SIR: UFE bests myomectomy for fibroid treatment

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a more effective treatment for fibroids...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Artificial intelligence for MRI distinguishes uterine cancer from fibroids Study finds low reintervention rate for UAE of fibroids MRgFUS offers less-invasive fibroid fix Further intervention rates vary after fibroid removal MRI helps distinguish fibroids from uterine cancer
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Publication date: Available online 19 October 2019Source: Respiratory Medicine Case ReportsAuthor(s): V.R. Anjali, Rambha Pandey, Astha Srivastava, Madhu Rajeshwari, Durgatosh Pandey, M.C. SharmaAbstractWith the advent of targeted therapies there was a paradigm shift in the treatment of metastatic adenocarcinoma of lung. Immuno-histopathology and molecular subtyping in metastatic adenocarcinoma lung have enabled personalized treatment for each patient. Oncogenic driver mutations in non-small cell lung cancer are commonly EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor) gene mutation and ALK (Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase) gene rearran...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Cancers, Vol. 11, Pages 1590: EP4 and Class III β-Tubulin Expression in Uterine Smooth Muscle Tumors: Implications for Prognosis and Treatment Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers11101590 Authors: Jocelyn Reader Amy K. Harper Teklu Legesse Paul N. Staats Olga Goloubeva Gautam G. Rao Amy Fulton Dana M. Roque The microtubule-stabilizing agent docetaxel in combination with gemcitabine represents one of the most effective regimens against the aggressive gynecologic tumor leiomyosarcoma (LMS). Upregulation of class III β-tubulin has previously been shown to confer taxane resistance in a variety of hu...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) – Not only do IUDs prevent pregnancy, they may lower the risk of ovarian cancer in the women who use them. Researchers at the University of Colorado reviewed a dozen prior studies involving several thousand patients and found that women who used IUDs were up to 32-percent less likely than other women to develop ovarian cancer. It’s not clear why, but scientists found that the hormones released by some IUDs may block estrogen which help ovarian tumor glow. And having a foreign body in the uterus may trigger the immune system to help fight cancer. Birth control pills have also been linked to a lower ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Healthwatch News Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall IUD ovarian cancer Source Type: news
AbstractObjectivesTo investigate the prognostic value of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in predicting clinical outcome in patients with cervical cancer after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT).MethodsWe enrolled 124 cervical cancer patients who received definitive CCRT and underwent 3  T-MRI before and 1 month after initiating treatment. The mean apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value was measured on the tumor and the changes in ADC percentage (ΔADCmean) between the two time points were calculated. The Cox proportion hazard model was used to evaluate the associations between imaging or clinical varia...
Source: European Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: A new multicellular, scaffold-free endometrial organoid system was established that resembled physiology of the native endometrium. Excess androgens in PCOS promoted cell proliferation in endometrial organoids, revealing new mechanisms of PCOS-associated with risk of endometrial neoplasia. PMID: 31614364 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: J Clin Endocrinol Metab Source Type: research
Publication date: November–December 2019Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology, Volume 26, Issue 7, SupplementAuthor(s): SR Pena, J Brown, M Wally, R Seymour, JR Hsu, RW NaumannStudy ObjectiveTo determine opioid and benzodiazepine prescribing practices in the gynecologic oncology population and determine if this patient population is at risk for narcotic abuse.DesignThis was an IRB-approved, retrospective study of opioid and benzodiazepine prescriptions for cervical, ovarian (including fallopian tube and primary peritoneal), and uterine cancer patients within a single healthcare system from January 2016 to ...
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionA small fraction of women undergoing UFE develop subsequent gynecologic malignancies. Women choosing uterine preservation with UFE should be counseled about the risk of developing gynecologic malignancies in the future, some of which may be preventable with hysterectomy.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionThe incidence of complications is similar to that reported in open surgery and discretely larger than laparoscopic, however type I complications were the most frequent.The high incidence of probably due to what we are is a school hospital and surgeons are training period.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionIn addition to clinical diagnosis, many demographic and health system factors are associated with use of robot-assistance for hysterectomy. This may indicate decreased access to the robot among underserved patient populations coupled with the capacity of large, urban facilities to make capital investments in robotic equipment.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionOur preliminary experience has demonstrated that with experienced laparoscopic skills, R-LESS with the da Vinci Si system is a feasible and safe surgical approach for performance of radical hysterectomy and pelvic lymphadenectomy with conventional robotic surgical instruments. Further studies with greater number of patients in multiple settings will help us to fully elucidate the role of da Vinci Si surgical system in single-site gynecologic surgery.
Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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