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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444997/a-holistic-view-of-the-effects-of-episiotomy-on-pelvic-floor
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Dulce A Oliveira, Marco P L Parente, Begoña Calvo, Teresa Mascarenhas, Renato M Natal Jorge
Vaginal delivery is commonly accepted as a risk factor in pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), however, other obstetric procedures (episiotomy) are still controversial. In this work, to analyze the relationship between episiotomy and pelvic floor function, a finite element model (FEM) of the pelvic cavity is used considering the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) with damaged regions from spontaneous vaginal delivery, and from deliveries with episiotomy. Common features assessed at screening of PFD are evaluated during numerical simulations of both Valsalva maneuver and contraction...
April 26, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444408/prolapse-assessment-supine-and-standing-do-we-need-different-cutoffs-for-significant-prolapse
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Nuria-Laia Rodríguez-Mias, Nishamini Subramaniam, Talia Friedman, Ka Lai Shek, Hans Peter Dietz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Translabial ultrasound (TLUS) has shown good correlations between clinical examination and imaging findings in the supine position, and limits of normality have been described. This is not the case for imaging in the standing position. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that different cutoff values are required for imaging in the standing position. METHODS: This was a retrospective study carried out in a tertiary urogynecological unit in women presenting with symptoms of lower urinary tract and pelvic floor dysfunction between August 2013 and December 2015...
April 25, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443271/refractory-urinary-incontinence-in-girls-the-role-of-the-bladder-neck
#3
Rafal Chrzan
BACKGROUND: Prevalence of lower urinary tract dysfunction (LUTD) in children is between 6 and 9% with urinary incontinence (UI) being one of the most common symptom. VARIOUS ASPECTS OF LOWER URINARY TRACT SYMPTOMS LUTS: Anatomical anomalies of the urinary tract as well as neurogenic underlying pathology can results in LUTS. Comorbidities and long-term consequences of the LUTD for the female patients as well as genetic issues are also briefly discussed. THE ROLE OF THE BLADDER NECK: Thanks to urodynamics, we have learnt a lot about the lower urinary tract function, but the role of the bladder neck in the pathophysiology of LUTS in children is not clear...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412085/in-vivo-evidence-of-significant-levator-ani-muscle-stretch-on-mr-images-of-a-live-childbirth
#4
Nikhil Sindhwani, Christian Bamberg, Nele Famaey, Geertje Callewaert, Joachim W Dudenhausen, Ulf Teichgräber, Jan Deprest
OBJECTIVE: Vaginal childbirth is believed to be a significant risk factor for the development of pelvic floor dysfunction later in life. Previous studies have explored the use of medical imaging and simulations of childbirth to determine the stretch in the levator ani muscle. Bamberg et al, 2012, have recorded MR images of a live childbirth of a 24 year old woman giving birth vaginally for the second time, using a 1.0 Tesla open high-field scanner. Our objective was to determine the stretch ratios in the levator muscle using these MR images of live childbirth...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396018/urinary-incontinence-and-other-pelvic-floor-disorders-after-radiation-therapy-in-endometrial-cancer-survivors
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Saya Segal, Gabriella John, Mary Sammel, Uduak Umoh Andy, Christina Chu, Lily A Arya, Justin Brown, Kathryn Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate radiation therapy as a risk factor for urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and sexual dysfunction in endometrial cancer survivors. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study of endometrial cancer survivors. Data were collected using a mailed survey and the medical record. Validated questionnaires were used to generate rates of urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. The incidence rates of pelvic floor disorders were compared across groups with different exposures to radiation...
March 18, 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394528/-female-pelvic-floor-dysfunction-from-the-perspectives-of-genetic-studies
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L V Akulenko, G R Kasyan, Yu O Kozlova, N V Tupikina, D A Vishnevsky, D Yu Pushkar
Currently, despite the growing prevalence of female pelvic floor dysfunction, no consensus exists among researchers regarding its etiology and pathogenesis. There is no doubt, however, that this is a multifactorial disorder with a genetic predisposition. The risk for developing pelvic floor dysfunction is determined by the interaction of multiple additive genetic (mutations and/or polymorphic alleles) and environmental factors. This review of the world literature presents a rationale for searching specific molecular genetic factors shaping the structure of the genetic susceptibility to female pelvic floor dysfunction...
April 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393334/-pelvic-health-healthcare-needs-from-medical-and-women-perspectives
#7
Ji-Yan Lyu, Lu-I Chang, Chuan-Hsiu Tsai
The pelvis, one of the most important cavities in the human body, is involved in human reproduction health. The pelvis changes in females with age and reproduction-related changes in hormones. Women generally lack sufficient knowledge regarding their pelvic-health needs and feel embarrassed to seek pelvic-health-related medical advice. Conversely, medical care related to women's health focuses mainly on maternal health and cancer prevention. When facing the challenges of pelvic floor dysfunction, surgical procedures are the most common treatment modality...
April 2017: Hu Li za Zhi the Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386692/the-usefulness-of-mr-defecography-in-the-evaluation-of-pelvic-floor-dysfunction-our-experience-using-3t-mri
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Mahasen S Al-Najar, Ahmed F Ghanem, Saif Aldeen S AlRyalat, Nosaiba T Al-Ryalat, Sultan O Alhajahjeh
PURPOSE: To assess the usefulness of MR defecography in evaluating pelvic floor dysfunction, and to correlate several pelvic organ abnormalities with each other and with patients' symptoms and characteristics. METHODS: MR defecographic examinations performed in 3T MRI machine of 95 patients (70 females, 25 males; mean age 48) were retrospectively reviewed. Pelvic organ abnormalities from all three compartments were recorded, including the anorectal junction descent, anterior rectocele, and cystocele...
April 6, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374792/cell-based-secondary-prevention-of-childbirth-induced-pelvic-floor-trauma
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REVIEW
Geertje Callewaert, Marina Monteiro Carvalho Mori Da Cunha, Nikhil Sindhwani, Maurilio Sampaolesi, Maarten Albersen, Jan Deprest
With advancing population age, pelvic-floor dysfunction (PFD) will affect an increasing number of women. Many of these women wish to maintain active lifestyles, indicating an urgent need for effective strategies to treat or, preferably, prevent the occurrence of PFD. Childbirth and pregnancy have both long been recognized as crucial contributing factors in the pathophysiology of PFD. Vaginal delivery of a child is a serious traumatic event, causing anatomical and functional changes in the pelvic floor. Similar changes to those experienced during childbirth can be found in symptomatic women, often many years after delivery...
April 4, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364981/heightened-pelvic-floor-muscle-tone-and-altered-contractility-in-women-with-provoked-vestibulodynia
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Mélanie Morin, Yitzchak M Binik, Daniel Bourbonnais, Samir Khalifé, Stéphane Ouellet, Sophie Bergeron
BACKGROUND: Pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunctions are reported to be involved in provoked vestibulodynia (PVD). Although heightened PFM tone has been suggested, the relative contribution of active and passive components of tone remains misunderstood. Likewise, alterations in PFM contractility have been scarcely studied. AIMS: To compare PFM tone, including the relative contribution of its active and passive components, and muscular contractility in women with PVD and asymptomatic controls...
April 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364153/comparative-study-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-synthetic-surgical-glue-for-mesh-fixation-in-ventral-rectopexy
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Raquel Kelner Silveira, Sophie Domingie, Sylvain Kirzin, Djalma Agripino de Melo Filho, Guillaume Portier
BACKGROUND: Ventral mesh rectopexy (VMR) is a surgical option to treat rectal prolapse with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Using synthetic surgical glue to fix the mesh to the anterior rectal wall after ventral dissection could be advantageous in comparison with sutured or stapled fixation. This study aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of synthetic surgical glue for mesh fixation compared with suture mesh fixation in VMR. METHODS: This observational cohort study is a retrospective analysis conducted in a University Hospital Pelvic Surgery Center...
March 31, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346720/videourodynamic-analysis-of-the-urethral-sphincter-overactivity-and-the-poor-relaxing-pelvic-floor-muscles-in-women-with-voiding-dysfunction
#12
Chung-Hsin Peng, Sheng-Fu Chen, Hann-Chorng Kuo
AIMS: Voiding dysfunction due to dysfunctional voiding (DV) and poor relaxation of the external sphincter (PRES) are commonly found among adult women with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) during videourodynamic study (VUDS). This study analyzed the VUDS characteristics of DV and PRES in female voiding dysfunction. METHODS: This retrospective study involved 1914 women aged >18 years with refractory LUTS. The medical records and the VUDS parameters were reviewed...
March 27, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344963/comparison-of-sexual-function-between-sacrocolpopexy-and-sacrocervicopexy
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Yon Chu Ko, Eun-Hee Yoo, Gwan Hee Han, Young-Mi Kim
OBJECTIVE: To compare sexual function before and 12 months after between sacrocolpopexy and sacrocervicopexy. METHODS: This retrospective study examined a cohort of 55 sexually active women who underwent either supracervical hysterectomy with sacrocervicopexy (n=28) or total abdominal hysterectomy with sacrocolpopexy (n=27) for stage II to IV pelvic organ prolapse. Pelvic floor support was measured with Pelvic Organ Prolapse-Quantification examination. Pelvic floor function was measured with the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory-Short Form 20 and sexual function was measured with Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire-Short Form 12 (PISQ-12)...
March 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330675/what-does-electromyography-tell-us-about-dyspareunia
#14
REVIEW
Linda McLean, Kaylee Brooks
INTRODUCTION: Emergent evidence suggests that pelvic floor muscle (PFM) dysfunction contributes to dyspareunia, the experience of pain on vaginal penetration. Electromyography (EMG) is a valuable tool for the assessment of neuromuscular control and could be very useful in enhancing our understanding of PFM involvement in sexual function and in conditions such as dyspareunia. However, PFM EMG must be interpreted within the context of the many factors that can influence findings. AIM: To outline the main factors to consider when evaluating PFM EMG for female sexual function and dyspareunia and to synthesize the literature in which EMG has been acquired and interpreted appropriately in this context...
March 18, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315786/effects-of-bariatric-surgery-on-female-pelvic-floor-disorders
#15
Avner Leshem, Mordechai Shimonov, Hadar Amir, David Gordon, Asnat Groutz
OBJECTIVES: To assess the effect of weight loss on urinary incontinence (UI), pelvic organ prolapse, colorectal-anal complaints and sexual dysfunction among obese women undergoing bariatric surgery. METHODS: 160 consecutive women who underwent bariatric surgery were prospectively enrolled. Four validated questionnaires (ICIQ-UI, BFLUTS-SF, PFDI-20, PISQ-12) were used to evaluate pelvic floor disorders and sexual dysfunction before, and 3-6 months after surgery. RESULTS: 150 participants (mean age 43±12...
March 15, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306603/current-treatment-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse-correlated-with-chronic-pelvic-pain-bladder-and-bowel-dysfunction
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Bernhard Liedl, Klaus Goeschen, Leopold Durner
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to critically analyze the relationship between symptoms of abnormal emptying of the bladder, urgency, pelvic pain, anorectal dysfunction and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to present evidence in order to show how many of the above mentioned symptoms can be cured or substantially improved by repair of specific pelvic ligaments. RECENT FINDINGS: In this review, we provide evidence to show how often these dysfunctions occur and how they can be cured in 42-94% by appropriate pelvic floor surgery in the longer term, up to 2 years...
May 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299421/evaluation-of-sexual-dysfunction-in-female-patients-presenting-with-faecal-incontinence-or-defecation-disorder
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Gianluca Pellino, Lisa Ramage, Constantinos Simillis, Oliver Warren, Christos Kontovounisios, Emile Tan, Paris Tekkis
PURPOSE: Female patients with pelvic floor diseases may suffer from several sexual disorders and sexual life impairments. The aim of this manuscript was to evaluate sexual dysfunction in female patients presenting with faecal incontinence (FI) and defecation disorder (DD). METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of a prospectively collected database of sexually active women referred to the pelvic floor clinic, who completed the Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire-12 (PISQ-12) at first visit...
May 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288779/childhood-incontinence-and-pelvic-floor-muscle-function-can-we-learn-from-adult-research
#18
Janet Chase, Lewina Schrale
Little research has been undertaken regarding pelvic floor muscle function and dysfunction in children. Apart from dysfunctional voiding, whether specific dysfunction of these muscles contributes to different types of childhood incontinence is not documented. The two areas of practice, that is adult and paediatric incontinence, are quite different; nevertheless, there may be lessons to be learned from the extensive work done in pelvic floor dysfunction and rehabilitation in adults. In this paper key points regarding pelvic floor muscle function and dysfunction in adults, and lessons that can be learned from how studies are reported and how muscle function is measured are presented...
February 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283710/clinical-and-urodynamic-assessment-in-patients-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-before-and-after-laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy
#19
Bahiyah Abdullah, Jimmy Nomura, Shingo Moriyama, Tingwen Huang, Shino Tokiwa, Mio Togo
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that patient-reported urinary symptoms and urodynamic evaluation improve after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC) despite deeper vesicovaginal space dissection. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of women with pelvic organ prolapse who underwent LSC from January 2013 to January 2016 in a tertiary center. Urinary function was clinically evaluated using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Short Form (ICIQ-SF), the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) and the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory Questionnaire- - Short Form 20 (PFDI-20)...
March 10, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277469/correlation-between-transperineal-3-dimensional-ultrasound-measurements-of-levator-hiatus-and-female-sexual-function
#20
Serdar Aydin, Rabia Zehra Bakar, Çağri Arioğlu Aydin, Seda Ateş
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate the association of sexual functions with levator hiatus biometry measurements and levator ani muscle defect. METHODS: In 62 heterosexual, sexually active premenopausal women without pelvic floor disorders or urinary incontinence, 3-dimensional transperineal ultrasound imaging was used. Two 3-dimensional volumes were recorded, one at rest and one on Valsalva maneuver. Levator biometry measurements and levator defect were evaluated in an axial plane...
March 9, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
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