Previous uterine artery embolization increases the rate of repeat embolization in a subsequent pregnancy

Geum-Joon Cho, Jae Yoon Shim, Yung Taek Ouh, Log Young Kim, Tae Seon Lee, Ki Hoon Ahn, Soon Cheol Hong, Min Jeong Oh, Hai Joong Kim, Pil Ryang Lee

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Abstract

This study aimed to determine the rate of repeat uterine artery embolization (UAE) in women with a previous UAE. Study data were collected from the Korea National Health Insurance Claims Database of the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service for 2009–2013. We enrolled women who had a first delivery in 2009 and a second delivery between 2010 and 2013. Among 226,408 women who had a first delivery in 2009, 296 underwent UAE. A total of 127,506 women had a second delivery between 2010 and 2013. Of 296 women who underwent UAE after the first delivery, 94 had a second delivery between 2010 and 2013. Women with a previous UAE had a higher rate of UAE at the second delivery than women without a previous UAE. Multivariate adjusted analysis showed that a UAE at the first delivery increased the rate of UAE at the second delivery (odds ratio 25.56, 95% confidence interval 9.86–66.23). Women with a previous UAE should be appropriately counseled and monitored for the need for a repeat UAE.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0185467
JournalPLoS One
Volume12
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Sep 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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