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21.01.2019 | Original Article

Stromal derived factor-1 plasmid as a novel injection for treatment of stress urinary incontinence in a rat model

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is defined as unintentional loss of urine on exertion, sneezing or coughing. It is estimated that 40% of childbearing women develop SUI [ 1 ]. The prevalence of incontinence in US women is expected to increase from …

verfasst von:
Ahmad O. Khalifa, Michael Kavran, Amr Mahran, Ilaha Isali, Juliana Woda, Chris A. Flask, Marc S. Penn, Adonis K. Hijaz

21.01.2019 | Original Article

Contributing factors in forceps associated pelvic floor trauma

A safe, atraumatic birth for both mother and baby should be the cornerstone of maternity care. While most women seem to be willing to accept some risk to themselves for the benefit of their baby, increasing attention is being paid to irreversible …

verfasst von:
Jessica Caudwell-Hall, Jennifer Weishaupt, Hans Peter Dietz

21.01.2019 | Original Article

Prevalence of urinary incontinence in women powerlifters: a pilot study

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a chronic and consequential problem, and has been defined by Haylen et al. as a complaint of involuntary loss of urine [ 1 ]. The incidence of UI in women is reported to range between 37 and 63% [ 2 ], and is …

verfasst von:
Lolita Wikander, Donelle Cross, Daniel E. Gahreman

21.01.2019 | Original Article

Incidence and contributing factors of perioperative complications in surgical procedures for pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is the most common form of pelvic floor dysfunction and refers to the drop of the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus, rectum, and/or small intestine, into or outside of the vagina [ 1 ]. Globally, it affects up …

verfasst von:
Hanan Alshankiti, Sara Houlihan, Magali Robert, Calgary Women’s Pelvic Health Research Group

Open Access 17.01.2019 | Original Article

Underestimation of pelvic organ prolapse in the supine straining position, based on magnetic resonance imaging findings

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition, affecting 25–41% of middle-aged and elderly women [ 1 , 2 ]. Accurate staging of POP is critical for treatment assignment, including decisions regarding the type and extent of surgical correction.

verfasst von:
Anique T. M. Grob, Judith olde Heuvel, Jurgen J. Futterer, Diana Massop, Angelique L. Veenstra van Nieuwenhoven, Frank F. J. Simonis, Carl H. van der Vaart

16.01.2019 | Original Article

Delivery mode and the risk of levator muscle avulsion: a meta-analysis

Female pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition, associated with a significant impairment in overall quality of life (QoL) [ 1 ], with a lifetime risk for surgery of 10–20% [ 2 , 3 ]. The etiology is not fully understood. A number of …

verfasst von:
Talia Friedman, Guy D. Eslick, Hans Peter Dietz

14.01.2019 | Commentary

Commentary on: Effects of mesh-related complications in vaginal surgery on quality of life

verfasst von:
Abdelmageed Abdelrahman

14.01.2019 | Original Article

The negative predictive value of preoperative urodynamics for stress urinary incontinence following prolapse surgery

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) has been shown to coexist in 63% of women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) [ 1 ]. Some surgeons have advocated for a routine continence procedure at the time of advanced prolapse repair [ 2 – 4 ]. While this …

verfasst von:
Tania Sierra, Gina Sullivan, Katherine Leung, Michael Flynn

14.01.2019 | Original Article

Intraocular pressure change during laparoscopic sacral colpopexy in patients with normal tension glaucoma

Laparoscopic sacral colpopexy (LSC) has led to favorable outcomes in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) patients with minimal adverse events. The overall objective anatomical and subjective cure rates were 92% and 94.4% respectively [ 1 ], with decreased …

verfasst von:
Yoji Moriyama, Kosei Miwa, Tadanori Yamada, Ayako Sawaki, Yoshinori Nishino, Yasuhide Kitagawa

14.01.2019 | Original Article

Does flatus incontinence matter?

Self-reported symptoms are important in the assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction and in assessing quality of life (QoL). Anal incontinence (AI) is the involuntary loss of flatus, mucus, or liquid or solid stool [ 1 ]. Flatus is the most common …

verfasst von:
Laura Cattani, Moshe Gillor, Hans Peter Dietz

09.01.2019 | Original Article

Effects of wearing supportive underwear versus pelvic floor muscle training or no treatment in women with symptoms of stress urinary incontinence: an assessor-blinded randomized control trial

Female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is likely caused by the descent of the bladder neck and decreased support for the urinary tract because of pelvic floor relaxation of the anatomical structures and childbirth. SUI is highly prevalent among …

verfasst von:
Hisayo Okayama, Sanae Ninomiya, Kiyoko Naito, Yoshihiro Endo, Shigehiro Morikawa

Open Access 09.01.2019 | Original Article

Repair of recurrent rectocele with posterior colporrhaphy or non-absorbable polypropylene mesh—patient-reported outcomes at 1-year follow-up

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition, and women have an approximately 12–19% lifetime risk of undergoing an operation for POP [ 1 , 2 ]. Unfortunately, high rates of recurrence have been reported after standard vaginal prolapse repair …

verfasst von:
Emil Nüssler, Gabriel Granåsen, Emil Karl Nüssler, Marie Bixo, Mats Löfgren

09.01.2019 | Original Article

Long-term follow-up of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy: comparison of two different techniques used in urology and gynecology

Pelvic organ prolapse is one of the most common gynecological problems in the later stages of women’s lives [ 1 ]. Pelvic organ prolapse surgery is the most commonly performed gynecological surgery in women over 70 years of age [ 2 ]. The treatment …

verfasst von:
Adnan Orhan, Kemal Ozerkan, Hakan Vuruskan, Gokhan Ocakoglu, Isil Kasapoglu, Bahadir Koşan, Gurkan Uncu

09.01.2019 | Original Article

Development and validity of a questionnaire for coital urinary incontinence: clinical and urodynamic analysis

The symptom of coital incontinence (CI) was defined as a complaint of involuntary urine leakage during the act of sexual intercourse [ 1 ]. Two forms of CI occurring with vaginal penetration or occurring with orgasm are accepted [ 1 ]. The …

verfasst von:
Fatih Tarhan, Pınar Ay

08.01.2019 | Commentary

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

verfasst von:
Abdelmageed Abdelrahman

07.01.2019 | Review Article

Methodological approaches to botulinum toxin for the treatment of chronic pelvic pain, vaginismus, and vulvar pain disorders

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is an exceedingly common, potentially debilitating condition with a prevalence of 6–26% among women of reproductive age [ 1 ]. CPP, defined as “persistent pain in the lower abdomen or pelvis of a minimum 6-month duration …

verfasst von:
Barbara Illowsky Karp, Hannah Tandon, Deionna Vigil, Pamela Stratton

07.01.2019 | Original Article

Robotic sacrocolpopexy: adverse events reported to the FDA over the last decade

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition and the number of women affected is expected to increase from 3.3 million in 2010 to anywhere between 4.9 and 9.2 million by 2050 [ 1 ]. The lifetime risk for a woman to require at least one …

verfasst von:
Colby Souders, Farnoosh Nik-Ahd, Hanson Zhao, Karyn Eilber, Bilal Chugtai, Jennifer Anger

07.01.2019 | Original Article

Outcome of surgical management for midurethral sling complications: a multicentre retrospective cohort study

Reports of problems related to mesh surgery appeared in the media increasingly from around 2011. Severe complications were described, such as disabling and life-changing chronic pain, which may or may not be associated with vaginal mesh exposure.

verfasst von:
Victoria Kershaw, Rachel Nicholson, Paul Ballard, Aethele Khunda, Santhosh Puthuraya, Elaine Gouk

05.01.2019 | Images in Urogynecology

Treatment of subacute rectosigmoid obstruction secondary to uterosacral ligament suspension

verfasst von:
Rachel High, Jill Danford, Paul Yandell

05.01.2019 | Editorial

Chronic use of pentosan polysulfate sodium associated with risk of vision-threatening disease

verfasst von:
Tanner J. Ferguson, Ryan L. Geraets, Matthew A. Barker