Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
it is an aproved procedure.
Here is American College OB-GYN association - in 2004 still a relitivly " new procedure" ACOG
NUFF- interesting site full of info on this procedure
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
July 30, 2008
As a physician who specializes in vascular and interventional radiology, I am excited about bringing new, non-invasive, endovascular techniques to patients in the Fox Valley. For women suffering from symptomatic uterine fibroid disease, one such procedure called uterine fibroid embolization provides an exciting new treatment option for their symptoms.
Simply put, uterine fibroids are benign muscular tumors of the uterus. The fibroids can range in size from very small to the size of a grapefruit, and women can have just one or several fibroids in their uterus. It is estimated that half of all women have fibroids, but the majority of them do not cause symptoms. Fibroids are also more common in women who are of African American descent.
Of the women with fibroids some have no symptoms, but others suffer from heavy, prolonged menstrual bleeding and pain. Fibroids may also cause bulk symptoms, putting pressure on the bladder and rectum, causing frequent urination and rectal pressure. Some fibroids cause pain in the back and legs, fullness in the abdomen or pelvis, pain during sexual intercourse, and in rarer cases, an abnormally enlarged abdomen.
When fibroids begin to interfere with a woman's daily life, she often visits her obstetrician/gynecologist to seek treatment. In many cases, these physicians will contact and consult with me about whether a patient may be eligible for the UFE procedure. My specialty is based on using sophisticated medical imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease using small instruments and minimally invasive techniques. Patients will leave the lab with no external evidence that a procedure was even performed.
During the UFE procedure, a patient is given mild sedation. Then, a small catheter is inserted through a tiny incision in the groin into the femoral artery. The physician uses X-ray technology to see, in real-time, images of the uterine arteries, and a microcatheter is inserted directly into the blood supply of the fibroids. Tiny plastic or gel particles are injected into the arteries, blocking flow of blood to the fibroids. Without their blood supply, the fibroids cannot survive. So far, studies have shown that fibroids are unlikely to grow back after UFE.
At Provena Mercy Medical Center, patients who receive UFE remain in the hospital for one night. The mild pelvic pain and cramping associated with the procedure are usually worst during the first 24 hours. Patients may experience mild flu-like symptoms over two to three days as their bodies begin to reabsorb the fibroid tissue. We manage these symptoms with anti-nausea medication and provide antibiotics as a safeguard against infection.
Our patients also have prescriptions for pain management at home, but within a few days most women feel significantly better, and they return to normal activities usually within a week. About 90 percent of women who have had a UFE procedure experience total relief of heavy bleeding, pain and fibroid-related symptoms.
After a UFE, a woman's menstrual period usually returns within a few months. However, for a small number of women who are perimenopausal, the procedure may trigger the early onset of menopause. Many women have had successful pregnancies following the UFE procedure, but a woman should carefully consider the risks relating to fertility.
UFE can be an excellent alternative for women wishing to avoid hysterectomy or other more invasive surgical alternatives for the treatment of fibroids. Women who may be candidates for UFE typically undergo a special MRI examination of the pelvis to rule out other diagnoses or pathologies as well as to determine the size, location, and number of fibroids in the uterus.
Dr. Suveer Tatineni is a Vascular and Interventional Radiologist at Provena Mercy Medical Center. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and fellowship trained in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineTreating uterine tumors can be done without invasive procedures
July 30, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
here I am inside the bus, the east facing window is bright early in the am - we get picked up before 7 am at our PNR ! ( park and ride)
This is the hill going into Boulder and Boulder Res., in the forground, and the veiw is looking out toward estes park-ish west by north west.
This is just on the east side looking south east-ish into the neighboorhood. there are a few hotels
Here is the veiw of the bridge I cross after getting to the east side. The busses pull right up here to pick us up !
well there is my early morning comute these days- I am saving gas money and riding about 4 days a week sometimes 5!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
she's excited but really excited at the prospect of a " bigger" library!! I find this funny, but sad, she read everybook in the elementary library and we had to find her new material quite often- from my home library instead. So the prospect of new books to read is so inviting. I am gald she is looking forward to this.
the 7th graders get a day on their own before the intigration of both 7th and 8th - this made her feel better about it too, though they have somekind of wierd rotating schedule ( we did too- if I remember right) Why they do this is beyond me but will keep them occupied for a few days until they settle in .
so that what we did tonight.
Sunday, August 03, 2008
with white trim, it does look pretty yellow, with a tint of Mac and Cheese!! it needs a vacuum and then to set up beds and stuff - we will probably leave the desk in there too. not sure yet.