Information about Uterine Fibroid Research
- Advances in Leiomyoma Research
View a videocast of the NIH International Congress meeting:
- Management of Uterine Fibroids: An Update of the Evidence (July 2007)
This archived report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reviewed evidence for treatment options for uterine fibroids and identified research gaps.
- American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria for Radiologic Management of Uterine Leiomyomas
This 2012 report from an expert panel on interventional radiology (PDF - 198 KB) provides guidance to help health care providers determine when uterine artery embolization or other treatment modalities are appropriate for treating fibroids. The report includes a literature review and evidence tables.
- Endometrium Database Resource (EDR)
The EDR serves as an evolving bioinformatics resource on genes associated with the uterus.
- Fibroid Tissue Bank
The Fibroid Tissue Bank collects information and tissue samples from women who have uterine fibroids. Collected during surgery, the samples will be used to study genes, proteins, and other aspects of fibroids to better understand how they develop and grow as well as to help improve fertility and reproductive health. The Fibroid Tissue Bank is jointly supported by the NICHD Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology and the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health.
- Fibroid Registry for Outcomes and Data
This registry, developed by AHRQ, was used to assess changes in symptom severity and health-related quality of life among women who had undergone UAE to treat fibroids. The Registry began in 2000 and enrolled more than 2,100 eligible women. Researchers found that symptoms and quality-of-life measures improved at 12 months after UAE and that 80% of the women were satisfied with the outcomes. Fewer than 3% of women required a hysterectomy within 12 months of having UAE.
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