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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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 1290 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Effect of Bushenwenyanghuayu decoction on nerve growth factor and bradykinin/bradykinin B1 receptor in a endometriosis dysmenorrhea mouse model.
 

Author(s): Chen Jingwei, Du Huilan, Tong Ruixiao, Yang Hua, Ma Huirong

Journal: J Tradit Chin Med. 2015 Apr;35(2):184-91.

 

To observe the effects of Bushenwenyanghuayu decoction (BD), a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), on the serum concentration of nerve growth factor (NGF) and bradykinin (BK), and protein and mRNA levels of NGF and bradykinin B1 receptor (BKB1R) in a mouse model of endometriosis dysmenorrhea.

Last Updated: 15 May 2015

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KIR2DS5 in the presence of HLA-C C2 protects against endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Izabela Nowak, Rafał Płoski, Ewa Barcz, Piotr Dziunycz, Paweł Kamiński, Grażyna Kostrzewa, Łukasz Milewski, Piotr I Roszkowski, David Senitzer, Jacek Malejczyk, Piotr Kuśnierczyk

Journal: Immunogenetics. 2015 Apr;67(4):203-9.

 

Endometriosis is defined as the presence of functional endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity. Several hypotheses have attempted to explain the etiology and pathogenesis of endometriosis. Recently, it has been suggested that a defect of the natural killer (NK) activity in the ...

Last Updated: 13 Mar 2015

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Risk profiles for endometriosis in Japanese women: results from a repeated survey of self-reports.
 

Author(s): Toshiyuki Yasui, Kunihiko Hayashi, Kazue Nagai, Hideki Mizunuma, Toshiro Kubota, Jung-Su Lee, Shosuke Suzuki

Journal: J Epidemiol. 2015 ;25(3):194-203.

 

The prevalence and risk factors for endometriosis may differ according to diagnosis methodologies, such as study populations and diagnostic accuracy. We examined risk profiles in imaging-diagnosed endometriosis with and without surgical confirmation in a large population of Japanese ...

Last Updated: 11 Mar 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 223 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Tobacco smoking and risk of endometriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Francesca Bravi, Fabio Parazzini, Sonia Cipriani, Francesca Chiaffarino, Elena Ricci, Vito Chiantera, Paola Viganò, Carlo La Vecchia

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Since conflicting results have been published on the role of tobacco smoking on the risk of endometriosis, we provide an up-to-date summary quantification of this potential association.

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2014

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Endometriosis still a challenge.
 

Author(s): C Mehedintu, M N Plotogea, S Ionescu, M Antonovici

Journal: J Med Life. 2014 Sep;7(3):349-57.

 

Endometriosis is a debilitating disease with features of chronic inflammation. Endometriosis appears to be one of the most common benign gynecological proliferations in premenopausal women since it is estimated that 10-15% of reproductive aged women suffer from pelvic endometriosis. ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2014

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Bowel endometriosis: colorectal surgeon's perspective in a multidisciplinary surgical team.
 

Author(s): Albert M Wolthuis, Christel Meuleman, Carla Tomassetti, Thomas D'Hooghe, Anthony de Buck van Overstraeten, André D'Hoore

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2014 Nov;20(42):15616-23.

 

Endometriosis is a gynecological condition that presents as endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus and induces a chronic inflammatory reaction. Up to 15% of women in their reproductive period are affected by this condition. Deep endometriosis is defined as endometriosis located ...

Last Updated: 17 Nov 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Perinatal Consequences of Endometriosis
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2015

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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: 17 Jun 2015

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