News Archive April 2016

19 April 2016

Are you due to have a laparoscopy for symptoms suggestive of endometriosis?

Many women with endometriosis are treated surgically but symptoms can recur in just under half of them. Clinicians are uncertain about how best to prevent this.

32 hospitals throughout the UK have joined a large national clinical trial to find out if long acting progestogen treatment (either Mirena Coil® or  Depo-Provera® ) is more effective compared to the oral contraceptive pill in preventing the recurrence of symptoms and improving quality of life.

15 April 2016

What do endometriosis Clinical Nurses Specialists (CNS) do?

Well that was what the Royal College of Nursing women’s health steering group and Endometriosis UK wanted to find out.

5 April 2016

Endometriosis UK is delighted to be involved in an exciting project to identify the top ten research questions people in the UK and Ireland have about endometriosis

The James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership for Endometriosis wants to identify and prioritise uncertainties, or ‘unanswered research questions’, about endometriosis. This will help to ensure that those who fund health research are aware of what really matters to both women with endometriosis and health care providers.

1 April 2016

A recently published article on the risk of heart disease in women with endometriosis suggests that endometriosis is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. This epidemiological study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes by a group of researchers from Boston, USA was based on a 20 year follow up of more than 116,000 women included in the Nurses' Health Study II between 1989 and 2009.