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The Million Women March for Endometriosis, a worldwide effort to raise awareness of this disease, will take place March 13, 2014. “It is high time that we try to make people become aware of this,” says Camran Nezhat, MD, who is leading the effort.
The Science of Endometriosis and Cytokine Activity
Researchers identified a distinctive profile of cytokine activity in women with endometriosis, which could lead to the development of a clinically useful patient stratification system.
Women Unite to March for Endometriosis Awareness
Successful endometriosis awareness campaigns are the key to beginning to control the disease, says Camran Nezhat, MD. Earlier diagnosis means a sooner return to a pain-free life for our patients.
Exposure to Pesticides Increases Risk of Endometriosis
The risk of endometriosis is 30% to 70% higher in women exposed to the organochlorine pesticides beta-hexachlorocyclohexane and mirex, new research finds.
Cesarean Section Increases Risk of Endometriosis
Compared with vaginal deliveries, cesarean sections may be associated with an increased risk of endometriosis, according to the findings of a large prospective cohort study conducted in Sweden.
Postsurgical Levonorgestrel IUD Improves Endometriosis Symptoms
The use of a postoperative levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine device reduces the recurrence of painful periods in women with endometriosis.
Surgery for Endometriosis Protects Against Ovarian Cancer
Women with endometriosis who undergo surgery to treat the condition are less likely to have ovarian cancer develop later in life.
AAGL 2012: 30% of Women with Low Rectal Endometriosis Have Associated Ileocecal Involvement
There is a prevalence of ileocecal involvement (IC) in women with deep, infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) according to the study presented at AAGL.
Video: Office Hysteroscopy with New Investigational Scope
Dr. Paul Indman demonstrates a new hysteroscope, meant to make the technology more available to and affordable for office-based gynecologists.
Video: Robotic Endometriosis Excision
Neena Agarwala, MD, MSc, FACOG, performs an endometriosis excision using robotic surgery.