Endometriosis

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.

Impact of endometrial thickness and abnormal uterine bleeding on endometrial cancer

June 17, 2020

A prospective observational study has assessed the clinical relevance of endometrial thickness and abnormal uterine bleeding to endometrial cancer risk in a cohort of postmenopausal patients undergoing diagnostic hysteroscopy and endometrial biopsy.

Validation of the ultrasound-based endometriosis staging system

June 09, 2020

An external validation multicenter international study, in the hands of expert ultrasound examiners, has concluded that the ultrasound-based endometriosis scoring system (UBESS) is accurate in predicting the level of surgical complexity in the presence of bowel deep endometriosis or obliterated pouch of Douglas.

EFI score a good predictor for achieving non-ART pregnancy

February 18, 2020

Patients with low Endometriosis Fertility Index (EFI) scores may not have a strong chance of a pregnancy achieved without use of assisted reproductive technology (ART), according to a meta-analysis from BJOG.