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Austerity, socioeconomic inequalities and stalling life expectancy in the UK: Two parallel stories or one?

Maturitas 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1-19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

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December 2018

Food insecurity increases the risk of malnutrition among community-dwelling older adults.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 28;119:8-13. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, 1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Objectives: To assess the prevalence of malnutrition and food insecurity (uncertainty, or limited ability to acquire acceptable foods through socially acceptable ways), among non-hospitalised, non-institutionalised, community-dwelling older adults, and to identify possible dietary, socioeconomic and health factors associated with them.

Study Design: Cross-sectional, with 207 older adult participants inhabitants of Thessaloniki and Kavala, Greece. A medical diagnosis was not a criterion for exclusion from participation. Read More

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January 2019

The health economics burden of sarcopenia: a systematic review.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 12;119:61-69. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

World Health Organization Collaborating Center for the Public Health Aspects of Musculoskeletal Health and Aging, Department of Public Health, Epidemiology and Health Economics, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium.

Despite of better knowledge about sarcopenia, an optimal understanding of its consequences from a public health perspective remains a challenge. Specifically, the economic burden of the illness is unclear. As a support for the public health policy makers and other health actors, our objective was to perform a systematic review of the literature comparing healthcare costs between sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic patients (under the registration number CRD42018099291). Read More

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January 2019

Changes in frailty status in a community-dwelling cohort of older adults: The VERISAÚDE study.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 15;119:54-60. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Universidade da Coruña, Gerontology Research Group, Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC), Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (CHUAC), SERGAS, 15071 A Coruña, Spain. Electronic address:

Objectives: Greater understanding of changes in the degree of frailty is important for clarifying the natural history of frailty and may help clinical decision-making regarding preventive interventions. The objectives of this study were to explore natural frailty transition rates at 1-year follow-up and to identify the main determinants of such transitions.

Study Design: Prospective longitudinal study covering a representative sample of community-dwelling older adults aged ≥65 years (n = 749) at baseline, and transition information at 1-year follow-up (n = 537). Read More

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January 2019
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A clinical prescription for heart health in midlife women.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 12;119:46-53. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women throughout the United States and Europe. Despite efforts to raise awareness, the sex-specific risk factors are still poorly recognized in both regions, and many women do not identify cardiovascular disease as a primary threat. During midlife, the incidence of cardiovascular disease increases dramatically, and this unique time gives an opportunity to identify both traditional cardiovascular risk factors as well as emerging risk factors unique to women. Read More

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January 2019
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Low bone mineral density is associated with an elevated risk of developing increased arterial stiffness: A 10-year follow-up of Japanese women from the Japanese Population-based Osteoporosis (JPOS) cohort study.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 11;119:39-45. Epub 2018 Nov 11.

Department of Public Health, Kindai University Faculty of Medicine, 377-2 Oonohigashi, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka, 589-8511, Japan. Electronic address:

Objective: Only a few longitudinal studies have assessed the relationship between bone mineral density (BMD) and arteriosclerosis. This study aimed to determine whether low BMD at baseline is associated with the development of increased arterial stiffness, as evaluated by brachial-ankle pulse wave velocity (baPWV), in Japanese women.

Methods: A baPWV value of ≥1800 cm/s was adopted as the criterion for increased arterial stiffness, i. Read More

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January 2019
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Immunomodulatory effects of probiotics: Can they be used to treat allergies and autoimmune diseases?

Maturitas 2019 Jan 12;119:25-38. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Electronic address:

As a person ages, physiological, immunological and gut microbiome changes collectively result in an array of chronic conditions. According to the 'hygiene hypothesis' the increasing prevalence of immune-mediated disorders may be related to intestinal dysbiosis, leading to immune dysfunction and associated conditions such as eczema, asthma, allergies and autoimmune diseases. Beneficial probiotic bacteria can be utilized by increasing their abundance within the gastrointestinal lumen, which in turn will modulate immune cells, such as, T helper (Th)-1, Th2, Th17, regulatory T (Treg) cells and B cells, which have direct relevance to human health and the pathogenesis of immune disorders. Read More

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January 2019
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Botulinum toxin in women's health: An update.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 22;119:21-24. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

The Royal Women's Hospital, 20 Flemington Road Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia; The University of Melbourne, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 7thFloor Royal Women's Hospital, 20 Flemington Road Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia. Electronic address:

Botulinum toxin, from the bacteria Clostridium botulinum, acts by block the pre-synaptic release of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junction, resulting in temporary muscle paralysis. There are several clinically available formulations, the most extensively studied being of onabotulinumtoxinA. This article outlines three of the common clinical applications of onabotulinumtoxinA relevant to women's health: the management of symptoms of overactive bladder, chronic migraine and facial lines. Read More

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January 2019
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Anxiety and risk of dementia: Systematic review and meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 30;119:14-20. Epub 2018 Oct 30.

Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Aragón (IIS Aragón), Zaragoza, Spain; Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), Ministry of Science and Innovation, Madrid, Spain; Departamento de Psicología y Sociología, Universidad de Zaragoza, C/Doctor Cerrada 1-5, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain. Electronic address:

Objectives: Anxiety is postulated to be modifiable risk factor for dementia. Our primary aim was to conduct a meta-analysis of community-based cohort studies that investigated the association between anxiety and dementia.

Design: We identified relevant, high-quality papers published up to January 2018 by searching PubMed and Web of Science. Read More

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January 2019

Hormone variability and hot flash experience: Results from the midlife women's health study.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 23;119:1-7. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Pathobiology, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001 S. Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Hot flashes are believed to be related to hormonal changes. However, the relationship between hormonal fluctuations and hot flashes has not been studied. The objective of this study is to determine hormone measurement summaries that best explain the incidence of hot flashes in midlife women. Read More

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January 2019
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Ospemifene for the treatment of vulvar and vaginal atrophy: A meta-analysis of randomized trials. Part II: Evaluation of tolerability and safety.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences, 'Sapienza' University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Objective: To evaluate the tolerability and safety of ospemifene in treating dyspareunia associated with postmenopausal vulvo- vaginal atrophy (VVA).

Methods: The literature was searched through to 31 July 2018 to identify randomized controlled trials comparing ospemifene 60 mg against placebo for the treatment of VVA. Two groups of outcomes were selected: 1) side-effects, including hot flushes, urinary tract infection (UTI), headache, deep venous thrombosis (DVT), coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular event (CVE), discontinuation due to side-effects, serious adverse event (SAE); 2) Safety, in relation to endometrial thickness, vaginal bleeding, breast tenderness, breast and endometrial cancer. Read More

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November 2018

Ospemifene for the treatment of vulvar and vaginal atrophy: A meta-analysis of randomized trials. Part I: Evaluation of efficacy.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 24. Epub 2018 Nov 24.

Department of Gynecological, Obstetrical and Urological Sciences, 'Sapienza' University of Rome, Rome, Italy.

Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of ospemifene in treating dyspareunia associated with postmenopausal vulvo-vaginal atrophy (VVA).

Methods: A structured search was carried out in PubMed-Medlin, Embase, Cochrane Controlled Trials Register databases through to 31 July 2018. The search included the following terms: "Ospemifene", "vulvovaginal atrophy", "dyspareunia", "SERM" and "randomized controlled trial" (RCTs). Read More

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November 2018

A translational approach for the clinical application of recently updated definitions of malnutrition (GLIM) and sarcopenia (EWGSOP2).

Maturitas 2018 Nov 22. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden; Theme Aging, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.

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November 2018

Foot problems as a risk factor for falls in community-dwelling older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 2;118:7-14. Epub 2018 Oct 2.

School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Ourimbah, New South Wales, 2258, Australia.

Background: Foot problems are common in older people. The objective of this systematic review was to determine whether foot problems increase the risk of falling in community-dwelling older people.

Methods: Electronic databases were searched from inception to May 2018. Read More

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December 2018
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Gout - An update of aetiology, genetics, co-morbidities and management.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 26;118:67-73. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

University of Queensland School of Clinical Medicine, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, 4006, Australia. Electronic address:

Gout is an increasingly common chronic disorder of urate crystal deposition that manifests as flares of acute inflammatory arthritis. Hyperuricaemia is a prerequisite and a fifth of both men and woman are hyperuricaemic. The prevalence of gout is much lower than the prevalence of hyperuricaemia for reasons that are not currently clear. Read More

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December 2018
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Olive oil consumption and human health: A narrative review.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 26;118:60-66. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, School of Health Science and Education, Harokopio University, Athens, Greece; Faculty of Health, University of Canberra, Australia; School of Allied Health, College of Science, Health and Engineering, LA TROBE University, Australia. Electronic address:

The potential health benefits of olive oil consumption, particularly within the context of the Mediterranean diet, have been extensively investigated. However, its specific health benefits remain to be confirmed. The aim of the present work is to review the scientific evidence regarding the specific impact of olive oil consumption on human health, including the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancers, and diabetes mellitus. Read More

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December 2018
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Medical cannabis use in older patients: Update on medical knowledge.

Authors:
Olivier Beauchet

Maturitas 2018 Dec 25;118:56-59. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Sir Mortimer B. Davis - Jewish General Hospital and Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Dr. Joseph Kaufmann Chair in Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Centre of Excellence on Longevity of McGill integrated University Health Network, Quebec, Canada; Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Electronic address:

Background: There is increasing scientific data suggesting that cannabis is beneficial for a large range of medical conditions. Physicians need up-to-date medical knowledge (i.e. Read More

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December 2018

Understanding driving anxiety in older adults.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 26;118:51-55. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Biostatistics Unit, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand. Electronic address:

Background/objectives: Driving anxiety is a heterogeneous experience that can impact on everyday activities. Little is known about whether older adults experience driving anxiety and, if so, what impact it has on their health, functioning, and quality of life. This is particularly important given the ageing population and driving patterns of older drivers. Read More

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December 2018
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Risk of asthma onset after natural and surgical menopause: Results from the French E3N cohort.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 24;118:44-50. Epub 2018 Oct 24.

UMR 1152, Pathophysiology and Epidemiology of Respiratory Diseases, Epidemiology Team, Inserm, Paris, France; UMR 1152, Univ Paris Diderot Paris7, Paris, France. Electronic address:

Background: The gender switch in asthma incidence around puberty has been put forward to suggest a role of sex hormones in asthma. However, there are limited and inconsistent findings on change in asthma incidence with menopause. We aimed to investigate the associations between menopause and asthma incidence, and interactions with overweight/obesity. Read More

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December 2018
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Factors associated with prevalent and incident foot pain: data from the Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort Study.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 21;118:38-43. Epub 2018 Oct 21.

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: To describe factors associated with prevalent and incident foot pain in a population-based cohort of older adults (n = 1092).

Study Design: Longitudinal observational study.

Main Outcome Measures: Prevalent foot pain, incident foot pain after 5 years. Read More

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December 2018
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Therapeutic options for aromatase inhibitor-associated arthralgia in breast cancer survivors: A systematic review of systematic reviews, evidence mapping, and network meta-analysis.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 30;118:29-37. Epub 2018 Sep 30.

Department of Formulae Pharmacology, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Seong-Nam, South Korea.

Aromatase inhibitor-associated arthralgia (AIA) is a common problem in breast cancer survivors and is associated with noncompliance with aromatase inhibitor therapy. The aim of this research was to assess the current evidence for the various therapeutic options available for AIA. We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects for systematic reviews of trials investigating treatments for AIA to June 2018. Read More

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December 2018

Feasibility, safety, acceptability, and functional outcomes of playing Nintendo Wii Fit Plus for frail older adults: A randomized feasibility clinical trial.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 4;118:20-28. Epub 2018 Oct 4.

School of Medicine, University of Sao Paulo - Department of Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy, 51 Cipotânea Street, University City, Sao Paulo, SP, Zip Code: 05360-160, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Recently, interactive video games (IVGs) have been used as a health-care intervention that provides both exercise and cognitive stimulation. Several studies have shown that IVGs can improve postural control, gait, cognition, and functional independence in elderly people and patients with neurological disease. However, there is a lack of evidence about the effects of IVGs on frail and pre-frail elderly people. Read More

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December 2018
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Linking the menopause rating scale to the International classification of functioning, disability and health - A first step towards the implementation of the EMAS menopause health care model.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 5;118:15-19. Epub 2018 Oct 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Bern, Switzerland. Electronic address:

Objectives: To link the Menopause Rating Scale (MRS-II) to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and present a clinical application of an ICF-based tool.

Study Design: The MRS-II was linked to the corresponding ICF category. The linked items were used to generate an ICF Categorical Profile. Read More

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December 2018

The association of cardiorespiratory fitness, body mass index, and age with testosterone levels at screening of healthy men undergoing preventive medical examinations: The Cooper Center Longitudinal Study.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 29;118:1-6. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas TX 75390, USA.

Background: Currently, exogenous hormone replacement is used in many men with hypogonadism without clear organic cause. This study examines the contribution of modifiable health behaviors, i.e. Read More

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December 2018
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Vitamin D supplementation for musculoskeletal health outcomes in adults - The end of the beginning?

Maturitas 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK; NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre, University of Southampton and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton, UK.

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October 2018

Personal, reproductive, and familial characteristics associated with bilateral oophorectomy in premenopausal women: A population-based case-control study.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 14;117:64-77. Epub 2018 Sep 14.

Women's Health Research Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States; Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, United States.

Objectives: We investigated the association of personal, reproductive, and familial characteristics with bilateral oophorectomy performed for nonmalignant indications in a US population.

Study Design: In an established cohort study, we used the records-linkage system of the Rochester Epidemiology Project (REP http://www.rochesterproject. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6231412PMC
November 2018
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Menopause and diabetes: EMAS clinical guide.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 23;117:6-10. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Second Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

Introduction: Whether menopause increases the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) independently of ageing has been a matter of debate. Controversy also exists about the benefits and risks of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in women with T2DM.

Aims: To summarise the evidence on 1) the effect of menopause on metabolic parameters and the risk of T2DM, 2) the effect of T2DM on age at menopause, 3) the effect of MHT on the risk of T2DM, and 4) the management of postmenopausal women with T2DM. Read More

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November 2018
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Overeating, caloric restriction and mammographic density in Spanish women. DDM-Spain study.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 29;117:57-63. Epub 2018 Sep 29.

Cancer and Environmental Epidemiology Unit, National Center for Epidemiology, Carlos III Institute of Health, Av. Monforte de Lemos 5, 28029, Madrid, Spain; Consortium for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology & Public Health, CIBERESP, Av. Monforte de Lemos 5, 28029, Madrid, Spain. Electronic address:

Objectives: Mammographic density (MD) is a strong risk factor for breast cancer. The present study evaluates the association between relative caloric intake and MD in Spanish women.

Study Design: We conducted a cross-sectional study in which 3517 women were recruited from seven breast cancer screening centers. Read More

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November 2018
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Changes in the symptoms and quality of life of women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse fitted with a ring with support pessary.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 19;117:51-56. Epub 2018 Sep 19.

Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China. Electronic address:

Objectives: The study aim was to assess the effect of treatment with a ring with support pessary on bothersome symptoms and the quality of life of patients with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Study Design: In this prospective observational study, 142 patients with symptomatic POP were successfully fitted with a ring with support pessary between November 2015 and November 2016 and followed up until December 2017. Prolapse and urinary symptoms were assessed, and the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory-20 (PFDI-20) and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire-7 (PFIQ-7) were administered at baseline and at each follow-up visit. Read More

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November 2018
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Reducing emergency presentations from long-term care: A before-and-after study of a multidisciplinary team intervention.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 10;117:45-50. Epub 2018 Sep 10.

Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand; Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand; School of Nursing, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Introduction: The complexity of care required by many older people living in long-term care (LTC) facilities poses challenges that can lead to potentially avoidable referrals to a hospital emergency department (ED). The Aged Residential Care Intervention Project (ARCHIP) ran an implementation study to evaluate a multidisciplinary team (MDT) intervention supporting LTC facility staff to decrease potentially avoidable ED presentations by residents.

Methods: ARCHIP (conducted in 21 facilities [1,296 beds] with previously noted high ED referral rates) comprised clinical coaching for LTC facility staff by a gerontology nurse specialist (GNS) and an MDT (facility senior nurse, resident's general practitioner, GNS, geriatrician, pharmacist) review of selected high-risk residents' care-plans. Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of platelet-rich plasma and platelet-poor plasma on human dermal fibroblasts.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 11;117:34-44. Epub 2018 Sep 11.

Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Electronic address:

Platelet-rich plasma is an autologous and safe blood product containing a high concentration of platelets and leucocytes. Platelets, growth factors, leucocytes and plasma are fundamental fibroblast proliferation agents. Leucocytes' plasticity, reparative qualities, cross-talk between cells and capacity to orchestrate diverse outcomes are receiving considerable research attention. Read More

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November 2018
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Age at natural menopause and mortality: A survival analysis of elderly residents of São Paulo, Brazil.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 31;117:29-33. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Objective: To conduct a survival analysis according to age at natural menopause (NM) in a representative sample of elderly women from the municipality of São Paulo, Brazil.

Study Design: We analyzed data from the Health, Well-Being and Aging study (SABE), a cohort that started in 2000. Mortality data up to September 2016 were obtained by linkage from the Program for Mortality Information of São Paulo (PRO-AIM). Read More

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November 2018

Moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms are risk factors for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in postmenopausal women.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 31;117:22-28. Epub 2018 Aug 31.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Korea University College of Medicine, 73, Inchon-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul 02841, South Korea.

Objective: To evaluate the association between vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in postmenopausal women.

Methods: This cross-sectional study included 1793 Korean postmenopausal women aged 45-65 years who attended a routine health check at a Korean institution from January 2010 to December 2012. Their scores on the Menopause Rating Scale were used to assess VMS. Read More

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November 2018
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Pain management of chronic wounds: Diabetic ulcers and beyond.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 5;117:17-21. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Diabetes Centre, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Ashton-under-Lyne, UK; Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK. Electronic address:

Patients who suffer from ulcers often experience pain of sufficient severity to reduce their quality of life. The aim of this review article is to collect, analyze and qualitatively resynthesize information regarding the definition and prevalence of ulcer pain, the pathophysiology of such pain, its assessment, and the optimal systemic and topical treatments. Early identification and prompt treatment are key to pain management. Read More

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November 2018
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Hysterectomy does not increase the risk of hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke over a mean follow-up of 6 years: A longitudinal national cohort study.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 23;117:11-16. Epub 2018 Aug 23.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hallym University Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Anyang, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objectives: This study sought to evaluate the association between hysterectomy and the occurrence of stroke in a Korean national cohort.

Study Design: Data from 2002 to 2013 were collected for individuals in the Korean National Health Insurance Service-National Cohort. We extracted data for patients who had undergone a hysterectomy (N = 11,280) and a 1:4 matched control group (N = 45,120) and then analyzed the occurrence of stroke. Read More

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November 2018
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Periprosthetic femoral fractures following total hip and total knee arthroplasty.

Maturitas 2018 Nov 27;117:1-5. Epub 2018 Aug 27.

Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3EX, UK; Leeds Institutes of Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine, University of Leeds, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Chapeltown Rd, Leeds, LS7 4SA, UK.

Total joint arthroplasties are increasing worldwide in both frequency and prevalence. When successful, they offer great improvements in quality of life. However, fractures around implants are often difficult to manage and require prolonged inpatient stays in tertiary hospitals. Read More

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November 2018
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Interventions targeting sedentary behavior in non-working older adults: a systematic review.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 4;116:89-99. Epub 2018 Aug 4.

School of Sport, Exercise, and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Sedentary behavior has been found to be associated with negative health outcomes independently of physical activity in older adults. This systematic review collates interventions to reduce sedentary behavior in non-working older adults, assessing whether they are effective, feasible, and safe. A systematic search identified 2560 studies across five databases. Read More

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October 2018

Vitamin D levels in Mediterranean breast cancer patients compared with those in healthy women.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 29;116:83-88. Epub 2018 Jul 29.

IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute), Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Fragilidad y Envejecimiento Saludable (CIBERFES), Barcelona, Spain; Internal Medicine Department, Hospital del Mar, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Objectives: To evaluate the vitamin D status of postmenopausal women with early estrogen-receptor-positive breast cancer and to compare it with that of healthy postmenopausal women from the same Mediterranean region.

Study Design And Outcome Measures: Data from 691 breast cancer (BC) patients in the B-ABLE cohort were analyzed after recent cancer intervention (recent-BC) or after a minimum of two years since this intervention (long-term-BC). Patients were also stratified by previous chemotherapy exposure (ChT+ and ChT-). Read More

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October 2018

Prescribing antipsychotics in older people: A mini-review.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 23;116:8-10. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Antipsychotic medications are widely prescribed in elderly populations for a range of psychiatric symptoms. Evidence for their efficacy in this population is limited, and such individuals are at increased risk of numerous side-effects, including stroke and death, particularly in those with dementia. There appears to be a mismatch between the current evidence base and what is occurring in clinical practice, especially in the use of antipsychotics to treat delirium and behavioural and psychological disturbance in dementia. Read More

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October 2018
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Efficacy of intravaginal dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) for symptomatic women in the peri- or postmenopausal phase.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 31;116:79-82. Epub 2018 Jul 31.

Reproductive Medicine Unit, EGA Wing, University College London Hospital, 235 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BU, United Kingdom.

Objective: There is uncertainty whether treatment with dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) decreases menopausal symptoms for women in the peri- or postmenopausal phase. A previous systematic review considering this subject suggested that DHEA may slightly improve sexual function compared with placebo (CS. Scheffers, S. Read More

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October 2018
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Examining factors that influence a woman's search for information about menopause using the socio-ecological model of health promotion.

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Jamie Cooper

Maturitas 2018 Oct 24;116:73-78. Epub 2018 Jul 24.

Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd., MDC 54, Tampa, FL 33612, United States. Electronic address:

Recognizing that increased knowledge of the perimenopause transition, in advance of experiencing symptoms, can make a positive impact on a woman's menopause experience, this study investigated whether women engage in self-directed learning to inform themselves about menopause, and if they do initiate self-directed learning, what socio-ecological issues may help or hinder their search. Two hundred twenty-seven responses to an online survey were analyzed from women aged 35-55 years. Fewer than half (48%) indicated that they had engaged in any kind of learning action regarding menopause. Read More

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October 2018

Physical activity and breast cancer survivors: Importance of adherence, motivational interviewing and psychological health.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 23;116:66-72. Epub 2018 Jul 23.

Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia. Electronic address:

Behavioral change theories have been used to support interventions that increase both motivation for and adherence to physical activity programs for breast cancer survivors. Most of the programs can improve psychological health-related quality of life. Depressive and anxious symptoms seem to be associated with some stressors, such as the perception of breast cancer, prognosis, long-term treatment-related side-effects and fear of cancer recurrence. Read More

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October 2018

Dietary patterns and cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women: Protocol of a cross-sectional and prospective study.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 21;116:59-65. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

Menopause Clinic, 2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Aretaieio Hospital, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

Objective: Aging and menopause are associated with an adverse cardiometabolic profile, predisposing to cardiovascular disease. Diet may also affect their cardiometabolic risk. The aim of this study is to assess dietary habits and patterns of postmenopausal women and their association with adiposity measures, cardiometabolic parameters and subclinical atherosclerosis. Read More

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October 2018
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A panel of multibiomarkers of inflammation, fibrosis, and catabolism is normal in healthy centenarians but has high values in young patients with myocardial infarction.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 19;116:54-58. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Servicio de Cardiología, Hospital Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón, CIBERCV, Madrid, Spain; Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain; Universidad Europea, Madrid. Electronic address:

Objectives: Frailty confers a poor prognosis as it portends an increased risk of disability, dependence, and mortality. Although frailty is generally associated with aging, a marked interindividual variability exists. We compared a range of serum biomarkers of inflammation, fibrosis, and catabolism in three distinct cohorts, consisting of young patients with myocardial infarction, age-matched healthy volunteers, and disease-free centenarians. Read More

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October 2018
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Influence of gender and menopausal status on gut microbiota.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 19;116:43-53. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Lipids and Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), Reina Sofia University Hospital, University of Cordoba, Cordoba, Spain; CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBEROBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Cordoba, Spain. Electronic address:

Objectives: We explore the differences in the gut microbiota associated with gender and hormonal status.

Study Design: We included 76 individuals in this study: 17 pre-menopausal women, 19 men matched by age, as a control group for the pre-menopausal women, 20 post-menopausal women and 20 men matched by age as a control group for the post-menopausal women; all 4 groups were also matched by body mass index (BMI) and nutritional background.

Main Measurements: We analyzed the differences in the gut microbiota, endotoxemia, intestinal incretins, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and plasma levels of energy homeostasis regulatory hormones between pre- and post-menopausal women and compared them with their respective male control groups. Read More

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October 2018
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A qualitative assessment of health behaviors and experiences during menopause: A cross-sectional, observational study.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 21;116:36-42. Epub 2018 Jul 21.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, United States. Electronic address:

Objectives: A qualitative research study was performed to assess the health and lifestyle behaviors of middle-aged women during the menopause transition, as well as to inform the development of interventions designed to combat menopause symptoms and improve quality of life during and after menopause.

Study Design: Data were collected from 1611 women via a 21-item questionnaire distributed electronically. Only women who self-reported age ≥40 years and who were either peri-menopausal or post-menopausal were included in the analyses. Read More

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October 2018
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Effect of exercise alone or combined with dietary supplements on anthropometric and physical performance measures in community-dwelling elderly people with sarcopenic obesity: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 19;116:24-35. Epub 2018 Jul 19.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Zaragoza Faculty of Medicine and Lozano Blesa University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain. Electronic address:

Objective: To evaluate the effect of exercise (EXE) alone or exercise combined with dietary supplements (EXE-SUPPL) on body composition and physical performance in subjects 60 years and older with sarcopenic obesity.

Methods: A systematic review was carried out of studies identified through five search engines up to April 15, 2018. We searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluating EXE or EXE-SUPPL in elderly individuals with sarcopenic obesity for at least six weeks. Read More

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October 2018
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Types of urinary incontinence in Bangladeshi women at midlife: Prevalence and risk factors.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 20;116:18-23. Epub 2018 Jul 20.

Women's Health Research Program, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Objective: To determine the prevalence of, and risk factors for, sub-types of urinary incontinence (UI) in a nationally representative sample of midlife Bangladeshi women.

Methods: Bangladeshi women, aged 30-59, recruited by multi-stage cluster sampling, completed the Questionnaire for the Diagnosis of Urinary Incontinence. The prevalence and the factors associated with each form of UI were explored using multivariable weighted logistic regression. Read More

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October 2018
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Postural control and posture-unrelated attention control in advanced age-An exploratory study.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 11;116:130-136. Epub 2018 Aug 11.

The Academic College at Wingate, Wingate Institute, Netanya 4290200, Israel.

Objectives: The link between postural control and cognition is under-studied, especially in healthy older adults. In the present study, we examined the link between postural control and posture-unrelated attention control.

Study Design And Outcome Measures: Healthy individuals (n = 112) - men aged 77. Read More

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October 2018

Managing nocturia: The multidisciplinary approach.

Maturitas 2018 Oct 8;116:123-129. Epub 2018 Aug 8.

Consultant Geriatrician, Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Kent, UK.

Nocturia, defined as waking at night to pass urine, is a common condition which increases with age. Whilst nocturia is known to have an important effect on quality of life, more recent evidence has linked the symptom with significant morbidity and mortality due to the effects of sleep deprivation on glucose metabolism and the immune system. The causes of nocturia are multifactorial and may be related to urine overproduction, storage disorders and primary sleep disorders. Read More

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October 2018