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08.01.2019 | Commentary

Commentary on ‘Defecatory dysfunction and other clinical variables are predictors of pessary discontinuation’

verfasst von: Abdelmageed Abdelrahman

Erschienen in: International Urogynecology Journal

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This was a retrospective cohort study of women undergoing first pessary placement at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill between April 2014 and January 2017. Inclusion criteria included women aged 18 years and older undergoing first pessary placement for pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence with a successful pessary fitting. Data extracted from the electronic medical record included age at pessary fitting, race, body mass index, parity, number of vaginal and caesarean deliveries, menopause status, sexual activity status, surgical history, presence/treatment of vaginal atrophy, reason for pessary fitting, presence of baseline defecatory symptoms, diarrhoea, constipation, splinting or straining with defaecation, number of bowel movements per day and physical examination features including presence and size of rectocele. Defecatory dysfunction was defined as the presence of constipation, rectal straining, rectal splinting and/or incomplete defecation. Pessary discontinuation was defined as < 1 year of pessary use and not using at most recent visit. The authors hypothesised that defecatory dysfunction was associated with pessary discontinuation. …
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Titel
Commentary on ‘Defecatory dysfunction and other clinical variables are predictors of pessary discontinuation’
verfasst von
Abdelmageed Abdelrahman
Publikationsdatum
08.01.2019
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Erschienen in
International Urogynecology Journal
Print ISSN: 0937-3462
Elektronische ISSN: 1433-3023
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00192-018-03860-2

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