Introduction: This patient preference prospective study was designed to compare patients' satisfaction in women with endometriosis treated either by an extended-cycle oral contraception (OC) or by norethindrone acetate (NETA). Methods: This patient preference prospective study included women of reproductive age with endometriosis. Patients were submitted to one of the following 12 months' treatments: Group A, continuous oral treatment with NETA (2.5 mg/day) and Group B, a 91-day extended-cycle OC (LNG/EE 150/30 mcg for 84 days and EE 10 mcg for 7 days). Patient satisfaction was the primary endpoint. Results: There was no statistically significant difference in the rate of satisfied patients at 12-month follow up between the two study groups, 82.2% and 68.4% in Group A and Group B respectively (p = 0.143). At 6 and 12-months, there was a significant amelioration in the intensity of all pain in both groups. The median number of days of unscheduled bleeding during the first cycle was significantly higher in Group B compared to Group A. Conclusion: Both NETA and extended-cycle OC are effective in treating pain symptoms related to endometriosis. Extended-cycle OC may cause more unscheduled bleeding, but the rate of satisfaction for those who completed the treatment was similar in the two groups.
|Titolo:||Norethindrone acetate versus extended-cycle oral contraceptive (SeasoniqueÂ®) in the treatment of endometriosis symptoms: A prospective open-label comparative study|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 - Articolo su rivista|