Editor: Volodymyr Dvornyk

Current Topics in Menopause

eBook: US $79 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $217
Printed Copy: US $178
Library License: US $316
ISBN: 978-1-60805-515-9 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-60805-453-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2013
DOI: 10.2174/97816080545341130101

Introduction

Menopause is a significant event in a woman’s life as is generally considered as an indicator for senescence in women. Evidence suggests that menopause results in many psychological and postmenopausal health problems, such as anxiety, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, metabolic disorder and others. Menopausal symptoms and associated disorders are of great importance for public health as they influence the quality of life of affected individuals. Therefore proper management of menopause will definitely contribute to healthy aging and the overall well-being of women.

This e-book reviews recent progress in the research and management of menopause and associated health problems. It provides comprehensive coverage of both clinical aspects and basic research of menopause. Topics covered in this e-book include research findings about risk factors for complex medical conditions associated with menopause along with the treatment options for these conditions, with particular emphasis on hormone replacement therapy (HRT). These conditions include osteoporosis, dementia, cardiovascular diseases, obesity and diabetes mellitus.

Subsequent chapters detail on common oncological malignancies post menopause. The e-book concludes with a review of HRT treatment including its advantages and disadvantages followed by a review on risk factors, causes and complications of premature menopause occurring in women before an age of 40 years.

This e-book is a valuable guide for medical researchers and gynecological professionals with a focus on the pathophysiology and treatment of this medical condition.

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Contributors

Editor(s):
Volodymyr Dvornyk
University of Hong Kong
P.R. China




Contributor(s):
Yosefa Avraham
Department of Human Nutrition and Metabolism and School of Public Health
Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School
Jerusalem,
Israel


Eleni I. Boutati
Professor, Athens University Medical School, 2nd Department of Internal Medicine
Research Institute and Diabetes Center, Attikon University General Hospital
1 Rimini St
Athens, 12462
Greece


Volodymyr Dvornyk
Associate Professor, School of Biological Sciences
University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Pokfulam
Hong Kong SAR
PR China


Elizabeth Farrell
FRANZCOG, FRCOG, Professor, Head, Menopause Unit
Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health
246 Clayton Road, Clayton
Victoria, 3168
Australia


Antonia García-Martín
Bone Metabolic Unit, Endocrinology Division
University Hospital San Cecilio
Avenida Dr Olóriz 16
Granada, 18012
Spain


Alexandra Giatromanolaki
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology
Democritus University of Thrace Medical School
University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis
Alexandroupolis , 68100
Greece


Georgina E. Hale
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
University of Sydney
Queen Elizabeth II Building, D02
Sydney
NSW, 2006
Australia


Eef Hogervorst
Applied Cognitive Research, SSEHS
Brockington Building
Loughborough , LE11 3TU
United Kingdom


Viki Kitanovska
School of Biomedical and Health Science, Faculty of Health
Science and Engineering, Victoria University
Melbourne, Vic
Australia


Gita D. Mishra
Professor of Life Course Epidemiology
School of Population Health
The University of Queensland
Herston, QLD , 4006
Australia


Manuel Muñoz-Torres
Bone Metabolic Unit, Endocrinology Division
University Hospital San Cecilio
Avenida Dr Olóriz 16
Granada, 18012
Spain


Sapir Nachum
Department of Human Nutrition and Metabolism and School of Public Health
Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School
Jerusalem
Israel


Farr Nezhat
FACOG, St. Luke’s - Roosevelt Medical Center
Columbia University
New York
NY
USA


Tanja Pejovic
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
Oregon
USA


Jerilynn C. Prior
Professor, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Department of Medicine, Centre for Menstrual Cycle
Ovulation Research (CeMCOR)
2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver
B.C., V5Z 1M9
Canada


Sotirios A. Raptis
Professor, Athens University Medical School
2nd Department of Internal Medicine, Research Institute and Diabetes Center
Attikon University General Hospital, 1 Rimini St.
Athens, 12462
Greece


Vanadin Seifert-Klauss
Associate Profesor, Women’s Clinic, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Technical University of Munich
Ismaninger Str. 22
Munich
Germany


Efthimios Sivridis MD
University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis
Department of Pathology, Democritus University of Thrace Medical School
Alexandroupolis , 68100
Greece


Lily Stojanovska
School of Biomedical and Health Science, Faculty of Health
Science and Engineering, Victoria University
Melbourne, Vic
Australia


Marco Stramba-Badiale
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, IRCCS
Istituto Auxologico Italiano
Via Mosè Bianchi, 90
Milan, 20149
Italy


Sarah E. Tom
Group Health Research Institute
1730 Minor Ave., Suite 1600
Seattle
WA, 9810
USA


Amanda J. Vincent
Menopause Unit, Monash Medical Centre
Southern Health, Clayton
Victoria
Australia


Victor G. Vogel
Director of Cancer Services, Geisinger Health System
100 N. Academy Ave., M.C. 20-01
Danville
PA , 7822-2001
USA


Barry G. Wren
Edgecliff Menopause Clinic
503/180 Ocean St
Edgecliff
NSW , 2027
Australia




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