Uterine Fibroids

UAE vs MRI-guided HIFU for fibroid reduction rates

April 07, 2022

Among minimally invasive treatments for uterine fibroids, uterine artery embolization (UAE) produces greater fibroid shrinkage and more complications than MRI-guided HIFU (MRIgHIFU), according to a study in BMC Women’s Health.

Pap Talk S4E4: RFA and uterine fibroids with Dr. Jessica Shepherd

March 30, 2022

In this episode of Pap Talk, Jessica Shepherd, MD, MBA, FACOG, deep dives into the benefits of utilizing radio frequency ablation (RFA) for treatment of uterine fibroids, available RFA devices, and disparities in the condition.

Uterine fibroids and risk of depression, anxiety, and self-directed violence

March 29, 2022

Women with uterine fibroids (UF) experience higher rates of depression, anxiety, and self-directed violence, especially those with pain or who have had a hysterectomy, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.

Ultrasound for uterine fibroids

March 17, 2022

“Although traditional surgical treatments can resolve the clinical symptoms, they have many disadvantages, such as relatively large trauma, high chances of postoperative complications and long operation time,” wrote the authors of the review in the International Journal of Hyperthermia.

Myomectomy surgical choice considerations

March 17, 2022

A recent study compared the effectiveness of open, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery in terms of outcomes and post-operative pregnancy success, and found that minimally invasive methods were best, according to a study published in JBRA Assisted Reproduction.

Uterine artery embolization or myomectomy for uterine fibroids

February 11, 2022

A 4-year follow-up of a randomized control study comparing uterine artery embolization (UAE) to myomectomy for treating women with uterine fibroids has concluded that myomectomy achieves greater improvement in quality of life.