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 41 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oral sciences research leads to uterine fibroid treatment.
 

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Journal: J Can Dent Assoc. 2013 ;79():d59.

 

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2013

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Re: Uterine fibroid treatment planning with the diffusion weighted imaging tool.
 

Author(s): Ferhat Cuce, Emre Kara┼čahin, Guner Sonmez

Journal: Korean J Radiol. ;14(3):547.

 

Last Updated: 21 May 2013

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BET1L and TNRC6B associate with uterine fibroid risk among European Americans.
 

Author(s): Todd L Edwards, Kara A Michels, Katherine E Hartmann, Digna R Velez Edwards

Journal: Hum. Genet.. 2013 Aug;132(8):943-53.

 

Uterine fibroid (UFs) affect 77 % of women by menopause and account for $9.4 billion in healthcare costs each year. Although UFs are heritable, genetic risk is poorly understood. The first genome-wide association study (GWAS) of UFs was recently performed in a Japanese population, ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2013

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 4 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Uterine fibroid embolization: CME update for family physicians.
 

Author(s): Antony Raikhlin, Mark Otto Baerlocher, Murray R Asch

Journal: Can Fam Physician. 2007 Feb;53(2):250-6.

 

To review evidence supporting the use of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as an alternative to hysterectomy and myomectomy for managing uterine fibroids.

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2007

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Uterine fibroid tumors: diagnosis and treatment.
 

Author(s): Patricia Evans, Susan Brunsell

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2007 May;75(10):1503-8.

 

The incidence of uterine fibroid tumors increases as women grow older, and they may occur in more than 30 percent of women 40 to 60 years of age. Risk factors include nulliparity, obesity, family history, black race, and hypertension. Many tumors are asymptomatic and may be diagnosed ...

Last Updated: 8 Jun 2007

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Biologic Predictors of Leiomyoma Treatment Outcomes
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Leiomyomas; Fibroids; Uterine Fibroids; Myomas

 

Last Updated: 27 Mar 2014

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Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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Establishment of Fibroid Tissue Bank
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Leiomyoma; Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 14 Mar 2014

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