Guan-Cheng Zhu, Kuei-Min Chen, Frank Belcastro
Acupoint-stimulating therapies have often been used to manage stroke-related spasticity and motor dysfunction. However, the effects of different acupoint-stimulating therapies in older stroke survivors have been unclear. This systematic review and network meta-analysis compared the effects of different acupoint-stimulating therapies in managing spasticity and motor dysfunction in older stroke survivors. The study followed the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. We searched 7 databases for studies published up to July 2023...
June 5, 2024: Maturitas
Tara S Rogers-Soeder, Sheena Patel, James M Shikany, Lisa Langsetmo, Suzanne E Judd, Kristine E Ensrud, Erin LeBlanc, Jane A Cauley, Susan Redline, Howard A Fink, Nancy E Lane
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine associations between empirically derived dietary pattern scores and cognition, as well as risk of cognitive decline, over an average of 4.6 (± 0.3) years in older men. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This analysis was conducted as part of the Osteoporotic Fractures in Men (MrOS) prospective cohort study. Diet was assessed at Visit 1 (3/2000-4/2002) by food frequency questionnaire, and dietary patterns (Western and Prudent) were derived by factor analysis...
May 31, 2024: Maturitas
Ya Shi, Emma Stanmore, Lisa McGarrigle, Xiuhua Wang, Xiaoqing Wang, Yuhua Li, Chris Todd
OBJECTIVES: There is no precedent for the use of social media in preventing sarcopenia. The aim of this study is to develop a social media-based intervention programme for the young-old population in the community in China to improve their awareness and behaviours regarding sarcopenia prevention. STUDY DESIGN: Using guidelines for developing complex interventions, this study was divided into two main phases: a co-development phase and a preliminary test phase. Both were carried out in Changsha, China...
May 24, 2024: Maturitas
Vivek P Chavda, Pankti C Balar, Dixa A Vaghela, Payal Dodiya
Traditionally known for managing blood sugar, GLP-1, a gut hormone, is emerging as a potential key to both lengthening lifespan and combating age-related ailments. While widely recognized for its role in blood sugar control, GLP-1 is increasingly recognized for its diverse effects on various biological pathways beyond glucose metabolism. Research across organisms and humans suggests that activating GLP-1 receptors significantly impacts cellular processes linked to aging. Its ability to boost mitochondrial function, enhance cellular stress resistance, and quell inflammation hints at its wider influence on aging mechanisms...
May 21, 2024: Maturitas
Duru Shah, Vishesha Yadav, Uday Pratap Singh, Abhik Sinha, Neha Dumka, Rupsa Banerjee, Rashmi Shah, Jyoti Unni, Venugopala Rao Manneni
AIMS: To identify peri- and post-menopausal women at risk of non-communicable diseases in rural India and to assess their prevalence amongst these groups via the use of artificial intelligence. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: An observational study conducted by the Indian Menopause Society in collaboration with the Government of Maharashtra. The study included rural women residents of three villages in the Latur district of Maharashtra, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Accredited social health activist workers identified 400 peri- and post-menopausal women aged 45-60 years...
May 16, 2024: Maturitas
Stergios A Polyzos, Dimitrios G Goulis
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, recently proposed to be renamed metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease, is a highly prevalent disease (25-30 % of the global general population) whose prevalence increases after menopause. Apart from the rates of simple steatosis, the severity of the disease (e.g., hepatic fibrosis) increases after menopause. Menopause is associated with higher abdominal adiposity and dysmetabolism of carbohydrate and lipid metabolism, which may contribute to the development and severity of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease and the higher cardiovascular risk observed after menopause...
May 14, 2024: Maturitas
Marla Shapiro C M, Antonio Cano, Rossella E Nappi, Nanette Santoro, Marci L English, Shayna Mancuso, Antonia Morga, Emad Siddiqui, Udaya Valluri, Faith D Ottery
OBJECTIVES: To analyse the effect of fezolinetant on patient-reported sleep disturbance and impairment in individuals with vasomotor symptoms (VMS) using pooled data from the SKYLIGHT 1 and 2 studies. STUDY DESIGN: The SKYLIGHT studies were phase-3, double-blind investigations. Individuals (≥40-≤65 years) who were assigned female at birth and seeking treatment of/relief from moderate-to-severe VMS were enrolled. Participants were randomised to receive placebo, fezolinetant 30 mg, or fezolinetant 45 mg during a 12-week treatment period...
May 14, 2024: Maturitas
Dimitrios G Goulis
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May 11, 2024: Maturitas
Mathieu Corvaisier, Marion Chappe, Jennifer Gautier, Alice Lavergne, Guillaume Duval, Laurence Spiesser-Robelet, Cédric Annweiler
OBJECTIVES: Some drugs increase the risk of falls, including serious falls. The objective of this quasi-experimental study was to determine whether the intervention of a clinical pharmacist among older outpatients receiving a multifactorial fall prevention program at a geriatric day hospital dedicated to older patients with a recent history of falls was effective in preventing serious falls over a 3-month follow-up, compared with usual care. STUDY DESIGN: Quasi-experimental study in 296 consecutive older outpatients, including 85 with pharmacist intervention (the intervention group) and 148 without (the control group)...
May 10, 2024: Maturitas
Katelin Zahn, Allison Pittman, Jamie Conklin, Andrea Knittel, Genevieve Neal-Perry
Effective menopausal care constitutes a continuum of symptom management and optimization of medical health, including cardiovascular, bone, and mental health. Menopausal knowledge and prescribing patterns changed significantly after the publication of the Women's Health Initiative. A systematic review was conducted to address three key questions about disparities in menopausal care: 1) What differences in menopausal care are experienced by specific populations? 2) What disparities are there in access to preventive care and symptomatic treatment? 3) What interventions reduce disparities in menopause management? PubMed, PsychInfo, SCOPUS, and EMBASE were queried to identify relevant articles published in the United States between 2002 and 2023...
May 9, 2024: Maturitas
Stefano Cacciatore, Riccardo Calvani, Emanuele Marzetti, Helio José Coelho-Júnior, Anna Picca, Alberto Emanuele Fratta, Ilaria Esposito, Matteo Tosato, Francesco Landi
OBJECTIVES: To assess the predictive value of relative fat mass compared to body mass index for hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, and heightened cardiovascular risk in a cohort of community-dwelling older adults from the Longevity Check-up 7+ cohort. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional study. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Hyperlipidemia was defined as total cholesterol ≥200 mg/dL or ongoing lipid-lowering treatment. Diabetes was defined either as self-reported diagnosis or fasting blood glucose >126 mg/dL or a random blood glucose >200 mg/dL...
May 1, 2024: Maturitas
Yanni Papanikolaou, Joanne Slavin, Sofia Papanikolaou, Victor L Fulgoni
INTRODUCTION: Data on nutrient and diet quality outcomes when additional beans are consumed as part of the typical American dietary pattern are scarce. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of increased bean consumption, in the typical American dietary pattern, on the intake of shortfall nutrients and overall diet quality. METHODS: Using data from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2001-2018, the current analyses modeled the addition of one and two servings of canned and dried beans in all adults (N = 44,574; ≥19 y), younger adults (N = 23,554; 19-50 y) and older adults (N = 21,020; ≥51 y)...
April 30, 2024: Maturitas
Patress Ann Persons, Lesley Williams, Heather Fields, Sneha Mishra, Rajal Mehta
Fears regarding weight gain and body changes commonly plague midlife women. The aim of this paper is to discuss the impact of weight gain and body changes on midlife women across various cultural backgrounds. Midlife weight gain in women is associated with age as opposed to menopausal status. Weight gain during midlife occurs across all cultural/ethnic groups; however, African Americans and Hispanic women exhibit higher rates of weight gain than their Caucasian counterparts. Although use of menopause hormone replacement therapy does not produce a clinical difference in weight gain, exercise decreases the risk of obesity in midlife women...
April 30, 2024: Maturitas
Annika Agarwal, Holly N Thomas
OBJECTIVES: This study's aim is to examine patterns of menopause symptoms and attitudes among United States women from different religious affiliations. STUDY DESIGN: We used data from a national sample of midlife and older adults. For this analysis, we included only women who were postmenopausal or had undergone hysterectomy. We constructed univariate and multivariate logistic regression models to examine the relationship between religious affiliation and menopause symptoms and attitudes while adjusting for potential confounders...
April 28, 2024: Maturitas
Laura Cucinella, Lara Tiranini, Chiara Cassani, Ellis Martini, Andrea Cumetti, Stefano Memoli, Sara Tedeschi, Rossella E Nappi
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause is a comprehensive term that groups genital, urinary and sexual signs and symptoms mainly due sex hormone deficiency and aging, with a crucial impact on quality of life of midlife women. While this broad definition captures the common underlying physiopathology and the frequent overlap of symptomatology, improving knowledge about different components of genitourinary syndrome of menopause may be relevant for individualized treatment, with possible implications for efficacy, compliance and satisfaction...
April 25, 2024: Maturitas
Guoqiao Zheng, Louise Baandrup, Jiangrong Wang, Rasmus Hertzum-Larsen, Charlotte Gerd Hannibal, Lina S Mørch, Mette Tuxen Faber, Karin Sundström, Susanne K Kjær
OBJECTIVE: Given that the evidence regarding the link between antidepressant use and ovarian cancer risk is equivocal, we investigated this research question by conducting two nationwide nested case-control studies among the Danish and Swedish populations. METHODS: Altogether, 14,121 women with epithelial ovarian cancer (30-84 years old) (Denmark: 8976 diagnosed 2000-2019, Sweden: 5145 diagnosed 2010-2018) were randomly age-matched with 564,840 female controls (359,040 from Denmark, and 205,800 from Sweden) using risk set sampling...
April 25, 2024: Maturitas
Isadora B Seganfredo, Cristina Bianchi, Maricy Tacla, Peter Chedraui, Jorge M Haddad, Ricardo Simoes, Edmund C Baracat, José M Soares
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of fractional CO2 laser and microablative fractional radiofrequency treatment with promestriene topical estrogen on sexual function and genitourinary syndrome of menopause symptoms. METHODS: This was a prospective randomized open-label clinical trial conducted with 62 postmenopausal women assigned to three intervention groups: a) topical promestriene for 90 days (n = 17); b) fractional CO2 laser treatment (n = 24); and c) microablative fractional radiofrequency treatment (n = 21)...
April 24, 2024: Maturitas
Talia Sobel, Donya Derakshani, Jennifer A Vencill
Sexual minority women (lesbian/gay, bisexual, and queer-identified cisgender women) as well as non-binary people have unique experiences in menopause but remain underrepresented in the scientific literature as compared with cisgender, heterosexual women. This review provides an overview of their experiences with menopause, including menstrual cessation, menopause symptoms, experiences with healthcare systems, and sexual health. The end of menstruation comes with mixed emotions for many sexual minority women, including sadness, grief, relief, and a sense of freedom...
April 24, 2024: Maturitas
Shao-Yuan Chuang, Wen-Ling Liu, Hao-Min Cheng, Ren-Hua Chung, Chia-Hung Lai, Shu-Chun Chuang, I-Chien Wu, Hsing-Yi Chang, Chao Agnes Hsiung, Wei J Chen, Chih-Cheng Hsu
OBJECTIVES: This study examined the associations between pulse pressure, hypertension, and the decline in physical function in a prospective framework. STUDY DESIGN: The Healthy Aging Longitudinal Study tracked a group of Taiwanese adults aged 55 or more over an average of 6.19 years to assess pulse pressure and decline in physical function, including in handgrip strength, gait speed, and 6-min walking distance, at baseline (2009-2013) and in the second phase of assessments (2013-2020)...
April 23, 2024: Maturitas
Gesthimani Mintziori, Stavroula Veneti, Kris Poppe, Dimitrios G Goulis, Eleni Armeni, C Tamer Erel, Ivan Fistonić, Timothy Hillard, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg, Blazej Meczekalski, Nicolás Mendoza, Alfred O Mueck, Tommaso Simoncini, Petra Stute, Dorenda van Dijken, Margaret Rees, Leonidas Duntas, Irene Lambrinoudaki
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid diseases are common in women in their late reproductive years; therefore, thyroid disease and menopause may co-exist. Both conditions may present with a wide range of symptoms, leading to diagnostic challenges and delayed diagnosis. Aim To construct the first European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) statement on thyroid diseases and menopause. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Literature review and consensus of expert opinion (EMAS executive board members/experts on menopause and thyroid disease)...
April 23, 2024: Maturitas
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