HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Specialist available to discuss the polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and patient quality of life

LOS ANGELES (Embargoed Until Dec. 29, 2004) The polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common endocrine disorder among reproductive-age women, produces a wide variety of body changes with both physical and emotional implications for sufferers.

Many women with PCOS are found to have insulin resistance, a condition that allows excessive levels of insulin to circulate in the blood and increases the risk for Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. PCOS is also the leading cause of androgen excess in women. Although these "male" hormones normally exist in all women in small amounts, excessive levels of androgens often lead to the development of such symptoms as acne, weight gain, the growth of unwanted hair in male-type patterns, and menstrual irregularities. PCOS is one of the leading causes of infertility in women.

Because generic questionnaires designed to measure patients' health-related quality of life are unlikely to capture the full impact of the condition or detect small but meaningful improvements in therapy, researchers at McMaster University in Ontario and the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB) have developed a PCOS-specific questionnaire. It is the first health-status instrument to measure disease-related dysfunction in PCOS sufferers for use in clinical trials and other research.

The Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Questionnaire (PCOSQ) is described in the December issue of the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. One of the authors of the article, "Health-Related Quality of Life in Women With Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Validation of a Self Administered Questionnaire," is Ricardo A. Azziz, MD, MPH, MBA, Chair of Cedars-Sinai's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Director of the Center for Androgen-Related Disorders, and Executive Director of the Androgen Excess Society, an international research organization. Before joining Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Azziz served as Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and in
'"/>

Contact: Sandra Van
sandy@vancommunications.com
1-800-880-2397
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
29-Dec-2004


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Specialist care gives better rate of survival
2. Specialists: Laparoscopy can help infertile women avoid months of unnecessary treatments
3. Specialist mental health services required for refugees exposed to extreme trauma
4. GPs Of The Future Will Be Information Specialists
5. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Specialist Addresses Neonatal Issues At Annual Meeting Of The Pediatric Academic Societies
6. National Jewish Pediatric Asthma Specialist Urges Monitoring Growth When Using Nebulized Glucocorticoids As An Asthma Treatment In Children
7. Definition of persistent vegetative state available from American Academy of Neurology
8. Countywide forecasts of water use available for Illinois, Midwest
9. First new treatment for alcoholism in ten years, now available Campral(R) (acamprosate calcium)
10. Making emergency contraception readily available does not increase unprotected intercourse
11. ESA service makes customised maps available to African aid workers

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/2/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... September 02, 2018 , ... ... merges hospitality with positive social change. The hotel itself, which opened this week, ... thought leaders, innovators, lawmakers or more. , Eaton Hotel DC currently features 209 ...
(Date:9/1/2018)... ... 2018 , ... September is Animal Pain Awareness Month, a ... that aims to encourage pain management for all animals through education and advocacy. ... owners of the many forms of pain and the importance of pain management ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... 31, 2018 , ... The social impact documentary feature film on homelessness, OFF ... NIH-funded researcher Luciana Lagana, aka Dr. Luciana, has been faring well at film ... Film Festival, IndieFEST Film Awards, Shawna Shea Memorial Film Festival, and Top Indie Film ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... ... Jersey Gastroenterology for another year. Dr. Savon has been active in gastrointestinal research ... in comprehensive care for all gastrointestinal diseases and disorders for the past 25 ...
(Date:8/29/2018)... ... August 29, 2018 , ... Shady Grove Fertility (SGF), ... announced that they will be relocating two of their offices this September. Their ... just a few miles away, located on the campus of UPMC PinnacleHealth Fredericksen Outpatient ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/1/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2018 , ... Two Frogs ... Lyme disease, will be hosting the Getting Rid of Lyme Disease Issues with Liposomes ... Technology Center Inc. (FITCI) , Lyme Disease is the number one vector borne illness ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... Power Systems, a leading provider of fitness ... have partnered in a shared mission to motivate 100 million people to get off ... the rise since 2010, offering competitors a fun and complete physical challenge. Spartan saw ...
(Date:8/31/2018)... ... August 31, 2018 , ... The summertime sweat that many people dread is ... condition known as hyperhidrosis. In Grand Rapids , Dr. Brad Bengtson recognized the ... alike frequently soak through their shirts for no reason other than the fact that ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: