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Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review

Renata Raś, Mariusz Książek, Edyta Barnaś, Joanna Skręt-Magierło, Wojciech Kąziołka, Ludmiła Fudali, Justyna Filipowska, Andrzej Skręt
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) usually are situated in one organ, most often in lungs. BML patients typically have a history of uterine leiomyoma treated with hysterectomy, myomectomy or subtotal hysterectomy. The aim of the study was to present the case of a 53-year-old woman with triple location in the lungs, parametria and appendix. She had undergone a myomectomy 26 years earlier. In 2015, she was admitted to the surgical department because of abdominal pain, whereupon a cholecystectomy was performed...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Dariusz Iżycki, Katarzyna Woźniak, Natalia Iżycka
The diagnosis of gynecological cancer and the following consequences of the treatment radically change the lives of cancer patients and their partners. Women experience negative consequences in terms of sexual, psychological and social functioning. Surgical treatment may result in a decrease in sexual pleasure and pain during intercourse. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy can cause a loss of libido and negatively affect the capacity to experience pleasure or orgasm. Treatment-related changes may include the occurrence of body image disorders, decreased quality of life as well as depressive and anxiety disorders among patients...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Mariola Saulicz, Edward Saulicz, Andrzej Knapik, Pawel Linek, Jerzy Rottermund, Andrzej Myśliwiec, Tomasz Wolny
To determine the impact of physical activity and fitness on the level of physical activity barriers (kinesiophobia) in women of perimenopausal age, the study included 105 women between the ages of 48 and 58. A Baecke questionnaire was used to evaluate physical activity and a modified Fullerton test was used to evaluate the fitness level. The level of kinesiophobia was assessed using the Kinesiophobia Causes Scale questionnaire. A low level of habitual physical activity has a negative impact on the values of Biological Domain (r = -0...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Mariola Janiszewska, Ewelina Firlej, Dorota Żołnierczuk-Kieliszek, Małgorzata Dziedzic
INTRODUCTION: Osteoporosis is an illness characterized by the handicapped endurance of the bones, causing an increased risk of fracture. AIM OF THE STUDY: Aim of the study was to establish the level of knowledge about osteoporosis prevention among women screened by bone densitometry and to answer the question whether the level of knowledge is dependent on socio-demographic factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The research was realized by means of a survey method, a poll technique in 2014...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Patsama Vichinsartvichai, Siriwan Sirirat
INTRODUCTION: Prevalence of metabolic syndrome increases drastically during menopausal transition. Chronic inflammation is proposed as the basic pathophysiology of metabolic syndrome (MetS). AIM OF THE STUDY: To compare mean white blood cell count between perimenopausal and postmenopausal women with and without MetS and find the prevalence of MetS in this patient group. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 140 healthy perimenopausal and postmenopausal women were interviewed and underwent anthropometric measurements, biochemical investigations for MetS and hematologic parameters...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Maria Szubert, Jacek Suzin, Katarzyna Obirek, Amanda Sochacka, Marta Łoszakiewicz
INTRODUCTION: Ovarian clear cell carcinoma is a rare type of ovarian cancer. In recent years, issues of the common genetic origin of endometriosis and ovarian clear cell carcinoma have been raised. AIM OF THIS STUDY: Aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of this type of cancer, risk factors, prognosis and its potential aetiological association with endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a retrospective study, we analysed histopathological data of patients operated in the First Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (MU, Lodz) due to ovarian cancer in 2004-2014...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Sebastián Carranza-Lira, Yessica Mireya Moreno Azpilcueta, Sergio Rosales Ortiz
AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the relationship between visceral fat and carotid IMT (intima media thickness) in Mexican postmenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 71 postmenopausal women divided in two groups: group 1, IMT > 1 mm and group 2, IMT ≤ 1 mm, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), waist hip ratio (WHR), visceral and subcutaneous fats and carotid IMT were analyzed. Descriptive statistics were used and the comparison among those with abnormal and normal IMT was carried out using Mann-Whitney U test; also Spearman's correlation analysis was done...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Robert Stanek, Przemysław Kądziołka, Anna M Stanek, Krzysztof Szymanowski, Maciej Wilczak
Stress urinary incontinence is a very serious problem which has been noticed by the WHO. This difficult medical condition poses a serious problem as it affects c.a. 20% of the female population and it increases up to 35% in the group of females over 60 years of age. Since there is no single standard surgical procedure which could solve this problem, numerous synthetic materials are used for the operations. It seems that the materials are effective as they improve the condition of women suffering from stress urinary incontinence...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Ewa Stefańska, Agnieszka Wendołowicz, Beata Konarzewska, Lucyna Ostrowska
INTRODUCTION: The research conducted among patients with depression shows that such patients commit a range of nutritional mistakes which may predispose them to the development of many diseases including obesity and its complications. AIM OF THE STUDY: Aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of a balanced weight loss diet in a group of women with recurrent depressive disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 60 women suffering from depression, aged 41-64 (mean 52 ±5...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Miłosz Wilczyński, Justyna Danielska, Jacek Wilczyński
According to the classical dualistic model introduced by Bokhman in 1983, endometrial cancer (EC) is divided into two basic types. The prototypical histological type for type I and type II of EC is endometrioid carcinoma and serous carcinoma, respectively. The traditional classification is based on clinical, endocrine and histopathological features, however, it sometimes does not reflect the full heterogeneity of EC. New molecular evidence, supported by clinical diversity of the cancer, indicates that the classical dualistic model is valid only to some extent...
June 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Zuzanna Sabina Goluch-Koniuszy
During the period of menopause as an effect of changes in hormone status, one of the most common ailments for women is hair loss. Taking into consideration fact that the ingredients of diet contained in various groups of consumed food products are both precursors in steroid hormones synthesis as well as have direct impact on structure, growth and keeping hair in skin integument, this is the reason why nourishing support for women during this period of life as well as during the hair loss therapy is reasonable...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Tomasz Nowikiewicz, Andrzej Kurylcio, Wojciech Polkowski, Wojciech Zegarski
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women in well-developed countries. Despite a constant increase in its incidence, the percentage of patients diagnosed with the disease in the non-invasive stage is also rising. This allows more frequently for the use of breast-preserving surgical techniques, involving the breast and the regional lymphatic system. According to current guidelines of expert panels and research societies, the recommended method of identifying the sentinel lymph node is the use of an isotope marker with a dye (a combined isotope and dye method)...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Anita Olejek, Katarzyna Olszak-Wąsik, Anna Czerwinska-Bednarska
Uterine fibroids are found in almost 20-40% of women of reproductive age. For each woman an individualised treatment method should be applied because the hysterectomy procedure is not a good option in every case. The uterus is an organ necessary not only in reproduction. Its removal may result in: pelvic floor dysfunction and stress urinary incontinence, negative impair on life quality, depressive disorders, increased risk of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and higher incidence of neoplastic disease...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Radosław Słopień, Błażej Męczekalski
Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition in which foci of endometrial tissue grow outside of the uterine cavity. Endometriosis was estimated to affect 176 million women of childbearing potential all over the world in 2010. The presence of extrauterine endometrial tissue is associated with pain and infertility. Typical symptoms of endometriosis include dysmenorrhoea, dyspareunia, heavy menstrual periods (menorrhagia), pelvic pain that is not related to menstrual cycles, dysuria, and chronic fatigue...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Sebastián Carranza-Lira, Karina Vázquez Rodríguez, Sergio Rosales Ortiz
OBJECTIVE: To analyse brachial artery flux parameters in postmenopausal women before and after hot flush. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Two groups of postmenopausal women were studied: Group I, without vasomotor symptoms (n = 10) and Group II, with vasomotor symptoms (n = 10). In all them a brachial artery Doppler ultrasound was done, measuring before and after hyperaemic stimulus of the arterial diameter (AD), the pulsatility index (PI), and the resistive index (RI). In Group I, measurements were done at baseline and five minutes after...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Małgorzata Godala, Izabela Materek-Kuśmierkiewicz, Dariusz Moczulski, Franciszek Szatko, Ewelina Gaszyńska, Sławomir Tokarski, Jan Kowalski
INTRODUCTION: All cells in the human body are exposed to reactive oxygen species (ROS), which disturb the metabolic reactions in the organism. The antioxidant system in the human body consists of enzymatic and non-enzymatic mechanisms, among which vitamins A, C, and E play a major role. THE AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to evaluate the supply of vitamins A, C, and E from daily food rations (DFR) in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome (MS) in relation to current nutrition standards...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Małgorzata Socha, Paulina Frączak, Wiesława Jonak, Krzysztof A Sobiech
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity in elderly persons contributes to prevention and treatment of chronic disease and, through its influence on the musculoskeletal system, increases physical capability and improves mental function. AIM OF THE STUDY: Aim of the study was to assess the effect of resistance training with elements of stretching on body composition and quality of life in women of postmenopausal age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-eight postmenopausal women aged 62...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Jolanta Dąbrowska, Magdalena Dąbrowska-Galas, Magdalena Rutkowska, Bogdan Adam Michalski
INTRODUCTION: The menopause transition is associated with decreased health functioning. About 80-90% of women experience mild to severe physical or physiological menopause-related complaints per year when approaching menopause. Physical activity may reduce some climacteric symptoms and improve the quality of life. AIM OF THE STUDY: Aim of the study was to investigate the influence of a 12-week training programme on the quality of life (QoL) in menopausal-aged women living in a rural area...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Katarzyna Plagens-Rotman, Ewa Żak, Beata Pięta
INTRODUCTION: Despite the progress in diagnosis and treatment of malignant tumours, the effects of treatment are insufficient. Reduction of the risk of cervical, ovarian, and endometrial cancer is possible by introducing preventative actions. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the thesis is the analysis of selected risk factors that may affect the increase or decrease in the odds ratio of developing endometrial cancer. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted among patients of the Gynaecology and Obstetrics Hospital of Poznań University of Medical Sciences in the years 2011-2013...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
Ewa Milnerowicz-Nabzdyk, Mariusz Zimmer
INTRODUCTION: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is treated with a great variety of procedures and none is fully satisfactory. The aim of the study was to introduce and evaluate the effectives of laparoscopic trans teres vault suspension (LTTVS) technique as a new method for POP treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In the years 2013-2014, eight symptomatic women with grades II-IV POP underwent LTTVS procedure. The mean age of patients was 65.25 years (range from 52 to 76 years)...
March 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
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