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‘Add-back’ therapy for teens with endometriosis?Results of a small new trial performed in a pediatric gynecology clinic show that an endometriosis therapy previously studied only in adults may be effective for teens. The findings reflect outcomes for quality of life in adolescents treated with “add-back” therapy with norethindrone acetate (NA) plus conjugated estrogens (CEE) versus NA alone.
Endometriosis symptoms and productivity at work and at homeResults of an online survey show that the type and severity of a woman’s endometriosis symptoms has a significant relationship with her productivity both at work and at home.
Surgical expertise and outcomes of urinary tract endometriosisRetrospective analysis of data on women undergoing surgery for urinary tract endometriosis sheds new light on the role that the surgical team’s expertise has on patient outcome.
Do genes play a role in endometriosis?A meta-analysis of data from more than 17,000 cases of endometriosis suggest that specific genes involved in sex steroid hormone signaling and function may play a role in the disorder.
Endometriosis and cancer-driver mutationsA genomic analysis of endometriotic lesions shows that a disease associated with almost no risk of malignant transformation may harbor mutations associated with cancer. The findings, published in NEJM, provide a rationale for characterizing all endometriosis subtypes, say the authors.
Elagolix dosage and impact on endometriosisNew research on two different dosages of elagolix show that both doses improved dysmenorrhea and nonmenstrual pelvic pain in women with endometriosis. The findings, published in NEJM, add to data from previous studies of the drug, which showed that it produced partial to nearly full estrogen suppression.
Surgery risky for women with ureteral endometriosis symptomsDyspareunia, urinary functional symptoms, and dysmenorrhea were found in 47% of the women in the study.
Can the robot help heal endometriosis?Researchers in France asked the question in a study using patient questionnaires.
Dienogest for adolescents with endometriosis?One study found advantages and drawbacks.
March: Endometriosis awareness monthIf you're observing it in your practice, you'll want to know about these resources.