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Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198157/efficacy-and-safety-evaluation-of-cimicifuga-foetida-extract-in-menopausal-women
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L Gao, T Zheng, W Xue, Y Wang, Y Deng, H Zuo, A Sun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-term treatment with Cimicifuga foetida extract in menopausal women. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted. A total of 96 early postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to three groups: group A received 1 mg estradiol valerate daily plus 4 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate on days 19-30; group B received 1 mg estradiol valerate daily plus 100 mg micronized progesterone on days 19-30; group C received 100 mg C...
December 4, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189095/pregnancy-history-coronary-artery-calcification-and-bone-mineral-density-in-menopausal-women
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J P Beckman, J J Camp, B D Lahr, K R Bailey, A E Kearns, V D Garovic, M Jayachandran, V M Miller, D R Holmes
OBJECTIVE: This study examined relationships, by pregnancy histories, between bone mineral density (BMD) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Forty women identified from their medical record as having pre-eclampsia (PE) were age/parity-matched with 40 women having a normotensive pregnancy (NP). Vertebral (T4-9) BMD and CAC were assessed by quantitative computed tomography in 73 (37 with PE and 36 with NP) of the 80 women. Analyses included linear regression using generalized estimating equations...
November 30, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189084/depressive-symptoms-and-their-risk-factors-in-midlife-women-in-the-middle-east-a-systematic-review
#3
M Azizi, E Fooladi, M Masoumi, T Geran Orimi, F Elyasi, S R Davis
INTRODUCTION: Women may experience different menopausal symptoms across different cultures around the world. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence and contributing factors of depression in midlife women in the Middle East. METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Medline, PsycINFO, CINAHL, Web of Science, SCOPUS, and Google scholar were searched. The quality of articles was assessed by using the risk of bias tool. RESULTS: Sixteen articles were used for this review...
November 30, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166801/endometriosis-resembling-endometrial-cancer-in-a-postmenopausal-patient
#4
B Suchońska, M Gajewska, A Zyguła, M Wielgoś
Endometriosis occurs in 2-4% of postmenopausal women. There have been a few reports of endometriosis in women in whom neither history nor diagnostic imaging indicated the presence of this disease, either at reproductive age or after menopause. A case is described of an 84-year-old patient with extensive deep pelvic endometriosis imitating advanced neoplastic process.
November 23, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166793/the-use-and-discontinuation-of-hormone-replacement-therapy-in-women-in-south-china
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K Chu, Y Song, N D Chatooah, Q Weng, Q Ying, L Ma, F Qu, J Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) started later in China than in European countries. The purpose of the present study was to investigate HRT patterns and reasons for the initiation and discontinuation of HRT among women in South China. METHODS: A telephone survey about menopausal status, the use of HRT, reasons for HRT discontinuation and duration of HRT treatment was conducted in 2014. RESULTS: A total of 825 telephone surveys were carried out, and 217 previous HRT users and 390 current users were recruited for this study...
November 23, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120677/relationships-between-25-oh-d-concentration-sarcopenia-and-homa-ir-in-postmenopausal-korean-women
#6
J H Lee, S Kim, M K Kim, B H Yun, S Cho, Y S Choi, B S Lee, S K Seo
OBJECTIVE: Sarcopenia and insulin resistance are common co-morbidities in the elderly and are known to be associated with vitamin D deficiency. However, no previous studies have investigated interactions between all three of these factors. We aimed to investigate the relationship between 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration, sarcopenia, and insulin resistance in postmenopausal Korean women. METHODS: This study used data from the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2008-2011...
November 9, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106307/menopause-lung-function-and-obstructive-lung-disease-outcomes-a-systematic-review
#7
B Campbell, S R Davis, M J Abramson, G Mishra, D J Handelsman, J L Perret, S C Dharmage
BACKGROUND: The menopausal transition may have significant consequences for respiratory health, risk of chronic respiratory disease and management strategies. OBJECTIVE: To systematically summarize the literature regarding the impact of menopause status on respiratory health outcomes. METHODS: PubMed was searched systematically to identify population-based studies investigating the associations between menopause status and respiratory outcomes including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory symptoms and lung function...
November 6, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106305/prediction-of-age-at-menopause-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#8
S Minooee, F Ramezani Tehrani, M Rahmati, M Ali Mansournia, F Azizi
OBJECTIVE: Considering the role of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) in female fertility and its high levels in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the longer reproductive span of these women is in doubt. In the present study, we aimed to improve earlier predictions using a non-linear model to substantiate the question as to whether PCOS women reach menopause later. METHODS: In total, 1162 women aged 20-50 years, comprising 378 PCOS cases and 784 eumenorrheic non-hirsute women, met the eligibility criteria...
November 6, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095064/screening-for-general-anxiety-disorders-in-postmenopausal-women-with-symptomatic-pelvic-organ-prolapse
#9
F Ai, M Deng, M Mao, T Xu, L Zhu
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of general anxiety disorder (GAD) among postmenopausal women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to identify its associated factors. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among postmenopausal women with symptomatic POP. Sociodemographic data and medical histories were obtained. Participants completed the POP Quantification (POP-Q), the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-7 (PFIQ-7), and the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) measures...
November 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064321/metabolic-syndrome-in-menopause-and-associated-factors-a-meta-analysis
#10
D Pu, R Tan, Q Yu, J Wu
OBJECTIVE: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Menopause is associated with an increased risk for MetS. The purpose of this meta-analysis is to better understand the relationship between MetS and menopause. METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for all the associated articles on (1) MetS components in postmenopausal women vs. premenopausal women, (2) comparison of MetS incidence between surgical menopause and natural menopause, (3) the effect of hormone therapy (HT) with 17β-estradiol (E2) compared to conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) on MetS components among postmenopausal women...
October 24, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057667/no-increased-death-toll-for-long-term-menopausal-hormone-therapy
#11
A Pines
It took many years since the initial publication of data from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study until further analyses and additional accumulated clinical information allowed realization of the full scope of its results. At first, the focus was on morbidity, mainly the slightly higher incidence of cardiovascular events and breast cancer cases among postmenopausal hormone users. Then, the age factor became evident, and the good safety profile of hormone therapy in healthy women initiating treatment near menopause and using it for up to 10 years eased the previous concerns...
October 23, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040006/neurokinin-3-receptor-antagonism-the-magic-bullet-for-hot-flushes
#12
J K Prague, W S Dhillo
Hot flushes affect 70% of menopausal women and are reported as being the most bothersome symptom by the majority. Hormone replacement therapy and other currently available alternative therapies are not without side-effects and/or have variable efficacy, and so an effective novel therapy could be practice-changing. Over the last 20 years, numerous studies in animal and human models have implicated neurokinin B, a hypothalamic neuropeptide, together with its receptor (NK3R) in the etiology of menopausal hot flushes...
October 17, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034731/effects-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-on-bone-turnover-markers-in-postmenopausal-women-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#13
D Shen, X Zhang, Z Li, H Bai, L Chen
AIM: There is conflicting evidence regarding the effects of omega-3 fatty acids on bone turnover markers in postmenopausal women. Thus, we systematically reviewed the efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids by conducting a meta-analysis of available randomized controlled trials. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library and Scopus were searched in December 2016. The standardized mean difference (SMD) or weighted mean difference (WMD) and the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated using a fixed-effects model...
October 16, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980489/fsh-to-estradiol-ratio-can-be-used-as-screening-method-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-postmenopausal-women
#14
A Hestiantoro, M Wiwie, A Shadrina, N Ibrahim, J S Purba
OBJECTIVE: To determine the role of anthropometric measurement, menopausal symptoms and biochemical marker changes as screening methods for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in postmenopausal women Methods: A cross-sectional study included 282 postmenopausal women in Jakarta, further classified into two groups, with and without MCI. Some related variables such as age, body mass index (BMI), duration of menopause, vasomotor symptoms, hormone levels such as follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone, leptin, estradiol, and cognitive status, were assessed and analyzed...
October 5, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933974/the-influence-of-unilateral-oophorectomy-on-the-age-of-menopause
#15
M Rosendahl, M K Simonsen, J J Kjer
OBJECTIVE: To determine the age of menopause after premenopausal unilateral oophorectomy (UO) and to establish whether UO at a young age leads to menopause at a younger age than if UO occurs at an older age. METHODS: A cohort of 28 731 women, of whom 17 781 (62%) were menopausal, was investigated. Information on menopause was obtained from self-reported questionnaires. Surgical data were obtained from the National Patient Register to avoid recollection bias...
September 21, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933968/influence-of-menopausal-symptoms-on-perceived-work-ability-among-women-in-a-nigerian-university
#16
A O Olajubu, A E Olowokere, D O Amujo, T O Olajubu
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the menopausal symptoms experienced by women of menopausal age in Ekiti State, Nigeria and the influence on their perceived work ability. METHOD: A descriptive cross-sectional research design was employed and the study was conducted among 200 working-class women aged 45 years and above who had experienced at least 12 continuous months of amenorrhea in Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti. A semi-structured questionnaire adapted from the Greene Climacteric Scale and the work ability index was used to assess menopausal symptoms and work ability, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933961/17%C3%AE-estradiol-induces-proliferation-of-endometrial-nk-cells-cd56-in-postmenopausal-women
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T Sho, T Hachisuga, C Koi, T Kurita, S Kagami, T Kawagoe, Y Matsuura, K Yoshimura, M Hisaoka
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this report was to evaluate the impact of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) on lymphocytic infiltration of the endometrium in postmenopausal women. METHOD: This study included 58 Japanese patients who had undergone hysterectomy at the University Hospital of Occupational and Environmental Health, Japan. Before surgery, nine patients had received 17β-estradiol (E2), 0.72 mg transdermally for 2-8 weeks (E2 group); 16 patients had received an Estra-1,3,5(10)-triene-3,16α, 17β-triol (E3) vaginal tablet 0...
September 21, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920458/nordic-walking-increases-circulating-vegf-more-than-traditional-walking-training-in-postmenopause
#18
P Izzicupo, M A D'Amico, A Di Blasio, G Napolitano, A Di Baldassarre, B Ghinassi
OBJECTIVES: Nordic walking (NW) is widely practiced by postmenopausal women. Its effects are peculiar owing to the involvement of more muscle groups than in traditional walking training (WT). Since mechanical load promotes secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) from both skeletal muscle and muscle endothelium, the aim of the study was to compare the effect of NW and WT on VEGF levels. METHOD: Thirty postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to NW or WT...
September 17, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105537/teaching-the-teachers
#19
Rod Baber
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December 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937289/the-association-of-hyperuricemia-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-thai-postmenopausal-women
#20
K Techatraisak, T Kongkaew
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the association of hyperuricemia and metabolic syndrome (MS) in Thai postmenopausal women. METHODS: A total of 740 consecutive Thai postmenopausal women were reviewed who were not receiving uric acid or lipid-lowering agents at the Menopause Clinic, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, from January 2004 to January 2016. Hyperuricemia was defined as serum uric acid level >5.7 mg/dl. The revised National Cholesterol Education Program (rNCEP) 2004 criteria were used for diagnosis of MS...
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