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Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of fibroids.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12195604     Owner:  HSR     Status:  MEDLINE    
Uterine artery embolization (UAE), or uterine fibroid embolization, is a non-surgical treatment for uterine fibroids that preserves the uterus and offers women an alternative to surgical procedures such as hysterectomy and myomectomy. Evidence from controlled trials comparing fibroid treatments is not yet available. Case series reports indicate that UAE is a relatively safe and effective treatment for symptomatic fibroids. The effect of UAE on fertility and pregnancy is not known, though pregnancies following UAE have been reported. UAE may reduce health care costs associated with treating fibroids through shorter hospital stays and faster recoveries.
Leigh-Ann Topfer; David Hailey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Issues in emerging health technologies     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1488-6316     ISO Abbreviation:  Issues Emerg Health Technol     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-26     Completed Date:  2002-08-30     Revised Date:  2010-01-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100886782     Medline TA:  Issues Emerg Health Technol     Country:  Canada    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  T    
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MeSH Terms
Costs and Cost Analysis
Device Approval
Embolization, Therapeutic / adverse effects,  economics,  methods*
Leiomyoma / therapy*
Patient Satisfaction
Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic
Technology Assessment, Biomedical
United States
United States Food and Drug Administration
Uterine Neoplasms / therapy*

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