Navigation Links
Women & Infants physician earns $1.6 million NIH grant
Date:4/22/2013

Kristen A. Matteson, MD, MPH, of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants Hospital and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, has earned a $1.6 million grant from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health to study the effectiveness of two treatments options for heavy menstrual bleeding.

"Heavy menstrual bleeding is one of the most common gynecologic problems women encounter," explained Dr. Matteson. "It is such an important problem to study because heavy menstrual bleeding has a negative impact on a woman's quality of life, often leading women to utilize expensive medical resources."

There are two commonly prescribed non-surgical treatments for heavy menstrual bleeding combined oral contraceptives and the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (the use of an intrauterine device (IUD) with progestogen). However, studies comparing these treatments are extremely limited.

The primary goal of the study is to determine the relative effectiveness of both treatment options in improving the quality of life in women with heavy menstrual bleeding. The study will also compare rates of treatment failure (defined as stopping the treatment and/or request for surgery).

Dr. Matteson continued, "This study is significant because heavy menstrual bleeding is a gynecologic problem that adversely affects quality of life for a substantial number of women. Optimizing the quality of life in women with heavy menstrual bleeding with non-surgical treatments should ultimately reduce the number of surgical interventions performed and decrease health care costs."


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Women & Infants Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. RI Hospital: Nearly half of older women diagnosed with UTI not confirmed in urine culture
2. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All Transvaginal Mesh Failure Victims Of A Unsuccessful Revision Surgery Or Erosion To Call Them For The Names Top Attorneys-Who Are All Women
3. Too Much Texting, Facebook Time May Lower College Womens Grades
4. Nearly 30 percent of women fail to pick up new prescriptions for osteoporosis, study finds
5. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All Transvaginal Mesh Failure Victims With Erosion to Call Them for an Unequaled Service That Includes Naming Top Attorneys-Who Are All Women
6. Screening breast ultrasound detects cancers missed on mammography in women with dense breasts
7. Carolina Women's Physicians Raised Awareness During Endometriosis Month
8. PreDiabetes Centers to Appear at Women’s Health Symposium in Houston
9. US Drug Watchdog Now Urges All Transvaginal Mesh Failure Victims That Have Erosion Or A Failed Repair Surgery To Call Them For The Names Of Top Attorneys Who Are Women
10. NATRENH Releases a New Package Which Helps Women Get a More Curvaceous Body and Get a Bigger Butt
11. Belafonte Launches Glamorous Cosmetics Line; Malena Belafonte Has Designed a Mineral Cosmetics Line for Women and Moms on the Go
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of Somerset Hills is proud to ... unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event will raise funds and awareness ... VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November 4 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... will be giving viewers the lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of ... that focuses on current events and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... WILMINGTON, Del. (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 ... ... technology and advisory services for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range ... and National Association for Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ... products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Dr. Parsa ... contributed a medical article to the newly revamped Cosmetic Town journal ... the hair transplant procedure known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/4/2017)... Korea , Oct. 4, 2017  South Korean-based ... next-generation CPR training aide "cprCUBE" on Kickstarter. The device ... compression during cardiac arrests with better efficiency compared to ... also offers real-time feedback on efficacy of the compression ... crowdfunding campaign has a goal to raise $5,000. ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... , Oct. 2, 2017  AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, the ... by Walgreens and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC ... brand, which included the unveiling of new signage at ... as well as at a few other company-owned facilities ... brand to patients, some of whom will begin to ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: