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:

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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A Split-and-Merge-Based Uterine Fibroid Ultrasound Image Segmentation Method in HIFU Therapy.
 

Author(s): Menglong Xu, Dong Zhang, Yan Yang, Yu Liu, Zhiyong Yuan, Qianqing Qin

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High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) therapy has been used to treat uterine fibroids widely and successfully. Uterine fibroid segmentation plays an important role in positioning the target region for HIFU therapy. Presently, it is completed by physicians manually, reducing the ...

Last Updated: 15 May 2015

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Last Updated: 28 May 2015

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 7 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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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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Growth factors and myometrium: biological effects in uterine fibroid and possible clinical implications.
 

Author(s): Pasquapina Ciarmela, Md Soriful Islam, Fernando M Reis, Peter C Gray, Enrrico Bloise, Felice Petraglia, Wylie Vale, Mario Castellucci

Journal: Hum. Reprod. Update. ;17(6):772-90.

 

Growth factors are proteins secreted by a number of cell types that are capable of modulating cellular growth, proliferation and cellular differentiation. It is well accepted that uterine cellular events such as proliferation and differentiation are regulated by sex steroids and their ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2011

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Laparoscopic Cryoablation of Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 5 Feb 2015

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The Benefits and Limits of Laparoscopic Surgery for Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2010

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Clinical Test of the MRgHIFU System on Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 2 Nov 2014

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