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Jul 15, 2018 Issue
The Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Fracture, Dementia, and Cancer After Long-Term Hormone Therapy in Perimenopausal and Postmenopausal Women [Medicine by the Numbers]

Long-term hormone therapy decreased the risk of all fractures, including hip and vertebral fractures. However, the risks far outweighed the benefits of this intervention.


Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women [Putting Prevention into Practice]

D.M. is a 52-year-old woman who presents to your office for a well-woman visit. She has been menopausal since 50 years of age and has no significant medical or surgical history. She is up to date on her recommended screenings, with normal mammography and colonoscopy results, and has no history of an...


Apr 15, 2018 Issue
Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions in Postmenopausal Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women and the use of estrogen alone for the primary prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women who have had a hysterectomy.


Mar 15, 2018 Issue
Minimal Effect of ERT on Sexual Function in Menopausal Women [POEMs]

Transdermal, but not oral, estrogen produced a small improvement in sexual function scores in menopausal women. The increases were very small and may not be noticeable by most women.


Dec 1, 2017 Issue
Transdermal Estrogen and Progestogen Most Effective to Reduce Menopausal Vasomotor Symptoms [POEMs]

Transdermal estrogen plus progestogen, or oral estrogen plus progestogen, is the treatment most likely to effectively reduce the frequency of vasomotor symptoms among menopausal women. Isoflavones and black cohosh were found to be better than placebo.


Dec 1, 2016 Issue
Hormone Therapy and Other Treatments for Symptoms of Menopause [Article]

Hormone therapy is the most effective treatment for the vasomotor symptoms of menopause, although the risks and benefits should be discussed with patients. Patients with genitourinary syndrome of menopause may benefit from vaginal estrogen, nonhormonal vaginal moisturizers, or ospemifene.


Feb 15, 2016 Issue
Conjugated Estrogens/Bazedoxifene (Duavee) for Menopausal Symptoms [STEPS]

Conjugated estrogens/bazedoxifene is effective for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and may be better tolerated than conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone. It will maintain bone mineral density in the lumbar spine and hip, but its effect on fractures is not known. Cardiovascular safety beyond two years is not known.


Sep 1, 2014 Issue
ACOG Releases Clinical Guidelines on Management of Menopausal Symptoms [Practice Guidelines]

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has provided recommendations for the treatment of vasomotor and vaginal symptoms related to menopause.


Mar 15, 2013 Issue
Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against the use of combined estrogen and progestin for the prevention of chronic conditions in postmenopausal women.


Mar 15, 2013 Issue
Menopausal Hormone Therapy for the Primary Prevention of Chronic Conditions [Putting Prevention into Practice]

Case Study: A 59-year-old healthy, postmenopausal woman presents for a routine health maintenance visit. She has an intact uterus and no history of skeletal fractures. She asks if menopausal hormone therapy would help prevent chronic illness, specifically stroke and dementia.


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