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Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523945/prevention-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-in-chinese-women-a-5-year-double-blind-randomized-parallel-placebo-controlled-study
#1
S Y Ran, Q Yu, Y Chen, S Q Lin
OBJECTIVES: To observe the effectiveness and safety of menopause-related hormone therapy (MHT) to prevent bone loss in Chinese women during the menopausal transition and early menopause, as well as to evaluate the effects of 5-year MHT on overall health to add Level I evidence for the prevention of osteoporosis using MHT. DESIGN: This clinical study was a prospective, double-blind, randomized, parallel placebo-controlled study. Chinese women in the menopausal transition and early menopause were randomly allocated to the MHT group or the placebo group...
May 19, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523940/delay-in-estrogen-commencement-is-associated-with-lower-bone-mineral-density-in-turner-syndrome
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H H Nguyen, P Wong, B J Strauss, G Jones, P R Ebeling, F Milat, A Vincent
OBJECTIVE: Turner syndrome (TS) is associated with hypogonadism, osteoporosis and fractures. We investigated the prevalence and risk factors for low bone density and fractures in a TS cohort. METHODS: We included 76 TS patients (median age 28.5 years) attending a tertiary hospital between 1998 and 2015 who underwent dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Spine and femoral neck (FN) areal bone mineral density (aBMD) were compared with those of a control group. To adjust for smaller bone size, bone mineral apparent density (BMAD) was calculated...
May 19, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503946/fractional-co2-laser-therapy-a-new-challenge-for-vulvovaginal-atrophy-in-postmenopausal-women
#3
G P Siliquini, V Tuninetti, V E Bounous, F Bert, N Biglia
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of CO2 laser in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: VVA was assessed in 87 postmenopausal women (mean age 58.6 ± 6.9 years) before and after the treatment. The protocol consisted of three monthly treatments and included the treatment of vulva. Subjective measures included VAS (Visual Analog Scale) both for vaginal dryness and dyspareunia; DIVA (Day-by-day Impact of Vaginal Aging); a questionnaire on treatment satisfaction and one about the degree of pain during the procedure...
May 15, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497704/what-is-the-right-dose-of-modern-medicine
#4
Robin J Bell
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May 12, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489425/tissue-specific-effects-of-estrogen-on-glycerol-channel-aquaporin-7-expression-in-an-ovariectomized-mouse-model-of-menopause
#5
B Jin, X Chen, L Xing, W Xu, X Fu, J Zhu, X Mou, Z Wang, J Shu
OBJECTIVE: Elevated fat mass and redistribution of body fat are commonly observed in postmenopausal women. Aquaporin 7 (AQP7), a unique glycerol permeable integral membrane protein, has been associated with the onset of obesity. We hypothesized that estrogen supplementation could counteract this fat accumulation and redistribution through tissue-specific modulation of AQP7. METHODS: We measured fat depot weight, adipocyte size, and the expression of AQP7 and glycerol kinase (GK) in visceral and subcutaneous fat tissues of ovariectomized mice supplemented with or without 17β-estradiol...
May 10, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457146/are-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-at-increased-cardiovascular-disease-risk-later-in-life
#6
M N Gunning, B C J M Fauser
To date, the world's leading cause of death amongst women is cardiovascular disease. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with an unfavorable cardiometabolic profile in early life. Apart from dyslipidemia, obesity and onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus, androgens are thought to influence cardiovascular health. The question rises whether women with PCOS are truly at risk for cardiovascular disease in later life. In this review paper, we aim to reflect on this assumed relation based on studies in different stages of life in women with PCOS...
April 29, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453310/vasomotor-symptoms-in-menopause-a-biomarker-of-cardiovascular-disease-risk-and-other-chronic-diseases
#7
N Biglia, A Cagnacci, M Gambacciani, S Lello, S Maffei, R E Nappi
Menopausal disorders may include shorter-term symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms, VMS) and longer-term chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), osteoporosis, and cognitive impairment. Initially, no clear link between the shorter-term symptoms and longer-term chronic conditions was evident and these disorders seemed to occur independently from each other. However, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that VMS may be a biomarker for chronic disease...
April 28, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453308/genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-in-five-asian-countries-results-from-the-pan-asian-revive-survey
#8
Y Chua, K K Limpaphayom, B Cheng, C M Ho, K Sumapradja, C Altomare, K Huang
OBJECTIVES: The Pan-Asian REVIVE survey aimed to examine women's experiences with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and their interactions with health-care professionals (HCPs). METHODS: Self-completed surveys were administered face-to-face to 5992 women (aged 45-75 years) in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand. RESULTS: Of 638 postmenopausal women with GSM symptoms, only 35% were aware of the GSM condition, most of whom first heard of GSM through their physician (32%)...
April 28, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453307/-643c%C3%A2-%C3%A2-t-rankl-gene-polymorphism-is-associated-with-osteoporosis-in-tunisian-postmenopausal-women
#9
R Sassi, H Sahli, E Cheour, S Sellami, A Ben Ammar El Gaaied
OBJECTIVES: The dynamic nature of the skeleton is achieved by a remodeling process. Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (RANK) ligand (RANKL) stimulates bone resorption by activating RANK signaling. Therefore it is considered as a candidate gene regulating susceptibility to osteoporosis. In the current study, we have investigated the association between the RANKL gene -693G > C and -643 C > T polymorphisms and bone mineral density (BMD) in a population of postmenopausal Tunisian women...
April 28, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453298/primary-ovarian-insufficiency-with-t-5-13-a-case-report-and-literature-review-on-disrupted-genes
#10
F Mohamadhashem, M Rafati, F Hoseininasab, S Rostami, R Tabatabaie, S Rezai, M Keramatipour, S R Ghaffari
OBJECTIVES: To report a woman with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) with reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 5 and 13. METHODS: Chromosomal analysis (G-banding) of a 39-year-old woman with elevated gonadotropin levels and secondary amenorrhea and review of the literature with a special focus on disrupted genes at the reported breakpoints. RESULTS: A reciprocal translocation between the long arms of chromosomes 5 and 13 was identified in the patient (46,XX,t(5;13)(q13;q14))...
April 28, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440666/relationship-between-delivery-modes-and-genitourinary-syndrome-among-postmenopausal-women
#11
M Yaralizadeh, P Abedi, P Salehinejad
OBJECTIVES: Many postmenopausal women suffer from genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) due to the lack of estrogen. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between mode of delivery and GSM among postmenopausal women. METHODS: We performed a case-control study of women who had had either vaginal delivery or Cesarean section. Data were collected through a sociodemographic questionnaire and a check list for assessing signs and symptoms of GSM. Subjective symptoms of vaginal atrophy (dryness, dyspareunia, itching, burning and paleness), pH of the vagina and maturation index were assessed and recorded...
April 25, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438051/similarity-of-female-central-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism-and-postmenopause
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I Ilovayskaya, V Zektser, L Lazebnik
OBJECTIVES: Central (hypogonadotropic) hypogonadism in women could be a cause of persistent amenorrhea and hypoestrogenemia as observed in postmenopause. This study aimed to compare the clinical, hormonal and biochemical features in women with non-physiological (central hypogonadism) and physiological (postmenopause) hypoestrogenemia. METHODS: A total of 161 young women, median age 24.9 years (interquartile range (IQR) 21.2; 30.5) with central hypogonadism (with isolated hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, n = 76, and with hypopituitarism, n = 85), 53 healthy young women, median age 23...
April 24, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399661/hormone-therapy-for-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-patients-with-malignant-hematologic-diseases
#13
X Yang, C Wang, X He, J Wei, Y Wang, X Li, L-P Xu
OBJECTIVES: The current usage of hormone therapy (HT) among perimenopausal women is low in China, especial in women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) with malignant hematologic diseases. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of HT in POI patients with malignant hematologic diseases who have received myeloablative chemotherapy and hemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS: Patients who had POI after myeloablative chemotherapy and HSCT for malignant hematologic diseases were enrolled...
April 11, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398825/climacteric-symptoms-and-their-relation-to-feminine-self-concept
#14
A Quiroga, C Larroy, P González-Castro
OBJECTIVES: To investigate women's subjective experiences in the climacteric transition, especially the impact of self-concept, quality of life and depression on the severity of climacteric symptoms. METHOD: Non-experimental, cross-sectional study, purpose sampling. To analyze the results, we proposed a three-way interaction, in which the direct effect of depression on the severity of climacteric symptoms would be buffered by perceived sexual quality of life, and mediated by self-concept...
April 11, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391726/determinants-of-percent-mammographic-density-in-women-with-premature-ovarian-insufficiency
#15
F R Torelli, M F Brancalion, D A Yela, C L Benetti-Pinto
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the determinants of breast density in women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI). METHODS: In a cross-sectional study of 163 women with POI undergoing mammography, percent mammographic density (PMD) was evaluated by digitizing the image. PMD was correlated with age, age at menarche, age at POI, time since POI, body mass index (BMI), gestational history and hormone therapy (HT) use (duration, dose, regimen). RESULTS: POI was diagnosed at a mean age of 32...
April 9, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391713/impact-of-insomnia-on-pain-in-postmenopausal-women
#16
C Frange, M Fernanda Naufel, M Levy Andersen, E Beraldi Ribeiro, M J B Castelo Girão, S Tufik, H Hachul
BACKGROUND: Sleep disturbances and pain are assumed to be reciprocally linked. Insomnia and pain are central symptoms of the postmenopausal period and are closely related. Insomnia affects quality of life, increases pain sensitivity, the risk of pain-related disability, and other health problems. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether insomnia influences aspects of pain (pain intensity and the effect of pain on daily function) in postmenopausal women, and to evaluate the objective sleep pattern of insomniacs with pain...
April 9, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379719/a-simple-anthropometric-tool-for-the-assessment-of-pre-sarcopenia-in-postmenopausal-women
#17
M E Morosano, I M Menoyo, M F Tomat, A M Masoni, S M Pezzotto
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this research was to explore the performance of anthropometric tools in the assessment of low muscle mass in a group of postmenopausal women. METHOD: Fifty consecutive ambulatory postmenopausal women were studied. A complete clinical examination and an anthropometric evaluation following a standardized procedure were performed. Three indicators were devised: upper limb adjusted perimeter (ULAP), lower limb adjusted perimeter (LLAP), and appendicular adjusted perimeter (AAP)...
April 5, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379074/the-menopausal-hot-flush-a-review
#18
D W Sturdee, M S Hunter, P M Maki, P Gupta, J Sassarini, J C Stevenson, M A Lumsden
The hot flush is the most characteristic and often the most distressing symptom of the menopause. It is a unique feature and yet the mechanism and health implications are still not fully understood. This review summarizes some of the current thoughts on factors contributing to flushing, the physiological, vascular and neuroendocrine changes associated with flushing and the possible cardiovascular and other health implications for women experiencing hot flushes. Therapy is not discussed.
April 5, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379046/knowledge-and-attitudes-of-health-professionals-regarding-menopausal-hormone-therapies
#19
L Yeganeh, J Boyle, H Teede, A Vincent
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of Australian health professionals (HPs) including general practitioners (GPs), gynecologists and endocrinologists, to menopausal hormone therapy (MHT). METHODS: Participants were recruited from medical societies/colleges and a national GP conference. An online survey containing devised and previously published questions was used. Data analysis included frequencies, ANOVA, χ(2) and regression analysis. RESULTS: A total of 745/888 responses were analyzed...
April 5, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351156/long-term-exercise-training-and-soy-isoflavones-to-improve-quality-of-life-and-climacteric-symptoms
#20
A Fontvieille, I J Dionne, E Riesco
OBJECTIVE: To verify the efficacy of phytoestrogen supplementation combined with aerobic and resistance training on the improvement of climacteric symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: From a pool of women who had participated in a 1-year intervention study and were randomly assigned to either exercise + phytoestrogen (EX + PHY) or exercise + placebo (EX + PL), a total of 31 healthy but overweight women (mean age 59...
March 29, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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