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 1365 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Hormonal biomarkers for the noninvasive diagnosis of endometriosis: A protocol for a network meta-analysis of diagnostic test accuracy.
 

Author(s): Minghui Shen, Ya Gao, Xueni Ma, Bo Wang, Jiarui Wu, Jiancheng Wang, Jipin Li, Jinhui Tian, Junhai Jia

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(42):e12898.

 

Endometriosis is a major cause of disability and compromised the quality of life in women and teenage girls. The gold standard for diagnosis of endometriosis is laparoscopy with histology of excised endometriosis lesions. However, women can suffer for 8 to 12 years before obtaining ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Comparative study of endometrioid borderline ovarian tumor with and without endometriosis.
 

Author(s): Wen Zhang, Shuangzheng Jia, Yang Xiang, Junjun Yang, Congwei Jia, Jinhua Leng

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Synchronous endometriosis has been poorly studied in women with endometrioid borderline ovarian tumors (EBOTs). The aims of this study were to compare the clinicopathological features and prognosis of EBOTs with or without endometriosis.

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:

Chronic Niche Inflammation in Endometriosis-Associated Infertility: Current Understanding and Future Therapeutic Strategies.
 

Author(s): Yi-Heng Lin, Ya-Hsin Chen, Heng-Yu Chang, Heng-Kien Au, Chii-Ruey Tzeng, Yen-Hua Huang

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Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent inflammatory disease that affects up to 10% of women of reproductive age and accounts for up to 50% of female infertility cases. It has been highly associated with poorer outcomes of assisted reproductive technology (ART), including decreased ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The bimodal role of matrix metalloproteinases and their inhibitors in etiology and pathogenesis of endometriosis (Review).
 

Author(s): Magdalenia Bałkowiec, Radosław B Maksym, Paweł K Włodarski

Journal: Mol Med Rep. 2018 Sep;18(3):3123-3136.

 

Aberrant regulation of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) may be the primary cause of endometrial lesion formation in a group of predisposed women. Prospect for the genuine origin of endometriosis is ongoing, since retrograde menstruation leads to presence of endometrial debris in peritoneal ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Pathogenomics of Endometriosis Development.
 

Author(s): Vladislav Baranov, Olga Malysheva, Maria Yarmolinskaya

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For over 100 years, endometriosis, as a chronic, estrogen-dependent, inflammatory, heritable disease affecting approximately 5⁻10% of women in reproductive age has been the focus of clinicians and scientists. In spite of numerous environmental, genetic, epigenetic, endocrine, and ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 6 Oct 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: 7 Nov 2018

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