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05.01.2019 | Original Article

Learning about pelvic floor muscle exercises before and during pregnancy: a cross-sectional study

Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) performed during pregnancy may lower the risk of reporting urinary incontinence (UI) in late pregnancy and up to 6 months postpartum [ 1 ] and, although the effects are uncertain when used to treat UI, guidelines …

verfasst von:
Deirdre Daly, Cinny Cusack, Cecily Begley

05.01.2019 | Review Article

Sexual satisfaction in patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome after surgical and non-surgical techniques: a systematic review

Vaginal agenesis is a birth defect in the female genital tract with an incidence rate of 1 in every 4000–5000 births. One of the most common causes of this disorder is Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome [ 1 ], which is characterized by …

verfasst von:
Sahar Dabaghi, Mitra Zandi, Mahnaz Ilkhani

04.01.2019 | Images in Urogynecology

Concurrent total abdominal colectomy and ileorectal anastomosis with transvaginal posterior colporrhaphy for constipation

Constipation, one of the most commonly encountered gastrointestinal disorders, is associated with impaired quality of life and a large economic burden. Studies estimate the prevalence of constipation in the general population to be 12–19% and up …

verfasst von:
Peter Chia Yeh, Francisco Orejuela, Lisa Haubert

04.01.2019 | Original Article

Trends in apical prolapse surgery between 2010 and 2016 in Denmark

Pelvic organ prolapse is a common diagnosis affecting the quality of life for women worldwide. In Denmark, the lifetime risk for prolapse surgery is 18.7% [ 1 ]. Vaginal hysterectomy with suspension of the vaginal cuff (VH) is the most frequently …

verfasst von:
Karen Ruben Husby, Gunnar Lose, Niels Klarskov

Open Access 29.12.2018 | Original Article

Expectations regarding eHealth among women with stress urinary incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common condition in women, which has a significant impact on their lives. The International Continence Society (ICS) defined SUI as the complaint of any involuntary urinary leakage on effort or exertion or …

verfasst von:
Lotte Firet, Doreth Teunissen, Carmen Verhoeks, Antoine Lagro-Janssen

Open Access 18.12.2018 | Original Article

Introital ultrasound in the diagnosis of lower urinary tract symptoms following anti-incontinence surgery using a synthetic midurethral tape

Stress urinary incontinence is a common medical condition that affects 5–61% of women [ 1 ]. For the last 120 years, a lot of effort has been made by surgeons and investigators to create the best model of treatment for stress urinary incontinence.

verfasst von:
Anna Pawlaczyk, Piotr Wąż, Marcin Matuszewski

18.12.2018 | IUJ Video

Robot-assisted vesicovaginal fistula repair via a transvesical approach

The incidence of urinary tract injury at the time of pelvic surgery ranges from 0.3–0.8%, and intraoperative detection can be increased when routine cystoscopy is utilized [ 1 – 3 ]. Development of a vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is a rare …

verfasst von:
John A. Occhino, Erik D. Hokenstad, Brian J. Linder

Open Access 18.12.2018 | Review Article

The use of laser in urogynaecology

Interventions in urogynaecology have been under the spotlight recently. Concerns about mesh and its adverse outcomes have led our speciality quite rightly to scrutinise the evidence behind the advice and treatments we offer to our patients. Robust …

verfasst von:
Alka A. Bhide, Vik Khullar, Stephen Swift, Giuseppe A. Digesu

18.12.2018 | Letter to the Editor

Guidelines for patients with acute uncomplicated cystitis may not be a paper tiger: a call for its implementation in clinical routine

verfasst von:
Matthias May, Martin Schostak, Steffen Lebentrau, MR2- study group

Open Access 18.12.2018 | Original Article

Cross-over data supporting long-term antibiotic treatment in patients with painful lower urinary tract symptoms, pyuria and negative urinalysis

Recalcitrant chronic bladder pain and symptoms of recurrent cystitis in patients with negative urinalysis present a worrying management problem. The treatment of painful lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is a significant challenge, and there are …

verfasst von:
Sheela Swamy, Anthony S. Kupelian, Rajvinder Khasriya, Dhanuson Dharmasena, Hristina Toteva, Tara Dehpour, Linda Collins, Jennifer L. Rohn, James Malone-Lee

12.12.2018 | Original Article

Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and its components in women with and without pelvic organ prolapse and its association with prolapse severity according to the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common condition among women, and the reported lifetime risk of POP or incontinence surgery ranges from 11.1 to 19% [ 1 , 2 ]. Rates of asymptomatic POP are probably higher, with studies reporting that 31–47.7% of …

verfasst von:
Giulia Gava, Stefania Alvisi, Ilaria Mancini, Renato Seracchioli, Maria Cristina Meriggiola

10.12.2018 | Original Article

The role of tenascin-X in the uterosacral ligaments of postmenopausal women with pelvic organ prolapse: an immunohistochemical study

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a prevalent condition that increases with age [ 1 , 2 ]. Several risk factors have been suggested to be linked to prolapse, most importantly childbirth, hypo-estrogenic state, collagen abnormalities, increasing age …

verfasst von:
Barbara Bodner-Adler, Klaus Bodner, Oliver Kimberger, Ksenia Halpern, Cora Schneidinger, Peter Haslinger, Christian Schneeberger, Reinhard Horvat, Wolfgang Umek

Open Access 10.12.2018 | Original Article

Anovaginal distance and obstetric anal sphincter injury: a prospective observational study

Lacerations of the vagina and perineum after a vaginal delivery are common [ 2 ]. Distinguishing an isolated perineal laceration from an anal sphincter injury in the acute phase has to be performed carefully and with high diagnostic consistency at …

verfasst von:
Sofia Pihl, Eva Uustal, Marie Blomberg

07.12.2018 | Review Article

Sacral neuromodulation and sexual function: a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature

The World Health Organization defined sexual health as the physical, emotional, mental and social well-being of people in relation to sexuality [ 1 ]. Community studies estimate the prevalence of sexual dysfunction to be 25–63% [ 2 ]. This high …

verfasst von:
Aethele Khunda, Carol McCormick, Paul Ballard

06.12.2018 | Clinical Opinion

IUGA committee opinion: laser-based vaginal devices for treatment of stress urinary incontinence, genitourinary syndrome of menopause, and vaginal laxity

This committee opinion reviews the laser-based vaginal devices for treatment of genitourinary syndrome of menopause, vaginal laxity, and stress urinary incontinence. The United States Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning for …

verfasst von:
S. Abbas Shobeiri, M. H. Kerkhof, Vatche A. Minassian, Tony Bazi, on behalf of the IUGA Research and Development Committee

06.12.2018 | Original Article

Changing surgical trends for female stress urinary incontinence in England

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a quality-of-life burden for 14.8–31.8% of women [ 1 ]. Surgical treatment is considered a valuable option when conservative measures fail. Over the last 2 decades, interventions for SUI have greatly evolved and …

verfasst von:
Martino Maria Zacche, Sambit Mukhopadhyay, Ilias Giarenis

04.12.2018 | Original Article

Treatment of vaginal vault prolapse in The Netherlands: a clinical practice survey

Vault prolapse is a problem among hysterectomized women that often results in surgical repair [ 1 ]. Hysterectomy is one of the top ten most common surgeries performed among Dutch women and also a risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse (POP); …

verfasst von:
Carolien K. M. Vermeulen, Anne Lotte W. M. Coolen, Wilbert A. Spaans, Jan Paul W. R. Roovers, Marlies Y. Bongers

03.12.2018 | Images in Urogynecology

An uncommon case of mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) tumor of the bladder

Primary lymphoma of the bladder (LOB) is a rare lesion, with <100 cases reported in the literature since 1885 [ 1 ]. Our patient presented with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), frequency and nocturia. We discuss the diagnosis …

verfasst von:
Pratima Datta Kadam, How Chuan Han, Jia Lun Kwok

01.12.2018 | Original Article

Prospective evaluation of paravaginal defect repair with and without apical suspension: a 6-month postoperative follow-up with MRI, clinical examination, and questionnaires

In Denmark, the lifetime risk of undergoing at least one pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery is 19%. The anterior vaginal wall (AVW) is the most common site of repair compared with the apex and the posterior vaginal wall [ 1 ]. The AVW is also the …

verfasst von:
Louise T. S. Arenholt, Bodil Ginnerup Pedersen, Karin Glavind, Susanne Greisen, Karl M. Bek, Marianne Glavind-Kristensen

01.12.2018 | Original Article

Comparing the effectiveness of functional electrical stimulation via sexual cognitive/behavioral therapy of pelvic floor muscles versus local injection of botulinum toxin on the sexual functioning of patients with primary vaginismus: a randomized clinical trial

Vaginismus is referred to as having a persistently or recurrently painful vagina on entry of a penis, fingers, or other objects into it [ 1 ]. Recurrent or persistent spasm of the vaginal musculature interfering with vaginal penetration constitutes …

verfasst von:
Mansooreh Yaraghi, Shirin Ghazizadeh, Fariba Mohammadi, Elahe Miri Ashtiani, Mahmood Bakhtiyari, Sayeda Mahjabeen Mareshi, Fatemeh Sadat Sarfjoo, Tahereh Eftekhar