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Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277473/clinical-utility-of-hemoglobin-testing-after-minimally-invasive-sacrocolpopexy
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Erin Seifert Lavelle, Lauren Giugale, Sears Sarah, Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Jonathan P Shepherd
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical utility of routine postoperative hemoglobin screening after minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy. METHODS: This is a retrospective chart review of women undergoing minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy between 2009 and 2015 at a large academic center where postoperative hemoglobin assessment is performed as routine practice. Demographic and perioperative data, pre- and postoperative hemoglobin values, and clinical signs and symptoms of potential postoperative anemia were extracted...
March 9, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277472/transvaginal-repair-of-complex-rectovaginal-fistulas-using-the-porcine-urinary-bladder-matrix-as-an-augmenting-graft
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Hemikaa Devakumar, Neeraja Chandrasekaran, Alexandriah Alas, Laura Martin, G Willy Davila, Eric Hurtado
BACKGROUND: After the US Food and Drug Administration issued a safety warning concerning vaginal mesh implants in 2008, their use in correction of pelvic floor defects have decreased in the United States (http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm479732.htm). However, we are still treating patients who have had complications associated with their use, rectovaginal fistulas (RVFs) being one of them. Rectovaginal fistulas are considered complex if greater than 2.5 cm, recurrent, associated with inflammatory bowel disease, or if they are proximal in location...
March 9, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277471/twenty-four-hour-voiding-diaries-versus-3-day-voiding-diaries-a-clinical-comparison
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Caroline Elmer, Amber Murphy, John O Elliott, Nicole M Book
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if 24-hour versus 3-day voiding diary affects medical decision making for women with urinary incontinence. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of patients presenting to the OhioHealth Urogynecology Physician group for urinary incontinence from 2009 to 2011. Practice protocol includes patient completion of a 3-day voiding diary before their appointment. Diagnostic and treatment plans were extracted based on the initial patient encounter and 3-day voiding diary...
March 9, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277470/patient-reported-impact-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-on-continence-and-sexual-function-in-women-with-exstrophy-epispadias-complex
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Ross G Everett, Kathy M Lue, Sunil S Reddy, Daniel A Friedlander, Cameron E Alexander, Ezekiel E Young, Mahmoud Abdelwahab, Nilay M Gandhi, Edward J Wright, John P Gearhart
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to characterize long-term urogynecologic issues of women with a history of bladder exstrophy and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to assess the impact of POP repair on continence and sexual function. DESIGN: Patient demographics and surgical history related to exstrophy and POP were collected through chart review. Patient perceptions regarding sexual function, urinary continence, and quality of life were assessed through Web-based administration of validated questionnaires: International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Urinary Incontinence Short Form and POP-Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire...
March 9, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277469/correlation-between-transperineal-3-dimensional-ultrasound-measurements-of-levator-hiatus-and-female-sexual-function
#5
Serdar Aydin, Rabia Zehra Bakar, Çağri Arioğlu Aydin, Seda Ateş
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the association of sexual functions with levator hiatus biometry measurements and levator ani muscle defect. METHODS: In 62 heterosexual, sexually active premenopausal women without pelvic floor disorders or urinary incontinence, 3-dimensional transperineal ultrasound imaging was used. Two 3-dimensional volumes were recorded, one at rest and one on Valsalva maneuver. Levator biometry measurements and levator defect were evaluated in an axial plane...
March 9, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248849/anal-penetrative-intercourse-as-a-risk-factor-for-fecal-incontinence
#6
Julia Geynisman-Tan, Kimberly Kenton, Alix Leader-Cramer, Bhumy Dave, Katarzyna Bochenska, Margaret Mueller, Sarah Abbie Collins, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between anal penetrative intercourse (API) and pelvic floor symptoms, specifically, anal incontinence (AI). METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved, cross-sectional, e-mail survey of women enrolled in the Illinois Women's Health Registry. Participants were anonymously queried about their sexual practices and the effects of these on bowel and bladder symptoms. Urinary symptoms were assessed using the urogenital distress inventory-6 and bowel symptoms with the fecal incontinence severity index (FISI)...
February 28, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248848/trends-in-fellowship-training-for-female-pelvic-medicine-and-reconstructive-surgery
#7
AeuMuro G Lake, Leslie M Rickey
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to characterize distinguishing features among gynecology, urology, and combined female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) fellowship programs and practices. METHODS: A 32-item Web-based survey was sent to fellowship directors of FPMRS programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The survey assessed the structure of the fellowship, as well as the degree to which gynecology and urology are integrated into the fellowship training...
February 28, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248847/effect-of-pregnancy-and-delivery-on-cytokine-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse
#8
Bruna M Couri, Andrew T Lenis, Ali Borazjani, Brian M Balog, Mei Kuang, Robert S Butler, Marc S Penn, Margot S Damaser
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of pregnancy and delivery mode on cytokine expression in the pelvic organs and serum of lysyl oxidase like-1 knockout (LOXL1 KO) mice, which develop pelvic organ prolapse after delivery. METHODS: Bladder, urethra, vagina, rectum, and blood were harvested from female LOXL1 KO mice during pregnancy, after vaginal or cesarean delivery, and from sham cesarean and unmanipulated controls. Pelvic organs and blood were also harvested from pregnant and vaginally delivered wild-type (WT) mice and from unmanipulated female virgin WT controls...
February 28, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248846/outcomes-in-pelvic-organ-prolapse-surgery-in-women-using-chronic-antithrombotic-therapy
#9
Rachel High, Alex Kavanagh, Rose Khavari, Julie Stewart, Danielle D Antosh
INTRODUCTION: Chronic antithrombotic therapy is common among patients requiring surgery for pelvic organ prolapse because of age and comorbidities. The impact of chronic anticoagulation on postoperative complications in pelvic organ prolapse surgery has not been investigated. This study aims to determine if patients on chronic antithrombotic therapy are at increased risk for postoperative complications. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included women having prolapse surgery from 2012 to 2015, identified by Current Procedural Terminology codes, excluding patients undergoing concomitant major nonurogynecologic procedures...
February 28, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230566/the-effect-of-preoperative-phenazopyridine-on-urinary-retention-following-midurethral-sling
#10
Omar Felipe Dueñas-Garcia, Tania Sierra, Erica Nicasio, Katherine Leung, Cynthia D Hall, Michael K Flynn
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of preoperative oral phenazopyridine on short-term voiding dysfunction in patients undergoing a retropubic midurethral sling. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in subjects undergoing a retropubic midurethral sling comparing those who received preoperative oral phenazopyridine with those who did not. We included all women who underwent a retropubic midurethral sling without concomitant procedures under general anesthesia at our institution...
February 23, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230565/outcomes-of-transvaginal-high-uterosacral-ligaments-suspension-over-500-patient-single-center-study
#11
Rodolfo Milani, Matteo Frigerio, Alice Cola, Carlo Beretta, Federico Spelzini, Stefano Manodoro
BACKGROUND: Uterosacral ligament (USL) suspension is a safe and effective procedure in terms of anatomical, functional, and subjective outcomes for primary surgical treatment of prolapse. OBJECTIVES: There has been a renewed interest toward native tissue prolapse repair by vaginal route because of low cost and lack of mesh-related complications. Uterosacral ligaments are considered safe, effective, and durable as suspending structures for primary surgical repair of the apical compartment...
February 23, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145917/barriers-to-pelvic-floor-physical-therapy-regarding-treatment-of-high-tone-pelvic-floor-dysfunction
#12
Dani Zoorob, Margaret Higgins, Kimberly Swan, Jennifer Cummings, Sarah Dominguez, Erin Carey
OBJECTIVE: Chronic pelvic pain is a prevalent and debilitating condition with a wide range of etiologies. An estimated 30% to 70% of chronic pelvic cases involve musculoskeletal component pain including high-tone pelvic floor dysfunction (HTPFD). Pelvic floor physical therapy has been shown to be a beneficial treatment for HTPFD, yet many patients do not have access to this treatment. The objective of this study was to identify the barriers preventing patients from following through with the first-line management, physical therapy...
January 31, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145916/hydronephrosis-presenting-6-months-after-sacral-colpopexy-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Emily Weber LeBrun, Estefania Santamaria, Louis Moy
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to describe a case of uterovaginal prolapse managed with robotic-assisted sacral colpopexy complicated by severe right-sided hydronephrosis despite normal intraoperative cystoscopy. METHODS: A 68-year-old woman presented with a worsening vaginal bulge over the past 2 years. Tricompartment stage 2 uterovaginal prolapse, with dominant cystocele and skin erosion at the posterior fourchette from prolapse friction, was identified on physical examination, and the patient underwent pelvic reconstructive surgery, including sacral colpopexy...
January 31, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145915/the-relationship-of-anterior-vaginal-and-apical-position-to-postvoid-residual-urine
#14
Keri S Wong, Jenny Y Mei, Cecilia K Wieslander, Christopher M Tarnay
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to investigate the association between severity of anterior vaginal or apical prolapse and postvoid residual volume (PVR). METHODS: The charts of all women who presented to Urogynecology Clinic at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center for a 2-year period were reviewed. Demographic data, the degree of prolapse pelvic organ prolapse quantification points Aa, Ba, and C, and PVR were recorded. Patients with incomplete pelvic organ prolapse quantification assessment or improperly measured PVR were excluded...
January 31, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134704/diagnostic-accuracy-and-clinical-implications-of-translabial-ultrasound-for-the-assessment-of-levator-ani-defects-and-levator-ani-biometry-in-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-systematic-review
#15
Kim J B Notten, Tineke F M Vergeldt, Sander M J van Kuijk, Mirjam Weemhoff, Jan-Paul W R Roovers
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy and clinical implications of translabial 3-dimensional (3D) ultrasound for the assessment of levator ani defects and biometry in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: We performed a systematic literature search through computerized databases including MEDLINE (via PubMed), EMBASE (via OvidSP), and the Cochrane Library using both medical subject headings and text terms from January 1, 2003, to December 25, 2015...
January 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134703/pneumothorax-after-laparoscopic-robotic-assisted-supracervical-hysterectomy-and-sacrocolpopexy
#16
Ashley Kim, Julia Geynisman-Tan, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp
We present a case of a patient in whom subcutaneous emphysema, pneumoperitoneum, and pneumothorax occurred on postoperative day 1 after robotic-assisted supracervical hysterectomy, bilateral salpingectomy, sacrocolpopexy, and retropubic midurethral sling placement for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. This case demonstrates a rare complication of gynecologic laparoscopic procedures.
January 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134702/single-port-robotic-assisted-sacrocolpopexy-our-experience-with-the-first-25-cases
#17
Emad Matanes, Roy Lauterbach, Susana Mustafa-Mikhail, Amnon Amit, Zeev Wiener, Lior Lowenstein
OBJECTIVES: In single-port surgery, the surgeon operates almost exclusively through a single entry point, typically the patient's navel, leaving only a single small scar. The aims of this study were to share some tips and tricks of single-port robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy and to evaluate the learning curve of mastering the skills to operate this procedure. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of the first 25 single-port; robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy surgeries performed during July to December 2015 at Rambam Health Care Campus by a single surgeon...
January 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134701/the-role-of-the-surgeon-on-outcomes-of-vaginal-prolapse-surgery-with-mesh
#18
Karyn S Eilber, Marianna Alperin, Aqsa Khan, Ning Wu, Chris L Pashos, J Quentin Clemens, Jennifer T Anger
INTRODUCTION: Adverse outcomes after surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) with mesh are often attributed to the mesh material with little attention paid to the influence of surgeon factors. We used a national data set to determine whether surgeon case volume and specialty influenced vaginal prolapse surgery outcomes with mesh. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Public Use File data on a 5% random national sample of female Medicare beneficiaries were obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...
January 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134700/direct-and-indirect-effects-of-personality-traits-on-psychological-distress-in-women-with-pelvic-floor-disorders
#19
Tal Yaakobi, Jonathan E Handelzalts, Yoav Peled, Sigal Levy, Arnon Wiznitzer, Haim Krissi
OBJECTIVES: The diagnosis and treatment of pelvic floor disorders may involve subjective self-report symptom measures that may be related to personality traits. We aimed to construct a model that integrates pelvic floor disorders, personality variables (optimism and neuroticism), psychological distress, and related demographic variables. METHODS: In a cross-sectional study, conducted between August 2014 and June 2015, 155 women following an intake to an urogynecology outpatient clinic of a tertiary health center completed personality questionnaires of optimism and neuroticism (Life Orientation Test-Revised, 10-item Big Five Inventory), pelvic floor symptoms (Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory Short Form), psychological distress (18-item Brief Symptom Inventory), and a demographic questionnaire...
January 27, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118173/symptom-relief-and-retreatment-after-vaginal-open-or-robotic-surgery-for-apical-vaginal-prolapse
#20
Mallika Anand, Amy L Weaver, Kristin M Fruth, Emanuel C Trabuco, John B Gebhart
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work was to determine the degree of symptom relief and survival free of retreatment after Mayo-McCall culdoplasty (MMC), open abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASC), and robotic sacrocolpopexy (RSC) for posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse. METHODS: We retrospectively studied patients who had undergone surgery for posthysterectomy apical vaginal prolapse from January 1, 2000, through June 30, 2012, at our institution. Baseline characteristics and perioperative outcomes were abstracted from electronic health records...
January 24, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
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