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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210055/effects-of-simplified-lymph-drainage-on-the-body-in-females-with-menopausal-disorder
#1
Kazuhisa Inoue, Hiroshi Maruoka
[Purpose] Hormone replacement therapy has been reported to be effective for alleviating menopausal symptoms, its side effects have been a concern. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate methods that could alleviate menopausal symptoms but with fewer side effects. Few previous reports have investigated the effects of simplified, viable manual lymph drainage, particularly the effects of one-time therapy on physiologically active substances and other variables. Effects of one-time simplified lymph drainage performed at salon A were investigated in females with any type of menopausal symptoms, such as edema or a sense of fatigue...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208808/adding-agnus-castus-and-magnolia-to-soy-isoflavones-relieves-sleep-disturbances-besides-postmenopausal-vasomotor-symptoms-long-term-safety-and-effectiveness
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Pasquale De Franciscis, Flavio Grauso, Anna Luisi, Maria Teresa Schettino, Marco Torella, Nicola Colacurci
The effectiveness for vasomotor symptoms and sleep disorders plus the long-term safety of a nutraceutical combination of agnus-castus and magnolia extracts combined with soy isoflavones (SI) and lactobacilli were assessed in postmenopausal women. A controlled study was carried out in menopausal women comparing this nutraceutical combination (ESP group) with a formulation containing isoflavones alone (C group) at the dosage recommended. The Kuppermann index, The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and Short Form 36 (SF-36) were determined at baseline, three, six and 12 months...
February 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202320/the-women-s-empower-survey-identifying-women-s-perceptions-on-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-and-its-treatment
#3
Sheryl A Kingsberg, Michael Krychman, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Sebastian Mirkin
INTRODUCTION: Vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) affects up to two thirds of postmenopausal women, but most symptomatic women do not receive prescription therapy. AIM: To evaluate postmenopausal women's perceptions of VVA and treatment options for symptoms in the Women's EMPOWER survey. METHODS: The Rose Research firm conducted an internet survey of female consumers provided by Lightspeed Global Market Insite. Women at least 45 years of age who reported symptoms of VVA and residing in the United States were recruited...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202319/the-women-s-empower-survey-women-s-knowledge-and-awareness-of-treatment-options-for-vulvar-and-vaginal-atrophy-remains-inadequate
#4
Michael Krychman, Shelli Graham, Brian Bernick, Sebastian Mirkin, Sheryl A Kingsberg
INTRODUCTION: Postmenopausal women's knowledge about vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA) and available treatment options has historically been inadequate. Recent direct-to-consumer marketing and educational efforts would have been expected to increase awareness and treatment options. AIM: To compare results of the Women's EMPOWER survey with other available VVA surveys to assess progress in women's understanding and approaches to treatment of VVA. METHODS: The Women's EMPOWER survey, an internet-based survey of US women with VVA symptoms, assessed women's awareness of VVA and their behaviors and attitudes associated with symptom treatment...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199919/relationships-between-oral-muc1-expression-and-salivary-hormones-in-burning-mouth-syndrome
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Jeong-Hyun Kang, Yoon-Young Kim, Ji-Youn Chang, Hong-Seop Kho
OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible relationships among oral mucosal epithelial MUC1 expression, salivary female gonadal hormones and stress markers, and clinical characteristics in patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS). DESIGN: Thirty post-menopausal female patients with BMS (60.0±5.0 years) were included. Clinical and psychological evaluations were performed and the expression level of oral mucosal epithelial MUC1 was analyzed. The levels of cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), 17β-estradiol, progesterone, chromogranin A, and blood contamination were determined from unstimulated whole saliva (UWS) and stimulated whole saliva (SWS) samples...
February 4, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195994/an-internet-based-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-treatment-induced-menopausal-symptoms-in-breast-cancer-survivors-results-of-a-pilot-study
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Vera Atema, Marieke van Leeuwen, Hester S A Oldenburg, Marc van Beurden, Myra S Hunter, Neil K Aaronson
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies demonstrated that a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) program delivered in group sessions is effective in alleviating treatment-induced menopausal symptoms in women with breast cancer, but also that in-person CBT is inconvenient for some women and can result in low levels of program compliance. A promising, alternative approach is to use the Internet to make this form of CBT more accessible and feasible for patients. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and to generate preliminary data on the efficacy of a guided, Internet-based CBT program...
February 13, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193310/depressive-symptoms-and-inflammation-are-independent-risk-factors-of-fatigue-in-breast-cancer-survivors
#7
C Xiao, A H Miller, J Felger, D Mister, T Liu, M A Torres
BACKGROUND: Psychosocial and inflammatory factors have been associated with fatigue in breast cancer survivors. Nevertheless, the relative contribution and/or interaction of these factors with cancer-related fatigue have not been well documented. METHOD: This cross-sectional study enrolled 111 stage 0-III breast cancer patients treated with breast surgery followed by whole breast radiotherapy. Fatigue was measured by the total score of the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory-20...
February 14, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190649/factors-associated-with-deciding-between-risk-reducing-salpingo-oophorectomy-and-ovarian-cancer-screening-among-high-risk-women-enrolled-in-gog-0199-an-nrg-oncology-gynecologic-oncology-group-study
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Phuong L Mai, Marion Piedmonte, Paul K Han, Richard P Moser, Joan L Walker, Gustavo Rodriguez, John Boggess, Thomas J Rutherford, Oliver Zivanovic, David E Cohn, J Tate Thigpen, Robert M Wenham, Michael L Friedlander, Chad A Hamilton, Jamie Bakkum-Gamez, Alexander B Olawaiye, Martee L Hensley, Mark H Greene, Helen Q Huang, Lari Wenzel
OBJECTIVES: Women at increased genetic risk of ovarian cancer (OC) are recommended to have risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) after completion of reproductive planning. Effective screening has not been established, and novel screening modalities are being evaluated. METHODS: Participants chose either RRSO or a novel OC screening regimen (OCS) as their risk management option, and provided demographic and other data on BRCA mutation status, cancer worry, perceived intervention risks/benefits, perceived cancer risk, and quality-of-life at enrollment...
February 10, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190411/hysterectomy-and-incidence-of-depressive-symptoms-in-midlife-women-the-australian-longitudinal-study-on-women-s-health
#9
L Wilson, N Pandeya, J Byles, G Mishra
AIMS: There is limited longitudinal research that has looked at the longer term incidence of depressive symptoms, comparing women with a hysterectomy to women without a hysterectomy. We aimed to investigate the association between hysterectomy status and the 12-year incidence of depressive symptoms in a mid-aged cohort of Australian women, and whether these relationships were modified by use of exogenous hormones. METHODS: We used generalised estimating equation models for binary outcome data to assess the associations of the incidence of depressive symptoms (measured by the 10-item Centre for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale) across five surveys over a 12-year period, in women with a hysterectomy with ovarian conservation, or a hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy compared with women without a hysterectomy...
February 13, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181079/anti-obesity-activity-of-yamabushitake-hericium-erinaceus-powder-in-ovariectomized-mice-and-its-potentially-active-compounds
#10
Eri Hiraki, Shoko Furuta, Rika Kuwahara, Naomichi Takemoto, Toshiro Nagata, Taiki Akasaka, Bungo Shirouchi, Masao Sato, Koichiro Ohnuki, Kuniyoshi Shimizu
Hericium erinaceus (H. erinaceus) improves the symptoms of menopause. In this study, using ovariectomized mice as a model of menopause, we investigated the anti-obesity effect of this mushroom in menopause. Mice fed diets containing H. erinaceus powder showed significant decreases in the amounts of fat tissue, plasma levels of total cholesterol, and leptin. To determine the mechanism, groups of mice were respectively fed a diet containing H. erinaceus powder, a diet containing ethanol extract of H. erinaceus, and a diet containing a residue of the extract...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169914/cardiac-autonomic-function-and-hot-flashes-among-perimenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
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Carolyn J Gibson, Wendy Berry Mendes, Michael Schembri, Deborah Grady, Alison J Huang
OBJECTIVE: Abnormalities in autonomic function are posited to play a pathophysiologic role in menopausal hot flashes. We examined relationships between resting cardiac autonomic activity and hot flashes in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. METHODS: Autonomic function was assessed at baseline and 12 weeks among perimenopausal and postmenopausal women (n = 121, mean age 53 years) in a randomized trial of slow-paced respiration for hot flashes. Pre-ejection period (PEP), a marker of sympathetic activation, was measured with impedance cardiography...
February 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169913/use-of-a-novel-fractional-co2-laser-for-the-treatment-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-1-year-outcomes
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Eric R Sokol, Mickey M Karram
OBJECTIVES: To assess safety and efficacy of a fractional CO2 laser therapy for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) with follow-up to 1 year posttreatment. METHODS: Women presenting with GSM and meeting inclusion criterion were enrolled. Visual Analog Scales were used to grade vaginal pain, burning, itching, dryness, dyspareunia, and dysuria. Dilators were used to rate vaginal elasticity at baseline and at each follow-up visit. Before each treatment and at follow-up, Vaginal Health Index scoring and Female Sexual Function Index questionnaires were completed...
February 6, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168353/-isoflavone-containing-dietary-supplements
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Leane Lehmann, Sebastian T Soukup, Clarissa Gerhäuser, Günter Vollmer, Sabine E Kulling
: Isoflavones (IFs) from soy and other legumes have weak estrogenic properties. Isolated IFs are available as dietary supplements and advertised to alleviate symptoms of menopause. The present chapter provides an overview of the occurrence, the chemical structure of IFs and their metabolites, the market situation and reviews the current evidence on the efficacy and safety of IF-containing dietary supplements.The biological effectiveness of IFs is attributable to the activation of the estrogen receptor (ER)...
February 6, 2017: Bundesgesundheitsblatt, Gesundheitsforschung, Gesundheitsschutz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163116/danggui-buxue-tang-astragali-radix-and-angelicae-sinensis-radix-for-menopausal-symptoms-a-review
#14
REVIEW
Huang Q Lin, Amy Gw Gong, Huai Y Wang, Ran Duan, Tina Tx Dong, Kui J Zhao, Karl Wk Tsim
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has contributed greatly to human health in past several thousand years. Today, the development of TCM is facing two obstacles: (i) quality control of herbal extract; and (ii) action mechanisms not known. OBJECTIVES: Among thousands of complex TCM formulations, Danggui Buxue Tang (DBT) is the simplest one. DBT is used to treat ailments in women and contains only two herbs, Astragali Radix (Huangqi; AR) and Angelicae Sinensis Radix (Danggui; ASR)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160855/effects-of-a-standardised-extract-of-trifolium-pratense-promensil-at-a-dosage-of-80mg-in-the-treatment-of-menopausal-hot-flushes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#15
S P Myers, V Vigar
OBJECTIVE: To critically assess the evidence for a specific standardised extract of Trifolium pratense isoflavones (Promensil) at a dosage of 80mg/day in the treatment of menopausal hot flushes. DATA SOURCES: Systematic literature searches were performed in Medline, Scopus, CINAHL Plus, Cochrane, AMED and InforRMIT and citations obtained from 1996 to March 2016. Reference lists were checked; corresponding authors contacted and the grey literature searched for additional publications...
January 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160508/transvaginal-management-of-severe-pelvic-organ-prolapse-in-nulliparous-women
#16
Tsia-Shu Lo, Sukanda Jaili, Ma Clarissa Uy-Patrimonio, Nazura Bt Karim, Rami Ibrahim
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the management outcomes of advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in nulliparous women. METHODS: Eight nulliparous women diagnosed with POP ≥ stage 3 between January 2005 and August 2013, according to the Pelvic Organ Quantification System (POPQ), were reviewed. Seven were managed surgically and one was managed with pessary. Primary outcome was surgical objective cure (POP-Q ≤ 1) and subjective cure, defined as negative response to questions 2 and 3 on Pelvic Organ Prolapse Distress Inventory 6...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159064/vasomotor-symptoms-and-metabolic-syndrome
#17
REVIEW
Pauliina Tuomikoski, Hanna Savolainen-Peltonen
A vast majority of menopausal women suffer from vasomotor symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats, the mean duration of which may be up to 7-10 years. In addition to a decreased quality of life, vasomotor symptoms may have an impact on overall health. Vasomotor symptoms are associated with overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system, and sympathetic overdrive in turn is associated with metabolic syndrome, which is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Menopausal hot flushes have a complex relationship to different features of the metabolic syndrome and not all data point towards an association between vasomotor symptoms and metabolic syndrome...
March 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159005/the-women-s-wellness-after-cancer-program-a-multisite-single-blinded-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol
#18
Debra Anderson, Charrlotte Seib, Dian Tjondronegoro, Jane Turner, Leanne Monterosso, Amanda McGuire, Janine Porter-Steele, Wei Song, Patsy Yates, Neil King, Leonie Young, Kate White, Kathryn Lee, Sonj Hall, Mei Krishnasamy, Kathy Wells, Sarah Balaam, Alexandra L McCarthy
BACKGROUND: Despite advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have significantly improved survival rates, patients post-treatment-related health needs are often not adequately addressed by current health services. The aim of the Women's Wellness after Cancer Program (WWACP), which is a digitised multimodal lifestyle intervention, is to enhance health-related quality of life in women previously treated for blood, breast and gynaecological cancers. METHODS: A single-blinded, multi-centre randomized controlled trial recruited a total of 330 women within 24 months of completion of chemotherapy (primary or adjuvant) and/or radiotherapy...
February 3, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155126/60%C3%A2-years-of-cimicifuga-racemosa-medicinal-products-clinical-research-milestones-current-study-findings-and-current-development
#19
Hans-Heinrich Henneicke-von Zepelin
Cimicifuga racemosa (CR) extracts are important worldwide as therapy for menopausal symptoms. The first medicinal product from CR has been available since 1956 (Germany, Remifemin® [Schaper & Brümmer, Salzgitter, Germany], isopropanolic extract iCR). This review describes how CR developed, via clinical studies on safety (breast, breast cancer, endometrium, liver) and efficacy, into a successful and safe medicinal product in Germany, Europe and the world. In line with developing legal frameworks for medicinal products in Germany and Europe, clinical studies on CR were observational during the 50s and 70s, and controlled studies since the 80s...
February 2, 2017: Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154914/laser-therapy-as-a-treatment-modality-for-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-a-critical-appraisal-of-evidence
#20
Angamuthu Arunkalaivanan, Hervinder Kaur, Oseka Onuma
Interest in laser therapy as a nonhormonal option for the treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) has increased. We conducted a systematic review of the use of laser therapy for the relief of GSM symptoms. Six electronic databases were searched and conference abstracts were searched manually from the introduction of laser therapy to the present date. The keywords used were: "genitourinary syndrome", "vulvovaginal atrophy", "postmenopausal symptoms", "laser therapy" and "fractional laser treatment"...
February 2, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
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