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Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225431/menopause-and-big-data-word-adjacency-graph-modeling-of-menopause-related-chacha-data
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Janet S Carpenter, Doyle Groves, Chen X Chen, Julie L Otte, Wendy R Miller
OBJECTIVE: To detect and visualize salient queries about menopause using Big Data from ChaCha. METHODS: We used Word Adjacency Graph (WAG) modeling to detect clusters and visualize the range of menopause-related topics and their mutual proximity. The subset of relevant queries was fully modeled. We split each query into token words (ie, meaningful words and phrases) and removed stopwords (ie, not meaningful functional words). The remaining words were considered in sequence to build summary tables of words and two and three-word phrases...
February 20, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225430/association-between-osteoporosis-treatment-and-severe-periodontitis-in-postmenopausal-women
#2
Johelle de S Passos-Soares, Maria Isabel P Vianna, Isaac S Gomes-Filho, Simone S Cruz, Maurício L Barreto, Luis F Adan, Cassiano K Rösing, Soraya C Trindade, Eneida M M Cerqueira, Frank A Scannapieco
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association between osteoporosis treatment and severe periodontitis in postmenopausal women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study comprised of 492 postmenopausal women, 113 women in osteoporosis treatment, and 379 not treated. Osteoporosis treatment consisted of systemic estrogen alone, or estrogen plus progestin, and calcium and vitamin D supplements, for at least 6 months. Severe periodontitis was defined as at least two interproximal tooth sites with clinical attachment loss of at least 6 mm, and at least one interproximal site with probing depth of at least 5 mm; and dental caries experience was measured using the decayed, missing, and filled teeth (DMFT) index...
February 20, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225429/beneficial-effects-of-aging-on-mood-in-healthy-postmenopausal-women
#3
Barbara L Parry
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225428/declining-sexuality-at-midlife
#4
Michael L Krychman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 20, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195996/to-the-editor
#5
Balkees Abderrahman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195995/patient-acceptability-and-satisfaction-with-a-low-dose-solubilized-vaginal-estradiol-softgel-capsule-tx-004hr
#6
Sheryl A Kingsberg, Robin Kroll, Irwin Goldstein, Harvey Kushner, Brian Bernick, Shelli Graham, Sebastian Mirkin, Ginger D Constantine
OBJECTIVE: TX-004HR is an investigational, muco-adhesive, vaginal, softgel capsule containing low-dose, solubilized, 17β-estradiol designed to treat postmenopausal vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and improve user experience without an applicator and less mess. METHODS: As part of the 12-week, placebo-controlled, double-blind, phase 3 REJOICE trial evaluating the efficacy/safety of 4-, 10-, and 25-μg TX-004HR in 764 postmenopausal women with VVA, a five-question product survey was administered...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195994/an-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-treatment-induced-menopausal-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-survivors-results-of-a-pilot-study
#7
Vera Atema, Marieke van Leeuwen, Hester S A Oldenburg, Marc van Beurden, Myra S Hunter, Neil K Aaronson
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated that a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program delivered in group sessions is effective in alleviating treatment-induced menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer, but also that in-person CBT is inconvenient for some women and can result in low levels of program compliance. A promising, alternative approach is to use the Internet to make this form of CBT more accessible and feasible for patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and to generate preliminary data on the efficacy of a guided, Internet-based CBT program...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195993/subcutaneous-testosterone-letrozole-therapy-before-and-concurrent-with-neoadjuvant-breast-chemotherapy-clinical-response-and-therapeutic-implications
#8
Rebecca L Glaser, Anne E York, Constantine Dimitrakakis
OBJECTIVE: Hormone receptor-positive breast cancers respond favorably to subcutaneous testosterone combined with an aromatase inhibitor. However, the effect of testosterone combined with an aromatase inhibitor on tumor response to chemotherapy was unknown. This study investigated the effect of testosterone-letrozole implants on breast cancer tumor response before and during neoadjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: A 51-year-old woman on testosterone replacement therapy was diagnosed with hormone receptor-positive invasive breast cancer...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195992/psychometric-properties-of-the-medical-outcomes-study-sleep-scale-in-spanish-postmenopausal-women
#9
Noelia Zagalaz-Anula, Fidel Hita-Contreras, Antonio Martínez-Amat, David Cruz-Díaz, Rafael Lomas-Vega
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to analyze the reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale (MOS-SS), and its ability to discriminate between poor and good sleepers among a Spanish population with vestibular disorders. METHODS: In all, 121 women (50-76 years old) completed the Spanish version of the MOS-SS. Internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and construct validity (exploratory factor analysis) were analyzed. Concurrent validity was evaluated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and the 36-item Short Form Health Survey...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195991/in-reply
#10
Tomi S Mikkola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195990/improvements-in-health-related-quality-of-life-cardio-metabolic-health-and-fitness-in-postmenopausal-women-after-a-supervised-multicomponent-adapted-exercise-program-in-a-suited-health-promotion-intervention-a-multigroup-study
#11
Débora Godoy-Izquierdo, Nicolás Mendoza Ladrón de Guevara, Mercedes Vélez Toral, Carlos de Teresa Galván, Alberto Salamanca Ballesteros, Juan F Godoy García
OBJECTIVES: This study explored the multidimensional outcomes that resulted from the adherence to regular exercise among previously sedentary postmenopausal women. The exercise was managed through a supervised, multicomponent, adapted approximately 20-week program in a suited health promotion intervention. METHODS: A multigroup, mixed-design study with between-group (intervention, sedentary, and active women) and within-subject measures (baseline, postintervention, and 3- and 12-month follow-ups) was conducted using intention-to-treat methodology...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195989/time-since-menopause-and-skeletal-muscle-estrogen-receptors-pgc-1%C3%AE-and-ampk
#12
Young-Min Park, Rocio I Pereira, Christopher B Erickson, Tracy A Swibas, Chounghun Kang, Rachael E Van Pelt
OBJECTIVE: Short-term administration of estradiol (E2) improves insulin-stimulated glucose disposal rate in early postmenopausal (EPM) women compared with a reduction in late postmenopausal (LPM) women. The underlying mechanisms by which E2 action on glucose disposal rate reversed from beneficial early to harmful late in menopause is unknown, but might include adverse changes in estrogen receptors (ERs) or other biomarkers of cellular energy metabolism with age or duration of estrogen deficiency...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169916/pharmacodynamic-effects-of-the-fetal-estrogen-estetrol-in-postmenopausal-women-results-from-a-multiple-rising-dose-study
#13
Herjan J T Coelingh Bennink, Carole Verhoeven, Yvette Zimmerman, Monique Visser, Jean-Michel Foidart, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson
OBJECTIVE: Estetrol (E4) is an estrogen produced exclusively by the human fetal liver during pregnancy. In this study the pharmacodynamic effects of escalating doses of E4 in postmenopausal women were investigated. METHODS: This was a partly randomized, open-label, multiple-rising-dose study in 49 postmenopausal women. Participants were randomized to receive either 2 mg E4 or 2 mg estradiol-valerate (E2 V) for 28 days. Subsequent dose-escalation groups were (non-randomized): 10, 20 and 40 mg E4...
February 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169915/vaginal-estrogen-a-dual-edged-sword-in-postoperative-healing-of-the-vaginal-wall
#14
Christopher M Ripperda, Pedro Antonio Maldonado, Jesus F Acevedo, Patrick W Keller, Yucel Akgul, John M Shelton, Ruth Ann Word
OBJECTIVE: Reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse is plagued with high failure rates possibly due to impaired healing or regeneration of the vaginal wall. Here, we tested the hypothesis that postoperative administration of local estrogen, direct injection of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), or both lead to improved wound healing of the injured vagina in a menopausal rat model. METHODS: Ovariectomized rats underwent surgical injury to the posterior vaginal wall and were randomized to treatment with placebo (n = 41), estrogen cream (n = 47), direct injection of MSCs (n = 39), or both (n = 43)...
February 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169914/cardiac-autonomic-function-and-hot-flashes-among-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
#15
Carolyn J Gibson, Wendy Berry Mendes, Michael Schembri, Deborah Grady, Alison J Huang
OBJECTIVE: Abnormalities in autonomic function are posited to play a pathophysiologic role in menopausal hot flashes. We examined relationships between resting cardiac autonomic activity and hot flashes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. METHODS: Autonomic function was assessed at baseline and 12 weeks among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women (n = 121, mean age 53 years) in a randomized trial of slow-paced respiration for hot flashes. Pre-ejection period (PEP), a marker of sympathetic activation, was measured with impedance cardiography...
February 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169913/use-of-a-novel-fractional-co2-laser-for-the-treatment-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-1-year-outcomes
#16
Eric R Sokol, Mickey M Karram
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and efficacy of a fractional CO2 laser therapy for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) with follow-up to 1 year posttreatment. METHODS: Women presenting with GSM and meeting inclusion criterion were enrolled. Visual Analog Scales were used to grade vaginal pain, burning, itching, dryness, dyspareunia, and dysuria. Dilators were used to rate vaginal elasticity at baseline and at each follow-up visit. Before each treatment and at follow-up, Vaginal Health Index scoring and Female Sexual Function Index questionnaires were completed...
February 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141666/menopausal-symptom-clusters-and-their-correlates-in-women-with-and-without-a-history-of-breast-cancer-a-pooled-data-analysis-from-the-women-s-wellness-research-program
#17
Charrlotte Seib, Janine Porter-Steele, Amanda McGuire, Alexandra McCarthy, Sarah Balaam, Debra J Anderson
OBJECTIVES: This analysis examined climacteric symptoms clusters in women with and without breast cancer, and explored how sociodemographic, health, and modifiable lifestyle factors predicted symptom clusters. METHODS: This pooled analysis of four Women's Wellness Research Program (WWRP) studies comprised individual-level data from 969 Australian women aged 40 to 63 years, 293 of whom had been previously treated for breast cancer and 678 without a breast cancer history...
January 30, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141665/association-of-sleep-disturbance-and-sexual-function-in-postmenopausal-women
#18
Juliana M Kling, JoAnn E Manson, Michelle J Naughton, M'hamed Temkit, Shannon D Sullivan, Emily W Gower, Lauren Hale, Julie C Weitlauf, Sara Nowakowski, Carolyn J Crandall
OBJECTIVE: Sleep disturbance and sexual dysfunction are common in menopause; however, the nature of their association is unclear. The present study aimed to determine whether sleep characteristics were associated with sexual activity and sexual satisfaction. METHODS: Sexual function in the last year and sleep characteristics (past 4 wk) were assessed by self-report at baseline for 93,668 women age 50 to 79 years enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) Observational Study (OS)...
January 30, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141664/free-androgen-index-as-a-determinant-of-arterial-stiffness-in-menopause-a-mediation-analysis
#19
Irene Lambrinoudaki, Georgios A Georgiopoulos, Fani Athanasouli, Elena Armeni, Demetrios Rizos, Areti Augoulea, Sofia Chatzidou, Evangelia Koutli, Nikolaos Makris, Ioannis Kanakakis, Kimon Stamatelopoulos
OBJECTIVE: Associations of endogenous androgens in menopause with blood pressure (BP) and indices of arterial stiffness are reported, but directional relationships are not clear. Structural equation modeling is a contemporary statistical method, which allows assessment of such relationships and improves pathway understanding. METHODS: We recruited 411 consecutive apparently healthy postmenopausal women who underwent noninvasive vascular evaluation. This included pulse wave analysis (aortic pressures and arterial wave reflections [augmentation index]), measurement of aortic stiffness by pulse wave velocity (PWV), stiffness index (SI), and flow-mediated dilatation...
January 30, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141663/the-women-s-health-initiative-evolving-insights-over-15-years
#20
Juliana M Kling, JoAnn E Manson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 30, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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