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A multicenter evaluation of endometrial ablation by Hydro ThermAblator and rollerball for treatment of menorrhagia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11509774     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare results of endometrial ablation using the Hydro ThermAblator (HTA) and rollerball. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized study (Canadian Task Force classification I). SETTING: Nine private practice and university centers in the United States. PATIENTS: Two hundred seventy-six women with menorrhagia due to benign causes. INTERVENTION: Endometrial ablation with the HTA (187 women) or rollerball (89). MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Menstrual diaries were kept for 2 weeks and 3, 6, and 12 months after treatment. Reduction in diary scores to 75 or lower at 12 months was considered a success. For patients treated and followed according to protocol, success rates were 77% for HTA and 82% for rollerball. Amenorrhea rates at 12 months were 40% and 51%, respectively. CONCLUSION: Endometrial ablation with the HTA is safe and effective. It offers an advantage over rollerball ablation of being an office-based procedure, which reduces anesthesia requirements and obviates problems of fluid absorption.
S L Corson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Clinical Trial, Phase III; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Multicenter Study; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1074-3804     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc     Publication Date:  2001 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-17     Completed Date:  2001-10-25     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417443     Medline TA:  J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  359-67     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Thomas Jefferson University , Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electrocoagulation* / instrumentation
Endometrium* / surgery
Hot Temperature / therapeutic use*
Menorrhagia / surgery,  therapy*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Quality of Life
Sodium Chloride / administration & dosage
Reg. No./Substance:
7647-14-5/Sodium Chloride

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