Effects of perimenopausal transdermal estradiol on self-reported sleep, independent of its effect on vasomotor symptom bother and depressive symptoms
Conclusions: We extend existing research by demonstrating that hormone therapy (HT) in subjective sleep cannot be fully explained by improvements in VMS bother or depressive symptoms. Research to examine the mechanism (s) underlying HT's effects on sleep would have public health significance for perimenopausal women and also advance our general understanding of the pathophysiology of impaired sleep. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Blood level of adiponectin is positively associated with lean mass in women without type 2 diabetes
Conclusions: T2DM status moderated the relationship between blood adiponectin and ALMBMI, where blood adiponectin was positively associated with ALMBMI in postmenopausal women without T2DM, but not those with T2DM. Dysregulated metabolism in T2DM may contribute to lower muscle mass in women with T2DM, but future research is required to elucidate this mechanistic link. The negative association between blood leptin and ALMBMI was a novel finding. Future studies will need to more clearly define the relationship between these variables. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Lower circulating irisin in middle-aged and older adults with osteoporosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusions: The findings of this analysis suggested that circulating irisin levels were decreased in middle-aged and older participants with osteoporosis. Irisin was positively correlated with bone mineral density. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The histological microstructure and in vitro mechanical properties of pregnant and postmenopausal ewe perineal body
Conclusions: The data can be used as input for models simulating vaginal delivery, pelvic floor prolapsed, or dysfunction. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Association of bone mineral density with a first-degree family history of diabetes in normoglycemic postmenopausal women
Objective: A first-degree family history of diabetes (FHD) contributes to increased risks of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. Bone is an insulin-resistant site and an organ susceptible to microvascular complications. The goal of the present study was to investigate the association of FHD with bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. Methods: In all, 892 normoglycemic postmenopausal women were divided into subgroups of participants with or without a first-degree FHD. BMD was measured using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. Fasting plasma insulin and glucose levels were measured, and insulin resistance ...
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Improved periodontal disease and prevention of tooth loss in osteoporosis patients receiving once-yearly zoledronic acid: a randomized clinical trial
Objective: This randomized, clinical trial investigated whether zoledronic acid combined with oral health maintenance can improve periodontal disease associated with osteoporosis, thus reducing the risk of tooth loss. Methods: Participants were those of the ZONE (ZOledroNate treatment in efficacy to osteoporosis) study. None of the participants had symptomatic periodontal disease at baseline. Participants received either zoledronic acid (5 mg; n = 333 [male 21, female 312]) or placebo (n = 332 [male 19, female 313]) once yearly for 2 years, and their age was 74.0 ± 5.3 (65-88) and 74.3 ±...
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Association between obesity type and obstructive coronary artery disease in stable symptomatic postmenopausal women: data from the KoRean wOmen'S chest pain rEgistry (KoROSE)
This study investigated the association between obesity type and obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) in postmenopausal women. Methods: Study data were obtained from a nation-wide registry, composed of 659 women older than 55 years with chest pain undergoing elective invasive coronary angiography in the suspicion of CAD. Obstructive CAD was defined as angiographic findings of ≥50% diameter stenosis with any major epicardial coronary artery. Overall obesity was defined as a body mass index of ≥25 kg/m2, and central obesity was defined as a waist circumference of ≥85 cm. Results: A total of 311 women ...
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Early menarche is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in rural Chinese women and is partially mediated by BMI: the Henan Rural Cohort Study
Conclusions: Early menarche increases the risk of T2DM, whereas later menarche decreases the risk. The association seems to be partially mediated by BMI. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Early onset of action with a 17β-estradiol, softgel, vaginal insert for treating vulvar and vaginal atrophy and moderate to severe dyspareunia
The objective here was to determine responder rates at week 2 and whether week-2 findings predicted week-12 responders in the REJOICE trial. Methods: Postmenopausal women received E2 vaginal inserts 4, 10, or 25 μg, or placebo for 12 weeks. Proportion of responders (having ≥2 of the following: vaginal superficial cells>5%, vaginal pH (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Evidence map of ductal carcinoma in situ management options
Conclusions: The evidence map provides an overview of DCIS research showing the range of management options and remaining decisional dilemmas that follow a diagnosis of DCIS. It maps the evidence in accessible tools to guide practice and future research. Video Summary:http://links.lww.com/MENO/A448. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Comparative effects of high-intensity interval training with combined training on physical function markers in obese postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled trial
Conclusions: These results suggest that HIIT is an alternative time-efficient protocol for improving chair stand and body composition when compared with CT, whereas only CT is an efficient protocol for improving muscular strength and fast walking speed in obese PW. Thus, CT must be prioritized when the increase of muscular strength and fast walking speed are the goals of training. Video Summary: Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/MENO/A443. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Association between soft drink consumption and osteoporotic fractures among postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative
Conclusions: Consuming more than two servings of soft drinks per day on average showed potential associations with higher risk of hip fracture among postmenopausal women. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Menopause and high-intensity interval training: effects on body composition and physical performance
No abstract available (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Sodas and colas are associated with an increase in fractures
No abstract available (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - November 1, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

The menopause transition and women's health at midlife: a progress report from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
Conclusions: Over the past 23 years, SWAN has advanced our understanding of the impact of the MT and midlife aging on health and well-being in women. SWAN will be instrumental to determine whether MT-related changes during midlife are related to unfavorable health and well-being in early old age. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Clinical Corner: Invited Review Source Type: research

Genetic associations with age of menopause in familial longevity
Conclusions: This work indicates novel associations and replicates known associations between genetic variants and AOM. A number of these associations make sense for their roles in aging. Video Summary: Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/MENO/A420. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine granules and traditional Chinese medicine–based psychotherapy for perimenopausal depression in Chinese women: a randomized controlled trial
Objective: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine combined with traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)-based psychotherapy (TBP) on perimenopausal depression (PMD). Methods: This multicenter, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial was conducted in nine hospitals in China between August 2015 and June 2017. The study included 307 women with PMD who were divided randomly into two treatment groups: the Bushen Tiaogan formula (BSTG) plus TBP (n = 156) and placebo plus TBP (n = 151). All participants underwent treatment for 8 weeks and were followed up for 4 weeks. The pri...
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Association of the ESR1 polymorphism with menopause and MLXIPL genetic variant influence serum uric acid levels in Slovak midlife women
Conclusions: This cross-sectional study suggests that MLXIPL (rs3812316) polymorphism is associated with higher serum UA levels and that the ESR1 (XbaI) polymorphism is associated with UA levels only in the postmenopausal cohort. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Sleep-related symptoms of midlife women with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to determine the associations between type 2 diabetes mellitus and sleep-related symptoms among midlife women from four major racial/ethnic groups in the United States. Methods: The data from 164 participants of two larger Internet survey studies (62 women diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and 102 women without diabetes) were included. In the original studies, multiple instruments including the questions on background characteristics, health status, and menopause status and the Sleep Index for Midlife Women were used. The data were analyzed using χ2 tests, independent t tests...
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The synergistic effects of vitamin D and estradiol deficiency on metabolic syndrome in Chinese postmenopausal women
Conclusions: These results suggest a synergistic role of VitD and E2 deficiency in MetS in Chinese postmenopausal women. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Trabecular bone score of postmenopausal women is positively correlated with bone mineral density and negatively correlated with age and body mass index
This study aimed to determine the mean TBS values in healthy postmenopausal women and overall association between TBS and demographic features, bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine and femoral neck, and BMD to body mass index (BMI) ratio of the lumbar spine. Methods: Fifty-three postmenopausal healthy women were enrolled. The BMD of the lumbar spine and femoral neck was measured by DXA. Anteroposterior lumbar spine acquisitions were used to calculate the TBS for L1 to L4. Results: The mean BMD of the lumbar spine and femoral neck was 0.945 ± 0.133 and 0.785 ± 0.112 g/cm2, respectivel...
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Validation of noninvasive focal depth measurements to determine epithelial thickness of the vaginal wall
This study investigates whether noninvasive focal depth (FD) measurements correlate with vaginal wall epithelial thickness (ET). If FD accurately reflects ET of the vaginal wall, this would allow noninvasive longitudinal assessment of (newly developed) treatment modalities aiming to increase ET, without the need for invasive biopsies. Methods: Fourteen women, median age 62 years (inter quartile ranges: 57-65), undergoing vaginal prolapse surgery because of anterior and/or posterior compartment pelvic organ prolapse were included. We used the CytoCam, a handheld video microscope based on incident dark field imaging, and ...
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Opinions and main sources of information about menopause among middle-aged Brazilian women
Conclusions: Most of the interviewees relate the term “menopause” to physiological events. There seems to be a suppressed demand for information on the various aspects of the menopausal transition among middle-aged Brazilian women. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Doctor, ask your perimenopausal patient about her physical fitness; association of self-reported physical fitness with cardiometabolic and mental health in perimenopausal women: the FLAMENCO project
Objective: The aim of this study was to explore the association of self-reported physical fitness (PF) and its components with cardiometabolic and mental health in perimenopausal women. Methods: These cross-sectional analyses included 191 participants (53 ± 4 y old) from the FLAMENCO project. Self-reported PF was assessed with the International Fitness Scale (IFIS). Body mass index (BMI), fat mass (FM), waist circumference (WC), systolic and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), triglycerides, C-reactive protein (CRP), and glucose were measured. The Beck's Depression ...
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Sleep quality and fatigue in women with premature ovarian insufficiency receiving hormone therapy: a comparative study
Objective: To compare sleep quality and fatigue between women with premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) receiving hormone therapy (HT) and women of the same age with preserved ovarian function. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of 61 women with POI receiving HT (POI group) and 61 women with preserved ovarian function (control group) who were matched by age (±2 years). The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Chalder Fatigue Scale were used to assess sleep quality and fatigue. Apart from correlation analysis, the Mann-Whitney, chi-square, or Fisher test was used to compare the groups. Results: W...
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Medication use and climacteric syndrome: a cross-sectional population-based study
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate medication use during the climacteric period and assess its association with sociodemographic factors, morbidities, and climacteric symptoms. Methods: Secondary analysis of data from a previous exploratory cross-sectional population-based study, conducted with 749 women (45-60 y), with the help of home interviews. Associations between medication use and climacteric symptoms were analyzed, and their correlations with other variables were made. Univariate analysis was made using the χ2 test, followed by Bonferroni correction (multiple comparison method). Values were a...
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Depressive symptoms and associated factors among Iranian women at midlife: a community-based, cross-sectional study
Objective: Little is known of depressive symptoms in Iranian women at midlife. This population-based study was undertaken to document the prevalence of, and factors associated with, depressive symptoms using validated questionnaires. Methods: A total of 1,520 community-dwelling women, aged 40 to 64 years, residing in Sari, Northern Iran, were recruited, using multistage cluster sampling, to this cross-sectional study, between October 2016 and April 2017. Participants completed the Menopause Quality of Life Questionnaire, the Beck Depression Inventory-II, and the World Health Organization Well-being Index. Results: ...
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Personality traits and the risk of coronary heart disease or stroke in women with diabetes – an epidemiological study based on the Women's Health Initiative
Conclusions: Hostility was associated with incidence of CHD among postmenopausal women with diabetes, especially among incident diabetes. These results provide a basis for targeted prevention programs for women with a high level of hostility and diabetes. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

The MATE survey: men's perceptions and attitudes towards menopause and their role in partners’ menopausal transition
Conclusions: Overall, men are aware of their partner's menopausal transition and may influence decisions relating to symptom management. Educational interventions would further benefit men's awareness of menopause and available treatment options. Video Summary:http://links.lww.com/MENO/A424. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Sexual functioning in 4,418 postmenopausal women participating in UKCTOCS: a qualitative free-text analysis
Conclusions: This qualitative analysis explored postmenopausal women's perspective on their sexual functioning. Having an intimate partner and good physical health are key factors for continuation of sexual activity and satisfaction. Further sexual education for healthcare professionals is needed to raise awareness about sexuality and sexual difficulties in later life. Video Summary: Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/MENO/A426. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Childhood abuse and vasomotor symptoms among midlife women
Conclusions: Childhood abuse is associated with more frequent physiologically-detected vasomotor symptoms during sleep. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

An opportunity to enhance health and well-being in menopausal women: educate their male partners!
No abstract available (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Midlife sexuality in women's words
No abstract available (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

Menopausal night sweats: more evidence for long-term repercussions of childhood abuse on women's health
No abstract available (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - September 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Editorials Source Type: research

The Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS): what have we learned?
Conclusions: KEEPS and its ancillary studies have supported the value and safety of the use of HT in recently postmenopausal women and provide a perspective for future research to optimize HT and health of postmenopausal women. The KEEPS continuation study continues to pursue these issues. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Conservative management of endometrial intraepithelial neoplasia in a patient with cirrhosis undergoing orthotopic liver transplant
Conclusions: A large percentage of women with cirrhosis experience abnormal uterine bleeding, which may be due to the coagulopathy that accompanies liver disease, or endometrial hyperplasia or carcinoma. Although hysterectomy is the criterion standard of treatment for atypical endometrial hyperplasia in a postmenopausal woman, patients with cirrhosis severe enough to require transplant are usually poor surgical candidates. Multiple studies have shown success with conservative management of atypical hyperplasia. There is a paucity of literature on managing patients undergoing transplant with abnormal uterine bleeding and ...
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

An arts-based educational exhibit on menopausal hot flashes
Conclusions: This innovative exhibit has high potential to be a disruptive innovation to address the preponderance of myths, misinformation, and negative imagery surrounding menopausal hot flashes and potentially decrease the use of unproven therapies. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Salpingectomy to reduce risk of ovarian cancer in women at average risk
Ovarian cancer is a common gynecologic malignancy with a poor prognosis and a lack of screening for women at average risk. Focus has therefore shifted toward strategies for risk-reducing surgery to prevent the development of ovarian cancer. This Practice Pearl describes the evidence supporting opportunistic salpingectomy at the time of hysterectomy or tubal sterilization as a strategy to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, the risks and benefits associated with the procedure, and the methods used. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Clinical Corner: NAMS Practice Pearl Source Type: research

The effect of vaginal erbium laser treatment on sexual function and vaginal health in women with a history of breast cancer and symptoms of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause: a prospective study
Objectives: To assess the effects of vaginal erbium laser treatment on the vaginal health and sexual function of postmenopausal women with a history of breast cancer. Methods: An open, prospective, therapeutic intervention study was conducted with 24 postmenopausal women with a history of breast cancer and vaginal dryness, and/or dyspareunia, who had not used vaginal hormone therapy for at least 6 months. The women were treated using a 2,940-nm Erbium: YAG laser (Etherea-MX, Athena, São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil), with 90o and 360o scanning scopes, between August, 2017 and October, 2017 in a private clin...
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Objective measures of physical performance associated with depression and/or anxiety in midlife Singaporean women
Conclusions: Weak upper and lower body physical performances were associated with depressive and anxiety symptoms in midlife Singaporean women. Future trials are required to determine whether strengthening exercises that improve physical performance could help reduce depressive and anxiety symptoms in midlife women. Video Summary: Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/MENO/A419. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Prevalence of sarcopenia and associated factors in climacteric women of the Colombian Caribbean
Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of sarcopenia and associated factors in climacteric middle-aged women. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study carried out in Colombian Caribbean women (40-59 y, n = 403), who were surveyed with a form that included sociodemographic information and two validated tools (the Menopause Rating Scale and the SF-36 Health questionnaire). Calf circumference, handgrip, and gait speed were measured. Low muscle mass (calf circumference (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Change over time in patient-reported symptoms and quality of life in Edmonton interdisciplinary menopause clinics: preliminary cohort study of clinic patients and waitlist patients
Conclusion: Women attending specialized menopause clinics experienced improvement in symptoms and QOL, whereas women on the waitlists did not experience these changes. Video Summary: Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/MENO/A418. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

High risk for cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors
Objective: Breast cancer patients have a higher mortality risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) than women from the general population. CVD risk may increase significantly in postmenopausal women with early-stage breast cancer. The aim of this study was to evaluate risk factors for CVD in postmenopausal breast cancer survivors. Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 96 postmenopausal breast cancer survivors were compared with 192 postmenopausal women. The main group included women with amenorrhea>12 months, aged ≥45 years, with breast cancer, and without established CVD. The control group fulfilled the same crit...
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Is core temperature the trigger of a menopausal hot flush?
Objective: Menopausal hot flushes negatively impact quality of life and may be a biomarker of cardiovascular and metabolic disease risk; therefore understanding the physiology of hot flushes is important. Current thinking is that a small elevation (∼0.03-0.05oC) in core temperature surpasses a sweating threshold (that is reduced in the menopause), sweating is activated, and a hot flush ensues. Nevertheless, more recent studies examining thermoregulatory control question whether core temperature per se can explain the trigger for a hot flush. The primary aim of this study was to assess the contribution of increases in...
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Multiple pregnancies and the risk of diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women
Objective: We aimed to investigate whether the number of pregnancies during childbearing age was associated with diabetes in postmenopausal women with no history of gestational diabetes. Methods: Our data source was the continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999 to 2014. We selected 9,138 postmenopausal women over 40 years old who did not have a history of gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Logistic regression analyses were applied for the association of the number of pregnancies with diabetes. Results: We found women with ≥4 pregnancies had significantly greater fasting plasma glucose ...
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Menopausal hot flashing and endothelial function in two vascular beds: findings from a cross-sectional study of postmenopausal women
Conclusions: Our data support the association of hot flashing with greater insulin resistance and lower macrovascular response. The paradoxical enhanced microvascular response in hot flashers could be the result of the net effect of thermoregulatory and nonnitric oxide-related pathways rather than of endothelial integrity. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Effects of ospemifene on genitourinary health assessed by prospective vulvar-vestibular photography and vaginal/vulvar health indices
Objective: To prospectively evaluate the effects of ospemifene on the vulva and vagina in postmenopausal women using vulvar-vestibular photography and direct visual assessments. Methods: Postmenopausal women (aged 40-80 years) with moderate to severe vaginal dryness as their most bothersome symptom (MBS) were randomized to daily ospemifene 60 mg or placebo in this 12-week, multicenter, double-blind, phase 3 study. Vulvar-vestibular photographic images were captured at baseline and week 12 and were independently assessed with the Vulvar Imaging Assessment Scale (VIAS). Changes from baseline in Vaginal and Vulvar Heal...
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Public survey reactions to an arts-based educational menopausal hot flash exhibit
Conclusions: The exhibit concept art was appealing and was reported to have a positive impact on the public. Study findings provide support for building the exhibit full-scale as a traveling educational resource that might change public discourse around menopausal hot flashes. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Focus group reactions to an arts-based educational exhibit on menopausal hot flashes
Conclusions: The concept art is an appropriate tool for improving knowledge and communication about hot flashes. Displaying the concept art and/or future full-scale exhibit in healthcare settings or public venues may facilitate learning and communication among three groups—menopausal women, healthcare providers, and others. (Source: Menopause)
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research

Cognitive behavior therapy for menopausal symptoms (CBT-Meno): a randomized controlled trial
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy for menopausal symptoms (CBT-Meno) compared with a waitlist condition (no active intervention). A randomized controlled trial was conducted with 71 perimenopausal or postmenopausal women who were seeking treatment for menopausal symptoms. Methods: Blind assessments were conducted at baseline, 12 weeks postbaseline, and 3 months post-treatment. An intention-to-treat analysis was conducted. CBT-Meno sessions included psychoeducation, and cognitive and behavioral strategies for vasomotor and depressive symptoms, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and sexu...
Source: Menopause - August 28, 2019 Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research