Menopausal symptoms in women with chronic kidney disease. Menopause (New York, N.Y.) Cheung, K. L., Stefanick, M. L., Allison, M. A., LeBlanc, E. S., Vitolins, M. Z., Shara, N., Chertow, G. M., Winkelmayer, W. C., Kurella Tamura, M. 2015; 22 (9): 1006-1011


This study aims to determine whether menopausal symptoms differed between women with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and women without CKD, and whether CKD modified associations of late vasomotor symptoms (VMS) with mortality and/or cardiovascular events.CKD, defined as estimated glomerular filtration rate lower than 60?mL/minute/1.73?m (using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration equation), was determined in 17,891 postmenopausal women, aged 50 to 79 years at baseline, in the multiethnic Women's Health Initiative cohort. Primary outcomes were presence, severity, and timing/duration of VMS (self-reported hot flashes and night sweats) at baseline. We used polytomous logistic regression to test for associations among CKD and four VMS categories (no VMS; early VMS-present before menopause but not at study baseline; late VMS-present only at study baseline; persistent VMS-present before menopause and study baseline) and Cox regression to determine whether CKD modified associations between late VMS and mortality or cardiovascular events.Women with CKD (1,017 of 17,891; mean estimated glomerular filtration rate, 50.7?mL/min/1.73?m) were more likely to have had menopause before age 45 years (26% vs 23%, P?=?0.02) but were less likely to experience VMS (38% vs 46%, P?

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