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

Free brochures in 30 languages; books, CDs, and DVDs available for purchase.

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 1610 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Allelic Imbalance in Regulation of ANRIL through Chromatin Interaction at 9p21 Endometriosis Risk Locus.
 

Author(s): Hirofumi Nakaoka, Aishwarya Gurumurthy, Takahide Hayano, Somayeh Ahmadloo, Waleed H Omer, Kosuke Yoshihara, Akihito Yamamoto, Keisuke Kurose, Takayuki Enomoto, Shigeo Akira, Kazuyoshi Hosomichi, Ituro Inoue

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Genome-wide association studies (GWASs) have discovered numerous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with human complex disorders. However, functional characterization of the disease-associated SNPs remains a formidable challenge. Here we explored regulatory mechanism ...

Last Updated: 8 Apr 2016

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Recurrent acute kidney injury in a young female: A rare presentation of ureteral endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Pragya Pant, Suraj Prakash, A N Dwivedi, Jai Prakash

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2016 Mar;27(2):419-22.

 

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2016

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Length of Menstrual Cycle and Risk of Endometriosis: A Meta-Analysis of 11 Case-Control Studies.
 

Author(s): Ming Wei, Yanfei Cheng, Huaien Bu, Ye Zhao, Wenli Zhao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Mar;95(9):e2922.

 

Endometriosis is a complex disease that affects a large number of women worldwide and may cause pain and infertility. To systematically review published studies evaluating the relationship between menstrual cycle length and risk of endometriosis. We searched the Cochrane Library, ...

Last Updated: 6 Mar 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 272 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Nutritional aspects related to endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Gabriela Halpern, Eduardo Schor, Alexander Kopelman

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). ;61(6):519-23.

 

This literature review analyzed the evidence on nutritional aspects related to the pathogenesis and progression of endometriosis. Diets deficient in nutrients result in changes in lipid metabolism, oxidative stress and promote epigenetic abnormalities, that may be involved in the ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Evaluation of endometriosis-associated pain and influence of conventional treatment: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Alessandra Bernadete Trovó de Marqui

Journal: Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). ;61(6):507-18.

 

Endometriosis is a chronic gynecological disease characterized by sustained painful symptoms that are responsible for a decline in the quality of life of sufferers. Conventional treatment includes surgical and pharmacological therapy aiming at reducing painful symptoms. This study ...

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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[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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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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: 16 Aug 2016

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