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:

CYP17A1 rs743572 polymorphism might contribute to endometriosis susceptibility: evidences from a case-control study.
 

Author(s): Lili Cong, Qiang Fu, Tianming Gao

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11415.

 

This case-control study was aimed to evaluate the influence of cytochrome P450 family 17 subfamily A member 1 (CYP17A1) gene rs743572 polymorphism for the susceptibility to endometriosis.Polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism (PCR-RFLP) was used to genotype ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation for endometriosis-associated pain: A retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Xue-Ling Bi, Cai-Xia Xie

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(26):e11266.

 

This retrospective study evaluated the effect of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) for the treatment of endometriosis-associated pain (EAP).A total of 154 patients with EAP were included and were divided into 2 groups in this retrospective study. Eighty-three patients were ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Serum miR-17, IL-4, and IL-6 levels for diagnosis of endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Fang Wang, Hongxia Wang, Danting Jin, Yang Zhang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jun;97(24):e10853.

 

Clinical studies have exhibited microRNAs or cytokines could be used as new biomarkers in the diagnosis of endometriosis, respectively. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of serum miR-17, IL-4, and IL-6 as early diagnostic markers of endometriosis. One hundred forty ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Endometriosis" returned 269 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Abdominal wall endometriosis: an update in clinical, imagistic features, and management options.
 

Author(s): Mihaela Grigore, Demetra Socolov, Ioana Pavaleanu, Ioana Scripcariu, Ana Maria Grigore, Romeo Micu

Journal: Med Ultrason. 2017 Nov;19(4):430-437.

 

Abdominal wall endometriosis (AWE) is a rare condition defined by the presence of endometrial tissue in the subcutaneous fatty layer and the muscles of the abdominal wall. It is usually caused by the dissemination of endometrial tissue in the wound at the time of obstetrical and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Perinatal Consequences of Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2016

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