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Latest Uterine fibroids Stories

2011-08-25 21:29:09

Uterine leiomyomas, also called fibroids, cause a very significant burden to women's health. They are benign tumors that occur in 60% of women by the age of 45 years and cause symptoms such as abdominal pain and discomfort, and abnormal bleeding, in about half of the cases. Fibroids are also an important cause of infertility. These tumors are the most common medical reason for hysterectomy. Considering the clinical importance of fibroids, relatively little has been known about the...

2011-06-27 08:00:00

PAOLI, Pa., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A radiologic technology, which functions like a 'human GPS system,' and provides more precise results while using less radiation, is being used to treat patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids exclusively at Paoli Hospital. Dr. Atul Gupta, director of interventional radiology, is treating patients as part of a first-ever clinical trial. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2011-06-23 10:51:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical researchers have a critical role to play in gaining optimal health insurance reimbursement for MR-guided focused ultrasound. As Susan Klees, Director of Patient Access for the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation, reports, "Scientific evidence is the key driver for reimbursement, and it all begins with the way studies are designed. Today, research priorities must be grounded in sound science as well as the realities of...

2011-06-22 11:12:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 12, 2011, viewers of the CBS Evening News learned about Stephanie Small's gripping story. Suffering from a large uterine fibroid, the 27-year-old was treated last December as part of a MR-guided focused ultrasound clinical trial at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Small says her focused ultrasound treatment changed her life. She experienced symptom relief within a few days and reports that her quality of life has...

2011-06-21 09:43:00

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What's easier: gaining regulatory approval for a new medical device, or convincing insurers to cover the treatments it provides? According to Susan Klees of the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation, many experts say regulatory approval is the easier task. An interview with Klees is one of the reimbursement-related articles featured in the June 2011 issue of the foundation's online newsletter. As Director of Patient Access,...

2011-05-19 15:36:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EverydayHealth.com, a leading provider of online health solutions, is encouraging women to take charge of their health. During the month of May, Women's Health Awareness Month, the website is reporting on women's health innovations and promoting attendance for da Vinci Women's Health "Women'sWorks: Tools For a Healthier You" - free, doctor-led health education programs at hospitals across the country coordinated in support of National Women's Health...

2011-05-04 07:02:00

BEDFORD, Mass., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, is featuring new, minimally invasive technologies in surgical, diagnostic and skeletal health at the 59th Annual Clinical Meeting of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) in Washington, DC...

2011-04-20 00:00:28

In honor of Fibroid Awareness Week, Real Women on Health will be discussing all things fibroids this Wednesday with Fibroid Relief Executive Director Tina Krall, Interventional Radiologist Dr. John Fischer, and uterine fibroid patient-turned-advocate Wendy Perkins. Houston, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) April 18, 2011 On behalf of everyone here at Fibroid Relief, Happy Fibroid Awareness Week! Today kicks off five days dedicated to redoubling our efforts to raise awareness about uterine fibroids and...

2011-04-06 06:35:00

ANDOVER, Mass., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew's (NYSE: SNN; LSE: SN) Endoscopy Division today announced that its TRUCLEAR(TM) System, an operative hysteroscopy device for the removal of intrauterine polyps and fibroids, has surpassed the 30,000 procedure milestone. The TRUCLEAR System is a first-of-its kind device that pairs the visualization capabilities of a hysteroscope with minimally invasive tissue removal capabilities, allowing a fast and thorough capture and...

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...


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