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Tibolone (Tibella) - for short-term treatment of vasomotor symptoms due to estrogen deficiency in postmenopausal women, more than one year after menopause Search Page - Drug and Health Product Register Language selection Search and menus Search Search website Search Topics menu You are here: Summary Basis of Decision - - Health Canada Expand all Summary Basis of Decision (SBD) for Contact: Summary Basis of Decision (SBD) documents provide information related to the original authorization
Type and timing of menopausal hormone therapy and breast cancer risk: individual participant meta-analysis of the worldwide epidemiological evidence. Published findings on breast cancer risk associated with different types of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) are inconsistent, with limited information on long-term effects. We bring together the epidemiological evidence, published and unpublished, on these associations, and review the relevant randomised evidence.Principal analyses used (...) never users.During prospective follow-up, 108 647 postmenopausal women developed breast cancer at mean age 65 years (SD 7); 55 575 (51%) had used MHT. Among women with complete information, mean MHT duration was 10 years (SD 6) in current users and 7 years (SD 6) in past users, and mean age was 50 years (SD 5) at menopause and 50 years (SD 6) at starting MHT. Every MHT type, except vaginal oestrogens, was associated with excess breast cancer risks, which increased steadily with duration of use
Menopausal Estrogen-Alone Therapy and Health Outcomes in Women With and Without Bilateral Oophorectomy: A Randomized Trial. Whether health outcomes of menopausal estrogen therapy differ between women with and without bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy (BSO) is unknown.To examine estrogen therapy outcomes by BSO status, with additional stratification by 10-year age groups.Subgroup analyses of the randomized Women's Health Initiative Estrogen-Alone Trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT00000611).40 U.S
Testosterone replacement in menopause BRITISH MENOPAUSE SOCIETY T ool for clinicians Information for GPs and other health professionals 1 of 4 1 How much and where does it come from? Testosterone is an important female hormone. Healthy young women produce approximately 100 – 400 mcg per day. This represents three to four times the amount of estrogen produced by the ovaries. Approximately half of endogenous testosterone and precursors are derived from the ovaries e.g. androstenedione and half (...) from the adrenal glands e.g. dehydroepiandrosterone. Some of the effects are direct and some due to peripheral conversion to estrogen by aromatase. Testosterone levels naturally decline throughout a woman’s lifespan. Loss of testosterone is particularly profound after iatrogenic i.e. surgical and medical menopause and premature ovarian insufficiency when testosterone production decreases by more than 50%. 2 What is its role in women? Testosterone contributes to libido, sexual arousal and orgasm
Menopause and the Workplace Guidance: what to consider BRITISH MENOPAUSE SOCIETY T ool for clinicians Information for GPs and other health professionals 1 of 3 Menopause and the workplace guidance: what to consider This factsheet provides a ‘how-to’ guide for employers and relevant staff within organisations that are considering writing their own guidance on the menopause. Introduction • In 2019, there are over 4.3million employed women in the UK aged 45-60. 1 • Given the average age (...) of a women’s menopause is 51 years 2 , a significant number of employed women will be working through their menopausal transition. • The experiences of the menopausal transition varies enormously between women. Some women will have no symptoms but most women will experience at least one symptom. 2 Up to a third of women will experience severe menopausal symptoms that can impact on their quality of life. 3,4 • It is the work context that women report greater difficulty in managing symptoms 5,6 and can feel
British Menopause Society update on HRT supply shortages British Menopause Society further update on HRT supply shortages | British Menopause Society Search for: News 2019-08-23T12:14:14+01:00 23 August 2019 | In response to the ongoing HRT shortages, the British Menopause Society has produced this further update on the current availability of HRT products. This provides guidance to BMS members and clinical practitioners who may be experiencing difficulties with HRT supplies. There continues (...) . Available. Zumenon® 1mg oestradiol and 2mg oestradiol. Shortage of supplies. Elleste Solo™ MX patches 40mcg transdermal oestradiol. Available. Elleste Solo™ MX patches 80mcg transdermal oestradiol. Available. Mylan’s manufacturing partner continues to experience interruptions in the production of certain strengths of Elleste™, their Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). They have informed us that they will continue to provide updates on timing for resolution, as they receive them; to the British Menopause
Are vaginal estradiol tablets (Vagifem) effective for genitourinary syndrome of menopause? Tools for Practice is proudly sponsored by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). ACFP is a provincial, professional voluntary organization, representing more than 4,800 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students in Alberta. Established over sixty years ago, the ACFP strives for excellence in family practice through advocacy, continuing medical education and primary care (...) research. www.acfp.ca June 10, 2019 Verifying the value of vaginal estradiol tablets Clinical Question: Are vaginal estradiol tablets (Vagifem®) effective for genitourinary syndrome of menopause? Bottom Line: Vaginal estradiol tablets are likely no better than placebo vaginal gel for reducing “most bothersome symptom scores” (mainly dyspareunia). However, compared to placebo vaginal tablets, they reduce symptoms (example: treatment “success” at 12 months in 86% versus 41% placebo). A non-medicated
Efficacy of Internet-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment-Induced Menopausal Symptoms in Breast Cancer Survivors: Results of a Randomized Controlled Trial We evaluated the effect of Internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT), with or without therapist support, on the perceived impact of hot flushes and night sweats (HF/NS) and overall levels of menopausal symptoms (primary outcomes), sleep quality, HF/NS frequency, sexual functioning, psychological distress, and health (...) -related quality of life in breast cancer survivors with treatment-induced menopausal symptoms.We randomly assigned 254 breast cancer survivors to a therapist-guided or a self-managed iCBT group or to a waiting list control group. The 6-week iCBT program included psycho-education, behavior monitoring, and cognitive restructuring. Questionnaires were administered at baseline and at 10 weeks and 24 weeks postrandomization. We used mixed-effects models to compare the intervention groups with the control
Management of genitourinary syndrome of menopause in women with or at high risk for breast cancer: consensus recommendations from The North American Menopause Society and The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health CONSENSUS RECOMMENDATIONS Managementofgenitourinarysyndromeofmenopauseinwomenwith orathighriskforbreastcancer:consensusrecommendationsfromThe North American Menopause Society and The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health Stephanie S (...) , CCD, NCMP, IF, FACOG, 14 Shari B. Goldfarb, MD, 15 and Sheryl A. Kingsberg, PhD 16 Abstract TheobjectiveofTheNorthAmericanMenopauseSociety(NAMS)andTheInternationalSocietyfortheStudyof Women’s Sexual Health (ISSWSH) Expert Consensus Panel was to create a point of care algorithm for treating genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) in women with or at high risk for breast cancer. The consensus recommendationswillassisthealthcareprovidersinmanagingGSMwithagoalofimprovingthecareandqualityof life
MenopauseMenopause - Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search Menopause Last reviewed: February 2019 Last updated: February 2019 Summary The diagnosis is clinical, based on the absence of menses for 12 months, and does not require further testing for appropriately presenting patients. Oestrogen therapy is an effective treatment for the management of menopausal symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats (...) , and is unlikely to increase the risk of stroke or venous thrombosis above that of non-users. Non-hormonal interventions may help women who have a contraindication to, or cannot tolerate, HT. However, they are less effective than HT in controlling menopausal symptoms. Definition Onset of the menopause is heralded by the cessation of menses for at least 12 consecutive months, without some other reason for amenorrhoea (such as pregnancy, hormone therapy, or other medical condition). No further testing
Treatments for reducing menopausal hot flushes are ranked for effectiveness Treatments for reducing menopausal hot flushes are ranked for effectiveness Discover Portal Discover Portal Treatments for reducing menopausal hot flushes are ranked for effectiveness Published on 25 July 2017 doi: A combination of oestrogen and progestogen via patches is the best treatment for menopause symptoms. Other options may be less beneficial, including tablets combining oestrogen and progestogen, and non (...) -hormonal treatments, isoflavones and black cohosh, though they may have other benefits. There is no evidence to support the use of antidepressants. Menopause affects women’s personal life and work life, but many don’t seek help from healthcare professionals. It is important to identify the most effective and safest treatment to help women in this transitional period. This review compared treatment options for the short-term management of hot flushes and night sweats in women aged 45 years or older who
Effects of acute dietary nitrate supplementation on aortic blood pressures and pulse wave characteristics in post-menopausal women. Consumption of nitrate-rich beetroot juice can lower blood pressure in peripheral as well as central arteries and may exert additional hemodynamic benefits (e.g. reduced aortic wave reflections). The specific influence of nitrate supplementation on arterial pressures and aortic wave properties in postmenopausal women, a group that experiences accelerated increases (...) ± 1 yr) before and 100 min after consumption of 140 ml of either nitrate-rich (9.7 mmol, 0.6 gm NO3-) or nitrate-depleted beetroot juice on randomized visits approximately 10 days apart (cross-over design). Ten young premenopausal women (22 ± 1 yr) served as a reference (non-supplemented) cohort.Brachial and derived-aortic variables showed the expected age-associated differences in these women (all p < 0.05). In post-menopausal women, nitrate supplementation reduced (p < 0.05 vs. placebo visit
Mindfulness-based stress reduction for menopausal symptoms after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (PURSUE study): a randomised controlled trial To assess the short- and long-term effects of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) on the resulting quality of life, sexual functioning, and sexual distress after risk-reducing salpingo-oophorectomy (RRSO).Randomised controlled trial.A specialised family cancer clinic of the university medical center Groningen.Sixty-six women carriers (...) of the BRCA1/2 mutation who developed at least two moderate-to-severe menopausal symptoms after RRSO.Women were randomised to an 8-week MBSR training programme or to care as usual (CAU).Change in the Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire (MENQOL), the Female Sexual Function Index, and the Female Sexual Distress Scale, administered from baseline at 3, 6, and 12 months. Linear mixed modelling was applied to compare the effect of MBSR with CAU over time.At 3 and 12 months, there were statistically
Acupuncture for symptoms in menopause transition: a randomized controlled trial Acupuncture has been used for women during menopause transition, but evidence is limited.We sought to evaluate the efficacy of electroacupuncture on relieving symptoms of women during menopause transition.We conducted a prospective, multicenter, randomized, participant-blinded trial in China mainland. Subjects were randomized to receive 24 treatment sessions of electroacupuncture at traditional acupoints or sham (...) electroacupuncture at nonacupoints over 8 weeks with 24 weeks' follow-up. Primary outcome was the change from baseline in the total score of Menopause Rating Scale at week 8. Secondary outcomes included the changes from baseline in the average 24-hour hot flash score, the Menopause Rating Scale subscale scores, the total score of Menopause-Specific Quality of Life Questionnaire and its subscales, and serum female hormones. All analyses were performed with a 2-sided P value of < .05 considered significant based
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Mindfulness, cognitive behavioural and behaviour-based therapy for natural and treatment-induced menopausal symptoms: a systematic review and meta-analysis During menopause women experience vasomotor and psychosexual symptoms that cannot entirely be alleviated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Besides, HRT is contraindicated after breast cancer.To review the evidence on the effectiveness of psychological interventions in reducing symptoms associated with menopause in natural or treatment (...) -induced menopausal women.Medline/Pubmed, PsycINFO, EMBASE and AMED were searched until June 2017.Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) concerning natural or treatment-induced menopause, investigating mindfulness or (cognitive-)behaviour-based therapy were selected. Main outcomes were frequency of hot flushes, hot flush bother experienced, other menopausal symptoms and sexual functioning.Study selection and data extraction were performed by two independent researchers. A meta-analysis was performed
Longitudinal Effects of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy on the Quality of Life of Post-menopausal Women with Non-metastatic ER+ Breast Cancer: A Systematic Review. Anti-estrogen (ER) endocrine therapy is an effective treatment strategy in reducing breast cancer mortality. This therapy has a better therapeutic index than chemotherapy but can still affect patients' quality of life (QOL) over time.The objectives of this systematic review were to (1) describe QOL instruments used in ER-positive (ER (...) +) non-metastatic breast cancer trials and (2) document the longitudinal effects of adjuvant endocrine therapy on the QOL of post-menopausal women with ER+ non-metastatic breast cancer.We searched three electronic bibliographic databases for articles published from inception to October 2017 that described (1) a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of non-metastatic breast cancer containing an adjuvant endocrine regimen in at least one arm; (2) the use of a patient self-report measure assessing general
[Gender Features of Radical Oxidation of Lipids in Menopausal Women and Men in Andropause]. Our aim was to assess lipid peroxidation ― antioxidant protection in menopausal women and men in andropause and to compare these processes in different gender and age groups.74 women and 37 men were examined. This study was a prospective, randomized cohort study. Women were divided into perimenopausal group (n=22, mean age 49.03±3.13), postmenopausal group (n=15, mean age 54.43±4.54) and control (n=37 (...) by 43% (p<0,05), α-tocopherol by 24% (p<0.05), SOD activity by 9% (p<0.05).Coefficient oxidative stress in perimenopausal women was 2,5, in postmenopausal ― 3,48, in andropause ― 0,97.Expressed lipid peroxidation activity is more physiological in andropause than in menopause. Men in andropause have large functional reserves and adaptive capacity than menopausal women.
Should This Patient Receive Hormone Therapy for Her Menopausal Symptoms?: Grand Rounds Discussion From Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Hormone therapy (HT) was widely prescribed in the 1980s and 1990s and has been controversial since the initial results of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial in the early 2000s suggested that it increased risk for breast cancer and coronary heart disease and did not prolong life. However, more recent data and reexamination of the WHI results suggest (...) that HT is safe and effective for many women when used around the time of menopause. Two experts debate the 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society, which recommends HT as first-line treatment of vasomotor symptoms, and apply it to the care of Ms. R, a 52-year-old woman with severe hot flashes, sleep disturbance, and irritability.