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Society of Interventional Radiology hosts 36th annual scientific meeting
Date:3/16/2011

ood supply to a man's enlarged prostate compares to transurethral resection of the prostate (or TURP surgery), which is considered the current gold standard treatment.
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Women's Health
Reducing Fibroid-Related Urinary Symptoms: An Outstanding Treatment Choice Available
Twenty to 40 percent of American women 35 and older have uterine fibroids, benign tumors in the uterus that can cause prolonged, heavy menstrual bleeding that can be severe enough to cause anemia or require transfusion, disabling pelvic pain and pressure and urinary frequency. Women's urinary symptoms may be put in the background and not addressed initially. A new study provides first results on an effective minimally invasive treatment to control and relieve many lower urinary tract problems.
(Embargoed for release until Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 8 a.m. Eastern) B-roll and medical illustrations are available.

Treating Postpartum Hemorrhage: How Does an Interventional Radiology Treatment Compare With Traditional Surgical Methods?
All women who carry a pregnancy beyond 20 weeks' gestation are at risk for postpartum hemorrhage, a dangerous complication of delivery that can cause a critical drop in blood pressure that may lead to shock and even death. In a large study, interventional radiologists determine the safety and effectiveness of pelvic arterial embolizationa minimally invasive treatment where bleeding is halted by using a catheter through the groin to inject small blood-stopping particles into the arteries supplying the uterus.
(Embargoed for release until Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at 8 a.m. Eastern)

High Blood Pressure

Decreasing Resistant Hypertension: Taking It to New Lows in a Minimally Invasive Way It is estimated that one in every four American adults has high blood pressure. High blood pressure
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