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Latest news on clinical and scientific research in endometriosis.


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.

Krina Zondervan Genome-wide association study identifies variations in the DNA of women that predispose them to developing endometriosis
12 December 2010

GWA study gives evidence of variations in DNA of women with endometriosis: moderate-to-severe endometriosis is more genetically driven than minimal-to-mild disease.

Picture of Stacey Missmer Trans-fats linked to increased risk of endometriosis
24 March 2010

Large study finds trans fats are linked to an increased risk of endometriosis and that Omega-3 rich foods are linked to a lower risk

New research is promising for future diagnostic test for endometriosis – but this test is a long way from being available yet
19 August 2009

Two papers published in Human Reproduction describe how nerve fibres in the lining of the uterus may indicate the presence of endometriosis, but there is no new diagnostic test yet!

Research priorities in endometriosis published
1 May 2009

1 MAY 2009 Reproductive Scientices have today published the first ever consensus paper on research priorities in endometriosis. This is the result of a one-day workshop between leading scientists, clinicians and patient advocates following the 10th World Congress on Endometriosis in Melbourne in 2008. Participants of the international consensus workshop on 15 March 2008 Endometriosis […]

Scientists call for greater transparency in registered trials
5 March 2009

5 MARCH 2009 Human Reproduction has today published an article in which leading endometriosis researchers call for investigators to disclose clinical trial data to the public within 12 months of a trial’s completion. According to the authors, such disclosure is the only moral and ethical thing to do – but they also argue that this […]

World Endometriosis Research Foundation funds international multi-centre study to develop a tool to identify women with endometriosis
12 November 2007

12 NOVEMBER 2007 The World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF) has secured funding for its first international multi-centre study. The aim of the study is to develop a symptom-based questionnaire to predict the presence of endometriosis – a study of this scale has never been undertaken before! Endometriosis affects tens of millions of women across the […]

Endometriosis highlighted as “hidden disease” in women’s health
18 October 2007

18 OCTOBER 2007 A special focus review collection has been compiled and published by Women’s Health where editor, Professor Thomas D’Hooghe, highlights endometriosis as the “hidden disease” and reviews state-of-the-art thinking in managing this major problem. Professor D’Hooghe Future Medicine has announced the publication of The Challenge of Endometriosis a collection of key reviews highlighting […]

Scientists discover how to isolate stem cells from endometrium
13 September 2007

13 September 2007 Australian researchers have discovered how to isolate probable stem cells from the lining of women’s wombs, thus providing a ready source of stem cells for tissue engineering as well as a possible route for understanding common conditions such as endometriosis. The finding opens up the possibility of using the stem cells for […]

Plasma urocortin levels may help diagnose ovarian endometriosis
12 September 2007

12 September 2007 Italian researchers have found that plasma urocortin is increased in women with endometrioma and may be a useful measurement for distinguishing between endometrioma and other benign ovarian cysts. Is it better than CA125? Pasquale Florio, from the University of Siena in Italy, and colleagues speculate that urocortin secretion is part of the […]

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