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

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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 1353 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Expression of MTA1 in endometriosis and its relationship to the recurrence.
 

Author(s): Jing Zhang, Haiyan Wang, Qiu Meng, Jin Chen, Jie Wang, Shouguo Huang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(35):e12115.

 

Metastasis-associated gene 1 (MTA1) is correlated with prognosis of many tumors. However, little is known about the role of MAT1 in endometriosis and its relationship with the recurrence of endometriosis.The expression of MTA1 in normal, eutopic and ectopic endometrium was detected ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Predictors of IVF/ICSI success following treatment of endometriosis as the cause of primary infertility.
 

Author(s): Jovan S Bila, Snezana Vidakovic, Svetlana Spremovic Radjenovic, Milan Dokic, Lela Surlan, Radmila Sparic

Journal: Ginekol. Pol.. 2018 ;89(5):240-248.

 

Treatment of endometriosis prior to IVF/ICSI could be followed by the significant reduction of ovarian reserve. The aim is to identify potential markers of the IVF/ICSI outcome in patients with endometriosis associated infertility and to evaluate their clinical significance.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diagnostic value of serum ICAM-1 for endometriosis: A meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Rong Li, Ying Qiu

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(31):e11760.

 

Previous studies have evaluated the diagnostic value of serum intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in patients with endometriosis, but the results remained inconsistent. This meta-analysis aimed to clarify the overall diagnostic accuracy of serum ICAM-1 for endometriosis.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Endometriosis" returned 265 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Role of Oxidative Stress and Membrane Transport Systems during Endometriosis: A Fresh Look at a Busy Corner.
 

Author(s): Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Stella Capriglione, Isabel Peterlunger, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Amerigo Vitagliano, Marco Noventa, Gaetano Valenti, Fabrizio Sapia, Roberto Angioli, Salvatore Lopez, Giuseppe Sarpietro, Diego Rossetti, Gabriella Zito

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Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity, leading to a chronic inflammatory reaction. It is one of the most widespread gynecological diseases with a 10-15% prevalence in the general female population, rising up to ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The miRNA Mirage: How Close Are We to Finding a Non-Invasive Diagnostic Biomarker in Endometriosis? A Systematic Review.
 

Author(s): Swati Agrawal, Thomas Tapmeier, Nilufer Rahmioglu, Shona Kirtley, Krina Zondervan, Christian Becker

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Endometriosis is a common disorder of the reproductive age group, characterised by the presence of ectopic endometrial tissue. The disease not only causes enormous suffering to the affected women, but also brings a tremendous medical and economic burden to bear on society. There is ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Endometriosis-associated malignant transformation in abdominal surgical scar: A PRISMA-compliant systematic review.
 

Author(s): Anca Mihailovici, Misgav Rottenstreich, Svetlana Kovel, Ilan Wassermann, Noam Smorgick, Zvi Vaknin

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(49):e9136.

 

Endometriosis-associated malignant transformation in abdominal surgical scar (EAMTAS) is a very rare and aggressive phenomenon. Our current article aims to provide a clinical overview, focusing on risk factors affecting survival.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Last Updated: 16 Aug 2018

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Acupuncture for Pain of Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Mar 2018

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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