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Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064523/iranian-postmenopausal-women-s-experiences-of-treatment-of-symptomatic-vulvovaginal-atrophy
#1
E Fooladi, M Deldar, F Mohammadzadeh, E Ahmadnia, S Khani, Z Ghanbari
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to explore the experiences of Iranian postmenopausal women who sought medical help for their symptomatic vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA). METHODS: Five focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted. Participants had to be postmenopausal; had bothersome symptoms of VVA for which they came to the clinic; had previously sought medical help for their VVA; and had confirmed physical signs of VVA upon examination by a gynecologist. RESULTS: Twenty-five women, aged 49-60 years participated in the five FGDs...
January 8, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064520/menopause-hormone-therapy-and-diabetes
#2
C A Stuenkel
Over the past three decades, the prevalence of diabetes has increased four-fold. Coupled with the global obesity epidemic and aging of the world's population, a perfect metabolic storm is brewing. The influence of menopause and exogenous estrogen and progestogens must be included in this equation. In this review, criteria for diagnosing diabetes and recommendations for screening are described. The reported effects of menopause on diabetes risk in healthy women are reviewed as well as the relationship between established diabetes and the timing of menopause...
January 8, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051892/what-is-the-role-of-bariatric-surgery-in-the-management-of-obesity
#3
E Panteliou, A D Miras
Diet, exercise, cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacotherapy are some of the means of assisting patients to lose weight, with bariatric surgery being the most effective. Over the last two decades, the increased awareness of the systemic benefits of bariatric surgery, as well as the improved safety and the wider use of the laparoscopic approach, has made bariatric surgery flourish. In the United Kingdom, the adjustable gastric band (10%), vertical sleeve gastrectomy (37%) and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (45%) are the three most common procedures...
January 4, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042734/vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-as-viewed-by-the-spanish-revive-participants-symptoms-management-and-treatment-perceptions
#4
S Palacios, M J Cancelo, C Castelo Branco, P Llaneza, F Molero, R Sanchez Borrego
OBJECTIVES: To gain a deeper comprehension of current vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) knowledge among Spanish postmenopausal women. METHODS: An online survey (REVIVE) was conducted in four European countries with an overall sample of 768 participants included in Spain. Perceptions, experiences and needs of Spanish postmenopausal women in terms of sexual and vaginal health were reported. RESULTS: Vaginal dryness was the most common VVA symptom in Spain (81%)...
January 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042731/sleep-disturbance-obesity-physical-fitness-and-quality-of-life-in-older-women-exernet-study-group
#5
B Moreno-Vecino, A Arija-Blázquez, R Pedrero-Chamizo, A Gómez-Cabello, L M Alegre, F R Pérez-López, M González-Gross, J A Casajús, I Ara
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the association between physical fitness, obesity, health related quality of life (HRQoL) and sleep disturbance in 463 community-dwelling older Spanish women (66-91 years of age). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. METHOD: Sleep disturbance was assessed with the Jenkins Sleep Scale. Active and sedentary behaviors were recorded by standardized questionnaires. HRQoL was assessed with the EuroQoL-5D. Anthropometric measurements were obtained using standardized techniques...
January 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042728/a-brief-history-of-the-international-menopause-society
#6
R J Baber, J Wright
Although some understanding of post-reproductive life dates back to Ancient Greece, the term 'menopause' was only introduced in the early 1800s by a French physician. Notwithstanding familiarity with the condition at that time, treatments were largely ineffective, often harmful and never evidence-based, and it was not until 100 years later with the identification and description of estrogen and progesterone that effective treatments became available. So efficacious were hormone therapies for menopausal symptoms that their prescription was often recommended for all postmenopausal women regardless of their needs, wishes or health status...
January 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042727/new-evidence-for-cardiac-benefit-of-postmenopausal-hormone-therapy
#7
T S Mikkola, H Savolainen-Peltonen, M Venetkoski, O Ylikorkala
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is still the most common killer of western women. Coronary arteries, expressing estrogen receptors, are a target for estrogen action. Prior to the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) study, postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) was widely advocated for primary prevention of CAD, but such use was criticized after the WHI publication. However, new data accumulated in the USA and in Europe indicate that the use of estradiol-based HT regimens does not endanger the heart, but rather, it significantly reduces the incidence of CAD events and mortality...
January 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042716/the-role-of-self-rated-health-in-the-association-between-chronic-somatic-diseases-and-climacteric-related-symptoms
#8
R E Katainen, J R Engblom, T J Siirtola, R U Erkkola, P Polo-Kantola
OBJECTIVES: We have previously shown an association between several chronic somatic diseases and climacteric-related symptoms. This time, we investigated whether self-rated health (SRH) contributes to this association. METHODS: The Women's Health Questionnaire was used to evaluate the climacteric-related symptoms, and existence of the diseases was investigated in 3421 women (41-54 years). In our previous study, the associations were defined with multivariable analyses...
January 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042713/clarifying-vaginal-atrophy-s-impact-on-sex-and-relationships-closer-survey-in-south-africa
#9
F Guidozzi, C Thomas, T Smith, R E Nappi
OBJECTIVE: With a paucity of information from sub-Saharan Africa, the impact of postmenopausal vaginal atrophy on women and male partners in South Africa was investigated. METHODS: Four hundred individuals in South Africa (200 postmenopausal women who had experienced symptoms of vaginal atrophy, and 200 male partners) completed a structured questionnaire. RESULTS: Sixty-eight percent of women had avoided intimacy because of vaginal discomfort; 62% of men described observing this behavior in their partners...
January 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876429/can-polyacrylic-acid-treat-sexual-dysfunction-in-women-with-breast-cancer-receiving-tamoxifen
#10
P T Juliato, A T Rodrigues, R Stahlschmidt, C R T Juliato, P G Mazzola
OBJECTIVE: There is a lack of safety data supporting the use of hormone therapy in women who have had breast cancer and who have complained of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM). The objective was to test the efficacy of two non-hormonal therapies for vaginal dryness. METHODS: This was a randomized trial with 52 women with breast cancer who were being treated with tamoxifen and who complained of vaginal dryness. The volunteers answered two questionnaires to evaluate sexual function (Female Sexual Function Index, FSFI) and a customized GSM questionnaire...
November 23, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860483/bone-mineral-density-at-different-sites-and-vertebral-fractures-in-serbian-postmenopausal-women
#11
O Ilic Stojanovic, M Vuceljic, M Lazovic, M Gajic, N Radosavljevic, D Nikolic, M Andjic, D Spiroski, S Vujovic
OBJECTIVES: This randomized study aimed to evaluate the correlation between bone mineral densities (BMD) measured at different sites and the frequency of vertebral fractures in a group of Serbian postmenopausal women. METHOD: BMD was measured in 130 naïve postmenopausal women by dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at the ultra-distal part of the forearms, at the hip and at the lumbar spine. At each of the measurement sites, the patients were categorized as osteoporotic, or osteopenic, or in the reference range...
November 18, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845859/cross-talk-between-muscle-and-bone-in-postmenopausal-women-with-hypovitaminosis-d
#12
M Vuksanovic, G Mihajlovic, T Beljic Zivkovic, A Gavrilovic, B Arsenovic, J Zvekic Svorcan, M Marjanovic Petkovic, S Vujovic
OBJECTIVES: Visceral fat is more harmful than subcutaneous fat. Women with high amounts of visceral fat have an increased risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS), insulin resistance and low level of serum vitamin D. METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized and controlled study. Postmenopausal women (n = 101) aged 45-70 years were included. The assessed parameters were: body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25-OHD) status, serum insulin and HOMA-IR, bone mineral density, total fat mass, fat mass index (FMI) measured by DXA, and muscle strength...
November 15, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845857/effects-of-imparting-planned-health-education-on-hot-flush-beliefs-and-quality-of-life-of-climacteric-women
#13
A Sis Çelik, T Pasinlioğlu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of imparting planned health education to climacteric women on their beliefs related to hot flushes and on their quality of life. METHODS: The research was conducted using pretest and post-test semi-experimental models along with a control group. Of 450 women, 255 were randomly selected and invited to participate in the study. Five people did not agree to participate in the study. Three people were also excluded from the study because they did not complete training...
November 15, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845837/role-of-melatonin-in-circadian-rhythm-at-menopause
#14
A Cagnacci
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 15, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813657/what-is-wrong-with-the-medical-literature
#15
R J Bell
Young clinicians are encouraged to carry out and publish research, often without adequate research training or supervision. At best, the publication of poor-quality studies contributes noise to the literature; however, some published findings will be false and potentially misleading. If we are serious about improving the quality of the medical literature, we need to make some systemic changes to the current drivers of publication including improving peer review, having a system of post-publication feedback, promoting the publication of research protocols and data sets, making funding available for the replication of research studies, and changing how we assess a researcher's publication record...
November 4, 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105872/declarations-of-interest-and-the-removal-of-the-public-funding-exemption
#16
J H Pickar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105871/my-aspirations-for-the-ims
#17
Mary Ann Lumsden
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105870/association-of-serum-uric-acid-with-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-postmenopausal-women
#18
A Raeisi, A Ostovar, K Vahdat, P Rezaei, H Darabi, D Moshtaghi, I Nabipour
OBJECTIVES: To explore the independent correlation between serum uric acid and low-grade inflammation (measured by high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, hs-CRP) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: A total of 378 healthy Iranian postmenopausal women were randomly selected in a population-based study. Circulating hs-CRP levels were measured by highly specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method and an enzymatic calorimetric method was used to measure serum levels of uric acid...
February 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834114/are-we-there-yet
#19
Rod Baber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834113/the-new-climacteric
#20
Rod Baber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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