A review of postomenopausal hormone therapy recommendations : potential for selection bias.
To survey the advice given to physicians in regard to postmenopausal hormone therapy, and thus to find out indirectly whether selective prescribing may have contributed to the findings of health effects.
Surveys on the health benefits of post-menopausal therapy were identified from previous reviews.
Experts in various fields were consulted regarding relevant textbooks, and recommended booklists were used.
Methods of study selection
Most of the surveys were conducted in the United States and concerned only estrogens; therefore, we focused on these data.
Advice given to United States physicians on estrogen precribing was abstracted from the Physicians' Desk Reference, five textbooks, and other sources written between 1945-1990.
Mots-clés Pascal : Postménopause, Homme, Traitement substitutif, Oestrogène, Bénéfice, Surveillance, Effet secondaire, Prévention, Fracture, Epithélioma, Glande mammaire, Cardiopathie, Ménopause, Hormone stéroïde sexuelle, Tumeur maligne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Postmenopause, Human, Replacement therapy, Estrogen, Profit, Surveillance, Secondary effect, Prevention, Fracture, Carcinoma, Mammary gland, Heart disease, Menopause, Sex steroid hormone, Malignant tumor
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0120231
Code Inist : 002B20H. Création : 199406.