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2006-02-09 14:20:03

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For women with fibroids, treatment with focused ultrasound guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) seems to relieve symptoms well, researchers report. "This is the first large study using MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery for uterine fibroids and demonstrates successful symptom reduction at 6 and 12 months with a low rate of adverse events," lead investigator Dr. Elizabeth A. Stewart told Reuters Health. Stewart, of Brigham and...

2005-08-09 18:39:31

Johns Hopkins researchers have, for what is believed to be the first time, used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique called diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI), a technique that images the movement, or diffusion, of water molecules in tissues, to successfully determine the effectiveness of high-intensity focused ultrasound for treating uterine fibroids. Uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors that line the uterine wall and can cause intense pain and bleeding. The study appears in the July...

2004-11-25 03:00:15

How many women have ever heard of the procedure Condoleezza Rice underwent to remove uterine fibroids? Probably not many, although the minor surgical procedure, known as uterine fibroid embolization or uterine artery embolization, has been available in Florida for at least four years as an alternative to the more radical hysterectomy for the removal of the uterine growths. "The patient has to have a doctor who likes the procedure and refers to someone he knows has experience," says Dr....


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.