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Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145818/effect-of-health-education-combining-diet-and-exercise-supervision-in-chinese-women-with-perimenopausal-symptoms-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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S Xi, L Mao, X Chen, W Bai
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effect of health education combining diet and exercise supervision on menopausal symptoms and diet/exercise habits. METHODS: The randomized controlled study enrolled 60 patients with perimenopausal syndrome (Kupperman Menopause Index (KMI) score ≥15). The participants were randomized into either an intervention group (n = 30) or a control group (n = 30). Women were interviewed with questionnaires about perimenopausal symptoms, diet pattern and exercise habit...
February 1, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140692/sexual-health-in-spanish-postmenopausal-women-presenting-at-outpatient-clinics
#2
M J Cornellana, X Harvey, A Carballo, E Khartchenko, P Llaneza, S Palacios, N Mendoza
OBJECTIVE: One of the most common complaints among postmenopausal women is a change in sexual drive. The aim of this study was to assess the current state of sexual health in Spanish postmenopausal women who present at outpatient gynecology clinics. METHOD: In this multicenter, observational, cross-sectional, questionnaire-based study, a survey was conducted that included 3026 Spanish postmenopausal women in a routine clinical setting in outpatient gynecology clinics at public and private institutions throughout Spain...
January 31, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118068/quality-of-life-in-climacteric-women
#3
H P G Schneider, M Birkhäuser
Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) refers to the effects of an individual's physical state on all aspects of psychosocial functioning. For postmenopausal women, HRQoL is the only global criterion that is decisive for their daily well-being. Symptoms experienced during menopause and sociodemographic characteristics affect quality of life in postmenopausal women. In younger, symptomatic, postmenopausal women, HRQoL may be significantly diminished. However, quality of life after menopause is influenced by many additional, non-menopausal factors...
January 24, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118059/the-effects-of-dehydroepiandrosterone-on-sexual-function-a-systematic-review
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C Peixoto, C G Carrilho, J A Barros, T T S B Ribeiro, L M Silva, A E Nardi, A Cardoso, A B Veras
OBJECTIVE: Faced with the growing interest about the action of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its benefits, as well as the negative impacts that sexual dysfunctions have on people's quality of life, this systematic review was undertaken with the objective of evaluating the effect of DHEA use on aspects of sexual function. METHOD: An electronic search was conducted in the databases of PubMed, ISI Web of Science and Virtual Health Library (VHL) combining the terms 'DHEA treatment' and 'DHEA use' with terms such as 'sexual dysfunction', 'sexual frequency' and 'libido'...
January 24, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112981/effect-of-porcine-placental-extract-on-the-mild-menopausal-symptoms-of-climacteric-women
#5
M Kitanohara, T Yamamoto, S Masunaga, M Ohishi, Y Komatsu, M Nagase
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the effects of oral porcine placental extract (PPE) on the mild menopausal symptoms of climacteric women. METHODS: In this 12-week, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group study, 50 climacteric Japanese women were randomized 1 : 1 to oral PPE (300 mg/day) or placebo. Menopausal symptoms were evaluated by using the Simplified Menopausal Index (SMI), as were serum estradiol (E2) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) levels...
January 23, 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
#6
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/28042728/a-brief-history-of-the-international-menopause-society
#7
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/28105872/declarations-of-interest-and-the-removal-of-the-public-funding-exemption
#8
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
#9
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
#10
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/28064523/iranian-postmenopausal-women-s-experiences-of-treatment-of-symptomatic-vulvovaginal-atrophy
#11
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...
February 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064520/menopause-hormone-therapy-and-diabetes
#12
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...
February 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
#13
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%)...
February 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
#14
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...
February 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042727/new-evidence-for-cardiac-benefit-of-postmenopausal-hormone-therapy
#15
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...
February 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
#16
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...
February 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
#17
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...
February 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
#18
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...
February 2017: 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
#19
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...
February 2017: 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
#20
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...
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