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Management Of The Perimenopause : Practical Pathways - James Liu

Management Of The Perimenopause

Practical Pathways

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2006
ISBN: 9780071422819
Number Of Pages: 360

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A Unique Decision-Making Tool for Daily Practice

This evidence-based resource provides easy-to-use, expert guidance on the assessment and treatment of common perimenopausal problems seen in daily office practice. After a brief overview of physiologic and endocrinologic changes, and the staging of the perimenopause (by STRAW definition), you'll find practical, easy-to-access coverage of: Management of specific symptoms and problems, such as hot flashes, cognitive changes, breast masses, and osteoporosis Preventive clinical practice, featuring in-depth coverage of hormone replacement therapies Alternative therapies, including vitamins, herbs, and phytoestrogens

Separate sections cover screening tests and all major alternative therapies.

About the Practical Pathways Series:

"Practical Pathways in Obstetrics & Gynecology" is a unique series specially designed to tackle the challenging clinical topics encountered in daily practice. Each title in the series features a standardized, user-friendly approach that guides you systematically through evaluation, diagnosis, and management: A high-yield, algorithmic Pathway at the start of most chapters provides an "at-a-glance" summary of recommended management What's the Evidence? questions summarize major clinical trials and their application to daily practice Guiding Questions review what strategic questions clinicians should ask themselves when first evaluating a patient Key Points are highlighted in the margins Case Studies demonstrate the clinical application of concepts, and further hone diagnostic skills References facilitate further research or study

"This reference offers evidence-based guidance on the assessment and treatment of common perimenopausal problems seen in daily office practice. The text provides an overview of the physiologic and endocrinologic changes and the staging of perimenopause, as well as discussions of symptom management and preventive clinical practice. The contributors also address all major alternative therapies. Guiding questions, highlighted key points, case studies and references for further study all make this a useful resource."--Sci-Tech Book News Sci-Tech Book News 20060901

Management of the Perimenopause Introductory information
Approach to the patient Staging of the Perimenopause (STRAW definition)
Perimenopausal Symptom Complex Intermittent hot flashes
Cognitive changes Depression, moodiness, irritability, and midlife stress
Sleep dysfunction Sexual function and change in libido
Migraine and cluster headaches Physical changes
Role of growth hormone in perimenopause
Management of specific clinical problems
Fertility and contraception
Abnormal uterine bleeding (menorrhagia and menometrorrhagia)
Uterine myoma Pelvic pain
Ovarian cyst or mass Breast pain, mass, or discharge
Depression, moodiness, and PMS Vulvodynia
Androgens and androgen therapy
Hormone therapy: observational studies to clinical trials
Hormone therapy: when and how Preventive clinical practice
Cancer screening and prevention Cardiovascular health and lipoprotein disorders
Preventing osteoporosis
Thyroid dysfunction
Alternative Medicine
Use Alternative Medicine
Use in Management of Perimenopause
Alternative medicine use
Soy and phytoestrogens
Vitamin E
Megavitamins and antioxidants
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ISBN: 9780071422819
ISBN-10: 0071422811
Series: Practical Pathways
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st June 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 19.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.01
Edition Number: 1