Research

Evaluation of the quality of life of postmenopausal women using an estradiol and drospirenone combined oral hormone replacement therapy

Galazios George, Kalamara Eleni, Galaziou Aspasia, Tsikouras Panagiotis, Liberis Vasileios, Kolios George

Introduction: The aim of this study was to estimate the beneficial effects of drospirenone/estradiol combination in postmenopausal women, concerning the improvement of quality of life. Materials and Methods: Sixty one women took part in a non-comparative follow – up study after consent. They were up to one year menopausal, presented climasteric symptoms, had intact uterus and no contraindications …

Female urinary incontinence: A modern approach

Farfaras A, Zografos G, Litos M, Antoniou S

Female urinary incontinence is a common problem with important consequences. Its prevalence and severity have been underestimated, and its management has been inconsistent. The scientific and technical advances of the recent years have provided effective treatment options and have established urogynecology as a subspecialty. Urge incontinence results from bladder overactivity …

Nutrition intervention and quality of life in gynecological oncology

Thomakos N, Petrochilou D, Kontorousis E, Stamatakis E, Rodolakis A, Antsaklis A

Cancer and its treatment result in severe biochemical and physiological alterations associated with deterioration of quality of life (QoL). These metabolic changes leed to decreased food intake and promote catabolism. Cancer-related malnutrition can evolve to cancer cachexia due to complex interactions between pro-inflammatory cytokines and host metabolism. Besides, patients often suffer …