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Patients with endometriosis will soon benefit from the results of a clinical study led by UHNM

Approximately 200 patients took part in the ‘Helium’ study, which was funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR). Results of the study will help clinicians to develop evidence-based medicine, leading to a greater benefit for patients. Patients will also have more informed choice regarding treatments. UHNM successfully completed the study, which has been accepted for publication by British Journal Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Mr Gourab Misra, consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology, said:  “We really want to congratulate the helium research team for having their paper outlining the finding of the Helium trial published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.  This is a fantastic achievement and everyone has worked incredibly hard to bring this benefit to patients.”

The team were awarded an ‘NIHR Research for Patient Benefit’ grant to conduct a randomised controlled trial into Laparoscopic excision/ablation with helium thermal coagulator compared with electro-diathermy for the treatment of mild to moderate endometriosis. 

The paper is now available:  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1471-0528.16279