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Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society

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https://read.qxmd.com/read/30773062/current-treatments-for-female-primary-stress-urinary-incontinence
#1
A-M Itkonen Freitas, P Rahkola-Soisalo, T S Mikkola, M Mentula
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects millions of women worldwide. Pelvic floor muscle training is the first-line treatment for SUI, and if this fails, midurethral sling surgery has become the gold-standard treatment. More recently, complications from midurethral mesh slings, particularly chronic pain and dyspareunia, have become a major concern. Although traditional SUI treatments, such as colposuspension and fascia slings, are used, the future of SUI treatment likely will rely on less invasive alternatives...
February 18, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30712405/uterine-transplantation
#2
V Gomel
Successful human uterine transplantation followed by subsequent pregnancy and live birth in a woman for whom this would otherwise have been impossible is a laudable goal. Research programs have been developed in several countries aimed at achieving this goal. The pioneering Swedish program has reported live births in six women, two of whom had a second pregnancy and birth. Five other live births have been reported from other countries. Most transplants were from a live donor, although recently a live birth has been reported following transplant from a deceased donor...
February 4, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30712399/hierarchical-measurement-structure-in-the-women-s-health-questionnaire-a-confirmatory-factor-analysis
#3
B-J Shen, Q Fan, J Shiqi Huang, R Moon-Ho Ho, W J Mack, H N Hodis
PURPOSE: This study conducted confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) to examine the measurement structure of the Women's Health Questionnaire (WHQ) and how its components were organized. METHODS: Participants were 448 postmenopausal women, with a mean age of 63.3 years. CFA was conducted to test how well several proposed measurement models fit the data. RESULTS: The single-factor model performed poorly, indicating the presence of multiple factors...
February 4, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30712398/metabolic-syndrome-during-female-midlife-what-are-the-risks
#4
P Chedraui, F R Pérez-López
The metabolic syndrome (METS) is an entity diagnosed by three or more of the following factors: abdominal obesity, low high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and high serum triglycerides, fasting glucose, and/or blood pressure levels. Abdominal obesity is the most prevalent component of the syndrome that favors insulin resistance and a proinflammatory and prothrombotic status, and the risk of developing diabetes, hypertension, and other chronic conditions. During the menopausal transition, women tend to gain weight and this has been related to an increase in the prevalence of the METS...
February 4, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30712396/the-evolution-of-the-human-menopause
#5
M A Lumsden, J Sassarini
The females of most species die soon after ceasing to reproduce, their purpose in life being to ensure survival of their kin. Human females may live more than one-third of their lives after they cease to reproduce, a property shared by few species, one of which is Orca whales. Orcas have been extensively studied because families live together in stable units or pods and individual whales have distinctive markings, enabling them to be identified. The females survive long after the menopause, one possible reason for this being that the older females provide a survival advantage since they are seen to lead the pods more often than younger females or males, thus providing a survival advantage in times of food shortage...
February 4, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30712391/esmirtazapine-treatment-of-postmenopausal-vasomotor-symptoms-two-randomized-controlled-trials
#6
M Birkhaeuser, J Bitzer, S Braat, Y Ramos
OBJECTIVES: Two identical 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-arm, parallel-group Phase III studies (Study P012, NCT00560833; Study P013, NCT00535288) evaluated the efficacy and safety of esmirtazapine, an investigational medicine, for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Participants were randomized to placebo or esmirtazapine (2.25, 4.5, 9.0, or 18.0 mg). Co-primary efficacy endpoints (daily frequency and severity of moderate to severe VMS, both at weeks 4 and 12) were based on participative LogPad daily diaries...
February 4, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30712390/do-we-have-new-preventive-strategies-for-optimizing-cardiovascular-health-in-women
#7
C A Stuenkel
Over the past decades, progress in efforts to reduce cardiovascular morbidity and mortality has been achieved, although a disturbing trend for stagnation of cardiovascular mortality rates among younger women compared with those in younger men has been identified. While the menopause transition has traditionally offered an unequivocal opportunity to assess cardiovascular risk and counsel women to adopt preventive strategies, the veritable 'window of opportunity', usually applied to the concept of timing the initiation of menopausal hormone therapy, must be opened much wider to encompass younger women including those who have experienced adverse events during pregnancy, treatment for breast cancer, and premature menopause...
February 4, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676818/rationale-and-design-for-fractional-microablative-co-2-laser-versus-photothermal-non-ablative-erbium-yag-laser-for-the-management-of-genitourinary-syndrome-of-menopause-a-non-inferiority-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#8
R Flint, L Cardozo, T Grigoriadis, A Rantell, E Pitsouni, S Athanasiou
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) is a common condition affecting up to 50% of postmenopausal women and up to 70% of postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. GSM is a chronic condition with a significant impact on sexual health and quality of life. The mainstay of treatment has been with symptomatic relief using topical emollients or lubricants. Second-line treatment is with topical vaginal estrogens to restore the physiology of the vaginal epithelium. For some, the latter is not suitable or acceptable...
January 24, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30676094/ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-for-patients-with-premature-ovary-insufficiency-caused-by-cancer-treatment-optimal-protocol
#9
Y Li, X Ruan, J Liebenthron, M Montag, Q Zhou, W Kong, J Du, F Jin, S Li, J Cheng, H Wang, A O Mueck
OBJECTIVE: Premature ovary insufficiency is frequent after chemotherapy/radiotherapy in cancer patients. Ovarian tissue (OT) cryopreservation and later retransplantation, the routine method in Europe, has recently been implemented at the first center in China. We investigated the protective effect of the antioxidant N-acetyl-l-cysteine (NAC) during the decisive freezing-thawing steps. METHODS: Fifteen OT samples were obtained from each of 13 cancer patients prospectively and randomly assigned to a control group and four groups with different NAC concentrations (Group 1, 0 mM NAC; Group 2, 0...
January 24, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30661407/mediterranean-diet-is-associated-with-bone-mineral-density-and-muscle-mass-in-postmenopausal-women
#10
T R da Silva, C C Martins, L L Ferreira, P M Spritzer
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the association between the Mediterranean diet (MD), body composition, and bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, 105 apparently healthy postmenopausal women aged between 45 and 65 years were included. BMD, percentage body fat, and appendicular lean mass index (ALMI, appendicular lean mass/height squared) were assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Dietary intake was assessed by a validated food frequency questionnaire...
January 21, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30661405/cerebrovascular-reactivity-after-cessation-of-menopausal-hormone-treatment
#11
J N Barnes, R E Harvey, N A Eisenmann, K B Miller, M C Johnson, S M Kruse, B D Lahr, M J Joyner, V M Miller
OBJECTIVE: Women who are currently using menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) have higher cerebrovascular reactivity when compared with postmenopausal women who are not taking MHT; however, the effect of cessation of MHT on cerebrovascular reactivity is not known. Given that MHT can have structural and activational effects on vascular function, this study was performed to characterize cerebrovascular reactivity following cessation of MHT in women at low risk for cerebrovascular disease. METHODS: Cerebrovascular reactivity was measured in a subset of women from the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) 3 years after cessation of the study drug (oral conjugated equine estrogen, transdermal 17β-estradiol, or placebo [PLA])...
January 21, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30653374/keeping-the-pelvic-floor-healthy
#12
C Dumoulin, L Pazzoto Cacciari, J Mercier
Female pelvic floor muscles form a diaphragm that spans the entire pelvic cavity. They consist of the fibers of the coccygeus and the levator ani muscles, the latter of which is composed of five parts. Together with their fascia, the pelvic floor muscles provide support for the urethra, the vagina, and the rectum and constrict the urethral, vaginal, and anal orifices. Alterations in the composition of the pelvic floor muscles at menopause appear to affect their properties and, thereby, their ability to function adequately...
January 17, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30652954/factors-related-to-muscle-strength-in-postmenopausal-women-aged-younger-than-65-years-with-normal-vitamin-d-status
#13
P Garcia-Alfaro, S Garcia, I Rodríguez, F Tresserra, F R Pérez-López
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to determine the impact of age, age at menopause, body mass index (BMI), and lumbar and hip bone mineral density (BMD) on muscle strength in young postmenopausal women with normal vitamin D levels. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study performed in 392 postmenopausal women aged <65 years with normal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels (≥30 ng/ml) and no physical disabilities. The following variables were recorded: age, age at menopause, BMI, BMD (measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry [DXA] scanning and expressed as lumbar and hip T-scores), and dominant hand grip strength (measured with a digital dynamometer)...
January 17, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30652511/association-of-mindfulness-and-stress-with-menopausal-symptoms-in-midlife-women
#14
R Sood, C L Kuhle, E Kapoor, J M Thielen, K S Frohmader, K C Mara, S S Faubion
PURPOSE: Midlife women frequently experience stress and menopausal symptoms. Mindfulness is thought to mitigate stress by avoiding emotional reactivity and ruminative thinking. We sought to assess the association of mindfulness and stress on menopausal symptoms among midlife women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, women aged 40-65 years completed questionnaires, including the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS), the Perceived Stress Scale-4 (PSS-4), and the Mindfulness Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS)...
January 17, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628472/higher-intake-of-dietary-n-3-pufa-and-lower-mufa-are-associated-with-fewer-menopausal-symptoms
#15
M Abshirini, F Siassi, F Koohdani, M Qorbani, S Khosravi, Z Aslani, N Pak, G Sotoudeh
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the association between dietary fat quality and menopausal symptoms. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional study with 393 Iranian postmenopausal women. Dietary intakes and menopausal symptoms were assessed, using a validated food frequency questionnaire and a menopausal rating scale (MRS) questionnaire, respectively. Participants were divided into low and high total MRS and its domain scores. RESULTS: Women in the highest quartiles of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) had higher somatic symptoms compared with women in the lowest quartile (odds ratio [OR] 3...
January 10, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30628469/endometriosis-seeking-optimal-management-in-women-approaching-menopause
#16
L Alio, S Angioni, S Arena, L Bartiromo, V Bergamini, N Berlanda, V Bonanni, C Bonin, L Buggio, M Candiani, G Centini, M N D'Alterio, F De Stefano, A Di Cello, C Exacoustos, L Fedele, M P Frattaruolo, E Geraci, E Lavarini, L Lazzeri, S Luisi, A Maiorana, S Makieva, F Maneschi, F Martire, C Massarotti, A Mattei, L Muzii, J Ottolina, L Pagliardini, A Perandini, F Perelli, I Pino, M G Porpora, V Remorgida, G Scagnelli, R Seracchioli, E Solima, E Somigliana, G Sorrenti, A Ticino, R Venturella, P Viganò, M Vignali, F Zullo, E Zupi
The incidence of endometriosis in middle-aged women is not minimal compared to that in the reproductive age group. The treatment of affected women after childbearing age to the natural transition toward menopause has received considerably poor attention. Disease management is problematic for these women due to increased contraindications regarding hormonal treatment and the possibility for malignant transformation, considering the increased cancer risk in patients with a long-standing history of the disease...
January 10, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30626218/hormone-replacement-therapy-and-prevention-of-chronic-conditions
#17
M Gambacciani, A Cagnacci, S Lello
Nowadays, postmenopausal women are largely undertreated. Analysis of conflicting results among different studies suggests that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can prevent osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease in symptomatic, early postmenopausal women. In fact, climacteric symptoms are related to an increased risk of chronic conditions, including hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Different scientific societies have pointed out that patient selection, timing of initiation, and the choice of the type and dose of HRT used are the major determinants of the ultimate effect of HRT on women's health and quality of life in selected women...
January 10, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30626212/benefit-risk-profile-of-black-cohosh-isopropanolic-cimicifuga-racemosa-extract-with-and-without-st-john-s-wort-in-breast-cancer-patients
#18
X Ruan, A O Mueck, A-M Beer, B Naser, S Pickartz
Endocrine therapy in breast cancer survivors can cause severe 'climacteric' symptoms, which may compromise therapy adherence. To determine whether such symptoms can be treated with herbal medication containing black cohosh in the form of isopropanolic Cimicifuga racemosa extract (iCR) alone or in fixed combination with St John's wort (Hypericum perforatum [HP]) (iCR + HP), a systematic literature search was conducted. Results were viewed in relation to experimental data and metabolism of endocrine therapies...
January 10, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30624097/association-of-vdr-and-opg-gene-polymorphism-with-osteoporosis-risk-in-chinese-postmenopausal-women
#19
F Wu, D Zhou, G Shen, Y Cui, Q Lv, F Wei
AIMS: The underlying mechanisms of vitamin D receptor (VDR) and osteoprotegerin (OPG) genetic variation associated with bone mineral density and osteoporosis remain uncertain. This study aimed to investigate the association of VDR and OPG gene polymorphism as well as gene-gene interaction and their haplotype combination with the risk of osteoporosis. METHODS: Polymerase chain reaction restriction fragment length polymorphism was carried out for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) detection...
January 9, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
https://read.qxmd.com/read/30624095/atherosclerotic-disease-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-postmenopausal-breast-cancer-survivors-a-case-control-study
#20
M Terra Branco, D de Araujo Brito Buttros, E Carvalho-Pessoa, M Lima Sobreira, C Yukie Nakano Schincariol, J Nahas-Neto, E Aguiar Petri Nahas
OBJECTIVE: Breast cancer (BC) therapies and the longevity that the women achieve imply a higher cardiovascular risk. The aim of the study was to evaluate the frequency of atherosclerotic disease and its association with cardiovascular risk factors in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors (BCS) compared to postmenopausal women without BC. METHODS: In this study, 96 women with BC (case group) were compared to 192 women without BC (control group), age range 45-75 years...
January 9, 2019: Climacteric: the Journal of the International Menopause Society
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