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The Impact of Endometriosis on the Health of Women 2016


Publishing date
01 Jul 2016
Status
Published
Submission deadline
12 Feb 2016

1University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

2Institute of Pathology, Mannheim, Germany

3Mercy Hospital for Women, Heidelberg, Australia


The Impact of Endometriosis on the Health of Women 2016

Description

Endometriosis elicits a chronic inflammatory reaction and occurs in about 7% of women. Diagnosis relies on medical history, physical signs, and imaging and is typically by an invasive operation. Women with endometriosis often have pelvic pain and distress that interferes with work, leisure activities, social functioning, emotional well-being, vitality, and employment. Given the notion that chronic inflammation plays a causative or exacerbating role in several major chronic diseases (cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes mellitus, dementia, and cancers), the potential long-term health consequences for women with endometriosis need to be addressed. New assessments of genetic, epigenetic, and circulating markers in women with endometriosis should enable insights that may either reassure or implicate endometriosis as a risk factor for other life-threatening chronic diseases.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles to stimulate efforts to understand the molecular pathology of endometriosis, its potential impact on the risk of other chronic diseases across the lifespan, and the development of improved treatments of endometriosis and its attendant health outcomes.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Risk factors that may act via genetic, environmental, epigenetic, and immune-inflammatory pathways
  • Application of “-Omics” to assess pathogenesis and biomarkers
  • Disease presentation, impact, and care from puberty to menopause
  • Clinical markers, realistic objective or time for a paradigm shift?
  • Endometriosis in a chronic versus acute care model, pain, and pain management
  • Cardiovascular or other disease associations, correlation or causation?
  • Impact of endometriosis surgery on reproductive performance, including ovarian reserve and outcomes of assisted conception treatments
  • Comparative epidemiology of endometriosis in low, middle, and high income countries
  • Long term consequences for the quality of life (QoL) for women, including work, productivity, functionality, and psychological well-being
  • Potential future therapeutics and novel management strategies and centers of excellence versus single provider care models

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1747280
  • - Editorial

The Impact of Endometriosis on the Health of Women 2016

Liselotte Mettler | Dietmar Schmidt | Peter Maher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3617179
  • - Review Article

Full-Thickness Excision versus Shaving by Laparoscopy for Intestinal Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis: Rationale and Potential Treatment Options

Antonio Simone Laganà | Salvatore Giovanni Vitale | ... | Onofrio Triolo
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8271452
  • - Research Article

Delivery after Operation for Deeply Infiltrating Endometriosis

Christina Allerstorfer | Peter Oppelt | ... | Richard Bernhard Mayer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2916070
  • - Review Article

Decreased Cytotoxicity of Peripheral and Peritoneal Natural Killer Cell in Endometriosis

InCheul Jeung | Keunyoung Cheon | Mee-Ran Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1460793
  • - Research Article

Demographic and Clinical Features of Endometrial Polyps in Patients with Endometriosis

Ningning Wang | Yufeng Zhang | Bin Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 2857161
  • - Research Article

The Serum Levels of the Soluble Factors sCD40L and CXCL1 Are Not Indicative of Endometriosis

Petra Pateisky | Dietmar Pils | ... | Iveta Yotova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3260952
  • - Research Article

Epidemiology of Endometriosis in France: A Large, Nation-Wide Study Based on Hospital Discharge Data

Peter von Theobald | Jonathan Cottenet | ... | Catherine Quantin
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