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Journal of Menopausal Medicine

Peter Takacs, Bence Kozma, Balazs Erdodi, Attila Jakab, Kindra Larson, Robert Poka
Objectives: Although vaginal estrogen is highly effective in alleviating genitourinary symptoms of menopause (GSM), some women are reluctant to use hormonal treatment. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of a zinc-containing vaginal moisturizer gel on GSM. Methods: Women with GSM were enrolled. Patients were asked to use the vaginal gel daily for 2 weeks. Vaginal Health Index (VHI) was calculated. Visual analogue scale (VAS) was obtained on vaginal pain, dryness, burning, itching, dyspareunia and dysuria before and 2 weeks after the completion of treatment...
April 2019: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Hyekyung Noh, Hyunjoo Lee, Seungchul Kim, Jongkil Joo, Dongsoo Suh, Kihyung Kim, Kyusup Lee
Objectives: Body mass index (BMI) is commonly used in epidemiological study or clinical center. However, it is not exactly correlated with body fat composition and does not reflect sex, age, or race. The aim of this article is to evaluate the validity of BMI standards relative to total body fat (TBF) and to estimate new BMI criteria that correspond to TBF for obesity, especially for Asian postmenopausal women. Methods: A total 3,936 patients were included in this cross-sectional study, including 1,565 premenopausal and 2,371 postmenopausal women...
April 2019: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Whan Shin, Sung Eun Kim, Jee-Yeon Lee, Jong-Wook Seo, Hye Sun Hyun, Ji Hyun Suh, DooSeok Choi, Byung-Koo Yoon
Objectives: Inflammation is a major mechanism underlying coronary heart disease (CHD) and C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of inflammation. When administered soon after menopause, menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) prevents CHD. This study was conducted to examine the impact of estrogen by administration route on CRP in postmenopausal Korean women using micronized progesterone (MP4) for endometrial protection. Methods: This retrospective cohort study included 129 healthy women without CHD risk factors...
April 2019: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Florence Mei Fung Wong, Winnie Lai Sheung Cheng
Objectives: This study examined breast cancer screening (BCS) practices and its associated factors among menopausal and postmenopausal women. Methods: A cross-sectional design was conducted using convenience sampling at a community center. The modified Chinese BCS Belief questionnaire was used to understand BCS practice. Results: A total of 144 eligible women presented better knowledge and perceptions about breast cancer (mean, 11.46; standard deviation [SD], 3...
April 2019: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Zahra Royani, Mohammad Heidari, Mahboubeh Vatanparast, Farideh Yaghmaei, Athareh Kalantari Sarcheshme, Jamileh Khademi Majomerd
Objectives: This study was conducted with the aim of examines the quality of life of infertile couples and their relationship with the practical resilience of infertile couples referring to Yazd's centers of infertility. Methods: This research is a descriptive-correlational study. The research population consisted of all infertile couples who referred to Infertility Centers in Yazd, Iran in the winter of 2016. Sampling was conducted in a non-random and accessible manner...
April 2019: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Mohammad Heidari, Rahim Ali Sheikhi, Parvin Rezaei, Shokouh Kabirian Abyaneh
Objectives: The present study aimed to compare the quality of life of elderly menopause living in urban/rural areas of Abadeh, Iran. Methods: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted on 312 urban and 68 rural elderly population using the two-stage (systematic random classification) and objective-based sampling methods. Data were collected by Leiden-Padua questionnaire for assessment of quality of life in elderly menopause. SPSS software (version 21) and descriptive-analytical tests were used for data analysis...
April 2019: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Mohammad Heidari, Mansureh Ghodusi, Parvin Rezaei, Shokouh Kabirian Abyaneh, Ehsan Heidari Sureshjani, Rahim Ali Sheikhi
The purpose of this review study is to evaluate sexual function and its effective factors in menopause. A systematic review was conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines. The key words of "menopause," "postmenopause," "postmenopausal," "premenopause," "pre-menopausal period," "sexual function," "sexual health," "sexuality," "sexual and gender disorders," "sexual development," "sexual dysfunction," "sexual disorders," "sexual behavior and "sexual activity" were used in combination with the Boolean operators OR and AND...
April 2019: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Mohaddese Mahboubi
This review paper evaluates use of Foeniculum vulgare extracts as a popular female plant in management of different ailments of women. Information in this paper was gathered from accessible sources (PubMed, Science Direct, Springer, Wiley, and Google), and traditional books (Persian or English modern traditional books), unpublished data (R&D reports, thesis and dissertation) by keywords based on the words F. vulgare or fennel and women. Efficacy of oral fennel oil in management of dysmenorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, amenorrhea, menopause, lactation, and polycystic ovary syndrome were confirmed according to results of clinical studies...
April 2019: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Talat Khadivzadeh, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Robab Latifnejad Roudsari
Objectives: The present study aimed to determine the barriers influencing the sexual conversation. Methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 200 midwives were selected through convenience sampling method from private and public clinics in Mashhad, North East of Iran. A self-structured questionnaire was used to collect the study data. Results: The mean age of subjects was 39.58 ± 8.12 years with 13.49 ± 7.59 years of work experience...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Maliheh Afiat, Fatemeh Rajab Dizavandi, Leila Kargarfard, Seyede Houra Mosavi Vahed, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour
Objectives: Aim of present study was designed to investigate the soporific effect of fennel among menopausal women. Methods: The present double-blinded and placebo-controlled trial examined the fennel effect on Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI). Total score and relevant 7 components, including sleep duration, sleep latency, use of sleeping medication, subjective sleep quality, sleep disturbances, daytime dysfunction and habitual sleep efficiency among 50 menopausal women compared to control group within a 12-week follow-up...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Eun Hee Lee, Si Eun Han, Min Jung Park, Hyeon Jung Kim, Hwi Gon Kim, Chang Woon Kim, Bo Sun Joo, Kyu Sup Lee
Objectives: This study was aimed to establish the most effective premature ovarian failure (POF) mouse model using Cyclophosphamide (CTX), busulfan (Bu), and cisplatin considering treatment duration of anticancer drugs and natural recovery time. Methods: POF was induced by intraperitoneally injecting CTX (120 mg/kg)/Bu (12 mg/kg) for 1 to 4 weeks or cisplatin (2 mg/kg) for 3 to 14 days to C57BL/6 female mice aged 6 to 8 weeks. Controls were injected with equal volume of saline for the same periods...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Winnie Lai-Sheung Cheng
Objectives: This study investigated the association between menopausal-specific quality of life (MENQOL) and breast cancer screening beliefs among Hong Kong Chinese menopausal and postmenopausal women. Methods: A cross-sectional study was employed to collect data. The questionnaire was distributed to a convenience sample of 218 women aged above 45. The outcome variables were breast cancer screening beliefs and breast examination. Multiple regression analyses were conducted to test the effect of 4 domains in MENQOL (vasomotor, psycho-social, physical, and sexual symptom) and the health behaviors on the 2 outcome variables...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Imaneh Khorsand, Reyhaneh Kashef, Masumeh Ghazanfarpour, Elaheh Mansouri, Sareh Dashti, Talat Khadivzadeh
Objectives: The present mini review aimed to summarize the existing knowledge regarding the beneficial and adverse effects of raloxifene in menopausal women. Methods: This study is a review of relevant publications about the effects of raloxifene on sleep disorder, depression, venous thromboembolism, the plasma concentration of lipoprotein, breast cancer, and cognitive function among menopausal women. Results: Raloxifene showed no significant effect on depression and sleep disorder...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Gladys Roxana Rocha Barrasa, Natalia González Cañete, Luis Emilio Valladares Boasi
Objectives: Menopause is associated with adverse metabolic changes in plasma lipoprotein and inflammation markers. Estrogens have beneficial effects on lipid metabolism and inflammation. Isoflavones (ISO) have structurally similar to estradiol. Our objective was analize the effect of soy-ISO on serum lipid and inflammatory markers (sP-selectin and sCD40L) in postmenopausal women. Methods: A 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled intervention with soy-ISO (50 mg, twice daily) was conducted in 35 healthy postmenopausal women (55-72 years old)...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Somayeh Kouhestani, Samad Zare, Parvin Babaei
Objectives: The rate of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in women diagnosed as they age is one of the main concerns of health cares. Recently new strategies used to prevent progressions of MetS toward the diagnosis of diabetes have focused on plant flavonoids. This study was aimed to investigate the beneficial effects of flavonoids fraction of Mespilus germanica leaves ( MGL ) on MetS in ovariectomized (OVX) rats. Methods: Twenty-four adult female Wistar rats, weighing 200 to 250 g, were divided into 3 groups: Sham surgery, OVX + Salin, or OVX + Flavonoid...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Eun-Joo Son, Eunwook Joo, Woo Yeon Hwang, Mi Hyun Kang, Hyun Jin Choi, Eun-Hee Yoo
Objectives: To investigate the rate of postoperative urinary retention (POUR) and identify the risk factors for this complication in women who underwent transvaginal uterosacral suspension surgery. Methods: A retrospective chart review was conducted for 75 women who underwent transvaginal uterosacral suspension surgery with vaginal hysterectomy, repair of cystocele, and levator myorrhaphy with/without transobturator anti-incontinence surgery. POUR was defined as a need for continuous intermittent catheterization on the third day subsequent to removal of the urethral indwelling catheter...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Soo-Ho Chung, Woong Bin Kim
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is bulging of one or more of the pelvic organs into the vagina and triggered by multiple causes. It is a very common disorder, especially among older women. POP is characterized by protrusion of the presentation part visible by the naked eye, and problems with urination or bowel movements. POP can be diagnosed based on the onset of symptoms and a pelvic exam, and management options include medical and surgical treatment. Although medical treatment cannot correct the abnormal herniation of the pelvic structures, this can help alleviate symptoms...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Bahar Seifi, Ghader Ghanizadeh, Hesam Seyedin
As disasters have been increasing in recent years, disaster health literacy is gaining more important for a population such as middle-age women. This is because they face developmental crises (menopause) and situational crisis (disaster). Due to the growing elderly population, it is imperative to seriously consider the issue of aging women's healthcare, and their educational needs relative to emergencies and disasters. The purpose of study was to clarify the importance of disaster health literacy for middle-age women...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Sun Shin Yi, Soo-Ho Chung, Pan Soo Kim
Lack of adequate sleep has become increasingly common in our 24/7 modern society. Reduced sleep has significant health consequences including metabolic and cardiovascular disorders, and mental problems including depression. In addition, although the increase in life expectancy has provided a dream of longevity to humans, the occurrence of osteoporosis is a big obstacle to this dream for both male and female. It is known that insomnia and bone health problems, which are very critical conditions in human life, interestingly, share a lot of pathogenesis in recent decades...
December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
Jong-Myon Bae, Byung-Koo Yoon
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December 2018: Journal of Menopausal Medicine
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