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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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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Updated 29 Apr 2014

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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 1149 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effects of Previous Laparoscopic Surgical Diagnosis of Endometriosis on Pregnancy Outcomes.
 

Author(s): Hui Li, Hong-Lan Zhu, Xiao-Hong Chang, Yi Li, Yue Wang, Jing Guan, Heng Cui

Journal: Chin. Med. J.. ;130(4):428-433.

 

The association between the previous history of endometriosis and obstetric outcomes is still ambiguous. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of previous history of operatively diagnosed endometriosis on pregnancy outcomes.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2017

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Endometriosis Mimicking Soft-Tissue Neoplasms: A Potential Diagnostic Pitfall.
 

Author(s): Yi Ding, Julie Gibbs, Ge Xiong, Shigong Guo, Shailaja Raj, Marilyn M Bui

Journal: Cancer Control. 2017 Jan;24(1):83-88.

 

Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder most often involving the pelvic region. Although it is rare, endometriosis occurring outside of the peritoneal cavity most commonly occurs within scars of the abdominal wall, but it has been reported in the lungs, pleura, kidneys, brain, ...

Last Updated: 8 Feb 2017

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Matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2), MMP-9, tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases (TIMP-1) and transforming growth factor-β2 (TGF-β2) expression in eutopic endometrium of women with peritoneal endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Krzysztof Szymanowski, Mateusz Mikołajczyk, Przemysław Wirstlein, Anna Dera-Szymanowska

Journal: Ann Agric Environ Med. 2016 12;23(4):649-653.

 

The prevalence of endometriosis among reproductive age women is 7-17%; however, these figures reach 20-50% in patients suffering from infertility. Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) activity is thought to be particularly essential in the early phases of endometriosis development. Any ...

Last Updated: 29 Dec 2016

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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 227 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Physical activity and endometriosis risk in women with infertility or pain: Systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Elena Ricci, Paola Viganò, Sonia Cipriani, Francesca Chiaffarino, Stefano Bianchi, Giorgia Rebonato, Fabio Parazzini

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(40):e4957.

 

The potential association between endometriosis and physical activity (PA) has been suggested in several epidemiological studies.We aimed to establish whether PA influences endometriosis risk.

Last Updated: 17 Oct 2016

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Acute Small Bowel Obstruction and Small Bowel Perforation as a Clinical Debut of Intestinal Endometriosis: A Report of Four Cases and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Angel Torralba-Morón, Maria Urbanowicz, Carolina Ibarrola-De Andres, Guadalupe Lopez-Alonso, Francisco Colina-Ruizdelgado, Juan-Manuel Guerra-Vales

Journal: Intern. Med.. ;55(18):2595-9.

 

Endometriosis is a quite common pathology, however, intestinal endometriosis is a rare condition, which typically occurs with chronic symptoms. Its acute presentation is very infrequent. We herein report four cases of intestinal endometriosis, in which the clinical debut occurred ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2016

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Full-Thickness Excision versus Shaving by Laparoscopy for Intestinal Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis: Rationale and Potential Treatment Options.
 

Author(s): Antonio Simone Laganà, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Maria Antonietta Trovato, Vittorio Italo Palmara, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Roberta Granese, Emanuele Sturlese, Rosanna De Dominici, Stefano Alecci, Francesco Padula, Benito Chiofalo, Roberta Grasso, Pietro Cignini, Paolo D'Amico, Onofrio Triolo

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2016 ;2016():3617179.

 

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of endometrial mucosa (glands and stroma) abnormally implanted in locations other than the uterine cavity. Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is considered the most aggressive presentation of the disease, penetrating more than 5 mm in ...

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2016

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Laparoscopic Surgical Management of Endometriosis on Fertility
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 5 Jan 2017

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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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