Endometriosis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Clinical Management


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Parasar P., Ozcan P., Terry K. L.

CURRENT OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY REPORTS, vol.6, no.1, pp.34-41, 2017 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13669-017-0187-1
  • Journal Name: CURRENT OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY REPORTS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.34-41
  • Keywords: Endometriosis, Pain, Infertility, Biomarkers, Management, HORMONE-BINDING GLOBULIN, CELL-ADHESION MOLECULES, TUMOR-NECROSIS-FACTOR, RISK-FACTORS, BODY-SIZE, ADENOMYOTIC NODULES, ESHRE GUIDELINE, BREAST-CANCER, HUMAN OBESITY, STEM-CELLS

Abstract

Endometriosis is a disease of adolescents and reproductive-aged women characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterine cavity and commonly associated with chronic pelvic pain and infertility. Here we review the epidemiology of endometriosis as well as potential biomarkers for detection and with the goal of highlighting risk factors that could be used in combination with biomarkers to identify and treat women with endometriosis earlier.