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The medium- and long-term outcome of endometrial ablative techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16054968     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine the medium-term (1-3 years) and long-term (3-5 years) outcome for women who underwent endometrial ablative techniques. To determine the uptake of these operations and the outcome results. STUDY DESIGN: The hospital records of all women who underwent either Uterine Balloon Therapy (UBT) or VESTA (Multiple Electrode Device) since our commencement of use of these procedures in the Rotunda Hospital, Dublin were reviewed. Medium-term assessment was by retrospective analysis of the patient records for the incidence of complications and the necessity of further medical and surgical treatment. Long-term outcome was assessed by completion of a questionnaire by all patients. Demography, complications, patient satisfaction, new symptomatology and the need for further treatment were assessed. Forty-four women who underwent UBT and 40 women who had VESTA ablation formed our study group. RESULTS: Our main outcome measures were assessment of the amenorrhoea rate and patient satisfaction in the long-term. Medium-term follow-up revealed a 90% success rate. Long-term follow-up showed on overall treatment success of 80% and a patient satisfaction rate of 73%. CONCLUSION: Both UBT and VESTA were associated with high rates of amenorrhoea and patient satisfaction in the long-term.
Sharon Cooley; Veni Yuddandi; Tom Walsh; Michael Geary; Peter McKenna
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive biology     Volume:  121     ISSN:  0301-2115     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Obstet. Gynecol. Reprod. Biol.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-01     Completed Date:  2005-12-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375672     Medline TA:  Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  233-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Rotunda Hospital, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Gynecologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
Hyperthermia, Induced
Menorrhagia / surgery*
Treatment Outcome

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