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Efficacy Study of Magnetic Resonance (MR) Guided Focused Ultrasound in the Treatment of Large Fibroids

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00159328
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 12, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 13, 2008
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Imperial College London

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether ablation of uterine fibroids with MR guided focused ultrasound following 3 months pre-treatment with Gonadotrophin releasing analogues will allow the effective use of this therapy in women with larger fibroids.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Uterine Fibroids Procedure: Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 50 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Phase 4 Study of Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery Following Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone Agonist Treatment for Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids
Study Start Date : March 2003
Study Completion Date : December 2006

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Symptom improvement as judged by validated disease specific questionnaire

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in fibroid and uterine volume.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subject has given consent
  • Willing and able to attend all visits
  • Minimum age 18 with no desire for future fertility
  • Uterine fibroid > 300 cc on MRI
  • Normal cervical smear
  • Screening symptom score >21
  • Pre or peri-menopausal
  • Fibroids being device accessible

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy
  • Previous GNRH treatment
  • HRT use
  • Hormonal Contraception
  • Patient on dialysis
  • Haematocrit <25
  • ASA score > 2
  • Severe cerebrovascular disease
  • Anticoagulated
  • Active pelvic infection or history of PID
  • Weight> 250 lbs
  • Any contra-indication to MR imaging
  • Intolerance to MRI contrast agent
  • Unable to remain in prone positions for 3hours
  • IUCD
  • Abdominal scarring in beam pathway
  • Breast feeding
  • Non-perfused fibroid on contrast enhanced images

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00159328

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United Kingdom
Department of Interventional Magnetic Resonance, St Mary's Hospital
London, United Kingdom, W2 1NY
Sponsors and Collaborators
Imperial College London
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Principal Investigator: wady m gedroyc St Mary's Hospital, Imperial College London.
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00159328    
Other Study ID Numbers: UF008
First Posted: September 12, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 13, 2008
Last Verified: August 2008
Keywords provided by Imperial College London:
Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound
Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone Agonist
Uterine Fibroids
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Neoplasms, Muscle Tissue
Neoplasms, Connective and Soft Tissue
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue
Connective Tissue Diseases