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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390255/exploring-the-needs-and-challenges-of-women-reintegrating-after-obstetric-fistula-repair-in-northern-ghana
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Kimberly Jarvis, Solina Richter, Helen Vallianatos
OBJECTIVE: to explore the cultural, social and economic needs and challenges of women in northern Ghana as they resume their day-to-day lives post obstetric fistula repair. DESIGN: a critical ethnographic approach. SETTING: a state run fistula treatment center in Tamale, northern Ghana, and 24 rural communities in northern Ghana. PARTICIPANTS: ninety-nine (N=99) participants were recruited using purposive, convenience and snowball sampling...
March 27, 2017: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384429/vesicovaginal-fistula-an-unexpected-consequence-of-changing-sexual-practices
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M Alexandra Friedman, Jonathan S Shaw, Kelly McGary, Kyle Wohlrab
Vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) is commonly associated with obstetric trauma, but in developed nations it is typically iatrogenic. To date, there have been no published reports of VVF resulting from consensual sexual activity with sex toys. A 19-year-old gravida 0 presented with leakage of clear urine from the vagina following repetitive use of a sex toy with her female partner. The fistula was repaired in the operating room using a vaginal approach and a layered closure. This is the first case report of a VVF caused by consensual sex toy use between same-sex partners...
April 7, 2017: Sexual Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363328/cerebrospinal-fluid-cutaneous-fistula-following-obstetric-epidural-analgaesia-case-report
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J J Fedriani de Matos, A V Quintero Salvago, M D Gómez Cortés
Cutaneous fistula of cerebrospinal fluid is a rare complication of neuroaxial blockade. We report the case of a parturient in whom an epidural catheter was placed for labour analgesia and 12h after the catheter was removed, presented an abundant asymptomatic fluid leak from the puncture site, compatible in the cyto-chemical analysis with cerebrospinal fluid. She was treated with acetazolamide, compression of skin orifice of the fluid leakage, antibiotic prophylaxis, hydration and rest, and progressed satisfactorily without requiring blood patch...
March 28, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288664/injured-bodies-damaged-lives-experiences-and-narratives-of-kenyan-women-with-obstetric-fistula-and-female-genital-mutilation-cutting
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Lillian Mwanri, Glory Joy Gatwiri
BACKGROUND: It is well acknowledged that Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C/C) leads to medical, psychological and sociocultural sequels. Over 200 million cases of FGM/C exist globally, and in Kenya alone, a total of 12,418,000 (28%) of women have undergone FGM/C, making the practice not only a significant national, but also a global health catastrophe. FGM/C is rooted in patriarchal and traditional cultures as a communal experience signifying a transition from girlhood to womanhood...
March 14, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283307/obstetric-fistula-and-sociocultural-practices-in-hausa-community-of-northern-nigeria
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Oluwakemi C Amodu, Bukola Salami, Solina Richter
BACKGROUND: Obstetric Fistula is a childbirth injury that disproportionately affects women in sub-Saharan Africa. Although poverty plays an important role in perpetuating obstetric fistula, sociocultural practices has a significant influence on susceptibility to the condition. AIM: This paper aims to explore narratives in the literature on obstetric fistula in the context of Hausa ethno-lingual community of Northern Nigeria and the potential role of nurses and midwives in addressing obstetric fistula...
March 7, 2017: Women and Birth: Journal of the Australian College of Midwives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270153/audit-of-mammography-requests-in-abakaliki-south-east-nigeria
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U E Eni, K C Ekwedigwe, I Sunday-Adeoye, Abc Daniyan, M E Isikhuemen
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the leading cancer in women in both developed and developing countries. Screening mammography detects breast cancer even before a lump can be palpated, with better prognosis. The introduction of mammographic technique for screening breast cancer, despite its importance, has been slow to adopt and virtually non-existent in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa including Nigeria. For this reason, the indications of mammography have not been well defined in our setting...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209132/urinary-tract-infection-among-fistula-patients-admitted-at-hamlin-fistula-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Matifan Dereje, Yimtubezinesh Woldeamanuel, Daneil Asrat, Fekade Ayenachew
BACKGROUND: Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) causes a serious health problem and affects millions of people worldwide. Patients with obstetric fistula usually suffer from incontinence of urine and stool, which can predispose them to frequent infections of the urinary tract. Therefore the aim of this study was to determine the etiologic agents, drug resistance pattern of the isolates and associated risk factor for urinary tract infection among fistula patients in Addis Ababa fistula hospital, Ethiopia...
February 16, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140615/unsettling-the-fistula-narrative-cultural-pathology-biomedical-redemption-and-inequities-of-health-access-in-niger-and-ethiopia
#8
Alison Heller, Anita Hannig
Obstetric fistula, a maternal childbirth injury that results in chronic incontinence, affects an estimated one million women in the global south. In the course of media and donor coverage on this condition, fistula sufferers have been branded as 'child brides' who, following the onset of their incontinence, become social pariahs and eventually find physical and social redemption through surgical repair. This narrative framing pits the violence of 'culture' against the potency of biomedical salvation. Based on over two years of ethnographic research at fistula repair centres in Niger and Ethiopia, this paper challenges this narrative and argues that most women with obstetric fistula remain embedded in social relations, receive continued familial support, and, unexpectedly, experience ambiguous surgical outcomes...
April 2017: Anthropology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128507/use-of-a-postoperative-pad-test-to-identify-continence-status-in-women-after-obstetric-vesicovaginal-fistula-repair-a-prospective-cohort-study
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D M Kopp, A M Bengtson, J H Tang, E Chipungu, M Moyo, J Wilkinson
OBJECTIVE: Determine whether a 1-hour pad test at discharge can identify continence status within 120 days of obstetric vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) repair. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTING: Fistula Care Centre in Lilongwe, Malawi. POPULATION: Women with VVF who underwent repair between January 2012 and December 2014. METHODS: Data on demographics, obstetric history, physical exam findings, operative management, postoperative findings, and follow up evaluations were collected on women with VVF repair...
May 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099745/cross-sectional-study-of-the-ultrasonographic-and-hormonal-characteristics-of-obstetric-fistula-patients-with-and-without-secondary-amenorrhea
#10
Jennifer H Tang, Anne Z Steiner, Angela M Bengtson, Margaret Moyo, Mwawi Mwale, Bonus Makanani, Jeffrey P Wilkinson
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February 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093731/sexual-activity-among-nigerian-women-following-successful-obstetric-fistula-repair
#11
Stephen A Anzaku, Sunday J Lengmang, Samaila Mikah, Steven N Shephard, Bassey E Edem
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate post-operative sexual activity among women who have undergone obstetric fistula repair. METHODS: The present descriptive cross-sectional study recruited married women who had undergone successful obstetric fistula repair who were attending reunion activities at Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria, between March 13 and March 15, 2014. Participants were interviewed regarding penetrative vaginal intercourse after surgery, and any changes in sexual desire, arousal, orgasm, sexual satisfaction, and the presence of coital pain compared with before they experienced obstetric fistula...
December 16, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058000/vesicovaginal-fistula-presenting-as-a-large-abdominal-pseudocyst-a-rare-case
#12
Gaurav Vinod Kasat, Prakash W Pawar, Ajit S Sawant, Ashwin S Tamhankar
We present a rare case of indirect vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) in a patient with small capacity bladder. The fistula was between abdominal pseudocyst (APC) arising from bladder and vagina - and hence, an indirect VVF. A 35-year-old female had a history of emergency obstetric hysterectomy with iatrogenic bladder injury. Postoperatively, the patient developed VVF and large APC. Patient's micturating cystourethrogram was suggestive of small capacity bladder with bilateral Grade IV vesicoureteral reflux with a well-defined APC arising from superior surface of bladder to L4-L5 lumbar vertebrae...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051050/our-experience-of-proximal-hypospadias-repair-using-the-cloutier-bracka-technique-at-the-gynaeco-obstetric-and-paediatric-hospital-yaounde-cameroon
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Mouafo Tambo Faustin Felicien, A S Nwaha Makon, C Kamadjou, G Fossi, C Le Coultre, O G Andze, M A Sosso, P Y Mure
BACKGROUND: In parts of Africa, routine circumcision is practised and sometimes even on children with hypospadias. The lack of preputial foreskin renders urethroplasty more difficult and often requires to use of a mucosal graft as described by Bracka. OBJECTIVE: The authors describe their experience of hypospadias repair using Bracka's technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over a period of 5 years, 100 cases of proximal hypospadias were operated in our institution...
October 2016: African Journal of Paediatric Surgery: AJPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044959/recto-vaginal-fistula-of-obstetric-origin-a-surgical-solution
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Gabriel Statescu, Cristian Negura, Luciana Cretiu
A 26 year-old female patient was admitted for the first time in the surgical, presenting an abnormal connection between the rectum and vagina given a context of an apparently clear period of time following a natural childbirth 1 year and 10 months ago. This is a rare pathological condition with a major physical, mental and sexual impact for a young female. Various surgical treatment solutions are described in the specialized literature. Yet, we have not come across any studies that analyzed the various means of surgical treatment...
November 2016: Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025680/impact-of-surgery-on-quality-of-life-of-women-with-obstetrical-fistula-a-qualitative-study-in-burkina-faso
#15
Julie Désalliers, Marie-Eve Paré, Salam Kouraogo, Jacques Corcos
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Obstetric fistula, caused by traumatic delivery and patient lack of access to obstetric care, is an important public health concern in developing countries, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. This research focuses on the experience of women living with obstetric fistula in Burkina Faso as well as their reintegration into community after surgery. METHODS: This project was funded by the Mères du Monde en Santé (MMS) Foundation and conducted in collaboration with the Boromo Hospital...
December 26, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000189/-diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment-for-rectovaginal-fistula
#16
Wanjin Shao
Rectovaginal fistulas are distressing conditions to patients and present a therapeutic challenge to surgeons. Whether the etiology of the fistula is obstetric, Crohn's disease-related, or cryptoglandular, a thorough anatomy evaluation is required in order to select the correct repair. No single surgical technique is suitable for all rectovaginal fistulas as of now. Less invasive surgery should be selected in primary repair, and endorectal advancement flap repair was recommended as the first line therapy in most guidelines for the treatment of rectovaginal fistulas...
December 25, 2016: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857904/successful-pregnancy-after-excision-of-cesarean-scar-endometriosis-with-uterovesicocutaneous-fistula-a-rare-case-report
#17
Sunil Kumar Juneja, Pooja Tandon, Isha Chopra
Scar endometriosis is an infrequent type of extrapelvic endometriosis. The most common extrapelvic form of endometriosis is cutaneous endometriosis, involving scar tissues occurring after obstetric or gynecologic procedures such as episiotomy, hysterotomy, cesarean section, and even laparoscopic surgery. The clinical presentation of scar endometriosis, i.e., tender swellings, mimics other dermatological and/or surgical conditions and delays the diagnosis. Scar endometriosis very rarely can get complicated with uterocutaneous fistula with a reported incidence of very few cases in world literature...
October 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846665/menstrual-sexual-and-obstetrical-outcomes-after-vaginal-replacement-for-vaginal-atresia-associated-with-anorectal-malformation
#18
Clare Skerritt, Alejandra Vilanova Sánchez, Victoria Alison Lane, Richard J Wood, Geri D Hewitt, Lesley L Breech, Marc Levitt
The authors of this article became aware of significant differences in the management of two females with a rectovestibular fistula and associated vaginal agenesis. In one patient, a sigmoid colovaginoplasty was performed at the time of the posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP), and the other underwent repair of the rectovestibular fistula with a primary PSARP, but the surgeons elected to delay the timing of vaginal reconstruction. We decided to review the literature, to establish if recommendations could be made to optimize the management of these children based on current evidence...
November 15, 2016: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826639/parity-as-a-predictor-of-obstetric-fistula-classification
#19
Erin Lorencz, Shelley L Galvin, Andrew Browning, Hannah Krause, Judith Goh
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Obstetric fistulas are injuries to the genital tract in women without emergency obstetric services. Parity may predict the characteristics of fistulas that affect closure success and residual incontinence. Circumferential fistulas may predispose patients to postoperative incontinence. We hypothesized that primiparous women have more distal fistulas than multiparous women, leading to more scarring and circumferential fistulas. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted on 1,856 women with obstetric fistula evaluated at three sites by three providers...
November 8, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822888/does-the-goh-classification-predict-the-outcome-of-vesico-vaginal-fistula-repair-in-the-developed-world
#20
Alice Beardmore-Gray, Mahreen Pakzad, Rizwan Hamid, Jeremy Ockrim, Tamsin Greenwell
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The Goh Vesico-Vaginal Fistula (VVF) classification has prognostic value in VVF in the developing world (predominantly obstetric), with chances of successful closure decreasing from type 1 to type 4. We evaluated the prognostic value of the Goh classification for VVF of the developed world (predominantly iatrogenic). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of 63 consecutive patients with a mean age of 53 years (range 21-88) undergoing VVF repair under a single surgeon between 2006 and 2014...
November 7, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
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