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Fertil Steril. 1997 May;67(5):822-9.

Prediction of pregnancy in infertile women based on the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's revised classification of endometriosis.

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Rochester, New York, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To estimate the empirical relationship between the revised American Society for Reproductive Medicine's classification of endometriosis and pregnancy rates after treatment.

DESIGN:

Retrospective analysis.

PATIENT(S):

Patients seen by four practicing physicians.

INTERVENTION(S):

Medical and/or surgical therapy for endometriosis.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S):

Pregnancy defined as ongoing or delivered.

RESULT(S):

There were no significant differences in pregnancy rates across stages of endometriosis. There was a slight decline in pregnancy rates among patients with Stage IV endometriosis, but statistical significance was not achieved.

CONCLUSION(S):

The use of an arbitrary weighted system for assigning scores to individual categories of disease, or for computing a total score, has limited the overall effectiveness of the classification system to predict pregnancy.

PMID:
9130885
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