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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101028/a-scary-onset-of-a-rare-and-aggressive-type-of-primary-breast-sarcoma-a-case-report
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Inês Ramalho, Sara Campos, Teresa Rebelo, Margarida Figueiredo Dias
Primary breast sarcoma, arising from connective tissue within the breast, is extremely rare, accounting for less than 1% of all primary breast malignancies and no more than 5% of all sarcomas. The rarity of this pathology limits most studies to case reports and small retrospective studies, which has led to a lack of consensus on the clinical management. We report a clinical case of a 52-year-old woman, perimenopausal, previously healthy, with regular breast surveillance, who presented with a large (>20 cm) and rapidly expanding hypervascularized tumor of the left breast developed over 10 days, with a very thin preulcerative skin over the last 4 days...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095310/ilex-paraguariensis-supplementation-may-be-an-effective-nutritional-approach-to-modulate-oxidative-stress-during-perimenopause
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Ariana Aparecida Ferreira Pereira, Keny Gonçalves Tirapeli, Antonio Hernandes Chaves Neto, Matheus da Silva Brasilino, Cláudia Quintino da Rocha, Adriane Belló-Klein, Suzana Francisca Llesuy, Rita Cássia Menegati Dornelles, Ana Cláudia de Melo Stevanato Nakamune
Perimenopause is a period in a woman's life that precedes menopause and is characterized by hormonal changes that results in increased oxidative stress. Since oxidative stress is associated with age-related diseases and perimenopausal symptoms including somato-vegetative manifestations, nutritional antioxidant supplementation may be an effective approach to minimizing this stress. Mate tea (MT) (Ilex paraguariensis), a typical and inexpensive beverage consumed in the Brazilian south-east, Argentina and Uruguay, increases antioxidant defense...
January 14, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093732/long-term-hormone-therapy-for-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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REVIEW
Jane Marjoribanks, Cindy Farquhar, Helen Roberts, Anne Lethaby, Jasmine Lee
BACKGROUND: Hormone therapy (HT) is widely provided for control of menopausal symptoms and has been used for the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and dementia in older women. This is an updated version of a Cochrane review first published in 2005. OBJECTIVES: To assess effects of long-term HT (at least 1 year's duration) on mortality, cardiovascular outcomes, cancer, gallbladder disease, fracture and cognition in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women during and after cessation of treatment...
January 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060925/associations-of-self-reported-sleep-quality-with-circulating-interferon-gamma-inducible-protein-10-interleukin-6-and-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-in-healthy-menopausal-women
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Wan-Yu Huang, Chih-Cheng Huang, Chia-Chu Chang, Chew-Teng Kor, Ting-Yu Chen, Hung-Ming Wu
INTRODUCTION: Sleep disturbance is very common in menopausal women and poor sleep quality has been linked to systemic inflammation. However, the impact of poor sleep quality on health outcomes of menopausal women remains unclear. This study evaluated the relationships between sleep quality and inflammation in menopausal women. PARTICIPANTS AND DESIGN: This cross-sectional study enrolled 281 healthy women aged 45 to 60 years. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) was used to measure quality of sleep...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053584/effect-of-cynomorium-total-flavone-on-depression-model-of-perimenopausal-rat
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Mingsan Miao, Xiaoli Yan, Lin Guo, Pengfei Li
PURPOSE: To observe the effect of cynomorium total flavone on the depression model of perimenopausal rat and to analyze the action characteristics of cynomorium total flavone on depression of rat with perimenopausal syndrome. METHOD: Duplicate the model of rat with perimenopausal depression based on the combined method of incomplete castration and chronic stimulation, and keep drug administration for 35d. And then measure related behavior indicators and the change of biochemical index level in serum and brains; measure the estrogen/androgen receptor (ER/AR) in related tissues and the ERmRNA expression in hypothalamus...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049531/unraveling-the-associations-of-age-and-menopause-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-a-large-population-based-study
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A C de Kat, V Dam, N C Onland-Moret, M J C Eijkemans, F J M Broekmans, Y T van der Schouw
BACKGROUND: Although the association between menopause and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk has been studied extensively, the simultaneous role of chronological aging herein remains underexposed. This study aims to disentangle the relationships of menopausal status and chronological aging with CVD risk factors in the largest study population to date. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, CVD risk factors were compared between women with a different menopausal status within the same yearly age strata...
January 4, 2017: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040694/risk-factors-that-increase-risk-of-estrogen-receptor-positive-and-negative-breast-cancer
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Karla Kerlikowske, Charlotte C Gard, Jeffrey A Tice, Elad Ziv, Steven R Cummings, Diana L Miglioretti
BACKGROUND: Risk factors may differentially influence development of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive vs -negative breast cancer. We examined associations with strong, prevalent risk factors by ER subtype. METHODS: Of 1 279 443 women age 35 to 74 years participating in the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium, 14 969 developed ER-positive and 3617 developed ER-negative invasive breast cancer. We calculated hazard ratios (HRs) using Cox regression and compared ER subtype hazard ratios at representative ages or by menopausal status using Wald tests...
May 2017: Journal of the National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024133/ranolazine-in-treatment-of-stable-angina-in-woman-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-intermittent-left-bundle-branch-block-a-case-report
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Natalia Yuriivna Osovska, Natalia Vitaliivna Kuzminova
Stable angina is the most frequent manifestation of ischemic heart disease (IHD) in women as compared to men (65% versus 37%). IHD in women has more favorable clinical course because myocardial infarction develops twice as rare as in men. Coronary angiography of angina patients demonstrates normal coronary arteries more frequently in women than in men. Microvascular angina (MVA) is found to be a rather common form of stable IHD as that particular diagnosis is made later in 20-30% of patients who previously underwent coronary angiography...
December 22, 2016: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005656/skeletal-changes-of-an-osteomyocutaneous-facial-allograft-five-years-following-transplantation
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Bahar Bassiri Gharb, Antonio Rampazzo, Gaby Doumit, Steven Bernard, Maria Siemionow, Francis Papay, Risal Djohan
BACKGROUND: More than 30 face transplantations have been performed worldwide, most including part of the facial skeletal framework. In this study, the modifications of the skeletal component of a facial allograft were evaluated. METHODS: Standard head computed tomography (CT) scans, CT angiogram, and bone mineral densitometry were evaluated. Cephalometric analysis was performed. The pre and postoperative CT images were overlapped and the skeletal changes were expressed in a numeric and color-coded scale...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000061/depression-during-the-menopause-transition-impact-on-quality-of-life-social-adjustment-and-disability
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Bathsheba A Wariso, Gioia M Guerrieri, Karla Thompson, Deloris E Koziol, Nazli Haq, Pedro E Martinez, David R Rubinow, Peter J Schmidt
The impact of depression on quality of life (QOL) and social support has neither been well characterized in clinical samples of women with perimenopausal depression (PMD) nor have the relative contributions of depression and other menopausal symptoms (e.g., hot flushes) to declining QOL been clarified. In this study, we compared QOL measures, social support, and functional disability in PMD and non-depressed perimenopausal women. We evaluated women aged 40-60 years who presented with menstrual cycle irregularity, elevated plasma FSH levels, and met criteria for perimenopause...
December 21, 2016: Archives of Women's Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979770/the-endocrine-brain-aging-triad-where-many-paths-meet-female-reproductive-hormone-changes-at-midlife-and-their-influence-on-circuits-important-for-learning-and-memory
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Stephanie V Koebele, Heather A Bimonte-Nelson
Female mammals undergo natural fluctuations in sex steroid hormone levels throughout life. These fluctuations span from early development, to cyclic changes associated with the menstrual or estrous cycle and pregnancy, to marked hormone flux during perimenopause, and a final decline at reproductive senescence. While the transition to reproductive senescence is not yet fully understood, the vast majority of mammals experience this spontaneous, natural phenomenon with age, which has broad implications for long-lived species...
December 13, 2016: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942131/assessment-of-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-different-stages-of-menopause
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Larissa Ramalho Dantas Varella, Rossânia Bezerra da Silva, Maria Clara Eugênia de Oliveira, Priscylla Hellouyse Angelo Melo, Técia Maria de Oliveira Maranhão, Maria Thereza Albuquerque Barbosa Cabral Micussi
[Purpose] To assess lower urinary tract symptoms in different stages of menopause and the quality of life of females with incontinence. [Subjects and Methods] The sample consisted of 302 females, aged between 40 and 56 years, divided into three groups: PRE (n= 81), PERI (n= 108) and POST (n= 113). This was a cross-sectional, analytical, observational study. Data were collected by assessment chart and conducting the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form. [Results] Most of the women had less than 10 years of schooling and were married...
November 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935919/hysteroscopy-in-abnormal-uterine-bleeding-vs-ultrasonography-and-histopathology-report-in-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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J Sharma, S Tiwari
INTRODUCTION: Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the most common morbidity landing women to attend medical attention in gynecology outpatient department. This study aims to evaluate the hysteroscopy finding in diagnosis of AUB and its correlation with ultrasonography finding and histopathological reports. METHODS: This was a prospective comparative study in which ultrasonography was performed in fifty patients with abnormal uterine bleeding attending OPD then hysteroscopy was performed...
July 2016: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928854/sonographic-evaluation-of-uterine-volume-and-its-clinical-importance
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Shirish S Sheth, Anju R Hajari, Chander P Lulla, Darshana Kshirsagar
AIM: The study was conducted to: (i) measure uterine volume in adolescent and perimenopausal age groups with normal pelvic findings and in women with pathological uteri scheduled for surgery, and (ii) utilize uterine volume as a parameter for the management of perimenopausal women scheduled for vaginal hysterectomy. METHODS: Data of 800 clinically non-gravid uteri of 16 weeks or smaller size with benign pathology scheduled for vaginal hysterectomy, and 150 adolescent women and 150 perimenopausal aged women with clinically and sonographically normal pelvic findings with normal uteri from the authors private practices were studied to find related sonographic uterine volume...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919426/diagnostic-accuracy-of-treadmill-exercise-tests-among-chinese-women-with-coronary-artery-diseases-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Yi Sun, Wei Li, Lu Yin, Limei Wei, Yang Wang
BACKGROUND: The treadmill exercise test (TET) is one of the most common noninvasive diagnosis approaches for ischemic heart diseases, but potential reduction of TET accuracy among Chinese female patients was ignored by most studies, especially in perimenopause women. Hence, we aim to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis evaluating the TET diagnostic accuracy for Chinese women compared with coronary angiography (CAG). METHODS: PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, CNKI and WANFANG (1990 to 2015) were performed to identify studies assessing the diagnostic accuracy of TET versus CAG...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918164/-the-possibility-of-using-progesterone-receptor-modulators-in-the-treatment-of-myomas
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O Šimetka, J Klát, S Bajsová
OBJECTIVE: To summarize the knowledge about the effect of selective progesterone receptor modulators and their use in the treatment of myomas in women of childbearing age and in perimenopause. DESIGN: Review article. RESULTS: Long-term treatment with ulipristal acetate maximizes its effectiveness, it helps to achieve faster bleeding control and increases the number of pa-tients with fibroid volume reduction of more than 50%. Ulipristal acetate is the most effective drug in the medical treatment of myomas and its use will change the approach to surgical treatment...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898258/estradiol-therapy-and-breast-cancer-risk-in-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Zhilan Yang, Ying Hu, Jing Zhang, Liangzhi Xu, Rujun Zeng, Deying Kang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between estradiol therapy and incidence of breast cancer, taking into consideration of different types of combined progestogen, the duration of exposure and the type of regimen. METHOD: A systematic review and meta-analysis. RESULT: A total of 14 studies were included in our study. In estradiol-only therapy analysis, meta-analysis resulted a pooled OR =0.90, 95% CI (0.40, 2.02) from the RCTs and pooled OR = 1...
November 29, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896261/giant-invasive-mole-presenting-as-a-cause-of-abdominopelvic-mass-in-a-perimenopausal-woman-an-unusual-presentation-of-a-rare-pathology
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Alpaslan Akyol, Memet Şimşek, Özlem Üçer
Invasive mole is a benign gestational trophoblastic disease that arises from the myometrial invasion of any gestational event via direct extension through tissue or vascular structures. Invasive mole (and other gestational trophoblastic diseases) may present with life-threatening complications including uterine perforation, excessive bleeding, acute hemoperitoneum, and abdominal pain. We report a case of invasive mole presenting as abdominal distention in a 51-year-old perimenopausal woman (gravida 12, para 12, abortion 0)...
November 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895667/attitude-to-the-menopause-and-sex-amongst-middle-aged-women-in-a-family-medicine-clinic-in-ibadan-nigeria
#19
Folasade Adenike Bello, Olufunmilola Olutosin Daramola
Background. Menopause is the expected end of reproductive life. Having a positive attitude towards it has been shown to result in a positive experience, while a negative attitude is associated with negative experiences and symptoms. Traditionally, women often abstain from sex after menopause. The study aimed to determine the level of awareness and perceptions about the menopause and sex in perimenopausal women attending a general outpatient clinic. Methods. Women over 40 years were recruited from the Family Medicine Department of University College Hospital, excluding those who were menopausal...
2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886700/sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-and-other-causes-of-sicca-in-older-adults
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REVIEW
Alan N Baer, Brian Walitt
Dry eye and dry mouth symptoms are each reported by up to 30% of persons more than 65 years of age, particularly in women. Medication side effects are the most common contributing factors. The evaluation of these symptoms requires measures of ocular and oral dryness. Sjögren syndrome is the prototypic disease associated with dryness of the eyes and mouth and predominantly affects women in their perimenopausal and postmenopausal years. In addition to topical treatment of the mucosal dryness, patients with Sjögren syndrome may require treatment with systemic immunomodulatory and immunosuppressive agents to manage a variety of extraglandular manifestations...
February 2017: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
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