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Vitamin D supplements for the prevention of osteoporosis judged 'inappropriate'.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2013 Dec;19(4):145-6

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December 2013
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Should HRT be duration limited?

Authors:
Joan Pitkin

Menopause Int 2013 Dec;19(4):167-74

North West London Hospitals, NHS Trust, Harrow, UK.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has received consistently bad press, despite re-analysis of previous data new studies and supporting Consensus Statements from leading national and international societies. Many women have been convinced by women's journals and the media not to even consider HRT as an option and, General Practitioners, still limit duration to 5 years or, will, arbitrarily, discontinue prescriptions in the early 50s. This article seeks to make sense of our current position. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313507176DOI Listing
December 2013
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Stand by your man: the importance of the female in male sexual problems.

Authors:
David Edwards

Menopause Int 2013 Dec;19(4):163-6

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313513871DOI Listing
December 2013
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The effect of hormones on the lower urinary tract.

Menopause Int 2013 Dec;19(4):155-62

Department of Urogynaecology, Kings College Hospital, London, UK.

The female genital and lower urinary tracts share a common embryological origin, arising from the urogenital sinus and both are sensitive to the effects of the female sex steroid hormones throughout life. Estrogen is known to have an important role in the function of the lower urinary tract and estrogen and progesterone receptors have been demonstrated in the vagina, urethra, bladder and pelvic floor musculature. In addition estrogen deficiency occurring following the menopause is known to cause atrophic change and may be associated with lower urinary tract symptoms such as frequency, urgency, nocturia, urgency incontinence and recurrent infection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313511398DOI Listing
December 2013
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Extended follow-up of WHI finds ‘complex’ pattern of risk and benefit.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2013 Dec;19(4):144-5

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313514668DOI Listing
December 2013
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Weight gain after stopping smoking may modify the health benefits.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2013 Sep;19(3):106

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September 2013
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IMS updates its recommendations on the use of HRT.

Authors:
Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2013 Sep;19(3):105-6

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September 2013
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No adverse--or beneficial--effect of HRT on cognitive function in younger postmenopausal women.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2013 Sep;19(3):104-5

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September 2013
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Investigation and management of abnormal peri-menopausal bleeding.

Menopause Int 2013 Dec 16;19(4):147-54. Epub 2013 Oct 16.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Norwich, UK.

Abnormal peri-menopausal bleeding is a common clinical problem. Decisions to investigate if the menstrual disorders are related to an underlying pathology or represent physiologic changes are often complex especially as no clear guidance is available. The aim of this review is to present a summary of the current available evidence regarding the investigation tools used to evaluate women with abnormal uterine bleeding during menopausal transition and in the post-menopausal period. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313498587DOI Listing
December 2013
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Practice observed.

Authors:
Sarah Gray

Menopause Int 2013 Sep;19(3):135-6

Egloserme Farm, St Erme Truro, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313502749DOI Listing
September 2013
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Red clover causing symptoms suggestive of methotrexate toxicity in a patient on high-dose methotrexate.

Menopause Int 2013 Sep;19(3):133-4

Foyleside Family Practice, Bridge Street Medical Center, Londonderry, UK.

The case report discusses a very serious interaction between red clover and methotrexate not previously documented. It highlights the potential pitfalls of concomitant use of herbal remedies and conventionally prescribed drugs and the importance of advising our patients about OTC drugs. A 52-year-old woman attended her general practitioner for advice on menopausal flushing. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313502473DOI Listing
September 2013
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A randomised controlled trial comparing the effects of micronized progesterone to medroxyprogesterone acetate on cardiovascular health, lipid metabolism and the coagulation cascade in women with premature ovarian insufficiency: study protocol and review of the literature.

Menopause Int 2013 Sep;19(3):127-32

Assisted Conception Unit, King's College Hospital, London, UK.

Premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) can have significant health implications for the affected patient population, but remains a largely under researched area. There is lack of evidence from randomised controlled trials to guide clinical practice, regarding the optimal hormone replacement therapy regimens, dose and route of administration. Furthermore, little research has addressed the effect of the various progestogens used on health parameters in women with POI. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313503635DOI Listing
September 2013
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Male preference for younger women explains today’s menopausal age.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2013 Sep;19(3):104

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313500890DOI Listing
September 2013
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How a mother’s age at menopause predicts her daughter’s ovarian reserve.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2013 Jun;19(2):57-8

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June 2013
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Cardiovascular disease in menopause: does the obstetric history have any bearing?

Menopause Int 2013 Sep 12;19(3):115-20. Epub 2013 Aug 12.

Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK.

Cardiovascular disease remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in menopausal women in spite of the overall reduction in age-adjusted mortality from the disease in the last few years. It is now clear that mechanisms of cardiovascular disease in menopausal women are similar to men and rather than midlife acceleration of cardiovascular disease in women, the final impact of cardiovascular disease in later life may be a reflection of cardiovascular changes during reproductive years as a result of woman's obstetric history. A decade after the Women's Health Initiative trial, there is upcoming evidence to suggest that hormone replacement therapy in young recently menopausal women has a cardioprotective effect. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313495675DOI Listing
September 2013
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The management of lower urogenital changes in the menopause.

Menopause Int 2013 Jun;19(2):77-81

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke, Hants, UK.

Currently, 25% of women seek the advice of a medical professional for symptoms related to the menopause. However, with an increasingly ageing and medically aware population, it is likely this proportion will grow. The main symptoms related to the menopause are systemic vasomotor and localized urogenital symptoms. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313481536DOI Listing
June 2013
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The CLOSER survey: impact of postmenopausal vaginal discomfort on women and male partners in the UK.

Menopause Int 2013 Jun;19(2):69-76

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK.

Objective: To understand the physical and emotional impact of postmenopausal vaginal discomfort on relationships between women and their male partners.

Study Design: In a quantitative, Internet-based survey, 8200 individuals from the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, France, Italy, US and Canada (postmenopausal, married/cohabiting women, aged 55-65 years, who had experienced vaginal discomfort, and male partners of such women) completed a structured questionnaire.

Main Outcome Measures: Results for respondents from the UK (500 men, 500 women), expressed as percentages of women/men describing particular answers, are reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313484139DOI Listing
June 2013
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Sitting is the problem, not just lack of exercise.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2013 Jun;19(2):56-7

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313490905DOI Listing
June 2013
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Estrogen deficiency: education for all!

Menopause Int 2013 Jun;19(2):55

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313490906DOI Listing
June 2013
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The 2013 British Menopause Society & Women's Health Concern recommendations on hormone replacement therapy.

Menopause Int 2013 Jun 23;19(2):59-68. Epub 2013 May 23.

Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and Imperial College, London.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313489645DOI Listing
June 2013
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Practice observed.

Authors:
Sarah Gray

Menopause Int 2013 Jun 21;19(2):96-8. Epub 2013 May 21.

Women's Health, Cornwall, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313488307DOI Listing
June 2013
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Androgens and cardiovascular disease: gender-related differences.

Menopause Int 2013 Jun 21;19(2):82-6. Epub 2013 May 21.

Centre for Clinical and Basic Research, Department of Medical Sciences, IRCCS San Raffaele Pisana, Rome, Italy.

Androgens are known to play a pivotal role in cardiovascular function. However, a definitive explanation as to how their impact differs between genders is yet to be provided. In this review, the existing studies on the link between androgens and cardiovascular disease have been analysed, with a particular focus on the gender-specific differences. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313487720DOI Listing
June 2013
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Diabetes in women: a life-course approach.

Menopause Int 2013 Jun 21;19(2):87-95. Epub 2013 May 21.

Centre for Population Health Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

The increasing prevalence of diabetes in combination with an aging population and increasing female longevity means that it is important to understand the effects of diabetes on women's health. Both type 1 and type 2 diabetes influence health outcomes throughout the life-course. This review article provides a summary of sex differences in diabetes epidemiology and covers specific aspects of the life-course in women including: the menarche, pregnancy and the menopause. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313487719DOI Listing
June 2013
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Current attitudes on self-use and prescription of hormone therapy among New York City gynaecologists.

Menopause Int 2013 Sep 21;19(3):121-6. Epub 2013 May 21.

Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY.

Objective: The results of the Women's Health Initiative studies dramatically altered hormone therapy use around the world. In countries outside the United States, self-use in physicians remained unaltered while prescription use declined, implying that physicians may not concur with the findings. We wished to explore prevailing attitudes among American physicians by examining New York City obstetrician-gynaecologists' self-use and prescription use of hormone therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313478941DOI Listing
September 2013
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Dwindling Drugs: is there anything we can do?

Menopause Int 2013 Mar 14;19(1):1-2. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Editors, Menopause International.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045313478068DOI Listing
March 2013
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Estrogen and the brain: does estrogen treatment improve cognitive function?

Authors:
Eef Hogervorst

Menopause Int 2013 Mar;19(1):6-19

SSEHS Loughborough University, UK

In this paper we describe potential reasons for the discrepancies between data from basic sciences and observational studies and those of large treatment studies investigating the association between brain function and sex steroids. Observational studies which often showed positive associations between hormone use and cognition can be affected by 'recall bias' and 'healthy user bias', while outcomes of treatment studies were hypothesized to be modified by age at treatment, age at or type of menopause, health status, addition of a progestogen or type of estrogen treatment. However, meta-analyses of data from treatment studies negate many of these hypotheses showing at best mainly short-term (up to 6 months) positive effects of estrogen treatment on cognition regardless of age. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045312473873DOI Listing
March 2013
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Long-term follow-up of women with genital lichen sclerosus.

Menopause Int 2013 Mar 14;19(1):28-29. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Medical School, Dundee University, Dundee, UK.

Genital lichen sclerosus (LS) is usually managed with potent topical corticosteroids. There is a small (<5%) increased risk of skin cancer and long-term follow-up is recommended. We audited patients discharged to the care of their general practitioner (GP) from our regional vulval clinic. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045312472861DOI Listing
March 2013
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Practice observed.

Authors:
Sarah Gray

Menopause Int 2013 Mar 14;19(1):47-48. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

NHS Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, St Austell, UK

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045312472857DOI Listing
March 2013
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The use of hormone therapy and its alternatives in women with a history of hormone dependent cancer.

Menopause Int 2013 Mar 14;19(1):37-42. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

School of Medicine, Kings College, London, UK

Objective: Treating the effects of menopause in women with history of oestrogen-dependent cancers presents a clinical dilemma. Endocrine adjuvant agents like tamoxifen and other cancer treatments, often induce premature menopause. Vasomotor, psychological and somatic symptoms may be more severe in these women. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045312473874DOI Listing
March 2013
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Management of menopausal symptoms after cancer and risk-reduction bilateral oophorectomy: a move towards consensus.

Menopause Int 2013 Mar 14;19(1):30-36. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Department of Gynaecology, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK.

As more women survive reproductive cancers, menopausal symptoms following treatment can be a significant problem affecting quality of life and wellbeing. Hormone replacement therapy may or may not be contraindicated. Women often receive conflicting information about their management from different specialists. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1754045312473875DOI Listing
March 2013
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Qualitative enquiry into women's views of the specialist menopause service in Dundee and media coverage of hormone replacement therapy.

Authors:
Dianna Reed

Menopause Int 2013 Mar 14;19(1):43-46. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Department of Sexual and Reproductive Health, NHS Tayside, Abbey Health Centre, Arbroath, UK

A qualitative study was undertaken via a questionnaire in a specialist menopause clinic in Dundee, to assess patient views of the service, their opinion of media coverage of hormone replacement therapy and whether their visit helped them reach an informed decision about using it. All women felt that they were given enough information and their concerns were addressed. Only 11% (3/28) of the women sampled viewed media coverage in a positive light. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012027DOI Listing
March 2013
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HRT reduces cardiovascular endpoints in ten-year trial.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2012 Dec;18(4):127

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December 2012
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Fifteen medical societies agree on hormone therapy statement.

Authors:
Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2012 Dec;18(4):126-7

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December 2012
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Treatment failure in osteoporosis.

Authors:
Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2012 Dec;18(4):125-6

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December 2012
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British Menopause Society 22nd annual conference, Winchester 2012.

Menopause Int 2012 Dec;18(4):149-52

Tayside Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012042DOI Listing
December 2012
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Vaginal Health: Insights, Views & Attitudes (VIVA) survey - Canadian cohort.

Menopause Int 2013 Mar 14;19(1):20-27. Epub 2013 Mar 14.

Research Center for Reproductive Medicine, Gynecological Endocrinology and Menopause Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, IRCCS 'S Matteo Foundation', University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.

Objective: To evaluate knowledge of vaginal atrophy among postmenopausal women (aged 55-65 years), using the Vaginal Health: Insights, Views & Attitudes (VIVA) survey.

Methods: An independent research organization conducted a quantitative Internet-based survey, to obtain information from 3520 women who were living in the UK, the USA, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, Finland or Norway. Findings from Canada are presented (n = 500). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012034DOI Listing
March 2013
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Ginkgo biloba no better than placebo in preventing dementia.

Authors:
Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2012 Dec 28;18(4):125. Epub 2012 Nov 28.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012038DOI Listing
December 2012
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Better life better health - lifestyle and diet for a healthy future.

Authors:
Tony Mander

Menopause Int 2012 Dec 28;18(4):123-4. Epub 2012 Nov 28.

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http://min.sagepub.com/lookup/doi/10.1258/mi.2012.012041
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012041DOI Listing
December 2012
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Hormone replacement therapy after endometrial cancer.

Menopause Int 2012 Dec 12;18(4):134-8. Epub 2012 Nov 12.

Department of Gynaecology, St Michaels Hospital, Bristol BS2 8EG, UK.

Endometrial cancer is the fourth most common female cancer in the UK and the most common gynaecological cancer. Quality of life and symptom control needs to be considered in women who enter a surgically induced menopause. Hormone replacement in this population has been controversial to date. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012024DOI Listing
December 2012
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Advanced nursing practice in menopause nursing.

Authors:
Debby Holloway

Menopause Int 2012 Dec 26;18(4):147-8. Epub 2012 Oct 26.

Gynaecology, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

Advanced nursing practice is a complex term that has been explored over the last 10 years within nursing as nurses have changed the boundaries of their clinical care to try and meet the needs of their patients in a rapidly changing health-care setting. These roles are attractive to nurses as they can remain primarily clinically based as they progress within their careers. However there is currently no standardization in relation to job titles, educational provisions or regulations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012035DOI Listing
December 2012
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Breast cancer patient stories project.

Menopause Int 2012 Dec 18;18(4):128-33. Epub 2012 Oct 18.

Womens Services, N W London Hospitals NHS Trust, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ, UK.

Objective: It is estimated that there are almost half a million women living with or beyond a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK, often referred to as the breast cancer survivor population. We report on the setting up of a dedicated breast cancer and menopause symptoms service (BCMS), and present results from research undertaken with breast cancer survivors with the aim of obtaining their perspectives on the BCMS service.

Method: An action-oriented approach incorporating improvement science methodology has been used to help develop and drive changes to support a high standard of NHS patient care delivery for women with breast cancer within the BCMS setting. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012028DOI Listing
December 2012
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Early menopause linked to increased risk of cerebral aneurysm.

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Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2012 Sep;18(3):97-8

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012029DOI Listing
September 2012
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Ten years after the Women's Health Initiative: the rumpus goes on.

Authors:
Simon Brown

Menopause Int 2012 Sep;18(3):96-7

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012029DOI Listing
September 2012
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The pathogenesis of osteoarthritis involves bone, cartilage and synovial inflammation: may estrogen be a magic bullet?

Menopause Int 2012 Dec 28;18(4):139-46. Epub 2012 Sep 28.

Nordic Bioscience A/S, Herlev Hovedgade 207, DK-2730 Herlev, Denmark.

The female predominance of polyarticular osteoarthritis (OA), and in particular the marked increase of OA in women after the menopause points to a likely involvement of female sex hormones in the maintenance of cartilage homeostasis. This perception has inspired many research groups to investigate the role of estrogens in the modulation of cartilage homeostasis with the ultimate aim to clarify whether estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) could provide benefits in preventing the rapid rise in the prevalence of OA in postmenopausal women. The effects of ERT and selective estrogen-receptor modulators on the joint in various experimental models have been investigated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012025DOI Listing
December 2012
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Women's health concern: the patient arm of the British Menopause Society.

Authors:
John Stevenson

Menopause Int 2012 Sep;18(3):94-5

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012033DOI Listing
September 2012
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Ten years on and where are we now?

Menopause Int 2012 Sep;18(3):93

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012031DOI Listing
September 2012
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Practice observed.

Menopause Int 2012 Sep 20;18(3):116-7. Epub 2012 Jul 20.

NHS Highland, Inverness, Scotland, UK.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.012021DOI Listing
September 2012
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Menopause-specific quality of life of urban women in West Bengal, India.

Menopause Int 2012 Sep 3;18(3):99-105. Epub 2012 Jul 3.

Biological Anthropology Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

Objective: To find out the association of menopause-specific quality of life of women with both working status and duration of postmenopausal years.

Study Design: We conducted a cross-sectional study on 250 postmenopausal women belonging to Bengali-speaking Hindu ethnic group, aged 47-62 years in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal, India. The participants were literate, living in wedlock with at least one surviving child, attained natural menopause at least two years ago and have never taken hormone replacement treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1258/mi.2012.011107DOI Listing
September 2012
12 Reads