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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806907/effect-of-acupuncture-and-its-influence-on-cerebral-activity-in-perimenopausal-insomniacs-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao Wu, Wei Zhang, Yuanyuan Qin, Xuguang Liu, Zhengyan Wang
BACKGROUND: Perimenopausal insomnia is one of the core symptoms of the menopausal transition. Acupuncture is considered to exert a positive effect on restoring the normal sleep-wake cycle. However, there is little intuitive evidence besides evaluation using clinical effectiveness scales. We therefore designed this study, aiming to use more intuitive and reliable detection techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging before and after applying acupuncture to provide neuroimaging evidence, as well as to verify the effectiveness with other curative effect indicators...
August 14, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780893/abnormal-uterine-bleeding-in-perimenopause
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S R Goldstein, M A Lumsden
Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the commonest presenting complaints encountered in a gynecologist's office or primary-care setting. The wider availability of diagnostic tools has allowed prompt diagnosis and treatment of an increasing number of menstrual disorders in an office setting. This White Paper reviews the advantages and disadvantages of transvaginal ultrasound, blind endometrial sampling and diagnostic hysteroscopy. Once a proper diagnosis has been established, appropriate therapy may be embarked upon...
August 7, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765184/environmental-sensitivity-as-a-trigger-of-erythema-nodosum-and-perimenopausal-symptoms
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Randy Horwitz, Victoria Maizes
A 45-year-old woman presented to the University of Arizona Integrative Medicine Clinic for advice on managing recurrent erythema nodosum (EN), along with recent onset perimenopausal symptoms. Her painful EN flares had occurred two to six times per year over the past 14 years, yet had attenuated over the past 5 years until recently, and she presented with bilateral EN lesions on the shins. An environmental exposure history revealed that a new plastic-containing water pot had been introduced at her office just prior to her latest EN flare...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764246/a-report-of-two-cases-of-giant-bartholin-gland-cysts-successfully-treated-by-excision-with-review-of-literature
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Anji Reddy Kallam, Vandana Kanumury, Naveena Bhimavarapu, Bhavika Soorada
Bartholin's gland cysts are one of the common vulval masses that may start as asymptomatic cysts but if left untreated, may become large and infected requiring medical attention. We are presenting two interesting and rare cases of giant Bartholin cyst and their treatment in this case report. Two female patients of perimenopausal age presented with giant vulval cysts to the outpatient department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. They reached a size of 10 cm and 20 cm diameter respectively, presenting with some diagnostic and later reconstruction of the labia majus...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763402/understanding-the-complex-relationships-underlying-hot-flashes-a-bayesian-network-approach
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Rebecca L Smith, Lisa M Gallicchio, Jodi A Flaws
OBJECTIVE: The mechanism underlying hot flashes is not well-understood, primarily because of complex relationships between and among hot flashes and their risk factors. METHODS: We explored those relationships using a Bayesian network approach based on a 2006 to 2015 cohort study of hot flashes among 776 female residents, 45 to 54 years old, in the Baltimore area. Bayesian networks were fit for each outcome (current hot flashes, hot flashes before the end of the study, hot flash severity, hot flash frequency, and age at first hot flashes) separately and together with a list of risk factors (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, body mass index and obesity, race, income level, education level, smoking history, drinking history, and activity level)...
July 31, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763396/is-outpatient-hysteroscopy-accurate-for-the-diagnosis-of-endometrial-pathology-among-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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Shikma Bar-On, Alon Ben-David, Gilad Rattan, Dan Grisaru
OBJECTIVE: To assess the histological and visual accuracy of outpatient hysteroscopy. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of all women referred to a tertiary center outpatient hysteroscopy clinic between March 2011 and October 2016 for the following indications: postmenopausal bleeding, suspected polyp, and/or thick endometrium. Histological accuracy was evaluated by comparing specimens obtained in hysteroscopy with those obtained by hysterectomy, and visual accuracy was evaluated by comparing visual findings with those obtained by biopsies...
July 31, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743399/educational-intervention-on-cardiovascular-parameters-in-perimenopausal-women-with-a-cardiovascular-risk-factor-randomised-clinical-trial
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Anxela Soto Rodríguez, José Luís García Soidán, María Jesús Arias Gómez, Alberto Del Álamo Alonso, Raquel Leirós Rodríguez, María Reyes Pérez Fernández
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Randomised clinical trial performed in two urban health centres in Spain. To evaluate if educational intervention in women of perimenopausal age with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and/or dyslipidaemia could achieve significant changes in the reduction of biochemical and haemodynamic risk parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 320 women aged between 45 and 60 years old who were diagnosed with hypertension, diabetes mellitus and/or dyslipidaemia...
July 22, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742289/tai-chi-exercise-for-the-quality-of-life-in-a-perimenopausal-women-organization-a-systematic-review
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Ying Wang, Weichao Shan, Qing Li, Na Yang, Weiying Shan
BACKGROUND: Improvement of the quality of life in perimenopausal women has recently become an important global health issue. Extensive research reports provide evidence of Tai Chi for the quality of life, but no systematic review has individually investigated Tai Chi as a main intervention on the quality of life in perimenopausal women. OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical evidence of Tai Chi for the quality of life in perimenopausal women. METHODS: Studies related to the effect of Tai Chi on the quality of life in perimenopausal women in the databases of China and abroad were searched...
August 2017: Worldviews on Evidence-based Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739806/cochrane-corner-long-term-hormone-therapy-for-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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EDITORIAL
Jane Marjoribanks, Cindy Margaret Farquhar, Helen Roberts, Anne Lethaby
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 24, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739429/llex-paraguariensis-decreases-oxidative-stress-in-bone-and-mitigates-the-damage-in-rats-during-perimenopause
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Camila Scacco Pereira, Camila Tami Stringhetta-Garcia, Lilian da Silva Xavier, Keny Gonçalves Tirapeli, Ariana Aparecida Ferreira Pereira, GiselIi Mitsuy Kayahara, José Marcelo Tramarim, Marcelo Macedo Crivelini, Karina Stringhetta Padovani, Andréia Machado Leopoldino, Mário Jefferson Quirino Louzada, Adriane Belló-Klein, Susana Francisca Llesuy, Edilson Ervolino, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles, Antonio Hernandes Chaves-Neto, Ana Cláudia de Melo Stevanato Nakamune
During perimenopause, oxidative stress increases, which may result in disruption of bone turnover, and consequently in osteoporosis. The use of antioxidants may be an effective nutritional approach to reducing osteoporosis in this period of life. Mate tea (MT) (Ilex paraguariensis), a typical and inexpensive beverage consumed in the Brazilian south-east, Argentina and Uruguay, increases antioxidant defense. Our hypothesis was that MT would decrease oxidative stress and mitigate bone deterioration. To test this, we analyzed oxidative stress markers of bone turnover, and local and systemic markers of bone metabolism of rats during natural perimenopause...
July 21, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738332/neuroprogression-and-immune-activation-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Jeffrey H Meyer
Traditionally, the neurobiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) has been largely considered from the perspective of the state of major depressive episodes (MDE) versus being in remission, but the current accumulation of disease markers, largely acquired cross-sectionally, is strongly suggestive of neuroprogressive aspects of MDD. This chapter focuses on the changes in disease markers involved in the reorganization of the nervous system in MDD, including the translocator protein (TSPO; an index of microglial activation), glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP; an index of astroglial activation), [11C]harmine (a marker of monoamine oxidase A; MAO-A), and several other indices (metabotropic glutamate receptor 5 [mGluR5], excitatory amino acid transporters, and magnetic resonance imaging spectroscopy measurements) of glutamate dysregulation...
2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727125/usefulness-of-saline-infusion-sonohysterography-and-feeding-artery-imaging-in-endometrial-polyp-diagnosis
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Marcin Anioł, Grażyna Dec, Katarzyna Wojda, Piotr Sieroszewski
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of sonohysterography with feeding artery visualization using transvaginal sonography to diagnose endometrial polyps. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted an observational study of 60 perimenopausal patients referred to the Department of Fetal Medicine and Gynaecology, Medical University of Lodz with abnormal uterine bleeding or suspicion of endometrial pathology based on sonography scan. In all 60 patients transvaginal sonography scan showed a possibility of an endometrial polyp...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707810/curative-effect-of-1-88-mg-and-3-75-mg-gonadotrophin-releasing-hormone-agonist-on-stage-iii-iv-endometriosis-randomized-controlled-study
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Huiru Tang, Ruifang Wu, Xiaohong Li, Yanqiu Zhou, Zhihong Liu, Chun Wang, Yun Chen, Fangting Zhang
AIM: To compare the therapeutic effect of 1.88-mg and 3.75-mg gonadotrophin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) in the treatment of stage III-IV endometriosis after laparoscopic surgery. METHODS: Fifty patients with stage III-IV endometriosis diagnosed on laparoscopy were randomized into two groups according to GnRHa dose. Sex hormone level, symptoms of estrogen deficiency and lumbar vertebrae bone density were compared and analyzed between the two groups. RESULTS: Bone density was decreased in both groups at 20 weeks after treatment, and the degree of bone density loss in the full-dose group (5...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707156/trajectories-of-mood-and-stress-and-relationships-with-protective-factors-during-the-transition-to-menopause-results-using-latent-class-growth-modeling-in-a-canadian-cohort
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Eva Guérin, Gary Goldfield, Denis Prud'homme
The menopause transition is characterized by significant hormonal changes that may predispose women to psychosocial maladjustment. Prospective studies to date have focused primarily on negative mood states and show equivocal findings. The primary goal of this study was to identify patterns of change with respect to positive and negative mood states (vigor, depression, tension, and stress) over a 5-year period in a cohort of women undergoing the transition to menopause. A secondary aim was to determine whether the identified trajectories were associated with menopause status as well as baseline health-related and psychological characteristics...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706407/incidence-of-oral-lichen-planus-in-perimenopausal-women-a-cross-sectional-study-in-western-uttar-pradesh-population
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Ravi Prakash Sasankoti Mohan, Akanksha Gupta, Nagaraju Kamarthi, Sangeeta Malik, Sumit Goel, Swati Gupta
BACKGROUND: Hormonal fluctuations during menopause lead to endocrine changes in women, especially in their sex steroid hormone production. Studies have documented the role of estrogen and progesterone (Pg) on autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis. Lichen planus (LP), an autoimmune disorder, seen frequently in perimenopausal women, may also get affected by sex steroid hormones, but no direct relationship has been established yet...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706404/dry-eye-syndrome-in-menopause-and-perimenopausal-age-group
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REVIEW
Travis Peck, Leslie Olsakovsky, Shruti Aggarwal
Dry eye disease (DED) is a multifactorial ocular surface disease that causes symptoms of ocular pain, discomfort, and decreased visual acuity. It significantly affects quality of life of patients. It is more prevalent in the females and is being specifically in the menopausal and postmenopausal age group. This is believed to be due to the changes in balance of sex hormones. Sex hormones - estrogens and androgens - influence production of all components of the tear film including aqueous layer, lipid, and mucin...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697046/perimenopausal-arthralgia-in-the-shoulder
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Seunghyun Yoon, Doo-Hyung Lee, Junyoung Bang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perimenopausal arthralgia in the shoulder and treatment thereof. METHODS: Participants with perimenopausal (n = 197) or premenopausal (n = 113) shoulder arthralgia were included in the study. The prevalences of synovitis, adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff disorder, arthritis, and other pathologies in the two groups were compared. Participants diagnosed with synovitis were treated with oral prednisolone for 9 to 12 weeks. RESULTS: The most common diagnosis in the perimenopausal and premenopausal groups was adhesive capsulitis (35...
July 10, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686649/survey-on-the-levels-of-25-hydroxy-vitamin-d-and-bone-metabolic-markers-and-evaluation-of-their-correlations-with-osteoporosis-in-perimenopausal-woman-in-xi-an-region
#18
Ping Zhou, Jian Hu, Ping Xi, Ning Zhang, Bo Yang, Jie Zheng, Xiaoqin Wang
It has been accepted that vitamin D (VD) plays an important role in bone metabolism. However, the levels of VD in people of different regions are quite different and there is still no final conclusion on the significant correlation between VD and osteoporosis. 245 cases of peri-menopausal women were collected to study the relationship between VD and osteoporosis in western China. The mean value of 25-hydroxyvitamin D for the participants was 14.39 ng/mL. The average values of parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) were 47...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658773/haemostatic-disorder-in-women-with-unexplained-menorrhagia-a-tertiary-care-centre-experience-from-northern-india
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Rashmi Kushwaha, Ashutosh Kumar, Kusum Lata Mishra, Pushp Lata Sankhwar, Renu Singh
INTRODUCTION: Menorrhagia is a common gynaecological problem and its cause remains unexplained in a significant proportion of females. AIM: The present study was done to diagnose a wide range of haemostatic disorders which can give rise to menorrhagia in women of adolescent, postadolescent and perimenopausal age group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1100 women presenting to gynaecological emergency with complaints of menorrhagia underwent comprehensive evaluation...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655694/total-glucosides-of-curculigo-rhizome-to-perimenopausal-period-mice-model
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Mingsan Miao, Shuo Tian, Ming Bai, Xin Weiyun
To investigate the effects of total glucosides of Curculigo rhizome (TGC) to perimenopausal period (PMS) mice model. After removed the bilateral ovaries induced the PMS mice model, high, medium and low doses of TGC group were partly given TGC solution 400,200,100mg•kg-1, administered once a day, continuously 21 days. Compared with the model group (MG) mices, each dose of TGC group could significantly improve the activities of mice, increase thymus, uterus, spleen index(TI, UI, SI), the levels of testosterone(T), estradiol (E2), reduce the level of luteinizing hormone (LH), the high dose of TGC group(HD-C) group has the best effects...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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