Endometriosis

Endometriosis impacts life on many levels

March 16, 2021

Research indicates that women with endometriosis are prone to physical, psychosocial, social, and sexual disturbances and obstetrical complications, according to a literature search of the impact of endometriosis on various aspects of reproductive health in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy for endometriosis

March 10, 2021

A prospective study in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology has found that women treated with pelvic floor physiotherapy showed a significant improvement in pelvic floor relaxation, superficial dyspareunia and chronic pelvic pain, in comparison to women who did not receive treatment.

Dienogest for endometriosis

March 10, 2021

A study in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that dienogest was effective in decreasing the size of endometrioma and reducing endometriosis-associated pain, along with a favorable safety and tolerability profile.

Clinico-pathological assessment of post-cesarean section abdominal wall endometriosis

February 25, 2021

A study of 30 women who had their post-cesarean section abdominal wall endometriomas (AWE) surgically removed found that the main symptom for detection and for surgery in two-thirds of cases was cyclic pain, whereas 13.3% of patients had no symptoms.

Inflammatory mediators and pain in endometriosis

February 04, 2021

For treating inflammatory pain in endometriosis, inflammatory factors that promote angiogenesis and neuroangiogenesis are encouraging targets, according to a systematic review in the journal Biomedicines.

Reversing endometrial hyperplasia with levonorgestrel-intrauterine system: a Cochrane review

December 08, 2020

In the largest meta-analysis study to date, researchers find that a levonorgestrel-intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) used for 3 to 6 months is likely more effective than non‐intrauterine progestogens for reversing endometrial hyperplasia (EH).

Mechanisms of endometriosis pain

December 04, 2020

Inflammation, neurogenic inflammation, neuroangiogenesis, peripheral sensitization and central sensitization all contribute to chronic pain in endometriosis, according to a review in the journal Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience.

Impact of opioids in women with endometriosis

November 25, 2020

The risk of opioid use after endometriosis diagnosis is significantly greater in patients who used opioids before diagnosis, according to a retrospective analysis of data from a large health database.

Factors to consider for fertility surgery with endometriosis

November 09, 2020

With patient-centered care being the mantra of 21st-century medicine, the decision to proceed with fertility surgery in women with endometriosis should be based on the individual patient, her reproductive expectations, her specific disease pattern, her support, family network, and available health care resources.

Effect on endometriosis recurrence with postoperative hormonal suppression

October 14, 2020

“As surgeons, our primary goal is to make patients feel better and we often accomplish this by surgically treating endometriosis,” said co-author Ally Murji, MD, MPH, an associate professor of ob/gyn at the University of Toronto and Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada.