OBJECTIVE: To identify a potential diagnostic endometriosis marker using matrix-enhanced laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF-MS)-based urinary proteomics. DESIGN: Prospective randomized pilot study. SETTING: University hospital, tertiary referral center for endometriosis. PATIENT(S): 53 women undergoing laparoscopic surgery for pain and/or infertility comprising 30 women without endometriosis and 23 with endometriosis. INTERVENTION(S): Laparoscopy and urine...Expand abstract
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Urinary peptide profiling identifies a panel of putative biomarkers for diagnosing and staging endometriosis.
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