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Pre-Menstrual Syndrome

José L Sánchez-Ramos, Antonio R Pereira-Vega, Francisco Alvarado-Gómez, Jose A Maldonado-Pérez, Cecilie Svanes, Francisco Gómez-Real
Asthma in women can deteriorate in specific phases during the menstrual cycle. Deterioration in the premenstrual phase (increase in symptoms or deterioration in peak flow measurements) is known as premenstrual asthma. The etiology remains mostly unknown. Areas covered: This paper systematically reviews risk factors for premenstrual asthma. Medline, Embase, CINAHL, Scopus, Web of Science, LILACS and secondary sources were searched. The selection criteria were met by 20 articles. Expert commentary: Women with pre-menstrual asthma are older, have more severe asthma, a higher body-mass index, a longer duration of asthma and a greater likelihood of aspirin sensitive asthma...
January 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
Lisa M Pastore, Steven L Young, Ani Manichaikul, Valerie L Baker, Xin Q Wang, Joel S Finkelstein
OBJECTIVE: To study whether reported, but inconsistent, associations between the FMR1 CGG repeat lengths in the intermediate, high normal, or low normal range differentiate women diagnosed with diminished ovarian reserve (DOR) from population controls and whether associations vary by race/ethnic group. DESIGN: Case-control study. SETTING: Academic and private fertility clinics. PATIENT(S): DOR cases (n = 129; 95 Whites, 22 Asian, 12 other) from five U...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
Artur Pietrucha, Joanna Jędrzejczyk-Spaho, Ewa Konduracka, Irena Bzukała, Krzysztof Krawczyk, Olga Kruszelnicka-Kwiatkowska, Jadwiga Nessler
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of syncope induced by head-up tilt test (HUTT) and the type of positive vasovagal response to the orthostatic stress in a relationship to the estimated phase of menstrual cycle (follicular phase, luteal phase) or menopause. METHODS: We observed a cohort of 500 women at age 13-89 years (median of age 37.5), referred to HUTT. Phase of the menstrual cycle was determined on the basis of the usual length of menstrual cycle and the day of the cycle at the time of the study...
September 26, 2016: Cardiology Journal
Nadia Bellofiore, Stacey J Ellery, Jared Mamrot, David W Walker, Peter Temple-Smith, Hayley Dickinson
BACKGROUND: Advances in research relating to menstruation and associated disorders (eg, endometriosis and premenstrual syndrome) have been hindered by the lack of an appropriate animal model. Menstruation, the cyclical shedding of the decidualized endometrium in the absence of pregnancy, is believed to be limited to 78 higher-order primates (human beings and Old World monkeys), 4 species of bat, and the elephant shrew. This represents only 1.5% of the known 5502 mammalian species and <0...
January 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Zahra Behboodi Moghadam, Elham Rezaei, Roghaieh Shirood Gholami, Masomeh Kheirkhah, Hamid Haghani
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a common disorder. Due to the knowledge lack of the precise etiology of this syndrome, different treatment methods are recommended, one of them is the use of medicinal herbs. This study aimed to investigate the effect of Valerian ( xié cǎo) root extract on the intensity of PMS symptoms. In this double-blind clinical trial, 100 female students of Islamic Azad University, Tonekabon Branch, Mazandaran Province, Iran, with PMS were randomly divided into groups receiving Valerian (scientific name: Valeriana officinalis) and placebo in 2013...
July 2016: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Ioannis Karagiannidis, Georgios Nikolakis, Robert Sabat, Christos C Zouboulis
Hidradenitis suppurativa / acne inversa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory, debilitating skin disorder with a largely unknown etiology. However, many observations such as the typical onset of the disease after puberty, the female predominance, the pre-menstrual flare ups and the improvement during pregnancy suggest a contribution of endocrinological factors to the emergence of the disease. In addition, the reported efficacy of anti-androgen treatment on HS indicates a possible involvement of androgens in the pathogenesis...
September 2016: Reviews in Endocrine & Metabolic Disorders
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More than 50 per cent of family doctors have difficulty treating women with pre-menstrual syndrome, a new survey revealed last week.
August 12, 1989: Nursing Standard
Lisa Vizza, Caroline A Smith, Soji Swaraj, Kingsley Agho, Birinder S Cheema
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the feasibility of executing a randomized controlled trial of progressive resistance training (PRT) in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). METHODS: Women with PCOS were randomized to an experimental (PRT) group or a no-exercise (usual care) control group. The PRT group was prescribed two supervised and two unsupervised (home-based) training sessions per week for 12 weeks. Feasibility outcomes included recruitment and attrition, adherence, adverse events, and completion of assessments...
2016: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
Shilpa Bhandari, Ishita Ganguly, Mohit Bhandari, Pallavi Agarwal, Aparna Singh, Nitika Gupta, Arun Mishra
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the change in serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels in patients with morbid obesity undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective observational study, 75 patients of reproductive age (20-35 years) undergoing bariatric surgery for morbid obesity were followed up after six months to determine the changes in weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), menstrual pattern and serum AMH. The results were further studied on basis of pre operative classification of patients in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and non-PCOS group...
October 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
Ai-Zhen Liu, Hong-Guo Zhao, Ying Gao, Ming Liu, Bao-Zhi Guo
Intrauterine adhesion (IUA), also known as Asherman's syndrome, is a common disease for among women. The extent of adhesion and pre-surgery hormone therapy greatly affects the function of uterine cavity. This current study investigates the association of different doses of estrogen before transcervical resection of adhesions (TCRA) surgery and clinical outcome in serious IUA. About 120 newly diagnostic serious IUA patients who underwent TCRA were randomly divided into three study groups: Estradiol valerate (progynova) 3 or 9 mg per diet before surgery and the control group...
September 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
Monica Fabbrini, Irene AricÃ, Francesco Tramonti, Rosaria Condurso, Luca Carnicelli, Anna De Rosa, Caterina Di Perri, Maria Rosaria Bonsignore, Anna Zito, Giovanna Russo, Maria Giovanna Pagliarulo, Biancamaria Guarnieri, Gianluigi Cerroni, Gianfranco Mennuni, Giacomo Della Marca, Enrica Bonanni, Rosalia Silvestri
Menopause in the female life cycle is a special period due to important hormonal, physical and psychological changes. Sleep disruption represents a common complaint for midlife and menopausal women, related to primary sleep disorders, including insomnia, sleep disordered breathing, restless legs syndrome (RLS), mood and anxiety disorder, other medical illness, hormonal-related vasomotor symptoms, and aging per se. Aims of our study were to evaluate the prevalence of sleep disorders in a sample of pre and post menopausal women, and to investigate the relationship between sleep and other medical disorders, and life habits...
June 2015: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
Alexa P Kaskowitz, Melina Dendrinos, Pamela J Murray, Elisabeth H Quint, Susan Ernst
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To characterize menstrual health issues and their effect in young women with Angelman syndrome (AS). Our secondary objective was to compare them with young women with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). DESIGN: Cross-sectional convenience sample survey. SETTING: An institutional review board-approved Web-based survey of young female members of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation. PARTICIPANTS: Caregivers of young women with AS, aged 12-25 years...
August 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Yi Lin, Li Dong
OBJECTIVE: To explore the molecular biological mechanism of ZHU's Tiaojing Cuyun Recipe (TCR) for treating anovulatory infertility patients with Shen deficiency syndrome (SDS) by observing its clinical efficacy. METHODS: Using randomized blocking methods, 80 patients were assigned to the treatment group (40 cases) and the control group (40 cases). Patients with regular menstrual cycle started medication from the 5th day of menstruation. Those with irregular menstrual cycle first took progesterone till withdrawal bleeding ,and then started medication from the 5th day of vaginal bleeding...
October 2015: Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine
Malek Mansour Aghssa, Azam Manshadi Tarafdari, Ensieh Shahrokh Tehraninejad, Mohammad Ezzati, Maryam Bagheri, Zahra Panahi, Saeed Mahdavi, Mehrshad Abbasi
AIM: We intended to establish the threshold of Anti-Mullerian Hormone (AMH) for detection of Ovarian Hyper-Stimulation Syndrome (OHSS) and poor response to treatment in Iranian infertile women. METHODS: Pre-stimulation menstrual cycle day-3 hormonal indices including basal AMH values were measured in 105 infertile women aged 32.5 ± 4.3 years. Patients underwent long GnRH agonist Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation (COH) in a referral infertility center (Tehran, Iran)...
2015: Reproductive Health
Ahmed M Nooh, Atiea Abdul-Hady, Nadia El-Attar
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the nature and prevalence of menstrual disorders among teenage girls. DESIGN: An observational descriptive cross-sectional study. SETTING: Zagazig University Students' Hospital, Zagazig, Egypt. PARTICIPANTS: A representative sample of female students who attended the university pre-enrollment medical examination. INTERVENTIONS: Self-administered questionnaire covering items on the adolescents' demographic data and menstruation characteristics...
April 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
N M P Daan, L Jaspers, M P H Koster, F J M Broekmans, Y B de Rijke, O H Franco, J S E Laven, M Kavousi, B C J M Fauser
STUDY QUESTION: Are differences in androgen levels among women with various forms of ovarian dysfunction associated with cardiometabolic abnormalities? SUMMARY ANSWER: Androgen levels differed substantially between women with and without ovarian dysfunction, and increased androgen levels were associated with impaired cardiometabolic features in all women irrespective of their clinical condition. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Sex steroid hormones play important roles in the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVD)...
October 2015: Human Reproduction
Stefano Palomba, Marlieke A de Wilde, Angela Falbo, Maria P H Koster, Giovanni Battista La Sala, Bart C J M Fauser
BACKGROUND: The great majority of studies performed so far concerning women diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have focused on diagnosis, menstrual cycle abnormalities, hirsutism and infertility. Although progress has been made in developing methods for achieving a pregnancy and reducing multiple gestations in women with PCOS, little attention has been paid to pregnancy complications and subsequent child outcomes. This review aims to summarize current knowledge regarding the clinical and pathophysiological features of pregnancy and children in women with PCOS...
September 2015: Human Reproduction Update
P Padmavathi
Premenstrual syndrome is the most common of gynaecologic complaints. It affects half of all female adolescents today and represents the leading cause of college/school absenteeism among that population. It was sought to assess the effectiveness of acupressure Vs reflexology on premenstrual syndrome among adolescents. Two-group pre-test and post-test true experimental design was adopted for the study. Forty adolescent girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Erode with pre- menstrual syndrome fulfilling the inclusion criteria were selected by simple random sampling...
September 2014: Nursing Journal of India
Tathiana Rebizzi Parmigiano, Eliana Viana Monteiro Zucchi, Maíta Poli de Araujo, Camila Santa Cruz Guindalini, Rodrigo de Aquino Castro, Zsuzsanna Ilona Katalin de Jármy Di Bella, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Moisés Cohen, Marair Gracio Ferreira Sartori
OBJECTIVE: To propose the inclusion of a gynecological investigation during the evaluation of athletes before competitions, using a specific instrument called the Pre-participation Gynecological Examination (PPGE). METHODS: The study assessed 148 athletes, mean age of 15.4±2.0 years, who engaged in eight different sports modalities, and who responded to a questionnaire named Pre-Participation Gynecological Examination (PPGE), to the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Short Form (for urinary loss), and to the Eating Attitudes Test (for eating disorders)...
October 2014: Einstein
Jong Kil Joo, Gil Pyo Hong, Si Eun Han, Young Ju Lee, Seung Chul Kim, Chang Woon Kim, Kyu Sup Lee
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to investigate the association between serum uric acid level and metabolic syndrome according to menopausal status in Korean women. METHODS: A total of 2,241 women who visited to the health promotion center at Pusan National University Hospital from 2010 to 2014 were included in this cross-sectional study. Self-report questionnaires and interviews with healthcare providers were used to assess disease history, medication history, menstrual history and body size measuring...
December 2014: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
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