Women with primary Sjögren’s syndrome experience vaginal dryness, which contributes to sexual dysfunction and dyspareunia, as reported in a study. The dryness may be attributed to a peri-epithelial infiltration and decreased number of vascular smooth muscle cells in the vaginal wall.
Treatment with the dual neurokinin 1,3 antagonist NT-814 induces prompt, marked improvements in hot flashes and waking due to night sweats in postmenopausal women, with doses up to 300 mg being well tolerated, according to the results of a trial.
Increased consumption of fruits and vegetables appears to alleviate menopausal symptoms, although higher intake of certain types such as leafy greens and citrus fruits contributes to increased urogenital symptoms, a study has found.
Treatment with the ultra-low dose 0.005% estriol vaginal gel yields improvements in symptoms and signs of vulvovaginal atrophy, with minimal oscillations in hormonal levels, according to the results of a phase II trial.
Postmenopausal women are likely to have slightly higher depressive symptoms relative to their premenopausal counterparts, although the association between menopause and mental well-being varies with the level of physical activity (PA), a study has shown.
Gabapentin is beneficial in the treatment of vasomotor symptoms in postmenopausal women with contraindications to hormonal therapy or who prefer alternatives, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Every-two-month injections of the long-acting cabotegravir + rilpivirine were noninferior to once-monthly injections for virologic suppression at 48 weeks in people living with HIV*, according to the ATLAS-2M** study presented at CROI 2020 — thus providing a potential option with more convenient dosing.
Sustained use of lopinavir-combined regimen appears to confer benefits among patients with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), with improvement possibly indicated by increasing eosinophils, suggests a recent study.
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