Clinical Education and Publications

CLINICAL Education and Publications

Clinical Symposium from AAGL 2021

This educational content was presented at the AAGL Global Congress in November 2021. A distinguished panel of expert gynecologists discuss unmet needs in treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids, review the latest Sonata System clinical data, and relate their current practice experience, including optimal patient selection, for this treatment modality.

Key Publications

Sonata 3-Year Pivotal Trial Publication

Lukes A, Green MA. Three-Year Results of the SONATA Pivotal Trial of Transcervical Fibroid Ablation for Symptomatic Uterine Myomata. J Gynecol Surg. 2020;36:5, 228-233.

Additional Selected Clinical Publications

Römer T, Bends R, Christoffel L, et al.Treatment of Symptomatic Fibroids with Transcervical Ultrasound-guided Radiofrequency Ablation. Indication, procedure, results, and complications—2020 expert consensus. Part 2: Transcervical Radiofrequency Ablation (TRFA)–Methods, indications, results, and comparison with other therapies. Frauenarzt. 2021;162-168.*

Christoffel L, Römer T, Schiermeier S. Transcervical Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids Global Registry (SAGE): Study Protocol and Preliminary Results. Med Devices (Auckl). 2021;14:77-84.

Shifrin G, Engelhardt M, Gee P, Pschadka G. Transcervical fibroid ablation with the Sonata® system for treatment of submucous and large uterine fibroids. Int J Gynaecol Obstet. 2021;79-85.

Chudnoff S, Guido R, Roy K, Levine D, Mihalov L, Garza-Leal JG. Ultrasound-Guided Transcervical Ablation of Uterine Leiomyomas: The SONATA Trial.Obstet Gynecol. 2019; 133(1): 13-22.

Garza-Leal JG. Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Transcervical Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids: The VITALITY Study. Journal of Gynecologic Surgery. 2019; 35:19-23.

Brölmann H, Bongers M, Garza-Leal J, Gupta J, et al. The FAST-EU trial: 12-month clinical outcomes of women after intrauterine sonography-guided transcervical radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids. Gynecol Surg. 2016; 13: 27-35.

Taheri M, Galo L, Potts C, Sakhel K, Quinn SD. Nonresective treatments for uterine fibroids: a systematic review of uterine and fibroid volume reductions. International Journal of Hyperthermia. 2019; 1-7.

Huirne J, Brooks E. Improvement in health utility after transcervical radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids with the Sonata System: Health utility after radiofrequency ablation. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2018; 224: 175-180.

Toub, DB. A New Paradigm for Uterine Fibroid Treatment: Transcervical, Intrauterine Sonography-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Uterine Fibroids with the Sonata System. Curr Obstet Gynecol Rep. 2017;6(1):67-73.

Bongers M, Brölmann H, Gupta J, Garza-Leal JG, Toub D. Transcervical, intrauterine ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids with the VizAblate® System: three- and six-month endpoint results from the FAST-EU study. Gynecol Surg. 2015;12(1):61-70.

Jones, S., O'Donovan, P, Toub, D, Radiofrequency Ablation for Treatment of Symptomatic Uterine Fibroids. Obstet Gynecol Int.  2012;194839.

Garza-Leal, JG, Toub, D, León, IH, et al. Transcervical, intrauterine ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation of uterine fibroids with the VizAblate System: safety, tolerability, and ablation results in a closed abdomen setting. Gynecol Surg. 2011; 8: 327.


*Translated from original German publication.  Römer T, Bends R, Christoffel L, et al. Behandlung von symptomatischen Myomen mit der transzervikalen ultraschallgesteuerten Radiofrequenzablation-Indikationen, Durchführung, Ergebnisse und Komplikationen-Expertenkonsensus 2020. Teil 2: Die transzervikale Radiofrequenzablation (TRFA) – Methode, Indikationen, Ergebnisse und Vergleich mit anderen Therapien. Frauenarzt. 2021;162-168.

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