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Surgical interruption of pelvic nerve pathways for primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2005
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Title
Surgical interruption of pelvic nerve pathways for primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea
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Cochrane database of systematic reviews, October 2005
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd001896.pub2
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Authors

Michelle Proctor, Pallavi Latthe, Cindy Farquhar, Khalid Khan, Neil Johnson

Abstract

Dysmenorrhoea is the occurrence of painful menstrual cramps of uterine origin and is a very common gynaecological complaint with negative effect on a sufferer's quality of life. Medical therapy for dysmenorrhoea includes oral contraceptive pills (OCP) and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which both act by suppressing prostaglandin levels. While these treatments are very successful there is still a 20 to 25% failure rate and surgery has been an option for such cases. Uterine nerve ablation (UNA) and presacral neurectomy (PSN) are two surgical treatments that have become increasingly utilised in recent years due to advances in laparoscopic procedures. These procedures both interrupt the majority of the cervical sensory pain nerve fibres. Observational studies have supported the use of these procedures for primary dysmenorrhoea. However, both operations only partially interrupt the cervical sensory nerve fibres in the pelvic area and, therefore, this type of surgery may not always benefit women with dysmenorrhoea.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 1%
Lithuania 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 180 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 32 17%
Student > Bachelor 26 14%
Researcher 23 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 10%
Other 13 7%
Other 38 20%
Unknown 36 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 96 51%
Nursing and Health Professions 20 11%
Psychology 11 6%
Neuroscience 4 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 2%
Other 12 6%
Unknown 41 22%

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