Links to More Information on Endometriosis
Ahlborg UG, Lipworth L, Titus-Ernstoff L, Hsieh C-C, Hanberg A, Baron J, Trichopoulos D, Adami H-O. Organochlorine Compounds in Relation to Breast Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, and Endometriosis: An Assessment of the Biological and Epidemiological Evidence. CRC Critical Reviews in Toxicology, Vol. 25, No. 6, pages 463-531, 318 references, 1995
Arnold DL, Nera EA, Stapley R, Tolnai G, Claman P, Hayward S, Tryphonas H, Bryce F. Prevalence of Endometriosis in Rhesus (Macaca mulatta) Monkeys Ingesting PCB (Aroclor 1254): Review and Evaluation. Fundamental and Applied Toxicology, Vol. 31, No. 1, pages 42-55, 110 references, 1996 Author Address: Toxicology Research Division, Bureau of Chemical Safety, Health Canada, Ontario.
Bhatt RV. Environmental influence on reproductive health. Int J Gynaecol Obstet 2000 Jul;70(1):69-75 Author Address: Chief Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, BD Amin General Hospital, Baroda, India.
Bruner-Tran KL, Rier SE, Eisenberg E, Osteen KG. The potential role of environmental toxins in the pathophysiology of endometriosis. Gynecol Obstet Invest; VOL 48 Suppl 1, 1999, P45-56 (REF: 56).Author Address: Women's Reproductive Health Research Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tenn., USA.
Cummings AM, Metcalf JL, Birnbaum L. Promotion of Endometriosis by 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin in Rats and Mice: Time-Dose Dependence and Species Comparison. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Vol. 138, No. 1, pages 131-139, 27 references, 1996
Cummings AM, Hedge JM, Birnbaum LS. Effect of prenatal exposure to TCDD on the promotion of endometriotic lesion growth by TCDD in adult female rats and mice. Toxicol Sci 1999 Nov;52(1):45-9. Author Address: Reproductive Toxicology Division, MD-72, NHEERL, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dutch Expert Committee on Occupational Standards (DECOS). Dioxins. Polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, dibenzofurans and dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls. TA:Health Council of the Netherlands (Gezondheitsraad) PG:104 p YR:1996 IP: VI:1996/10 E
Eskenazi B, Kimmel G. Workshop on perinatal exposure to dioxin-like compounds. II. Reproductive effects. Environ Health Perspect 1995 Mar;103 Suppl 2:143-5. Author Address: University of California School of Public Health, Berkeley 94720, USA.
Gray LE Jr, Ostby JS. In utero 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) alters reproductive morphology and function in female rat offspring. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 1995 Aug;133(2):285-94. Author Address: Developmental Reproductive Toxicology Section, Health Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711, USA.
Heimler I, Trewin AL, Chaffin CL, Rawlins RG, Hutz RJ. Modulation of ovarian follicle maturation and effects on apoptotic cell death in Holtzman rats exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in utero and lactationally. Reprod Toxicol 1998 Jan-Feb;12(1):69-73. Author Address: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 53211, USA.
Hutz RJ. Journal of Reproduction and Development 1999 Feb;45(1):1-12 Reproductive endocrine disruption by environmental xenobiotics that modulate the estrogen-signaling pathway, particularly tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD). Author Address: Department of Biological Sciences, UW-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI.
Igarashi T, Osuga U, Tsutsumi O, Momoeda M, Ando K, Matsumi H, Takai Y, Okagaki R, Hiroi H, Fujiwara O, Yano T, Taketani Y. Expression of Ah receptor and dioxin-related genes in human uterine endometrium in women with or without endometriosis. Endocr J; VOL 46, ISS 6, 1999, P765-72. Author Address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Japan.
Johnson KL, Cummings AM, Birnbaum LS. Promotion of Endometriosis in Mice by Polychlorinated Dibenzo-p-dioxins, Dibenzofurans, and Biphenyls. Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 105, No. 7, pages 750-755, 37 references, 1997
Koninckx PR. The physiopathology of endometriosis: pollution and dioxin. Gynecol Obstet Invest; VOL 47 Suppl 1, 1999, P47-9; discussion 50 (REF: 11) Author Address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division Endoscopic Surgery, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Catholic University Leuven (K.U. Leuven), Belgium.
Lebel G, Dodin S, Ayotte P, Marcoux S, Ferron LA, Dewailly E. Organochlorine exposure and the risk of endometriosis. Fertil Steril; VOL 69, ISS 2, 1998, P221-8. Author Address: Environmental Health Service, Quebec Public Health Center, Canada.
Lundholm CE. The Effects of DDE, PCB and Chlordane on the Binding of Progesterone to Its Cytoplasmic Receptor in the Eggshell Gland Mucosa of Birds and the Endometrium of Mammalian Uterus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, C: Comparative Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vol. 89C, No. 2, pages 361-368, 32 references, 1988
MAYANI A, BAREL S, SOBACK S, ALMAGOR M. Dioxin concentrations in women with endometriosis. HUMAN REPRODUCTION (OXFORD); 12 (2). 1997. 373-375. Author Address: IVF, Fertility Lab., Dep. Obstet.ynecol., Bikur Cholim Hosp., 5 Strauss St., Jerusalem 91004, Israel.
Osteen KG, Sierra-Rivera E Does disruption of immune and endocrine systems by environmental toxins contribute to development of endometriosis? Semin Reprod Endocrinol; VOL 15, ISS 3, 1997, P301-8 (REF: 43) Author Address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-2515
Rier SE, Martin DC, Bowman RE, Dmowski WP, Becker JL. Endometriosis in Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta) following Chronic Exposure to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Fundamental and Applied Toxicology, Vol. 21, No. 4, pages 433-441, 36 references, 1993 Author Address: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa 33612.
SHIVERICK KT, SHAH SN, MEDRANO TA, ROSARIO-ORTIZ A Cytokine expression in human uterine endometrial RL95-2 cells is altered by polychlorinated biphenyls, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin and benzo(a)pyrene. 5TH CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PLACENTA ASSOCIATIONS AND THE 8TH MEETING OF THE EUROPEAN PLACENTA GROUP, SCHLADMING, AUSTRIA, SEPTEMBER 26-29, 1999.YPLACENTA; 20 (5-6). 1999. A.61. Author Address: Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Florida, Gainesville,FL, USA.
Trewin AL, Chaffin CL, Kokanovic OS, Heimler I, Hutz RJ. Modulation of folliculogenesis in Holtzman rats exposed to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) in utero and lactationally. Biol Reprod 1996;54(Suppl 1):181. Author Address: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI.
Tryphonas H, Luster MI, Schiffman G, Dawson L-L, Hodgen M, Germolec D, Hayward S, Bryce F, Loo JCK, Mandy F, Arnold DL. Effect of Chronic Exposure of PCB (Aroclor 1254) on Specific and Nonspecific Immune Parameters in the Rhesus (Macaca mulatta) Monkey. Fundamental and Applied Toxicology, Vol. 16, No. 4, pages 773-786, 37 references, 1991
Vandelac L, Bacon MH. Will we be taught ethics by our clones? The mutations of the living, from endocrine disruptors to genetics. Baillieres Best Pract Res Clin Obstet Gynaecol; VOL 13, ISS 4, 1999, P571-92 (REF: 111) Author Address: Department of Sociology, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada.
Waalkens-Berendsen DH, Smits-Van Prooije AE, Bouwman CA, Van der Berg M. Some effects of different polyhalogenated biphenyls on the reproduction of rats. Teratology 1995 Mar;51(3):176 Author Address: TNO Food and Nutrition Research Institute, Division of Toxicology, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Waalkens-Berendsen ID, Smits-van Prooije AE, Dijkstra A, Snoeij NJ. Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on reproduction. Hum Exp Toxicol 1995;14(8):682. Author Address: Division of Toxicology, TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, Zeist, The Netherlands.
Wissing M. Dioxins: current knowledge about health effects. Rev Med Brux 1998 Sep;19(4):A367-71. Author Address: Departement de Nephrologie, Hospital Erasme, U.L.B.
Yang JZ, Agarwal SK, Foster WG. Subchronic exposure to 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin modulates the pathophysiology of endometriosis in the cynomolgus monkey. Toxicol Sci; VOL 56, ISS 2, 2000, P374-81 Author Address: Environmental and Occupational Toxicology Division, Health Protection Branch, Department of Health, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Yoshida K, Ikeda S, Nakanishi J. Assessment of human health risk of dioxins in Japan. Chemosphere 2000 Jan;40(2):177-85. Author Address: Institute of Environmental Science and Technology, Yokohama National University, Japan.
Zeyneloglu HB, Arici A, Olive DL. Environmental toxins and endometriosis. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am; VOL 24, ISS 2, 1997, P307-29 (REF: 118) Author Address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, USA.
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Holloway M. An epidemic ignored. Endometriosis linked to dioxin and immunologic dysfunction [news] Sci Am; VOL 270, ISS 4, 1994, P24-6
Koninckx PR, Braet P, Kennedy SH, Barlow DH. Dioxin pollution and endometriosis in Belgium. Hum Reprod; VOL 9, ISS 6, 1994, P1001-2 Author Address: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital Gasthuisberg, K. U. Leuven, Belgium.
FOSTER WG, RUKA MP, GAREAU P, FOSTER RA, JANZEN EG, YANG JZ. Morphologic characteristics of endometriosis in the mouse model: Application to toxicology. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY; 75 (10-11). 1997. 1188-1196. Author Address: Reproductive Toxicol. Section, Rm. 338, Environmental Health Cent., Build. 8, Tunney's Pasture, PL 0308D, Ottawa, ON K1A 0L2, Canada.
Gibbons A. Dioxin tied to endometriosis [news] Source: Science; VOL 262, ISS 5138, 1993, P1373
RICCI MS, TOSCANO W A JR . 2 3 7 8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXIN TCDD MODULATES HUMAN ENDOMETRIAL CELL FUNCTION. Source: THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR CELLBIOLOGY, WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, DECEMBER 9-13, 1995. MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE CELL; 6 (SUPPL.). 1995. 414A.
CRISP TM, CLEGG ED, COOPER RL, WOOD WP, ANDERSON DG, BAETCKE KP, HOFFMANN JL, MORROW MS, RODIER DJ, SCHAEFFER JE, TOUART LW, ZEEMAN MG, PATEL YM. Environmental endocrine disruption: An effects assessment and analysis. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES; 106 (SUPPL. 1). 1998. 11-56. Author Address: U.S. Environ. Prot. Agency, Natl. Cent. Environ. Assessment, 401 M St. S.W., Washington, DC 20460, USA.
ZEYNELOGLU HB, ARICI A, OLIVE DL. ENVIRONMENTAL TOXINS AND ENDOMETRIOSIS. OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA; 24 (2). 1997. 307-329.
Rubin CH, Niskar AS. Endocrine disrupters: an emerging environmental health problem. J Med Assoc Ga 1999 Dec;88(4):27-30
GERHARD I. ENVIRONMENT AND REPRODUCTION. ARCHIVES OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS; 257 (1-4). 1995. 239-246.
Ringvold S, Rottingen JA. Environmental pollutants with hormonal effects. Is estrogen theory a good model? Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen; VOL 117, ISS 1, 1997, P66-70 (REF: 58) Author Address: Norges Naturvernforbund, Oslo.
Schèafer WR, Zahradnik HP. Organochlorine compounds and xenoestrogens in human endometrium. Adv Exp Med Biol; VOL 444, 1998, P5-8 Author Address: Albert-Ludwigs-University, Dep. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Freiburg, Germany.
Cummings AM, Metcalf JL. Induction of endometriosis in mice: a new model sensitive to estrogen. Reprod Toxicol; VOL 9, ISS 3, 1995, P233-8 Author Address: Reproductive Toxicology Branch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, USA.
Foster WG, Ruka MP, Gareau P, Foster RA, Janzen EG, Yang JZ. Morphologic characteristics of endometriosis in the mouse model: application to toxicology. Can J Physiol Pharmacol; VOL 75, ISS 10-11, 1997, P1188-96. Author Address: Reproductive Toxicology Section, Department of Health, Ottawa, ON, Canada.
RIER SE, MARTIN DC, BOWMAN RE, BECKER JL. Immunoresponsiveness in endometriosis: Implications of estrogenic toxicants. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVES; 103 (SUPPL. 7). 1995. 151-156. Author Address: Dartmouth Med. Sch., Dep. Physiol., 1 Med. Cent. Dr., Borwell Build., Lebanon, NH 03756-0001, USA.