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Experience with ospemifene in patients with vulvar and vaginal atrophy: case studies with bone marker profiles

Authors: María del Carmen Pingarrón Santofimia MD, Silvia Pilar González Rodríguez MD, PhD, Mariella Lilue MD, Santiago Palacios MD, PhD

In this case report, outcomes in relation to bone homeostasis, bone mineral density (BMD), and osteopenia– osteoporosis are examined in postmenopausal women during treatment with ospemifene for vulvar and vaginal atrophy (VVA), a component of the genitourinary syndrome of menopause.


Ospemifene for vulvar and vaginal atrophy: an overview

Authors: Santiago Palacios MD, PhD

This editorial article introduces a Special Focus Issue entitled “Treatment of Vulvar and Vaginal Atrophy: Clinical Experience with Ospemifene”. Ospemifene is a selective estrogen receptor modulator indicated for treatment of moderate-to-severe symptomatic vulvar and vaginal atrophy in postmenopausal women who are not candidates for local vaginal estrogen therapy or have contraindications for estrogen products.


Clinical study of the tolerability of calcium carbonate–casein microcapsules as a dietary supplement in a group of postmenopausal women

Authors: Santiago Palacios PhD, MD, Marieta Ramirez MD, Mariella Lilue MD

This article reviews the tolerability of a new delivery system for calcium supplementation, based on the functionalization of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) particles by casein proteins, in a randomized, prospective, double-blind, active comparator clinical trial.


Management of psoriasis in pregnancy – a review of the evidence to date

Authors: Clara Ferreira MD, Alexandra Azevedo MD, Miguel Nogueira MD, Tiago Torres MD, PhD

This article reviews the impact of psoriasis during pregnancy, how the disease can be managed pharmacologically during this period according to the available armamentarium, and the possible effects of the therapeutic options for the mother and the foetus.


Hemorrhoid management in women: the role of tribenoside + lidocaine

Authors: Jan Kestřánek MD

This paper reviews various options in current therapy for hemorrhoids in women—namely, medical intervention (topical and systemic drug therapy)—and discusses the available clinical evidence for an appropriate use of over-the-counter topical formulations for the symptomatic treatment of hemorrhoids.