Helpful Links

Alternatives to Hysterectomy

Alternatives to Hysterectomy: MRI-Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery for Uterine Fibroids -Michael E. Toaff, MD, MSc
http://althysterectomy.org/mri_guided.htm

Alternatives to Hysterectomy: Sub-heading of Myomectomy for Uterine Fibroids (also includes information on alternatives) – Michael E. Toaff, MD, MSc
http://althysterectomy.org/myomectomy.htm#OtherAlternatieTreatmentModalitiesforFibroids

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Information

FAQs
www.uterine-fibroids.org/faq.html

Global Library of Women’s Medicine
http://www.glowm.com/index.html?p=glowm.cml/section_view&articleid=531&recordset=&value=531

Heal Fibroids Naturally
http://fibroidsinfo.com/

Highly Effective, Widely Available Interventional Radiology Treatment Often Replaces Need for Hysterectomy. Society of Interventional Radiology website. 2008.
http://www.sirweb.org/patients/uterine-fibroids/

HOPPS Proposed 2008 Rule (PDF)
http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/images/2008%20HOPPS%20Proposed%20Rule%20-%20MRgFUS.pdf

Hysterectomy Association
http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/

Information for Employers (PDF – Spanish)
http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/images/EmployerPresentation.pdf

Information for Payers (PDF)
http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/images/PayerPresentation.pdf

Insurance Coverage for MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery
http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/insurance.html
http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/preauthorization.html

Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound Therapy for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids. Blue Cross Blue Shield Technology Evaluation Center. Assessment Program, Volume 20, No. 10, October 2005.
http://www.crd.york.ac.uk/CRDWeb/ShowRecord.asp?View=Full&ID=32005001203

Management of Uterine Fibroids. Evidence Report/Technology Assessment: Number 34. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. January 2001.
http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/epcsums/utersumm.htm

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, DHHS (2005)  Uterine Fibroids. (05-7103). (PDF)
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/publications/pubs/upload/uterine_fibroids_2005.pdf

NHS Evidence
http://www.library.nhs.uk/womenshealth/

Patient Pamphlet (PDF – Spanish)
http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/images/p.pamphlet_050505.pdf

Patient Pre-authorization Guide (PDF – Spanish)
http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/images/PatientPreAuthorizationGuide.pdf

Physician’s Guide (PDF – Spanish)
http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/images/FibroidMRgFUSdrGuide.pdf

Status of Research on Uterine Fibroids (leiomyomata uteri) at the National Institutes of Health. Compiled by the Office of Research on Women’s Health, NIH, DHHS. March 2006 (PDF)
http://orwh.od.nih.gov/health/fibroidsrevisedmarch2006.pdf

Uterine fibroids and hysterectomy. University of Maryland patient education site. 2007
http://www.umm.edu/patiented/articles/what_non-hysterectomy_procedures_uterine_fibroids_000073_10.htm

Women’s Health Information
http://www.womens-health.co.uk/fibroids_home.asp

Women’s Health – What is MRgFUS and What is its role in the management of fibroids?
http://www.2womenshealth.com/04-Diagnosis-and-Treatment/therapeutic-focused-ultrasound-fibroids.htm

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Other Helpful Websites

BBC Health
http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/

Center for Uterine Fibroids
http://www.fibroids.net/index.html

Fibroid Network
http://www.fibroid.co.uk/

Fibroids UK
http://www.fibroids.co.uk

Netdoctor
http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/

Patient UK
http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/39

Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
http://www.rcog.org.uk/

Wellbeing of Women
http://www.wellbeingofwomen.org.uk/

Women’s Health Issues
http://womens-health-issues.info/

Women’s Health Zone
http://www.womenshealthzone.net/

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