Adenomyosis and IVF outcomes –Where we are and where we need to be

Abha Maheshwari*, Siladitya Bhattacharya

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Abstract

Better imaging techniques will result in more women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) being diagnosed with adenomyosis. Preliminary data suggest that adenomyosis may have implications for the outcome of IVF. However, available evidence is limited to data from retrospective studies with major inconsistencies in the diagnostic criteria used to confirm adenomyosis. Despite this uncertainty, a number of therapeutic modifications have been suggested to minimize the impact of adenomyosis in women undergoing IVF. In this brief report, we summarize current limitations in diagnosing adenomyosis and critically evaluate the available evidence on its impact on IVF outcomes. We set out a number of steps needed to generate the evidence to underpin the diagnosis, prognosis and effective treatment so that women undergoing IVF can be adequately counselled.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)180-183
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders
Volume9
Issue number3
Early online date19 Jun 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Sep 2017

Fingerprint

Adenomyosis
Fertilization in Vitro
Uncertainty
Retrospective Studies
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Adenomyosis
  • ICSI
  • IVF
  • Pregnancy complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Cite this

Adenomyosis and IVF outcomes –Where we are and where we need to be. / Maheshwari, Abha; Bhattacharya, Siladitya.

In: Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders, Vol. 9, No. 3, 13.09.2017, p. 180-183.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

@article{9fa7a26b83a84e168f1e01755e17b660,
title = "Adenomyosis and IVF outcomes –Where we are and where we need to be",
abstract = "Better imaging techniques will result in more women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) being diagnosed with adenomyosis. Preliminary data suggest that adenomyosis may have implications for the outcome of IVF. However, available evidence is limited to data from retrospective studies with major inconsistencies in the diagnostic criteria used to confirm adenomyosis. Despite this uncertainty, a number of therapeutic modifications have been suggested to minimize the impact of adenomyosis in women undergoing IVF. In this brief report, we summarize current limitations in diagnosing adenomyosis and critically evaluate the available evidence on its impact on IVF outcomes. We set out a number of steps needed to generate the evidence to underpin the diagnosis, prognosis and effective treatment so that women undergoing IVF can be adequately counselled.",
keywords = "Adenomyosis, ICSI, IVF, Pregnancy complications",
author = "Abha Maheshwari and Siladitya Bhattacharya",
year = "2017",
month = "9",
day = "13",
doi = "10.5301/jeppd.5000291",
language = "English",
volume = "9",
pages = "180--183",
journal = "Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders",
issn = "2035-9969",
publisher = "Wichtig Publishing",
number = "3",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Adenomyosis and IVF outcomes –Where we are and where we need to be

AU - Maheshwari, Abha

AU - Bhattacharya, Siladitya

PY - 2017/9/13

Y1 - 2017/9/13

N2 - Better imaging techniques will result in more women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) being diagnosed with adenomyosis. Preliminary data suggest that adenomyosis may have implications for the outcome of IVF. However, available evidence is limited to data from retrospective studies with major inconsistencies in the diagnostic criteria used to confirm adenomyosis. Despite this uncertainty, a number of therapeutic modifications have been suggested to minimize the impact of adenomyosis in women undergoing IVF. In this brief report, we summarize current limitations in diagnosing adenomyosis and critically evaluate the available evidence on its impact on IVF outcomes. We set out a number of steps needed to generate the evidence to underpin the diagnosis, prognosis and effective treatment so that women undergoing IVF can be adequately counselled.

AB - Better imaging techniques will result in more women who are undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) being diagnosed with adenomyosis. Preliminary data suggest that adenomyosis may have implications for the outcome of IVF. However, available evidence is limited to data from retrospective studies with major inconsistencies in the diagnostic criteria used to confirm adenomyosis. Despite this uncertainty, a number of therapeutic modifications have been suggested to minimize the impact of adenomyosis in women undergoing IVF. In this brief report, we summarize current limitations in diagnosing adenomyosis and critically evaluate the available evidence on its impact on IVF outcomes. We set out a number of steps needed to generate the evidence to underpin the diagnosis, prognosis and effective treatment so that women undergoing IVF can be adequately counselled.

KW - Adenomyosis

KW - ICSI

KW - IVF

KW - Pregnancy complications

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85035808672&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5301/jeppd.5000291

DO - 10.5301/jeppd.5000291

M3 - Comment/debate

VL - 9

SP - 180

EP - 183

JO - Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders

JF - Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders

SN - 2035-9969

IS - 3

ER -