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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Offers Alternative to Hysterectomy for Uterine Fibroids

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. ...

Chamberlain Group Announces New Uterine Robotic Surgery Training Device

Reflects Robust Growth of Client Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci(R) System GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chamberlain Group, producers of anatomically accurate surgical trainers, today announced their new Uterine Robotic Surgery Trainer. The trainer is a lifelike, fu...

Singapore Premier Women's Hospital Offers Contactless Surgery for Uterine Fibroids

Female patients at the KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) can now opt for a "non-contact" form of surgery that allows them to undergo an anesthetic-free yet almost painless operation to treat uterine fibroids. Singapore (PRWEB) March 3, 2009 -- Female pa...

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

CHICAGO, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A project to create awareness among African American women about a non-invasive outpatient uterine fibroid treatment using high energy ultrasound will begin in the Chicago area in March, led by two prominent and well respected African American gynecologists, Dr...

Gene Variant Raises Risk of Uterine Fibroids

Mutation discovered more common in white women, but different genes might raise risk in black women TUESDAY, Feb. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have found a genetic marker that may indicate if a woman has a greater chance of developing uterine fibroids, a new study says. Shorte...

Black women with uterine cancers more likely to die than white patients

Black women with cancers of the uterus are less likely to survive the disease than white women, and relatively little progress has been made over the past two decades to narrow this racial difference. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the March 15, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-r...

Scientists ID Uterine Muscle Switch for Contractions

Finding may lead to new therapies for preterm labor FRIDAY, Nov. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers say they've found the switch that activates the uterine muscles for contraction during childbirth, a finding that may lead to therapies for preterm labor. The molecule prostacyclin n...

Major surgery no longer needed for the removal of uterine fibroids

The treatment of uterine fibroids with 3T MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) is safe, non-invasive and effective, according to a recent study conducted by researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY. Approximately 25% of women in the United States have clinically symptomatic...

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

Significant Relief of Symptoms Noted From Uterine Fibroid Embolization WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment for uterine fibroids, provides significant relief of symptoms for women whose f...

Few Women Hear About Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treatment Option Directly From Gynecologists

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study presented today at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting shows of 105 patients in the Atlanta metro area, only 18 percent of the women who saw a private practice gynecologist were told about uterine fibr...

Society of Gynecologic Oncologists Provides Guidelines for Offering Genetic Risk Assessment to Women With a Personal or Family History of Breast, Ovarian, Uterine or Colorectal Cancer

CHICAGO, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In its Statement on Risk Assessment for Inherited Gynecologic Cancer Predispositions, the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (SGO) provides concise guidelines, usable in a primary care setting, to guide physicians as to which women with a personal or family his...

Gorilla Receives State-Of-The-Art Treatment for Uterine Fibroids from Interventional Radiologists

Uterine artery embolization procedure performed on gorilla in Brookfield Zoo, Chicago FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beta, the gorilla, has been suffering since 2005 from abdominal discomfort and heavy vaginal bleeding caused by uterine fibroids,...

Mifepristone Reliable For Treating Uterine Fibroids

According to a study conducted by University of Rochester, Low doses of the drug mifepristone (also known as RU-486) shrinks the uterine fibroid tumors //and greatly improves the quality of life in women. The study results were published in the December issue of the journal, Obstetrics and Gynecolo...

Human Uterine Transplant In Near Future

U.S. doctors have been permitted to perform womb transplantation on human patients. //This follows the first successful transplant on a non-human primate, a rhesus monkey, last month by a team of researchers from New York and Pittsburgh. The review board at New York Downtown Hospital has give...

Brazilian Women to Be Vaccinated To Prevent Uterine Cancer

Human Papilloma virus is a major cause of uterine cancer. According to the statistics it was found that the HPV causes 70 % of Brazil’s uterine cancer cases//. Hence the Brazilian government plans to test the new Gardasil vaccine which treats HPV. After the positive test results then the government...

Recurrence of aggressive uterine cancer reduced by new form of therapy

The incidence of uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) has increased since it was first identified in 1981. The condition was initially regarded as easy to treat until about 1990 when a number of persons were diagnosed with the // aggressive cancer. It has remained a significant problem since t...

Outpatient Treatment Possible For Patients with Uterine Fibroid Tumors

Researchers from Mayo Clinic had developed focused ultrasound to be used in the outpatient department in the hospital for treating women suffering from uterinefibroid tumors. // Focused ultrasound is a welcome advance in treating this common condition that affects an estimated 40 percent of wome...

Embolization Effective For Uterine Fibroid

Women suffering from back pain, pelvic pressure, frequent urination or abnormal periods, uterine fibroids could be to blame. Fibroids are non-cancerous // growths found in the uterus and can range in size from very small to the size of a cantaloupe or larger. Now, there’s an improvement to uterine ...

Patients With Bipolar Disorder at Increased Risk for Wide Range of Health Problems, Thomson Reuters Study Finds

...episode involving the neurological system. Female Reproduction: Conditions involving the female reproductive system -- such as dysfunctional uterine bleeding and breast cancer -- were 25 percent more common among bipolar patients. The study is based on data contained in the 2006-...

Pelosi Remarks at Press Conference Today on Health Care Reform and Medical Costs

...s of Nashville, Tennessee, whose medical debt from uterine cancer could result in foreclosure on her home. Ca...as doing very well, and then she found out she had uterine cancer. She has and had health insurance. And so, ...'t afford this." Never mind that it was stage four uterine cancer and it had spread to the lymph nodes alread...

New Fertility Financing for Donated Eggs Fills Void Left by Capital One

...s starting at 8 percent. A recipient may select a donor online, choose the number of eggs wanted, and have them shipped to her doctor for uterine transfer. TWEB's extensive donor database is online, http://www.theworldeggbank.com/tweb2/recipients/Donors.aspx . About The World Egg...

Avoiding Hysterectomy: Major Interventional Radiology E-collection Info Available

...nterventional Radiology Assembles Major Studies of uterine Artery Embolization Over Past Two Years; T...ectronic collection of professional articles about uterine artery embolization, a treatment directed toward a...alth effects that may occur due to the presence of uterine fibroids. The Journal of Vascular and Intervention...

MRI May Help Find Deep Endometriosis

...nose deep endometriosis and offers surgeons a better map to finding wayward uterine tissue that needs to be removed, a new study suggests. All but one of 27 cases of deep endometriosis -- in which uterine tissue (endometrium) grows and attaches to areas such as the cervix, vagina...

MRI Accurately Depicts Deep Endometriosis

..., Belgium. "It accurately depicts all locations of deep endometriosis." Endometriosis is a chronic and painful disease that results when uterine tissue, called endometrium, grows outside the uterus. Endometrium can attach to other organs, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowels and bladder...

MRI accurately depicts deep endometriosis

...in Brussels, Belgium. "It accurately depicts all locations of deep endometriosis." Endometriosis is a chronic and painful disease that results when uterine tissue, called endometrium, grows outside the uterus. Endometrium can attach to other organs, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowels and bladder...

Americans United for Life Applauds Fourth Circuit Protecting Women and Children by Upholding Virginia Partial Birth Abortion Statute

...y partial-birth abortions -- can have devastating health effects, including uterine puncture or rupture, puncture of the uterine artery, permanent injury to the cervix, and risks for subsequent pregnancie...

Successful neurosurgery with transcranial MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound

...od which permits fully non-invasive brain interventions even on an out-patient basis. For quite some years, HIFU has been used for the treatment of uterine fibroids and tumors of the prostate gland. However, its application to the brain through the intact skull for non-invasive neurosurgery was not possib...

Boston Scientific's Urology/Gynecology Products Featured in Studies at International Urogynecological Association Annual Meeting

...uman Cadaver Study - Sarit O. Aschkenazi, M.D. "Minimal Mesh" Anterior-Apical Prolapse Repair: A New Alternative for uterine Preservation* - Roger P. Goldberg, M.D. Boston Scientific Urology Gynecology offers products for pelvic floor reconstruction, inclu...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Age Affects Her Chances of Successful Pregnancy from Egg Donation

...n recipients ages 45-50," Dr. Sherbahn concludes. "A woman's uterine receptivity might decline with advancing age due to unknown biochemical and/or molecular changes in the uterine lining," he says. "This decline could also be the result of a hig...

Courageous Cancer Survivors Honored at Intergraph(R) Garden of Hope

...fficult to detect. Her story, however, really begins two years prior, when she underwent a partial hysterectomy given her family history of breast and uterine cancer. During a routine doctor visit a year following her surgery, Nancy mentioned having unusual bloating in her abdominal region. After a battery o...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Body Mass Index Affects Her Success in Infertility Treatment

...s three days after fertilization had their embryos cultured in the lab for uterine transfer on day five . The researchers compared the two BMI groups' average...al pregnancy or live births -- we speculate that either embryo viability or uterine receptivity may be compromised in high-BMI women." "Because t...

Pro-Life Spokeswoman Objects to FDA Approval of 'Morning-After Pill' for Minors Without Prescription

...bryo from implanting in the womb, which is essential to his or her continued survival. Since it takes several days for the growing embryo to reach the uterine lining and implant in the mother's womb, the child in his or her second week of life could die as a direct result of Plan B. This is properly understo...

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

...f depicting the anatomy of the uterus, ovaries and uterine tumors than did the traditional T2 fast spin echo ... of reasons. It is important for the evaluation of uterine leiomyomas (fibroids) and ovarian and uterine cancers. Because it does not use radiation, it can...

Ethicon Endo-Surgery Novel Investigational Notes and SSL Devices Featured in 15 Presentations at Sages

...his study, which included seven patients. Ethicon Endo-Surgery plans to investigate the use of the TAS in NOTES procedures next. Transgastric uterine Horn Resection Using a Novel NOTES Toolbox (Podium Presentation) - Successfully simulated a pure NOTES appendectomy in a porcine model using the NOTE...

Family Cocooning in the Face of Recession Leads to Expanded Business for Bay Area Fertility Doctor - Dr. Danielle Lane

... by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Lane has published writings on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, uterine factor infertility, the surgical management of infertility and other related subjects. She was recently interviewed on ABC TV's "The View from the Bay...

AHRQ and Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care

...sking questions is an important part of getting the health care you need and can even lead to early detection of disease," said Ms. Drescher, who is a uterine cancer survivor. "I am an 8-year cancer survivor because I spoke up and continued to ask questions of my doctors, which led to my diagnosis." The...

Video: AHRQ And Ad Council Encourage Consumers to Ask Questions and Get More Involved in Their Health Care

...sking questions is an important part of getting the health care you need and can even lead to early detection of disease," said Ms. Drescher, who is a uterine cancer survivor. "I am an 8-year cancer survivor because I spoke up and continued to ask questions of my doctors, which led to my diagnosis." The...

New Approach to Progesterone Supplementation in ART Revealed in Recently Published White Paper

... treatment should prescribe ENDOMETRIN(R). In clinical trials (n=808), adverse reactions that occurred at a rate greater than or equal to 2% included: uterine spasm (3% to 4%) and vaginal bleeding (3%). Vaginal irritation, itching, burning or discomfort, urticaria, and peripheral edema were reported at an in...

Soybean Chemicals May Reduce Effects of Menopause

...sease." Chiou and colleagues also suggested soy supplementation may provide an alternative to hormone replacement therapy, which has been linked to uterine and breast cancers. More information The U.S. National Women's Health Information Center has more about menopause . ...

Can Cancer Be Funny? Fran Drescher, Award-Winning Actress and U.S. Special Envoy for Women's Health Will Speak at the National Press Club on April 14

...le. Her publicist says she'll succeed because she is "a Russell" - with Rosalind's comic timing, Jane's curves and Jack's tenacity. An eight-year uterine cancer survivor, Drescher authored Enter Whining and Cancer Schmancer, both New York Times best-sellers. She has received two Emmy and two Gol...
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