Long-term Use of Hormone Replacement Therapy is Associated With a Lower Risk of Developing High-risk Serrated Polyps in Women

Dylan E O’Sullivan   et al (J Clin Gastroenterol. 2021 Aug 18. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001606.) reported data from a cross-sectional study of 1384 women undergoing screening-related colonoscopy between 2008 and 2016 were analyzed. Modified Poisson regression models with robust error variance were used to determine the relative risk (RR) of developing adenomatous polyps, serrated polyps, high-risk adenomatous…

Age at menopause and risk of lung cancer: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Hsin-Fang Chung et al Maturitas 2021 Nov;153:1-10.   Abstract Previous reviews have found that menstrual and reproductive factors are associated with lung cancer risk, but evidence on a possible association with age at menopause is inconsistent. This review aimed to determine the association of early and late menopause with lung cancer risk. Publications were reviewed and…

Effect of Fractional Carbon Dioxide Laser vs Sham Treatment on Symptom Severity in Women With Postmenopausal Vaginal Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial

  Fiona G Li et al JAMA 2021 Oct 12;326(14):1381-1389 evaluated the efficacy of fractional carbon dioxide laser for treatment of vaginal symptoms associated with menopause in a double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled trial with 12-month follow-up at a single tertiary referral hospital in Sydney, Australia. Enrollment commenced on September 19, 2016, with final follow-up on June…

Menopausal symptoms in epithelial ovarian cancer survivors: a GINECO VIVROVAIRE2 study

F Gernier et al Gynecol Oncol. 2021 Oct 11; S0090-8258(21)01419-0.   Epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) and its treatments have negative effects on long-term quality of life (QoL) and fatigue. The present multicenter study ( n = 166, with relapse-free ≥3 years after the end of treatment) investigated the main menopausal symptoms and gynecological management of…

Menopause Per se Is Associated with Coronary Artery Calcium Score: Results from the ELSA-Brasil

Marília I H Fonseca 1 et al  J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2021 Sep 14.  doi:  0.1089/jwh.2021.0182. Online ahead of print.   Background: Menopause and aging deteriorate the metabolic profile, but little is known about how they independently contribute to structural changes in coronary arteries. We compared a broad cardiometabolic risk profile of women according to their menopausal status and…

Global consensus recommendations on menopause in the workplace: A European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) position statement

NEW PUBLICATION: EMAS is extremely proud to announce the EMAS 2021 Global Recommendations on Menopause in the Workplace. This will be followed by a Menopause Charter for employers and a Self-Assessment tool for employers and managers. Read more: https://emas-online.org/emas-and-menopause-in-the-workplace-2021 Menopause in the Workplace

Topical estrogens and non-hormonal preparations for postmenopausal vulvovaginal atrophy: An EMAS clinical guide

Vulvovaginal atrophy is a chronic condition caused by estrogen deficiency which affects around 50% of postmenopausal women.  EMAS has published a clinical guide on the use of both topical estrogens and non-hormonal lubricants and moisturizers so that treatment can be individualized. Read more https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037851222100061X

EMAS and IGCS Position statement on managing the menopause after gynecological cancer

February 11, 2020 – European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) and International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS) Position statement on managing the menopause after gynecological cancer Worldwide, 1.3 million new gynecological cancer cases are diagnosed each year. Treatment can result in loss of ovarian function and, in women under the age of 45, early menopause.  This position…

Management of urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women: an EMAS clinical guide Maturitas 2021; 143: 223–230

30 September 2020 – A new clinical guide by the European Menopause and Andropause Society (EMAS) on the management of urinary incontinence in postmenopausal women is published in Maturitas. Urinary incontinence affects over 1 in 2 women aged over 60 years. The clinical guide provides evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and management of this common…

Valaciclovir to prevent vertical transmission of cytomegalovirus after maternal primary infection during pregnancy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial

Keren Shahar-Nissan et al (Lancet. 2020 Oct 10;396(10257):1070. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)32075-4.PMID: 33038969) aimed to investigate whether valaciclovir can prevent vertical transmission of cytomegalovirus to the fetus in pregnant women with a primary infection acquired early in pregnancy using an RCT and assigned to oral valaciclovir (8 g per day, twice daily) or placebo from enrolment until…