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The Impact of Endometriosis on the Health of Women


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1Duke University, Morrisville, USA

2McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

3University of California, San Diego, USA

4University Hospitals Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany


The Impact of Endometriosis on the Health of Women

Description

Endometriosis elicits a chronic inflammatory reaction and occurs in some 7% of women. Diagnosis relies on medical history, on physical signs, on imaging, and 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 exacerbatory 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 or 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, centers of excellence versus single provider care models

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 365951
  • - Editorial

The Impact of Endometriosis on the Health of Women

Claude L. Hughes | Warren G. Foster | ... | Liselotte Mettler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 514383
  • - Research Article

Clinical Outcome after Colonic Resection in Women with Endometriosis

Bettina Klugsberger | Andreas Shamiyeh | ... | Dietmar Haas
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 438790
  • - Research Article

The Surgical Treatment of Severe Endometriosis Positively Affects the Chance of Natural or Assisted Pregnancy Postoperatively

Erin M. Nesbitt-Hawes | Neil Campbell | ... | Jason A. Abbott
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 878517
  • - Clinical Study

Reduction in Endometrioma Size with Three Months of Aromatase Inhibition and Progestin Add-Back

Sanjay K. Agarwal | Warren G. Foster
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 282301
  • - Clinical Study

Pregnancy Rate after Controlled Ovarian Hyperstimulation and Intrauterine Insemination for the Treatment of Endometriosis following Surgery

Attila Keresztúri | Zoltan Kozinszky | ... | Gábor Németh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 795976
  • - Review Article

Pathophysiology and Immune Dysfunction in Endometriosis

Soo Hyun Ahn | Stephany P. Monsanto | ... | Chandrakant Tayade
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 204792
  • - Review Article

An Update on Surgical versus Expectant Management of Ovarian Endometriomas in Infertile Women

Sanaz Keyhan | Claude Hughes | ... | Suheil Muasher
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 751460
  • - Research Article

Developing a Noninvasive Procedure Using Labeled Monoclonal Antibody Anti-VEGF (Bevacizumab) for Detection of Endometriosis

Daniel Escorsim Machado | Jamila Alessandra Perini | ... | Ralph Santos-Oliveira
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 808146
  • - Clinical Study

Abnormal Expression of Prostaglandins E2 and F2α Receptors and Transporters in Patients with Endometriosis

Halima Rakhila | Nathalie Bourcier | ... | Marc Pouliot
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 460925
  • - Review Article

How to Develop an Electronic Clinical Endometriosis Research File Integrated in Clinical Practice

A. Vanhie | A. Fassbender | ... | Th. D’Hooghe
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