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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431754/effect-of-short-term-dhea-supplementation-on-serum-and-hippocampal-estrogen-concentrations-in-perimenopausal-female-rhesus-macaques
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Henryk F Urbanski, Krystina G Sorwell, Laszlo Prokai, Steven G Kohama
The hippocampus of rhesus macaques expresses genes that encode key enzymes involved in the intracrine conversion of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) to estradiol. Therefore, it is plausible that supplementary DHEA may enhance hippocampal estradiol concentrations and help to compensate for the marked postmenopausal attenuation of circulating estrogen levels. To test this hypothesis, we used LC-MS/MS to measure estradiol and estrone concentrations in the serum and hippocampus of young and old perimenopausal female rhesus macaques, as well as old perimenopausal females that received daily DHEA (5 mg) oral supplementation for 1 week...
March 31, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407989/prevalence-of-calcified-carotid-artery-atheromas-on-digital%C3%A2-panoramic-images-among-perimenopausal-and%C3%A2-postmenopausal-african-american-women
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Nona Aghazadehsanai, Tina I Chang, Neal R Garrett, Arthur H Friedlander
OBJECTIVE: Health care disparities, often of an obscure nature, result in African American women (AAw) having enhanced risk of adverse cardiovascular events. Therefore, we sought to determine the prevalence of calcified carotid artery atheromas (CCAA), a validated risk indicator of these events, on their digital panoramic images. STUDY DESIGN: Comprehensive electronic medical records and digital panoramic images of self-identified AAw aged ≥45 years treated between 2007 and 2014 were retrieved from a Veterans Affairs Dental Service...
May 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405119/figo-s-palm-coein-classification-of-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-a-clinico-histopathological-correlation-in-indian-setting
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Devanshi Mishra, Shabana Sultan
INTRODUCTION: Abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) is the commonest menstrual problem during perimenopause. The International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics working group on menstrual disorders has developed a classification system (PALM-COEIN) for causes of the AUB in non-gravid women. The present study was conducted with the aim to study the two components of this system in clinical practice in general and to establish a clinico-pathological correlation of AUB with context of PALM component in particular...
April 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403917/-contraception-during-perimenopause-the-spermicides-option
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REVIEW
D Serfaty
AIM: In perimenopause, the increased cardiovascular and cancer risk and the increased incidence of gynaecologic disorders have a major impact on the choice of an appropriate contraceptive method. The aim of this review is to assess the potential benefit of spermicides at this stage of woman's life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This review presents the eligibility criteria of the different contraceptive methods according to national and international guidelines, together with a literature review of the efficacy and side-effects of the two major spermicidal preparations, benzalkonium chloride and nonoxynol-9, with specific focus on the over-40 age group...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399661/hormone-therapy-for-premature-ovarian-insufficiency-patients-with-malignant-hematologic-diseases
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X Yang, C Wang, X He, J Wei, Y Wang, X Li, L-P Xu
OBJECTIVES: The current usage of hormone therapy (HT) among perimenopausal women is low in China, especial in women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) with malignant hematologic diseases. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of HT in POI patients with malignant hematologic diseases who have received myeloablative chemotherapy and hemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). METHODS: Patients who had POI after myeloablative chemotherapy and HSCT for malignant hematologic diseases were enrolled...
April 11, 2017: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399093/-the-differential-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-depressive-disorders-in-climacteric-transition
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N A Tyuvina, V V Balabanova, E O Voronina
AIM: To study clinical symptoms of menopause depression, develop differential diagnostic criteria and consider treatment aspects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and fifty women, aged 41-65 years, with mental disorders developed in different periods of menopause (perimenopause, menopause and post menopause) were studied. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Four types of depression were diagnosed: climacteric (n=46), psychogenic (n=35), endogenic (n=42) and involutional (n=27)...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394509/adverse-childhood-experiences-and-risk-for-first-episode-major-depression-during-the-menopause-transition
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C Neill Epperson, Mary D Sammel, Tracy L Bale, Deborah R Kim, Sarah Conlin, Stephanie Scalice, Katharine Freeman, Ellen W Freeman
OBJECTIVE: Stress exposures may have a differential impact on risk and resilience for depression depending on their timing across development. We sought to determine whether adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their onset with respect to puberty contribute to the increased risk observed in first-episode major depressive disorder (MDD) during the menopause transition. METHODS: Participants were from the Penn Ovarian Aging Study cohort, which is composed of women from Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, who underwent behavioral, cognitive, and endocrine evaluations approximately yearly from 1996 to 2012 and completed the Adverse Childhood Experiences Questionnaire at study end point (n = 243)...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368525/menstrual-cycle-hormone-changes-in-women-traversing-the-menopause-study-of-women-s-health-across-the-nation
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Nanette Santoro, Sybil L Crawford, Samar R El Khoudary, Amanda A Allshouse, Sherri-Ann Burnett-Bowie, Joel Finkelstein, Carol Derby, Karen Matthews, Howard M Kravitz, Sioban D Harlow, Gail A Greendale, Ellen B Gold, Rasa Kazlauskaite, Dan McConnell, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Jelena Pavlovic, John Randolph, Gerson Weiss, Hsiang-Yu Chen, Bill Lasley
Context: Menstrual cycle hormone patterns in women approaching menopause are inadequately studied. Objective: To describe day-to-day menstrual cycle hormones in women as they approach menopause from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Daily Hormone Study (DHS). Design: DHS enrollees collected daily urine for one entire menstrual cycle or up to 50 days, whichever came first, annually, up to the final menstrual period (FMP) or for up to 10 years...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353144/comparing-the-administration-of-letrozole-and-megestrol-acetate-in-the-treatment-of-women-with-simple-endometrial-hyperplasia-without-atypia-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Sanam Moradan, Niaz Nikkhah, Majid Mirmohammadkhanai
INTRODUCTION: The present study was conducted as a pilot to compare the therapeutic effects and the potential side effects of oral Megestrol acetate and Letrozole in the treatment of simple hyperplasia in perimenopausal women. METHODS: The participants of this randomized clinical trial consisted of two groups of 25 women aged 44-50 presenting with abnormal uterine bleeding diagnosed with simple endometrial hyperplasia without cytologic atypia confirmed by transvaginal ultrasonography and biopsy...
March 28, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351489/dying-for-love-perimenopausal-degeneration-of-vaginal-microbiome-drives-the-chronic-inflammation-malignant-transformation-of-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-to-prostatic-adenocarcinoma
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Albert Stuart Reece
Prostatic carcinoma is the second commonest cancer in males and is so common as to become almost holoendemic with advancing age. The recent demonstration that far from being benign, "benign" prostatic hypertrophy is a likely a reaction of the prostate to chronic untreated lower genital tract infection, and that this chronic inflammation is likely the usual precursor to the frequent occurrence of prostatic carcinoma has far reaching implications. The obvious source for the chronic inflammatory stimulus in the prostate is the documented dramatically altered lower female genital microbiota associated with the menopause...
April 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351196/menopausal-syndrome-limited-to-hot-flushes-and-sweating-a-representative-survey-study
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Kerstin Weidner, Ilona Croy, Timo Siepmann, Elmar Brähler, Manfred Beutel, Antje Bittner
OBJECTIVE: The menopausal syndrome is described as a series of various physical and nonphysical symptoms attributed to perimenopausal changes in hormone levels. However, evidence is biased by focusing research on the target group of middle aged women only. To overcome this bias, we examined the occurrence of menopausal symptoms during the entire life span in both women and men. METHODS: Therefore, we studied the occurrence of menopausal symptoms with the widely used Menopause Rating Scale (MRS) across the entire life span in both women and men...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347197/forty-to-fifty-five-year-old-women-and-iron-deficiency-clinical-considerations-and-quality-of-life
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Anne Firquet, Wolf Kirschner, Johannes Bitzer
Between the age of 40 and 55 years, women experience important changes in their lives. This period, which corresponds to the perimenopause for most women, is associated with the risk of iron deficiency anemia (IDA). The clinical presentation of anemia can be misleading, and the underlying cause, particularly bleeding, is frequently treated without concomitant iron prescription. Iron deficiency (ID) remains a social and economic burden in European countries. Underdiagnosed and undertreated, this problem has a strong negative impact on women's quality of life...
March 28, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345314/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-dyslipidemia-in-koreans
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REVIEW
Jee Sun Jeong, Hyuk Sang Kwon
The prevalence of hypercholesterolemia in Koreans 30 years old and over was 19.5% in 2015 according to the Korean Nutrition and Health Examination Survey, which means that one-fifth of adults had hypercholesterolemia. The prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia in adults 30 years of age and older was 16.8% in 2015, and men had a 2-fold higher prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia than women (23.9% vs. 10.4%). The awareness of hypercholesterolemia in Koreans was higher in women than among men (62.4% vs. 51.4%). It increased with age; the level of awareness in participants 30 to 49 years of age (32...
March 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326753/effects-of-essential-oil-exposure-on-salivary-estrogen-concentration-in-perimenopausal-women
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Kazuyuki Shinohara, Hirokazu Doi, Chizu Kumagai, Erika Sawano, Wataru Tarumi
OBJECTIVES: The menopausal transition is the time from the onset of menstrual changes until one year after the final menstrual period. During this phase, perimenopausal women experience a variety of health-related symptoms, which seemingly derive from declining level of estrogen secretion. It has long been recognized that some essential oils have the efficacy of alleviating menopausal symptoms. On the basis of this, it is possible that these essential oils have the potency to facilitate estrogen secretion in women...
January 2017: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326520/transdermal-hormone-replacement-therapy-with-nanostructured-medicines
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Fatemeh Abdi, Tayebeh Darooneh, Maryam Ghorbani, Farzaneh Banihashemi, Nasibeh Roozbeh
OBJECTIVES: Due to hormonal changes during the menopause, women experience a variety of perimenopause and postmenopause symptoms. This review examines the various aspects of nanostructured hormone therapy and its application in the treatments of menopausal symptoms. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Excerpta Medica DataBase, Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online, Web of Science, and Google Scholar were searched basing on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323624/conventional-or-natural-pharmacotherapy-and-the-prevalence-of-anxiety-and-depression-during-menopause
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Dorota Kopciuch, Anna Paczkowska, Tomasz Zaprutko, Michał Michalak, Elżbieta Nowakowska
Context • Psychoneurological symptoms are present in nearly all women in the perimenopausal period. Key elements of care in the period may include hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Alternatively, phytoestrogens, antidepressant pharmacotherapy, or a combination of hormonal and antidepressant therapies may be recommended. Objective • The study intended to verify whether women who are menopausal believe that a reduction in their symptoms of anxiety and depression depends on the type of pharmacotherapy used...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298725/evaluation-of-the-indications-for-performing-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-female-pelvis-at-a-referral-center-for-cancer-according-to-the-american-college-of-radiology-criteria
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Camila Silva Boaventura, Daniel Padilha Rodrigues, Olimpio Antonio Cornehl Silva, Fabrício Henrique Beltrani, Rayssa Araruna Bezerra de Melo, Almir Galvão Vieira Bitencourt, Gustavo Gomes Mendes, Rubens Chojniak
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the indications for performing magnetic resonance imaging of the female pelvis at a referral center for cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective, single-center study, conducted by reviewing medical records and imaging reports. We included 1060 female patients who underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis at a cancer center between January 2013 and June 2014. The indications for performing the examination were classified according to the American College of Radiology (ACR) criteria...
January 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291028/tailoring-strategies-for-the-management-of-depression-in-midlife-years
#18
Claudio N Soares
Depression affects one in every five adults in North America. Women are more affected than men, possibly because of genetics, coping strategies, and hormone variations. The concept of a menopause-associated depression, however, remains a complex and controversial topic. Although hormone therapy is not recommended as first-line therapy for depression in midlife women, estrogen-based hormone therapy may minimize the need for or enhance the response to antidepressant or behavior-based therapies in select perimenopausal women...
March 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288666/reliability-of-preoperative-evaluation-of-postmenopausal-ovarian-tumors
#19
Riikka Johanna Niemi, Sami Kristian Saarelainen, Tiina Hannele Luukkaala, Johanna Unelma Mäenpää
BACKGROUND: Preoperative evaluation of ovarian tumors is challenging. This study was undertaken to evaluate the performance of conventional two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound and CA125 in predicting malignant or benign nature of pelvic masses, and to investigate if three-dimensional power Doppler (3DPD) ultrasound provides any added value. Ninety-six postmenopausal and four perimenopausal women with supposed ovarian tumors were examined by standardized 2D and 3DPD ultrasounds preoperatively...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287306/sex-based-differences-in-the-determinants-of-old-age-life-expectancy-the-influence-of-perimenopause
#20
April M Falconi
Studies using the sensitive periods framework typically examine the effects of early life exposures on later life health, due to the significant growth and development occurring during the first few years of life. The menopausal transition (i.e., perimenopause) is similarly characterized by rapid physiological change, yet rarely has been tested as a sensitive window in adulthood. Cohort mortality data drawn from three historic populations, Sweden (1751-1919), France (1816-1919), and England and Wales (1841-1919), were analyzed using time series methods to assess whether conditions at midlife significantly influenced or "programmed" later life longevity...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
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