The flipside

Dr.’s Reed and Noorchashm have been on a mission to ban power morcellation when treating women with fibroids. Reminder here. But apparently there is a flipside to the power morcellation ban. A Dr. Lisa Rosenbohm wrote a piece in the New England Journal of Medicine where she argued the benefits of PM (power morcellation) and…

Toronto’s Calling

Researchers at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre are testing an experimental treatment called MRI-guided focused ultrasound therapy. They say the treatment can eliminate certain kinds of fibroids in less than two hours, with no surgery at all. It has been noted that, during the focused ultrasound therapy, the patient lies on a table and is guided…

Is it worth it?

  In the US the doctors at the Cleveland Clinic said this week they will attempt to give 10 women the chance to be pregnant by providing them with a #uterinetransplant. The study announced this week will attempt to help women unable to carry a pregnancy to term because of uterine factor infertility, according to…

Kupala Injili

So the other day I read about kupala injili – a practice that is supposed to help women who are having infertility problems. In this particular BaTonga village in Zimbabwe, a woman recently died and the cause was a mystery to the woman who preformed the surgery. The Kuala Injilis surgery is left to elderly women of…

Acessa

There is a rather new-ish fibroid treatment in the market and I’d be reminded if I didn’t let you know about it. The Acessa system, requires only one small abdominal incision. It uses two ultrasound wands to produce a clear view of the fibroid. Through the single cut, the surgeon inserts the device directly into…

Slay Sarcoma 5K

Just found out about the Slaysarcoma5k Remember that husband and wife, both doctors, who took up the mantle of uterinefibroids because when the wife Dr. AmyReed went in for a hystorectomy after their 6th and last child the morcellator used to shred up the fibroid tumor turned out to shred up and spread her unknown/undiagnosed cancer?…

Fibroid News 9/15

Five people (widowers and women) are suing hospitals and doctors over the use of the morcellation method in their laparoscopic hystorectomies due to #fibroids. One case has been settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. #Laparoscopy is the most non invasive choice. Recovery time is dramatically shorter than open #myomectomy. There are several types…

Congress makes moves

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Amy Reed and her husband Dr. Hooman Noorchashm Twelve members of Congress asked a federal watchdog agency (GAO) last week to investigate why the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took so long to warn that power morcellators may spread unseen cancers in the course of removing uterine fibroids….