Endometriosis

Common Name(s)

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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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: 3 Oct 2013

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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.

http://www.EndometriosisAssn.org

Last Updated: 29 Apr 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: 3 Oct 2013

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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 1155 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Umbilical endometriosis associated with large umbilical hernia. Case report.
 

Author(s): M Stojanovic, M Radojkovic, L Jeremic, A Zlatic, G Stanojevic, D Janjic, S Mihajlovic, I Dimov, M Kostov, M Zdravkovic, M Stojanovic

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(2):267-70.

 

Umbilical endometriosis is a rare condition, usually following laparoscopic and surgical procedures involving the umbilicus.Spontaneous umbilical endometriosis occurring without any previous abdominal or uterine surgery is extremely rare. The maximal depth of penetration of the umbilical ...

Last Updated: 18 Apr 2014

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[Transvaginal specimen extraction after laparoscopic bowel resection in deeply infiltrating endometriosis].
 

Author(s): Attila Bokor, Akos Pohl, Péter Lukovich, János Rigó

Journal: Orv Hetil. 2014 Mar;155(11):420-3.

 

The authors report a case of a 27-year-old patient who had deeply infiltrating endometriosis involving the rectum, sigmoid colon and the rectovaginal septum, which was removed by laparoscopic surgery. During surgery the affected bowel segment, the deeply infiltrating nodule of the ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 2014

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Different effects of the immunomodulatory drug GMDP immobilized onto aminopropyl modified and unmodified mesoporous silica nanoparticles upon peritoneal macrophages of women with endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Yuliya Antsiferova, Nataliya Sotnikova, Elena Parfenyuk

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():924362.

 

The aim of the present work was to compare in vitro the possibility of application of unmodified silica nanoparticles (UMNPs) and modified by aminopropyl groups silica nanoparticles (AMNPs) for topical delivery of immunomodulatory drug GMDP to the peritoneal macrophages of women with ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Endometriosis" returned 188 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Extrapelvic endometriosis: a rare entity or an under diagnosed condition?
 

Author(s): Nikolaos Machairiotis, Aikaterini Stylianaki, Georgios Dryllis, Paul Zarogoulidis, Paraskevi Kouroutou, Nikolaos Tsiamis, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Eirini Sarika, Nikolaos Courcoutsakis, Theodora Tsiouda, Andreas Gschwendtner, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, Leonidas Sakkas, Aggeliki Baliaka, Christodoulos Machairiotis

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Endometriosis is a clinical entity characterized by the presence of normal endometrial mucosa abnormally implanted in locations other than the uterine cavity. Endometriosis can be either endopelvic or extrapelvic depending on the location of endometrial tissue implantation. Despite ...

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2014

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Clinical prediction of deeply infiltrating endometriosis before surgery: is it feasible? A review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Márcia Mendonça Carneiro, Ivone Dirk de Sousa Filogônio, Luciana Maria Pyramo Costa, Ivete de Ávila, Márcia Cristina França Ferreira

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2013 ;2013():564153.

 

Endometriosis is a chronic benign gynecologic disease that can cause pelvic pain and infertility affecting almost 10% of reproductive-age women. Deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is a specific entity responsible for painful symptoms which are related to the anatomic location ...

Last Updated: 3 Oct 2013

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ARID1A mutations and PI3K/AKT pathway alterations in endometriosis and endometriosis-associated ovarian carcinomas.
 

Author(s): Eleftherios P Samartzis, Aurelia Noske, Konstantin J Dedes, Daniel Fink, Patrick Imesch

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Endometriosis is a common gynecological disease affecting 6%-10% of women of reproductive age and is characterized by the presence of endometrial-like tissue in localizations outside of the uterine cavity as, e.g., endometriotic ovarian cysts. Mainly, two epithelial ovarian carcinoma ...

Last Updated: 16 Sep 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Preoperative Staging of Endometriosis With MRI
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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Telomeres Evaluation in Endometriosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2013

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Botulinum Toxin for Pelvic Pain in Women With Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis; Botulinum Toxin A; Chronic Pelvic Pain; Pelvic Muscle Spasms; Quality of Life

 

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014

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