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Latest news on clinical and scientific research in endometriosis.


Edinburgh endometriosis scientist takes her science to Parliament
14 March 2014

Dr Erin Greaves was shortlisted from hundreds of applicants to present her scientific work on endometriosis in the UK House of Commons on Monday 17 March 2014.

Long-term effect on physical, mental, and social wellbeing due to endometriosis
18 July 2013

Despite treatment in tertiary referral centres, women with endometriosis may continue to suffer from life-impacting symptoms of endometriosis.

Consensus on endometriosis (Human Reproduction 2013) First global consensus on the management of endometriosis
26 March 2013

56 representatives of 34 global organisations have come together to reach consensus on the management of endometriosis, published in Human Reproduction.

International study pinpoints endometriosis genes
29 October 2012

Researchers in Australia, Japan, and the UK have identified four new gene regions linked to endometriosis in women of European and Japanese ancestry. Results are published today in “Nature Genetics”.

Attractiveness of women with endometriosis
21 September 2012

New research contributes to the puzzle of why some women develop endometriosis and others don’t. Phenotypic characteristics (body size, colour of skin/eyes/hair, height, weight, etc) may be the pinnacle of a specific genetic arrangement and/or endocrine profile of women with endometriosis.

Cost of endometriosis is driven by pain
10 April 2012

First ever prospective study on the cost of endometriosis shows that cost of loss of productivity due to pain is twice that of direct health care costs.

Is there an increased risk of ovarian cancers with endometriosis?
21 February 2012

Lancet Oncology suggests increased risk of developing three types of ovarian cancer in women with endometriosis. World Endometriosis Society cautions interpretation of data.

Gene mutation may shed new light on different types of endometriosis
7 February 2012

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have described a new gene mutation in endometriosis which provides hope for new screening methods – at least for certain types of endometriosis.

Picture of Kelechi Nnoaham First worldwide study finds women’s productivity at work significantly impacted by endometriosis
7 July 2011

Endometriosis accounts for a significant loss of work productivity of 11 hours per woman per week according to a paper published by Nnoaham et al in Fertility and Sterility.

ASRM 2010 Managing symptomatic endometriosis
18 February 2011

Linda Giudice, Marc Laufer and Eric Surrey provide an update of the management of symptomatic endometriosis. Full supporting articles and webcasts.

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