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Migraine and Menopause: Introductory video

Published on: 01.07.2021
Associated with: Menopause. 28(1):96-101, January 2021

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Creator: Kirsten Dickins
Duration: 4:33
Kirsten Dickins, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Yvonne L. Munn Center for Nursing Research at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses findings from her brief report: “Behavioral and psychological health inequities in income disparate perimenopausal women”, which describes stark differences between income disparate and non-income disparate perimenopausal women in behavioral health (smoking, substance use history, BMI, exercise) and psychological health characteristics (depressed mood, anxiety, sleep). Next directions for clinicians and researchers invested in addressing disparities in peri- and postmenopausal women are discussed.
Creator: Susanna Savukoski
Duration: 3:54
Video summary of article “Onset of the climacteric phase by the mid-forties associated with impaired insulin sensitivity: a birth cohort study”, in which MD Susanna Savukoski tells about the study setting, its background and clinical importance.
Creator: Yi Zheng
Duration: 5:22
Age at menarche is predictive of cardiovascular health among young women, which may be used to identify high-risk population and guide targeted interventions to maintain and improve women’s cardiovascular health.
Creator: José Maria Soares Júnior
Duration: 6:30
1) Introduction and Significance of manuscript; 2) Innovation of study; 3) Clinical application; 4) Strengths and limitations; 5) Application of technique on the diary practice; 6) conclusion of study
Creator: Rachel Wong and Jay Jay Thaung Zaw
Duration: 04:26
The RESveratrol for Healthy Ageing in Women (RESHAW) study examined the effects of 12-month resveratrol supplementation on health outcomes relevant to postmenopausal women such as cognitive function, mood, cerebrovascular function, cardiometabolic markers, bone health, wellbeing and physical function. This paper reports the one of the secondary outcomes of the RESHAW study. In this video, authors Rachel Wong and Jay Jay Thaung Zaw outline the findings on aspects of wellbeing following resveratrol supplementation in postmenopausal women.
Duration: 6:02
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Creator: Martha Hickey
Duration: 4:01
Description of what a core outcome set is, the process of development and the protocol for developing a core outcome set for menopausal symptoms
Creator: Chia-Kuang Tsai
Duration: 3:47
This study highlighted the correlation between number of pregnancies and cognitive malfunction in postmenopausal females. Women with more pregnancies had poorer cognitive performance, especially those who had their last pregnancy after 28 years of age and less than 12 years of education. Giving birth early in life and adequate education may be beneficial to prevent or delay cognitive impairment.
Creator: Yamnia I. Cortés
Duration: 3:23
In this video, Dr. Yamnia I. Cortés provides a summary of an investigation in the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation, “Impact of nulliparity, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and gestational diabetes on vasomotor symptoms in midlife women.”
Creator: Chase Latour
Duration: 3:08
This video provides an introduction to our study “Maternal age at last birth and leukocyte telomere length in a nationally representative population of peri- and postmenopausal women.” We highlight what our study accomplishes in the context of current research regarding reproductive health decisions, telomeres, and long-term health. Specifically, our data indicate that the association between later age at last birth and longer telomere length is robust to study population. We then go on suggest that future studies consider answering these types of questions in prospective data so that we can begin to disentangle causal mechanisms that could be leading to this association.
Creator: Peter Schnatz, Matthew Nudy, Darryl Bickell
Duration: 4:52
This video summarizes the research article published in Menopause entitled “The severity of vasomotor symptoms and number of menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women and select clinical health outcomes in the Women's Health Initiative Calcium and Vitamin D Randomized Clinical Trial”. Peter Schnatz and Matthew Nudy discuss the study design, menopausal symptoms recorded, outcomes assessed and the results. Having more moderate and severe menopausal symptoms was associated with increased cardiovascular disease and stroke. In addition, the clinical significance of the results are discussed.
Creator: Jennie Mastroianni, DNP
Duration: 5:18
Genitourinary syndrome of menopause (GSM) affects nearly 50% of postmenopausal women. Yet, it is a problem that is difficult for both providers and patients to discuss—particularly the impact of GSM symptoms on a women’s daily activities. This quality improvement project implemented the Day-to-Day Impact of Vaginal Aging (DIVA) questionnaire to improve the identification and diagnosis of GSM. Our findings support the use of the DIVA questionnaire as an efficient tool in a busy women’s health practice setting to facilitate GSM identification and diagnosis.
Creator: Ekta Kapoor
Duration: 3:29
Summary of a pilot study on the efficacy of lorcaserin for weight loss and menopausal vasomotor symptoms
Creator: Alexander Conley
Duration: 2:48
This video describes the results from a recent study investigating the association between subjective cognitive complaints and gray-matter volume in a sample of postmenopausal women aged 50-60 years.
Creator: Jennifer Gordon
Duration: 3:45
Summary of “Perimenopausal vasomotor symptoms and the cortisol awakening response”
Creator: Pauline M. Maki, PhD., Senior Author
Duration: 4:00
This video summarizes findings from a study by Fogel et al. entitled “Physiologic Vasomotor Symptoms are Associated with Verbal Memory Dysfunction in Breast Cancer Survivors”
Creator: Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA
Duration: 5:25
This video explains how weight promoting medications may lead to weight gain in women during menopause. It should be noted that hormonal changes associated with menopause already lead to weight gain. However, weight gain may be exacerbated with the use of several commonly prescribed medications.
Creator: Cristina Laguna Benetti-Pinto
Duration: 3:40
Hormone therapy is used in women with POI to minimize the effects of early hypoestrogenism. The video presents the results of treatment using oral contraceptives combined continuously, without pause, compared to other conventional hormonal therapies and the variation in bone mineral density.
Creator: Dr McClung
Duration: 4:59
This video describes results of a study evaluating the effects of an osteoporosis treatment regimen of abaloparatide for 18 months followed by alendronate for 2 years on bone mineral density and general safety in a group of very elderly women.
Creator: Angelo Cagnacci
Duration: 4:32
This video describes a difference in blood pressure modification during the administration of phytoestrogens, acupuncture or hormones for the treatment of climacteric symptoms. Blood pressure decreases during phytoestrogens or acupuncture but not hormones administration. Possible mechanisms and implications are discussed.