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GnRH agonists and endometriosis-associated infertilityA retrospective analysis of pregnancy outcomes suggests that a GnRH-agonist rather than a GnRH-antagonist protocol may be beneficial in women with endometriosis-related infertility.
Study links endometriosis, obstetric complicationsData from more than 1.9 million subjects shows that women with endometriosis have a statistically higher risk of obstetric complications including preterm birth (PTB) than those without the condition.
Endometriosis and skin cancer: Is there a link?Results of a new prospective cohort study add to existing literature on the association between endometriosis and skin cancer and show that the connection is strongest for melanoma. The findings, published in Cancer Causes and Control, are by researchers from the United States and France.
Does breastfeeding help lower risk of endometriosis?A new analysis of data from Nurses’ Health Study II (NHS II) shows that following the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ recommendations on breastfeeding may lower a woman’s risk of endometriosis. The association between the risk reduction and breastfeeding, the authors say, may be mediated at least in part by amenorrhea
Using imaging to determine depth of DIEA recent study determined that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and rectal endoscopic sonography (RES) are of significant, but different value in determining the presence and depth of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE).
‘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.