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Chamberlain Group Announces New Uterine Robotic Surgery Training Device

... is a lifelike, full-scale model of the human uterus and vaginal canal. It is composed of ... The Uterine Trainer has a replaceable uterus which permits unlimited practice. Chamberlain ... physician may perform a colpotomy (separating the uterus from the vagina) which is a skill performed ...

New DNA Test Is Basis for Groundbreaking IVF Refund Plan, Easing Financial Burden for Patients

... embryo prior to it being transferred to a woman's uterus in the course of In Vitro Fertilization. CGH ... identifying viable embryos for transfer to the uterus can significantly boost birthrates for IVF. ... of even one CHG-normal embryo to a receptive uterus produced a baby more than 60% of the time, ...

March of Dimes Provides $2.7 Million in New Funding For Preterm Birth Research

... found a central mechanism for why the pregnant uterus usually stays quiet for nine months," Dr. Condon says. "Caspase-3 may be what prevents the uterus from contracting during a normal, healthy ... elimination of this enzyme from the pregnant uterus may be the cause of the onset of preterm labor." ...

Uterus Size May Predict Risk for Premature Twins After IVF

... (HealthDay News) -- Measuring the height of the uterus of a women pregnant with twins after in vitro ... called hysterosonometry, or HSM), they measured uterus height of 79 women and followed them after having ... 70 millimeters high) and none among those with uterus height greater than 70 millimeters. Six deaths in ...

U.S. Air Force Pays Record Amount for Baby Injured in Government Hospital

... U.S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, Japan. Her mother's uterus ruptured during the birthing process, depriving ... oxytocin -- despite warning signs that the uterus was overly stimulated. The uterus eventually ruptured, cutting off oxygen to the ...

Staff Training Reduces Postpartum Bleeding, Episiotomies

... countries. Oxytocin helps contract the uterus and stop uterine bleeding. If the uterus fails to contract after detachment of the placenta, or ruptures or tears in the uterus and other tissues occur during birthing, ...

Avoiding Hysterectomy: Major Interventional Radiology E-collection Info Available

... a treatment directed toward a number of conditions involving the uterus -- most often adverse health effects that may occur due to the presence of ... in the muscular wall of the uterus. Hysterectomy, surgical removal of the uterus performed by a gynecologist, is the most common treatment for symptomatic ...

New Data: Efficacy and Responder Analyses of Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 percent for the Treatment of Menopause

... provider. Estrogens increase the chance of getting cancer of the uterus (womb). Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are ... In general, the addition of a progestin is recommended for women with a uterus to reduce the chance of getting cancer of the uterus. Do not use ...

Oh Baby, Interventional Radiology Makes Childbirth Safer

... birth condition when a woman's placenta (attached both to the wall of the uterus and to the baby's umbilical cord) grows or "invades" into the uterine ... of birthing today; it involves making a surgical incision in the mother's uterus to deliver the baby. Most C-sections are done when a vaginal delivery ...

Sonohysterography is an alternative diagnostic tool for women with adenomyosis

... ultrasound in detecting adenomyosis (a common benign condition of the uterus that causes dysmenorrhea, abnormal vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain), ... bleeding. In addition it is difficult to distinguish lesions in the uterus (myometrium and endometrium) using transvaginal ultrasound alone. SHG then ...

Newly Published Menopause Study: 'Bioidentical' and FDA-Approved Divigel(R) (estradiol gel) 0.1 Percent Safe and Effective Treatment for Moderate to Severe Hot Flashes Associated With Menopause

... Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb). Your healthcare provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding ... In general, the addition of a progestin is recommended for women with a uterus to reduce the chance of getting cancer of the uterus. Do not use ...

Mayo researchers offer new insight into effectiveness of procedure to stop heavy menstrual bleeding

... energy) to destroy just the uterine lining (endometrium) and leave the uterus intact. Once the cells or the tissue that line the uterus are destroyed, scar tissue forms, and monthly menstrual flow and any ...

Estrogen and progesterone receptor isoforms expression in the stomach of Mongolian gerbils

... not detect ER-beta isoform. PR isoforms were not regulated by E2 or P4 in uterus and gastric tissues of gerbils. ER-alpha isoform content was significantly down-regulated by E2 in the corpus, but not affected by hormones in uterus and gastric antrum. We have detected ER-alpha and both PR isoforms in ...

Urologists report success using robot-assisted surgery for urinary abnormality

... using robot-assisted surgery to repair fistulas between the bladder and uterus and between the uterus and vagina, as well as performing surgeries for urinary incontinence and ...

New Technique Removes Gallbladder Without External Incisions

... Endoscope was inserted through 1-inch cut behind uterus and into woman's body cavity FRIDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) ... involved insertion of an endoscope through a one-inch incision behind the uterus and into the woman's body cavity. Using the scope, surgeons detached the ...

Gallbladder removed without external incisions

... Center made headlines by removing a women's gallbladder through her uterus using a flexible endoscope, aided by several external incisions for added ... the endoscope was inserted through a one-inch incision behind the uterus and into her body cavity. Using that scope, the gallbladder was detached ...

New Technique Harvests Stem Cells at Earlier Stage

... into trophoblast, the outermost layer of the embryo that hooks into the uterus and becomes a feeding tube for the developing egg. Working with mature ... grow into a blastocyst (five-day embryo) that could be implanted into the uterus and develop into a healthy baby. "Currently, PGD is performed at the ...

Abortion drug's off-label use may have led to deaths

... The U-M scientists showed that rats given misoprostol injected in the uterus and then exposed to Clostridium sordellii had high mortality rates: 80 ... immunity. Because prostaglandins are made in abundance in the pregnant uterus and have already been implicated in infections, we are increasingly ...

Research Grant to Fund Free Surgeries for Women Suffering From Blocked Fallopian Tubes

... preventing harmful fluids of the hydrosalpinx from flowing into the uterus and contacting the embryo. The procedure is performed under local ... is inserted through the vagina and the cervix into the uterus. Because the uterus and the fallopian tubes are connected, the contrast material then flows ...

New Surgical Technology Holds Promise of Painless, Scarless Procedures

... of Medicine researchers found that NOTES can be used to view the entire uterus and to reach previously inaccessible areas. The findings from tests on ... Traditional laparoscopy or laparotomy can be limiting, because the uterus and fetus can only be accessed from the front. With NOTES, doctors can ...

UFE Highly Effective in Cases Where Focused Ultrasound to Treat Uterine Fibroids Failed

... are noncancerous (benign) growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus and are treated only if they are causing bothersome symptoms. With UFE, an ... of an inch) to larger than a cantaloupe. Occasionally, they can cause the uterus to grow to the size of a five-month pregnancy. In most cases, there is ...

Satisfaction After Fibroid Embolization Similar to Hysterectomy

... endometrial ablation, a procedure in which the endometrial lining of the uterus is destroyed. In UAE, two catheters are placed in the uterine arteries, ... have hysterectomy, which offers a permanent end to symptoms, because the uterus is removed. Six weeks after treatment, people in the UAE group had ...

Minimally invasive fibroid treatment fares well in multicenter trial

... a faster recovery time, a shorter hospital stay and, most importantly, the uterus is not removed. For the EMMY trial, 177 women with uterine fibroids and ... a hysterectomy, Dr. Reekers said. But for women who wish to retain their uterus and who desire a fast recovery, I would definitely recommend UAE. ...

The onchocerciasis parasite showing signs of resistance

... other than its direct one, is to prevent them from leaving the uterus of adult worms, for several months after treatment: this is its embryostatic effect. Post-treatment, there were more microfilariae in the uterus of homozygous female parasites than in those of heterozygous females. This ...

Hysterectomy May Boost Incontinence Risk

... according to the authors, was surgical trauma that can occur when the uterus and cervix are detached from the pelvic-floor supportive tissues during a ... reconstructive surgery for Scott & White in Temple. "Certainly, the uterus and bladder are intimately related, and, certainly, dissecting the bladder ...

QuatRx Announces Further Positive Phase 3 Results For Ophena(TM) (Ospemifene Tablets) in Postmenopausal Vaginal Atrophy

... who had undergone a hysterectomy were enrolled in an open label study of 60mg Ophena(TM) for an additional year of therapy . Women with an intact uterus were enrolled into an extension study where the treatment blind was maintained for a total of a year. In this study, 83% of women taking 60mg of ...

Study Evaluating Efficacy and Safety of Two Low-dose Regimens of PREMARIN Vaginal Cream for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Vaginal Atrophy Now Published

... vaginal bleeding right away while you are using PREMARIN Vaginal Cream. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb). Your health care professional should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find out the cause. Do not use estrogens with or without ...

Video: FDA Approves Hologic's Adiana(R) Permanent Contraception System

... procedure is a safe and simple alternative that not only provides patients with peace of mind in preventing pregnancy, but also leaves nothing in the uterus that might limit women's options for future gynecologic tests and procedures." The Adiana procedure is indicated for women who desire permanent ...

Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority Releases June Advisory

... complications that occur during certain gynecologic procedures. The most commonly reported event is the puncture of organs (77%), most frequently the uterus (96%). This article details the information found in the data and gives risk reduction strategies for prevention. Safety for Patients ...

Treatment Option Shortens Path to Pregnancy

... catheter is threaded through the cervix and used to inject washed sperm directly into the uterus. In IVF, egg and sperm are joined outside the uterus in a petri dish, and the fertilized egg is then placed into the uterus. Women in the other group went straight from the three clomiphene ...

A Growing Number of Brits Cross the Atlantic for Donor Egg IVF Treatment at Shady Grove Fertility Center

... then returns to the UK, where an SGFC partner clinic provides additional treatment and support -- such as hormone injections to prepare the woman's uterus for pregnancy -- while SGFC harvests the donor's eggs and fertilizes them in vitro with the thawed sperm. Only then does the couple return to ...

Heavy Periods May Be Due to a Clotting Disorder

... a blood clotting problem. "Sometimes they think hormones are the cause, or fibroids," James said. "In some cases they recommend removal of the uterus or offer another gynecologic explanation when the real contributing factor is a blood clotting disorder." The researchers recommended that doctors ...

MRI: Imaging technique of choice to exam pregnant patients with possible appendicitis

... period we were approximately 94% accurate in correctly diagnosing the presence or absence of appendicitis using MRI," said Dr. Ho. "A pregnant uterus can hamper a physician's physical examination as the appendix can move into uncommon locations as pregnancy progresses, making the diagnosis of ...

New MR sequence helps radiologists more accurately evaluate abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries

... not use radiation, it can be used in pregnant patients to evaluate causes of pelvic pain, such as appendicitis. Any anatomic abnormalities of the uterus and ovaries, which can be secondary to congenital defects, prior surgery, infection or injury are also best identified with MRI," said Dr. Lane. ...

Some radiation therapy treatments can decrease fertility

... Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO). Radiation therapy to the pelvic region can cause ovarian failure or result in damage that makes the uterus unable to accommodate the growth of a fetus. These effects are not a great concern to cancer patients past their reproductive years, but due to the ...

PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies

... genetic errors such as Down syndrome or cystic fibrosis. Normal embryos, based on the genetic analysis, are chosen for transfer back to the mother's uterus to achieve pregnancy. PGD allows diagnosis prior to implantation--or transfer of the embryo. Prior to discovery of the PGD technique, patients ...

Washington DC-area IVF Specialist Suheil Muasher, MD Addresses Fears of Infertility Treatments after Octuplet Mom News

... infertility specialist . He says that, while all the facts are not yet known in Ms. Suleman’s case, the transfer of six embryos into her uterus should not have happened. “There is no question that there was no justification in transferring this many multiple embryos.” In an ...

New tool guides doctors to save cancer patients' fertility

... One is an entirely new way of growing and preserving a woman's immature eggs, or young follicles, so they can be fertilized and implanted into the uterus when she is ready to have children. Thus far, this technology has been used successfully in mice to produce live, healthy offspring. ...

Prominent Chicago Gynecologists Launch Treatment Project To Raise Awareness Among African American Women of Non-Invasive Ultrasound Uterine Fibroid Procedure

... women are 2 to 3 times more likely to get uterine fibroids than women of other ethnic groups. Fibroids are benign growths in a woman's uterus that often cause unwanted symptoms such as abnormal bleeding, painful sex, pelvic pressure, and urinary problems. Certain types of fibroids may be ...

Women Only: Cramps, Bloating and Now, Tooth Erosion?

... - the woman induces vomiting herself - dysmenorrhea is involuntary," says Mohamed Bassiouny, DMD, MSc, PhD, author of the study. "Contractions in the uterus or the abdominal wall force the patient to vomit without any cause." Due to its uncontrollable force, dysmenorrhea also creates a different ...
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