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Editorial in ANZJOG in response to Dr Liang’s audit paper on UFE


Dr Brendan T. Buckley has written a timely editorial in ANZJOG, entitled Uterine artery embolisation: challenges and opportunities in cross-specialty care. This was in response to Dr Liang’s paper reporting the first Australian UFE series confirming the safety and efficacy of the procedure. The Editorial was published in Aprial 2012 issue of ANZJOG, together with Dr Liang’s paper. The Editorial highlights the importance of fully informing patients of their treatment choices. It also emphasises the importance of collaboration between Interventional Radiology and Gynaecology, not only in routine patient care, but also in research and development of new treatments.




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Uterine artery embolisation: challenges and opportunities in cross-specialty care (pages 103–105) 


Dr Liang’s Audit Paper Published on-line


The Clinical Audit based on our local experience on Safety and Efficacy of UFE has been published on-line today in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ANZJOG)




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Efficacy of uterine artery embolisation for treatment of symptomatic fibroids and adenomyosis – An interim report on an Australian experience (pages 106–112)



Dr Liang to present UFE audit data to gynaecologists' meeting


First Australian case series of uterine fibroid embolization will be presented by Dr Eisen Liang at forthcoming Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2011 Annual Scientific Meeting being held from 27 – 30 November 2011 at the Melbourne Convention Centre ( ). The title of the presentation is Clinical Audit: Efficacy of Uterine Artery Embolisation for Treatment of Symptomatic Fibroids and Adenomyosis – An Interim Report on an Australian Experience. The clinical audit conducted by Dr Liang confirmed the safety and effectiveness of uterine artery embolization in treating fibroid and adenomyosis related symptoms. The overall success rate was 93%, with 73% of women “very happy” with the outcome and another 20% of women “happy” with the outcome. Heavy periods were controlled in 96% of patients. Significant improvement in bladder symptoms and period pain were also noted. Very high success was also also found in women with adenomyosis. (To see the poster of the presentation please click here). The paper has been accepted for publication in the The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ANZJOG) (

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