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Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430729/impact-of-distance-to-treatment-center-on-care-seeking-for-pelvic-floor-disorders
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Emily English, Lisa Rogo-Gupta
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of distance from residence to treatment center on access to care for female pelvic floor disorders at an academic institution. METHODS: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted of women seen for pelvic floor disorders at an academic institution from 2008 to 2014. Patient characteristics were extracted from charts. Geographical and US census data was obtained from public records and used to calculate distance from patient residence to physician office...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430728/the-impact-of-a-dedicated-robotic-team-on-robotic-assisted-sacrocolpopexy-outcomes
#2
Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Angela L Du, Michael J Bonidie, Jonathan P Shepherd
BACKGROUND: Robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy has been criticized for high cost. A strategy to increase operating room efficiency and decrease cost is implementation of a dedicated robotic team. Our objective was to determine if a dedicated robotic team decreases operative time. STUDY DESIGN: This institutional review board-approved retrospective cohort study included all robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy performed from June 2010 to August 2015 by a single surgeon at 2 institutions in 1 health system...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430727/changing-referral-patterns-to-urogynecology
#3
Julia Geynisman-Tan, Oluwateniola Brown, Margaret Mueller, Alix Leader-Cramer, Bhumy Dave, Katarzyna Bochenska, Sarah Collins, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp, Kimberly Kenton
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to identify sources of and changes in referral patterns for pelvic floor disorders. METHODS: All new patient visits to urogynecology at our institution between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified. Patient demographics, referral source, insurance type, and visit diagnoses using ICD-9 codes were abstracted. ICD-9 codes were grouped into 18 urogynecologic diagnoses. Data were analyzed using SPSS (Version 20; Chicago, IL). RESULTS: Five thousand seven hundred ninety-nine new patient visits were included in the analysis...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430726/vaginal-mesh-removal-outcomes-eight-years-of-experience-at-an-academic-hospital
#4
Olivia O Cardenas-Trowers, Pouran Malekzadeh, David E Nix, Kenneth D Hatch
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to describe the clinical history leading up to and the outcomes after vaginal mesh removal surgery at an academic hospital. METHODS: A retrospective case series of patients who underwent vaginal mesh removal from 2008 to 2015 was conducted. Demographics, clinical history, physical examination, pre- and postoperative symptoms, and number and type of reoperations were abstracted. RESULTS: Between February 2008 and November 2015, 83 patients underwent vaginal mesh removal surgery at our hospital...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430725/awareness-regarding-perineal-protection-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-and-episiotomy-among-obstetrics-and-gynecology-residents-effects-of-an-educational-workshop
#5
Anna M Stecher, Jennifer Yeung, Catrina C Crisp, Rachel N Pauls
OBJECTIVES: Appropriate perineal protection may reduce rates of obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS). We sought to investigate the knowledge and attitudes of obstetrics and gynecology residents concerning perineal protection, OASIS, and episiotomy before and after an educational workshop. METHODS: This was an institutional review board-approved cross-sectional survey study of obstetrics and gynecology residents. Two experts in perineal protection, whose methods have been shown to reduce OASIS by 50%, provided 1 week of education...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430724/the-effect-of-lithotomy-position-on-nerve-stretch-a-cadaveric-study
#6
Nicolette E Deveneau, Courtney Forbis, Lioudmilla Lipetskaia, Casey L Kinman, Anubhav Agrawal, Nicole R Herring, Sean L Francis
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to design a method to measure nerve stretch in cadaveric subjects and then use the method to assess femoral nerve stretch in the lithotomy position with varying degrees of flexion and extension. METHODS: A university-based, cadaveric observational study of femoral nerve stretch was conducted. In 6 cadaveric subjects, femoral nerve near the inguinal ligament was dissected in each cadaveric subject. The nerve was marked, and digital images of the nerve were obtained in the supine position and lithotomy position in both flexion and extension...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430723/colpocleisis-a-survey-of-current-practice-patterns
#7
Keisha Jones, Gary Wang, Robert Romano, Peter St Marie, Oz Harmanli
BACKGROUND: Currently, there are no standard treatment guidelines for colpocleisis. Clinical practice varies widely for this safe and effective procedure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the current practice patterns in the United States among surgeons who perform colpocleisis. METHODS: A 27-item anonymous Web-based survey was sent to all practicing physicians affiliated with the American Urogynecologic Society. It consisted of questions regarding the demographic background of the physicians and their current practice as it relates to colpocleisis...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277473/clinical-utility-of-hemoglobin-testing-after-minimally-invasive-sacrocolpopexy
#8
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/28277471/twenty-four-hour-voiding-diaries-versus-3-day-voiding-diaries-a-clinical-comparison
#9
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
#10
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
#11
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
#12
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
#13
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
#14
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
#15
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/28441277/symptomatic-epidermoid-cyst-presenting-as-a-paravaginal-mass
#16
Abigail P Davenport, Carl W Zimmerman, Bryan J Hill, Jeffrey Davis
BACKGROUND: Ischioanal fossa epidermoid cysts are uncommon masses of epithelial origin and are believed to be either congenital or the result of trauma. Surgical excision is preferred as opposed to incision and drainage because these masses may enlarge, recur, become infected, or undergo malignant transformation. CASE: This report describes a case of a 62-year-old woman who presented for evaluation of vaginal and perineal discomfort and fullness. Physical examination and computed tomography scan revealed a 7...
May 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441276/augs-consensus-statement-association-of-anticholinergic-medication-use-and-cognition-in-women-with-overactive-bladder
#17
(no author information available yet)
Overactive bladder affects a significant portion of the overall population and has substantial impact on daily activities and quality-of-life. When considering treatment, behavioral therapies should be instituted first, followed by medical therapies. Anticholinergic medications and beta-3 agonists are often used as initial pharmacologic therapy, but caution should be taken in prescribing anticholinergic medications in frail or cognitively impaired patients. Recently, concerns have developed regarding anticholinergic medications and the associated risk of cognitive impairment, dementia, and Alzheimer disease in the general population...
May 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441275/peer-reviewers-are-our-strength
#18
Matthew D Barber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398930/management-of-mesh-and-graft-complications-in-gynecologic-surgery
#19
(no author information available yet)
This document focuses on the management of complications related to mesh used to correct stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Persistent vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or recurrent urinary tract infections after mesh placement should prompt an examination and possible further evaluation for exposure or erosion. A careful history and physical examination is essential in the diagnosis of mesh and graft complications. A clear understanding of the location and extent of mesh placement, as well as the patient's symptoms and therapy goals, are necessary to plan treatment approaches...
May 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
#20
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...
May 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
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