Lúcia Helena Simões da Costa-Paiva

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of premalignant and malignant polyps and their association with menopausal status, hormone therapy and clinical characteristics in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. METHODS A surgical database was used to select pre- and postmenopausal women >or=40 years of age, submitted to hysteroscopic resection of(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the effects of daily ingestion of dietary soy supplementation, low-dose hormone therapy (HT) and placebo on psychological, somatic and urogenital symptoms in postmenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN A double-blind, randomized, controlled trial. Sixty healthy, symptomatic, postmenopausal women of 40-60 years of age were allocated to use(More)
UNLABELLED The prevalence of vertebral fracture was high in postmenopausal Brazilian osteoporotic women; quality of life was impaired regardless of vertebral fractures, despite a direct correlation between the number of vertebral fractures and a worse quality of life score. PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of vertebral(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the knowledge of contraceptive methods as well as to identify factors associated with adequate knowledge among public and private school adolescents. METHODS A cross-sectional study comprising 1,594 adolescents aged between 12 and 19 years old from 13 public and five private schools in the city of São Paulo city, Brazil, was carried(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of endometrial premalignant and malignant polyps in premenopausal and postmenopausal women, as well as the clinical, ultrasound, and hysteroscopic factors associated with malignancy. METHODS All women undergoing hysteroscopic resection of endometrial polyps from January 1998 to December 2008(More)
To achieve a better understanding of issues related to sexual function and quality of life (QOL) of women with cervical cancer before radiotherapy treatment. A pilot study with 80 women with cervical cancer from Jan/2013 to Mar/2014. The outcome variables were sexual function assessed using the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and QOL, assessed using the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate bone density and associated factors in women with premature ovarian failure (POF) compared to age-matched women with normal ovarian function. METHODS A cross-sectional study of 50 patients with POF undergoing bone mineral densitometry was conducted, compared to 50 women paired by age who menstruated regularly. RESULTS In women with(More)
OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were to investigate the frequency of menopausal and sexual symptoms and the proportion of sexually active women and to assess and identify quality of life (QOL) predictors in gynecologic cancer survivors. METHODS A prospective case series following a cohort of women under radiation therapy was conducted, including 107(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate quality of life (QOL) in gynecologic cancer survivors after radiotherapy (RT), investigate the frequency of adverse events and demonstrate an association between these symptoms and QOL. METHODS A prospective cohort study of 95 women aged 21-75 years undergoing RT for gynecologic cancer was carried out. QOL was assessed by the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the factors associated with the sexuality of middle-aged women with sexual partners. DESIGN A cross-sectional, population-based study was carried out using an anonymous, self-response questionnaire completed by Brazilian-born women 40 to 65 years old with 11 years or more of formal education who had a sexual partner. Of the 378 women(More)