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  • Online publication date: June 2014

8 - Endometriosis


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9. HughesE, BrownJ, CollinsJJ, FarquharC, FedorkowDM, VandekerckhoveP. Ovulation suppression for endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007;(3):CD000155.
10. AllenC, HopewellS, PrenticeA, GregoryD. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain in women with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009;(2):CD004753.
11. DavisL, KennedyS, MooreJ, PrenticeA. Modern combined contraceptives for pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007;(3):CD001019.
12. LockatFB, EmemboluJO, KonjeJC. The efficacy, side-effects and continuation rates in women with symptomatic endometriosis undergoing treatment with an intra-uterine administered progestogen (levonorgestrel): a 3 year follow-up. Human Reprod 2005;20:789–93.
13. SagsveenM, FarmerJE, PrenticeA, BreezeA. Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone analogues for endometriosis: bone mineral density. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2003;(4):CD001297.
14. BedaiwyMA, CasperRF. Treatment with leuprolide acetate and hormonal add-back for up to 10 years in stage IV endometriosis patients with chronic pelvic pain. Fertil Steril 2006;86(1):220–2.
15. PrenticeA, DearyAJ, BlandE. Progestagens and anti-progestagens for pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2000;(2):CD002122.
16. SelakV, FarquharC, PrenticeA, SinglaA. Danazol for pelvic pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2007;(4):CD000068.
17. BedaiwyMA, MousaNA, CasperRF. Aromatase inhibitors: potential reproductive implications. J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2009;16:533–9.
18. JacobsonTZ, DuffyJM, BarlowD, KoninckxPR, GarryR. Laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain associated with endometriosis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009;(4):CD001300.
19. SlackA, ChildT, LindseyI, et al. Urological and colorectal complications following surgery for rectovaginal endometriosis. BJOG 2007;114:1278–82.
20. AbbottJA, HaweJ, ClaytonRD, GarryR. The effects and effectiveness of laparoscopic excision of endometriosis: a prospective study with 2–5 year follow-up. Human Reprod 2003;(9):1922–7.
21. VercelliniP, SomiglianaE, ViganòP, De MatteisS, BarbaraG, FedeleL. Post-operative endometriosis recurrence: a plea for prevention based on pathogenic, epidemiological and clinical evidence. Reprod Biomed Online. 2010 Aug;21(2):259–65.
22. Al KadriH, HassanS, Al-FozanHM, HajeerA. Hormone therapy for endometriosis and surgical menopause. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2009;(1):CD005997.

Further reading

GiudiceLC. Endometriosis. N Engl J Med 2010;362:2389–98.
KennedyS, BergqvistA, ChapronC, et al. ESHRE guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis. Human Reprod 2005;20:2698–704.
Revised American Society for Reproductive Medicine classification of endometriosis: 1996. Fertil Steril 1997;67:817–21.