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 1571 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The influence of menstrual cycle and endometriosis on endometrial methylome.
 

Author(s): Merli Saare, Vijayachitra Modhukur, Marina Suhorutshenko, Balaji Rajashekar, Kadri Rekker, Deniss Sõritsa, Helle Karro, Pille Soplepmann, Andrei Sõritsa, Cecilia M Lindgren, Nilufer Rahmioglu, Alexander Drong, Christian M Becker, Krina T Zondervan, Andres Salumets, Maire Peters

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Alterations in endometrial DNA methylation profile have been proposed as one potential mechanism initiating the development of endometriosis. However, the normal endometrial methylome is influenced by the cyclic hormonal changes, and the menstrual cycle phase-dependent epigenetic ...

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2016

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Effect of warming Yang and removing blood stasis method on matrix metalloproteinases / tissue inhibitor metalloproteinases levels secreted by cultured endometrial cells from patients with endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Yanhui Huang, Lin Shen, Anhe Cai, Jing Xiao

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Oct;35(5):571-6.

 

To investigate the effect of Chinese medicines using the warming Yang and removing blood stasis method on levels of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs)/tissue inhibitor metalloproteinases (TIMPs) secreted by cultured endometrial cells from patients with endometriosis.

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015

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Accurate Diagnosis of Sigmoid Colon Endometriosis by Immunohistochemistry and Transmission Electron Microscopy - A Case Report.
 

Author(s): V Constantin, A Carăp, S Bobic, I Pâun, E Brâtilâ, B Socea, A-M Moroşanu, N Mirancea

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;110(5):482-5.

 

Endometriosis is described as the presence of functioning endometrial tissue at sites outside the uterus. Up to 15% ofwomen in their reproductive period are affected by this condition. Endometriosis is mostly foundon the uterosacral ligaments, inside the rectovaginalseptum or vagina, ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2015

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

[Medical treatment of endometriosis].
 

Author(s): Sadok Derouich, Leila Attia, Olfa Slimani, Arij Bouzid, Nabil Mathlouthi, Riadh Ben Temim, Tahar Makhlouf

Journal: Tunis Med. 2015 Jul;93(7):407-12.

 

Pathogenesis and pathophysiology of endometriosis, pharmacodynamics of oral contraceptives, progestagens, antiprogestagens, danazol, GnRh agonist and non-steroidal antiinflammatory.

Last Updated: 13 Jan 2016

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Models of endometriosis and their utility in studying progression to ovarian clear cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Claire M King, Cynthia Barbara, Andrew Prentice, James D Brenton, D Stephen Charnock-Jones

Journal: J. Pathol.. 2016 Jan;238(2):185-96.

 

Endometriosis is a common benign gynaecological condition affecting at least 10% of women of childbearing age and is characterized by pain--frequently debilitating. Although the exact prevalence is unknown, the economic burden is substantial (∼$50 billion a year in the USA alone) ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2015

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Urinary Tract Endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Anna Kołodziej, Wojciech Krajewski, Łukasz Dołowy, Lidia Hirnle

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Recently, occurrence of urinary tract endometriosis (UTE) is more frequently diagnosed. According to literature, it refers to approximately 0.3 to even 12% of all women with endometriosis. The pathogenesis of UTE has not been clearly explained so far. The actually proposed hypotheses ...

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2015

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Perinatal Consequences of Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 29 Mar 2016

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Laparoscopic Surgical Management of Endometriosis on Fertility
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2015

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MEdical Versus SUrgical Treatments of Rectal Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016

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