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Latest news in the field of endometriosis: clinical and scientific research, updates from national support groups – and general news on progress.


Cost of endometriosis higher than for Crohn’s and migraine
15 June 2007

June 2007 A systematic review of estimates and methodology of studies quantifying the costs of endometriosis concludes that costs are considerably higher than those related to Crohn’s disease or to migraine. The authors, who published their study in Human Reproduction in July 2007 [1], included studies of cost-of-illness analyses quantifying the economic impact of endometriosis […]

Prostaglandins and COX-2
15 June 2007

Focus on the increased role of prostaglandins and COX-2 in endometriosis suggest a new class of drugs may be considered in reducing the presence of prostaglandins in women with endometriosis

Review of effectiveness of LUNA and PSN in endometriosis surgery
31 May 2007

31 May 2007 Systematic review of laparoscopic uterosacral nerve ablation (LUNA) and presacral neurectomy (PSN) shows the evidence for nerve interruption in the management of dysmenorrhea is limited A review lead by Latthe et al at the University of Birmingham, UK, aimed to compare the two main surgical procedures available designed to cut sensory nerves […]

European Union grants funding for endometriosis work in Europe
10 May 2007

Historic funding from the European Commission provides encouraging news for millions of women whose lives are affected by endometriosis.

Picture of Livia Turco and Jacqueline Veit Associazione Italiana Endometriosi returns to the Senate
9 May 2007

AIE presents a proposal (with 13,000 signatures) to the Italian Health Minister for a law to safeguard the rights of women affected by endometriosis.

Picture of AIE cake Associazione Italiana Endometriosi celebrates eight years
19 April 2007

Associazione Italiana Endometriosi (AIE) celebrates enormous progress: not least the progress made with the Italian Senate’s five year plan, presented in the European Parliament in March.

Japan Endometriosis Association publishes third national study
15 April 2007

JEMA’s preliminary results show adverse emotional effects of GnRH-analogues when used in endometriosis.

Endometriosis Awareness 2007
29 March 2007

Endometriosis support groups across the world come out with hard hitting campaigns to raise awareness of women who suffer daily from the impact of endometriosis.

European Parliament brings endometriosis stake holders together
28 March 2007

Legislators, physicians, and women with endometriosis from across Europe came together in the European Parliament today to raise awareness of the disease.

Statins show promise for relief of endometriosis
5 March 2007

5 March 2007 Canadian study shows that women suffering from endometriosis may benefit from statin treatment due to its inhibitory effect on angiogenesis. Robert Casper and his team, from the Toronto Centre for Advanced Reproductive Technology, set out to investigate the inhibitory effect of a statin on angiogenesis in a three-dimensional (3-D) culture of human […]

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