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OBJECTIVE This study investigated whether a combined regimen of ipriflavone and 1 alpha vitamin D is effective in stopping postmenopausal bone loss. METHODS Ninety-eight postmenopausal women were recruited and randomly assigned to one of four groups: group 1, ipriflavone alone; group 2, 1 alpha vitamin D alone; group 3, combined regimen of ipriflavone and(More)
To evaluate the efficacy of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) fluvoxamine and paroxetine in treating depression in the menopausal transition and to compare their efficacy, safety, side-effect profiles and drug compliance. One hundred and five perimenopausal patients (51.3 +/- 2.5 yr of age) were randomly assigned to receive a dosage of 50(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the therapeutic effect of combined use of vitamin K(2) and D(3) on vertebral bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with osteopenia and osteoporosis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We enrolled 172 women with vertebral bone mineral density <0.98 g/cm(2) (osteopenia and osteoporosis) as measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. In(More)
BACKGROUND Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) encompasses a wide variety of cyclic and recurrent physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms occurring during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and abating shortly following the beginning of menses. Although PMS is widely recognized, its etiopathogenesis is not yet understood. The present study(More)
The ADP-ribosylation site of histone H1 from calf thymus by purified hen liver nuclear ADP-ribosyltransferase was determined and effects of the ADP-ribose X histone-H1 adduct on cAMP-dependent phosphorylation of the histone H1 were investigated. ADP-ribosylated histone H1 was prepared by incubation of histone H1, 1 mM [adenylate-32P]NAD and the purified(More)
Although the protective effect of obesity on bone mass has been ascribed to high body fat content, this is still controversial. The present study of 215 postmenopausal Japanese women investigated whether circulating leptin concentration was correlated with per cent fat mass or age-adjusted bone mineral density (Z-score). In this study population, the mean(More)
This study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of Xiong-gui-tiao-xue-yin (Kyuki-chouketsu-in), a Japanese traditional herbal medicine, in stabilizing postpartum psychological state. We enrolled 268 women who had a normal delivery in Osaka Medical College Hospital or its affiliated clinics and randomly assigned them to the following two groups: a group of(More)
OBJECTIVE To treat anovulatory women with high plasma LH levels with unkei-to. STUDY DESIGN A total of 100 patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (n = 38) or non-polycystic ovary syndrome (n = 62) were allocated randomly into two groups. Endocrine levels (FSH, LH and estradiol), follicle growth and response to unkei-to were compared for 52 subjects in(More)
Unkei-to (TJ-106) induced significant increases of plasma follicle stimulating hormone level in the first grade (P < 0.05), second grade amenorrhea without weight loss (P < 0.05), and weight loss related to second grade amenorrhea (P < 0.01) in eight weeks of treatment, respectively. Plasma estradiol level significantly increased 1.8 times in 4 week(More)
The present study evaluated the effects of clenbuterol and propiverine therapy on postmenopausal urinary incontinence. The patients consisted of 89 postmeopausal women with stress or urge incontinence who had consulted our out-patient clinic between March 1994 and February 1999. Patients were treated with either clenbuterol for stress incontinence or(More)