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Stephanie Wang Zuo, Harold Wu, Wen Shen
OBJECTIVE: To examine mammographic density before and after at least 1 year of vaginal estrogen use in a small cohort of healthy postmenopausal women and women with a personal history of breast cancer. METHODS: We extracted data via chart review of patients from a single practitioner's menopause specialty clinic in Baltimore, MD. Mammographic change was primarily determined via the Bi-RADS scoring system, including the Bi-RADS density score. In addition, we conduct a narrative review of the current literature on the usage of local estrogen therapy, and systemic and local alternatives in the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in breast cancer survivors...
March 12, 2018: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Jessica R Zolton, Toral P Parikh, Dennis D Hickstein, Steven M Holland, Micah J Hill, Alan H DeCherney, Erin F Wolff
PURPOSE: To describe controlled ovarian stimulation (COS) in a population of women with GATA2 deficiency, a genetic bone marrow failure syndrome, prior to allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant METHODS: This is a retrospective case series of nine women with GATA2 deficiency who underwent oocyte preservation at a research institution. Main outcomes measured include baseline fertility characteristics ((antimullerian hormone (AMH) and day 3 follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and estradiol (E2)) and total doses of FSH and human menopausal gonadotropins (HMG), E2 on day of trigger, and total number of metaphase II oocytes retrieved...
March 13, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
Akira Iwase, Satoko Osuka, Maki Goto, Tomohiko Murase, Tomoko Nakamura, Sachiko Takikawa, Fumitaka Kikkawa
It has been more than 15 years since the measurement of serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) first allowed the quantitative assessment of ovarian reserve. Meanwhile, the clinical implication of serum AMH has been expanding. The measurement of serum AMH has been applied in various clinical fields, including assisted reproduction, menopause, reproductive disorders and assessment of ovarian damage/toxicity. Well-known findings about the usefulness of serum AMH revealed by numerous studies executed in the early era include decline with aging, a good correlation with oocyte yield in assisted reproduction, upregulation in polycystic ovarian syndrome and a decrease on ovarian surgery and toxic treatment...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Matthew A Quinn, Xiaojiang Xu, Melania Ronfani, John A Cidlowski
Glucocorticoids (GCs) are master regulators of systemic metabolism. Intriguingly, Cushing's syndrome, a disorder of excessive GCs, phenocopies several menopause-induced metabolic pathologies. Here, we show that the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) drives steatosis in hypogonadal female mice because hepatocyte-specific GR knockout mice are refractory to developing ovariectomy-induced steatosis. Intriguingly, transcriptional profiling revealed that ovariectomy elicits hepatic GC hypersensitivity globally. Hypogonadism-induced GC hypersensitivity results from a loss of systemic but not hepatic estrogen (E2) signaling, given that hepatocyte-specific E2 receptor deletion does not confer GC hypersensitivity...
March 6, 2018: Cell Reports
Clinton G Lauritsen, Abigail L Chua, Stephanie J Nahas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Menopause is a life-changing event in numerous ways. Many women with migraine hold hope that the transition to the climacteric state will coincide with a cessation or improvement of migraine. This assumption is based mainly on common lay perceptions as well as assertions from many in the healthcare community. Unfortunately, evidence suggests this is far from the rule. Many women turn to a general practitioner or a headache specialist for prognosis and management. A natural instinct is to manipulate the offending agent, but in some cases, this approach backfires, or the concern for adverse events outweighs the desire for a therapeutic trial, and other strategies must be pursued...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Chen-Yu Huang, Guan-Yeu Chen, Miawh-Lirng Shieh, Hsin-Yang Li
BACKGROUND: The use of oral progestin has been shown to effectively prevent luteining hormone (LH) surge during ovarian stimulation with daily human menopausal gonadotropin injections. This study was aimed to investigate the efficacy of long-acting follicle stimulating hormone (long-acting FSH; corifollitropin alfa, Elonva®) use in progestin-primed ovarian stimulation for normal and high responders undergoing IVF/ICSI. METHODS: This is a retrospective and proof-of-concept study...
March 5, 2018: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
Natália Guimarães Barbosa, Amanda Katarinny Goes Gonzaga, Luzia Leiros de Sena Fernandes, Aldilane Gonçalves da Fonseca, Salomão Israel Monteiro Lourenço Queiroz, Telma Maria Araújo Moura Lemos, Éricka Janine Dantas da Silveira, Ana Miryam Costa de Medeiros
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the treatment of burning mouth syndrome (BMS) and secondary oral burning (SOB) by unstimulated sialometry, symptom assessment, and measurement of salivary TNF-α levels. Forty-four patients were randomized into four treatment groups: BMS/laser (n = 10), BMS/ALA (n = 5), SOB/laser (n = 15), and SOB/ALA (n = 14). The control group consisted of eight healthy female subjects. Unstimulated salivary flow was measured before and after treatment, and the collected saliva was stored at - 20 °C for the analysis of TNF-α...
March 3, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
Siamak Sabour
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April 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Angelamaria Becorpi, Giuseppina Campisciano, Nunzia Zanotta, Zelinda Tredici, Secondo Guaschino, Felice Petraglia, Annalisa Pieralli, Giovanni Sisti, Francesco De Seta, Manola Comar
The composition of vaginal microbiome in menopause and cancer survivor women changes dramatically leading to genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in up to 7% of patients. Recent reports suggest that laser therapy may be valuable as a not hormonal therapeutic modality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of fractional CO2 laser treatment on the vaginal secretory pathway of a large panel of immune mediators, usually implicated in tissue remodeling and inflammation, and on microbiome composition in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors...
March 1, 2018: Lasers in Medical Science
A R Mothes, M Runnebaum, I B Runnebaum
PURPOSE: First evaluation of dual-phase vaginal Er:YAG laser to omit hormonal treatment for atrophy-related symptoms in post-menopausal breast cancer survivors following prolapse surgery. METHODS: Patients with a history of breast cancer at the time of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse were offered non-hormonal vaginal Er:YAG laser treatment when complaining of atrophy-related genitourinary syndrome of menopause. A single 10-min course of dual-phase protocol of pulsed Er:YAG laser (2940 nm, fractional ablative and thermal mode, fluence according to tissue thickness)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
Stefano Savonitto, Nuccia Morici, Nicoletta Franco, Leonardo Misuraca, Laura Lenatti, Luca A Ferri, Emilia Lo Jacono, Chiara Leuzzi, Elena Corrada, Tiziana C Aranzulla, Angelo Cagnacci, Delia Colombo, Carlo La Vecchia, Francesco Prati
BACKGROUND: Early menopause has been associated with increased cardiovascular mortality, but prospective studies investigating outcomes of postmenopausal women with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) in relation to menopausal age are lacking. METHODS: We analyzed the 1-year outcome of 373 women with acute myocardial infarction enrolled in the Ladies ACS study. All patients underwent coronary angiography, with corelab analysis. Menopause questionnaires were administered during admission...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
Jing Li, Jingang Zheng, Yifeng Zhou, Xiaofei Liu, Wenhua Peng
BACKGROUND: Kounis syndrome (KS) is the concurrence of acute coronary syndrome associated with mast-cell and platelet activation in the setting of hypersensitivity and allergic or anaphylactic insults. Many drugs and environmental exposures had been reported as inducers, but various inducers and the mechanism of KS remained unknown till now. The widely used traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) as a potential sensitizer were scarcely reported to induce allergic vasospasm due to the ignorance of the linkage between traditional medicine allergy and vasospasm...
February 27, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
Ying Zhou, Xiaofan Guo, Guozhe Sun, Shasha Yu, Zhao Li, Liqiang Zheng, Yingxian Sun
The aim of this article was to explore the link between postmenopausal status according to years since menopause (YSM) and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS). This survey was conducted from January 2012 to August 2013. A total of 6022 women (3511, 58.3% were post-menopause) from Rural Northeast China were randomly selected and examined. The prevalence of the MetS was significantly higher in postmenopausal women (Post-MW) than in premenopausal women (Pre-MW) (55.0% vs. 33.1%, p .001). The risk for MetS in Post-MW increased with the number of YSM, reaching the peak level in the 5- to 9-year group (OR, 1...
February 20, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
Michele Carlo Schiavi, Valentina Sciuga, Andrea Giannini, Flaminia Vena, Ottavia D'oria, Giovanni Prata, Chiara Di Tucci, Delia Savone, Natalia Aleksa, Carmela Capone, Daniele Di Mascio, Maria Letizia Meggiorini, Marco Monti, Marzio Angelo Zullo, Ludovico Muzii, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici
The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of ospemifene in the improvement of sexual function in postmenopausal women with vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) affected by overactive bladder syndrome (OAB) or urge urinary incontinence (UUI). One hundred five postmenopausal patients with VVA affected by OAB and/or UUI were enrolled for the study. All patients received ospemifene 60 mg for 12 weeks. Clinical examination, 3-d voiding diary and the vaginal health index (VHI) were performed at baseline and at 12 weeks...
February 20, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
Aaron J Hsueh, Jiahuan He
Gonadotropins belong to the family of dimeric glycoprotein hormones and regulate gonadal physiology mediated by G protein-coupled, seven-transmembrane receptors. These glycoprotein hormones are widely used in the clinic to promote ovarian follicle development and for treating some cases of male infertility. We traced the co-evolution of dimeric gonadotropin hormones and their receptors, together with thyrotropin and its receptor. We updated recent findings on human genetic variants of these genes and their association with dizygotic twining, polycystic ovarian syndrome, primary ovarian insufficiency, male-limited precocious puberty and infertility...
February 15, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
Jet van der Kemp, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Folkert W Asselbergs, N Charlotte Onland-Moret
Heart failure is a complex disease, which is presented differently by men and women. Several studies have shown that reproductive factors, such as age at natural menopause, parity and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), may play a role in the development of heart failure. Shared genetics may provide clues to underlying mechanisms; however, this has never been examined. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to explore whether any reproductive factor is potentially related to heart failure in women, based on genetic similarities...
March 2018: Maturitas
Azam Soleimani, Ali Pourmoghaddas, Masoumeh Sadeghi, Hamidreza Roohafza, Mohammad Talaei, Minoo Dianatkhah, Shahram Oveisgharan, Maryam Soleimani, Nizal Sarrafzadegan
BACKGROUND: There is still a controversy about the causal relationship between menopause status and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The present study aimed to evaluate whether premature menopause would predict higher risk and lower the age of CVD occurrence and how this differs in women with metabolic syndrome (MetS). METHODS: Using a population-based Isfahan Cohort Study (ICS), 1154 postmenopause women were followed up from 2001 to 2013 for any CVD occurrence. Cox proportional hazards regression analyses were used to estimate the association between menopause age of (≤45, 46-50, 51-55, ≥56 years) and CVD incidence...
February 13, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
M Gambacciani, M Levancini, E Russo, L Vacca, T Simoncini, M Cervigni
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the long-term efficacy of a second generation of vaginal laser treatment, the vaginal erbium laser, as a non-ablative photothermal therapy for the management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause. METHODS: The study was performed using an erbium laser crystal yttrium-aluminum-garnet (XS Fotona Smooth™, Fotona, Ljubljana, Slovenia) with a wavelength of 2940 nm. Postmenopausal women (n = 205) were treated with three laser applications at 30-day intervals...
February 13, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Ankit Mittal, Animesh Ray, Ram Manohar Talupula, Rita Sood
A 50-year-old woman presented with progressive dyspnoea and oedema with rapid deterioration over the last few days. Clinical examination revealed hypotension with cold clammy skin, raised jugular venous pressure and muffled heart sounds and was diagnosed to have cardiac tamponade, later confirmed on two-dimensional echocardiography. However, patient had bradycardia, and the other striking examination findings were coarse facies with pallor, madarosis, absent axillary and pubic hair and breast atrophy. Her blood sugar level was also low...
February 3, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Katherine W Reeves, Michael Pennell, Randi E Foraker, Carolyn J Crandall, Marcia Stefanick, Electra D Paskett
PURPOSE: Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) are a common side effect of breast cancer treatment, yet modifiable factors that may predict VMS among breast cancer survivors are unknown. METHODS: We estimated multivariable-adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals (aOR, 95% CI) for predictors of VMS among 3595 breast cancer survivors enrolled in the Life and Longevity after Cancer (LILAC) study, an ancillary study of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI). RESULTS: VMS post-diagnosis were reported by 790 (22...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
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