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Latest Uterine artery embolization Stories

2008-08-19 03:00:13

Geneva, Switzerland, 19 August 2008 - PregLem SA, a Swiss biopharmaceutical company specialized in reproductive medicine, today announced the start of an international Phase III clinical trial program for PGL4001 (ulipristal) in symptomatic uterine myoma, a common benign solid tumor of the genital tract in women of reproductive age. PGL4001, an orally active, selective progesterone receptor modulator, was shown in a previous Phase II study to be well...

2008-08-14 09:01:15

BioSphere Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSMD)("BioSphere") - a medical device company that has pioneered the use of bioengineered microspheres to treat uterine fibroids, hypervascularized tumors and vascular malformations by a minimally invasive, image-guided medical procedure called embolotherapy - today announced that in its August Practice Bulletin, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommended uterine artery embolization (UAE) (also known as UFE) as an alternative to...

2007-05-24 12:00:11

ST. LOUIS, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- One out of every three hysterectomies performed are due to benign tumors (uterine fibroids). Over 25 percent of women in the United States have clinically symptomatic uterine fibroids and as many as 77 percent of all women could have uterine fibroids and many do not even know it. There is good news for St. Louis women suffering from the painful, embarrassing side effects of uterine fibroids. Local area gynecologists now have access to a revolutionary...

2007-01-11 09:01:40

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Las Vegas women suffering from the painful, embarrassing side effects of uterine fibroids now have local access to a revolutionary non-invasive outpatient procedure that combines magnetic resonance imaging and focused ultrasound to destroy these tumors. ExAblate of Las Vegas, the first Nevada facility to offer this incisionless procedure with the ExAblate 2000 system, is now open at 7170 Smoke Ranch Road, Suite A. "The ExAblate technology combines magnetic...

2007-01-11 09:00:25

LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Metropolitan Area women suffering from the painful, embarrassing side effects of uterine fibroids now have local access to a revolutionary non-invasive outpatient procedure that combines magnetic resonance imaging and focused ultrasound to destroy these tumors. ExAblate of Long Island, the first Metropolitan Area facility to offer this incisionless procedure with the ExAblate 2000 system, is now open at 900 Northern Boulevard in Great Neck. "The...

2006-04-04 13:40:00

By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For dealing with fibroids in the uterus, a procedure called uterine artery embolization (UAE) is not only effective, but also safer than conventional surgery. Moreover, UAE usually requires a shorter stay in the hospital, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology in Toronto. UAE blocks the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and die. Dr. Sanjoy Kundu told Reuters Health...

2006-02-02 15:15:00

By David Douglas NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For the treatment of uterine fibroids, a minimally invasive procedure called uterine artery embolization (UAE) that shrinks fibroids by cutting off their blood supply is as effective as removing fibroids with an operation called myomectomy, a study confirms. But UAE offers the advantages of a speedier and less eventful recovery, the study shows. "As the evidence builds demonstrating uterine artery embolization's comparable efficacy to hysterectomy...

2005-11-25 22:06:26

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For the treatment of fibroids, a minimally invasive procedure called uterine artery embolization (UAE) that cuts off blood to the benign tumors reduces hospital stay by nearly 3 days, compared with hysterectomy, but significantly increases the risk of readmission, Dutch researchers report. Uterine fibroids can cause excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain and frequent urination. The benign tumors occur in about 25 percent of all women and are the leading...

2004-11-30 18:00:11

Local interventional radiologists are hoping national security adviser Condoleeza Rice will shed some light on what they call a well-kept secret in women's health. On Friday, Rice had a uterine fibroid embolization, a nonsurgical procedure to treat fibroids, noncancerous growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. Between 20 percent and 40 percent of all women -- and 50 percent to 80 percent of black women -- will have uterine fibroids, although only 10 percent to 20 percent of...

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....


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