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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/28799149/brazilian-women-s-health-after-65-years-of-age
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Angela Maggio da Fonseca, Vicente Renato Bagnoli, Josefina Odete Polak Massabki, Wilson Maça Yuki Arie, Raymundo Soares Azevedo, José Maria Soares, Edmund C Baracat
Purpose The aim of this study was to evaluate the health aspects of Brazilian women older than 65 years of age. Design This was a retrospective study that included 1,001 Brazilian women cared for in the gynecological geriatric outpatient office of our institution. We report a cross-sectional analysis of female adults aged over 65 years, including data on demographics, clinical symptoms such as vasomotor symptoms, associated morbidities, physical examination and sexual intercourse. We used the chi-squared test to assess the data...
August 10, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796389/menopause-and-illness-course-in-bipolar-disorder-a-systematic-review
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Tania Perich, Jane Ussher, Tanya Meade
OBJECTIVES: Menopause may be a time of increased mood symptoms for some women. This systematic review aimed to examine the severity of symptoms and prevalence of mood changes in women with bipolar disorder during peri-menopause and post-menopause. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. The two primary outcomes assessed were relapse rates and symptom severity during menopause...
August 10, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791695/use-of-antidepressants-and-risk-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer
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Lina S Mørch, Christian Dehlendorff, Louise Baandrup, Søren Friis, Susanne K Kjaer
Antidepressants are widely prescribed among women to treat depression and anxiety disorders, but studies of their effects on gynecological cancer risk are sparse. We assessed associations between various antidepressants and risk of epithelial ovarian cancer. By using Danish nationwide registers, we identified all women (cases) aged 30 to 84 years with incident epithelial (serous, endometrioid, clear cell or mucinous) ovarian cancer during 2000-2011 (n= 4,103) and matched each case to 20 population controls (n=58,706) by risk-set matching...
August 9, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749617/depression-hopelessness-and-social-support-among-breast-cancer-patients-in-highly-endogamous-population
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Abdulbari Bener, Reem Alsulaiman, Lisa Doodson, Tony Agathangelou
Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between different demographic variables, hopelessness, depression and social support of Breast cancer patients in Qatari’s population. Design: This is an observational cohort hospital based study. Subjects and Methods: The study included 678 breast cancer patients. The questionnaires included a demographic questionnaire, the Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS), Back Depression Scale (BDS) and Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS). The demographic questionnaire was used to assess patients’ basic information including gender, age, marital status, education, family size, and place of residence...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721126/the-thyroid-gland-in-postmenopausal-women-physiology-and-diseases
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Gietka-Czernel
The incidence of most thyroid diseases: hypothyroidism, nodular goitre, and cancer is highest among postmenopausal and elderly women. The diagnosis of thyroid dysfunction in this group of patients is difficult because the symptoms can be nonspecific or common with menopausal and ageing complaints. In the interpretation of thyroid function tests the physiological changes in secretion and metabolism of thyrotropin (TSH) and thyroid hormones must be considered, as well as the influence of comorbidities. Unrecognised thyroid dysfunction leads to increased: cardiovascular risk, bone fractures, cognitive impairment, depression, and mortality...
June 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719421/lifelong-estradiol-exposure-and-risk-of-depressive-symptoms-during-the-transition-to-menopause-and-postmenopause
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Wendy K Marsh, Joyce T Bromberger, Sybil L Crawford, Katherine Leung, Howard M Kravitz, John F Randolph, Hadine Joffe, Claudio N Soares
OBJECTIVE: Depression risk increases during the menopausal transition (MT) and initial postmenopausal years-both times of significant fluctuations of estrogen. Research to date provides limited support for the hypothesis that estrogen fluctuations play a role in the greater susceptibility to midlife depression. Importantly, not all women report depressive symptoms during the MT, and recent reports suggest that duration of exposure to estradiol throughout the adult years may also play a role in vulnerability to depression...
July 17, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719420/the-bidirectional-relationship-between-vasomotor-symptoms-and-depression-across-the-menopausal-transition-a-systematic-review-of-longitudinal-studies
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Rifani B Natari, Alexandra M Clavarino, Treasure M McGuire, Kaeleen D Dingle, Samantha A Hollingworth
OBJECTIVE: To explore the nature of the bidirectional relationship between vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and depression, and to determine whether hot flashes and night sweats differentially affect the association between VMS and depression through their effect on sleep disruption. METHODS: Multiple databases were searched from 1961 until July 31, 2016, and a manual search of reference lists of identified articles was conducted. Sixteen articles that involved 10,008 participants were identified and analyzed...
July 17, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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/28697039/depressive-symptoms-and-weight-in-midlife-women-the-role-of-stress-eating-and-menopause-status
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Dana R Schreiber, Natalie D Dautovich
OBJECTIVE: Obesity is prevalent in midlife women and contributes to poor health outcomes. Understanding mechanisms leading to weight gain in this population is of importance for prevention and intervention. The current study investigated the association between depressive symptoms and weight in midlife women by examining stress eating as a mediator between depressive symptoms and weight; and menopause status as a moderator of the associations of depressive symptoms, stress eating, and weight...
July 10, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697038/sleep-quality-and-its-association-with-postural-stability-and-fear-of-falling-among-spanish-postmenopausal-women
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Fidel Hita-Contreras, Noelia Zagalaz-Anula, Antonio Martínez-Amat, David Cruz-Díaz, Indalecio Sánchez-Montesinos, Agustín Aibar-Almazán, Rafael Lomas-Vega
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association of sleep quality with postural balance, as measured with objective stabilometric parameters, and fear of falling (FoF), among Spanish postmenopausal women. METHODS: In all, 250 women (60 ± 8 years) took part in this cross-sectional study. Sociodemographic and anthropometric data were collected, as well as information concerning history of falls and FoF. Anxiety and depression were assessed using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index was used to analyze sleep quality...
July 10, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680060/novel-oestrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-selective-ligand-reduces-obesity-and-depressive-like-behaviour-in-ovariectomized-mice
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Daimei Sasayama, Nobuhiro Sugiyama, Shigeru Yonekubo, Akiko Pawlak, Hiroyasu Murasawa, Mie Nakamura, Morimichi Hayashi, Takashi Ogawa, Makoto Moro, Shinsuke Washizuka, Naoji Amano, Kazuhiro Hongo, Hideki Ohnota
Hormonal changes due to menopause can cause various health problems including weight gain and depressive symptoms. Multiple lines of evidence indicate that oestrogen receptors (ERs) play a major role in postmenopausal obesity and depression. However, little is known regarding the ER subtype-specific effects on obesity and depressive symptoms. To delineate potential effects of ERβ activation in postmenopausal women, we investigated the effects of a novel oestrogen receptor β-selective ligand (C-1) in ovariectomized mice...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674766/reduction-of-quality-adjusted-life-years-qalys-in-patients-with-premenstrual-dysphoric-disorder-pmdd
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Kazuo Yamada, Eiichiro Kamagata
PURPOSE: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) refers to the depression that occurs during the premenstrual phase and remits soon after the onset of menses. It affects the quality of life (QOL) of patients with PMDD. Therefore, this preliminary survey from chart recordings aimed to understand the symptom appearance and QOL reduction patterns in patients with PMDD, and to examine the extent of the loss of their quality-adjusted life years (QALYs). METHODS: Participants were 66 untreated female patients with PMDD...
July 3, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649145/do-ssris-and-snris-reduce-the-frequency-and-or-severity-of-hot-flashes-in-menopausal-women
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Chris Stubbs, Lisa Mattingly, Steven A Crawford, Elizabeth A Wickersham, Jessica L Brockhaus, Laine H McCarthy
CLINICAL QUESTION: In menopausal women who experience regular hot flashes, does treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) or serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) reduce the frequency and/or severity of hot flashes? ANSWER: Yes. Review of the literature suggests that treatment with SSRIs or SNRIs reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes in menopausal and post-menopausal women. Studies demonstrated that paroxetine (Paxil), citalopram (Celexa) and escitolapram (Lexapro) were the most effective SSRIs, and venlafaxine (Effexor) was the most effective first line SNRI, with desvenlafaxine as a second option...
May 2017: Journal of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640159/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-effects-on-menopausal-vasomotor-symptoms
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Mônia Steigleder Bianchi, Charles Francisco Ferreira, Felipe Fregni, Pedro Schestatsky, Wolnei Caumo, Maria Celeste Osório Wender
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) compared with tDCS-sham on vasomotor symptoms of postmenopausal women. METHODS: Postmenopausal women (N = 30), aged between 45 and 68 years, with at least four episodes of vasomotor symptoms per day, were recruited from a specialized outpatient clinic at a tertiary hospital in the south of Brazil and through a media call after inclusion and exclusion criteria were ensured. Active and tDCS-sham were administered over the motor cortex position (anode electrode) and contralateral supraorbital region (cathode electrode) for 10 consecutive days, except weekends...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640157/association-of-visceral-fat-area-with-the-presence-of-depressive-symptoms-in-chinese-postmenopausal-women-with-normal-glucose-tolerance
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Qin Xiong, Xiang Hu, Yiting Xu, Xueli Zhang, Xiaoping Pan, Yunfeng Xiao, Xiaojing Ma, Yuqian Bao, Weiping Jia
OBJECTIVE: Depression is one of the most common mental disorders, and women are more vulnerable to depression than men, particularly during stages of hormonal fluctuations. After menopause, fat accumulation shifts from the subcutaneous area to the visceral area, and the risk of metabolic disorder increases in parallel. The present study aimed to evaluate the association between abdominal fat distribution and the presence of depressive symptoms in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Visceral fat area (VFA) was detected by magnetic resonance imaging...
June 19, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609394/evaluation-of-depressive-symptoms-in-mid-aged-women-report-of-a-multicenter-south-american-study
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Danny Salazar-Pousada, Alvaro Monterrosa-Castro, Eliana Ojeda, Sandra C Sánchez, Ingrid F Morales-Luna, Faustino R Pérez-López, Peter Chedraui
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate depressive symptoms and related factors among mid-aged women using the 10-item Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CESD-10). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional multicenter study in which women aged 40 to 65 from various South American countries were surveyed with the CESD-10 and a general questionnaire containing personal and partner data. RESULTS: In all, 864 women were interviewed from Colombia (Afro-Colombian, n = 215), Ecuador (Mestizo, n = 202), Perú (Quechua at high altitude, n = 231), and Paraguay (Mestizo, n = 216)...
June 12, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584559/schisandrae-fructus-reduces-symptoms-of-4-vinylcyclohexene-diepoxide-induced-ovarian-failure-in-mice
#19
Dasom Shin, Jinhee Ha, Seong Bin Hong, Geun-Hyung Kang, Deok-Sang Hwang, Hyunsu Bae
Menopause is associated with a decrease in the level of sex hormones such as ovarian estradiol and progesterone and can cause various symptoms such as depression, hot flash, fatigue, heart palpitations, and headache. Furthermore, there is a risk of developing complications such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular diseases, Alzheimer's disease, and ovarian cancer. Schisandrae Fructus (SF) is widely used in Korean medicine as a cure for such complications. This study was conducted to evaluate the therapeutic effects of SF against menopause symptoms associated with follicle depletion caused by the industrial chemical 4-vinylcyclohexene diepoxide (VCD) in mice...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570956/worry-and-risk-perception-of-breast-cancer-in-a-prevention-trial-of-low-dose-tamoxifen-in-midlife-postmenopausal-hormone-users
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Gabriella Rondanina, Matteo Puntoni, Aliana Guerrieri-Gonzaga, Domenico Marra, Bernardo Bonanni, Andrea DeCensi
OBJECTIVE: There is increasing interest in combining postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) and SERMs in midlife women. We previously showed that refusal to participate in a prevention trial of low dose tamoxifen in HT users was associated with higher worry about breast cancer. Given this counterintuitive finding, we studied which factors influenced worry and risk perception of breast cancer. METHODS: We assessed the relationships of breast cancer worry and risk perception with age, age at menopause, Gail risk, education, adherence to mammographic screening, BMI, smoking, physical activity, alcohol use, anxiety and depression in 457 midlife HT users who were eligible to participate in the trial...
May 29, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
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