Any link between endometriosis and neonatal uterine bleeding?

Any link between endometriosis and neonatal uterine bleeding? By Selma Oransay

A Medline search using the keywords " neonatal uterine bleeding," " pathophysiology," and "premenarche" was made by Dr. Habiba et al. from the Department of Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK. A total of 2264 articles were collected, and…

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Endometriosis and mental health disorders: How associated are they?

Endometriosis and mental health disorders: How associated are they? By Eylül GÜN

As with any chronic condition, endometriosis does not only present with physiological problems. The association between endometriosis and mental health issues has been widely studied and it is now known that these patients undergo depression, anxiety, and even bipolar disorder…

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Dysmenorrhea in adolescent girls and the quality of life

Dysmenorrhea in adolescent girls and the quality of life By Hale Goksever Celik

Dysmenorrhea, also known as period pain, painful periods, or menstrual cramps, is pain during menstruation. Despite its high incidence, dysmenorrhea is often a stigmatized and normalized condition. However, it is known that painful periods cause abstinence from work or school…

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Endometrial cancer risk in endometriosis: What does the real-world data reveal?

Endometrial cancer risk in endometriosis: What does the real-world data reveal? By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis is considered a benign disease, however, studies showed certain somatic mutations in the endometriotic glands indicating a potential link to endometrial cancer. Later, eutopic endometrial tissue was demonstrated to have the same somatic mutations. This resulted in controversial findings…

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A concerning link between endometriosis and cardiovascular disease.

A concerning link between endometriosis and cardiovascular disease. By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis is a disease characterized by endometrial-like tissues outside the uterus, which causes inflammation, scarring, and adhesion formation. The pathologic process of forming those adhesions releases proinflammatory molecules, cytokines, and growth factors that may have systemic effects. Recent research, for…

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A comprehensive review of subdermal progestin in adenomyosis management

A comprehensive review of subdermal progestin in adenomyosis management By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

French academicians from Lyon and Marseilles led by Dr. Chene have published recently an electronic database search on the effectiveness of progestin subdermal implants in adenomyosis patients. This review appeared in the March 2024 issue of “The European Journal of…

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Is there a Way of Knowing if I Have Endometriosis Without Surgery?

Is there a Way of Knowing if I Have Endometriosis Without Surgery? By Özge Özkaya

The levels of certain cell signaling molecules called interleukins (ILs) are higher while that of others is lower in patients with endometriosis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.  “There is mounting evidence that…

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The depth of the iceberg: Parametrial involvement in deep endometriosis

The depth of the iceberg: Parametrial involvement in deep endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Academicians led by members of the International School of Surgical Anatomy from Italy have published their paper on parametrial involvement of deep endometriosis in the medical periodical named “Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology”.  Deep endometriosis is troublesome when…

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Uterine innervation and its impact on endometriosis related pelvic pain.

 Uterine innervation and its impact on endometriosis related pelvic pain. By Selma Oransay

Advancements in immunochemistry, fluorochromes, computer-associated anatomical dissection, and 3D reconstruction of uterine micro-innervation brought substantial progress in pelvic neuroanatomy. The complex uterine innervation and its interactions with uterine parts and layers are yet fully revealed. Austruc et al.,  from the…

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Mindfulness Apps Could Help Adolescents Manage Period Pain

Mindfulness Apps Could Help Adolescents Manage Period Pain By Özge Özkaya

Adolescents with period pain are interested in using a mindfulness app for their pain, according to a new study published in the journal, JMIR Pediatrics and Parenting. However, they have unique needs that must be addressed so that the app is…

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Key Aspects of Ureterolysis in deep endometriosis surgery

Key Aspects of Ureterolysis in deep endometriosis surgery By Selma Oransay

Deep endometriosis surgery needs talented surgeons to preserve and protect vital structures during the excision of endometriotic lesions. The technique for ureterolysis is essential to mitigate the risk of ureteral injuries and improve patient outcomes. Dr. Chatroux and Dr. Einarsson…

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The location of adenomyosis, and recurrent abortion

The location of adenomyosis, and recurrent abortion By Selma Oransay

ESHRE defines repeated pregnancy loss (RPL) as the loss of pregnancies with two or more weeks of gestation. Adenomyosis is the presence of ectopic endometrium, in the myometrium. High-resolution transvaginal ultrasound and sonographic criteria can help to diagnose the disease…

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Do I Need Assisted Reproduction to Become Pregnant After Endometriosis Surgery?

Do I Need Assisted Reproduction to Become Pregnant After Endometriosis Surgery? By Özge Özkaya

Researchers from Argentina developed a decision tree that can help identify patients who might need assisted reproduction techniques to become pregnant following endometriosis surgery.  This way, the time between surgery and pregnancy could be minimized and the overall outcome may…

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Sophisticated study yields hopes for a new potential remedy

Sophisticated study yields hopes for a new potential remedy By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Academicians from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Tokushima University Graduate School, Japan, conducted a clinical and experimental study on the role of SMAD (Suppressor of Mothers Against Decapentaplegic) molecules in endometriosis, and have published their results in a recent issue…

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Painful Sex Might Be a Valid Indication for Endometriosis Surgery

Painful Sex Might Be a Valid Indication for Endometriosis Surgery By Özge Özkaya

According to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, the type of endometriosis surgery, and pain improvement after surgery may be linked.  More precisely, rectovaginal endometriosis surgery may be associated with reduced dyspareunia or painful intercourse. “Clinicians…

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Stem cells may open new horizons in various gynecological disorders

Stem cells may open new horizons in various gynecological disorders By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

In-Sun Hong, PhD, a researcher in regenerative medicine at Korean Gachon University has published a comprehensive review on the role of stem cells in gynecological disorders in a recent issue of the International Journal of Biological Sciences. Endometrium changes the menstrual…

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Postoperative pain-related quality of life for patiens with different types of endometriosis surgery.

Postoperative pain-related quality of life for patiens with different types of endometriosis surgery. By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis surgery usually improves chronic pelvic pain and the quality of life in women suffering from that disease. Response to surgery depends on several factors, however, in younger ages, recurrence of both pain and endometriosis lesions are reported. Most research…

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Current practice in robotic surgery for deep-infiltrating endometriosis

Current practice in robotic surgery for deep-infiltrating endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Today, surgical excision of endometriotic lesions is the only cytoreductive procedure for managing endometriosis. Hormonal treatment may partly relieve the symptoms, but it suppresses rather than cytoreduction of the disease. Minimally invasive surgery is usually the most preferred method due…

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Hot research in endometriosis; new vessel formation: angiogenesis

Hot research in endometriosis; new vessel formation: angiogenesis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Caixia Bo and Yunfei Wang from Jining Medical University, China have recently published their comprehensive review on angiogenesis-related aspects of endometriotic tissues in a recent issue of journal named Molecular Medicine Reports. The main potential pathogenetic aspects of endometriosis include retrograde…

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Long-term Dienogest Treatment and the Chance of Conceiving With IVF

Long-term Dienogest Treatment and the Chance of Conceiving With IVF By Özge Özkaya

It is not clear whether long-term treatment with dienogest before in vitro fertilization (IVF) affects pregnancy and live birth rates in women with endometriosis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada.  “Given limited…

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Early use of hormonal contraceptives and the probability of endometriosis diagnosis later in life

 Early use of hormonal contraceptives and the probability of endometriosis diagnosis later in life By Selma Oransay

Hormonal contraceptives are the first-line medical treatment of endometriosis. If an adolescent has chronic pelvic pain and is an "unresponder" to hormonal therapy, the likelihood of having an "endometriosis diagnosis" is higher. This sign should warn clinicians about endometriosis diagnosis…

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Inguinal endometriosis is a commonly neglected differential diagnosis

Inguinal endometriosis is a commonly neglected differential diagnosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

A case series of inguinal endometriosis with eight patients from Tehran, Iran has appeared in a recent issue of the Journal of Medical Case Reports. It is a fact that many inguinal endometriosis cases are undiagnosed since they undergo herniorrhaphy…

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Quercetin and its effects on endometriosis

Quercetin and its effects on endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis, as a disease characterized by chronic inflammation and fibrosis, could be a potential target for quercetin, a flavonoid found in various foods and botanicals, and a known senolytic agent with many effects including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-modulatory properties. Studies…

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Psychological effect of endometriosis due to chronic pelvic pain

Psychological effect of endometriosis due to chronic pelvic pain By Hale Goksever Celik

The most common symptoms of endometriosis are dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and chronic pelvic pain, all of which affect the quality of women’s lives. Early diagnosis and management are important as endometriosis impairs the quality of life of patients and creates a…

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Are women with endometriosis more prone to have mental health disorders?

Are women with endometriosis more prone to have mental health disorders? By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is a long-term morbidity resulting in impaired physical, sexual, psychological, and social health. The most common clinical findings of endometriosis patients are chronic pelvic pain and fertility problems, associated with impaired quality of life. These women are also affected…

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Clinical awareness for endometriosis in infertility should be surged

Clinical awareness for endometriosis in infertility should be surged By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

A team of researchers from multiple centers including Stanford University and Swiss Federal Laboratories, led by Dr.Camran Nezhat have published their cross-sectional retrospective study on endometriosis and unexplained infertility association. This research paper appeared in a recent issue of the Journal…

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Fertility outcomes after discoid excision for colorectal endometriosis.

Fertility outcomes after discoid excision for colorectal endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Colorectal endometriosis is one of the most severe forms of deep endometriosis, composing 85% of all bowel lesions. Radical treatment is segmental resection of the bowels, which can cause postoperative severe complications such as rectovaginal fistula and voiding dysfunctions that negatively…

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What Happens to all Those Frozen Eggs?

What Happens to all Those Frozen Eggs? By Özge Özkaya

The rate of return to use previously vitrified oocytes is notably low even though there is an increase in the number of patients pursuing oocyte cryopreservation, found a new study published in JAMA Network Open.  According to the authors of…

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Management of uterine adenomyomas with percutaneous cryoablation.

Management of uterine adenomyomas with percutaneous cryoablation. By Selma Oransay

Adenomyosis can negatively affect the quality of life by causing abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareunia. It is often associated with endometriomas and/or leiomyomas. Treatment of the disease differs as conservative or radical, as well as pharmacological or surgical. For…

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Current status of non-invasive biomarkers for endometriosis

Current status of non-invasive biomarkers for endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Laparoscopy has been the gold standard for the diagnosis of endometriosis, however, the understanding of how many people have the condition is limited because not everyone undergoes surgery. The different treatment modalities for patients with unexplained infertility and the invasiveness…

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Spontaneous Conception After Deep Endometriosis Surgery

Spontaneous Conception After Deep Endometriosis Surgery By Selma Oransay

Deep endometriosis is a severe form of endometriosis where lesions invade deeper than 5 mm into subperitoneal space. Surgical management of the disease is a challenging task requiring a multi-disciplinary approach and significant expertise in the field. Anastomotic leaks, fistula,…

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Exploring the role of thyroid function in endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome

Exploring the role of thyroid function in endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and thyroid disorders are prevalent among women of reproductive age, yet their exact impacts on reproductive health and underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Given the close association of these conditions through the endocrine system, Kirkegaard et…

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Is post-cesarean pain perception and analgesic use in endometriosis-affected women different?

Is post-cesarean pain perception and analgesic use in endometriosis-affected women different? By Hale Goksever Celik

It has been known that endometriosis patients have increased pain sensitivity and different reactions to pain compared to women having no endometriosis. Several mechanisms such as nociception, inflammation, and changes in peripheral and central nervous system pain processing have been…

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Neonatal uterine bleeding at birth and endometriosis later in life

Neonatal uterine bleeding at birth and endometriosis later in life By Selma Oransay

In the first few days after birth, some female newborns bleed from the vaginal route, and this is called newborn uterine bleeding. The overt and occult neonatal uterine bleeding prevalence rates are 3-5% and 25-60% retrospectively. The causative risk factors for…

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Could brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) be a potential marker of endometriosis ?

Could brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) be a potential marker of endometriosis ? By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Medical student Kyana Jafarabady and academicians from several medical centers in Iran have published their database research on Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in endometriosis patients in a recent issue of BMC Women’s Health. BDNF is a neurotrophin that plays an important…

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Should I Have Endometriosis Surgery Before IVF-ICSI?

Should I Have Endometriosis Surgery Before IVF-ICSI? By Özge Özkaya

The live birth rate per in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intrauterine sperm injection (ICSI) cycle was significantly reduced in women who underwent surgery to treat endometriosis before the procedures, found a new study published in the scientific journal Reproductive Sciences.  “These…

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New visions on diaphragmatic endometriosis

New visions on diaphragmatic endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Elvin Piriyev and Thomas Römer from Academic Hospital Cologne Weyertal, Germany have published their retrospective analysis of diaphragm endometriosis in a recent issue of the European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. About 7-10% of reproductive-age women have endometriosis but diaphragm…

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Bladder Function Alterations Following Endometriosis Surgery

 Bladder Function Alterations Following Endometriosis Surgery By Selma Oransay

Although endometriosis is a common gynecologic disorder, urinary tract involvement is present in only 1-5% of these patients. When endometriosis invades the urinary tract, clinical symptoms may vary from asymptomatic to frequency, urgency, bladder pain, hematuria, and recurrent urinary infections.…

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Complementary and alternative therapies for managing acyclic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis

Complementary and alternative therapies for managing acyclic pelvic pain in women with endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

The quality of life in women with endometriosis is affected depending on the symptoms and signs of endometriosis such as dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. Because of different clinical spectrum and diagnostic delays, there is no optimum management…

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Pregnancy outcomes of women with endometriosis/adenomyosis.

Pregnancy outcomes of women with endometriosis/adenomyosis. By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis and adenomyosis are diseases presented by ectopic growth of endometrial-gland-like tissues, which we can find in ovaries, pelvic organs, and myometrium. These diseases are causes of hypermenorrhea, dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. Although the number of reports about…

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Surgery Pivotal in Improving Quality of Life in Endometriosis Patients

Surgery Pivotal in Improving Quality of Life in Endometriosis Patients By Özge Özkaya

Surgery plays a pivotal role in improving the quality of life of women with endometriosis who have previously not responded to medical therapy. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. During the…

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A unique approach for visualising endometriosis during surgery

A unique approach for visualising endometriosis during surgery By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Jing Peng and associates from Shangai, China have made an experimental study on precise visualization of endometriotic lesions with gonadotropin-releasing hormone analog-modified indocyanine green, publishing their results in the Journal of Molecular Imaging.  Surgical interventions are important aspects of…

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Risk of endometriosis and related occupational factors among working women

Risk of endometriosis and related occupational factors among working women By Eylül GÜN

As a debilitating disease, endometriosis is well known to have effects on the patient's overall quality of life. Various studies have consistently reported that working women face an increased risk of endometriosis growth. Lee et al. from Korea conducted a…

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Ovarian adhesion prevention with polytetrafluoroethylene during endometrioma surgery.

Ovarian adhesion prevention with polytetrafluoroethylene during endometrioma surgery. By Selma Oransay

The World Health Organization defined infertility as the inability to conceive after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse or after six months of fertility-focused intercourse. Depending on the chronic inflammatory character and causing adhesion formations within the peritoneum, endometriosis is…

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Peritoneal fluid in young women with endometriosis

Peritoneal fluid in young women with endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Many blood substances are present in peritoneal fluid due to their derivation from the transudation of blood through the peritoneal surface. Ectopic endometriotic lesions can also change the medium to contribute to the definition of the local environment of the…

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Endometriosis and the risk to have mental disorders

Endometriosis and the risk to have mental disorders By Hale Goksever Celik

The most common clinical findings of endometriosis patients are pelvic pain and fertility problems, resulting in impairment of quality of life. These women are also affected regarding psychological health due to disease-associated symptoms. Dr. Wang et al., from Taiwan, published…

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Is Your Surgeon Stressed?

Is Your Surgeon Stressed? By Özge Özkaya

Stress during endometriosis surgery among surgeons is greater than what they anticipate, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica. The stress symptoms reported by surgeons start before surgery and is more common among…

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Endometriosis and the risk of breast cancer

Endometriosis and the risk of breast cancer By Selma Oransay

An increased risk of cancer with endometriosis has been in the attention field of endometriosis researchers since 1925, starting with Sampson. Several large meta-analyses supported the increased risk of clear cell and endometrioid ovarian cancer in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis. Breast…

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A herbal product has promising results in experimental endometriosis

A herbal product has promising results in experimental endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Neroli oil (bitter orange) is a nontoxic volatile substance from the flowers of Citrus aurantium that belongs to the Rutaceae family. This oil has notable anti-inflammatory effects besides potent antioxidant activity with 100% singlet oxygen scavenging activity. Contemporary pathophysiological views…

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Analysis of steroid hormone receptors in endometriotic tissues reveals chaotic results

Analysis of steroid hormone receptors in endometriotic tissues reveals chaotic results By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

  A group of researchers from academic institutions located at Australia and New Zeland, led by Dr. Holdsworth-Carson, have published their recent findings on steroid receptors in peritoneal endometriosis lesions by immunohistochemistry, in the journal Reproduvtive Biomedicine Online.  Endometriosis is…

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The effect of medical treatment on sexual function and quality of life in women with endometriosis

The effect of medical treatment on sexual function and quality of life in women with endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis suffer from dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia and chronic pelvic pain, all of which has significant negative consequences on their physical and psychological health regarding sexual function, work and social relationships. Biasioli et al. from Italy, published an article entitled…

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"Ovarian Reserve Markers" in Peritoneal Endometriosis

By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis-related subfertility is attributed to multiple factors, including mechanical obstructions, adhesions, pelvic inflammation, and diminished ovarian reserve. Serum anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) levels and ovarian antral follicle counts (AFC) currently serve as fertility markers to diagnose decreased ovarian reserve and failure.…

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Robotic Surgery For Endometriosis

Robotic Surgery For Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Robotic surgery is an option for the treatment of severe endometriosis, according to the results of a preliminary comparative study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. However, the approach is associated with higher costs.  “Next studies should identify…

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Quantification of nerve bundle density as a biomarker for endometriosis utilizing PGP9.5 immunostaining

Quantification of nerve bundle density as a biomarker for endometriosis utilizing PGP9.5 immunostaining By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Scientists from Netherlands and Canada have published their authentic study on immunohistochemically assessed nerve fiber bundles of endometriotic tissues in a recent issue of  Frontiers in Reproductive Health. Endometriotic tissues have nerve fibers which are stimulated in inflammatory processes leading…

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Embryo Morphokinetics of Endometriotic Patients by Time Lapse Monitoring

Embryo Morphokinetics of Endometriotic Patients by Time Lapse Monitoring By Selma Oransay

Many studies showed adverse effects of endometriosis on oocyte quality due to increased apoptosis and dysregulation of molecular pathways related to the development and growth of granulosa cells resulting on developmental arrest in embryos of women with endometriosis. Time-lapse monitoring…

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Novel high-risk candidate genes for familial endometriosis

Novel high-risk candidate genes for familial endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease with a genetic background resulting in familial clustering. Although multiple susceptibility loci have been identified in genome-wide association studies, high-risk predisposing variants have not been defined yet. A group of scientists from Finland, published a study…

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Perception of quality of professional healthcare in Italian patients with endometriosis

 Perception of quality of professional healthcare in Italian patients with endometriosis By Selma Oransay

According to the Italian Ministry of Health, the prevalence rate of endometriosis among women in their reproductive age is 10-15%. Many of them suffer from intense pain and a poor quality of life due to diagnostic delay. The average delay…

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Increasing awareness of the scientific community on nano-particles for endometriosis.

Increasing awareness of the scientific community on nano-particles for endometriosis. By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Academicians from various disciplines from multiple Italian institutions have published their review on the possible role of nanotechology to deal with the management of endometriosis in a recent issue of scientific periodical Nanoscale. Nanotechnology is the science and engineering where…

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Neurotrophins proposed as possible biomarkers for endometriosis

Neurotrophins proposed as possible biomarkers for endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

As the search for a good-quality biomarker in endometriosis continues, certain growth factors have been investigated for their roles in the pathophysiology of the disease. Neurotrophins, as regulators of neuronal development and survival, are also known to take part in…

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A non-invasive test to determine the risk of endometriosis in women having chronic pelvic pain or unexplained infertility

A non-invasive test to determine the risk of endometriosis in women having chronic pelvic pain or unexplained infertility By Hale Goksever Celik

Women having endometriosis may suffer from chronic pelvic pain and/or infertility, both of which diminish the quality of life in these women. Minimalization of the time between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis is essential to improve patients’ lives. However,…

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Quality of life analyses among women with endometriosis

 Quality of life analyses among women with endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Clinical factors that may affect the quality of life in women with endometriosis are mental health, sexual life, working capacity, and social relations. Symptom severity, especially dysmenorrhea, heavy periods, pelvic pain, and infertility complaints, are the most disturbing factors in…

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The type of surgical approach compared to complications and recurrence for colorectal endometriosis

The type of surgical approach compared to complications and recurrence for colorectal endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis may have extension and infiltration of the intestine, called "colorectal endometriosis, in up to 12%. The main symptoms are alterations in bowel habits, pelvic pain, and/or infertility. The gold standard management option for colorectal endometriosis is surgical…

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Deep infiltrating endometriosis and postoperative pregnancy outcomes

Deep infiltrating endometriosis and postoperative pregnancy outcomes  By Selma Oransay

Although the current ESHRE guidelines state that there is no strong evidence to support surgical intervention to improve the spontaneous pregnancy rate in women with deep infiltrating endometriosis and advise Assisted reproduction technology irrespective of the severity of endometriosis, several studies…

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Blood-based biomarkers for the detection of endometriosis and adenomyosis

Blood-based biomarkers for the detection of endometriosis and adenomyosis By Eylül GÜN

One of the biggest challenges in endometriosis management is the delay in diagnosis. Scientists have been trying to come up with biomarkers to detect it quicker. Thinking blood-based biomarkers could aid in earlier diagnosis and help with the duly administration…

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Asia-Pacific: Expert panel's suggestions for improving endometriosis-related health issues

Asia-Pacific: Expert panel's suggestions for improving endometriosis-related health issues By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

"Endometriosis should be diagnosed as early as possible for the sake of the patients" and the Asia-Pacific Endometriosis Expert Panel sought to address the reasons for diagnostic delays in this part of the world and published a consensus report in…

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Mediterranean Diet Associated With Less Endometriosis Pain?

Mediterranean Diet Associated With Less Endometriosis Pain? By Özge Özkaya

There seems to be a link between pain relief in endometriosis and a Mediterranean diet, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Science. This finding suggests that a Mediterranean diet could help manage chronic pain in…

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Sacral neuromodulation for endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain

Sacral neuromodulation for endometriosis-related chronic pelvic pain By Selma Oransay

Sacral neuromodulation is a therapeutic technique that involves electrical stimulation of a sacral nerve route to modulate a neural pathway. The device is an implantable neurostimulator, and the procedure is a minimally invasive procedure with good long-term outcomes. This technique…

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No increased risk of major postoperative complications in women operated by experienced surgeons in endometriosis centers

No increased risk of major postoperative complications in women operated by experienced surgeons in endometriosis centers By Hale Goksever Celik

Recurrent surgery may be needed in up to 35% of endometriosis patients. The reason for repeated surgery may be residual or recurrent disease. In other words, multiple surgical procedures are a common phenomenon for women having endometriosis. Knowing the impact…

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The overlap of endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome

The overlap of endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome By Eylül GÜN

Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common causes of female subfertility similar to endometriosis. It has been hypothesized that owing to the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms, women with endometriosis are at a greater risk of having PCOS than…

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Hazardous substances in pollution and relationship with endometriosis.

Hazardous substances in pollution and relationship with endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Vallée and colleguages. from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health of Foch Hospital, France, recently published a narrative review about environmental pollution and its association with endometriosis in BJOG. They used the existing English literature to discuss the association…

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Endometriosis and breast cancer- love or hate?

Endometriosis and breast cancer- love or hate? By Bahar Yuksel

Many studies have been conducted to investigate the relationship between endometriosis and breast cancer, but no definitive conclusion has been reached yet. In the study co-authored by Yan and Li et al, endometriosis-related GWAS data was used to determine the…

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Robotic Surgery Not Linked With More Complications in Certain Cases

Robotic Surgery Not Linked With More Complications in Certain Cases By Özge Özkaya

Robotic-assisted excision surgery to treat large rectal endometriotic nodules larger than 3 cm is not associated with a higher risk of complications following the operation compared to conventional laparoscopy, according to a new study published in the journal Colorectal Diseases.…

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A suggestion for a novel in vitro diagnostic test for endometriosis

A suggestion for a novel in vitro diagnostic test for endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

As the research continues to find a gold standard non-invasive diagnostic method for endometriosis, there still is no definitive answer. One of the most commonly studied markers is Cancer Antigen 125 (CA125) – a biomarker that is secreted from the…

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Perioperative complications of outpatient surgery for endometriosis.

Perioperative complications of outpatient surgery for endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Surgical treatment of endometriosis plays an essential role in managing the disease. They are miscellaneous perioperative complications such as incomplete removal of the lesions, low quality of the first surgery, or incorrect approach to laparoscopic surgeries that result in increased…

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Endometriosis as a "syndrome" made out of different clusters

Endometriosis as a By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis has been classified according to surgical findings. In the study conducted by Antonio Sarria-Santamera et al., the authors aimed to classify the patients with their comorbidities. The study explored the multidimensionality of endometriosis using cluster analysis. It categorizes women…

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Vicious cycle: The promoting role of previous endometriosis foci for new lesions

Vicious cycle:  The promoting role of previous endometriosis foci for new lesions By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

An experimental animal study on the pathogenesis of endometriosis from the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Surgery, Saarland University, Hamburg has been published in a recent issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Endometriosis is a well-known common gynecological ailment…

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Comparison of two different surgical approach to deep colorectal endometriosis in terms of postoperative outcomes.

Comparison of two different surgical approach to deep colorectal endometriosis in terms of postoperative outcomes. By Selma Oransay

Deep colorectal endometriosis affects one-fifth of women with endometriosis, which is commonly associated with more pelvic pain and severe gastrointestinal symptoms. Three surgical approaches for deep colorectal endometriosis are segmental colorectal resection, full-thickness discoid resection, and shaving operation. Choosing the…

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The relationship between lipids and estrogen in endometriosis

The relationship between lipids and estrogen in endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Lipid metabolism plays important roles in many physiological and pathological conditions such as the storage of energy, immune system functions, steroid hormone production, inflammation, and chronic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hyperlipidemia. In an attempt to figure out the…

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Omitted facet of endometriosis : mental health related to stigma

Omitted facet of endometriosis : mental health related to stigma By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

A team of clinical psychologists involved in women’s health led by Deniz Kocas has published a recent review on the mental health aspect of endometriosis patients in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. Endometriosis is a notoriously…

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Peritoneal Endometriosis and Acyclical pelvic pain

Peritoneal Endometriosis and Acyclical pelvic pain By Eylül GÜN

The most debilitating symptom of endometriosis is chronic pelvic pain. The peripheral nervous system is affected and the growth and regeneration of sensory nerve fibers in endometriotic tissue has been identified. The first line treatment which is hormonal therapy for…

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Endometrioma surgery and the ovarian reserve

Endometrioma surgery and the ovarian reserve By Selma Oransay

Traditionally, cystectomy is the gold standard for surgical approach owing to the reduced risk of recurrence. Still, it may lead to a reduction in postoperative ovarian volume and can be a cause of ovarian failure. The recent conservative surgical management of…

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Women With Endometriosis at a Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications

Women With Endometriosis at a Higher Risk of Pregnancy Complications By Özge Özkaya

Apart from having difficulties conceiving, women with endometriosis also seem to have a significantly higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. This is according to a new population-based study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. It is already known that…

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Peritoneal endometriosis and Peritoneal Immunity

Peritoneal endometriosis and Peritoneal Immunity By Selma Oransay

The peritoneum is an important immune barrier where, under normal conditions, it is balanced. External stimuli cause pro-inflammatory responses. To bring balance to this undesired situation, anti-inflammatory factors come into play. However, in patients with endometriosis, cytotoxicity of T lymphocytes,…

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Endometriosis and Physical Activity

Endometriosis and Physical Activity By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis causes abstinence from their daily life, especially during painful periods. Decreased physical function might result in reduced physical activity. Sachs et al., from Switzerland, published a study titled “Physical Activity in Women with Endometriosis: Less or More Compared with…

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Elevated iron levels in "endometriosis pathogenesis"

Elevated iron levels in By Selma Oransay

The presence of abnormal levels of iron and ferritin in endometriotic lesions is likely due to repeated bleeding episodes. When red blood cells break down, the iron content is released, which can cause inflammation leading to damage to surrounding tissues.…

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A pioneering study on clinicopathologic features of biopsies of endometriotic lesions

A pioneering study on clinicopathologic features of biopsies of endometriotic lesions By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Deep infiltrating endometriosis, where endometriotic lesions have an invasion depth of ≥5mm to the underlying tissues, is well known due to the troublesome features, peritoneal endometriosis is very common and widely distributed by superficial involvement in the pelvic visceral and…

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The Molecular Mechanisms of how herbal medicine Actaea racemosa modulates Endometriosis Progression

The Molecular Mechanisms of how herbal medicine Actaea racemosa modulates Endometriosis Progression By Bahar Yuksel

Increased proliferation, dysregulated apoptosis, and a pro-inflammatory and oxidative environment are the hallmarks of endometriosis. In the article published in the Journal of Molecular Sciences, penned by Livia Interdonato et al, the molecular mechanisms of the extract from a plant…

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Treatment of superficial dyspareunia using topical estrogens in postmenopausal women with a history of endometriosis

Treatment of superficial dyspareunia using topical estrogens in postmenopausal women with a history of endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Genitourinary syndrome of menopause is defined as a collection of symptoms and signs caused by hypoestrogenic changes to the labia majora/minora, clitoris, vestibule/introitus, vagina, urethra, and bladder that occur in menopausal patients. Sexual dysfunction and superficial dyspareunia can be experienced…

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Assessing endometrial receptivity using menstrual blood samples in patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization

Assessing endometrial receptivity using menstrual blood samples in patients undergoing in-vitro fertilization By Eylül GÜN

Endometrial receptivity is the endometrium's capacity to allow the embryo the chance to adhere, infiltrate, and develop while ensuring an ideal microenvironment. When impaired, it is one of the two major factors contributing to infertility along with embryo quality by…

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A review for genetics of endometriosis.

A review for genetics of endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

There is an increased risk of developing endometriosis among first-degree relatives, which can raise suspicions of the role of genetic factors in endometriosis. Genome-wide association studies and next-generation sequencing have identified numerous genetic loci and variants relating to the disease.…

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A comparative analysis of male and female perspectives on sexuality in couples dealing with endometriosis

A comparative analysis of male and female perspectives on sexuality in couples dealing with endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Sexual relationships of patients with endometriosis have been an area of research lately, however, studies have focused mostly on female perceptions and opinions leaving out the males.  Helfenstein et al. from Switzerland, Germany, and Austria conducted a multicenter cohort study…

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Study May Explain How Tubal Endometriosis Causes Infertility

Study May Explain How Tubal Endometriosis Causes Infertility By Özge Özkaya

Tubal endometriosis damages the epithelial ultrastructure of the fallopian tubes or the tubes connecting the ovaries to the uterus along which an egg travels each month ready to be fertilized by a sperm cell. This could help explain why tubal…

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Is continuous hormonal treatment safe and healthy method for endometriotic patients?

Is continuous hormonal treatment safe and healthy method for endometriotic patients? By Selma Oransay

One of the studies related to the search for new markers in pathophysiologic causes of endometriosis is circulating microparticles and their subset "tissue factor". In response to damage, activation, or apoptosis, these microparticles are found in human plasma, urine, saliva,…

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Novel surgical solutions for catamenial pneumothorax

Novel surgical solutions for catamenial pneumothorax By Eylül GÜN

Catamenial pneumothorax is a spontaneous pneumothorax that occurs during or right after menstruation and is thought to be caused by thoracic endometriosis that includes the diaphragm, lung, and parietal pleura. The solution is surgical removal of endometrial lesions, however, a…

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A new classification called ENDOGRADE to rate surgical complexity in deep endometriosis.

A new classification called ENDOGRADE to rate surgical complexity in deep endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Correlation with patient outcomes could not be identified in most endometriosis classification systems including the commonly used revised ASRM. Therefore, in addition to grading the depth and invasion pattern of the lesions, there is a need for a classification system to…

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Women With Endometriosis More Likely to Also Have Non-Specific Symptoms

Women With Endometriosis More Likely to Also Have Non-Specific Symptoms By Özge Özkaya

Women with endometriosis are more likely to report menstrual symptoms, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. However, they are also at an increased risk of mental health disorders, other pain symptoms, bowel,…

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The compliance for post-surgical follow-ups after endometriosis surgery

The compliance for post-surgical follow-ups after endometriosis surgery By Selma Oransay

. The patient's adherence to follow-ups after surgery is essential as it is the only way to evaluate the surgery's benefits in improving pain symptoms and recurrences, measuring the quality of life, and fertility outcomes. . Dr. Szabo and his…

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Moderate-to-severe Endometriosis and "The Cumulative live birth rate" in IVF Cycles

Moderate-to-severe Endometriosis and By Hale Goksever Celik

Infertility is one of the major symptoms in women with endometriosis. The incidence of endometriosis is approximately 10% in reproductive-aged women and up to 40-50% in infertile women. There are multifactorial mechanisms resulting in endometriosis-associated infertility such as anatomic distortion, impaired…

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"Transumblical single-port laparoscopy" for deep infiltrating endometriosis.

By Selma Oransay

Deep infiltrating endometriosis patients have multi-system involvements, severe pelvic adhesions, and pelvic pain. Dyspareunia, dysmenorrhea, infertility, gastrointestinal symptoms, and lower urinary tract symptoms seriously affect their quality of life. Although hormonal therapy may be the first choice for treating endometriosis,…

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The public plea of international group of "endometriosis experts"

The public plea of international group of By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

A group of international “endometriosis experts” led by Professor Philippe R. Koninckx from Belgium, have published their unique scientific paper “The 10 “Cardinal Sins” in the Clinical Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis: A Bayesian Approach” in a recent issue of…

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A Starch-Based Gel Barrier Reduces Pain and Improves Fertility After Endometriosis Surgery

A Starch-Based Gel Barrier Reduces Pain and Improves Fertility After Endometriosis Surgery By Özge Özkaya

The development of pain was reduced in women with endometriosis who underwent surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) resection and the "gel barrier 4DryField® PH" was used during the operation, according to results from a randomized controlled trial. Moreover, fertility was improved. "4DryField® PH"…

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Harnessing the Power of the Immune System: The Potential of Immunotherapy for Treating Endometriosis

Harnessing the Power of the Immune System: The Potential of Immunotherapy for Treating Endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

The review article by Wenshu Li et al. discusses the potential of immunotherapy as a novel treatment for endometriosis and the potential to overcome possible side effects and recurrence rates related to conventional therapies. The article explains how immunotherapy, which…

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Postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic rectosigmoid resection for bowel endometriosis.

Postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic rectosigmoid resection for bowel endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Rectosigmoid endometriosis comprises 80-85% of all bowel endometriosis cases and can be localized in the rectovaginal septum, uterosacral ligaments, retro-cervical region, and parametrium. Symptoms of rectosigmoid endometriosis include abdominal bloating, constipation-diarrhea, lower-back pain, dyschezia, and sometimes cyclic rectal bleeding. Minimally…

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Pain Scoring System for Deep Endometriosis

 Pain Scoring System for Deep Endometriosis By Selma Oransay

The numeric pain scale is commonly used to interpret pain score values. According to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines, pain scores of 4-7 points indicate moderate, and  8-10 points indicate severe pain. Patients with a local pain score of…

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Ovarian cancers arising in endometriosis: still an unresolved issue

Ovarian cancers arising in endometriosis: still an unresolved issue By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Alice Bergamini and associates from San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, Italy have published their results on clinicopathologic features of endometriosis-associated ovarian cancers in a recent issue of the journal “Diagnostics”. The association between endometriosis and ovarian cancer was first noticed…

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Outcomes of improving chronic pelvic pain with "immersive digital therapeutics" at home.

Outcomes of improving chronic pelvic pain with By Selma Oransay

Studies have shown that virtual reality can effectively treat acute pain experienced by burn victims, during labor, dental surgery, or for chronic musculoskeletal, neuropathic, and cancer pain. Considering the effectiveness of treating chronic pelvic pain at home, Merlot et al.…

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Endometriosis and Genetic Polymorphisms in Proinflammatory Cytokines

Endometriosis and Genetic Polymorphisms in Proinflammatory Cytokines By Hale Goksever Celik

Several pathophysiological mechanisms have been proposed for the chronic inflammatory nature of endometriosis, such as retrograde menstruation, coelomic metaplasia, hormonal change, oxidative stress and inflammation, immune dysfunction, and apoptosis suppression. One of the most widely accepted theories in recent years…

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A new potential biomarker proposal from leukorrhea of endometriosis patients

A new potential biomarker proposal from leukorrhea of endometriosis patients By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis is typically diagnosed through laparoscopic surgery, which can be invasive and discourages some patients from participating. Therefore, there is a need for a non-invasive diagnostic method. Exosomes, small vesicles containing biological information, can be found in almost every type…

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Outcomes of chronic pelvic pain after niche repair

Outcomes of chronic pelvic pain after niche repair By Selma Oransay

Rapidly increasing cesarian section rates in recent years increased the cesarian scar defects and the development of "isthmoceles". Isthmocele is a myometrial lesion located around the isthmic portion of the uterus that is a myometrial discontinuity or hypoechoic triangle in…

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Conditioned medium from adipose tissue derived stem cells for endometriosis treatment

Conditioned medium from adipose tissue derived stem cells for endometriosis treatment By Eylül GÜN

Despite the effectiveness of both surgical and medical treatments in addressing complications related to endometriosis, there is still a high recurrence rate indicating the need for the development of novel therapeutic approaches to enhance the effectiveness of endometriosis treatment. Adipose-derived…

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Preoperative MRI Scoring System Could Ensure Women Are Fully Informed

Preoperative MRI Scoring System Could Ensure Women Are Fully Informed By Özge Özkaya

The Deep Pelvic Endometriosis Index is able to predict the length of surgery and hospital stay as well as complications following surgery including voiding dysfunction, according to a new multicenter cohort study, the results of which were published in The Journal…

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Changes over time in day surgery for endometriosis in Canada

Changes over time in day surgery for endometriosis in Canada By Hale Goksever Celik

There are several medical and surgical treatment options for the management of endometriosis. Surgical approach is generally preferred in women with atypical endometrioma appearance on ultrasound, and who have persistent pain despite medical treatment. Surgery is often the first choice…

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Menopause-management strategies for women with endometriosis.

Menopause-management strategies for women with endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Menopausal hormonal therapy is the most effective treatment for menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes, sweating, sleep disturbances, mood changes, and joint pain. Approximately 75% of all women experienced some degree of these symptoms, while 2-4% were diagnosed with endometriosis. Menopausal…

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Questionnaire Can Assess Patient-Centerdness of Endometriosis Care

Questionnaire Can Assess Patient-Centerdness of Endometriosis Care By Özge Özkaya

European patients with endometriosis think that “reaching a diagnosis quickly” and “physicians demarcating the endometriosis complexity level which they can treat” are important aspects of their care, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Best Practice & Research…

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Spheroids: 3D-mini-models for Understanding Endometriosis

Spheroids: 3D-mini-models for Understanding Endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

The pathogenesis of endometriosis is not fully understood, and there is a need for better models to study the disease. Spheroids are 3D clusters of cells that mimic the structure and function of endometrial tissue. These mini models have several…

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New Model Can Help Understand How Endometriosis-Associated Ovarian Cancer Develops

New Model Can Help Understand How Endometriosis-Associated Ovarian Cancer Develops By Özge Özkaya

Researchers from Japan and the US developed a new mouse model in collaboration, that can be useful to better understand how endometriosis-associated ovarian cancer develops. This new model can help to assess new treatment options for both diseases. The team…

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Limitations of current surgical classification systems for endometriosis.

Limitations of current surgical classification systems for endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Many classification systems for endometriosis have been developed since the 1970s, and in a 2021 review, more than 20 of those systems were identified. The best-known and most frequently used are rASRM (revised  American Society of Reproductive Medicine), the Enzian…

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Pelvic pain in transgender individuals on testosterone therapy

Pelvic pain in transgender individuals on testosterone therapy By Eylül GÜN

Pelvic pain is a common issue among individuals assigned female at birth who are transgender or gender diverse (referred to as trans individuals) and are undergoing testosterone therapy as part of their gender-affirming hormone treatment. However, this topic remains poorly…

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Endometriosis and Progesterone Resistance

Endometriosis and Progesterone Resistance By Selma Oransay

Progesterone resistance is the unresponsiveness of endometrium with subsequent dysregulation of the progesterone signaling pathway, and endometrial gene works. Progestins, on the other hand, are the first-line treatment choice, especially for long-term treatment of endometriosis. In the clinics, one-third of…

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When to start ART after laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis?

When to start ART after laparoscopic treatment of endometriosis? By Selma Oransay

Laparoscopy combined with histopathologic confirmation of endometriosis is the reference standard for diagnosing endometriosis. Additionally, laparoscopic surgery is considered the most effective way to approach infertility induced by endometriosis. The surgical factors influencing the outcome of treating the infertility of…

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Nutritional recommendations for endometriosis patients

Nutritional recommendations for endometriosis patients By Eylül GÜN

Diet and lifestyle factors have been implicated in the development and progression of endometriosis, in addition to genetic determinants. Piecuch et al. from Poland conducted a review study discussing the importance of different nutrients and nutritional recommendations in endometriosis. The…

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Improving the quality of life: The role of cognitive behavioral therapy after endometriosis surgery

Improving the quality of life: The role of cognitive behavioral therapy after endometriosis surgery By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis and its symptoms have been associated with poor mental health and reduced quality of life. Cognitive behavioral therapy is recognized as an effective psychological treatment for managing depression, anxiety, and stress. Although surgery for endometriosis improves a patient's quality…

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Exploring the Potential Impact of Prenatal Testosterone on Endometriosis

Exploring the Potential Impact of Prenatal Testosterone on Endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

The exact causes of endometriosis still remain uncertain but emerging evidence suggests that prenatal factors may contribute to its development. In the review study by Bernard J Cresp et al, the authors discuss the hormonal environment during prenatal development and…

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Surgery for Deep Endometriosis

Surgery for Deep Endometriosis By Selma Oransay

In recent years, minimally invasive surgery has gained popularity, providing the best results in gynecologic cancers and deeply infiltrated endometriosis. With the help of a high-definition camera displayed on a TV monitor, the small structures are enlarged 4-7 times and…

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Women With Endometriosis Are at a Higher Risk of Uterine Cancer

Women With Endometriosis Are at a Higher Risk of Uterine Cancer By Özge Özkaya

Women with endometriosis are at a greater risk of cancer of the uterus, compared to controls, according to a new study published in the journal Cancers. The study found that women who are younger and who have had endometriosis for…

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Neuroendocrine pathway in endometriosis-related infertility

Neuroendocrine pathway in endometriosis-related infertility By Eylül GÜN

Dr. Robert Taylor from Jacobs School of Medicine, University at Buffalo presented on the newly defined neuroendocrine pathway and its role in endometriosis-related infertility and how implantation and pregnancy establishment might be disrupted in endometriosis at the Annual International Medical Conference of…

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​Integrative medical management of endometriosis

​Integrative medical management of endometriosis By Selma Oransay

This lecture entitled "Integrative Medical Management of Endometriosis" was presented by Dr. Pinar Kodaman, Director of the endoscopic reproductive surgery program and Assoc. Professor of Clinical ObGyn and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale School of Medicine. In addition to surgery which…

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The role of neurogenic inflammation in endometriosis

The role of neurogenic inflammation in endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Prof. Mechsner from Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany presented on neuroimmunomodulation and its clinical impact on endometriosis at the Annual International Medical Conference of the Endometriosis Foundation of America. Endometriosis is a complex disease and the main symptoms are all pain-related. The pain mechanisms are…

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Epigenetic defects of stromal cells in endometriosis and adenomyosis lead to estrogen sensitivity

Epigenetic defects of stromal cells in endometriosis and adenomyosis lead to estrogen sensitivity By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Serdar Bulun, MD, J.J. Sciarra Professor and Chair Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois has delivered a conference on “Endometriosis and adenomyosis: single-cell genome-wide approaches” at the Annual International Medical Conference of the Endometriosis Foundation…

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Is there any advantage of addition of hysterectomy on deep endometriotic pelvic pain or on the quality of life?

Is there any advantage of addition of hysterectomy on deep endometriotic pelvic pain or on the quality of life?  By Selma Oransay

 The addition of hysterectomy and salpingo-oophorectomy to the endometriosis excision surgery provided greater benefits when compared to excision surgery alone, according to the results of a comparison study that was recently published in the journal named "Facts Views and Visions in Obstetrics…

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Stem cells could be a good choice for therapeutic steps in many gynecologic disorders, including endometriosis

Stem cells could be a good choice for therapeutic steps in many gynecologic disorders, including endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Liu from the First Hospital of Jilin University, China, and colleagues from China and the USA have published their comprehensive review on the therapeutic gateways of stem cells in female genital tract disorders in a recent issue of Life…

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Antioxidant astaxanthin has promising effects on endometriosis-related infertility.

Antioxidant astaxanthin has promising effects on endometriosis-related infertility. By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Rostami and colleagues from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran, have published a pioneering clinical study on the effects of antioxidant astaxanthin supplementation in infertile endometriosis patients in the scientific journal named Frontiers in Endocrinology. A complicated network…

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Transvaginal Hydro laparoscopy for diagnosing and treatment of early stages of endometriosis

Transvaginal Hydro laparoscopy for diagnosing and treatment of early stages of endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Transvaginal hydro laparoscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that allows the exploration of the female pelvis. An obliterated Douglas pouch by a fixed retroverted uterus, an ovarian endometrioma greater than 2 cm, and the presence of deeply infiltrated endometriosis are…

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How to cope with the probable complications of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy

How to cope with the probable complications of Laparoscopic Hysterectomy By Özge Özkaya

Laparoscopic hysterectomy to treat endometriosis and adenomyosis can lead to complications, which are “non-negligible”, according to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.  It is, therefore, of great importance to know the factors that are associated…

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First-line surgery or first-line ART: A real challenge both for the clinicians and infertile women having DIE without colorectal involvement

First-line surgery or first-line ART: A real challenge both for the clinicians and infertile women having DIE without colorectal involvement By Hale Goksever Celik

Deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) is defined as the presence of endometriotic lesions over 5 mm in depth under the peritoneal surface. These women suffer from chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, bloody or painful bowel movements, and infertility. There…

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Does Endometriosis Surgery Increase the Rate of Pregnancy?

Does Endometriosis Surgery Increase the Rate of Pregnancy? By Özge Özkaya

Surgery to treat colorectal endometriosis leads to a high rate of pregnancy following the operation, found a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. The authors of the study said, “studies with a high level of evidence…

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Histopathologic examination always has the final word in tubal endometriosis

Histopathologic examination always has the final word in tubal endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Hai-Ning Jiao and coworkers from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, China, reported the salient features of 30 tubal endometriosis cases in the World Journal of Clinical Cases. Tubal endometriosis is characterized…

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New adapted ESHRE guidelines for endometriosis.

New adapted ESHRE guidelines for endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Eun Hee Yu and Jong Kil Joo from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Pusan National University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea, published a commentary on the 2022 ESHRE guidelines, referring to the representative changes and important updates in a recently…

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A Multidisciplinary Surgical Team Is a Must in Deep Endometriosis Surgery

A Multidisciplinary Surgical Team Is a Must in Deep Endometriosis Surgery By Özge Özkaya

Endometriosis must be managed by a team of multidisciplniary specialists, especially in case it causes damage to the digestive tract, according to a new study published in the journal Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. According to the authors, the presence…

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A review of multimodal imaging modalities for endometriosis.

A review of multimodal imaging modalities for endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Since there is a lack of non-invasive biomarkers to diagnose endometriosis clinically, imaging techniques such as transvaginal ultrasonography and MRI have significant importance in preoperative endometriosis diagnosis. These imaging techniques allow appropriate surgical planning before laparoscopic excision, especially in deeply…

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Antiinflammatory lactoferrin molecule and antibody levels in endometriosis patients

Antiinflammatory lactoferrin molecule and antibody levels in endometriosis patients By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

A Japanese clinical research team led by Dr. Kaya Mori-Yamanaka from Shiga University of Medical Science Hospital, Otsu, Shiga, Japan, published their pioneering study on the role of serum lactoferrin and anti-lactoferrin antibody levels in endometriosis in a recent issue of…

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Importance of dynamic cystoscopy for bladder endometriosis.

Importance of dynamic cystoscopy for bladder endometriosis. By Bahar Yuksel

Bladder endometriosis is a rare type of endometriosis but when diagnosed it requires extensive surgical procedures which include bladder resections. Thus, diagnosis and proper treatment are vital. In the study conducted in Brazil, the authors questioned the accuracy of applying…

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Laparoscopic resection of bladder endometriosis

 Laparoscopic resection of bladder endometriosis By Selma Oransay

When we talk about deep-infiltrating endometriosis, one of the most commonly affected organs in the urinary tract is the bladder, with a prevalence of 80%. Bladder endometriosis can be defined as the existence of the endometrial glands and stroma inside…

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Current AAGL Staging System Not Good at Predicting Complexity of Endometriosis Surgery

Current AAGL Staging System Not Good at Predicting Complexity of Endometriosis Surgery By Özge Özkaya

The link between the stage of endometriosis as defined by the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) and the level of surgical complexity is weak or moderate, according to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. …

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This time it is good to have this stress: Endoplasmic reticulum stress and endometriosis.

This time it is good to have this stress: Endoplasmic reticulum stress and endometriosis. By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is a hormone-based inflammatory disease. Cell-level therapeutic options are very popular when resistance to cell death capacity of endometriotic cells is on the table. In the review conducted by Hussein Riyadh Abdul Kareem Al‑Hetty et al, the authors summarized…

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Comparison of two surgical approaches for endometriosis.

Comparison of two surgical approaches for endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis is one of the causes of infertility in women. But the pathophysiology of infertility caused by endometriosis is not yet clear. Hormonal disorders, abnormal peritoneal function, distorted pelvic anatomy, and multiple cesarean deliveries are among the accused.  Dr. Li…

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How Good is Ultra-Long GnRH-a Treatment Before IVF for Women With Endometriosis?

How Good is Ultra-Long GnRH-a Treatment Before IVF for Women With Endometriosis? By Özge Özkaya

Pretreatment with ultra-long gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRH-a), i.e. for at least three months before in vitro fertilization (IVF), has an adverse effect on patient pregnancy outcomes with endometriosis, according to a meta-analysis of the literature published in the Journal of…

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Endometriosis awarness for the Gastroenterologists.

Endometriosis awarness for the Gastroenterologists. By Selma Oransay

Women with endometriosis can develop chronic abdominal pain and/or abnormal bowel habits more than eight times compared to women without endometriosis. For this reason, an undiagnosed patient with endometriosis may be referred to a gastroenterologist and remain in a situation…

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How Common is Adenomyosis Among Subfertile Women?

How Common is Adenomyosis Among Subfertile Women? By Özge Özkaya

Around 10% of women who have reduced fertility have isolated adenomyosis, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The prevalence of the disease seems to vary according to the presence of endometriosis…

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Comparison of different IVF stimulation protocols for pregnancy success in infertile endometriosis patients

Comparison of different IVF stimulation protocols for pregnancy success in infertile endometriosis patients By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis may suffer from reproductive problems up to an incidence of 50%. Several pathophysiological mechanisms including anatomic distortion, alterations in endometrial receptivity, diminished tubal peristalsis and sperm movements are the most responsible for the development of endometriosis-associated infertility.…

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Gathering brings relief to endometriosis pain.

Gathering brings relief to endometriosis pain. By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that should be managed on a multidisciplinary basis. In a study conducted in Porto Rico, the authors designed a multitask organization to support women with endometriosis and analyzed its feasibility and accessibility. In order to define…

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GnRH Antagonists Can Effectively Reduce Endometriosis Pain

GnRH Antagonists Can Effectively Reduce Endometriosis Pain By Özge Özkaya

Oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) antagonists are effective in reducing pain associated with endometriosis in 12 weeks, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The safety and efficacy of most drugs were dose-dependent…

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Activities of cytotoxic cells in endometriosis

Activities of cytotoxic cells in endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Immunological dysfunction is thought to be involved in the etiopathogenesis of endometriosis, leading to defective immunosurveillance and the growth of endometriotic lesions. In this pathway, reduced cytotoxicity of peripheral and peritoneal natural killer (NK) cells is seen as a contributing…

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Conventional IVF or ICSI: Which one is more accurate in endometriosis-related infertility?

Conventional IVF or ICSI: Which one is more accurate in endometriosis-related infertility? By Hale Goksever Celik

Although the prevalence of endometriosis is 10-15% in the general population at reproductive age, it is diagnosed more frequently in infertile women with a prevalence of 25-40%. Although the exact mechanism explaining the association between endometriosis and infertility has not…

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The optimal endometrial preparation protocol in FET cycles of women with endometriosis.

The optimal endometrial preparation protocol in FET cycles of women with endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis can create infertility and may require treatment with assisted reproductive technology (ART) to induce pregnancy. However, the current literature rarely discusses the optimal endometrial preparation protocol in thawed-frozen embryo transfer (FET) cycles for endometriotic patients. Dr.Jin. group from the Reproductive…

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How Can Endometriosis Care Be Improved?

How Can Endometriosis Care Be Improved? By Özge Özkaya

Researchers identified 61 areas for improvement in endometriosis care based on the answers of endometriosis patients. Of these the top five areas of improvement were to train caregivers in order to develop their knowledge about endometriosis, to provide better management…

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Evaluation of the postoperative disability in women with endometriosis.

 Evaluation of the postoperative disability in women with endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis is a chronic disease with a prevalence of 4,4% in women of reproductive age. It is also estimated that 23,8 of infertile women have endometriosis. Pelvic pain, dyschezia, dysmenorrhea, and dysuria are the symptoms of this disease that negatively…

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The most common gynecologic admissions to the emergency: Endometriosis and adenomyosis

The most common gynecologic admissions to the emergency: Endometriosis and adenomyosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis demand therapy for the most common symptoms, which are pelvic pain and infertility. Adenomyosis occurs when the endometrial glandular and stromal tissue grows into the muscular wall of the uterus, called the myometrium. Women having adenomyosis also…

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The emotions and experiences of women with endometriosis during and after pregnancy

The emotions and experiences of women with endometriosis during and after pregnancy By Eylül GÜN

It is well-known that endometriosis patients have a high rate of infertility and a hard time getting pregnant compared to women without endometriosis. Despite the belief that pregnancy can alleviate endometriosis symptoms, some studies have shown that women with endometriosis…

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Study Highlights Link Between Endometriosis and Mental Health Problems

Study Highlights Link Between Endometriosis and Mental Health Problems By Özge Özkaya

Endometriosis is associated with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and eating disorders found a new study published in the journal JAMA Network Open. This is the first large-scale study showing a link between endometriosis and the mental health…

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Relation between hormone replacement therapy and postmenopausal endometriosis.

Relation between hormone replacement therapy and postmenopausal endometriosis. By Bahar Yuksel

The faith of endometriosis after oophorectomy with hysterectomy is unknown. It is clear that applying only a hysterectomy but leaving the affected tissue behind is not a solution for endometriosis-related symptoms. Either total clearance or leaving endometriotic tissues behind when…

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Diaphragmatic Endometriosis: a Call for Awareness

Diaphragmatic Endometriosis: a Call for Awareness By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Pagano and colleagues from the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University of Bern, Switzerland, have published a prospective cohort study on diaphragmatic involvement in endometriosis patients in a recent issue of “The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology”. Endometriosis is…

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Women With More Severe Endometriosis Have Fewer Eggs

Women With More Severe Endometriosis Have Fewer Eggs By Özge Özkaya

Severe endometriosis negatively affects ovarian response and the quality of oocytes and embryos, according to a new study published in JBRA Assisted Reproduction. However, the rate of fertilization does not seem to be affected by endometriosis stage.  These findings could…

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Ultrasonographic Presurgical Staging and Classification of Endometriosis

 Ultrasonographic Presurgical Staging and Classification of Endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Laparoscopic surgery is the gold standard for diagnosing endometriosis, but a preoperative imaging procedure is strongly recommended. Transvaginal sonography by a skilled examiner is not inferior to MRI diagnostics regarding sensitivity and specificity in predicting the extension of deep endometriosis.  …

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Does taking all deep endo nodules out improve fertility?

Does taking all deep endo nodules out improve fertility? By Bahar Yuksel

Deep infiltrative endometriosis is an issue that comes to the scene more than before according to detection rates with help of awareness on clinicians. But treating infertility related to endometriosis is still unclear when it comes to DIE patients. In…

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Sexual function in infertile women with PCOS and endometriosis

Sexual function in infertile women with PCOS and endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis suffer from several symptoms and signs including dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility which have a detrimental effect on their quality of life. Sexual dysfunction also is a common problem for endometriosis patients due to complex…

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Endometriosis, Age, and Ovarian Reserve

Endometriosis, Age, and Ovarian Reserve By Özge Özkaya

The effect of endometriosis on ovarian reserve can be enhanced with older age, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics.  This finding is important because it can help clinicians guide their patients in…

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Transvaginal ultrasound or MRI for retroflexed uterus in endometriosis

Transvaginal ultrasound or MRI for retroflexed uterus in endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr Matsuda and colleagues from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan have published their study evaluating the effectiveness of transvaginal ultrasound on the diagnosis of uterine retroflexion in a recent issue of “Journal of Nippon…

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Imaging techniques for fallopian tubes

Imaging techniques for fallopian tubes By Selma Oransay

The imaging techniques used for suspected fallopian tube pathology are ultrasound, hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography, hysterosalpingography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging. Among several benign lesions that involve fallopian tubes, pelvic inflammatory disease, tubo-ovarian abscess, salpingitis isthmica nodosa, hydrosalpinx, tubal endometriosis, isolated fallopian…

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Younger Women With Endometriosis Feel More Pain

Younger Women With Endometriosis Feel More Pain By Özge Özkaya

Younger women with endometriosis feel more period pain (dysmenorrhea) and pain during intercourse (dyspareunia) compared to older women with the disease, found a new study published in the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.  Acknowledging this fact can make sure…

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Diagnostic criteria for uterosacral ligament involvement in endometriosis.

Diagnostic criteria for uterosacral ligament involvement in endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Transvaginal ultrasonography is often used to diagnose endometriosis in suspected women due to its high resolution, low cost, and relatively low discomfort. Histologic confirmation of laparoscopically removed specimens is still the gold standard for appropriate diagnosis.  The team led by…

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Machine learning based potential biomarkers

Machine learning based potential biomarkers               By Bahar Yuksel

To explore potential biomarkers for an accurate diagnosis and treatment, and to elucidate the mechanism of endometriosis, Yi Huang et al, analyzed gene differences between eutopic and ectopic endometrium and the status of the immune microenvironment., and published their results in the…

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 Adverse pregnancy outcomes and endometriosis.

 Adverse pregnancy outcomes and endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Inflammation plays a big role in the pathogenesis of endometriosis with the release of inflammatory cytokines, angiogenic imbalance, and oxidative stress. These pathways are also common features of severe maternal morbidity. Severe maternal morbidity is life-threatening, causing cardiac and renal…

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Creating a reliable indirect immunofluorescence protocol as a promising diagnostic tool for endometriosis

Creating a reliable indirect immunofluorescence protocol as a promising diagnostic tool for endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Owing to its inflammatory nature, endometriosis results in the overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) which disrupt the cellular functions and eventually lead the cell to apoptosis and cell cycle arrest. Senescence, the natural state of irreversible cell cycle arrest,…

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Rare but important entity: perineal endometriosis

Rare but important entity: perineal endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Zhu and colleagues from Peking Union Medical College Hospital have published their retrospective research on "surgically treated perineal endometriosis cases" in a recent issue of BMC’s Women’s Health. Perineal endometriosis is a rare type of endometriosis accounting for at…

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Do combination GnRH antagonists improve endometriosis-associated pain?

Do combination GnRH antagonists improve endometriosis-associated pain? By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease with a broad spectrum of pain symptoms such as dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and chronic pelvic pain. It has been understood in light of scientific evidence that endometriosis results in diminished quality of life in these…

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Which parameter is useful in predicting cardiovascular disease risk in perimenopausal endometriosis patients?

Which parameter is useful in predicting cardiovascular disease risk in perimenopausal endometriosis patients? By Eylül GÜN

Cardiovascular disease is known to be the leading cause of death among women worldwide. Studies have shown that postmenopausal women are at a greater risk as well as women who undergo premature menopause proving the effect of hormonal imbalances on…

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Ovarian endometriomas, ovarian reserve, oocyte quality and IVF/ICSI outcomes

 Ovarian endometriomas, ovarian reserve, oocyte quality and IVF/ICSI outcomes By Selma Oransay

Surgery and assisted reproductive technology (ART) are the preferred treatments for endometrioma in infertile patients. When ART is considered, surgery may seem to have no advantages, as it may not improve pregnancy outcomes and may carry the risk of decreasing…

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Deep Endometriosis Surgery and Women’s Quality of Life

Deep Endometriosis Surgery and Women’s Quality of Life By Özge Özkaya

The physical and social functions as well as the overall physical health is worse than normal among Spanish women who underwent surgery for deep endometriosis, reported a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. The bodily pain, emotional…

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Uterine agenesis patients may have endometriosis too

Uterine agenesis patients may have endometriosis too By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Steinmacher and colleagues at the Tuebingen University Hospital, Germany have published their unique study on a series of patients with congenital Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome in a recent issue of the “Journal of Clinical Medicine”. The absence uterus and upper…

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Predictability of IVF success by basal progesterone levels on patients with endometriosis

Predictability of IVF success by basal progesterone levels on patients with endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis causes infertility in around 30-40% of all diagnosed women. Thus, strategies leading to more successful IVF results remain important. In the prospective study by Jovan Bila, the menstruation day 3 levels of serum progesterone were questioned to have a…

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Minimally Invasive Surgery Improves the Quality of Life of Women With Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis

Minimally Invasive Surgery Improves the Quality of Life of Women With Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Minimally invasive surgery improves the quality of life of women with deep infiltrating endometriosis two years after the operation, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. The results are similar between conservative and total surgery.…

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Efficacy of Uterine Artery Blockage in Endometriosis Management

Efficacy of Uterine Artery Blockage in Endometriosis Management By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Li Ma and associates from Liaoning, China have published their results of a computerized database search on the role of uterine artery embolization in endometriosis in a recent issue of the periodical “Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience”. Currently, the management…

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Opioid use following operation for endometriosis or pelvic pain

Opioid use following operation for endometriosis or pelvic pain By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis have pain in the form of dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and chronic pelvic pain, and they have a diminished quality of life depending on the severity of pelvic pain. Opioids have been preferred in many patients suffering from pain,…

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What causes pelvic pain? Androgens or estrogens?

What causes pelvic pain? Androgens or estrogens? By Selma Oransay

A comparison between women and men reveals that women suffer more pelvic pain. This reality raises the possibility of the pain-relieving effect of testosterone or androgens. It would be a wise solution to investigate how androgens affect pain at different…

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Obstetric Outcomes of Pre-pregnancy Endometriosis Surgery

Obstetric Outcomes of Pre-pregnancy Endometriosis Surgery By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis may be associated with poor pregnancy outcomes, including placenta praevia, preterm birth, premature prelabour rupture of membranes, obstetric hemorrhage, gestational hypertensive disorders, fetal growth restriction, and perinatal death. Some authors have attempted to demonstrate a causal relationship between endometriosis…

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Foreseeing what will be seen on laparoscopy

Foreseeing what will be seen on laparoscopy By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis diagnosis still relies on preoperative prediction and its confirmation by taking biopsies. Thus, a prediction model for forecasting what would be waiting for the surgeon and the patient will be promising to get prepared.   In the study conducted…

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Scientists Try to Understand Consequences of Genetic Changes in Endometriosis

Scientists Try to Understand Consequences of Genetic Changes in Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

The protocol of the "Endometriosis Research Queensland Study" has been published in the scientific journal BMJ Open. The aim of the study is to collect endometrial tissue associated with the disease and chart its genetic architecture. This way, the researchers aim to…

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Antimicrobial agent ornidazole yields promising effects in an animal model of endometriosis

Antimicrobial agent ornidazole yields promising effects in an animal model of endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Xiaoduo Qin and collaborators from Chinese medical centers, have published their results on the role of ornidazole using an experimental rat model in a recent issue of the periodical “Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation”. Progression of endometriotic foci depends on the presence…

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Non-hormonal medication for endometriosis-associated pelvic pain

 Non-hormonal medication for endometriosis-associated pelvic pain By Selma Oransay

The thought of benefiting from non-hormonal therapy in endometriosis pain is based on the pathophysiological findings that include angiogenesis, fibrosis, the presence of inflammatory cytokines and immune cells, apoptosis, and stem cell theory. But the effect of this treatment in…

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Does endometrioma size have an effect on IVF/ICSI outcomes?

Does endometrioma size have an effect on IVF/ICSI outcomes? By Hale Goksever Celik

Assisted reproductive technologies including IVF/ICSI can be suggested as the therapeutic option in women with endometriosis-associated infertility. In literature, there is a controversy regarding the influence of endometrioma size on IVF/ICSI outcomes. The group led by Drs Chapron and Santoulli…

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Endometriosis Care Is More Patient-Centered for age older than 35

Endometriosis Care Is More Patient-Centered for age older than 35 By Özge Özkaya

Women younger than age 35 receive endometriosis care in a less patient-centered manner compared to older women, found a new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. This finding underscores the importance of improving endometriosis care, especially for…

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Deep lateral parametrial endometriosis nerve-sparing surgery 

Deep lateral parametrial endometriosis nerve-sparing surgery  By Selma Oransay

Dr. Kanno et al. from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Kurashiki medical center, Okayama, Japan recently published a deep lateral parametrial endometriosis case report in the journal named Fertility and Sterility. The aim is to demonstrate the technical and…

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Devilish triad: Endometriosis-irritable bowel syndrome and eating disorders

Devilish triad: Endometriosis-irritable bowel syndrome and eating disorders By Bahar Yuksel

Most women with endometriosis report digestive symptoms. But it is not well-defined whether those are related to endometriosis itself or a secondary syndrome may be the cause. Irritable bowel syndrome, eating disorders, and anxiety are very commonly diagnosed diseases among women…

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Adenomyosis and the anti-mullerian hormone levels

Adenomyosis and  the anti-mullerian hormone levels By Eylül GÜN

The presence of endometrial glands and stroma in the myometrial layer of the uterus is called adenomyosis. It is considered a form of endometriosis and affects up to 35% of women with varying symptomatology, from asymptomatic to subfertility. For a…

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TSH receptor antibodies show promising results in the diagnostic workup of endometriosis

TSH receptor antibodies show promising results in the diagnostic workup of endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Svensson with collaborators from the Swedish Lund University has published their results on the possible role of TSH receptor antibodies as biomarkers in endometriosis diagnosis in a recent issue of “European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology”.…

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How beneficial is colorectal surgery for patients with deep endometriosis?

How beneficial is colorectal surgery for patients with deep endometriosis? By Eylül GÜN

In cases of deep endometriosis, which causes more severe pain and gastrointestinal symptoms, the patient's quality of life and fertility outcomes are negatively affected. Surgical intervention is thought to be the optimal treatment method in colorectal deep endometriosis cases, however,…

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Postoperative serum markers to predict serum AMH recovery following endometriosis surgery

Postoperative serum markers to predict  serum AMH recovery following endometriosis surgery By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis seek treatment including ovarian cystectomy, because of symptoms that reduce their quality of life. Ovarian cystectomy using laparoscopic or robotic devices is the preferred therapy. However, it has been shown in the literature that ovarian reserve is…

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Web-based resource to improve menstrual health awareness

Web-based resource to improve menstrual health awareness By Selma Oransay

Many women consider "menstrual pain" a normal part of being female, and do not seek medical help but rather use self-management methods such as heat, rest, and analgesics. They are often unsure which self-management strategies are effective or what the…

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Exposure to toxic metals and the risk of endometriosis

Exposure to toxic metals and the risk of endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Mercury, lead, and cadmium are the best-studied heavy metals for several adverse effects on the human reproductive system. Mercury can induce DNA damage, oxidative stress, and mitochondrial dysfunction, and lead exposure is associated with menstrual disorders, preterm birth, and miscarriage.…

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Time to change out taboos about the radiologic evaluation of scar endometriosis

Time to change out taboos about the radiologic evaluation of scar endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Scar endometriosis is one of the rare forms of endometriosis. According to traditional belief, it has always been evaluated radiologically on menstruation days. In the study conducted by Balaban et al, the authors compared the differences in lesions according to…

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Rhein usage in endometriosis: A potential new therapeutic agent

Rhein usage in endometriosis: A potential new therapeutic agent By Eylül GÜN

The invasive nature of endometriosis has prompted scientists to find preventative and curative methods.  The progression and proliferation of endometriotic lesions are being studied extensively. As one of the agents used in Chinese herbal medicine for inflammatory disorders, rhein is…

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Endometriosis and the possible mechanisms of pain.

 Endometriosis and the possible mechanisms of pain. By Selma Oransay

The most common clinical symptoms of endometriosis are chronic pelvic pain and infertility. It is often not enough to treat pain symptoms with hormonal therapy or a surgical approach. Moreover, the stage of endometriosis has weakly associated with the amount,…

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Endometriosis and the cumulative live birth rate in IVF cycles.

Endometriosis and the cumulative live birth rate in IVF cycles.  By Hale Goksever Celik

Infertility is one of the symptoms encountered in up to 40-50% of women with endometriosis. There are several pathophysiological theories suggesting the development of endometriosis-associated infertility. Assisted reproductive technology (ART) using in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) has been…

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Taller Girls More Likely to Have Recurring Endometriosis

Taller Girls More Likely to Have Recurring Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Adolescents who are taller and have three or more lesions are at a higher risk of endometriosis recurrence following surgery, according to a new study by Chinese researchers published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. They should, therefore, be…

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The Sex Life of Women With Endometriosis Improve After Laparoscopic Surgery

The Sex Life of Women With Endometriosis Improve After Laparoscopic Surgery By Eylül GÜN

As one of the most common symptoms of endometriosis, dyspareunia affects the patient's quality of life in many aspects including sexual dysfunction and disorders. Among the treatment methods used in endometriosis, laparoscopic surgery is suggested to improve the symptoms of dyspareunia and the…

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A prediction model to identify endometriosis during routine ultrasound .

A prediction model to identify endometriosis during routine ultrasound . By Selma Oransay

. Ureterolysis is an advanced surgical technique that involves dissection of the ureter from pelvic brim to the ureteric tunnel to avoid injury or freeing the ureter from endometriotic lesions. This manipulation usually requieres advanced surgical training and skill. In…

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T-cell-targeted immunotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of endometriosis

T-cell-targeted immunotherapy and immune checkpoint inhibitors for the treatment of endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Monika Abraimuk and colleagues from Poland published their review on "the importance of immunity in endometriosis" in a recent issue of the medical journal “Cellular Signaling”. A great challenge in contemporary medical issues is endometriosis which still lacks a…

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How do the couples feel when dealing with endometriosis?

How do the couples feel when dealing with endometriosis? By Eylül GÜN

The effects of endometriosis on the patients' psychosocial well-being are well known. However, not many studies have investigated how it impacts the well-being of partners and couples. A few studies focused on the male perspective of the disease, whereas some…

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Parametrial endometriosis and postoperative voiding dysfunction.

Parametrial endometriosis and postoperative voiding dysfunction. By Selma Oransay

Parametrium constitutes a complex connective tissue containing blood vessels, the ureter, and the inferior hypogastric plexus, that extends from the lateral surface of the cervix and vagina to the lateral pelvic wall. Parametrial endometriosis may involve the vessels, nerves, and…

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Combined Birth Control Pills May Be Beneficial in Reducing Endometriosis Pain

Combined Birth Control Pills May Be Beneficial in Reducing Endometriosis Pain By Özge Özkaya

Treatment with an extended regimen of ethinylestradiol and drospirenone improves health-related quality of life, according to a new study conducted on Japanese women with painful periods or pelvic pain due to endometriosis. (Ethinylestradiol and drospirenone are medications that are widely…

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Turn around to come to the same spot: Nothing specific to predict AMH decline

Turn around to come to the same spot: Nothing specific to predict AMH decline By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriomas are challenging lesions as they might cause a decline in ovarian function either only by their presence or related to their surgery. Thus, any preoperative parameter that might give a vision to a surgeon for postoperative results is crucial.…

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Endometriosis Prediction by "Machine Learning"

Endometriosis Prediction by By Selma Oransay

To develop a predictive model for endometriosis and to re-assess the contribution of known risk factors, Blass et al. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel used the data of the UK biobank by machine learning-based models. They compared and…

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Placenta Previa More Common Among Pregnant Women With Endometriosis

Placenta Previa More Common Among Pregnant Women With Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Endometriosis is associated with a higher risk of placenta previa, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Reproductive Sciences. This is the case whether the women became pregnant following in vitro fertilization (IVF). Moreover, for women with endometriosis…

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Vitamin C as a possible therapeutic agent in endometriosis

Vitamin C as a possible therapeutic agent in endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

A rather toxic environment is generated with the production of reactive oxygen species by the immune cells in endometriosis. The anti-oxidant metabolism is also altered which results in a state of oxidative stress. As a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C has…

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A call for mast cells from endometriotic lesions

A call for mast cells from endometriotic lesions By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is a well-known hormonal-dependent inflammatory disease. But what type of inflammatory cells is responsible, and when does estrogen take part, are questions that have not been answered yet. In the study conducted by Alison McCallion et al, the role…

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Study Identifies Factors Associated With Risk of UrinaryTract Endometriosis Recurrence

Study Identifies Factors Associated With Risk of UrinaryTract Endometriosis Recurrence By Özge Özkaya

Being younger than age 25 and having an autoimmune disease are significant predictors of the recurrence of urinary tract endometriosis after surgery according to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Adjuvant hormonal therapy, on the…

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To Remove the Ovary(ies) or Not During Hysterectomy for Endometriosis

To Remove the Ovary(ies) or Not During Hysterectomy for Endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Some surgeons prefer empiric bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy during the hysterectomy of women with endometriosis based on the knowledge that endometriosis is stimulated by endogenous estrogens, as leaving the ovaries in situ may increase the possibility of endometriosis recurrence and pelvic pain.…

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Coexistence of endometriosis and cardiovascular diseases

Coexistence of endometriosis and cardiovascular diseases By Hale Goksever Celik

The most common presenting complaints are mainly pelvic pain and infertility, most of which relate to the menstrual period. Affected women demand therapy for these symptoms of endometriosis, notably pelvic pain. Several theories have been proposed to explain the development…

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Endometriotic cyst fluid and the postoperative recurrence of endometriosis

Endometriotic cyst fluid and the postoperative recurrence of endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Xinxin Xu and colleagues from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University, China, published their research on the viability of endometrial cells in ovarian cyst fluids in a recent issue of  “Journal of Ovarian Research”.…

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Endometriosis and environmental factors

Endometriosis and environmental factors By Selma Oransay

The estrogen-dependent nature of endometriosis has generally led to search endocrine-based causes. Especially, polychlorinated biphenyls, dioxins, and Dietilstilbesterol are the most studied chemicals in the literature. Interesting data that needs confirmation in the future also suggest a link with night…

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Fallopian tube occlusion in infertile women with endometriosis

Fallopian tube occlusion in infertile women with endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis suffer from fertility problems with an incidence of 40-50%. Among the pathophysiologic mechanisms resulting in impaired fertility in women with endometriosis, distorted pelvic anatomy due to adhesions,  impaired follicular quality-quantity, dysfunction of tubal peristalsis, and implantation problems…

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The Oocyte Quality in Ovarian Endometriosis

The Oocyte Quality in Ovarian Endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Endometrioma is the ovarian involvement of endometriosis affecting up to 44% of women diagnosed with the disease. Owing to the anatomical locus, ovarian endometriosis may impair folliculogenesis and oocyte competence, differing from other forms of endometriosis.  When investigating the relationship between…

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The effect of postoperative hormonal medication preferences on the recurrence rate of endometrioma

The effect of postoperative hormonal medication preferences on the recurrence rate of endometrioma By Bahar Yuksel

Endometrioma is the most investigated type of endometriosis. The recurrence after surgery is important regarding its and reoperation’s effect on ovarian functions. In the study conducted by Seung-Hye Choi et al, the researchers questioned the effect of different postoperative hormonal…

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Endometriosis and IBS Have Different Comorbidities

Endometriosis and IBS Have Different Comorbidities By Özge Özkaya

Comorbidities of endometriosis and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are different despite several overlapping symptoms, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Human Reproduction. These comorbidities are usually related to the organ systems that are primarily involved in…

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The effects of resveratrol on endometriotic cells

The effects of resveratrol on endometriotic cells By Eylül GÜN

The current treatment methods for endometriosis still carry recurrence risks and side effects from medications. Herbal medicine has been investigated and used as an additional alternative method. Derived from several plants and found in some dietary sources, resveratrol is a…

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Gluten Intake May Not Have an Effect on Endometriosis

Gluten Intake May Not Have an Effect on Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Carbohydrate quality and certain types of fiber such as total vegetable and cruciferous vegetable fiber seem to be associated with endometriosis in women before menopause, found a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition. According to the study, it…

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Start exercising for pain relief

Start exercising for pain relief By Bahar Yuksel

Physical exercises have always been suggested for chronic pain-related diseases as well as endometriosis. However, the effect of exercise and the frequency that is effective on pain relief is unknown. In the study conducted by Ipek Ensari et al, a…

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Combined "Platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and CA125" may be promising predictor for adhesions

Combined By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Drs. Guo & Zhang from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China published their manuscript on the importance of combined "platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio and CA125 level" as a biomarker of endometriosis in a recent…

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Time has come to learn more about endometriosis and take action!

Time has come to learn more about endometriosis and take action! By Eylül GÜN

It has been a long time since endometriosis was defined. Extensive population studies have shown that around 10% of women suffer from this condition. Depending on its severity, it alters the various functions of the body and causes the patients…

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Does the timing of endometriosis diagnosis affect optimal infertility treatment?

Does the timing of endometriosis diagnosis affect optimal infertility treatment? By Selma Oransay

Based on a retrospective population-linked data study in "Human Reproduction", the ESHRE journal club featured a detailed discussion with 50 participants, patients’ representatives, and experts (Paola Vigano´, Mathew Leonardi, Thomas D’Hooghe, Louise Hull), together with the authors of the original article, mainly…

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New Endometriosis Self-Assessment Tool Could Help Women Seek Timely Medical Attention

New Endometriosis Self-Assessment Tool Could Help Women Seek Timely Medical Attention By Özge Özkaya

Researchers from Korea developed a self-assessment tool that may allow women to determine their risk of endometriosis. They described the tool in an article they published in the scientific journal Obstetrics & Gynecology Science. “The devised tool appears valid and…

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How to reduce follicle loss during endometrioma surgery?

How to reduce follicle loss during endometrioma surgery? By Bahar Yuksel

Bilateral endometrioma is a critical situation to decide on further approaches when both infertility and pain are concerned. Techniques to protect ovarian functions are crucial when applying a cyst removal is inevitable. In the retrospective study conducted by Lingli Xin…

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Genomic evidence: The recognition of endometriosis as an inflammatory systemic disease

Genomic evidence: The recognition of endometriosis as an inflammatory systemic disease By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Bao and associates from Shangai-China published a new article on the genomic features of endometriosis that could yield information on its inflammatory basis and possible therapeutic potential in a recent issue of “Frontiers ın Immunology”. Endometriosis is a systemic process…

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Evaluation of retrocervical and parametrial deep endometriosis by detailed ultrasonography

 Evaluation of retrocervical and parametrial deep endometriosis by detailed ultrasonography By Selma Oransay

The accuracy of ultrasonographic diagnosis of deep endometriosis in the retrocervical and parametrial areas may be poor due to the variable morphology of endometriotic lesions, the complex structure of the posterior parametrial compartment, and the difference in examiners' experience level.…

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Endometriosis-associated infertility: How to manage?

Endometriosis-associated infertility: How to manage? By Hale Goksever Celik

Although the underlying reason for endometriosis has not been fully established, there is an association between endometriosis and infertility. Endometriosis is thought to be involved in 40-50 percent of infertility cases. However, natural conception can still occur even in women…

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Is it possible to reduce pain by diet in endometriosis?

Is it possible to reduce pain by diet in endometriosis? By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis-related pain is one of the most common symptoms of endometriosis that significantly affects the patient's quality of life. The peripheral and central sensitization, caused by chronic inflammation activation, may result in referred pain. The pain perception was shown to…

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Ovarian Endometrioma Reduces the Chance of a Successful Pregnancy With IVF

Ovarian Endometrioma Reduces the Chance of a Successful Pregnancy With IVF By Özge Özkaya

Ovarian endometrioma significantly decreases ovarian reserve or the capacity of the ovaries to produce eggs that are able to be fertilized and give rise to a successful pregnancy. This is according to a study published in the scientific journal Medicine.…

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A new potential therapeutic target in endometriosis: Galectin-3

A new potential therapeutic target in endometriosis: Galectin-3 By Eylül GÜN

The endometrial cells migrate and attach to the peritoneal surface according to the most widely accepted retrograde menstruation theory in endometriosis development. Given that only 10% of women have endometriosis, it is thought that some additional factors contribute to the…

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How do regional differences affect the incidence rates of endometriosis?

How do regional differences affect the incidence rates of endometriosis? By Eylül GÜN

Despite all the ongoing work for endometriosis awareness, it continues to be an underdiagnosed disease. Several different factors are responsible for this. The variations of its symptomatology play a big part as well as the lack of understanding of the…

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Fertility assessment and surgical approach in endometriotic patients.

Fertility assessment and surgical approach in endometriotic patients. By Selma Oransay

The prevalence of endometriosis is around 50-70% in women with pelvic pain, and it has been reported as 50% in patients with infertility. Severe adhesive disease associated with advanced endometriosis is a cause of fertility impairment. The relationship between endometriosis…

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The effect of chronic endometritis on pregnancy outcomes in infertile women having minimal/mild endometriosis

The effect of chronic endometritis on pregnancy outcomes in infertile women having minimal/mild endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent disease that is frequently diagnosed in reproductive-aged women. Infertility can be associated with endometriosis in these women depending on several pathophysiologic mechanisms such as anatomic distortion, and implantation failure. Thus pregnancy rate is so important, especially…

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Endometrioma and its relation with fibrosis, dysmenorrhea, and AMH levels.

Endometrioma and its relation with fibrosis, dysmenorrhea, and AMH levels. By Bahar Yuksel

Endometrioma is an indicator of endometriosis which makes it easy to diagnose the disease for most clinicians. But the symptoms and relationship of endometrioma with menstrual pain severity and the ovarian reserve as well as its markers are not well…

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Understanding the expression of endometriosis-related pain: A barrier to overcome

Understanding the expression of endometriosis-related pain: A barrier to overcome By Eylül GÜN

It is difficult to describe the feeling of pain, one of the most important symptoms of endometriosis because it is subjective. Endometriosis-related pain is proven to be underestimated by some clinicians resulting in the patient getting a late diagnosis. It…

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Postoperative outcomes of deep intestinal endometriosis surgery.

 Postoperative outcomes of deep intestinal endometriosis surgery. By Selma Oransay

Invasion of endometriotic lesions to the bowels' mucosal and/or muscular levels is called intestinal deep endometriosis. These lesions are most frequently found in the rectosigmoid colon, followed by the rectum, ileum,  appendix, and caecum. The optimal surgical approach to intestinal deep…

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Soluble CD90 : a potential serum biomarker in endometriosis

Soluble CD90 : a potential serum biomarker in endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Bochev and colleagues from several medical centers in Bulgaria published their research on the role of a possible serum biomarker in diagnosing endometriosis in a recent issue of the journal named “Disease Markers”. The definitive diagnosis of endometriosis, an…

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Are my Eggs Good Enough for IVF?

Are my Eggs Good Enough for IVF? By Özge Özkaya

There does not seem to be any difference in the rate of live births between women with endometriosis who became pregnant following IVF using their own eggs or eggs obtained from a donor. This suggests that oocyte quality may not…

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Immune cells in peritoneal endometriosis

Immune cells in peritoneal endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Burcu Ersoy and associates from The University of Sydney, Australia, published their interesting study on surgically removed peritoneal endometriosis tissues in the journal named "F&S Science". It is still a dilemma how ectopic endometrial tissues attach to the peritoneum, persist…

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The accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging for deep urinary tract endometrisis.

The accuracy of transvaginal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging for deep urinary tract endometrisis. By Selma Oransay

The prevalence of urinary tract endometriosis is 19-53% in patients within deep infiltrating endometriosis cases. The bladder and ureteral are the most common sites of the involvement. While preparing a radical surgery for a patient with deep endometriosis, the diagnosis…

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A search for a marker to show the malignancy risk of endometriomas

A search for a marker to show the malignancy risk of endometriomas By Bahar Yuksel

The premalignant features and precursors that show the malignant potential in endometriomas are not well-known. In the systematic review conducted by Ludovica Bartiromo et al, the markers for malignant transformation have been analyzed and recently published in a recent issue of…

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Endometriosis in transmasculine people

Endometriosis in transmasculine people By Eylül GÜN

“Transmasculine” refers to people who were assigned female at birth but later identify themselves with masculinity. If they choose to transition to the male gender, they are then prescribed long-term testosterone and some may want to undergo a hysterectomy as…

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Chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis

Chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Patients may have an average of 7 clinical visits before being diagnosed with endometriosis. Understanding chronic pain conditions including endometriosis-associated pain, and developing chronic pelvic pain benefits the management of the patients. The role of central sensitization, comorbid conditions, and…

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Is it possible to predict recurrence after ovarian endometriosis surgery?

Is it possible to predict recurrence after ovarian endometriosis surgery? By Eylül GÜN

The current treatment methods for endometriosis both have their flaws: the medical treatment is sometimes ineffective and the surgical treatment comes with a high rate of recurrence. Even though new surgical modalities have been developed, laparoscopic cyst removal continues to…

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The association between inflammatory cytokines and fertility in women with endometriosis

The association between inflammatory cytokines and fertility in women with endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis suffer not only from a broad spectrum of symptoms including pain including dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and chronic pelvic pain but also fertility problems. Endometriosis-associated infertility develops depending on a combination of several mechanisms such as distorted pelvic anatomy,…

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Surgery Improves the Sex Life and Sleep of Women With Endometriosis

Surgery Improves the Sex Life and Sleep of Women With Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Endometriosis surgery improves patients’ quality of life, sexual function, and sleep confirms a new study by Turkish researchers published in the scientific journal Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. According to the first author Dr. Belfin Nur Arici Halici of the…

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Does inhibiting the formation of the new blood vessels aid in endometriosis treatment?

Does inhibiting the formation of the new blood vessels aid in endometriosis treatment? By Eylül GÜN

Current treatment modalities for endometriosis include a hormonal alteration which has many side effects and surgical removal which has a high postoperative recurrence rate. Alternative non-hormonal treatment methods have been investigated and anti-angiogenic therapy is one of them. Dr.s Chung…

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Why Do Some Women Develop Endometriosis While Other Don’t?

Why Do Some Women Develop Endometriosis While Other Don’t? By Özge Özkaya

Chemotaxis by natural killer cells as well as cytotoxicity is significantly decreased in the peritoneal cavity of women with endometriosis, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology. This means that antigens that enter the…

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The relation between body mass index and endometriosis

 The relation between body mass index and endometriosis By Selma Oransay

The studies have emphasized a link between low BMI values and endometriosis, however, this conclusion may be questionable when the estrogen dependence of the disease is concerned. Excess adipose tissue may produce higher circulating estrogen that may result in an…

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Does endometrioma affect ovarian reserve to reach pregnancy and birth?

Does endometrioma affect ovarian reserve to reach pregnancy and birth? By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometrioma occurs in approximately 17-44% of women with endometriosis. These women suffer from dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and also infertility. Although the exact mechanism explaining endometriosis-associated infertility has not been elucidated, distorted pelvic anatomy, impaired ovarian function, altered microenvironment-endometrial receptivity,…

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Adenomyosis Increases Risk of Surgical Complications

Adenomyosis Increases Risk of Surgical Complications By Özge Özkaya

Adenomyosis increases the risk of deep endometriosis surgery complications, according to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports. Patients with deep endometriosis and adenomyosis should therefore be informed about this risk before undergoing surgery. Adenomyosis occurs together with…

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The consequence of COVID-19 pandemic on endometriosis patients

The consequence of COVID-19 pandemic on endometriosis patients By Selma Oransay

The relevant policies and restrictions concerning Covid-19 have prevented patients from accessing medical care. Similarly, standard care for endometriosis patients has also been negatively impacted by postponed or canceled appointments and suspended surgeries across the countries. Women trying to cope…

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The evaluation of sexual dysfunction in infertile women

The evaluation of sexual dysfunction in infertile women By Eylül GÜN

Infertility constitutes a serious health problem in women and men worldwide. The most common causes of women’s infertility are reported to be endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome. The prevalence of infertility in women with endometriosis is as high as 50%.…

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Self-Management Strategies for Endometriosis

 Self-Management Strategies for Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Many self-management strategies for endometriosis are not more effective at reducing the symptoms of the disease compared to placebo or hormonal therapies, according to a new study published in the journal Reproductive Sciences.  The authors, therefore concluded that “no recommendations…

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Atherosclerosis is augmented in laboratory mice by experimental endometriosis

Atherosclerosis is augmented in laboratory mice by experimental endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Taylor group from Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA has published their experimental study in the "American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology" on atherosclerosis following endometriosis induction in laboratory mice. The basic inflammation process in endometriosis patients…

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How possible is it to diagnose endometriosis from a urine sample?

How possible is it to diagnose endometriosis from a urine sample? By Eylül GÜN

The development of non-invasive diagnostic methods in endometriosis is essential for successful surveillance. Various biomarkers have been used for this purpose, including biomarkers from serum, peritoneal irrigation fluid, endometrial tissue biopsy, and urine. Dr. Chen et al. from Taiwan conducted…

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Abdominal wall endometriosis is not a rare disease as supposed

Abdominal wall endometriosis is not a rare disease as supposed By Hale Goksever Celik

Abdominal wall endometriosis is an iatrogenic type of endometriosis defined as the localization of endometrial glandular and stromal tissue on the abdominal wall including skin, the rectus abdominis muscle, and rectus muscle sheath. Cyclical pain, mass located on the abdominal…

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The incidence of ovarian cancer after histologically diagnosed endometriosis.

The incidence of ovarian cancer after histologically diagnosed endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate among gynecologic cancers. Furthermore, these patients are generally diagnosed in advanced stage due to their non-symptomatic nature. Therefore, preventative strategies have enormous importance for the management of ovarian cancer.  Dr. Hermens and colleagues…

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Preoperative detailed ultrasound is effective for the prediction of surgical extent.

Preoperative detailed ultrasound is effective for the prediction of surgical extent. By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis surgery is like opening the box of pandora when you start the surgery. A preoperative guide is extremely important for the surgeon to draw a road map. In the study conducted by Alessandra Di Giovanni et al, the effectiveness…

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A novel contribution to patient management in endometriosis by immunohistochemistry

A novel contribution to patient management in endometriosis by immunohistochemistry By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Tarumi and associates from the Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan published their retrospective cohort study on the importance of progesterone receptors on recurring ovarian endometriosis in "The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism". Surgery for endometriosis is…

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Are the studies based on the nationwide databases more accurate?

Are the studies based on the nationwide databases more accurate? By Eylül GÜN

One of the most common localizations of endometriosis is the ovaries, and therefore, ovarian endometriomas are among the most surgically treated endometriotic lesions. Dr. Roman from Denmark has recently written an editorial about the surgical interventions on ovarian endometrioma and…

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Endometriosis diagnosis and management based on the best available evidence from published literature

Endometriosis diagnosis and management based on the best available evidence from published literature By Selma Oransay

ESHRE, "European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology" published a Guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis in 2005 and then revised it in 2013. Based on new research and development there was a need to renew the last…

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A revolutionary view on endometriosis related pain

A revolutionary view on endometriosis related pain By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Lydia Coxon and colleagues from Oxford University, UK, have recently published their cross-sectional study on the categorization of endometriosis-related pain in the journal "Frontiers in Pain Research". As a chronic inflammatory condition, endometriosis results in pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and…

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The underlying reason of implantation failure in women with endometriosis-associated infertility

The underlying reason of implantation failure in women with endometriosis-associated infertility By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is most frequently encountered in reproductive-aged women, with a prevalence of 10-15% in the general population. However, endometriosis is more frequently diagnosed in infertile women, with a prevalence of 25-40%. Although the exact mechanism explaining the association between endometriosis…

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A French National Study Concerning The "Recovery Protocol" After Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis Surgery.

A French National Study Concerning The By Selma Oransay

In recent years especially for complex surgeries, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) programs have been implemented in several surgical specialties. This is based on a multimodal and multidisciplinary approach centered on the patient’s perioperative situation designed to improve patient management and reduce…

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International Working Group's review on endometriosis classification systems

International Working Group's review on endometriosis classification systems By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

International Endometriosis Working Group including AAGL, ESHRE, ESGE, and WES published a comprehensive review on endometriosis classification, staging, and reporting systems in a recent issue of the journal named "Facts, Views & Vision in Obstetrics and Gynecology". Classification and staging…

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A novel scoring tool to standardize surgical complexity for gynecologists.

A novel scoring tool to standardize surgical complexity for gynecologists. By Selma Oransay

The field of gynecologic surgery needs a more comprehensive, objective, and reproducible method for assessing and communicating surgical complexity than the current approach. Actually, there is no formal image-based system that allows surgeons to categorize and communicate the complexity of…

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Immunotherapy in endometriosis: a challenging research topic

Immunotherapy in endometriosis: a challenging research topic By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Maksym and associates from academic centers in Poland have published their comprehensive review on endometriosis emphasizing the immunological aspects of the disease in a recent issue of the "Journal of Clinical Medicine". Even though endometriosis is a multifactorial disease,…

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Algorithm for pain management in endometriosis

Algorithm for pain management in endometriosis By Selma Oransay

One of the debilitating symptoms of endometriosis is pain. Mostly due to delayed diagnosis and the high recurrence rate, even after the surgical and hormonal therapy pain control may not be sufficient causing the patient to suffer for decades.  Endometriosis-associated…

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A New Non-Invasive Marker for Endometriosis?

A New Non-Invasive Marker for Endometriosis? By Özge Özkaya

The reactivity of serum immunoglobulin G (IgG) with fucose-specific lectins AAL, LCA, and LTA could be a useful diagnostic biomarker for endometriosis, according to a new study published in the Journal of Inflammation Research. It could also be a clinical…

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Is "non-hormonal therapy" effective in women with endometriosis-associated pain?

Is By Hale Goksever Celik

Women with endometriosis require effective treatment due to the negative impact of the disease on quality of life. Hormonal treatments including oral contraceptives, and progestins are usually recommended to suppress ovulation and decrease pelvic pain. However, some women do not…

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A novel approach to a common lesion: mapping adenomyosis by imaging modalities

A novel approach to a common lesion: mapping adenomyosis by imaging modalities By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Habiba from Leicester, UK, and Dr. Benagiano from Rome, Italy, have published their overview on adenomyosis in an attempt to set light on a clinically important topic in a recent issue of the "International Journal of Environmental Research and…

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The consequences of endometriosis on the quality of life

The consequences of endometriosis on the quality of life By Hale Goksever Celik

The most common clinical findings of endometriosis patients are pelvic pain and fertility problems, resulting in impairment of quality of life. These women are affected especially during the menstruation period. Olliges et al., from Germany and Switzerland, published a study…

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Surgery for the Treatment of Endometriosis of the Diaphragm and Thorax

Surgery for the Treatment of Endometriosis of the Diaphragm and Thorax By Özge Özkaya

Diaphragmatic and thoracic endometriosis starts in the abdominal wall of the diaphragm and later invades the thorax, based on findings from a series of patients surgically treated for the disease, reports a study published in the Journal of Gynecology Obstetrics…

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Diaphragmatic defects, liver herniations and catamenial pneumothorax

Diaphragmatic defects, liver herniations and catamenial pneumothorax By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Arakawa and associates from The Jikei Katsushika Medical Center, Japan, have published their recent case of catamenial pneumothorax with diaphragmatic defect and liver herniation in the "Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery". Catamenial pneumothorax is an uncommon condition with a reported…

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Diaphragmatic endometriosis

Diaphragmatic endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Diaphragmatic endometriosis is a rare clinical condition that may show signs and symptoms like chest pain, right upper quadrant abdominal pain, shoulder pain, pleuritic pain, hemothorax, pneumothorax, hemoptysis, and thoracic endometriosis syndrome while the major part of the patients is…

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Which surgical technique is best for rectal endometriosis?

Which surgical technique is best for rectal endometriosis? By Eylül GÜN

One of the common sites for deep endometriosis is the intestines, with a rate of 3-37%. Intestinal endometriosis constitutes a serious cause of gastrointestinal symptoms, pain, and the alteration of the quality of life, with the rectum and sigmoid colon being…

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Nerve-sparing technique for deep infiltrating endometriosis and its impacts on pelvic organ and sexual functions.

 Nerve-sparing technique for deep infiltrating endometriosis and its impacts on pelvic organ and sexual functions. By Selma Oransay

Deep infiltrating endometriosis and involvement of parametrium cause severe pelvic pain and dysfunction of some pelvic organs resulting in a reduction in women's quality of life. Although surgery for DIE aims to relieve pelvic pain, entering into the posterior parametrial…

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Effects of Bowel Endometriosis Surgery on Mode of Delivery

Effects of Bowel Endometriosis Surgery on Mode of Delivery By Özge Özkaya

Less than a third of doctors counsel women about the possible effects of surgical treatment of bowel endometriosis on their mode of delivery should they become pregnant, according to a new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.…

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A comparison of endometriosis Classifications: rASRM, EFI or Enzian?

A comparison of endometriosis Classifications: rASRM, EFI or Enzian? By Selma Oransay

None of the endometriosis classifications provide a clinically valuable system since the very first description of the disease in 1860. One unique terminology to describe the localization and the extension of the disease is needed, which should be the same…

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Egg or chicken, which is causing bladder symptoms, DIE or surgery for DIE?

Egg or chicken, which is causing bladder symptoms, DIE or surgery for DIE? By Bahar Yuksel

Urinary symptoms could be overwhelming and sometimes could be hidden behind pain symptoms, but still might cause secondary damages on kidneys and bladder if remain undetected. In the prospective study conducted by Laterza et al, the authors questioned whether the…

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Surgery before in-vitro fertilization – Is it beneficial in patients with deep endometriosis?

Surgery before in-vitro fertilization – Is it beneficial in patients with deep endometriosis? By Eylül GÜN

Deep pelvic endometriosis is thought to be related to infertility by altering the pelvic environment and anatomy due to pelvic adhesions, and the changes in endometrial receptivity contribute to it. The discussion on whether the surgical intervention was beneficial started…

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Quality of life assessment in women with endometrioma

Quality of life assessment in women with endometrioma By Eylül GÜN

Like most chronic diseases, endometriosis poses a significant risk of diminishing the quality of life in patients suffering from it, particularly with its most considerable symptom; chronic pelvic pain. Although it is known that endometriosis is more common in East…

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Pain During Intercourse, What Does it Feel Like?

Pain During Intercourse, What Does it Feel Like? By Özge Özkaya

The presentation, severity, and impact of painful intercourse caused by endometriosis differ between patients, found a new study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. According to the authors of the study, these findings are important because they can help…

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Full understanding the role of nervous system in endometriosis could yield new gateways to novel therapeutic approaches

Full understanding the role of nervous system in endometriosis could yield new gateways to novel therapeutic approaches By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Velho and associates from Berlin, Germany have recently published their comprehensive review on the role of the nervous system in endometriosis in a recent issue of “International Journal of Molecular Sciences”. Understanding the role of the peripheral nervous system…

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Shining like fireflies: a new approach to visualize early endometriosis

Shining like fireflies: a new approach to visualize early endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is a complex and unsolved disease that requires animal studies in order to understand its nature. There are a group of animal models designed for endometriosis studies, but most require sacrificing the animal. In the experimental study designed by the team…

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Is intrauterine insemination effective in women having endometriosis-associated infertility?

Is intrauterine insemination effective in women having endometriosis-associated infertility?  By Hale Goksever Celik

The most common presenting complaints of women with endometriosis are dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. Affected women demand therapy for these symptoms of endometriosis, notably fertility problems. Several underlying mechanisms have been proposed to explain endometriosis-associated infertility including anatomic…

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Fertility Problems and Pregnancy Complications: Are They Coming From the Same Root Theory?

Fertility Problems and Pregnancy Complications: Are They Coming From the Same Root Theory? By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis and adenomyosis are bad sisters causing not only infertility but also when pregnancy is achieved, complications related to the disease. In the review paper written by Gruber et al, it is described that adenomyosis and endometriosis come from the…

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The necessity of laparoscopy for unexplained infertility.

The necessity of laparoscopy for unexplained infertility. By Selma Oransay

The standard for accepting a couple as "infertile" is the inability to conceive after 12 months of regular unprotected intercourse. When this condition is met, assessing the number of motile sperm in the male partner and certifying the patency at…

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The Role of Endometrial Cytokines on the Infertility in Endometriosis Patients

The Role of Endometrial Cytokines on the Infertility in Endometriosis Patients By Eylül GÜN

The intrauterine microenvironment and underlying immunological mechanisms in endometriosis pathogenesis have been a popular research topic, mainly due to the efforts to comprehend the reason to elucidate infertility that these patients suffer from. Because of their superiority to other immune…

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Association of psoriasis and endometriosis

Association of psoriasis and endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated inflammatory skin disease characterized by scalpy, red, and well-demarcated skin plaques that are observed in 2-4% of the population. Approximately 30% of psoriatic patients additionally have joint pain, stiffness, and swelling called psoriatic arthritis. The mechanism…

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How likely is it to get pregnant and have a baby after undergoing surgery for high stage endometriosis?

How likely is it to get pregnant and have a baby after undergoing surgery for high stage endometriosis? By Eylül GÜN

As one of the most common causes of infertility in women, endometriosis might be surgically interfered with depending on the stage. For Stage I and II endometriosis, surgery is recommended in the latest guidelines to ameliorate fertility rates, however, there…

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A rare but important disease: "isolated" endometriosis of the sciatic nerve

A rare but important disease: By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Professor Marc Possover from Zurich, Switzerland has published his 16-year experience of surgical laparoscopic interventions on isolated endometriosis of the sciatic nerve in a recent issue of the official publication of the European Society for Gynecological Endoscopy; Facts, Views &…

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To be or not to be [surgery or hormonal therapies for pain] that’s the question!

To be or not to be [surgery or hormonal therapies for pain] that’s the question! By Bahar Yuksel

Deep infiltrative endometriosis is the most challenging type of endometriosis disease. Surgical management is the one that most surgeons prefer for dealing with, while it requires experience and usually causes complications related to the requirement of difficult operative techniques. Thus,…

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Physical activity and exercise in reducing endometriosis symptoms

Physical activity and exercise in reducing endometriosis symptoms By Eylül GÜN

The treatment modalities to date on endometriosis have focused on the symptomatic relief and management of chronic pain. Hormonal suppression sometimes shows intolerable side effects and is known to lose effect after some time. Surgical interventions may not provide a…

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Is it iron that calls vessels to form endometriosis

Is it iron that calls vessels to form endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

The trigger mechanism of endometriosis formation is still under investigation. But it is clear that there is an iron overload on endometriotic lesions. In the study conducted by Guojing Li et al, the mechanism of iron on endometriosis formation has been…

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Envorinmental metals harmful for female reproductivity

Envorinmental metals harmful for female reproductivity By Selma Oransay

Heavy metals exposure in a wide range of ways is one of the main causes of increased infertility. According to the 2003 National Health Survey, nearly every pregnant woman in the USA is exposed to at least 43 hazardous chemicals…

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Pain alone is not a specific predictor for endometriosis diagnosis

Pain alone is not a specific predictor for endometriosis diagnosis By Hale Goksever Celik

The most common symptoms and signs of women with endometriosis include dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and infertility. However, diagnostic delay still occurs due to the broad clinical spectrum of the disease and the absence of non-invasive diagnostic biomarkers. Gordon et…

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A New Simultaneous Tool to Assess Endometriosis Symptoms

A New Simultaneous Tool to Assess Endometriosis Symptoms By Özge Özkaya

Researchers from the Netherlands developed a new digital tool to assess the symptoms of endometriosis using the experience sampling method. This new method may help overcome the limitations of current questionnaires.  “After validation and testing, future studies will be planned…

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The quality of life and mental health in endometriosis patients

The quality of life and mental health in endometriosis patients By Eylül GÜN

One of the most important aspects of having a chronic illness comes with its relative effect on the patients’ quality of life and mental health status. Being among the most debilitating diseases in women in the reproductive period, endometriosis is…

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Machine learning tools to predict endometriosis

Machine learning tools to predict endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

The current gold standard diagnostic method for endometriosis is the surgical diagnosis and yet no approaches have been found to replace it. In the study conducted by Sofiane Bendifallah et al, the authors aimed to use machine learning algorithms to…

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How Likely Am I to Conceive After Endometriosis Surgery?

How Likely Am I to Conceive After Endometriosis Surgery? By Özge Özkaya

Women with superficial peritoneal endometriosis and just one type of lesion are more likely to conceive after surgery, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics.  This is important because patients will be better…

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From Spain: execution for endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain unresponsive to conventional therapies

From Spain: execution for endometriosis and chronic pelvic pain unresponsive to conventional therapies By Selma Oransay

The current conventional therapy for chronic pelvic pain for endometriosis is defined as either hormonal or non-hormonal medical treatment starting with combined oral contraceptives progestins or dienogest, and then gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs and/or surgery. Although conventional therapies usually are successful, still…

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The higher the Endometriosis Fertility Index, the higher the chance of getting pregnant

The higher the Endometriosis Fertility Index, the higher the chance of getting pregnant By Hale Goksever Celik

The women who desire to get pregnant may also suffer from fertility problems depending on several mechanisms such as anatomic distortion, peritoneal adhesions, tubal dysfunction, impaired quality of oocytes, and impaired endometrial receptivity. One of the most important problems in…

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Importance of Language in Communicating Endometriosis Pain

Importance of Language in Communicating Endometriosis Pain By Özge Özkaya

Language is of great importance for women with endometriosis to communicate their pain to their doctor, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Global Women's Health. The study also found that additional tools are needed to help women…

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What do endometriosis and ovarian cancer have in common?

What do endometriosis and ovarian cancer have in common? By Bahar Yuksel

While endometriosis is not a malignant disease, it is for sure known that it shares genetic disorders with cancers. In the bioinformatics study applied by Leyi Ni et al, the researchers analyzed the genetic pathways shared by both ovarian cancers…

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A study design to improve the patient-centeredness in endometriosis care.

A study design to improve the patient-centeredness in endometriosis care. By Selma Oransay

It is well known that endometriosis causes impaired daily activity and productivity along with energy loss, fatigue, pelvic pain, deep dyspareunia, and further, infertility accompanies all these negative influences. The chronic nature of the disease forces clinicians to plan long-term care…

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An Overview on Treatment of endometriosis

An Overview on Treatment of endometriosis By Selma Oransay

There are different guidelines by different gynecological societies for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis, which is an extremely complex illness.  Kalaitzopoulos and Samartzis et al. from Switzerland worked on and compared six national and two international widely used guidelines to…

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New Endometriosis Clinical Trial Now Recruiting Participants

New Endometriosis Clinical Trial Now Recruiting Participants By Özge Özkaya

A new clinical trial investigating the effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy on quality of life in patients undergoing surgery for endometriosis is now recruiting participants. The randomized, controlled trial aims to recruit 100 participants, ages 18 to 50 with proven endometriosis…

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Which one is more effective for the preservartion of postoperative ovarian reserve?

Which one is more effective for the preservartion of postoperative ovarian reserve? By Selma Oransay

Although cystectomy is the most preferred treatment of endometrioma, it is still a matter of debate as it may cause a reduction in the quality and number of remaining follicles, especially important for women who are planning to conceive. Anti-Müllerian…

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Placenta praevia and cesarean section more common in patients with ART for Endometriosis

Placenta praevia and cesarean section more common in patients with ART for Endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Even though endometriosis is known to be associated with infertility, these women still have a chance to get pregnant spontaneously or by assisted reproduction techniques (ART) with the aid of recent technological developments. A It has also been shown that…

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International definition and standardization for endometriosis

International definition and standardization for endometriosis By Selma Oransay

There is huge heterogeneity in classifications, subtypes, diagnostic and therapeutic interventions of endometriosis in published literature. The lack of a uniform and widely accepted terminology of the disease rose the necessity to argue and reach a common consensus with organizations,…

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Preoperative Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio for prediction of postoperative pregnancy

Preoperative Neutrophil-to-Lymphocyte Ratio for prediction of postoperative pregnancy By Hale Goksever Celik

Among women with endometriosis, 30 to 50 percent are estimated to have infertility, and 25-50% of infertile patients are found to have endometriosis. Anatomic distortion, diminished tubal peristalsis, diminished sperm movements, dysfunctional folliculogenesis, luteal phase dysfunctions, and alterations in endometrial…

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Is it the new gold mine for endometriosis: oral GnRH antagonists

Is it the new gold mine for endometriosis: oral GnRH antagonists By Bahar Yuksel

Progestins and combined oral contraceptive pills are the first step hormonal options for women with endometriosis. But the more the use expands the more cases are seen with resistance to progestins. This gave birth to a need for different therapeutic…

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Antinuclear Antibody May Be Linked to Milder Disease in Endometriosis

Antinuclear Antibody May Be Linked to Milder Disease in Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

The prevalence of positive antinuclear antibody was 21.2% in women with endometriosis compared to 5.4% in controls, according to a new study published in the journal Human Immunology. Antinuclear antibodies are autoantibodies that bind to the content of the cell…

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Cross-cultural translation and adaptation of an endometriosis survey

Cross-cultural translation and adaptation of an endometriosis survey By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis is a disease that presents heterogeneously which makes it hard to identify a causal relationship. A patient-based questionnaire called Endometriosis Participant Questionnaire (EPQ) has been originated by The World Endometriosis Research Foundation Endometriosis Phenome and Biobanking Harmonization Project. It…

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The effect of hormone therapy after surgical menopause on endometriosis recurrence

The effect of hormone therapy after surgical menopause on endometriosis recurrence By Selma Oransay

Definitive surgery for severe and advanced endometriosis is hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy, which may cause vasomotor symptoms, sleep deprivation, mood change, and dyspareunia in the patients. Furthermore, after the surgical removal of the ovaries, the sudden drop in estrogens causes…

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Life quality improves after colorectal endometriosis operation even when the gastrointestinal symptoms persist

Life quality improves after colorectal endometriosis operation even when the gastrointestinal symptoms persist By Bahar Yuksel

Colorectal endometriosis represents a catastrophic picture for patients, and the treatment mostly requires difficult operative techniques. The life quality improvement ratios are important before deciding on an operation. In the study conducted by Horace Roman et al, the life quality…

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Environmental factors play a role in the development of endometriosis

Environmental factors play a role in the development of endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

The proposed mechanisms underlying the development of endometriosis may be classified into three groups: in-situ theory, implantation theories, and induction theories. Genetic, hormonal, environmental, and lifestyle-related factors are also involved as no mechanism is solely responsible for endometriosis development. Although there are…

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The new Endometriosis Surgical Complexity Classification: AAGL 2021

The new Endometriosis Surgical Complexity Classification: AAGL 2021 By Selma Oransay

Multiple endometriosis categorizations have been approved in the recent forty years. The American Fertility Society proposed ASRM with a desire to score the impact of the endometriosis in 1996,  which was updated several times later (rASRM), to predict infertility after laparoscopic operations. For…

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It is "pain" that causes sleep disturbances and fatigue in endometriosis patients

It is By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis has been studied previously about its effects on quality of life and the possible effects on sleeping periods. The study conducted by Federica Facchin et al. questioned the reason for endometriosis to cause sleep disturbance. The authors have divided…

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Could Cannabis Be Recommended to Manage Endometriosis?

Could Cannabis Be Recommended to Manage Endometriosis? By Özge Özkaya

It is not possible to recommend cannabis-based products to patients with endometriosis because there is not enough evidence supporting their benefits, according to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. Cannabis-based products have been suggested as…

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How does adenomyosis affect IVF outcomes?

How does adenomyosis affect IVF outcomes? By Hale Goksever Celik

Adenomyosis is defined as the localization of endometrial tissue in the muscle layer of uterus. Several theories have been proposed to explain the reasons of adenomyosis-associated infertility including uterine dysperistalsis, abnormal transportation of sperm in the uterine cavity, and embryo…

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Molecular alterations in endometriosis pathogenesis

Molecular alterations in endometriosis pathogenesis By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis has been in our lives for decades, however little is known about its pathogenesis making it hard to diagnose and manage. A review study conducted by Balasubramanian et al. from India reveals all the characteristics and the underlying conditions…

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Phytoestrogens could have promising effects in endometriosis management

Phytoestrogens could have promising effects in endometriosis management By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Bartiromo and associates from Milan, Italy published a systematic review on phytoestrogens and endometriosis in the periodical “Nutrients”. Endometriosis has features of chronic inflammation based on uncontrolled hormonal response and immune-mediated dysfunctions. Estrogens are endocrine and paracrine agents that could yield…

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Complex Relation Between Body mass index and endometriosis

Complex Relation Between Body mass index and endometriosis By Selma Oransay

This research aimed to find the relationship between BMI and endometriosis especially related to surgical phenotype and lesion location. An observational cohort study was led by  Holdsworth-Carson et al, from Australia. The article was recently published in "RBMO" . Many earlier studies report…

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Urinary Function Alterations after Surgery for Deep Endometriosis.

Urinary Function Alterations after Surgery for Deep Endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Laparoscopic surgery is a mainstay therapy for symptomatic patients with DE. Although our findings of improvement in many domains of urinary function are encouraging, postoperative deterioration in urinary function was found for patients with initial normal function. More research is…

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Resveratrol for endometriosis

Resveratrol for endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis has been studied previously about its inflammatory nature and its tendency for causing macrophage disfunction. In the study conducted by Chunyan Wang et al, the researchers analyzed the effect of a flavonoid, "resveratrol" on endometriosis lesions and the mechanism…

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The comparison of the effect of hemostatic techniques on ovarian reserve during endometrioma cystectomy

The comparison of the effect of hemostatic techniques on ovarian reserve during endometrioma cystectomy By Hale Goksever Celik

The possible negative effect of the surgical excision of endometriomas on the ovarian reserve has brought up the meticulous implementation of the decision for surgical approach. Dr. Raquel Silveria da Cunha Araujo et al, from Brazil, published a study titled as…

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Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and ovarian cancer

Endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease and ovarian cancer By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis is a locally aggressive and chronic inflammatory disease and it is now known that with various genetic pathways it creates susceptibility to certain cancers, the most common being ovarian cancer. Pelvic inflammatory disease on the other hand creates a…

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Endometriosis Increases the Risk of Premature Labor Study Reports

Endometriosis Increases the Risk of Premature Labor Study Reports By Özge Özkaya

Women with endometriosis who conceive naturally are at a high risk of giving birth prematurely and having their baby admitted to neonatal intensive care unit, compared to women without the disease, according to the results of a clinical study. The…

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Persistence of Chronic Pelvic Pain after Hysterectomy

Persistence of Chronic Pelvic Pain after Hysterectomy By Hale Goksever Celik

Chronic pelvic pain is defined as the "pain in the pelvic area that lasts for 6 months or longer". There are several gynecological, urological, and gastrointestinal reasons for the development of chronic pelvic pain. Nociceptive pain or central sensitization is…

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Assisted Reproductive Technology Outcomes in Women with and without Endometriosis

Assisted Reproductive Technology Outcomes in Women with and without Endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis causes infertility in one-third of patients, while in approximately 25-35% of infertile women, the cause is endometriosis.  The primary interest and the question of Moss et al. from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia was "the differences in the…

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Etiopathogenesis of Endometriosis and Links with Endometrial Cancer

Etiopathogenesis of Endometriosis and Links with Endometrial Cancer By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Professor Terzic and colleagues from the Medical School of Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan published their review on the molecular aspects of endometriosis and endometrial cancer in “International Journal of Molecular Sciences”. The etiopathogenesis of endometriosis has remained controversial, with recent studies…

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How to Reduce Pain After Laparoscopic Surgery

How to Reduce Pain After Laparoscopic Surgery By Özge Özkaya

Using humidified warm gas with forced-air warming blanket during laparoscopic surgery resulted in significantly less pain in the recovery room, according to a new study published in the journal "Surgical Endoscopy". In patients with endometriosis, using humidified warm air even…

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Routine preoperative ureteral stent and complications in Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis

Routine preoperative ureteral stent and complications in Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Deep infiltrative endometriosis is a devastating disease that includes both anterior and posterior compartments, and ureteral infiltration with endometriotic nodules affects 1 to 6% of all deep infiltrative endometriosis patients. In the study conducted by Giulia Borghese et al., the…

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Does Delivery Mode Affect the Ovarian Reserve?

Does Delivery Mode Affect the Ovarian Reserve? By Selma Oransay

Mohr-Sasson et al. from Sheba Medical Center, Israel,  performed a prospective case-control study to assess whether ovarian reserve decreases after cesarian delivery. The study included only women with singleton pregnancies and the change in ovarian reserve after vaginal or cesarian…

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Impact of surgery before IVF in infertile women with endometrioma

Impact of surgery before IVF in infertile women with endometrioma By Hale Goksever Celik

Among the women with endometriosis, 30 to 50% are estimated to have infertility. On the contrary, among women who present with infertility, 25 to 50% are estimated to also have endometriosis. Several mechanisms have been proposed to explain the association…

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Ovarian cancer risk in endometriosis and adenomyosis

Ovarian cancer risk in endometriosis and adenomyosis By Eylül GÜN

Through the historical development of the nomenclature for endometriotic tissue found inside and/or outside the uterus, many terminologies have been used. The accepted terminology is still the one introduced by Sampson: “Endometriosis”. “Adenomyosis” also known as “endometriosis interna” which is…

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Uterine cancer risk in "endometriosis" and "adenomyosis"

Uterine cancer risk in By Selma Oransay

Adenomyosis and endometriosis share similar characteristics, and endometriosis is reported to have an increased risk of ovarian cancer. However, the risk of uterine cancer is not clear yet. Hermens and colleagues from Catharina Hospital, from the Netherlands, designed a population-based…

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Endogenous cannabinoids are related to endometriosis pain

Endogenous cannabinoids are related to endometriosis pain By Eylül GÜN

Pain, specifically dysmenorrhea is the most important symptom of endometriosis. Prostaglandins are the main director of the pain process in dysmenorrhea, therefore the mechanisms affecting the prostaglandin metabolism have been studied in order to find a treatment for pain, and found that…

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Dienogest treatment increases the risk of Endometriosis reoperation rate

Dienogest treatment increases the risk of Endometriosis reoperation rate By Selma Oransay

The common and accepted therapy of endometriosis is surgery, however medical treatment such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, oral contraceptives and oral progestins are used for either relieving pain or to prevent recurrences and reoperation. Due to bone loss and…

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Body Mass Index and indicators of metabolic syndrome in women with Endometriosis

Body Mass Index and indicators of metabolic syndrome in women with Endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is a disease of reproductive-aged women and has common pathophysiological mechanisms with other chronic health morbidities due to its estrogen-dependent chronic inflammatory background. The changes in the inflammatory components of adipose tissue may have an impact on the quality of…

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Best practice: How to reduce intraoperative bleeding?

Best practice: How to reduce intraoperative bleeding? By Selma Oransay

Although laparoscopic hysterectomy is a popular and common approach for removing benign uterine lesions, some technical steps especially concerning uterine artery closure depend on the surgeon's preference. Uterine artery ligation may be performed either at the uterus level, which is common…

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A new "survey-based" endometriosis diagnostic tool

A new By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is a disease that is diagnosed years after its appearance which causes life quality impairment to patients. It is crucial for the patient to find out the probability of the presence of endometriosis, for applying to healthcare providers before…

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Catching endometriosis from the front line: educating general practitioners

Catching endometriosis from the front line: educating general practitioners By Bahar Yuksel

It should be repetitively pronounced that "endometriosis is very common and it is very important to diagnose it as soon as possible before it causes lifelong damage to women’s lives". The sooner the better concerning the diagnosis, and this is…

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A rare complication of  endometriosis

A rare complication of  endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Morales et al. from the Monterrey School of Medicine, Mexico, reported a case of bowel intussusception in a woman with severe endometriosis to draw attention to this very rare endometriosis complication. The case is a 27 years old young female…

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Research Identifies New Genes That Could Be Targeted to Treat Endometriosis

Research Identifies New Genes That Could Be Targeted to Treat Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Researchers identified three new genes that could help understand the invasiveness of endometriosis. They also identified one new gene that could be related to the recurrence of the disease. These genes may potentially be new therapeutic targets for endometriosis. In…

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Awareness is the first step toward endometriosis treatment

Awareness is the first step toward endometriosis treatment By Dr. Youngran Park

We want to reiterate the importance of endometriosis, by handling the paper entitled "Endometriosis awareness: screaming at the top of our voices" published on April 2021 in the journal “Women & Health”. The Endometriosis Awareness Month of 2021 was a little different,…

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The incidence of endometriosis may vary over time according to age, period and cohort

The incidence of endometriosis may vary over time according to age, period and cohort By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is an estrogen-dependent gynecological disease mostly encountered in reproductive-aged women. Early diagnosis has importance as endometriosis impairs the quality of life of patients and creates a serious social and economic burden. Fortunately, earlier diagnosis and management of endometriosis becomes…

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Ovarian Cancer Survival in the presence of Endometriosis

Ovarian Cancer Survival in the presence of Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Women with ovarian cancer and histologically proven endometriosis have longer overall survival compared to those with ovarian cancer but no endometriosis, found a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.  “[…] Women diagnosed as having ovarian cancer…

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Endometrioma post-surgical-recurrence risk factors

Endometrioma post-surgical-recurrence risk factors By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Jiang and associates from Dailan Medical University, China published their review manuscript “Risk factors for ovarian endometrioma recurrence following surgical excision: a systematic review and meta‑analysis” in the June 2021 issue of "Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics". The most common form of endometriosis, "ovarian…

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Non-invasive Construction of Endometrial Organoids

Non-invasive Construction of Endometrial Organoids By Eylül GÜN

Organoids are 3D culture structures established in vitro and they reflect the aspects of the tissue or the organ they represent. They are seen as important tools in the evaluation of normal development, disease course, and the prediction of the…

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Transvaginal Ultrasound Accuracy for Uterosacral Ligament, Torus Uterinus and Posterior Fornix Endometriosis

Transvaginal Ultrasound Accuracy for Uterosacral Ligament, Torus Uterinus and Posterior Fornix Endometriosis By Selma Oransay

The accuracy of transvaginal ultrasonography for the diagnosis of deep endometriosis depends on the location. The sensitivity is up to 80% when the lesion is in the rectosigmoid, but it decreases up to 66% for the detection of posterior vaginal…

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The clues for pain and infertility in endometriosis/adenomyosis complex

The clues for pain and infertility in endometriosis/adenomyosis complex By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Drs. Gruber and Mechsner from Charite University-Berlin, Germany published their comprehensive review on pathophysiological background of endometriosis and adenomyosis in the scientific periodical “Cells”. Chronic pain and fertility problems are the main clinical issue in endometriosis and adenomyosis patients. In order to…

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Technical Facts for the Prevention of Complications After Deep Endometriosis Surgery

Technical Facts for the Prevention of Complications After Deep Endometriosis Surgery By Özge Özkaya

There are no differences in the risk of rectovaginal fistula in women with rectovaginal endometriosis who were managed by a liberal or restrictive policy of preventive stoma according to a study by French researchers published in the Journal of Minimally…

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How to measure the length of recto-sigmoid deep endometriosis reliably?

How to measure the length of recto-sigmoid deep endometriosis reliably? By Eylül GÜN

An in-depth assessment is needed when rectosigmoid deep endometriosis is decided to be treated surgically. Surgery carries a lot of risks and it is not always easy to decide which procedure the patient would benefit the most from. Patient-oriented surgical…

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Exploring a bonafide biomarker to predict endometriosis

Exploring a bonafide biomarker to predict endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis is a complex disease affecting many women in the reproductive age group. As it is important to figure out the mechanisms responsible for the disease, it is also crucial to identify biomarkers that can be used in the diagnosis…

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Promising therapeutic results in experimental endometriosis model

Promising therapeutic results in experimental endometriosis model By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Tiziana Genovese and associates from Italian academic centers reported their pioneering findings in an experimental model of endometriosis administering an anti-tumor agent and glucocorticoid combination, published in the scientific periodical “International Journal of Molecular Sciences”. Endometriosis is a worldwide common disease…

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It is not that simple: endometriomas are almost never alone

It is not that simple: endometriomas are almost never alone By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriomas are the widely and easily diagnosed type of endometriosis. They are usually treated by gynecologic surgeons and are thought to be alone most of the time. The study conducted by Piriyev et al highlighted the coexistence of extraovarian endometriosis…

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Is the presence of nerve fibers in the endometrium associated with endometriosis?

Is the presence of nerve fibers in the endometrium associated with endometriosis? By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis is a common disease in reproductive women and diagnostic imaging have a limited role in its diagnosis. The gold standard diagnostic method remains to be the histopathological examination of the tissue obtained via laparoscopy. One of its most common…

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Resveratrol, isoflavones and puerarin have favorable in vivo results in endometriosis studies

Resveratrol, isoflavones and puerarin have favorable in vivo results in endometriosis studies By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Xia Cai and associates from research units located in China published their review article on the relationship between phytoestrogens and endometriosis in the scientific periodical named “Pharmacology”. The great variation in the prevalence of endometriosis raises questions in regard to…

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Adenomyosis, fertility, and obstetric outcomes

Adenomyosis, fertility, and obstetric outcomes By Hale Goksever Celik

Adenomyosis is the localization of endometrial glandular and stromal cells within the myometrial wall. Although magnetic resonance imaging has a higher ability to discriminate and identify adenomyosis, transvaginal ultrasonography is a cheaper, more accessible, and practical method in daily clinical practice for…

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Postoperative Opioid use after Robotic operations for endometriosis, compared to non-endometriosis

Postoperative Opioid use after Robotic operations for endometriosis, compared to non-endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is a common disease in patients of fertile age, and many patients require surgery. Robotic surgery is accepted as a minimally invasive method in the management of endometriosis and other benign conditions. However, postoperative pain status and the best pain…

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Ureteral endometriosis and its management

Ureteral endometriosis and its management By Eylül GÜN

Urinary tract endometriosis prevalence is hard to determine since almost half of the women with this condition appear asymptomatic. The most common form is bladder endometriosis followed by ureteral endometriosis which is seen more rarely. Ureteral endometriosis is usually located…

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Analyses of the main classification systems of endometriosis in terms of utrasound, MRI and surgery

Analyses of the main classification systems of endometriosis in terms of utrasound, MRI and surgery By Selma Oransay

Several classifications made by gynecologists, image readers, and radiologists lead to confusion while describing the situation and estimating the progress of endometriosis. Daniela Fischerova team from the Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic, analyzed the main classifications of endometriosis in three…

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Does exercise have an effect on pain perception in women with endometriosis?

Does exercise have an effect on pain perception in women with endometriosis? By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease causing pain symptoms such as dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, chronic pelvic pain, and also infertility. Several medical and surgical treatment options have been developed to improve quality of life of these women. Despite extensive research, the optimal…

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MicroRNAs in the pathogenesis of endometriosis and infertility

MicroRNAs in the pathogenesis of endometriosis and infertility By Eylül GÜN

The gold standard in the diagnosis of endometriosis is laparoscopy and histopathological diagnosis, however search for a non-invasive method has been ongoing. Some biomarkers such as Cancer Antigen 125 have been thought to be useful, but because of their low…

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A hot research topic: macrophage reprogramming for endometriosis treatment

A hot research topic: macrophage reprogramming for endometriosis treatment By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

 Daria Artemova and colleagues from several research institutes of the Russian Federation have published their review on the cellular aspects of endometriosis related to macrophages, particularly emphasizing  promising therapeutic options for the future in "International Journal of Molecular Sciences". Macrophages have…

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The Severity of Pain Does not Predict Endometriosis or its Stage, Study Confirms

The Severity of Pain Does not Predict Endometriosis or its Stage, Study Confirms By Özge Özkaya

The intensity of pain a woman experiences could predict whether or not she would undergo laparoscopic surgery. However, it could not predict whether she has endometriosis or in case she did, the severity of her disease. This is according to…

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Predictors for achieving pregnancy in patients with adenomyosis and endometriosis

Predictors for achieving pregnancy in patients with adenomyosis and endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Adenomyosis and endometriosis are benign conditions, however, both situations are associated with deterioration of life quality, a requirement of hospital administrations, and infertility. Laparoscopic surgery is the main treatment option especially for women who desire pregnancy. Shi and colleagues aimed…

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Outcomes of chronic pelvic pain of endometriosis after laparoscopic surgery

Outcomes of chronic pelvic pain of endometriosis after laparoscopic surgery By Selma Oransay

The prevalence of endometriosis is up to 35-50% among patients with pelvic pain. Among several medical and surgical options to relieve chronic pelvic pain, surgical options are the preferred method but this depends on patients' age, fertility desire, and disease…

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Postoperative ovulation induction in infertile women with minimal to mild endometriosis

Postoperative ovulation induction in infertile women with minimal to mild endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

Infertility is an important problem that is encountered in 30-50% of women with endometriosis. Several etiopathogenetic mechanisms for the development of reproductive problems in women with endometriosis have been proposed including abnormal peritoneal microenvironment, ovarian dysfunction and/or decreased oocyte quality,…

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Ultrasonographic signs of adenomyosis, surgery and infertility in endometriosis patients

Ultrasonographic signs of adenomyosis, surgery and infertility in endometriosis patients By Bahar Yuksel

Adenomyosis is simply defined as the presence of endometrial glands and stroma within the uterine myometrium and is related to severe menstrual bleeding, pain, and infertility. Previous reports demonstrated the coexisting of endometriosis and adenomyosis is common. In the present…

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Combined contraceptive pills and immune system cells in the endometriotic cyst wall

Combined contraceptive pills and immune system cells in the endometriotic cyst wall By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Wanwisa Waiyaput and associates from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, have published their results on the immune regulatory cells of the surgically resected endometriotic cyst walls in the “Journal of Ovarian Research”. The defective immune response is believed to have…

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Adhesion Barrier Helps After Endometriosis Surgery

Adhesion Barrier Helps After Endometriosis Surgery By Özge Özkaya

An adhesion barrier, named "4DryField® PH" significantly reduced the formation of adhesions following endometriosis surgery, according to a new study by German scientists.  The formation of adhesions following endometriosis surgery is a severe problem that affects 90% of patients. The…

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Managing Persistent Pelvic Pain in a distinct "pain" clinic

Managing Persistent Pelvic Pain in a distinct By Selma Oransay

Persistent pelvic pain is an important problem producing physiological stress and productivity loss during the reproductive period of women. A specific pelvic pain clinic named "Mater Health Persistent Pelvic Pain Clinic" was established in 2017 in a part of the emergency…

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Retinol-binding protein in endometriosis pathogenesis

Retinol-binding protein in endometriosis  pathogenesis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Jae Chul Lee and associates from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea, have published the recent results of their research on endometriosis regarding the role of retinol-binding protein4…

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The Surgical Management of Endometriosis of the Ureter and Bladder

The Surgical Management of Endometriosis of the Ureter and Bladder By Özge Özkaya

Laparoscopic surgery is feasible and safe to manage endometriosis of the ureter and bladder, according to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. According to the authors of the study, ureteral resection is more strongly associated…

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Factors affecting complications and the recurrence of operated deep infiltrating endometriosis

Factors affecting complications and the recurrence of operated deep infiltrating endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Deep infiltrating endometriosis is classified as penetrating the endometrial tissues more than 5 mm deep on the peritoneal surface, mainly uterosacral ligament, rectovaginal septum, ovarian fossa, pelvic peritoneum, bowels, ureters, and bladder. Treatment of the disease depends on the need…

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The higher the cyst fluid iron concentration, the more severe the pain symptom for endometrioma

The higher the cyst fluid iron concentration, the more severe the pain symptom for endometrioma By Hale Goksever Celik

Endometriosis usually is encountered in three different forms: superficial peritoneal endometriosis, ovarian cysts (endometrioma) and deep infiltrating endometriosis. Endometrioma can be identified as cystic lesions consisting of dark brown endometrial fluid and are sometimes referred to as "chocolate cysts." The presence…

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Patient- centeredness in endometriosis

Patient- centeredness in endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is common in fertile age, and women with endometriosis are suffering from serious symptoms including pelvic discomfort, dysmenorrhea, and infertility. Due to resemblances of endometriosis symptoms with other diseases, most endometriosis patients are faced with delays in diagnosis. To…

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Peritoneal Pockets and Endometriosis

Peritoneal Pockets and Endometriosis By Özge Özkaya

Infertile women with peritoneal pockets had more endometriosis compared to women without pockets according to a study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada. Severe pelvic pain was also associated with the presence of pockets and the presence…

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Vulvo- Perineal Endometriosis: From diagnosis to treatment

Vulvo- Perineal Endometriosis: From diagnosis to treatment By Bahar Yuksel

Vulvo- Perineal endometriosis is a very rare condition that should be kept in mind to be diagnosed and treated. Due to its very rare occurrence, most of the information in the literature on vulvo-perineal endometriosis is based on case reports…

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The need for the standardization of diagnostic protocols for "adenomyosis"

The need for the standardization of diagnostic protocols for By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Squillace and associates from Brasilian Academic and Health Centers published their paper titled “Adenomyosis and in vitro fertilization impacts- a literature review” in a recent issue of "JBRA Assisted Reproduction". As common gynecological ailment adenomyosis frequently coexists with endometriosis.…

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Endometriosis scar disruption may lead to "spontaneous hemorrhage in pregnancy" and can be life-threatening.

Endometriosis scar disruption may lead to By Selma Oransay

Kollikonda et al from Cleveland Clinic Women's Health Institute, Cleveland, Ohio, US penned a case report about their hemoperitoneum experience during labor, which was recently published in the "Journal of Obstetrics and Gyneaecology Canada". The aim is to warn obstetricians…

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Low-Dose Aspirin as a Potential Treatment for Endometriosis-Related Infertility

Low-Dose Aspirin as a Potential Treatment for Endometriosis-Related Infertility By Özge Özkaya

Treatment with low-dose aspirin could downregulate progesterone resistance and increase the expression of leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) during the implantation window, according to a study that used a rat model of endometriosis. This, in turn, could improve endometrial receptivity and…

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The genomic linkage between ovarian cancer and endometriosis

The genomic linkage between ovarian cancer and endometriosis By Eylül GÜN

Endometriosis has been proven to be the precursor of ovarian clear cell and endometrioid carcinomas, however, it is not well understood why and how endometriosis goes into malignant transformation.  To address this issue, in their review article, Dr. Yachida and…

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How to predict the complications after laparoscopic bowel resection in women with endometriosis

How to predict the complications after laparoscopic bowel resection in women with endometriosis By Hale Goksever Celik

The endometriotic lesions infiltrating the bowel wall more than 5 mm. are called "deep infiltrating endometriosis". The patients having bowel involvement may have constipation, diarrhea, tenesmus, or rectal bleeding. Surgical management is the main treatment modality to provide benefits on pain, infertility,…

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Endometriosis from the "EVOLUTIONARY" point of view

Endometriosis from the By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Natalie Dinsdale and associates from the Canadian Simon Fraser University Department of Biological Sciences published a critical review titled “ The evolutionary biology of endometriosis” in a recent issue of the journal “Evolution, medicine and public health”. This review focuses…

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The Communication Gap Between Specialists for Endometriosis Diagnosis and Management

The Communication Gap Between Specialists for Endometriosis Diagnosis and Management By Eylül GÜN

An approach to help the different specialties which work as a team but lack sufficient communication in endometriosis management build better communication was proposed by Leonardi et al. from Australia and Canada in their opinion article which was published in…

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Evaluation of preoperative risk factors of ureteral endometriosis

Evaluation of preoperative risk factors of ureteral endometriosis By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis affects the urinary tract in 1% to 5.5% of the patients, and among them, bladder involvement is 70-85%, while ureteral involvement alone is 9% to 23%.  Ureteral endometriosis is most commonly unilateral, especially on the left side, usually affecting…

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Promising potential research topic: diagnostic biomarkers for endometriosis

Promising potential research topic: diagnostic biomarkers for endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Toczek and collegues from the Department of Gynecology, Obstetrics and Oncological Gynecology of Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, have  published a review paper on possible diagnostic aid of cytokines in endometriosis. This review appears in May issue…

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Endometriosis Surgery Improves Sex Life

Endometriosis Surgery Improves Sex Life By Özge Özkaya

Women who underwent laparoscopic resection surgery to treat their deep infiltrating endometriosis had improved sexual quality of life and health-related quality of life according to a new study published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. These findings are important…

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Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells are gaining importance in endometriosis

Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells are gaining importance in endometriosis By Nasuhi Engin Aydin

Dr. Wertel and associates from Polish academic centers published their sentimental review paper on the role of "Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells" in human diseases, in a recent issue of  Cells. Endometriosis, the most common gynecological disease affecting about 10% of women globally,…

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Postoperative infertility management using Endometriosis Fertility Index in endometriotic women

Postoperative infertility management using Endometriosis Fertility Index in endometriotic women By Selma Oransay

"Endometriosis Fertility Index '' score, described by the World Endometriosis Society in 2017, is a robust score and assists to predict the spontaneous pregnancy rate of women with endometriosis, within 3 years after their operation. Its calculation is possible by patient…

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Progestin suppression for endometriosis before IVF

Progestin suppression for endometriosis before IVF By Hale Goksever Celik

“Dienogest is a suitable and safe substitute for GnRHa pretreatment in endometriosis patients”, according to the Khalifa et al., from Egypt. Endometriosis is one of the leading reasons for infertility due to decreased oocyte/embryo quality, fertilizability, tubal function, and aberrant endometrial…

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What Happens to Endometriosis Patients After Endometriosis Surgery?

What Happens to Endometriosis Patients After Endometriosis Surgery? By Özge Özkaya

Although few patients with endometriosis who undergo a hysterectomy need repeat surgery, up to 25% of them need minor surgery. Around 20% of patients who undergo conservative surgery with ovarian preservation require additional endometriosis surgery. Up to one in three…

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Endometriosis in intestine! Segmental resection or linear nodulectomy?

Endometriosis in intestine! Segmental resection or linear nodulectomy? By Bahar Yuksel

Intestinal involvement of endometriosis is common, and the incidence was defined between 45-56%. Previous studies investigating the role of surgery in the management of intestinal endometriosis reported improvement of life quality in up to 95% of cases following surgery. However,…

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Optimal management of infertility in endometriosis patients

Optimal management of infertility in endometriosis patients By Hale Goksever Celik

Pelvic pain and infertility are the main symptoms of endometriosis patients. Although the pathophysiological mechanism for infertility is not clearly understood, there are several theories explaining decreased fertility potential in women with endometriosis. Ata and Telek, from Koc and Istanbul Universities…

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The association of chronic endometritis, endometriosis and tubal infertility

The association of chronic endometritis, endometriosis and tubal infertility By Selma Oransay

Holzer et al. from the Department of Gynecologic Endocrinology and Reproductive Medicine of  Medical University of Vienna, Austria, set up apilot prospective cohort study to evaluate the relationship between chronic endometritis, infertility and endometriosis. The results of the study were recently…

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A gentle touch on nerves affects dyspareunia

A gentle touch on nerves affects dyspareunia By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is a common disorder among women. Previous studies reported endometriosis-related deterioration of the quality of life. Deep dyspareunia is a common symptom of endometriosis and young patients face dyspareunia twice as much. Surgical treatments are alternative to medical therapies in cases…

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Improvement of the quality of life after surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis.

Improvement of the quality of life after surgery for deep infiltrating endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Deeply infiltrating endometriosis is the most severe form among the endometriosis types. The required laparoscopic approach is the appropriate excision of endometriotic foci from pelvis, by consideration of failure and side effects of the medical treatments. The specialist endometriosis centers…

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Targeting Endometriosis From a Different Angle

Targeting Endometriosis From a Different Angle By Özge Özkaya

Dopamine agonists could help reduce the size of endometriosis lesions and minimize pain, while maintaining ovulation, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Human Reproduction. This constitutes a completely different approach in targeting endometriosis according to Dr.…

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Problems in the treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis

Problems in the treatment of deep infiltrating endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

The Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis (DIE) is very aggressive in nature with infiltrating the whole pelvic, colon, rectum, bladder, ureter, and pelvic wall. D’Alterio and colleagues analyzed the advantages and disadvantages of both medical and surgical therapies for DIE. The authors…

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Postoperative long-term estro-progestin therapy for endometrioma

Postoperative long-term estro-progestin therapy for endometrioma By Selma Oransay

After the removal of ovarian endometriomas, the major concern is the high recurrence rate of symptoms and endometriotic cysts. The estimated recurrence rate of endometriomas is up to 50% at 5 years after surgery. To prevent the recurrence, postoperatively long-term…

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Autophagy, Endometrium and Endometriosis

Autophagy, Endometrium and Endometriosis By Dr. Youngran Park

Autophagy, or autophagocytosis, is a self-digestion process by which cells recycle non-functional proteins to repurpose them. Unwanted cellular parts in cytosolic material are first isolated within double-membrane vesicles called the autophagosome, which subsequently fuses with the acidic lysosome. Autophagy is a survival…

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Immune-mediated conditions and endometriosis in adolescents and adults

Immune-mediated conditions and endometriosis in adolescents and adults By Hale Goksever Celik

The most common presenting complaints of endometriosis are mainly pelvic pain and infertility, commonly in relation to the menstrual period. Affected women demand therapy for these symptoms. Immunologic diseases such as autoimmune and/or inflammatory diseases, allergies, asthma, previous mononucleosis infection,…

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Testosterone levels effect embryo implantation rates in patients with endometriosis

Testosterone levels effect embryo implantation rates in patients with endometriosis By Bahar Yuksel

Endometriosis is associated with infertility either causing poor oocyte and embryo qualities or poor endometrial receptivity. The effect of androgen levels on IVF outcomes has been described earlier, but the present study conducted by Ling Huang et assocates is the…

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Fertilization rate and pregnancy outcome in IVF cycles of endometriosis.

Fertilization rate and pregnancy outcome in IVF cycles of endometriosis. By Selma Oransay

Endometriosis affects the pelvic cavity, uterus, ovaries and causes impaired fertility as a result. The chronic inflammatory nature of this disease negatively impacts the oocyte quality, maturation, and fertilization. Obviously, fewer oocytes can be harvested in the IVF cycles of…

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