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Pulse waves measured at the wrist uncover often-missed artery changes in menopausal women

Jul 28th, 2019 - Measuring a menopausal woman’s pulse wave at her wrist can detect circulatory system changes that aren’t evident with blood pressure readings. Menopause’s effect on these radial pulse wave harmonics can help explain why women in menopause are at heightened cardiovascular disease risk.

Opportunistic Salpingectomy as a Strategy for Epithelial Ovarian Cancer Prevention

Mar 25th, 2019 - Opportunistic salpingectomy may offer obstetrician–gynecologists and other health care providers the opportunity to decrease the risk of ovarian cancer in their patients who are already undergoing pelvic surgery for benign disease. By performing salpingectomy when patients undergo an operation during which the fallopian tubes could be removed in addition to the primary surgical procedure (eg, h.

The Use of Antimüllerian Hormone in Women Not Seeking Fertility Care

Mar 25th, 2019 - Antimüllerian hormone is produced by the granulosa cells surrounding each oocyte in the developing ovarian follicle. The production and serum levels of antimüllerian hormone at any given time are reflective of a woman’s ovarian reserve, and multiple studies have demonstrated that antimüllerian hormone levels decline across the reproductive lifespan.

Patients' Hopes for Advanced Cancer Treatment
DeMartini, J. et. al.

Jan 30th, 2019 - Advanced cancer patients harbor a range of treatment hopes. These hopes often are not discussed with key members of the health care team. Younger age and lack of discussion of hopes with primary care physicians may lead to less realistic hopes for cure.

National Survey of Oncologists at National Cancer Institute–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers: Attitudes, Knowledge, and Practice Behaviors About LGBTQ Patients With Cancer
Schabath, M. et. al.

Jan 15th, 2019 - This was the first nationwide study, to our knowledge, of oncologists assessing attitudes, knowledge, and institutional practices of LGBTQ patients with cancer. Overall, there was limited knowledge about LGBTQ health and cancer needs but a high interest in receiving education regarding this community.

Brain death, the determination of brain death, and member guidance for brain death accommoda...
Russell, J.

Jan 1st, 2019 - The American Academy of Neurology holds the following positions regarding brain death and its determination, and provides the following guidance to its members who encounter resistance to brain death, its determination, or requests for accommodation including continued use of organ support technology despite neurologic determination of death.

Lifestyle Management: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2019

Dec 17th, 2018 - DSMES services facilitate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for optimal diabetes self-care and incorporate the needs, goals, and life experiences of the person with diabetes. The overall objectives of DSMES are to support informed decision making, self-care behaviors, problem-solving, and active collaboration with the health care team to improve clinical outcomes, health status, an...

ANA Position Statement: Nursing Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Populations

Nov 18th, 2018 - The purpose of this position statement is to reinforce the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) recognition that nurses must deliver culturally congruent care and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, or questioning (LGBTQ+) populations.

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Piercy, Katrina L.

Nov 11th, 2018 - Approximately 80% of US adults and adolescents are insufficiently active. Physical activity fosters normal growth and development and can make people feel, function, and sleep better and reduce risk of many chronic diseases.

Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Transgender and Gender-Diverse Children and Adol...
Rafferty, J.,et al.

Sep 30th, 2018 - As a traditionally underserved population that faces numerous health disparities, youth who identify as transgender and gender diverse (TGD) and their families are increasingly presenting to pediatric providers for education, care, and referrals. The need for more formal training, standardized treatment, and research on safety and medical outcomes often leaves providers feeling ill equipped to.

Guidelines for the Evaluation and Treatment of Perimenopausal Depression: Summary and Recomm...
Maki, P.

Sep 4th, 2018 - There is a new appreciation of the perimenopause—defined as the early and late menopause transition stages as well as the early postmenopause—as a window of vulnerability for the development of both depressive symptoms and major depressive episodes. However, clinical recommendations on how to identify, characterize and treat clinical depression are lacking.

Marriage and Family Building Equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Inters...
Committee on Health Care for Underserved Women

Aug 31st, 2018 - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reaffirms its support of unrestricted access to legal marriage for all adults. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists believes that no matter how a child comes into a family, all children and parents deserve equitable protections and access to available resources to maximize the health of that family unit.

Palliative Care in the Global Setting Resource-Stratified Guideline
Hibah Osman

May 7th, 2018 - The purpose of this new resource-stratified guideline is to provide expert guidance to clinicians and policymakers on implementing palliative care of patients with cancer and their caregivers in resource-constrained settings and is intended to complement the Integration of Palliative Care Into Standard Oncology Care: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update of 2016.

The Role of Transvaginal Ultrasonography in Evaluating the Endometrium of Women With Postmen...
Committee on Gynecologic Practice

Apr 30th, 2018 - Cancer of the endometrium is the most common type of gynecologic cancer in the United States. Vaginal bleeding is the presenting sign in more than 90% of postmenopausal women with endometrial carcinoma.

Impact of Healthy Lifestyle Factors on Life Expectancies in the US Population
Li, Y. et. al.

Apr 29th, 2018 - Americans have a shorter life expectancy compared with residents of almost all other high-income countries. We aim to estimate the impact of lifestyle factors on premature mortality and life expectancy in the US population.

Evaluation and Treatment of Hirsutism in Premenopausal Women: An Endocrine Society Clinical ...
Kathryn A. Martin

Mar 31st, 2018 - We suggest testing for elevated androgen levels in all women with an abnormal hirsutism score. We suggest against testing for elevated androgen levels in eumenorrheic women with unwanted local hair growth (i.

Lawful physician-hastened death: AAN position statement
Russell, J.

Feb 26th, 2018 - In 1998, the American Academy of Neurology published its prior position on physician-hastened death, titled “Assisted suicide, euthanasia, and the neurologist. ” In that statement, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) expressed its vigorous opposition to its members' participation in either physician-assisted suicide (PAS) (prescription without clinician administration) or euthanasia (prescri.

Lifestyle Management: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes—2018 - ADA Guideline
American Diabetes Association

Jan 30th, 2018 - Lifestyle management is a fundamental aspect of diabetes care and includes diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES), medical nutrition therapy (MNT), physical activity, smoking cessation counseling, and psychosocial care. Patients and care providers should focus together on how to optimize lifestyle from the time of the initial comprehensive medical evaluation, throughout all subs.

Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women
David C. Grossman

Dec 11th, 2017 - The USPSTF recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women. (D recommendation) The USPSTF recommends against the use of estrogen alone for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women who have had a hysterectomy.

Hormone Therapy in Postmenopausal Women: Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions
US Preventive Services Task Force

Nov 30th, 2017 - The USPSTF recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women. The USPSTF recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.

Scientific Background Report for the 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North Am...
The North American Menopause Society

Nov 30th, 2017 - The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) provides evidence-based and current best clinical practice recommendations for the use of hormone therapy (HT) in the treatment of menopause-related symptoms and, where appropriate, reviews the effects of HT on various health conditions at different stages of a woman’s life.

Endocrine Treatment of Gender-Dysphoric/Gender-Incongruent Persons: An Endocrine Society Cli...
Hembree, W.

Oct 31st, 2017 - To update the “Endocrine Treatment of Transsexual Persons: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline,” published by the Endocrine Society in 2009. This evidence-based guideline was developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach to describe the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence.

Use of compounded hormone therapy in the United States: report of The North American Menopau...
The North American Menopause Society

Aug 26th, 2017 - Overall, 9% of women were current users of HT, and 28% of all respondents were ever-users of HT. C-HT users represented 31% of ever-users of HT, 35% of current users of HT, and 41% of ever-users aged 40 to 49 years.

The road to equality: the successes and the needs of LGBTQ+ biomedical scientists: ASCB Guid...

Jun 27th, 2017 - The American Society For Cell Biology (ASCB) opinions on the successes and the needs of LGBTQ+ biomedical scientists.

Position Statement 13: Integration of Mental and General Health Care
National Mental Health America

Jun 12th, 2017 - Mental Health America (MHA) believes that treating the whole person through the integration of behavioral health[1] and general medical healthcare can save lives, reduce negative health outcomes, facilitate quality care, and promote efficiency and cost savings.

The 2017 hormone therapy position statement of The North American Menopause Society
The North American Menopause Society

Apr 5th, 2017 - Hormone therapy (HT) remains the most effective treatment for vasomotor symptoms (VMS) and the genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) and has been shown to prevent bone loss and fracture. The risks of HT differ depending on type, dose, duration of use, route of administration, timing of initiation, and whether a progestogen is used.

American Association Of Clinical Endocrinologists And American College Of Endocrinology Clin...
Pauline M. Camacho

Aug 31st, 2016 - Osteoporosis is a growing major public health problem with impacts on quality and quantity of life that cross medical, social, and economic lines. These guidelines were developed by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) with hopes of reducing the risk of osteoporosis-related fractures and thereby maintaining the quality of life for people with osteoporosis.

Consolidated guidelines on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations

Jun 30th, 2016 - Policy brief: 2016 updateOverviewIn this new consolidated guidelines document on HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, the World Health Organization brings together all existing guidance relevant to five key populations – men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, people in prisons and other closed settings, sex workers and transgender people – and updates.

Joint Statement on FDA MSM Deferral Policy: AABB Guideline
American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

May 31st, 2016 - AABB, America’s Blood Centers and the American Red Cross issued the following joint statement regarding the U. S.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy: NAMS Guideline

Jan 31st, 2016 - The term “bioidentical hormone therapy” began as a marketing term for custom-compounded hormones. The term now usually refers to compounds that have the same chemical and molecular structure as hormones that are produced in the body, the definition that NAMS uses.

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People
American Psychological Association

Nov 30th, 2015 - The purpose of the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People (hereafter Guidelines) is to assist psychologists in the provision of culturally competent, developmentally appropriate, and trans-affirmative psychological practice with TGNC people. Trans-affirmative practice is the provision of care that is respectful, aware, and supportive of the identi.

Access to fertility services by transgender persons: an Ethics Committee opinion: ASRM Guide...
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Aug 13th, 2015 - This statement explores the ethical considerations surrounding the provision of fertility services to transgender individuals and concludes that denial of access to fertility services is not justified.

Algorithm and mobile app for menopausal symptom management and hormonal/non-hormonal therapy...
The North American Menopause Society

Feb 28th, 2015 - The Menopause Decision-Support Algorithm and companion iPhone/iPad app, developed in collaboration with The North American Menopause Society (NAMS), are designed to help clinicians decide which patients are candidates for pharmacologic treatment of menopausal symptoms, understand what the treatment options are, and gain experience deciding among the options. Menopausal symptoms vary dramaticall.

Disease Risk: NAMS Guideline

Sep 30th, 2014 - Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in women worldwide. Major risk factors for CVD in women include age, hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus (DM), family history of premature CVD, smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and poor diet.

Clinical Issues: NAMS Guideline

Sep 30th, 2014 - Fertility declines with increasing age, notably after age 35 years, or approximately 15 years before menopause. Age-related declines in fertility have been confirmed in epidemiologic studies as well as by the observation of declining pregnancy rates with advancing age in cycles of donor insemination and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Midlife Body Changes: NAMS Guideline

Sep 30th, 2014 - Postmenopausal estrogen loss and aging accompanied by physiologic, vascular, neurologic, and histologic changes may result in vulvovaginal symptoms, including irritation, burning, itching, vaginal discharge, postcoital bleeding, and dyspareunia.

Government-approved Drugs for Menopause: NAMS Guideline

Sep 30th, 2014 - A wide variety of government-approved prescription therapies are available for menopausal symptoms in the United States and Canada. These include estrogens and progestogens as well as two recently approved nonhormonal therapies.

Therapy for Osteoporosis: NAMS Guideline

Sep 30th, 2014 - Prevention and management of osteoporosis in women begins with lifestyle approaches, such as eating a balanced diet, adequate calcium and vitamin D, appropriate exercise, avoiding cigarette smoke and excessive alcohol consumption, and preventing falls. For postmenopausal women at low risk of osteoporotic fracture, lifestyle approaches may be all that is needed.


Sep 30th, 2014 - Menopause is a normal physiologic event, defined as the final menstrual period (FMP) and reflecting loss of ovarian follicular function.

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause: new terminology for vulvovaginal atrophy from the Inter...
David J. Portman, Margery L.S. Gass

Jul 8th, 2014 - menopause (GSM) is a medically more accurate, all-encompassing, and publicly acceptable term than vulvovaginal atrophy. GSM is defined as a collection of symptoms and signs associated with a decrease in estrogen and other sex steroids involving changes to the labia majora/minora, clitoris, vestibule/introitus, vagina, urethra and bladder.

Robin Walsh

Dec 31st, 2013 - The World Health Organization describes “health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ”1 Prevention, wellness, and disease management services in the emergency department have the potential to benefit individual patients and their families, the emergency department environment, and the greater community by slowing the p.

Access to fertility treatment by gays, lesbians, and unmarried persons: a committee opinion:...
American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)

Oct 1st, 2013 - This statement explores the implications of reproduction by single individuals, unmarried heterosexual couples, and gay and lesbian couples, and concludes that ethical arguments supporting denial of access to fertility services on the basis ofbmarital status or sexual orientation cannot be justified. This document replaces the previous version of this document by the same name, published in Nov.

Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

Dec 31st, 2011 - The Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients were adopted by the APA Council of Representatives, Feb. 18-20, 2011, and replace the original Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients adopted by the Council, Feb.

The 2017 hormone therapy position statement of The North American Menopause Society.
Menopause (New York, N.Y.);

Jun 26th, 2017 - The 2017 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) updates the 2012 Hormone Therapy Position Statement of The North American Menopause Society and identifies future research needs. An Advisory Panel of clinicians and researchers expert in the field of women's health and menopause was recruited by NAMS to review the 2012 Position Statement, evaluate new li...

AACE Medical Guidelines for Clinical Practice for Diagnosis and Treatment of Menopause
Neil F. Goodman

Nov 30th, 2011 - This consensus document will present recommendations for the use of MHT for the relief of menopausal symptoms. It will consider the possible role of MHT in the prevention of chronic disorders associated with estrogen deficiency.

Management of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: 2010 position statement of The North Ame...
The North American Menopause Society

Dec 31st, 2009 - Osteoporosis, which is especially prevalent among older postmenopausal women, increases the risk of fractures. Hip and spine fractures are associated with particularly high morbidity and mortality in this population.

The North American Menopause Society Statement on Continuing Use of Systemic Hormone Th...
Menopause (New York, N.Y.);

Jun 2nd, 2015 - The North American Menopause Society Statement on Continuing Use of Systemic Hormone Therapy After Age 65.|2015| ,|drug effects,

Guidelines for the evaluation and treatment of perimenopausal depression: summary and r...
Menopause (New York, N.Y.); Maki PM, Kornstein SG et. al.

Sep 4th, 2018 - There is a new appreciation of the perimenopause - defined as the early and late menopause transition stages as well as the early postmenopause - as a window of vulnerability for the development of both depressive symptoms and major depressive episodes. However, clinical recommendations on how to identify, characterize and treat clinical depression are lacking. To address this gap, an expert pa...

Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Wome...
JAMA , Grossman DC et. al.

Dec 13th, 2017 - Menopause occurs at a median age of 51.3 years, and the average US woman who reaches menopause is expected to live another 30 years. The prevalence and incidence of most chronic conditions, such as coronary heart disease, dementia, stroke, fractures, and breast cancer, increase with age; however, the excess risk for these conditions that can be attributed to menopause alone is uncertain. Since ...

EULAR recommendations for women's health and the management of family planning, assiste...
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases; Andreoli L, Bertsias GK et. al.

Jul 27th, 2016 - Develop recommendations for women's health issues and family planning in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and/or antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). Systematic review of evidence followed by modified Delphi method to compile questions, elicit expert opinions and reach consensus. Family planning should be discussed as early as possible after diagnosis. Most women can have successful pregnancies a...