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  • Diagnostic potential of peritoneal fluid biomarkers of endometriosis
    Lanišnik-Rižner, Tea
    Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus, in different parts of the peritoneal cavity. It affects up to 10% of reproductive-age 10 women and up to ... 50% of women with infertility. Surgical diagnosis of endometriosis is still the gold standard, with no diagnostic biomarkers available. Medical therapies target the symptoms and not the disease itself, and surgical treatment cannot prevent recurrence. As peritoneal fluid reflects the altered peritoneal microenvironment of endometriosis patients, it can provide a wealth of information on pathophysiological processes and potential 15 biomarkers. This report reviews the molecular biomarkers identified in peritoneal fluid over the last 5 years and discusses their potential applications for diagnosis, prognosis and drug therapy.
    Vir: Expert review of molecular diagnostics. - ISSN 1473-7159 (iss. 4, Vol. 15, Apr. 2015, str. 557-580)
    Vrsta gradiva - članek, sestavni del ; neleposlovje za odrasle
    Leto - 2015
    Jezik - angleški
    COBISS.SI-ID - 31819993