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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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 73 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Translation and validation of the Uterine Fibroid Symptom and Quality of Life (UFS-QOL) questionnaire for the Brazilian Portuguese language.
 

Author(s): Luiz Gustavo Oliveira Brito, Daniela Alves Malzone-Lott, Mayra Fernanda Sandoval Fagundes, Pedro Sérgio Magnani, Mariana Alves Fernandes Arouca, Omero Benedicto Poli-Neto, Antônio Alberto Nogueira

Journal: Sao Paulo Med J. ;135(2):107-115.

 

Uterine fibroids (UF), also known as leiomyomas, are the most prevalent gynecological tumors. The Uterine Fibroid Symptoms and Quality of Life (UFS-QOL) is the only specific questionnaire that assesses symptom intensity and quality-of-life issues for women with symptomatic UF; however, ...

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2017

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Hyperkalemia and acute kidney failure associated with preoperative uterine artery embolization for a large uterine fibroid: a case report.
 

Author(s): Keiko Tanaka, Toshimitsu Koizumi, Takeru Higa, Noriaki Imai

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Preoperative uterine artery embolization has been shown to help reduce blood loss, with few complications. Most reports indicated that uterine artery embolization is safe for uterine fibrosis; the occurrence of hyperkalemia and acute kidney failure as complications of preoperative ...

Last Updated: 1 Nov 2016

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Avoid the fibroid-Options in the management of uterine fibroids.
 

Author(s): Mervyn Huston, Kaushali Trivedi, James Ingham

Journal: Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol. 2016 Oct;55(5):768.

 

Last Updated: 18 Oct 2016

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 10 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) for Fibroid Treatment: Results of the 6th Radiological Gynecological Expert Meeting.
 

Author(s): Thomas Kröncke, Matthias David

Journal: Rofo. 2017 Jun;189(6):511-514.

 

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2017

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Consensus meetings regarding uterine artery embolization and focused ultrasound in fibroid treatment: an analysis.
 

Author(s): Thomas Kröncke, Matthias David, Matthias Fritz Matzko

Journal: Rofo. 2017 06;189(6):508-510.

 

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2017

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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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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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Last Updated: 12 Jan 2017

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Factors Influencing Volumetric MR-HIFU Ablation of Uterine Fibroids
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroid

 

Last Updated: 6 Oct 2017

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