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Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980489/fsh-to-estradiol-ratio-can-be-used-as-screening-method-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-in-postmenopausal-women
#1
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/28937289/the-association-of-hyperuricemia-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-thai-postmenopausal-women
#2
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...
September 22, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933975/foot-problems-in-older-women
#3
F Guidozzi
Between 20 and 45% of women aged over 65 years of age will develop one or more foot problems, which, although not specific to older women, are more common in that age group than in younger women. These include structural defects of the toes including hallux valgus, hammer, mallet or claw toes, skin disorders, fungal infection of the toes and toe nails, thickened toe nails, ulcers, fissures or cracks between the toes, corns and calluses, flat or high-arched feet. Foot pain is common and may be associated with other co-morbid diseases of the foot...
September 21, 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
#4
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
#5
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
#6
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
#7
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/28872932/native-tissue-repair-versus-mesh-repair-in-pelvic-organ-prolapse-surgery
#8
U Kalkan, T Yoldemir, E S Ozyurek, A Daniilidis
In pelvic organ prolapse, the anatomical defects develop at the anterior (anterior vaginal wall), the posterior (posterior vaginal wall) and the apical (the uterus/cervix or the apex of the vagina, vaginal vault or cuff scar after hysterectomy) compartments. These defects occur in more than one compartment. Treatment of pelvic organ prolapse is commonly surgical, aiming to restore the anatomy of structures supporting the pelvic organs. The surgical repair techniques are classified as 'native tissue repair (NTR)' when only pelvic organ support tissues are used and 'augmented repair (AR)' when some other material (prosthesis or graft) is used to reinforce the defective support system...
September 5, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866964/effects-of-soy-isoflavones-on-the-concentration-of-hyaluronic-acid-in-the-vagina-of-type-1-diabetic-rats
#9
A A F Carbonel, P D Azevedo Lima, J J Lim, F Teixeira Borges, G Rodrigues da Silva Sasso, L F Portugal Fuchs, R S Simões, E Chada Baracat, J M Soares, M J Simões
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of isoflavones and 17β-estradiol on the vaginal epithelium extracellular matrix and hyaluronic acid (HA) in the diabetic rat model. METHODS: Sixty adult, virgin, female rats underwent ovariectomy, then randomization into six groups of ten animals each: GI, sham ovariectomized control animals; GII, sham ovariectomized control diabetic animals; GIII, control ovariectomized rats receiving propylene glycol vehicle; GIV, control ovariectomized diabetic animals receiving propylene glycol vehicle; GV, diabetic ovariectomized animals treated with soy isoflavones (150 mg/kg by gavage); GVI, ovariectomized diabetic rats treated with estrogen (17β-estradiol, 10 mg/kg, subcutaneously)...
September 2, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862053/turning-the-spotlight-on-lasers
#10
Timothy C Hillard
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853954/correction-to-langer-et-al-menopausal-hormone-therapy-for-primary-prevention-why-the-uspstf-is-wrong
#11
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August 30, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817315/experience-of-menopause-in-women-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-pilot-study
#12
E Kaley Donaldson, V Huang, S Ross, B C Sydora
OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are debilitating chronic intestinal diseases requiring extensive medical intervention. Little is known how IBD symptoms and treatments affect menopause experience and quality of life. The study's goal was to investigate the relationship between IBD and menopause. METHOD: Women with IBD, between the ages of 30 and 65 years, were recruited from an outpatient IBD clinic. They completed surveys on obstetric, medical, and IBD history and clinical disease activity...
August 17, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805475/menopausal-hormone-therapy-for-primary-prevention-why-the-uspstf-is-wrong
#13
R D Langer, J A Simon, A Pines, R A Lobo, H N Hodis, J H Pickar, D F Archer, P M Sarrel, W H Utian
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Draft Recommendation statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Primary Prevention for Chronic Diseases, released in May 2017, perpetuates a major disconnect between the primary population affected, women within roughly 10 years of menopause, and the data cited. Furthermore, major elements of the evidence relied upon have been misinterpreted or misstated, particularly in regard to coronary heart disease and breast cancer, for which there is no statistically significant evidence of harm...
August 14, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28786704/age-related-differences-in-left-ventricular-structure-and-function-between-healthy-men-and-women
#14
A Q X Nio, E J Stöhr, R E Shave
OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular function generally decreases with age, but whether this decrease differs between men and women is unclear. Our aims were twofold: (1) to investigate age-related sex differences in left ventricular (LV) structure, function and mechanics, and (2) to compare these measures between pre- and postmenopausal women in the middle-aged group. METHODS: Resting echocardiography was performed in a cross-sectional sample of 82 healthy adults (14 young men, 19 middle-aged men, 15 young women, 34 middle-aged women: 15 premenopausal and 19 postmenopausal)...
August 8, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780893/abnormal-uterine-bleeding-in-perimenopause
#15
S R Goldstein, M A Lumsden
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the commonest presenting complaints encountered in a gynecologist's office or primary-care setting. The wider availability of diagnostic tools has allowed prompt diagnosis and treatment of an increasing number of menstrual disorders in an office setting. This White Paper reviews the advantages and disadvantages of transvaginal ultrasound, blind endometrial sampling and diagnostic hysteroscopy. Once a proper diagnosis has been established, appropriate therapy may be embarked upon...
August 7, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771097/dependency-of-cardiovascular-risk-on-reproductive-stages-and-on-age-among-middle-aged-chinese-women
#16
Y Sun, X Ruan, A O Mueck
OBJECTIVE: To assess the 10-year cardiovascular risk in middle-aged Chinese women living in the same community and the impact of reproductive aging and age. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in the Yuetan Community of Beijing. Data on lifestyle habits, prevalence and treatment of chronic diseases with significance for cardiovascular disease (CVD) development were collected by interview. CVD risk factors were assessed by physical examination and laboratory tests...
August 3, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753042/increased-detection-of-co-morbidities-with-evaluation-at-a-dedicated-adult-turner-syndrome-clinic
#17
A J Vincent, H H Nguyen, S Ranasinha, B Vollenhoven
OBJECTIVES: Turner syndrome (TS), resulting from complete/partial X chromosomal monosomy, is associated with multiple co-morbidities and increased mortality. Although multidisciplinary management is recommended, TS women's health care is sub-optimal. This study evaluates a multidisciplinary adult TS service. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 82 patients attending the quarterly TS clinic from December 2003 to December 2014. Evaluation included (1) demographics, (2) TS standardized co-morbidity screening, and (3) estrogen therapy use...
July 28, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862878/turner-syndrome-growing-pressure-for-more-multidisciplinary-clinics-for-adults-and-earlier-diagnosis-in-children
#18
Gerard S Conway
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699430/the-hot-flush-symptom-of-menopause-or-sign-of-disease
#19
EDITORIAL
Rod Baber
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August 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675703/changing-the-conversation-about-hormone-therapy
#20
JoAnn V Pinkerton
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August 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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