At the same time, a California team reports data hinting that estrogen replacement therapy
shields -- at least partially -- against Alzheimer's disease, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system (see sidebar).
Use of estrogen replacement therapy
for 5 years was associated with a modest 7% increase in breast cancer risk.
Estrasorb has the potential to provide women with a new vehicle for estrogen replacement therapy
unlike the currently available oral or patch formulations," said James Simon, MD, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington DC.
The current study was undertaken to test the hypothesis that estrogen replacement therapy
might be able to improve lipid levels and the function of vascular endothelium.
A meta-analysis of the effect of estrogen replacement therapy
on the risk of breast cancer JAMA.
She notes that women taking birth control pills are already boosting their estrogen levels, as are postmenopausal women on estrogen replacement therapy
The combined activity of restoring sexual drive in postmenopausal women while providing anabolic activity in bone, alone or in combination with estrogen replacement therapy
, would address a large unmet market need.
MONTREAL -- Many women on estrogen replacement therapy
continue to have low bone mineral density and could benefit from adding another bone-saving therapy to their regimen, Dr.
Unlike natural menopause, removal of both ovaries mayincrease a woman's possibility of developing coronary heart disease -- but that increased risk can be eliminated by estrogen replacement therapy
, according to a study that is a reminder of the uncertainty surrounding the relationship between estrogen and heart disease.
Because of their effectiveness, estrogen replacement therapy
and progesterone drugs will probably continue to be the mainstay treatment for women with no contraindication for hormonal treatment, said Dr.
Recently reported data from Pfizer has shown that lasofoxifene in Phase II clinical studies increased bone mineral density as effectively as the leading estrogen replacement therapy
currently marketed, Prempro(TM), and reduced LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels, a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, by 25% versus 16% for Evista(R).
When it comes to protection against heart disease, women with the healthiest blood vessels may have the most to gain from estrogen replacement therapy
, reported Mary S.
CHICAGO -- Free testosterone levels were nearly halved by the third year of estrogen replacement therapy
in post-menopausal women, Dr.
Spears, President and Chief Executive Officer of Novavax, is scheduled to present an overview of the company's operations and review the status of its lead product for topical estrogen replacement therapy
, ESTRASORB(TM), at the Salomon Smith Barney 2nd Annual Specialty Pharmaceuticals Conference on Thursday, March 7, 2002 at The Marriott Eastside Hotel in New York City.
Estrogen replacement therapy
does not appear to slow the course of Alzheimer's disease in older women who already have the condition, according to the largest and longest prospective study to look at the hormone's role in treating the brain disease.