The effects of hormone therapy on ischemia modified albumin and soluble CD40 ligand levels in obese surgical menopausal women


OSMANAĞAOĞLU M. A. , KARAHAN S. C. , ARAN T. , GÜVEN S. , CORA A. , KOPUZ M., ...More

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY, vol.40, no.3, pp.389-392, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.389-392

Abstract

Purpose: To determine the effects of hormone therapy (HT) on ischemia modified albumin (IMA) and soluble (s)CD40 ligand in obese surgical menopausal women. Materials and Methods: A total of 52 obese surgical menopausal women with a body mass index (BMI) > 30 kg/m(2) were admitted to the study. Twenty-seven women received estradiol hemihydrate two mg and 25 did not receive any menopausal therapy. At baseline and after three and six months of treatment, IMA and sCD40 ligand levels were measured. Results: There were no significant differences among the groups for any variables at baseline. No difference in change in the serum sCD40L levels was found in obese surgical menopausal women after three and six months of HT. Serum IMA levels were statistically lowered in obese women with HT after six months of treatment. Conclusion: HT may have a beneficial reduction in MA levels in obese surgical menopausal women.