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Marissa M Shams-White, Mei Chung, Zhuxuan Fu, Karl L Insogna, Micaela C Karlsen, Meryl S LeBoff, Sue A Shapses, Joachim Sackey, Jian Shi, Taylor C Wallace, Connie M Weaver
BACKGROUND: Protein may have both beneficial and detrimental effects on bone health depending on a variety of factors, including protein source. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the effects of animal versus plant protein intake on bone mineral density (BMD), bone mineral content (BMC) and select bone biomarkers in healthy adults. METHODS: Searches across five databases were conducted through 10/31/16 for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and prospective cohort studies in healthy adults that examined the effects of animal versus plant protein intake on 1) total body (TB), total hip (TH), lumbar spine (LS) or femoral neck (FN) BMD or TB BMC for at least one year, or 2) select bone formation and resorption biomarkers for at least six months...
2018: PloS One
A I Duarte, M S Santos, C R Oliveira, P I Moreira
Alzheimer's disease (AD) constitutes a major socioeconomic challenge due to its disabling features and the rise in prevalence (especially among (peri)menopausal women and type 2 diabetes patients). The precise etiopathogenesis of AD remains poorly understood. Importantly, its neurodegenerative perspective has been challenged towards a more "systemic" view. Amyloid-β (Aβ) and hyperphosphorylated Tau protein (P-Tau) (the main AD neuropathological features) affect and are affected by peripheral and brain insulin signalling dysfunction, leading to glucose dysmetabolism, synaptic loss and AD-related cognitive deficits...
February 19, 2018: Neuropharmacology
Zhaleh Shariati-Sarabi, Hamid Etemad Rezaie, Nasrin Milani, Farnaz Etemad Rezaie, Ali Etemad Rezaie
Background: The menopausal transition called perimenopause, happens after the reproductive years, and is specified with irregular menstrual cycles, perimenopause symptoms and hormonal changes. Women going through peri menopausal period are vulnerable to bone loss . Osteoporosis is one of the most common debilitating metabolic bone diseases, especially in the women almost around 50 years. This study was intended to evaluate the prevalence of osteopenia/osteoporosis amongst asymptomatic individuals during the menopause transition period...
January 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
Parul Sinha, Nidhi Yadav, Uma Gupta
Purpose of the Study: To assess the efficacy of hysteroscopy in diagnosis of AUB. Method: A total of 56 women in reproductive and peri-menopausal age group (20-50 years) with complaints of abnormal uterine bleeding were enrolled in the study. All the patients underwent hysteroscopic examination followed by biopsy/histopathological evaluation. Hysteroscopic findings were compared against histopathological findings. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and accuracy of hysteroscopy were calculated...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
Jinhong Zhang, Hong Wang, Shuying Yang, Xiufen Wang
BACKGROUND: The risks of atherosclerotic cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in women rapidly increase with age in post-menopausal women. We aimed to investigate the lipid profiles in peri-menopausal women with cerebral infarction and to explore the effects of atorvastatin intervention. METHODS: We collected women aged 40-60 with cerebral infarction between January 2013 and December 2016. Atorvastatin was applied for 6 months in all included patients. Blood lipid profiles, serum pro-inflammation cytokines, intracranial plaque and NIH stroke scale (NIHSS) scores were evaluated before and after atorvastatin treatment...
February 2, 2018: Lipids in Health and Disease
Y Zhou, Y Zheng, C Li, J Hu, Y Zhou, L Geng, M Tao
OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlation of body composition with the severity of menopausal symptoms, as well as each classic menopausal symptom. METHODS: A total of 758 (peri-)menopausal women were recruited (aged from 40 to 67 years) from the Menopause Clinic in the Shanghai Sixth People's Hospital. Different regions of fat mass, lean mass and fat-free mass were measured by bioelectrical impedance analysis, while menopausal symptoms were evaluated by valid modified Kupperman's index (KMI) in the Chinese version...
February 2, 2018: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
Veronika Candráková Čerňanová, Zuzana Danková, Lenka Vorobeľová, Marta Cvíčelová, Daniela Siváková
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine if the Arg48Gly, Ala119Ser, Leu432Val, and Asn453Ser polymorphisms in the CYP1B1 estrogen-metabolizing gene are associated with menopausal symptom experience in healthy Slovak women aged 40-60 years. We also investigated the possible association of other factors with menopausal symptoms, including health status, physical activity, reproductive history, psychological status, and smoking. METHODS: The total sample consisted of 367 women (mean age 49...
December 29, 2017: American Journal of Human Biology: the Official Journal of the Human Biology Council
Delia Gabriela Ciobanu Apostol, Tudor Andrei BuŢureanu, Demetra Gabriela Socolov, Daniela Claudia Scripcaru, Oana LuminiŢa Rosin, Ludmila Lozneanu
Strumal carcinoid represents a rare form of ovarian teratoma, consisting of both thyroid tissue and carcinoid structures. The carcinoid component is a well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumor with excellent prognosis. Strumal carcinoid tumors are commonly found in peri-menopausal women who are not usually interested in preserving their fertility and who are thus open to radical surgical treatment. In this report, we present a 24-year-old, nulliparous patient with strumal carcinoid, confirmed by histopathology and a large panel of immunohistochemistry (IHC) markers, who wished to preserve her fertility...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Jie Shen, Meihong Shen, Zhongren Li, Rongli Zhang, Xia Li, Bingwei Ai
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects between moxibustion at Shenshu (BL 23) and oral administration of Vitamin E on quality of life and mechanism in sub-health perimenopausal women, aiming to provide clinical evidence of moxibustion for health care of sub-health female. METHODS: Sixty participants were randomly divided into a moxibustion group and a medication group, 30 cases in each one. The volunteers in the moxibustion group were treated with mild moxibustion at bilateral Shenshu (BL 23) for 15 min, once a day; five treatments were considered as a course of treatment, and totally 4 courses were given with an interval of 2 days between courses...
April 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
A C Katoulis, K Diamanti, D Sgouros, A I Liakou, E Bozi, G Avgerinou, I Panayiotides, D Rigopoulos
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December 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
Christoph Schnelle, Eunice J Minford, Vanessa McHardy, Jane Keep
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal studies of women's health often seek to identify predictors of good health. Research has shown that following simple guidelines can halve women's mortality. The ongoing Australian Longitudinal Study of Women's Health (ALSWH) shows that Australian women are getting better at reducing their smoking and alcohol use, and are generally diligent about attending recommended health screenings, but are becoming less successful at dealing with obesity. There are communities of women who live unusually healthy lives (Rosetans, Seventh-Day Adventists, traditional Japanese women), but their lifestyles are unlikely to be adopted widely...
November 23, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
Kausar Inayat, Nargis Danish, Lubna Hassan
BACKGROUND: The climacteric or perimenopause is the transitional phase during which reproductive function ceases. The average age of the menopause is 51.4 years with a duration of two years. Symptomatology include: vasomotor, psychological, urogenital/sexual, skin, menstrual irregularities and others. The objective was to study the attitude of these women towards menopause. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 500 women were included. RESULTS: Palpitations and headaches were found in 30% and 32% respectively in perimenopausal women compared to 16% and 20% in postmenopausal women...
July 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
Xi-Rong Jiang, Lu Ren, Chun-Ri Li
OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of electroacupuncture (EA) on the hormones derived from the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovary (HPO) axis, so as to explore the neuroendocrine mechanism induced by EA on rats with perimenopausal depression disorder. METHODS: Sixty female sprague-dawley rats were randomly divided into blank control group, model group, sham-operation (sham) group, clomipramine group, and electroacupuncture (EA) group, with 12 rats in each group. Perimenopausal depression model was established by bilateral ovariectomy combined with chronic unpredictable stimulation...
February 25, 2017: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Archana Ps, Soumitra Das, Sairu Philip, Rekha Rachel Philip, Jose Joseph, Varghese P Punnoose, Deepthilal Pachan Lalithambika
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Depression among women aged 40-60 years in the rural area of Kerala using Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9). SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Ambalappuzha is an area of rural background under the District of Alappuzha. The study was conducted by Preventive and Social Medicine department of Govt. T. D. Medical College, Kerala in collaboration with the department of Psychiatry with the help of Ambalappuzha health centre...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
HaiLi Wang, Chuchu Wang, Lei Sun, Shiyuan Zhou, Fengyu Wang
To investigate the effect of bilateral oophorectomy on bone mineral density, body composition and sex hormone of peri-menopause women. 33 cases of peri-menopause women patients performed bilateral oophorectomy were chosen from xxx gynaecology and obstetrics department of xxx hospital from January 1st,2014 to Dec31th, 2014. And the 33 cases were taken as ovariectomy group. 35 women who were the naturally postmenopausal after menopause collected in clinic and in the same period with the patients of ovariectomy group were taken in control group...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Cong Fu, Na Zhao, Zhen Liu, Lu-Hua Yuan, Chen Xie, Wen-Jia Yang, Xin-Tong Yu, Huan Yu, Yun-Fei Chen
Study Objectives: To evaluate the short-term efficacy of acupuncture for the treatment of peri-menopausal insomnia (PMI). Methods: Design: A randomized, participant-blind, placebo-controlled trial consisted of the acupuncture group (n = 38) and placebo-acupuncture group (n = 38). Setting: A tertiary teaching and general hospital. Participants: 76 peri-menopausal women with insomnia disorder based on the International Classification of Sleep Disorders, Third Edition...
November 1, 2017: Sleep
John W Honour
The life of a human female is characterized from teenage years by monthly menstruation which ceases (the menopause) typically between the age of 40 and 60 years. The potential for reproduction declines and ceases as the ovaries become depleted of follicles. A transition period in mid-life, for 2 to 10 years, when menstruation is less regular is called the perimenopause. The menopause is associated with a significant decline in plasma concentrations of sex hormones, an increase in the concentrations of the gonadotrophins and changes in other hormones such as the inhibins...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
Daniel L Chan, Dorothy Chua, Praveen Ravindran, Marisol Perez Cerdeira, Isabella Mor
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a common and benign condition that causes significant morbidity to women of childbearing age. It uncommonly affects the gastrointestinal tract and rarely manifests as an acute small bowel obstruction. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 46-year old female presented to the emergency department with signs and symptoms consistent with an acute small bowel obstruction. She had a paucity of background surgical history, having only had a laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
October 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Monika Sarkar, Jennifer L Dodge, Ruth M Greenblatt, Mark H Kuniholm, Jack DeHovitz, Michael Plankey, Andrea Kovacs, Audrey L French, Eric C Seaberg, Igho Ofotokun, Margaret Fischl, Edgar Overton, Erin Kelly, Peter Bacchetti, Marion G Peters
Background: Severity of hepatic fibrosis is greater in postmenopausal than in premenopausal women, perhaps owing to protective effects of estrogens. However, prior studies of estrogen and liver fibrosis lack serial fibrosis measures, adjustment for age, or longitudinal observations in coinfected populations. Methods: In a longitudinal cohort of women coinfected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV), we assessed fibrosis progression across reproductive age, using validated serum fibrosis markers, aminotransferase platelet ratio index (APRI) and fibrosis 4 (FIB-4)...
October 30, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Sweta Kushwah, Beenu Kushwah
Cervical cancer is the second most common malignancy among women in India, mainly affecting the females of Peri-Menopausal age group. Colposcopy has been very useful for diagnosing cervical cancer to guide the biopsy. Reids and Scalzi proposed the Reids Colposcopic Index (RCI) to make colposcopic diagnosis less subjective, which is currently the most accepted scoring system. Recognizing the correlation of size of the lesion with likelihood of harbouring high grade disease, a new scoring system, the Swede score, has been devised by Strander et al in 2005...
July 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
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