Uterine Fibroid

Common Name(s)

Uterine Fibroid, Uterine Leiomyoma

Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are growths in the uterus that frequently appear during childbearing years. These growths are noncancerous and develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus. These fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Symptoms are usually not present, but in women who do have symptoms, symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pressure or pain, frequent urination, difficulty emptying the bladder, constipation, or backache or leg pains.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 68 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Uterine fibroid characteristics and sonographic pattern among Ghanaian females undergoing pelvic ultrasound scan: a study at 3-major centres.
 

Author(s): Benjamin Dabo Sarkodie, Benard Ohene Botwe, Eric K Ofori

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Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumours affecting premenopausal women and are often associated with considerable hospitalization and morbidity. The purpose of this study was to identify the uterine fibroid characteristics and sonographic patterns of uterine fibroids among ...

Last Updated: 17 Feb 2016

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Application of a Patient Derived Xenograft Model for Predicative Study of Uterine Fibroid Disease.
 

Author(s): Martin Fritsch, Nicole Schmidt, Ina Gröticke, Anna-Lena Frisk, Christopher S Keator, Markus Koch, Ov D Slayden

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Human uterine fibroids, benign tumors derived from the smooth muscle layers of the uterus, impose a major health burden to up to 50% of premenopausal women in their daily life. To improve our understanding of this disease, we developed and characterized a patient-derived xenograft ...

Last Updated: 21 Nov 2015

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Segmentation of uterine fibroid ultrasound images using a dynamic statistical shape model in HIFU therapy.
 

Author(s): Bo Ni, Fazhi He, ZhiYong Yuan

Journal: Comput Med Imaging Graph. 2015 Dec;46 Pt 3():302-14.

 

Segmenting the lesion areas from ultrasound (US) images is an important step in the intra-operative planning of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). However, accurate segmentation remains a challenge due to intensity inhomogeneity, blurry boundaries in HIFU US images and the ...

Last Updated: 23 Dec 2015

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Uterine fibroid: common features of widespread tumor (Review article).
 

Author(s): Veronika Aleksandrovych, Tomasz Bereza, Marek Sajewicz, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof Gil

Journal: Folia Med Cracov. 2015 ;55(1):61-75.

 

Leiomyoma is the most frequent benign monoclonal tumor (cells behave identically in culture) of the female reproductive system. It affected almost 50% of childbearing age women, deteriorating the quality of life and may cause infertility. The unique features of this pathology is the ...

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2016

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Role of vitamin D in uterine fibroid biology.
 

Author(s): Soumia Brakta, Justin S Diamond, Ayman Al-Hendy, Michael P Diamond, Sunil K Halder

Journal: Fertil. Steril.. 2015 Sep;104(3):698-706.

 

To provide a detailed summary of current scientific knowledge on uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) in vitro and in in vivo animal models, as well as to postulate the potential role of vitamin D3 as an effective, inexpensive, safe, long-term treatment option for uterine fibroids.

Last Updated: 4 Sep 2015

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The health disparities of uterine fibroid tumors for African American women: a public health issue.
 

Author(s): Heba M Eltoukhi, Monica N Modi, Meredith Weston, Alicia Y Armstrong, Elizabeth A Stewart

Journal: Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.. 2014 Mar;210(3):194-9.

 

Uterine fibroid tumors (leiomyomas) are the most common benign pelvic tumors in women and are the major indication for hysterectomy. Fibroid tumors are more common and more severe among African American women. Although this disease disproportionately affects the African American population, ...

Last Updated: 25 Feb 2014

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Safety and Efficacy of Embozene Microspheres for Uterine Fibroid Embolization
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2016

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Factors Influencing Volumetric MR-HIFU Ablation of Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroid

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2016

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Last Updated: 14 Dec 2015

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