Endometriosis

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Key articles

Falcone T, Flyckt R. Clinical management of endometriosis. Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Mar;131(3):557-71. Abstract

Zondervan KT, Becker CM, Missmer SA. Endometriosis. N Engl J Med. 2020 Mar 26;382(13):1244-56. Abstract

Hughes E, Brown J, Collins JJ, et al. Ovulation suppression for endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD000155. Abstract

Sutton CJ, Pooley AS, Ewen SP, et al. Follow-up report on a randomized controlled trial of laser laparoscopy in the treatment of pelvic pain associated with minimal to moderate endometriosis. 1997 Dec;68(6):1070-4. Abstract

Abbott JA, Hawe J, Clayton RD, et al. The effects and effectiveness of laparoscopic excision of endometriosis: a prospective study with 2-5 year follow-up. Hum Reprod. 2003 Sep;18(9):1922-7.Full text  Abstract

Marcoux S, Maheux R, Bérubé S. Laparoscopic surgery in infertile women with minimal or mild endometriosis. Canadian Collaborative Group on Endometriosis. N Engl J Med. 1997 Jul 24;337(4):217-22.Full text  Abstract

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27. Zondervan KT, Becker CM, Missmer SA. Endometriosis. N Engl J Med. 2020 Mar 26;382(13):1244-56. Abstract

28. Khan KN, Kitajima M, Fujishita A, et al. Pelvic pain in women with ovarian endometrioma is mostly associated with coexisting peritoneal lesions. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jan;28(1):109-18. Abstract

29. Brawn J, Morotti M, Zondervan KT, et al. Central changes associated with chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis. Hum Reprod Update. 2014 Sep-Oct;20(5):737-47.Full text  Abstract

30. Stratton P, Khachikyan I, Sinaii N, et al. Association of chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis with signs of sensitization and myofascial pain. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar;125(3):719-28. Abstract

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32. Andolf E, Thorsell M, Källén K. Caesarean section and risk for endometriosis: a prospective cohort study of Swedish registries. BJOG. 2013 Aug;120(9):1061-5. Abstract

33. D'Hooghe TM, Debrock S, Hill JA, et al. Endometriosis and subfertility: is the relationship resolved? Semin Reprod Med. 2003 May;21(2):243-54. Abstract

34. Lorencatto C, Petta CA, Navarro MJ, et al. Depression in women with endometriosis with and without chronic pelvic pain. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2006;85(1):88-92. Abstract

35. Verket NJ, Falk RS, Qvigstad E, et al. Development of a prediction model to aid primary care physicians in early identification of women at high risk of developing endometriosis: cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2019 Dec 4;9(12):e030346.Full text  Abstract

36. Nisenblat V, Bossuyt PM, Shaikh R, et al. Blood biomarkers for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 May 1;(5):CD012179.Full text  Abstract

37. Reid S, Espada M, Lu C, et al. To determine the optimal ultrasonographic screening method for rectal/rectosigmoid deep endometriosis: ultrasound "sliding sign," transvaginal ultrasound direct visualization or both? Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 2018 Nov;97(11):1287-92.Full text  Abstract

38. May KE, Villar J, Kirtley S, et al. Endometrial alterations in endometriosis: a systematic review of putative biomarkers. Hum Reprod Update. 2011 Sep-Oct;17(5):637-53. Abstract

39. Gupta D, Hull ML, Fraser I, et al. Endometrial biomarkers for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Apr 20;(4):CD012165.Full text  Abstract

40. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Endometriosis: diagnosis and management. September 2017 [internet publication].Full text

41. Marchino GL, Gennarelli G, Enria R, et al. Diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis with use of macroscopic versus histologic findings. Fertil Steril. 2005 Jul;84(1):12-5. Abstract

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45. Nisenblat V, Bossuyt PM, Farquhar C, et al. Imaging modalities for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Feb 26;(2):CD009591.Full text  Abstract

46. Guerriero S, Ajossa S, Minguez JA, et al. Accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound for diagnosis of deep endometriosis in uterosacral ligaments, rectovaginal septum, vagina and bladder: systematic review and meta-analysis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Nov;46(5):534-45.Full text  Abstract

47. Chapron C, Vieira M, Chopin N, et al. Accuracy of rectal endoscopic ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of rectal involvement for patients presenting with deeply infiltrating endometriosis. Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Aug;24(2):175-9. Abstract

48. Bazot M, Darai E, Hourani R, et al. Deep pelvic endometriosis: MR imaging for diagnosis and prediction of extension of disease. Radiology. 2004 Aug;232(2):379-89. Abstract

49. Walter AJ, Hentz JG, Magtibay PM, et al. Endometriosis: correlation between histologic and visual findings at laparoscopy. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2001 Jun;184(7):1407-11. Abstract

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52. Bulun SE, Gurates B, Fang Z, et al. Mechanisms of excessive estrogen formation in endometriosis. J Reprod Immunol. 2002 May-Jun;55(1-2):21-33. Abstract

53. Marjoribanks J, Ayeleke RO, Farquhar C, et al. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Jul 30;(7):CD001751.Full text  Abstract

54. Brown J, Crawford TJ, Allen C, et al. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain in women with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Jan 23;(1):CD004753.Full text  Abstract

55. Brown J, Crawford TJ, Datta S, et al. Oral contraceptives for pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 May 22;5(5):CD001019.Full text  Abstract

56. Brown J, Kives S, Akhtar M. Progestagens and anti-progestagens for pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Mar 14;(3):CD002122.Full text  Abstract

57. Abou-Setta AM, Houston B, Al-Inany HG, et al. Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) for symptomatic endometriosis following surgery. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2013 Jan 31;(1):CD005072.Full text  Abstract

58. Petta CA, Ferriani RA, Abrao MS, et al. Randomized clinical trial of a levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system and a depot GnRH analogue for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis. Human Reprod. 2005 Jul;20(7):1993-8.Full text  Abstract

59. Selak V, Farquhar C, Prentice A, et al. Danazol for pelvic pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Oct 17;(4):CD000068.Full text  Abstract

60. Surrey ES, Hornstein MD. Prolonged GnRH agonist and add-back therapy for symptomatic endometriosis: long-term follow up. Obstet Gynecol. 2002 May;99(5 Pt 1):709-19. Abstract

61. Brown J, Pan A, Hart RJ. Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone analogues for pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010 Dec 8;(12):CD008475.Full text  Abstract

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63. Seracchioli R, Mabrouk M, Manuzzi L, et al. Post-operative use of oral contraceptive pills for prevention of anatomical relapse or symptom-recurrence after conservative surgery for endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2009 Nov;24(11):2729-35.Full text  Abstract

64. Seracchioli R, Mabrouk M, Frasca C, et al. Long-term cyclic and continuous oral contraceptive therapy and endometrioma recurrence: a randomized controlled trial. Fertil Steril. 2010 Jan;93(1):52-6. Abstract

65. Seracchioli R, Mabrouk M, Frasca C, et al. Long-term oral contraceptive pills and postoperative pain management after laparoscopic excision of ovarian endometrioma: a randomized controlled trial. Fertil Steril. 2010 Jul;94(2):464-71. Abstract

66. Muzii L, Di Tucci C, Achilli C, et al. Continuous versus cyclic oral contraceptives after laparoscopic excision of ovarian endometriomas: a systematic review and metaanalysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Feb;214(2):203-11. Abstract

67. Dmitrovic R, Kunselman AR, Legro RS. Continuous compared with cyclic oral contraceptives for the treatment of primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized controlled trial. Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Jun;119(6):1143-50.Full text  Abstract

68. Strowitzki T, Marr J, Gerlinger C, et al. Dienogest is as effective as leuprolide acetate in treating the painful symptoms of endometriosis: a 24-week, randomized, multicentre, open-label trial. Hum Reprod. 2010 Mar;25(3):633-41.Full text  Abstract

69. Casper RF. Progestin-only pills may be a better first-line treatment for endometriosis than combined estrogen-progestin contraceptive pills. Fertil Steril. 2017 Mar;107(3):533-6.Full text  Abstract

70. Bahamondes L, Petta CA, Fernandes A, et al. Use of the levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system in women with endometriosis, chronic pelvic pain and dysmenorrhea. Contraception. 2007 Jun;75(suppl 6):S134-9. Abstract

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73. Carr B, Dmowski WP, O'Brien C, et al. Elagolix, an oral GnRH antagonist, versus subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate for the treatment of endometriosis: effects on bone mineral density. Reprod Sci. 2014 Nov;21(11):1341-51.Full text  Abstract

74. Taylor HS, Giudice LC, Lessey BA, et al. Treatment of endometriosis-associated pain with elagolix, an oral GnRH antagonist. N Engl J Med. 2017 May 19;377(1):28-40.Full text  Abstract

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76. Ling FW. Randomized controlled trial of depot leuprolide in patients with chronic pelvic pain and clinically suspected endometriosis. Pelvic Pain Study Group. Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Jan;93(1):51-8. Abstract

77. Sagsveen M, Farmer JE, Prentice A, et al. Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone analogues for endometriosis: bone mineral density. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2003;(4):CD001297.Full text  Abstract

78. Guzick DS, Huang LS, Broadman BA, et al. Randomized trial of leuprolide versus continuous oral contraceptives in the treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain. Fertil Steril. 2011 Apr;95(5):1568-73. Abstract

79. Hughes E, Brown J, Collins JJ, et al. Ovulation suppression for endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Jul 18;(3):CD000155. Abstract

80. Cottreau CM, Ness RB, Modugno F, et al. Endometriosis and its treatment with danazol or lupron in relation to ovarian cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2003 Nov 1;9(14):5142-4.Full text  Abstract

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82. Koninckx PR, Ussia A, Adamyan L, et al. Deep endometriosis: definition, diagnosis, and treatment. Fertil Steril. 2012 Sep;98(3):564-71. Abstract

83. Chen I, Veth VB, Choudhry AJ, et al. Pre- and postsurgical medical therapy for endometriosis surgery Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Nov 18;11(11):CD003678.Full text  Abstract

84. Sesti F, Capozzolo T, Pietropolli A, et al. Recurrence rate of endometrioma after laparoscopic cystectomy: a comparative randomized trial between post-operative hormonal suppression treatment or dietary therapy vs. placebo. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2009 Nov;147(1):72-7. Abstract

85. Sutton CJ, Pooley AS, Ewen SP, et al. Follow-up report on a randomized controlled trial of laser laparoscopy in the treatment of pelvic pain associated with minimal to moderate endometriosis. 1997 Dec;68(6):1070-4. Abstract

86. Busacca M, Chiaffarino F, Candiani M, et al. Determinants of long-term clinically detected recurrence rates of deep, ovarian, and pelvic endometriosis. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Aug;195(2):426-32. Abstract

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92. Abrão MS, Petraglia F, Falcone T, et al. Deep endometriosis infiltrating the recto-sigmoid: critical factors to consider before management. Hum Reprod Update. 2015 May-Jun;21(3):329-39. Abstract

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94. Martin DC. Hysterectomy for treatment of pain associated with endometriosis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2006 Nov-Dec;13(6):566-72. Abstract

95. Georgiou EX, Melo P, Baker PE, et al. Long-term GnRH agonist therapy before in vitro fertilisation (IVF) for improving fertility outcomes in women with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2019 Nov 20;2019(11):CD013240.Full text  Abstract

96. Surrey ES. Endometriosis and assisted reproductive technologies: maximizing outcomes. Semin Reprod Med. 2013 Mar;31(2):154-63. Abstract

97. Marcoux S, Maheux R, Bérubé S. Laparoscopic surgery in infertile women with minimal or mild endometriosis. Canadian Collaborative Group on Endometriosis. N Engl J Med. 1997 Jul 24;337(4):217-22.Full text  Abstract

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