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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342266/causes-patterns-and-severity-of-androgen-excess-in-1205-consecutively-recruited-women
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Yasir S Elhassan, Jan Idkowiak, Karen Smith, Miriam Asia, Helena Gleeson, Rachel Webster, Wiebke Arlt, Michael W O'Reilly
Context: Androgen excess in women is predominantly due to underlying polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). However there is a lack of clarity regarding patterns and severity of androgen excess that should be considered predictive of non-PCOS pathology. Objective: We examined the diagnostic utility of simultaneous measurement of serum dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), androstenedione (A4) and testosterone (T) to delineate biochemical signatures and cut-offs predictive of non-PCOS disorders in women with androgen excess...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342248/clinical-considerations-of-the-role-of-palbociclib-in-the-management-of-advanced-breast-cancer-patients-with-and-without-visceral-metastases
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N C Turner, R S Finn, M Martin, S-A Im, A DeMichele, J Ettl, V Diéras, S Moulder, O Lipatov, M Colleoni, M Cristofanilli, D R Lu, A Mori, C Giorgetti, S Iyer, C Huang Bartlett, K A Gelmon
Background: This report assesses the efficacy and safety of palbociclib plus endocrine therapy (ET) in women with hormone receptor-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative advanced breast cancer (ABC) with or without visceral metastases. Patients and methods: Pre- and postmenopausal women with disease progression following prior ET (PALOMA-3; N=521) and postmenopausal women untreated for ABC (PALOMA-2; N=666) were randomized 2:1 to ET (fulvestrant or letrozole, respectively) plus palbociclib or placebo...
January 11, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342107/honokiol-improves-liver-steatosis-in-ovariectomized-mice
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Yeon-Hui Jeong, Haeng Jeon Hur, Eun-Joo Jeon, Su-Jin Park, Jin Taek Hwang, Ae Sin Lee, Kyong Won Lee, Mi Jeong Sung
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease, and is associated with the development of metabolic syndrome. Postmenopausal women with estrogen deficiency are at a higher risk of progression to NAFLD. Estrogen has a protective effect against the progression of the disease. Currently, there are no safe and effective treatments for these liver diseases in postmenopausal women. Honokiol (Ho), a bioactive natural product derived from Magnolia spp, has anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic, and anti-oxidative properties...
January 17, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340971/denosumab-or-oral-bisphosphonates-in-primary-osteoporosis-a-real-life-study
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E Cairoli, S Palmieri, G Goggi, L Roggero, M Arosio, I Chiodini, C Eller-Vainicher
PURPOSE: To compare the response to denosumab (DMAb) therapy with that of oral bisphosphonate (BISPH) treatment in postmenopausal women with primary osteoporosis (PO). METHODS: In this retrospective study, we compared data of 75 PO female patients treated for 24 months with DMab (DMAb Group, age 72.6 ± 8.9 years) with those of 75 PO patients treated with oral bisphosphonates (BISPH Group), matched for age, body mass index, femoral bone mineral density (BMD), prevalent fragility fractures and familiar history of hip fracture...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340883/associations-of-coffee-consumption-and-caffeine-intake-with-mammographic-breast-density
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Lusine Yaghjyan, Graham Colditz, Bernard Rosner, Aleksandra Gasparova, Rulla M Tamimi
PURPOSE: Previous studies suggest that coffee and caffeine intake may be associated with reduced breast cancer risk. We investigated the association of coffee and caffeine intake with mammographic breast density by woman's menopausal status and, in postmenopausal women, by hormone therapy (HT). METHODS: This study included 4130 cancer-free women within the Nurses' Health Study and Nurses' Health Study II cohorts. Percent breast density (PD) was measured from digitized film mammograms using a computer-assisted thresholding technique and square root-transformed for the analysis...
January 17, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338443/barriers-to-acupuncture-use-among-breast-cancer-survivors-a-cross-sectional-analysis
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Ting Bao, Qing Li, Janice L DeRito, Christina Seluzicki, Eun-Ok Im, Jun Mao
INTRODUCTION: Increasing evidence suggests that acupuncture may be helpful to manage common symptoms and treatment side effects among breast cancer (BC) survivors. Acupuncture usage among BC survivors remains low with little known about the barriers to its utilization. We evaluated perceived barriers to acupuncture use among BC survivors and explored the sociodemographic variations of such barriers. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional analysis at an urban academic cancer center on 593 postmenopausal women with a history of stage I-III hormone receptor-positive BC who were taking or had taken an aromatase inhibitor...
January 1, 2018: Integrative Cancer Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337906/specific-collagen-peptides-improve-bone-mineral-density-and-bone-markers-in-postmenopausal-women-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Daniel König, Steffen Oesser, Stephan Scharla, Denise Zdzieblik, Albert Gollhofer
Introduction: Investigations in rodents as well as in vitro experiments have suggested an anabolic influence of specific collagen peptides (SCP) on bone formation and bone mineral density (BMD). The goal of the study was to investigate the effect of 12-month daily oral administration of 5 g SCP vs. placebo (CG: control group) on BMD in postmenopausal women with primary, age-related reduction in BMD. Methods: 131 women were enrolled in this randomized, placebo-controlled double-blinded investigation. The primary endpoint was the change in BMD of the femoral neck and the spine after 12 months...
January 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337392/oral-health-related-concerns-behavior-and-communication-with-health-care-providers-of-patients-with-breast-cancer-impact-of-different-treatments
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L Susan Taichman, Catherine H Van Poznak, Marita R Inglehart
AIM: The objectives are to compare responses of breast cancer (BCa) treatment groups (chemotherapy, tamoxifen, and aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to each other and a control regarding (a) subjective oral health, (b) oral health-related behaviors, (c) oral health-related concerns, and (d) communication with health care providers. METHODS: Survey data were collected from 140 postmenopausal BCa patients and 41 healthy postmenopausal control respondents. RESULTS: BCa patients reported on average more frequent mouth sores/mucositis (5-point scale with 1 = never: 1...
January 16, 2018: Special Care in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337006/relation-between-dietary-essential-fatty-acid-intake-and-dry-eye-disease-and-meibomian-gland-dysfunction-in-postmenopausal-women
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Jillian F Ziemanski, Lynn R Wolters, Lisa Jones-Jordan, Jason J Nichols, Kelly K Nichols
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between omega-3 (n-3) and omega-6 (n-6) fatty acids with dry eye disease (DED) and meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) DESIGN: Cross-sectional study METHODS: Postmenopausal women (n=439) underwent a clinical evaluation and completed the Vio Food Frequency Questionnaire to estimate their dietary intake of n-3s and n-6s. Subjects were categorized into two binary classifications based upon whether or not they had (1) DED and (2) MGD. Mean intake of dietary fatty acids were compared with two-sample t-tests...
January 11, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335782/association-of-endogenous-circulating-sex-steroids-and-condition-specific-quality-of-life-domains-in-postmenopausal-women-with-pelvic-floor-disorders
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Barbara Bodner-Adler, Klaus Bodner, Oliver Kimberger, Ksenia Halpern, Heinz Koelbl, Wolfgang Umek
OBJECTIVE: To examine the relationship between endogenous sex steroids and various condition-specific quality of life domains in postmenopausal women with pelvic floor disorders. We hypothesized that woman with lowest androgen and estradiol concentrations would report worse scores of quality of life domains. METHODS: Forty-six women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and 47 cases with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) answered the validated pelvic floor questionnaire and underwent serum sex steroid measurement...
January 15, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335716/pooled-rcts-in-postmenopausal-women-hormone-therapy-for-6-to-7-years-did-not-affect-mortality-at-18-years
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Bruce E Johnson, Cynda Ann Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335715/in-postmenopausal-women-with-osteoporosis-romosozumab-followed-by-alendronate-reduced-fractures-vs-alendronate-alone
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Calvin Hirsch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 16, 2018: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335018/danggwijagyaksan-for-climacteric-syndrome-in-peri-and-postmenopausal-women-with-a-blood-deficiency-dominant-pattern-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial
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Mikyung Kim, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, Ojin Kwon, Joo-Hee Kim, Eun-Ji Park, Seon-Eun Baek, Jeong-Eun Yoo, Jun-Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aims to explore the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of Danggwijagyaksan (DJS) for alleviating climacteric syndrome in peri- and postmenopausal women with a blood-deficiency dominant pattern. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial. A total of 34 women with climacteric syndrome who have signed informed consent forms will be registered in this study. Placebo or DJS will be randomly assigned to the participants in an equal proportion...
January 15, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334798/vulvar-vestibular-effects-of-ospemifene-a-pilot-study
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Filippo Murina, Stefania Di Francesco, Silvia Oneda
The study aimed to assess the effects of ospemifene on vulvar vestibule in postmenopausal women with vulvar pain and dyspareunia. Fifty-five postmenopausal women used oral ospemifene 60 mg/d for 60 d. Symptoms of dryness, burning, and dyspareunia were evaluated on a 10 cm visual analog scale. Visual examination of the vulvar vestibule was also conducted. Patients also underwent current perception threshold (CPT) testing obtained from the vulvar vestibule. Fifty-five patients (94.6%) completed the treatment...
January 15, 2018: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334760/polymorphisms-in-estrogen-synthesis-genes-and-symptom-clusters-during-the-menopausal-transition-and-early-postmenopause-observations-from-the-seattle-midlife-women-s-health-study
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Nancy Fugate Woods, Lori A Cray, Ellen Sullivan Mitchell, Fred Farrin, Jerald Herting
During the menopausal transition and early postmenopause, participants in the Seattle Midlife Women's Health Study (SMWHS) experienced one of the three symptom severity clusters identified through latent class analysis: severe hot flashes with moderate sleep, mood, cognitive, and pain symptoms (high-severity hot flash); low-severity hot flashes with moderate levels of all other symptom groups (moderate severity); and low levels of all symptom groups (low severity). In an effort to determine whether gene polymorphisms were associated with these symptom severity classes, we tested associations between gene polymorphisms in the estrogen synthesis pathways (cytochrome P450 19 [CYP 19] and 17 beta hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase [ 17HSDB1]) and the three symptom severity clusters...
January 1, 2018: Biological Research for Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333616/determination-of-vitamins-k1-mk-4-and-mk-7-in-human-serum-of-postmenopausal-women-by-hplc-with-fluorescence-detection
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Eva Klapkova, Jana Cepova, Katerina Dunovska, Richard Prusa
BACKGROUND: New high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) method was developed for the determination of vitamin K1 and two forms of vitamin K2 (MK-4 and MK-7) in human serum, and the levels of vitamin K were determined in 350 samples of postmenopausal women. METHODS: Vitamin K was determined by HPLC with fluorescence detection after postcolumn zinc reduction. The detection was performed at 246 nm (excitation) and 430 nm (emission). The internal standard and 2 mL of ethanol were added to 500 μL of serum...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332135/sequential-versus-simultaneous-use-of-chemotherapy-and-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-gnrha-among-estrogen-receptor-er-positive-premenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-effects-on-ovarian-function-disease-free-survival-and-overall-survival
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Ying Zhang, Yajie Ji, Jianwei Li, Li Lei, Siyu Wu, Wenjia Zuo, Xiaoqing Jia, Yujie Wang, Miao Mo, Na Zhang, Zhenzhou Shen, Jiong Wu, Zhimin Shao, Guangyu Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate ovarian function and therapeutic efficacy among estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, premenopausal breast cancer patients treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) and chemotherapy simultaneously or sequentially. METHOD: This study was a phase 3, open-label, parallel, randomized controlled trial (NCT01712893). Two hundred sixteen premenopausal patients (under 45 years) diagnosed with invasive ER-positive breast cancer were enrolled from July 2009 to May 2013 and randomized at a 1:1 ratio to receive (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy combined with sequential or simultaneous GnRHa treatment...
January 13, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330782/characterization-of-the-pharmacokinetics-of-vilaprisan-bioavailability-excretion-biotransformation-and-drug-drug-interaction-potential
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Marcus-Hillert Schultze-Mosgau, Joachim Höchel, Olaf Prien, Torsten Zimmermann, Ashley Brooks, Jim Bush, Antje Rottmann
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In-vitro data suggest that clearance of vilaprisan is mediated by cytochrome P450 3A4 (oxidation) and aldoketoreductases (reduction). To fully understand the elimination and biotransformation pathways of vilaprisan, a selective progesterone receptor modulator, and to quantify the impact of cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibition on the pharmacokinetics of vilaprisan, two clinical studies in healthy postmenopausal women were conducted. METHODS: In study 1, pharmacokinetics, mass balance, and metabolite patterns were determined after single oral administration of 5 mg of [14C]-labeled vilaprisan in six subjects...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330631/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-mapping-using-diffusion-weighted-mri-impact-of-background-parenchymal-enhancement-amount-of-fibroglandular-tissue-and-menopausal-status-on-breast-cancer-diagnosis
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Joao V Horvat, Manuela Durando, Soledad Milans, Sujata Patil, Jessica Massler, Girard Gibbons, Dilip Giri, Katja Pinker, Elizabeth A Morris, Sunitha B Thakur
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the impact of background parenchymal enhancement (BPE), amount of fibroglandular tissue (FGT) and menopausal status on apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values in differentiation between malignant and benign lesions. METHODS: In this HIPAA-compliant study, mean ADC values of 218 malignant and 130 benign lesions from 288 patients were retrospectively evaluated. The differences in mean ADC values between benign and malignant lesions were calculated within groups stratified by BPE level (high/low), amount of FGT (dense/non-dense) and menopausal status (premenopausal/postmenopausal)...
January 12, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330573/tocotrienol-supplementation-suppressed-bone-resorption-and-oxidative-stress-in-postmenopausal-osteopenic-women-a-12-week-randomized-double-blinded-placebo-controlled-trial
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C-L Shen, S Yang, M D Tomison, A W Romero, C K Felton, H Mo
Tocotrienols have shown bone-protective effect in animals. This study showed that a 12-week tocotrienol supplementation decreased concentrations of bone resorption biomarker and bone remodeling regulators via suppressing oxidative stress in postmenopausal osteopenic women. INTRODUCTION: Tocotrienols (TT) have been shown to benefit bone health in ovariectomized animals, a model of postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of 12-week TT supplementation on bone markers (serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BALP), urine N-terminal telopeptide (NTX), serum soluble receptor activator of nuclear factor-kappaB ligand (sRANKL), and serum osteoprotegerin (OPG)), urine calcium, and an oxidative stress biomarker (8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG)) in postmenopausal women with osteopenia...
January 12, 2018: Osteoporosis International
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