UPMC Physician Resources
Psychiatry Synergies Fall 2016 - Vasomotor Symptoms: Natural History, Risk Factors, and Treatment Options
Dr. Rebecca Thurston discusses the various Vasomotor symptoms many women experience during menopause.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Discuss the occurrence and frequency of vasomotor symptoms in perimenopausal and early postmenopausal years
- Review the physiology and risk factors for VMS
- Recognize the current treatment options to reduce VMS symptoms in menopausal patients
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- Gold EB, Block G, Crawford S, Lachance L, FitzGerald G, Miracle H, Sherman S. Lifestyle and Demographic Factors in Relation To Vasomotor Symptoms: Baseline Results From the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation. Am J Epidemiol. 2004; 159: 1189-1199
Dr. Thurston has reported no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .5 contact hour.
For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.edu and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.
Release Date: 10/12/2016 | Last Modified On: 10/21/2016 | Expires: 10/23/2017