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Endometriosis guidelines

Jacob Brink Laursen, Jeppe Bennekou Schroll, Kirsten T Macklon, Martin Rudnicki
INTRODUCTION: Endometriomas are present in up to 44% of all women with endometriosis and have a detrimental effect on fertility. However, it is controversial whether endometriomas should be surgically removed before assisted reproduction technology (ART). Our purpose was to evaluate whether surgical stripping of endometriomas in subfertile women improves the chance of a live birth. Secondary outcomes were impact on ovarian reserve and pain. Material and methods We conducted a systematic review and metaanalysis with results reported in accordance to the PRISMA guidelines...
April 19, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
P Chauvet, C Auclair, C Mourgues, M Canis, L Gerbaud, N Bourdel
INTRODUCTION: The objectives were to evaluate the acceptability, reliability and validity of the cross-cultural adaptation of the Endometriosis Health Profile-30 instrument into French. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted between July and October 2015. We created an online link (REDCap platform) with the questionnaires. An endometriosis patients association spread the link on its website and with social networks. The translation and cultural adaptation of the EHP-30 was performed according to guidelines...
March 2017: J Gynecol Obstet Hum Reprod
Pauline Vabre, Nicolas Gatimel, Jessika Moreau, Véronique Gayrard, Nicole Picard-Hagen, Jean Parinaud, Roger D Leandri
BACKGROUND: Because only 25% of cases of premature ovarian insufficiency (POI) have a known etiology, the aim of this review was to summarize the associations and mechanisms of the impact of the environment on this pathology. Eligible studies were selected from an electronic literature search from the PUBMED database from January 2000 to February 2016 and associated references in published studies. Search terms included ovary, follicle, oocyte, endocrine disruptor, environmental exposure, occupational exposure, environmental contaminant, pesticide, polyaromatic hydrocarbon, polychlorinated biphenyl PCB, phenol, bisphenol, flame retardant, phthalate, dioxin, phytoestrogen, tobacco, smoke, cigarette, cosmetic, xenobiotic...
April 7, 2017: Environmental Health: a Global Access Science Source
Kate Young, Jane Fisher, Maggie Kirkman
BACKGROUND: Endometriosis is a complex, chronic condition with known psychological and social implications for women. Little is known about clinicians' perceptions of the psychosocial aspects of endometriosis and associated care. AIM: To describe clinicians' perceptions of women's experiences of living with endometriosis and of the provision of psychosocial care for endometriosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A qualitative approach was taken using semi-structured interviews with eight gynaecologists and four general practitioners who provide care to women with endometriosis in Victoria, conducted by telephone and in person from June to December 2014...
February 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Minna E Geisler, Mark Ledwidge, Margaret Bermingham, Mary McAuliffe, Moya B McMenamin, John J Waterstone
OBJECTIVE: To determine the per cycle chance of a live birth and to identify factors that may support a more individualised application of IUI in view of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated guideline on fertility 2013. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, cohort study of 851 couples (1688 cycles) with unexplained, mild endometriosis, one patent Fallopian tube (with ovulation occurring in the corresponding ovary), mild male factor or ovulatory dysfunction, who initiated their first cycle of IUI/COH during the study period 2009-2013 and completed up to 3 cycles...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Martin Hirsch, James M N Duffy, Claire Barker, Lone Hummelshoj, Neil P Johnson, Ben Mol, Khalid S Khan, Cindy Farquhar
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a common gynaecological disease characterised by pain and subfertility. Randomised controlled trials evaluating treatments for endometriosis have reported many different outcomes and outcome measures. This variation restricts effective data synthesis limiting the usefulness of research to inform clinical practice. To address these methodological concerns, we aim to develop, disseminate and implement a core outcome set for endometriosis engaging with key stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, researchers and women with endometriosis...
December 21, 2016: BMJ Open
M Bazot, N Bharwani, C Huchon, K Kinkel, T M Cunha, A Guerra, L Manganaro, L Buñesch, A Kido, K Togashi, I Thomassin-Naggara, A G Rockall
Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition of unknown aetiology that primarily affects women of reproductive age. The accepted first-line imaging modality is pelvic ultrasound. However, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly performed as an additional investigation in complex cases and for surgical planning. There is currently no international consensus regarding patient preparation, MRI protocols or reporting criteria. Our aim was to develop clinical guidelines for MRI evaluation of pelvic endometriosis based on literature evidence and consensus expert opinion...
December 5, 2016: European Radiology
Neil P Johnson, Lone Hummelshoj, G David Adamson, Jörg Keckstein, Hugh S Taylor, Mauricio S Abrao, Deborah Bush, Ludwig Kiesel, Rulla Tamimi, Kathy L Sharpe-Timms, Luk Rombauts, Linda C Giudice
STUDY QUESTION: What is the global consensus on the classification of endometriosis that considers the views of women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: We have produced an international consensus statement on the classification of endometriosis through systematic appraisal of evidence and a consensus process that included representatives of national and international, medical and non-medical societies, patient organizations, and companies with an interest in endometriosis...
February 2017: Human Reproduction
Giussy Barbara, Federica Facchin, Michele Meschia, Nicola Berlanda, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Paolo Vercellini
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is associated with an increased risk of dyspareunia, therefore this chronic gynaecologic disease should be considered as a major cause of sexual dysfunctions. The aims of this study were to review the literature on the effects of endometriosis surgical and pharmacological treatments on female sexual functioning, and to provide suggestions for future treatment strategies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We followed the PRISMA guidelines to conduct this systematic review, which involved an electronic database search of studies on the association between endometriosis and sexuality published between 2000 and 2016...
September 30, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
T Tobiume, Y Kotani, H Takaya, H Nakai, I Tsuji, A Suzuki, M Mandai
OBJECTIVE: Although the postoperative use of hormonal treatment for endometriosis is recommended in the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology guidelines to prevent the recurrence of endometriosis-associated dysmenorrhoea, hormonal treatment may not be necessary for all patients who undergo surgical treatment for endometriosis. The aim of this study was to clarify the determinant factors that predict the recurrence of endometriosis after surgery in order to develop personalized hormonal treatment recommendations...
October 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
I Ibrjam, G Veleva, G Karagjozova, S Ivanov
In women suffering from endometriosis and infertility, the decision as to when and how to perform surgical excision and/or fertility treatment is mainly based on clinical guidelines and expert opinions. However, so far data from randomized controlled trials or meta-analyses to answer the question whether surgical treatment of moderate to severe endometriosis can indeed enhance pregnancy rates compared with expectant management are lacking, as not all studies report fertility outcome or supply sufficiently detailed information...
2016: Akusherstvo i Ginekologii︠a︡
Seung Joo Chon, Seung Hyeong Lee, Joo Hyun Choi, Ji Sung Lee
OBJECTIVE: Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder caused by ectopic implantation of endometrial glandular and stromal cells outside the uterine cavity. Among several types of endometriosis, endometrioma is the only subtype that could be determined preoperatively using pelvic ultrasonography, and guidelines recommend pathologic confirmation of endometrioma greater than 3 cm in diameter. However, although surgery is performed in cases of endometrioma, endometrioma has a high cumulative rate of recurrence...
July 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Stijn L Vlek, M C I Lier, M Ankersmit, Johannes C F Ket, J J M L Dekker, V Mijatovic, J B Tuynman
Endometriosis is a common disease associated with pelvic pain and subfertility. Laparoscopic surgical treatment has proven effective in endometriosis, but is hampered by a high rate of recurrence. The aim of this systematic review was to evaluate the intraoperative identification of endometriosis by enhanced laparoscopic imaging techniques, focusing on sensitivity and specificity. A systematic review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines in PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, and Web of Science. Published prospective studies reporting on enhanced laparoscopic imaging techniques during endometriosis surgery were included...
September 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Omar Shebl, Ida Sifferlinger, Alwin Habelsberger, Peter Oppelt, Richard B Mayer, Erwin Petek, Thomas Ebner
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis affects up to 15% of women of reproductive age. There is an obvious lack of studies dealing with morphological parameters of oocyte morphology in endometriosis patients in assisted reproduction. One aim of the study is to describe oocyte morphology in patients undergoing intracytoplasmic sperm injection suffering from endometriosis. In addition, the impact of endometriosis on in vitro fertilization results is analyzed. Both in vitro fertilization and intracytoplasmic sperm injection patients are then matched with an endometriosis-free control group for highlighting the possible association of endometriosis with pregnancy outcome...
June 18, 2016: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
R H Waegner, M Schmid, L Trojan, S A Ahyai
BACKGROUND: Retroperitoneal endometriosis is a common benign disease, which requires an interdisciplinary approach. In the clinical practice diagnosis is often delayed for years after onset of the unspecific symptoms so that increased awareness is necessary for detection of the presence of the disease. OBJECTIVE: This article provides a description of the disease including the symptoms and pathogenesis, an introduction to the complexity of diagnostic investigations and the current therapy recommendations...
June 2016: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
M J Schleedoorn, W L D M Nelen, G A J Dunselman, N Vermeulen
STUDY QUESTION: Can the differences in patients' and professionals' perspective regarding essential endometriosis care be accommodated in one set of key recommendations? SUMMARY ANSWER: Consensus between patients and professions on a key set of recommendations for essential endometriosis care was achieved. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Guideline development alone will not lead to healthcare improvement. Quality indicators are needed to monitor actual care and guideline adherence...
June 2016: Human Reproduction
Devashana Gupta, M Louise Hull, Ian Fraser, Laura Miller, Patrick M M Bossuyt, Neil Johnson, Vicki Nisenblat
BACKGROUND: About 10% of reproductive-aged women suffer from endometriosis, which is a costly, chronic disease that causes pelvic pain and subfertility. Laparoscopy is the gold standard diagnostic test for endometriosis, but it is expensive and carries surgical risks. Currently, there are no non-invasive tests available in clinical practice that accurately diagnose endometriosis. This is the first diagnostic test accuracy review of endometrial biomarkers for endometriosis that utilises Cochrane methodologies, providing an update on the rapidly expanding literature in this field...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
A Vanhie, C Meuleman, C Tomassetti, D Timmerman, A D'Hoore, A Wolthuis, B Van Cleynenbreugel, E Dancet, U Van den Broeck, J Tsaltas, S P Renner, A D Ebert, F Carmona, J Abbott, A Stepniewska, H Taylor, E Saridogan, M Mueller, J Keckstein, N Pluchino, G Janik, E Zupi, L Minelli, M Cooper, G Dunselman, C Koh, M Abrao, C Chapron, T D'Hooghe
STUDY QUESTION: Which essential items should be recorded before, during and after endometriosis surgery and in clinical outcome based surgical trials in patients with deep endometriosis (DE)? SUMMARY ANSWER: A DE surgical sheet (DESS) was developed for standardized reporting of the surgical treatment of DE and an international expert consensus proposal on relevant items that should be recorded in surgical outcome trials in women with DE. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Surgery is an important treatment for symptomatic DE...
June 2016: Human Reproduction
Iréne Lund, Thomas Lundeberg
INTRODUCTION: Endometriosis is a multifactorial, estrogen-dependent, inflammatory gynecological condition - often with long-lasting visceral pelvic pain of different origin, and infertility among women. Current management options for patients' are often inadequate, with side effects for many for whom acupuncture techniques could be an alternative. Earlier studies have discussed the efficacy of acupuncture, but not its methodological aspects. OBJECTIVES: To summarize the documented clinical effects of acupuncture on rated visceral pelvic endometriosis-related pain, and associated variables among individuals, within and between studied groups, and to discuss the methodological treatment aspects...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
Oana Mircea, Edina Bartha, Mihai Gheorghe, Traian Irimia, Radu Vlădăreanu, Lucian Puşcaşiu
INTRODUCTION: Despite extensive research endometriosis is an area with important controversies. The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embriology issued in 2014 the last Guideline for endometriosis management including the statement that among 83 recommendations in 32 cases the best available evidence was only based on good clinical practice, further research being necessary to solve the lack of evidence in this pathology. The prevalence of endometriosis is unknown in Romania but in the medical literature estimates range from 2 to 10% of women of reproductive age, to 50% of infertile women, worldwide...
January 2016: Chirurgia
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