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An impedance-controlled system for endometrial ablation: five-year follow-up of 107 patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17694962     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the safety, efficacy and data durability of the NovaSure endometrial ablation system 5 years after the procedure in women with severe menorrhagia secondary to dysfunctional uterine bleeding (DUB). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, single-arm, pilot study of 107 women undergoing endometrial ablation using the NovaSure system (Canadian Task Force classification II-1) at a specialized center for gynecologic endoscopy. The premenopausal women, with menorrhagia secondary to DUB unresponsive to medical therapy, had completed childbearing. A Pictorial Blood-Loss Assessment Chart was used to conduct a posttreatment evaluation of menstrual blood loss and bleeding pattern. Ablation was performed without any type of endometrial pretreatment. RESULTS: No intraoperative or postoperative complications were observed. Treatment time averaged 94 seconds. At the 5-year follow-up, amenorrhea was reported by 75% of patients and successful reduction of bleeding was achieved in 98%, with hysterectomy and retreatment rates of 2.9% and 3.8%, respectively. CONCLUSION: Long-term clinical results indicate that the NovaSure system is a safe and effective method for treatment of women with menorrhagia secondary to DUB. NovaSure yields high amenorrhea and success rates and low surgical reintervention rates 5 years after treatment.
Adolf Gallinat
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-14     Completed Date:  2007-09-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  467-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tagesklinik Altonaer Strasse, Altonaer Strasse 59-61, Hamburg 20357, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Electric Impedance
Electrocoagulation / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Follow-Up Studies
Menorrhagia / etiology,  surgery
Metrorrhagia / complications,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome

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