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Expression and neuropeptidergic characterization of estrogen receptors (ERalpha and ERbeta) throughout the rat brain: anatomical evidence of distinct roles of each subtype.
The recent cloning of a second estrogen receptor (ER) provided a new tool to investigate and clarify how estrogens are capable of communicating with the brain and influence gene expression and neuralExpand
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Circulating levels of allopregnanolone in humans: gender, age, and endocrine influences.
Allopregnanolone is a neuroactive steroid involved in modulating behavioral functions, stress, and neuroendocrine axes in rats. Changes in plasma allopregnanolone levels throughout the menstrualExpand
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Vaginal Health: Insights, Views & Attitudes (VIVA) – results from an international survey
Objective To assess knowledge of vaginal atrophy among women using the Vaginal Health: Insights, Views & Attitudes (VIVA) survey. Methods A structured online questionnaire was used to obtainExpand
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Understanding weight gain at menopause
ABSTRACT Objective The aim of this review was to summarize the literature regarding the impact of the menopause transition on body weight and body composition. Methods We conducted a search of theExpand
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Sexual dysfunction is common in women with lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary incontinence: results of a cross-sectional study.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of sexual dysfunctions in women with urinary incontinence and/or lower urinary tract symptoms as compared to a general femaleExpand
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A 12-week treatment with fractional CO2 laser for vulvovaginal atrophy: a pilot study
Abstract Objective This pilot study aimed to assess the efficacy and feasibility of fractional CO2 laser in the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) in postmenopausal women. Methods VVA symptomsExpand
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Women's sexual dysfunction: a pathophysiological review
A. SALONIA, R.M. MUNARRIZ*, R. NASPRO, R.E. NAPPI†, A. BRIGANTI, R. CHIONNA‡, F. FEDERGHINI†, V. MIRONE¶, P. RIGATTI, I. GOLDSTEIN* and F. MONTORSI Departments of Urology, University Vita-Salute SanExpand
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Immune challenge and immobilization stress induce transcription of the gene encoding the CRF receptor in selective nuclei of the rat hypothalamus
The present study investigated the effect of intraperitoneal (i.p.) administration of endotoxin lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and immobilization stress on the genetic expression of corticotropin-releasingExpand
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Women's voices in the menopause: results from an international survey on vaginal atrophy.
OBJECTIVES To consider issues relating to vaginal atrophy via an international survey. METHODS Using a structured questionnaire, interviews were performed on 4246 women aged 55-65 years living inExpand
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Serum allopregnanolone levels in pregnant women: changes during pregnancy, at delivery, and in hypertensive patients.
Allopregnanolone is a neuroactive steroid measurable in peripheral circulation. The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence and the possible changes in serum allopregnanolone andExpand
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