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Unexpected "cancer-related" mutations in "non-cancerous" endometriosis: Do they predict aggressiveness?

Unexpected By Laura Ardighieri

A collaborative study supported by Endometriosis Foundation of America, have identified the molecular alterations of deep infiltrating endometriosis trough a wide protein coding genetic-alphabet order study. Molecular alterations, specifically cancer-related gene mutations, have been identified.


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Does laparoscopic excision or laparoscopic ablation offer the best long-term pain relief from endometriosis?

Does laparoscopic excision or laparoscopic ablation offer the best long-term pain relief from endometriosis? - Murat  Osman By Murat Osman

Does laparoscopic excision or laparoscopic ablation offer the best long-term pain relief from endometriosis- A Meta-analysis


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Hypoxia induces molecular pathways favoring survival of endometriosis

Hypoxia induces molecular pathways favoring survival of endometriosis - Laura  Ardighieri By Laura Ardighieri

Hypoxia is a condition characterized by low levels of oxygen that typically occurs in endometriotic lesions; hypoxia induces intracellular pathways that favor the survival of endometriosis.


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Ultrasound Ablation to Treat Endometriosis

Ultrasound Ablation to Treat Endometriosis - Murat  Osman By Murat Osman

High-intensity focused ultrasound as an ablation technique to treat endometriosis


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MPO not a Good Biomarker for Endometriosis, Research Suggests

MPO not a Good Biomarker for Endometriosis, Research Suggests  - Özge  Özkaya By Özge Özkaya

A biomarker is a molecule naturally occurring in the body, which can be an indicator of health or disease.


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New Molecular Targets for the Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Pain

New Molecular Targets for the Treatment of Endometriosis-Associated Pain - Ezio  Rosato By Ezio Rosato

The study identifies potential new targets for alleviating chronic pelvic pain that afflicts many women with endometriosis.


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Women with Endometriosis May Require Additional Care During Pregnancy and Labour

Women with Endometriosis May Require Additional Care During Pregnancy and Labour - Özge  Özkaya By Özge Özkaya

The researchers compared the pregnancy outcome of these women with the pregnancy outcome of 300 women who were not diagnosed with endometriosis.


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Immune substances in peritoneal fluid for endometriosis diagnosis and armamentarium

Immune substances in peritoneal fluid for endometriosis diagnosis and armamentarium - Yu  Yu By Yu Yu

There is a pattern of cytokine alterations that can be used to understand endometriosis pathogenesis and device diagnostic or therapeutic tools.


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Characteristics of Ovarian Endometriotic Cysts Could Help Determine Whether Endometrioma Will Reoccur

Characteristics of Ovarian Endometriotic Cysts Could Help Determine Whether Endometrioma Will Reoccur - Özge  Özkaya By Özge Özkaya

They found that there were statistically significant differences between patients in whom endometrioma reoccurred and those for whom it did not in terms of age, thickness of fibrosis, and depth of penetration of endometrial tissue into the cyst wall.


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Metabolomic profiling and biochemical evaluation of the follicular fluid of endometriosis patients.

Metabolomic profiling and biochemical evaluation of the follicular fluid of endometriosis patients. - Yu  Yu By Yu Yu

Metabolism products of our body, called metabolites; can be used to derive useful information to identify disease-related markers such as endometriosis, study suggest.


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Genetic Variations May Link Risk of Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer

Genetic Variations May Link Risk of Endometriosis and Ovarian Cancer  - Özge  Özkaya By Özge Özkaya

Identifying genetic risk factors that are common to the two diseases might help scientists better understand the molecular events associated with the development of both diseases, and potentially develop treatments that could treat both diseases.


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Increased Oxidative Stress in Endometriosis may Be Linked to Higher Risk of Ovarian Cancer

Increased Oxidative Stress in Endometriosis may Be Linked to Higher Risk of Ovarian Cancer  - Ezio  Rosato By Ezio Rosato

Increased oxidative stress might contribute to higher risk of ovarian cancer in women with endometriosis, a new study found.


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Complexity of Urinary Tract Endometriosis: Highlights from a Review

Complexity of Urinary Tract Endometriosis: Highlights from a Review - Murat  Osman By Murat Osman

This review paper by Nezhat et al. offers a descriptive yet succinct overview of the recent understanding of the pathogenesis, presentation, diagnosis, and clinical management of urinary tract endometriosis.


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Endometriosis doubles the risk of sexual dysfunction

Endometriosis doubles the risk of sexual dysfunction  - Karime Kalil   Machado By Karime Kalil Machado

A statistically significant difference was present in all domains evaluated, including sexual desire, sexual arousal, pain during intercourse, orgasm and/or sexual satisfaction and overall sexual dysfunction.


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Diet & Endometriosis

Diet & Endometriosis - Asli Bahadirli  Talbott By Asli Bahadirli Talbott

In a recently published review paper in Ginekologia Polska, Jurkiewicz-Przondziono et al. have summarized their literature findings. Scientific evidence shows that diet and lifestyle may influence inflammation in the body, estrogen activity, menstrual cycle and prostaglandin metabolism. The team listed…


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Laparoscopic Hysterectomy as Effective as Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, Study Suggests

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy as Effective as Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, Study Suggests - Ezio  Rosato By Ezio Rosato

“A laparoscopic hysterectomy is an appropriate approach for the treatment of stage 1 endometrial cancer,” the authors concluded.


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Elagolix (ABT-620) for endometriosis pain?

Elagolix (ABT-620) for endometriosis pain? - Yu  Yu By Yu Yu

Elagolix is an active brain hormone antagonist (called gonadotropin-releasing hormone which is acting on ovaries) has just completed clinical trial for endometriosis-associated pain. The review article by Alessandro et al in Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics summarized the current research…


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Endometriosis Symptoms Often Go Unrecognized, Nationwide Survey Finds

Endometriosis Symptoms Often Go Unrecognized, Nationwide Survey Finds - Özge  Özkaya By Özge Özkaya

The findings indicated that almost half (42%) of the women surveyed did not know that painful intercourse could be a sign of endometriosis. Importantly, 20% of healthcare professionals rarely or never asked their patients about painful intercourse.


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Desogestrel Could Effectively Be Used to Reduce Endometriosis-Related Pain Following Surgery

Desogestrel Could Effectively Be Used to Reduce Endometriosis-Related Pain Following Surgery - Özge  Özkaya By Özge Özkaya

In order to test whether desogestrel is able to relieve endometriosis-related pain, researchers conducted a double-blind and randomized placebo-controlled trial (where neither the patients nor the clinician know who is getting the drug and who is getting a placebo), in…


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$363,000 to Identify Markers of Pain in Endometriosis Awarded to St Louis Scientists

$363,000 to Identify Markers of Pain in Endometriosis Awarded to St Louis Scientists - Özge  Özkaya By Özge Özkaya

"Our goal is to take this exciting basic science work a step further and study to see if these molecules can serve as biomarkers in people, helping us to identify patients who would and who would not benefit from drugs…


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