Regression of the inflammatory microenvironment of the peritoneal cavity in women with endometriosis by GnRHa treatment.

Nirgianakis, Konstantinos; Bersinger, Nick A.; Mc Kinnon, Brett; Kostov, Plamen Stefanov; Imboden, Sara; Mueller, Michael (2013). Regression of the inflammatory microenvironment of the peritoneal cavity in women with endometriosis by GnRHa treatment. European journal of obstetrics & gynecology and reproductive biology, 170(2), pp. 550-554. Elsevier 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.08.010

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OBJECTIVE To investigate the effect of gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogues (GnRHa) on the peritoneal fluid microenvironment in women with endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN Peritoneal fluid was collected from 85 women with severe endometriosis (rAFS stage III and IV) during laparoscopic surgery during the proliferative phase. Prior to surgery clinical data were collected. The concentrations of specific markers for endometriosis in the peritoneal fluid were determined using an ELISA and a comparison between peritoneal fluid markers in women using GnRHa and no hormonal treatment was performed using a non-parametric Mann-Whitney U test. RESULTS The study included peritoneal fluid from 39 patients who had been administered GnRHa (Zoladex(®)) in the three months prior to surgery and 46 from women with no hormonal treatment in this period. Concentrations of IL-8, PAPP-A, glycodelin-A and midkine were significantly reduced in the GnRHa treatment group compared to women receiving no hormonal treatment. RANTES, MCP-1, ENA-78, TNF-α, OPG, IP-10 and defensin showed no significant change between the two groups. CONCLUSIONS GnRHa mediate a significant regression in the inflammatory nature of the peritoneal microenvironment in women with endometriosis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Gynaecology

UniBE Contributor:

Nirgianakis, Konstantinos; Bersinger, Nick A.; Mc Kinnon, Brett; Kostov, Plamen Stefanov; Imboden, Sara and Mueller, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0301-2115

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Nathalie Ursula Becher

Date Deposited:

26 Jun 2014 16:20

Last Modified:

23 Apr 2020 15:10

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.ejogrb.2013.08.010

PubMed ID:

23993133

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Cytokines Endometriosis GnRH agonists Peritoneal fluid

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.54086

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/54086

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