Pain and Return to Daily Activities after Uterine Artery Embolization and Hysterectomy in the Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: Results from the Randomized EMMY Trial

@article{Hehenkamp2005PainAR,
  title={Pain and Return to Daily Activities after Uterine Artery Embolization and Hysterectomy in the Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids: Results from the Randomized EMMY Trial},
  author={Wouter J. K. Hehenkamp and Nicole A. Volkers and Erwin Birnie and Jim A. Reekers and Willem M. Ankum},
  journal={CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={179-187}
}
To evaluate the safety and efficacy of uterine artery embolization (UAE) and hysterectomy for symptomatic uterine fibroids by means of a randomized controlled trial. The present paper analyses short-term outcomes, i.e., pain and return to daily activities. Patients were randomized (1:1) to UAE or hysterectomy. Pain was assessed during admission and after discharge, both quantitatively and qualitatively, using a numerical rating scale and questionnaires. Time to return to daily activities was… CONTINUE READING

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