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

Picture of Axel Forman WCE2005: Making centres of expertise happen
14 September 2005

Axel Forman explains how to lobby legislators and professional organisations effectively for the implementation of national guidelines for endometriosis and national centres of expertise at WCE2005

Picture of Samantha Falconer WCE2005: Self-management programmes
14 September 2005

Samantha Falconer explains how empowering women with endometriosis through self management programmes may help overcome symptoms and improve physician/patient interaction (WCE2005).

Picture of Deborah Bush WCE2005: Implementing specialised support programmes in hospitals
14 September 2005

Deborah Bush (Endometriosis New Zealand) presented on how Christchurch Women’s Hospital and ENZ through a patient partnering programme utilise ENZ expertise to provide support, information, and self-management strategies.

Picture of Janice Beaven WCE2005: They hear, but are they listening?
14 September 2005

Janice Beaven talks about improving communication between women with endometriosis and health care providers towards mutual understanding and joint initiatives (WCE2005).

Picture of Mary Lou Ballweg WCE2005: Patients and scientists: essential partners in breakthrough research
14 September 2005

Mary Lou Ballweg explains how support groups can drive research forward including how they have been instrumental in raising vital financing at the 9th World Congress of Endometriosis (WCE2005)

Picture of Diana Wallis Endometriosis is highlighted in the European Parliament
7 September 2005

Diana Wallis MEP today highlighted the plight of women with endometriosis as part of a report on gender discrimination in health systems, which was debated in the European Parliament.

Genomewide linkage study in 1,176 affected sister pair families identifies a significant susceptibility locus for endometriosis on chromosome 10q26
15 August 2005

August 2005 Genomewide linkage study in 1,176 affected sister pair families identifies a significant susceptibility locus for endometriosis on chromosome 10q26 The cause of endometriosis remains uncertain despite >50 years of hypothesis-driven research, and thus the therapeutic options are limited. Disease predisposition is inherited as a complex genetic trait, which provides an alternative route to […]

Italian spotlight on endometriosis as a social disease
15 August 2005

First ever conference to address endometriosis as a social disease takes place in Rome in June 2005. Giorgio Vittori, Jacqueline Veit, and Lone Hummelshoj make their case for investment into the disease.

A review of the use of lipiodol flushing for unexplained infertility
15 August 2005

August 2005 There has been speculation for decades regarding the role of flushing women’s fallopian tubes in improving the chance of pregnancy. More recent evidence has highlighted a possible specific role for lipiodol (ethiodized oil), an oil-soluble contrast medium, in the enhancement of fertility by these means. Nei Johnson, MD, of University of Auckland and […]

New study sheds light on endometriosis pain
15 June 2005

June 2005 New science suggests that women with endometriosis often have several types of pain conditions because their abnormal growths develop a nerve supply that communicates with the brain. Professor Karen Berkley from Florida State University is the lead researcher in a study that shows that endometrial cysts become supplied by sympathetic and sensory nerves […]

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