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Journal of Menopausal Medicine

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ji-Won Min, Yun-Sook Kim
Granular cell tumor (GCT) is a rare soft tissue tumor that derived from Schwann cells. Most are benign, less than 2% are malignant and, in the malignant cases, the prognosis of survival is poor. Most of these tumors are less than 3 cm in size, and they are more common in black women. The disease usually occurs in the 40s to the 60s and occurs after menopause, but there are few cases reported in adolescence. A 45-year-old woman visited the outpatient clinic with a solid mass that developed 2 years ago and present to date on the left side of the clitoris...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Nalini Sharma, J Lalnunnem Thiek, Das Rituparna, Jaya Mishra, Ahanthem Santa Singh
The occurrence of a second primary cancer in a cancer survivor is well documented. It may be synchronous or metachronous. Incidence of metachronous cancer involving cervix is 0.82% to 1.33%. One such metachronous cancer is that of breast and cervix. We present a case of a woman who received tamoxifen for invasive ductal cancer of breast following a modified radical mastectomy and subsequently developed adenocarcinoma of cervix after six month of tamoxifen therapy. The role of tamoxifen in pathogenesis of cervical cancer and that of human papillomavirus infection in pathogenesis of both cancer of cervix and breast cancer has been well recognized...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Elham Amini, Talat Khadivzadeh, Masoudeh Babakhanian, Bahareh Nouri, Hassan Rakhshandeh, Maliheh Afiat
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to assess the effect of fennel on bone density. METHODS: This was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, which studied sixty eligible postmenopausal women, who were randomly assigned to fennel and placebo groups. Then, the dual energy X-ray absorptiometry was utilized to measure bone mineral density (BMD) and bone mineral content (BMC) of the spine, femoral neck, intertrochanter, and trochanter at the baseline and after three-month follow-up...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Abdul-Latif Hamdan, Georges Ziade, Georges Tabet, Rachel Btaiche, Ghina Fakhri, Firas Yatim, Doja Sarieddine, Muhieddine Seoud
OBJECTIVES: To compare the prevalence of phonatory symptoms in menopausal women compared to pre-menopause women with body mass index (BMI) as a confounding variable. METHODS: A total of 69 women, 34 menopausal and 35 pre-menopausal were invited to participate in this study. Demographic variables included age, smoking, and BMI. All subjects were asked about the presence hoarseness, loss of high or low frequencies, pitch breaks, throat clearing, dryness in the throat and vocal fatigue...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Parisa Parsa, Roya Ahmadinia Tabesh, Farzaneh Soltani, Manoocher Karami, Nasrin Khorami
OBJECTIVES: Diabetes is a chronic disease which is common in menopause period. Performing self-care behaviors is effective method for control of diabetes. This study aimed to investigate the effect of counseling on self-care behaviors in menopause diabetes women in 2016 in Hamadan, Iran. METHODS: In this study, 80 menopausal women were randomly selected and allocated to the experimental and control groups (40 per group). Data collected by a questionnaire included of demographic information, self-care behaviors, fasting blood sugar (FBS) and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c)...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Louis Wc Chow, Michael Mc Cheung, Jennifer Wj Chu, Ivy Cf Li
OBJECTIVES: A lack of understanding in menopausal and postmenopausal women's (PMW) risk perception towards osteoporosis and breast cancer still exists, which is explored in this study. This information might allow health professionals to conduct interventions to improve health behaviors before menopause-related diseases are imminent. METHODS: Between 10 December 2015 and 31 January 2016, 573 menopausal or PMW were successfully interviewed on 17 questions, comprising separate sections for osteoporosis and breast cancer...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Byung Kyu Park, Ka Yeong Yun, Seung Chul Kim, Jong Kil Joo, Kyu Sup Lee, Ook Hwan Choi
OBJECTIVES: The relationship between renal function and bone mineral density (BMD) is controversial. We evaluated the relationship between markers of renal function and BMD in healthy Korean women. METHODS: A total of 1,093 women who visited the health promotion center at Pusan National University hospital were included in the cross-sectional study. We divided the study population into two groups by BMD: osteopenia-osteoporosis and normal in the lumbar and femur regions, respectively...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Fatemeh Shobeiri, Ensiyeh Jenabi, Mahnaz Khatiban, Seyyed Mohammad Mahdi Hazavehei, Ghodratollah Roshanaei
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the effect of Educational program on quality of life (QOL) in menopausal women in 2016 in Hamadan, Iran. METHODS: In this clinical trial study, 100 postmenopausal women were randomly selected and allocated to case and control group (50 per group). Data collection tool included questionnaires of demographic information and Menopause QOL, which were completed by the samples before the intervention. In the case group, education program was run during 5 sessions for 45 to 60 minutes...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Mehdi Jafari, Bahar Seifi, Mohammad Heidari
The purpose of this study was to review the Factors contributing to discomfort for menopausal women in workplace and the perceived effects of working conditions on menopausal symptoms, and to produce recommendations for managers and women. This study was a review article. We searched PubMed and Science Direct for articles related to menopause and workplace. Keywords included: menopause AND workplace OR occupational health or menopausal women AND managers. Because we aimed to update the literature following the 2011 review of menopause and workplace, only English-language articles published between 2011 and 2017 were included...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Jae Jun Shin, Seul Ki Kim, Jung Ryeol Lee, Chang Suk Suh
Ospemifene-a third-generation selective estrogen receptor modulator approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2013-is an oral medication for the treatment of dyspareunia. In postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy, ospemifene significantly improves the structure and pH levels of the vagina, reducing dyspareunia. It is available as a 60-mg tablet; hence, women who may have had prior difficulty with vaginal administration or on-demand use of nonprescription lubricants and moisturizers would likely prefer this form of treatment...
August 2017: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
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