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Obstetric fistula

T Lavender, S Wakasiaka, L McGowan, M Moraa, J Omari, W Khisa
AIM: this study aimed to gain understanding of the views of community members in relation to obstetric fistula. DESIGN AND METHOD: a qualitative, grounded theory approach was adopted. Data were collected using in-depth interviews with 45 community members. The constant comparison method enabled generation of codes and subsequent conceptualisations, from the data. SETTING: participants were from communities served by two hospitals in Kenya; Kisii and Kenyatta...
October 4, 2016: Midwifery
Amit M Oza, Frédéric Selle, Irina Davidenko, Jacob Korach, Cesar Mendiola, Patricia Pautier, Ewa Chmielowska, Aristotelis Bamias, Andrea DeCensi, Zanete Zvirbule, Antonio González-Martín, Roberto Hegg, Florence Joly, Claudio Zamagni, Angiolo Gadducci, Nicolas Martin, Stephen Robb, Nicoletta Colombo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of extending bevacizumab therapy beyond 15 months in nonprogressive ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this multinational prospective single-arm study ( NCT01239732), eligible patients had International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage IIB to IV or grade 3 stage I to IIA ovarian cancer without clinical signs or symptoms of gastrointestinal obstruction or history of abdominal fistula, gastrointestinal perforation, or intra-abdominal abscess within the preceding 6 months...
October 4, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
L Lewis Wall
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October 6, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
Chandni Prakash, Susan Hatters-Friedman, Charmian Moller-Olsen, Abigail North
INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy is a vulnerable period for recurrence of bipolar disorder. Discontinuation of mood stabilisers during pregnancy and the postpartum period can significantly increase the risk of recurrence of bipolar disorder. Lamotrigine is an anti-epileptic drug that has been approved for the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder. Epilepsy literature has indicated that lamotrigine has a reassuring safety profile in pregnancy but there is little information on its effectiveness and safety in pregnant women with mental disorders...
August 15, 2016: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
Alexandre Delamou, Therese Delvaux, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Alain Levêque, Wei-Hong Zhang, Vincent De Brouwere
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula is a serious medical condition which affects women in low income countries. Despite the progress of research on fistula, there is little data on long term follow-up after surgical repair. The objective of this study is to analyse the factors associated with the recurrence of fistula and the outcomes of pregnancy following fistula repair in Guinea. METHODS: A descriptive longitudinal study design will be used. The study will include women who underwent fistula repair between 2012 and 2015 at 3 fistula repair sites supported by the Fistula Care Project in Guinea (Kissidougou Prefectoral Hospital, Labé Regional Hospital and Jean Paul II Hospital of Conakry)...
October 10, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Hannah Mafo Degge, Mark Hayter, Mary Laurenson
AIM AND OBJECTIVES: To review literature on the experiences of women with obstetric fistula, their lived experiences after treatment; and to provide evidence for future research. BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula is an injury most commonly resulting from a prolonged labour. Long eradicated in developed countries, obstetric fistula remains a public health issue in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. This is a highly stigmatised health condition, and an understanding of the women's experience is required to inform holistic approaches for care and prevention...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Clinical Nursing
Baharak Amir, Victoria M Allen, Susan Kirkland, Kathleen MacPherson, Scott Farrell
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the influence of labour and pregnancy factors on long-term pelvic floor health outcomes. METHODS: This population-based cohort study was conducted using linkage between the Nova Scotia Atlee Perinatal Database, the Medical Services Insurance Database, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information's Discharge Abstract Database from 1988 to 2006; this allowed for the evaluation of patient utilization of care providers for pelvic floor disorders and captured conservative and surgical interventions...
September 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Alexis C Dennis, Sarah M Wilson, Mary V Mosha, Gileard G Masenga, Kathleen J Sikkema, Korrine E Terroso, Melissa H Watt
OBJECTIVE: An obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury resulting in uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or feces and can lead to physical and psychological challenges, including social isolation. Prior to and after fistula repair surgery, social support can help a woman to reintegrate into her community. The aim of this study was to preliminarily examine the experiences of social support among Tanzanian women presenting with obstetric fistula in the periods immediately preceding obstetric fistula repair surgery and following reintegration...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
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OBJECTIVES: The AMANHI morbidity study aims to quantify and describe severe maternal morbidities and assess their associations with adverse maternal, fetal and newborn outcomes in predominantly rural areas of nine sites in eight South Asian and sub-Saharan African countries. METHODS: AMANHI takes advantage of on-going population-based cohort studies covering approximately 2 million women of reproductive age with 1- to 3-monthly pregnancy surveillance to enrol pregnant women...
December 2016: Journal of Global Health
Emily E Weber LeBrun, Hazel Asumu, Anne M Richardson, LouAnn A Cooper, John D Davis
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the expectations of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ObGyn) residency and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship program directors (FPDs) for the independent performance of urogynecologic procedures during residency and to compare these expectations with the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) educational objectives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two parallel, anonymous surveys were distributed simultaneously to all directors of accredited ObGyn residency and FPMRS fellowship programs in the United States...
September 16, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Haitham H Khalil, Marco N Malahias, Sharad Karandikar, Charles Hendrickse
The management of recurrent rectovaginal fistula after obstetric injury and cryptoglandular sepsis is considered a major surgical challenge. The fistula poses a significant negative psychosocial and sexual morbidity. In addition, the poor quality of local tissues due to previous attempts at surgical repair adds to this challenge. There are few data regarding the management of persistent or recurrent fistula in the literature; however, several studies reported high failure rates after 2 or more procedures. We present 4 cases managed successfully in a multidisciplinary approach involving fistulectomy and immediate reconstruction with an internal pudendal artery perforator island flap...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Alexandre Delamou, Bettina Utz, Therese Delvaux, Abdoul Habib Beavogui, Asm Shahabuddin, Akoi Koivogui, Alain Levêque, Wei-Hong Zhang, Vincent De Brouwere
OBJECTIVE: To synthesise the evidence on pregnancy and childbirth after repair of obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa and to identify the existing knowledge gaps. METHODS: A scoping review of studies reporting on pregnancy and childbirth in women who underwent repair for obstetric fistula in sub-Saharan Africa was conducted. We searched relevant articles published between 1 January 1970 and 31 March 2016, without methodological or language restrictions, in electronic databases, general Internet sources and grey literature...
September 6, 2016: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
Mark J Lenart, Jeffrey M Carness
A 23-year-old woman at 41 weeks and 6 days estimated gestational age underwent continuous spinal analgesia for labor after a recognized, unintended dural puncture. Excellent analgesia was maintained throughout labor and vaginal delivery, the intrathecal catheter was left in situ for 24 hours postpartum, and the catheter was subsequently removed without apparent complication. On physical examination during her anesthesia postoperative visit, clear fluid was noted to be slowly draining from the catheter insertion site...
September 1, 2016: A & A Case Reports
Vineet V Mishra, Tanvir Tanvir, Sumesh Choudhary, Nilesh Goraniya
Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is a devastating social problem. It can either result from obstetric trauma or following gynecological surgeries, malignancy, or radiation. We present a case of a 70-year-old woman who had a VVF following mesh augmentation surgery for anterior compartment prolapse. She required a transvaginal removal of the eroded mesh followed by a transvaginal repair of VVF using a Martius flap, 6 weeks later. Transvaginal removal of mesh is technically feasible and a good approach. Timing and route of surgery should be individualized...
April 2016: Journal of Mid-life Health
Matthieu Loposso, Lukman Hakim, Jean Ndundu, Simon Lufuma, Augustin Punga, Dirk De Ridder
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors contributing to recurrence and successful treatment of obstetric fistula (OF). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data were collected from OF patients in Saint Luc Hospital Kisantu (DR of Congo) between 2007 and 2013. Patients underwent surgical treatment and were evaluated after a follow-up period of 3 months. Successful treatment was defined as no or dry pads whereas recurrence was defined as the persisting need for wearing incontinence pads immediately after the surgery or after a period of dryness...
August 2, 2016: Urology
Ccg Chen, D Barry, S K Khatry, E M Klasen, M Singh, S C LeClerq, J Katz, J M Tielsch, L C Mullany
OBJECTIVE: To validate a symptom-based fistula screening questionnaire and estimate obstetric fistula (OF) prevalence in rural Nepal. DESIGN: Cross-sectional and nested case-control study. SETTING: Sarlahi District, Nepal. POPULATION: Parous, reproductive age women. METHODS: The questionnaire assessed symptoms of vesicovaginal and rectovaginal fistula (VVF and RVF, respectively), stress and urge urinary incontinence (SUI and UUI, respectively), fecal incontinence (FI), and included interviewer observations on the smell and presence of urine and/or stool...
July 27, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Ginger Sullivan, Beverley O'Brien, Prudence Mwini-Nyaledzigbor
OBJECTIVE: we explored how women in northern Ghana who have or have had obstetric fistula and those close to them perceive support. DESIGN: focused ethnography, that includes in-depth interviews, participant observation, and scrutiny of relevant records. SETTING: a fistula treatment centre in a regional urban centre and three remote villages located in northern Ghana. PARTICIPANTS: the sources of data included in-depth interview (n=14), non-participant observation and interaction, as well as scrutiny of relevant health records and documents...
September 2016: Midwifery
Lilian T Mselle, Thecla W Kohi
BACKGROUND: Increasing births with skilled attendants and increasing health facilities with Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) can reduce maternal mortality and are considered critical interventions for ensuring safe motherhood. Despite Tanzania's policy to support women to give birth with the assistance of skilled personnel, some women do not access this care. This article uses women's stories to illustrate the challenges that caused them to fail to access adequate obstetric care in a timely manner, hence causing the development of fistulas...
2016: Reproductive Health
Jeremy Wright, Fekade Ayenachew, Karen D Ballard
OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence and type of obstetric fistula presenting to Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia over a 4-year period. STUDY DESIGN: This is a 4-year retrospective survey of obstetric fistula treated at three Hamlin Fistula Hospitals in Ethiopia, where approximately half of all women in the country are treated. The operation logbook was reviewed to identify all new cases of obstetric fistula presenting from 2011 to 2015. New cases of urinary fistula were classified by fistula type (high or low), age, and parity of the woman...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
Demisew Anemu Sori, Ahadu Workineh Azale, Desta Hiko Gemeda
BACKGROUND: In Ethiopia, about 9000 fistula cases are estimated to occur every year with an incidence of 2.2/1000 women. This study was aimed to determine obstetric fistula characteristics and surgical repair outcomes among patients with fistula surgical repair. METHODS: A Hospital based cross sectional study design was conducted on all patients with Obstetric vesicovaginal Fistula, who were admitted to Gynecology ward, and had surgical repair from January 2011 to December 2014...
2016: BMC Urology
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