Effect of estrogen-progestin hormonal replacement therapy on plasma antithrombin III of postmenopausal women

Effect of estrogen-progestin hormonal replacement therapy on plasma antithrombin III of postmenopausal women

Author Bonduki, C. E. Google Scholar
Lourenco, D. M. Google Scholar
Baracat, E. Google Scholar
Haidar, Mauro Abi Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Noguti, MAE Google Scholar
Da Motta, ELA Google Scholar
Lima, G. R. Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Background. This study was performed to evaluate antithrombin III levels in postmenopausal women receiving hormonal replacement treatment.Methods. It is a prospective randomized study concerning 19 postmenopausal patients, aged 40 to 65 years, who received either continuous daily oral equine conjugated estrogen 0.625 mg (group A, N=10) or daily transdermal 17 beta-estradiol 50 mu g (group B, N=9). Medroxyprogesterone acetate (5 mg/day, 14 days monthly) was given to all patients. Blood samples were obtained before and after 3, 6, 9 and 12 months of treatment. Coagulation tests included Antithrombin III (functional method), prothrombin time, partial activated prothrombin time, thrombin time, factor V, fibrinogen, platelet count and euglobulin lysis time. Friedman analysis of variance and Mann-Whitney test were used for statistical analysis.Results. Antithrombin III level was reduced (p<0.05) in group A but not in group B, although it remained within normal range. No changes were detected in the other coagulation tests.Conclusions. These data suggest that oral conjugated estrogen replacement reduces functional ATIII, whereas transdermal estradiol replacement therapy does not modify it.
Keywords antithrombin III
hormonal replacement
Language English
Date 1998-03-01
Published in Acta Obstetricia Et Gynecologica Scandinavica. Copenhagen: Munksgaard Int Publ Ltd, v. 77, n. 3, p. 330-333, 1998.
ISSN 0001-6349 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Munksgaard Int Publ Ltd
Extent 330-333
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0412.1998.770315.x
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000072713400015
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/25876

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