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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732252/update-on-medical-treatment-of-uterine-fibroids
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REVIEW
Fátima Faustino, Margarida Martinho, José Reis, Fernanda Águas
OBJECTIVES: In this review paper, the pros and cons of the available pharmacological options for the treatment of uterine fibroids are explored, including oral progestogens, levonorgestrel intra-uterine device, gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogs and progesterone receptor modulators with an emphasis on ulipristal acetate. STUDY DESIGN: The choice of the appropriate therapeutic approach for uterine fibroids depends on several factors, including women's age, parity, childbearing aspirations and wish to preserve fertility, extent and severity of symptoms, size, number and location of myomas, risk of malignancy and proximity to menopause...
July 8, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730656/spontaneous-pregnancy-during-ulipristal-acetate-treatment-of-giant-uterine-leiomyoma
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Z Hrgovic, D Habek, J Cerkez Habek, I Hrgovic, S Jerkovic Gulin, D Gulin
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: Ulipristal acetate, a progesterone receptor modulator, pharmacologically inhibits endometrial proliferation and thereby prevents pregnancy. It is primarily used as emergency contraception, but also for the treatment of fibroids in women of reproductive age. There have been no published cases of pregnancy, while on therapy with ulipristal acetate. CASE DESCRIPTION: In this article, we present a case report of spontaneous pregnancy during ulipristal acetate therapy...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729098/a-multicentre-retrospective-review-of-clinical-characteristics-of-uterine-sarcoma
#3
Marta Wais, Elissa Tepperman, Marcus Q Bernardini, Lilian T Gien, Waldo Jimenez, Ally Murji
OBJECTIVE: Professional societies have recently urged gynaecologists to counsel patients about the risks of encountering uterine sarcoma at fibroid surgery especially when morcellation is used. Our objective was to learn the preoperative and postoperative characteristics of patients with uterine sarcoma to better counsel patients undergoing surgery for presumably benign fibroids. METHODS: This is a multicentre, retrospective cohort study. Three academic tertiary cancer centres in Southern Ontario over a 13-year period (2001-2014)...
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715450/african-genetic-ancestry-interacts-with-body-mass-index-to-modify-risk-for-uterine-fibroids
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Ayush Giri, Todd L Edwards, Katherine E Hartmann, Eric S Torstenson, Melissa Wellons, Pamela J Schreiner, Digna R Velez Edwards
Race, specifically African ancestry, and obesity are important risk factors for uterine fibroids, and likely interact to provide the right conditions for fibroid growth. However, existing studies largely focus on the main-effects rather than their interaction. Here, we firstly provide evidence for interaction between categories of body mass index (BMI) and reported-race in relation to uterine fibroids. We then investigate whether the association between inferred local European ancestry and fibroid risk is modified by BMI in African American (AA) women in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center bio-repository (BioVU) (539 cases and 794 controls) and the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study (CARDIA, 264 cases and 173 controls)...
July 17, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715088/clinical-limitations-of-the-international-federation-of-gynecology-and-obstetrics-figo-staging-of-uterine-fibroids
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Shannon K Laughlin-Tommaso, Gina K Hesley, Matthew R Hopkins, Kathleen R Brandt, Yunxiao Zhu, Elizabeth A Stewart
OBJECTIVE: To determine the reproducibility of classifying uterine fibroid using the 2011 International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) staging system. METHODS: The present retrospective cohort study included patients presenting for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids at the Gynecology Fibroid Clinic at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, between April 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014. Magnetic resonance imaging of fibroid uteri was performed and the images were independently reviewed by two academic gynecologists and two radiologists specializing in fibroid care...
July 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706359/medical-management-of-symptomatic-fibroids-worth-it
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EDITORIAL
Chandrashekhar V Hegde
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696085/does-fibroids-surgery-by-endoscopy-or-laparotomy-represent-a-malignancy-threat
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Liselotte Mettler, Khulkar Abdusattarova, Ibrahim Alkatout
BACKGROUND: 1) to estimate the incidence of unsuspected uterine sarcoma in patients after myomectomies and hysterectomies for benign uterine fibroids. 2) to assessed the incidence of uterine sarcomas among patient who had uterine fibroids or a suspicion of uterine sarcoma before undergoing the surgical procedures. METHODS: Retrospective study in single center university hospital. Patient 's records with uterine fibroids and uterine sarcoma from 2003 to 2015 collected...
July 10, 2017: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692605/examining-the-relationship-between-symptomatic-burden-and-self-reported-productivity-losses-among-patients-with-uterine-fibroids-in-the-united-states
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Ahmed M Soliman, Savita Bakhshi Anand, Karin S Coyne, Jane Castelli-Haley, Michael Snabes, Charlotte D Owens
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of uterine fibroid symptoms on employment and household productivity. METHODS: An online survey of US women between 18 and 54 was conducted. Productivity was assessed using the health related productivity questionnaire (HRPQ). Descriptive statistics and logistic multivariable regressions examined the relationship between uterine fibroids (UF) symptom experience and employment and household productivity. RESULTS: Of 1365 eligible women, 873 (64...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691348/rare-complication-of-fibroids-in-pregnancy-spontaneous-fibroid-rupture
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Alim Swarray-Deen, Shirley A Mensah-Brown, Jerry Coleman
Uterine fibroids in pregnancy present with numerous complications. However, spontaneous rupture is a rare and potentially life-threatening event. We report a case of a 43-year-old multiparous woman who presented with hypovolemic shock secondary to a ruptured uterine fibroid 2 days after a spontaneous vaginal delivery. Emergency laparotomy confirmed massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage from the ruptured capsule of a 10-cm subserosal fibroid. A myomectomy was performed. Her postoperative recovery period was uneventful...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678389/caesarean-myomectomy-te-or-not-te
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Karl S J Oláh
Many years ago as a trainee I removed a subserosal fibroid during a caesarean section that was hanging by a thin stalk on the back of the uterus. The berating I received was severe and disproportionate to my crime. The rule was that myomectomy performed at caesarean section was not just frowned upon, but expressly forbidden. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
July 5, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676450/real-world-data-of-197-patients-treated-with-ulipristal-acetate-for-uterine-fibroids-premya-study-french-population-main-outcomes
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H Fernandez, P Descamps, M Koskas, P Lopès, J L Brun, E Darai, A Agostini
OBJECTIVES: To characterize and describe treatment with ulipristal acetate (UPA) in a preoperative setting and to evaluate the safety, effectiveness, and Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) outcomes in a French population treated according to standard clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Multicentre, prospective, non-interventional study (PREMYA) of patients diagnosed with moderate to severe symptoms of uterine fibroids and undergoing a preoperative treatment with UPA 5mg (Esmya(®))...
July 1, 2017: Journal of gynecology obstetrics and human reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676073/one-year-symptom-severity-and-health-related-quality-of-life-changes-among-black-african-patients-undergoing-uterine-fibroid-embolisation
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Charles Mariara, Timona Obura, Nigel Hacking, William Stones
BACKGROUND: The main aim in the treatment of symptomatic fibroids by various modalities including uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE) is to alleviate symptoms and ultimately improve the quality of life. The efficacy of this modality of treatment in Black African women with significant fibroid burden and large uterine volumes is not clear. The main objective of the study was to examine potential changes in symptom severity among Black African patients 1 year following UFE for symptomatic uterine fibroids in a resource-constrained setting, rated using a validated questionnaire (UFS-QOL)...
July 4, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672922/combining-affinity-propagation-clustering-and-mutual-information-network-to-investigate-key-genes-in-fibroid
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Qian-Song Chen, Dan Wang, Bao-Lian Liu, Shu-Feng Gao, Dan-Li Gao, Gui-Rong Li
The aim of the present study was to investigate key genes in fibroids based on the multiple affinity propogation-Krzanowski and Lai (mAP-KL) method, which included the maxT multiple hypothesis, Krzanowski and Lai (KL) cluster quality index, affinity propagation (AP) clustering algorithm and mutual information network (MIN) constructed by the context likelihood of relatedness (CLR) algorithm. In order to achieve this goal, mAP-KL was initially implemented to investigate exemplars in fibroid, and the maxT function was employed to rank the genes of training and test sets, and the top 200 genes were obtained for further study...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670051/ineffectiveness-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-enhancement-to-predict-fibroid-volume-reduction-after-uterine-artery-embolization
#14
Ginny Bao, Lizbeth Hu, Hearns W Charles, Amy R Deipolyi
Fibroid nonenhancement is considered a relative contraindication to uterine artery embolization (UAE) for symptomatic fibroids. This retrospective study assessed the impact of UAE on nonenhancing fibroids to determine imaging predictors of fibroid shrinkage. All women who underwent UAE for symptomatic fibroids between May 2009 and July 2014 and had follow-up magnetic resonance imaging 6 months after UAE were included. There were 59 fibroids (5 nonenhancing, 54 enhancing) among 18 women aged 40 to 53 (mean 46) years...
July 2017: Proceedings of the Baylor University Medical Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662989/radiofrequency-thermal-ablation-for-uterine-fibroids-long-term-clinical-outcomes-and-reinterventions
#15
Helene Iversen, Margit Dueholm
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To assess the long-term efficacy and rate of reintervention after ultrasound-guided radiofrequency thermal ablation (RFA) for uterine fibroids. DESIGN: A retrospective follow-up, cohort study (Canadian Task Force Classification II-2) SETTING: University hospitals and private clinics. PATIENTS: Between November 1, 2007 and February 26, 2010, 66 consecutive women underwent ultrasound-guided RFA. INTERVENTIONS: Patients underwent abdominal or vaginal ultrasound-guided RFA and were contacted for a long-term follow-up to complete the Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality of Life Score questionnaire (UFS-QOL) and optional ultrasound and examination...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659546/focused-ultrasound-treatment-present-and-future
#16
Keiichi Abe, Takaomi Taira
The discovery that ultrasound waves could be focused inside the skull and heated to high temperatures at a focal point goes back to 1944. However, because the skull causes the ultrasound waves to attenuate and scatter, it was believed that application of this technology would be difficult, and that it would be impossible to use this approach in the surgical treatment of intracranial diseases. Eventually, magnetic resonance image guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery began being used to treat uterine fibroids, breast cancer and bone metastasis and locally confined prostate cancer...
June 28, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653894/molecular-and-clinical-attributes-of-uterine-leiomyomas
#17
REVIEW
Dana Dvorská, Dušan Braný, Zuzana Danková, Erika Halašová, Jozef Višňovský
Uterine leiomyomas, also called uterine fibroids or myomas, represent one of the most common benign tumour types in women of a fertile age. Leiomyomas arise due to transformation of the layer of smooth muscle cells of corpus uteri - the myometrium. Despite frequent occurrence of this disease, the molecular mechanisms behind the origin and development of leiomyomas are still relatively unknown. Most predisposed are obese women and women of African origin. In more than half of cases, leiomyomas remain asymptomatic...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652819/patient-reported-prevalence-and-symptomatic-burden-of-uterine-fibroids-among-women-in-the-united-states-findings-from-a-cross-sectional-survey-analysis
#18
Mahesh J Fuldeore, Ahmed M Soliman
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of women diagnosed with uterine fibroids and the associated symptom burden in the US. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Responses of women aged 18-54 years, who completed an online survey, were analyzed. Data were weighted based on age, education, race, geographic region, income, and propensity score to derive national estimates of the prevalence of women diagnosed with uterine fibroids and associated symptom burden. Weighted means and percentages were reported...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651276/white-paper-interventional-mri-current-status-and-potential-for-development-considering-economic-perspectives-part-1-general-application
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Jörg Barkhausen, Thomas Kahn, Gabriele A Krombach, Christiane K Kuhl, Joachim Lotz, David Maintz, Jens Ricke, Stefan O Schönberg, Thomas J Vogl, Frank K Wacker
Background MRI is attractive for the guiding and monitoring of interventional procedures due to its high intrinsic soft tissue contrast and the possibility to measure physiologic parameters like flow and cardiac function. Method The current status of interventional MRI for the clinical routine was analyzed. Results The effort needed for the development of MR-safe monitoring systems and instruments initially resulted in the application of interventional MRI only for procedures that could not be performed by other means...
July 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649392/blood-cadmium-and-volume-of-uterine-fibroids-in-premenopausal-women
#20
Shinhee Ye, Hye Won Chung, Kyungah Jeong, Yeon-Ah Sung, Hyejin Lee, So Yun Park, Hyunjoo Kim, Eun-Hee Ha
BACKGROUND: A number of studies have found associations between heavy metals and uterine fibroids, but the results are inconsistent. Here, we conducted this research to demonstrate the relationships between blood heavy metal concentrations and uterine fibroid volume as well as the rate of uterine fibroid presence. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, we collected data from 308 premenopausal women aged 30-49 years in Seoul; uterine fibroids are ascertained by past history of myomectomy and pelvic ultrasonography...
2017: Annals of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
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