Archive for October, 2006

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

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