Archive for February, 2006


Historic decision for women’s health made by the European Commission
16 February 2006

EU Community Public Health Programme (2006) now includes specific reference to the need for “information and definition of indicators to improve relevant information for specific aspects of women’s gynaecological and menopausal health (eg. endometriosis)”.

HLA I expression raised in endometriosis
15 February 2006

February 2006 Researchers in Barcelona suggest that expression of class I human leukocyte antigen (HLA I) is significantly higher in endometrial samples from patients with endometriosis than in those from other people. In a cross sectional study, 32 patients who underwent an operation were diagnosed as having only endometriosis were enrolled, alongside a control group […]

Pre-IVF GnRH agonists boost pregnancy rates for endometriosis patients
15 February 2006

February 2006 A Cochrane review has found that endometriosis patients who use gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists in the run-up to IVF have improved outcomes. In a systematic review of the existing literature, reviewers, led by Professor Hassan Sallam, from Alexandria University in Egypt, found that giving GnRH agonists to women with endometriosis for 3-6 months […]

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