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 75 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: 31 Dec 1969

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Uterine Fibroid Symptom - Quality of Life questionnaire translation and validation into Brazilian Portuguese.
 

Author(s): Rita Oliveira da Silva, Mariano Tamura Vieira Gomes, Rodrigo de Aquino Castro, Cláudio Emílio Bonduki, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão

Journal: Rev Bras Ginecol Obstet. 2016 Oct;38(10):518-523.

 

Purpose To translate into Portuguese, culturally adapt and validate the Uterine Fibroid Symptom - Quality of Life (UFS-QoL) questionnaire for Brazilian women with uterine leiomyoma. Methods Initially, the UFS-QoL questionnaire was translated into Brazilian Portuguese in accordance ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Uterine Fibroid" returned 11 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: 31 Dec 1969

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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: 31 Dec 1969

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Recent Advances in Uterine Fibroid Etiology.
 

Author(s): Michelle M McWilliams, Vargheese M Chennathukuzhi

Journal: Semin. Reprod. Med.. 2017 Mar;35(2):181-189.

 

Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine leiomyoma (UL), are monoclonal tumors of the smooth muscle tissue layer (myometrium) of the uterus. Although ULs are considered benign, uterine fibroids are the source of major quality-of-life issues for approximately 25% of all women, who suffer ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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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Characterisation of Uterine Fibroid Tissue Stiffness
 

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Condition Summary: Uterine Fibroid

 

Last Updated: 8 Dec 2017

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