Defining Future Directions for Endometriosis Research: Workshop Report From the 2011 World Congress of Endometriosis in Montpellier, France
Peter AW Rogers, Thomas M D'Hooghe, Asgerally Fazleabas, Linda C Giudice, Grant W Montgomery, Felice Petraglia, Robert N Taylor
REPRODUCTIVE SCIENCES | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2013
Endometriosis, defined as estrogen-dependent lesions containing endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus, is a chronic and often painful gynecological condition that affects 6% to 10% of reproductive age women. Endometriosis has estimated annual costs of US $12 419 per woman (approximately €9579), comprising one-third of the direct health care costs with two-thirds attributed to loss of productivity. Decreased quality of life is the most important predictor of direct health care and total costs. It has been estimated that there is a mean delay of 6.7 years between onset of symptoms and a surgical diagnosis of endometriosis, and each affected woman loses on average 10.8 hours of w..View full abstract
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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The workshop was funded by the World Endometriosis Society (WES) and the World Endometriosis Research Foundation (WERF). T. M D'H is funded as a Fundamental Clinical Investigator by the Flemish FWO (Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek/Foundation for Scientific Research) and by the Leuven University Research Council, holds the Merck Serono Chair in Reproductive Medicine and is or has recently served as a consultant or has received financial support for research from Bayer Schering Biopharma, Pfizer, Organon, Merck Serono Pharmaceuticals, Arresto, Astellas, Proteomika and Roche. A. T. F and L. C. G are supported by NICHD/NIH through cooperative agreements 1U54HD40093 and 1U54HD055764 respectively as part of the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research. G. W. M is a NHMRC Principal Research Fellow (Grant ID 339446). R.N.T. is supported by NICHD/NIH through cooperative agreement 1U54HD055787 as part of the Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research.