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Minerva Ginecologica 2002 December;54(6):499-504

language: Italian

Medical treatment in abnormal uterine bleeding: evaluation of a GnRH therapy versus danazol therapy in perimenopausal women

Tinelli F. G., Tinelli A., Menis T., Tinelli R., Perrone A.


Background. Dysfunctional uterine bleedings are uterine hemorrhage, frequent in the climacteric period and are a usual gynecologic pathology in ambulatorial controls (10%).
Methods. 60 premenopausal women, have been enrolled, all affected by hyper-polymenorrhea or dysfunctional uterine bleeding; than they were subdivided them into 2 groups; Group I: 30 patients with GnRH analogues treatment (Decapeptyl da 3.75 mg/month, 6 months of therapy); Group II: 30 patients with Danazol treatment (danatrol, 200 mg/daily, 6 months of therapy). Clinical controls were performed by visit, a questionnaire compilation (Kuppermann index) and biochemical examinations, with this frequency: 0, 3, 6 and 9 months. Statistical evaluation was performed by Student ''t'' test.
Results. In both groups, either amenorrohea and symptomatic improvement after 3 months of therapy were observed, without statistical differences; a statistical difference (p>0.01) was assessed in patients compliance, since were observed, without statistical differences a major frequency in collateral effects in II Group, with danazol therapy was observed. The results of this study show that, the limited occurrence of side effects in perimenopausal patients affected by dysfunctional uterine bleeding, treated with GnRH analogues, could affect the choice of pharmacological therapy in favor of these one.

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