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On the use and abuse of register studies: The case of menopausal hormone therapy.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Women's Hospital, Bern, Switzerland.

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March 2019
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Data management and wearables in older adults: A systematic review.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 18. Epub 2019 Mar 18.

Charles Perkins Centre and Sydney Nursing School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

Background: Wearable trackers as research or clinical tools are increasingly used to support the care of older adults, due to their practicality in self-monitoring and potential to promote healthy lifestyle behaviours. However, there is limited understanding of appropriate data collection and analysis methods in different contexts.

Aim: To summarise evidence on wearable data generation and management in older adults, focusing on physical activity (PA), electrocardiogram (ECG), and vital signs monitoring. Read More

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March 2019
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Management of dyslipidaemias in the elderly population-A narrative review.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 19. Epub 2019 Mar 19.

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

The impact of dyslipidaemias on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is well documented. However, it is often under-estimated and, sometimes, suboptimally managed in the elderly population. The prevalence of dyslipidaemias seems to decline from the 7 decade of life in both genders. Read More

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March 2019
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It's time to institute 'catch up' measures to ensure gender equity in health care.

Authors:
Gloria Bachmann

Maturitas 2019 Mar 6. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ, United States. Electronic address:

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Effectiveness of a programme delivered in a falls clinic in preventing serious injuries in high-risk older adults: A pre- and post-intervention study.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 25;122:80-86. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

MACVIA, France; EA 2991, Euromov, Montpellier University, France.

Objective: To evaluate whether a multifactorial programme delivered in a real practice setting would help prevent serious fall-related injuries in high-risk older patients.

Design: A 6-month pre-post intervention study in 134 fallers (81.6 ± 7. Read More

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Protocol for the process evaluation of the promoting activity, independence and stability in early dementia and mild cognitive impairment (PrAISED 2) randomised controlled trial.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 4;122:8-21. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, United Kingdom.

Introduction: We are conducting a randomised controlled trial (Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia and Mild Cognitive Impairment - PrAISED 2) to test the effectiveness of an intervention to promote activity and independence amongst people with mild cognitive impairment and early dementia. A process evaluation is needed to determine how the intervention works. This protocol outlines the rationale, aims, objectives and methods of the process evaluation. Read More

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Lactation and maternal cardiovascular disease risk in later life.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 23;122:73-79. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, University of Athens, Aretaieio Hospital, 76 Vas. Sofias Str., GR 11528, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide. The identification of protective factors against cardiovascular disease is important with regard to public health policies. Lactation has multiple beneficial effects for both mother and child. Read More

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April 2019
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Childhood experiences of parenting and age at menarche, age at menopause and duration of reproductive lifespan: Evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 23;122:66-72. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Objectives: The parent-child relationship is critical for human development, yet little is known about its association with offsprings' reproductive health outside the context of abuse and neglect. We investigated whether childhood experiences of poor-quality parenting (characterized as decreased parental care and increased parental overprotection) are associated with women's reproductive timing and lifespan.

Study Design: Observational study of 2383 women aged 55-89 years in 2007 from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Read More

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Thriving in older age: A national survey of women in Australia.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 23;122:60-65. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, The University of Melbourne, The Royal Women's Hospital, Victoria, 3052, Australia.

Objectives: To describe the mental and physical self-reported health of community-based women in Australia aged 50 years and over, and ascertain factors associated with better physical and emotional health.

Study Design: A national, anonymous, online survey of women aged 18 years and above living in Australia.

Main Outcome Measures: Factors associated with better physical and mental health among women aged ≥50 years. Read More

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Recommendations for assessing ovarian health and fertility potential in survivors of childhood cancer.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 25;122:57-59. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Colorado Denver, 12631 East 17th Avenue, Mail Stop B198-3, Academic Office 1, United States.

Most children diagnosed with cancer survive for many years after treatment. However, the fertility potential of these patients may suffer due to their oncologic therapies. Certain chemotherapies and radiation are more likely to be detrimental to gonadal function, and put patients at risk of acute or premature ovarian failure. Read More

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April 2019
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Age-related bone loss and sarcopenia in men.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 23;122:51-56. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Gerontology and Geriatrics Unit, Department of Chronic Diseases, Metabolism and Ageing (CHROMETA), University of Leuven, Herestraat 49, PO box 7003, 3000 Leuven, Belgium; Centre for Metabolic Bone Diseases, University Hospitals Leuven, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

Bone and muscle are required for mobility but they also have endocrine and metabolic functions. In ageing as well as in many chronic diseases, bone loss and muscle atrophy occur simultaneously, leading to concomitant osteoporosis and sarcopenia. This occurs in both genders but compared with postmenopausal women, men appear to be better protected against age-related bone and muscle decay. Read More

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April 2019
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Cryptogenic stroke - How to make sense of a non-diagnostic entity.

Authors:
Ursula G Schulz

Maturitas 2019 Apr 11;122:44-50. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Centre for the Prevention of Stroke and Dementia, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Oxford University, Oxford, UK. Electronic address:

Secondary preventive strategies in ischaemic stroke depend on the underlying aetiology. However, approximately one-third of ischaemic strokes remain unexplained, or 'cryptogenic'. There is a wide range of possible underlying causes in cryptogenic stroke, and the best approach to secondary prevention of these may differ. Read More

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A systematic review of osteoarthritis prevention and management with dietary phytochemicals from foods.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 11;122:35-43. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, 2522, Australia; Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, 2522, Australia. Electronic address:

Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent chronic inflammatory joint disease affecting mobility in humans, as well as in companion and captive animals. Understanding the effect of dietary phytochemical intake from foods on osteoarthritis and its long-term outcomes may inform public health strategies for osteoarthritis prevention and management, reducing healthcare costs globally. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the effects of dietary phytochemical intake from foods on osteoarthritis in adult populations. Read More

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Investigating the healthcare utilisation and other support needs of people with young-onset dementia.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 11;122:31-34. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Centre for Gerontology and Rehabilitation, School of Medicine, University College Cork, Ireland.

Introduction: There exists a knowledge gap about the specific needs and utilisation of healthcare services by people with young-onset dementia (YOD), defined as being diagnosed before the patient is 65 years of age. Palliative care for dementia has received increasing attention, yet those with YOD have been overlooked.

Objective: To explore healthcare utilisation, including at end-of-life, of people with YOD in Ireland, using hospital electronic records for case finding. Read More

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April 2019
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Age at natural menopause and physical function in older women from Albania, Brazil, Colombia and Canada: A life-course perspective.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 27;122:22-30. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Office of Public Health Studies, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, 1960 E West Rd, Biomedical Bldg D104H, Honolulu, HI, 96822, USA. Electronic address:

Objective: Grip strength and gait speed are objective measures of physical function, which in turn is an indicator of biological aging. We evaluate the association between age at natural menopause (ANM) and physical functioning in a sample of postmenopausal women drawn from the International Mobility in Aging Study (IMIAS).

Study Design: Retrospective cohort study of 775 women aged 65-74, from Albania, Brazil, Colombia and Canada, who had experienced natural menopause. Read More

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April 2019
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Prediction of unplanned hospital admissions in older community dwellers using the 6-item Brief Geriatric Assessment: Results from REPERAGE, an observational prospective population-based cohort study.

Maturitas 2019 Apr 3;122:1-7. Epub 2019 Jan 3.

Gerontopole des pays de la Loire, Nantes, France; Department of Geriatrics, Nantes University Hospital, University of Nantes, Nantes, France.

Background: The 6-item Brief Geriatric Assessment (BGA) provides a priori risk stratification of incident hospital health adverse events, but it has not been used yet to assess the risk of unplanned hospital admission for older patients in primary care. This study aims to examine the association between the a priori risk stratification levels of the 6-item BGA performed by general practitioners (GPs) and incident unplanned hospital admissions in older community patients.

Methods: Based on an observational prospective cohort design, 668 participants (mean age 84. Read More

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Menopause: Women should not suffer in silence.

Maturitas 2019 Jan 30. Epub 2019 Jan 30.

Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Via Roma, 67, 56126, Pisa, Italy.

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January 2019
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Associations of postmenopausal hormone therapy with metabolic syndrome among diabetic and non-diabetic women.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 20;121:76-82. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Seoul National University Graduate School, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Department of Preventive Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Cancer Research Institute, Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

A lack of estrogen due to menopause changes metabolic homeostasis, which increases the risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in postmenopausal women. Hormone therapy (HT) has beneficial effects on chronic diseases as well as on menopause symptoms. The aim of this study was to investigate the association of HT use with MetS and its components by diabetes status in middle-aged postmenopausal Korean women. Read More

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March 2019
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Priming of grasping muscles when viewing a safety handle is diminished with age.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 5;121:7-12. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Kinesiology & Health Science, Utah State University, United States.

Merely viewing objects within reachable space can activate motor cortical networks and potentiate movement. This holds potential value for smooth interaction with objects in our surroundings, and could offer an advantage for quickly generating targeted hand movements (e.g. Read More

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The experience of intimate partner violence among older women: A narrative review.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 18;121:63-75. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

UCL Institute for Global Health, Mortimer Market Centre, Off Capper Street, London, WC1E 6JB, UK. Electronic address:

Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a significant public health issue globally. It has serious physical and psychological health consequences as well huge economic and social costs. With an ageing population globally, it is important to understand how older women experience IPV. Read More

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High parathyroid hormone levels are associated with poor balance in older persons: A cross-sectional study.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 20;121:57-62. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Department of Medicine - Western Health, Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne, St. Albans, Victoria, Australia; Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS), The University of Melbourne and Western Health, St. Albans, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address:

Objectives: A high level of parathyroid hormone (PTH) was recently identified as a risk factor for falling. As balance instability is one of the major risk factors for falls, we aimed to investigate whether high PTH concentrations are associated with poor balance in older persons.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study with 127 community-dwelling older adults (75% female), aged 65-96 years, at the Falls and Fracture Clinic, Western Health-Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. Read More

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Cognitive frailty: A conceptual systematic review and an operational proposal for future research.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 7;121:48-56. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Universidade da Coruña, Gerontology Research Group, Instituto de Investigación biomédica de A Coruña (INIBIC), Complexo Hospitalario Universitario de A Coruña (CHUAC), SERGAS, A Coruña, Spain.

Objective: To analyze the definition of "cognitive frailty" and to study the conceptual and operational definitions used and their implications for empirical research. The relationships between this concept and cognitive reserve, the role of neuropathology and brain reserve, motor signs of aging and the reversibility of cognitive frailty are also discussed.

Study Design: Systematic review of empirical studies identified from Medline Advanced 1966, CINAHL, Web of Science, PsycINFO, and Scopus until August 2017. Read More

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March 2019
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The association of urinary estrogen levels with urinary isoflavone levels: Difference between premenopausal women and postmenopausal women.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 20;121:41-47. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Graduate School of Health Sciences, Gunma University, Maebashi, Japan.

Results of studies on the associations of soy food intake with urinary estrogen levels in premenopausal women and in postmenopausal women have been inconsistent. We examined the associations of urinary isoflavone levels as well as soy food intake with estrone (E1) and estradiol (E2) in pre- and postmenopausal women. In addition, we compared the levels of isoflavones, E1 and E2 across current hormone users such as those receiving hormone replacement therapy and those using oral contraceptives and non-users among both pre- and postmenopausal women. Read More

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March 2019
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Adverse effect of self-reported hearing disability in elderly Italians: Results from the InveCe.Ab study.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 12;121:35-40. Epub 2018 Dec 12.

Golgi Cenci Foundation, Corso San Martino 10, 20081, Abbiategrasso, Italy. Electronic address:

Objective: Hearing loss is a common chronic condition in elderly people. The prevalence of disabling hearing loss among the elderly worldwide is 33% and in Italy ranges from 0.6% (profound hearing loss) to 39% (mild hearing loss). Read More

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March 2019
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Gait speed assessed by a 4-m walk test is not representative of daily-life gait speed in community-dwelling adults.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 7;121:28-34. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Human Movement Sciences, @AgeAmsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam Movement Sciences, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objectives: Standardized tests of gait speed are regarded as being of clinical value, but they are typically performed under optimal conditions, and may not reflect daily-life gait behavior. The aim of this study was to compare 4-m gait speed to the distribution of daily-life gait speed.

Study Design: The cross-sectional Grey Power cohort included 254 community-dwelling participants aged 18 years or more. Read More

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March 2019
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Association between premature ovarian insufficiency, early menopause, socioeconomic status in a nationally representative sample from Korea.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 5;121:22-27. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Seoul St. Mary's Hospital, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:

Objective: We investigated whether, in the Korean population, the risk of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) and early menopause varies with a woman's socioeconomic status, evaluated in relation to income, education, and occupation.

Methods: This cross-sectional, population-based study involved 31,508 women aged >19 years registered in the Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) (2007-2016). Menopausal status and socioeconomic status were obtained from self-reported KNHANES data. Read More

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March 2019
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Methamphetamine and its immune-modulating effects.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 5;121:13-21. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

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

The recreational use of methamphetamine (METH, or ice) is a global burden. It pervades and plagues contemporary society; it has been estimated that there are up to 35 million users worldwide. METH is a highly addictive psychotropic compound which acts on the central nervous system, and chronic use can induce psychotic behavior. Read More

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March 2019
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Insulin resistance and adrenal incidentalomas: A bidirectional relationship.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 5;121:1-6. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus; Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes, "Aghia Sophia" Hospital, Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece. Electronic address:

An adrenal incidentaloma (AI) is an adrenal mass incidentally found via a radiological modality, independent of an endocrinological investigation. In this review, we aimed to investigate the possible reasons behind the increased frequency in AI detection, especially in ageing populations. The pathophysiological effects of insulin resistance (IR), hyperinsulinemia and various anabolic pathways are analyzed. Read More

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March 2019
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A scoping review of behaviour change theories in adults without dementia to adapt and develop the 'PHYT in dementia', a model promoting physical activity in people with dementia.

Maturitas 2019 Mar 23;121:101-113. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, United Kingdom.

Introduction: Research has established that exercise and physical activity can improve executive functioning, independence and quality of life in people with dementia. A dedicated theory explaining behaviour change in relation to physical activity in people with dementia does not exist. We aimed to develop a theoretical model which can be used to inform effective interventions to promote physical activity in people with dementia. Read More

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March 2019
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Spreading the word: Evidently Cochrane.

Maturitas 2018 Dec 23. Epub 2018 Dec 23.

Cochrane UK, United Kingdom.

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December 2018

Development and evaluation of online menopause awareness training for line managers in UK organizations.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 4;120:83-89. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London, UK. Electronic address:

Objectives: To develop and evaluate a 30-min online training for managers, in order to improve menopause-related knowledge, attitudes and confidence in having supportive discussions with women experiencing menopausal symptoms at work. The study also explored intentions and behaviour in terms of having conversations.

Study Design: A prospective, pre-post design involved collecting data at three time points: pre-training, immediately after training, and four weeks post-training. Read More

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February 2019

Association between tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP) genetic polymorphisms and primary ovarian insufficiency (POI).

Maturitas 2019 Feb 27;120:77-82. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Biomedical Science, College of Life Science, CHA University, Seongnam 13488, South Korea; Institute for Clinical Research, CHA Bundang Medical Center, CHA University, Seongnam 13496, South Korea. Electronic address:

Background: Until now, an association between tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase (TIMP) polymorphisms and primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) has not been identified. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the TIMP polymorphisms TIMP1T > C (rs4898), TIMP1G > A (rs6609533), TIMP2G > C (rs8179090), TIMP2G > A (rs2277698), TIMP3G > A (rs135029), and TIMP4T > C (rs3755724), which regulate matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), confer a risk for primary ovarian insufficiency (POI) in Korean women (further studies would be required to evaluate the associations between TIMP polymorphisms and POI in other populations).

Methods: We genotyped 137 POI patients and 236 controls for the single nucleotide polymorphism sites using PCR-RFLP analysis. Read More

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February 2019
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A 12-year retrospective analysis of differences between elderly and oldest old patients referred to the emergency department of a large tertiary hospital.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 19;120:7-11. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Emergency Department, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli - IRCCS, Rome, Italy. Electronic address:

Objectives: Globally, the average age of the population is increasing. Patients aged >65 years attending hospital emergency departments (EDs) differ from younger patients; in particular, they often present with multiple comorbidities. Our retrospective study evaluates the number of attendances at our ED by elderly patients in the 12 years from January 2005 to December 2017. Read More

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February 2019
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Determinants of hormone therapy uptake and decision-making after bilateral oophorectomy (BO): A narrative review.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 12;120:68-76. Epub 2018 Nov 12.

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3-171 Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 1C9, Canada. Electronic address:

Objective Early surgical menopause (≤45 years) can have significant short- and long-term health consequences. Hormone therapy (HT) is recommended for women with no contraindications. However, HT is greatly underutilized among these women due to their fear of the associated risks. Read More

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February 2019
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Association of moderate/severe vertebral fractures with reduced trabecular volumetric bone density in older women and reduced areal femoral neck bone density in older men from the community: A cross-sectional study (SPAH).

Maturitas 2019 Feb 27;120:61-67. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Bone Metabolism Laboratory, Rheumatology Division, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Many vertebral fractures (VF) occur in individuals classified by DXA as being at low risk of fragility fractures. The aim of this study was to verify the association between VF and peripheral bone microarchitecture and strength parameters (SP) using, in addition to DXA, high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and axial bone microarchitecture using the trabecular bone score (TBS).

Study Design: Cross-sectional study of 276 community-dwelling subjects aged ≥65 years from the SPAH study cohort. Read More

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February 2019
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Association of sedentary time and physical fitness with ideal cardiovascular health in perimenopausal women: The FLAMENCO project.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 23;120:53-60. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Physiology, Faculty of Pharmacy and Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

Introduction: Healthier lifestyle behaviours might be related to a lower cardiometabolic risk predisposed by menopause transition. The objectives of the study were: 1) to examine the association of sedentary time (ST) and physical fitness with "Ideal Cardiovascular Health" (ICH) in perimenopausal women, and 2) to determine the capacity of ST and physical fitness tests to discriminate between the presence or absence of ICH status in this population.

Study Design: Observational cross-sectional study. Read More

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February 2019
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Antihistamine use and risk of ovarian cancer: A population-based case-control study.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 23;120:47-52. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Virus, Lifestyle and Genes, Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark; Department of Gynecology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Objective: Histamine is suggested to play a role in ovarian carcinogenesis. We examined the association between antihistamine use and ovarian cancer risk in a nationwide case-control study.

Study Design: Cases (n = 5 556) comprised all women in Denmark aged 30-84 years with a histologically verified first diagnosis of epithelial ovarian cancer during 2000-2015. Read More

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February 2019
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Use of a robotic walking aid in rehabilitation to reduce fear of falling is feasible and acceptable from the end user's perspective: A randomised comparative study.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 17;120:40-46. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Gérontopôle, University Hospital of Toulouse, UPS, F-31400 Toulouse, France; Unité 1027, INSERM,31059, Toulouse, France. Electronic address:

Objectives To determine the acceptability and feasibility of the use of a robotic walking aid to support the work of physiotherapists in reducing fear of falling in the rehabilitation of elderly patients with 'psychomotor disadaptation' (the most severe form of post-fall syndrome). Study design 20 participants with psychomotor disadaptation admitted to an academic rehabilitation ward were randomised to receive physiotherapist care supported by the SafeWalker® robotic walking aid or standard care only, for ten days. SafeWalker® supports the body weight whilst securing postural stability without relying on upper body strength or high cognitive demand. Read More

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February 2019
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A comparison of quality of life and resilience in menopausal women with and without a history of gynaecological cancer.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 17;120:35-39. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Women's Health Institute of the Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain.

Background And Objectives: Resilience is a dynamic process that implies positive adaptation to adversity, and it is tested in stressful situations. In this study we compared resilience and menopause-related quality of life in women with and without a history of gynaecological cancer.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted with a total of 293 participants, all of them menopausal women: 80 cancer survivors and 213 without a history of cancer. Read More

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February 2019

Exogenous female sex steroids may reduce lung ageing after menopause: A 20-year follow-up study of a general population sample (ECRHS).

Maturitas 2019 Feb 19;120:29-34. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Jonas Lies veg 87, 5021 Bergen, Norway; Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Haukeland University Hospital, Jonas Lies veg 65, 5021 Bergen, Norway.

Objectives: Menopause involves hypoestrogenism, which is associated with numerous detrimental effects, including on respiratory health. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often used to improve symptoms of menopause. The effects of HRT on lung function decline, hence lung ageing, have not yet been investigated despite the recognized effects of HRT on other health outcomes. Read More

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February 2019
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Improvement of menopausal symptoms and the impact on work ability: A retrospective cohort pilot study.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 5;120:23-28. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nij Smellinghe Hospital, Post box 20200, 9200 DA Drachten, the Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objective: In this study we aimed to pilot test the hypothesis that in women who are severely bothered by their menopausal complaints, improvement of menopausal symptoms is associated with an improvement in self-perceived work ability.

Study Design: This retrospective cohort study assessed the work ability of first-time attendees (n = 31) of a menopause clinic at baseline (T0) and 3-9 months follow-up (T1). All patients received care as usual according to local protocol, no interventions were applied by the researchers. Read More

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February 2019

The social construction of dementia: Systematic review and metacognitive model of enculturation.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 17;120:12-22. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Background: The stigma associated with dementia may be influenced by how the condition has been socially constructed throughout history.

Objectives: To conduct a systematic review tracing the historical representations of dementia, from the perspectives of cultural transmission theory and social constructivism.

Methods: A systematic search was run on five electronic databases: Wellcome Library, PsycINFO, CINAHL, IBSS, and EMBASE. Read More

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February 2019
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New therapeutic targets for osteoporosis.

Maturitas 2019 Feb 16;120:1-6. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Unit of Reproductive Endocrinology, First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Centre of Orthopaedic and Regenerative Medicine Research (CORE), Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Innovation (CIRI), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

New anti-osteoporotic agents have been developed, potentially enriching the therapeutic armamentarium. Currently available osteoanabolic therapies are the parathyroid hormone (PTH) and PTH-related peptide (PTHrP) synthetic analogues, teriparatide and abaloparatide. Daily administration at doses of 20 and 80 μg, respectively, in contrast to continuous PTH secretion, leads to increased bone formation and reduces vertebral and non-vertebral fracture risk. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.11.010DOI Listing
February 2019
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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
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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
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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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