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Lieschen H Quiroz, Stephanie D Pickett, Jennifer D Peck, Ghazaleh Rostaminia, Daniel E Stone, S Abbas Shobeiri
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine factors associated with decreased pelvic floor strength (PFS) after the first vaginal delivery (VD) in a cohort of low-risk women. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a prospective study examining the risk of pelvic floor injury in a cohort of primiparous women. All recruited participants underwent an examination, three-dimensional ultrasound and measurement of PFS in the third trimester and repeated at 4 weeks to 6 months postpartum using a perineometer...
January 6, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035441/continuous-recording-of-intrarectal-pressures-during-the-second-phase-of-labour-correlations-with-postpartum-pelvic-floor-complaints-a-biomechanical-clinical-study
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Sylvain Meyer, François Salchli, Patrick Hohlfeld, David Baud, Yvan Vial, Chahin Achtari
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We correlated intrarectal pressure parameter recordings during the second phase of labour in primiparous women with postpartum pelvic floor (PF) complaints to try to define a critical pressure threshold for the occurrence of permanent PF injury. METHODS: Using a microsystem device, the duration of bearing-down efforts, the area under the pressure curve and the peak pressure during bearing-down efforts were continuously recorded in 43 women with spontaneous delivery (group one) and in 17 women with forceps-assisted delivery (group two)...
December 29, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027607/third-or-fourth-degree-intrapartum-anal-sphincter-tears-are-associated-with-levator-ani-avulsion-in-primiparas
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Dan V Valsky, Sarah M Cohen, Michal Lipschuetz, Drorith Hochner-Celnikier, Hagit Daum, Itai Yagel, Simcha Yagel
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated primiparous women with clinically diagnosed third- and fourth-degree and anal sphincter tears, to evaluate the rate of levator ani muscle injury compared to primiparous women without sphincter tears. METHODS: Primiparous women delivering in our maternity ward with intrapartum diagnoses of third- or fourth-degree anal sphincter tears, repaired by the overlapping technique, were recruited to undergo 3-dimensional transperineal sonography of the pelvic floor anatomy, including the anterior and posterior compartments...
April 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025682/impact-of-subsequent-birth-and-delivery-mode-for-women-with-previous-oasis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sara S Webb, Derick Yates, Margarita Manresa, Matthew Parsons, Christine MacArthur, Khaled M K Ismail
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) are serious complications of vaginal birth. In a pregnancy following OASIS women may be keen to avoid an elective caesarean section, yet cautious about pursuing another vaginal birth that may result in further damage to the pelvic floor and possible long-term anal incontinence. This review aimed to evaluate the impact of subsequent birth and its mode on anal incontinence (AI) and/or quality of life (QoL), for women with previous OASIS...
December 26, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980522/ultrasound-imaging-in-urogynecology-state-of-the-art-2016
#5
Michał Bogusiewicz
The role of ultrasound imaging in urogynecology is not clearly defined. Despite significant developments in visualization techniques and interpretation of images, pelvic ultrasound is still more a tool for research than for clinical practice. Structures of the lower genitourinary tract and pelvic floor can be visualized from different approaches: transperineal, introital, transvaginal, abdominal or endoanal. According to contemporary guidelines and recommendations, the role of ultrasound in urogynecology is limited to the measurement of post-void residue...
November 2016: Przeglad Menopauzalny, Menopause Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939329/pelvic-floor-morphometry-and-function-in-women-with-and-without-puborectalis-avulsion-in-the-early-postpartum-period
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Marie-Pierre Cyr, Jennifer Kruger, Vivien Wong, Chantale Dumoulin, Isabelle Girard, Mélanie Morin
BACKGROUND: Pelvic floor muscles are subject to considerable stretching during vaginal birth. In 13-36% of women, stretching results in avulsion injury whereby the puborectalis muscle disconnects from its insertion points on the pubis bone. Until now, few studies have investigated the effect of this lesion on pelvic floor muscles in the early postpartum period. OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to compare pelvic floor muscle morphometry and function in primiparous women with and without puborectalis avulsion in the early postpartum period...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872979/evaluation-of-isolated-urinary-stress-incontinence-according-to-the-type-of-levator-ani-muscle-lesion-using-3-4d-transperineal-ultrasound-36%C3%A2-months-post-partum
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José Antonio García Mejido, Pamela Valdivieso Mejias, Ana Fernández Palacín, María José Bonomi Barby, Paloma De la Fuente Vaquero, José Antonio Sainz Bueno
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal delivery can lead to pelvic floor disorders. Many authors have described pelvic floor injuries that can predict future defects such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. We propose the assessment of urinary stress incontinence and its association with levator ani muscle (LAM) microtrauma (>20% in the levator hiatus area during Valsalva) and macrotraumas (avulsion) identified by 3/4D transperineal ultrasound (3D-TpUS) 36 months post-partum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study including 168 nulliparous women...
November 21, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780347/indications-and-complications-associated-with-the-removal-of-506-pieces-of-vaginal-mesh-used-in-pelvic-floor-reconstruction-a-multicenter-study
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John R Miklos, Orawee Chinthakanan, Robert D Moore, Deborah R Karp, Gladys M Nogueiras, G Willy Davila
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Synthetic mesh utilized to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can often result in postoperative complications. The objectives of this study were to determine: 1) the most common indications for mesh removal; 2) the incidences of the removal of specific mesh procedures (such as suburethral sling [SUS], transvaginal mesh [TVM], or sacrocolpopexy); and 3) the idences and types of surgical complications associated with mesh removal. DESIGN: This was a retrospective study...
October 26, 2016: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778369/is-bladder-neck-and-urethral-mobility-associated-with-urinary-incontinence-and-mode-of-delivery-4-years-after-childbirth
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Ingrid Volløyhaug, Isabelle van Gruting, Kim van Delft, Abdul H Sultan, Ranee Thakar
AIMS: To study changes in bladder neck, urethral mobility and urinary incontinence (UI) from pregnancy to 4 years postpartum and demonstrate any association to mode of delivery or presence of levator ani muscle (LAM) injury. Secondly, we aimed to correlate bladder neck and urethral mobility to UI symptoms. METHODS: Prospective study of 180 women, recruited in their first pregnancy and followed up 1 and/or 4 years postpartum. UI symptoms were assessed with a validated questionnaire...
October 24, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27614758/laparoscopic-fixation-of-the-vaginal-cuff-to-the-uterosacral-ligaments-at-the-time-of-hysterectomy
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Kazuaki Nishimura, Kazuaki Yoshimura, Kaori Hoshino, Toru Hachisuga
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Transvaginal ipsilateral uterosacral ligament colpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which was reported by Shull et al. (Shull's colpopexy) in 2000, is one of the most frequently performed non-mesh pelvic floor reconstructive surgical procedures. Despite its excellent anatomical outcomes, ureteral injury and difficulty in uterosacral ligament detection (especially in patients with severe POP) are typical issues with this procedure. METHOD: This video demonstrates the procedure in a 58-year-old woman, gravida 2 para 2, with POP-Q stage II uterine prolapse and stage I cystocele...
September 10, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27613623/residual-defects-after-repair-of-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries-and-pelvic-floor-muscle-strength-are-related-to-anal-incontinence-symptoms
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Cristina Ros Cerro, Eva Martínez Franco, Giulio Aniello Santoro, Maria José Palau, Pawel Wieczorek, Montserrat Espuña-Pons
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim was to analyze the correlation between residual anal sphincter (AS) defects and pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength on anal incontinence (AI) in patients with a history of obstetric AS injuries (OASIS). METHODS: From September 2012 to February 2015, an observational study was conducted on a cohort of females who underwent repair of OASIS intrapartum. The degree of OASIS was scored intrapartum according to Sultan's classification...
September 9, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27575633/perioperative-outcomes-for-laparotomy-compared-to-robotic-surgical-staging-of-endometrial-cancer-in-the-elderly-a-retrospective-cohort
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Floor J Backes, Adam C ElNaggar, Michael Ryan Farrell, Lorna A Brudie, Sarfraz Ahmad, Ritu Salani, David E Cohn, Robert W Holloway, Jeffrey M Fowler, David M O'Malley
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare outcomes of endometrial cancer (EMCA) staging in elderly patients performed either robotically or via laparotomy. METHODS: A retrospective, multi-institutional chart review was conducted of all robotic and laparotomy staging surgeries for EMCA between 2003 and 2009. Charts were reviewed for intraoperative and postoperative complications and morbidities. RESULTS: Seven hundred forty-six women were identified who had undergone EMCA staging either robotically or via laparotomy; 89 and 93 patients 70 years or older underwent staging for EMCA via robotic and laparotomy, respectively...
August 29, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27568414/do-maternal-pushing-techniques-during-labour-affect-obstetric-or-neonatal-outcomes
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C Barasinski, D Lemery, F Vendittelli
OBJECTIVES: To assess, through a literature review, the maternal and neonatal morbidity associated with the type of pushing used during the second stage of labour. METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Library and the Medline database for randomised controlled trials from 1980 to 2015, using the following keywords: "delivery", "birth", "birthing", "bearing down, coached, uncoached, pushing", "second and stage and labour", "randomised controlled trials" and "meta-analysis"...
August 24, 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562467/finite-element-model-focused-on-stress-distribution-in-the-levator-ani-muscle-during-vaginal-delivery
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Ladislav Krofta, Linda Havelková, Iva Urbánková, Michal Krčmář, Luděk Hynčík, Jaroslav Feyereisl
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: During vaginal delivery, the levator ani muscle (LAM) undergoes severe deformation. This stress can lead to stretch-related LAM injuries. The objective of this study was to develop a sophisticated MRI-based model to simulate changes in the LAM during vaginal delivery. METHODS: A 3D finite element model of the female pelvic floor and fetal head was developed. The model geometry was based on MRI data from a nulliparous woman and 1-day-old neonate...
August 25, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27558763/modeling-the-second-stage-of-labor
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Xiani Yan, Jennifer A Kruger, Xinshan Li, Poul M F Nielsen, Martyn P Nash
Vaginal delivery is the primary cause of levator ani muscle injury, which is in turn the leading factor contributing to pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence. Existing biomechanical models of childbirth have provided some understanding of pelvic floor function during delivery and have helped in the investigation of preventative strategies. The modeling frameworks for childbirth simulation are described with emphasis on (1) the recent advances in medical imaging quality and computational power; (2) improvements in the anatomical representation of the pelvic floor and fetal head; (3) more realistic boundary conditions for delivery; and (4) mechanical properties determined from experiments...
November 2016: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Systems Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557396/levator-ani-muscle-injuries-associated-with-vaginal-vacuum-assisted-delivery-determined-by-3-4d-transperineal-ultrasound
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J A Garcia-Mejido, Dra L Gutierrez, A Fernandez-Palacín, Dra A Aquise, J A Sainz
OBJECTIVES: To determine the rate of pelvic floor trauma, levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsion as well as the mean difference in levator hiatus area, after normal vaginal deliveries (NVD) and vacuum assisted deliveries (VD), assessed with three-dimensional transperineal ultrasound (3D-TpUS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Prospective observational study with 151 nulliparous women with NVD or VD at ≥37 weeks between 9-2012 and 6-2013. 3D-TpUS was performed 6 months after every patient's delivery, during which LAM, anteroposterior diameter, transverse diameter and levator hiatus area were assessed...
August 24, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27557074/-incontinence-etiology-diagnostics-and-therapy
#17
Thomas Frieling
Fecal incontinence is defined by the unintentional loss of solid or liquid stool, and anal incontinence includes leakage of gas and / or fecal incontinence. Anal-fecal incontinence is not a diagnosis but a symptom. Many patients hide the problem from their families, friends, and even their doctors. Epidemiologic studies indicate a prevalence between 7-15 %, up to 30 % in hospitals and up to 70 % in longterm care settings. Anal-fecal incontinence causes a significant socio-economic burden. There is no widely accepted approach for classifying anal-fecal incontinence available...
August 2016: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27517338/what-s-new-in-the-functional-anatomy-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse
#18
John O L DeLancey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Provide an evidence-based review of pelvic floor functional anatomy related to pelvic organ prolapse. RECENT FINDINGS: Pelvic organ support depends on interactions between the levator ani muscle and pelvic connective tissues. Muscle failure exposes the vaginal wall to a pressure differential producing abnormal tension on the attachments of the pelvic organs to the pelvic sidewall. Birth-induced injury to the pubococcygeal portion of the levator ani muscle is seen in 55% of women with prolapse and 16% of women with normal support...
October 2016: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27497647/factors-associated-with-timing-of-return-to-intercourse-after-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injuries
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Alix Leader-Cramer, Kimberly Kenton, Bhumy Davé, Dana R Gossett, Margaret Mueller, Christina Lewicky-Gaupp
INTRODUCTION: The impact of obstetric perineal trauma on timing of return to intercourse is unclear, although sexual desire is clearly decreased in these women. In addition, studies examining timing of return to intercourse are cross-sectional and therefore cannot delineate potential reasons that patients might delay return to intercourse. AIM: To identify factors associated with delayed return to intercourse after obstetric anal sphincter injuries. METHODS: This was a planned secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study of women sustaining obstetric anal sphincter injuries during delivery of a full-term singleton infant...
October 2016: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27451064/evaluation-of-long-term-pelvic-floor-symptoms-after-an-obstetric-anal-sphincter-injury-oasi-at-least-one-year-after-delivery-a-retrospective-cohort-study-of-159-cases
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D Desseauve, S Proust, C Carlier-Guerin, C Rutten, F Pierre, X Fritel
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess long-term pelvic floor symptoms after an obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASI). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study included 237 cases of OASI (0.86% of deliveries) identified at Poitiers University Hospital between 2000 and 2011. Symptoms were assessed using validated self-administered questionnaires, including Female Pelvic Floor Questionnaire, Pescatori anal incontinence score, EuroQoL five-dimension score, and pain visual analogue scale (VAS)...
July 2016: Gynécologie, Obstétrique & Fertilité
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