Endometriosis ~ Abdominal Pain ~ Endo ~ Scar Tissue ~ Adhesions ~ Infertility ~ Hysterectomy

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Endometriosis: Natural History, Diagnosis, and Outcomes (ENDO STUDY)

Well not much being done government-wise.

Heres the latest from the Nih.
Principal investigator: Germaine M. Buck Louis, Ph.D., M.S.

Along with a multidisciplinary group of colleagues from the University of Buffalo, Dr. Buck Louis implemented the Buffalo Women's Gynecologic Health Study. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate that women undergoing laparoscopy could be recruited to participate in an epidemiologic study of endometriosis. A second objective was to determine the feasibility of collecting biospecimens, including omentum fat. One paper from this study has already been published, two others are currently under review.

DESPR Collaborators

· Enrique F. Schisterman, Ph.D.
· Mary L. Hediger, Ph.D.

Selected Publications

Hediger ML, Hartnett HJ, & Buck Louis GM. (2005). Association of endometriosis with body size and figure. Fertility Sterility, 84(5):1366-1374. [Abstract]

Schisterman EF, Whitcomb BW, Louis GMB, & Louis TA. (2005). Lipid adjustment in the analysis of environmental contaminants and human health risks. Environmental Health Perspectives, 113(7):853-857. [Abstract]

Louis GM, Weiner JM, Whitcomb BW, Sperrazza R, Schisterman EF, Lobdell DT, Crickard K, Greizerstein H, & Kostyniak PJ. (2005) Environmental PCB exposure and risk of endometriosis. Human Reproduction, 20(1):279-285. [Abstract]

Whitcomb BW, Schisterman EF, Buck GM, Weiner JM, Greizerstein H, & Kostyniak PJ. (2005). Relative concentrations of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls in adipose tissue and serum of women of reproductive age. Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology, 19:203-213.

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