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101. Conservative versus radical surgery for bowel endometriosis: a systematic review

Conservative versus radical surgery for bowel endometriosis: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing

2017 PROSPERO

102. Meta-analysis and systematic review to determine the optimal imaging modality for the detection of deep infiltrating endometriosis

Meta-analysis and systematic review to determine the optimal imaging modality for the detection of deep infiltrating endometriosis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne

2017 PROSPERO

103. Ureteral endometriosis: a systematic review on epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and risk of malignant transformation

Ureteral endometriosis: a systematic review on epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and risk of malignant transformation Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne

2017 PROSPERO

104. The role of ovarian suspension in preventing postoperative adhesions in patients with severe endometriosis

The role of ovarian suspension in preventing postoperative adhesions in patients with severe endometriosis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation

2017 PROSPERO

105. Complementary treatments in endometriosis: systematic review

Complementary treatments in endometriosis: systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect measures Timing

2017 PROSPERO

106. Hormone treatment for endometriosis symptoms ? what are my options?

Hormone treatment for endometriosis symptoms ? what are my options? Hormone therapy for endometriosis: patient decision aid © NICE 2017. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights. Last updated September 2017 Page 1 of 12 Hormone treatment for endometriosis symptoms – what are my options? Published: September 2017 About this decision aid This decision aid can help you decide about hormone treatment to try to control your endometriosis symptoms. Your decision depends on several things (...) cycle and produce regular bleeding, resulting in a period. In women with endometriosis, similar cells exist inside the abdomen (and rarely in other parts of the body), and these also bleed during a period. This bleeding creates inflammation, scarring and may cause organs and tissues to stick together – these effects cause pain. The aim of hormone treatment is to reduce or stop this bleeding so that these effects are reduced or do not happen. Most women with endometriosis are asked to think about

2017 Health Information and Quality Authority

107. Psychotherapy With Somatosensory Stimulation for Endometriosis-Associated Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial (Abstract)

Psychotherapy With Somatosensory Stimulation for Endometriosis-Associated Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial To evaluate whether psychotherapy with somatosensory stimulation is effective for the treatment of pain and quality of life in patients with endometriosis-related pain.Patients with a history of endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain were randomized to either psychotherapy with somatosensory stimulation (ie, different techniques of acupuncture point stimulation) or wait-list control (...) ), and mental quality of life (5.9, 95% CI 0.6-11.3; P=.031); dyspareunia improved nonsignificantly (-1.8, 95% CI -4.4 to 0.7; P=.150). Improvements in the intervention group remained stable at 6 and 24 months, and control patients showed comparable symptom relief after delayed intervention.Psychotherapy with somatosensory stimulation reduced global pain, pelvic pain, and dyschezia and improved quality of life in patients with endometriosis. After 6 and 24 months, when all patients were treated, both groups

2016 EvidenceUpdates

108. Combination of the non-invasive tests for the diagnosis of endometriosis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Combination of the non-invasive tests for the diagnosis of endometriosis. About 10% of women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis, a costly chronic disease causing pelvic pain and subfertility. Laparoscopy is the gold standard diagnostic test for endometriosis, but is expensive and carries surgical risks. Currently, there are no non-invasive tests available in clinical practice to accurately diagnose endometriosis. This review assessed the diagnostic accuracy of combinations (...) of different non-invasive testing modalities for endometriosis and provided a summary of all the reviews in the non-invasive tests for endometriosis series.To estimate the diagnostic accuracy of any combination of non-invasive tests for the diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis (peritoneal and/or ovarian or deep infiltrating) compared to surgical diagnosis as a reference standard. The combined tests were evaluated as replacement tests for diagnostic surgery and triage tests to assist decision-making

2016 Cochrane

109. Diagnostic accuracy of cancer antigen 125 for endometriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Abstract)

Diagnostic accuracy of cancer antigen 125 for endometriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis The development of a non-invasive and accurate diagnostic biomarker for endometriosis is urgently needed.Evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of serum cancer antigen 125 (CA 125) for endometriosis.We searched EMBASE, MEDLINE, and Web of Science from inception to January 2016.Diagnostic accuracy studies of serum CA 125 (index test) for histologically confirmed endometriosis (reference standard) were (...) 125 was significantly more sensitive for the diagnosis of moderate or severe endometriosis compared with minimal disease (63%, 95% CI 47-77% versus 24%, 95%CI 19-32%, P-value = 0.001).CA 125 performs well as a rule-in test facilitating expedited diagnosis and ensuring investigation and treatment can be confidently tailored for the management of endometriosis. Unfortunately, a negative test, CA 125 < 30 units/ml, is unable to rule out endometriosis.Blood test CA 125: a rule-in test

2016 EvidenceUpdates

110. Intussusception of the Appendix and Ileum Endometriosis: A Case Report Full Text available with Trip Pro

Intussusception of the Appendix and Ileum Endometriosis: A Case Report Intussusception of the appendix is a very rare condition. It may clinically mimic acute or chronic abdominal diseases or can be asymptomatic.This paper describes our experience with intussusception of the appendix. We report a case of a female with appendiceal intussusception and ileum endometriosis.It is important to know about such a rare condition in order to avoid mistaking it with other abdominal diseases. However

2016 Visceral medicine

111. Practices and Attitudes Concerning Endometriosis Among Nurses Specializing in Gynecology Full Text available with Trip Pro

Practices and Attitudes Concerning Endometriosis Among Nurses Specializing in Gynecology Endometriosis is a chronic disease affecting approximately 10% of fertile women. These women often have negative health care experiences. This study adds new knowledge about endometriosis care in a hospital setting and nurses' attitudes toward the disease. To explore how the personal attitudes of gynecological nurses, their specialized knowledge, and their clinical experiences influenced the way (...) they conceptualized and cared for women with endometriosis, participant observations and semistructured interviews were conducted. Categorization of patients into certain kinds, with more or less legitimate needs, provided an important framework for practice. Specialized knowledge qualified the nurses' views of their patients and seemed to be conducive to sustained patient involvement. However, the organization of care based solely on medical specialization restricted a holistic approach. An important goal

2016 Global qualitative nursing research

112. Blood biomarkers for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Blood biomarkers for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. About 10% of reproductive-aged women suffer from endometriosis, a costly chronic disease causing pelvic pain and subfertility. Laparoscopy is the gold standard diagnostic test for endometriosis, but is expensive and carries surgical risks. Currently, there are no non-invasive or minimally invasive tests available in clinical practice to accurately diagnose endometriosis. Although other reviews have assessed the ability of blood (...) tests to diagnose endometriosis, this is the first review to use Cochrane methods, providing an update on the rapidly expanding literature in this field.To evaluate blood biomarkers as replacement tests for diagnostic surgery and as triage tests to inform decisions on surgery for endometriosis. Specific objectives include:1. To provide summary estimates of the diagnostic accuracy of blood biomarkers for the diagnosis of peritoneal, ovarian and deep infiltrating pelvic endometriosis, compared

2016 Cochrane

113. Endometrial biomarkers for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Endometrial biomarkers for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. 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.To determine the diagnostic accuracy of the endometrial biomarkers for pelvic endometriosis, using a surgical diagnosis as the reference standard. We evaluated the tests as replacement tests for diagnostic surgery and as triage tests to inform decisions to undertake surgery for endometriosis.We did not restrict the searches to particular study designs

2016 Cochrane

114. Pregnancy outcomes in women with endometriosis: a national record linkage study (Abstract)

Pregnancy outcomes in women with endometriosis: a national record linkage study To determine pregnancy outcomes in women with endometriosis.A national population based cohort study using record linkage.Scotland.A cohort of 14 655 women followed up over a 30-year period (1981-2010).In a nationwide Scottish study, we compared pregnancy outcomes in 5375 women with surgically confirmed endometriosis with outcomes in 8710 women without endometriosis who were pregnant during the same time period (...) , socio-economic status and year of delivery, women with endometriosis when compared to women without endometriosis, had a significantly higher risk of early pregnancy complications with adjusted OR (95% CI) of 1.76 (1.44, 2.15) and 2.70 (1.09, 6.72) for miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy, respectively. A previous diagnosis of endometriosis was associated with a significantly increased risk of [adjusted OR (95% CI)] placenta praevia [2.24 (1.52, 3.31)], unexplained antepartum haemorrhage [1.67 (1.39

2016 EvidenceUpdates

115. Imaging modalities for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. (Abstract)

Imaging modalities for the non-invasive diagnosis of endometriosis. About 10% of women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a costly chronic disease that causes pelvic pain and subfertility. Laparoscopy, the gold standard diagnostic test for endometriosis, is expensive and carries surgical risks. Currently, no non-invasive tests that can be used to accurately diagnose endometriosis are available in clinical practice. This is the first review of diagnostic test (...) accuracy of imaging tests for endometriosis that uses Cochrane methods to provide an update on the rapidly expanding literature in this field.• To provide estimates of the diagnostic accuracy of imaging modalities for the diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis, ovarian endometriosis and deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) versus surgical diagnosis as a reference standard.• To describe performance of imaging tests for mapping of deep endometriotic lesions in the pelvis at specific anatomical

2016 Cochrane

116. Evaluation of endometriosis-associated pain and influence of conventional treatment: a systematic review. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Evaluation of endometriosis-associated pain and influence of conventional treatment: a systematic review. Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease characterized by sustained painful symptoms that are responsible for a decline in the quality of life of sufferers. Conventional treatment includes surgical and pharmacological therapy aiming at reducing painful symptoms. This study aimed to evaluate pain levels in women with endometriosis, focusing on the influence of conventional treatment (...) in controlling this variable. To do so, a literature search was conducted in the Medline/Pubmed databases, with 119 scientific articles found. After applying the inclusion and exclusion criteria, 27 were selected for reading and elaboration of this review. Thus, 9 studies evaluated the contribution of surgery, 17 the use of drugs to reduce pain levels in patients with endometriosis and one assessed surgical and medical treatment. The main results of these searches are presented and discussed in this revision

2016 Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira (1992)

117. Diagnostics and treatment for endometriosis - a systematic review

Diagnostics and treatment for endometriosis - a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect measures

2016 PROSPERO

118. The use of serum Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125) in the diagnosis of histologically confirmed pelvic endometriosis in women of reproductive age

The use of serum Cancer Antigen 125 (CA-125) in the diagnosis of histologically confirmed pelvic endometriosis in women of reproductive age Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne

2016 PROSPERO

119. Dienogest versus GnRh analogue for the clinical treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Dienogest versus GnRh analogue for the clinical treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence

2016 PROSPERO

120. Relationship between endometriosis and neoplasm: a systematic review

Relationship between endometriosis and neoplasm: a systematic review Print | PDF PROSPERO This information has been provided by the named contact for this review. CRD has accepted this information in good faith and registered the review in PROSPERO. CRD bears no responsibility or liability for the content of this registration record, any associated files or external websites. Email salutation (e.g. "Dr Smith" or "Joanne") for correspondence: Organisation web address: Timing and effect measures

2016 PROSPERO