Dirk A Wildemeersch

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OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a T-shaped levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (Femilis, LNG IUS) on the amount of menstrual blood loss (MBL) in women with and without menorrhagia. The daily release of the LNG IUS was approximately 20 mug. MATERIALS AND METHODS In 60 Belgian women, less than 48 years of age at study(More)
OBJECTIVES Levonorgestrel (LNG), delivered locally into the uterine cavity has a profound effect on the endometrium. The aim of the study was to use a LNG intrauterine system to treat non-atypical and atypical endometrial hyperplasia in women and to evaluate the long-term cure (remission) rate. METHODS Each of the 20 women in the study, of whom eight were(More)
OBJECTIVE A "frameless" intrauterine drug delivery system that releases 14 microg/d of levonorgestrel was used to treat nonatypical and atypical endometrial hyperplasia in 12 women. STUDY DESIGN This noncomparative study had up to 3 to 4 years of follow-up. RESULTS The cure rate was 100%, as confirmed by repeat endometrial biopsy. CONCLUSION This(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this paper is to review the experience with the frameless, anchored, GyneFix copper-releasing intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs/IUDs) (Contrel Europe, Belgium), and to demonstrate their high acceptability and low rate of discontinuation of use, which could contribute to current efforts that aim to reduce radically the high(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to examine factors that could help reduce primary perforation during insertion of a framed intrauterine device (IUD) and to determine factors that contribute in generating enough uterine muscle force to cause embedment and secondary perforation of an IUD. The objective was also to evaluate the main underlying(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a "low-dose" levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing intrauterine system (IUS) on the amount of menstrual blood loss (MBL) in women with ideopathic menorrhagia. METHODS Menstrual blood loss was assessed with the visual assessment technique in 12 Belgian FibroPlant-LNG users with menorrhagia. In addition,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect on menstrual blood loss, in women with uterine fibroids, of a novel "frameless" intrauterine drug delivery system (IUS), FibroPlant-levonorgestrel (LNG), releasing 14 microg of LNG per day. STUDY DESIGN An open label, non-comparative ongoing pilot study. Fourteen insertions were performed in premenopausal women between 39(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to evaluate ease of insertion, contraceptive performance and safety, in parous and nulliparous women, of two new T-shaped levonorgestrel (LNG)-releasing intrauterine systems (LNG-IUS), Femilistrade mark (parous women) and Femilis Slim (nulliparous women), releasing 20 mug of LNG per day. An ancillary objective was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the pharmacodynamic effects of a novel intrauterine drug delivery system, FibroPlant-levonorgestrel (LNG), on the endometrium in 24 postmenopausal women using estrogen substitution therapy (EST) to suppress climacteric symptoms. DESIGN A 3-year non-comparative prospective clinical trial. SUBJECTS The treatment with the(More)
OBJECTIVE A novel intrauterine drug delivery system, FibroPlant-levonorgestrel (LNG), derived from the frameless GyneFix intrauterine device (IUD) is described and the preliminary results in 30 symptomatic climacteric and postmenopausal women are discussed. The treatment with the FibroPlant-LNG intrauterine system (IUS) was instituted to suppress the(More)