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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.


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 […]

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) […]

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