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Sterilisation implant withdrawn from non-US sale
Some women needed a hysterectomy to remove the sterilisation device Essure. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Safer Than You Think
The pendulum has swung from one extreme to the other when it comes to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to treat symptoms of menopause. At first, the replacement hormones—mostly a combination of estrogen and progestin to replace what the body stops making after menopause—were seen as a panacea. Doctors thought they could not only relieve hot flashes and night sweats, but also prevent chronic aging diseases like heart problems and weakening bones. But studies then found that the supplement hormones could lead to a higher risk of breast cancer—and that they didn’t protect the heart after all. In the l...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Drugs estrogen Hormone Therapy hormones for menopause hot flashes night sweats progestin Reproductive Health treating menopause Source Type: news

Acessa Health touts data from 10-year review of uterine fibroid treatment
Acessa Health today touted data from a 10-year systematic review and meta-analysis of its Acessa system designed to treat uterine fibroids and comparable procedures, touting reduced blood loss, hospitalization time and readmission rates. Data from the 10-year review was presented at the MIS Week 2017 conference by Dr. Yelena Havryliuk of Weill Cornell Medical College. The review included assessments of 143 journal articles from between 2006 and 2016 and a quantitative synthesis of 45 studies during that time, Austin, Texas-based Acessa Health said. “I have used the Acessa System and been impressed with minimal blood ...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Women's Health acessahealth Source Type: news

Hysterectomies: Thousands of UK women can receive new ways to cure fibroids - experts
SOUL singer Beverley Knight looked the picture of health when she posted snaps of herself on social media last month, relaxing in a swimming pool at a fitness retreat in Portugal. The usually super-fit star was recuperating after a hysterectomy earlier in the summer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments
Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SIR: Women unaware of UFE as fibroid treatment option
Women in the U.S. aren't aware of uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) as a minimally...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: UFE can help restore fertility SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization UFE fertility rates compare to surgery UFE provides long-term relief of fibroid symptoms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 29, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll
Hysterectomy isn't the only choice, radiology experts say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Uterine Fibroids, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: Poll
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- Many American women with uterine fibroids don't know there's a minimally invasive embolization technique that may be an alternative to a hysterectomy, a new poll finds. " Misperceptions about uterine fibroids and the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Some women need a hysterectomy after sterilisation device Essure
One woman said the pain "felt like I was dying" after her Essure sterilisation implant was fitted. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For post-menopausal women, vaginal estrogens do not raise risk of cancer, other diseases
This study, the first to examine potential adverse health effects in users of vaginal estrogen compared with non-users, suggests that vaginal estrogen therapy is a safe treatment for genitourinary symptoms such as burning, discomfort, and pain during intercourse associated with menopause.AUTHORSThe paper ’s authors are Dr. Carolyn Crandall of UCLA; Kathleen Hovey of the State University of New York at Buffalo; Christopher Andrews of the University of Michigan; Dr. Rowan Chlebowski of City of Hope; Marcia Stefanick of Stanford University; Dr. Dorothy Lane of the State University of New York at Ston y Brook; Dr. Jan Sh...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Report: Olympus study of next-gen power morcellator draws criticism
Olympus (TYO:7733) is receiving criticism after moving forward with plans to revitalize its powered morcellator devices, with a new 140-patient trial planned, according to a Philadelphia Inquirer report. Power morcellators, which use a cutting tip to shred and remove uterine tissue, have been implicated in the spread of a lethal cancer that can masquerade undetected as benign fibroids. The devices designed to be used to remove benign uterine fibroids, but when used on malignant tissue, can spread cancerous cells throughout the abdomen. Olympus won FDA 510(k) clearance for a next-generation laparoscopic PK morcellator,...
Source: Mass Device - August 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Oncology Source Type: news

New study links C-sections with hysterectomy complications later in life
What to know about the new research on C-sections. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

WATCH: New study finds link between C-sections and hysterectomy complications later in life
Dr. Jennifer Ashton appears live on "GMA" to discuss what women should know about the new study. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Cesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy
Past cesarean increases risk of reoperation after hysterectomy by more than 30% Related items fromOnMedica Baby-led weaning doesn ’t reduce chances of obesity Hunt orders inquiry into baby deaths High Court says doctors can withdraw ventilation from baby Charlie Poor nutrition in pregnancy ages baby ’s heart Almost half of baby boomers ’ health problems stem from lifestyle choices (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Caesareans associated with increased risk of complications from hysterectomy
Past caesarean increases risk of reoperation after hysterectomy by more than 30% Related items fromOnMedica Baby-led weaning doesn ’t reduce chances of obesity Hunt orders inquiry into baby deaths High Court says doctors can withdraw ventilation from baby Charlie Poor nutrition in pregnancy ages baby ’s heart Almost half of baby boomers ’ health problems stem from lifestyle choices (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

C-Section Now, Hysterectomy Complications Later?
(MedPage Today) -- Higher risk of reoperation vs women with vaginal delivery (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - August 9, 2017 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

C-section History Tied to Increased Hysterectomy Complications C-section History Tied to Increased Hysterectomy Complications
A history of cesarean delivery is associated with an increased risk of complications with hysterectomy, and only a small part of the extra risk is adhesion-related, new findings show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Abuse and hysterectomy, are the two linked?
The post Abuse and hysterectomy, are the two linked? appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. There is growing body of research evidence suggesting that adults who have experienced childhood abuse are more likely to have health problems than those without these experiences. Since the early days of the Hysterectomy Association, over 20 years ago, there have been a significant number of women self-reporting some form of abuse in their past history. The types of abuse they talk about ranges widely from sexual and physical to bullying, often experiencing more than one type with more than one person involved at different tim...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - August 4, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Research abuse physical abuse sexual abuse Source Type: news

TransEnterix touts 1st micro-laparoscopic robotic surgeries with Senhance
TransEnterix (NYSE:TRXC) today touted that its Senhance Surgical Robot system was used in the 1st 3mm micro laparoscopic robotic surgeries globally. The surgeries were performed at France’s CHU Saint-Ètienne and at Rome’s Policlinico A. Gemelli Foundation, the Research Triangle, N.C.-based company said, by Dr. Celine Chauler, Dr. Salvatore Aletti and Dr. Gabriele Barabino. “Patients are consistently interested in the least invasive approach possible. Utilizing 3mm microlap instruments with the Senhance Surgical Robot creates a virtually scarless approach with the precision of robotics to contr...
Source: Mass Device - July 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Robot-Assisted Surgery Robotics Surgical TransEnterix Source Type: news

In assessing risk of hormone therapy for menopause, dose — not form — matters
FINDINGSWhen it comes to assessing the risk of estrogen therapy for menopause, how the therapy is delivered — taking a pill versus wearing a patch on one’s skin — doesn’t affect risk or benefit, researchers at UCLA and elsewhere have found. But with the commonly used conjugated equine estrogen, plus progestogen, the dosage does. Higher doses, especially over time, are associated with greater risk of problems, including heart disease and some types of cancer, especially among obese women.BACKGROUNDThe Women ’s Health Initiative established the potential of estrogen therapy to increase or decrea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

SIR calls for 2018 meeting abstracts
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is inviting submissions of original...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: Prostate artery embolization effective long term SIR: MRI debunks venoplasty for treating MS SIR taps new president, bestows 3 gold medals SIR: Bariatric embolization can beat obesity SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie ’ s story
The post Rather sizeable fibroid and my recovery – Anne-Marie’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I underwent an abdominal hysterectomy on 14th June this year having had problems for the last two years due to a rather sizeable fibroid – everything was taken out with the exception of my ovaries. There seems to be very little information available generally with the exception of what is provided through the Hysterectomy Association and the forums and information they provide which have proven invaluable and very reassuring. I was really quite anxious in the days leading up to the operation &...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 25, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories fibroids manuka honey Source Type: news

Emergency Visits Common After Hysterectomy, Study Finds Emergency Visits Common After Hysterectomy, Study Finds
Approximately one in 11 women who undergo hysterectomy for benign disease make potentially avoidable visits to the emergency department within 30 days of the surgery, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?
Title: Do I Need a Pap Smear if I've Had a Hysterectomy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/17/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - July 17, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Surrogate mum hands over her first baby to cancer survivor
Sarah Holder from Birmingham became a surrogate for Katy-Ann McGlade from Motherwell, giving birth to a son Grayson after his mother had a hysterectomy after battling cervical cancer. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bridgend mother-of-two has a hysterectomy at 28
Nicola James, from Bridgend, Wales, smashed plates, berated loved ones and almost lost her job due to her constant periods that happened for two weeks every month. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stryker, Smith & Nephew square off over total knee replacements
(Reuters) – The world’s top medical technology companies are turning to robots to help with complex knee surgery, promising quicker procedures and better results in operations that often leave patients dissatisfied. Demand for artificial replacement joints is growing fast, as baby boomers’ knees and hips wear out, but for the past 15 years rival firms have failed to deliver a technological advance to gain them significant market share. Now U.S.-based Stryker (NYSE:SYK) and Britain’s Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) believe that is about to change, as robots give them an edge. Robots should mean less tr...
Source: Mass Device - July 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Orthopedics Wall Street Beat intuitivesurgical johnsonandjohnson Smith & Nephew Stryker zimmerbiomet Source Type: news

Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian ’ s story
The post Rectocele prolapse after overdoing it post hysterectomy – Vivian’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. My story is this which I hope will help others, as I feel I could and should have been given more information regarding exercises for pelvic floor muscles. I have since suffered another prolapse after my hysterectomy, this time a rectocele prolapse at the beginning of April 2017, I suppose because I have overdone things, but had I been given more information, perhaps this could have been prevented. I first suffered a prolapsed uterus in September 2016 and had a LAVH on 19th Dec...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - July 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories pelvic floor exercises prolapse rectocele Source Type: news

Laparoscopy: illustrated
Injuries and conditions requiring keyhole surgery, including shoulder surgery, nasal surgery and laparoscopic hysterectomy. (Source: GP Online Education)
Source: GP Online Education - July 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Tags: Surgery Source Type: news

Risk of Diabetes After Hysterectomy in Postmenopausal Women Risk of Diabetes After Hysterectomy in Postmenopausal Women
Does hysterectomy increase the risk of diabetes in post-menopausal women? What impact does bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy have on risk?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Can You Still Get Menopause After Hysterectomy?
Title: Can You Still Get Menopause After Hysterectomy?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Menopause General)
Source: MedicineNet Menopause General - June 30, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Abortion Dilemma - It's the Women Who Suffer
[The Herald] "My uterus was also damaged because of the pricking. The doctor had to remove it. I cried and begged him not to. He said I would die if he did not. The hysterectomy was performed when I was only 15." (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 20, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Vertos Medical raises $28m for Mild spine treatment Vertos Medical said yesterday that it closed a $28 million financing round for its Mild treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Scienc...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Study: UFE can help restore fertility
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) can help restore fertility, according to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: UFE use still lags hysterectomy for fibroids Under scrutiny: Pregnancy after uterine fibroid embolization UFE fertility rates compare to surgery UFE provides long-term relief of fibroid symptoms SIR study: Women not told of UFE option (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Olympus settles power morcellator suit
An Olympus (TYO:7733) subsidiary agreed to settle a lawsuit filed over the power laparoscopic morcellator used in a gynecological surgery. Plaintiffs Betty and Elvis Dobson alleged that the Olympus KS PlasmaSORD used in Betty’s 2010 hysterectomy spread myxoid leiomyosarcoma cells in her abdomen and pelvis. Power morcellators use small, rotating blades to break up large tissue masses into fragments and are commonly used to remove benign uterine fibroids in women. Although the FDA approved morcellators in 1995, it wasn’t until 2013 that the late Dr. Amy Reed exposed the risk after undergoing a...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Women's Health Olympus Source Type: news

10 Facts Women Should Know About Endometrial Cancer
The most common cancer of the reproductive organs in American women is endometrial cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that for the year 2017, around 61,380 new cases of cancer of the body of the uterus will be diagnosed and about 10,920 women will die from cancers of the uterine body. These figures include both endometrial cancers and uterine sarcomas. Since endometrial cancer is a fairly common cancer in women, the more women know the facts about this disease, the greater their chance of knowing what symptoms to be aware of in order to have it diagnosed as early as possible, improving the likelihood of surviva...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Freedom at last – Lisa ’ s story
The post Freedom at last – Lisa’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. I was 12 when the pains first started. Excruciating pains such that I would count the hours between pain killers and hide at the back of the class trying not to cry. I watched my mother go through the same thing so I figured it was normal. Periods were to be feared each and every month. They were never on time, never when I expected them and always left me tired. But I carried on. As I approached my twenties, and boys came into my life, so did the contraceptive pill and at last the periods were bearable. Each month the pain was ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 28, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories adenomyosis endometriosis fibroids Source Type: news

Muddled Guidance At Menopause
By definition, a muddle is an untidy or disorganized collection. The verb denotes propagating confusion by bringing some topic into just such a state. I regret to say that, accordingly, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is poised to muddle the management of symptoms, and chronic disease risk at menopause. As I have indicated recently, and repeatedly over the years, I have enormous respect for the USPSTF, an influential panel of independent experts who generate strictly evidence-based guidelines for clinical preventive services, i.e., those medical practices dedicated to the prevention of m...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amy Reed, MD, Morcellator Opponent, Dies of Uterine Cancer Amy Reed, MD, Morcellator Opponent, Dies of Uterine Cancer
She and her husband sought to ban the use of power morcellators in laparoscopic hysterectomies as too risky after the device upstaged an occult cancer during her own procedure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Patient safety pioneer Dr. Amy Reed dies at 44
The physician who helped put an end to the 18-year gap between the FDA’s approval of laparoscopic power morcellators and the safety watchdog learning that the devices can spread malignant cancers in the abdomen, Dr. Amy Reed, died yesterday of leiomyosarcoma, according to news reports. She was 44. Power morcellators use small, rotating blades to break up large tissue masses into fragments and are commonly used to remove benign uterine fibroids in women. But if the device is used on a patient with undetected cancer, it can strew cancerous cells throughout the abdomen. Although the FDA approved morcellat...
Source: Mass Device - May 25, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Women's Health Source Type: news

The ‘Public’ in Public Health
By Vani S. KulkarniPHILADELPHIA, May 22 2017 (IPS) The discourse must move beyond a top-down approach to listen to the people and formulate best insurance practices Much ink has been spilled in documenting the inadequacy of budgetary allocations for public health insurance, specifically for the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY), the world’s largest publicly-funded health insurance (PFHI) scheme. Though the 2017-18 budget allocation has marginally increased from last year’s revised estimates, it has declined relative to last year’s budgeted amount by about ₹500 crore. However, higher budgetary a...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 22, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vani Kulkarni Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Global Governance Headlines Health Inequity Women's Health Source Type: news

Predisposed And Unaware: How Race Called The Shots On My Health
I’m a black woman with uterine fibroids. These noncancerous growths, also called intramural fibroids, line the muscular wall of my uterus. Technically benign, they threaten to grow into larger, painful masses that could ultimately rob me of the ability to bear children. Fibroids are common in all women, but research suggests that African American women are significantly more likely to develop uterine fibroids. In fact, in addition to a family history of fibroids, being African American is at the top of the list of causes for the condition. And black women aren’t only at a higher risk for developing fibroids. Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Angry so many questions, am I being punished? – Helen ’ s story
The post Angry so many questions, am I being punished? – Helen’s story appeared first on Hysterectomy Association. Hi. OK here it goes. Linda helped by taking time to send me a book, writing back emails etc. So I guess we need each other all of us. From a very early age I started my periods at 11 on my eve of 12th birthday. I was never told what it was, despite having 2 sisters and 3 brothers. I was the youngest coming from a Irish catholic background. My dad was strictest with me. I suffered with mine. Really bad. I would go through pads in 10 mins up to 2 every 2 hours or so. I would bleed straight through to...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 6, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Tags: Your Stories heavy bleeding PCOS Source Type: news

New medicines could eliminate uterine fibroid surgeries
[Image from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services]Decisions Resources Group, a healthcare research and data company, suggests that the launch of new medicines could be a long-term management alternative to uterine fibroids surgeries over the next 10 years. Novel selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs) like Allergan/Gedeon Richter’s ulipristal, Bayer’s vilaprisan and Repros’s Proellex – and gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) antagonists like AbbVie’s elagolix, Myovant’s relugolix and ObsEva’s OBE-2109 – are projected to be effective medical alternativ...
Source: Mass Device - May 4, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Surgical Decisions Resource Group fibroids uterine fibroids Source Type: news

Women should continue cervical cancer screening as they approach age 65
While current guidelines indicate that cervical cancer screening can be stopped for average risk patients after age 65, many women lack the appropriate amount of screening history to accurately assess their risk. A new study found that incidence rates of cervical cancer do not begin to decline until 85 years of age among women without a hysterectomy and that women over 65 who have not been recently screened may benefit from continued surveillance. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news