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Optimal diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome, natural history, and relationships between diagnostic features and long-term cardiometabolic outcomes

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posted on 2023-05-11, 02:50 authored by SYLVIA KICONCO
My research focused on improving the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is a risk factor for infertility, cardiometabolic and psychological disorders in women. 70% PCOS cases go undetected due to unclear parameter values to differentiate women with PCOS from those without PCOS. I defined normal and abnormal PCOS parameter values in adolescents, and observed values that are lower than the currently used ones. I further established a PCOS dataset from across the world to re-define PCOS diagnosis. Additionally, my research demonstrated that irregular menstrual cycles may predict heart disease and diabetes over 20-years in adult women from Australia.

History

Principal supervisor

Anju Joham

Additional supervisor 1

Helena Teede

Additional supervisor 2

Arul Earnest

Year of Award

2023

Department, School or Centre

Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences