Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Courtney Marsh

University of Kansas Medical Center


Endometriosis Risk Factors Staging Progesterone GnRH Agonist Surgical Management Laparoscopy Cystectomy Infertility Tubal Disease Diagnosis

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This book will be focused on endometriosis. Risk factors (including nulliparity and tobacco use) and pathogenesis of endometriosis will be defined. Varying concepts in etiology of endometriosis will be explored including retrograde menstruation, lymphatic and hemotalogic spread. Emphasis will be placed on clinical care of patient with endometriosis. The book will also focus on diagnosis, management of symptoms and associated disease states. Diagnostic criteria including invasive and non-invasive testing will be delineated. Staging of endometriosis will be defined and discussed. Treatment based on patient symptoms including pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, and infertility will also be discussed. Special focus will be placed on treatment for those with endometriosis stratified by desire for conception as this is an essential diagnostic branchpoint for therapy.

Further discussion will be on novel therapeutic agents including oral gonadotropin releasing hormone receptor antagonist, molecular markers of disease (including BCL-6, beta 3 integrin and novel markers such as CCNA2) and progesterone resistance. Future directions in endometriosis research and therapeutics will be explored. 

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 30th 2019

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: December 20th 2019

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Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 9th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 8th 2020

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About the editor

Courtney Marsh

University of Kansas Medical Center

Courtney Marsh, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG is an Associate Professor at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine. After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Marsh went on to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She returned to Kansas City after completing a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Michigan. During her fellowship, Dr. Marsh trained with experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. As a fellow, she researched hypothamic feedback of estrogen as related to pubertal onset and menstrual cyclicity. She also completed research using neuroimaging techniques to better understand polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which she will continues as a faculty member at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has a number of publications in the scientific literature and is also a member of many medical associations. Dr. Marsh specializes in treating women with infertility, PCOS and obesity. She is proud to provide both medical and surgical options in treating infertility including assisted reproductive technology and endoscopic surgeries.

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