Endometrial ablation with the NovaSure system in Iran.

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the rate of response to treatment with the NovaSure endometrial ablation device among Iranian women with menorrhagia. METHODS Twenty 35-50-year-old women with menorrhagia who were referred to Arash Hospital, Tehran, Iran, in 2008 were enrolled. They underwent endometrial ablation via the NovaSure system and were followed-up for 2 years. RESULTS The incidence of amenorrhea was 30.0% at the end of the 2-year follow-up period. Hypomenorrhea was reported by 40.0% of women. The mean number of days of bleeding per month decreased significantly, from 30.0 ± 6.4 days before treatment to 3.1 ± 2.6 days after 2 years (P < 0.001). The severity of bleeding decreased significantly within 2 years after treatment (P < 0.001). In total, 85.0% of women were satisfied and 90.0% had responded to treatment-as defined by amenorrhea, hypomenorrhea, or return to normal menstruation. CONCLUSION The NovaSure system is effective and should be considered by gynecologists for the treatment of menorrhagia.

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