Christoph Gerlinger

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BACKGROUND Dienogest is a selective progestin that has been investigated in a clinical trial programme for the treatment of endometriosis. The current non-inferiority trial compared the efficacy and safety of dienogest against leuprolide acetate (LA) for treating the pain associated with endometriosis. METHODS Patients with confirmed endometriosis were(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the contraceptive reliability, cycle control and tolerability of a new monophasic oral contraceptive containing 30 g ethinylestradiol plus 3 mg drospirenone (Yasmin, Schering AG, Berlin, Germany), it was compared with an established oral contraceptive containing 30 g ethinylestradiol plus 150 g desogestrel (Marvelon, NV Organon, Oss, The(More)
To investigate the efficacy and safety of dienogest as a long-term treatment in endometriosis, with follow-up after treatment discontinuation. The study included women with endometriosis, who had previously completed a 12-week, placebo-controlled study of dienogest, who participated in an open-label extension study for up to 53 weeks. Thereafter, a patient(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the contraceptive reliability, cycle control and tolerance of a new monophasic oral contraceptive (Yasmin) containing 30 microg ethinylestradiol and 3 mg drospirenone and compare it with a preparation containing an equal dose of ethinylestradiol combined with 150 microg desogestrel (Marvelon). METHODS A multicenter, open-label,(More)
A comparison of cycle control, efficacy and tolerability of two oral contraceptive preparations containing 20 microg ethinylestradiol combined with either 100 microg levonorgestrel (EE/LNG 20/100) or 500 microg norethisterone (EE/NET 20/500) was conducted. These results were compared to a standard reference preparation, containing 30 microg ethinylestradiol(More)
This study compares the contraceptive reliability, cycle control, and tolerability of two oral contraceptive preparations containing 20 micrograms of ethinyl estradiol combined with either 75 micrograms of gestodene (EE/GSD) or 150 micrograms of desogestrel (EE/DSG). Women received the trial preparations daily for 21 days, followed by a 7-day pill-free(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the efficacy and safety of oral dienogest 2mg compared with placebo in the treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain (EAPP). STUDY DESIGN This was a 12-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter (n=33) study in Germany, Italy, and Ukraine of 198 women aged 18-45 years with laparoscopically confirmed(More)
BACKGROUND In 2009 the Uterine Bleeding and Pain Women's Research Study (UBP-WRS) was conducted interviewing 21,479 women across 8 countries in order to gain patient-based prevalence data on uterine pain and bleeding indications and investigate uterine symptoms and women's treatment experiences. This article shows relevant results of the study for the(More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the efficacy and safety of dienogest at doses of 1, 2, and 4mg/day orally in the treatment of endometriosis. METHODS An open-label, randomized, multicenter, 24-week comparative trial in women with histologically confirmed endometriosis. Efficacy was assessed by second-look laparoscopy and patient-reported symptoms. Statistical tests(More)
In this open-label, randomized study we compared the influence of a new oral contraceptive containing 30 microg ethinylestradiol and 3 mg drospirenone (EE + DRSP = Yasmin), with a reference preparation containing 30 microg ethinylestradiol and 150 microg desogestrel (EE + DSG = Marvelon) on the lipid profile. The primary target variables were total(More)