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Gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist plus estrogen-progestin "add-back" therapy for endometriosis-related pelvic pain.

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of leuprolide acetate depot (LA, Lupron; TAP Pharmaceuticals, Deerfield, IL) plus daily conjugated equine estrogens (Es, Premarin; Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA), and medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA, Provera; The Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, MI) "add-back" treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Tertiary care, academic medical center. PATIENTS: Eight patients with moderate to severe pelvic pain and laparoscopically documented endometriosis. INTERVENTION: Leuprolide acetate depot 3.75 mg IM every 4 weeks for 24 months. Oral conjugated equine Es 0.625 mg/d plus MPA 2.5 mg/d were also taken from treatment months 3 through 24. RESULTS: Six women completed the 2-year study. Mean revised endometriosis scores for implants, adhesions, and total values were significantly reduced at the conclusion of treatment from pretreatment scores. Self-reported pelvic pain scores were significantly lower at treatment months 3, 6, 12, 18, 24, and 6 months after therapy than pretreatment scores. Dual X-ray absorptiometry bone density measurements of the lumbar spine did not change significantly during the 24-month treatment period. The proportion of women experiencing hot flushes was significantly reduced after E-progestin add-back treatment from the proportion at treatment month 3. CONCLUSION: Treatment with LA depot plus conjugated equine Es and MPA for 2 years was a safe and effective therapy for women with endometriosis and pelvic pain in this small retrospective study.[1]


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