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By: Bruce McLucas, MD, Scott Goodwin, MD, Louis Adler, MD, Arnold Rappaport, MD, Richard Reed, MD, Rita Perrella, MD INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGY AND OBSTETRICS July 2001 Volume 74 No. 1 pp. 1-7 Summary CONDENSATION Thirty-three percent of women under 40 desiring pregnancy have experienced pregnancies following uterine fibroid embolization. Possible impediments to Post UFE […]

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By: Bruce McLucas, MD, FACS, Louis Adler, MD, Rita Perrella, MD JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SURGEONS January 2001 Volume 192 pp. 95-105 Summary BACKGROUND: Earlier studies demonstrated the efficacy of uterine fibloid embolization (UFE). We seek to demonstrate the success of the procedure in a community hospital setting, and we attempt to identify […]

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By: Bruce McLucas, MD, and Louis Adler, MD CONTROVERSIES IN REPRODUCTIVE SURGERIES January 2000 Volume 11 pp. 77-94 Summary Uterine artery embolization is a proven method for the treatment of myomata. Patients undergoing UAE have a high likelihood of symptom relief and improvement in menorrhagia (67%) as well as a reduction in uterine size as […]

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By: Bruce McLucas, S.C. Goodwin and D. Kaminsky MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1999 Volume 7 No. 3 pp. 267-271 Summary Embolization of the uterine arteries, used for many types of pelvic haemorrhage, recentiy has been successfully applied to women suffering from myomata uterus. As a side effect of embolisation, myomata shrink more than […]

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By: Bruce McLucas, Scott C. Goodwin, Louis Adler, Richard Reed THE LANCET November 1999 Volume 354 No. 9191 pp. 1730 Summary Sir-Arvind Vashisht and colleagues report a mortality related to UFE. Our group in Los Angeles has done this procedure in 367 women with menorrhagia associated with uterine fibroids since 1996. Among these women there […]

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By: B. McLucas, L. Adler and R. Perrella MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1999 Volume 8 No. 6 pp. 429-432 Summary A search of patient and procedural variables is performed to better understand the 10% failure rate of uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE) and what factors may contribute to decreased success in UFE. Statistical analysis […]

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Transcatheter uterine fibroid embolisation for uterine fibroids using a mobile fluoroscopy unit in an out-patient surgical centre By: B. McLucas and A.S. Rappoport MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1999 Volume 86 pp. 433-46 Summary Performing uterine fibroid embolisation (UFE), with or without laparoscopic myomectomy (LM), in an out-patient setting, using angiographic equipment, is much […]

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Summary This study was undertaken to investigate the efficacy of transcatheter uterine artery embolization in treating uterine fibroids and related symptoms. Eleven women with vaginal bleeding or pelvic pain, clinically determined to be related solely to uterine leiomyomata, underwent uterine artery embolization with the use of polyvinyl alcohol particles. Each patient, none of whom had […]

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By: Scott C. Goodwin, MD, Suresh Vedantham, MD, Bruce McLucas, MD, Alice E. Forno, MD, Rita Perrella, MD JOURNAL OF VASCULAR AND INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY July/August 1997 Volume 8 No. 4 pp. 517-526 Summary PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential usefulness of transcatheter uterine artery embolization as a treatment for fibroid-related vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain refractory […]

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By: B. McLucas, MD, S. Goodwin, MD and S. Vedantham, MD MIN INVAS THER & ALLIED TECHNOL 1996 Volume 5 pp. 336-338 Summary Two patients of an initial pilot study are reported. Both suffered from menorrhagia associated with uterine myomata. In each case bilateral uterine artery embolization under digital subtraction angiography was performed using polyvinyl […]

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