Aitor Alquézar-Arbé, Gina I Osorio, Javier Jacob, Eric Jorge García-Lamberechts, Pascual Piñera Salmerón, Pere Llorens, Guillermo Burillo-Putze, Angela Cobos Requena, Adriana Gil, Cesáreo Fernández, Sira Aguiló, Sònia Jiménez, Beatriz Escudero Blázquez, Diana Rosendo Mesino, Enrique Martín Mojarro, Aarati Vaswani-Bulchand, Montserrat Rodríguez-Cabrera, Pedro Alarcón Martínez, Gema Dominguez Gioya, Francesc Xavier Alemany González, Matilde González Tejera, María Bóveda García, Begoña Espinosa Fernández, Ferran Llopis, Coral Suero Méndez, Juan González Del Castillo, Òscar Miró
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether the type of household is associated with prognosis at one year in patients ≥65 years of age discharged after medical consultation requiring emergency department care. METHODS: Data from the Emergency Department and Elder Needs (EDEN) cohort were used. This retrospective cohort included all patients ≥65 years of age seen in 52 Spanish emergency departments over one week (April 1-7, 2019) in whom the type of household was recorded and categorized as living at home alone, with relatives, with professional caregivers, or in a nursing home...
September 22, 2023: Maturitas
J Heikkinen, R J Honkanen, S E Quirk, L J Williams, H Koivumaa-Honkanen
BACKGROUND: Mental disorders (MDs) and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the major causes of global disability and increase in prevalence with age. AIMS: To support healthy ageing, we studied how work disability due to MDs or MSDs is related to life satisfaction (LS) cross-sectionally and in 5- and 10-year follow-ups among ageing women. METHODS: In the population-based OSTPRE cohort (women aged 58-67 in 1999), data on lifetime permanent work disability pensions (DPs) due to 'MDs only' (n = 337), 'MSDs only' (n = 942) and 'MDs + MSDs' (n = 212) and 'no DP' (n = 6322) until 1999 was obtained from the Finnish national register...
September 17, 2023: Maturitas
Siyu Chen, Shiqi Chen, Zhijian Zhao, Xueqing Cao, Zhangling Chen, Jun Lin
OBJECTIVES: To assess the associations of both the level of circulating vitamin D and the ratio of omega-3 fatty acids to total fatty acids (omega-3 %) with mortality among participants with rheumatoid arthritis. STUDY DESIGN: This study included 4,293 and 1,157 adults with rheumatoid arthritis identified by self-report from the UK Biobank for the analysis of vitamin D and omega-3 %, respectively. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Death outcomes were obtained from the National Health Service Information Centre (England and Wales) and the National Health Service Central Register Scotland (Scotland)...
September 17, 2023: Maturitas
Joaquin Calaf-Alsina, Antonio Cano, Núria Guañabens, Santiago Palacios, M Jesús Cancelo, Camil Castelo-Branco, Ricardo Larrainzar-Garijo, José Luis Neyro, Xavier Nogues, Adolfo Diez-Perez
Increased life expectancy means that women are now in a hypoestrogenic state for approximately one-third of their lives. Overall health and specifically bone health during this period evolves in accordance with aging and successive exposure to various risk factors. In this review, we provide a summary of the approaches to the sequential management of osteoporosis within an integrative model of care to offer physicians a useful tool to facilitate therapeutic decision-making. Current evidence suggests that pharmacologic agents should be selected based on the risk of fractures, which does not always correlate with age...
September 13, 2023: Maturitas
Ohad Rotenberg, Georgios Doulaveris, Dmitry Fridman, Malte Renz, Julie Kaplan, Xianhong Xie, Gary L Goldberg, Pe'er Dar
OBJECTIVE: To study the long-term risks of postmenopausal women with proliferative endometrium developing benign uterine pathologies (endometrial polyps and uterine fibroids) and requiring future gynecological interventions, and to compare them with women with atrophic endometrium. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study of all women aged 55 or over who underwent endometrial biopsy between 1/1997 and 12/2008. Outcome data were available through to 2/2018. Women with proliferative endometrium were compared with those with atrophic endometrium for the presence of endometrial polyps, uterine fibroids, future endometrial biopsy for recurrent vaginal bleeding, and future hysteroscopy or hysterectomy...
September 9, 2023: Maturitas
Annabel J Critchlow, Danielle Hiam, Ross Williams, David Scott, Séverine Lamon
Aging is associated with a loss of skeletal muscle mass and function that negatively impacts the independence and quality of life of older individuals. Females demonstrate a distinct pattern of muscle aging compared to males, potentially due to menopause, when the production of endogenous sex hormones declines. This systematic review aims to investigate the current knowledge about the role of estrogen in female skeletal muscle aging. A systematic search of MEDLINE Complete, Global Health, Embase, PubMed, SPORTDiscus, and CINHAL was conducted...
September 7, 2023: Maturitas
Joseph C H Wong, Sheila O'Neill, Belinda R Beck, Mark R Forwood, Soo Keat Khoo
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether changes in fat and lean mass over time, quantified using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), are related to incident cardiovascular events. Previous studies using surrogate anthropometric methods have had inconsistent findings. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, longitudinal observational study of women aged 40 to 80 randomly selected from the electoral roll and stratified into decades: 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70-79 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Changes in anthropometric measurements (body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio) and DXA-quantified fat mass and lean mass between the first and fifth years of the study...
September 2, 2023: Maturitas
Marianne Boll Kristensen
Cancer treatment can cause food-limiting eating problems that persist or arise months or years after treatment, with negative consequences for the survivor's nutritional status, physical and social function, and quality of life. Hence, post-treatment follow-up and cancer rehabilitation services should aim to support the survivor in managing treatment-related eating problems. This narrative review summarizes the evidence on and provides an overview of interventions to manage eating problems after cancer. Interventions are grouped into four: 1) food-based interventions, including alternating food/fluids and experimenting through the trial-and-error strategy to find tolerated foods; 2) eating behavioral interventions, including instructions on swallowing techniques, posture, and utensils; 3) psychosocial support interventions, including group-based interventions and interventions including relatives; and 4) physical interventions, including exercises to improve dysphagia or trismus...
August 27, 2023: Maturitas
Margaret Rees
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August 25, 2023: Maturitas
Laura Cucinella, Lara Tiranini, Rossella E Nappi
The huge impact of climate change on humankind is multidimensional, and includes direct and indirect challenges to the physical, psychological and socio-cultural wellbeing. Women may be more vulnerable to climate-sensitive diseases, but little attention has been paid to specific needs and challenges associated with the menopause transition. The increase in average and extreme temperatures may modulate the manifestation of vasomotor symptoms; in particular, environmental temperature and seasonality may affect hot flushes and night sweats...
August 25, 2023: Maturitas
Aitana Monllor-Tormos, Alicia García-Vigara, Orly Morgan, Miguel-Ángel García-Pérez, Nicolás Mendoza, Juan J Tarín, Antonio Cano
Cancer is one of the main noncommunicable diseases in terms of health impact. Factors such as a progressively aging population point to future increases in the incidence of cancer on a global level. The elevated number of affected individuals, together with continuous improvements in cancer prevention and therapy, is creating a growing population of cancer survivors, with often inadequately met needs. Lifestyle is a key modulator of cancer risk and of associated morbidity and mortality, and is included in all approaches to the long-term management of cancer...
August 24, 2023: Maturitas
Olivier Beauchet, Jacqueline Matskiv, Yves Rolland, Anne-Marie Schott, Gilles Allali
BACKGROUND: "Emergency Room Evaluation and Recommendations" (ER2 ) is a validated clinical tool which stratifies the risk of the occurrence of adverse outcomes in three levels (i.e., low, moderate and high) in older people attending emergency departments. This study examines the association of ER2 risk levels with incident falls, their recurrence and post-fall fractures in older community women. METHODS: 7147 participants of the EPIDémiologie de l'OStéoporose (EPIDOS) study - an observational population-based cohort study - were selected...
August 23, 2023: Maturitas
Da Seul Kim, Hee Jun Kim, Min Kyoon Kim, Jae-Chan Jin, Doug Hyun Han, Sun Mi Kim
OBJECTIVES: Menopause presents various physical and psychological disturbances for women and comes at a high financial cost. Therefore, this study aimed to identify factors influencing menopause symptoms. STUDY DESIGN: Data of Korean perimenopausal women aged 40-60 (n = 1060; mean age, 46.03 ± 4.08) were collected by a research company. Participants were classified into a "functional" group (n = 716) or a "dysfunctional" group (n = 344) according to the severity of their perimenopausal psychosomatic symptoms...
August 23, 2023: Maturitas
Emily McFadden, Carl Heneghan
OBJECTIVES: To examine consultation rates by type of consultation and health care provider in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and/or pelvic organ prolapse (POP), with and without surgical mesh implants. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal open cohort study from April 2006 to November 2018 in the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rates of consultations with general practitioners (GPs), nurses, other clinicians and administrators by consultation type (face-to-face, telephone or administrative), and types of administrative consultations, estimated using negative binomial regression...
August 21, 2023: Maturitas
Marianne Koch, Greta Carlin, Sören Lange, Wolfgang Umek, Christoph Krall, Barbara Bodner-Adler
PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH: Vaginal pessary use is an established, non-surgical treatment option for pelvic organ prolapse. While satisfaction rates are initially high, they seem to decline over time. We aimed to determine the median duration of pessary use among our patients and to evaluate reasons for discontinuation. METHODS: All patients who were treated with a vaginal pessary for pelvic organ prolapse between 2007 and 2022 at our institution (a maximum observation period of 15 years) were included in this retrospective cohort study...
August 19, 2023: Maturitas
Nicola Dennis, Gemma Hobson
INTRODUCTION: In recent years there has been a much greater recognition by some employers of the need to support female employees experiencing the menopause. However, despite an increased awareness of the need to reduce the impact of menopause on the workforce, employers rarely have the opportunity to implement evidence-based interventions. OBJECTIVES: This evidence review aims to provide an insight into the effectiveness of workplace programmes supporting women experiencing menopause symptoms, and to identify knowledge gaps as drivers for future research...
August 18, 2023: Maturitas
Mathieu Corvaisier, Cédric Annweiler
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August 17, 2023: Maturitas
Anna Vittoria Mattioli, Francesca Coppi, Alberto Farinetti
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August 16, 2023: Maturitas
Ekta Kapoor, Stephanie S Faubion, Carol L Kuhle, Juliana M Kling, Virginia M Miller, Shawn Fokken, Kristin C Mara, Ann M Moyer
OBJECTIVE: The severity of menopause-related symptoms varies considerably among women. The determinants of this variation are incompletely understood. The aim of this study was to assess the association between genetic variation in estrogen metabolism and transport pathways and the severity of menopause symptoms. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 60 peri- and postmenopausal women in the Mayo Clinic RIGHT study (which involved sequencing of genes involved in drug metabolism and transport), who had also been evaluated in the Women's Health Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN...
August 16, 2023: Maturitas
Rakibul M Islam, Robin J Bell, Michael Berk, David J Handelsman, John J McNeil, Rory Wolfe, Robyn L Woods, Susan R Davis
OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether low sex hormone concentrations are associated with depression in older women. STUDY DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study of Australian women, aged at least 70 years, not taking medications modulating sex hormone levels. Associations between hormones, measured by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, and depression were examined by logistic regression adjusted for potential confounders. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome was a Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression score >10, designated as 'depression', with an expanded definition that included anti-depressant use as a secondary outcome...
August 4, 2023: Maturitas
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