Archive for June, 2007

A fresh look at three chemical mediators in endometriosis
19 June 2007

June 2007 Cytokines in the peritoneum, progesterone resistance, chemokines in the epithelium. What a cocktail. But each of these three chemical mediators may have a significant role to play in endometriosis. Cytokines in the Peritoneum Bedaiwy et al [1] recently investigated the concentrations of the interleukins IL-1 beta, IL-6, IL-8, IL-3 and tumor necrosis factor alpha […]

Cost of endometriosis higher than for Crohn’s and migraine
15 June 2007

June 2007 A systematic review of estimates and methodology of studies quantifying the costs of endometriosis concludes that costs are considerably higher than those related to Crohn’s disease or to migraine. The authors, who published their study in Human Reproduction in July 2007 [1], included studies of cost-of-illness analyses quantifying the economic impact of endometriosis […]

Prostaglandins and COX-2
15 June 2007

Focus on the increased role of prostaglandins and COX-2 in endometriosis suggest a new class of drugs may be considered in reducing the presence of prostaglandins in women with endometriosis

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