Resolution of the 1st Ukrainian expert forum on abnormal uterine bleeding
On April 20, 2021, the Ukrainian Expert Forum on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding was held.
Keywords:resolution, Association of Gynecologists-Endocrinologists of Ukraine, Ukrainian Expert Forum on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, abnormal uterine bleeding
The menstrual cycle is an important indicator not only of the female reproductive system health but also an integral part of women's health. The issues of therapeutic approaches for menstrual disorders, considering the general trend towards an increase in the proportion of this pathology among the total gynecological disorders in Ukraine, are susceptible and require close attention. The problem of abnormal uterine bleeding (AUB) has a significant impact on women and health care worldwide. Algorithms for the diagnosis and therapy of AUB need to be regularly revised as international recommendations are updated, clinical trials are published, and a new look at pathogenetic mechanisms is made.
The prerequisites for holding of this Expert Forum were the updating of the FIGO classification of uterine bleeding in 2018, the NICE guidelines “Heavy menstrual bleeding: assessment and management” in 2018 and 2021, as well as the new conditions of the pandemic era, which has taken its toll on the care of patients with AUB.
The Resolution summarized all data unaccounted for in the current clinical protocol for AUB issued in 2016 and updated data from international guidelines and key studies in patients with AUB; highlighted in detail current thinking on the pathogenetic therapy of functional AUB, with an emphasis on chronic AUB associated with ovulatory dysfunction (AUB-O) and endometrial disorders (AUB-E), as the most common; provided modern approaches to the management of chronic AUB associated with non-structural causes (ovulatory dysfunction and endometrial factors), and prevention of acute AUB for implementation in clinical practice and improving the provision of evidence-based medical care and individualized patient care.
The Resolution aims to optimize clinical approaches to patient management and ensure therapy personalization, which together will improve the reproductive health and general well-being of Ukrainian women.
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