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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765930/effect-of-fennel-on-the-health-status-of-menopausal-women-a-systematic-and-meta-analysis
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Talat Khadivzadeh, Mona Najaf Najafi, Leila Kargarfard, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Fatemeh Rajab Dizavandi, Imaneh Khorsand
Objectives: The aim of the present study is the systematic and critical investigation of the effectiveness of fennel on the climacteric symptoms among menopausal females. Methods: A search of the trials studying the effect of fennel on menopausal females was conducted in 2017 using the MEDLINE and Scopus databases and the Cochrane Library with the following keywords: fennel, Foeniculum vulgare , and menopause. Results: Fennel combined with officinalis is more effective in the attenuating of sleep disorders compared to Citalopram...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765929/gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-plus-aromatase-inhibitor-in-the-treatment-of-uterine-leiomyoma-in-near-menopause-patient-a-case-series-study
#2
Sanam Moradan
Objectives: There are many drugs for of symptomatic fibroids. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists are the well known drugs. Also, aromatase inhibitors are effective. All published studies surveyed the effect of one of these two drugs. In this study as the first study decided to evaluate the effectiveness of the combination of GnRH agonists + aromatise inhibitor on the uterine fibroids. Methods: A cross-sectional prospective case series study was performed on 10 known cases of uterine fibroids late perimenopause, at least 3 myomas >5 cm, abnormal uterine bleeding and anemia due to fibroids, candidate for hysterectomy, no tendency to surgery...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765928/aromatherapy-for-sexual-problems-in-menopausal-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Talat Khadivzadeh, Mona Najaf Najafi, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Morvarid Irani, Fatemeh Rajab Dizavandi, Khatereh Shariati
Objectives: The aim of the present systematic review and meta-analysis is the exploration of the potential evidence of the effectiveness of aromatherapy products on the sexual function of menopausal women. Methods: From inception to December 2017, the search process was performed using the MEDLINE and Scopus databases and the Cochrane Library regarding the trials on the effectiveness of herbal-medicine aromatherapy on the sexual function of menopausal women. Results: Three of the trials comprise suitable data for inclusion in the meta-analysis...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765927/comparing-the-pattern-of-menopausal-symptoms-concern-and-attitudes-in-urban-and-rural-postmenopausal-iranian-women
#4
Sevil Hakimi, Hurieh Badali Haggi, Shayan Kamali Shojai, Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Faranak Farhan
Objectives: Although hormonal changes during menopause are inevitable in this period, the severity of the menopausal symptoms can be controlled. Accepting menopause and having a positive attitude toward it can also help. Given the results of previous studies, and since environmental factors affect the pattern of menopausal symptoms the present study was conducted to compare the pattern of menopausal symptoms, concern and attitudes in urban and rural postmenopausal women. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on urban and rural postmenopausal women residing in and around Tabriz, Iran...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765926/sexual-disharmony-in-menopausal-women-and-their-husband-a-qualitative-study-of-reasons-strategies-and-ramifications
#5
Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Talat Khadivzadeh, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari
Objectives: The goal of this study was to explore perceptions and experiences of general practitioners and midwives during sexual dialogue with menopausal women. Methods: In a descriptive exploratory qualitative study, 13 midwives and 12 general practitioners were selected using a semi-structured interview and purposive sampling method. Data analysis was conducted using qualitative content analysis adopted by Graneheim and Lundman. Results: Through data analysis "sexual disharmony" emerged as a central theme, which included three categories of reasons, strategies, and ramifications of sexual disharmony...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765925/decline-in-pulmonary-function-tests-after-menopause
#6
Jyoti Memoalia, Batul Anjum, Navinderpal Singh, Mrityunjay Gupta
Objectives: Menopause is the permanent cessation of menstruation resulting from the loss of ovarian follicular activity. There is limited and conflicting evidence for an association between lung function and menopause. The purpose of this study is to evaluate Pulmonary Function Test (PFT) in postmenopausal women. Methods: Digital Spirometer was used to measure PFTs in premenopausal (n = 49) and postmenopausal (n = 46) women. Results: Significant decline in many PFT parameters was observed...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765924/the-effect-of-short-term-treatment-with-fennel-on-lipid-profile-in-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Maliheh Afiat, Elham Amini, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Bahareh Nouri, Mahsa Sadat Mousavi, Masoudeh Babakhanian, Hassan Rakhshandeh
Objectives: The present trial aimed to assess the effects of Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare Mill.) on lipid profiles. Methods: In this double blind, randomized and placebo-controlled trial, sixty eligible postmenopausal women were randomly assigned into the fennel and placebo groups. Total blood cholesterol, cholesterol fractions, and triglycerides were tested at the baseline, and after three-month follow-up. Results: There was no significant difference in triglyceride ( P = 0...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765923/insomnia-with-musculoskeletal-pain-in-postmenopause-associations-with-symptoms-mood-and-quality-of-life
#8
Cristina Frange, Helena Hachul, Camila Hirotsu, Sergio Tufik, Monica Levy Andersen
Objectives: To investigate the relationship between insomnia (INS) combined with chronic musculoskeletal pain (MSP) in postmenopausal women and its characteristics regarding MSP, menopausal and mood symptoms, sleep and quality of life (QOL). Methods: A cross-sectional control study in 4 groups of postmenopausal women: control (n = 15), MSP (n = 15), INS (n =15) and INS + MSP (n = 17). Sixty-two participants completed questionnaires and had blood collected, and 43 underwent polysomnography...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765922/effect-of-herbal-medicine-on-vaginal-epithelial-cells-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Yousef Rahmani, Khadijeh Chaleh Chaleh, Afshar Shahmohammadi, Shahla Safari
Objectives: The present meta-analysis aimed to assess the effect of the herbal medicine on the vaginal epithelial cells (VECs) among the menopausal subjects. Methods: The literature related to VECs exposed to various herbal medicines in menopausal women were searched on three databases, MEDLINE (1966-August 2017), Scopus (1990-August 2017) and Cochrane Library (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; 2014). Results: Totally, the meta-analysis was conducted on 11 randomised controlled trials...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765921/therapeutic-approaches-to-atrophic-vaginitis-in-postmenopausal-women-a-systematic-review-with-a-network-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#10
Arum Lee, Tae Hee Kim, Hae Hyeog Lee, Yeon Suk Kim, Temuulee Enkhbold, Bora Lee, Yoo Jin Park, Kisung Song
Objectives: Atrophic vaginitis (AV), which is common in postmenopausal women, is characterized by vaginal dryness, dyspareunia, and discomfort. There are a variety of therapeutic agents for the treatment of AV, besides hormone replacement therapy. We performed this systematic review to compare the effectiveness of various therapies for symptom improvement in AV patients. Methods: We searched the Cochrane Library, EMBASE, MEDLINE, and other literature (Google Scholar, Web of Science, and hand search) for studies published between January 2010 and March 2015...
April 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354621/a-comparative-analysis-of-pre-and-postmenopausal-females-with-periodontitis-and-its-response-to-a-non-invasive-clinical-approach
#11
Jammula Surya Prasanna, Chinta Sumadhura, Parupalli Karunakar
Objectives: The influence of sex steroid hormones on periodontium can be knockdown with good plaque control. The aim of the present study was to evaluate periodontal status in pre- and postmenopausal women with periodontitis following non-surgical therapy. Methods: Total 60 female patients' periodontal status was measured by periodontal index (PRI), and oral hygiene status was measured by plaque index (PI). Both the parameters were measured at baseline i.e. before scaling and root planing and after 3 months intervals post treatment...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354620/prediction-of-marital-satisfaction-based-on-emotional-intelligence-in-postmenopausal-women
#12
Mohammad Heidari, Sara Shahbazi, Mansour Ghafourifard, Rahim Ali Sheikhi
Objectives: This study was coperinducted with the aim of prediction of marital satisfaction based on emotional intelligence for postmenopausal women. Methods: This cross-sectional study was the descriptive-correlation and with a sample size of 134 people to predict marital satisfaction based on emotional intelligence for postmenopausal women was conducted in the Borujen city. The subjects were selected by convenience sampling. Data collection tools included an emotional intelligence questionnaire (Bar-on) and Enrich marital satisfaction questionnaire...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354619/a-study-on-laparoscopic-sacral-colpopexy-for-uterine-prolapse
#13
Eun A Cho, Mi Jung Um, Suk Jin Kim, Hyuk Jung
Objectives: We sought to describe the perioperative and postoperative adverse events associated with sacral colpopexy and evaluate the surgical outcome, complications, and benefits of laparoscopic sacral fixation for patients with pelvic prolapse. Methods: Ninety-two women with uterine prolapse underwent sacral colpopexy between January 2011 and September 2016 at Chosun University Hospital. Patients' electronic medical records were investigated for demographic, intraoperative, and postoperative data...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354618/the-effect-of-estrogen-replacement-therapy-on-visceral-fat-serum-glucose-lipid-profiles-and-apelin-level-in-ovariectomized-rats
#14
Parvin Babaei, Adele Dastras, Bahram Soltani Tehrani, Shiva Pourali Roudbaneh
Objectives: Ovarian hormones have been shown to regulate body weight, intra-abdominal fat accumulation and plasma level of cytokines. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of estrogen replacement therapy on visceral adipose tissue, plasma level of apelin, lipid profiles, and glucose in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Methods: Thirty female Wistar rats were divided into OVX (n = 20) and sham (n = 10) groups. OVX rats were subdivided into estrogen replacement therapy (OVX+est; n = 10) receiving 17 β-estradiol valerates (30 µg/kg, s...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354617/depression-and-quality-of-life-among-postmenopausal-women-in-bangladesh-a-cross-sectional-study
#15
Mamun Ibn Bashar, Kawsar Ahmed, Muhammad Shahin Uddin, Farzana Ahmed, Abdullah-Al Emran, Aditi Chakraborty
Objectives: The aims of the research are to examine the problems of abnormal menopausal women: the relationship between depression and menopausal-specific quality of life (MENQOL)-symptoms among postmenopausal women; the association of MENQOL-symptoms between pre- and postmenopausal female society in Bangladeshi real community. Methods: This cross sectional study was conducted on 435 women of Tangail, aged (≥ 17) years, using a structured questionnaire where is inaacluded the information of MENQOL and one of the main outcomes "depression" is measured by beck depression inventory...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354616/the-effect-of-foeniculum-vulgare-fennel-on-body-composition-in-postmenopausal-women-with-excess-weight-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
#16
Nafiseh Saghafi, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Talat Khadivzadeh, Masoudeh Babakhanian, Maliheh Afiat
Objectives: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of fennel on body composition. Methods: This study is a secondary analysis of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Fifty-four out of 60 patients were able to successfully complete the original study. Seven out of 54 patients were excluded because they were not overweight and obese. Thus, 47 women were included in this secondary analysis. Of these 47 women, 22 were in the fennel group and 25 were in placebo group...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354615/effect-of-phytoestrogen-on-depression-and-anxiety-in-menopausal-women-a-systematic-review
#17
Abolfazl Fattah
Objectives: In this systematic review, the effectiveness of herbal medicines in improving depression and anxiety in menopausal women was assessed. Methods: Three following databases were individually searched: MEDLINE (1966-March 2017), SCOPUS (1990-March 2017), and the Cochrane Library (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; 2017). Results: A total of 9 trials were included in this systematic review. Overall, soy was found to have a beneficial effect...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354614/role-identification-of-passiflora-incarnata-linnaeus-a-mini-review
#18
REVIEW
Mijin Kim, Hee-Sook Lim, Hae-Hyeog Lee, Tae-Hee Kim
Some species of traditional herbal medicine has a history of use, most traditional natural herbs have been used for various diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. Among them, Passiflora incarnata L . is a traditional natural medicine, flowers as well as berries, roots, and leaves have been used as a medicine. It has been used as a natural medicine for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety for a longtime in Europe, and it has been used primarily for sedation tea in North America. Moreover, Passiflora incarnata L ...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354613/the-clinical-effects-of-dendropanax-morbifera-on-postmenopausal-symptoms-review-article
#19
REVIEW
Mijin Kim, Yoo Jin Park, Hee-Sook Lim, Hae-Hyeog Lee, Tae-Hee Kim, Bora Lee
Postmenopausal women aged 50s generally experience gradual changes in body such as decline in antioxidant and estrogen levels as the body ages. To overcome these aging-associated changes, the needs for health functional foods are increasing. Dendropanax morbifera (DM) have antioxidant effects, anti-inflammatory against cancer cells, antidiabetic, and antiatherogenic effect which are associated with postmenopausal symptoms. We analyzed clinical effects of DM on aging-related symptoms by reporting their antioxidant, anticancer and inflammatory activity, etc...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354612/probiotics-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-postmenopausal-vaginal-infections-review-article
#20
REVIEW
Jun-Mo Kim, Yoo Jin Park
Bacterial vaginosis (BV) and complicated vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) are frequently occurring vaginal infections in postmenopausal women, caused by an imbalance in vaginal microflora. Postmenopausal women suffer from decreased ovarian hormones estrogen and progesterone. A normal, healthy vaginal microflora mainly comprises Lactobacillus species (spp.), which act beneficially as a bacterial barrier in the vagina, interfering with uropathogens. During premenopausal period, estrogen promotes vaginal colonization by lactobacilli that metabolizing glycogen and producing lactic acid, and maintains intravaginal health by lowering the intravaginal pH level...
December 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
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