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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285682/efficacy-of-autologous-fat-graft-injection-in-the-treatment-of-anovaginal-fistulas
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S Norderval, L Lundby, H Hougaard, S Buntzen, S Weum, L de Weerd
BACKGROUND: Injection of autologous fat is an established method within plastic surgery for soft tissue augmentation. The aim of the present study was to determine whether transperineal fat graft injection could promote healing of anovaginal fistulas. METHODS: The procedures were performed at the University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway, and at Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, between May 2009 and September 2016. After abdominal liposuction, fat was injected around the fistula tract that was finally transected percutaneously with a sharp cannula and fat injected between the cut parts...
December 28, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281180/obstetric-fistula-a-paradigm-shift-is-needed-in-research-and-prevention-a-commentary
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P Letchworth, E MacLaren, S Duffy
The impact of an obstetric fistula on a woman's quality of life is catastrophic. It is a devastating condition that affects the most vulnerable women in society. In 2006 the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that two million women throughout the world live with an untreated fistula, with between 50,000 and 100,000 new cases occurring each year. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 27, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221527/social-experiences-of-women-with-obstetric-fistula-seeking-treatment-in-kampala-uganda
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Marielle Meurice, Rene Genadry, Carol Heimer, Galya Ruffer, Barageine Justus Kafunjo
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula is a preventable and treatable condition predominately affecting women in low-income countries. Understanding the social context of obstetric fistula may lead to improved prevention and treatment. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated social experiences of women with obstetric fistula seeking treatment at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted among women seeking treatment for obstetric fistula during a surgical camp in July 2011 using a structured questionnaire...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179770/fertility-outcomes-following-obstetric-fistula-repair-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Dawn M Kopp, Jeffrey Wilkinson, Angela Bengtson, Ennet Chipungu, Rachel J Pope, Margaret Moyo, Jennifer H Tang
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula (OF) is a maternal morbidity associated with high rates of stillbirth, amenorrhea, and sexual dysfunction. Limited data exists on the reproductive outcomes of women in the years following a fistula repair. The objective of this study is to describe the fertility outcomes and family planning practices in a population of Malawian women 1-4 years after fistula repair. METHODS: Women who had enrolled into a clinical database of OF patients and undergone OF repair between January 1, 2012 and July 31, 2014 were recruited and enrolled to complete a home-based survey of their demographic and reproductive health data 1-4 years after their repair...
November 28, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131725/contraceptive-knowledge-use-and-intentions-of-malawian-women-undergoing-obstetric-fistula-repair
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Dawn M Kopp, Angela Bengtson, Jeffrey Wilkinson, Ennet Chipungu, Margaret Moyo, Jennifer H Tang
OBJECTIVES: Unintended pregnancy contributes to morbidities, such as obstetric fistula. Furthermore, after fistula repair, women should avoid pregnancy for a year to prevent its breakdown. Our study objective was to evaluate the contraceptive knowledge, practices and intentions of women undergoing obstetric fistula repair at a centre in Malawi. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used a standardised survey to examine the contraceptive knowledge, practices and intentions of women undergoing obstetric fistula repair in Lilongwe, Malawi, between September 2011 and November 2014...
November 13, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130005/a-case-of-haematometra-secondary-to-cervical-stenosis-after-vesicle-vaginal-fistula-surgical-repair
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Athanase Lilungulu, Willy Mwibea, Mzee Nassoro, Balthazar Gumodoka
Background. Haematometra is a rare postobstetrics fistula surgical repair outcome complication; however the condition can be misinterpreted especially in limited resource areas that lack routine ultrasound guidance and with a slowly progressed increase in size of abdomen accompanied with a history of amenorrhoea together with a history of having unprotective sexual intercourse which may increase the possibility of being controversial to full-term gravid uterus. The causes of haematometra might be either due to congenital abnormality of the vaginal canal or acquired iatrogenically...
2017: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126412/obstetric-fistulae-in-southern-mozambique-incidence-obstetric-characteristics-and-treatment
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Sibone Mocumbi, Claudia Hanson, Ulf Högberg, Helena Boene, Peter von Dadelszen, Anna Bergström, Khátia Munguambe, Esperança Sevene
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula is one of the most devastating consequences of unmet needs in obstetric services. Systematic reviews suggest that the pooled incidence of fistulae in community-based studies is 0.09 per 1000 recently pregnant women; however, as facility delivery is increasing, for the most part, in Africa, incidence of fistula should decrease. Few population-based studies on fistulae have been undertaken in Sub-Saharan Africa, including Mozambique. This study aimed to estimate the incidence of obstetric fistulae in recently delivered mothers, and to describe the clinical characteristics and care, as well as the outcome, after surgical repair...
November 10, 2017: Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29071335/prevalence-of-untreated-surgical-conditions-in-rural-rwanda-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study-in-burera-district
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Rebecca G Maine, Allison F Linden, Robert Riviello, Emmanuel Kamanzi, Gita N Mody, Georges Ntakiyiruta, Grace Kansayisa, Edmond Ntaganda, Francine Niyonkuru, Joel M Mubiligi, Tharcisse Mpunga, John G Meara, Bethany L Hedt-Gauthier
Importance: In low- and middle-income countries, community-level surgical epidemiology is largely undefined. Accurate community-level surgical epidemiology is necessary for surgical health systems planning. Objective: To determine the prevalence of surgical conditions in Burera District, Northern Province, Rwanda. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study with a 2-stage cluster sample design (at village and household level) was carried out in Burera District in March and May 2012...
October 25, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033614/fusion-of-lower-limbs-with-severe-urogenital-malformation-in-a-newborn-a-rare-congenital-clinical-syndrome-case-report
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Fatemah Al Hadhoud, Abeer H Kamal, Abdulmohsen Al Anjari, Michael Fe Diejomaoh
BACKGROUND: Fused lower limbs combined with severe urogenital malformation, also known as sirenomelia, is a rare congenital clinical syndrome. The etiology is unknown, and the outcome for the affected fetus is rather uncertain. CASE REPORT: Mrs RB, a Kuwaiti woman primigravida, married to a non-consanguineous husband, had uneventful antenatal care in a private health service, until she was admitted to the Maternity Hospital, Kuwait, at 31 weeks of gestation with a 3-hour history of ruptured membranes...
2017: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030898/surgical-innovation-for-obstetric-fistula-patients
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R Pope, J Wilkinson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 14, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024420/skin-flap-vaginal-augmentation-helps-prevent-and-cure-post-obstetric-fistula-repair-urine-leakage-a-critical-anatomical-analysis
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A Browning, G Williams, P Petros
Our aim was to describe a new surgical method for prophylaxis/cure of post obstetric fistula repair leakage based on restoring vaginal elasticity with Singapore skin flap. The rationale for this operation was based on the integral theory: scarring removes elasticity required for independent function of oppositely acting urethral closure forces so they become 'tethered, forcibly opening the urethra when give the signal to close'. Skin graft restores elasticity and closure. Used prophylactically with Goh type 4 fistula (n = 45), 46% were dry against an expected 19%...
October 11, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022054/diagnosis-and-management-of-365-ureteric-injuries-following-obstetric-and-gynecologic-surgery-in-resource-limited-settings
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Thomas J I P Raassen, Carrie J Ngongo, Marietta M Mahendeka
INTRODUCTION: Ureteric injuries are among the most serious complications of pelvic surgery. The incidence in low-resource settings is not well documented. METHODS: This retrospective review analyzes a cohort of 365 ureteric injuries with ureterovaginal fistulas in 353 women following obstetric and gynecologic operations in 11 countries in Africa and Asia, all low-resource settings. The patients with ureteric injury were stratified into three groups according to the initial surgery: (a) obstetric operations, (b) gynecologic operations, and (c) vesicovaginal fistula (VVF) repairs...
October 11, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28981186/the-use-of-singapore-flaps-for-vaginal-reconstruction-in-women-with-vaginal-stenosis-with-obstetric-fistula-a-surgical-technique
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Rachel J Pope, Rodger H Brown, Ennet Chipungu, Larry H Hollier, Jeffrey P Wilkinson
Gynecologic and plastic surgeons collaborate to improve vaginal reconstruction for women with vaginal stenosis and obstetric fistula. As these cases are typically in low-resource settings, the Singapore flap is a useful technique given its reliability, safety, ease of dissection, and minimal need for additional supplies. The fasciocutaneous flap maintains cutaneous innervation and vasculature and does not require stenting. The surgical collaboration has made it possible to provide functional vaginal reconstruction as a part of the overall care of obstetric fistula patients...
October 5, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969481/delivery-through-cervicovaginal-fistula-literature-review-and-case-report
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Rafał Watrowski, Burghardt Babbel, Gerald Gitsch
Less than 10 deliveries via cervicovaginal fistula (CVF) with closed cervical os were reported so far. In the majority of cases, the patients had a history of induced abortions. The CVF was usually recognized due to postpartum hemorrhage. The facilitating role of prostaglandins used for labor induction was supposed. In all cases, the babies remained unaffected by the delivery route. We report a new case of a 37-year-old gravida 2, para 0, with a history of a paracervical tear following a first trimester abortion 11 years ago...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965107/imaging-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-fetal-and-postnatal-torcular-dural-sinus-malformations-part-i-review-of-experience-at-boston-children-s-hospital
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Edward Yang, Armide Storey, Heather E Olson, Janet Soul, Judy A Estroff, Cameron C Trenor, Benjamin K Cooper, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach
BACKGROUND: Even for the most common dural sinus malformation (DSM), the torcular DSM (tDSM), generalizable statements about etiology and prognosis are difficult because neurosurgeons/neuroradiologists and obstetrical imagers have focused on different patient age groups, have reported different outcomes, and have offered differing pathophysiologic explanations. OBJECTIVE: To examine the imaging features and outcomes of a local cohort of tDSMs across fetal-neonatal life for commonalities...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965104/imaging-features-and-prognostic-factors-in-fetal-and-postnatal-torcular-dural-sinus-malformations-part-ii-synthesis-of-the-literature-and-patient-management
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Edward Yang, Armide Storey, Heather E Olson, Janet Soul, Judy A Estroff, Cameron C Trenor, Benjamin K Cooper, Edward R Smith, Darren B Orbach
BACKGROUND: Torcular dural sinus malformations (tDSMs) are described as slow flow dural arteriovenous fistulae with frequently poor outcomes in the neuroangiographic literature, but other etiologies have been proposed in the obstetric literature, where outcomes have been more favorable. OBJECTIVE: To review tDSMs reported in the literature of multiple specialties for features that support a common etiology, and to identify key prognostic factors, with an emphasis on tDSM trajectory highlighted in part I...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28962566/-i-stayed-with-my-illness-a-grounded-theory-study-of-health-seeking-behaviour-and-treatment-pathways-of-patients-with-obstetric-fistula-in-kenya
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Anne M Khisa, Grace M Omoni, Isaac K Nyamongo, Rachel F Spitzer
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula classic symptoms of faecal and urinary incontinence cause women to live with social stigma, isolation, psychological trauma and lose their source of livelihoods. There is a paucity of studies on the health seeking behaviour trajectories of women with fistula illness although women live with the illness for decades before surgery. We set out to establish the complete picture of women's health seeking behaviour using qualitative research. We sought to answer the question: what patterns of health seeking do women with obstetric fistula display in their quest for healing? METHODS: We used grounded theory methodology to analyse data from narratives of women during inpatient stay after fistula surgery in 3 hospitals in Kenya...
September 29, 2017: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941997/prevention-and-management-of-obstetric-fistulae-requires-both-a-long-term-strategy-and-long-term-care
#18
Jeremy Torquil Wright
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923011/nurse-midwives-ability-to-diagnose-acute-third-and-fourth-degree-obstetric-lacerations-in-western-kenya
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Leeya F Pinder, Kelsey H Natsuhara, Thomas F Burke, Svjetlana Lozo, Monica Oguttu, Leah Miller, Brett D Nelson, Melody J Eckardt
BACKGROUND: Obstetric fistula devastates the lives of women and is found most commonly among the poor in resource-limited settings. Unrepaired third- and fourth-degree perineal lacerations have been shown to be the source of approximately one-third of the fistula burden in fistula camps in Kenya. In this study, we assessed potential barriers to accurate identification by Kenyan nurse-midwives of these complex perineal lacerations in postpartum women. METHODS: Nurse-midwife trainers from each of the seven sub-counties of Siaya County, Kenya were assessed in their ability to accurately identify obstetric lacerations and anatomical structures of the perineum, using a pictorial assessment tool...
September 18, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922306/do-the-surgical-outcomes-of-rectovaginal-fistula-repairs-differ-for-obstetric-and-nonobstetric-fistulas-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Natalie E Karp, Emily K Kobernik, Mitchell B Berger, Chelsea M Low, Dee E Fenner
OBJECTIVES: Rectovaginal fistulas can occur from both obstetric and nonobstetric (eg, inflammatory bowel disease, iatrogenic, or traumatic) etiologies. Current data on factors contributing to rectovaginal repair success or failure are limited, making adequate patient counseling difficult. Our objective was to compare outcomes of transperineal rectovaginal fistula repair performed in a single referral center on women with obstetric and nonobstetric causes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of women who had a transperineal rectovaginal fistula repair performed by a urogynecologist at the University of Michigan from 2005 to 2015...
September 15, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
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