Climacteric Medicine - Where Do We Go?: Proceedings of the 4th Workshop of the International Menopause Society

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Hermann P.G. Schneider, Frederick Naftolin
CRC Press, Sep 22, 2004 - Medical - 256 pages
At a time when ongoing research and clinical investigation into the use of HRT in perimenopausal women are incomplete--and when certain controversies remain unresolved--this summary of current opinion and knowledge fills the need for authoritative reference on this topic. Written by a 'Blue Ribbon' panel, the book addresses the wide range of advanc
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
lack of Darwinian adaptation drives its physiology
4
2 A holistic approach to mature womens health and aging
9
3 Natural history of menopause studies and related efforts at the National Institute on Aging NIH
16
4 Major findings of the Melbourne Womens Midlife Health Project
27
5 The Womens Health in the Lund Area WHILA study
36
6 Adequately assessed quality of life
49
the Asian perspective
54
17 Specific products for individual therapy
130
18 Are all HRT preparations the same?
136
differences between hormone preparations?
145
effect of stage of menopause on outcomes
154
21 How representative are the results of the WHI for daily clinical decisions about hormone therapy in other regions of the world?
160
the validity of the epidemiological evidence
166
consequences for clinical practice
175
24 Do genes determine risk and benefits of hormone therapy?
179

8 Alternatives to hormone therapy in menopausal women
59
countryspecific aspects
89
10 Recent clinical data and the role of menopausal hormone therapy today
96
11 Impact on current clinical practice in Spain
101
12 A clinicians response to the WHI
104
13 Pharmacology during the menopausal transition
110
14 Some background considerations relevant to the evaluation of the effects of hormone therapy
120
15 Menopausal medicine and its potential drug development opportunities
122
16 Clinical background of prescribing tibolone
126
new pharmacological and endocrinological approaches
185
26 Future perspectives in hormone replacement therapy and menopause research
198
current priorities future directions
206
28 Natural history and progress of the menopause
212
29 Recommendations for hormone therapy based on the Womens Health Initiative
216
30 What hormone preparations will be available?
223
31 Guidelines for the hormone treatment of women in the menopausal transition and beyond
226
Index
231
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