Why Embosphere? Microspheres for UFE?
Embosphere Microspheres continue to be the embolic of choice for predictable clinical results, ease of use and long-term symptom control. Of the microspheres tested, Embosphere is the only microsphere to consistently demonstrate high infarction rates of all fibroids, which provides long-term symptom control and a significantly lower rate of reintervention.1 With Embosphere, 92.3% of patients that underwent uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) experienced complete (100%) infarction of their entire fibroid burden.2 Competing microspheres don’t compare.
In addition to Embosphere, the leading spherical embolic for UFE, Merit Medical offers interventional radiologists a wide array of tools to support their UFE procedures every step of the way.
Merit provides a full array of products to support UFE, whether your access is radial or femoral.
- Katsumori, T, et al. CVIR 2008. Infarction of Uterine Fibroids After Embolization: Relationship Between Postprocedural Enhanced MRI Findings and Long-Term Clinical Outcomes.
- Siskin G, et al. JVIR 2008. Leiomyoma Infarction after Uterine Artery Embolization: A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing Tris-acryl Gelatin Microspheres versus Polyvinyl Alcohol Microspheres
Percentage of Patients with Complete Infarction (100%) of Entire Uterine Fibroid Tumor Burden
a) Siskin, G. P., Beck, A., Schuster, M., et al. (2008). Leiomyoma infarction after uterine artery embolization: A prospective randomized study comparing tris-acryl gelatin microspheres versus polyvinyl alcohol microspheres. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Jan;19(1):58-65.
b) Smeets, A. J., Nijenhuis, R. J., van Rooij, W. J., et al. (2010). Embolization of uterine leiomyomas with polyzene F-coated hydrogel microspheres: Initial experience. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Dec;21(12):1830-1834.
c) Chrisman, H. B., Dhand, S., Rajeswaran, S., et al. (2010). Prospective evaluation of the embolic agent Bead Block in the treatment of uterine leiomyomas with uterine artery embolization: A phase II study. J Vasc Interv Radiol, Apr;21(4):484-489.
d) Searched pubmed.gov and Google Scholar for the following keywords and combinations: “uterine artery embolization”, “UFE”, “HydroPearl”, “GelBead”, “OptiSphere”, “uterine artery embolization”, “UAE”, “leiomyomas”, “uterine fibroid infarction”, “UFE”.