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OBJECTIVES To investigate the change in symptom severity and health-related quality of life among patients treated with uterine artery embolization for leiomyomata. METHODS Using the Fibroid Registry for Outcomes Data (FIBROID), a multicenter, prospective, voluntary registry of patients undergoing uterine embolization for leiomyomata, we studied changes(More)
INTRODUCTION The authors review their midterm experience with uterine artery embolization for the treatment of uterine fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty patients were referred for permanent polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) foam particle uterine artery embolization during an 18-month period. Detailed clinical follow-up and ultrasound follow-up were obtained. (More)
OBJECTIVE To assess long-term clinical outcomes of uterine artery embolization across a wide variety of practice settings in a large patient cohort. METHODS The Fibroid Registry for Outcomes Data (FIBROID) for Uterine Embolization was a 3-year, single-arm, prospective, multi-center longitudinal study of the short- and long-term outcomes of uterine artery(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper seeks to evaluate the ability to deliver term pregnancies following uterine fibroid embolization, and to identify impediments to pregnancy in the embolization procedure. STUDY DESIGN Four physicians performed embolization procedures at various facilities. Patients were asked if fertility was an issue prior to embolization. We measured(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the potential usefulness of transcatheter uterine artery embolization as a treatment for fibroid-related vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain refractory to hormonal therapy and myomectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eleven patients (aged 27-55 years; mean, 44.2 years; none desiring future pregnancy) with refractory vaginal bleeding and/or(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the short-term safety of uterine embolization for leiomyomata in a large cohort of patients treated in a variety of clinical settings. METHODS Examining the FIBROID Registry, a multicenter prospective voluntary registry of patients undergoing uterine embolization for leiomyomata, we studied the frequency of adverse events and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare long-term outcomes of uterine artery embolization and abdominal myomectomy in patients with symptomatic uterine myomas. METHODS At a single institution in an 18-month time, 59 patients had bilateral uterine artery embolization and 38 patients had abdominal myomectomy to treat symptomatic uterine myomas. We reviewed medical records and(More)
Transcatheter arterial embolization has recently emerged as a highly effective percutaneous technique for controlling acute and chronic genital bleeding in a wide variety of obstetric and gynecologic disorders. Benefits for the patient and health care system have included low complication rates, avoidance of surgical risks, fertility preservation, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether there is significant quality of life score improvement after uterine artery embolization (UAE) and to compare UAE and myomectomy outcomes. DESIGN Prospective cohort controlled study. SETTING Sixteen medical centers in the United States. PATIENT(S) One hundred forty-nine UAE patients and 60 myomectomy patients. Patients(More)