Tag: UFE

fertility

Fertility after uterine artery embolization: Still an unsolved issue, CIRSE delegates...

Fertility in patients who have had uterine artery embolization (UAE) is still a “hot topic,” Jean-Pierre Pelage (University Hospital and Medical Center, Caen, France)...
UAE

Lobbying at social and political levels “crucial” to raise UAE profile

“Unnecessary hysterectomies” could be avoided by involving interventional radiologists at gynaecology multidisciplinary team meetings and in the patient counselling process, Gregory Markris, Saqib Butt,...
UAE

Responding to the FEMME trial: “UAE should be considered whenever myomectomy...

Responding to the results of the FEMME (Fibroids with embolization or myomectomy to measure the effect on quality of life) trial, James Spies suggests...
FEMME

FEMME trial finds myomectomy improves quality of life more than UAE at...

Results from a multicentre, randomised controlled trial—FEMME—published today in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) indicate that myomectomy shows superior fibroid-related quality of life at two...
UAE

“Huge disparity” between UAE and surgery numbers worldwide

On average in France, 2,000 uterine artery embolizations (UAEs) are performed each year. In contrast, 40,000 patients have hysterectomies annually. This has led French...
embolization

Interventional radiologists protest “unethical” number of surgeries in France

French interventional radiologists are protesting the high number of “unnecessary” surgeries taking place nationwide, stressing that there are minimally invasive alternatives with fewer complications...
giant

UAE effective in treating giant fibroids, study finds

“Current evidence shows uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a safe and effective option to treat giant fibroids,” Oliver Llewellyn (Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh,...
UAE

Live from Spectrum: The pros and cons of uterine artery embolization

Addressing the audience at the Spectrum meeting (18–21 January, Miami, USA), Theresa Caridi (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA) expands on the pros...
uterine

Resumption of uterine contractility improves quality of life for women following...

Women of reproductive age with symptomatic fibroids experience significantly improved quality of life and significantly reduced symptoms following treatment with uterine fibroid embolization (UFE),...
pregnant

86% of women who had UAE were able to get pregnant...

In a retrospective, single centre study, the vast majority of patients who underwent uterine artery embolization (UAE) were able to have a successful pregnancy...
uterine fibroid embolization

Uterine fibroid embolization is safe and effective: An interview on its...

Interventional News speaks to Jemianne Bautista-Jia about her research on uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). “Being in the same demographic as my patients allows me...
uterine

Same day release for uterine fibroid embolization patients at Royal Stoke...

Clinicians based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital (Stoke-on-Trent, UK) have developed a new protocol for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), introducing a day case...

New resorbable embolic agent for uterine fibroid embolization is effective

A new, spherical resorbable gelatine embolic agent, GelBead, has been shown to be “very effective” for uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Nigel Hacking (Department of...

Society of Interventional Radiology names M Victoria Marx president for 2018–19

M Victoria Marx, an interventional radiologist at Keck Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, USA, has been appointed president of the Society of Interventional Radiology...
Joao Pisco and prostate artery emoblization

Study suggests uterine fibroid embolization helps restore fertility

The treatment can help restore fertility in women with uterine fibroids, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Uterine fibroids are...

Women with fibroids see significant improvement in sexual function one year...

A study published online ahead of print in CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) has demonstrated that at one year, uterine fibroid embolization significantly improves...

Mirabilis announces European approval for non-invasive uterine fibroid treatment

Mirabilis has announced CE mark authorisation to market the Mirabilis System in the European Union. The system combines high-speed therapeutic ultrasound technology with an...
Interventional News for specialists

Ulipristal acetate first oral therapy to show positive phase III results...

Ulipristal acetate is the first oral therapy to demonstrate efficacy and safety for uterine fibroids in two US pivotal studies, a press release states. Allergan...

Majority of patients treated with embolization for symptomatic fibroids can avoid...

Ten-year outcomes from the randomised controlled EMMY trial were presented at CIRSE 2016 (10–14 September, Barcelona, Spain) by Jim Reekers, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam,...