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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202765/erratum-to-sexual-disharmony-in-menopausal-women-and-their-husband-a-qualitative-study-of-reasons-strategies-and-ramifications
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Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Talat Khadivzadeh, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari
[This corrects the article on p. 41 in vol. 24, PMID: 29765926.].
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202764/multiple-synchronous-lesions-in-the-genital-tract-of-a-female-a-rare-combination-with-unrelated-histogenesis
#2
Pattomthadathil Sankaran Jayalakshmy, Faseela Kalayam Kulath, Abdul Vahab Kadavathu Parambil, Nalakath Asiq Sideeque
Presenting a case of endometrioid adenocarcinoma of the endometrium, benign cystic teratoma of one ovary, fibrothecoma in the other ovary and adenomyosis in the uterus. Such a combination of synchronous lesion is very rare and is not reported in the English medical literature.
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202763/effect-of-aromatherapy-on-the-treatment-of-psychological-symptoms-in-postmenopausal-and-elderly-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#3
Masoudeh Babakhanian, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Leila Kargarfard, Nasibeh Roozbeh, Leili Darvish, Talat Khadivzadeh, Fatemeh Rajab Dizavandi
Objectives: To critically assess the effect of aromatherapy on the psychological symptoms as noted in the postmenopausal and elderly women. Methods: Three following databases were systematically searched: MEDLINE, Scopus and Cochrane Library (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials) from inception to January 2018. The search keywords included 'menopause' AND (aromatherapy), without language restrictions. Results: In this study, 4 trials were included which fit into our systematic review...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202762/vitamin-d-status-and-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-pelvic-floor-disorders-in-women
#4
Jae Hyung Ahn, Yoo Hun Noh, Kyung Joo Um, Hyo Sun Kim, Sook Cho
Objectives: To investigate if vitamin D receptor ( VDR ) gene polymorphisms and circulating vitamin D levels are associated with pelvic floor disorders (PFDs). Methods: In this case-control study, 25-hydroxy-vitamin D (25[OH]D) serum levels were analyzed in 47 females with PFDs and 87 healthy females (controls), respectively. The VDR gene polymorphisms were determined by using polymerase chain reaction and performing digestions with 4 restriction enzymes i.e., ApaI, TaqI, FokI, and BsmI...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202761/overview-of-the-effect-of-herbal-medicines-and-isoflavones-on-the-treatment-of-cognitive-function
#5
Nasibeh Roozbeh, Reyhaneh Kashef, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Leila Kargarfard, Leili Darvish, Talat Khadivzadeh, Fatemeh Rajab Dizavandi, Maliheh Afiat
Objectives: The current overview aimed to present the effect of herbal medicines on cognitive function among menopausal women. Methods: Two separate authors performed systematic search of the 3 databases of (the MEDLINE Scopus and the Cochrane Central Register Trials) from inception to January 2018. Methodological quality of each study was assessed using the AMSTAR. Results: According to 2 reviews, soy seems to be effective in enhancing summary cognitive function and visual memory...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202760/comparison-of-anogenital-distance-and-correlation-with-vulvo-vaginal-atrophy-a-pilot-study-on-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
#6
Lavinia Domenici, Angela Musella, Carlotta Bracchi, Francesca Lecce, Michele Carlo Schiavi, Vanessa Colagiovanni, Violante Di Donato, Claudia Marchetti, Federica Tomao, Innocenza Palaia, Ludovico Muzii, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
Objectives: Anogenital distance (AGD) represents the space between labia posterior commissure and anus. This was pilot study to investigate how menopause and so lack of oestrogens affects AGD. Methods: A total of 109 patients were enrolled. AGD was measured in lithotomy position using sterile paper ruler. Anogenital index (AGI) was used to control 2 variables of height and weight (body mass index, kg/m2 ). Vaginal health index (VHI) was used to evaluate vaginal wellness...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202759/the-association-between-oligomenorrhea-onset-of-menopause-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-thai-postmenopausal-women
#7
Siripen Ongsupharn, Tawiwan Pantasri, Worashorn Lattiwongsakorn, Nuntana Morakote
Objectives: This study explored the association between a history of oligomenorrhea and onset of menopause and metabolic parameters. Methods: The study population was 605 postmenopausal women who were patients at the Menopause Clinic, Maharaj Nakorn Chiang Mai Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand between February 2015 and December 2015. A questionnaire was used to ask all women about their history of oligomenorrhea. The study also collected medical data, including weight, height, waist circumference, blood pressure, and blood glucose and lipid profile...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202758/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-effect-of-herbal-medicine-to-manage-sleep-dysfunction-in-peri-and-postmenopause
#8
Talat Khadivzadeh, Somayeh Abdolahian, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Leila Kargarfard, Fatemeh Rajab Dizavandi, Imaneh Khorsand
Objectives: Some conventional medications used to treat insomnia, such as benzodiazepine, non-benzodiazepine, and hormone therapy, are associated with side effects. Therefore, there is a growing interest in the use of herbal medicine. The aim of this systematic review is to assess the effects herbal medicines have on sleep disorders of peri- and postmenopausal women. Methods: Three databases were searched including MEDLINE, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library from inception to March 2018...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202757/quality-of-life-of-postmenopausal-women-in-urban-and-rural-communities
#9
Binu Paulose, Neetha Kamath
Objectives: Menopause is a transitional time in a woman's life leading to both physical and emotional challenges which affects the quality of life (QOL). Average age of menopause is around 48 years but it strikes Indian women at the age of 40 to 45 years. So, menopausal health demands higher priority in Indian as well as global scenario. The present study was conducted to compare the QOL of postmenopausal women residing in urban and rural communities. Methods: The study adopted quantitative research approach with comparative survey design...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202756/comparative-study-on-hysteroscopic-and-histologic-examinations-of-the-endometrium-in-postmenopausal-women-taking-tamoxifen
#10
Hyuk Jung, Joo Kyoung Jung, Sat Byul Kim, Eun A Cho, Mi Jung Um
Objectives: To evaluate the histologic effects of tamoxifen on the endometrium using hysteroscopy in postmenopausal women with breast cancer. Methods: The study included 46 postmenopausal patients who were referred from another clinic due to thickening or bleeding of the endometrium after taking tamoxifen for breast cancer. All patients underwent transvaginal sonography (TVS) and hysteroscopic endometrial biopsy with a 5-mm, continuous-flow, operating hysteroscope...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/30202755/klotho-and-postmenopausal-hormone-replacement-therapy-in-women-with-chronic-kidney-disease
#11
REVIEW
Yoo Jin Park, Jun-Mo Kim
Kidney function is highly susceptible to age-related changes, with chronic kidney disease (CKD) serving as an important cause of morbidity and mortality in older patients. The prevalence of CKD in Korea is higher among the elderly, relative to the general population, with the most significant increases seen following the onset of menopause. Under normal conditions, estrogen attenuates renal superoxide production and protects the kidney from oxidative damage. As estrogen levels are known to decrease by as much as 80% during menopause, this represents a significant risk for older women...
August 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765930/effect-of-fennel-on-the-health-status-of-menopausal-women-a-systematic-and-meta-analysis
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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
#16
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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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