References for Professionals
Epidemiology of uterine fibroids: a systematic review published in BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology May 13, 2017 identified 12 risk factors that play an important role in uterine fibroid (UF) epidemiology. The UF risk factor with the strongest evidence is black race. High-quality prospective observational data are needed to improve our understanding of UF epidemiology, and thus its aetiology and optimal management.
The June 23, 2016 issue of Nature provides a disease primer of uterine fibroids including a thorough review of the pathogenisis, pathophysiology, current treatments, and expected innovations.
The March 2016 issue of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology focuses on the Modern Management of Fibroids. Check your local medical library for access.
AHRQ Statistical Brief: Hysterectomies to treat uterine fibroids fell 20 percent from 2005 to 2013 The Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) Statistical Briefs provide health care statistics on hospital inpatient stays, emergency department visits, and ambulatory surgeries. Topics include medical conditions treated, procedures performed, patient populations served, and quality of care. Information is presented in tables and figures, accompanied by explanatory text and are available on the HCUP website.
Read a comprehensive review of diagnostic strategies and treatment options by Dr. Elizabeth Stewart, COMPARE-UF investigator at Mayo Clinic. New England Journal of Medicine – Clinical Practice article April 23, 2015 Prefer to listen? Download the MP3 podcast of the full text.
A Mechanism of Action Review Article by Serdar E. Bulun, M.D. in the New England Journal of Medicine focuses on uterine fibroids. N Engl J Med 2013; 369:1344-1355 October 3, 2013
Characterization of Uterine Leiomyomas by Whole-Genome Sequencing appears in the July 4, 2013 New England Journal of Medicine. N Engl J Med 2013; 369:43-53