OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hormonal and clinical follow-up after the suspension of a longterm therapy with GnRH-agonist (GnRH-a) plus oral contraceptive (OC) in comparison to OC alone in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Hormonal (plasma LH, FSH, sex steroid levels) and clinical (Ferriman-Gallwey score and ultrasound) parameters were monitored at various moments during the 6 months of treatment and during the 6 months after treatment suspension. SETTING: Physiopathology of Human Reproduction, University of Modena, Italy. PATIENT(S): Thirty patients with PCOS were enrolled and randomly subdivided in two groups of 15 each. INTERVENTION(S): Group A was treated with 3.75 mg IM GnRH-a plus OC. Group B was treated only with OC. RESULT(S): Both therapeutical regimens were effective in reducing androgenic milieu, Ferriman-Gallwey score, and ovarian volume within the 6th month of treatment. However, only patients treated with GnRH-a + OC showed a normal LH:FSH ratio, adequate plasma E2 and P levels, and ovulatory cycles during the 6 months of the after treatment follow-up. Patients treated with OC alone showed no beneficial effect after the 3rd month of the follow-up. CONCLUSION(S): These data support the evidence of a higher efficacy of the combined regimen (GnRH-a + OC) than OC alone in the treatment of patients with PCOS. In addition, the former regimen is associated with recovery of normal ovulatory cycles.

Genazzani, A.D., Petraglia, F., Battaglia, C., Gamba, O., Volpe, A., & Genazzani, A.R. (1997). A long-term treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist plus a low-dose oral contraceptive improves the recovery of the ovulatory function in patients with polycystic ovary syndrom. FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 67(3), 463-468 [10.1016/S0015-0282(97)80070-2].

A long-term treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist plus a low-dose oral contraceptive improves the recovery of the ovulatory function in patients with polycystic ovary syndrom

PETRAGLIA, F.;
1997

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hormonal and clinical follow-up after the suspension of a longterm therapy with GnRH-agonist (GnRH-a) plus oral contraceptive (OC) in comparison to OC alone in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). DESIGN: Hormonal (plasma LH, FSH, sex steroid levels) and clinical (Ferriman-Gallwey score and ultrasound) parameters were monitored at various moments during the 6 months of treatment and during the 6 months after treatment suspension. SETTING: Physiopathology of Human Reproduction, University of Modena, Italy. PATIENT(S): Thirty patients with PCOS were enrolled and randomly subdivided in two groups of 15 each. INTERVENTION(S): Group A was treated with 3.75 mg IM GnRH-a plus OC. Group B was treated only with OC. RESULT(S): Both therapeutical regimens were effective in reducing androgenic milieu, Ferriman-Gallwey score, and ovarian volume within the 6th month of treatment. However, only patients treated with GnRH-a + OC showed a normal LH:FSH ratio, adequate plasma E2 and P levels, and ovulatory cycles during the 6 months of the after treatment follow-up. Patients treated with OC alone showed no beneficial effect after the 3rd month of the follow-up. CONCLUSION(S): These data support the evidence of a higher efficacy of the combined regimen (GnRH-a + OC) than OC alone in the treatment of patients with PCOS. In addition, the former regimen is associated with recovery of normal ovulatory cycles.
Genazzani, A.D., Petraglia, F., Battaglia, C., Gamba, O., Volpe, A., & Genazzani, A.R. (1997). A long-term treatment with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist plus a low-dose oral contraceptive improves the recovery of the ovulatory function in patients with polycystic ovary syndrom. FERTILITY AND STERILITY, 67(3), 463-468 [10.1016/S0015-0282(97)80070-2].
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