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: 3 Oct 2013

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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: 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 1207 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Decorin induced by progesterone plays a crucial role in suppressing endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Yoshihiro Joshua Ono, Yoshito Terai, Akiko Tanabe, Atsushi Hayashi, Masami Hayashi, Yoshiki Yamashita, Satoru Kyo, Masahide Ohmichi

Journal: J. Endocrinol.. 2014 Nov;223(2):203-16.

 

Dienogest, a synthetic progestin, has been shown to be effective against endometriosis, although it is still unclear as to how it affects the ectopic endometrial cells. Decorin has been shown to be a powerful endogenous tumor repressor acting in a paracrine fashion to limit tumor ...

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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Umbilical endometriosis elucidates cause of recurrent pneumothorax.
 

Author(s): Christen Mowad, Cassondra Andreychik, Timothy Murphy

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Sep;71(3):e79-80.

 

Last Updated: 16 Aug 2014

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Elevated peritoneal expression and estrogen regulation of nociceptive ion channels in endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Erin Greaves, Kelsey Grieve, Andrew W Horne, Philippa T K Saunders

Journal: J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.. 2014 Sep;99(9):E1738-43.

 

Ovarian suppression is a common treatment for endometriosis-associated pelvic pain. Its exact mechanism of action is poorly understood, although it is assumed to reflect reduced production/action of estrogens.

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2014

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

Primary umbilical endometriosis (Villar's nodule) - case study, literature revision.
 

Author(s): G Pariza, C I Mavrodin,

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(4):546-9.

 

Spontaneous umbilical endometriosis, also known as Villar's nodule, is an unusual location of the endometrial tissue.Whilst in the case of umbilical locations secondary to surgical procedures endometriosis occurs quite frequently,the frequency of the primary umbilical location is ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2014

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Role of iron overload-induced macrophage apoptosis in the pathogenesis of peritoneal endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Leila Pirdel, Manijeh Pirdel

Journal: Reproduction. 2014 Jun;147(6):R199-207.

 

This article presents an overview of the involvement of iron overload-induced nitric oxide (NO) overproduction in apoptosis of peritoneal macrophages of women with endometriosis. We have postulated that the peritoneal iron overload originated from retrograde menstruation or bleeding ...

Last Updated: 23 May 2014

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A case of multisystem endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Pardeep Athwal, Krishna Patel, Cameron Hassani, Shapour Bahadori, Peter Nardi

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Catamenial pneumothorax is a rare complication secondary to pleural endometriosis. We present a case of a 37-year-old-female with a history of recurrent pneumothoraces with an associated temporal relationship to the onset of her menses. In addition to her recurrent pneumothoraces, ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Infertility and Endometriosis Cohort
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis; Infertility

 

Last Updated: 8 Jan 2015

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Telomeres Evaluation in Endometriosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 7 Apr 2013

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MEdical Versus SUrgical Treatments of Rectal Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2014

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