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    Nordic walking increases circulating VEGF more than traditional walking training in postmenopause.
    Climacteric 2017 Sep 17:1-7. Epub 2017 Sep 17.
    a Department of Medicine and Aging Science , University "G. d'Annunzio", Chieti-Pescara , Chieti , Pescara , Italy.
    Objectives: Nordic walking (NW) is widely practiced by postmenopausal women. Its effects are peculiar owing to the involvement of more muscle groups than in traditional walking training (WT). Since mechanical load promotes secretion of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) from both skeletal muscle and muscle endothelium, the aim of the study was to compare the effect of NW and WT on VEGF levels. Read More

    Native tissue repair versus mesh repair in pelvic organ prolapse surgery.
    Climacteric 2017 Sep 5:1-8. Epub 2017 Sep 5.
    d 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Hippokratio University Hospital , Thessaloniki , Greece.
    In pelvic organ prolapse, the anatomical defects develop at the anterior (anterior vaginal wall), the posterior (posterior vaginal wall) and the apical (the uterus/cervix or the apex of the vagina, vaginal vault or cuff scar after hysterectomy) compartments. These defects occur in more than one compartment. Treatment of pelvic organ prolapse is commonly surgical, aiming to restore the anatomy of structures supporting the pelvic organs. Read More

    Effects of soy isoflavones on the concentration of hyaluronic acid in the vagina of type 1 diabetic rats.
    Climacteric 2017 Sep 2:1-7. Epub 2017 Sep 2.
    a Department of Morphology and Genetics , Paulista School of Medicine/Federal University of São Paulo, EPM/UNIFESP , São Paulo , Brazil.
    Objective: To assess the effects of isoflavones and 17β-estradiol on the vaginal epithelium extracellular matrix and hyaluronic acid (HA) in the diabetic rat model.

    Methods: Sixty adult, virgin, female rats underwent ovariectomy, then randomization into six groups of ten animals each: GI, sham ovariectomized control animals; GII, sham ovariectomized control diabetic animals; GIII, control ovariectomized rats receiving propylene glycol vehicle; GIV, control ovariectomized diabetic animals receiving propylene glycol vehicle; GV, diabetic ovariectomized animals treated with soy isoflavones (150 mg/kg by gavage); GVI, ovariectomized diabetic rats treated with estrogen (17β-estradiol, 10 mg/kg, subcutaneously). Treatment took place over 30 consecutive days. Read More

    Experience of menopause in women with inflammatory bowel disease: pilot study.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 17:1-7. Epub 2017 Aug 17.
    a Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry , University of Alberta , Edmonton , Canada.
    Objective: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are debilitating chronic intestinal diseases requiring extensive medical intervention. Little is known how IBD symptoms and treatments affect menopause experience and quality of life. The study's goal was to investigate the relationship between IBD and menopause. Read More

    Menopausal hormone therapy for primary prevention: why the USPSTF is wrong.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 14;20(5):402-413. Epub 2017 Aug 14.
    i Professor Emeritus, Reproductive Biology , Case Western Reserve University , Cleveland , OH , USA.
    The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Draft Recommendation statement on Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Primary Prevention for Chronic Diseases, released in May 2017, perpetuates a major disconnect between the primary population affected, women within roughly 10 years of menopause, and the data cited. Furthermore, major elements of the evidence relied upon have been misinterpreted or misstated, particularly in regard to coronary heart disease and breast cancer, for which there is no statistically significant evidence of harm. As currently drafted, the recommendations reiterate the USPSTF statements of 2012, 2005 and 2002, and will perpetuate egregious harm to the public health. Read More

    Age-related differences in left ventricular structure and function between healthy men and women.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 8;20(5):476-483. Epub 2017 Aug 8.
    a Department of Physiology and Health, Cardiff School of Sport , Cardiff Metropolitan University , Cardiff , UK.
    Objectives: Cardiovascular function generally decreases with age, but whether this decrease differs between men and women is unclear. Our aims were twofold: (1) to investigate age-related sex differences in left ventricular (LV) structure, function and mechanics, and (2) to compare these measures between pre- and postmenopausal women in the middle-aged group.

    Methods: Resting echocardiography was performed in a cross-sectional sample of 82 healthy adults (14 young men, 19 middle-aged men, 15 young women, 34 middle-aged women: 15 premenopausal and 19 postmenopausal). Read More

    Abnormal uterine bleeding in perimenopause.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 7;20(5):414-420. Epub 2017 Aug 7.
    b Professor of Medical Education and Gynaecology, Lead for Reproductive and Maternal Medicine, School of Medicine , University of Glasgow , Glasgow , UK.
    Abnormal uterine bleeding is one of the commonest presenting complaints encountered in a gynecologist's office or primary-care setting. The wider availability of diagnostic tools has allowed prompt diagnosis and treatment of an increasing number of menstrual disorders in an office setting. This White Paper reviews the advantages and disadvantages of transvaginal ultrasound, blind endometrial sampling and diagnostic hysteroscopy. Read More

    Dependency of cardiovascular risk on reproductive stages and on age among middle-aged Chinese women.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 3;20(5):484-490. Epub 2017 Aug 3.
    a Department of Gynecological Endocrinology , Beijing Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, Capital Medical University , Beijing , China.
    Objective: To assess the 10-year cardiovascular risk in middle-aged Chinese women living in the same community and the impact of reproductive aging and age.

    Methods: This was a cross-sectional study in the Yuetan Community of Beijing. Data on lifestyle habits, prevalence and treatment of chronic diseases with significance for cardiovascular disease (CVD) development were collected by interview. Read More

    Increased detection of co-morbidities with evaluation at a dedicated adult Turner syndrome clinic.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 28;20(5):442-447. Epub 2017 Jul 28.
    a Menopause Unit, Monash Medical Centre , Monash Health , Clayton , VIC , Australia.
    Objectives: Turner syndrome (TS), resulting from complete/partial X chromosomal monosomy, is associated with multiple co-morbidities and increased mortality. Although multidisciplinary management is recommended, TS women's health care is sub-optimal. This study evaluates a multidisciplinary adult TS service. Read More

    Factors associated with complementary and alternative medicine use among women at midlife.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 8;20(5):421-426. Epub 2017 Jul 8.
    a School of Kinesiology and Health Science , York University , Toronto , ON , Canada.
    Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been established as the first-line treatment for women experiencing menopausal symptoms. The use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), however, is becoming increasingly popular among women at midlife for management of such symptoms. Despite the equivocal evidence of CAM's efficacy in the reduction and alleviation of menopausal symptoms in placebo-controlled, randomized trials, 50% of women at midlife use CAM. Read More

    Lichen sclerosus in women: a review.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 29;20(4):339-347. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    b Lower Genital Tract Disease Unit , Centro Hospitalar de São João , Porto , Portugal.
    Female lichen sclerosus is a chronic inflammatory dermatitis, with a predilection for the anogenital area, which in some cases can become seriously distorted (atrophy of the labia minora, phimosis, introital stenosis, etc.). Most cases are diagnosed in postmenopausal women, but it can affect women of any age. Read More

    The UK breast screening program - what you need to know.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 29;20(4):313-320. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    a Radiology Department , Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital , Norwich , UK.
    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women with a lifetime risk of 1 in 8 in the UK. The disease is associated with considerable morbidity and mortality. The UK breast screening program has been in place for almost 30 years and has evolved with improved diagnostic imaging. Read More

    Monurelle Biogel(®) vaginal gel in the treatment of vaginal dryness in postmenopausal women.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 28;20(5):467-475. Epub 2017 Jun 28.
    h Zambon SpA , Bresso , Milan , Italy.
    Objectives: To evaluate efficacy, tolerability and safety of Monurelle Biogel(®) vaginal gel for treatment of vaginal dryness.

    Methods: Multicenter, national, randomized, controlled vs. no-treatment, open-label study. Read More

    The efficacy and safety of estriol to treat vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women: a systematic literature review.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 16;20(4):321-330. Epub 2017 Jun 16.
    d Department of Gynecology , University of La Sabana Clinic , Bogota , Colombia.
    Objectives: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of estriol for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women.

    Methods: A systematic literature review was performed. We searched the following electronic databases: Medline, Cochrane, Embase, Lilacs, CINHAL and Google Scholar. Read More

    Analysis of differential genetic expression in endometrial polyps of postmenopausal women.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 16;20(5):462-466. Epub 2017 Jun 16.
    a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo , Ribeirão Preto , SP , Brazil.
    Objectives: To evaluate the expression of four genetic markers (PTEN, BCL2, MLH1, and CTNNB1), linked to endometrial carcinogenesis, in endometrial polyps of patients with and without postmenopausal bleeding in order to determine whether symptomatic endometrial polyps have a genetic phenotype similar to that of endometrial cancer.

    Methods: Samples were obtained hysteroscopically from endometrial polyps of postmenopausal patients, and the expression of genetic markers involved in the pathogenesis of endometrial cancer (PTEN, BCL2, MLH1, and CTNNB1) was analyzed. The expression of these markers was then compared between patients with and without symptoms, which was characterized as postmenopausal bleeding. Read More

    Sleep duration and midlife women's health.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 14:1-3. Epub 2017 Jun 14.
    a Sackler Faculty of Medicine , Tel-Aviv University , Tel-Aviv , Israel.
    Sleep is mandatory for life and therefore any sleep deprivation or disruption might carry ill-health outcomes. The optimal night's sleep duration seems to be around 7 h, as too little sleep and too much sleep have been found to be associated with a variety of changes in well-being, physical and psychological parameters. This mini-review enlightens the potential health consequences of sleep disturbance relevant to menopause and midlife women's health. Read More

    Association of objectively measured physical activity and physical fitness with menopause symptoms. The Flamenco Project.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 3;20(5):456-461. Epub 2017 Jun 3.
    c Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Sport Sciences , University of Granada , Granada , Spain.
    Objective: The primary aim was to analyze the association of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) with menopause symptomatology and its overall impact. A secondary/exploratory aim was to assess the association of different components of physical fitness with menopause symptomatology.

    Methods: This cross-sectional study comprised 191 perimenopausal women from Southern Spain (age range 45-60 years, mean age 52. Read More

    Low bone mineral density is associated with breast cancer in postmenopausal women: a case-control study.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 1;20(5):491-497. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    a Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics , Botucatu Medical School, Sao Paulo State University - UNESP , Sao Paulo , Brazil.
    Objective: To evaluate risk factors for low bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors compared with postmenopausal women without breast cancer (controls).

    Method: In this study, 112 breast cancer survivors were compared to 224 women (controls). Inclusion criteria were amenorrhea ≥12 months, age 45-75 years, treated for breast cancer, and metastasis-free for at least 5 years. Read More

    The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio as a predictor of patient outcomes in ovarian cancer: a meta-analysis.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 1;20(5):448-455. Epub 2017 Jun 1.
    b Department of Oncology , Beijing Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine Affiliated to Capital Medical University , Beijing , China.
    Objectives: The platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) is a predictive clinical biomarker for different cancers. However, the results of several studies investigating the association between the PLR and the prognosis of ovarian cancer have been inconclusive. Therefore, there is a need to conduct a meta-analysis to estimate the prognostic value of the PLR in ovarian cancer. Read More

    Water- versus land-based treatment for postural control in postmenopausal osteoporotic women: a randomized, controlled trial.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 25;20(5):427-435. Epub 2017 May 25.
    b Physical Therapy Department , Federal University of São Carlos , São Carlos , SP , Brazil.
    Objective: To compare the effects of water-based and land-based physical therapy on postural control of older women with osteoporosis.

    Methods: Thirty-six postmenopausal women with osteoporosis were allocated into two groups: land-based or water-based. Volunteers received 12 weeks of a supervised land-based or water-based physical therapy treatment. Read More

    Prevention of postmenopausal osteoporosis in Chinese women: a 5-year, double-blind, randomized, parallel placebo-controlled study.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 19;20(4):391-396. Epub 2017 May 19.
    a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Peking Union Medical College Hospital , Beijing , People's Republic of China.
    Objectives: To observe the effectiveness and safety of menopause-related hormone therapy (MHT) to prevent bone loss in Chinese women during the menopausal transition and early menopause, as well as to evaluate the effects of 5-year MHT on overall health to add Level I evidence for the prevention of osteoporosis using MHT.

    Design: This clinical study was a prospective, double-blind, randomized, parallel placebo-controlled study. Chinese women in the menopausal transition and early menopause were randomly allocated to the MHT group or the placebo group. Read More

    Delay in estrogen commencement is associated with lower bone mineral density in Turner syndrome.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 19;20(5):436-441. Epub 2017 May 19.
    b Department of Endocrinology , Monash Health , Clayton , VIC , Australia.
    Objective: Turner syndrome (TS) is associated with hypogonadism, osteoporosis and fractures. We investigated the prevalence and risk factors for low bone density and fractures in a TS cohort.

    Methods: We included 76 TS patients (median age 28. Read More

    Impact of risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy in premenopausal women.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 2;20(3):212-221. Epub 2017 Mar 2.
    a Department of Gynecology , The Netherlands Cancer Institute , Amsterdam , The Netherlands.
    Objectives: To describe implications of premenopausal risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO) on quality of life, endocrine symptoms, sexual function, osteoporosis, cardiovascular health, metabolic syndrome, cognitive impairment and safety of hormone replacement therapy.

    Methods: We searched the following electronic databases: The Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PsycInfo, and MEDLINE. We selected controlled and uncontrolled trials of premenopausal women undergoing RRSO. Read More

    Custom-compounded bioidentical hormone therapy: why so popular despite potential harm? The case against routine use.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 9;20(3):205-211. Epub 2017 Feb 9.
    a Service de Gynécologie-Obstétrique , CHU Brugmann, Université Libre de Bruxelles , Bruxelles , Belgium.
    Wide rejection of conventional hormone therapy (HT) after the initial publication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) led to unjustified use of custom-compounded bioidentical hormones. In the USA, it became an unregulated drug manufacturer industry in disguise, without proper control and making false claims and misleading advertisements. Manufacturing quality is not ensured. Read More

    Fractional CO2 laser therapy: a new challenge for vulvovaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 15;20(4):379-384. Epub 2017 May 15.
    b Obstetrics and Gynaecology Unit, Umberto I Hospital, Department of Surgical Sciences, School of Medicine , University of Turin , Turin , Italy.
    Objective: To evaluate the effects of CO2 laser in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women.

    Methods: VVA was assessed in 87 postmenopausal women (mean age 58.6 ± 6. Read More

    Tissue-specific effects of estrogen on glycerol channel aquaporin 7 expression in an ovariectomized mouse model of menopause.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 10;20(4):385-390. Epub 2017 May 10.
    a Department of Reproductive Endocrinology , Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital , Hangzhou , Zhejiang , PR China.
    Objective: Elevated fat mass and redistribution of body fat are commonly observed in postmenopausal women. Aquaporin 7 (AQP7), a unique glycerol permeable integral membrane protein, has been associated with the onset of obesity. We hypothesized that estrogen supplementation could counteract this fat accumulation and redistribution through tissue-specific modulation of AQP7. Read More

    Are women with polycystic ovary syndrome at increased cardiovascular disease risk later in life?
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 29;20(3):222-227. Epub 2017 Apr 29.
    a Department of Reproductive Medicine and Gynecology , University Medical Center Utrecht , Utrecht , The Netherlands.
    To date, the world's leading cause of death amongst women is cardiovascular disease. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with an unfavorable cardiometabolic profile in early life. Apart from dyslipidemia, obesity and onset of type 2 diabetes mellitus, androgens are thought to influence cardiovascular health. Read More

    Vasomotor symptoms in menopause: a biomarker of cardiovascular disease risk and other chronic diseases?
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 28;20(4):306-312. Epub 2017 Apr 28.
    f Research Center for Reproductive Medicine, Gynecological Endocrinology and Menopause, IRCCS S. Matteo Foundation, Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Pediatric Sciences , University of Pavia , Pavia , Italy.
    Menopausal disorders may include shorter-term symptoms, such as hot flushes and night sweats (vasomotor symptoms, VMS) and longer-term chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD), osteoporosis, and cognitive impairment. Initially, no clear link between the shorter-term symptoms and longer-term chronic conditions was evident and these disorders seemed to occur independently from each other. However, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating that VMS may be a biomarker for chronic disease. Read More

    Genitourinary syndrome of menopause in five Asian countries: results from the Pan-Asian REVIVE survey.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 28;20(4):367-373. Epub 2017 Apr 28.
    h Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology , Chang Gung University and Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital , Kaohsiung , Taiwan.
    Objectives: The Pan-Asian REVIVE survey aimed to examine women's experiences with genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and their interactions with health-care professionals (HCPs).

    Methods: Self-completed surveys were administered face-to-face to 5992 women (aged 45-75 years) in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.

    Results: Of 638 postmenopausal women with GSM symptoms, only 35% were aware of the GSM condition, most of whom first heard of GSM through their physician (32%). Read More

    -643C > T RANKL gene polymorphism is associated with osteoporosis in Tunisian postmenopausal women.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 28;20(4):374-378. Epub 2017 Apr 28.
    a Genetics, Immunology and Human Pathologies Laboratory, Faculty of Mathematical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Tunis , Tunis EL Manar University , Tunis , Tunisia.
    Objectives: The dynamic nature of the skeleton is achieved by a remodeling process. Receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B (RANK) ligand (RANKL) stimulates bone resorption by activating RANK signaling. Therefore it is considered as a candidate gene regulating susceptibility to osteoporosis. Read More

    Primary ovarian insufficiency with t(5;13): a case report and literature review on disrupted genes.
    Climacteric 2017 Oct 28;20(5):498-502. Epub 2017 Apr 28.
    b Reproductive Biotechnology Research Center , Avicenna Research Institute, ACECR , Tehran , Iran.
    Objectives: To report a woman with primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) with reciprocal translocation between chromosomes 5 and 13.

    Methods: Chromosomal analysis (G-banding) of a 39-year-old woman with elevated gonadotropin levels and secondary amenorrhea and review of the literature with a special focus on disrupted genes at the reported breakpoints.

    Results: A reciprocal translocation between the long arms of chromosomes 5 and 13 was identified in the patient (46,XX,t(5;13)(q13;q14)). Read More

    Relationship between delivery modes and genitourinary syndrome among postmenopausal women.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 25;20(4):362-366. Epub 2017 Apr 25.
    b Department of Midwifery , Razi School of Nursing and Midwifery, Kerman University of Medical Sciences , Kerman , Iran.
    Objectives: Many postmenopausal women suffer from genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) due to the lack of estrogen. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between mode of delivery and GSM among postmenopausal women.

    Methods: We performed a case-control study of women who had had either vaginal delivery or Cesarean section. Read More

    Similarity of female central (hypogonadotropic) hypogonadism and postmenopause.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 24;20(4):356-361. Epub 2017 Apr 24.
    b Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry named after A.I. Evdokimov, Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry , Moscow , Russia Federation.
    Objectives: Central (hypogonadotropic) hypogonadism in women could be a cause of persistent amenorrhea and hypoestrogenemia as observed in postmenopause. This study aimed to compare the clinical, hormonal and biochemical features in women with non-physiological (central hypogonadism) and physiological (postmenopause) hypoestrogenemia.

    Methods: A total of 161 young women, median age 24. Read More

    Hormone therapy for premature ovarian insufficiency patients with malignant hematologic diseases.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 11;20(3):268-273. Epub 2017 Apr 11.
    d Beijing Key Laboratory of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation , Peking University Institute of Hematology, People's Hospital , Beijing , China.
    Objectives: The current usage of hormone therapy (HT) among perimenopausal women is low in China, especial in women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) with malignant hematologic diseases. This study investigated the efficacy and safety of HT in POI patients with malignant hematologic diseases who have received myeloablative chemotherapy and hemopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT).

    Methods: Patients who had POI after myeloablative chemotherapy and HSCT for malignant hematologic diseases were enrolled. Read More

    Climacteric symptoms and their relation to feminine self-concept.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 11;20(3):274-279. Epub 2017 Apr 11.
    a Departamento Académico de Psicología , Universidad of Monterrey , Garza García , Mexico.
    Objectives: To investigate women's subjective experiences in the climacteric transition, especially the impact of self-concept, quality of life and depression on the severity of climacteric symptoms.

    Method: Non-experimental, cross-sectional study, purpose sampling. To analyze the results, we proposed a three-way interaction, in which the direct effect of depression on the severity of climacteric symptoms would be buffered by perceived sexual quality of life, and mediated by self-concept. Read More

    Determinants of percent mammographic density in women with premature ovarian insufficiency.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 9;20(3):280-284. Epub 2017 Apr 9.
    a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medical Sciences , University of Campinas , São Paulo , Brazil.
    Objective: To evaluate the determinants of breast density in women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI).

    Methods: In a cross-sectional study of 163 women with POI undergoing mammography, percent mammographic density (PMD) was evaluated by digitizing the image. PMD was correlated with age, age at menarche, age at POI, time since POI, body mass index (BMI), gestational history and hormone therapy (HT) use (duration, dose, regimen). Read More

    Impact of insomnia on pain in postmenopausal women.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 9;20(3):262-267. Epub 2017 Apr 9.
    a Department of Psychobiology , Universidade Federal de São Paulo , São Paulo , Brazil.
    Background: Sleep disturbances and pain are assumed to be reciprocally linked. Insomnia and pain are central symptoms of the postmenopausal period and are closely related. Insomnia affects quality of life, increases pain sensitivity, the risk of pain-related disability, and other health problems. Read More

    A simple anthropometric tool for the assessment of pre-sarcopenia in postmenopausal women.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 5;20(3):256-261. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
    a Escuela de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Rosario , Rosario , Santa Fe , Argentina.
    Objectives: The purpose of this research was to explore the performance of anthropometric tools in the assessment of low muscle mass in a group of postmenopausal women.

    Method: Fifty consecutive ambulatory postmenopausal women were studied. A complete clinical examination and an anthropometric evaluation following a standardized procedure were performed. Read More

    The menopausal hot flush: a review.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 5;20(4):296-305. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
    g Reproductive and Maternal Medicine , University of Glasgow , Glasgow , UK.
    The hot flush is the most characteristic and often the most distressing symptom of the menopause. It is a unique feature and yet the mechanism and health implications are still not fully understood. This review summarizes some of the current thoughts on factors contributing to flushing, the physiological, vascular and neuroendocrine changes associated with flushing and the possible cardiovascular and other health implications for women experiencing hot flushes. Read More

    Knowledge and attitudes of health professionals regarding menopausal hormone therapies.
    Climacteric 2017 Aug 5;20(4):348-355. Epub 2017 Apr 5.
    a Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine , Monash University , Melbourne , Victoria , Australia.
    Objective: To evaluate the knowledge and attitudes of Australian health professionals (HPs) including general practitioners (GPs), gynecologists and endocrinologists, to menopausal hormone therapy (MHT).

    Methods: Participants were recruited from medical societies/colleges and a national GP conference. An online survey containing devised and previously published questions was used. Read More

    Long-term exercise training and soy isoflavones to improve quality of life and climacteric symptoms.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 29;20(3):233-239. Epub 2017 Mar 29.
    a Faculty of Physical Activity Sciences , University of Sherbrooke , Sherbrooke , Quebec , Canada.
    Objective: To verify the efficacy of phytoestrogen supplementation combined with aerobic and resistance training on the improvement of climacteric symptoms and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in postmenopausal women.

    Methods: From a pool of women who had participated in a 1-year intervention study and were randomly assigned to either exercise + phytoestrogen (EX + PHY) or exercise + placebo (EX + PL), a total of 31 healthy but overweight women (mean age 59.2 ± 4. Read More

    Information on early menopause: is the internet the place to search?
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 23;20(3):248-255. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
    a Department of Endocrinology , Monash Health , Clayton , Australia.
    Objective: Early menopause (EM), menopause before 45 years, affects up to 10% of women. The internet was perceived by women with EM to be the best source of information regarding EM; however, the reality is unknown. The aim of this study was to assess the quality and content of easily accessible websites relating to EM. Read More

    Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine/non-pharmacological interventions use for menopausal symptoms within the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening.
    Climacteric 2017 Jun 22;20(3):240-247. Epub 2017 Mar 22.
    a Gynaecological Cancer Research Centre, Department of Women's Cancer , Institute for Women's Health, University College London , London , UK.
    Objectives: The negative publicity about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) has led to increased use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) and non-pharmacological interventions (NPI) for menopausal symptom relief. We report on the prevalence and predictors of CAM/NPI among UK postmenopausal women.

    Method: Postmenopausal women aged 50-74 years were invited to participate in the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). Read More

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