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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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 1254 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Positive associations between upregulated levels of stress-induced phosphoprotein 1 and matrix metalloproteinase-9 in endometriosis/adenomyosis.
 

Author(s): Hsin-Shih Wang, Chia-Lung Tsai, Pi-Yueh Chang, Angel Chao, Ren-Chin Wu, Shun-Hua Chen, Chin-Jung Wang, Chih-Feng Yen, Yun-Shien Lee, Tzu-Hao Wang

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Stress-induced phosphoprotein-1 (STIP1), an adaptor protein that coordinates the functions of HSP70 and HSP90 in protein folding, has been implicated in the development of human gynecologic malignancies. This case-control study investigates STIP1 serum levels and tissue expression ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Endometriosis-associated hydrocele of the canal of Nuck with immunohistochemical confirmation: a case report.
 

Author(s): Kae Okoshi, Masaki Mizumoto, Koichi Kinoshita

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The canal of Nuck is an embryological vestige of the processus vaginalis, and presents a potential site for endometriosis seeding. Hydroceles in this region are a rare cause of inguinal swelling in females. In addition, endometriosis localized to the canal of Nuck is exceedingly rare.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Deep infiltrating ureteral endometriosis with catamenial hydroureteronephrosis: a case report.
 

Author(s): Hyun Jung Lee, Yoon Soon Lee

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This aim of this case report is to raise awareness of ureteral endometriosis in women of reproductive age with hydronephrosis in the absence of urolithiasis to enable early diagnosis and prevent loss of renal function.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Endometriosis" returned 250 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Effects of acupuncture for the treatment of endometriosis-related pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Yang Xu, Wenli Zhao, Te Li, Ye Zhao, Huaien Bu, Shilin Song

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Endometriosis is a multifactorial, oestrogen-dependent, inflammatory, gynaecological condition that can result in long-lasting visceral pelvic pain and infertility. Acupuncture could be an effective treatment for endometriosis and may relieve pain. Our aim in the present study was ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Catamenial pneumothorax revealing diaphragmatic endometriosis: a case report and revue of literature.
 

Author(s): Sana Aissa, Wafa Benzarti, Faouzi Alimi, Imen Gargouri, Halima Ben Salem, Amène Aissa, Khadija Fathallah, Atef Ben Abdelkade, Rafika Alouini, Abdelhamid Garrouche, Abdelaziz Hayoun, Ahmed Abdelghani, Mohamed Benzarti

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Catamenial pneumothorax (CP) is a rare entity of spontaneous, recurring pneumothorax in women. We aim to discuss the etiology, clinical course, and surgical treatment of a 42-year-old woman with CP. This patient had a right-sided spontaneous pneumothoraces occurred one week after ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Acupuncture for Pain of Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2017

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Perinatal Consequences of Endometriosis
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Endometriosis

 

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2016

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Last Updated: 24 Oct 2017

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