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2014-05-21 23:15:37

The Fibroids Project presents the first citywide Uterine Fibroids Online Conference on Saturday, June 14, 2014, focused on the Philadelphia tri-state area and the Delaware Valley Region with the attendee expectancy of over 1,000 African-American women. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The City of Philadelphia will host the Uterine Fibroids Online Conference, in which it will partner with several major city-based health organizations. The Fibroids Project, the brains behind the online...

2012-08-10 02:48:45

Women with uterine fibroids larger than 10 cm have a new nonsurgical treatment choice —hormone acting drugs followed by uterine artery embolization, a new study shows. The new treatment option can replace hysterectomy, which leaves women infertile. The study, conducted at the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul South Korea, included 40 women with 10 cm or larger uterine fibroids. Twelve of the women received gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists to shrink their...

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....

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...

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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