Archive for 2006


Endometriosis Association (Qld) has new patron
15 October 2006

The Endometriosis Association (Qld) Inc announces that its new patron is Dr Susan Treloar from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research team

Book cover for Modern management of endometriosis Modern management of endometriosis
26 September 2006

“Modern management of endometriosis”, written by an internationally recognised team of experts, and edited by Christopher Sutton, Kevin Jones and David Adamson, covers the full range of surgical and medical interventions for diagnosing and treating endometriosis.

Logo from Endometriosis SHE Trust UK British Medical Association awards prize for endometriosis teenage booklet
15 September 2006

Endometriosis SHE Trust receives BMA Patient Information Award 2006 for their teenage information booklet.

Adenomyosis predicts impaired uterotubal transport in endometriosis
15 September 2006

September 2006 Researchers reveal that many endometriosis patients, particularly those with concomitant adenomyosis, have their uterotubal transport impeded by hyperperistalsis or dysperistalsis Stefan Kissler, who led the research team at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University at Frankfurt-am-Mainn in Germany, explains that the extent of the adenomyotic component in women with endometriosis explains much of the reduced fertility […]

ERC’s centralised, revamped awareness campaign now underway
15 July 2006

The ERC is pleased to announce that it has centralised and revamped its various awareness campaigns under one programme, in order to streamline and revitalise its efforts.

Overload of iron in the pelvic cavity may promote proliferation of endometriosis lesions’ epithelial cells
15 July 2006

July 2006 Research on mice, published in Human Reproduction, has led a team from the Catholic University of Louvain to conclude that an overload of iron in the pelvic cavity, while not causing the condition, may make the lesions grow by promoting the proliferation of their epithelial (lining) cells. Belgian fertility experts believe this may […]

Picture of Ailsa Irving National Endometriosis Society celebrates 25 years
3 July 2006

Ailsa Irving, founder of the National Endometriosis Society in the UK, shares memories on the 25th anniversary of the charity (now Endometriosis UK).

Picture of Corinna Schmid and Joseph Maldonado New law in Spain allocates more money to investigate endometriosis
27 June 2006

A law in the Spanish Congress of Representatives was approved unanimously recognising endometriosis and has lead to the Spanish government allocating more money to the fight against this chronic disease.

Red hair gene not linked to endometriosis
15 June 2006

June 2006 Contrary to what has been suggested by some “cross-sectional” studies, red hair colour is not associated with a higher or lower risk of endometriosis, the results of a prospective study indicate. However, the association may be affected by fertility status. Previous reports have identified alterations in coagulation (clotting) and immune function among women […]

Surgery may improve endometriosis-related sub-fertility
15 June 2006

June 2006 IVF can be perceived as the last hope in achieving pregnancy, yet researchers at Stanford University have looked at patients with previous IVF failures who conceived following laparoscopic treatment for endometriosis. Out of 29 patients with prior IVF failures, 22 (76%) conceived following laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis, including non-IVF pregnancies and seven IVF […]

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