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Women and medical professionals, Endometriosis ZONE is here for you.

Add your name and endometriosis story to the largest online collection: the Endometriosis Quilt. This quilt demonstrates the global reach of endometriosis as a life-altering and crippling disease of women and a testament to the need for proper education to assist in a timely diagnosis. There are currently 9,317 women and 67,219 years of undiagnosed suffering.

In-depth endometriosis resources for the consumer and medical professional

First ever awareness video on endometriosis launches

The BIG HUG Appeal 2011 (Endometriosis New Zealand)

Christchurch woman to receive ‘International Women’s Day Outstanding Service Award’ at celebration in Auckland

Welcome to our newest section!

Endometriosis, Adhesions-Related Disorder or CAPPS? Ė The problem from the patientís perspective.

International Adhesions Society
Endometriosis, Adhesions-Related Disorder or CAPPS?  An Educational Tutorial by David M. Wiseman, PhD, MRPharmS, Editorial Advisory Board Member

Here is this month's "Did You Know?"

April's Information: Endometriosis is Not The Only Reason Women Have Pain With Sex
February's Information:
Interstitial Cystitis: the evil twin of endometriosis?
Januarys' Essay:
A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist Can Be Key In Resolving Your Pelvic Pain
December's Tip:
Tip: How To Talk To Your Doctor About Your Pain
Submitted by: Andrew S. Cook, M.D., Editorial Advisory Board Member

Did you miss previous, "Did You Know" - Tips & Information? You can read them here!
Do you have a tip you would like to submit? Send it to us

Endometriosis Pains Million of Women Yet Remains Misunderstood and Misdiagnosed - (Andrew Cook, MD)
by Julie Chang

Are you living with endometriosis? Join the longest running online support forum (since 1998) devoted to endometriosis: the Endometriosis Discussion Forum.

Meet the our Endometriosis Forum Advisors - These exceptional doctors have offered to volunteer their time to answer your questions on Endometriosis.
Meet our Endometriosis Forum Moderators -  Kristy Sokoloski and Niki French

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IVF-Worldwide.com links doctors and specialists from universal IVF centers in order to encourage dialogue, discuss special treatments and medications, and advance research on IVF issues. It assists patients by providing information, community forums and a safe environment for them to maintain a dialogue with doctors around the world."  Read the current newsletter.

Clinical Information

Endometriosis and Bowel Symptoms - Endometriosis Editorial Advisory Board Member, Ken Sinervo MD

The Politics of Hysterectomy - Herbert Goldfarb, MD

Acute Small Bowel Obstruction Secondary to Intestinal Endometriosis, An Elusive Condition: A Case Report
Alistair AP Slesser, Sufian Sultan Faris Kubba and David P Sellu

Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology - July 2010
Family Incidence of Endometriosis in First, Second, and Third-Degree Relatives: Case-control Study
Kazem Nouri, Johannes Ott, Birgitt Krupitz, Johannes C Huber and Rene Wenzl

Fertility and Sterility - Article in press
Endometriosis Fertility Index: The New, Validated Endometriosis Staging System
G. David Adamson, M.D. and David J. Pasta, M.S.
Fertility Physicians of Northern California, Palo Alto and San Jose, California

Case Report - August 2009
Endometriosis Presenting as an Acute Groin Swelling: A Case Report
C. L .Boereboom, N. F.S Watson, R. Sivakumar, G. Atwal and G. M Tierney
A 27 year old female presented with an acute painful swelling in her right groin. A preliminary diagnosis of an incarcerated femoral hernia led to urgent surgical exploration. Histology of the excised tissue showed appearances consistent with endometriosis.

View the latest Endometriosis news.

Doctors, Do you treat patients with endometriosis?
Join the longest running online gynecology professional forum (since 1995) to discuss cases with your peers around the world, the OB-GYN-L Discussion Forum.

Endometriosis Tutorial
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Irvin J. Reiner, MD Professor Philippe Koninckx, MD, PhD Endometriosis Surgery Risks and Obstacles with Irvin J. Reiner, MD and Professor Philippe Koninckx, MD, PhD,
Eric Daiter, MD EndometriosisZone.org Editorial Advisory Board extends a welcome to Eric Daiter, MD. Dr. Daiter is the Medical Director of the The NJ Center for Fertility and Reproductive Medicine, LLC Dr. Daiter's clinical interests are infertility and pelvic pain with emphasis on the identification and repair of problems that result in reduced fertility.


Understanding Surgical Techniques in the Treatment of Endometriosis
Andrew S. Cook, M.D., Editorial Advisory Board Member

Endometriosis on OBGYN.net:

Endometriosis & Pelvic Pain - Andrew S. Cook, MD spoke with OBGYN.net at the 35th Annual Clinical Meeting of Advancing Minimally Invasive Gynecology Worldwide (AAGL)

Camran Nezhat, MD, PhD
Frontiers in Reproductive Medicine
edited by Camran Nezhat, MD

Featuring articles by renowned leaders in Reproductive Medicine:
A Novel Device for Peritoneal Access in Laparoscopic Surgery - Linda M. Nicoll MD, Madelein Lemyre MD, Dorian Bosev MD, Jian Qun Huang MD, Lisa Bhagan MD and Camran Nezhat MD

Less Invasive is Best and surgical video: Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
Resad Pasic, MD

The Dilemma of Endometriosis: Is Consensus Possible with an Enigma?
C. Nezhat, MD, E. D. Littman, MD, R. B. Lathi, MD, B. Berker, MD, L. M. Westphal, MD, L. C. Giudice, MD, PhD & A. A. Milki, MD

Role of Laparoscopic Treatment of Endometriosis in Patients with Failed In-vitro Fertilization Cycles
E. Littman, MD, L. Giudice, MD, R. Lathi, MD, B. Berker, MD, A. Milki, MD, & C. Nezhat, MD

Educational Presentations

Professor Jinhua Leng, MD Video Highlight: Laparoscopic Resection of Uterine Adenomyoma and LUNA by Professor Jinhua Leng, MD.
Professor Leng has kindly donated her Endometriosis Surgery Videos for educational use on Endometriosis ZONE.
A new video will be highlighted each month from this series of laparoscopic surgical procedures tutorial videos.

The Coping Zone provides support group news and strategies for dealing with endometriosis.

Pelvic Pain Mapping at ReliefInsite.com - ReliefInsite provides an up-to-the-minute time-stamped history of your pain and related information-entered and controlled by you-that you can dynamically share with your doctor or doctors, and other healthcare professionals. Mark Perloe, MD was instrumental in the development of this important tool for women with pelvic pain.

Endometriosis Clinical Trials information - ClinicalTrials.gov is a service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and was developed by the National Library of Medicine.

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