Archive for 2005


Treatment of symptomatic rectovaginal endometriosis with an oestrogen-progestogen combination versus low-dose norethindrone acetate
15 November 2005

November 2005 Scientists in Italy have demonstrated that low-dose norethindrone acetate could be considered an effective, tolerable, and inexpensive first-choice medical alternative to repeat surgery for treating symptomatic rectovaginal endometrioti lesions in patients who do not seek conception. In order to evaluate the efficacy, safety and tolerability of an oestrogen-progestogen combination versus low-dose norethindrone acetate, […]

Endometriosis severity affects IVF outcome
15 November 2005

November 2005 Women with moderate-to-severe endometriosis are less likely to fall pregnant and have a baby with the help of IVF than those with minimal-to-mild disease, researchers have shown, according to Finish researchers. “Women with endometriosis often need IVF to conceive—most women need several cycles of treatment,” note the researchers, led by Paula Kuivasaari from […]

Logo from Associazione Italiana Endometriosi Onlus (AIE) More progress made by the Italian Endometriosis Association towards their legislative awareness campaign
18 October 2005

Jacqueline Veit (co-founder/president of Associazione Italiana Endometriosi was received at the Senate for an audience as part of the investigation currently underway on the issue of endometriosis as a social disease.

Infertility researchers identify one gene’s critical role in the human embryo implantation process
15 October 2005

October 2005 Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the University of California at Los Angeles recently conducted a study of the molecular mechanism involved in the human implantation process, specifically targeting the role of one gene in the success of an embryo to implant itself in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. “There […]

Endostatin is a promising non-toxic endometriosis treatment
15 October 2005

October 2005 Antiangiogenic therapy with endostatin may present a promising novel, non-toxic therapeutic option for patients with endometriosis. Researchers at the Department of Surgery, Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA, have shown that an anti-angiogenic protein hinders the development of endometriosis in mice without any apparent negative effects on fertility or reproduction. As […]

Endometriosis in clinical practice
26 September 2005

“Endometriosis in clinical practice” edited by David Olive is a colour illustrated project bringing together 37 international experts to demonstrate what is known about endometriosis and the clinical implications for the woman suffering from the disease.

Book cover for Explaining endometriosis Explaining endometriosis
25 September 2005

“Explaining endometriosis”, by Ros Wood and Lorraine Henderson, is the first book written for women with endometriosis with clear and accurate information about endometriosis and its treatments, enabling women to make well-informed treatment decisions. It is an excellent tool for partners and family also.

Book cover for What to do when the doctor says it's endometriosis What to do when the doctor says it’s endometriosis
25 September 2005

“What to do when the doctor says it’s endometriosis”, by Tom Lyons MD, provides easy to understand advice on easing the pain of endometriosis and learning about the disease’s impact on fertility.

WCE2005: Best practice in endometriosis: when support groups and physicians work together
14 September 2005

Best practice in endometriosis includes specialist care (centres of excellence), self-help programmes, international awareness, support groups, and early diagnosis and treatment of symptoms (WCE2005).

Picture of Samantha Falconer WCE2005: Self-management programmes
14 September 2005

Samantha Falconer explains how empowering women with endometriosis through self management programmes may help overcome symptoms and improve physician/patient interaction (WCE2005).

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