Int Urogynecol J 2016 Dec 16;27(12):1873-1877. Epub 2016 Jun 16.
Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.
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Am J Obstet Gynecol 2014 Nov 25;211(5):552.e1-6. Epub 2014 Jul 25.
Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.
Objective: We sought to determine the incidence and risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in women undergoing reconstructive pelvic surgery (RPS).
Study Design: Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry, we identified patients who underwent RPS from 2006 through 2010 based on Current Procedural Terminology codes. We defined 2 cohorts: women with any RPS performed, with concomitant surgery from other specialties allowed (RPS + other), and women whose only procedure was RPS. Read More
Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 2014 Jun 13;177:146-50. Epub 2014 Apr 13.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Dr. Zekai Tahir Burak Woman's Health Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.
Objectives: To identify risk factors for mesh erosion in women undergoing vaginal sling procedures for urinary incontinence with synthetic meshes, and to estimate the incidence of mesh erosion after these procedures.
Study Design: Retrospective study of women who underwent vaginal sling procedures between January 2007 and January 2013. In total, 1439 consecutive women with stress urinary incontinence were investigated. Read More
Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi 2011 Aug;46(8):570-3
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing 100034, China.
Objective: To investigate effect of urinary conditions and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients before and after the reconstructive pelvic surgery (RPS) for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as well as effect of urinary conditions and LUTS by tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O).
Methods: From Jan. 2007 to Dec. Read More
Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi 2011 Feb;46(2):101-4
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing 100191, China. Email:
Objective: To evaluate clinical outcome and complications of mesh-augmented vaginal reconstructive surgery in treatment of pelvic organ prolapse.
Methods: From Feb 2007 to Jan 2009, mesh-augmented vaginal reconstructive surgery were performed on 66 women with pelvic organ prolapse stage III-IV. Pre and postoperative symptoms, pelvic organ prolapse quantitation (POP-Q) stage and pelvic floor distress inventory-short form 20 (PFDI-20) measurements were studied to assess anatomic and quality-of-life outcome. Read More