Augusta University study gives women with fibroids promising results with new drug

Fibroids are benign tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus. They cause heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, bladder problems and leave women infertile. Around 80 per cent of American women are at risk, experts say.
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In this study we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of extensive hysteroscopic cesarean scar niche excision in symptomatic patients.DesignPatients were followed for a minimum of 1 year following hysteroscopic CSD excision. Clinical information obtained included detailed obstetric history, preoperative and postoperative menstruation pattern.PatientsSymptomatic patients who were treated with hysteroscopic CSD excision. Patients were considered eligible for the procedure in case myometrial thickness of 2mm or more was observed on sonohysterography (SHG)SettingTertiary referral centerInterventionsExtensive CSD excision was perform...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Since the early 2000s there has been an ever-increasing awareness of cesarean section scar defects. Much of this is due to increased utilization of pelvic ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging and improvements in resolution. Perhaps driving this is a significant increase and prevalence in cesarean sections in the United States, followed by issues with postmenstrual spotting, irregular bleeding, pelvic pain, or infertility. Most studies looking at cesarean scar defects in patients with a history of a prior cesarean section note a prevalence between 24% and 70% when a pelvic ultrasound is done and 56% and 84% when a...
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Vasilios Tanos, Zara Abigail ToneyAbstractThe increasing rate of elective and indicated caesarean sections worldwide has led to new pathologies and management challenges. The number of patients undergoing trial of labor after caesarean section (TOLAC) is also increasing. Three professional societies provide detailed guidelines based on scientific evidence for the management of patients attempting vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC). However, they do not provide any recommendations f...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Vasilios Tanos, Zara Abigail ToneyAbstractThe increasing rate of elective and indicated caesarean sections worldwide has led to new pathologies and management challenges. The number of patients undergoing trial of labour after caesarean section (TOLAC) is also increasing. Three professional societies provide detailed guidelines based on scientific evidence for the management of patients attempting vaginal birth after caesarean section (VBAC). However, they do not provide any recommendations ...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionWhile pre-procedural pregnancy test should not be performed for all, a high index of suspicion for early pregnancy should be maintained as undetected ectopic and heterotopic pregnancies could lead to serious complications once the HSG is done.
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ConclusionWhile pre-procedural pregnancy test should not be performed for all, a high index of suspicion for early pregnancy should be maintained as undetected ectopic and heterotopic pregnancies could lead to serious complications once the HSG is done.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Uterine fibroids (UFs; leiomyomas) are benign monoclonal neoplasms of the myometrium and represent the most common tumors in reproductive-age women worldwide. Tumors occur in approximately 77% of women overall and are clinically manifest in approximately 25% by age 45  years. Although benign, these tumors are nonetheless associated with significant morbidity; they are the primary indication for hysterectomy and a major source of gynecologic and reproductive dysfunction, ranging from profuse menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain to infertility, recurrent miscarriage , and preterm labor.
Source: Fertility and Sterility - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reflections Source Type: research
(CNN) — People were curious about the keto diet, ALS and endometriosis in 2018. Those are just a few of the health-related topics that had Internet surfers in the United States turning to Dr. Google with questions this year, according to a top 10 list from the search engine giant. The data, based on search terms, was collected from January to mid-December. Last year, some of the top health-related questions searched on Google included what causes hiccups, how to stop snoring, how long flu lasts and what is lupus. Some of the top health-related questions on Google in 2016 were related to Zika, traumatic brain injuries...
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The objective of this study was to demonstrate a markedly enlarged isthmocele, that resulted in the miscarriage of a 12-week IVF twin pregnancy.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Objective: Caesarean scar defect, or isthmocele, is a reservoir type pouch on the anterior wall of the uterine isthmus caused by inappropriate healing of the lower segment incision after caesarean section. The incidence of caesarean scar defects is reported to be as high as 84%, and is increasing due to the rising rates of caesarean sections worldwide. Caesarean scar defects may be asymptomatic, or cause a number of gynaecologic and obstetric sequealae, including abnormal bleeding, pelvic pain, infertility and ectopic scar pregnancy.
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
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