Uterine Fibroid

Ultrasound vs. MRI to detect uterine leiomyomas

October 23, 2020

A prospective observational study in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine has concluded that for pretreatment evaluation of uterine fibroids (UF), transabdominal contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) represents a viable alternative to traditional contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

FDA: New assessment discourages morcellation for fibroids

December 19, 2017

An updated review of evidence by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) underscores concerns expressed in 2014 by the agency about use of laparoscopic power morcellators (LPM) for treatment of uterine fibroids. Plus: Prescription habits show ob/gyns not well informed about opioids, according to a study. Also: Does ADHD medication use during pregnancy increase risk of congenital malformations?

The economics of uterine fibroids

October 13, 2015

A study tabulates the direct and indirect costs.

Uterine fibroids: medical management options

March 01, 2015

For women in whom surgery is not recommended or necessary, treatment with the goal of symptom relief and size reduction can be achieved medically.