Archive for 2006


Council conclusions for women’s health in Europe accepted by all Member States
13 June 2006

The Council of the European Union has formally recognised the need that more attention is given to women’s health issues – and endometriosis is again highlighted as a disease which deserves specific attention.

Activin-A secretion is increased in the eutopic endometrium from women with endometriosis
15 May 2006

May 2006 Researchers at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, have concluded that the expression of inhibin/activin subunits in eutopic endometrium is altered in women with endometriosis, leading to higher levels of activin-A secretion by both glandular cells and stromal cells. Activin is a well-characterised growth and differentiation factor and an important inflammatory mediator. Activin is […]

Deficient intake of antioxidant molecules is related to peripheral and peritoneal oxidative stress in endometriosis
15 May 2006

May 2006 Researchers in Mexico have evaluated the antioxidant intake and the lipoperoxidation status in plasma and peritoneal fluid of women with endometriosis. They demonstrated that there was an inverse correlation with the pathology intensity depending on the antioxidant intake in women with endometriosis. As endometriosis severity intensifies there is less of an intake of […]

Picture of Lucy Arce and Dr Idhaliz Flores First gathering of endometriosis patients in Puerto Rico: battling endometriosis
15 April 2006

The very first meeting of Endometriosis de Puerto Rico was held on 26 March 2006 with Senator Lucy Arce presenting Dr Idhaliz Flores with a declaration for endometriosis awareness!

Picture of Adelaide Damoah Endometriosis Awareness Week 2006 creates noise, light and hope
19 March 2006

Endometriosis Awareness Week was kicked off ouside the UK Parliament at noon on Monday 6 March with a communal SCREAM, symbolic of he pain each woman with endometriosis has to endure and demonstrating their frustration at a lack of funding and action from the government.

High density of small nerve fibres in the functional layer of the endometrium in women with endometriosis
15 March 2006

March 2006 Researchers in Australia suggest that small nerve fibres detected in the functional layer in all women with endometriosis may have important implications for understanding why pain occurs in these patients. Tokushige et al prepared histological sections of endometrial tissue from endometrial curettings and hysterectomies performed on women with endometriosis (n=25 and n=10, respectively) […]

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 […]

Picture of Maria Rauch-Kallat World Endometriosis Society welcomes Austrian EU-presidency initiative: Austrian Health Minister urges more awareness for endometriosis
24 January 2006

Maria Rauch-Kallat is taking action and will focus on women’s health, and endometriosis in particular, during the Austrian EU presidency in 2006.

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