This unit covers the epidemiology and etiology of fibroids, signs and symptoms in patients, diagnosis, treatment, and surgical options for patients. At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will review two complicated cases and should be able to list the epidemiologic risk factors and known mechanisms of uterine fibroid development. They will also be able to list the indications, benefits and risks, efficacy, and side effects of medical therapy, surgical intervention, and uterine artery embolization for symptomatic leiomyomata. After exploring the role of new technologies in the treatment of uterine leiomyomata, clinicians should be able to select fertility-preserving treatments for uterine fibroids in women desiring fertility.
Physicians can purchase and download the eModule directly to their laptops or desktop computers and receive CME credit.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
College Cognate Credit(s)
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7 Category 1 College Cognate Credits. The College has a reciprocity agreement with the AMA that allows AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ to be equivalent to College Cognate Credits.
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The ACOG eModule Leiomyoma was developed under the direction of the eModule Advisory Committee and contributor. The ACOG eModule is planned and produced in accordance with the Standards for Enduring Materials of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education. Any discussion of unapproved use of products is clearly cited in the appropriate critique.
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ACOG eModules—a practical, self-evaluation program—feature a pretest, clinically-oriented multiple choice questions, and a posttest with a rich discussion of the content.
Earn a maximum of 7 College Cognate credits or 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.