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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333592/3d-models-of-female-pelvis-structures-reconstructed-and-represented-in-combination-with-anatomical-and-radiological-sections
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L Asensio Romero, M Asensio Gómez, A Prats-Galino, J A Juanes Méndez
We present a computer program designed to visualize and interact with three-dimensional models of the main anatomical structures of the female pelvis. They are reconstructed from serial sections of corpse, from the Visible Human project of the Medical Library of the United States and from serial sections of high-resolution magnetic resonance. It is possible to represent these three-dimensional structures in any spatial orientation, together with sectional images of corpse and magnetic resonance imaging, in the three planes of space (axial, coronal and sagittal) that facilitates the anatomical understanding and the identification of the set of visceral structures of this body region...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330765/pudendal-nerve-terminal-motor-latency-testing-does-not-provide-useful-information-in-guiding-therapy-for-fecal-incontinence
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Julia T Saraidaridis, George Molina, Lieba R Savit, Holly Milch, Tiffany Mei, Samantha Chin, James Kuo, Liliana Bordeianou
PURPOSE: Pudendal nerve terminal motor latency (PNTML) testing is a standard recommendation for the evaluation of fecal incontinence. Its role in guiding therapy for fecal incontinence has been previously questioned. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between PNTML testing and anorectal dysfunction. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively from patients who presented to a pelvic floor disorder center from 2007 to 2015...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320316/translabial-us-and-dynamic-mr-imaging-of-the-pelvic-floor-normal-anatomy-and-dysfunction
#3
Luciana P Chamié, Duarte Miguel Ferreira Rodrigues Ribeiro, Angela H M Caiado, Gisele Warmbrand, Paulo C Serafini
Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is a common condition that typically affects women older than 50 years and decreases the quality of life. Weakening of support structures can involve all three pelvic compartments and cause a combination of symptoms, including constipation, urinary and fecal incontinence, obstructed defecation, pelvic pain, perineal bulging, and sexual dysfunction. The causes of PFD are complex and multifactorial; however, vaginal delivery is considered a major predisposing factor. Physical examination alone is limited in the evaluation of PFD; it frequently leads to an underestimation of the involved compartments...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318334/physiotherapy-for-pelvic-pain-and-female-sexual-dysfunction-an-untapped-resource
#4
REVIEW
Bary Berghmans
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) in women is a complex syndrome. Pain sensation and intensity often do not correspond with the identified lesion location but are felt elsewhere, leading to muskuloskeletal and myofascial disorders and sexual dysfunction (SD). Although physical aspects are prevalent, they are often underdiagnosed and undertreated due to lack of understanding regarding its origin and distribution. Frequently, patients experience pelvic pain as psychological distress resulting in physical complaints, leading clinicians to prescribe medication or surgical intervention to correct or alleviate these symptoms, often with insufficient results...
January 9, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298364/comprehension-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-and-urinary-incontinence-in-southern-appalachian-women
#5
Danielle Hobdy, R Keith Huffaker, Beth Bailey
OBJECTIVES: Despite their growing prevalence, pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) remain undertreated and not well understood by patients, with treatment disparities noted in specific subgroups of women. The goal of the present study was to determine the basic understanding of PFDs of women in the southern Appalachian region of the United States, to determine factors that predict knowledge, and to explore the possible disparities in seeking access to care among women in this region who reported symptoms...
January 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275277/the-influence-of-hyperglycemia-on-the-remodeling-of-urethral-connective-tissue-in-pregnant-rats
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Gabriela Marini, Fernanda Piculo, Giovana Vesentini, Débora C Damasceno, Flávia K Delella, Iracema M P Calderon, Firouz Daneshgari, Sérgio L Felisbino, Angélica M P Barbosa, Marilza V C Rudge
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the distribution and quantification of the key structural extracellular matrix components of the urethral tissue in a rat model of hyperglycemia and pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A total of 120 female Wistar rats were distributed into the following four experimental groups: virgin, pregnant, hyperglycemic and hyperglycemic + pregnant groups. The urethra was harvested for histochemical, morphometric, immunohistochemical, Western blot and glycosaminoglycan analyses...
December 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245259/efficacy-of-pudendal-nerve-block-for-alleviation-of-catheter-related-bladder-discomfort-in-male-patients-undergoing-lower-urinary-tract-surgeries-a-randomized-controlled-double-blind-trial
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Li Xiaoqiang, Zhang Xuerong, Liu Juan, Bechu Shelley Mathew, Yin Xiaorong, Wan Qin, Luo Lili, Zhu Yingying, Luo Jun
BACKGROUND: Catheter-related bladder discomfort (CRBD) to an indwelling urinary catheter is defined as a painful urethral discomfort, resistant to conventional opioid therapy, decreasing the quality of postoperative recovery. According to anatomy, the branches of sacral somatic nerves form the afferent nerves of the urethra and bladder triangle, which deriving from the ventral rami of the second to fourth sacral spinal nerves, innervating the urethral muscles and sphincter of the perineum and pelvic floor; as well as providing sensation to the penis and clitoris in males and females, which including the urethra and bladder triangle...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231253/internal-venous-anomalies-in-patients-with-a-genital-venous-malformation
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Caitlin M Peterman, Patricia S Todd, Anna P Lillis, Steven J Fishman, Marilyn G Liang
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous venous malformation (VM) can be associated with internal vascular anomalies. Our objective was to investigate the frequency of internal vascular anomalies in patients with an isolated genital venous malformation to assess the utility of screening for internal findings. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our Vascular Anomalies Center database for patients with a focal genital venous malformation presenting between 1999 and 2016. Abdominal and pelvic imaging reports were reviewed for internal vascular anomalies...
December 12, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219859/in-search-of-mobile-applications-for-patients-with-pelvic-floor-disorders
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Neha T Sudol, Emily Adams-Piper, Rachel Perry, Felicia Lane, Katherine T Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to identify patient-centered applications (apps) in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and to evaluate them using a modified APPLICATIONS scoring system. METHODS: A comprehensive list of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery search terms was used to identify apps in the iTunes store. Apps that were eligible for scoring were in English, pertinent to the search term, patient centered, and accurate. All five authors independently evaluated eligible apps using a modified APPLICATIONS scoring system and subsequently reconciled differences by discussion...
December 7, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144006/behavioral-outcomes-of-a-novel-pelvic-nerve-damage-rat-model-of-fecal-incontinence
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P T J Janssen, S O Breukink, J Melenhorst, L P S Stassen, N D Bouvy, Y Temel, A Jahanshahi
BACKGROUND: Fecal incontinence (FI) has a multifactorial pathophysiology with a severe social impact. The most common cause for FI is pudendal nerve damage, which mostly occurs in women during or after labor. A better understanding of the pathophysiology is required to optimize treatment of FI. In this study, we evaluate the use of a novel pelvic nerve damage rat model of FI. METHODS: This new model simulates the forces on the pelvic floor during labor by prolonged transvaginal, retro-uterine intrapelvic balloon distention in female rats...
November 16, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111860/identification-of-the-gender-specific-health-needs-of-women-following-lung-transplantation
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Emily E Robertson, Robin J Bell, Penelope J Robinson, Greg Snell, Bronwyn Levvey, Helen M Whitford, Jane Harris, Susan R Davis
BACKGROUND: Little is known of the prevalence and severity of menstrual dysfunction, climacteric symptoms, pelvic floor disorders, sexual problems, and psychological wellbeing after lung transplantation in women. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adult female lung transplant recipients, attending the Alfred Hospital Lung Transplant Service in Melbourne, Australia participated in a women's health, cross-sectional questionnaire-based study. RESULTS: The 123 of 149 potential participants were recruited between September 2014 and July 2015...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071360/prospective-observational-study-of-the-impact-of-vaginal-surgery-pelvic-organ-prolapse-with-or-without-urinary-incontinence-on-female-sexual-function
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Veenu Tyagi, Mahesh Perera, Karen Guerrero, Suzanne Hagen, Stewart Pringle
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a difference of opinion in the literature as to whether pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a direct cause of female sexual dysfunction (FSD). Sexual function in women is negatively impacted by the presence of urinary symptoms. Thus, sexual dysfunction (SD) might be improved, unchanged, or worsened by pelvic floor surgery. METHODS: In this study, we observed SD and impact of surgical intervention on female sexual function (FSF) using a validated Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire Short Form (PISQ-12) in women undergoing surgery for POP with or without urinary incontinence...
October 25, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067053/pelvic-floor-muscle-strength-of-women-consulting-at-the-gynecology-outpatient-clinics-and-its-correlation-with-sexual-dysfunction-a-cross-sectional-study
#13
Filiz Ciledag Ozdemir, Erkan Pehlivan, Rauf Melekoglu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pelvic floor muscle strength of the women andevaluateits possible correlation with sexual dysfunction. METHODS: In this cross-sectional type study, stratified clusters were used for the sampling method. Index of Female Sexual Function (IFSF) worksheetwere used for questions on sexual function. The pelvic floor muscle strength of subjects was assessed byperineometer. The chi-squared test, logistic regression and Pearson's correlation analysis were used for the statistical analysis...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066307/aromatase-inhibitors-are-associated-with-low-sexual-desire-causing-distress-and-fecal-incontinence-in-women-an-observational-study
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Penelope J Robinson, Robin J Bell, Marie K Christakis, Stephanie R Ivezic, Susan R Davis
BACKGROUND: Little is known of the impact of aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy on sexual and pelvic floor function. AIM: To document the prevalence of, and factors associated with, low desire, sexually related personal distress, hypoactive sexual desire dysfunction (HSDD), and pelvic floor dysfunction in women 10 years after breast cancer diagnosis. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational, community-based cohort study of Australian women with invasive breast cancer recruited within 12 months of diagnosis...
December 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049052/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-nonsurgical-treatments-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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Andrea N Simpson, Alaina Garbens, Fahima Dossa, Peter C Coyte, Nancy N Baxter, Colleen D McDermott
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to perform a cost-utility analysis of nonsurgical treatments for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in healthy adult women with a health system perspective over a 1-year time horizon. METHODS: A decision tree model was constructed to evaluate the following nonsurgical treatment options for SUI in a simulated healthy adult female cohort who had failed Kegel exercises: pelvic floor muscle therapy (PFMT), a disposable tampon device (Impressa), a self-fitting intravaginal incontinence device (Uresta), and a traditional incontinence pessary...
October 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016507/cadaveric-nerve-and-artery-proximity-to-sacrospinous-ligament-fixation-sutures-placed-by-a-suture-capturing-device
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Aaron Z Katrikh, Rajuno Ettarh, Margie A Kahn
OBJECTIVE: To simulate sacrospinous ligament fixation on cadaveric specimens, describe the surrounding retroperitoneal anatomy, and estimate the risk to nerves and arteries for the purposes of optimizing safe suture placement. METHODS: Sacrospinous ligament fixation was performed on eight fresh-tissue female cadavers using a Capio ligature capture device. Distances from placed sutures to the following structures were measured: ischial spine; fourth sacral root; pudendal nerve; the nerve to coccygeus muscle; the nerve to levator ani muscle; inferior gluteal artery; and internal pudendal artery...
November 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988909/detailed-muscular-structure-and-neural-control-anatomy-of%C3%A2-the-levator-ani-muscle-a-study-based-on-female-human%C3%A2-fetuses
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Krystel Nyangoh Timoh, David Moszkowicz, Mazen Zaitouna, Cedric Lebacle, Jelena Martinovic, Djibril Diallo, Maud Creze, Vincent Lavoue, Emile Darai, Gérard Benoit, Thomas Bessede
BACKGROUND: Injury to the levator ani muscle or pelvic nerves during pregnancy and vaginal delivery is responsible for pelvic floor dysfunction. OBJECTIVE: We sought to demonstrate the presence of smooth muscular cell areas within the levator ani muscle and describe their localization and innervation. STUDY DESIGN: Five female human fetuses were studied after approval from the French Biomedicine Agency. Specimens were serially sectioned and stained by Masson trichrome and immunostained for striated and smooth muscle, as well as for somatic, adrenergic, cholinergic, and nitriergic nerve fibers...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988907/validity-of-utility-measures-for-women-with-pelvic-organ%C3%A2-prolapse
#18
Heidi S Harvie, Daniel D Lee, Uduak U Andy, Judy A Shea, Lily A Arya
BACKGROUND: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition that frequently coexists with urinary and fecal incontinence. The impact of prolapse on quality of life is typically measured through condition-specific quality-of-life instruments. Utility preference scores are a standardized generic health-related quality-of-life measure that summarizes morbidity on a scale from 0 (death) to 1 (optimum health). Utility preference scores quantify disease severity and burden and are widely used in cost-effectiveness research...
October 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979167/three-dimensional-four-dimensional-transperineal-ultrasound-clinical-utility-and-future-prospects
#19
REVIEW
Ginevra Salsi, Ilaria Cataneo, Gaia Dodaro, Nicola Rizzo, Gianluigi Pilu, Mar Sanz Gascón, Aly Youssef
During the last decade, there has been a huge advancement in the use of transperineal ultrasound (TPU) in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Its main applications in obstetrics include the monitoring of fetal progression in labor and recently the assessment of maternal pelvic dimensions, whereas in gynecology, TPU is at present widely used for the evaluation of the female pelvic floor, opening new boundaries for the assessment of pelvic floor disorders. The association of volumetric three-dimensional techniques has largely contributed to the remarkable progress that has occurred in the use of TPU...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977091/pelvic-floor-muscle-training-protocol-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women-a-systematic-review
#20
REVIEW
Marlene Oliveira, Margarida Ferreira, Maria João Azevedo, João Firmino-Machado, Paula Clara Santos
INTRODUCTION: Strengthening exercises for pelvic floor muscles (SEPFM) are considered the first approach in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Nevertheless, there is no evidence about training parameters. OBJECTIVE: To identify the protocol and/or most effective training parameters in the treatment of female SUI. METHOD: A literature research was conducted in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, PEDro, Web of Science and Lilacs databases, with publishing dates ranging from January 1992 to March 2014...
July 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
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