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Do the anatomical defects associated with cystocele affect the outcome of the anterior repair? A clinical and radiological study.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov;20(11):1369-77

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Plymouth, PL6 8DH, UK.

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November 2009
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Overactive bladder: a new paradigm.

Authors:
Jerry G Blaivas

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 29;20(12):1401-2. Epub 2009 Oct 29.

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December 2009
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An unexpected cause of dyspareunia and partner dyspareunia following TVT-Secur.

Authors:
Ted M Roth

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 9;20(11):1391-2. Epub 2009 Apr 9.

Central Maine Medical Center, Women's Specialty Center and Bladder Control Center, Lewiston, 04240 ME, USA.

TVT-Secur is a new "less" invasive derivative of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT). We report an unusual case of dyspareunia for both the patient and her husband resulting from a retained finger pad from the TVT-Secur introducer. The sling was also explanted because of malposition. Read More

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November 2009
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Vesicovaginal fistula caused by a vaginal foreign body in a 72-year-old woman: case report and literature review.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 15;20(11):1387-9. Epub 2009 Apr 15.

Surgical Oncology Department, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Genoa, Italy.

We report a case of vesicovaginal fistula associated to a vaginal foreign body. A 72-year-old woman consulted our clinic complaining of severe urinary incontinence. The leakage was continuous and significant and she was feeling a "vaginal mass". Read More

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November 2009
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A serious complication following placement of posterior Prolift.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 28;20(11):1383-5. Epub 2009 Mar 28.

Section of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Scott & White Memorial Hospital and Clinic, Temple, TX 76508, USA.

A 32-year-old female with Crohn's disease experienced a rectovaginal fistula and abscess with rectal expulsion of posterior Prolift. She underwent diagnostic laparoscopy, transanal incision and drainage of abscess, transanal excision of mesh, and laparotomy with loop ileostomy. Weeks later, she underwent colectomy, near-total proctectomy, end ileostomy, and fistula repair. Read More

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November 2009
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Refractory urinary tract and vulvovaginal infection caused by Candida krusei.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 1;20(11):1379-81. Epub 2009 Apr 1.

Division of Infectious Diseases, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI 48201, USA.

Candida krusei is an uncommon cause of vaginitis and cystitis but is unique because of the management challenge it poses due to intrinsic resistance to fluconazole and flucytosine. We report a case of C. krusei vaginitis and cystitis successfully managed with topical vaginal and intravesical amphotericin B. Read More

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November 2009
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The clinical characteristics of female patients with Fournier's gangrene.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 8;20(12):1439-43. Epub 2009 Oct 8.

Department of General Surgery, Abant Izzet Baysal University Medical Faculty, Bolu, 14280, Turkey.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Our aim was to review our experience with Fournier's gangrene in female patients.

Methods: A retrospective review of ten consecutive female patients with Fournier's gangrene was performed. Etiological and predisposing factors, causative microbiological organisms, and clinical outcome were investigated. Read More

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December 2009
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Obstetric fistula in India: current scenario.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 30;20(12):1403-5. Epub 2009 Sep 30.

Division of Reproductive Health and Nutrition, Indian Council of Medical Research, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, 110029, India.

Background: India lacks prevalence and incidence data on obstetric fistula, a near miss maternal mortality.

Methodology: Retrospective data were collected on obstetric fistula cases from hospital records of 24 tertiary care facilities during the period 2000-2006.

Results: Overall, 717 women underwent genital fistula repair, but medical records could be retrieved for only 401 (56%) cases. Read More

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December 2009
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Comments on Wall and Brown: "Commercial pressures and professional ethics: troubling revisions to the recent ACOG Practice Bulletins on surgery for pelvic organ prolapse".

Authors:
Hal C Lawrence

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 25;20(12):1519-20; author reply 1521-2. Epub 2009 Sep 25.

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December 2009
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Pelvic organ support among primiparous women in the first year after childbirth.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 24;20(12):1407-11. Epub 2009 Sep 24.

Department of Gynecology & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins University, 4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA.

Introduction And Hypothesis: This study describes pelvic organ support after childbirth.

Methods: This ancillary analysis of the Childbirth and Pelvic Symptoms Imaging Study compares pelvic organ prolapse quantification 6-12 months after childbirth among three cohorts of primiparous women: vaginal delivery with sphincter tear (n = 106), vaginal delivery without sphincter tear (n = 108), and cesarean without labor (n = 39).

Results: Of participants, 31. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4064938PMC
December 2009
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Is lysyl oxidase-like protein-1, alpha-1 antitrypsin, and neutrophil elastase site specific in pelvic organ prolapse?

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 10;20(12):1423-9. Epub 2009 Sep 10.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 300 Pasteur Drive, HH-333, Stanford, CA 94305-5317, USA.

Introduction And Hypothesis: We investigated whether the expression of alpha-1 antitrypsin (ATT), neutrophil elastase (NE), and lysyl oxidase-like protein 1 (LOXL-1) vary within the vagina in subjects with pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Methods: Biopsies were obtained from the anterior and posterior vaginal wall of 22 women with POP (> or =stage 2 by POP-Q). The subjects were grouped by the most prominent defect: cystocele, cystocele plus uterine prolapse, and rectocele. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2835807PMC
December 2009
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Pelvic floor muscle function in a general female population in relation with age and parity and the relation between voluntary and involuntary contractions of the pelvic floor musculature.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 4;20(12):1497-504. Epub 2009 Sep 4.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Centre, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The objective of this study is to describe pelvic floor muscle function (PFMF) in relation to age and parity in a general female population and to test whether strength/endurance measurements represent all functions of the pelvic floor musculature.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed on 95% of the women aged 45-85 years from a small Dutch town. Validated questionnaires were used to obtain general information, and vaginal examination to test PFMF was performed on 649 women. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2834770PMC
December 2009
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Which placement of the tension-free vaginal tape is more important for urinary continence: midurethral position or bladder neck? Consideration from a case report.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Oct 20;20(10):1277-9. Epub 2009 Mar 20.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fuzhou General Hospital, Fujian, China.

The tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) is a well-established surgical procedure for the treatment of female urinary stress incontinence. Midurethral position was thought not to be necessary to achieve continence. But in our study, a patient with stress urinary incontinence was treated with a TVT suburethral sling. Read More

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October 2009
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Abdominal wall reconstruction following removal of a chronically infected mid-urethral tape.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Oct 10;20(10):1273-5. Epub 2009 Mar 10.

St Peter's Hospital, Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust, Surrey, UK.

We report a rare postoperative complication of a mid-urethral tape. The patient presented with a chronic infection resistant to treatment with several weeks of antibiotics, with eventual surgical removal, and the resulting complications of an infected incisional hernia and vesico-cutaneous fistula required reconstruction of the abdominal wall with Permacol and excision of the vesico-cutaneous fistula. We also look briefly at the impact of health tourism on the National Health Service. Read More

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October 2009
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Is ultrasound estimation of bladder weight a useful tool in the assessment of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms?

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec;20(12):1445-9

Department of Urogynaecology, St. Marys Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, UK.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between ultrasound estimation of bladder weight (UEBW), symptoms and urodynamic diagnosis.

Methods: Women with lower urinary tract symptoms underwent urodynamics studies and measurement of UEBW at a fixed bladder volume.

Results: Women with overactive bladder symptoms had a median UEBW of 48. Read More

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December 2009
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Bacterial colonisation of collagen-coated polypropylene vaginal mesh: are additional intraoperative sterility procedures useful?

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov;20(11):1345-51

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Spaarne Hospital, 2130 AT Hoofddorp, The Netherlands.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The use of vaginally implanted polypropylene meshes in the treatment of prolapse is becoming increasingly popular. We set out to detect how often bacterial colonisation of the mesh occurs and if the intraoperative sterility procedures that are applied matter.

Methods: In 64 consecutive women, bacterial colonisation was compared between two intraoperative sterility procedures. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2762530PMC
November 2009
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Trospium chloride extended release is effective and well tolerated in women with overactive bladder syndrome.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 29;20(12):1431-8. Epub 2009 Aug 29.

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Surgery, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago, Evanston, IL, USA.

Introduction And Hypothesis: To confirm the efficacy and tolerability of extended release (ER) trospium chloride in women with overactive bladder syndrome (OAB), data from two identical phase III studies were analyzed.

Methods: Adults (aged > or = 18 years) who had OAB with urinary urgency, frequency, and urge urinary incontinence (UUI) were randomized to trospium ER 60 mg or placebo once daily for 12 weeks. The analysis included 989 women (trospium ER, n = 484; placebo, n = 505). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-009-0969-8DOI Listing
December 2009
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Foreign body reaction in vaginally eroded and noneroded polypropylene suburethral slings in the female: a case series.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 29;20(12):1473-6. Epub 2009 Aug 29.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cantonal Hospital Lucerne, St. Karliquai 9, 6004, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Aim of this study was to investigate the pattern of the foreign body reaction of macroporous polypropylene mesh (MPPM) used in females for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and to compare this pattern between eroded and noneroded tapes.

Methods: Ten explanted suburethral slings, five eroded and five noneroded, were examined immunohistochemically under light microscopy; the tissue reaction was compared between eroded and noneroded materials.

Results: Eroded material showed a significantly higher accumulation of macrophages around the filaments of the mesh. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-009-0974-yDOI Listing
December 2009
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The influence of national society annual scientific meetings on publication in general obstetrics and gynecology literature: a urogynecology perspective.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 29;20(12):1463-7. Epub 2009 Aug 29.

Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, Division of Urogynecology, Saint Louis University, 6420 Clayton Rd., Ste. 290, St. Louis, MO 63117, USA.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The objective of the study was to determine urogynecology publication rates in obstetrics and gynecology literature.

Methods: Original scientific articles from American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG) and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Obstet Gynecol) from 1996-2007 were reviewed.

Results: A total of 10,192 articles were evaluated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-009-0980-0DOI Listing
December 2009
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Synthetic graft use in vaginal prolapse surgery: objective and subjective outcomes.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov;20(11):1307-12

Division of Women's Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA.

Introduction And Hypothesis: This study reports 1-year outcomes in women who underwent transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery with Prolift transvaginal mesh.

Methods: Pre- and postoperative objective vaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) and subjective symptom and impact assessments (Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI)-20 and Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ)-7, respectively) were performed. Postoperative vaginal tenderness, stricture, and patient satisfaction were also obtained. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3251967PMC
November 2009
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Assessment of pelvic floor muscle contraction in stress urinary incontinent women: comparison between transabdominal ultrasound and perineometry.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 20;20(12):1491-6. Epub 2009 Aug 20.

University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Transabdominal (TA) ultrasound and perineometry have been currently used to assess lifting aspect and squeezing action of pelvic floor muscles (PFM) function, respectively, in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, no study has directly compared these measurements. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and correlation between perineometry and TA ultrasound as measurements of different aspect of PFM function. Read More

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December 2009
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Pelvic floor muscle training in female stress urinary incontinence: comparison between group training and individual treatment using PERFECT assessment scheme.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 19;20(12):1455-62. Epub 2009 Aug 19.

Department of Gynecology-Section of Urogynecology and Pelvic Surgery, Federal University of São Paulo, Rua Borges Lagoa 783, conjunto 31, 3 degrees andar, CEP 04038 031, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is a treatment for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) that can be done individually or in a group. The aim of this study was to compare these two types of treatment.

Methods: Sixty women 30 to 75 years old with SUI were randomly assigned to participate in the two groups. Read More

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December 2009
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An inexpensive modified transobturator vaginal tape inside-out procedure for the surgical treatment of female stress urinary incontinence.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 15;20(11):1365-8. Epub 2009 Aug 15.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tongji Hospital of Tongji University, Shanghai, China.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a modified transobturator vaginal tape inside-out (TVT-O) procedure for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) using custom-tailored polypropylene mesh and helical needles.

Methods: A 1x15-cm mesh made from the Gynemesh is positioned without tension under the mid-urethra using custom-made helical needles through the obturator.

Results: The procedure was carried out in 80 consecutive patients (mean age 65. Read More

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November 2009
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Prevalence, treatment and known risk factors of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder in the non-institutionalized Portuguese population.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 14;20(12):1481-9. Epub 2009 Aug 14.

Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Porto Medical School, Porto, Portugal.

Introduction And Hypothesis: To quantify the prevalence (previous month) of urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OAB), to assess its relation with known risk factors and to characterize UI awareness and treatment.

Methods: Telephone interviews were conducted in 1,934 Portuguese subjects aged > or =40 years. UI was defined according to the International Continence Society definitions. Read More

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December 2009
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Urinary levels of glycosaminoglycans in patients with idiopathic detrusor overactivity.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 12;20(12):1477-80. Epub 2009 Aug 12.

Department of Urology, Trieste University, Cattinara Hospital, Via Strada di Fiume 447, 34100, Trieste, Italy.

Introduction And Hypothesis: We assessed whether urinary excretion of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) may be affected by a condition of detrusor overactivity (DO).

Materials And Methods: We evaluated 24-h urinary excretion of GAGs in 25 patients (mean age 63.81 years) with DO and in 14 healthy controls (mean age 65. Read More

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December 2009
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The effectiveness of surgical correction of uterine prolapse: cervical amputation with uterosacral ligament plication (modified Manchester) versus vaginal hysterectomy with high uterosacral ligament plication.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 11;20(11):1313-9. Epub 2009 Aug 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, 6500 HB Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The objective of this study is to evaluate cervical amputation with uterosacral ligament plication (modified Manchester) and compare it to vaginal hysterectomy with high uterosacral ligament plication procedure with special regard to the middle compartment.

Methods: Consecutive women with pelvic organ prolapse who underwent either vaginal hysterectomy or a modified Manchester procedure were included. Assessments were made preoperatively and at 1-year follow-up, including physical examination with pelvic organ prolapse quantification standardised questionnaires (incontinence impact questionnaire, urogenital distress inventory, and defaecatory distress inventory). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2762528PMC
November 2009
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Are we missing an opportunity to teach future physicians about female pelvic floor disorders?

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 11;20(12):1413-5. Epub 2009 Aug 11.

Department of Urology, Loyola University Medical Center, 2160 S. First Avenue, Building 103, Room 1004, Maywood, IL 60153, USA.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Many physicians in primary care and medical/surgical specialties will care for female patients with pelvic floor disorders (PFD).

Methods: A survey was mailed to 266 United States and Canadian clerkship directors that queried how medical students were being educated in PFD.

Results: Forty-four percent of clerkship directors responded. Read More

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December 2009
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An audit of NICE guidelines on antenatal pelvic floor exercises.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 11;20(12):1417-22. Epub 2009 Aug 11.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Yeovil District Hospital, Yeovil, Somerset, England, UK.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommends antenatal pelvic floor exercises during first pregnancy to reduce postpartum stress incontinence. The aim of this audit was to assess patient awareness and compliance with this guideline.

Methods: An anonymous self-constructed questionnaire was given to patients after their first delivery. Read More

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December 2009
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Referral patterns for pelvic floor disorders.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 6;20(12):1469-72. Epub 2009 Aug 6.

Department of Gynecology, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, BH7 7DW, UK.

Introduction And Hypothesis: To determine referral patterns to the gynecology directorate for symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence

Methods: A prospective multicenter survey of three district general hospitals in Northwest England. Referral letters sent by family physicians to consultants were studied over a three-month period. Main outcome measures were presenting complaints of prolapse and incontinence

Results: Two thousand seven hundred sixty-nine referral letters were surveyed. Read More

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December 2009
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Graft-versus-host disease following transobturator tape procedure with small intestinal submucosa (Surgisis): a case report.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Sep 12;20(9):1149-51. Epub 2009 Mar 12.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Kaohsiung Medical University, 482 Shan-Ming Rd., Hsiao-Kang Dist. 812, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Transobturator tape procedure using small intestinal submucosa (SIS) is designed for the diminishment of the complications of tension-free vaginal tape procedures, and SIS can lower the erosion rate of mesh. However, we here report a case which developed graft-versus-host disease following the use of SIS for the transobturator procedure. Read More

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September 2009
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The use of sacral neuromodulation for the treatment of non-obstructive urinary retention secondary to Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Sep 11;20(9):1145-7. Epub 2009 Mar 11.

Department of Urology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, Herbert Irving Pavilion, 11th Floor, 161 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032, USA.

Guillain-Barré syndrome, an acute autoimmune polyneuropathy and demyelinating disease, is characterized by weakness, sensory loss, areflexia, pain, autonomic dysfunction, and occasionally, micturition disturbances including voiding difficulty, urinary retention, nocturnal urinary frequency, and urge incontinence. Typically, urinary dysfunction resolves simultaneously with other neurologic deficits. We report the case of a 20-year-old woman with Guillain-Barré syndrome and persistent urinary retention 18 months following initial diagnosis. Read More

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September 2009
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Does COLIA1 SP1-binding site polymorphism predispose women to pelvic organ prolapse?

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Sep 7;20(9):1061-5. Epub 2009 May 7.

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carmel Medical Center, Technion University Medical School, Haifa, Israel.

Introduction And Hypothesis: COLIA1 polymorphism is associated with increased risk for stress urinary incontinence. We hypothesize that a similar association exists with pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Methods: Patients with advanced prolapse and healthy controls were evaluated by interview, validated questionnaires, and pelvic examination. Read More

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September 2009
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Are women with pelvic organ prolapse at a higher risk of developing hernias?

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Dec 4;20(12):1451-3. Epub 2009 Aug 4.

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Carmel Medical Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion University, 7 Michal St, Haifa, 34362, Israel.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Pelvic organ prolapse and hernia are common disorders which share several pathopysiological and epidemiological features. We therefore aimed to assess whether women with advanced pelvic organ prolapse have a higher prevalence of hernia.

Methods: We reviewed charts of women undergoing surgery for advanced pelvic organ prolapse and compared them to age-matched controls with mild or no prolapse. Read More

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December 2009
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Effect of pelvic floor muscle exercises in the treatment of urinary incontinence during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Oct 1;20(10):1223-31. Epub 2009 Aug 1.

Sisli Health High School, Istanbul, Turkey.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle exercises on urinary incontinence during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Methods: The study was carried out on 80 pregnant women (study group, 40 subjects; control group, 40 subjects).The study group was trained by the researcher on how to do the pelvic floor muscle exercises. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00192-009-0929-3DOI Listing
October 2009
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Perineal length: norms in gravid women in the first stage of labour.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 1;20(11):1361-4. Epub 2009 Aug 1.

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Sheffield, UK.

Introduction: The purpose of this study was to generate normative data for perineal length for Caucasian and Asian women in labour.

Methods: The distance from the posterior fourchette to the centre of the anal orifice was measured in 1,000 women in the first stage of labour. Data on ethnicity, body mass index, delivery mode and perineal trauma were collected prospectively. Read More

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November 2009
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Pubococcygeus-puborectalis trauma after forceps delivery: evaluation of the levator ani muscle with 3D/4D ultrasound.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Oct 29;20(10):1175-81. Epub 2009 Jul 29.

Institute for the Care of Mother and Child, Prague 4, Czech Republic.

Introduction And Hypothesis: This study seeks to assess the effects of forceps-assisted delivery on the levator hiatus.

Methods: Seventy-six women were investigated 12 months after forceps-assisted delivery. Introital three-/four-dimensional ultrasound measured volumes at rest and during the Valsalva maneuver. Read More

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October 2009
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Anticholinergic drug use for overactive bladder in Sweden: a nationwide pharmacoepidemiological study.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 28;20(11):1285-91. Epub 2009 Jul 28.

Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Introduction And Hypothesis: Nationwide use and costs of anticholinergic drug for overactive bladder are unknown.

Methods: We performed a nationwide study based on the Swedish Register on Prescribed Pharmaceuticals.

Results: From 2000 to 2007, there was a 68. Read More

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November 2009
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Comment on Palma and Rosenbaum: "the ethical challenge of surgical innovation".

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Oct 28;20(10):1281. Epub 2009 Jul 28.

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October 2009
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IUGA 2009: some perspectives from a neutral corner.

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Andri Nieuwoudt

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Sep 25;20(9):1007-8. Epub 2009 Jul 25.

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September 2009
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Prevalence and risk factors for bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms in women with diabetes mellitus from hospital-based diabetes clinic.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 15;20(11):1339-44. Epub 2009 Jul 15.

Warrell Unit, St Mary's Hospital, Whitworth Park, Manchester, UK.

Introduction And Hypothesis: There is limited data on prevalence and risk factors for bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in women with diabetes mellitus (DM). This study assesses prevalence and risk factors for bothersome LUTS and voiding dysfunction in women with DM.

Methods: Two hundred twenty women participated in this study. Read More

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November 2009
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Symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction are poorly correlated with findings on clinical examination and dynamic MR imaging of the pelvic floor.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Oct 14;20(10):1169-74. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

791 Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The aim of the study was to determine whether patients' symptoms agree with findings on clinical examination and dynamic MR imaging of the pelvic floor.

Methods: Symptoms of pelvic organ dysfunction were measured with the use of three validated questionnaires. The domain scores were compared with POP-Q and dynamic MR imaging measurements. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2744799PMC
October 2009
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TVT-O versus Monarc after a 2-4-year follow-up: a prospective comparative study.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 14;20(11):1327-33. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, St Elisabeth Hospital Tilburg, Rooseveltlaan 35 III 1079 AC, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The aim of this study was to compare outcome and quality of life of tension-free vaginal tape "inside-out" (TVT-O) and Monarc transobturator tapes after 2-4 years.

Methods: The method used was a prospective comparative study. Participants (n = 191) were assigned to either a TVT-O (n = 93) or a Monarc (n = 98) procedure. Read More

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November 2009
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Incontinence and detrusor dysfunction associated with pelvic organ prolapse: clinical value of preoperative urodynamic evaluation.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 14;20(11):1301-6. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

Department of Urology, University of Yamanashi Faculty of Medicine, Chuo, Yamanashi, Japan.

Introduction And Hypothesis: We examined how preoperative urodynamic findings are related to the urinary problems following surgical repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Methods: The clinical records of 87 women who underwent surgery for POP were reviewed retrospectively. Preoperatively, cough stress test and urodynamic testing, including pressure-flow study, were performed with prolapse reduction. Read More

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November 2009
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Outside-in transobturator midurethral sling and the dorsal nerve of the clitoris.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Nov 14;20(11):1335-8. Epub 2009 Jul 14.

Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women's Health, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA.

Introduction And Hypothesis: An anatomical study on fresh cadavers was done to determine the vulnerability of the dorsal nerve of the clitoris to injury during "outside-in" transobturator sling procedures.

Methods: The dorsal nerve of the clitoris was identified bilaterally in ten fresh cadavers. Transfixing needles marked the inferomedial border of the obturator foramen. Read More

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November 2009
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Caldesmon expression is decreased in women with anterior vaginal wall prolapse: a pilot study.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Aug 3;20(8):985-90. Epub 2009 Apr 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (D-50), University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 016960, Miami, FL 33010, USA.

Introduction And Hypothesis: The purpose of this study is to compare vaginal caldesmon expression in women with and without anterior vaginal wall prolapse.

Methods: Vaginal tissues were sampled in women with (n = 11) or without (n = 11) vaginal wall prolapse. Caldesmon messenger RNA (mRNA) expression was assessed by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction. Read More

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August 2009
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Comparative results of two techniques to treat stress urinary incontinence: synthetic transobturator and aponeurotic slings.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Aug 18;20(8):961-6. Epub 2009 Apr 18.

ABC Medical School, Rua Dr. Albuquerque Lins 635/71, CEP: 01230-001 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Introduction And Hypothesis: This study aims to analyze comparatively the efficacy and safety of synthetic transobturatory and aponeurotic retropubic slings, in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women.

Methods: Patients were separated in a randomized way. Twenty-one patients were submitted to the operatory correction by the transobturatory sling technique, whereas 20 patients were operated by the retropubic sling technique. Read More

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August 2009
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Female urethral diverticulum: a pathological insight.

Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct 2009 Aug 4;20(8):957-60. Epub 2009 Apr 4.

Department of Urologic Surgery, The E. Wolfson Medical Center, P.O. Box 5, Holon 58100, Israel.

Introduction And Hypothesis: In this study, we define the histopathological features of female urethral diverticula and attempt to elucidate its pathogenesis and etiology.

Methods: We analyzed 22 clinical records of women diagnosed with urethral diverticula. We collected clinical, surgical, and pathological data. Read More

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August 2009
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