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Authors: E. Somigliana, P. Vercellini, R. Daguati, R. Pasin, O. De Giorgi and P.G. Crosignani Human Reproduction Update Advance Access originally published online on June 21, 2007 Abstract: Observational epidemiological studies aimed at elucidating the relationship between fibroids and infertility are inconclusive due to methodological limitations. However, two main pieces of clinical evidence support the […]

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Uterine Artery Embolization for Leiomyomas: Pre- and Postprocedural Evaluation with US1 Sangeet Ghai, MD, Dheeraj K. Rajan, MD, FRCPC, FSIR, Matthew S. Benjamin, MD, Murray R. Asch, MD, FRCPC and Sandeep Ghai, MD 1 From the Divisions of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (S.G., D.K.R., M.S.B., M.R.A.) and Women’s Imaging (S.G.), Department of Medical Imaging, Toronto […]

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Title: Successful spontaneous pregnancy following surgical removal of a post uterine artery embolized necrotic fibroid capsule: a case report Authors: Chun Ng, Stuart Lavery, Anne Hemingway, Ruth Williamson, Andrew McCarthy, Geoffrey Trew and Raul Margara Hum. Reprod. Advance Access originally published online on October 13, 2005 Summary: Despite the reports and recommendations of some surgeons […]

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Uterine artery embolization for symptomatic fibroids: short-term versus mid-term changes in disease-specific symptoms, quality of life and magnetic resonance imaging results Authors: C. Scheurig, A. Gauruder-Burmester, C. Kluner, R. Kurzeja, A. Lembcke, E. Zimmermann, B. Hamm and T. Kroencke Hum. Reprod. Advance Access originally published online on July 27, 2006 Summary: This study aimed to […]

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The American College of Obstetricians offers a bulletin where you can find related medical articles to treatments of leiomyomas. One of the suggested articles is: Title: Alternatives to Hysterectomy in the Management of Leiomyomas Author: Stewart, Elizabeth MD ACOG Committee on Practice Bulletins. AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OBSTETRICIANS AND GYNECOLOGISTS. 2008 Vol. 112, No. 2, Part […]

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The REST Investigators, Abstract Background The efficacy and safety of uterine-artery embolization, as compared with standard surgical methods, for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids remain uncertain. Methods We conducted a randomized trial comparing uterine-artery embolization and surgery in women with symptomatic uterine fibroids. The primary outcome was quality of life at 1 year of […]

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Dr. McLucas’s own research to determine if the Doppler flow is an adequate predictor and locator of the variables involved in uterine artery embolization. The Doppler flow determines  shrinkage of uterus and myomas, adenomyosis, and UAE failures. Title: Role of Uterine Artery Doppler Flow in Fibroid Embolization Authors: Bruce McLucas, MD, Rita Perrella, MD, Scott […]

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This study done by Dr. McLucas assesses patients that have undergone unilateral uterine artery embolization. He followed up with four of the 12 patients to see their symptoms post-operation. Title: Outcomes following Unilateral Uterine Artery Embolization Authors: By: Bruce McLucas, MD, Richard A Reed, MD, Scott Goodwin,MD, Arnold Rappaport, MD, Louis Adler, MD, Rita Perrella, […]

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By: Bruce McLucas, MD, and Louis Adler, MD INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS September 2001 Volume 74 No. 3 pp. 297-299 Summary SITUATION Although uterine fibroid embolization has been described as having a lower morbidity than myomectomy, no cohort comparison has been attempted to compare morbidity rates in patients who underwent uterine fibroid embolization […]

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By: Martin L Schwartz, MD, Ph.D., Arnold Klein, MD, and Bruce McLucas, MD CONTEMPORARY OBGYN August 2001 Volume 46 No. 8 pp. 14-37 Summary Embolization of uterine myomata is an alternative to surgical therapy for many women. The effects of the procedure appear to be permanent, with few long term complications other than premature menopause. […]

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