Wednesday, 28 January 2015


Evidence Based Reports

Laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis (2014)[Cochrane Library] NEW

A comparison of progestogens or oral contraceptives and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists for the treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review (2014)[DARE] NEW

Anti-TNF- treatment for pelvic pain associated with endometriosis. (2013) [Cochrane Library]

Progestagens and anti-progestagens for pain associated with endometriosis. (2012) [Cochrane Library]

Pentoxifylline for endometriosis (2012) [Cochrane Library]

Interventions for women with endometrioma prior to assisted reproductive technology. (2012) [Cochrane Library]

Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis (2012) [Cochrane Library]

Acupuncture for pain in endometriosis (2011)[Cochrane Library]

Chinese herbal medicine may be beneficial in endometriosis (2011)[Cochrane PEARLS]

Endometriosis (2010)[Clinical Evidence] subcription required

Pre and post-operative medical therapy for endometriosis surgery (2011)[Cochrane Library]

Gonadotrophin-releasing hormone analogues for pain associated with endometriosis (2010)[Cochrane Library]

Interventions for women with endometrioma prior to assisted reproductive technology (2010)[Cochrane Library]

Pentoxifylline versus medical therapies for subfertile women with endometriosis (2009)[Cochrane Library]

Hormone therapy for endometriosis and surgical menopause (2009)[Cochrane Library]

Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device (LNG-IUD) for symptomatic endometriosis following surgery (2009)[Cochrane Library]

Ovulation suppression for endometriosis for women with subfertility (2009)[Cochrane Library]

Laparoscopic surgery for pelvic pain associated with endometriosis (2009)[Cochrane Library]

Medical treatment for rectovaginal endometriosis: what is the evidence?(2009)[DARE]

The effect of second-line surgery on reproductive performance of women with recurrent endometriosis: a systematic review (2009)[DARE]

Diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal sonography for the diagnosis of adenomyosis: systematic review and metaanalysis (2009)[DARE]

The effect of surgical treatment for endometrioma on in vitro fertilization outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis (2009)[DARE]

Laparoscopic management of endometriosis: comprehensive review of best evidence (2009)[DARE]

Clinical Guidelines

Endometriosis. (2014) [CKS] updated

Recent articles in core journals

Caesarean section and risk for endometriosis: a prospective cohort study of Swedish registries. (2013) [EvidenceUpdates]

Postoperative levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system for pelvic endometriosis-related pain: a randomized controlled trial. (2012) [EvidenceUpdates]

Urinary dysfunction after colorectal resection for endometriosis: results of a prospective randomized trial comparing laparoscopy to open surgery.(2011)[EvidenceUpdates]

Endometriosis and infertility: pathophysiology and management.(2010)[Lancet]

Randomized trial of laparoscopically assisted versus open colorectal resection for endometriosis: morbidity, symptoms, quality of life, and fertility.(2010)[EvidenceUpdates]

Diagnostic accuracy of transvaginal sonography for the diagnosis of adenomyosis: systematic review and metaanalysis.(2009)[EvidenceUpdates]

Systematic review of the effects of aromatase inhibitors on pain associated with endometriosis.(2008)[EvidenceUpdates]


Emergent Treatment of Endometriosis. (2013) [eMedicine]

Endometriosis (2013)[Mentor]

Endomitriosis (2011)[eMedicine]

Endometriosis in Emergency Medicine(2010)[eMedicine]

Pediatric Endometriosis Surgery(2010)[eMedicine]

Clinical Queries

Is there any information about using HRT in a postmenopausal patient with previous severe endometriosis who has not had a hysterectomy? (2014)[ATTRACT] NEW

Is there any evidence to support the use of progesterone (without oestrogen)for the treatment of menopausal symptoms and/or endometriosis in patient who have undergone a total hysterectomy and BSO? (2012) [ATTRACT]

Can women with active liver disease (autoimmune hepatitis treated with steroids and azathioprine) and abnormal liver function tests, use depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA) for the treatment of endometriosis? (2012) [FSRH]

Is HRT recommended for a patient on goserelin for endometriosis experiencing menopausal symptoms?(2009)[ATTRACT]

What evidence is there to support that Depo can help women with endometriosis?(2009)[ATTRACT]

In a lady who has had a hysterectomy/bilateral oopherectomy for severe endometriosis with new onset back pain would recurring endometriosis be considered as part of a differential diagnosis?(2008)[ATTRACT]

Does a woman receiving Zoladex implants for endometriosis need to continue her oral contraceptive.(2008)[ATTRACT]

Which regimen of HRT (combined or oestrogen-only) should be prescribed for a patient who recently had an abdominal hysterectomy bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and who has endometriosis?(2008)[TRIPAnswers]

In a young woman with endometriosis wanting to use depo provera for symptom control and contraception long term is there a way of minimising/negating bone loss?(2008)[TRIPAnswers]

Is there any evidence for the use of mirena coil in treatment of endometriosis?(2008)[TRIPAnswers]

After a woman has had a six month course of GnRH analogues for endometriosis, on average how long will it take for her periods to restart?(2008)[ATTRACT]

Patient Information

Endometriosis(2013)[NHS Choices] updated


Endometriosis(2013) [Patient UK]


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