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2011-03-07 21:38:28

URMC Research Confirms Possible Use of Drug for Painful Fibroids Research continues to show that the controversial abortion drug mifepristone might have another use, as a therapeutic option besides hysterectomy for women who suffer from severe symptoms associated with uterine fibroids. The University of Rochester Medical Center in 2004 began investigating mifepristone, in a class of drugs known as progesterone receptor modulators (PRMs), to treat fibroids, which affect roughly half of all...

2010-11-15 19:33:37

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that both physical and sexual abuse history were positively associated with a higher incidence of uterine fibroids later in life. These findings currently appear on-line in the journal Epidemiology. Uterine leiomyomas, also known as fibroids or myomas, are benign, hormone-dependent tumors that are clinically symptomatic in 20󈞓¦ percent of reproductive age women....

2010-03-15 13:11:53

First global study indicates comparable fertility rates for minimally invasive UFE and 'gold standard' surgical myomectomy for women who want to have children after uterine fibroid treatment TAMPA, Fla. -- Uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive interventional radiology procedure that blocks blood supply to treat painful uterine fibroids, has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy, the surgical removal of uterine fibroids, for women who want to conceive, according to the first...

2010-03-15 08:00:00

First Global Study Indicates Comparable Fertility Rates for Minimally Invasive UFE and 'Gold Standard' Surgical Myomectomy for Women Who Want to Have Children After Uterine Fibroid Treatment TAMPA, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive interventional radiology procedure that blocks blood supply to treat painful uterine fibroids, has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy, the surgical removal of uterine fibroids, for women who want...

2010-02-01 13:07:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Wall Street Journal, CBS, and other popular news outlets have recently featured headline stories about a clinical study that is recruiting patients suffering with uterine fibroids. "We're not at all surprised by the attention this study is getting from the media," said Russ DeLonzor, President and Chief Operating Officer of Halt Medical, Inc., a medical technology company headquartered near San Francisco. Fibroids are benign tumors of the...

2009-12-04 22:52:06

Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers at the Slone Epidemiology Center found that black women with high intake of dairy products have a reduced incidence of uterine leiomyomata (fibroids). This report, based on the Black Women's Health Study, appears in the current issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology. Uterine fibroids are benign tumors of the uterus and are two to three times more common among black women than white women. They are the primary indication for...

2009-07-14 10:47:00

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Assembles Major Studies of Uterine Artery Embolization Over Past Two Years; Treatment Replaces Need for Traditional Surgery FAIRFAX, Va., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first time, the Society of Interventional Radiology has assembled a major electronic collection of professional articles about uterine artery embolization, a treatment directed toward a number of conditions involving the uterus -- most often adverse health...

2008-10-29 21:00:04

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- At the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL), ETHICON Women's Health & Urology today announced results of a seven-country study measuring the effects of uterine fibroids and associated symptoms on quality of life (QoL). Researchers found that one in five women suffer with symptomatic fibroids for more than 5 years before getting medical treatment. Further, despite diagnosis, more than one-third of women remain...

2008-09-09 09:00:09

ROCKLAND, Mass., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Supermodel Beverly Johnson is on a mission to get women to Ask 4 questions and Tell 4 or more others about a health condition faced by up to 75 percent of all women in the U.S.(1): uterine fibroids. Although uterine fibroids are common, many women remain uninformed about this condition, and a majority wait up to a year before finding treatment, often despite pain, heavy bleeding and weight gain. Beverly did, and now she is sharing her story to ensure...

2008-09-04 12:00:33

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology, a national organization of nearly 4,500 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving health care through minimally invasive treatment interventions, applauds the recommendations of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists that uterine fibroid embolization "is a safe and effective option" for women. "This finding fully opens the door to women's choice. It will...


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  • A spider.
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