examined the combined ability of selected cognitive and interpersonal measures to differentiate among couples in which women were battered and those in which they were not. The ability of these variables to predict men's physical violence and verbal abuse and women's verbal abuse was also executed.

Jeffrey L. Edleson; Zvi C. Eisikovits; Edna Guttmann; Michal Sela-Amit

1991-01-01

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Renaissance Woman: A Portrait of Carolyn Brodie  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author profiles Carolyn Brodie, winner of this year's Scholastic Library Publishing Award. One can be completely charmed by Brodie's soft-spoken Arkansas accent, warm demeanor, and genteel manners. While the graciousness is authentic, the woman behind it is fearless, with a clear vision for youth services, remarkable tenacity,…

Kenney, Brian

2008-01-01

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Nature, Education, and the Natural Woman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An examination of 18th and 19th century naturalistic educational theory reveals that appeals to nature confirmed and strengthened contemporary attitudes and practices restricting woman's access to knowledge and her freedom to make decisions and to act. (Author/DW)

Miller, Peter J.

1974-01-01

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Sherry Red Owl, Stands at Dawn Woman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article introduces Sherry Red Owl, also known as "Stands at Dawn Woman," because she greets each day as a new opportunity and has spent her life working at new things. She worked at Sinte Gleska University (SGU) during its founding years, taught at an elementary school when few Native teachers were employed in the school systems,…

Crazy Bull, Cheryl

2014-01-01

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Carrie Chapman Catt and Woman Suffrage.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Most of the material for this issue of the "Goldfinch," which explores the life of Carrie Chapman Catt, came from the archives of the State Historical Society of Iowa. Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) was an Iowan who advocated woman suffrage and spent 26 years actively working for that cause. The issue contains a biography of Catt, and information…

Hardesty, Carolyn, Ed.

1989-01-01

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Marital status and woman abuse theory  

Microsoft Academic Search

An area that has received insufficient attention in woman abuse studies is marital status. Although many feel that ending the marriage will end the violence, this may not be the case. An examination of National Crime Survey victimization data shows that most victims are, at the time of the interview, divorced or separated. There are reasons to believe that this

Martin D. Schwartz

1988-01-01

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Grass Woman Stories. Blackfeet Heritage Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

During her lifetime Mary Ground, whose Indian name is Grass Woman, has experienced extreme changes in the life of Blackfeet Indians. Born in 1883, she remembers the travois and teepee days as well as the change to reservation life when the reservation was a fenced compound patrolled by the U.S. military. She has seen the decline in the use of…

Ground, Mary

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A Profile of the Woman Engineer, 1984.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This biennial report is based on responses from 2,112 of the 4,453 non-student members of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) who were surveyed during the winter of 1983-84. All responses to the survey questionnaire (included in an appendix) were considered in the data analysis. Any woman with an engineering degree, holding state engineering…

Hetrick, Haydee; And Others

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Treatment of Tularemia in Pregnant Woman, France  

PubMed Central

A pregnant woman who had oropharyngeal tularemia underwent treatment with azithromycin and lymph node resection and recovered without obstetrical complication or infection in the child. Azithromycin represents a first-line treatment option for tularemia during pregnancy in regions where the infecting strains of Francisella tularensis have no natural resistance to macrolides. PMID:23735285

Dentan, Charlotte; Pavese, Patricia; Pelloux, Isabelle; Boisset, Sandrine; Brion, Jean-Paul; Stahl, Jean-Paul

2013-01-01

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What’s in a Purse? Maybe a Woman’s Reputation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Does a woman’s reputation suffer when others discover condoms in her possession? Fifty-two male and female predominantly white\\u000a undergraduates from a small, private, Catholic university in the northeast USA examined the contents of a purse to formulate\\u000a an impression of its owner. Unflattering inferences were drawn about the character of the target when her purse contained\\u000a condoms. A follow-up study

Arthur Frankel; Debra A. Curtis

2008-01-01

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Oscar Wilde and the scarlet woman.  

PubMed

In the late nineteenth century, England was embroiled in a political debate over the importation of Roman Catholic rituals into the Anglican Church, not to mention the re-establishment of the Roman Church itself in Great Britain. Victorian anti-Catholic rhetoric draws upon the figure of the Whore of Babylon to depict the Roman Catholic Church as the Scarlet Woman, a femme fatale who perverts Christianity and seduces Englishmen with elaborate rituals and lascivious whisperings in the confessional. In writing Salomé, Oscar Wilde played ironically on the hysterical eroticism of the No Popery movement by mining the paradox of biblical sensuality. He invested his play with a biblical wealth of archaic metaphors and gestures that took their cues from The Song of Songs and The Book of Revelation. He became the ecclesiastical dandy that evangelicals feared most, a poet enamored of the Scarlet Woman, a would-be convert who exposed the scandal of Christianity as art. PMID:9378935

Hanson, E

1997-01-01

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Harriet Brooks: Canada's First Woman Physicist  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

During those early halcyon days of the study of radioactivity, one young Canadian woman, Harriet Brooks, joined Ernest Rutherford's group as his first research student. Later, she joined J.J. Thomson's group in Cambridge and, finally, Marie Curie's group in Paris. During her short research career, she made several important contributions to science. She investigated the nature of 'emanation' from radium; discovered that radioactive substances could undergo successive decay; and first reported the recoil of the radioactive atom. Much of this research was published under her name alone though Rutherford made extensive reference to her discoveries in his Bakerian lecture of 1904. Brooks life is of interest not only in what she accomplished, but also in the challenges she faced as a pioneering woman scientist in the early part of the twentieth century. In the presentation we will blend the account of her life and work with the societal context. This work was accomplished jointly with Marelene F. Rayner-Canham.

Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey

2004-03-01

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[A woman with polyneuropathy and white nails].  

PubMed

A 69-year-old woman had a progressive demyelinating and axonal polyneuropathy and a monoclonal gammopathy. Physical examination showed hyperpigmentation, acrocyanosis, white nails and pitting oedema. Additional tests showed polycythemia, thrombocytosis, a high serum VEGF-level, clonal plasma cells on bone marrow biopsy and sclerotic lesions of a cervical rib and the cervical and thoracal spine. POEMS-syndrome was diagnosed. PMID:24642120

van der Meijden, Wilbert A G; Alsma, Jelmer; van Doorn, Pieter A

2014-01-01

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Gangrenous sigmoid volvulus in a pregnant woman.  

PubMed

A rare case of gangrenous sigmoid volvulus in a pregnant woman causing intestinal obstruction is reported. The patient had intrauterine foetal death. Laparatomy for resection of sigmoid colon and hysterotomy for removal of dead foetus was carried out. Terminal iliac colostomy with closure of rectal stump was done in the first surgery. The patient underwent colorectal anastomosis 2 months after the first operation and recovered uneventfully. PMID:10695426

Joshi, M A; Balsarkar, D; Avasare, N; Pradhan, C; Pereira, G; Subramanyan, P; Shirahatti, R G; Changlani, T T

1999-01-01

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A Jewish Reading of The Woman's Bible  

Microsoft Academic Search

:The Woman's Bible shows typical characteristics of nineteenth-century thought, including a replacement of a personal God with Nature, an attraction to historical-critical methods of the study of scripture, a belief in progressive revelation, Orientalism, theological anti-Semitism, and an interest in the occult. These ideas inform its very mixed picture of Judaism. Progressive revelation and Orientalism, forms of thought congenial to

Claudia Setzer

2011-01-01

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A Jewish Reading of The Woman's Bible  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Woman's Bible shows typical characteristics of nineteenth-century thought, including a replacement of a personal God with Nature, an attraction to historical-critical methods of the study of scripture, a belief in progressive revelation, Orientalism, theological anti-Semitism, and an interest in the occult. These ideas inform its very mixed picture of Judaism. Progressive revelation and Orientalism, forms of thought congenial to

Claudia Setzer

2011-01-01

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The Old Woman, California, IIAB iron meteorite  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Old Woman meteorite, discovered in March 1976 by two prospectors searching for a fabled lost Spanish gold mine in mountains ˜270 km east of Los Angeles, has achieved the status of a legend among meteorite hunters and collectors. The question of the ownership of the 2753 kg group IIAB meteorite, the second largest ever found in the United States (34°28'N, 115°14'W), gave rise to disputes involving the finders, the Bureau of Land Management, the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, the State of California, the California members of the U.S. Congress, various museums in California, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Department of Justice. Ultimately, ownership of the meteorite was transferred to the Smithsonian under the powers of the 1906 Antiquities Act, a ruling upheld in a U.S. District Court and a U.S. Court of Appeals. After additional debate, the Smithsonian removed a large cut for study and curation, and for disbursement of specimens to qualified researchers. The main mass was then returned to California on long-term loan to the Bureau of Land Management's Desert Discovery Center in Barstow. The Old Woman meteorite litigation served as an important test case for the ownership and control of meteorites found on federal lands. The Old Woman meteorite appears to be structurally unique in containing both hexahedral and coarsest octahedral structures in the same mass, unique oriented schreibersites within hexahedral areas, and polycrystalline parent austenite crystals. These structures suggest that different portions of the meteorite may have transformed via different mechanisms upon subsolidus cooling, making the large slices of Old Woman promising targets for future research.

Plotkin, Howard; Clarke, Roy S.; McCoy, Timothy J.; Corrigan, Catherine M.

2012-05-01

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The Vanderbilt Woman's Club Dyer Lecture and Luncheon  

E-print Network

The Vanderbilt Woman's Club Dyer Lecture and Luncheon Thursday, March 29, 2012 10:00 AM Vanderbilt with your $12 check payable to: Vanderbilt Woman's Club 1000 Oman Drive, Brentwood, TN 37027 Your Name

Bordenstein, Seth

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44 WOMAN'S WORLD 4/25/11 Doing crossword  

E-print Network

44 WOMAN'S WORLD 4/25/11 Doing crossword puzzles together! When you tackle that kind of challenging marriage stronger? It's true! One recent study, for example, found that the more a woman uses the "I" word

Cinabro, David

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"'We Are Woman': Girl, Maiden, Matron in Aegean Art"  

E-print Network

Several Aegean (Minoan & Mycenaean) works of art depict trios of females: a girl, an adolescent, and a young woman (sometimes an older woman is also depicted). This theme may refer to a universal, female socialization process....

Younger, John G.

2009-01-01

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Your Rights as a Woman with HIV/AIDS  

MedlinePLUS

... in Spanish ( en español ) Your rights as a woman with HIV/AIDS Your job Privacy and disclosure ... top More information on Your rights as a woman with HIV/AIDS Explore other publications and websites ...

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Picasso's Guitar and Weeping Woman Cubism is a 20th  

E-print Network

Picasso's Guitar and Weeping Woman Cubism is a 20th century avant-garde art movement into the universal themes conveyed within them. Take for instance Picasso's Weeping Woman, a portrait of his lover emotions, of which all of us can feel like a punch to our stomachs. RF March 2011 Picasso's Weeping Woman

O'Laughlin, Jay

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"(Looking for) Answers" WOMAN: What exactly is Formaldehyde?  

E-print Network

"(Looking for) Answers" Full :60 12.13.07 WOMAN: What exactly is Formaldehyde? MAN: I worry, was that just a cough...or something else? WOMAN: Is the air hurting my kids? MAN: Is it hurting me? ANNCR studies to see what the effects are on the families who live in them. MAN: What should I do? WOMAN: What

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The Ideal Man and Woman According to University Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study determined if the ideal man has changed over the years and who and what the ideal woman is. We asked students at Cameron University to rate the importance of character traits that define the ideal man and woman. Subjects also provided examples of famous people exemplifying the ideal, good, average, and inferior man and woman. We…

Weinstein, Lawrence; Laverghetta, Antonio V.; Peterson, Scott A.

2009-01-01

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26 BOSTONIA Summer 2014 The old woman had  

E-print Network

26 BOSTONIA Summer 2014 The old woman had lived through many chapters of Cambodian history in the coun- tryside, she invited us into her home, insisting that I (the only woman in our trio) take her were sold to the highest bidder. The old woman's story was similar to others we had heard. Were

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Takayasu Arteritis in a Young Woman  

PubMed Central

Takayasu arteritis is a chronic, progressive, autoimmune, idiopathic, large-vessel vasculitis that usually affects young adults. The disease has been reported to occur in all races and ethnicities. The diffuse nature of this vasculitis can affect multiple-organ systems to varying degrees. Herein, we report the case of a young woman whose exertional angina and claudication were the initial presentation of active Takayasu arteritis. During more than 4 years of ongoing treatment, therapy, and follow-up, she has displayed differing disease symptoms of varying intensity. We discuss the challenges of managing Takayasu arteritis in our patient and describe different treatments for this rare vasculitic disorder. PMID:19876432

Saab, Fadi; Giugliano, Robert P.; Giugliano, Gregory R.

2009-01-01

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An Ashkenazi Jewish woman presenting with favism  

PubMed Central

The case of a 44 year old Ashkenazi Jewish woman of Russian origin who presented with a typical clinical and haematological picture of favism is reported. There was initial difficulty in confirming glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency because the enzyme concentrations were normal at presentation, but later fell to a concentration compatible with heterozygosity for the Mediterranean type of G6PD deficiency. The diagnosis was also later confirmed by gene analysis. The reasons for the difficulties in the initial confirmation of the diagnosis and the normal G6PD enzyme activity at presentation are discussed. PMID:15735168

Lim, F; Vulliamy, T; Abdalla, S H

2005-01-01

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Center for the American Woman and Politics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Center for the American Woman and Politics (CAWP) is a specialized research unit within the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University. CAWP is devoted to researching, evaluating, and promoting the changing role of women in positions of political leadership. CAWP's Website provides numerous fact sheets, which present current and historical information on women elected officials and women in elections. In addition, the site offers access to a modest collection of CAWP articles, reports, and books. Some of the fact sheets and publications at the site are available in .pdf format only.

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Battered woman syndrome: a critical review.  

PubMed

This article features a critical review of accumulated research and conceptual issues regarding Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS). BWS is recognized as important in providing legal defense to victims and as basis for diagnosis and treatment. However, there has been confusion as to the definition of BWS such as the use of violence committed against the woman as the defining characteristic. The study introduced by Walker demonstrated cycle of violence and learned helplessness to battered women. In addition, studies found out that BWS, manifested in a form of depression, low self-esteem, anxiety, physical symptoms, is evident in some abused women putting them at risk of suicide and homicide. Symptoms attributed to battering may also be a result of stress from a troubled relationship. The Learned Helplessness and Grief Theory (Campbell, 1989) explains the depression in battered women. Moreover, researchers are in disagreement of the factors that affect the level of trauma such as frequency of abuse, educational status and severity of sexual and emotional abuse. The issue on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and learned helplessness in BWS remained unresolved. Some researchers view battered women in the context of "survivors rather than victims". Furthermore, studies prove that battered women may experience stages of abuse where the manifestations of BWS are part of the steps to conflict resolution. Basing on these descriptions and findings, it is made clear that not all battered women experience BWS. PMID:12349358

Campbell, J C

1990-12-01

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Am I a Woman? The Normalisation of Woman in US History  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The curriculum of US History has improved substantially in its presentation of women over the 40 years since Trecker's 1971 study of US History textbooks. While studies show increased inclusions, they also suggest that women have not yet claimed their own place in the school curriculum. This paper seeks to better understand the woman who is…

Schmidt, Sandra J.

2012-01-01

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Assessing tumor contrast in radiographically dense breast tissue using Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging (DOSI)  

PubMed Central

Introduction Radiographic density adversely affects the performance of X-ray mammography and can be particularly problematic in younger and high-risk women. Because of this limitation, there is significant ongoing effort to develop alternative cancer screening and detection strategies for this population. This pilot study evaluates the potential of Diffuse Optical Spectroscopic Imaging (DOSI) to image known tumors in dense breast tissue. Methods We performed a retrospective analysis on 24 radiographically dense breast cancer subjects measured with DOSI over a four-year period (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System - BI-RADS, category 3 and 4, average age = 39 ± 7.6, average maximum size 31 ± 17 mm). Two previously-described DOSI contrast functions, the tissue optical index (TOI) and the specific tumor component (STC), which are based upon the concentrations and spectral signatures of hemoglobin, water and lipids, respectively, were used to form 2D optical images of breast tumors. Results Using TOI and STC, 21 out of 24 breast tumors were found to be statistically different from the surrounding highly vascularized dense tissue and to be distinguishable from the areolar region. For these patients, the tumor to normal contrast was 2.6 ± 1.2 (range 1.3 to 5.5) and 10.0 ± 7.5 (range 3.3 to 26.4) for TOI and STC, respectively. STC images were particularly useful in eliminating metabolic background from the retroareolar region which led to identification of two out of four retroareolar tumors. Conclusions Using both the abundance and the disposition of the tissue chromophores recovered from the DOSI measurements, we were able to observe tumor contrast relative to dense breast tissue. These preliminary results suggest that DOSI spectral characterization strategies may provide new information content that could help imaging breast tumors in radiographically dense tissue and in particular in the areolar complex. PMID:24066941

2013-01-01

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Large ovarian leiomyoma in young woman.  

PubMed

Leiomyoma is benign mesenchymal tumor, that frequently occur in uterus but it rarely happens in ovary. Ovarian leiomyomas are seen concomitantly with uterine leiomyoma in about 78% of cases. They often discover incidentally but their most clinical manifestations are abdominal pain and palpable mass. Herein, we reported a large ovarian leiomyoma in a 22-year-old woman with abdominal pain and palpable mass at lower abdominal region. Computed tomography scan revealed large adnexal mass. Microscopic appearance was typical for leiomyoma but because its rarity in ovary the immunohistochemical staining was done. Major differential diagnostic considerations for this tumor in ovary are fibroma/thecoma, sclerosing stromal tumor, and leiomyosarcoma. The immunohistochemical staining with desmin, inhibin, and ?-smooth muscle actin are helpful to rule out this differential diagnosis. PMID:24761396

Rajabi, Parvin; Hani, Mohsen; Bagheri, Marzie; Mirzadeh, Farnoosh

2014-01-01

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Large ovarian leiomyoma in young woman  

PubMed Central

Leiomyoma is benign mesenchymal tumor, that frequently occur in uterus but it rarely happens in ovary. Ovarian leiomyomas are seen concomitantly with uterine leiomyoma in about 78% of cases. They often discover incidentally but their most clinical manifestations are abdominal pain and palpable mass. Herein, we reported a large ovarian leiomyoma in a 22-year-old woman with abdominal pain and palpable mass at lower abdominal region. Computed tomography scan revealed large adnexal mass. Microscopic appearance was typical for leiomyoma but because its rarity in ovary the immunohistochemical staining was done. Major differential diagnostic considerations for this tumor in ovary are fibroma/thecoma, sclerosing stromal tumor, and leiomyosarcoma. The immunohistochemical staining with desmin, inhibin, and ?-smooth muscle actin are helpful to rule out this differential diagnosis. PMID:24761396

Rajabi, Parvin; Hani, Mohsen; Bagheri, Marzie; Mirzadeh, Farnoosh

2014-01-01

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[A woman with a disappearing breast].  

PubMed

A 76-year-old woman presented with dyspnea. She had received breast conserving therapy for cancer in her left breast 26 years earlier. During physical examination a redness of the skin on the left side of the torso and neck, as well as disappearance of the left breast and shift of the left nipple was noted. This proved to be a metastatic recurrence of the breast cancer. Despite over 20 years of follow-up consisting of mammography, the complete shrinkage of the breast as an expression of locally recurrent disease was missed because no physical examination was performed. This underlines the importance of physical examination in addition to mammography in the follow-up of breast cancer patients. PMID:22186367

Bech, Anneke P; Mattijssen, E J M Vera

2011-01-01

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Aggressive Dupuytren's diathesis in a young woman  

PubMed Central

Dupuytren's disease is a palmar fascia pathology characterised by flexion contracture of the involved fingers in late stages. It has been described a higher prevalence in northern populations, especially in men in the fifth or sixth decade of life.1 Alcohol consumption, liver disease, diabetes mellitus, epilepsy and some of its treatments, tobacco smokers or hand workers are only a example of the different aetiologies proposed. There are a group of patients presenting with more aggressive clinical manifestation named Dupuytren's diathesis. This subtype could frequently present a positive family history, ectopic fibromatosis and bilateral hand affectation. The authors present a 24-year-old woman referred to the Plastic Surgery Department because severe fingers contracture with an associated aggressive plantar fibromatosis. She referred familial history in her first degree relatives (mother and three of seven brothers and sisters). The first clinical manifestations in her hand began when she was 7 years old. PMID:22778295

Couto-Gonzalez, Ivan; Brea-Garcia, Beatriz; Taboada-Suárez, Antonio; González-Álvarez, Eduardo

2010-01-01

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Characterization of heroin samples by 1H NMR and 2D DOSY 1H NMR.  

PubMed

Twenty-four samples of heroin from different illicit drug seizures were analyzed using proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance ((1)H NMR) and two-dimensional diffusion-ordered spectroscopy (2D DOSY) (1)H NMR. A careful assignment and quantification of (1)H signals enabled a comprehensive characterization of the substances present in the samples investigated: heroin, its main related impurities (6-acetylmorphine, acetylcodeine, morphine, noscapine and papaverine) and cutting agents (caffeine and acetaminophen in nearly all samples as well as lactose, lidocaine, mannitol, piracetam in one sample only), and hence to establish their spectral signatures. The good agreement between the amounts of heroin, noscapine, caffeine and acetaminophen determined by (1)H NMR and gas chromatography, the reference method in forensic laboratories, demonstrates the validity of the (1)H NMR technique. In this paper, 2D DOSY (1)H NMR offers a new approach for a whole characterization of the various components of these complex mixtures. PMID:24378299

Balayssac, Stéphane; Retailleau, Emmanuel; Bertrand, Geneviève; Escot, Marie-Pierre; Martino, Robert; Malet-Martino, Myriam; Gilard, Véronique

2014-01-01

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Girl, Trampka, nebo Žába? The Czechoslovak New Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

How did the Czechoslovak New Woman compare to her French and German cousins? How was she constructed in the press and in visual imagery? What forms did she take? This essay explores the representation and discussion of the Czechoslovak New Woman in First Republic journalism, advertising, and art, with particular attention to the men’s magazine Gentleman and the women’s magazine

Karla Huebner

2011-01-01

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Woman-Centered Maternity Nursing Education and Practice  

PubMed Central

The purpose of this Heideggerian phenomenological study was to uncover the meanings of the clinical experiences of registered nurses working in maternity settings after they studied maternity nursing from a woman-centered, feminist perspective in a generic baccalaureate nursing program. Purposeful sampling was conducted to locate and recruit nurses who had graduated from this nursing program between the December 1996 and December 1998 semesters and were currently working in a maternal-newborn clinical setting. Each participant had taken the required woman-centered, maternity-nursing course during her/his undergraduate education. Data collection included an individual, open-ended interview that focused on the nurses' descriptions of their everyday practices as maternity nurses. Nineteen maternal-newborn nurses between the ages of 23 and 43 years who had been in practice from six months to three years were interviewed. The constitutive patterns identified from the interviews were: “Otherness,” “Being and Becoming Woman-Centered,” and “Tensions in Practicing Woman-Centered Care.” Findings revealed that the nurses had a raised awareness of oppressive maternity care practices and applied ideology of woman-centeredness as a framework for providing more humanistic care. Creating woman-centered maternity care meant negotiating tensions and barriers in medically focused maternity settings and looking for opportunities for advocacy and woman-empowerment. The barriers the nurses faced in implementing woman-centered care exposed limitations to childbearing choices and nursing practices that remain problematic in maternity care. PMID:17273327

Giarratano, Gloria

2003-01-01

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The Reasonable Woman in a Hostile Work Environment.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Briefly traces the sociological and legal development of the hostile-work-environment concept, and discusses the "reasonable woman" standard as applied in two cases. The use of the "reasonable woman" standard marks a shift in judicial reasoning that makes the legal system more responsive to women. (79 references) (MLF)

Shoop, Robert J.

1992-01-01

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The Reasonable Woman Standard: Effects on Sexual Harassment Court Decisions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some federal courts have used a reasonable woman standard rather than the traditional reasonable man or reasonable person standard to determine whether hostile environment sexual harassment has occurred. The current research examined the impact of the reasonable woman standard on federal district court decisions, controlling for other factors found to affect sexual harassment court decisions. Results indicated that there was

Elissa L. Perry; Carol T. Kulik; Anne C. Bourhis

2004-01-01

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DOSY-NMR and raman investigations on the self-aggregation and cyclodextrin complexation of vanillin.  

PubMed

Vanillin (4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde) is a phenolic aldehyde with limited solubility in water; in this work, we investigate its self-aggregation, as well as its complexation equilibria with ?-cyclodextrin by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and vibrational spectroscopy. In particular, diffusion-ordered NMR (DOSY) measurements allowing to detect diffusional changes caused by aggregation/inclusion phenomena lead to a reliable estimate of the equilibrium constants of these processes, while Raman spectroscopy was used to further characterize some structural details of vanillin self-aggregates and inclusion complexes. Although the self-association binding constant of vanillin in water was found to be low (K(a) ?10), dimeric species are not negligible within the investigated range of concentration (3-65 mM); on the other hand, formation of ?-cyclodextrin self-aggregates was not detected by DOSY measurements on aqueous solutions of ?-cyclodextrin at different concentrations (2-12 mM). Finally, the binding of vanillin with ?-cyclodextrin, as measured by the DOSY technique within a narrow range of concentrations (2-15 mM) by assuming the existence of only the monomeric 1:1 vanillin/?-CD complex, was about an order of magnitude higher (K(c) ? 90) than self-aggregation. However, the value of the equilibrium constant for this complexation was found to be significantly affected by the analytical concentrations of the host and guest system, thus indicating that K(c) is an "apparent" equilibrium constant. PMID:24911963

Ferrazza, Ruggero; Rossi, Barbara; Guella, Graziano

2014-06-26

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Anita: a Mayan peasant woman copes.  

PubMed

This is a case history of Anita, Mayan woman aged 38, who lives in the small village of Can Cun in the Yucatan, Mexico. She has had 10 pregnancies and 7 living children. She nearly died with her last birth. She has a good relationship with her children. She worked several jobs and sold illegal alcohol to put her son, Emiliano, through school. She is close with her married daughter, aged 17. She herself was married at 17. Because of previous bad pregnancies Anita would like to have no more children. Her husband, Demetrio was interested in a vasectomy but couldn't believe he would have the strength to work after the operation. He, like many Mayan men, practiced coitus interruptus and rhythm. When Anita finally went to the family planning clinic, under the auspices of the author, she chose oral contraceptives, but she never actually used them. Many Mayan women seldom get a period because they are always lactating. Some women would rather be pregnant then menstruating. The husband opposes schooling for his children because he needs them to help him work their crops of beans and corn. Sending children to school creates hardship because cash is needed for living expenses. PMID:538802

Elmendorf, M

1979-01-01

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Mechanics of the normal woman's breast.  

PubMed

Knowledge on the forces acting on a woman's breast and on the mechanical properties of the breast tissues is important for studying the effects of plastic surgery techniques for breast reconstruction as well as for the design of cosmetic breast implants. Surprisingly, there are no data in the literature regarding mechanical loads on the breast tissues during daily or sport activities, and there are no coherent sources of data in regard to mechanical properties of the breast tissues. Accordingly, this paper is aimed at reviewing the mechanics of the normal breast. First, the anatomy of the breast and major aging-related changes are described. Second, the mechanical characteristics of all tissue components of the breast are detailed. Last, analytical approximations are made in regard to the forces acting on the breast during normal activity, and the respective internal breast forces supported by the suspensory ligaments, pectoralis fascia and ribs are calculated. The data presented in this paper are useful for biomechanical modeling of the breast as well as for evaluating the loads acting on surgical repairs and breast implants. PMID:17673835

Gefen, Amit; Dilmoney, Benny

2007-01-01

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Long term dose monitoring onboard the European Columbus module of the international space station (ISS) in the frame of DOSIS and DOSIS 3D project - results from the active instruments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Besides the effects of the microgravity environment, and the psychological and psychosocial problems encountered in confined spaces, radiation is the main health detriment for long duration human space missions. The radiation environment encountered in space differs in nature from that on earth, consisting mostly of high energetic ions from protons up to iron, resulting in radiation levels far exceeding the ones encountered on earth for occupational radiation workers. Accurate knowledge of the physical characteristics of the space radiation field in dependence on the solar activity, the orbital parameters and the different shielding configurations of the International Space Station ISS is therefore needed. For the investigation of the spatial and temporal distribution of the radiation field inside the European COLUMBUS module the experiment DOSIS (Dose Distribution Inside the ISS) under the lead of DLR has been launched on July 15 (th) 2009 with STS-127 to the ISS. The experimental package was transferred from the Space Shuttle into COLUMBUS on July 18 (th) . It consists of a combination of passive detector packages (PDP) distributed at 11 locations inside the European Columbus Laboratory and two active radiation detectors (Dosimetry Telescopes = DOSTELs) with a DDPU (DOSTEL Data and Power Unit) in a Nomex pouch (DOSIS MAIN BOX) mounted at a fixed location beneath the European Physiology Module rack (EPM) inside COLUMBUS. The active components of the DOSIS experiment were operational from July 18 (th) 2009 to June 16 (th) 2011. After refurbishment the hardware has been reactivated on May 15 (th) 2012 as active part of the DOSIS 3D experiment and provides continuous data since this activation. The presentation will focus on the latest results from the two DOSTEL instruments as absorbed dose, dose equivalent and the related LET spectra gathered within the DOSIS (2009 - 2011) and DOSIS 3D (2012 - 2014) experiment. The CAU contributions to DOSIS and DOSIS 3D are financially supported by BMWi under Grants 50WB0826, 50WB1026 and 50WB1232

Burmeister, Soenke; Berger, Thomas; Reitz, Guenther; Boehme, Matthias; Haumann, Lutz; Labrenz, Johannes

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Woman to Woman: Coming Together for Positive Change--Using Empowerment and Popular Education to Prevent HIV in Women  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

HIV risk is the product of social, cultural, economic, and interpersonal forces that create sex-role definitions and expectations that can lead to gender inequalities in health. Woman to Woman: Coming Together for Positive Change is an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention that takes into account that choices and actions may be constrained by poverty,…

Romero, Lisa; Wallerstein, Nina; Lucero, Julie; Fredine, Heidi Grace; Keefe, Joanna; O'Connell, JoAnne

2006-01-01

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The reasonable woman standard: effects on sexual harassment court decisions.  

PubMed

Some federal courts have used a reasonable woman standard rather than the traditional reasonable man or reasonable person standard to determine whether hostile environment sexual harassment has occurred. The current research examined the impact of the reasonable woman standard on federal district court decisions, controlling for other factors found to affect sexual harassment court decisions. Results indicated that there was a weak relationship between whether a case followed a reasonable woman precedent-setting case and the likelihood that the court decision favored the plaintiff. The implications of our findings for individuals and organizations involved in sexual harassment claims are discussed. PMID:15055339

Perry, Elissa L; Kulik, Carol T; Bourhis, Anne C

2004-02-01

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The older woman: beyond the stereotype.  

PubMed

During 1975-2025 the population aged over 60 years is expected to increase by 225%, of whom almost 50% will be "old old" or aged over 70 years. Females are expected be the dominant gender among the aged. Over 70% of the aged in 2025 are expected to live in developing countries. Elderly women are faced with health care cost and psychological changes from isolation or institutional impacts from job loss or lack of appropriate skills for the job market. Women tend to remain active in the informal sector. Public discussion of the issues of the elderly is more likely in industrialized countries. Few studies focus on differences in the aging experience of women compared to men. The issues of aging are viewed in this article as a development issue and a women's issue. The UN Mexico City Conference was the first time that the older woman as an issue, even though a small one, was on the international agenda. The second women's conference in Copenhagen called for an emphasis on older women. The 1982 Vienna Plan of Action made one recommendation out of 62 on the inequities of older women. The 1985 women's conference in Nairobi established that aging was a developmental stage in the life cycle. Since 1985, older women have received inclusion in all development strategies and programs and recognition by numerous UN groups. 1999 will be commemorated as the International Year of Older Persons. At that time a review will be complete of the International Plan of Action on Aging. INSTRAW and the UN Commission of Social Development recently released their report on the conditions of older women based on baseline data on age and sex. Some of the findings are summarized in this article. Trends reflect that the elderly are living alone in developed countries and in extended families in developing countries. Culture is a factor affecting living arrangements. Marital ties are the key factor for women's social and economic well-being. Men are more likely to remarry at older ages. Family structure changes have reduced social supports. Older women in developing countries are handicapped by illiteracy and lack of job skills and pensions. Competition for jobs may force women into retirement, even though the best option is productive work for older, able-bodied women. PMID:12346927

1995-01-01

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Experiment 1 Accidentally the young woman snubbed the acquaintance/*vinegar...  

E-print Network

Experiment 1 Accidentally the young woman snubbed the acquaintance/*vinegar... Accidentally the young woman packed the vinegar/*acquaintance... After clearing the table/*superintendent... After she had been married for five years the woman divorced the deadbeat

Kuperberg, Gina

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[A woman with overlapping growth of nail plate fragments].  

PubMed

A 38-year-old woman presented with nail abnormalities on both of the halluces, consisting of overlapping growth of nail plate fragments, diagnosed as onychomadesis. The onychomadesis was provoked by trauma. PMID:25308227

Kranenburg, G G J; van der Meijden, W I; Pasch, M C

2014-01-01

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1. GENERAL VIEW, (the one with the woman at the ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

1. GENERAL VIEW, (the one with the woman at the front door). Photocopy of December 1957 photo on file at Philadelphia Historical Commission - James Keen House, 946 South Front Street, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

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A Cross-cultural Perspective on Judgments of Woman-to-woman Sexual Harassment: Does Sexual Orientation Matter?  

Microsoft Academic Search

We investigated perceptions between Brazilian and U.S. college students regarding a hypothetical case involving woman-to-woman\\u000a sexual harassment in which the sexual orientation of both the target and the alleged harasser was experimentally manipulated.\\u000a Thus, there were four different scenarios, which were randomly given to 952 college students (89% of whom reported to be White).\\u000a We found that the scenario that

Eros R. DeSouza; Joseph Solberg; Cerqueira Elder

2007-01-01

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Quality control and assurance for validation of DOS/I measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ongoing multi-center clinical trials are crucial for Biophotonics to gain acceptance in medical imaging. In these trials, quality control (QC) and assurance (QA) are key to success and provide "data insurance". Quality control and assurance deal with standardization, validation, and compliance of procedures, materials and instrumentation. Specifically, QC/QA involves systematic assessment of testing materials, instrumentation performance, standard operating procedures, data logging, analysis, and reporting. QC and QA are important for FDA accreditation and acceptance by the clinical community. Our Biophotonics research in the Network for Translational Research in Optical Imaging (NTROI) program for breast cancer characterization focuses on QA/QC issues primarily related to the broadband Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy and Imaging (DOS/I) instrumentation, because this is an emerging technology with limited standardized QC/QA in place. In the multi-center trial environment, we implement QA/QC procedures: 1. Standardize and validate calibration standards and procedures. (DOS/I technology requires both frequency domain and spectral calibration procedures using tissue simulating phantoms and reflectance standards, respectively.) 2. Standardize and validate data acquisition, processing and visualization (optimize instrument software-EZDOS; centralize data processing) 3. Monitor, catalog and maintain instrument performance (document performance; modularize maintenance; integrate new technology) 4. Standardize and coordinate trial data entry (from individual sites) into centralized database 5. Monitor, audit and communicate all research procedures (database, teleconferences, training sessions) between participants ensuring "calibration". This manuscript describes our ongoing efforts, successes and challenges implementing these strategies.

Cerussi, Albert; Durkin, Amanda; Kwong, Richard; Quang, Timothy; Hill, Brian; Tromberg, Bruce J.; MacKinnon, Nick; Mantulin, William W.

2010-02-01

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www.woman-experience-day.de Was weibliche Intelligenz und innovative Technologien gemeinsam haben,  

E-print Network

www.woman-experience-day.de Was weibliche Intelligenz und innovative Technologien gemeinsam haben, erleben Sie beim Woman Experience Day hautnah. Tauchen Sie zusammen mit anderen technikbegeisterten Frauen. Und unsere. Bewerben Sie sich bis zum 02. Juni 2013 auf www.woman-experience-day.de Woman Experience

Cengarle, María Victoria

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TO ALL FACULTY CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE WOMAN IN RESEARCH AWARD  

E-print Network

TO ALL FACULTY CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE WOMAN IN RESEARCH AWARD The Woman in Research Award is given annually to honor and recognize a Medical College of Wisconsin woman faculty member by September 1, 2011. Electronic Nomination Package for the 2011 Woman in Research Award 1) Nomination letter

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Fetal Alcohol Exposure Fetal alcohol exposure occurs when a woman drinks while  

E-print Network

Fetal Alcohol Exposure Fetal alcohol exposure occurs when a woman drinks while pregnant. Alcohol a woman even knows she is pregnant. Research shows that binge drinking, which means consuming four or more on the following: » Quantity--how much a pregnant woman drinks per occasion » Frequency--how often a pregnant woman

Bezrukov, Sergey M.

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Smart Syrophoenician Woman: A Dalit Feminist Reading of Mark 7:24-31  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article the story of Syrophoenician Woman (Mark 7) is read from a Dalit woman’s perspective based on autobiographical narratives taken from the author’s life situation. It engages in a parallel and comparative reading of the text and the narratives. It focuses on how the Syrophoenician woman obtains what she beseeches, and on the role of Jesus for her

Surekha Nelavala

2006-01-01

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Athletic fashion, "Punch," and the creation of the new woman.  

PubMed

Between 1885-1900 "Punch" satirized the personality of the New Woman. However, virtually single-handedly it also gave a body and emancipated culture to this otherwise socially abstract personality. Using illustrations from "Punch," this essay argues that using sport specific clothing and equipment in its cartoons, "Punch" completely unintentionally created a liberating picture of women while simultaneously using its captions and border texts to make the New Woman's body signify the anxieties patriarchal culture had about her social personality and politics. PMID:21141449

Collins, Tracy J R

2010-01-01

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The "Education" of the Indian Woman against the Backdrop of the Education of the European Woman in the Nineteenth-Century  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The essay discusses the role and education of the women of India, with special reference to the women of Bengal during the nineteenth-century and a comparison is made between the education of the Indian woman and the education of the European woman during this era. The education of the Indian woman is also referenced against the backdrop of the…

Peacock, Sunita

2009-01-01

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Un estudio de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud indica que dos dosis de vacuna contra los VPH pueden proteger tanto como el tratamiento completo  

Cancer.gov

Dos dosis de Cervarix, la vacuna contra virus del papiloma humano (VPH), fueron tan efectivas como la pauta normal actual de tres dosis después de cuatro años de seguimiento. El estudio de vacuna en Costa Rica, patrocinado por el NCI, fue diseñado para evaluar la eficacia de Cervarix en una población determinada.

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The woman question? Gender and management in the Russian Federation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The aim of this paper will be to examine the social and economic changes that have shaped women's work identity in the USSR and Russian Federation. Based on interview research with 30 female professionals in St Petersburg, Russia, we unravel the complexities of the “woman question” in soviet discourse and explore the individual subjectivities of managing gender and

Beverly Dawn Metcalfe; Marianne Afanassieva

2005-01-01

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Ethnic Heritage Studies: The American Woman. Experimental Unit.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Providing information and activities designed to dispel sex role socialization, myths, and stereotypes as bases for prejudiced views, this teaching guide focuses on the American woman's image and diverse roles in our society. It is part of the Louisville Area Ethnic Heritage Studies Project described in ED 150 043. The project materials are…

Keepers, Beverly

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"Woman Speaks": Representations of Working Women in Postwar America.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Looks at the ways in which the relationship between women and work was characterized during the late 1940s in "Woman Speaks," a combination newsreel/television show in Chicago. Expands upon the work of other historians and critics who have examined the representations of gender in early television marketing ploys and variety/situation comedy…

Kalas, Andrea; Berenstein, Rhona J.

1996-01-01

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Athletic Fashion, Punch, and the Creation of the New Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

Between 1885-1900 Punch satirized the personality of the New Woman. However, virtually single-handedly it also gave a body and emancipated culture to this otherwise socially abstract personality. Using illustrations from Punch, this essay argues that using sport specific clothing and equipment in its cartoons, Punch completely unintentionally created a liberating picture of women while simultaneously using its captions and border

Tracy J. R. Collins

2010-01-01

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Athletic Fashion, Punch, and the Creation of the New Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Between 1885-1900 Punch satirized the personality of the New Woman. However, virtually single-handedly it also gave a body and emancipated culture to this otherwise socially abstract personality. Using illustrations from Punch, this essay argues that using sport specific clothing and equipment in its cartoons, Punch completely unintentionally created a liberating picture of women while simultaneously using its captions and border

Tracy J. R. Collins

2010-01-01

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Surgery brings 500-pound woman hope By COURTNEY PERKES  

E-print Network

Surgery brings 500-pound woman hope By COURTNEY PERKES 2013-12-11 12:17:19 In the rare times when underwent the first of two surgeries at UCI Medical Center that she hopes will enable her to live long, Garcia's doctors told her she needed to undergo weight-loss surgery. After a surgeon near Garcia's home

Stanford, Kyle

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Meetings with Elaine, an African and Native American Woman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The author, a Caucasian doctoral student of clinical psychology, examined her ongoing interaction with Elaine, an adult woman of African and Native American descent. Incidents of learning during the interaction process are reviewed and qualitative and quantitative assessments are provided to examine the effectiveness of such interactions in a…

O'Donnell, Melanie Merola

2006-01-01

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A Collaborative Approach to Aiding a Woman Returning to College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Addresses the issue of serving the needs of nontraditional learners using a case study of a reentry woman. Used a collaborative approach to help the student improve her assertive skills and develop some test taking strategies. Also used role playing, flooding, and mnemonic strategies. (JAC)

Chickering, Joanne Nelson; Obstfeld, Lisa

1982-01-01

97

Intrapartum care of a woman with aortic aneurysms.  

PubMed

Advances in technology and complex care have enabled women with various health problems to become and remain pregnant. Consequently, health-care practitioners are seeing an increasing number of pregnant women who have aortic aneurysms. This case study describes the culturally sensitive intrapartum care of a Middle Eastern woman with ascending and descending aortic aneurysms. PMID:1494973

Roth, C K; Riley, B; Cohen, S M

1992-01-01

98

The Homemaker's Job Hunting Guide; A Woman's Resource Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Written to aid a woman entering the job market for the first time or re-entering after a period of nonemployment, this guide supplies basic information about preparing for a job or a career. First, the preliminary step of self-assessment and assessing abilities and training is described, and a personal inventory form is suggested. Next, the…

Clayton, Kathi; Fincke, Andrea

99

A 54-year-old woman with degenerative back pain  

Microsoft Academic Search

Back pain is a common symptom: up to 70% of UK adults experience this symptom by the age of 60 and most have moderate to severe pain. Back pain accounted for 12% of consultations to traditional acupuncturists in 2001 and is one of the most common reasons for consultation with an acupuncturist. This case report concerns a 54-year-old woman with

Claire M Tuck

2010-01-01

100

Enlarging fibroadenoma in a postmenopausal woman: case report.  

PubMed

The authors describe mammographic and pathologic evidence of the growth of a fibroadenoma in an 82-year-old obese woman, 44 years after menopause, who had never been treated with hormone therapy. The patient's obesity is hypothesized as the causal factor for increased estrogen levels leading to growth of the fibroadenoma. PMID:1620840

Swisher, R C; Gade, N R; Suk, J J; Fu, Y S; Bassett, L W

1992-08-01

101

Household Hints for the Working Woman: With or Without Children.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the report is the presentation of ideas and information to help the working woman save time, effort, and money. Chapter one offers suggestions for child care arrangements such as babysitters, transportation needs, and the possibilities for home employment. Chapter two includes shopping and specific management tips for both clothing…

Data Associates, Framingham, MA.

102

Isobel's Images--One Woman's Experience of Art Therapy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper explores the aims and purpose of long term art therapy. This is done by focusing on the experience of a woman with learning disabilities whom we have called Isobel White (pseudonym). In this paper we set out a theoretical context and then consider key aspects of the therapy process. We have included excerpts from reflective discussions…

White, Isobel; Bull, Stephanie; Beavis, Mary

2009-01-01

103

Flora White (1860-1948): New Woman, Stark Choice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the life of education reformer Flora White, who both represented and deviated from the stereotypical new woman portrayed in popular literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. White's decision to reject marriage and children in favor of a career resulted in greater financial insecurity and an unmet desire…

Morice, Linda C.

2009-01-01

104

Silent Partners: Actor and Audience in Geese Theatre's "Journey Woman"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay considers the performance context and aesthetics of "Journey Woman", a play devised to initiate a week-long rehabilitative groupwork programme for female prisoners. Although Geese Theatre UK are one of the country's longest-established companies specialising in drama work within the criminal justice sector, this 2006 piece is their…

Bottoms, Stephen

2010-01-01

105

Pioneer Black Woman Superintendent: Velma Dolphin Ashley, 1944-1956.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article profiles Velma Dolphin Ashley, a Black woman educator who served as superintendent of schools in Boley (Oklahoma) from 1944 to 1956. During her superintendency, Ashley was responsible for instructional activities in a correctional institution for delinquent Black youth, as well as for administering the all-Black school district. (AF)

Revere, Amie B.

1989-01-01

106

Sudden death of a young woman attributed to diabetic ketoacidosis.  

PubMed

A young woman's death at home was attributed to new onset diabetic ketoacidosis with subsequent litigation supported by several expert consultants, despite a history and postmortem findings inconsistent with this diagnosis. More thorough tissue study of the heart and analysis of the circumstances led to a credible explanation of the entire scenario. PMID:24237820

Rosenbloom, Arlan L

2013-11-01

107

Integration or isolation? Considering implications of the designation 'woman composer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. Since the 1980s, a growing number of musicologists have turned to examine the contributions of women composers to musical life. This 'singling out' of women composers has come under fire from some feminists as it is argued that it segregates the woman composer by investigating her music in an isolated context. Charles Rosen, on the other hand. recognizes that

Aisling Kenny; M. M. Marin; M. Knoche; R. Parncutt

108

Battered woman and public opinion: Some realities about the myths  

Microsoft Academic Search

Expert testimony regarding the battered woman syndrome is often presented at trial on behalf of women charged with killing their batterers. Where courts have admitted such testimony into evidence, they have done so on the theory that the testimony is needed to dispel common myths regarding battered women—e.g., erroneous beliefs that battered women are masochists, who are somehow responsible for

Charles Patrick Ewing; Moss Aubrey

1987-01-01

109

The essence of nurse-midwifery care The woman's story  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this qualitative research study was to discover the experience of the woman cared for by a nurse-midwife. Six variously situated and ethnically diverse women were interviewed about their experience with nurse-midwifery care. Using Colaizzi's phenomenological method, the data were analyzed extracting 151 significant statements that were clustered into nine themes. A picture of the essential structure of

Holly Powell Kennedy

1995-01-01

110

Dream Analysis by Mail: An American Woman Seeks Freud's Advice  

Microsoft Academic Search

When a young American woman had a disturbing dream that continued to occupy her daily thoughts, she wrote to Sigmund Freud, sending him an account of her dream and asking for his help. This article reprints that 1927 letter to Freud and his reply, neither of which has been published before. This exchange of letters is discussed in the context

David N. Dixon

1996-01-01

111

Evaluation and management of the sexually assaulted woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

The evaluation and management of the sexually assaulted woman is a complex, multifaceted task. The emergency physician should be prepared to assess and treat injuries, appropriately manage the exposure to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), prevent unwanted pregnancy, appropriately collect evidence to assist in the prosecution of the assailant, and provide psychologic intervention for the victim. The emergency physician is faced

Michael Cantu; Marco Coppola; Alice J. Lindner

112

RESPONDING TO WOMAN ABUSE: A PROTOCOL FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS  

Microsoft Academic Search

relationships. While each health care provider and practice setting has its own specific needs and requirements that need to be considered, this document is a resource for those involved to develop protocols for identifying and responding effectively to women who experience abuse in their intimate relationships. Development of effective woman abuse protocols helps to give women the opportunity to disclose

Christine Reynolds RN

113

Silent partners: actor and audience in Geese Theatre's Journey Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay considers the performance context and aesthetics of Journey Woman, a play devised to initiate a week-long rehabilitative groupwork programme for female prisoners. Although Geese Theatre UK are one of the country's longest-established companies specialising in drama work within the criminal justice sector, this 2006 piece is their first created specifically for female audiences. The essay explores the rationale

Stephen Bottoms

2010-01-01

114

A Mexicana Woman's Education in 1980s Chicago  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this paper is to describe the educational experiences of a Mexican woman in Chicago's Little Village community in the 1980s. The author was born in Mexico and raised in Little Village which has been home to Mexican immigrant communities for decades. Little Village is also home to the largest Mexican-American population in the…

Rivera, Angelica

2012-01-01

115

Flora W. Patterson: The First Woman Mycologist at the USDA  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article features the life of the first woman mycologist (Flora Patterson). It describes her role (1) as a plant quarantine inspection officer, (2) in the identification of the chestnut blight fungus, and (3) as a contributor to the development of the U.S. National Fungus Collections. The article concludes with a description and discussion of her research involving leaf parasitic fungi.

Amy Y. Rossman (USDA;)

2002-08-15

116

Supposing Truth is a Woman - What Then?1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nietzsche's analysis of the self-poisoning of 'the will to power' and his insis- tence upon overcoming its ideological outcome (the dogmatist's fake 'Truth') by recognizing the 'un-truth' of a 'logic of contamination,' demonstrates that he understands 'truth' as a paradox. What may one accordingly expect in re- sponse to the question 'Supposing truth is a woman - what then?', posed

Andrea Hurst

117

Political Culture and Imagery of American Woman Suffrage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is one of several projects related to the foundation of a National Museum of Women's History in Washington, DC. Although the physical museum itself is yet to be built, NMWH the organization has been sponsoring and collaborating in Women's history initiatives nationwide. The first exhibit in the NMWH cybermuseum marks the 150th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention and "examines the development of a distinct female political culture and imagery that evolved to promote voting rights for women." Users can browse the gallery of 50 images or take a more in-depth tour of the woman's suffrage movement. The former offers fast-loading and nicely-digitized images of a variety of artifacts with brief descriptions. The latter traces the history of the woman suffrage movement and its political imagery with topical paragraphs and selected images. Additional resources include a timeline, quiz, and collection of related resources.

1998-01-01

118

(1) H and DOSY NMR spectroscopy analysis of Ligusticum porteri rhizome extracts.  

PubMed

The presence of dimeric phthalides and other constituents in extracts of the vegetal species Ligusticum porteri was established by NMR spectroscopy. In comparative qualitative (1) H NMR analyses of acetone extracts of rhizomes from fresh and dried L. porteri samples, we found that the dimeric phthalides tokinolide B (3), diligustilide (4) and riligustilide (5) were naturally produced by the plant and not post-harvest products. We also obtained DOSY (1) H NMR data that provided both virtual separation and structural information for the phthalides present in a dry acetone extract of L. porteri. In addition, we developed a protocol for the quantification of dimeric phthalides, which is performed by calculating the relative ratio of the peak area of selected proton signals for some compounds with respect to the known signal of the internal standard, 4-dimethylaminopyridine. The protocol allows the rapid and direct quantification of dimeric phthalides and others constituents in fresh L. porteri rhizomes. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. PMID:21761449

León, Alejandra; Chávez, María Isabel; Delgado, Guillermo

2011-07-14

119

Pregnancy in a woman with maple syrup urine disease  

Microsoft Academic Search

We present the favourable outcome of a pregnancy in a woman with maple syrup urine disease. Keeping the maternal plasma levels of the branched-chain amino acids between 100 and 300 µmol\\/L is compatible with delivery of a normal infant. Leucine tolerance increased progressively from the 22nd week of gestation from 350 to 2100 mg\\/day. The risk of metabolic decompensation in

S. Grÿnewald; F. Hinrichs; U. Wendel

1998-01-01

120

[A woman with a swelling in the groin].  

PubMed

A 75-years-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with a painfull swelling in the right groin. Clinical examination was suggestive of an incarcerated hernia. Echography and examination during surgery revealed an Amyand's hernia. Amyand's hernia is a rare type of a sliding hernia that is characterized bij protrusion of the appendix in the hernial sac. Surgical reduction of the hernial sac was followed by appendectomy because the appendix was inflamed: a rare complication of Amyand's hernia. PMID:23945434

Van Besien, J; Sommeling, C

2013-01-01

121

The Irrational Woman: Informed Consent and Abortion Decision-Making  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Gonzales v. Carhart, the Supreme Court upheld a federal ban on a type of second-trimester abortion that many physicians believe is safer for their patients. Carhart presented a watershed moment in abortion law, because it marks the Supreme Court’s first use of the anti-abortion movement’s “woman-protective” rationale to uphold a ban on abortion and the first time since Roe

Maya Manian

2009-01-01

122

Electroconvulsive Therapy use in a 97YearOld Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: The aim of this paper is to report the use of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) to successfully treat depression in a 97-year-old woman, and to discuss the safety and efficacy of ECT in the very old.Methods: A case report and review of the literature on the use of ECT to treat depression in the very old is presented.Results: The subject

David Burke; Joanne Shannon; Alexander Beveridge

2007-01-01

123

Desmoid tumor of the chest wall in an elderly woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report a case of desmoid tumor of the chest wall in a 79-year-old woman. The patient was referred to our hospital for management\\u000a of a chest wall mass. Four months previously, the patient noted a small lump in the right lateral chest wall that had rapidly\\u000a increased in size. Magnetic resonance imaging of the chest revealed a soft tissue

Ryo Maeda; Noritaka Isowa; Hideyuki Onuma; Hiroshi Miura; Hirokazu Tokuyasu; Yuji Kawasaki

2009-01-01

124

ALICIA SOTERO VÁSQUEZ: Police Brutality against an Undocumented Mexican Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article focuses on police brutality and human rights violations in the United States. The author examines the infamous Riverside Sheriff's brutal beating of an undocumented Mexican woman—which was captured and broadcast live via television—as exemplary of a particular historical relationship between Mexican labor, the U.S. nation-state, and the material conditions of immigrant laborers. Tracing this relationship through a historical

Rita E. Urquijo-Ruiz

2004-01-01

125

Enforced Pregnancy, Rape, and the Image of Woman  

E-print Network

1 Enforced Pregnancy, Rape, and the Image of Woman Ann E. Cudd1 Most philosophical discussions of abortion focus on the harms and rights of the individual women and fetuses directly involved. They concentrate on the questions... carry a fetus to term against their will, are wronged. An argument along this line has been made for rape, namely, that rape robs all women of essential human rights and depicts women as primarily sexual servants of men. And rape, as we shall see...

Cudd, Ann E.

1990-01-01

126

Cultural aspects in the care of the orthodox Jewish woman.  

PubMed

This article offers an overview and explanation of some of the main customs and laws in the Jewish religion surrounding the reproductive health care of the Torah-observant woman. By understanding the religious and spiritual needs and preferences of a patient, the midwife is better able to provide optimal, culturally-competent care. Some of the aspects discussed include procreation, menstruation, modesty, contraception, abortion, genetic testing, induction, the Sabbath, Kosher diet, circumcision, and naming of the child. PMID:18164435

Berkowitz, Bayla

2008-01-01

127

Woman and the fetus: the social construction of conflict.  

PubMed

In recent court cases, an emerging theme is the consideration of a pregnant woman's safety only in relation to her role as carrier of the fetus. This situation has implications on medicine and health as well as social and political ones. In extreme cases, this places the women as an opponent of the fetus when she asserts her own interest. This could effect health service delivery and especially to those of lesser means. This brings into conflict the woman as a protector of the fetus vs. the woman as an adult decision maker. The Roe v. Wade case made women and doctors the decision makers and restricted the role of the state. The recent debate over fetal rights conceals the real conflict over the rights, status and existence of women. Actually, the struggle is over the social understanding of women in their roles as society changes. The attention given to the fetus distracts from the real problem-the lack of resources available for maternal and child health. The inability to change these inequities puts women and babies in danger and, with the drug and AIDS epidemics, there is an urgent need for positive responses. PMID:12178835

Chavkin, W

1989-01-01

128

[The abortion from bioethics: autonomy of woman and physician?].  

PubMed

In this reflection on abortion, we will analyze from the bioethics viewpoint the concept of autonomy, in accordance with the liberal individual model and personal ambitions to be applied to the woman's and the doctor's decision making and the society in general. Now that the abortion liberalization is being proposed in Spain through a law that intends to substitute the decriminalization of certain assumptions that have been in effect since 1985, it is necessary to analyze in deep the ethical aspects beyond the legal and social approaches. Bioethics and Law must join together, since both have the same aim: the promotion of human life respect and its basic rights; safeguard -as long as possible-, the values within an interpersonal relationship that lead to fulfill a woman's life having an unwanted pregnancy, as well as that of the fetus and the doctor; and always trying to protect the rights of those who are the weakest: the woman and the fetus, without disregarding everyone's duties with them. PMID:20405975

León Correa, Francisco Javier

2010-01-01

129

The Myth of the Woman Warrior and World War II in Soviet Culture  

E-print Network

"The Myth of the Woman Warrior and World War II in Soviet Culture" defines, analyzes, and explains the figure of the Soviet "woman warrior" who participated in World War II, asking the questions: what is the nature of the ...

Harris, Adrienne

2008-07-29

130

A time for reform: the woman suffrage campaign in rural Texas, 1914-1919  

E-print Network

grounded in natural and constitutional rights, rural voters responded more to the claim that votes projected woman's feminine virtue into public life, which accommodated prevailing attitudes about woman's place. The First World War supplied rural...

Motl, Kevin Conrad

2009-06-02

131

Woman's College Graduates This list ofgraduates, assembled from catalogues and Alumnae  

E-print Network

#12;Appendixs Woman's College Graduates 1858-1932 This list ofgraduates, assembled from catalogues (Harris) Class of1865 Sallie Lawton (Willingham) Appendixs Woman's College Graduates 1858-1932 This list

132

78 FR 8682 - Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Vermeer's Woman in Blue...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Vermeer's Woman in Blue Reading a Letter'' SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given...the object to be included in the exhibition ``Vermeer's Woman in Blue Reading a Letter,'' imported from abroad for...

2013-02-06

133

76 FR 81004 - Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: “Woman in Blue, Against...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: ``Woman in Blue, Against Blue Water'' by Edvard Munch SUMMARY: Notice...of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the object ``Woman in Blue, Against Blue Water'' by Edvard Munch,...

2011-12-27

134

Woman to Woman: Coming Together for Positive Change--using empowerment and popular education to prevent HIV in women.  

PubMed

HIV risk is the product of social, cultural, economic, and interpersonal forces that create sex-role definitions and expectations that can lead to gender inequalities in health. Woman to Woman: Coming Together for Positive Change is an HIV/AIDS prevention intervention that takes into account that choices and actions may be constrained by poverty, gender roles, and cultural norms. This project educates and empowers, promotes women's perspectives, reaches women "where they are," and encourages women to speak of their experience. The following study presents the evaluation of the effectiveness of an empowerment based participatory HIV prevention program over a 3-year period, implemented in both rural and urban settings in New Mexico, targeting over 300 women at-risk of HIV/AIDS. In addition, the practicalities of conducting participatory process and outcome evaluation with a small nonprofit with minimal budget will be discussed. PMID:17067251

Romero, Lisa; Wallerstein, Nina; Lucero, Julie; Fredine, Heidi Grace; Keefe, Joanna; O'Connell, JoAnne

2006-10-01

135

Estudio sobre las dosis de radiación y los riesgos de cáncer causados por la prueba atómica “Trinity” realizada en 1945  

Cancer.gov

El NCI tiene planeado realizar entrevistas en profundidad para determinar cuál era la alimentación característica de las poblaciones indígenas americanas, hispanas (latinas) y chicanas que vivían en New Mexico a mediados de 1940 y utilizar información fácilmente disponible sobre la alimentación y el estilo de vida de las poblaciones blancas. Estas entrevistas representan un paso importante para hacer estimaciones de las dosis de radiación generadas por la prueba Trinity.

136

1H Pure Shift DOSY: a handy tool to evaluate the aggregation and solvation of organolithium derivatives.  

PubMed

Determination of the structure and solvation states of organolithium aggregates in complex solution remains a challenging task. Here, we show that (1)H Pure Shift DOSY NMR provides better resolution spectra without overlapping, even for complex solutions of mixed aggregates of n-BuLi/n-BuOLi. This ensures the direct observation of the apparent diffusion constant for each component in the solution and therefore allows a fast assignment of aggregation states, and solvation degree. PMID:24615058

Hamdoun, G; Sebban, M; Cossoul, E; Harrison-Marchand, A; Maddaluno, J; Oulyadi, H

2014-04-21

137

The Effect of a Woman's Significant Other on her Breasifeeding Decision  

Microsoft Academic Search

The infant feeding preferences of significant others have been shown to influence a pregnant woman's breastfeeding decision. Many researchers and policy makers are calling for the inclusion of a woman's significant other in the counseling and education of pregnant women regarding breastfeeding. This study reports on the impact of the significant other's infant feeding preferences and beliefs on a woman's

Lisa A. Kessler; Andrea Carlson Gielen; Marie Diener-West; David M. Paige

1995-01-01

138

The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2007 OUTSTANDING WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD  

E-print Network

The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2007 OUTSTANDING WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2007 OUTSTANDING WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD Selection Criteria to the broader community. #12;OUTSTANDING WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD Previous Recipients 1977 Dr. Elske Smith

Milchberg, Howard

139

The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2009 WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD  

E-print Network

The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2009 WOMAN OF THE YEAR AWARD Nomination Form (301-405-5806 or hopes@umd.edu) #12;The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2009 WOMAN an outstanding woman on our campus for her exemplary contributions to women and women's issues in higher

Milchberg, Howard

140

The Significance of Career Narrative in Examining a High-Achieving Woman's Career  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this qualitative study, the career journey of one New Zealand woman was analysed. Three key findings emerged: the power of narrative as a vehicle for this woman's story, her movement towards greater authenticity and spiritual fulfilment as a mature woman, and the ongoing struggle for concurrent fulfilment from communal and agentic perspectives.…

Elley-Brown, Margaret J.

2011-01-01

141

The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2009 WOMAN OF COLOR AWARD  

E-print Network

The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2009 WOMAN OF COLOR AWARD Nomination Form (301-405-5806 or hopes@umd.edu) #12;The President's Commission on Women's Issues (PCWI) 2009 WOMAN an outstanding woman on our campus for her exemplary contributions to people of color and issues relating

Milchberg, Howard

142

Utero-fetal unit and pregnant woman modeling using a computer graphics approach for  

E-print Network

Utero-fetal unit and pregnant woman modeling using a computer graphics approach for dosimetry processing methods derived from mesh-based computer graphics techniques and embedded in a synthetic woman body. Nine pregnant woman models have been generated using this approach and validated by obstetricians

Boubekeur, Tamy

143

76 FR 78569 - Medical Benefits for Newborn Children of Certain Woman Veterans  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Benefits for Newborn Children of Certain Woman Veterans AGENCY: Department of Veterans...health care services to a newborn child of a woman veteran who is receiving maternity care...services * * * to a newborn child of a woman veteran who is receiving maternity...

2011-12-19

144

The influence of authoritarian attitudes, gender role attitudes, and ethnic identity upon attitudes towards woman abuse  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigated attitudes towards woman abuse among South Asian Americans and European Americans adults (N = 151) grounded in feminist psychological theory. The expected predictors of attitudes towards woman abuse were gender role attitudes, authoritarian attitudes, gender, and ethnicity. Participants completed the Inventory of Attitudes towards Wife Beating (IBWB), the Attitudes towards Woman (AWS) scale, the Right-Wing Authoritarianism (RWA)

Suraiya Parwin Baluch

2004-01-01

145

Marketing an imagined Muslim woman: Muslim Girl magazine and the politics of race, gender and representation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines the magazine Muslim Girl (started publication 2007) and explores how the representations on the magazine's pages construct a particular type of identity for Muslim women: an ‘idealized’ Muslim woman who is both North American\\/Western and Muslim. Such a woman is portrayed as liberal, educated, fashionable, a ‘can-do’ woman, who is also committed to her faith. This ‘ideal’

Shelina Kassam

2011-01-01

146

The “womanhood” rationale in the woman suffrage rhetoric of Frances E. Willard  

Microsoft Academic Search

Frances E. Willard, the leader of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union from 1879–1898, relied primarily on womanhood arguments, making her uniquely successful at promoting woman suffrage with conservative audiences. Willard, through strategic use of euphemism and metaphor, linked woman's desire for the vote with the qualities of women embodied in the “true womanhood” ideal. This essay concludes that the popularization

Bonnie J. Dow

1991-01-01

147

Iconizing the Modern Woman: New Symbols in the Same Old Myth.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Current television programs create an image of modern woman that is vastly different from the real modern woman as she is reflected in social statistics. Today's average woman can be described as follows: 30 years old, possibly single, employed outside the home, independent and self reliant, sophisticated in tastes and expectations, and concerned…

Deming, Caren J.

148

Challenges in analysis of high-molar mass dextrans: comparison of HPSEC, AsFlFFF and DOSY NMR spectroscopy.  

PubMed

Dilute solutions of various dextran standards, a high-molar mass (HMM) commercial dextran from Leuconostoc spp., and HMM dextrans isolated from Weissella confusa and Leuconostoc citreum were analyzed with high-performance size-exclusion chromatography (HPSEC), asymmetric flow field-flow fractionation (AsFlFFF), and diffusion-ordered NMR spectroscopy (DOSY). HPSEC analyses were performed in aqueous and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) solutions, while only aqueous solutions were utilized in AsFlFFF and DOSY. The study showed that all methods were applicable to dextran analysis, but differences between the aqueous and DMSO-based solutions were obtained for HMM samples. These differences were attributed to the presence of aggregates in aqueous solution that were less prevalent in DMSO. The study showed that DOSY provides an estimate of the size of HMM dextrans, though calibration standards may be required for each experimental set-up. To our knowledge, this is the first study utilizing these three methods in analyzing HMM dextrans. PMID:24274497

Maina, Ndegwa Henry; Pitkänen, Leena; Heikkinen, Sami; Tuomainen, Päivi; Virkki, Liisa; Tenkanen, Maija

2014-01-01

149

294 ANALES AFA Vol. 15 BARILOCHE 2003 -294 Tasa de dosis en aire debida a radionclidos depositados en suelo en condiciones  

E-print Network

depositados en suelo en condiciones cercanas a las reales J. Toso y H. Velasco Departamento de Física - IMASL trabajo se calcula la tasa de dosis en aire debida a perfiles de concentración de 137 Cs en suelo en suelo de la fuente es tenida en cuenta obteniéndose la variación temporal de la tasa de dosis. Se

Nacional de San Luis, Universidad

150

Zygomatic arch fracture in a 40-year-old woman.  

PubMed

This case describes an injury to a 40-year-old woman, employed as a softball team coach, who presented to an emergency department (ED) after sustaining a line drive hit to the right side of the face with a softball during practice. Upon arrival to the ED, the patient complained of moderate pain, swelling, and bruising over the right side of her midface area. After evaluation in the ED, the patient received a diagnosis of a zygomatic arch fracture that was further managed by an occupational medicine nurse practitioner, a plastic surgeon, and an ear, nose, and throat (ENT) physician specialist. PMID:25356889

Ramponi, Denise; White, Thomas

2014-01-01

151

Being a woman researcher in an Anatolian village  

PubMed Central

This essay represents the first editorial of the series "Recollections, Reflections, and Revelations: Ethnobiologists and their First Time in the Field". In this memoir, the author details the evolvement and intellectual progression of her research focusing on wild food plant consumption within a remote community in the high steppes of Central Anatolia during the early Nineties. The author conveys a human learning journey as a woman and an ethnobiologist, reflecting on the methodological bottlenecks and solutions during her first ethnographic experience in the field. PMID:23819702

2013-01-01

152

A 40-year-old woman 'off legs'.  

PubMed

We present the case of a 40-year-old woman with progressive lower-limb weakness resulting in an inability to mobilise independently. This was associated with a degree of confusion and shortness of breath on exertion. This case illustrates rare and severe complications of vitamin B(12) deficiency, namely subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord, megaloblastic anaemia and impaired cognitive function. The patient's condition improved considerably with adequate early resuscitation, followed by administration of synthetic vitamin B(12) analogues and neuro-rehabilitation. PMID:23291820

Mehrotra, Prerna; Bhalla, Ashish

2013-01-01

153

Progesterone, progestogens and psychosomatic health of the climacteric woman.  

PubMed

Psychosomatics as a medical perspective and discipline focuses on the interaction of physical and mental health in a specific life situation of a patient, taking into account the physical and emotional wellbeing, role functioning, satisfaction with the partner and family relationship, as well as sexual function and satisfaction. The role of progesterone for the psychosomatic health of the climacteric woman depends on the individual symptom cluster and the pre-existing receptivity of the progesterone receptors which are widely distributed in the body and especially the brain of the woman. The complex action and interaction of progesterone is reflected in controversial empirical results about the impact of progesterone on the physical, mental and sexual health of climacteric women. From biological rationale and clinical experience there are however two important effects of P on the combined physical, mental and sexual wellbeing of climacteric patient: the antiestrogenic effect of progesterone is important on the peripheral physical level not only to protect the endometrium against overstimulation but also to reduce the individual suffering from heavy bleeding, breast tension, bloating and general discomfort. The positive anxiolytic and sedative effects of progesterone on the central nervous system depend on the type of progestogen, the dosage, the timing of application, the combination with estrogen etc. It can be concluded that progesterone and progestogens have an important potential to maintain or improve the psychosomatic health of the climacteric women. Their use must however be tailored to specific symptom clusters and to the individual's pre-existing psychosomatic health status. PMID:19091497

Bitzer, J

2009-04-20

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Paradoxical punishment as it relates to the battered woman syndrome.  

PubMed

The main goal of this article is to suggest some processes by which the behavioral interactions of an abusive couple can be developed and maintained. A summary of these processes as they have been adapted from the animal analog and human research follows. First, the pairing of abuse (punishment) with love and affection (reinforcement) could indicate that the battered woman responds to the reinforcement that follows an abusive incident. Second, the battered woman may seek to escape the fear of the tension-building phase but during the escape behavior she is punished (physical abuse), which fortifies and strengthens her initial fear. However, after the abusive incident, there is an absence of tension and fear (negative reinforcement) compounded by the positive reinforcement of the contrition phase. Thus, a cyclical pattern of behavior evolves and sustains itself. Possibly augmenting the vicious cycle is habituation or negative adaptation to the physical abuse, as well as the lack of opportunities to learn adaptive behavioral responses that may break the cycle of violence. Finally, the need for primary reinforcement (i.e., love and affection) may be so powerful that it somewhat mitigates the abuse endured to obtain it. PMID:2712818

Long, G M; McNamara, J R

1989-04-01

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Prolapse and Incontinence Surgery in the Older Woman  

PubMed Central

Purpose Pelvic floor disorders including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and fecal incontinence are common problems encountered by the older woman. With the increasing population of older American women, urologists and gynecologists can expect to provide evaluation and treatment of these conditions with increasing frequency. These conditions are amenable to both medical and surgical therapies. Materials and Methods Contemporary published articles (year 2003 to present) that included older women undergoing urogynecologic surgical procedures were included in this review. Current data on morbidity, mortality and/or surgical outcomes are presented along with evidence-based pre, intra and post-operative surgical management strategies. Results The older woman can expect similar operative risks as well as subjective and objective anatomic and quality-of-life outcomes as that of younger women undergoing pelvic floor surgery. Conclusion The decision for surgical intervention for the treatment of pelvic floor disorders should not be based on chronologic age alone. Prior to selection of a specific surgical procedure, all existing pelvic floor defects should be evaluated. Further research is required to understand the impact that surgery for pelvic floor disorders has on anatomic, physiologic, and functional outcomes in older women. PMID:18423726

Gerten, Kimberly A.; Markland, Alayne D.; Lloyd, L. Keith; Richter, Holly E.

2012-01-01

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Voices from the margin: a case study of a rural lesbian's experience with woman-to-woman sexual violence.  

PubMed

The purpose of this case study is to understand how a lesbian survivor coped with traumatic stress resulting from woman-to-woman sexual violence in a rural context. This research was grounded on the feminist paradigm, and the case study approach was used for data collection and analysis. The results indicate that the lesbian survivor encountered numerous obstacles to admitting the rape and seeking help. A number of these perceived challenges were associated with the rural sociocultural context (e.g., conservative culture, religious fundamentalism, low levels of anonymity, small gay/lesbian communities, and geographical isolation), myths of lesbian utopia, a heterosexist legal system, and a lack of lesbian-friendly helping resources. Despite being confronted with numerous challenges, the survivor demonstrated her resilience through the use of a variety of strategies to cope with the rape aftermath and detrimental social reactions. Positive social support from her gay and lesbian friends also facilitated her recovery. The findings highlight the importance of considering the intersection of trauma and cultural oppression in understanding lesbian survivors' experiences with same-sex sexual assault. PMID:21491312

Wang, Yu-Wei

2011-01-01

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Ambivalent Sexism and what it means ... 1 Running head: AMBIVALENT SEXISM AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A WOMAN  

E-print Network

TO BE A WOMAN "What It Means To Be a Woman" Ambivalent Sexism in Female College Students' Experiences answering the question "What does it mean to be a woman?" and examined the relationship between Ambivalent and what it means ... 3 "What It Means To Be a Woman" Ambivalent Sexism in Female College Students

Almor, Amit

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Deep vein thrombosis following laparoscopic hysterectomy in a nulliparous woman.  

PubMed

A nulliparous woman aged 45 years was referred to us with painful swelling in left lower limb. She underwent laparoscopic hysterectomy for menorrhagia 12 days prior to the admission. The laparoscopic surgery was completed in 90 min without blood loss and blood transfusion. The size of the uterus was approximately 12 weeks. Duplex scan of the left lower limb confirmed thrombosis of the left external iliac vein, femoral vein, popliteal vein and tibial veins. On examination the laparoscopic puncture wounds healed well. She was hospitalized for initial anticoagulation with low molecular weight heparin (Enoxapain 1 mg/kg body weight twice daily) and compression bandages. Histological examination of the hysterectomy specimen was noted to be benign (Adenomyosis and cervical Leiomyoma). She responded to anticoagulation therapy and was discharged with an advice to attend the follow up clinic for long term anticoagulation advice for the next 6 months to prevent recurrent thromboembolic episodes. PMID:22851832

Pinjala, Ramakrishna; Lankala, Ramachandra Reddy; Pulipati, V N L S Vani

2011-08-01

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Wellens' syndrome in a 24-year-old woman.  

PubMed

Wellens' syndrome refers to specific ECG abnormalities in the precordial T-wave segment, which are associated with critical stenosis of the proximal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery culminating in an acute anterior wall myocardial infarction (MI) if the patient is not urgently revascularised. We describe the youngest reported presentation of Wellens' syndrome in a 24-year-old woman with unstable chest pain, characteristic ECG changes and slight troponin biomarker elevation. This was initially unrecognised by the emergency department as unstable coronary syndrome and she subsequently progressed to an anterior non-ST elevation MI (NSTEMI). Her coronary angiogram showed critical narrowing of the proximal LAD which was successfully treated with a drug-eluting stent. PMID:23632614

Khan, Beenish; Alexander, John; Rathod, Krishnaraj Sinhji; Farooqi, Fahad

2013-01-01

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An elderly woman with increasing dyspnoea after a fall  

PubMed Central

An otherwise healthy 92-year-old woman was admitted to our department with shortness of breath and dysphagia 10 h after a fall in her bathroom. Medical checkup at another institution had not uncovered the causation of the complaints. Clinical and radiological examinations at our department then revealed an expanding retropharyngeal and prevertebral haematoma. Because of increasing dyspnoea, a lateral cervical approach was used to remove the haematoma and to achieve haemostasis. The authors could demonstrate that the source of bleeding was a minor injury of the anterior longitudinal ligament. Retropharyngeal haematoma is a potentially life-threatening condition because it can rapidly progress to airway obstruction. Large retropharyngeal haematoma after minor blunt head and neck trauma is not a well-recognised condition. This case, however, illustrates that precarious retropharyngeal haematoma can occur after low-energy trauma even without anticoagulation therapy. A high index of suspicion for this airway collapse is advisable in older patients. PMID:22707470

Pfeiffer, Jens; Ridder, Gerd J

2011-01-01

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A young non-immunocompromised woman with diffuse alveolar opacities.  

PubMed

Diffuse alveolar opacities (DAO) due to pulmonary tuberculosis are usually described in immunocompromised patients. In adult patients residing in high endemic areas such as India, alveolar opacities are not reported frequently in non-immunocompromised pulmonary tuberculosis patients. We describe a twenty-five-year-old woman who presented with bilateral diffuse alveolar opacities and initial diagnostic work up was directed to non-tuberculosis etiologies. Her sputum was not suggestive of tuberculous or any other infective etiology. However, histopathological examination of specimen from fine needle aspiration cytology through percutaneous route suggested chronic granulomatous disease with detection of mycobacterium. Polymerase chain reaction test in BAL and FNAC specimen confirmed tubercular etiology. Though not frequent, pulmonary tuberculous etiology is worth considering in the differential diagnosis of DAO as not only tuberculosis is fully treatable but also early detection shall help to avoid unnecessary invasive tests and cut down transmission to contacts. PMID:21139722

Gupta, Prem Parkash; Verma, Manish; Agarwal, Dipti; Kumar, Sanjay; Atreja, Atulya

2010-10-01

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A young non-immunocompromised woman with diffuse alveolar opacities  

PubMed Central

Diffuse alveolar opacities (DAO) due to pulmonary tuberculosis are usually described in immunocompromised patients. In adult patients residing in high endemic areas such as India, alveolar opacities are not reported frequently in non-immunocompromised pulmonary tuberculosis patients. We describe a twenty-five-year-old woman who presented with bilateral diffuse alveolar opacities and initial diagnostic work up was directed to non-tuberculosis etiologies. Her sputum was not suggestive of tuberculous or any other infective etiology. However, histopathological examination of specimen from fine needle aspiration cytology through percutaneous route suggested chronic granulomatous disease with detection of mycobacterium. Polymerase chain reaction test in BAL and FNAC specimen confirmed tubercular etiology. Though not frequent, pulmonary tuberculous etiology is worth considering in the differential diagnosis of DAO as not only tuberculosis is fully treatable but also early detection shall help to avoid unnecessary invasive tests and cut down transmission to contacts. PMID:21139722

Gupta, Prem Parkash; Verma, Manish; Agarwal, Dipti; Kumar, Sanjay; Atreja, Atulya

2010-01-01

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Autoimmune diseases in a Nigerian woman--a case report.  

PubMed

Autoimmune diseases (AD) are conditions in which there is the development of antibodies against self cells/ organs. AD could either be organ-specific or non-organ specific (systemic) in clinical presentation. Commonly reported ADs includes: Myasthenia gravis, Hashimoto thyroiditis, Guillian-Barre syndrome, vitiligo, type 1 diabetes mellitus, Graves diseases, Goodpastures syndrome, pemphigus, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosis, Addisons disease, multiple sclerosis, pernicious anaemia, autoimmune haemolytic anaemia, chronic active hepatitis, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. There is paucity of locally documented information on the occurrence of AD in same patient in our environment. We therefore report the case of a 66 year old woman who presented at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, with a spectrum of the AD, Vitiligo, rheumatoid arthritis, myasthenia gravis, impaired glucose tolerance. PMID:15008310

Talabi, O A; Owolabi, M O; Osotimehin, B O

2003-12-01

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Peripartum cardiomyopathy in a woman with preeclampsia with twin pregnancy.  

PubMed

A 27-year-old nulliparous Japanese woman with twin pregnancy developed preeclampsia at gestational week (GW) 26. Cardiac function was checked regularly as women carrying twins with preeclampsia are expected to have increased risk of peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM). Although conventional parameters including blood pressure, proteinuria, platelet count and liver function did not indicate early delivery, gradual worsening of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) to 44% and plasma brain-type natriuretic peptide level of 254?pg/mL suggested impending PPCM and a need for early delivery at GW 32. A nadir LVEF value of 35% on postpartum day (PPD) 3 followed by a value of 49% on PPD 32 was seen in this patient with PPCM. This case highlights the risk of PPCM among women with preeclampsia carrying twins and the role of pregnancy termination in the clinical course of PPCM. PMID:25414233

Umazume, Takeshi; Yamada, Takahiro; Yamada, Satoshi; Minakami, Hisanori

2014-01-01

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Sclerosing Stromal Tumor in an Elderly Postmenopausal Woman  

PubMed Central

Sclerosing stromal tumor (SST) of the ovary is a rare tumor derived from the sex cord stroma. This tumor was first described by Chalvaridjian and Scully in 1973. SST of the ovary is prevalence of 1.5% to 6% of ovarian stromal tumors. Patients are most commonly diagnosed in their 20s and 30s. There have been reports of SST postmenopausal women aged 65-, 67-, and 71 in the Republic of Korea; however, no report of this disease has been reported in women older than 80. In this study, we would like to report an 80-year-old postmenopausal woman who did not previously complain of any symptoms, and was finally diagnosed with SST. She was involved in a traffic accident, and huge pelvic mass was found during the evaluation of intra-abdominal hemorrhage. Total abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed ; a final pathologic diagnosis reported SST. PMID:25371898

Kim, Tae-Hee; Hong, Jeong-A; Park, Junsik; Jeon, Dong-Su; Lee, Arum; Koh, Eun Suk

2014-01-01

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Dorrit Hoffleit: A Century of being a Woman in Astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

From working as one of Harlan J. Smith's female calculators in 1928 to running Maria Mitchell Observatory in 1957 to being an emeritus research scientist at Yale University today, Dr. Dorrit Hoffleit has been a professional woman in astronomy for 78 years and an astronomy lover for a century. She has faced both accolades, starting with the Carolyn Wilby Prize in 1938 for her dissertation work, as well as discrimination, most notably being hired at the Aberdeen Proving Ground at a sub-professional rating during WWII. Through both good and bad, she kept her eye on the stars, and her focus on doing the best work she could. In this presentation, Dr. Hoffleit reflects on her experiences and her inspirations in an video-interview. Additionally, archival film provided by the AAVSO will be shown.

Hoffleit, Dorrit; Gay, P. L.

2006-12-01

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Woman in Vietnam May be World's Oldest Person  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The quest for youth and longevity has been an interest of humankind for millennia, so it is not surprising that recording statistics on human longevity is done with great interest. On September 26, 2002, it was announced that Vu Thi Dao of northern Vietnam may in fact be the world's oldest person, although her birth certificate only lists the year in which she was born, and not the exact date. Officially, the oldest living person is Kamato Hongo, a Japanese woman who celebrated her 115th birthday on September 16th. Currently, the oldest living man is 113-year old Yukichi Chuganji of Japan. For the past few decades, the average life-span of Americans has been increasing, with a report released on September 12th, 2002, by the National Center for Health Statistics indicating that the life-expectancy of Americans stands at 76.9 years. Unfortunately, the report also indicates that the death rate from diabetes, largely the result of increased obesity, is rising dramatically.The first link leads to a news story on the recent information regarding the Vietnamese woman who may be the world's oldest person. The second site is a recent report by the National Institute on Aging about the survival and coping strategies of the aging. The third link leads to a recent press release from the Pan American Health Organization regarding the public policy implications of providing adequate support to the aging throughout the Americas. The fourth and fifth sites are longer reports dealing with the current trends in aging and health in the United States and across the world, respectively. The sixth link is a news article profiling the work of Professor Andrew Prentice of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and his research into obesity in the United Kingdom and the United States. Finally, the seventh site provides information about the current longevity record-holders from the Guinness Book of World Records.

Grinnell, Max

2002-01-01

168

From woman to chick: the rhetorical evolution of women in american film  

E-print Network

: The Romance, the Glamour, the Tears, and More! (New York: Broadway Books, 2005), 1. A British film critic declares, ?Trend- spotters are proclaiming the death of the action movie and riding shotgun with a growing number of female executives and dynamic new... Than Glitz and Glamour for Teens and Tweens,? in Chick Lit: The New Woman?s Fiction, ed. Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young (New York: Routledge, 2006), 143. 18 Suzanne Ferriss and Mallory Young, eds., Chick Lit: The New Woman?s Fiction (New York...

Day, Danya Rhae

2009-05-15

169

Lessons from a Black Woman Administrator: "I'm Still Here"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This case study presents the findings from a qualitative research project about a Black woman scholar, the first non-White female to serve as chair of a department and the associate dean of the college in its 100 year history. The study focuses on the experiences of a Black woman scholar as a chairperson and the learning she achieved during her…

Dowdy, Joanne Kilgour; Hamilton, Awilda

2012-01-01

170

Complex Personhood as the Context for Intimate Partner Victimization: One American Indian Woman's Story  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative case study explores one American Indian (AI) woman's experience of intimate partner violence and the subsequent murder of her abusive partner. The lens of complex personhood (Gordon, 1997) has been applied as a method for understanding "Annie's" multiple identities of AI woman, victim of intimate partner violence, mother, and…

Murphy, Sharon; Lemire, Lynne; Wisman, Mindi

2009-01-01

171

Myra Beltran and the Aesthetics of an Independent Filipina Woman Dancing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This essay narrates the biography and dance aesthetics of Myra Beltran, a pioneering, independent and contemporary woman dance artist in the Philippines. Featured here are the history, alternative aesthetics, philosophy, and influences of Myra Beltran's works. It comes from the point of view of an author who is also a woman, dancer, and writer…

Corpus, Rina Angela P.

2008-01-01

172

An African-American Woman with Disabilities: The Intersection of Gender, Race and Disability  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This qualitative study explores the educational experiences of an African-American adult woman with disabilities. The intersections of gender, race and disability are theorized through the lenses of disability, feminist and critical theory. Specifically, I address the following three questions. What are the experiences of an African-American woman

Petersen, Amy

2006-01-01

173

A Closer Look at Being a Woman in Turkish Academia: A Descriptive Study  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this descriptive study, women's professional lives with a focus on what it means to be a woman in Turkish academia and on whether being a woman differs from being a man in an academic context was put under scrutiny. For this purpose, a questionnaire was conducted among 41 women academics currently working at the Faculties of Education in…

Birlik, Nurten; Arikan, Arda

2009-01-01

174

Adversaries and Allies: Rival National Suffrage Groups and the 1882 Nebraska Woman Suffrage Campaign  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In September 1882, Nebraska was the setting for a significant moment in the history of the United States women's rights movement: the two rival suffrage organizations, the American Woman Suffrage Association (AWSA) and the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA), both held their annual conventions in Omaha. The alliance of the AWSA and the NWSA…

Heider, Carmen

2005-01-01

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The Role of Hostile and Benevolent Sexism in Women's and Men's Perceptions of the Menstruating Woman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Perceptions of menstruating women were studied in a sample of 244, predominantly European American, college freshmen. Both women and men rated the menstruating woman, as compared with the average woman, as higher on the Neuroticism factor from Lippa's (1991) measure of the Big Five personality factors. Men also rated her as lower on the Openness,…

Forbes, Gordon B.; Adams-Curtis, Leah E.; White, Kay B.; Holmgren, Katie M.

2003-01-01

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An Online Bibliography of Resources for the Study of Woman Suffrage  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this annotated bibliography is twofold. The first purpose is to address the question raised by Phyllis Holman Wiesbard, "Where are women on the 'net?" The second purpose is to explore how teachers can use the documents found on the world wide web to teach woman suffrage in their classrooms. Woman suffrage has proved to be a fruitful…

Sparacino, Elizabeth Kenny

2004-01-01

177

Sculptor or Sculpted? The Subversion of the Pygmalion Myth in Pretty Woman: A New Dialectic  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author argues that director Gary Marshall's film, Pretty Woman, like Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, although drawing upon the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea, actually subverts it. In the original myth, Galatea is created through the metamorphosis of the statue of feminine ideality which Pygmalion moulds. This myth embodies the stereotype of man as active creator and woman as

Gregory Graham-Smith

1993-01-01

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A woman's right to know: A policy review of abortion legislation in Texas  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: Despite its legalization, abortion remains a controversial issue, one that has many divided on either side of the political spectrum. While there have been several changes made to abortion policy over the past few decades, one that continues to have many asking questions is the Woman’s Right to Know Act, a piece of state imposed abortion legislation that has

Kristin McDuffie

2011-01-01

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The DOSIS -Experiment onboard the Columbus Laboratory of the International Space Station -First Mission Results from the Active DOSTEL Instruments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Besides the effects of the microgravity environment, and the psychological and psychosocial problems encountered in confined spaces, radiation is the main health detriment for long dura-tion human space missions. The radiation environment encountered in space differs in nature from that on earth, consisting mostly of high energetic ions from protons up to iron, resulting in radiation levels far exceeding the ones encountered on earth for occupational radiation workers. Accurate knowledge of the physical characteristics of the space radiation field in dependence on the solar activity, the orbital parameters and the different shielding configurations of the International Space Station ISS is therefore needed. For the investigation of the spatial and temporal distribution of the radiation field inside the European COLUMBUS module the DLR experiment DOSIS (Dose Distribution Inside the ISS) was launched on July 15th 2009 with STS-127 to the ISS. The experimental package was transferred from the Space Shuttle into COLUMBUS on July 18th. It consists in a first part of a combination of passive detector packages (PDP) distributed at 11 locations inside the European Columbus Laboratory. The second part are two active radiation detectors (DOSTELs) with a DDPU (DOSIS Data and Power Unit) in a nomex pouch (DOSIS MAIN BOX) mounted at a fixed location beneath the European Physiology Module (EPM) inside COLUMBUS. After the successful installation the active part has been activated on the 18th July 2009. Each of the DOSTEL units consists of two 6.93 cm PIPS silicon detectors forming a telescope with an opening angle of 120. The two DOSTELs are mounted with their telescope axis perpendicular to each other to investigate anisotropies of the radiation field inside the COLUMBUS module especially during the passes through the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA) and during Solar Particle Events (SPEs). The data from the DOSTEL units are transferred to ground via the EPM rack which is activated approximately every four weeks for this action. The first data downlink was performed on July 31st 2009. First Results for the DOSTEL measurements such as count rate profiles, dose rates and LET spectra will be presented in comparison to the data obtained by other experiments.

Burmeister, Soenke; Berger, Thomas; Beaujean, Rudolf; Boehme, Matthias; Haumann, Lutz; Kortmann, Onno; Labrenz, Johannes; Reitz, Guenther

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The battered woman: is she a silent victim?  

PubMed

Although hardly a recent phenomenon, the battered woman has still not been a clearly recognizable presence to primary caregivers. Unawareness of actual victims stems from an incomplete understanding of the reality of the "battered wife syndrome," lack of knowledge about the various forms of abuse and the silence of the victims themselves. The victim rarely reports abuse to the primary care provider without being asked. She does, however, present with common psychosomatic complaints, such as choking, gastrointestinal disorders or nervousness. Her injuries may range from bruises to fractures, and the explanation of these injuries is usually inappropriate. Characteristically, the victim of abuse has low self-esteem and anger that has been internalized. These lead to self-destructive behaviors such as alcohol or drug abuse. Many of the victim's behaviors are predictable and best understood in the contexts of learned helplessness, a cycle of violence or anticipatory fear. Recognizing that child abuse and spouse abuse often occur within the same family, the nurse practitioner can play a vital role in halting the cycle of family violence. Early recognition, knowledge of the forms of legal recourse in the community and intervention by the nurse practitioner will have an impact on the morbidity and mortality of this social problem. PMID:3714136

Blair, K A

1986-06-01

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A woman who serves people whole-heartedly.  

PubMed

This article highlights the accomplishments of Barm, a woman from Tibet Autonomous Region, China, in 1995. She was selected as 1 of 10 outstanding women of Tibet. She lives in Dalong Township, Luolong county, in eastern Tibet. Recognition was given for her accomplishment delivering health and medical services and improving women's educational status. Her position as medical and health worker began in Dalong Township in 1983, when she was only a teenager. She held this position for 10 years while caring for her 10-member, 4-generation family. She was on-call 24 hours daily and tended to patients regardless of inclement weather. Local people called her the Goddess of Mercy. One particular patient needed medicine for treating his tuberculosis. She traveled for 4 days to obtain the medicine and give him the injection needed to save his life. Another time she traveled in the dark and cold to reach a mother giving birth. She delivered the infant, and both mother and child were in good condition. The family was so poor that she gave her own fur-lined jacket to the mother who was shivering in the cold. In 1987, she was chairwoman of the township women's federation. She ran literacy classes for women, even though she only had a primary education. After 2 months of intensive study, 40 of her students were able to manage to read Tibetan newspapers. She taught reading and writing and handed out information on family planning, population, and the marriage law. PMID:12321526

Zhu, H

1997-08-01

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Oligohydramnios in a pregnant Pakistani woman with Plasmodium vivax malaria  

PubMed Central

In the Western world, the diagnosis and management of Plasmodium vivax malaria in pregnant women can be challenging, and the pathogenesis of adverse outcomes for both the mother and the foetus is still poorly known. The authors describe the case of a 29-year-old Pakistani woman at the 29th week of her second pregnancy, who was admitted to the Hospital following the abrupt onset of fever. At the time of admission, she had been living in Italy without travelling to any malaria-endemic areas for eight months. She was diagnosed with vivax malaria after a thin blood smear revealed the presence of plasmodial trophozoites and gametocytes and treated accordingly. Due to the onset of oligohydramnios, she underwent caesarian section at the 31st week of pregnancy with no further complications. Histological examination of the placenta showed no evidence of plasmodial infection, but was inconclusive. It is unclear whether oligohydramnios is a complication of pregnancy-related Plasmodium vivax malaria. Given the long latency of hypnozoites, every febrile pregnant patient with a previous stay in an endemic area should be screened for malaria with a thick and a thin blood smear. PMID:24758193

2014-01-01

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Postmenopausal virilization in a woman with gonadotropin dependent ovarian hyperthecosis.  

PubMed

We report a case of a 66-yr-old woman with progressive hair balding, hirsutism and virilization. Gonadotropins and estradiol levels were in the postmenopausal range; total testosterone (TT), free testosterone (FT) and 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP) were elevated with dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate, androstendione and cortisol serum levels in the normal range, as 24-hr free urinary cortisol. TT, FT and 17-OHP were normalized, and FSH and LH fell to premenopausal levels on 18th day after a single i.m. injection of the GnRH analogue (GnRHa), triptorelin. Then, a diagnosis of hyperandrogenism of ovarian origin was made and bilateral ovariectomy was performed. Histological study of gonadal tissue revealed diffuse stromal hyperplasia of both ovaries with occasional nests of luteinized cells. With immunoperoxidase techniques these cells stained positively for testosterone and progesterone. One month after surgery, androgen levels were normalized together with regression of most of the clinical signs of virilization. In conclusion, our patient showed a severe virilization developed after menopause; hormonal investigations suggested a gonadotropin dependent ovarian hyperandrogenism, confirmed by histological examination; the presence of luteinized cells in the ovarian stroma was responsible for hyperandrogenism, as confirmed by the immunoperoxidase technique. PMID:9585388

Manieri, C; Di Bisceglie, C; Fornengo, R; Grosso, T; Zumpano, E; Calvo, F; Berardengo, E; Volante, M; Papotti, M

1998-02-01

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An elderly woman with peripheral spondyloarthritis with aortitis.  

PubMed

A 75-year-old woman was admitted to our department because of backache and multiple joint pain. Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level was 6.8 mg/dL, and serum rheumatoid factor and anti-citrullinated peptide antibody were negative. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed bone edema and synovitis of the sacroiliac joints. (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET) showed increased uptakes in the bilateral elbow, shoulder, sternoclavicular, hip, and sacroiliac joints. In addition, increased uptakes were also observed in the bilateral cervical and subclavian arteries, and the thoracic aorta. Moreover, inflammation of the vascular walls and an aneurism in the right subclavian artery were observed on MRI. The patient's HLA type was HLA-B48 and B60. According to the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis (ASAS) classification criteria, peripheral spondyloarthropathy (SpA) was also diagnosed. Although the diagnostic criteria of Takayasu aortitis or giant cell aortitis were not fulfilled, we thought that active aortitis was also involved, and high-dose prednisolone was started. The patient's symptoms were diminished immediately, and CRP levels returned to normal. Although the etiology of the aortitis was not certain, this is the first report of late-onset peripheral SpA with aortitis, diagnosed by (18)FDG-PET and MRI. We recommended that it is important to evaluate the aortic involvement in late-onset SpA patients, when elevated systemic inflammation is observed. PMID:23011359

Shoda, Hirofumi; Morita, Kaoru; Kanda, Hiroko; Fujio, Keishi; Yamamoto, Kazuhiko

2012-09-26

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An elderly woman with peripheral spondyloarthritis with aortitis.  

PubMed

A 75-year-old woman was admitted to our department because of backache and multiple joint pain. Serum C-reactive protein (CRP) level was 6.8 mg/dL, and serum rheumatoid factor and anti-citrullinated peptide antibody were negative. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed bone edema and synovitis of the sacroiliac joints. (18)Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET) showed increased uptakes in the bilateral elbow, shoulder, sternoclavicular, hip, and sacroiliac joints. In addition, increased uptakes were also observed in the bilateral cervical and subclavian arteries, and the thoracic aorta. Moreover, inflammation of the vascular walls and an aneurism in the right subclavian artery were observed on MRI. The patient's HLA type was HLA-B48 and B60. According to the Assessment of Spondyloarthritis (ASAS) classification criteria, peripheral spondyloarthropathy (SpA) was also diagnosed. Although the diagnostic criteria of Takayasu aortitis or giant cell aortitis were not fulfilled, we thought that active aortitis was also involved, and high-dose prednisolone was started. The patient's symptoms were diminished immediately, and CRP levels returned to normal. Although the etiology of the aortitis was not certain, this is the first report of late-onset peripheral SpA with aortitis, diagnosed by (18)FDG-PET and MRI. We recommended that it is important to evaluate the aortic involvement in late-onset SpA patients, when elevated systemic inflammation is observed. PMID:24593213

Shoda, Hirofumi; Morita, Kaoru; Kanda, Hiroko; Fujio, Keishi; Yamamoto, Kazuhiko

2014-03-01

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Peganum harmala L. Intoxication in a Pregnant Woman  

PubMed Central

Peganum harmala L. is a plant widely distributed in the Mediterranean region. It is commonly used in traditional medicine in Morocco as sedative and abortifacient but exposes users to the risk of overdose and poisoning. The pharmacologically active compounds of this plant include a number of ?-carboline and quinazoline alkaloids responsible of its pharmacological and toxicological effects. We report the case of a 24-year-old woman, 22 weeks pregnant, intoxicated with the seeds of Peganum harmala L. On admission, she had disturbance of consciousness, uterine contraction, and oliguria. Laboratory tests revealed renal failure and liver injury, and she benefited then from hemodialysis. During hospitalization, she was intubated after deterioration of consciousness and presented a spontaneous expulsion of the fetus. After extubation, she kept unusual sequelae: cerebellar ataxia and peripheral polyneuropathy. Physicians in regions using Peganum harmala L. as traditional medicine must be able to detect symptoms of its toxicity, in order to establish early gastrointestinal decontamination. The prognosis of this intoxication is variable; most cases can be managed successfully; but in high doses of intoxication, evolution can be fatal. PMID:24955262

Berdai, Mohamed Adnane; Labib, Smael; Harandou, Mustapha

2014-01-01

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Accelerating ovarian age: cancer treatment in the premenopausal woman.  

PubMed

The reproductive sequelae of cancer treatments may provide an important model of accelerated ovarian aging. Tens of thousands of women treated for cancer each year experience infertility and early menopause as a result of treatment. A spectrum of reproductive compromise commonly ranges from immediate menopause at the time of cancer treatment to the less proximate outcome of early menopause in the years to decades after treatment. A woman's reproductive lifespan can be shortened after chemotherapy or radiation because such treatments likely decrease the number of viable eggs after treatment. This acceleration in the decline of the number of follicles leads to increased rates of not only infertility and miscarriage but also early menopause, which represents the most extreme form of accelerated ovarian aging. The degree of reproductive impairment is dependent on chronologic age and the diagnosis or treatment. The variation in outcomes that persist may be partially explained by pretreatment ovarian reserve. Establishing the use of clinical predictors such as ovarian reserve markers to effectively anticipate such outcomes is an obvious and important keystone in the foundation of cancer survivorship research. An improved understanding of cancer treatment's ability to accelerate follicle death, decrease fecundability, and initiate an earlier menopause could provide a clinically relevant, time-shortened, and reproducible snapshot into the basic biology of ovarian aging. PMID:24101227

Letourneau, Joseph; Chan, S W; Rosen, Mitchell P

2013-11-01

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Ruptured arteriovenous anomaly in a former woman astronaut candidate.  

PubMed

A case is reported of a former woman astronaut candidate who withstood the rigors of the preliminary physical examinations for this position. Some years later, she sustained a subarachnoid hemorrhage from an arteriovenous malformation in the right parieto-occipital area, which was successfully excised. Postoperatively, she had a marked visual deficit, from which she completely recovered within 3 months. The development of psychomotor seizures 5 months later was due to probable scarring in the right parieto-occipital region of the cerebral cortex, the interpretive area for orientation of body image in space, which had been supplied by the clipped right anterior and posterior cerebral arteries feeding the arteriovenous anomaly. These seizures have been well controlled on anticonvulsants. A lesion in the temporoparieto-occipital region due to a hemorrhage from a ruptured arteriovenous anomaly, resulting in the disabling symptoms of disorientation or loss of body image due to impairment of the interpretive cortex, could be devastating to the pilot and a mission. This case raises the question of an automatic use of the CT brain scan in screening potential space candidates, and even the consideration of a percutaneous femoral four-vessel arteriogram in all, or possibly selected, candidates. Most neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists probably would consider the risks of the latter procedure too great to justify its use for fear of permanent complications to the space candidate. PMID:444178

Schneider, R C; Scott, B B; Crosby, E C

1979-02-01

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Applied Research Forum National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women Critique of the “Battered Woman Syndrome ” Model  

E-print Network

Although widely misunderstood even among legal professionals, “battered woman syndrome ” is not a legal defense. It is one approach to explaining battered women’s experiences. Like other “social framework testimony ” (Vidmar & Schuller, in press), expert testimony concerning battering and its effects is used in the legal system to help a judge or jury better understand a battered woman’s experience (Federal Rules of Evidence 702). The purpose of this paper is to offer a critique of the concept battered woman syndrome as a means of framing battered women’s experiences (Gordon & Dutton, 1996). Review of the concept “battered woman syndrome” The concept of battered woman syndrome has

Mary Ann Dutton

1996-01-01

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The DOSIS -Experiment onboard the Columbus Laboratory of the International Space Station -Overview and first mission results  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Besides the effects of the microgravity environment, and the psychological and psychosocial problems encountered in confined spaces, radiation is the main health detriment for long dura-tion human space missions. The radiation environment encountered in space differs in nature from that on earth, consisting mostly of high energetic ions from protons up to iron, resulting in radiation levels far exceeding the ones encountered on earth for occupational radiation workers. Accurate knowledge of the physical characteristics of the space radiation field in dependence on the solar activity, the orbital parameters and the different shielding configurations of the International Space Station ISS is therefore needed. The DOSIS (Dose Distribution inside the ISS) experiment, under the project and science lead of DLR, aims for the spatial and tempo-ral measurement of the radiation field parameters inside the European Columbus laboratory onboard the International Space Station. This goal is achieved by applying a combination of passive (Thermo-and Optical luminescence detectors and Nuclear track etch detectors) and active (silicon telescope) radiation detectors. The passive radiation detectors -so called pas-sive detector packages (PDP) are mounted at eleven positions within the Columbus laboratory -aiming for a spatial dose distribution measurement of the absorbed dose, the linear energy transfer spectra and the dose equivalent with an average exposure time of six months. Two active silicon telescopes -so called Dosimetry Telescopes (DOSTEL 1 and DOSTEL 2) together with a Data and Power Unit (DDPU) are mounted within the DOSIS Main Box at a fixed loca-tion beneath the European Physiology Module (EPM) rack. The DOSTEL 1 and DOSTEL 2 detectors are positioned at a 90 angle to each other for a precise measurement of the temporal and spatial variation of the radiation field, especially during crossing of the South Atlantic Anomaly (SAA). The DOSIS hardware was launched with the Space Shuttle Endeavour to the International Space Station on 15 July 2009 and installed by European Astronaut Frank de Winne on 18 July 2009. The first PDP set was downloaded after an exposure time of 124 days in November 2009 and a second PDP set was installed in November 2009. The active part of the instrument suit is working since July 2009. The presentation will give an overview about the DOSIS experiment as well as first results from the passive and active radiation detector measurements. The Austrian activities within this experiment were supported by the Austrian Space Appli-cations Programme (ASAP) of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology under contract no. 819643. The Polish contribution to this work was supported by the Min-istry of Science and Higher Education, grant No. DWM/N118/ESA/2008. The Hungarian contribution was supported by the ESA PECS grant No. C98066.

Reitz, Guenther; Berger, Thomas; Kürner, Christine; Burmeister, Sünke; Hajek, Michael; Bilski, Pawel; Horwacik, Tomasz; Vanhavere, Filip; Spurny, Frantisek; Jadrnickova, Iva; Pálfalvi, József K.; O'Sullivan, Denis; Yasuda, Nakahiro; Uchihori, Yukio; Kitamura, Hisashi; Kodaira, Satoshi; Yukihara, Eduardo; Benton, Eric; Zapp, Neal; Gaza, Ramona; Zhou, Dazhuang; Semones, Edward; Roed, Yvonne; Boehme, Matthias; Haumann, Lutz

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48 CFR 970.1907 - Subcontracting with Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business Concerns. 970...CONTRACTS Small, Small Disadvantaged and Women-Owned Small Business Concerns 970...Business, Small Disadvantaged Business and Woman-Owned Small Business...

2010-10-01

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2346 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING, VOL. 57, NO. 10, OCTOBER 2010 Whole-Body Pregnant Woman Modeling By Digital  

E-print Network

, mesh generation and deformation, MRI, pregnant woman, segmentation, three-dimensional ultrasound (3-DUS the generation of realistic and detailed models of human beings. The construction of pregnant woman models

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Against the Odds: The Impact of Woman Abuse on Maternal Response to Disclosure of Child Sexual Abuse  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although the co-occurrence of woman abuse and child sexual abuse is high little research exists exploring the impact of woman abuse on maternal response to child sexual abuse (CSA). Findings from two qualitative studies indicate the form of woman abuse to have differential impact on maternal response. Mothers who were abused in non-physical ways,…

Alaggia, Ramona; Turton, Jennifer V.

2005-01-01

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The Male Madonna and the Feminine Uncle Sam: Visual Argument, Icons, and Ideographs in 1909 Anti-Woman Suffrage Postcards  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In 1909, at the height of the woman suffrage controversy and during the golden age of postcards, the Dunston-Weiler Lithograph Company of New York produced a twelve-card set of full-color lithographic cartoon postcards opposing woman suffrage. The postcard images reflect, and depart from, verbal arguments concerning woman suffrage prevalent during…

Palczewski, Catherine H.

2005-01-01

195

41 CFR 102-74.426 - May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building or on Federal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building...Breastfeeding § 102-74.426 May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building...January 23, 2004), provides that a woman may breastfeed her child at any...

2012-01-01

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Basics of Bayesian Statistics Suppose a woman believes she may be pregnant after a single sexual encounter,  

E-print Network

3 Basics of Bayesian Statistics Suppose a woman believes she may be pregnant after a single sexual the woman is pregnant or she is not. Stated mathematically for a discrete sample space: p(A) = BiSB p(A | Bi, in cases in which a woman is not pregnant, she will test positive 50% of the time. Thus, there are two

Gribble, Paul

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Equality Through Education The woman on the stage beamed as words of appreciation dripped from the lips of  

E-print Network

Equality Through Education The woman on the stage beamed as words of appreciation dripped from Mississippi had only read about in history books. As we paid tribute to a woman whose life had touched us all, the atmosphere buzzed with the words of love reserved for those that shared this heritage. This woman was my

Indiana University

198

It's nearly lunchtime and the woman on the phone is getting snippy, so I intentionally flub a  

E-print Network

11 Crazyhorse It's nearly lunchtime and the woman on the phone is getting snippy, so I.C.L.A. He likes America very much." I know nothing about this woman other than her name, phone number're being civil now. "So tell me," the woman says, "where about in India are you guys located?" She

Kunkle, Tom

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41 CFR 102-74.426 - May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building or on Federal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building...Breastfeeding § 102-74.426 May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building...January 23, 2004), provides that a woman may breastfeed her child at any...

2010-07-01

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41 CFR 102-74.426 - May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building or on Federal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building...Breastfeeding § 102-74.426 May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building...January 23, 2004), provides that a woman may breastfeed her child at any...

2013-07-01

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41 CFR 102-74.426 - May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building or on Federal property?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building...Breastfeeding § 102-74.426 May a woman breastfeed her child in a Federal building...January 23, 2004), provides that a woman may breastfeed her child at any...

2011-01-01

202

The Intriguing History and Silences of Of Woman Born: Rereading Adrienne Rich Rhetorically to Better Understand the Contemporary Context  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Adrienne Rich's text Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution (1986) is a canonical text in Women's Studies generally and specifically for contemporary feminist maternal scholars. From its inception to the present day, both the response to and use of Of Woman Born have been intriguing and permeated by different kinds of silences about mothering. Rereading Of Woman Born

D. Lynn O'Brien Hallstein

2010-01-01

203

One young woman's campaign: rock concerts and graffiti.  

PubMed

Prevailing law and church dictum in 1989 Poland precluded talking about condoms and sex on the radio. Accordingly, a young woman who did a radio-theater drama with some friends about how to avoid HIV infection was thrown out of school. This youth, however, knew that her audience found the emission to be provocative and interesting, and that people were having unprotected sex at concerts in toilet stalls with unknown partners. The Ministry of Health nonetheless said funds were unavailable for condom distribution. Undeterred, the author, her younger brother, and 2 friends joined forces to make large banners with pictures of condoms, bought 500 condoms with their own money, and went to the largest rock festival in Warsaw. She described on stage what AIDS is and how to contract it while friends handed out condoms and leaflets. Their success how has them cooperating with 20 other groups and going to concerts to talk about AIDS and hand out condoms. They have also sprayed graffiti across Warsaw aimed at preventing HIV transmission and provide leaflets and condoms with money from France to ticket holders at area clubs; letters requesting cooperative action have been received. Despite the success of these activities, the Ministry of Health requires receipt of a project and budget proposal before they may consider funding. Graffiti, however, is illegal in Poland and the new Catholic government made is impossible to obtain cheap Polish condoms in shops. The activists continued to develop banners and graffiti, but failed to keep people from engaging in high risk sex with multiple partners. 3 of the author's attractive and healthy female friends therefore began going to concerts and night clubs where they feigned soliciting sexual relations and being HIV-seropositive. Unsuspecting takers without condoms were informed of the girls contrived HIV serostatus and told they must surely desire death if they are ready to have unprotected intercourse. The desire to use condoms has increased markedly in these clubs over the 6 months since the adoption of this latter approach. The author and her associates have helped to get young people thinking about using condoms despite the prevailing laws, mortality and church. Polish condoms are now easier to secure since the installation of the new government. In sum, the author stresses the importance communication between people of closed subcultures. PMID:12344879

Malewska, J

1993-05-01

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She stands alone: Pakistani woman film director, Shireen Pasha.  

PubMed

This article describes the activities of film director Shireen Pasha in promoting truth in the mass media in Pakistan. Pasha is described as one who finds it inexcusable in a state-subsidized system that national problems of poverty are not aired openly. Pasha has pursued the goal of exposing the real lives of Pakistanis on film in contrast to the publicly aired segments of "pretty girls in nice drawing rooms." Foreign channels available through satellite communications technology are viewed by Pasha as inappropriate with regard to people's needs and uncreative. Pakistan began with one channel, PTV, which recently refused to air her documentary on living conditions in Pakistan's rural areas "The Travelogue Pakistan." "The Walled City of Lahore" was her film about life in the old city. Both films poetically depicted the honor of humans and their struggle to stay alive. Some of her documentaries are made to show the value of indigenous skills, centuries old know-how, and traditions, regardless of the poverty. Pasha is described as fighting with PTV management over use of resources. Pasha desires to invest in training people to do documentaries or be more field-oriented rather than investing in equipment. Pasha joined PTV in 1975 and left in 1990. Pasha is recognized for her isolation as a woman in the business world, her commitment to exposing remote cultures and truth, and the odds she must confront in attaining her goals. Pasha is committed to doing extensive research, usually conducted during the summer months, in order to construct a credible story line that is produced usually during the winter months. One model of film story line is defined as one where women are portrayed as starting from an indigenous skill or knowledge and shifting to a greater position of power and control over their lives. Pasha believes that people who make films have the responsibility to evoke a reaction in people and to offer solutions. Two acclaimed films, which were supported by USAID and the government, were "Before It's Too Late" and "Only One Way." Both deal with resource issues and the environment. She is currently director of her own film house, The Film Makers, in Lahore. After graduating from the National College of Arts in 1968, she furthered her education in the US in the history of art. PMID:12290699

Mustafa, A

1995-01-01

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The Nephrotic Syndrome in an Elderly Woman. An Unusual Association with an Unusual Response to Therapy.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A 73-year-old woman with the nephrotic syndrome is presented. Percutaneous renal biopsy demonstrated changes compatible with chronic pyelonephritis. Significant reductions in proteinuria, edema, and weight were obtained with the combined use of a spironol...

P. J. Schneider, C. S. Eytel

1969-01-01

206

Protect Your Baby for Life: When a Pregnant Woman Has Hepatitis B  

MedlinePLUS

Protect Your Baby for Life When a Pregnant Woman Has Hepatitis B Why should pregnant women be ... them about getting the Hepatitis B vaccine to protect them from getting the infection. Cover cuts and ...

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[Malignant mixed mesodermal tumor of the uterus in 32 year old woman].  

PubMed

A rare case of uterine's mixed mesodermal malignant tumor in young woman was described. Clinical symptoms, risk groups, treatment, and prognosis were presented. It was noticed that every year younger women are attacked by this kind of tumor. PMID:15587911

Mado?, Maria; Kruczek, Andrzej; Obrzut, Bogdan; Skret, Andrzej

2004-10-01

208

Trisomy 18 mosaicism in an adult woman with normal intelligence and history of miscarriage  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a woman of short stature but of normal intelligence with 10% trisomy 18 mosaicism. Minor dysmorphic signs including facial asymmetries and a slight length difference of extremities were not suggestive of a chromosomal abnormality.

E. Gersdorf; B. Utermann; G. Utermann

1990-01-01

209

Relief of breast engorgement for the Sabbath-observant Jewish woman.  

PubMed

Relief of breast engorgement on the Sabbath is a challenge for the Sabbath-observant Jewish client. Many Sabbath laws limit the methods of care for the engorged breastfeeding woman. With a familiarity of the laws of the Sabbath, the health care provider can better address the needs of the engorged Sabbath-observant Jewish woman. In this article, interventions are proposed that mitigate or preclude violation of the Sabbath. PMID:10438080

Chertok, I

1999-01-01

210

Embodying Ireland: Representing woman as nation and community in Irish literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project examines how female metaphors are used to justify, resist and transform the impact of colonization in Irish writing. At the beginning of the early-modern period in Irish language literature, figurations of the woman\\/nation function as a commentary on the growing threat which the Elizabethan conquest posed to native tradition. The body of the woman\\/nation becomes a figurative battleground

Margaret Catherine Mc Peake

2001-01-01

211

[Status of the Rwandan woman: static or dynamic?].  

PubMed

The role of Rwandan women in population, health, nutrition, energy, water, environmental sanitation, and habitat is assessed in these excerpts from a study entitled "Socioeconomic Profile of the Rwandan Woman" which was carried but in collaboration with a Canadian organization. Rwanda's rate of population growth increased from 2.7% in 1970 to 3.7% in 1978. It is currently 3.6%. The total population increased by 57% between 1978-91. Population pressure on Rwanda's resources is reflected in soil exhaustion, fragmentation of land holdings, deforestation, erosion, and declining productivity. The total fertility rate of 8.6 has clear consequences for women's health and for their roles as educators of children and as economic producers. Women are adversely affected by migration and by polygamy. An estimated 22% of households are headed by women, whose economic disadvantages often translate into extreme poverty. The National Office of Population since its creation has attempted to increase awareness of the imbalance between population and resources and of the different contraceptive methods available. Rwanda's contraceptive prevalence rate has increased from 1.2% in 1985 to 10% in 1990. The health budget has been declining for several years. Women are the principal dispensers of health care to children and play an important role in traditional medicine and as midwives. Only 2.8% of deliveries are professionally attended, and the maternal mortality rate is high. Women's excess physical labor and lack of access to modern health care have been joined in recent years by another threat, AIDS. Although data on women's nutritional status are lacking, it is believed to be deficient. Increasing food imports since 1983 attest to the growing inability of the county to feed itself. At the national level, 27% of farm plots are of less than 1/2 hectare and 56% are under 1 hectare. Food distribution is poor between households and between regions, and seasonal shortages occur regularly. Declining average birth weight of newborns indicates that women's nutritional status is also deteriorating. A Ministry of Health Survey in 1985-86 showed the nutritional status of girls under 5 to be more deficient than that of boys the same age. Firewood fills almost 97% of Rwanda's energy needs. Rapid deforestation and consequent shortages of fuel are serious problems. Despite the important role of women as users and potential conserves of firewood, they have never been incorporated into conservation and reforestation plans as more than passive consumers. Significant investment shave been made in potable water, and a 1988 UNICEF study estimated that 70% of the population has access to clean water. Waste disposal continues to pose serious problems in urban areas especially. Housing shortages are also more serious in urban areas. Women have very limited access to housing, and their housing is usually of inferior quality. PMID:12284743

Kabagwira, A

1991-12-01

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Response practices in multilingual interaction with an older Persian woman in a Swedish residential home.  

PubMed

In the present case study, a care encounter between an older multilingual (Farsi/Swedish/English) Persian woman and staff in an ordinary, Swedish residential home is investigated. The woman is perceived as suffering from dementia symptoms, but has not received any formal diagnosis of the disease. More specifically, the study focuses on how the woman's contributions in her mother tongue, Farsi, are responded to by a carer, who is also multilingual and speaks Swedish as a second language (L2), but has a very limited knowledge of Farsi. The data consists of recorded material from a mundane morning activity in the residential home, as the woman is undressed and prepared to go to the shower. The method employed is conversation analysis, and the study addresses the interactional outcome of this type of multilingual encounters, highlighting the way the establishment of mutual understanding is negatively affected by the fact that the participants do not or only to a limited extent share a common language. Analysis of the data shows that most of the woman's contributions in Farsi are responded to in L2-Swedish by the carer, primarily by means of seven different response practices: soothing talk, instrumental talk, minimal responses, explicit expressions of understanding, mitigating talk, questions, and appraisal. The findings are discussed in light of new demands on Swedish (and Western) care- and health care systems to adapt to the increasing number of multilingual, older people, who will become residents in care facilities and attend day centers within the coming years. PMID:24443089

Plejert, Charlotta; Jansson, Gunilla; Yazdanpanah, Maziar

2014-03-01

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Absorbed Dose in the Uterus of a Three Months Pregnant Woman Due to 131I  

SciTech Connect

The use of 131I is widely used in diagnostic and treatment of patients. If the patient is pregnant the 131I presence in the thyroid it becomes a source of constant exposition to other organs and the fetus. In this study the absorbed dose in the uterus of a 3 months pregnant woman with 131I in her thyroid gland has been calculated. The dose was determined using Monte Carlo methods in which a detailed model of the woman has been developed. The dose was also calculated using a simple procedure that was refined including the photons' attenuation in the woman organs and body. To verify these results an experiment was carried out using a neck phantom with 131I. Comparing the results it was found that the simple calculation tend to overestimate the absorbed dose, by doing the corrections due to body and organs photon attenuation the dose is 0.14 times the Monte Carlo estimation.

Vega-Carrillo, Hector Rene; Manzanares-Acuna, Eduardo; Hernandez-Davila, Victor Martin; Arcos-Pichardo, Areli [Unidad Academica de Estudios Nucleares de la UAZ, A. P. 336, 98000 Zacatecas, Zac. Mexico (Mexico); Barquero, Raquel [HospitalUniversitario Rio Hortega, Valladolid (Spain); Iniguez, M. Pilar [Depto Fisica Teorica, Atomica, Molecular y Nuclear, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid (Spain)

2006-09-08

214

Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This new addition to Library of Congress' American Memory makes 448 images culled from approximately 2,650 photographs in the Records of the National Woman's Party, and held by the Manuscript Division at Library of Congress, available online. The National Woman's Party was the militant wing of the suffrage movement, whose members engaged in public protests, such as picketing, pageants, parades, hunger strikes, and demonstrations, often resulting in arrests and imprisonment, all to bring publicity to the cause of women's right to vote. Pictures reflecting this broad range of tactics, dating from 1875 to 1938 (the majority from 1913 and 1922) are showcased at the website. The gallery entitled Suffrage Prisoners presents portraits of roughly 60 National Woman's Party activists who were jailed for their role in suffrage protests.

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The alligator woman's tale: remembering Nicaragua's "first self-declared lesbian".  

PubMed

Carmen Aguirre (1931-1971) was a young woman who lived as a self-made man in the 1960s under the brutal, yet populist, right-wing Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua. Carmen was known as Carmelo or la Caimana (the alligator woman). This article sheds light not only on la Caimana's life, but on how he is remembered today in Nicaragua. It addresses dynamics of Nicaragua's sexual past, present, and future, as well as theoretical questions dealing with identity, sex, and politics. PMID:24400632

González-Rivera, Victoria

2014-01-01

216

An unusual cause of dyspnea in a pregnant woman: supraglottic hemangioma.  

PubMed

Dyspnea is a common complaint among pregnant women; upper airway obstruction is a rare cause of it. We report a case of supraglottic hemangioma in a 20-year-old pregnant woman who presented with increasing dyspnea and hoarseness at 40 weeks of gestation. She gave birth to a healthy 3,100-g girl by caesarean delivery under epidural anesthesia. She was able to breathe easily during the postpartum period. This case represents a rare instance of dyspnea caused by a supraglottic hemangioma in a pregnant woman. PMID:25181668

Kurdoglu, Zehra; Kurdoglu, Mertihan; Cankaya, Hakan

2014-08-01

217

"Alla en Guatemala": Transnationalism, Language, and Identity of a Pentecostal Guatemalan-American Young Woman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article examines the transnationalism of a Pentecostal Guatemalan-American young woman who is a second-generation immigrant. Amalia traveled to Guatemala from when she was six months old until her sophomore year in college. These visits to Guatemala have helped her maintain her Guatemalan language, culture, and identity in the larger Southern…

Ek, Lucila D.

2009-01-01

218

Toward a Woman-Centered Perspective of Careers: The Quilt Metaphor.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines responsibility career counselors have to address economic, psychological, and social aspects of their working female clients. Proposes the concept of an artist and her quilt as metaphor for the woman and her career. Suggests that finished quilt illustrates connectedness of women's multiple and often complex, conflicting roles. (Author/BHK)

Sagaria, Mary Ann

1989-01-01

219

Embodiment and identity in contemporary society: Femina and the ‘new’ Indian woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article argues that the identity of the ‘new’ Indian woman in the rapidly altering cultural and social imaginary of India is constructed, shaped and redefined in the everyday experiences of women as they both contest and submit to the images and constructs that impinge on their senses, emotions, and material and social conditions. In this context, the article examines

Meenakshi Thapan

2004-01-01

220

FLTC DVD / CHINESE DVD/CHI/1 -EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN -Ang Lee  

E-print Network

FLTC DVD / CHINESE DVD/CHI/1 - EAT DRINK MAN WOMAN - Ang Lee 1994 (124 min.) MANDARIN CHINESE w/ ENGLISH, FRENCH & SPANISH SUBTITLES DVD/CHI/2 - PUSHING HANDS - Ang Lee 1996 (105 min.) MANDARIN CHINESE w/ ENGLISH SUBTITLES DVD/CHI/3 - LUST, CAUTION 2007 (160 MIN) DVD/CHI/4 ­ CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON 2003

Baskaran, Mark

221

Social Concepts and Judgments: A Semantic Differential Analysis of the Concepts Feminist, Man, and Woman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Male and female participants (N = 274) made judgments about the social concepts of "feminist," "man," and "woman" on 63 semantic differential items. Factor analysis identified three basic dimensions termed evaluative, potency, and activity as well as two secondary factors called expressiveness and sexuality. Results for the evaluative dimension…

Pierce, W. David; Sydie, R. A.; Stratkotter, Rainer

2003-01-01

222

Onna Rashiku (Like a Woman): The Diary of a Language Learner in Japan.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An American Jewish woman learning Japanese in Japan examines the relationship between language, language learning, and personal identity. Autobiographical reflections are combined with entries from a diary and scholarly observations about the interrelationship of gender, race, culture, social class, historical experiences, and language learning.…

Ogulnick, Karen

223

Interlocking oppressions of sisterhood: (re) presenting the black woman in nineteenth century blackface minstrelsy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Blackface minstrelsy began as a racially derisive form of early nineteenth century white working class stage entertainment that essentialized blackness into an object of social ridicule. Racial burlesque coupled with gender performance stigmatized. popular representations of black womanhood. Repetition of blackface minstrelsy's negative images solidified the black woman's stereotyped mainstream identity as a subordinate group with equally overlapping social forms

Catherine Downing

2007-01-01

224

Mesenteric desmoid-type fibromatosis causing secondary hypertension in a young woman  

PubMed Central

This report describes an 18-year-old woman presenting with abdominal distension, left flank pain, and hypertension. She had a huge abdominal mass, diagnosed as a mesenteric desmoid-type fibromatosis, causing compression of the left external iliac vessels and ureter, as well as elevated renin concentration and hypertension. After surgical removal of the mass, all signs improved including hypertension.

Kim, Mi-Seon; Jung, Myung-Chul; Kim, Yong-Bong

2014-01-01

225

Symptomatic primary Cytomegalovirus infection in a HIV-positive pregnant woman.  

PubMed

We describe a case of symptomatic primary Cytomegalovirus infection in a HIV-positive pregnant woman on antiretroviral treatment with a CD4 count >200?×?10(6)/l requiring intravenous ganciclovir. No adverse consequences from ganciclovir or evidence of congenital Cytomegalovirus infection were found. PMID:24648317

Bergin, Sarah; Ferguson, Wendy; Corcoran, Suzanne; Varughese, Allan; Byrne, David; Lawless, Mairead; Eogan, Maeve; Lambert, John S

2014-12-01

226

Representing the African Woman: Subjectivity and Self in The Joys of Motherhood  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Joys of Motherhood has been called Buchi Emecheta's most outstanding novel. Beyond exhibiting “the power of characterization, manipulation of point of view and narrative method,” the novel offers a sustained exploration of the African woman's experience, a much-needed theme in current African literary discourse (Palmer 33). The paramount issue that still needs to be considered, however, is whether the

Salome C. Nnoromele

2002-01-01

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Repeated pregnancy in a woman with uterine prolapse from a rural area in Nepal  

Microsoft Academic Search

Pelvic organ prolapse is common in rural women in Nepal. Pregnancy in a woman with pelvic organ prolapse is uncommon and rarely continues beyond the second trimester. If it proceeds after that, the uterus usually ascends with progression of pregnancy and becomes abdominal, leaving little trace of prolapse. Pregnancy continuing to term with uterine prolapse is very rare. The case

Sandesh Pantha

2011-01-01

228

MAKING A WOMAN FROM A TAWAIF: COURTESANS AS HEROES IN HINDI CINEMA  

Microsoft Academic Search

film's hero (Moti) from the clutches of the villains and from their plans to force her into a life as a courtesan. Having been in their control, however, and having been forced to dance in public as a courtesan, Muni sees her situation as hopeless: 'The world can turn a woman into a courtesan, but a courtesan can never become

GREGORY D. BOOTH

2007-01-01

229

The Use of Interest Inventories with the Re-Entering Woman.  

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The study, a literature review, examines the critical factors affecting re-entry women's access to jobs and their chances of obtaining and retaining work at a level appropriate to their capacities. An examination of the re-entry woman deals with socialization and self-concept, changing attitudes, and new expectations. Bias against women among the…

Verheyden-Hilliard, Mary Ellen

230

6p23 deletion mosaicism in a woman with recurrent abortions and idiopathic hypoprolactinemia.  

PubMed

A woman with a history of recurrent abortions, idiopathic hypoprolactinemia, and an apparent 6p partial deletion mosaicism is described. The breakpoint in the short arm of chromosome 6 was in the p23 region. This deletion could have been caused by a fragile site in 6p23. PMID:1456295

D'Alessandro, E; Santiemma, V; Lo Re, M L; Ligas, C; Del Porto, G

1992-09-15

231

A Visual Diary of an Anorexic Woman: Development of a Hopeful Self-Healer Identity.  

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Chronicles an anorexic woman's exploration of her experience of hope in recovery. A single-participant design using heuristic case study and photography was used. Content and thematic analyses of photos and journal entries led to the emergence of four themes. Implications for clinical training, research, and practice regarding the benefits of…

Boisvert, Jennifer A.

2003-01-01

232

"Woman Hollering Creek" a Traves de la Musica: Articulating Mexicanidad to Pochismo  

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This essay intervenes in contemporary scholarship on Sandra Cisneros's "Woman Hollering Creek" (1991) by examining the canciones she uses as epigraphs and their relationship to the multiple nationalisms that Chicana/os actively negotiate. I argue that Cisneros's decision to include powerfully nationalist Mexican cancion traditions directs the…

French, Lydia A.

2011-01-01

233

Parallels in Academic and Nonacademic Discursive Styles: An Analysis of a Mexican Woman's Narrative Performance  

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This article presents a rhetorical analysis of a Mexican woman's oral narrative performance using a discourse studies and interactional sociolinguistics framework. The results of the analysis suggest that the discursive practice of the oral narrative and that of academic discourse share certain rhetorical features. These features are (a) the…

Barajas, E. Dominguez

2007-01-01

234

Sri Lankan Woman Awarded Scholarship for Efforts to Support Women and Children  

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Sri Lankan Woman Awarded Scholarship for Efforts to Support Women and Children WASHINGTON, DC. JUNE the education of children who have special needs or who are the victims of war and are deprived of main for children with special needs. She has also worked as head of the special education department in a Colombo

Gering, Jon C.

235

A pregnant woman with previous anaphylactic reaction to local anesthetics: A case report  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 43-year-old woman with a history of lidocaine allergy required dermatologic surgery during pregnancy. To accomplish this without the use of general anesthesia, intradermal allergy testing was performed. This information enabled appropriate anesthetic care for a tissue biopsy at 29 weeks’ gestation and subsequent labor analgesia and obstetric management at term. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 2001;185:1253–4.)

Ingrid M. Browne; David J. Birnbach

2001-01-01

236

The ‘New Woman’, star personas, and cross-class romance films in 1920s America  

Microsoft Academic Search

The popular cross-class romance films of the 1920s were influenced by two socio-cultural developments: the ‘New Woman’, particularly in the form of the flapper, and the diffusion of the norms of disinterested love within the context of consumerism. The personas of the three female stars discussed here – Mary Pickford, Colleen Moore and Clara Bow – represented variations of the

Stephen Sharot

2010-01-01

237

A Woman of Substance PROFICIOHELPING, ADVANCING, MAKING PROGRESS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY  

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A Woman of Substance 1807 PROFICIOHELPING, ADVANCING, MAKING PROGRESS IN PHYSICAL THERAPY FALL 2004 UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY & REHABILITATION SCIENCE #12;University of Maryland School of Medicine Physical Therapy Alumni Association Executive Board January 1, 2004

Weber, David J.

238

Isolation of Bartonella quintana from a Woman and a Cat following Putative Bite Transmission?  

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We report here the detection of Bartonella quintana, after putative bite transmission, in pre-enrichment blood cultures from a woman and from two feral barn cats. Prospective molecular epidemiological studies are necessary to characterize the risk of human Bartonella quintana infection following cat bites. PMID:17093037

Breitschwerdt, Edward B.; Maggi, Ricardo G.; Sigmon, Betsy; Nicholson, William L.

2007-01-01

239

Intercultural Communication Studies XVI: 3 A Disease That "Has a Woman's Face": The Social Construction  

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Intercultural Communication Studies XVI: 3 A Disease That "Has a Woman's Face": The Social of HIV infection because they #12;Intercultural Communication Studies XVI: 3 lack the power to determine be seen in some feminist research in communication which focuses on "how gender is constructed through

Kvasny, Lynette

240

Chronic respiratory failure and physical reconditioning: case study of an elderly obese woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

A case is described of a 67 year old obese white woman who had a history of multiple medical problems and who was in chronic respiratory failure but responded poorly to intermittent positive pressure breathing, chest physiotherapy, and supplementary oxygen. She was treated successfully with a 600 k.cal diet and a 26-day physical reconditioning programme. Reconditioning techniques included free and

W. P. Marley; A. J. Barry; J. D. Posner

1979-01-01

241

A novel case of chronic conjunctivitis in a 58-year-old woman caused by Raoultella.  

PubMed

A 58-year-old woman presented to eye emergency with a chronic conjunctivitis which was diagnosed by laboratory microbiological testing to be due to the environmental pathogen Raoultella planticola. The organism was sensitive to Chloramphenicol and the patient made a rapid recovery on these drops. This is the first report of this organism infecting the eye. PMID:24865691

Zuberbuhler, B; Abedin, A; Roudsari, A

2014-10-01

242

The Combined Effects of Coordinated Criminal Justice Intervention in Woman Abuse  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past 2 decades, the criminal justice system has significantly changed its response to battered women and their assailants. These changes are, in part, being encouraged by newly established community intervention projects (CIPs) across the United States. This study reports the findings of victim interviews and archival data concerning incidents of woman abuse that came to the attention of

MARYANN SYERS; JEFFREY L. EDLESON

1992-01-01

243

A Comparative Character Analysis of Dagny Taggard in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" and the Woman Superintendent  

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Over the years women have played crucial roles in societal leadership. Within the past decade more women have emerged in taking positions of leadership in many areas concerning U.S. education in particularly the highest public position in education, Superintendent. Obtaining, sustaining, and maintaining high positions of power for any career woman

Miller, Queinnise; Kritsonis, William Allan

2009-01-01

244

"Almost a Woman": A Look at Acculturation through Literature and Film  

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This article focuses on the complex web of issues involved in Esmeralda Santiago's acculturation to US society after arriving from Puerto Rico as a girl. The article is based on examples from Santiago's second memoir, "Almost a Woman" (1998) and the 2001 film adaptation of this memoir; the observations of critics who have written about other…

Santos-Phillips, Eva

2010-01-01

245

A mathematical model of the nine-month pregnant woman for calculating specific absorbed fractions  

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Existing models that allow calculation of internal doses from radionuclide intakes by both men and women are based on a mathematical model of Reference Man. No attempt has been made to allow for the changing geometric relationships that occur during pregnancy which would affect the doses to the mother's organs and to the fetus. As pregnancy progresses, many of the mother's abdominal organs are repositioned, and their shapes may be somewhat changed. Estimation of specific absorbed fractions requires that existing mathematical models be modified to accommodate these changes. Specific absorbed fractions for Reference Woman at three, six, and nine months of pregnancy should be sufficient for estimating the doses to the pregnant woman and the fetus. This report describes a model for the pregnant woman at nine months. An enlarged uterus was incorporated into a model for Reference Woman. Several abdominal organs as well as the exterior of the trunk were modified to accommodate the new uterus. This model will allow calculation of specific absorbed fractions for the fetus from photon emitters in maternal organs. Specific absorbed fractions for the repositioned maternal organs from other organs can also be calculated. 14 refs., 2 figs.

Watson, E.E.; Stabin, M.G.

1986-01-01

246

Benign Mature Mediastinal Dysembryoma with Pulmonary Extension Revealed by Recurrent Hemoptysis in a Young Woman  

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We report one case of mature mediastinal teratoma with pulmonary extension surgically diagnosed in a 22-year-old woman complaining of recurrent hemoptyses for which no etiological explanation could be found. Thoracic surgery was only decided on after three embolizations proved ineffective.

Filaire, M. [Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, Service de chirurgie thoracique (France); Michel-Letonturier, M. [Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, Service de radiologie B, viscerale et vasculaire (France); Garcier, J. M.; Escande, G. [Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, Service de chirurgie thoracique (France); Boyer, L. [Clermont-Ferrand University Hospital, Service de radiologie B, viscerale et vasculaire (France)], E-mail: lboyer@chu-clermontferrand.fr

2006-06-15

247

Life Lived Well: A Description of Wellness across the Lifespan of a Senior Woman  

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The concept of wellness provides a positive view of life development that can support psychological support and counseling. There is little in the literature about wellness and seniors, especially women. This study describes one senior woman's wellness across the life span by addressing two research questions: (a) What are the experiences of one…

Jarnagin, Whitney L.; Woodside, Marianne

2012-01-01

248

Behind the Veil: Feminism, Racism, and the Call for the Liberation of the Muslim Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Western discussions of Arab society, the status of the Muslim woman as an oppressed object has emerged as a central aspect of debate concerning the progress and modernization of Arab society as a whole. Drawing on colonial history and post-colonial theory, my research examines the dynamics of Western concepts of feminism and gender in Arab-Muslim society, delving into the

Margot Clifford

2011-01-01

249

Confusion and Slurred Speech in a 34-Year-Old Woman from India  

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A 34-year-old woman from India, presented with episodes of confusion and progressive speech deterioration. She also had a painless neck “lump”, which persisted despite antibiotics. She was diagnosed to have a space occupying lesion in the left parietal lobe, which was subsequently biopsied. PMID:21687701

Chugh, Chandril; Wadhwani, N.; Biller, Jose

2011-01-01

250

Victimization and Attitudes Towards Woman Abuse of Impoverished Minority Women1  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been virtually no research on the linkages between poor minority women's attitudes toward woman abuse and their experiences of mistreatment. In this article, this relationship is explored for 144 women from three racial groups living in public housing in a Minnesota city. One unique aspect of the study is the inclusion of Hmong women, members of a group

Shahid Alvi; Martin D. Schwartz; Walter DeKeseredy; Jacqueline Bachaus

251

"Words So Strong": Maxine Hong Kingston's "No Name Woman" Introduces Students to the Power of Words.  

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Presents a powerful story that helps students to realize that words can order the world around them and form realities of their own. Attempts to capture the rich reading experiences that Kingston's "No Name Woman" offers to students developing an understanding of words so strong. Concludes that reflecting on Kingston's experiences, students will…

Petit, Angela

2003-01-01

252

Winning Woman Suffrage in the Masculine West: Abigail Scott Duniway's Frontier Myth  

Microsoft Academic Search

Through close textual analysis of Abigail Scott Duniway's speeches, this essay attempts to reconcile the paradoxical origin of woman suffrage in the West: that the earliest advances for women's voting rights first appeared on the mythically masculine frontier. Duniway, an Oregon suffragist, contested the notion of the male frontier hero through a telling of the frontier myth that featured the

Tiffany Lewis

2011-01-01

253

A Forgotten Moment in Physiology: The Lovelace Woman in Space Program (1960-1962)  

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In 1959, Brigadier General Donald Flickinger and Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace II suggested that it would be more practical from an engineering standpoint to send women rather than men into space due to their lower body weights and oxygen requirements. When the Air Force decided not to pursue this project, Dr. Lovelace assumed leadership of the Woman

Ryan, Kathy L.; Loeppky, Jack A.; Kilgore, Donald E., Jr.

2009-01-01

254

Metastatic malignant melanoma with peritoneal seeding in a young woman: A case report  

PubMed Central

Malignant melanomas of the uterus, either primary or metastatic, are extremely rare. They can be mistaken as other tumors, such as uterine sarcomas during diagnosis. We describe here the first case of a metastatic melanoma of the uterus with peritoneal seeding in a young woman. It was first diagnosed as a uterine sarcoma from a frozen-section biopsy. PMID:24883298

Lee, Eung Seok; Ahn, Ji Hyun; Lee, Taek Sang

2014-01-01

255

Jane Austen and her Biographers: The Woman Writer as Literatary Icon  

Microsoft Academic Search

This thesis examines the biographies of Jane Austen written between 1817 and the present in an attempt to discover how life writers have shaped the reputation of a woman writer. While Austen's art is often compared to Shakespeare's in its ability to delineate 'real' life and character, biographers have tended to deny her the worldly experience which they deem so

Leila W. MacDonald Ryan

1989-01-01

256

Recurrent wound dehiscence and small bowel herniation following Caesarean section in a woman with hidradenitis suppurativa.  

PubMed

Caesarean wound dehiscence that is severe enough to result in bowel herniation is exceptionally rare. This case describes a woman who experienced wound dehiscence following each of her two Caesarean sections, with bowel herniation present in the second case. The contribution of her comorbid hidradenitis suppurativa will be discussed. PMID:24876503

Fernando, Magage; Schultz, Meleesa J

2014-01-01

257

Recurrent wound dehiscence and small bowel herniation following Caesarean section in a woman with hidradenitis suppurativa  

PubMed Central

Caesarean wound dehiscence that is severe enough to result in bowel herniation is exceptionally rare. This case describes a woman who experienced wound dehiscence following each of her two Caesarean sections, with bowel herniation present in the second case. The contribution of her comorbid hidradenitis suppurativa will be discussed. PMID:24876503

Fernando, Magage; Schultz, Meleesa J.

2014-01-01

258

Pestomuhkati Atkuhkakonol. Pukcinsqehs. Kiwahqiyik. (Passamaquoddy Legends. The Tree-Stump Woman. The Giants).  

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This illustrated reader contains Passamaquoddy versions of two traditional Wabnaki legends about Pukcinsquehs, the Tree-Stump Woman, who changes herself into a mosquito, and Koluskap, a giant, who turns people into fish. It is one of a series of readers containing Passamaquoddy legends and is intended for use in a bilingual education setting. Each…

Wabnaki Bilingual Educational Program, Indian Township, ME.

259

An Anocritical Reading of American Culture: The Old Woman as the New American Hero  

Microsoft Academic Search

The American cultural narrative of personal identity has been formative of the study of American literature. Since the mid-1970s, the prototypical American male protagonist with his quest for self as a rebel against societal pressure has been supplemented by the female hero. I want to introduce the old woman as a paradigm of American culture, as aging—in contrast to stereotypical

Roberta Maierhofer

2007-01-01

260

Clothes Make the (Wo)Man: Transvestism and Gender Performance Course Guide for WMNS 420  

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" or transvest?) and (women or female? or gender) and literature 2 #12;Searching for a Known Journal TitleClothes Make the (Wo)Man: Transvestism and Gender Performance Course Guide for WMNS 420: Gender Women's Studies **** Lists select key resources in Gender and Women's Studies **** Gather Background

Abolmaesumi, Purang

261

(Per)Forming Female Politics: The Making of the `Modern Woman'  

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As more middle-class women began to participate in the public life of London more frequently between 1890 and 1914, middle-class women's identity shifted from the "Angel-in-the-House" to the "New Woman" to the "Angel-in-the-City," ...

Anderson, Christine Aliisa

2008-01-01

262

You Can Be a Woman Egyptologist. Careers in Archaeology, Part I.  

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This booklet stresses the value of various academic studies (e.g., history, language, art, archaeology) as prerequisites for a career in Egyptology, by depicting real women whose careers provide inspirational role models. The first section is a text designed for use by elementary students and presents the career of Egyptology from a woman's point…

Bryan, Betsy Morrell; Cohen, Judith Love

263

Cerebral arterial occlusion and intracranial venous thrombosis in a woman taking oral contraceptives.  

PubMed Central

Occlusion of the middle cerebral artery and thrombosis of the superior sagittal sinus are reported in a 30-year-old woman taking oral contraceptives (OC). The coexistence of arterial and venous cerebral pathology as a complication of OC use has only been previously reported in one case. The pathogenesis of this rare association is briefly discussed. Images Fig. 1 Fig. 2 PMID:6462985

Monton, F.; Rebollo, M.; Quintana, F.; Berciano, J.

1984-01-01

264

Identification and management of the woman at increased risk for breast cancer development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multiple factors which increase a woman's breast cancer risk have been identified. These range from conditions such as lobular carcinomain situ which increase risk to relatively high levels, to reproductive factors such as nulliparity which are associated with only a small increase in risk. When determining an individual's risk, all her potential breast cancer risk factors must be considered. In

Monica Morrow

1994-01-01

265

Acquired capillary hemangioma of the eyelid in a 49-year-old woman from Turkey  

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A 49-year-old woman developed a dark brown nodular mass in the lower eyelid. The lesion had grown fast for 2 months and then had remained stable in size. Excisional biopsy was performed. Histopathological examination of an excisional biopsy specimen pointed to proliferative vessels lined by increased endothelial cells without nuclear atypism. The nodular mass evaluated as a capillary hemangioma. PMID:25370407

K?vanç, Sertaç Argun; Olcaysu, Osman Okan; Gelincik, Ibrahim

2014-01-01

266

Dancer in the Dark: Hypnosis, Trance-Dancing, and Weimar's Fear of the New Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

:Many writers in the Weimar press viewed the liberated New Woman as undermining traditional gender roles and, thus, as posing a threat to the entire social order. This article will demonstrate the cultural resonance found in the Weimar popular media through an analysis of Anita Berber's expressive dance and through female characters in films of the period (Fritz Lang's 1927

Barbara Hales

2010-01-01

267

Dancer in the Dark: Hypnosis, Trance-Dancing, and Weimar's Fear of the New Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many writers in the Weimar press viewed the liberated New Woman as undermining traditional gender roles and, thus, as posing a threat to the entire social order. This article will demonstrate the cultural resonance found in the Weimar popular media through an analysis of Anita Berber's expressive dance and through female characters in films of the period (Fritz Lang's 1927

Barbara Hales

2010-01-01

268

A Content Analysis of Women in Local and College Newspapers during the Year of the Woman.  

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A study examined the coverage of women in one midwestern college newspaper and three midwestern city newspapers during 1992, the Year of the Woman. Bylines, references, and the roles portrayed in newspaper photographs were examined to determine how local newspapers covered the record number of women running for political office, the record number…

Byers, Peggy Yuhas; Eikenmeyer, Laura

269

Womanism: The Dynamics of the Contemporary Black Female Novel in English.  

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Discusses the reasons for Black women novelists not allying themselves with White feminists and the differences between the two groups' perspectives. Introduces the term "womanism" to express a philosophy that celebrates Black roots and the ideals of Black life while giving a balanced presentation of Black womandom. (SA)

Ogunyemi, Chikwenye Okonjo

1985-01-01

270

Williams Holistic Approach Model (WHAM): Sustainable University Leadership from the Perspective of a Woman Physicist  

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University leadership from career and organizational viewpoints are discussed from the perspective of a woman physicist. Laws of physics are used, through appropriate analogies, as templates for structuring useful life lessons on holistic WHAM leadership. Interactive university skill sets and program policies based on holistic WHAM approaches are…

Williams, Elvira S.

2010-01-01

271

Mary Pickersgill: The Woman Who Sewed the Star-Spangled Banner  

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Just imagine: you live in a time before electricity. There are no sewing machines, no light bulbs, and certainly no television shows to keep you entertained. You spend six days a week working 12-hours each day inside your small home with four teenage girls and your elderly mother. This was the life of Mary Pickersgill, the woman who sewed the…

Smith, Megan; Wei, Jenny

2013-01-01

272

V656 How to Walk and Talk Like a Woman but be Heard Like a Man  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY The goal is not to act and sound like a man but rather to act like a confident and powerful woman. Achieving the title of doctor of veterinary medicine is positive proof that a female veterinarian is smart and tenacious. Those two qualities however are often not enough to insure that she will command the respect, garner the raise

Bernadine D. Cruz

273

Persephone's Triumph: Reflections of a Young Black Woman Becoming a Real Political Scientist  

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This article is a poetic retelling of insight gained as a Black woman surviving graduate school. The purpose of this autoethnographic narrative is to document a few pivotal graduate school experiences that illustrate all that it means to become disciplined in and by higher education. Although the violence committed in such a privileged space may…

Brown, Ruth Nicole

2007-01-01

274

National Museum of American History Postcard > The National Woman Suffrage Parade, 1913, 1 Center  

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National Museum of American History Discover! Postcard > The National Woman Suffrage Parade, 1913, 1 Center In 1913 most women weren't allowed to vote in the United States. Five thousand brave women marched up Pennsylvania Avenue to demand suffrage--the right to vote. Some men in the crowd watching

Mathis, Wayne N.

275

Elizabeth Boynton Harbert and the Woman Suffrage Movement, 1870-1896.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Woman Suffrage Movement experienced ideological changes so that earlier and later suffragists had different views. Elizabeth Boynton Harbert was one reformer who first criticized female socialization and the system of separate spheres. Later her views became more sentimental and she idealized the traditional role of women. (VM)

Buechler, Steven M.

1987-01-01

276

Inventing Citizens During World War I: Suffrage Cartoons in "The Woman Citizen."  

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Contributes to scholarship advancing the understanding of human communication by examining the rhetorical invention strategies of suffrage rhetoric in the cultural context of World War I. Shows how the political cartoons published in the mainstream Suffrage Movement's "The Woman Citizen" constructed women as strong, competent, and essential to the…

Ramsey, E. Michele

2000-01-01

277

Bilateral Hemiballism-Hemi-Chorea Presenting in a Diabetes Taiwanese Woman  

PubMed Central

Hemiballism-hemichorea (HB-HC) is a hyperkinetic disorder characterized by continuous involuntary movements of the extremities. It could be associated with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus. A very few cases of bilateral HB-HC have been reported until today. We describe here the case of a Taiwanese woman (85 years old) presenting with bilateral HB-HC and diabetes mellitus.

Liu, Chi-Kuang

2014-01-01

278

Isolation of a novel strain of Mycobacterium iranicum from a woman in the United States.  

PubMed

A novel strain of Mycobacterium iranicum, a recently described nontuberculous Mycobacterium species, was isolated from the sputum of a woman. The source of infection was not determined; however, fomite transmission of inhaled aerosolized secretions from her husband's sleep apnea equipment was historically possible. PMID:23224096

Balakrishnan, Nandhakumar; Tortoli, Enrico; Engel, Susan L; Breitschwerdt, Edward B

2013-02-01

279

Social Science Stereotypes of the Mexican American Woman: Policy Implications for Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

The social sciences portray the Chicana or Mexican American woman almost exclusively as a submissive maternal figure. The tenacity with which the social sciences have perpetuated stereotypes about Chicanas appears to be related to an on-going trend to support studies of interpersonal or cultural characteristics of Chicanas and a resistance to undertake evaluations of systemic discrimination against Mexican American women.

Sally J. Andrade

1982-01-01

280

Pregnancy following nonsurgical donor ovum transfer to a functionally agonadal woman  

SciTech Connect

We report this country's first nonsurgical donor ovum transfer pregnancy in a functionally agonadal woman who had received chemotherapy and radiation for Hodgkin's lymphoma. For women with ovarian failure, nonsurgical uterine lavage and ovum transfer may provide an opportunity for motherhood that was not possible previously.

Sauer, M.V.; Macaso, T.M.; Ishida, E.H.; Giudice, L.; Marshall, J.R.; Buster, J.E.

1987-08-01

281

Cerebellar Cysticercosis Caused by Larval Taenia crassiceps Tapeworm in Immunocompetent Woman, Germany  

PubMed Central

Human cysticercosis caused by Taenia crassiceps tapeworm larvae involves the muscles and subcutis mostly in immunocompromised patients and the eye in immunocompetent persons. We report a successfully treated cerebellar infection in an immunocompetent woman. We developed serologic tests, and the parasite was identified by histologic examination and 12s rDNA PCR and sequencing. PMID:24274258

Ntoukas, Vasileios; Tappe, Dennis; Pfütze, Daniel; Simon, Michaela

2013-01-01

282

Woman's Rights and the Politics of Aging in the Antebellum United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the antebellum United States, law and public opinion defined adult independence as a stage of life specific to white men, while classifying white women as perpetual dependents. In response, woman's rights activists used age-based schedules of human development to challenge laws and social customs that treated women like minors, and to claim rights and opportunities for women as they

Corinne T. Field

2001-01-01

283

Myanmar Migrant Woman Caretakers on Prevention of Dengue fever: A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in Tak Province, Thailand  

Microsoft Academic Search

A cross-sectional survey was conducted to assess the knowledge, attitudes about, and practices to prevent, dengue fever among Myanmar migrant woman caretakers in Mae Sot District, Tak Province, Thailand during January 2004. In total, 307 households out of 1,014 Myanmar migrant households in Mae Sot District were selected using systematic random sampling. One woman caretaker per household was interviewed using

Hmwe Hmwe Kyu; Myint Thu; Marc Van der Putten

284

“Here's no design, no plot, nor any ground”: the drama of Margaret Cavendish and the disorderly woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article has two chosen fields of enquiry: the cultural anxiety surrounding Cavendish as a woman dramatist; and the dramatisations of theforward or disorderly woman in her plays. In both cases, the reader\\/audience is deliberately invited to rescript expectations concerning the nature of gender formulation in the seventeenth century. The study begins with a sampling of recent critical evaluations of

Andrew Hiscock

1997-01-01

285

Late-onset erythromelalgia in a previously healthy young woman: a case report and review of the literature  

Microsoft Academic Search

INTRODUCTION: Erythromelalgia is a rare disorder characterized by episodic erythema and burning pain, which commonly involves the extremities. We present a case of late onset erythromelalgia in a previously healthy young woman and briefly review the literature. Our patient's case also has additional uncommon features not reported previously. CASE PRESENTATION: A 33-year-old previously healthy Caucasian woman presented with complaints of

Shobhana Gaur; Thomas Koroscil

2009-01-01

286

Contrasting Portraits: Integrating Materials about the Afro-Hispanic Woman Into the Traditional Curriculum. Working Paper No. 120.  

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Images of Black women in Hispanic literature tend to be the work of White authors or Black male authors who, however well-intentioned, cannot articulate the direct, lived experience of the black, Hispanic woman. Moreover, the image of the Black woman in Spain and Latin America is the result of a slavocratic, patriarchal system and, therefore,…

Jimenez, Marilyn

287

Woman's Intuition  

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This article presents a conversation with three women college leaders on how their respective Ohio colleges are faring in the economy, leadership and what tops their presidential agendas these days. Patricia L. Hardaway was appointed president of Wilberforce University in April 2008. An attorney and graduate of the historically Black university,…

Anyaso, Hilary Hurd

2010-01-01

288

Delayed Puberty and Estrogen Resistance in a Woman with Estrogen Receptor ? Variant  

PubMed Central

Although androgen resistance has been characterized in men with a normal chromosome complement and mutations in the androgen-receptor gene, a mutation in the gene encoding estrogen receptor ? (ESR1) was previously described only in one man and not, to our knowledge, in a woman. We now describe an 18-year-old woman without breast development and with markedly elevated serum levels of estrogens and bilateral multicystic ovaries. She was found to have a homozygous loss-offunction ESR1 mutation in a completely conserved residue that interferes with estrogen signaling. Her clinical presentation was similar to that in the mouse orthologue knockout. This case shows that disruption of ESR1 causes profound estrogen resistance in women. (Funded by the National Institutes of Health.) PMID:23841731

Quaynor, Samuel D.; Stradtman, Earl W.; Kim, Hyung-Goo; Shen, Yiping; Chorich, Lynn P.; Schreihofer, Derek A.; Layman, Lawrence C.

2013-01-01

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A veil (hijab) as a public symbol of a Muslim woman modern identity.  

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In this article the author explains the social role of Muslim woman in a postmodern society through a public symbol of her identity--the veil. The article's thesis is that the Muslim women's manifestation of their Islamic denomination through veiling and wearing appropriate clothes (in the case of men through growing beards and wearing clothes considered appropriate for them) signifies an expression of a new, Islamic shaped identity. This is a postmodern identity based on modernity rather than a fundamental reaction to modernity. The veil, a public symbol of Muslim identity, is often given a different meaning by its observers than the person actually wearing it. Therefore, the intention of this article is to analyze the elements of a particular, postmodern identity that a Muslim woman's veil, as a public symbol, represents. PMID:17243538

Kulenovi?, Tarik

2006-12-01

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Rosacea-like facial rash related to metformin administration in a young woman  

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Background Since the skin represents a common site of adverse drug reactions, few data are reported at this time regarding the development of skin rash during the treatment with antidiabetic drugs. Case presentation We report a 29-year old woman that developed a facial skin rash during the treatment with metformin. Clinical and laboratory findings excluded the presence of systemic diseases, but several diagnosis and many drugs were administered without clinical improvement. The self-dismission of metformin induced an improvement of symptoms, while the re-challenge documented an impairments of skin rash. The Naranjo probability scale suggested a probable association between metformin and skin rash and metformin was definitively dismissed. Conclusion We report for the first time a non vasculitis facial skin manifestation related to metformin in a young woman. However, this case may emphasizes the need to consider the ADRs as a differential diagnosis in order to reduce medical errors and the related medical costs. PMID:24507578

2014-01-01

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Teaching with Historic Places Lesson Plans: A Woman's Place is the Sewall-Belmont House  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1929, the National Woman's Party set up headquarters in the Sewall-Belmont House on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Their leader, Alice Paul, was a tireless advocate for woman's rights, well known for drafting the first Equal Rights Amendment in 1921. This lesson plan from the National Park Service explores this historic home and Paul's work through primary documents, maps, images, and classroom activities. The Table of Contents area contains a number of sections, including Locating the Site: Maps, Determining the Facts: Readings, and Visual Evidence: Images. The site is rounded out by classroom activities, which include explorations into oral history and investigations into the history of liberties denied and enjoyed by various groups of citizens.

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[I was born a woman, the life of Mame: the dramatization of intergenerational inclusion].  

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I was born a woman, the life of Mame is the dramatization a fictitious intergenerational story. However, the story is based on true events and the feelings of real immigrant women. The dramatization narrates the life of a woman, from the time her parents-who had recently emigrated from Senegal-settled in Andalusia, up to the adolescence of Mame's own daughter. The story is told with one person on stage who, through the use of three costume changes, plays three different generations of women: mother, daughter and granddaughter, with the video-recorded testimonies of other characters (a teacher and a midwife), who express their views of the host society against a background of African music and pictures of their native country. The present article describes their goals, such as communication in conferences, and includes a concise summary of the script, reflections on the process of integrating, and the evaluation made after a performance. PMID:20022142

Lasheras Amat, M del Pilar; Muriel Fernández, Rafael; Llamas Martínez, M Victoria; Hallaga Messari, Asmaa; Bitoden Yaka, Albert; Ndour, Mame Awa; Dieng, Ousseynou; Márquez Bernal, Victoriano; Sevillano, Manuel Garrido

2010-01-01

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An Adult Case of Kawasaki Disease in a Pregnant Japanese Woman: A Case Report  

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Kawasaki disease is an acute febrile disease predominantly seen in young children. We report a case of Kawasaki disease in a 32-year-old pregnant woman. She developed a generalized erythematous skin rash accompanied by high fever. Bilateral conjunctival congestion, tender cervical lymphadenopathy, an edematous lower lip and peripheral edema followed by desquamation were observed. She was successfully treated with aspirin and intravenous gammaglobulin (1 g/kg/day). Her course was not complicated by coronary artery aneurysm and she delivered a healthy baby. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of Kawasaki disease in a pregnant woman. We suggest that Kawasaki disease should be included in the differential diagnosis of a generalized, erythematous skin rash accompanied by high fever in adults. PMID:21577371

Kanno, Kyoko; Sakai, Hiroyuki; Nakajima, Masahide; Satake, Akira; Konishi, Takayuki; Iizuka, Hajime

2011-01-01

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A rare case report of tracheal leech infestation in a 40-year-old woman  

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Leeches are the very rare types of airway foreign body. Here we report a rare case of a 40-year-old woman with tracheal leech infestation. A 40-year-old woman presented 2-month history of dyspnea, occasional haemoptysis. There were foreign body sensation in throat, cough and hoarseness. Computed Tomography (CT) revealed some soft tissue shadow in the upper trachea. Eventually a 5 cm long living leech was smoothly removed from trachea by rigid bronchoscopy under sevoflurane general anesthesia. The airway leech infestation should be kept in mind especially in patients presenting with unexplained haemoptysis, dyspnea, hoarseness and a foreign body sensation in the throat and a history of drinking infested water from streams, pools and spring. General anesthesia might be necessary for the removal of the leech.

Zhang, Peng; Zhang, Rui; Zou, Jian; Zhu, Tao

2014-01-01

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Fatal multiple coronary involvements in a young woman with systemic lupus erythematosus.  

PubMed

We report a rare case of fulminant congestive heart failure with fatal outcome in a 21-year-old girl with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A young woman was admitted in the intensive care unit for pericardial tamponade associated with disseminated coagulopathy and refractory shock secondary to multiple coronary aneurysms. Post-mortem examination revealed significant multiple coronary lesions with aneurysms of the interventricular and right coronary arteries, responsible of muscular necrosis, thrombosis of the coronary sinus, and significant pericardial infiltration with hemorrhagic fluid. We describe a refractory cardiac failure with extensive coronary artery involvements, which is very uncommon in young patients with SLE: few cases have been previously described in the literature. We report a rare case of fulminant congestive heart failure with fatal outcome in a young woman with SLE related to extensive coronary involvements. PMID:25109350

Ha Vu, N; Duttmann, R; De Bels, D; Devriendt, J; Reper, P

2014-12-01

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Malignant melanoma of the stomach presenting in a woman: a case report  

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Introduction Malignant melanoma is reported to metastasize to all organs of the human body. Although it is common for it to metastasize to the gastrointestinal tract, a melanoma located primarily in the gastric mucosa is an uncommon tumor. Gastrointestinal metastases are rarely diagnosed before death with radiological and endoscopic techniques. Case presentation In this case report the clinical course and treatment of a woman with melanoma of the stomach, without any other detectable primary lesion, is presented and discussed. A 55-year-old Turkish woman presented to our clinic with complaints of muscle pain and bone pain in the left side of her chest. During an upper gastrointestinal system endoscopy, dark cherry-colored, light elevated, round-shaped lesions were taken from her gastric fundus and from the first part of her duodenum. Biopsies from these samples were determined to be malignant melanoma by the pathologist. Conclusion Metastatic malignant melanoma cases should be examined through endoscopy for gastrointestinal metastases. PMID:21388529

2011-01-01

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The calcium connection to bone health across a woman's lifespan: a roundtable.  

PubMed

Adequate calcium throughout a woman's lifespan is a critical step to achieving and improving bone health. Unfortunately, there is no time across this continuum where the average intake is optimal. This paper reviews the output of a roundtable of scientific professionals who gathered to discuss approaches for turning high levels of awareness regarding the importance of adequate calcium intake into behaviors that actualize this recognition throughout the life of a woman. The critical time periods of pregnancy, lactation, perimenopause and menopause, in which adequate calcium intake is most important, are particularly highlighted. Recommended levels of calcium and vitamin D are reviewed with emphasis on diet and supplemental sources of these nutrients. Knowledge of the current shortfall in calcium intake across the life continuum coupled with health care professional education about the importance of compliance with recommendations will increase calcium awareness and utilization and improve bone health. PMID:16422277

Weisman, Steven M

2005-11-01

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A review of "Anne Conway: A Woman Philosopher." by Sarah Hutton  

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to use history and biography to understand Conway?s philosophy. While Hutton?s methodologies reveal significant information about Conway?s life, philosophy, and intellectual milieu, her employment of history and biography as analytical tools ultimately... undermines her efforts to craft a full and successful story of Conway as a woman philosopher. Hutton applies both biography and history in her quest to understand Anne Conway?s life and philosophy. Via biography, Hutton hopes to place Conway at the center...

Karol K. Weaver

2006-01-01

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The Aging of a Great Woman from Florida: Wilma E. Davis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper deals with aging of a remarkable woman from Florida, Wilma E. Davis. After ministering in the Methodist church for over 30 years as the first ordained Methodist minister in the state of Florida, Davis retired and began a PhD program at Boston University at the age of 63. Davis completed her PhD at the age of 68. The pursuit of her…

Lumadue, Richard

2011-01-01

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Regional variations in histomorphometric bone dynamics from the skeleton of an osteoporotic woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  Histomorphometric evaluation of bone formation in an intravital tetracycline-labeled skeleton of a suddenly deceased osteoporotic\\u000a woman is presented. The 24 skeletal sites investigated displayed substantial regional variations which, for two out of four\\u000a cortical bone dynamics and all trabecular bone dynamics, were significantly higher than the intraspecimen variation. Poor\\u000a agreement was found between bone formation in left- and right-sided iliac

Jan Pødenphant; Ulla Engel

1987-01-01

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Vulval and perianal intraepithelial neoplasia: response to chemoradiotherapy in a woman with idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia.  

PubMed

Treatment of multicentric or multifocal anogenital intraepithelial neoplasia is challenging, especially if the patient has immunodeficiency. We report the case of a woman with idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia and vulval and perianal intraepithelial neoplasia with early invasive disease, who responded well to radiotherapy combined with chemotherapy. Chemoradiotherapy is often used in the primary treatment of anal carcinomas, but has rarely been reported as a treatment for premalignant anogenital conditions. PMID:22439786

Tomson, N; Sterling, J; Miller, R; Wilson, C; Baldwin, P

2012-12-01

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Human Papillomavirus DNA in Triple Neoplasms of the Cervix, Perianus and Ureter in One Woman  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Multiple malignancies of the urogenital tract have been reported. We investigated the etiological role of human papillomavirus (HPV) in the pathogenesis of urogenital cancers. Case: We present a case of cervical squamous carcinoma in a 64-year-old woman who subsequently developed Bowen’s disease in the perianal skin and transitional cell carcinoma of the ureter. HPV DNA was detected in these

Lee-Wen Huang; Hun-Shan Pan; Yu-Hung Lin; Kuang-Yu Chou

2007-01-01

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Acute urinary retention in a young woman by parameatal urethral cyst.  

PubMed

Parameatal urethral cysts are a rare pathology reported both in male and in female. The aethiology is not completely understood. Urography, urethroscopy and urethrography were described to diagnose parameatal urethral cysts. The treatment of choice is the complete excision of the cyst. A rare case of acute urinary retention in a 17-year-old woman by a parameatal urethral cyst is presented. PMID:16752886

Vecchioli Scaldazza, Carlo

2006-03-01

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Depositional architecture of Springer Old Woman sandstone, central Anadarko basin, Oklahoma  

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The fluvial meander belt containing the Old Woman sandstone served as a conduit for clastics transported into the Anadarko basin. Mappable for a distance of more than 30 mi (48 km), sand bodies characterizing this system average 0.5 mi (0.8 km) in width and attain maximum thicknesses of 50-70 ft (15-20 m). Channel and point-bar sandstone facies display a fining-upward sequence and sharp basal contact, as inferred from gamma-ray and resistivity logs. Sandstones of the Old Woman fluvial complex overlie the laminated shales and silts of the penecontemporaneous flood-plain environment. These flood-plain deposits are underlain by crinoidal wackestones and packstones deposited in the subtidal regime. Encroachment of the fluvial complex into a marine setting is interpreted from this sequence. Thin flood-plain deposits and lack of shallow marine clastic sediments suggest rapid advancement. Quartzitic and petrologically mature, the Old Woman sandstone is fine grained, with small-scale troughs and laminations, and a few mudstone rip-up clasts. Diagenesis has altered the mineralogic composition mainly by siliceous and carbonate cementation. Porosity is secondary, resulting from dissolution of various metastable constituents. The Old Woman sandstone was established as a hydrocarbon reservoir in the early 1960s, and sporadic development continued for years. The present-day petroleum market has prompted a resurgence in drilling activity owing to the economic viability of this reservoir. Successful wells are concentrated in newly discovered meander-belt bends; however, the elusiveness of this fluvial system challenges today's exploration geologists as it has for the past quarter century.

O'Donnell, M.R.; Haiduk, J.P.

1987-08-01

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Photocopy of a photograph showing a woman (not E.E. Lape, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Photocopy of a photograph showing a woman (not E.E. Lape, but possibly E.F. Read) seated outside of southwest corner of Murdock House (circa 1930s?). (Photo found in Lape-Read House, located at U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Murdock Hill, Murdock House, South side of Old Clinton Road (U.S. Route 1), 1 mile east of Horse Hill Road, Westbrook, Middlesex County, CT

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A woman with recurrent acute confusion: a case of cycloid psychosis.  

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A woman 46 years old presented with recurrent, brief, sudden-onset episodes of confusion, aimless motor overactivity and lability of mood, from which she recovered completely. She was admitted on each occasion to a medical unit with a provisional diagnosis of organic mental disorder and thoroughly examined. No organic etiology was identified. This patient meets the criteria for cycloid psychosis. The implications for diagnosis, investigations and management are discussed. PMID:9505062

Bhaskara, S M

1998-01-01

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A woman with polycystic ovary syndrome treated for infertility by in vitro fertilization  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background. A 25-year-old South Asian woman presented at an infertility unit with a 2-year history of anovulatory infertility. She had experienced irregular and infrequent periods for over a decade.Investigations. Endocrine profile (follicle-stimulating hormone, luteinizing hormone, thyroid-function test, prolactin, testosterone), oral glucose tolerance test and pelvic ultrasonography were performed.Diagnosis. Polycystic ovary syndrome, in accordance with the recent Rotterdam consensus (2004) criteria.Management.

Thomas Tang; Adam H. Balen

2009-01-01

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Adherence to the Super Woman ideal and eating disorder symptoms among college women  

Microsoft Academic Search

The degree to which three components of the Super Woman construct of femininity [C. Steiner-Adair (1986) “The Body Politic:\\u000a Normal Female Adolescent Development and the Development of Eating Disorders” Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis,\\u000a Vol. 14, pp. 95–114], valuing physical appearance, striving for success in multiple roles, and insecure parental attachment,\\u000a are related to eating disorder symptoms was

Kathleen Hart; Maureen E. Kenny

1997-01-01

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Persistent Multiple Pulmonary Nodules in a Nonimmunocompromised Woman after Varicella-Related Myelitis Treated with Acyclovir  

PubMed Central

Persistent multiple pulmonary nodules were observed on the chest X ray of a nonimmunocompromised woman 6 months after she was treated with acyclovir for a varicella-related myelitis without respiratory symptoms. Early antiviral therapy given for varicella infections might decrease the intensity of clinical symptoms without actually preventing the occurrence of varicella-zoster virus-related lesions such as the persistent pulmonary nodules reported here. PMID:14532257

Schvoerer, Evelyne; Frechin, Valery; Warter, Andre; Gasser, Bernard; Jouin, Herve; Gut, Jean-Pierre; Stoll-Keller, Francoise

2003-01-01

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Borderline tuberculoid leprosy in a woman from the state of Georgia with armadillo exposure.  

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In the southern and southeastern United States, the 9-banded armadillo is an important reservoir for Mycobacterium leprae, the causative agent of leprosy (Hansen's disease). Here, we describe a woman living in Georgia with borderline tuberculoid leprosy who worked for many years in a garden where armadillos burrowed or were buried. There was no history of foreign travel or known exposure to a person with leprosy. Treatment with 6 once-monthly combined doses of rifampin, ofloxacin, and minocycline was successful. PMID:17010758

Lane, Joshua E; Walsh, Douglas S; Meyers, Wayne M; Klassen-Fischer, Mary K; Kent, David E; Cohen, David J

2006-10-01

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Gender stereotypes of typical and ideal man, woman and person: the impact of role inferences  

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Chairman of Advisory Committee: Dr. Wendy Wood The current study sought to investigate the role assumptions underlying stereotypic ratings of the typical and ideal man and woman. College students rated one of twelve targets on gender-differentiating... male and female targets are rated stereotypically on traits and activities, while ideal male and female targets are rated stereotypically on activities but not traits. Specifying parent, spouse and employed roles eliminated sex differences in trait...

Rhodes, Nancy Deane

2012-06-07

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A lactating woman presenting with puerperal pneumococcal mastitis: a case report  

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Introduction Streptococcus pneumoniae is an uncommon etiologic agent in soft-tissue infections. Case presentation We report the case of a 35-year-old Caucasian woman who presented to our facility with puerperal pneumococcal mastitis, and review the only other three cases of pneumococcal mastitis described in the medical literature. Conclusions The roles of the various pneumococcal vaccines in preventing this disease are discussed. PMID:23618042

2013-01-01

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Deformation of a basement corner, Crazy Woman Canyon, northeastern Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming  

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-south trending thrust faults in the Powder River basin and by east-west trending, high-angle faults along North Fork Crazy Woman Creek. The resulting basement exposed corner appears typical of similar structures throughout the Foreland region. Detailed... geology in particular, I will look back on my experiences here and the many interesting people I have met with fondness and respect. Numerous faculty and fellow students have aided and enlightened my education and research. Many of my accomplishments...

Smith, Gretchen Louise

2012-06-07

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Multifocal polypoid endometriosis in a young woman simulating vaginal and pelvic neoplasm  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 27-year-old nulliparous woman presented with large finger-like projections protruding from her vagina. Intraoperatively there were deposits in the pouch of Douglas. Clinical presentation and history of vaginal bleeding suggested malignancy. Histopathology of both the vaginal and pouch of Douglas masses showed endometrial glands and stroma. There was no architectural complexity or cytological atypia of glands or stroma. Immunohistochemistry for

Seema Kaushal; Vatsla Dadhwal; Sandeep R Mathur; Ruma Ray; Prashant Durgapal; Deepika Deka

2010-01-01

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From the Woman's Viewpoint: Ethical Dilemmas Confronted by Women as Informal Caregivers of Frail Elders  

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and into supportive housing. Another caregiver, Sarah, collaborated with her husband, the frail elder in dealing with an ethical dilemma involving his alcohol abuse. Her husband was having problems "with his stools and seemed not to have control." Sarah remarked...ETHICS AND CAREGIVING From the Woman's Viewpoint: Ethical Dilemmas Confronted by Women as Informal Caregivers of Frail Elders Terry L. Koenig ABSTRACT Women as informal caregivers face complex ethical dilemmas in caring for a frail elder...

Koenig, Terry L.

2004-01-01

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Thin Cord Syndrome in a Thirty-year-old Pregnant Woman  

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Introduction: The umbilical cord anomalies directly effect on the life quality of the fetus. It can lead to fetal death or many problems during pregnancy and delivery. Early detection of these abnormalities is of particular importance. Case Presentation: We report a case of thin cord syndrome (TCS) in a 30-year-old pregnant woman with suprapubic pain. After termination of pregnancy, histopathologic assessment confirmed the TCS. Conclusions: In all cases with suspected abortion, the umbilical cord disorder should be considered.

Hafeziahmadi, Mohammadreza; Yousefi, Atefeh; Ghavam, Samiramis; Alizadeh, Sajjad

2014-01-01

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[Labor epidural analgesia for a woman with a pityriasis versicolor in the lumbar region].  

PubMed

Epidural analgesia is usually contraindicated in case of infection at the site of needle insertion. Tinea versicolor is a benign superficial cutaneous fungal infection caused by the proliferation of a skin commensal yeast of low pathogenicity. We report the case of a pregnant woman with a tinea versicolor in the lumbar region, who benefited from a labor epidural analgesia, realised with reinforced antiseptic measures. No neurological or infectious complication occurred. PMID:21680133

Dubar, G; Omarjee, M; Viguié, C; Barbarot, S; Mignon, A

2011-01-01

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Sexual harassment: the "reasonable person" vs "reasonable woman" standards have not been resolved.  

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Previous research suggests that women are more likely than men to perceive a hostile environment of sexual harassment in job-related scenarios. Such findings raise questions about whether a "reasonable woman" standard might be preferable to a "reasonable person" standard for adjudication of some sexual harassment cases. There are sound arguments for both positions, and there is no basis at the present time for unequivocal and categorical support for one position over the other. PMID:8839324

Woody, W D; Viney, W; Bell, P A; Bensko, N L

1996-02-01

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A forgotten moment in physiology: the Lovelace Woman in Space Program (1960ÃÂ1962)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1959, Brigadier General Donald Flickinger and Dr. W. Randolph Lovelace II suggested that it would be more practical from an engineering standpoint to send women rather than men into space due to their lower body weights and oxygen requirements. When the Air Force decided not to pursue this project, Dr. Lovelace assumed leadership of the Woman in Space Program and began medical and physiological testing of a series of accomplished women aviators at the Lovelace Medical Clinic in Albuquerque, NM, in 1960. The tests that these women underwent were identical to those used to test the original Mercury astronauts, with the addition of gynecological examinations. Thirteen of the nineteen women tested passed these strenuous physiological exams (for comparison, 18 of 32 men tested passed); a subset of these pilots was further tested on a series of psychological exams that were similar to or, in some instances, more demanding than those given to male Mercury candidates. Despite these promising results, further testing was halted, and the Woman in Space Program was disbanded in 1962. Although the Woman in Space Program received a great deal of publicity at the time, the story of these women was somewhat lost until they were reunited at the 1999 launch of the shuttle Columbia, commanded by Colonel Eileen Collins.

Kathy Ryan (United States Army Institute of Surgical Research); Jack A Loeppky (Veterans Affairs Medical Center); Donald E Kilgore Jr. (Lovelace Foundation for Medical Education and Research)

2009-10-01

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The Effect of Contingent Music on the In-Seat Behavior of a Blind Young Woman with Profound Mental Retardation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The study found significant improvements in behavior when a profoundly mentally retarded blind subject was reinforced with music. The young woman also discriminated among different types of music, and behavior rates varied accordingly. (Author/DB)

Hill, Jane; And Others

1989-01-01

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Mid-Tertiary structural evolution of the Old Woman Mountains area: Implications for crustal extension across southeastern California  

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The Old Woman Mountains area is a moderately extended region that lies between two highly extended terranes, the Central Mojave Extensional Complex and the Colorado River Extensional Corridor. Two normal faults and a high-angle fault that the authors interpret to be a transfer structure divide the area into four distinct structural blocks. These blocks correspond to the four mountain ranges of the area: the Old Woman, Piute, Little Piute, and Ship mountains. Other major faults involved in tilting are inferred to be buried beneath alluvium in surrounding valleys. Deformation occurred in part before, but primarily after, deposition of the Peach Springs Tuff, an 18.5 Ma regional stratigraphic marker. Transport directions of hanging walls are westward on the west side of the Old Woman Mountains area and east-southeastward on the east side. The authors suggest that the Old Woman Mountains area is a less extended portion of a continuous extensional terrane that stretches from the central Mojave Desert across the Colorado River to the transition zone of the Colorado Plateau. Lower strain in the Old Woman Mountains area than in most of the Colorado River Extensional Corridor and Central Mojave Extensional Complex and age relations across the terrane can be explained by a model in which the principal locus of upper crustal breakaway to an east dipping low-angle simple shear zone shifted at about 18-20 Ma from a position far to the west to just east of the Old Woman Mountains area.

Hileman, G.E.; Miller, C.F. (Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)); Knoll, M.A. (Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States) Univ. of Texas, El Paso (United States))

1990-01-10

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The angry black woman: the impact of pejorative stereotypes on psychotherapy with black women.  

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In the aftermath of slavery and the resulting social, economic, and political effects, Black women have become the victims of negative stereotyping in mainstream American culture. Such stereotypes include the myth of the angry Black woman that characterizes these women as aggressive, ill tempered, illogical, overbearing, hostile, and ignorant without provocation. Symptoms presented by Black women during mental health treatment may reinforce this myth. However, many of the negative characteristics of the angry Black woman developed in response to external stressors and historical factors. Black women also have a unique experience with and expressions of anger that shape the presenting symptoms interpreted by the mental health clinician. This myth and corresponding negative stereotypes significantly affect Black women intrapsychically, interpersonally, and are likely to influence the efficacy of mental health treatment. Understanding and treatment of Black women in a mental health context should be influenced by the cultural norms and sociopolitical dynamics affecting these clients. Successful mental health treatment requires cultural competence and clinicians who are well prepared to navigate the inherent complexities of culture with clients. Awareness of the angry Black woman mythology, including its genesis, manifestations, and the unique experiences of Black women, may raise the standards of cultural competence for clinicians and provide more successful treatment outcomes in working with this population. A case example illustrates the assiduity essential to practicing in a culturally competent manner. A client is presented from a traditional psychotherapeutic perspective and then viewed through a lens that integrates psychotherapeutic practice with conscious awareness of the mythology and stereotypes impacting Black women. Implications for culturally relevant practice are discussed. PMID:24188294

Ashley, Wendy

2014-01-01

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Prenatal diagnosis in a mentally retarded woman with mosaic ring chromosome 18.  

PubMed

We present a pregnant woman with mental retardation and mosaic for ring 18 referred for prenatal diagnosis. Major clinical features included short stature with clinodactyly in feet, foot deformity and club feet, hypotonia, kyphosis, and absence of breast development, low set ears, high arched palate, dental decay and speech disorder. Prenatal diagnosis was carried. Using amniocentesis. The fetus had a normal karyotype described as 46,XX. The fetus was evaluated for clinical features after delivery; she was healthy with no abnormal clinical characterizations. PMID:22090726

Bagherizadeh, Eiman; Behjati, Farkhondeh; Saberi, Seyed Hoseinali; Shafeghati, Yousef

2011-05-01

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Successful treatment of a young woman with acute complicated myocardial infarction  

PubMed Central

Therapeutic hypothermia is method used to improve the neurological status of patients who are at risk of ischaemia after myocardial infarction. We report a case of a 28-year-old woman who suffered acute myocardial infarction complicated by ventricular fibrillation. The patient was successfully resuscitated. Invasive and non-invasive medical treatment was applied including therapeutic hypothermia. Success was achieved due to adequate public reaction, fast transportation, blood vessel revascularization and application of therapeutic hypothermia. The patient was successfully discharged after one week of treatment, and just minor changes in heart function were present. PMID:24570755

Serpytis, Pranas; Kibarskis, Aleksandras; Katkus, Rimgaudas; Samalavicius, Robertas; Glaveskaite, Sigita; Rackauskas, Gediminas

2013-01-01

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The Ulysses contract in obstetrics: a woman's choices before and during labour.  

PubMed

Women recognise that labour represents a mind-altering event that may affect their ability to make and communicate decisions and choices. For this reason, birth plans and other pre-labour directives can represent a form of Ulysses contract: an attempt to make binding choices before the sometimes overwhelming circumstances of labour. These choices need to be respected during labour, but despite the reduced decisional and communicative capacity of a labouring woman, her choices, when clear, should supersede decisions made before labour. PMID:23065492

Burcher, Paul

2013-01-01

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An anorexic woman with convulsive loss of consciousness. Syncope or epileptic fits?  

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We report the case of a young anorexic woman who suffered a sudden loss of consciousness with convulsions, diagnosed as epilepsy associated with a migrational disorder, as documented at MRI. Standard 12-lead ECG showed a prolonged QT interval. Biochemical tests revealed a severe hypokalemia. Continuous 24-h ECG recording detected a ventricular tachycardia in torsades de pointes inducing a syncopal convulsive attack that seemed to be related to oral Cisapride assumption for dyspepsia. Discontinuation of cisapride and normalization of kalemia caused disappearance of both ECG abnormalities and loss of consciousness episodes. Syncope is a condition often misdiagnosed as epileptic seizures. PMID:17070606

Attanasio, Antonio; Argiriadou, Vassiliki; Sandri, Giancarlo; Diomedi, Marina

2007-03-20

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A safe strategy to decrease fetal lead exposure in a woman with chronic intoxication  

PubMed Central

During pregnancy skeletal lead is mobilized by maternal bone turnover and can threaten fetal development. The exact strategy suggested to women of childbearing age, who were chronically exposed to lead, and, thus, have high bone lead burden, is not well established. We describe 4 years of follow-up of a 29-year-old woman with chronic lead intoxication. We (a) advised her to delay conception until ‘toxicological clearance’, (b) treated her with multiple courses of lead chelator, DMSA, and (c) prescribed oral calcium. Patient had low blood lead and protoporphyrin level during pregnancy until delivery. Delaying conception, lead chelation, and calcium supplementation can decrease fetal exposure. PMID:20459344

LEIBA, ADI; HU, HOWARD; ZHENG, AMIN; KALES, STEFANOS N.

2014-01-01

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[Global cerebral ischemic findings in a woman who attempted to commit suicide by hanging].  

PubMed

We will discuss clinical and radiological findings of a woman who attempted suicide by hanging. We report a 19-year-old women attempted suicide by hanging herself. There was no known period of global brain ischemia. She had a score of 7 on the Glasgow coma scale. CT scan showed bitemporal hippocampal atrophy and SPECT showed non-activated area on right temporal and temporo-occipital regions. There has been few reports relating to the involvement of the brain as documented on CT and SPECT. Hanging leads to global hypoxic damage resulting in hypo-perfusion changes mainly cerebral in temporal lobes and atrophy. PMID:16100673

Akdemir, Gökhan; Ergüngör, Fikret

2005-07-01

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Multicystic benign mesothelioma of the pelvic peritoneum presenting as acute abdominal pain in a young woman  

PubMed Central

Multicystic benign mesothelioma (MBM) of the peritoneum is a very rare condition. Since the first description of MBM in 1979, approximately 100 cases have been reported. This is a case report of MBM of the pelvic peritoneum presenting as acute abdominal pain in a young woman. Laparoscopy confirmed multiple grapelike clusters of cysts that originated in the peritoneum of the rectouterine pouch and histopathologic diagnosis was confirmed as MBM of the pelvic peritoneum. We hope to alert gynaecologists of the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to MBM which can be accomplished by laparoscopy. PMID:24327991

Hong, Jung-Hee; Lee, Ji-Hye; Nam, Kye-Hyun; Bae, Dong-Han

2013-01-01

330

A Rare Case of Diffuse Pulmonary Lymphangiomatosis in a Middle-Aged Woman  

PubMed Central

Diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis (DPL) is a rare lymphatic disorder characterized by lymphatic channel proliferation. It is mostly reported in children and young adults. Here, we report a case involving a 52-year-old asymptomatic woman who presented with increased interstitial markings, as seen on a chest radiograph. Diffuse interstitial septal thickening was found on a serial follow-up chest computed tomography scan, and lymphangitic metastasis was the primary radiologic differential diagnosis. However, histologic sections of wedge resected lung revealed diffuse pleural and interlobular septal lymphatic proliferation characteristic of DPL. PMID:24642766

Lim, Hyun-ju; Kim, Hong Kwan; Kim, Tae Sung

2014-01-01

331

High fever as an initial symptom of primary gastric inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in an adult woman  

PubMed Central

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, also known as inflammatory pseudotumor, plasma cell granuloma or inflammatory myofibroblastoma, is characterized histopathologically by myofibroblastic spindle cells with inflammatory cell infiltrates composed of plasma cells, lymphocytes and eosinophils. Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor is typically seen in children or young adults and is most commonly localized to the lungs, but it can occur anywhere in the body. To date, however, only a few cases involving the stomach have been reported. Herein, we present a case of gastric inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor in an adult woman with an initial symptom of high fever. PMID:24995114

Qiu, Jiang-Feng; Shi, Yi-Jiu; Fang, Lei; Wang, Hui-Fang; Zhang, Mou-Cheng

2014-01-01

332

Advanced stage micropapillary serous borderline ovarian tumor in a postmenopausal woman: a case report  

PubMed Central

Serous borderline ovarian tumors (SBOT) generally occur in young women, present at early stages and are associated with an excellent prognosis. However, there are rare subtypes of SBOT which may exhibit a more aggressive course. In contrast with other types of SBOT, the micropapillary variant SBOT (SBOT-MP) tends to present at advanced stages. Herein, we present a rare case of a SBOT-MP that occurred in a 66-year-old woman, who had tumoral involvement on bilateral ovaries, sigmoid serosa and a positive peritoneal cytology. The currently recommended treatment options for these cases are also discussed. PMID:24592040

Gungor, Tayfun; Kaba, Metin; Baser, Eralp; Yalc?n, Hakan; Bayramoglu, Hatice; Besli, Mustafa

2012-01-01

333

Advanced stage micropapillary serous borderline ovarian tumor in a postmenopausal woman: a case report.  

PubMed

Serous borderline ovarian tumors (SBOT) generally occur in young women, present at early stages and are associated with an excellent prognosis. However, there are rare subtypes of SBOT which may exhibit a more aggressive course. In contrast with other types of SBOT, the micropapillary variant SBOT (SBOT-MP) tends to present at advanced stages. Herein, we present a rare case of a SBOT-MP that occurred in a 66-year-old woman, who had tumoral involvement on bilateral ovaries, sigmoid serosa and a positive peritoneal cytology. The currently recommended treatment options for these cases are also discussed. PMID:24592040

Güngör, Tayfun; Kaba, Metin; Ba?er, Eralp; Yalç?n, Hakan; Bayramo?lu, Hatice; Be?li, Mustafa

2012-01-01

334

Pathology Case Study: Right Cerebellopontine Angle Mass in a 64-Year-Old Woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 64-year-old woman is complaining of dizziness and hearing loss. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-08-04

335

Pathology Case Study: Disorientation in a 43-Year-Old Woman with Cirrhosis  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a woman with alcoholic cirrhosis and a progressive history of weakness on her right side fell four weeks ago. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in neuropathology.

Nine, Jeff S.

2007-08-06

336

Pathology Case Study: Bladder Mass in a 57-Year-Old Woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 57-year-old woman has a history of bladder tumors. Visitors are given both the microscopic and gross descriptions, including images, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in genitourinary pathology.

Hakam, Ardeshir

2007-08-05

337

Pathology Case Study: Mesenteric Adenopathy in a 57-Year-Old Woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is a case study presented by the University of Pittsburgh Department of Pathology in which a 57-year-old woman has had elevated creatinine levels. Visitors are given microscopic and gross descriptions, images, flow cytometry, molecular diagnosis, and are given the opportunity to diagnose the patient. This is an excellent resource for students in the health sciences to familiarize themselves with using patient history and laboratory results to diagnose disease. It is also a helpful site for educators to use to introduce or test student learning in transplant pathology.

Nalesnik, Michael

2007-11-14

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Severe Primary HSV-2 in a Perinatal HIV-Infected Woman with Advanced Immunosuppression  

PubMed Central

Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is most commonly associated with mucocutaneous manifestations; however, coinfections with HIV may be associated with atypical and more severe presentations of clinical disease. We present a case of a young woman with advanced perinatally acquired AIDS presenting with severe purulent pharyngitis, fevers, and toxic appearance with a subsequent diagnosis of disseminated primary HSV-2 infection in multiple noncontiguous mucocutaneous sites. This case highlights an unusual presentation of the protean nature of primary HSV infection and the potential severity of illness in patients with advanced immunosuppression. PMID:22899940

Lee, Lana; Agwu, Allison; Hutton, Nancy

2012-01-01

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A calcified sinutubular junction: the discovery of a supravalvular aortic stenosis in an elderly woman.  

PubMed

We report a case of a 64 year old woman with a calcified ring at the level of the sinotubular junction. Echocardiography and Computed Tomography showed a supravalvular aortic stenosis, without known associated lesions, except for the existence of an aberrant right subclavian artery. These combination of abnormalities makes it an unique case. Differential diagnosis of sinutubular calcification is added. From the literature a short review of supravalvular aortic stenosis is presented with indications for surgical intervention. Lifelong and regular follow up is necessary. PMID:23640577

Cozijnsen, L; Bakker-de Boo, M; Kardux, J J; Bouma, B J

2013-12-01

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Conservative Management in a Young Woman Affected by Isolated Left Subclavian Artery Dissection  

PubMed Central

Subclavian Artery Dissection (SAD) is a rare condition, generally due to arterial catheterization, blunt trauma or connective tissue disease. Spontaneous or minimally traumatic cases have also been reported. Clinical manifestations are usually chest and/or back pain, pulse loss and paresthesia, whereas nausea, dizziness and vomiting are present in case of involvement of the vertebral artery. We report an unusual case of a young woman presenting isolated left SAD after traffic accident, minimally symptomatic, and treated with medical therapy alone. A conservative management and a closed follow-up appear to be a safe approach in patients affected by uncomplicated SAD without other comorbidities.

Alberto Pegorer, Matteo; Bissacco, Daniele; Di Gregorio, Sara; Dallatana, Raffaello; Settembrini, Piergiorgio

2014-01-01

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Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica (trevor syndrome) of talus in a 21-year old woman; case report.  

PubMed

Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica is a rare nonhereditary epiphyseal disease that mimics synovial chondromatosis and osteochondroma of the joints. The disease mainly involves long bones of the lower extremities and tarsal bones. Herein we report 21-year old woman who presented with pain and limited range of ankle motion, who underwent surgical excision of talus exostosis after preoperative imaging and careful planning. after that she was discharged and her problem improved and she have no problem in three year follow up. pathologic examination of specimen confirm the diagnosis. PMID:25207317

Sadeghifar, Amir R; Heshmati, Afshin Ahmadzadeh

2014-03-01

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Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica (Trevor Syndrome) of Talus in a 21-Year Old Woman; Case Report  

PubMed Central

Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica is a rare nonhereditary epiphyseal disease that mimics synovial chondromatosis and osteochondroma of the joints. The disease mainly involves long bones of the lower extremities and tarsal bones. Herein we report 21-year old woman who presented with pain and limited range of ankle motion, who underwent surgical excision of talus exostosis after preoperative imaging and careful planning. after that she was discharged and her problem improved and she have no problem in three year follow up. pathologic examination of specimen confirm the diagnosis. PMID:25207317

Sadeghifar, Amir R; Heshmati, Afshin Ahmadzadeh

2014-01-01

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Endovascular treatment of a rare cause of secondary hypertension in an elderly woman.  

PubMed

A 70-year-old woman on four antihypertensive drugs including diuretics presented with accelerated hypertension and acute pulmonary oedema. She had a bounding brachial pulse with feeble femoral pulses. A 256 slice CT scan revealed the presence of severe diffuse thoracoabdominal atherosclerosis. Cardiac catheterisation revealed 125?mm?Hg gradient across the atherosclerotic segment at the level of thoracic 10-11 vertebrae. A self-deploying stent was implanted in the thoracoabdominal segment reducing the gradient across the disease segment to 20?mm?Hg with a significant improvement in the luminal diameter of the aorta. Her upper limb blood pressure normalised on two antihypertensive drugs 6?weeks later. PMID:25342188

Chadha, Davinder; Malani, Susheel; Hasija, Pradeep; Naveen, A J

2014-01-01

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Statin related memory dysfunction in a Nigerian woman: a case report.  

PubMed

Statins are useful in the treatment of dyslipidemia commonly associated with hypertension and diabetes mellitus. They are not devoid of side effects chief of which are musculo-skeletal.Memory impairment as a side effect is not common; and has not been reported in Nigeria to author's knowledge. This case report is on a woman who with Simvastatin developed memory deficits which adversely affected activities of daily living. Clinicians are enjoined to be on the alert for this, and should respond appropriately when it arises. PMID:22663955

Okeahialam, Basil N; Isiguzoro, Ikechukwu

2012-02-01

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Aspirin desensitization in a woman with inherited thrombophilia and recurrent miscarriage.  

PubMed

Women with inherited thrombophilia and recurrent miscarriage might benefit from preconceptional antiagreggation with low-dose acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), but concerns about severe adverse reactions may prevent physicians from performing this treatment in patients with ASA hypersensitivity. We report the first known case of ASA desensitization in a 41-year-old woman with inherited thrombophilia, who had homozygosity (4G/4G polymorphism) of the plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1) gene and first trimester recurrent miscarriage, and had previously presented with anaphylaxis to ASA. Desensitization was completed despite one self-limited adverse reaction, and the patient has maintained a daily ASA intake of 100 mg with good tolerance. PMID:23441445

Santos, N; Gaspar, A; Livramento, S; Sampaio, G; Morais-Almeida, M

2012-12-01

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A 70-year-old woman with shingles: review of herpes zoster.  

PubMed

Herpes zoster is a common late complication of varicella-zoster virus exposure and can be further complicated by postherpetic neuralgia. Ms A is a 70-year-old woman with shingles and Ramsay-Hunt syndrome who presented to the emergency department with a few days of earache followed by pain in the back of her head. Using her case as a springboard, the diagnosis, natural history, and treatment of herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia in immunocompetent older adults are reviewed, in addition to the effectiveness of the herpes zoster vaccine. PMID:19491172

Whitley, Richard J

2009-07-01

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Indirect Inguinal Hernia Containing a Fallopian Tube and Ovary in a Reproductive Aged Woman  

PubMed Central

An indirect inguinal hernia containing an incarcerated fallopian tube and ovary is extremely rare in adult females. The current report describes a woman of reproductive years presenting with an irreducible indirect hernia which required the surgical intervention of a general surgeon as well as counseling regarding future fertility by a gynecologist. The diagnosis was made by physical and sonographic examination and was confirmed by CT scan and surgical intervention. We suggest a multimodel and multidisciplinary approach in order to safely and efficiently preserve ovarian and fertility function in young women who present with an inguinal hernia containing reproductive organs. PMID:25028618

Graul, Ashley; Ko, Emily

2014-01-01

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A modified posterior pelvic exenteration technique in a woman: (a simplified method with using transvaginal way).  

PubMed

We represent a simplified surgical method for posterior pelvic exenteration in a woman by using the transvaginal way in addition to classic abdominal approach. A modified posterior pelvic exenteration technique was performed in a patient with bulky pelvic tumor. The transvaginal way was used for the deep perineal dissection when the abdominal dissection was arrested. An ultralow coloanal anastomosis was completed by using the transvaginal way. After the recovery period, the patient was discharged from hospital without any complication. The transvaginal access should be reminded in the circumstances of the abdominal dissection arrested in posterior pelvic exenteration operations in women. PMID:24082597

Yücesoy, Ali Naki; Kad?o?lu, M Burak; Gönen, Emre

2012-10-01

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Tratamiento del linfoma cutáneo de células T con bexaroteno a dosis bajas en combinación con fototerapia o interferon alfa: comunicación de ocho casos tratados en el Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins, 2003-2007, Lima, Perú  

Microsoft Academic Search

RESUMEN Introducción: bexaroteno es un rexinoide aprobado en el tratamiento de estadios tempranos y avanzados del linfoma cutáneo de células T (LCCT). Caso Clínico: el presente reporte de casos mostramos los resultados del empleo de bexaroteno en dosis bajas más fototerapia o Interferon alfa 9 millones en el tratamiento del LCCT. Ocho pacientes fueron tratados , cinco fueron Micosis fungoides,

Brady Beltrán Gárate; Antonio Paredes Arcos; Celia Moisés Alfaro; Gadwin Sanchez Félix; Luis Riva Gonzales; Fernando Hurtado de Mendoza; Esther Cotrina Montenegro; Renzo Salas Rojas

2008-01-01

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Strong, athletic and beautiful: Edmondo De Amicis and the ideal Italian woman.  

PubMed

Edmondo De Amicis (1843-1908) was one of Italy's most popular writers, and perhaps more than any other figure in post-Risorgimento Italy, he reflected the common hopes, dreams and prejudices of his countrymen. De Amicis was particularly interested in gymnastics and physical education, and he wrote about them frequently. His most famous work on these subjects is his novella Amore e ginnastica [Love and Gymnastics] (1892) which explores female fitness, sexual stereotypes and gender roles in nineteenth-century Italy. This opus, along with two others (a lecture and a magazine article), can help modern readers understand the role of female sport and gender expectations in post-Risorgimento Italy. In addition to exploring women's gymnastics, De Amicis was also interested in female mountain climbing. By examining the activities and physical appearance of lady mountaineers, the author reveals his personal criteria for the perfect woman. When these are combined with the gymnasts in the earlier work, we can distill the writer's own particular attitudes toward gender and female perfection. For De Amicis a woman was required to be athletic, beautiful, modest, faithful, loving and with just a soupon of uncertainty about her sexuality to make her interesting. PMID:20653115

Chapman, David; Gori, Gigliola

2010-01-01

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A case of severe Rh (D) alloimmunization pregnant woman delivery an infant with limited treatment.  

PubMed

A 35-year-old woman with histories of frequent failed pregnancies was pregnant after having five plasma exchange procedures during which she was given Rh (D) positive plasma as replacement and her anti-D antibody titer went from 512 to 1024. Antenatal surveillance of the fetus showed no abnormality. At 36 weeks gestation she delivered an infant who initially had no significant clinical problems but was severely anemic on the following days. Using exchange transfusion and blood transfusions the infant's hemoglobin was normal at 4 months of age. Thus, the Rh (D) status of donor plasma should be considered when used as the replacement in plasma exchange for Rh (D) negative women. Severe Rh (D) alloimmunization pregnant woman may delivery an infant who seem in good condition at birth. If severe Rhesus isoimmunisation of the infant is confirmed, whole blood exchange should be done as early as possible and the infant must be considered to be at risk for late anemia. Clinical judgment plays a vital role in the decision to transfuse red cells or not. PMID:23816830

Xu, Wenhao

2013-10-01

352

Ovarian leydig cell hyperplasia: an unusual case of virilization in a postmenopausal woman.  

PubMed

Objective. To report an unusual case of ovarian Leydig cell hyperplasia resulting in virilization in a postmenopausal woman. Methods. Patient's medical history and pertinent literature were reviewed. Results. A 64-year-old woman presented with virilization with worsening hirsutism, deepening of her voice, male musculature, and male pattern alopecia. Her pertinent past medical history included type 1 diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Her pertinent past surgical history included hysterectomy due to fibroids. On further work-up, her serum total testosterone was 506?ng/dL (nl range: 2-45) and free testosterone was 40?pg/mL (nl range: 0.1-6.4). After ruling out adrenal causes, the patient underwent an empiric bilateral oophorectomy that showed Leydig cell hyperplasia on pathology. Six weeks postoperatively, serum testosterone was undetectable with significant clinical improvement. Conclusion. Postmenopausal hyperandrogenism can be the result of numerous etiologies ranging from normal physiologic changes to ovarian or rarely adrenal tumors. Our patient was found to have Leydig cell hyperplasia of her ovaries, a rarely reported cause of virilization. PMID:25045549

Mehta, Jaya M; Miller, Jeffrey L; Cannon, Anthony J; Mardekian, Stacey K; Kenyon, Lawrence C; Jabbour, Serge A

2014-01-01

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Intravascular cytotoxic T-cell lymphoma in a young immunocompetent woman.  

PubMed

Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of large neoplastic lymphoid cells restricted to the lumens of small vessels with a predilection for the skin and the central nervous system. While the vast majority of cases involving IVL are of B-cell lineage, the disease rarely affects the T-cell, the histiocytes, and the natural killer cells. We report a case of intravascular T-cell lymphoma (IVTL) associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). A 23-year-old healthy woman presented with tender indurated erythematous patches with overlying telangiectasia on her right breast, abdomen, both the upper and the lower extremities and the back for 3 months. The pathology revealed an infiltration of dermal and subcutaneous vessels by large and atypical lymphoid cells with immunohistochemical features of the T-cell lineage with a cytotoxic phenotype (CD3+, CD8+, granzyme B+, TIA-1+, CD4-, CD5-, CD20-, CD56-). Interestingly, the DNA extracted from the skin biopsies demonstrated evidence of a monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chain gene rearrangement, but no T-cell receptor gene rearrangement was found. In situ hybridization study for EBV-encoded RNA was positive. She was diagnosed with an EBV-associated IVTL. The patient's skin lesions were refractory to the combination of chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant, and she expired. The findings in the present case may highlight the unique clinicopathologic aspects of EBV-associated cytotoxic IVTL that occurred in a young, immunocompetent woman. PMID:25143680

Jang, Yong Hyun; Lee, Seok-Jong; Choi, Yoon Hyuk; Lee, Weon Ju; Kim, Do Won; Kim, Jeongshik; Park, Tae In; Chae, Yee Soo

2014-08-01

354

Identification of the pregnant woman who is using drugs: implications for perinatal and neonatal care.  

PubMed

Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is a set of drug withdrawal symptoms that affect the central nervous, gastrointestinal, and respiratory systems in the newborn when separated from the placenta at birth. Maternal substance use of opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and alcohol can cause NAS. Universal drug screening via questioning pregnant women is recommended, but identification of drug use is incomplete with this method. This article provides resources for the identification and management of drug use during pregnancy for midwives who provide care not only during the prenatal period but also during the intrapartum and postpartum periods. The impact of drug use on newborns can be significant and may require pharmacologic assistance with the transition to extrauterine life. Challenges involved in caring for the woman who is using drugs during pregnancy include ordering toxicology screens on the newborn, alerting social services, and educating the woman about her newborn's progress. Several measures to comfort a newborn with NAS may help to enable a mother to provide the best care for her newborn. PMID:24015821

Casper, Tammy; Arbour, Megan W

2013-01-01

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Western Old Woman Mountains shear zone: Evidence for late ductile extension in the Cordilleran orogenic belt  

SciTech Connect

Rocks within the 1-km-thick Western Old Woman Mountains shear zone (WSZ) contain ductilely deformed quartz and ductilely and brittlely deformed feldspars, indicating greenschist to lower amphibolite facies mylonitization. Foliation measured in 73 Ma mid-crustal granitoids within the zone generally dips west-southwest, and sense-of-shear indicators demonstrate top-to-the-west sense of movement parallel to gently southwest plunging lineation. The tip of the shear zone is not exposed, but 10 km to the west unmetamorphosed Late Cretaceous-age upper crust is present. The WSZ is thus most simply interpreted as a normal-sense low-angle shear zone. Timing of deformation is constrained to the interval 73 to ca. 65 Ma by the age of deformed granitoids and {sup 40}Ar/{sup 39}Ar chronology. This interval coincides with a period of rapid cooling of rocks now exposed in the Old Woman Mountains that probably resulted from 4 to 8 km of unroofing. The authors suggest that movement along the WSZ is responsible for at least some of this unroofing. The proposed history involves tectonic denudation along a low-angle ductile shear zone and is similar to that demonstrated for Tertiary Cordilleran metamorphic core complexes.

Carl, B.S.; Miller, C.F. (Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN (United States)); Foster, D.A. (State Univ. of New York, Albany (United States))

1991-09-01

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Intravascular Cytotoxic T-Cell Lymphoma in a Young Immunocompetent Woman  

PubMed Central

Intravascular lymphoma (IVL) is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of large neoplastic lymphoid cells restricted to the lumens of small vessels with a predilection for the skin and the central nervous system. While the vast majority of cases involving IVL are of B-cell lineage, the disease rarely affects the T-cell, the histiocytes, and the natural killer cells. We report a case of intravascular T-cell lymphoma (IVTL) associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). A 23-year-old healthy woman presented with tender indurated erythematous patches with overlying telangiectasia on her right breast, abdomen, both the upper and the lower extremities and the back for 3 months. The pathology revealed an infiltration of dermal and subcutaneous vessels by large and atypical lymphoid cells with immunohistochemical features of the T-cell lineage with a cytotoxic phenotype (CD3+, CD8+, granzyme B+, TIA-1+, CD4-, CD5-, CD20-, CD56-). Interestingly, the DNA extracted from the skin biopsies demonstrated evidence of a monoclonal immunoglobulin heavy chain gene rearrangement, but no T-cell receptor gene rearrangement was found. In situ hybridization study for EBV-encoded RNA was positive. She was diagnosed with an EBV-associated IVTL. The patient's skin lesions were refractory to the combination of chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplant, and she expired. The findings in the present case may highlight the unique clinicopathologic aspects of EBV-associated cytotoxic IVTL that occurred in a young, immunocompetent woman. PMID:25143680

Jang, Yong Hyun; Choi, Yoon Hyuk; Lee, Weon Ju; Kim, Do Won; Kim, Jeongshik; Park, Tae In; Chae, Yee Soo

2014-01-01

357

The changing face of religion: supporting a woman's right to choose.  

PubMed

In the US, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice asserts that socially conservative religious groups have misled the American people into believing that all religious people oppose the right to an abortion, reproductive choice, and sex education when, in fact, mainstream clergy are overwhelmingly pro-choice. A 1998 survey indicated that 92% of 420 Jewish rabbis and Protestant clergy support a woman's right to decide when to have children, sex education in religious schools, and discussing sexuality and reproductive choice from the pulpit. The respondents pointed to religious tradition, personal beliefs, medical considerations, and quality of life as the most important factors in sexuality and abortion decision-making. Islamic teachings also encourage reproductive responsibility and personal choice. Religious leaders note that their pro-choice positions are neither new nor radical but have been obscured by right-wing religious groups. A 1995 Time/CNN national poll revealed that Roman Catholic laity deviate from their church hierarchy by practicing contraception (59%), supporting abortion in certain circumstances (82%), and supporting a woman's right to choose abortion in all circumstances (39%). These statistics reflect the fact that 90-95% of Americans identify themselves as religious and 70% as pro-choice. Much support for legalized abortion comes from older women who remember when abortion was illegal and unsafe. Young women must be taught not to be complacent about their reproductive rights. PMID:12322114

Fruchter, J

1999-04-01

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Water resources and effects of potential surface coal mining on dissolved solids in Hanging Woman Creek basin, southeastern Montana  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Groundwater resources of the Hanging Woman Creek basin, Montana include Holocene and Pleistocene alluvial aquifers and sandstone , coal, and clinker aquifers in the Paleocene Fort Union Formation. Surface water resources are composed of Hanging Woman Creek, its tributaries, and small stock ponds. Dissolved-solids concentrations in groundwater ranged from 200 to 11,00 mg/L. Generally, concentrations were largest in alluvial aquifers and smallest in clinker aquifers. Near its mouth, Hanging Woman Creek had a median concentration of about 1,800 mg/L. Mining of the 20-foot to 35-foot-thick Anderson coal bed and 3-foot to 16-foot thick Dietz coal bed could increase dissolved-solids concentrations in shallow aquifers and in Hanging Woman Creek because of leaching of soluble minerals from mine spoils. Analysis of saturated-paste extracts from 158 overburden samples indicated that water moving through mine spoils would have a median increase in dissolved-solids concentration of about 3,700 mg/L, resulting in an additional dissolved-solids load to Hanging Woman Creek of about 3.0 tons/day. Hanging Woman Creek near Birney could have an annual post-mining dissolved-solids load of 3,415 tons at median discharge, a 47% increase from pre-mining conditions load. Post-mining concentrations of dissolved solids, at median discharge, could range from 2,380 mg/L in March to 3,940 mg/L in August, compared to mean pre-mining concentrations that ranged from 1,700 mg/L in July, November, and December to 2,060 mg/L in May. Post-mining concentrations and loads in Hanging Woman Creek would be smaller if a smaller area were mined. (USGS)

Cannon, M. R.

1989-01-01

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Water resources and effects of potential surface coal mining on dissolved solids in Hanging Woman Creek basin, southeastern Montana  

SciTech Connect

Groundwater resources of the Hanging Woman Creek basin, Montana include Holocene and Pleistocene alluvial aquifers and sandstone, coal, and clinker aquifers in the Paleocene Fort Union Formation. Surface water resources are composed of Hanging Woman Creek, its tributaries, and small stock ponds. Dissolved-solids concentrations in groundwater ranged from 200 to 11,000 mg/L. Analysis of saturated-paste extracts from 158 overburden samples indicated that water moving through mine spoils would have a median increase in dissolved-solids concentration of about 3,700 mg/L, resulting in an additional dissolved-solids load to Hanging Woman Creek of about 3.0 tons/day. Hanging Woman Creek near Birney could have an annual post-mining dissolved-solids load to Hanging Woman Creek of about 3.0 tons/day. Hanging Woman Creek near Birney could have an annual post-mining dissolved-solids load of 3,415 tons at median discharge, a 47% increase from pre-mining conditions load. Post-mining concentrations of dissolved solids, at median discharge, could range from 2,380 mg/L in March to 3,940 mg/L in August, compared to mean pre-mining concentrations that ranged from 1,700 mg/L in July, November, and December to 2,060 mg/L in May. Post-mining concentrations and loads in Hanging Woman Creek would be smaller if a smaller area were mined. 56 refs., 9 figs., 14 tabs.

Cannon, M.R.

1989-01-01

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Should a brain-dead pregnant woman carry her child to full term? The case of the "Erlanger baby"  

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In October 1992 a young woman died in a car accident. She was pregnant and her fetus appeared to be unhurt, so a decision had to be made: should the mother's body be artificially supported in order to give the fetus a chance to live? The situation became a public question that split the nation in two. One side demanded -- that the young woman -- and her child -- be left to die in dignity. The other side referred to the unborn child's right to live and therefore wanted the body of the woman maintained until the fetus could be born. The following report consists of four parts. The first describes the case. In the second part the decision and its official justification are presented. The third part offers an impression of the unusual emotional reactions to which the case of the "Erlanger Baby" has given rise. The final part is a discussion of the issue and some comments. PMID:11651609

Anstötz, Christoph

1993-07-01

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Pure motor trigeminal neuropathy in a woman with tegmental pontine infarction.  

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A 50-year-old woman presented with drowsiness, severe dysarthria, left facial palsy, and left hemiparesis. Diffusion-weighted MRI showed cerebral infarction in the left pontine tegmentum and right cerebellum and angiography revealed basilar artery occlusion. Altered consciousness and hemiparesis fully resolved following successful recananlisation of the basilar artery by emergent intra-arterial thrombolysis. However, about 8 months later, obvious wasting of the left temporal and buccal area without sensory signs was detected. Electrophysiological evaluation revealed a chronic denervation process in the left masseter and temporalis muscles. We suggest that a small infarction in the trigeminal nucleus of the pontine tegmentum can cause an isolated trigeminal motor neuropathy with masticatory muscle atrophy. PMID:23835466

Kim, Dae-Hyun; Kim, Jong Kuk; Kang, Ji-Yoon

2013-12-01

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EMDR in Competition with Fate: A Case Study in a Chinese Woman with Multiple Traumas.  

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This paper described the application of eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) for addressing the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms in a Chinese woman who had experienced multiple traumas in her childhood. EMDR is an integrative therapeutic intervention that uses a standardized eight-phase approach to treatment. It is also a proven, effective, and efficient treatment for trauma. In this client with multiple traumas, the etiological event that lay the foundation of her dysfunctional responses was reprocessed first. The successful resolution of this event allowed the positive treatment effects to transfer to other traumatic events of a similar theme. This case also illustrates the importance of identifying a culturally appropriate positive cognition (PC) in contributing to the success of the treatment. PMID:22937416

Poon, Maggie Wai-Ling

2012-01-01

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Virilizing Ovarian Stromal Tumor in a Young Woman With Carney Complex  

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A woman with Carney complex presented at age 22 years with abdominal pain and hirsutism. As a baby, she had excision of a right eyelid lesion and at age 14 years removal of a left lower eyelid nodule that subsequently recurred. Investigation revealed an elevated level of serum testosterone and a 2-cm left ovarian tumor. A left salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. Postoperatively, the abdominal pain was relieved, the serum level of testosterone was normalized, and the hirsutism was ameliorated. The tumor featured sheets of eosinophilic cells with lipochrome pigment, myeloid metaplasia, stromal metaplasia, and markedly abnormal blood vessels. Immunocytochemically, the tumor cells were positive for vimentin, synaptophysin, inhibin A and calrenin. Because of the clinical setting in which the neoplasm occurred, it is unlikely that the occurrence was unrelated to Carney complex.. PMID:21934476

Carney, J. Aidan; Stratakis, Constantine A.

2011-01-01

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Isolated Left Ventricular Noncompaction Causing Stroke in a 30-Year-Old Woman  

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Isolated left ventricular noncompaction is a rare form of cardiomyopathy characterized by prominent left ventricular trabeculations and intertrabecular recesses. The typical clinical manifestations are severe systolic and diastolic dysfunction, conduction abnormalities, and cardiac embolic events theorized to result from thrombus formation within the intertrabecular recesses. Evidence-based recommendations for preventing thromboembolic events in isolated left ventricular noncompaction have not been established. We report the case of a woman who, at 10 years of age, had been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy without systolic dysfunction. At age 30, she presented with left hemiparesis consequent to a large right-hemispheric ischemic stroke, and she was diagnosed with isolated left ventricular noncompaction. In addition to discussing the patient's case, we review the medical literature that pertains to isolated left ventricular noncompaction. PMID:23914034

Baquero, Giselle A.; Colegrove, Dustin J.; Banchs, Javier E.

2013-01-01

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Four successful pregnancies in a woman after Fontan palliation: a case report  

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Introduction A Fontan operation is performed to provide palliation for patients with many forms of highly complex congenital heart disease that cannot support a biventricular circulation. Increasing numbers of women who have undergone these connections in childhood are now reaching their childbearing years, and some are becoming pregnant. The low flow and fixed cardiac output of a Fontan circulation poses several problems during pregnancy. Case presentation We report the case of four successful pregnancies in a 31-year-old Tunisian woman with congenital tricuspid atresia after Fontan operation. Her pregnancies resulted in delivery of four healthy neonates. Her clinical status remained unchanged. Conclusions This case suggests that patients after adequate Fontan palliation could complete pregnancy without long-term cardiac sequelae. Intensive care should be provided with specialists, including a neonatologist, anesthesiologist and cardiologist. PMID:25335555

2014-01-01

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[Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after tetanus vaccination of a pregnant woman in Senegal].  

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Although neurological complications have been described after tetanus vaccinations, they are rare. The authors report a case of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) in a 28-year-old pregnant woman at a gestational age of 10 weeks, admitted 15 days after a tetanus vaccination, with spastic tetraplegia and sphincter disturbances. Corticosteroid treatment led to partial recovery of the neurological deficit. Differential diagnosis of infectious and demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system is difficult in view of clinical and laboratory aspects of post-vaccination ADEM. Without any specific diagnostic markers, the clinical examination, magnetic resonance imaging and negative etiological findings were key to this diagnosis. Medical staff must bear in mind the possible complications of this vaccine. PMID:22868743

Cisse, F A; Sidibe, H; Morel, Y; Ndiaye, M; Diop, A G; Ndiaye, M M

2012-01-01

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Cutaneous epithelioid clear cells angiosarcoma in a young woman with congenital lymphedema.  

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Angiosarcomas are rare aggressive neoplasms that can occur secondary to chronic lymphedema (Stewart-Treves syndrome). Although secondary angiosarcomas are commonly described after-mastectomy and/or after-radiotherapy, few cases have been reported in association with chronic lymphedema of congenital origin. We report the clinical, pathological, and cytogenetic findings in a case of cutaneous epithelioid clear cells angiosarcoma that occurred in a 21-year-old woman with hemibody congenital lymphedema. Surgical biopsies of the tumor mass revealed diffuse epithelioid proliferation of clear atypical cells, for which immunophenotyping highlighted the vascular differentiation. Despite en bloc resection of the tumor, the patient died of metastatic disease three months after diagnosis. This case illustrates the clinical and pathology characteristics of angiosarcoma that is a rare entity secondary to chronic lymphedema. It is the first reported case for which the c-MYC amplification status was assessed. The diagnostic value of this amplification should be further evaluated in this specific context. PMID:24078891

Tabareau-Delalande, Flore; de Muret, Anne; Miquelestorena-Standley, Elodie; Decouvelaere, Anne-Valérie; de Pinieux, Gonzague

2013-01-01

369

Severe hypernatremia by excessive bamboo salt ingestion in healthy young woman.  

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Severe hypernatremia is an important electrolyte disorder that has serious effects. The patient had no medical history. A. 20-year-old ingested bamboo salt for digestion and weight reduction according to the folk remedies posted on an internet website. She presented with vomiting and diarrhea over ten times per day. Her initial serum sodium concentration was 174mEq/L. Her symptoms improved rapidly with hypotonic saline infusion. She recovered completely without any sequelae in three days. Severe hypernatremia in a normal young adult with clear consciousness and normal renal function has not been reported in Korea yet. So we report a case of severe hypernatremia by excessive bamboo salt ingestion in healthy young woman. PMID:24627705

Ju, Hyun Jun; Bae, Hong Jin; Choi, Dae Eun; Na, Ki Ryang; Lee, Kang Wook; Shin, Young Tai

2013-12-01

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Severe Hypernatremia by Excessive Bamboo Salt Ingestion in Healthy Young Woman  

PubMed Central

Severe hypernatremia is an important electrolyte disorder that has serious effects. The patient had no medical history. A. 20-year-old ingested bamboo salt for digestion and weight reduction according to the folk remedies posted on an internet website. She presented with vomiting and diarrhea over ten times per day. Her initial serum sodium concentration was 174mEq/L. Her symptoms improved rapidly with hypotonic saline infusion. She recovered completely without any sequelae in three days. Severe hypernatremia in a normal young adult with clear consciousness and normal renal function has not been reported in Korea yet. So we report a case of severe hypernatremia by excessive bamboo salt ingestion in healthy young woman. PMID:24627705

Ju, Hyun Jun; Bae, Hong Jin; Choi, Dae Eun; Na, Ki Ryang; Shin, Young Tai

2013-01-01

371

A 60-year-old woman with mild memory impairment: review of mild cognitive impairment.  

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Many older individuals experience or demonstrate cognitive impairment that is significantly abnormal for their age and education yet beneath the threshold for a diagnosis of dementia. This mild cognitive impairment causes minimal functional impairment and is often overlooked in clinical settings, yet affected individuals are at heightened risk for a range of adverse outcomes including conversion to dementia. The case of Ms E, a 60-year-old woman with mild memory impairment and white matter lesions on magnetic resonance imaging, provides an opportunity to consider the questions that face patient, family, and clinicians when mild cognitive symptoms prompt a search for diagnosis and management options. Discussion of her case reviews mild cognitive impairment with emphasis on an evidence-based approach to evaluation and treatment, including management of comorbid medical conditions, lifestyle changes, and pharmacotherapy. PMID:18768403

Ellison, James M

2008-10-01

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Anesthetic management of a pregnant woman with Gorham-Stout disease.  

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Gorham-Stout disease is a rare disorder of bone loss and proliferation of lymphatic and vascular tissue (lymphangiomatosis). A 30-year-old nulliparous woman with Gorham-Stout disease presented at 8weeks of gestation with a fused cervical spine. At 31weeks she developed basilar invagination and neurological symptoms that were managed with a neck brace. Anesthetic considerations were those of airway compromise, development of severe preeclampsia and Kasabach-Merritt coagulopathy. Elective tracheostomy was declined. She presented two days before a planned cesarean delivery at 35weeks in preterm labor. A semi-urgent cesarean delivery under spinal anesthetic proceeded uneventfully, with an otolaryngologist present in case a surgical airway was required. Mother and baby were discharged home after three days. Maternal postpartum recovery was complicated by episodes of respiratory compromise and critical bone loss in the cervical spine, necessitating further surgical reinforcement. PMID:21111606

Gambling, D R; Catanzarite, V; Fisher, J; Harms, L

2011-01-01

373

Presumed intramedullary spinal cord sarcoidosis in a healthy young adult woman.  

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Sarcoidosis is an inflammatory disease of unknown etiology associated with the development of granulomatous nodules in various organs, most commonly the lungs, eyes, and skin. It rarely affects the central nervous system, with the spinal cord being least common area of involvement. However, when sarcoidosis does affect the central nervous system, it is often the first presentation of the disease, making diagnosis more difficult. Physical examination findings are consistent with spinal cord pathology, and imaging often suggests spinal cord tumor. We present a case of an otherwise healthy young woman with a granulomatous mass in her cervico-thoracic spinal cord presumed to be sarcoid and review the clinical findings, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis associated with this rare disease. PMID:22257972

Eby, Sarah A; Buchner, Eric J; Bryant, Mary G

2012-09-01

374

Isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency due to probable lymphocytic hypophysitis in a woman  

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We report a 22-year-old woman who presented with asthenia, weight loss and hypotension in which extensive pituitary and adrenal investigations were diagnostic of isolated adrenocorticotropic hormone deficiency (IAD) of pituitary origin. Magnetic resonance imaging of the hypothalamus and pituitary showed a normal-sized pituitary, with no mass lesion. The diagnosis of IAD probably secondary to lymphocytic hypophysitis (LYH) was made. IAD is able to be the way of presentation of LYH, although the disease could or could not turn into a panhypopituitarism. Prompt recognition of this potentially fatal condition is important because of the availability of effective treatment. Indeed, regular endocrine and imaging follow up is important for patients with IAD and normal initial pituitary imaging results to detect early new-onset pituitary hormones deficiencies or imaging abnormalities. PMID:24251125

Kacem, Faten Hadj; Charfi, Nadia; Mnif, Mouna Feki; Kamoun, Mahdi; Akid, Faouzi; Mnif, Fatma; Naceur, Basma Ben; Rekik, Nabila; Mnif, Zainab; Abid, Mohamed

2013-01-01

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The African Well Woman's Clinic at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital Trust.  

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In September 1997, the Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital Trust opened its African Well Woman's Clinic to provide counseling and support to pregnant survivors of female genital mutilation. The clinic offers deinfibulation to women at 18-20 weeks' gestation. The clinic is operated by a qualified specialist midwife with the support of a female obstetrician/gynecologist. While it is only open the first Monday of every month, the clinic has already served 33 infibulated immigrants from Somalia, one from Ethiopia, three from Sudan, and three from Eritrea. In addition, the clinic has seen five women from Nigeria and four from Sierra Leone with clitoridectomy. A December 1997 survey conducted by clinic staff revealed that health care workers felt they needed more information about female genital mutilation. Therefore, the clinic organizes lectures for medical and midwifery students and other health care workers. PMID:12222525

Momoh, C

1998-03-01

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[Representations of the midwife in the perspective of the pregnant woman].  

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This study aimed to identify the social representations of the nurse specialist in maternal health and obstetrical care under the gaze of the pregnant woman using a qualitative study of 50 pregnant women in three municipalities of the Northwest Portugal, which carry out their antenatal care in the health center of their residence area. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews between February and July 2007 and analyzed based on content analysis. The results showed that the nurse midwife is faced as a friend, guide and support in helping to experience the whole process inherent in the birth. This research can be a contribution for the improvement of the quality of care provided during pregnancy. PMID:25054696

Martins, Maria de Fátima da Silva Vieira; Remoaldo, Paula Cristina Almeida Cadima

2014-01-01

377

Medical benefits for newborn children of certain woman veterans. Final rule.  

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is amending its regulation concerning the medical benefits package offered to veterans enrolled in the VA health care system. This rulemaking updates the regulation to conform to amendments made by the enactment of the Caregivers and Veteran Omnibus Health Services Act of 2010, which authorized VA to provide certain health care services to a newborn child of a woman veteran who is receiving maternity care furnished by VA. Health services for newborn care will be authorized for no more than seven days after the birth of the child if the veteran delivered the child in a VA facility or in another facility pursuant to a VA contract for maternity services. PMID:22180935

2011-12-19

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Actinomadura meyerae osteitis following wound contamination with hay in a woman in France: a case report  

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Introduction Mycetoma is a chronic granulomatous infection caused by environmental fungi or bacteria. It affects dermal and subcutaneous tissues, with putative contiguous extension to muscles or bones. While common in tropical and subtropical areas, mycetoma is rare in Europe. Case presentation We describe a case of Actinomadura meyerae osteitis in a 49-year-old Caucasian woman who suffered a tibia open fracture contaminated with hay; to the best of our knowledge the first case of autochthonous A. meyerae infection reported in France. The bacterium was cultivated from a bone biopsy. Following surgical osteosynthesis and six months of treatment with cotrimoxazole, our patient made a full recovery. Conclusion Our case report suggests that A. meyerae is a potential agent of wound infection in farm workers in contact with hay. PMID:21269428

2011-01-01

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The pioneer woman's view of migraine: Elizabeth Garrett Anderson's thesis "Sur la migraine".  

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This is a presentation of a doctoral thesis of 1870. The author was English but the thesis and the examinations were in French. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, usually referred to as E.G.A., was the first woman in Britain to obtain the title of M.D., but not the first in Europe. Nadeshda Prokofevna Suslova, a Russian, received her M.D. in 1867 in Zurich, the most liberal university at that time, soon to be flooded by female students from Russia. E.G.A. had been applying to the few possible European universities but she settled for Paris after the Empress Eugenie had decided that she should be accepted there. This meant that she could succeed without having to be a Paris resident, just by writing a thesis and passing a series of examinations presided over by Paul Broca. This was important as she was already conducting private and dispensary practice, and could not find a locum (she insisted on a woman). E.G.A. had suffered many setbacks, for being a woman, as such being unacceptable in dissection rooms and operating theatres, and generally in a professional career where women were unheard of. She was finally permitted to receive her medical diploma from the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. She wrote about her thesis: "I have chosen Headache as its subject. I had to find a subject which could be well studied without post-mortem observations, of which I can have but very few in either private or dispensary practice; and I wished also to take a large subject, one that demanded some insight into the harmony that exists between the main physiological functions." Marcia Wilkinson (M.W.), who worked in the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in London for 35 years, heard there of E.G.A.'s thesis on migraine and sent for it from Paris. In 1966 she translated it into English from the original French, being interested both in the subject and in the person of this resolute and lucid woman. When H. Isler found the French thesis in the British Library he intended to translate it but, after discussion, we decided on a joint effort (95% of the translation is by M.W.; very few details were changed, and some footnotes added for better understanding). We think that E.G.A.'s text is a classic, showing profound understanding, sound practical advice, and also, in its theoretical part, the limits of neurophysiological knowledge in Paris when Brown-Sequard was "charge des cours" there. We may add that in her various examinations she had to answer questions, in French, on the use of footprints by the police, the general nature of fishes, toxic fishes, electric fishes, cod liver oil, and the secretion of tears. She earned much applause from the public, which consisted of male French students, and the overt appreciation of Paul Broca, head examiner, and Dr Wurtz, the Dean of the Faculte de Médecine. The impact of her thesis in the 19th century was modest. It appears to be rather marginal in the German literature of the early 20th century, but it has imprinted the management of migraine at the City of London Migraine Clinic in the last thirty years. The importance of nutrition, regular meals, regular habits, the need to supplement analgesics with antiemetics, and the treatment of the attack with rest, and great quantities of hot tea, were certainly related to E.G.A.'s doctrine. The internationally prevailing recommendation to give antiemetics, and then only analgesics, as well as the combination of both in one tablet, may thus be traced back to E.G.A. via the teachings of M.W. and Nat Blau. PMID:10099853

Wilkinson, M; Isler, H

1999-01-01

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18-Year-Old Woman with an Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma of the Uterus in Statu Nascendi  

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Background: We report a case of an 18-year-old woman with an embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma in statu nascendi. Case: A fist-sized embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma of the uterus filling the vaginal vault was diagnosed in an adolescent with virgo intacta suffering from therapy resistant vaginal discharge, bleeding and bulging mass for six months. Further imaging revealed one suspicious pelvine lymph node. Excision of the tumour including the intracervical stalk was performed and followed by systemic multiagent chemotherapy. PET-CT scan presented a complete response after the third cycle. Histological complete response was shown by laparoscopic dissection of regional pelvic lymph nodes and curettage. Conclusion: Uterine Rhabdomyosarcoma should be considered as differential diagnosis of therapy resistant vaginal flour and bleeding in young women. Fertility-sparing therapy is possible in selected exceptional cases.

Strahl, O.; Hartmann, A.; Thiel, F. C.; Beckmann, M. W.; Lux, M. P.

2012-01-01

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Spontaneous rupture of an unscarred gravid uterus in a primigravid woman at 32 weeks of gestation.  

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Uterine rupture usually occurs in a scarred uterus, especially secondary to prior cesarean section. Antepartum uterine rupture in an unscarred uterus is extremely rare. We report a case of spontaneous rupture of an unscarred gravid uterus at 32 weeks of gestation in a primigravid woman. Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a bulging cystic lesion communicating with the intrauterine cavity. Operative findings during emergent cesarean section revealed uterine perforation in the right cornual area and a prolapsed, nonbleeding amniotic sac. The left cornual area was also focally thin. An arcuate uterus was suspected based on follow-up hysterosalpingography. Antepartum uterine rupture tends to occur in the uterine cornual area. In this case, Müllerian duct anomalies may have been associated with focal myometrial defects. PMID:25093133

Mizutamari, Etsuko; Honda, Tomoko; Ohba, Takashi; Katabuchi, Hidetaka

2014-01-01

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Angioedema in a 47-year-old woman with hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome.  

PubMed

Hypocomplementemic urticarial vasculitis syndrome (HUVS) is a type III hypersensitivity reaction characterized by urticaria with persistent acquired hypocomplementemia. Although HUVS is uncommon, it is important for physicians to be familiar with this disease, as the initial presentation is often life-threatening angioedema. The author reports the case of a 47-year-old white woman with a history of HUVS. She presented to an outpatient clinic complaining of a rash and difficulty swallowing. Urticaria and angioedema were diagnosed. The patient was given epinephrine in the clinic and then transferred to the hospital. Laboratory testing confirmed urticaria, and the patient was given intravenous methylprednisolone sodium succinate and an additional dose of epinephrine. After 1 week, the patient's angioedema improved. PMID:22331803

Jones, Julie M; Reich, Keith A; Raval, Deena G

2012-02-01

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Pesticide-induced quadriplegia in a 55-year-old woman.  

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Acephate is a commercial organophosphate pesticide formerly used in households and now used primarily for agriculture. Poisoning symptoms include salivation, lacrimation, urination, defecation, gastrointestinal illness, and emesis. In addition to these classic symptoms, neurodegeneration can result from increased and continued exposure of organophosphates. This 55-year-old woman presented with organophosphate-induced delayed neuropathy in the form of quadriplegia due to the commonly used pesticide acephate. She was exposed to this pesticide through multiple sprayings in her work office with underrecognized poisoning symptoms. She presented to her primary care physician with neuropathic pain and paralysis in her arm following the sprayings and eventual complete paralysis. The patient lived for 2 years following her toxic exposure and quadriplegia. A complete autopsy after her death confirmed a transverse myelitis in her spinal cord. We conclude that in susceptible individuals, acephate in excessive amounts can produce severe delayed neurotoxicity as demonstrated in animal studies. PMID:25354225

Beavers, Charles T; Parker, Joseph J; Flinchum, Dane A; Weakley-Jones, Barbara A; Jortani, Saeed A

2014-12-01

384

SlimQuick(TM) - associated hepatotoxicity in a woman with alpha-1 antitrypsin heterozygosity  

PubMed Central

Green tea (Camellia sinensis)-associated hepatotoxicity is reported. However, the presence of alpha-1 antitrypsin MZ phenotype as a predisposing factor to green tea-associated drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is unknown. A previously healthy woman with alpha-1 antitrypsin MZ phenotype who took SlimQuick™, an herbal supplement containing green tea extract, developed severe hepatotoxicity requiring corticosteroid treatment. Green tea-associated hepatotoxicity is reviewed and alpha-1 antitrypsin MZ phenotype as a predisposing factor to green tea-associated DILI is discussed. Liver biopsy demonstrated marked inflammation with necrosis suggestive of toxic injury with diffuse alpha-1 antitrypsin globule deposition on immunostaining. Corticosteroid therapy resulted in rapid clinical improvement. Alpha-1 antitrypsin MZ phenotype may increase vulnerability to herbal hepatotoxicity. PMID:22567188

Weinstein, Douglas H; Twaddell, William S; Raufman, Jean-Pierre; Philosophe, Benjamin; Mindikoglu, Ayse L

2012-01-01

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Rupture of the Renal Artery After Cutting Balloon Angioplasty in a Young Woman With Fibromuscular Dysplasia  

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A 24-year-old woman with uncontrollable high blood pressure for 3 months had significant stenosis of the left renal artery caused by fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD). The lesion was resistant to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty at 18 atm with a semicompliant balloon. Angioplasy with a 6 x 10 mm cutting balloon (CB) caused rupture of the artery. Low-pressure balloon inflation decreased but did not stop the leak. An attempt to place a stent-graft (Jostent; Jomed, Rangendingen, Germany) failed, and a bare, 6-mm balloon-expandable stent (Express SD; Boston Scientific, MN) was deployed to seal the leak, which had decreased considerably after long-duration balloon inflation. The bleeding continued, and the patient underwent emergent surgical revascularization of the renal artery with successful placement of a 6-mm polytetrafluoroethylene bypass graft. CBs should be used very carefully in the treatment of renal artery stenosis, particularly in patients with FMD.

Oguzkurt, Levent, E-mail: loguzkurt@yahoo.com; Tercan, Fahri [Baskent University, Department of Radiology, Adana Teaching and Medical Research Centre (Turkey); Gulcan, Oner; Turkoz, Riza [Baskent University, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Adana Teaching and Medical Research Centre (Turkey)

2005-04-15

386

Neurocysticercosis, Meningioma, and Silent Corticotroph Pituitary Adenoma in a 61-Year-Old Woman  

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We report here the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented with hydrocephalus and cystic and solid lesions in sella turcica, suprasellar areas, and third ventricle. After ventriculoperitoneal shunt she developed cognitive changes and the cystic lesions enlarged. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated multiple cysts and a solid lesion in the sella and around the anterior clinoid process. With diagnosis of neurocysticercosis she underwent craniotomy. Pathologic examination documented two different lesions: viable and dead cysticerci with inflaming infiltration and a left anterior clinoidal meningioma. At the second surgery, six weeks later via transnasal transsphenoidal approach a silent corticotroph pituitary adenoma was removed which was studied by histology, immunohistochemistry, and electron microscopy. To our knowledge, the occurrence of these three different lesions in the sellar area was not described before. PMID:23346440

Ramirez, Maria del Pilar; Restrepo, Juan E.; Syro, Luis V.; Rotondo, Fabio; Londoño, Francisco J.; Penagos, Luis C.; Uribe, Humberto; Horvath, Eva; Kovacs, Kalman

2012-01-01

387

Iatrogenic dependence of anabolic-androgenic steroid in an Indian non-athletic woman.  

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Anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) are increasingly being used by athletes and youngsters to become masculine and to loose body fat. Long-term consumption of AAS causes multiple physical and psychological morbidities. Research has also concluded that AAS have addictive potential and AAS abuse is commonly found with other substance abuse. Abuse of AAS is rare in eastern countries. Abuse among women is even rarer. Here is a case report of an Indian woman, who was prescribed nandrolone decanoate injections by an unqualified medical practitioner to treat multiple non-specific somatic pains and reported weakness, leading to dependence for nandrolonedecanoate. This case report supports the research finding of abuse potential of AAS, raises concern about the need for spreading the awareness about AAS abuse among medical professionals, regulating medical practice by unqualified practitioners, and strict legal check against AAS availability in developing countries. PMID:24503662

Tripathi, Adarsh; Tekkalaki, Bheemsain; Saxena, Shashwat; Dandu, Himanshu

2014-01-01

388

Emergent Surgical Pulmonary Embolectomy in a Pregnant Woman: Case Report and Literature Review  

PubMed Central

Acute pulmonary embolism is a leading cause of death during pregnancy and delivery in the United States. We describe the case of a 25-year-old woman who presented in car-diogenic shock in week 38 of her first pregnancy. After the emergent cesarean delivery of a healthy male neonate, the mother underwent immediate surgical pulmonary embolec-tomy. We confirmed the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism intraoperatively by means of transesophageal echocardiography and removed large clots from the patient's pulmonary arteries. Mother and child were doing well, 27 months later. In addition to presenting our patient's case, we discuss the other relevant reports and the options for treating massive pulmonary embolism during pregnancy. PMID:24808782

Saeed, Giovanni; Moller, Michael; Neuzner, Jorg; Gradaus, Rainer; Stein, Werner; Langebrake, Uwe; Dimpfl, Thomas; Matin, Meradjoddin; Peivandi, Ali

2014-01-01

389

Cutaneous Epithelioid Clear Cells Angiosarcoma in a Young Woman with Congenital Lymphedema  

PubMed Central

Angiosarcomas are rare aggressive neoplasms that can occur secondary to chronic lymphedema (Stewart-Treves syndrome). Although secondary angiosarcomas are commonly described after-mastectomy and/or after-radiotherapy, few cases have been reported in association with chronic lymphedema of congenital origin. We report the clinical, pathological, and cytogenetic findings in a case of cutaneous epithelioid clear cells angiosarcoma that occurred in a 21-year-old woman with hemibody congenital lymphedema. Surgical biopsies of the tumor mass revealed diffuse epithelioid proliferation of clear atypical cells, for which immunophenotyping highlighted the vascular differentiation. Despite en bloc resection of the tumor, the patient died of metastatic disease three months after diagnosis. This case illustrates the clinical and pathology characteristics of angiosarcoma that is a rare entity secondary to chronic lymphedema. It is the first reported case for which the c-MYC amplification status was assessed. The diagnostic value of this amplification should be further evaluated in this specific context. PMID:24078891

Tabareau-Delalande, Flore; de Muret, Anne; Miquelestorena-Standley, Elodie; Decouvelaere, Anne-Valerie; de Pinieux, Gonzague

2013-01-01

390

N-acetylcysteine for neuropsychiatric symptoms in a woman with williams syndrome.  

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Williams syndrome is a relatively rare genetic disorder caused by the hemizygous microdeletion of a region in chromosome 7q11.23. Individuals with Williams syndrome typically present with a highly social, overfriendly, and empathic personality. Comorbid medical and neuropsychiatric disorders are common. Reports of effective pharmacological treatment of associated neuropsychiatric disorders are limited. The authors describe the successful treatment of interfering anger, aggression, and hair-pulling with N-acetylcysteine in a 19-year-old woman with Williams syndrome. The neuropsychiatric symptoms emerged 1 week following an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, for which fentanyl, midazolam, and propofol were used as anesthetics. The patient's treatment course and hypothesized mechanisms underlying the clinical presentation and symptom resolution are described. PMID:24396132

Pineiro, Mildred Lopez; Roberts, Antoinette M; Waxler, Jessica L; Mullett, Jennifer E; Pober, Barbara R; McDougle, Christopher J

2014-11-01

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Acute respiratory distress syndrome in a pregnant woman with systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report.  

PubMed

When the disease activity of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is controlled appropriately, a pregnant woman who has lupus is able to carry safely to term and deliver a healthy infant. While the physiology of a healthy pregnancy itself influences ventilatory function, acute pulmonary distress may decrease oxygenation and influence both mother and fetus. Though respiratory failure in pregnancy is relatively rare, it remains one of the leading conditions requiring intensive care unit admission in pregnancy and carries a high risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality, not to mention the complexity caused by lupus flare. We report a case of SLE complicated with lupus pneumonitis and followed by acute respiratory distress during pregnancy. Though there is a high risk of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality, maternal respiratory function improved after cesarean section and treatment of the underlying causes. The newborn had an extremely low birth weight but was well at discharge. PMID:25145338

Chen, Y-J A; Tseng, J-J; Yang, M-J; Tsao, Y-P; Lin, H-Y

2014-12-01

392

Colonic carcinoma presenting as an appendiceal abscess in a young woman.  

PubMed

A 38-year-old woman with stage T4N0M0 adenocarcinoma of the cecum presented with what seemed to be an appendiceal abscess. She had a 10-month history of intermittent abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant. Initial laparotomy revealed an abscess in that quadrant. The abscess was drained. A mass in the cecum, associated with dense fibrous tissue and abscess formation, was found on subsequent surgical exploration. Pathological examination revealed a well-differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma of the cecum with transmural invasion. The lesion had replaced most of the vermiform appendix and was associated with a periappendiceal abscess. Colonic carcinoma masquerading as acute appendicitis or an appendiceal abscess is a well-recognized entity in the elderly but may be overlooked in younger patients because malignant disease is not suspected. PMID:8599793

Ramsay, J A; Rose, T H; Ross, T

1996-02-01

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Appendiceal endometriosis in a pregnant woman presenting with acute perforated appendicitis  

PubMed Central

Endometriosis is a common disease in women of childbearing age and is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma in organs outside of the uterine cavity. Appendiceal endometriosis is very uncommon and accounts for a small fraction of all cases of extrapelvic endometriosis. Cases of that which occur during pregnancy are extremely rare with an incidence that ranges between 3 and 8 deliveries per 10 000. This makes the diagnosis extremely difficult and represents a challenge in the management of the patient. In this report we describe the case of a pregnant woman who underwent ileocecectomy for perforated appendicitis stemming from endometriosis and subsequent pre-term delivery of a 31-week-old fetus. PMID:24968435

Lebastchi, Amir H.; Prieto, Peter A.; Chen, Charlie; Lui, Felix Y.

2013-01-01

394

Congenital aortic sinus aneurysm causing sudden unexpected death in a 56-year-old woman.  

PubMed

Sudden unexpected death due to hemopericardium generally has 2 main causes, rupture of the ascending aorta or rupture of a transmural myocardial infarct. We report an unusual cause of fatal hemopericardium in a 56-year-old woman that occurred in the setting of a motor vehicle mishap.At autopsy, 300 mL of blood were present in the pericardial sac, due to rupture of a previously undetected congenital aortic sinus aneurysm. The low velocity of the automobile at the time of impact with a fence, and the absence of vehicle-related trauma, led to the conclusion that rupture of the aneurysm caused the motor vehicle mishap, rather than vice versa. Because of the typically silent nature of such aneurysms, it is likely that their rupture will occur out-of-hospital and require a forensic investigation. PMID:19465818

Fealey, Michael E; Edwards, William D; McMaster, Kitt R; Carter, John B

2009-06-01

395

Viable intrauterine pregnancy after spontaneous bilateral tubal ectopics in a multiparous woman: a case report  

PubMed Central

Introduction Bilateral ectopic pregnancies are increasing due to an increase in the incidence of pelvic inflammatory disease and increase in assisted reproductive techniques. Spontaneous conception after bilateral ectopic pregnancies is extremely rare. Case presentation A 33-year-old Indian woman presented with ruptured ectopic pregnancy associated with hemoperitoneum for which she underwent a laparotomy. The diagnosis of bilateral ectopic pregnancies was made during surgery. Salpingectomy was done on one side and the other tube was conserved with salpingostomy. Six months after surgery, she conceived spontaneously and a transvaginal ultrasound examination revealed a 5-weeks live intrauterine pregnancy. Conclusion A meticulous surgical technique conserving one fallopian tube resulted in subsequent viable intrauterine pregnancy. The approach to such a case along with steps to minimize tubal damage is presented. PMID:23786635

2013-01-01

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Unilateral Psoriasis in a Woman with Ipsilateral Post-Mastectomy Lymphedema  

PubMed Central

Psoriasis is a multi-factorial disease with various clinical manifestations. We present a case of unilateral psoriasis associated with ipsilateral lymphedema that developed after mastectomy for breast cancer. A 42-year-old Korean woman was referred to our clinic with a 1-month history of multiple erythematous scaly patches on the right arm, back, and breast and was diagnosed with psoriasis by a skin biopsy. Three years previously, she had been diagnosed with breast cancer (T1N2), underwent a right quadrantectomy and axillary lymph node dissection, and completed adjuvant chemotherapy followed by high-dose adjuvant radiotherapy. She had started rehabilitation therapy on the right arm for secondary lymphedema 30 months previously. Because of the long interval between radiation and psoriasis, we speculated that changes in the local milieu caused by the lymphedema might be a causative factor. We hereby report a rare case of unilateral psoriasis following post-mastectomy lymphedema. PMID:22346263

Kim, Minji; Jung, Jae Yoon; Na, Se Young; Na, Sun Jae; Lee, Jong Hee

2011-01-01

397

Curative resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma in a 25-year-old woman: report of a case.  

PubMed

A 25-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with persistent upper abdominal pain. Preoperative imaging studies revealed a hilar bile duct stricture with portal venous encasement, and the patient underwent curative resection involving extended left hepatectomy and segmental portal vein resection. The pathological findings demonstrated a well-differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma of the bile duct with regional lymph node metastasis (stage IIIB according to the UICC TNM classification), as well as the overexpression of p53 proteins and the K-ras gene mutation in tumor cells. The patient has shown no evidence of recurrence in the 10 months since the operation. Although there are several reports of relatively young adults with cholangiocarcinoma, the majority of such patients demonstrate either an anomalous arrangement of the pancreaticobiliary duct system or primary sclerosing cholangitis. The absence of any morphological abnormalities in this patient's biliary system implicates de novo carcinogenesis as the most likely cause of the cholangiocarcinoma. PMID:23580078

Murakami, Sae; Ajiki, Tetsuo; Ueno, Kimihiko; Sawa, Hidehiro; Tsuchida, Shinobu; Otsubo, Izuru; Yoshida, Yuko; Shinozaki, Kenta; Okazaki, Taro; Matsumoto, Ippei; Fukumoto, Takumi; Ku, Yonson

2014-07-01

398

[Clinical diagnosis and decision in practice. A young woman with back pain].  

PubMed

A woman aged 23 visited the GP because of nagging back pain at the level of L.2-L.3. In spite of the atypical symptom, the GP made the diagnosis of 'back pain of myogenic origin', possibly the result of camping in inclement weather. When the pain was still present after one week, the patient coughed, produced greyish-green mucus, was dyspnoeic, had 38.5 degrees C fever, while crepitations and reduced breathing sounds were heard in the right lower lung fields, the working diagnosis of 'pneumonia' was made. No laboratory studies were done; X-ray diagnostics and a good response to antibiotic treatment confirmed the diagnosis. After the symptoms recurred and patient's use of an oral contraceptive was established, she was examined for 'pulmonary embolism'. After this condition was shown to be likely, anticoagulant treatment was instituted, which led to rapid recovery. PMID:10028325

van Weel, C; Lagro-Janssen, A L; Lagro, H A; van den Bosch, W J

1998-11-01

399

Investigation, science, and research partner to solve elderly woman's shocking homicide.  

PubMed

As the investigation and prosecution of sexual homicide cases becomes increasing complex, law enforcement agencies are utilizing alternative avenues of investigative assistance. In 2004, the Oakland County, Michigan Sheriff's Office was faced with the horrific sexual assault and murder of an elderly woman. Although familiar with violent crime, this extremely violent and unusual case motivated the police to enlist the help of forensic scientists and FBI violent crime researchers to assist their investigation. This partnership led to the successful investigation and prosecution of the offender and serves as a model for law enforcement agencies willing to consider using additional available resources in order to successfully resolve unusual and extraordinarily violent sexual crimes. PMID:17073059

Safarik, Mark E; Wurtz, David G

2006-01-01

400

A Radial Sclerosing Lesion Mimicking Breast Cancer on Mammography in a Young Woman  

PubMed Central

A spiculated mass on a mammogram is highly suggestive of malignancy. We report the case of a 32-year-old woman with a radial sclerosing lesion that mimicked breast cancer on mammography. She visited her physician after palpating a lump in her left breast. Mammography showed architectural distortion in the upper inner quadrant of the left breast. Ultrasonography showed a low echoic area with an ambiguous boundary. Core needle biopsy was performed because of the suspicion of malignancy. Histological examination did not reveal any malignant cells. After 6 months, the breast lump became larger and the patient was referred to our hospital. Mammography performed in our hospital showed a spiculated mass, and therefore mammotome biopsy was performed. Histological examination revealed dense fibroelastic stroma with a wide variety of mastopathic changes, leading to a diagnosis of a radial sclerosing lesion. One year after the biopsy, the lump on her left breast had disappeared and mammography showed no spiculated mass. PMID:22539921

Furukawa, Masashi; Taira, Naruto; Iha, Shigemichi; Nogami, Tomohiro; Shien, Tadahiko; Omori, Masako; Doihara, Hiroyoshi

2012-01-01

401

Multiple Brain Tuberculomas in a 32-year-old Woman with Chronic Headache.  

PubMed

Tuberculosis (TB) has re-emerged in the two past decades as a major health problem worldwide. Presently, more than 2 billion people (one third of the world population) are infected with TB, of which approximately 10% will develop the clinical disease. The incidence of central nervous system (CNS) TB is related to the prevalence of TB in the community, and it is still the most common type of chronic CNS infection in developing countries. We describe a 32-year-old woman, who presented with chronic headache, followed by gaze palsy and decreased level of consciousness. The disease was diagnosed through TB PCR of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). Anti TB drugs and corticosteroid were started for her and she responded successfully to treatment. We conclude that TB of CNS should be considered in patients with chronic headache, particularly in endemic regions because its diagnosis may be missed. PMID:25305774

Ahmadi, Fatemeh; Nashibi, Roohangiz; Naghieh, Masih; Feizi, Jalil; Shirmardi, Mohammad

2014-10-01

402

Aortic Dissection and Postpartum Cardiomyopathy in a Postpartum Young Woman: A Case Report Study  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Aortic dissection is a rare condition in young women and usually related with congenital anomalies of aorta and connective tissue disorders. We reported a 34-year-old postpartum woman with aortic dissection. Case Presentation: The patient complained of respiratory distress and weakness with no abdominal pain or chest pain 20 days after delivery and had no history of hypertension during pregnancy and perinatal or prior heart disease. Postpartum cardiomyopathy and left ventricular dysfunction were diagnosed by imaging study and cardiac enzyme level. Finally, CT-scan was performed and showed aortic dissection. The patient underwent surgery and after surgery, she was alive without any problem. Conclusions: Patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy and aortic dissection could be cured with good medical care. PMID:24910806

Jalalian, Rozita; Saravi, Mehrdad; Banasaz, Bahar

2014-01-01

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A case of bilateral stress fractures in an old woman: three years of pain  

PubMed Central

Summary In elderly patients frequent episodes of joint pain of lower limbs exacerbated by stress and resistant to treatment occur frequently. This paper reports a case of a long lasting bilateral atraumatic knee pain with a final diagnosis of bilateral stress fractures of proximal tibia in osteoporotic postmenopausal woman. The distinctive trait of this case is that the fracture has set in bilaterally and associated with an isthmic L4–L5 spondylolisthesis in a patient afflicted by a decline in mood. This particular clinical picture has delayed the diagnosis and the suitable treatment for 3 years. Therapy for this type of patients must aim in the acute phase at pain relief and only after must be settled in a long term antiosteoporotic therapy. We choose clodronate acyd for pain relief and after strontium ranelate for osteoporosis prevention. PMID:25285149

Scaglione, Michelangelo; Fabbri, Luca; Dell'Omo, Dario; Gambini, Francesco; Di Rollo, Federica; Guido, Giulio

2014-01-01

404

[Severe rectal bleeding in an Tunisian woman: colonic tuberculosis mimicking a tumor].  

PubMed

Since colonic tuberculosis is uncommon and its bifocal pseudo-tumor form is exceptional, differential diagnosis with the colonic cancer is exceedingly difficult. The purpose of this report is to describe a case of primary colonic tuberculosis in two separate locations discovered in a patient presenting with persistent massive hematochezia. A 69-year-old woman was examined for hematochezia, abdominal pain and recent weight loss. Colonoscopy revealed the presence of two ulcerated tumor-like lesions in right colon. One of these lesions caused significant stenosis. Histological examination of biopsy specimens was inconclusive. Colonic tumor with bleeding was considered as the most likely diagnosis. Surgical exploration demonstrated one tumor in the cecum and another in the ascending colon. Right hemicolectomy was performed. Histological examination of the surgical specimen demonstrated a granulomatous reaction pattern with caseous necrosis. Conventional antituberculosis treatment led to clinical improvement. PMID:19499744

Abid, M; Ben Amar, M; Dammak, Y; Amouri, A; Cheikhrouhou, H; Khalif, M; Ayadi, L; Mzali, R; Frikha, M F; Beyrouti, M I

2009-02-01

405

A 46-year-old woman with left shoulder pain and worsening dyspnea.  

PubMed

A 46-year-old woman presented with worsening dyspnea and palpitations for 3 days following an episode of left shoulder pain. The patient had received a diagnosis of patent ductus arteriosus with Eisenmenger syndrome in childhood but had been inconsistently taking digoxin and diuretics since then. She was married but had never been pregnant. Over the previous 2 to 3 years, her exercise capacity had decreased significantly, with frequent episodes of near syncope and chest pain. She had developed bilateral leg edema. Three days prior to admission, she noticed an episode of severe, sharp pain in her left shoulder that was nonradiating but associated with palpitations and sweating and that lasted for about 20 min. The shoulder pain subsided spontaneously but her dyspnea worsened significantly, which prompted her to present to the ED. PMID:25180748

Liu, Shuang; Li, Xiaoyun; Huang, Xiaoyong; Li, Tiezheng; Yang, Ya; Qiao, Renli

2014-09-01

406

An uncommon coronary artery fistula causing survived sudden cardiac death in a young woman.  

PubMed

Although most patients suffering from a coronary artery fistula remain asymptomatic during childhood and adolescence, many of them develop complications in adulthood due to volume overload, endocarditis or ischemia. Here we present a young woman surviving a sudden cardiac death due to myocardial ischemia with subsequent ventricular fibrillation caused by thrombosis of a coronary artery fistula deriving from the left main coronary artery. Parts of the thrombus had been embolized into the circumflex artery causing posterior myocardial infarction. The thrombosis might have been initiated by local compression from a round extracardiac mass of 3 cm with liquid and solid content located between the vena cava superior and the ascending aorta. This structure was suspected to be a hematoma which had been caused by a blunt thoracic trauma while playing soccer 2 weeks before. PMID:16047119

Dichtl, Wolfgang; Waldenberger, Peter; Pachinger, Otmar; Müller, Silvana

2005-08-01

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Community Acquired Chronic Arthritis due to Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a Previously Healthy Pregnant Woman  

PubMed Central

Septic arthritis caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa is uncommon in the immunocompetent population, despite its occurrence in younger patients with open injuries and in intravenous drug abusers. Here we report a case of septic arthritis caused by P. aeruginosa. This case is unique for several reasons. First, it is a case of septic arthritis in a pregnant woman with no traditional risk factors reported in the literature including history of prior traumatic events, hospitalisation, or chronic underlying disease. She was suspected of having transient osteoporosis associated with pregnancy to involve both hip joints. Second, this is the first reported case of a community acquired chronic septic arthritis due to P. aeruginosa involving large joints of both upper and lower extremities. The patient was treated successfully with a combination of ceftazidime and amikacin for 4 weeks followed by oral ciprofloxacin 750?mg twice daily for 8 weeks. PMID:25371836

Yilmaz, Mesut; Arslan, Ferhat; Mert, Ali

2014-01-01

408

[Urgent cesarean section in a pregnant woman with carbon monoxide poisoning].  

PubMed

Recognition of carbon monoxide is difficult due to its plain physical-chemical properties. Carbon and gas operating heating systems may cause severe poisoning. Carbon-monoxide intoxication may generate severe hypoxic damage and it may cause death. The authors present the case of severe carbon monoxide poisoning affecting one young child and five adults, including a pregnant woman. Because the availability of hyperbaric oxygen therapy is limited in Hungary, urgent cesarean section was performed to avoid intrauterine hypoxic damage. The authors note that there are no standardized non-invasive methods for measuring fetal carbon-monoxide level and that the level of carbon monoxide accumulation is higher and the clearance is longer in the fetus than in the mother. The pathophysiology of carbon monoxide intoxication and therapeutic options in pregnancy are discussed. PMID:24860052

Gara, Edit; Gesztes, Éva; Doroszlai, Richárd; Zacher, Gábor

2014-06-01

409

Severe facial swelling in a pregnant woman after using hair dye.  

PubMed

A 33-year-old Caucasian pregnant woman (26 weeks' gestation) presented to the emergency department. She had a 2-day history of severe itching of the scalp and steadily worsening swelling of the face over the previous 12 h, which had extended to the neck. She had no difficulty breathing. The itching and swelling had developed 3 days after she had used hair dye. The patient had no history of allergic responses to hair dye or black henna tattoos. A diagnosis of type IV delayed hypersensitivity reaction was made. Permanent hair dyes are the most frequently used professional hair dyes and are most commonly based on paraphenylenediamine (PPD) or related chemicals. PPD is known to be one of the most potent allergens which cause allergic contact dermatitis. After treatment with intravenous antihistamines and steroids, the facial swelling reduced and the patient had completely recovered by the following day. PMID:24686800

van Genderen, Michel E; Carels, Ginette; Lonnee, Edward R; Dees, Adriaan

2014-01-01

410

Abortion Crisis in Peru: Finding a Woman’s Right to Obtain Safe and Legal Abortions in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women  

Microsoft Academic Search

Under Peruvian law, abortion is illegal unless it is necessary to save the life of the mother. At the same time a woman can be imprisoned if she receives an illegal abortion. Yet, despite its illegality and the threat of punishment, there are over 350,000 illegal and clandestine abortions performed each year in Peru and nearly 65,000 of these women

Sarah A Huff

2007-01-01

411

Pregnancy complicated by focal nodular hyperplasia: a case report of one woman over two consecutive courses of pregnancy  

PubMed Central

Key Clinical Message We encountered a woman with a preexisting large focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) of the liver, persisting during two separate pregnancies. FNH size was not affected by either pregnancy. Her elevated serum ?-glutamyltransferase and alkaline phosphatase levels before pregnancy were reduced during both pregnancies, but returned to prepregnancy levels after delivery. PMID:25356205

Gomi, Yousuke; Takagi, Kenjiro; Matunaga, Shigetaka; Matsumura, Hideyoshi; Saito, Masahiro; Seki, Hiroyuki

2013-01-01

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Hemolytic disease of newborn due to anti-Jk b in a woman with high risk pregnancy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This case illustrates the importance of blood group antibodies in antenatal serology other than Rh system as a cause of hemolytic disease of newborn (HDN). In India, antenatal antibody screening is done at majority of transfusion centers in only Rh (D) negative mothers. In this multigravida woman with high risk obstetrical history, an antenatal antibody screening by indirect antiglobulin test

Beenu Thakral; Sheetal Malhotra; Karan Saluja; Praveen Kumar; Neelam Marwaha

2010-01-01

413

The Mature Woman in Higher Education: What's a Nice Old Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Mature women are returning to colleges and universities in ever-increasing numbers. These women have special goals and special needs and it is essential that institutions of higher education respond to these needs. The problems faced by the older woman student are numerous and may be characterized as either institutional or personal. Institutional…

Ryan, Monnie

414

From the Woman Question in Technology to the Technology Question in FeminismRethinking Gender Equality in IT Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

There have, by now, been a number of thorough-going critiques of what has variously been called the ‘equality’, ‘equity’ or ‘liberal’ approach to understanding ‘the woman problem in technology’ by those who would prefer to focus on ‘the technology question in feminism’. Most of these critiques adopt deconstructivist techniques to expose the limitations of equality approaches, including, most centrally, their

Flis Henwood

2000-01-01

415

The midwife's role: Challenges and changes in the post-medical movement towards woman-centred midwifery care  

Microsoft Academic Search

The current movement towards woman-centred midwifery care is creating many changes for practicing midwives. In order to address these changes, midwives, particularly those working in the hospital system, need to be clear about their role in the care of childbearing women, and how they can be part of the solution in changing the fractured maternity care currently operating under the

Liz Newnham

2001-01-01

416

PATHOLOGICAL AND SERUM CHEMISTRY PROFILES OF BROWN BULLHEADS (AMERIURUS NEBULOSUS) FROM THE BLACK RIVER AND OLD WOMAN CREEK, OHIO  

EPA Science Inventory

This study compares serum chemistry values for brown bullheads (Amciurus nebulosus) from the industrially contaminated Black River, Ohio, with the rural and relatively uncontaminated Old Woman Creek, Ohio. ifty-two percent (24 of 46) brown bullheads over 3-years-old had liver neo...

417

Beauty Queens and Unruly Women in the Year of the Woman Governor: Jennifer Granholm and the Visibility of Leadership  

Microsoft Academic Search

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm capitalized on the most viable resources of the unruly woman during her 2002 campaign: direct language, action-oriented responses, public dissemination of policy plans, and strategic use of visibility. The result complicated the beauty queen narrative that framed her campaign. This study underscores the potency of the beauty queen narrative in our political culture and ways to

Kristina Horn Sheeler

2010-01-01

418

The Smiling Sunbather and the Chivalrous Football Player: Young Adolescents' Images of the Ideal Woman and Man  

Microsoft Academic Search

One hundred and eighty-one ninth grade students were randomly as-signed the ideal man or ideal woman version of a questionnaire in which they ranked ten qualities of the ideal person and drew a picture of the ideal person doing something. Four ideal types emerged. Girls depicted the ideal man as \\

Deborah A. Stiles; Judith L. Gibbons; Jo Schnellmann

1987-01-01

419

Physical Activity in the Life of a Woman with Severe Cerebral Palsy: Showing Competence and Being Socially Connected  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We used a life-history approach to investigate the meanings and experiences of physical activity in the life of a 25-year-old woman with severe cerebral palsy (Amy). Amy and her mother were interviewed about Amy's life and her involvement in physical activity. The conversation was audio-recorded and transcribed verbatim. We interpreted Amy's story…

Gaskin, Cadeyrn J.; Andersen, Mark B.; Morris, Tony

2009-01-01

420

Sewing Empowerment: Examining Multiple Identity Shifts as a Mexican Immigrant Woman Develops Expertise in a Sewing Cooperative Community of Practice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article demonstrates how one woman's identity changed as she was empowered through her participation in a sewing cooperative community of practice. A community of practice framework allows examination of participation in ongoing negotiated interactions in which people construct expert and novice identities as they work together. Identity, as…

Vickers, Caroline H.; Deckert, Sharon K.

2013-01-01

421

(MIS) Representing the Dalit Woman: Reification of Caste and Gender Stereotypes in the Hindi Didactic Literature of Colonial India  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the complex social and literary narratives that functioned in the name of the Dalit woman in late colonial north India. It does so by scrutinizing a literary genre of the period, namely didactic literature and domestic manuals in Hindi, which principally addressed themselves to middle class, high caste Hindu women. However, this paper examines ways in which

Charu Gupta

2008-01-01

422

Physical Activity in the Life of a Woman with Cerebral Palsy: Physiotherapy, Social Exclusion, Competence, and Intimacy  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Although physical activity can have substantial mental and physical health benefits, people with cerebral palsy usually lead sedentary lives. To understand, at an individual level, this inactivity, we interviewed a 29-year-old minimally active woman with cerebral palsy (Alana) about the meanings and experiences of physical activity throughout her…

Gaskin, Cadeyrn J.; Andersen, Mark B.; Morris, Tony

2012-01-01

423

A WOMAN'S PURITISM, AND THE POLITICS OF DOMINANCE IN JANE AUSTEN'S MANSFIELD PARK, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, AND EMMA  

Microsoft Academic Search

This essay demonstrates Austen's ability to combine two ironical ideologies in her simple romantic stories, using the basic ideological principles to promote her central concern. Austen recreates her cultural society realistically to the extent that it takes her readers into middle class Georgian England characterized by conflicts of dominance, and the question of the woman's puritism, her worth, and romantically,

Rebecca Kenseh Madaki; Li Zeng

2013-01-01

424

"No Philosophy Carries So Much Conviction as the Personal Life": Mary Wright Plummer as an Independent Woman.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides an overview of the life of Mary Wright Plummer, a leader in American librarianship, and her effort to construct a personal identity as an independent woman. Highlights include her Quaker childhood; European travels; self-actualization and career strategies; and blending public and private spheres. (Contains 101 references.) (LRW)

Maack, Mary Niles

2000-01-01

425

A Rhetorical Criticism-Women's Studies Course: Exploring Texts and Contexts in the American Woman's Suffrage Movement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An undergraduate course in rhetorical criticism at Wilkes University incorporated a major component on the rhetoric of the American Woman's Suffrage Movement. Considerable time was devoted to critiquing "traditional" approaches to rhetorical criticism from a feminist perspective and to questioning the appropriateness of various methodologies for…

Elmes-Crahall, Jane

426

Constructive remodeling of CorMatrix extracellular matrix after aortic root repair in a 90-year-old woman.  

PubMed

An acellular, noncrosslinked, extracellular-matrix bioscaffold patch was used for aortic root reconstruction after aortic valve replacement in a 90-year-old woman. After her death 3 years later, histologic examination showed constructive remodeling and host-tissue regeneration at the site of the extracellular matrix bioscaffold patch. PMID:24792299

Slachman, Frank N

2014-05-01

427

Eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue in an 80-year-old Iranian woman after a psychologically stressful event.  

PubMed

Eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa is a benign self-limiting, chronic lesion more frequently seen in the oral cavity or tongue that can mimic squamous cell carcinoma. The pathogenesis of this problem is unknown. In this paper, we present a case of an 80-year-old woman with eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue after a psychologically stressful event. PMID:23417388

Akhavan, Ali; Mosavi, Ali; Jarrahi, Mohammadreza; Navabii, Hossein

2013-01-01

428

Ethnic Differences in the Goodenough-Harris Draw-a-Man and Draw-a-Woman Tests.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The draw-a-man (DAM) and draw-a-woman (DAW) tests were given to 307 school children in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. The children were ethnically Malay, Chinese, or Indian (Tamil), and all came from lower socioeconomic groups. Journal availability: British Medical Journal, 1172 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02134. (Author)

Dugdale, A. E.; Chen, S. T.

1979-01-01

429

MYTHS ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT Myth Sexual harassment is a woman's problem and only happens to women who flirt, dress  

E-print Network

be affected by a hostile and uncomfortable environment created by harassment or intimidation. Myth - SexualMYTHS ABOUT SEXUAL HARASSMENT Myth ­ Sexual harassment is a woman's problem and only happens to women who flirt, dress provocatively or otherwise "invite" it. Fact ­ Sexual harassment most often

Dyer, Bill

430

THE UTILITY OF THE REASONABLE WOMAN LEGAL STANDARD IN HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT CASES: A Multimethod, Multistudy Examination  

Microsoft Academic Search

The case of Ellison v. Brady (1991) was a landmark decision in establishing a new legal standard—the reasonable woman standard—for evaluating hostile environment allegations of sexual harassment and in relying, albeit indirectly, on social science evidence to support its decision. The authors review the legal standard in sexual harassment law, and the legal arguments and social science evidence underlying Ellison.

Barbara A. Gutek; Maureen Ann OConnor; Renée Melançon; Margaret S. Stockdale; Tracey M. Geer; Robert S. Done

1999-01-01

431

Energy cost of running and Achilles tendon stiffness in man and woman trained runners  

PubMed Central

Abstract The energy cost of running (Erun), a key determinant of distance running performance, is influenced by several factors. Although it is important to express Erun as energy cost, no study has used this approach to compare similarly trained men and women. Furthermore, the relationship between Achilles tendon (AT) stiffness and Erun has not been compared between men and women. Therefore, our purpose was to determine if sex?specific differences in Erun and/or AT stiffness existed. Erun (kcal kg?1 km?1) was determined by indirect calorimetry at 75%, 85%, and 95% of the speed at lactate threshold (sLT) on 11 man (mean ± SEM, 35 ± 1 years, 177 ± 1 cm, 78 ± 1 kg, 1 = 56 ± 1 mL kg?1 min?1) and 18 woman (33 ± 1 years, 165 ± 1 cm, 58 ± 1 kg, 2 = 50 ± 0.3 mL kg?1 min?1) runners. AT stiffness was measured using ultrasound with dynamometry. Man Erun was 1.01 ± 0.06, 1.04 ± 0.07, and 1.07 ± 0.07 kcal kg?1 km?1. Woman Erun was 1.05 ± 0.10, 1.07 ± 0.09, and 1.09 ± 0.10 kcal kg?1 km?1. There was no significant sex effect for Erun or RER, but both increased with speed (P < 0.01) expressed relative to sLT. High?range AT stiffness was 191 ± 5.1 N mm?1 for men and 125 ± 5.5 N mm?1, for women (P < 0.001). The relationship between low?range AT stiffness and Erun was significant at all measured speeds for women (r2 = 0.198, P < 0.05), but not for the men. These results indicate that when Erun is measured at the same relative intensity, there are no sex?specific differences in Erun or substrate use. Furthermore, differences in Erun cannot be explained solely by differences in AT stiffness. PMID:24744857

Fletcher, Jared R.; Pfister, Ted R.; MacIntosh, Brian R.

2013-01-01

432

Variable expressivity familial cherubism: woman transmitting cherubism without suffering the disease  

PubMed Central

Cherubism is classified within the group of benign osteo-fibrous lesions. Aside from facial deformities, it may account for major complications. It has been observed that the disease is caused by a mutation in the gene SH3BP2 (SH3-domain binding protein 2), which is located at chromosome 4pl6.3. Here we present two cases of familial cherubism, uncle and nephew, with variable clinical involvement (“Expressivity”), and one case of a woman (sister and mother, respectively), who transmitted cherubism without suffering the disease. In this article we have shown that, in familial cherubism cases, the mutation is inherited through an autosomal dominant transmission. Mutations affecting gene SH3BP2 cause variable clinical involvement (variable expressivity), involvement can be moderate, severe or may result merely in asymptomatic carriers. Since the possibility of transmission reaches 50% of chances, we believe that it is important to develop genetic counseling for both patients and carriers, in order to prevent or minimize new affected offspring. PMID:24382142

2013-01-01

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Evidence-based nursing care management for the pregnant woman with an ostomy.  

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Pregnancy presents many problems without working through additional problems in coping with an ostomy. Yet many women with an ostomy do get pregnant and do deliver healthy babies. Evidence-based nursing is of the utmost importance, as there is little published information on this topic. Because of the scarcity of pregnant subjects within the ostomy category, most studies, by necessity, select a purposive subject base. Therefore, other information sources regarding nursing management of the pregnant woman with an ostomy take on considerably more importance. This article explores other forms of evidence that can be used in managing the care of pregnant ostomy patients and specifically how nurses can integrate various sources of information in designing an evidence-based nursing care plan. Nonpharmacologic forms of relaxation therapy, easily used by nurses, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction, guided imagery, and hypnosis, are also identified as some ways nurses can relieve anxiety and experiential stress associated with pregnancy in women who have an ostomy. PMID:16444102

Sredl, Darlene; Aukamp, Virginia

2006-01-01

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[Home nursing care of a woman with a malignant wound in a primary health care setting].  

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The gradual increase in life expectancy in the Spanish population has led to an increase cancer episodes (the second leading cause of mortality in Spain), and an increase in wounds of neoplastic origin, which have a different healing time from other wounds. This article describes the case of an 85 year-old woman with a malignant wound, due to a recurrent skin lymphangiosarcoma, and her inclusion in the Primary Care home care program with the home care support team (PADES). The overall assessment of the person and not just "the wound", and an individualised nursing care plan led to pain control, wound healing and prevention of complications (constipation, worsening of the injury). Tumour wound care using the process of moist wound healing has been effective even in a fragile tissue. Monitoring and surrounding skin care is essential for the wound not to deteriorate further. In addition, hospitalisation of the patient, with the negative impact it could have on the quality of life of both the patient and her family, was avoided. PMID:22018774

Romero-Collado, Angel

2012-01-01

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Kaposiform lymphangiomatosis, a newly characterized vascular anomaly presenting with hemoptysis in an adult woman.  

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Disorders of the pulmonary lymphatic system include macro- and microcystic lymphatic malformations, primary or secondary lymphangiectasias, generalized lymphatic anomalies, diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis, and combinations of lymphatic and other tissue anomalies, including lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). We report a case of a patient with a newly defined entity classified as kaposiform lymphangiomatosis (KLA). This 50-year-old nonsmoking Hispanic woman presented with a 20-year history of cough, hemoptysis, chyloptysis, and pleuritic chest pain. Laboratory evaluation demonstrated a low normal platelet count, elevated d-Dimer, low normal fibrinogen, and elevated fibrin split products. Chest computerized tomography imaging showed enlarged hypodense lymph nodes in the mediastinum and hila, and peribronchovascular thickening, without evidence of cystic parenchymal lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging of the chest showed cystic mediastinal lymph nodes with heterogeneously increased T2 and decreased T1 signal intensity. Fiberoptic bronchoscopy revealed hyperemic mucosa with granular appearance suggestive of a submucosal infiltrative process. Pathological specimens revealed dilated, malformed lymphatic channels within the pleura, pulmonary septa, and bronchovascular bundles, and foci of perilymphatic and intralymphatic spindle cells which reacted with the Prospero homeobox protein 1 (PROX-1) immunostain. The morphology and immunohistochemistry results were consistent with a diagnosis of KLA. This newly recognized clinical-pathological entity among intrathoracic lymphatic anomalies is distinguished from generalized lymphatic anomaly and diffuse pulmonary lymphangiomatosis in part by characteristic hematological abnormalities and hemorrhagic complications, including hemoptysis, as experienced by our patient. PMID:24460439

Safi, Fadi; Gupta, Anita; Adams, Denise; Anandan, Vasuki; McCormack, Francis X; Assaly, Ragheb

2014-01-01

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Papillary thyroid cancer in a young woman affected by giant congenital melanocytic nevus, ultrasound diagnosis.  

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Data literatures report numerous association between giant congenital nevus and development alteration; only two cases describe its coexistence with thyroid disorders. However, we report the association of papillary thyroid cancer and giant congenital nevus. Papillary thyroid cancer is the most common differentiated thyroid cancer and has high prevalence in young women. In this paper we report: the case of a 18 years-old woman, affected by giant congenital melanocytic nevus on her back, who came to our observation because of one month of fever and increased volume of latero-cervical lymph nodes. Negative serologic tests allowed us to exclude lymphoma and mononucleosis. Because of the high risk (6%) that giant congenital melanocytic nevi could transform into malignant melanoma, we performed an ultrasound examination (US) of the cervical lymph nodes. The examination extended to the thyroid gland enabled us to visualize the same parenchyma alteration in both thyroid gland and lymph nodes. At last, fine-needle percoutaneus aspiration on thyroid lesion confirmed the presence of papillary carcinoma. In our case, thank to the optimal visualization of the parenchyma structure, US was diriment allowing a diagnosis of primitive thyroid lesion with an involvement of all lymph nodes in the neck. This findings legitimate the role of US as an accurate, noninvasive, radiation free and low-cost imaging technique in detecting differential diagnosis in the cervical lymphadenopathy, as well in preoperative staging thyroid carcinoma. PMID:22041799

Manganaro, L; Onesti, M G; Sergi, M E; Vinci, V; Maruccia, M; Soda, G; Marini, M

2011-01-01

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May-Thurner Syndrome in a 68-Year-Old Woman after Remote Abdominal Surgery  

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May-Thurner syndrome, also called iliac vein compression syndrome, is a rare cause of left iliac deep vein thrombosis, which arises from pulsatile compression of the left common iliac vein by the right common iliac artery. The resultant endothelial damage and intraluminal spur formation can lead to iliac deep vein thrombosis and sudden-onset left-lower-extremity edema and pain. Patients typically present with May-Thurner syndrome in their 2nd to 4th decades of life. In chronic form, the syndrome can be debilitating because of venous claudication and stasis ulcers. Surgical approaches and endovascular interventions have been effective in the acute phase of the disease, and intravenous stents can resolve the manifestations of chronic venous compression. Anticoagulation alone is ineffective, and a consensus regarding the usage and duration of antiplatelet and antithrombotic therapy has not been established. We present the case of a 68-year-old woman with a remote history of abdominal surgery who presented with left-lower-extremity edema and pain. Magnetic resonance venography of the pelvic veins yielded a definitive diagnosis of May-Thurner syndrome. Catheter-directed thrombolysis and intravenous stent placement resolved her symptoms, and she was discharged from the hospital on anticoagulative therapy. A year later, she had no residual pain or edema, and the affected veins were patent with normal phasic flow and normal responses to compression and augmentation. PMID:23467335

Fernando, Rajeev Ruben; Koranne, Ketan Prakash; Schneider, Daniel; Fuentes, Francisco

2013-01-01

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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy in a 62-Year-Old Immunocompetent Woman  

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Progressive multifocal encephalopathy (PML) is a rare demyelinating disease that typically presents in immunodeficient patients. We report a case of a previously healthy 62-Year-Old woman who suffered from an unsteady gait, throbbing headaches, and progressive left-sided weakness and numbness. Stroke was initially suspected based on imaging and symptoms. A series of follow-up magnetic resonance images of the brain showed a right parietal lesion growing in size as the patient became unable to walk and experienced increasing lethargy and confusion. A biopsy of the lesion was positive for the John Cunningham virus (JCV). A diagnosis of PML was made and she was started on mefloquine. No improvement was seen on this treatment and her condition worsened. Although PML remains uncommon in immunocompetent individuals, it cannot be ruled out based on their immune status. Although the exact cause remains uncertain, underlying or transient states of immunosuppression may be responsible for reactivation of the JCV in these patients. PMID:24711940

Gourineni, Venkata C.; Kumar, Yogesh; Bordea, Doru; Sena, Kanaga N.

2014-01-01

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ACOG Committee Opinion No. 600: Ethical issues in the care of the obese woman.  

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Rates of obesity in the United States have increased rapidly over the past several decades, and physicians should be prepared to care for obese patients in a nonjudgmental manner, being cognizant of the medical, social, and ethical implications of obesity. It is the responsibility of the physician to recognize the medical risks that are associated with obesity and to counsel the patient regarding these risks in an unbiased manner, respecting her autonomy and maintaining her dignity. Classifying obesity as a medical condition can serve to reduce bias toward obese patients and to change the approach toward the patient from one of blame to one of caring. It is unethical for physicians to refuse to accept a patient or decline to continue care that is within their scope of practice solely because the patient is obese. However, if physicians lack the resources necessary for the safe and effective care of the obese patient, consultation or referral or both are appropriate. Obesity education that focuses on the specific medical, cultural, and social issues of the obese woman should be incorporated into physician education at all levels. PMID:24848919

2014-06-01

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Liver failure in an obese middle-aged woman after biliointestinal bypass  

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Obesity is considered an emerging epidemic that is often associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Among the therapeutic options for morbid obesity, bariatric surgery plays an important role when conventional therapies fail. The effects of bariatric surgery on liver function and morphology are controversial in the literature. Liver failure has been reported after jejunoileal bypass (JIB), biliopancreatic diversion and gastric bypass. Biliointestinal bypass (BIB) is considered an effective procedure among recently introduced bariatric surgery techniques. It is a clinically safe, purely malabsorptive operation in which the blind intestinal loop of the JIB is anastomosed to the gallbladder, allowing a portion of bile to transit into excluded intestinal tract. BIB is the only procedure, to our knowledge, to have no liver side effects reported in the literature. We report the case of a young obese woman who developed liver failure 8 mo after BIB. She had a rapid weight loss (70 kg) with a reduction in body mass index of 41% from January to September 2012. Because of a severe hepatic decompensation, she was referred to a transplantation centre. We strongly believe that the most important pathogenetic mechanism involved in the development of liver injury is the rapid weight loss that produced a significant fatty liver infiltration. PMID:24303464

Sgambato, Dolores; Cotticelli, Gaetano; de Sio, Ilario; Funaro, Annalisa; Del Prete, Anna; de Sio, Chiara; Romano, Lorenzo; Federico, Alessandro; Gravina, Antonietta; Miranda, Agnese; Loguercio, Carmelina; Romano, Marco

2013-01-01

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[A 52 year-old woman with fever, cough and dyspnoea].  

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A 52 year-old woman with gastric cancer treated with surgery and chemotherapy, is admitted in our Internal Medicine Department because of the presence of fever (max 41.2 degrees C), dyspnoea, non-productive cough and mental confusion. The anamnesis and the physical examination address to the diagnosis of CAP (Community-Acquired Pneumonia); in particular the alteration of consciousness and the onset of symptoms after the insertion of a nose-gastric tube let us to consider the diagnosis of aspiration pneumonia. The clinical presentation and radiological imaging (Rx and CT of thorax) suggest the pattern of bronchiolitis obliterans with organizing pneumonia (BOOP). BOOP is not a disease, but a non specific pattern of answer to a lung injury. It can be either idiopathic or associated with a variety of causes, such as infections, drugs, radiations and connective tissue diseases. Besides the clinical course is complicated by the onset of an ARDS (Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome). The gold standard for the diagnosis is represented by lung biopsy with hystopathologic confirmation but, if it cannot be done, it's necessary to start immediately steroid therapy because BOOP may be fatal. The patient received antibiotic and steroid therapy with success. PMID:15700634

Palma Modoni, A; De Galasso, L; Scriccia, S; Milanetti, F; Sgambato, E; Spoto, S; Costantino, S

2004-09-01

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Seek and ye shall find: a case of Q fever in an elderly woman.  

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This case report concerns an elderly woman referred with a 6-month history of rising and falling fever in the range 38-40°C. She was examined repeatedly by her family doctor and given various antibiotic treatments before being hospitalized in our geriatric unit. Laboratory tests and microbiological studies led to a diagnosis of chronic Q fever, a zoonosis caused by Coxiella burnetii, a Gram-negative obligate intracellular coccobacillus; humans usually become infected by inhaling infectious airborne particles. The diagnosis of Q fever relies on serology with enzyme immunoassay (EIA). The main feature of Q fever is its clinical polymorphism: clinical signs may be aspecific and, in chronic cases, patients often do not recall having had the acute infection. As the most frequent and severe manifestation of Q fever is endocarditis, severe consequences may ensue. In our patient, broad-spectrum antibiotics were given before the serology results were available and rapid clinical improvement was achieved. This unusual disease should therefore also be considered in differential diagnosis of fever in the elderly, and age should not be considered as a contraindication for not performing all studies, because timely and adequate treatment is important partly to preserve elderly patients' self-sufficiency and to prevent them from becoming bedridden. PMID:22170110

Ruggiero, Elena; Inelmen, Emine Meral; Grosso, Giorgia; Manzato, Enzo

2012-10-01

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Management of Spigelian hernia caused by necrobiotic fibroma of the uterus in a pregnant woman?  

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INTRODUCTION Spigelian hernias are a rare type of hernia through the Spigelian aponeurosis. Spigelian hernias are very uncommon and constitute only 0.12% of all abdominal wall hernias. These hernias are located in the aponeurosis of the internal oblique muscle and transverse abdominal muscle. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 30-year-old woman at 28 weeks’ gestation was admitted to the obstetrics department due to pain and swelling in the anterior abdominal right region. On inspection, we suspected either a lipoma, a spontaneous hematoma, a tumor of the abdominal wall, or a Spigelian hernia. A Doppler USG and abdominal and pelvic Magnetic Resonance Imaging revealed necrobiotic fibroma of the uterus in Spigelian hernia. The patient was started on dual analgesic and corticotherapy. Overall, the patient improved one week after the acute episode and had no further pain during her gynecologic follow-up. DISCUSSION We have reported a first case of Spigelian hernia that was complicated by uterine fibroid. The clinical presentation varies, depending on the contents of the hernial sac and the degree of herniation. MRI is the preferred method for accurately identifying masses of the abdominal wall. Our treatment options were based on the extent of the acute-phase reaction and the venous thrombosis. CONCLUSION It is important to differentiate this rare Spigelian hernia from other hernias as the treatment for this hernia is medical rather than surgical. Before the final choice of treatment is made, digestive surgeons should bear this rare hernia in mind. PMID:24238671

Kassir, Radwan; Tarantino, Enrico; Lacheze, Robert; Brek, Amine; Di Bartolomeo, Aurelie; Tiffet, Olivier

2013-01-01

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Primary peripancreatic lymph node gastrinoma in a woman with MEN1.  

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A 39-year-old woman was admitted to hospital due to perforated relapsing duodenal ulcer. Clinical, laboratory, and surgical examinations revealed a peripancreatic lymph node gastrinoma as the cause of Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Further examinations established multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) with a germline mutation at codon 1153 (T->A) in exon 7, causing an amino-acid change, from isoleucine to asparagine (Ile348Asn), in the MEN1 gene. The following findings strongly supported a diagnosis of primary lymph node gastrinoma: a rapid fall of the serum gastrin level after operation, the continuous normalization of the serum gastrin level before and after secretin stimulation, the lack of any symptoms, and the absence of another tumor for 13 years after surgical resection of the tumor-bearing lymph node. A review of similar cases in the world literature reveals that not all gastrinomas in lymph nodes are the result of metastastic spread. A long-term symptom-free follow-up after the excision of a lymphnode gastrinoma is the only reliable criterion for the diagnosis of a primary lymph node tumor. To our knowledge, this is the only well-documented case of a primary lymph node gastrinoma in a patient with MEN1. Our case supports the idea that any gastrinoma in patients with MEN1 should be surgically resected for cure if possible. PMID:17013727

Zhou, Hui; Schweikert, Hans-Udo; Wolff, Martin; Fischer, Hans-Peter

2006-01-01

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Perfectionistic self-presentation and suicide in a young woman with major depression and psychotic features.  

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A woman in her midtwenties with a history of major depressive disorder and a recent major depressive episode with mood-congruent psychotic features died by suicide. Two weeks before her death, she demonstrated exceptional elevations on the nondisplay of imperfection factor of Hewitt and Flett's Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale. Perfectionism and especially perfectionistic self-presentation have been strongly associated with suicide across several populations, accounting for unique variance in suicidality beyond depression and hopelessness. Yet interpersonal facets of perfectionism are not recognized as clinical risk factors for suicide. There is also a paucity of research on perfectionism in relation to psychotic symptoms. This case account illustrates the role of perfectionistic self-presentation in suicides that occur seemingly without warning and, to our knowledge, this is the first examination of perfectionistic self-presentation and suicide in a case where psychotic features occurred. This study, though single case-based, draws attention to perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation and their potential roles in suicide, especially when accompanied by other risk factors. Future research in this area may elucidate the role of perfectionism in suicide, singularly and in the context of a comprehensive clinical risk assessment, demonstrating whether perfectionism confers information about suicide risk beyond known clinical risk factors. PMID:25328746

Hassan, Sabrina; Flett, Gordon L; Ganguli, Rohan; Hewitt, Paul L

2014-01-01

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Renal infarction versus pyelonephritis in a woman presenting with fever and flank pain.  

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Patients with fever, flank pain, and dysuria frequently are encountered in the emergency department. Acute pyelonephritis is the most likely diagnosis; however, its clinical and radiologic presentation consistently overlap with that of acute renal infarction. Ultrasound is unable to distinguish early infarction from nonabscessed acute pyelonephritis. Hence, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging are needed. We report the case of a 68-year-old woman who presented with fever, flank pain, and dysuria, along with respiratory distress and tachycardia. Elevated values for inflammatory indexes suggested a diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis, and subsequent contrast-enhanced computed tomography showed hypodense wedge-shaped areas in both kidneys. However, the presence of a thin rim of capsular enhancement (cortical rim sign), the absence of perirenal inflammatory changes, and the location of the lesions apart from defined calyces suggested the alternative diagnosis of renal infarction. The underlying cause was not identified until an episode of acute dyspnea revealed paroxysmal arrhythmia. Our case demonstrates that a thorough knowledge of the imaging findings of renal infarction and acute pyelonephritis is essential to correctly making the diagnosis. PMID:24767880

Piccoli, Giorgina B; Priola, Adriano M; Vigotti, Federica N; Guzzo, Gabriella; Veltri, Andrea

2014-08-01

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Mediastinal paraganglioma between the great vessels in an 81-year-old woman.  

PubMed

Nonfunctional paragangliomas are slow-growing, typically benign tumors that arise from the extra-adrenal paraganglion of the autonomic nervous system. They are identified and characterized with the use of computed tomography and other imaging methods; for definitive diagnosis, histopathologic evaluation is crucial. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice, and results of postoperative biochemical testing can reveal recurrence. Because of this lesion's familial association, genetic testing is suggested. We report the case of an 81-year-old woman who presented with neck pain, intermittent palpitations, hypertension, and dyspnea. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest revealed a multilobular, high-density lesion between the aorta and the pulmonary artery in the superior mediastinum. The patient's 24-hour urinary vanillylmandelic acid levels were not elevated, which suggested a nonfunctional tumor. Mediastinal exploration revealed a large, vascular, irregular, consistently firm mass that adhered to the aortic arch. Upon histopathologic analysis after complete resection, the mass was determined to be a paraganglioma with a low index of mitosis. The patient had postoperative respiratory insufficiency that necessitated tracheostomy, but she recovered well after rehabilitation. In addition to reporting our patient's case, we discuss the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of paragangliomas. PMID:23678220

Ghouri, Maaz A; Krishnan, Elangovan; Singh, Awinderpreet; Zaman, Tariq; Hallman, Charles H

2013-01-01

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Trisomy 18 mosaicism in a woman with normal intelligence, pigmentary dysplasia, and an 18 trisomic daughter  

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Survival beyond the age of 10 years is rare among 18-trisomic individuals. Most of these long-term survivors, when more than one tissue is studied, are normal/trisomy mosaics. They are usually mentally severely retarded with a variety of anomalies. There is another group of mosaic individuals: 7 women and a 13-year-old girl, with a low frequency of 18-trisomic cells, normal or mildly retarded intelligence, and minor anomalies. Two of them were diagnosed after delivering malformed stillborn infants. One of them was the mother of a trisomy 18 patient who was coincidentally found to have trisomy 18 mosaicism. Pigmentary dysplasia, previously called hypomelanosis of Ito, is a disorder with linear, swirly, or patchy, hypo- or hyperpigmented areas of skin, resulting from migration and interaction of melanoblasts of different pigmentary potential. The disorder is often accompanied by mosaic chromosomal abnormalities, including mosaic trisomy 18. Here we report a 26-year-old woman with low frequency trisomy 18 mosaicism, normal intelligence, and pigmentary dysplasia, who gave birth to an 18-trisomic girl. 12 refs., 1 fig.

Ukita, Masahiko; Hasegawa, Masaaki; Nakahori, Takashi [Kurashiki Central Hospital (Japan)] [Kurashiki Central Hospital (Japan)

1997-01-20

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Elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a 75-year-old woman with situs viscerum inversus totalis  

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Situs viscerum inversus totalis is a rare disorder presenting with complete transposition of thoracic and abdominal viscera. It is associated with certain organ anomalies, but it is not a predisposing factor to cholecystolithiasis. To date, fewer than 100 cholecystectomies in patients with situs inversus have been published worldwide. We report a case of a 75-year-old woman referred to our hospital with abdominal pain in the left hypochondrium. Situs inversus totalis and acute calculous cholecystitis were diagnosed and successfully conservatively treated with antibiotics. The patient underwent elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy 3 months later. The procedure and postoperative course were uneventful and the patient recovered well. The clinical presentation of these patients with cholecystolithiasis may be confusing and vague and the correct diagnosis delayed. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the gold standard in the treatment even though the operation requires some modifications in operating theatre arrangement and position of the surgical team. Most surgeons are right-handed, and to operate laparoscopically in the “mirror image” anatomical situation using mainly the left hand for dissection may be stressful, uncomfortable and more time-consuming. Some recommendations to overcome this issue have been published. In conclusion, the above-mentioned anomaly may cause some risk and delay of the exact diagnosis, but it is not dangerous in itself. Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a safe procedure, even in the case of acute cholecystitis, if performed by an experienced laparoscopic surgeon. The most dangerous is always an incautious and too self-confident surgeon. PMID:23256031

Hoffmann, Petr; Koci, Jaromir

2012-01-01

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Published Case Reports: One Woman's Account of Having Her Confidentiality Violated.  

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This is a personal story regarding one woman's experience of serving as a case study protagonist and later having a psychologist uncover her identity and retell her life story in the name of scientific investigative journalism. As a participant in a psychological case report, I believed that my confidentiality would be protected. Unfortunately, this case study participant found herself in the middle of the Memory Wars, and that turned out to be the catalyst for an unwanted inquiry into my life. A well-known memory researcher hired a private investigator to find me, gained access to a great deal of private information about me, and published this in detail without my permission. I discuss in this article how these actions affected my life in some very serious ways. I raise several issues about the meaning of my experience for further case study authors and the clients whose lives they present, as well as questions about the duties of psychologists to the subjects of their research and inquiry. PMID:24902594

Kluemper, Nicole S

2014-12-01

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Osteobiography of a 19th century elderly woman with pertrochanteric fracture and osteoporosis: a multidisciplinary approach.  

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In this paper the osteobiography of an elderly woman recovered from a cemetery tomb where she was buried in 1850, affected by hip fracture and osteoporosis, is described. The overall anthropological characteristics of the individual have been investigated. Macroscopic, radiographic, tomographic, microscopic, and chemical and structural examinations have been performed to give a detailed account of the condition of the skeleton. A non-union pertrochanteric fracture not surgically treated and probably due to senile osteoporosis was diagnosed. The consequences of the fracture to the bones show that this individual likely survived several years following the injury. The osseous features we describe (remodelled bone at the fracture site, asymmetry of entheseal changes likely related to the particular walking pattern of the individual) may be useful in personal identification of skeletons of legal interest. Regarding the recognition of osteoporosis in unearthed skeletons, our study underlines that the cortical thickness, microscopic features, degree of crystallinity and Ca/P ratio represent more useful elements than the mean bone density, mineral/matrix ratio and mineral maturity, which are more sensitive to diagenetic changes that affect the mineral phase post-mortem. PMID:24308247

Mariotti, Valentina; Milella, Marco; Orsini, Ester; Trirè, Alessandra; Ruggeri, Alessandro; Fornaciari, Gino; Minozzi, Simona; Caramella, Davide; Albisinni, Ugo; Gnudi, Saverio; Durante, Stefano; Todero, Antonio; Boanini, Elisa; Rubini, Katia; Bigi, Adriana; Belcastro, Maria Giovanna

2013-09-01

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Mediastinal Paraganglioma between the Great Vessels in an 81-Year-Old Woman  

PubMed Central

Nonfunctional paragangliomas are slow-growing, typically benign tumors that arise from the extra-adrenal paraganglion of the autonomic nervous system. They are identified and characterized with the use of computed tomography and other imaging methods; for definitive diagnosis, histopathologic evaluation is crucial. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice, and results of postoperative biochemical testing can reveal recurrence. Because of this lesion's familial association, genetic testing is suggested. We report the case of an 81-year-old woman who presented with neck pain, intermittent palpitations, hypertension, and dyspnea. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest revealed a multilobular, high-density lesion between the aorta and the pulmonary artery in the superior mediastinum. The patient's 24-hour urinary vanillylmandelic acid levels were not elevated, which suggested a nonfunctional tumor. Mediastinal exploration revealed a large, vascular, irregular, consistently firm mass that adhered to the aortic arch. Upon histopathologic analysis after complete resection, the mass was determined to be a paraganglioma with a low index of mitosis. The patient had postoperative respiratory insufficiency that necessitated tracheostomy, but she recovered well after rehabilitation. In addition to reporting our patient's case, we discuss the nature, diagnosis, and treatment of paragangliomas. PMID:23678220

Ghouri, Maaz A.; Krishnan, Elangovan; Singh, Awinderpreet; Zaman, Tariq; Hallman, Charles H.

2013-01-01

453

Networking among women snowboarders: a study of participants at an International Woman Snowboard Camp.  

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The article focuses on women snowboarders' networking and relationships with national snowboard associations and commercial organizers. The study was conducted at an International Women Snowboard Camp, which attracted women snowboarders from five different countries. A qualitative interview was undertaken with participants from each country, eight in total, plus an interview with one of the organizers (a woman). The results indicate that participants from the Nordic countries adopt a more proactive stand to promote snowboarding by organizing specific groups in relation to national associations, particularly the Norwegians and the Finnish. Furthermore, some collaboration across national boarders appeared. The only Swedish participant was associated with several snowboarding communities; whereas the Italian (only one) and the Latvian snowboarders had links with commercial organizers, apparently male dominated in structure. The findings are discussed in the light of Castells' network theory and identity construction in social movements, and gender perspectives. The participants' doing/undoing gender reveals different strategies in negotiating hegemonic masculinity and the power structure in the organizations. Narratives from the Nordic participants reflect undoing gender that impacts on identity constructions in terms of project and/or resistance identity. The Italians and Latvians seemingly do gender while undertaking a subordinate position in the male-dominated structure. PMID:20561284

Sisjord, M K

2012-02-01

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Chryseobacterium indologenes in a woman with acute leukemia in Senegal: a case report  

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Introduction This report documents a rare case of Chryseobacterium indologenes urinary tract infection in Senegal. Chryseobacterium indologenes is an uncommon human pathogen reported in hospital outbreaks in Taiwan and there have been some sporadic cases reported in Europe and in the USA mainly from immune-suppressed patients. Case presentation This case report describes a 42-year-old woman of Wolofa ethnicity who was hospitalized in our Department of Internal Medicine in a Senegalese university teaching hospital, with acute leukemia who died of severe sepsis 10 days following her hospitalization. A strain of Chryseobacterium indologenes isolated from her urine sample was resistant to several beta-lactams including ampicillin (minimum inhibitory concentrations ?256?g/mL), cefotaxime (minimum inhibitory concentrations 32?g/mL) and imipenem (minimum inhibitory concentrations ?32?g/mL), whereas it was susceptible to piperacillin (minimum inhibitory concentrations 16?g/mL), cefepime (minimum inhibitory concentrations 4?g/mL), ceftazidime (minimum inhibitory concentrations 4?g/mL), trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (minimum inhibitory concentrations ?0.25?g/mL) and all tested quinolones including nalidixic acid (minimum inhibitory concentrations ?2?g/mL). Conclusions Chryseobacterium indologenes although uncommon, is an important pathogen causing infection in hospitalized patients. The management of this infection needs better identification, drug susceptibility testing and monitoring of immunosuppressed patients with long hospitalizations. PMID:24886628

2014-01-01

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A 63 year old woman with white matter lesions and pachymeningeal inflammation.  

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We describe the case of a 63-year-old woman with CNS Rosai-Dorfman disease, presenting with diffuse dural infiltration, mimicking idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis, and right vertebral artery dissection. Her symptoms included a progressive 11-month history of vertigo, gait ataxia, and right thalamic stroke. A diagnosis of CNS Rosai-Dorfman disease was made following open dural biopsy, and later confirmed on autopsy studies. The autopsy demonstrated widespread dural infiltration by inflammatory cells, principally large histiocytes, many of which exhibited emperipolesis, a characteristic finding in Rosai-Dorfman disease. A second pathological finding on autopsy was the presence of multiple demyelinating plaques (with preservation of axons), located in the corpus callosum, periventricular white matter, and multiple brainstem segments. These were consistent with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. This case description serves to remind clinicians that CNS Rosai-Dorfman disease—although uncommon—may present as a focal, dural-based, hemispheric mass lesion, or as diffuse pachymeningeal inflammation. Our case was also unusual due to the co-existence of CNS Rosai-Dorfman disease, multiple sclerosis, and polycythemia vera (all rare diseases) in a single patient. Although the overlap of disorders may have been co-incidental, one could raise the question whether all three disorders were triggered by the same underlying dysimmune state. PMID:23432650

Breiner, Ari; Dubinski, William; Gray, Bruce; Munoz, David G

2013-03-01

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Acute mercury poisoning presenting as fever of unknown origin in an adult woman: a case report  

PubMed Central

Introduction Mercury intoxication may present in a wide range of clinical forms from a simple disease to fatal poisoning. This article presents a case of acute mercury poisoning, a rare condition that presents challenges for diagnosis with fever of unknown origin. Case presentation A 52-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted to the hospital with high fever, sore throat, a rash over her entire body, itching, nausea, and extensive muscle pain. She had cervical, bilateral axillary and mediastinal lymphadenopathies. We learned that her son and husband had similar symptoms. After excluding infectious pathologies, autoimmune diseases and malignancy were investigated. Multiple organs of our patient were involved and her fever persisted at the fourth week of admission. A repeat medical history elicited that her son had brought mercury home from school and put it on the hot stove, and the family had been exposed to the fumes for a long period of time. Our patient’s serum and urine mercury levels were high. She was diagnosed with mercury poisoning and treated accordingly. Conclusions Mercury vapor is a colourless and odorless substance. Therefore, patients with various unexplained symptoms and clinical conditions should be questioned about possible exposure to mercury. PMID:25084829

2014-01-01

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A 58-Year-Old Woman with Recurrent Hemoptysis after Successful Bronchial Artery Embolization  

PubMed Central

Massive hemoptysis is a life-threatening complication of respiratory disease. It is an emergency requiring immediate medical attention. A 58 year-old woman with bronchiectasis was admitted to the hospital following episodes of massive hemoptysis. Chest CT scan and bronchoscopy did not reveal any endobronchial lesion and bronchial artery angiography and embolization were performed successfully. Despite successful embolization, her hemoptysis recurred and the patient underwent angiography for the 2nd time; which showed normal left bronchial artery and occluded right intercostobronchial artery. Lower thoracic aortogram revealed a systemic non-bronchial artery in the right lower lung field and evidence of pulmonary shunting. Super-selective angiogram of this artery showed vascularity to lower esophagus and considerable supply of the right lower lung field with pulmonary vascular shunting. Embolization of this non-bronchial systemic artery was carried out successfully with complete occlusion. Few days after the embolization, the patient reported pleuritic and epigastric pain and also complained of odynophagia and dysphagia; which were managed conservatively. Four days later, her symptoms improved and she was discharged subsequently. At 40-day follow up, she was still symptom-free with no hemoptysis.

Pourdowlat, Guitti; Kashani, Babak Sharif; Bagheri, Alireza

2014-01-01

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Perfectionistic Self-Presentation and Suicide in a Young Woman with Major Depression and Psychotic Features  

PubMed Central

A woman in her midtwenties with a history of major depressive disorder and a recent major depressive episode with mood-congruent psychotic features died by suicide. Two weeks before her death, she demonstrated exceptional elevations on the nondisplay of imperfection factor of Hewitt and Flett's Perfectionistic Self-Presentation Scale. Perfectionism and especially perfectionistic self-presentation have been strongly associated with suicide across several populations, accounting for unique variance in suicidality beyond depression and hopelessness. Yet interpersonal facets of perfectionism are not recognized as clinical risk factors for suicide. There is also a paucity of research on perfectionism in relation to psychotic symptoms. This case account illustrates the role of perfectionistic self-presentation in suicides that occur seemingly without warning and, to our knowledge, this is the first examination of perfectionistic self-presentation and suicide in a case where psychotic features occurred. This study, though single case-based, draws attention to perfectionism and perfectionistic self-presentation and their potential roles in suicide, especially when accompanied by other risk factors. Future research in this area may elucidate the role of perfectionism in suicide, singularly and in the context of a comprehensive clinical risk assessment, demonstrating whether perfectionism confers information about suicide risk beyond known clinical risk factors. PMID:25328746

Flett, Gordon L.; Hewitt, Paul L.

2014-01-01

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Linear scleroderma in an adolescent woman treated with methotrexate and excimer laser.  

PubMed

A 17-year-old Caucasian woman presented for evaluation and treatment of a tender expanding linear plaque on her left flank. Biopsy findings were consistent with morphea. Treatment initially included intralesional steroid injections and topical calcipotriene ointment, followed by methotrexate and excimer laser. The lesion decreased in size considerably with relief of symptomatic discomfort by 7 months. An excisional biopsy of a persistent eroded papule on the superior aspect of the morphea plaque revealed dermal thickening and sclerosis with superimposed perforation of a calcified nodule. Localized scleroderma, or morphea, is an autoimmune disease of the skin and underlying subcutaneous tissue primarily affecting the pediatric population. The excimer laser has been reported to effectively treat a variety of dermatologic conditions, including morphea. Its mechanism of action may be via depletion of T cells, altering apoptosis-mediating molecules and decreasing cytokine expression. Methotrexate is also useful for the acute and deep forms of morphea and has been shown to decrease levels of inter leukins-2 and -6, tenascin, and mast cells. This patient had a good clinical response with a combination of these two modalities. The epidermal perforation with transepidermal elimination of calcified necrotic collagen is a unique complication that may have been secondary to this combination treatment modality. PMID:24548477

Hanson, Anne H; Fivenson, David P; Schapiro, Brian

2014-01-01

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New portrait reveals the appearance of Martha Washington as a young woman  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Martha Washington â≠a hot first lady?http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/feb/04/martha-george-washington-computer-portraitFresh Look at Martha Washingtonhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2009/02/02/DI2009020201374.htmlRare Letter from Martha to George Washington Returns to Mount Vernonhttp://www.mountvernon.org/visit/plan/index.cfm/pid/508/Gilder Lehman Institute of American History: Martha Washington to Francis B. Washingtonhttp://www.gilderlehrman.org/collection/docs_archive/docs_archive_balance.htmlFirst Ladieshttp://www.whitehouse.gov/about/first_ladies/National First Ladies' Libraryhttp://www.firstladies.org/Looking at portraits from the past can only provide one a snapshot of the given subjects' life. If most people are familiar with an iconic image from the later years of a subject's life, that image may be how most people visualize and remember a figure. One only need think of someone like Benjamin Franklin to be reminded of this curious fact. Another such personage is Martha Washington, who people tend to think of as somewhat dowdy and a bit matronly. This image may change as a result of a rather interesting portrait of Martha Washington as a young woman, created by a team of forensic anthropologists at the Louisiana State University Forensic Anthropology and Computer Enhancement Services group. Drawing on contemporary accounts written during Washington's life and a miniature watercolor-on-ivory portrait of Washington in middle age, the team used age regressions to create an image of Washington in her 20s. This version of Washington reveals an elegant looking young woman, bedecked in a deep purple dress complete with silk high heels. One of the historians who wrote a recent biography of Washington (and who also assisted with the research for this new portrait) commented, "I wanted to rescue her from old-ladyhood." The first link will take visitors to a news article from this Wednesday's Guardian which reports on this new rendering of Martha Washington. The second link leads to the transcript of an online chat held by Washington Post writer Brigid Schulte where she answers readers' queries about Martha Washington and her life. Moving on, the third link will take readers to the text of one of the two extant letters written from Martha Washington to George Washington, courtesy of the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. The fourth link leads to the text of a letter written in 1789 by Martha Washington to her niece and illustrates her conflicting feelings about political life. The fifth link leads to the White House's official First Ladies page. Here visitors can learn about every First Lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. Finally, the last link leads to the homepage of the National First Ladies' Library in Canton, Ohio.

Grinnell, Max

2009-02-06

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Postpartum woman with pneumomediastinum and reverse (inverted) takotsubo cardiomyopathy: a case report  

PubMed Central

Introduction Pneumomediastinum is known to occur during labor. Patients typically present with chest pain and symptoms may be suspicious, for example of pulmonary embolism or aortic dissection. The condition itself, however, is rather harmless and self-limiting. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is associated with psychologically or physiologically stressful events and its symptoms mimic myocardial infarction. Yet, symptoms often improve quickly as the initially impaired cardiac function is usually restored within days or weeks. Although the initial presentation of the patient in this case report was dramatic, the clinical course was positive and the patient could be quickly dismissed in a good general condition. To the best of our knowledge, no presentation of a combined occurrence of postpartum pneumomediastinum and reverse (inverted) takotsubo cardiomyopathy exists. Case presentation We present the case of a 30-year-old Caucasian woman with sudden onset of thoracic back and chest pain approximately 24 hours after an otherwise unremarkable vaginal delivery. A contrast-enhanced chest computed tomography showed cervical and mediastinal emphysema without proof for pulmonary embolism or aortic dissection. She received a symptomatic analgesic treatment and was dismissed to the obstetrics department for monitoring. Within hours, slightly increased levels of troponin I were observed without corresponding electrocardiography changes. Immediate cardiac catheterization and a cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (performed within 24 hours) revealed basal to midventricular hypokinesia, but were otherwise unremarkable. A low-dose treatment for congestive heart failure was initiated, under which symptoms subsided within days. She was dismissed after 12 days in a good general condition. Conclusions Although the clinical presentation of the combination of the diseases initially was dramatic, the prognosis is positive. In the context of the preceding delivery, knowledge about the postpartum pneumomediastinum lets the radiologist of the emergency department quickly make this diagnosis. The takotsubo cardiomyopathy, however, needs broader diagnostics to not miss intervention-requiring causes. PMID:24597952

2014-01-01

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Genome Sequence of Lactobacillus pentosus KCA1: Vaginal Isolate from a Healthy Premenopausal Woman  

PubMed Central

The vaginal microbiota, in particular Lactobacillus species, play an important role in female health through modulation of immunity, countering pathogens and maintaining a pH below 4.7. We report the isolation and genome sequence of Lactobacillus pentosus strain KCA1 (formally known as L. plantarum) from the vagina of a healthy Nigerian woman. The genome was sequenced using Illumina GA II technology. The resulting 16,920,226 paired-end reads were assembled with the Velvet tool. Contigs were annotated using the RAST server, and manually curated. A comparative analysis with the available genomes of L. pentosus IG1 and L. plantarum WCFS1 showed that over 15% of the predicted functional activities are found only in this strain. The strain has a chromosome sequence of 3,418,159 bp with a G+C content of 46.4%, and is devoid of plasmids. Novel gene clusters or variants of known genes relative to the reference genomes were found. In particular, the strain has loci encoding additional putative mannose phosphotransferase systems. Clusters of genes include those for utilization of hydantoin, isopropylmalate, malonate, rhamnosides, and genes for assimilation of polyglycans, suggesting the metabolic versatility of L. pentosus KCA1. Loci encoding putative phage defense systems were also found including clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPRs), abortive infection (Abi) systems and toxin-antitoxin systems (TA). A putative cluster of genes for biosynthesis of a cyclic bacteriocin precursor, here designated as pentocin KCA1 (penA) were identified. These findings add crucial information for understanding the genomic and geographic diversity of vaginal lactobacilli. PMID:23527145

Anukam, Kingsley C.; Macklaim, Jean M.; Gloor, Gregory B.; Reid, Gregor; Boekhorst, Jos; Renckens, Bernadet; van Hijum, Sacha A. F. T.; Siezen, Roland J.

2013-01-01

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[Successful perioperative use of noninvasive positive pressure ventilation in a pregnant woman with acute pulmonary edema].  

PubMed

A 32-year-old woman (148 cm, 59 kg, gravida 2, para 2) with quadruplet pregnancy was admitted to our hospital for the threatened preterm labor at 23 weeks and 2 days of gestation. She was treated with ritodrine, magnesium sulfate and nifedipine to maintain tocolysis. Betamethasone was administered to accelerate fetal lung maturity. After ritodrine dose was increased at 23 weeks and 5 days of gestation, she developed dyspnea with desaturation. Acute pulmonary edema was revealed on chest X-ray. The decision was made to proceed with emergency cesarean delivery. On arrival at the operating room, the blood pressure was 123/53 mmHg, heart rate 111 beats x min(-1), and oxygen saturation (SpO2) 84% with supplemental oxygen 15 l x min(-1) via a reserved face mask. Noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) was initiated with S/T mode (FIO2 1.0, inspiratory positive airway pressure 10 cmH2O, expiratory positive airway pressure 6 cmH2O). The dyspnea was improved with her SpO2 100%. Spinal anesthesia was performed at L 34 using 2.5 ml of 0.5% bupivacaine and 100 microg morphine. Throughout the operation (operation time 44 minutes), she did not develop dyspnea under NPPV. NPPV was discontinued after the operation. Her SpO2 declined, and pulmonary edema on chest X-ray was exacerbated. She was transferred to the intensive care unit and NPPV was continued for 22 hours after the operation. She was discharged from the intensive care unit on the next day and was discharged from the hospital on the 6th postoperative day. PMID:24864580

Fujita, Naoko; Tachibana, Kazuya; Takeuchi, Muneyuki; Kinouchi, Keiko

2014-05-01

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Within-woman change in regulatory T cells from pregnancy to the postpartum period  

PubMed Central

Regulatory T cells (Treg cells) are an important area of investigation in human health and disease. In this study, the trajectory of percentage of Treg cells (defined as CD4+CD25+Foxp3+CD127? lymphocytes) was measured in the blood of 208 women during pregnancy and up to 3 additional times in the postpartum period (1, 6 and 12 months postpartum). Whether the trajectory was affected by gravidity, parity, neonatal sex, pet exposure, maternal atopic and asthma status, smoking, maternal race or other pregnancy factors was examined. Multilevel models were fit using full maximum likelihood methods and included both random and fixed effects. Overall, percentages of Treg cells increased from the prenatal to the postpartum period. Among women who were not atopic, nulliparous women had lower percentages of Treg cells over time compared with parous women. Atopic women with pets in the home during pregnancy had lower percentages of Treg cells than atopic women who did not have pets. The trajectory was not affected by the other factors investigated. We conclude that within-woman change in percentages of Treg cells may vary by time in relation to delivery, as well as by maternal atopic status and exposure to pets and number of prior births. The data did not indicate an overall decline in Treg cells in the postpartum period. Future work to better identify the role of Treg cells in successful pregnancy would ideally include a set of well characterized women sampled serially starting prior to pregnancy and throughout the postpartum period. PMID:20961621

Wegienka, Ganesa; Havstad, Suzanne; Bobbitt, Kevin R.; Woodcroft, Kimberley J.; Zoratti, Edward M.; Ownby, Dennis R.; Johnson, Christine Cole

2010-01-01

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Bochdalek hernia and repetitive pancreatitis in a 33 year old woman  

PubMed Central

INTRODUCTION Bochdalek hernia presentation in adulthood is rare. The presentation in newborns is the most common, manifesting with data from respiratory failure secondary to pulmonary hypoplasia, requiring urgent surgical intervention with high morbidity and mortality. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present the case of a 33 year old woman admitted in the emergency room with severe abdominal pain in the left upper quadrant and disnea. After physical examination and laboratory test we diagnose mild acute pancreatitis. The patient haven’t colelitiasis by ulstrasound or any risk factor for pancreatitis. Initially she received medical treatment and was discharged after one week. After four weeks she presented the same symptoms in two different occasions, with severe and mild pancreatitis respectively. A computed tomography report a left posterolateral diafragmatic hernia. In spite of the rare association of pancreatitis and Bochdalek hernia, we realized it as the etiology until the second event and planned his surgery. We made a posterolateral torachotomy and diafragmatic plasty with a politetrafluoroetileno mesh and after a 6 months follow up she has coursed asymptomatic. DISCUSSION The high rate of complications in this type of hernia requires us to perform surgical treatment as the hernia is detected. In this case it is prudent medical treatment prior to surgical correction despite this being the origin of the pancreatitis, because the systemic inflammatory response added by the surgical act could result in a higher rate of complications if not performed at the appropriate time. There is no precise rule to determine the type of approach of choice in this type of hernia which thoracotomy or laparotomy may be used. CONCLUSION Bochdalek hernia is a rare find in adults who require treatment immediately after diagnosis because of the high risk of complications. When presented with data from pancreatitis is recommended to complete the medical treatment of pancreatitis before surgery to obtain the best results, unless it exist another abdominal complication. PMID:25222941

Angel, Medina Andrade Luis; David, Coot Polanco Reyes; Laura, Medina Andrade; Abraham, Medina Andrade; Stephanie, Serrano Collazos; Grecia, Ortiz Ramirez

2014-01-01

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In vitro probiotic properties of Lactobacillus fermentum SK5 isolated from vagina of a healthy woman.  

PubMed

A lactobacillus strain isolated from a vaginal tract of a healthy woman was examined in vitro for its probiotic potential. This strain, identified as Lactobacillus fermentum SK5, was able to survive at pH 3-4 and 0.1-0.2% bile, and unaffected by pepsin (3 g l(-1)) and pancreatin (1 g l(-1)), but was susceptible to all tested antibiotics except metronidazole. L. fermentum SK5 had an antimicrobial potential against gastrointestinal pathogenic Escherichia coli and vaginal pathogenic Gardnerella vaginalis. The effective substance was suspected to be a bacteriocin-like compound with a molecular weight of more than 10 kDa, but hydrogen peroxide was also detected. Further studies revealed that L. fermentum SK5 had good autoaggregation characteristic and a high surface hydrophobicity that enhanced its adhesion ability to epithelial cells and for biofilm formation. This lactobacillus showed coaggregation with E. coli and G. vaginalis to affect their adhesion and colonization. The adhesion of L. fermentum SK5 to HeLa, HT-29 and Caco-2 cells and its inhibition of E. coli and G. vaginalis adherence to these cells were demonstrated. These incidences provided evidence of the possible colonization of L. fermentum SK5 that would prevent binding and growth of E. coli and G. vaginalis onto intestinal and vaginal epithelial cells. On the basis of the ability of L. fermentum SK5 to inhibit pathogenic microorganisms through coaggregation and antimicrobial substances, it is likely that this lactobacillus strain could be a potential probiotic candidate for beneficial use in protecting against gastrointestinal and vaginal microbial infections. PMID:23624069

Kaewnopparat, Sanae; Dangmanee, Nattakan; Kaewnopparat, Nattha; Srichana, Teerapol; Chulasiri, Malyn; Settharaksa, Sukanya

2013-08-01

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Chondroblastoma of the Medial Cuneiform Bone in a 32-Year-Old Woman  

PubMed Central

Patient: Female, 32 Final Diagnosis: Chondroblastoma Symptoms: Pain Medication: — Clinical Procedure: — Specialty: Oncology Objective: Unusual clinical course Background: 1% of all bone tumors are Chondroblastomas. Chondroblastomas, initially considered to be an osteoclastoma variant are benign, cartilaginous tumors which usually occur in the epiphysis of long bones, especially in the humerus, tibia, and femur, most common in children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 20 years. 4% of all chondroblastomas settle in the talus whereas cuneiform and other tarsal bones are very rare sites for the development of this benign chondroid lesion. Case Report: A case of chondroblastoma involving the medial cuneiform of the left foot of a 32-year-old woman is described. The patient presented with moderate localized pain and tenderness over the medial aspect of her left foot. Radiographs showed a lytic expansile lesion within the right cuneiform bone indicating a bone tumor. Biopsy demonstrated cellular areas made up of round, polygonal cells, with round-oval nucleus and chondroblasts that appear with a thin calcification rim. Intralesional curettage and synthetic bone grafting with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) application was performed for its treatment. After 18 month follow up, osteointegration was observed with the defect completely filled and the patient was free of disease and pain. Conclusions: A painful, expansile, thin, sclerotic lesion detected at the cuneiform should arise suspicion for chondroblastoma even at age over 20 years. Meticulous curettage of the lesion from a small window with removal of the lesion followed by injectable phosphocalcic cement application with autologous PRP can be considered as a curative and technically simple treatment method. PMID:25072961

Ar?kan, Murat; Aktas, Erdem; To?ral, Guray; Y?ld?r?m, Ahmet; Kandemir, Olcay

2014-01-01

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The Diary of Frances Jacobs: Astronomical Observations by a 19th-century Oregon Woman  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This abstract summarizes my research, transcription and editing of Francis Jacob's 170-page handwritten astronomical diary. This diary is a unique example of a time in early Portland history, illustrating the mind of a young woman who was interested in science and astronomy. Reflected in her diary are the discoveries and mention of leading astronomers of the day like Emerson Bernard and Edward Pickering. Francis Jacobs lived in an era of the great refractors For example, ``The Leviathan," built by Lord Rosse in Ireland was completed in 1847. In this 72-inch telescope, stars of 18th magnitude could be seen. The first spiral nebulae to be revealed was M51 - known today as the Whirlpool Galaxy. The Earl was the first to suggest that these spirals could actually be rotating masses of stars. At the turn of the century, study of observational astronomy was rooted in naked eye observing, study of binary stars and nebula. This was a time when women were becoming interested in the sciences and had begun to play an important role in science and astronomy. It was an incredible inspiration for other women across the country to hear what was happening on the astronomical frontiers at Harvard. Some constellation asterisms used in Francis Jacob's diary were different than they are today. One asterism in particular, the Egyptian Cross, is relatively unknown now. The summer triangle and winter circle asterisms were used in her notes and obviously popular in her era, as today. Her written comments included some Messier catalogue numbers and in some case written on her sketches and diagrams nicknames, such as the 'Dumbbell' nebula. She also referred to M99 as `St. Katherine's Wheel', a nickname that is not in common use today.

McGown, R. D.

2002-12-01

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Adrenal insufficiency in a woman secondary to standard-dose inhaled fluticasone propionate therapy  

PubMed Central

Summary A 55-year-old woman with asthma presented with adrenal insufficiency of unknown origin. She was referred to our Division of Reproductive Endocrinology to further evaluate an undetectable morning cortisol level discovered during the evaluation of a low serum DHEA-S level. She was asymptomatic other than having mild fatigue and weight gain. Her medication list included 220??g of inhaled fluticasone propionate twice daily for asthma, which she was taking as prescribed. On presentation, the undetectable morning cortisol level was confirmed. A urinary measurement of fluticasone propionate 17?-carboxylic acid was markedly elevated. Fluticasone therapy was discontinued and salmeterol therapy initiated with supplemental hydrocortisone. Hydrocortisone therapy was discontinued after 2 months. A repeat urinary fluticasone measurement 4 months after the discontinuation of fluticasone therapy was undetectably low and morning cortisol level was normal at 18.0??g/dl. Inhaled fluticasone is generally considered to be minimally systemically absorbed. This patient's only clinical evidence suggesting adrenal insufficiency was fatigue accompanying a low serum DHEA-S level. This case demonstrates that adrenal insufficiency can be caused by a routine dose of inhaled fluticasone. Missing this diagnosis could potentially result in adrenal crisis upon discontinuation of fluticasone therapy. Learning points Standard-dose inhaled fluticasone can cause adrenal insufficiency.Adrenal insufficiency should be considered in patients taking, or who have recently discontinued, inhaled fluticasone therapy and present with new onset of nonspecific symptoms such as fatigue, weakness, depression, myalgia, arthralgia, unexplained weight loss, and nausea that are suggestive of adrenal insufficiency.Adrenal insufficiency should be considered in postoperative patients who exhibit signs of hypoadrenalism after fluticasone therapy has been withheld in the perioperative setting.Routine screening for hypoadrenalism in patients without clinical signs or symptoms of adrenal insufficiency after the discontinuation of inhaled fluticasone therapy is not indicated due to the apparently low incidence of adrenal insufficiency caused by fluticasone. PMID:24683484

Hay, Casey M; Spratt, Daniel I

2014-01-01

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Spondylarthritis presenting with an allergic immediate systemic reaction to adalimumab in a woman: a case report  

PubMed Central

Introduction The efficacy of adalimumab, a fully human anti-tumor necrosis factor ? recombinant antibody, has dramatically improved the quality of life of patients with rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis and Crohn's disease. Because it is fully human, one should not expect immune reactions to this molecule. Adverse reactions to adalimumab are limited mainly to injection site reactions and are very common. Immediate systemic reactions are rarely reported. Case presentation We report the case of a 61-year-old Caucasian woman who was treated with adalimumab for spondylarthritis and developed injection site reactions after the sixth dose. After a two-month suspension, she recommenced therapy and experienced two systemic reactions. The first occurred after one hour with itching of the palms and soles and angioedema of the tongue and lips. Thirty minutes after the next dose the patient had itching of the palms and soles with diffusion to her whole body, angioedema of the lips, dizziness and visual disturbances. A skin-prick test and intra-dermal tests with adalimumab gave strong positive results at the immediate reading. However, serum-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) to adalimumab were not detectable by using Phadia solid phase, especially harvested for this case, in collaboration with our Immunology and Allergy Laboratory Unit. Her total IgE concentration was 6.4 kU/L. Conclusion We describe what is, to the best of our knowledge, the first reported case of immediate systemic reaction to adalimumab studied with a skin test giving positive results and a serum-specific IgE assay giving negative results. The mechanism of the reaction must be immunologic but not IgE-mediated. PMID:21504597

2011-01-01

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Non-infectious osteomyelitis of the mandible in a young woman: a case report  

PubMed Central

Introduction We present the case of a patient with non-infectious osteomyelitis of the mandible, which is a recognized but unusual condition of unknown cause. Case presentation A 14-year-old Caucasian girl presented with pain and edema in the left side of her jaw. A clinical examination led to a diagnosis of osteomyelitis and she was treated with antibiotics. Our patient continued antibiotic treatment for osteomyelitis and underwent decortication. Histology based on a biopsy showed new bone formation and chronic inflammation, and a diagnosis of sclerotic osteomyelitis was made. Over the next few years, she experienced pain on the left side of her jaw and increasing edema, and the size of the left side of her jaw bone increased. She was then sent to our Department of Medicine at the age of 16 years. Her symptoms included pain in the left side of her jaw that scored 4 on a visual analogue scale of 1 to 10. A diagnosis of bone disease was made based on bone scintigraphy and single photon emission computed tomography that showed hot spots in the affected left side of the jaw. Our patient was treated with a single dose of intravenous zoledronic acid (5mg) at age 17 years, which was repeated after 12 months. The bone pain was significantly reduced six months after treatment and had disappeared 24 months after treatment. Conclusion We report an unusual localization of non-infectious osteomyelitis of the jaw in a young woman. Even though the presentation was in the jaw, her condition improved after intravenous bisphosphonate treatment, as evaluated by reduced clinical symptoms, bone turnover evaluation as assessed by biochemical bone markers, and reduced activity on bone scintigraphy. PMID:24521360

2014-01-01

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Acute hepatitis in a woman following excessive ingestion of an energy drink: a case report  

PubMed Central

Introduction The consumption of energy drinks has increased significantly. We report the case of a patient who presented to our hospital with jaundice, abdominal pain, and markedly increased liver transaminases likely due to the increased consumption of an energy drink. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report in the literature linking the development of acute hepatitis to the consumption of an energy drink. Case presentation A 22-year-old Caucasian woman presented to our hospital with epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, and low-grade fever. She had been drinking 10 cans of an energy drink daily for two weeks prior to presentation. Her physical examination revealed mild epigastric tenderness. Her initial blood tests revealed elevated alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and total bilirubin. A computed tomographic scan of the abdomen and pelvis was normal, and the patient was discharged to home. She returned to the Emergency Department of our hospital with worsening pain and new-onset jaundice. This time her physical examination revealed epigastric tenderness and icteric sclera. Her aspartate aminotransferase, alanine aminotransferase, and international normalized ratio were markedly elevated. Further radiological studies were non-specific, and she was admitted to our hospital with a diagnosis of acute hepatitis. Her viral serology and toxicology screens were negative. The patient was treated supportively and was discharged after resolution of her symptoms and a marked decrease in her liver enzymes. Conclusion The development of acute hepatitis in this patient was most likely due to the excessive ingestion of an energy drink, and we speculate that niacin was the culprit ingredient. PMID:21696583

2011-01-01

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The Influence of Gender Role Stereotypes, the Woman's Race, and Level of Provocation and Resistance on Domestic Violence Culpability Attributions  

Microsoft Academic Search

The influence of traditional or egalitarian gender role stereotypes on perceptions of domestic violence was investigated when\\u000a the woman's race and her provocation of and resistance to domestic violence were varied. Two hundred eighty-eight European\\u000a American participants who varied in their gender role stereotype beliefs provided culpability ratings. A factor analysis reduced\\u000a culpability items to six concepts. Biases against the

Cynthia Willis Esqueda; Lisa A. Harrison

2005-01-01

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Spontaneous occlusion of the circle of Willis in a young woman with epilepsy: epileptic-type moyamoya disease  

PubMed Central

The authors report a case of a 31-year-old woman from India with history of seizure disorder who presented with sudden onset right hemiparesis and right-sided upper motor neuron type facial palsy. No identifiable risk factors were noted on admission and all laboratory investigations were negative. MR angiography helped in arriving at the diagnosis of moyamoya disease as the aetiology of her symptoms. PMID:22605873

Shrivastava, Makardhwaj Sarvadaman; Khullar, Vikas; Singh, Mini; Haneef, Mohammed; Nag, Nalin

2012-01-01

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Acute coronary syndrome in a 100-year-old woman treated successfully with primary percutaneous coronary angioplasty  

PubMed Central

We present a case of a 100-year-old woman living alone with ST-elevation myocardial infarction acute coronary syndrome of the infero-lateral wall treated with percutaneous coronary intervention. Coronary angiography revealed critical 99% stenosis in the marginal branch of the circumflex artery and insignificant lesions in other arteries. Two bare metal stents were implanted successfully in the same session. The patient was discharged home in good general condition, able to live and function independently. PMID:24570714

Beckowski, Maciej; Szwed, Hanna; Ciszewski, Andrzej

2013-01-01

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The Wal-Martization of African American Religion: T.D. Jakes and Woman Thou Art Loosed  

Microsoft Academic Search

This dissertation is an ideological critique of the New Black Church model of ministry, with T.D. Jakes and Woman Thou Art Loosed (WTAL) as a case study. T.D. Jakes is an African American televangelist who pastors The Potter’s House, a supermegachurch in Dallas, Texas. He is the quintessential example of a New Black Church pastor—a religious entrepreneur with several successful

Paula L. McGee

2012-01-01

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Starting and Operating a Woman-Owned Mechanical Engineering Consulting Firm in Kansas: Business and Operations Plan  

E-print Network

STARTING AND OPERATING A WOMAN-OWNED MECHANICAL ENGINEERING CONSULTING FIRM IN KANSAS BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS PLAN Prepared By Ronald McEwing Email: rmcewing@bbbbb.com Phone: (555) 555-5555 Date Prepared... back the nights and weekends that were lost in pursuing my master?s degree. Page 5 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Venture Description The proposed business is a mechanical engineering consulting business that designs heating, ventilating and air...

McEwing, Ronald

2005-12-16

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Intra-familial relations and the woman's situation: a cross sectional study in two settlements.  

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This pilot study examines a population attending health centers, Etimesgut (366) and Yapracik (358), in Turkey. The objective was to explore the relationship between age, education, work status, marriage duration, total number of living sons and daughters, ideal number of children, head of the household, and family type, and other variables such as opinions about marriage and having children. The context was rural versus semiurban. Another objective was to investigate the decision making process by specific topics and by what % the woman, husband, both, in-laws, and others contribute. The sample was selected on the basis of a probability proportional size method for rate of use of various contraceptive methods, and the proportion of women aged 15-49 in each health center area. Authority, power, and social status tend to dominate in male heads of households. A statistically significant difference was found for the following variables between semiurban and rural households. Rural women were less educated and had more children and longer marriage durations than semiurban women. It is suggested that marriage age is lower for rural women. Rural women desire more children, which is interpreted as a high fertility preference. Semiurban spouses want more children, which may be due to the low actual childbearing. The father in law as household head is more common in rural areas, as well as the extended family as the type of family structure. Approaching marriage in terms of love is more common in semiurban areas. In rural areas, children are viewed in terms of economic rewards, and as a source of security during illness and old age. Rural women thus reflect more traditional patterns within a large kinship/community system. Decision making findings show that conjugal interaction is comparatively weak for the study population. Women in either areas have little power in decision making, but particularly so in rural areas. In rural areas, in laws contribute substantial power in areas such as visiting friends (33%), communication at home (31.5%), and purchases of clothing (22.5%), daily routine (20.3%) or big items (22.8%) compared to wives 12.7%, 13.2%, 11%, 2.2%, respectively. The author concludes that the results may help determine policies related to women, and suggests further detailed analyses of women's situation and fertility determinants. PMID:12284781

Erdemli Cilingiroglu, N

1991-01-01

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A case of cola dependency in a woman with recurrent depression  

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Background Cola is an extremely popular caffeinated soft drink. The media have recently cited a poll in which 16% of the respondents considered themselves to be addicted to cola soft drinks. We find the contrast between the apparent prevalence of cola addiction and the lack of scientific literature on the subject remarkable. To our knowledge, this is the first case of cola dependency described in the scientific literature. Case presentation The patient is a 40-year-old woman, who when feeling down used cola to give her an energy boost and feel better about herself. During the past seven years her symptoms increased, and she was prescribed antidepressant medication by her family doctor. Due to worsening of symptoms she was hospitalised and later referred to a specialised outpatient clinic for affective disorders. At entry to the clinic she suffered from constant tiredness, lack of energy, failing concentration, problems falling asleep as well as interrupted sleep. She drank about three litres of cola daily, and she had developed a metabolic syndrome. The patient fulfilled the ICD-10 criteria for dependency, and on the Yale Food Addiction Scale (YFAS) she scored 40 points. Her clinical mental status was at baseline assessed by the Major Depression Inventory (MDI) = 41, Hamilton Depression - 17 item Scale (HAMD-17) = 14, Young Mania Rating Scale (YMRS) = 2 and the Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) Scale = 45. During cognitive therapy sessions she was guided to stop drinking cola and was able to moderate her use to an average daily consumption of 200 ml of cola. Her concentration improved and she felt mentally and physically better. At discharge one year after entry her YFAS was zero. She was mentally stable (MDI =1, HAMD-17 = 0, YMRS = 0 and GAF = 85) and without antidepressant medication. She had lost 7.2 kg, her waistline was reduced by 13 cm and the metabolic syndrome disappeared. Conclusion This case serves as an example of how the overconsumption of a caffeinated soft drink likely was causing or accentuating the patient’s symptoms of mental disorder. When diagnosing and treating depression, health professionals should pay attention to potential overuse of cola or other caffeinated beverages. PMID:23259911

2012-01-01

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Women's health from a woman's point of view: a review of the literature.  

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The literature on the current health problems of women is reviewed, clarifying the conditions and updating present knowledge of women's health within the context of medical and social research. Both medical professionals and women have begun to address women's health issues with 4 major issues receiving particular emphasis: the charge that physicians fail to take women's complaints seriously; the allegation that the population of women is being drugged; the accusation that women experience excessive surgical procedures; and the notion that sexism is inherent in American medical education. Focus on these issues is not the answer. Women, individually and collectively, need to clarify issues of women's health within the context of modern research and understanding. The literature is reviewed in the categories of prepubescent females, adolescence and the young woman, women's reproductive lives, life styles of the middle years, external and internal abuse, and aged women. The estimated annual occurrence of 60,000-100,000 cases of incest and/or sexual abuse among prepubescent females makes it a women's health issue of serious dimension. The victims are overwhelmingly female with a ratio of 10 females to 1 male child. Appetite disorders, known as patharexia, are a major public health problem of female adolescents. After depression, they represent the most common emotional illness among young girls and women. Anorexia nervosa, bulimarexia, and bulimia all are characterized by body image and distortion and the victim's obsessive desire to be thin. A more conforming, but still inappropriately adapted, response to social expectations for women is teen pregnancy. Teenagers who decide to have their babies often are those with the fewest options. Voluntary childlessness, late age childbirth, and issues of reproductive freedom are having social, political, and economic impact on the lives of all women. The prevailing social context of sexism and inequality contributes to the origin and persistence of problems of women patients, as demonstrated by the correlation between subordinate group status and mental health. Many changes have been initiated as a result of pressure from individual women and from the women's health care movement. For example, medical schools are reforming their training in values, ethics, and human relations. Women have begun to assume more control over their own lives and well being. Women's groups such as the Boston Women's Health Collective have set the pattern for a proliferation of self-help manuals available to the general readership. Recent media attention has focused on such women's health issues as family violence, incest, and battering. Women have challenged the medical professionals in their treatments, and medical professionals need to see beyond individual symptoms to the context of illness in women. Complete health for women can be a new model for other social movements. PMID:3522518

Lempert, L B

1986-01-01

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Woman presenting with chronic iron deficiency anemia associated with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: a case report  

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Background Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia is an autosomal dominant disorder associated with frequent nose bleeds that can be troublesome and difficult to contain. A further manifestation is telangiectasia, which may develop in the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract. The associated blood loss can be chronic, resulting in iron deficiency anemia which, when severe, has historically been treated by blood transfusions. Further pulmonary, neurologic, and hepatic complications may appear in later life, and are well documented. Administering blood transfusions requires provision, storage, and serological testing to select suitable units. Recognition of the inherent potential risks of donated blood, the expense, and the concerns regarding blood supply, has resulted in a national policy for conservation and appropriate use of blood. For an individual patient, there may be development of alloantibodies which complicates future cross-matching for transfusions. Case report SG is a 66-year-old Caucasian woman who first presented to our hematology department in 2003, having just moved to the area. She had suffered with nose bleeds since her teenage years and presented with a low hemoglobin level and symptoms of iron deficiency anemia. Medical and nonmedical interventions failed to arrest the blood loss, which had not been massive or associated with hypovolemic shock. Pursuant to conserving blood supplies, and based on experience of patients with other causes of iron deficiency anemia, a regimen of high-dose iron supplementation was adopted. The aim was to sustain iron stores as a substrate for erythropoiesis and thereby achieve adequate hemoglobin levels whilst minimizing the need for blood transfusion. Discussion This approach has maintained the patient’s hemoglobin levels at 6.4–11.6 g/dL over a period of 9 years. Until the time of writing in 2011, the maximum number of blood transfusions she has received in a year has been six, albeit there has been a steady slow increase since 2006. Her quality of life has been good throughout, with good levels of activity, a normal lifestyle, and no pain. The high-dose iron regimen is estimated to have avoided administration of up to 90 units of blood in 2011, at a saving to the National Health Service of at least £7000. PMID:24273414

Stross, Paul

2013-01-01

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[Charlotte Yhlén--the first Swedish woman becoming a medical doctor. She had to move from Sweden to work as a physician].  

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Charlotte Yhlén (1839-1919) was the first Swedish woman with medical education. New research has shed light on this forgotten pioneer. Charlotte was born in a Southern Sweden in a family without academical tradition. In her youth she got inspired by the woman emancipation movement. At an age of 28 she emigrated to the USA and studied at the Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania. Her student thesis dealt with glaucoma. After graduation, Charlotte applied for work in Sweden but got rejected. Therefore, she moved back to the USA to work at Woman's Hospital of Philadelphia and later with a private practice as a general practitioner. In 1874, she married a Norwegian engineer and the couple got two children. Her husband's successful company Tinius Olsen Company was probably the reason why she gave up her medical career in her 50s. The article describes the conditions for love and work for the first Swedish women with academical education. PMID:24494405

Bro, Tomas

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Neural correlates of viewing photographs of one's own body and another woman's body in anorexia and bulimia nervosa: an fMRI study  

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Background In spite of many similarities in the psychopathology of anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), the 2 groups seem to differ in terms of body image disturbances. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to compare neuronal correlates of viewing photographs of one’s own body and another woman’s body in patients with these forms of eating disorders as well as controls. Methods We performed functional magnetic resonance imaging while women with AN (n = 13), BN (n = 15) and healthy controls (n = 27) viewed 16 standardized pictures of their own body and another woman’s body, taken while the participants were wearing a bikini. Results When viewing their own body, participants with AN and BN showed reduced activity in the inferior parietal lobule compared with healthy women. In response to looking at another woman’s body, participants with AN had higher amygdala activity than did those in the BN and control groups. Limitations The generalizability of the results is limited by the small sample size. Conclusion Our data suggest decreased attentional processes in AN and BN toward one’s own body, possibly reflecting body-related avoidance behaviour. Enhanced limbic activity elicited by looking at another woman’s body in participants with AN might be a neural correlate of stronger emotional activation and enhanced vigilance, possibly resulting from social comparison processes. Our study reveals hints about body image–associated alterations in brain activity, which seem to be more pronounced among women with AN than among those with BN. PMID:20420767

Vocks, Silja; Busch, Martin; Gronemeyer, Dietrich; Schulte, Dietmar; Herpertz, Stephan; Suchan, Boris

2010-01-01

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Use of endovascular embolization to treat a ruptured arteriovenous malformation in a pregnant woman: a case report  

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Introduction Pregnancy has been linked to increased rates of arteriovenous malformation rupture. This link remains a matter of debate and very few studies have addressed the management of arteriovenous malformation in pregnancy. Unruptured arteriovenous malformations in pregnant woman generally warrant conservative management due to the low rupture risk. When pregnant women present with ruptured arteriovenous malformation, however, surgery is often indicated due to the increased risk of re-rupture and associated mortality. Endovascular embolization is widely accepted as an important component of contemporary, multimodal therapy for arteriovenous malformations. Although rarely curative, embolization can facilitate subsequent surgical resection or radiosurgery. No previous reports have been devoted to the endovascular management of an arteriovenous malformation in a pregnant woman. Case presentation A 23-year-old Caucasian woman presented with headache and visual disturbance after the rupture of a left parieto-occipital arteriovenous malformation in the 22nd week of her pregnancy. After involving high-risk obstetric consultants and taking precautions to shield the fetus from ionizing radiation, we proceeded with a single stage of endovascular embolization followed soon after by open surgical resection of the arteriovenous malformation. There were several goals for the angiography in this patient: to better understand the anatomy of the arteriovenous malformation, including the number and orientation of feeding arteries and draining veins; to look for associated pre-nidal or intra-nidal aneurysms; and to partially embolize the arteriovenous malformation via safely-accessible feeders to facilitate surgical resection and minimize blood loss and operative morbidity. Conclusion From our experience and review of the literature, we maintain that ruptured arteriovenous malformations in pregnancy may be managed in a similar manner to those in non-gravid women. Precautions should be taken to reduce the operative time and exposure of the fetus to ionizing radiation and contrast agents. PMID:22524895

2012-01-01

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Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery connected to the pulmonary artery in a 31-year-old woman  

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Anomalous origin of the left coronary artery connected to the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a rare congenital defect with a high mortality rate in infancy if left untreated. It may cause myocardial ischaemia and can lead to myocardial infarction, mitral dysfunction, cardiac arrhythmias, heart failure and sudden death. Without operation, survival into adulthood is rare. We report clinical findings, diagnostic characteristics and therapy in a 31-year-old woman with ALCAPA and preserved left ventricular function. ImagesFigure 1Figure 2Figure 3

Pruijsten, R.V.; Bogers, A.J.J.C.; Alings, A.M.W.

2005-01-01

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Hepatic adenoma within a spindle cell carcinoma in a woman with a long history of oral contraceptives.  

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The case of a young woman is presented who had a long history of oral contraceptive use and who was found to have a focal hepatic adenoma within a large spindle cell carcinoma of the liver. The pleomorphic tumor is positive for keratin and alpha 1-antitrypsin by immunohistochemistry, has intracellular lumina by electron microscopy, a moderately high thymidine labeling index, and is negative for estrogen and progesterone receptors. A review of the literature concerning liver tumors occurring in young patients indicates that there is an underlying disturbance of the hormonal milieu in all instances reported. The prognosis is widely variable and unpredictable. PMID:2439848

Grigsby, P; Meyer, J S; Sicard, G A; Huggins, M B; Lamar, D J; DeSchryver-Kecskemeti, K

1987-07-01

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A review of "The Letters of Dorothy Moore: The Intellectual Life of a Seventeenth-Century Woman." by Lynette Hunter  

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?s intelligence was based upon the ?softer? realms of knowledge, limiting her scope to house- wifery and childrearing, caring for the sick, and ministering to the poor. Only in private life was a woman able to practice her gifts; public life was the domain of men... sphere? When Rivet?s answer seemed to skirt the issue with evasions and responds that women can only care for the poor and sick and be good mothers and housewives, Moore writes again. In a polite but pointed response, she apologizes, sug- gesting...

Ellen J. Jenkins

2005-01-01

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The midwife's role: challenges and changes in the post-medical movement towards woman-centred midwifery care.  

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The current movement towards woman-centred midwifery care is creating many changes for practicing midwives. In order to address these changes, midwives, particularly those working in the hospital system, need to be clear about their role in the care of childbearing women, and how they can be part of the solution in changing the fractured maternity care currently operating under the medical system. This article examines some of the issues arising for midwives, such as autonomous practice, use of obstetric language, and education for the new generation of midwives. PMID:11887646

Newnham, L

2001-01-01

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Idiopathic, serial coronary vessels dissection in a young woman with psychological stress: a case report and review of the literature.  

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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a very rare disease, associated with high mortality rate, whose etiology and pathogenesis are poorly understood. Its sporadic nature and the varied angiographic extent make firm recommendations regarding revascularization impossible. The case described is that of a young, otherwise healthy woman, without a known underlying condition which may lead to SCAD, but with a history of intense psychological stress. We managed the patient with a conservative approach based on watchful waiting, medical therapy, and plain old balloon angioplasty (POBA) with low inflation atmospheres. PMID:23133786

Arrivi, Alessio; Milici, Caterina; Bock, Carlo; Placanica, Attilio; Boschetti, Enrico; Dominici, Marcello

2012-01-01

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