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Monica R Drylewicz, Kathryn Robinson, Cary Lynn Siegel
Global endometrial ablation is a commonly performed, minimally invasive technique aimed at improving/resolving abnormal uterine bleeding and menorrhagia in women. As non-resectoscopic techniques have come into existence, endometrial ablation performance continues to increase due to accessibility and decreased requirements for operating room time and advanced technical training. The increased utilization of this method translates into increased imaging of patients who have undergone the procedure. An understanding of the expected imaging appearances of endometrial ablation using different modalities is important for the abdominal radiologist...
March 14, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Josep Estadella, Laura Villamarín, Anna Feliu, Josep Perelló, Joaquim Calaf
Iron deficiency anemia is the most frequent cause of anemia world-wide and is a very common disorder in daily medical practice. Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) and pregnancy and delivery can cause significant iron loss leading to severe anemia The aim of the present study was to characterize the population requiring intravenous iron and identify whether gynecological and obstetric iron loss are frequent indications for treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Restrospective, single center study performed in a tertiary level university hospital from January 2014 to December 2016...
March 6, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Holly M Burke, Mario Chen, Mercy Buluzi, Rachael Fuchs, Silver Wevill, Lalitha Venkatasubramanian, Leila Dal Santo, Bagrey Ngwira
BACKGROUND: Injectable contraceptives are popular in sub-Saharan Africa but have high discontinuation rates due partly to the need for provider-administered re-injection. We compared continuation rates of women who self-injected subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) and women who received DMPA-SC from a health-care provider, including community health workers (CHWs). METHODS: We did an open-label randomised controlled trial based at six Ministry of Health clinics in rural Mangochi District, Malawi...
March 8, 2018: Lancet Global Health
Tasneem S Alaqzam, Angela C Stanley, Pippa M Simpson, Veronica H Flood, Seema Menon
STUDY OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine the relationship of bleeding disorders to iron deficiency anemia. Additionally, this study was undertaken to examine all current treatment modalities used in a menorrhagia clinic with respect to heavy menstrual bleeding management to identify the most effective options for menstrual management in the setting of an underlying bleeding disorder. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANT, INTERVENTION, AND MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Retrospective chart review of adolescent <21 years with heavy menstrual bleeding attending a multidisciplinary hematology-adolescent gynecology clinic...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Tamara N Kruse, Michelle R Bowman, Jan C Ramer, Melissa A Fayette, Leah L Greer, Cynthia K Stadler, Michael M Garner, Jeffry S Proudfoot
Uterine lesions in two orangutans were effectively managed with surgical intervention. A 26-year-old hybrid orangutan ( Pongo spp.) was diagnosed with uterine adenomyosis based on advanced imaging. Histologic evaluation identified multifocal myometrial endometriosis, a variant of adenomyosis. A 27-year-old Bornean orangutan ( Pongo pygmaeus) was diagnosed with a focal uterine fibroid based on histologic examination. The animals were housed at separate institutions and initially presented with dysmenorrhea and menorrhagia...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Ankit B Chotaliya, Shenaz G A Saifi, Gayathri Achuthan
Osseous metaplasia of the endometrium is a rare condition characterized by the presence of mature or immature bone in the endometrium. Most cases present with secondary infertility following an abortion or chronic endometritis. Some patients are asymptomatic, while others have menstrual abnormalities such as menorrhagia or oligomenorrhea. Removal of the bony fragments helps in spontaneous conception. We hereby present two cases of osseous metaplasia of the endometrium with radiological and pathological correlation...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Anna Maria Ierardi, Valeria Savasi, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Mario Petrillo, Sara Sbaraini, Antonio Pinto, Francesco Hanozet, Anna Maria Marconi, Gianpaolo Carrafiello
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign pelvic tumor of the female genital tract and tend to increase with age; they cause menorrhagia, dysmenorrhea, pelvic pressure symptoms, back pain, and subfertility. Currently, the management is based mainly on medical or surgical approaches. The nonsurgical and minimally invasive therapies are emerging approaches that to the state of the art include uterine artery embolization (UAE), image-guided thermal ablation techniques like magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) or radiofrequency ablation (RF), and percutaneous microwave ablation (PMWA)...
2018: BioMed Research International
Nafiseh Ghassab Abdollahi, Mojgan Mirghafourvand, Sanaz Mollazadeh
Introduction Fennel has many medicinal properties and is used in the treatment of dysmenorrhea. Given the widespread use of herbal medicine among women for menstrual problems and considering the fact that there has been no study to date about the effect of fennel on menstrual bleeding and duration of menstrual bleeding through systematic review, the present study was conducted to determine the effect of fennel on the amount (primary outcome) and duration of menstrual bleeding and its side-effects (secondary outcomes)...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
Karolina Piecak, Paweł Milart
A new International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics classification for myomas was recently described. Type 0, 1 and 2 are the submucosal fibroids. Submucous myomas represent one of the main indications for operative hysteroscopy. Hysteroscopic resection of submucous fibroids should be a simple, well-tolerated procedure and ideally finished in a single surgical step. Hysteroscopic myomectomy is an effective procedure. Fertility outcome and menorrhagia are improved by this procedure. However, for menorrhagia, a recurrence can occur mainly during the first year following the surgery...
December 2017: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
K M Sinning, D C Jude, J L Yoost
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To quantify the "normal" adolescent experience after IUD insertion, in order to provide appropriate counseling for future adolescents. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Marshall University Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology generalist and adolescent gynecology clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Nulliparous adolescents age 13-18 and parous adults ≥18 years receiving a levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS)...
February 17, 2018: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Christine Demers, Christine Derzko, Michele David, Joanne Douglas
OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of bleeding disorders, notably von Willebrand disease (vWD), among adult women with objectively documented menorrhagia is consistently reported to be 10% to 20% and is even higher in adolescents presenting with menorrhagia. OPTIONS: Diagnostic tools and specific medical and, where appropriate, surgical alternatives to management are reviewed and evidence-based recommendations presented. EVIDENCE: A MEDLINE search of the English literature between January 1975 and November 2003 was performed using the following key words: menorrhagia, uterine bleeding, pregnancy, von Willebrand, congenital bleeding disorder, desmopressin/DDAVP, tranexamic acid, oral contraceptives, medroxyprogesterone, therapy, hysterectomy, anesthesia, epidural, spinal...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Sarah R Hoffman, Anissa I Vines, Jacqueline R Halladay, Emily Pfaff, Lauren Schiff, Daniel Westreich, Aditi Sundaresan, La-Shell Johnson, Wanda K Nicholson
BACKGROUND: Symptomatic uterine fibroids, due to menorrhagia, pelvic pain, bulk symptoms or infertility, are a source of substantial morbidity for reproductive-age women. Comparing Treatment Options for Uterine Fibroids (COMPARE-UF) is a multi-site registry study to compare the effectiveness of hormonal or surgical fibroid treatments on women's perceptions of their quality of life. Electronic health record (EHR)-based algorithms are able to identify large numbers of women with fibroids, but additional work is needed to develop EHR algorithms that can identify women with symptomatic fibroids to optimize fibroid research...
February 9, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seyma Fadiloglu, B Dilbaz, E Fadiloglu, S Dilbaz
OBJECTIVE: Intrauterine device (IUD) is a widely used long-acting contraceptive method; however, the side-effects related to IUD may lead to method discontinuation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the relation between the most common side-effects of IUD use; mainly dysmenorrhea, menorrhaghia, pelvic cramping and the relation of these complications with the position of the IUD device within the cavity and uterine dimensions evaluated by transvaginal ultrasonography. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Two hundred and eighty-four patients who had Cu-T380A IUD insertion at the Family Planning Clinic of a tertiary health center were evaluated at insertion and 6 and 12 weeks after the insertion...
February 10, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Amit Kiran, Rebecca Sally Geary, Ipek Gurol-Urganci, David A Cromwell, Loveleen Bansi-Matharu, Judy Shakespeare, Tahir Mahmood, Jan van der Meulen
OBJECTIVE: To examine symptom severity and duration at time of referral to secondary care for heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) by socioeconomic deprivation, age and ethnicity DESIGN: Cohort analysis of data from the National HMB Audit linked to Hospital Episode Statistics data. SETTING: English and Welsh National Health Services (secondary care): February 2011 to January 2012. PARTICIPANTS: 15 325 women aged 18-60 years in England and Wales who had a new referral for HMB to a gynaecology outpatient department METHODS: Multivariable linear regression to calculate adjusted differences in mean symptom severity and quality of life scores at first outpatient visit...
February 2, 2018: BMJ Open
Juan Liu, Qiongyan Lin, Kelly Blazek, Binhua Liang, Xiaoming Guan
BACKGROUND: Transvaginal surgery is the most minimally invasive surgery for a gynecologic procedure, but it has the limitation of lack of exposure and limited surgical space when utilizing traditional vaginal surgical instrumentation, such as in a hysterectomy for a uterus without descent or for a myomectomy. Transvaginal Nature Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) offers the similar benefits of traditional vaginal surgery, but also expands the horizon of transvaginal surgery by allowing the surgeon to perform procedures that are typically limited to an abdominal approach...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Parul Sinha, Nidhi Yadav, Uma Gupta
Purpose of the Study: To assess the efficacy of hysteroscopy in diagnosis of AUB. Method: A total of 56 women in reproductive and peri-menopausal age group (20-50 years) with complaints of abnormal uterine bleeding were enrolled in the study. All the patients underwent hysteroscopic examination followed by biopsy/histopathological evaluation. Hysteroscopic findings were compared against histopathological findings. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV, NPV and accuracy of hysteroscopy were calculated...
February 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
C M McCarthy, C B Burke
We conducted a retrospective postal questionnaire-based study to assess the effectiveness and patient experience of minimally invasive treatments for menorrhagia by performing a two- to five-year follow up of patient symptoms. Questionnaires were distributed to 111 and 117 women following thermal balloon endometrial ablation (TBEA) and levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS), with response rates of 58.5% and 43.6% respectively. Sanitary pad use during the heaviest day of bleeding reduced by 8.4 and 5.2 pads in the TBEA and LNG-IUS groups respectively (p<0...
September 18, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
Kohei Nakamura, Kentaro Nakayama, Kaori Sanuki, Toshiko Minamoto, Tomoka Ishibashi, Emi Sato, Hitomi Yamashita, Masako Ishikawa, Satoru Kyo
This study aimed to describe the long-term outcomes of patients with menorrhagia treated with microwave endometrial ablation (frequency, 2.45 GHz), as well as to identify factors associated with recurrence or re-surgery. This retrospective cohort study was conducted from 2007 to 2015 at Shimane University Hospital in Japan. Patients with severe menorrhagia and a desire to preserve their uterus were included in the study. Clinical factors associated with recurrence of menorrhagia or re-surgery were analyzed with a multivariable logistic regression model...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
Nazish Rafique, Mona H Al-Sheikh
To identify the prevalence of various menstrual problems in young females studying health sciences and to identify their association with academic stress. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted in the health colleges of Immam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia between February 2015 and February 2016. Seven hundred and thirty-eight female students aged 18-25 years anonymously completed menstrual problem identification and perceived stress scale questionnaire. The data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 16...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
Sigrun Sigurdardottir, Sigridur Halldorsdottir
Stressful early life experiences cause immune dysregulation across the lifespan. Despite the fact that studies have identified childhood sexual abuse (CSA) survivors as a particularly vulnerable group, only a few attempts have been made to study their lived-experience of the physical health consequences of CSA. The aim of this study was to explore a female CSA survivor's lived-experience of the physical health consequences of CSA and how she experienced the reactions of healthcare providers. Seven interviews were conducted with this 40-year-old woman, Anne, using a phenomenological research approach...
January 8, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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