The cost-effective, but forgotten, medical endometriosis therapy : a prospective, quasi-randomized study on progestin therapy

  • Endometriosis represents nowadays a real burden for the patients as well as for the physicians, as it requires surgical and/or medical treatment, often long – termed and repeated. Moreover, the high costs necessary to diagnose and treat endometriosis represent a real economic burden, being comparable to other chronic diseases like diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis. Therefore, the physicians dealing with this disease should take into account not only the efficacy of the treatment, but also the economic aspects and patients compliance. The present paper analyses the efficiency of progestins (lynestrenol and medrogestone) in endometriosis as a cost – effective, but forgotten medical therapy of the disease. Our study underlines the good tolerability of progestins, as they have limited side effects, the compliance of patients being high. They are also low-cost medications, which could represent an effective alternative method in the endometriosis treatment, especially in less – developed countries that cannot afford the higher therapeutic costs.

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Author:Christina Cezar, Karl-Werner Schweppe, K. R. Pletzer, Sven BeckerGND, Harald Krentel, Luz Angela Torres-de la Roche, Rudy Leon de Wilde
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Parent Title (English):Facts, views & vision in obgyn
Publisher:Universa Press
Place of publication:Wetteren
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2019
Date of first Publication:2019/07/24
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2019/08/26
Tag:compliance; cost-effective; endometriosis; low-cost medication; progestin
Page Number:10
First Page:181
Last Page:190
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Institutes:Medizin / Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0