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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635407/ovarian-reserve-after-fibroid-embolization-in-premenopausal-women
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Panagiotis Tsikouras, Bachar Manav, Zacharoula Koukouli, Grigorios Trypsiannis, Georgios Galazios, Dimitrios Souftas, Vasileios Souftas
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of uterine artery embolization (UAE) for fibroids on ovarian pool of premenopausal women. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective case control study. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One-hundred and twenty premenopausal women, aged between 40 and 50 years, who underwent UAE for symptomatic uterine fibroids and the same number of women, aged between 40 and 50 years, with symptomatic uterine fibroids, who were not offered treatment were recruited for this study...
February 24, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616725/the-role-of-t1-perfusion-based-classification-in-magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids
#2
Bilgin Keserci, Nguyen Minh Duc
OBJECTIVE: To comparatively evaluate the role of magnetic resonance (MR) T1 perfusion-based time-signal intensity (SI) curves of fibroid tissue and the myometrium in classification of fibroids for predicting treatment outcomes of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment. METHODS: The fibroids of 74 women who underwent MR-HIFU treatment were classified into group A (time-SI curve of fibroid lower than that of the myometrium) and group B (time-SI curve of fibroid equal to or higher than that of the myometrium)...
June 14, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609115/molecular-targets-of-dietary-phytochemicals-for-possible-prevention-and-therapy-of-uterine-fibroids-focus-on-fibrosis
#3
Md Soriful Islam, Most Mauluda Akhtar, James H Segars, Mario Castellucci, Pasquapina Ciarmela
Uterine fibroids (myomas or leiomyomas) are common benign tumors of reproductive aged women. Fibroids are clinically apparent in 20-50% of women, and cause abnormal uterine bleeding, abdominal pain and discomfort, pregnancy complications and infertility. Unfortunately, limited numbers of medical treatment are available but no effective preventive strategies exist. Moreover, the benefits of medical treatments are tempered by lack of efficacy or serious adverse side effects. Fibrosis has recently been recognized as a key pathological event in leiomyoma development and growth...
November 22, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608747/spontaneous-pregnancy-with-a-live-birth-after-conventional-and-partial-uterine-fibroid-embolization
#4
João M Pisco, Marisa Duarte, Tiago Bilhim, Jorge Branco, Fernando Cirurgião, Marcela Forjaz, Lúcia Fernandes, José Pereira, Nuno Costa, Joana B M Pisco, António G Oliveira
Purpose To determine pregnancy rates after conventional and partial uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Materials and Methods The study received institutional review board approval and all patients gave written informed consent. A retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively was performed between June 2004 and June 2014 in a cohort of 359 women (mean age, 35.9 years ± 4.8) with uterine fibroids and/or adenomyosis who were unable to conceive. The median follow-up period was 69 months (range, 6-126 months)...
June 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600036/effects-of-liver-depression-and-psychological-stress-on-human-uterine-leiomyoma-cells-by-an-ar-camp-pka-signal-transduction-pathway
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Tian Xia, Shuang Li, Ruihong Ma, Sufen Guan, Jiacui Li, Hongqin Li, Hexin Zhang, Qiu Lin, Zhimei Zhao, Baojuan Wang
OBJECTIVE: Based on the emotional theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and combined with the modern medicine theory of psychological stress, a research model of human uterine leiomyoma cells (ULM) was cultured in vitro to determine the effectiveness of adrenergic receptor (AR) agonists in human ULM cell growth. In addition, we studied the functional influence of "liver depression and psychological stress theory" on fibroid formation by intervening in the AR-cAMP-PKA signaling pathway...
June 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597064/magnetic-resonance-signal-intensity-ratio-measurement-before-uterine-artery-embolization-ability-to-predict-fibroid-size-reduction
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Stevo Duvnjak, Pernille Ravn, Anders Green, Poul Erik Andersen
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal intensity (SI) ratio between the dominant fibroid and the periphery striated muscle can predict fibroid volume reduction >50% after uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From October 2013 until May 2016, 52 patients were included in this prospective study. The SI ratio before UFE was calculated using circular region of interests placed on the dominant fibroid and the iliac muscle...
June 8, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595499/thermal-diffusivity-and-perfusion-constants-from-in-vivo-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-treatments-a-feasibility-study
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Christopher R Dillon, Viola Rieke, Pejman Ghanouni, Allison Payne
PURPOSE: This study investigates the feasibility of non-invasively determining thermal diffusivity (α) and the Pennes perfusion parameter (w) from preclinical and clinical magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) temperature data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre-clinical MRgFUS experiments were performed in rabbit muscle (N = 3, 28 sonications) using three-dimensional MR thermometry. 8 sonications were made in a clinical QA phantom with two-dimensional thermometry...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591885/uterine-artery-embolization-uae-for-fibroid-treatment-results-of-the-6th-radiological-gynecological-expert-meeting
#8
Thomas Kröncke, Matthias David
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591884/consensus-meetings-regarding-uterine-artery-embolization-and-focused-ultrasound-in-fibroid-treatment-an-analysis
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Thomas Kröncke, Matthias David, Matthias Fritz Matzko
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591761/prospective-cohort-study-of-uterine-fibroids-and-miscarriage-risk
#10
Katherine E Hartmann, Digna R Velez Edwards, David A Savitz, Michele L Jonsson-Funk, Pingsheng Wu, Alexandra C Sundermann, Donna D Baird
We sought to determine the relationship of fibroids to pregnancy loss in a prospective cohort in which fibroid status was uniformly documented in early pregnancy. Participants had an intake interview, transvaginal ultrasonography, computer-assisted telephone interview, and follow-up assessment of outcomes. We recruited diverse participants for the Right From the Start study from 8 metropolitan areas in 3 states in the United States during 2000-2012. Participants were at least 18 years of age, trying to become pregnant or at less than 12 weeks' gestation, not using fertility treatments, fluent in English or Spanish, and available for telephone interviews...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586290/non-contraceptive-benefits-of-intrauterine-levonorgestrel-administration-why-not
#11
Lorenzo Sabbioni, Felice Petraglia, Stefano Luisi
Levonorgestrel intrauterine systems (LNG-IUS) represent a modern therapy for an array of preexisting gynecological conditions, though they were first marketed in Finland in 1990. However, there are countries in which their use is extremely limited by social and cultural factors. This manuscript describes the possible reasons for this misuse, taking in consideration the clinical noncontraceptive benefits of intrauterine levonorgestrel in routinary practice. Medical diseases in which LNG-IUS represent a treatment include abnormal uterine bleeding, iron-deficiency anemia, endometrial hyperplasia, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, endometriosis, and coagulopathies...
June 6, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580061/disseminated-peritoneal-leiomyomatosis-status-post-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-with-morcellation
#12
Neil Anand, Marci Handler, Ahsan Khan, Allison Wagreich, Sean Calhoun
Uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) are common benign neoplasms, which develop from the muscular tissue of the uterus with an estimated incidence of 20-40% in women of reproductive age. In the early nineties, power morcellators were introduced and became commonly used during hysterectomy for symptomatic fibroids. However, if all fragments are not removed, they may parasitize to other blood supply and present as abdominal or pelvic masses. Unfortunate cases have also been reported in which uterine sarcomas seeded throughout the abdomen and pelvis secondary to morcellation...
December 2016: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579415/elagolix-for-the-management-of-heavy-menstrual-bleeding-associated-with-uterine-fibroids-results-from-a-phase-2a-proof-of-concept-study
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David F Archer, Elizabeth A Stewart, Rita I Jain, Robert A Feldman, Andrea S Lukes, Janine D North, Ahmed M Soliman, Jingjing Gao, Juki W Ng, Kristof Chwalisz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of elagolix vs. placebo and elagolix with low-dose E2/progestogen add-back therapy. DESIGN: Proof-of-concept, dose-ranging, multiple-cohort study. SETTING: Forty-five US clinics. PATIENT(S): Premenopausal women with fibroids and heavy menstrual bleeding (menstrual blood loss [MBL] >80 mL per cycle). INTERVENTION(S): Three months' treatment with elagolix alone: 100 mg twice daily (BID), 200 mg BID, 300 mg BID, 400 mg once daily (QD), or 600 mg QD (all but the 600 mg QD arm were placebo controlled); or elagolix plus add-back therapy: 200 mg BID plus continuous low-dose E2 0...
June 1, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553555/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-focused-ultrasound-surgery-for-the-treatment-of-symptomatic-uterine-fibroids
#14
Laura Geraci, Alessandro Napoli, Carlo Catalano, Massimo Midiri, Cesare Gagliardo
Uterine fibroids, the most common benign tumor in women of childbearing age, may cause symptoms including pelvic pain, menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, pressure, urinary symptoms, and infertility. Various approaches are available to treat symptomatic uterine fibroids. Magnetic Resonance-guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery (MRgFUS) represents a recently introduced noninvasive safe and effective technique that can be performed without general anesthesia, in an outpatient setting. We review the principles of MRgFUS, describing patient selection criteria for the treatments performed at our center and we present a series of five selected patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids treated with this not yet widely known technique, showing its efficacy in symptom improvement and fibroid volume reduction...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551090/role-of-robotic-surgery-in-treating-fibroids-and-benign-uterine-mass
#15
REVIEW
Suejin Kim, Thanh Ha Luu, Natalia Llarena, Tommaso Falcone
Fibroid uterus can be managed medically, surgically, or through non-extirpative procedures, depending on the clinical situation. Myomectomy may be beneficial, especially to those desiring to preserve the uterus and/or fertility, with outcomes comparable to those of hysterectomy, with a laparoscopic approach being favored when feasible. For definitive therapy, hysterectomy can be pursued where the surgical approach should be individualized. Comparison of robotic-assisted laparoscopic approach shows that the robotic approach may be favored for cases with higher complexity and multiple fibroids in myomectomy; however, no clear advantage is seen with hysterectomy at this time, necessitating further research in the area of robotics for hysterectomy in benign uterine mass treatment to justify the cost...
April 23, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540824/establishment-of-a-scoring-system-for-predicting-the-difficulty-level-of-high-intensity-focussed-ultrasound-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids
#16
Zhongqiong Liu, Chunmei Gong, Yunchang Liu, Lian Zhang
PURPOSE: To establish a scoring system that predicts the difficulty level of high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and twenty-two patients with fibroids were enrolled. The energy efficiency factor (EEF) and sonication time were set as dependent variables, with factors possibly affecting EEF and sonication time including age, body mass index (BMI), the volume of fibroids, the location of the uterus, the type of fibroids, the signal intensity on the T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), the enhancement type, the thickness of the rectus abdominis and the subcutaneous fat layer, the distance from the anterior/posterior surface of the fibroid to the skin, and the abdominal wall scars were set as predictors for building optimal scaling regression models...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536870/benign-metastasizing-leiomyomas-following-myomectomy-and-uterine-artery-embolization
#17
Jessica Yoon, James B Spies, Theresa M Caridi
Benign metastasizing leiomyomas (BMLs) are rare sequelae of common uterine leiomyomas and most frequently found in the lungs. Most cases of BMLs occur with a history of prior gynecologic procedures; however, none have yet been reported in association with uterine artery embolization (UAE). This case report highlights the disease course for a 48-yo female with a history of both myomectomy and UAE for uterine fibroids who presented later with bilateral pulmonary BMLs. Though the pathophysiology of BMLs is poorly understood and this case is confounded by prior myomectomy, it does bring into question whether UAE has a role in BML development...
May 23, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534020/incarceration-of-a-pedunculated-uterine-fibroid-in-an-umbilical-hernia
#18
Mi Ju Kim, Hyun-Hwa Cha, Won Joon Seong
Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors that may cause an umbilical hernia in patients with increased intra-abdominal pressure due to pregnancy, obesity, ascites, and intra-abdominal tumors. However, the simultaneous occurrence of uterine fibroids and umbilical hernias, or fibroids and an associated umbilical hernia, during pregnancy has rarely been reported. Here, we present the case of a fibroid presenting as an incarcerated umbilical hernia in a menopausal patient.
May 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523429/kir-lilrb-and-their-ligands-genes-as-potential-biomarkers-in-recurrent-implantation-failure
#19
REVIEW
Izabela Nowak, Karolina Wilczyńska, Jacek R Wilczyński, Andrzej Malinowski, Paweł Radwan, Michał Radwan, Piotr Kuśnierczyk
Reproductive failure in humans is a very important social and economic problem, because nowadays women decide to conceive later in life and delay motherhood. Unfortunately, with increasing age they have less chance for natural fertilization and maintenance of pregnancy. Many of them need assisted reproductive technology. Approximately 10% of women after in vitro fertilization-embryo transfers experience recurrent implantation failure (RIF). Multiple factors may contribute to RIF, including oocyte and sperm quality, parental chromosomal anomalies, genetic or metabolic abnormalities of the embryo, poor uterine receptivity, immunological disturbances in the implantation site, and some gynecologic pathologies such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, hydrosalpinx and endometrial polyps...
May 18, 2017: Archivum Immunologiae et Therapiae Experimentalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523198/uterine-fibroid-torsion-during-pregnancy-a-case-of-laparotomic-myomectomy-at-18-weeks-gestation-with-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#20
Annachiara Basso, Mariana Rita Catalano, Giuseppe Loverro, Serena Nocera, Edoardo Di Naro, Matteo Loverro, Mariateresa Natrella, Salvatore Andrea Mastrolia
Uterine myomas are the most common benign growths affecting female reproductive system, occurring in 20-40% of women, whereas the incidence rate in pregnancy is estimated from 0.1 to 3.9%. The lower incidence in pregnancy is due to the association with infertility and low pregnancy rates and implantation rates after in vitro fertilization treatment. Uterine myomas, usually, are asymptomatic during pregnancy. However, occasionally, pedunculated fibroids torsion or other superimposed complications may cause acute abdominal pain...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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