Research on Women's Health (RWH) is a subdivision of the open access, peer-reviewed journal under SciTeMed Publishing Group. RWH covers a broad range of clinical and interdisciplinary topics on health issues that affect women across the lifespan. RWH provides an open platform for health professionals around the globe to contribute their high-quality original research and reviews that advocates for enhancing women's healthcare.
The scope of the journal encompasses, but is not restricted to, the following areas: obstetrics/gynecology; urogynecology; physiology and pathology of menstruation; pregnancy and neonatal health; disorders in Pregnancy; gynaecological cancer; aging and menopausal; female sexual health; gender and mental health; fertility and reproductive medicine; family planning; fitness and nutrition for women; cosmetic dermatology; violence against women; women's health policy.
RWH welcomes manuscripts in the forms of original article, review article, short communications, case reports, image, and editorial comment. It encourages authors to contribute their work on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, and outstanding quality. All submissions to the WHR are subject to impartial and thorough peer-reviewed process.
Dr. Pavol is Assistant Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia.She received her PhD in Clinical Neuropsychology from the University of Houston (Houston, TX) in 1995, completed an internship in Clinical Neuropsychology at University Hospital (London, Ontario, Canada) in 1995, and completed a fellowship in Rehabilitation Medicine at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (Detroit, MI) in 1996. She has been board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology since 1999. Dr. Pavol joined the Columbia University faculty in 2007 after many years in rehabilitation medicine settings. She has extensive experience in brain injury rehabilitation program coordination (inpatient and outpatient) as well as cognitive and neurobehavioral assessment with a range of medical diagnoses. She performs neuropsychological evaluations for inpatients and outpatients. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Pavol’s research interests the relationship between cognition and carotid disease, cognition and heart failure (including left ventricular assistive devices), and cognition and rehabilitation medicine outcomes. She has coordinated training and certification in cognitive assessment for multiple research trials.
Prof. Badreldeen Ahmed is the Director of Feto Maternal Medicine Centre, Doha, Qatar; Professor of obstetrics at Weill Cornell Medical College, Qatar. He is the founder of Fetal Maternal Medicine Unit at Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar and also the founding member of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology (ISUOG). Prof. Ahmed is the editor of Basic Book of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has acted as reviewers for many high-impact international journals and has attended international meetings as an Invited Speaker. Prof. Ahmed has published over 70 papers in international peer reviewed journals. His research interests include fetal medicine and high risk pregnancy.
Georgios Androutsopoulos completed his Degree in Medicine in 1995, at the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens. He received his Medical Specialization in 2006, at the Department of Obstetrics - Gynecology of the University of Patras. He also completed his Doctorate of Medicine “Pregnancy complications in Greek women with inherited thrombophilia” in 2007, at the same Department. He started his clinical career in 1-8-2006, as Obstetrician - Gynecologist at the General, Maternity & Pediatric Hospital of Athens “Mitera” and he served up until 20-1-2009. In 23-1-2009 he became a Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the General Hospital of Amfissas and he served up until 3-1-2012. He started his academic career in 3-1-2012, as a Lecturer and Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Patras and he served up until 20-10-2014. In 20-10-2014, he became an Assistant Professor and Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Patras and he holds the same position until today. He has got both academic and clinical experience as well as a heavy workload of research and educational duties. Moreover, he has actively participated in teaching the Medical Students of the University of Patras and in training program for the Specialty Trainees of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His research interests are mainly focused in Gynecological Oncology with 4 Chapters in Medical Books, 77 Publications in International and 9 Publications in National Scientific Journals with Reviewers.
Dr Katrien Dehaeck qualified as MB Ch B 1976 (Stellenbosch); FCOG (SA 1983). Then she became a gynaeoncologist 1985 and worked at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) until 1991. Since then she had been in Private practice at Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Pinelands while working as a part-time consultant at the department of gynaecology oncology at GSH.
She also worked for 25 years at Red Cross Children’s Hospital as a paediatric gynaecologist, where she had a special interest in reconstructive gynaecological surgery for ano-genital congenital malformations in girls. Her private work involves gynaecology, gynae oncology, which means consultation, surgery and chemotherapy for women with gynaecological precancerous and cancer conditions. Her special interest at present, apart from that, is in vulvo-vaginal disease. They had developed a vulval clinic at GSH in the last 20 years. In her private capacity, she can see and do research in women with vulvo-vaginal problems. Her most recent work has been with the problem of Lichen Sclerosus(LS), which is a chronic inflammatory like condition of the vulva. Often misdiagnosed as candida.
As an ongoing research, she is doing fat cell stem cell transfer for women with LS, where conventional treatment is failing or not adequate. This is a unique approach, not done elsewhere in Africa, and only in a few other countries. She recently presented the preliminary results at the RCOG meeting in March at the CTICC.
Dr. Kotsopoulos received his medical degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2005. He was trained in the Gynaecological Oncology Department of the Theagenio Cancer Hospital in Thessaloniki and in the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Department of the University of Patras (Greece) where he completed his specialty training in 2013. He was awarded his PhD (Gene expression of Notch receptors in ovarian cancer) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 2015. He was a Clinical Research Fellow in Gynaecological Oncology at the Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre (Queen Elizabeth Hospital) in Gateshead, United Kingdom. Dr. Kotsopoulos currently serves as a Subspecialty Trainee in Gynaecology Oncology, University College London Hospital (UCLH), London, United Kingdom.
Dr. Marco Noventa is a medical doctor and researcher in gynecology, obstetrics and human reproduction at University of Padua, department of Woman and Child health - Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic. He is doing a fellowship program in minimally invasive laparoscopic-surgery at Ljubljana University and a PhD. program in reproductive medicine and fertility preservation at University of Padua. He graduated in medicine and surgery at Padua University with a total score of 109/110 performing also a year of traineeship at University of Barcelona (UAB). In these years, he was involved in numerous collaborations and research projects (both with Italian and foreign university), in the role of principal investigator and co-investigator, covering different field of obstetrics and gynecology. He is member of different national and international societies in ob/gyn and human reproduction field. He has been awarded by many national and international societies for originality and quality of his projects. He is teacher of master program in “Physiopathology of Reproduction” and of advanced course of “Reproductive Medicine” both at University of Padua.
3D volume imaging is the most important advantage in modern sonography after the introduction of the vaginal probe. The great use of 3D ultrasound in obtaining valuable medical details is undoubted and it could replace MRI scans in gynecology patients as it is able to provide the same or even better views. The review article addresses how to obtain optimum 3D images and some of the possible clinical applications of this technique. The review also addresses in more detail the three major steps in obtaining 3D images, which are volume acquisition, volume display, and volume analysis.
Prenatal invasive tests are being used for the diagnosis of fetal aneuploidies. Fetal loss is the major complication of invasive procedures with varying proportions. In this prospective study, authors aimed to determine the predictivity of cervical length (CL) in terms of miscarriage associated with diagnostic prenatal invasive procedures that are performed in two separate centers.
Oxytocin and magnesium sulfate are high-alert medications with risks for significant patient harm. This paper describes experiences of 25 Labor and Delivery (L&D) units which sought to apply safety science principles such as standardization, learning from defects, independent checks, teamwork and communication, and in situ simulation training for safe administration of oxytocin and magnesium sulfate. This effort was part of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s Safety Program for Perinatal Care.
An evidence-based guideline for managing the second stage of labor can improve outcomes in women with epidural anesthesia.