Endometriosis

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that lines the uterus grows somewhere else, such as on the ovaries, behind the uterus, or on the bowels or bladder. During menstruation, the tissue breaks down and bleeds with the menstrual cycle, but the displaced tissue cannot exit the body. This can cause cysts to form, eventually leading to the development of scar tissue and adhesions. This trapped tissue can cause extreme pain, very heavy periods, and infertility, though some women may present no symptoms at all. The cause of endometriosis is not known.

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Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Endometriosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Endometriosis Association

The Endometriosis Association (EA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit international organization that provides support, information and advocacy for women with endometriosis, educates the public and the medical community about the disease. The Association supports research related to endometriosis, and works to increase scientific knowledge about the disease.

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Endometriosis Foundation of America

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on fighting the devastating effects of endometriosis - a debilitating disease affecting 176 million women and adolescent girls worldwide - 1 in 10 women of childbearing age in the United States. The EFA strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training and fund landmark endometriosis research.

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Endometriosis" for support, advocacy or research.

Endometriosis Association

The Endometriosis Association (EA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit international organization that provides support, information and advocacy for women with endometriosis, educates the public and the medical community about the disease. The Association supports research related to endometriosis, and works to increase scientific knowledge about the disease.

http://www.EndometriosisAssn.org

Last Updated: 29 Apr 2014

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Endometriosis Foundation of America

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 organization that focuses on fighting the devastating effects of endometriosis - a debilitating disease affecting 176 million women and adolescent girls worldwide - 1 in 10 women of childbearing age in the United States. The EFA strives to increase disease recognition, provide advocacy, facilitate expert surgical training and fund landmark endometriosis research.

http://www.endofound.org

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2014

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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General Resources

Educational Information About Endometriosis

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Endometriosis" returned 1238 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Ethinylestradiol 20 μg/drospirenone 3 mg in a flexible extended regimen for the management of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain: a randomized controlled trial.
 

Author(s): Tasuku Harada, Saori Kosaka, Joerg Elliesen, Masanobu Yasuda, Makoto Ito, Mikio Momoeda

Journal: Fertil. Steril.. 2017 Nov;108(5):798-805.

 

To investigate the efficacy and safety of ethinylestradiol 20 μg/drospirenone 3 mg in a flexible extended regimen (FlexibleMIB) compared with placebo to treat endometriosis-associated pelvic pain (EAPP).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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PreImplantation Factor in endometriosis: A potential role in inducing immune privilege for ectopic endometrium.
 

Author(s): Marco Sbracia, Brett McKinnon, Fabio Scarpellini, Daniela Marconi, Gabriele Rossi, Cedric Simmilion, Michael D Mueller, Eytan R Barnea, Martin Mueller

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Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory condition characterised by the growth of endometrial epithelial and stromal cells outside the uterine cavity. In addition to Sampson's theory of retrograde menstruation, endometriosis pathogenesis is facilitated by a privileged inflammatory ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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P2X3 receptor involvement in endometriosis pain via ERK signaling pathway.
 

Author(s): Shaojie Ding, Libo Zhu, Yonghong Tian, Tianhong Zhu, Xiufeng Huang, Xinmei Zhang

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The purinergic receptor P2X ligand-gated ion channel 3 (P2X3) is crucially involved in peripheral nociceptive processes of somatic and visceral pain. Endometriosis pain is considered as a kind of inflammatory and neuropathic pain. However, whether P2X3 is involved in endometriosis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Endometriosis" returned 248 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yang Xu, Wenli Zhao, Te Li, Ye Zhao, Huaien Bu, Shilin Song

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Endometriosis is a multifactorial, oestrogen-dependent, inflammatory, gynaecological condition that can result in long-lasting visceral pelvic pain and infertility. Acupuncture could be an effective treatment for endometriosis and may relieve pain. Our aim in the present study was ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Catamenial pneumothorax revealing diaphragmatic endometriosis: a case report and revue of literature.
 

Author(s): Sana Aissa, Wafa Benzarti, Faouzi Alimi, Imen Gargouri, Halima Ben Salem, Amène Aissa, Khadija Fathallah, Atef Ben Abdelkade, Rafika Alouini, Abdelhamid Garrouche, Abdelaziz Hayoun, Ahmed Abdelghani, Mohamed Benzarti

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Catamenial pneumothorax (CP) is a rare entity of spontaneous, recurring pneumothorax in women. We aim to discuss the etiology, clinical course, and surgical treatment of a 42-year-old woman with CP. This patient had a right-sided spontaneous pneumothoraces occurred one week after ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reevaluating response and failure of medical treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Christian M Becker, William T Gattrell, Kerstin Gude, Sukhbir S Singh

Journal: Fertil. Steril.. 2017 Jul;108(1):125-136.

 

To assess patient response rates to medical therapies used to treat endometriosis-associated pain.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Perinatal Consequences of Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2016

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Subcutaneous Progesterone Supplementation in Patients With Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2016

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Artificial Reproductive Techniques (ART) and Progression of Endometriosis Symptoms
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 2 May 2016

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