The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. AHRQ is one of the sponsors of COMPARE-UF.
A low blood count or lack of healthy red blood cells. Anemia can result when fibroids cause heavy bleeding.
Comparing Options for Management: Patient Centered Results for Uterine Fibroids.
The process of agreeing to participate in the registry.
Duke Clinical Research Institute. The coordinating center for COMPARE-UF.
The inner lining of the uterus. See also myometrium and perimetrium.
A surgical procedure that destroys the lining of the uterus. This might be used to treat heavy bleeding due to uterine fibroids. Learn more.
A non-cancerous growth in the inside, outside, or muscle of the uterus.
Gonadotropin releasing hormone agonist medication, such as Lupron.
Removal of the uterus. May be total (removal of uterus, cervix), partial (removal of the uterus), radial (removal of uterus, cervix, and other structures in the pelvis).
Intrauterine device. A temporary method of birth control that involves placement of a device inside the uterus.
When menstrual periods stop completely. A woman is menopausal when she has not had a spontaneous menstrual period for 12 months.
Vaginal bleeding that occurs about once per month in women who ovulate and are not pregnant.
Pregnancy loss prior to 20 weeks gestation.
Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound. A noninvasive procedure to destroy fibroids using a high intensity ultrasound beam.
Using ultrasound guided radio frequency to destroy fibroid tissue.
Surgical removal of fibroids.
The middle layer of the wall of the uterus. See also endometrium and perimetrium.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization providing the funding for COMPARE-UF.
Attached by a stalk. Pedunculated fibroids can be on the inside or outside of the uterus.
The outside layer of the uterus. See also endometrium and myometrium.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
Using high energy radion waves to destroy fibroids.
Selective estrogen receptor modulators. Hormone-like medications that might reduce the size or limit the growth of fibroids. Examples include tamoxifen, raloxifene, and toremifene.
Selective progesterone receptor modulators. Examples include mifepristone (RU-486), ulipristal acetate, asoprisnil, telapristone.
Refers to fibroids just under the lining of the uterus (endometrium).
Refers to fibroids that develop on the outside of the uterus.
Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
A procedure typically performed by an interventional radiologist to block the blood supply to the fibroid.