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Women’s & Children’s Health.

Encompasses all aspects of care of the female patient, especially gynecology and obstetrics. Addresses the special and unique care of pediatric patients, including the maternal-fetal period of life, adolescent patients, ethical issues in pediatric medical and surgical care (ie, informed consent), and growth and development in children.

Volume: 110, February 2017

Factors Associated with Routine Recommendation of Mammography for Women Aged 40–49: Provider Characteristics and Screening Influences

Kathryn A. Martinez, PhD, MPH, Abhishek Deshpande, MD, PhD, Allison L. Ruff, MD, Shari D. Bolen, MD, MPH, Kathryn Teng, MD, Michael B. Rothberg, MD, MPH

Abstract: Objectives: Despite the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendation against screening mammography in women younger than 50 years, rates remain high, suggesting that screening recommendations may be motivated by other factors. The objective of this study was to...
Volume: 110, February 2017

Missed Opportunities for Preventing Perinatal Transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Florida, 2007–2014

Mary Jo Trepka, MD, MSPH, Soumyadeep Mukherjee, MBBS, PhD, Consuelo Beck-Sagué, MD, Lorene M. Maddox, MPH, Kristopher P. Fennie, PhD, MS, Diana M. Sheehan, PhD, MPH, Maithri Prabhakar, MBBS, Dan Thompson, MPH, Spencer Lieb, MPH

Abstract: Objectives: Despite declining numbers of perinatally exposed infants, an increase in perinatal human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections from 2011 to 2013 prompted this study to identify missed perinatal HIV prevention opportunities. Methods: Deidentified records of...
Volume: 110, January 2017

Updated Estimates of Ectopic Pregnancy among Commercially and Medicaid-Insured Women in the United States, 2002–2013

Guoyu Tao, PhD, Chirag Patel, MPH, Karen W. Hoover, MD, MPH

Abstract: Objectives: To update trends in the rates of ectopic pregnancy, to compare rates of ectopic pregnancy between commercially insured and Medicaid-insured women, and to assess the differences in rates of ectopic pregnancy by different measures of ectopic pregnancy. Methods:...
Volume: 109, December 2016

Integrating Behavioral Health into Pediatric Primary Care: Implications for Provider Time and Cost

Natasha Gouge, PhD, Jodi Polaha, PhD, Rachel Rogers, MD, Amy Harden, MD

Abstract: Objectives: Integrating a behavioral health consultant (BHC) into primary care is associated with improved patient outcomes, fewer medical visits, and increased provider satisfaction; however, few studies have evaluated the feasibility of this model from an operations...
Volume: 109, December 2016

Association Between Maternal-Perceived Psychological Stress and Fetal Telomere Length

Hamisu M. Salihu, MD, PhD, Lindsey M. King, MPH, CHES, CCRP, CTTS, Chiaka Nwoga, MPH, CPH, CCRP, Arnut Paothong, PhD, Anupam Pradhan, PhD, Phillip J. Marty, PhD, Rana Daas, BS, Valerie E. Whiteman, MD

Abstract: Objective: Our study aimed to investigate the association between maternal-perceived psychological stress and fetal telomere length. Methods: We recruited women in labor upon hospital delivery admission. Based on responses to the Perceived Stress Scale, we categorized...