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

New image and name for Endometriosis UK
15 November 2006

The National Endometriosis Society in the UK has changed its name to Endometriosis UK.

Effects of different stages of endometriosis on the outcome of in vitro fertilization
15 November 2006

November 2006 Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, suggest that the presence of endometriosis, including stages III and IV, does not affect IVF outcome. This study was retrospective, with matched case-controls, set in an academic tertiary referral centre. The study group consisted of 87 women with laparoscopically diagnosed endometriosis, and the control group consisted […]

World Endometriosis Research Foundation launches at ASRM
22 October 2006

World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) launches at the Annual Meeting of the ASRM in New Orleans (2006). The first global charity to foster research in endometriosis.

Mast cells may contribute to the development of pain and hyperalgesia in endometriosis
15 October 2006

October 2006 The presence of increased activated and degranulating mast cells in deeply infiltrating endometriosis, which are the most painful lesions, and the close histological relationship between mast cells and nerves strongly suggest that mast cells could contribute to the development of pain and hyperalgesia in endometriosis, possibly by a direct effect on nerve structures. […]

Persistence of dysmenorrhea and non-menstrual pain after optimal endometriosis surgery may indicate adenomyosis
15 October 2006

October 2006 This prospective clinical trial shows that women without significant decrease in pain after complete surgical excision of endometriosis should be considered for MRI to ascertain whether adenomyosis might be the actual cause of pain. Fifty-three women with chronic pelvic pain underwent pre-operative MR imaging to measure uterine JZ thickness, surgical excision, and pathologic […]

Nerve fibres may play an important role in the mechanisms of pain generation in endometriosis
15 October 2006

October 2006 Researchers in Australia have identified more nerve fibres in peritoneal endometriotic lesions than in normal peritoneum Peritoneal endometriotic lesions and normal peritoneum were prepared from women with and without endometriosis (n = 40 and 36, respectively). Specimens were also prepared from endosalpingiosis lesions (n = 9). These sections were stained immunohistochemically with antibodies […]

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

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.

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