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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331535/estrogen-deprivation-aggravates-cardiometabolic-dysfunction-in-obese-insulin-resistant-rats-through-the-impairment-of-cardiac-mitochondrial-dynamics
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Wanitchaya Minta, Siripong Palee, Duangkamol Mantor, Wissuta Sutham, Thidarat Jaiwongkum, Sasiwan Kerdpoo, Wasana Pratchayasakul, Sirinart Kumfu, Siriporn C Chattipakorn, Nipon Chattipakorn
The incidence of cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome increases after the onset of menopause, suggesting estrogen has a vital role in their prevention. Mitochondrial dynamics are known to play an important role in the maintenance of cardiac physiological function. However, the effects of estrogen deprivation on cardiometabolic status and cardiac mitochondrial dynamics under conditions of obese-insulin resistance have never been investigated. We hypothesized that estrogen deprivation aggravates cardiac dysfunction through increased cardiac mitochondrial fission in obese-insulin resistant rats...
January 10, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329466/association-between-body-weight-change-before-and-after-delivery-and-development-of-nonmetabolic-syndrome-a-prospective-study
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Zhao Ya, Zeng Yue, Liu Dan, Lin Neng-Bo, Luo Yi, Miao Ying, Wan Qin
The aim of the work was to investigate the association between body weight change before and after delivery and development of nonmetabolic syndrome in Chinese females aged ≥40 years. We selected 789 participants without metabolic syndrome randomly from a baseline survey performed in Luzhou, China in 2011. We took the group with decreasing or no increasing body mass index difference during a pregnancy as "R-Body Mass Index 1" (n=286) and divided the group with increasing body mass index difference during a pregnancy into "R-Body Mass Index 2" (n=254) and "R-Body Mass Index 3" (n=249) based upon P50...
January 2018: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326058/sleep-architecture-is-altered-in-the-reserpine-induced-fibromyalgia-model-in-ovariectomized-rats
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Alberto Hernandez-Leon, Alonso Fernández-Guasti, Adrián Martínez, Francisco Pellicer, María Eva González-Trujano
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a musculoskeletal chronic pain syndrome with various concomitant symptoms like sleep disorders. FM patients are mainly women and menopause might play an important role in the altered processing of somatosensory information. Adverse effects and moderated efficacy of drugs promote treatment discontinuation by patients. Animal models of FM report pain and depression-like behaviors, but none of them have explored sleep disturbance as possible marker in the preclinic diagnostic. The aim of this study was to investigate alterations of the sleep architecture in the reserpine (RES)-induced FM model in ovarectomized (OVX) rats...
January 8, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325626/fragile-x-syndrome-and-fragile-x-associated-tremor-ataxia-syndrome
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Deborah A Hall, Elizabeth Berry-Kravis
Fragile X-associated disorders encompass several conditions, which are caused by expansion mutations in the fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene. Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited etiology of intellectual disability and results from a full mutation or >200 CGG repeats in FMR1. It is associated with developmental delay, autism spectrum disorder, and seizures. Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that occurs in premutation carriers of 55-200 CGG repeats in FMR1 and is characterized by kinetic tremor, gait ataxia, parkinsonism, executive dysfunction, and neuropathy...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305399/edc-impact-is-exposure-during-pregnancy-to-acetaminophen-paracetamol-disrupting-female-reproductive-development
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Frederic Schrøder Arendrup, Séverine Mazaud-Guittot, Bernard Jégou, David Møbjerg Kristensen
Concern has been raised over chemical induced disruption of ovarigenesis during fetal life resulting in long-lasting consequences only manifesting themselves much later during adulthood. A growing body of evidence suggest that prenatal exposure to the mild analgesic acetaminophen/paracetamol can cause such a scenario. In this Review, we therefore discuss three recent reports that collectively indicating that prenatal exposure in a window around 13.5 days post coitum in both rats and mouse can result in reduced female reproductive health...
January 5, 2018: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290212/the-sexual-health-approach-in-postmenopause-the-five-minutes-study
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Marcos J Cuerva, Daniel Gonzalez, Marta Canals, Borja Otero, Jose Angel Espinosa, Francisca Molero, Levent M Senturk, Nicolas Mendoza
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether actively addressing sexuality in a gynaecological consultation with menopausal patients improves the diagnosis of sexual problems. STUDY DESIGN: A multi-centre analytical cross-sectional study was conducted at 12 Spanish hospitals. In gynaecological consultations the usual medical histories were taken, except that, initially, issues relating to sexuality were omitted, unless the patients raised them. Then, after 5min, gynaecologists offered the possibility of talking about sexuality and asked about possible sexual problems...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282701/towards-icf-implementation-in-menopause-healthcare-a-systematic-review-of-icf-application-in-switzerland
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Martina Zangger, Dagmar Poethig, Florian Meissner, Michael von Wolff, Petra Stute
AIMS OF THE STUDY: To present a systematic literature review on the application and degree of implementation of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) across different health conditions and regions in Switzerland in order to develop an ICF classification of the climacteric syndrome in the medium term. METHODS: A systematic literature search was conducted through Embase and Medline covering the period between 2011 and August 2016...
December 28, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246152/linking-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-and-genome-scale-metabolic-networks-to-understand-estradiol-biology
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Joanna H Sier, Alfred E Thumser, Nick J Plant
BACKGROUND: Estrogen is a vital hormone that regulates many biological functions within the body. These include roles in the development of the secondary sexual organs in both sexes, plus uterine angiogenesis and proliferation during the menstrual cycle and pregnancy in women. The varied biological roles of estrogens in human health also make them a therapeutic target for contraception, mitigation of the adverse effects of the menopause, and treatment of estrogen-responsive tumours. In addition, endogenous (e...
December 15, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240516/association-between-duration-of-reproductive-years-and-metabolic-syndrome
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Yon Chul Park, Tae Sic Lee, Hee-Taik Kang, Eun Suk Cho, Jai Soon Kim, Yoo Jung Hwang, Jong-Koo Kim
BACKGROUND: The incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) has gradually increased in recent years. MetS has been associated with age at menarche and menopause; however, the association between MetS and the reproductive span remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study examined MetS and the reproductive span among 1,214 participants of the 2014 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, a stratified, complex, multistage, probability cluster survey conducted by the Division of Chronic Disease Surveillance of the Korea Center for Disease Control and Prevention since 1998...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234379/the-instrument-for-measuring-the-implementation-situation-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-guideline-evaluation-and-application
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Hui Li, Yangyang Wang, Yaolong Chen, Xiaoyun Wang, Chuanjian Lu, Jingwen Deng
Clinical practice guidelines play an important role in reducing the variations in clinical practices and improving the quality of care. To assess the real effect, measuring its implementation situation is needed. The implementation situation can be reflected by testing the consistency between the actual clinical practice and the guideline. We constructed an instrument to measure the implementation situation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) guideline through consistency testing. The main objectives of our study were to validate the instrument and evaluate the implementation situation of menopause syndrome guideline of TCM, using the data from the consistency test of comparing the medical records with the guideline...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234255/influence-of-orally-administered-probiotic-lactobacillus-strains-on-vaginal-microbiota-in-women-with-breast-cancer-during-chemotherapy-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-double-blinded-pilot-study
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Julian Marschalek, Alex Farr, Marie-Louise Marschalek, Konrad J Domig, Wolfgang Kneifel, Christian F Singer, Herbert Kiss, Ljubomir Petricevic
Background: Due to chemotherapy and estrogen deprivation therapy, genitourinary syndrome of menopause is a common condition in breast cancer patients. We aimed to determine the effect of an orally administered Lactobacillus preparation on the vaginal microbiota in breast cancer patients. Methods: Postmenopausal breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, with vaginal atrophy and an intermediate vaginal microbiota (Nugent score 4-6), were either randomized to the intervention group receiving probiotic capsules of 4 Lactobacillus species or to the control group receiving placebo twice daily for 2 weeks...
October 2017: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233501/does-ovarian-stimulation-regimen-affect-ivf-outcome-a-two-centre-real-world-retrospective-study-using-predominantly-cleavage-stage-single-embryo-transfer
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Per-Olof Karlström, Jan Holte, Nermin Hadziosmanovic, Kenny A Rodriguez-Wallberg, Jan I Olofsson
In this study, ovarian stimulation using highly purified human menopausal gonadotrophin (HP-HMG) and recombinant FSH (rFSH) for IVF were compared in two large assisted reproduction technique centres in Sweden. A total of 5902 women underwent 9631 oocyte retrievals leading to 8818 embryo transfers (7720 on day 2): single embryo transfers (74.2%); birth rate per embryo transfer (27.7%); multiple birth rate (5.0%); incidence of severe ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (0.71%). Compared with ovarian stimulation with rFSH, women who received HP-HMG were older, had higher dosages of gonadotrophins administered, fewer oocytes retrieved and more embryos transferred...
October 20, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231609/-manual-acupuncture-versus-electroacupuncture-for-menopausal-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Caiyuzhu Wen, Yafei Liu, Xiaoli Pan, Zhen Mao, Li Zhou, Hongxing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on menopausal symptoms between manual acupuncture (MA) and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into an MA group (25 cases) and an EA group (25 cases). In the MA group, the regular needling technique and pseudo-EA were used at Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). In the EA group, the acupoints were the same as the MA group and stimulated with EA and pseudo-MA (no manipulation applied in treatment), with disperse-dense wave, 10 Hz/50 Hz, 0...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231429/-comparison-between-manual-acupuncture-and-electroacupuncture-for-hot-flashes-and-sex-hormone-of-perimenopausal-syndrome
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Zhiliang Cao, Jian Tang, Yuting Xue, Qiong Wang, Saiqun Li, Youjun Zhou, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect and differences sex the influence of hormone levels of perimenopau-sal syndrome patients between manual acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: A total of 50 cases with perimenopausal syndrome were randomly assigned into an manual acupuncture group (27 cases) and an EA group (23 cases), and 1 case dropped in the EA group. The acupoints in the two groups were Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25), and Sanyinjiao (SP 6)...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231343/-effects-of-acupoint-catgut-embedding-combined-with-auricular-point-pressure-on-menopausal-syndrome-of-liver-kidney-deficiency-type-and-estradiol
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Xinmei Jin, Lijun Ding, Depeng Xia, Peifang Chen
OBJECTIVE: To observe the efficacy differences between acupoint catgut embedding combined with auricular point pressure with beans and nilestriol on menopausal syndrome of liver-kidney deficiency type, and to explore their effects on estradiol (E2). METHODS: Sixty patients with menopausal syndrome of liver-kidney deficiency type were randomly divided into an acupoint stimulation group and a medication group, 30 cases in each group. The patients in the acupoint stimulation group were treated by acupoint catgut embedding at Taixi (KI 3), Sanyinjiao (SP 6), Shenshu (BL 23), Ganshu (BL 18) and Taichong (LR 3), combined with auricular point pressure at Gan (CO12), Shen (CO10), Neifenmi (CO18), Shenmen (TF4), Pizhixia (AT4); the treatment was given once a week for consecutive four weeks...
August 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226551/premenstrual-symptoms-interference-and-equol-production-status-in-japanese-collegiate-athletes-a-cross-sectional-study
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Takashi Takeda, Tomomi Ueno, Shigeto Uchiyama, Masami Shiina
AIM: Consumption of soy isoflavones reduces the risk of estrogen-related diseases, such as menopausal symptoms, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular disease. Equol is metabolized from the isoflavone daidzein by intestinal bacteria and has higher bioavailability than other isoflavones. Equol producers are believed to benefit from soybean consumption to a greater extent than non-producers. Recently, we showed that equol non-producers were at significant risk of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Previously, we reported that PMS is a common menstrual problem in female athletes, and almost half of the studied athletes felt a negative effect of premenstrual symptoms on their athletic performance...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218698/risk-factors-of-overactive-bladder-syndrome-and-its-relation-to-sexual-function-in-menopausal-women
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Sevil Hakimi, Elham Aminian, Sakineh Mohammad- Alizadeh Charandabi, Parvin Bastani, Marzieh Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder syndrome is a common and annoying complication worldwide that could negatively affect the quality of life of afflicted individuals. We aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of overactive bladder syndrome and its relation to sexual function in healthy menopausal women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done on 340 women aged 45-60 years in Tabriz, northwest Iran, during 2015-2016. Data were collected using a demographic data questionnaire, the Overactive Bladder Syndrome Score, and the McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire...
December 4, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202940/genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-management-strategies-for-the-clinician
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REVIEW
Stephanie S Faubion, Richa Sood, Ekta Kapoor
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM), previously known as atrophic vaginitis or vulvovaginal atrophy, affects more than half of postmenopausal women. Caused by low estrogen levels after menopause, it results in bothersome symptoms, including vaginal dryness, itching, dyspareunia, urinary urgency and increased frequency, and urinary tract infections. Even though women with GSM can have sexual dysfunction that interferes with partner relationships, women are often embarrassed to seek treatment, and health care professionals do not always actively screen for GSM...
December 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198157/efficacy-and-safety-evaluation-of-cimicifuga-foetida-extract-in-menopausal-women
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L Gao, T Zheng, W Xue, Y Wang, Y Deng, H Zuo, A Sun
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of long-term treatment with Cimicifuga foetida extract in menopausal women. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial was conducted. A total of 96 early postmenopausal women were randomly assigned to three groups: group A received 1 mg estradiol valerate daily plus 4 mg medroxyprogesterone acetate on days 19-30; group B received 1 mg estradiol valerate daily plus 100 mg micronized progesterone on days 19-30; group C received 100 mg C...
December 4, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197358/the-inhibitory-effects-of-compound-muniziqi-granule-against-b16-cells-and-harmine-induced-autophagy-and-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-akt-mtor-pathway
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Nan Zou, Yue Wei, Fenghua Li, Yang Yang, Xuemei Cheng, Changhong Wang
BACKGROUND: Compound Muniziqi granule (MNZQ) is a multi-component herbal preparation and a popular traditional Uighur medicine used in China for treating endocrine disorder-induced acne, chloasma, dysmenorrhea, menopausal syndrome, and melanoma. Harmine presented in MNZQ has been confirmed potential anticancer effect on the B16 cells among others. The purpose of this study is to explore the inhibitory effects of MNZQ against B16 cells and mechanism of autophagy and apoptosis induced by harmine in B16 cells...
December 2, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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