Navigation Links
EMAS publishes position statements about the post-reproductive health of women
Date:9/2/2010

Amsterdam, 2 September, 2010 - Elsevier announced today the publication of four important position statements from the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) in the journal Maturitas (http://www.maturitas.org/) on common management problems in the post-reproductive health of women. The statements cover the management of the menopause in the context of obesity, epilepsy, endometriosis and premature ovarian failure. Each statement has summary recommendations as a quick aid for the busy clinician.

"The expanding ageing female population means that clinicians increasingly have to deal with post-reproductive health problems," said Professor Serge Rozenberg, President of EMAS. "EMAS has risen to the challenge and is providing clear guidance on the position statements covering both hormone and non hormone therapy (HT) options, as well as complementary and alternative therapies."

The statements were published in the July 2010 issue and are summarized as follows:

(1) Obesity: Obesity affects about 20% of the adult world population and 44% of postmenopausal women. Obesity is a major risk factor for many diseases including diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia and hypertension resulting in cardiovascular disease, as well as venous thromboembolism and breast and endometrial cancer. Thus transdermal (patch, gel) HT is preferred over oral tablets because of the reduced risk of venous thromboembolism. (doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.03.025)

(2) Epilepsy: Women with epilepsy may undergo the menopause 3- 5 years early and can be at increased risk of osteoporortic fracture depending on their antiepileptic drug use. If HT is used, these women need to be closely monitored by specialists. Calcium and vitamin D supplements should be considered. Herbal preparations should be avoided as their efficacy is uncertain and they may interact with anti epileptic drugs. (doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.03.026)

(3) Endometriosis: Endometriosis is a debilitating gynaecological condition frequently associated with infertility and abdominal pain. A major concern with HT is disease recurrence and the authors conclude that, although the available data are limited, it may be safer to prescribe either continuous combined estrogenprogestogen hormone therapies or tibolone in both hysterectomised and non-hysterectomised. Women not needing or not wanting HT or those who are advised against should be offered alternative treatment for climacteric symptoms or skeletal protection. (doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.04.018)

(4) Premature ovarian failure: Premature ovarian failure (POF) is the menopause before the age of 40 which may occur naturally or after surgery or chemotherapy. Untreated, it increases the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, dementia, Parkinsonism, and general cognitive decline. Therefore, the statement clearly recommends the use of HT until the average age of the natural menopause, i.e. the early 50s. (doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2010.04.011)


'/>"/>

Contact: Greyling Peoples
g.peoples@elsevier.com
31-204-853-323
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. NEJM Publishes Trial Results Demonstrating Bard FLAIR Endovascular Stent Graft Is Superior To Balloon Angioplasty For Failing Dialysis Grafts
2. Cancer publishes study confirming disparity in breast cancer treatment
3. Board Certified Renal Specialist, Nina Kolbe, Publishes Second Edition of Kidney Health Gourmet: A Diet Guide and Kidney Friendly Recipes for People Not on Dialysis
4. kajeet Publishes Free Guidelines for Teen and Tween Cell Phone Use
5. Stonebranch Publishes Healthcare IT White Paper
6. ASTRO publishes supplement on protecting cancer patients by reducing radiation doses, side effects
7. EHRtv.com Publishes Over 40 Video Interviews from HIMSS10
8. Dental Practice Marketing Specialist Publishes 1st Article for LIVESTRONG.COM
9. ATS publishes joint statement on renal failure in the ICU patient
10. Questia Online Library Publishes Top Research Topics of 2010 Spring Semester
11. Better Hearing Institute Publishes Comprehensive Consumer Guide to Buying Hearing Aids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Viejo, California (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... are fully customizable inside of Final Cut Pro X," said Christina Austin - CEO ... another unique style. Final Cut Pro X users can now reveal the ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... technology to revolutionize the emergency ambulance transport experience for the millions of people ... how Uber has disrupted the taxi industry through the use of technology. Now, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... On June 10-11, 2016, A Forever Recovery, a holistic treatment center ... Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, where the rehabilitation facility is located. This annual ... the world’s leading providers of cereal and other breakfast foods. Its residents often refer ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking ... American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical ... effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , June 24, 2016 ... in healthcare decisions and regulators/payers have placed more ... this new environment, patient support programs in the ... support for patients, medications. Consequently, pharmaceutical companies are ... to ensure they are providing products and services ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets ... Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report to ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, Composite ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components and ... dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or conformally ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... PUNE, India , June 24, 2016 ... "Pen Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety ... 12mm), Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase ... published by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for ... is expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: