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Latest Uterine artery embolization Stories

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...

2010-03-15 08:00:00

MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Offers Women Another Minimally Invasive Treatment to Remove Uterine Fibroids--Avoiding Surgical Myomectomy and Hysterectomy TAMPA, Fla., March 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There's a new interventional radiology tool showing promise in the treatment of uterine fibroids: magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS), a minimally invasive treatment that uses high-energy ultrasound waves to generate heat at a specific point to destroy uterine fibroid...

2010-03-02 10:15:00

Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Medicine Featured March 13-18 in Tampa, Fla. FAIRFAX, Va., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) will present the latest research on treatments for individuals with liver, breast, soft tissue, colon, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancers; painful spinal fractures; peripheral arterial disease (PAD); uterine fibroids; and more at its 35th Annual Scientific Meeting March 13-18 at the Tampa Convention Center....

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2009-08-13 13:00:00

New England Journal of Medicine highlights benefits of uterine fibroid embolization in clinical therapeutics article; UFE could decrease hysterectomy rate in United StatesUterine fibroid embolization"”a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment for women that cuts off blood flow to painful fibroids to kill the tumors"”is highlighted as an appropriate treatment for women in a Clinical Therapeutics article in the Aug. 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine."UFE...

2009-08-13 07:07:00

New England Journal of Medicine Highlights Benefits of Uterine Fibroid Embolization in Clinical Therapeutics Article; UFE Could Decrease Hysterectomy Rate in United States FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uterine fibroid embolization--a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment for women that cuts off blood flow to painful fibroids to kill the tumors--is highlighted as an appropriate treatment for women in a Clinical Therapeutics article in the Aug. 13 issue of...

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...

2009-04-22 09:13:00

National OB-GYN Group States Uterine Artery Embolization 'Safe and Effective' for Appropriately Selected Patients FREDERICKSBURG, Va., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Women with painful uterine fibroids are more likely to opt for a minimally invasive procedure over hysterectomy in the months ahead. That's the prediction of Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) doctors following a bulletin on uterine artery embolization by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists....

2009-03-13 09:44:42

C-sections and 'invasive' placenta conditions can result in excessive bleeding and be life threatening for mothers.   At a recent Interventional Radiology Conference doctors released the findings of two new studies about procedures that are making childbirth safer.  The first is study is about embolization, a well-established interventional radiology technique that blocks blood vessels, controlling hemorrhaging.  Doctors say severe bleeding sometimes occurs either...

2009-03-10 08:00:00

C-sections and "Invasive" Placenta Condition Can Result in Excessive Bleeding and Be Life Threatening for Mothers SAN DIEGO, March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovative, interventional radiology treatments are making childbirth safer for women who have C-sections that are complicated by massive bleeding and for those who suffer from the pregnancy condition of "invasive" placenta. The results of two studies detailing the effectiveness of minimally invasive treatments for pregnant women...