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

Vitamin D3 inhibits expression and activities of matrix metalloproteinase-2 and -9 in human uterine fibroid cells.
 

Author(s): Sunil K Halder, Kevin G Osteen, Ayman Al-Hendy

Journal: Hum. Reprod.. 2013 Sep;28(9):2407-16.

 

Can biologically active vitamin D3 [1,25(OH)₂D3] regulate the expression and activity of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in human uterine fibroid cells?

Last Updated: 22 Aug 2013

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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 Karaşahin, Guner Sonmez

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

 

Last Updated: 21 May 2013

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 5 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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Proceedings from theNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development conference on the Uterine Fibroid Research Update Workshop.
 

Author(s): William H Catherino, Estella Parrott, James Segars

Journal: Fertil. Steril.. 2011 Jan;95(1):9-12.

 

The purpose of the National Institutes of Health conference Fibroid Research Workshop in September 2007 was to bring Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development-funded fibroid investigators together to discuss basic science and clinical research ...

Last Updated: 20 Dec 2010

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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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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Biologic Predictors of Leiomyoma Treatment Outcomes
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 24 Nov 2014

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Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) of Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 6 Aug 2014

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Sonalleve Fibroid Ablation Pivotal Clinical Trial for MR-HIFU of Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroids

 

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2014

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