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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675869/levator-avulsion-is-associated-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-23-years-after-the-first-childbirth
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Ixora Kamisan Atan, Sylvia Lin, Hans P Dietz, Peter Herbison, Peter D Wilson
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to ascertain the association between levator avulsion and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 195 women enrolled in a longitudinal cohort study and seen 20 years after an index birth. All had a standardized patient-administered questionnaire, the International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification assessment and 4D translabial ultrasound. Main outcome measures were objective POP clinically and on translabial ultrasound...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29577793/can-we-predict-levator-ani-muscle-avulsion-in-instrumental-deliveries-through-intrapartum-transperineal-ultrasound
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José Antonio García-Mejido, Paloma de la Fuente, Adriana Aquise, Laura Castro, Ana Fernández-Palacín, José Antonio Sainz
INTRODUCTION: To determine whether intrapartum translabial ultrasound (ITU) is useful for the prediction of levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsions in instrumental deliveries (vacuum, forceps). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective, observational study, including (1/2016 - 5/2016) 77 nulliparous women, with singleton pregnancies of ≥ 37 weeks of gestation and with cephalic presentation, who required vacuum or forceps instrumentation to complete the delivery. The ITU parameters evaluated were: Angle of Progression (AoP), Progression Distance (PD), Head Direction (HD) and Midline Angle (MLA), both at rest and with maternal push...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564512/does-vaginal-delivery-cause-more-damage-to-the-pelvic-floor-than-cesarean-section-as-determined-by-3d-ultrasound-evaluation-a-systematic-review
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Camila Carvalho de Araujo, Suelene A Coelho, Paulo Stahlschmidt, Cassia R T Juliato
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pregnancy and delivery are well-established risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD), but the physiopathology, such as the delivery route, is not well understood. This study evaluated the impact of delivery route on the pelvic floor muscles via 3D ultrasound. METHODS: This review is registered in the PROSPERO database. The criteria for inclusion were prospective studies with 3D translabial ultrasound assessment in primigravida women during pregnancy and postpartum published in English, Spanish or Portuguese between 1980 and 2016...
March 21, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29564511/it-is-the-first-birth-that-does-the-damage-a-cross-sectional-study-20-years-after-delivery
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Ixora Kamisan Atan, Sylvia Lin, Hans Peter Dietz, Peter Herbison, Peter Donald Wilson
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Levator ani muscle (LAM) and anal sphincter tears are common after vaginal birth and are associated with female pelvic organ prolapse and anal incontinence. The impact of subsequent births on LAM and external anal sphincter (EAS) integrity is less well defined. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of LAM and EAS trauma in primiparous (VP1) and multiparous (VP2+) women who had delivered vaginally to assess if there were differences between the two groups...
March 21, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29532121/impact-of-subsequent-pregnancies-on-pelvic-floor-functional-anatomy
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Hans Peter Dietz, Francesco Scoti, Nishamini Subramaniam, Talia Friedman, Ka Lai Shek
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Vaginal childbirth clearly has an effect on pelvic floor anatomy, and pregnancy itself also likely plays a role. This study investigated the effects of consecutive pregnancies by comparing pelvic organ support and function in urogynecological patients delivered by cesarean section (CS) only. METHODS: This was a retrospective study using 161 archived data sets of urogynecological patients delivered exclusively by CS presenting with symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction between 2007 and 2015...
March 12, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492840/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-the-second-stage-of-labor-predictive-parameters-for-a-successful-vaginal-delivery-with-or-without-neuraxial-analgesia-a-pilot-study
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Caterina Pizzicaroli, Carlotta Montagnoli, Ilaria Simonelli, Maria Grazia Frigo, Herbert Valensise, Mario Filippo Segatore, Giovanni Larciprete
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the progression and rotation of the fetal head during the second stage of labor using translabial ultrasound and to compare ultrasonographic data obtained in nulliparous women both receiving and not receiving neuraxial analgesia. METHODS: The 49 patients enrolled in the study were divided into two groups according to receiving or not receiving neuraxial analgesia. Every half hour from full dilation to delivery, the ultrasonographic translabial parameters of Angle of Progression, Head Symphysis Distance, and Midline Angle were obtained and recorded by a single operator...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464300/association-between-vaginal-parity-and-rectocele
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Hans Peter Dietz, Mariángeles Gómez, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Caroline S Wanderley Ferreira
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Rectocele is common in parous women but also seen in nulliparae. This study was designed to investigate the association between vaginal parity and descent of the rectal ampulla/rectocele depth as determined by translabial ultrasound (TLUS). METHODS: This retrospective observational study involved 1296 women seen in a urogynaecological centre. All had undergone an interview, clinical examination and 4D ultrasound (US) imaging supine and after voiding...
February 20, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29393505/can-pelvic-floor-trauma-be-predicted-antenatally
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Jessica Caudwell-Hall, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Chris Brown, Rodrigo Guzman Rojas, Susanne Langer, Ka L Shek, Hans P Dietz
INTRODUCTION: Levator trauma is a risk factor for the development of pelvic organ prolapse. We aimed to identify antenatal predictors for significant damage to the levator ani muscle during a first vaginal delivery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective observational study utilizing data from two studies with identical inclusion criteria and assessment protocols between 2005 and 2014. A total of 1148 primiparae with an uncomplicated singleton pregnancy were recruited and assessed with translabial ultrasound at 36 weeks antepartum and 871 (76%) returned for reassessment 3-6 months postpartum...
February 2, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288123/correlations-between-sonographic-and-urodynamic-findings-after-midurethral-sling-surgery
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Wen Lieming, Shek Ka Lai, Subramaniam Nishamini, Friedman Talia, Dietz Hans Peter
PURPOSE: We studied correlations between sonographic and urodynamic findings after suburethral sling surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was done in 141 women who underwent multichannel urodynamic testing and translabial 4-dimensional ultrasound after suburethral sling surgery between 2006 and 2016. We determined the sling-pubis gap, ie the distance between the sling and the inferior posterior margin of the pubic symphysis, during the Valsalva maneuver and the urethral motion profile...
December 26, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245158/-intrapartum-translabial-ultrasound-a-systematic-analysis-of-the-fetal-head-station-in-the-first-stage-of-labor
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Fabian Kohls, Lars Brodowski, Elna Kuehnle, Nadine Kniebusch, Karim Djaffar Kalache, Alexander Weichert
INTRODUCTION: This prospective study aimed to define the angle of progression (AOP) in relation to the height position of the fetal head during the first stage of labour. It was investigated if it is possible to predict the mode of delivery or the duration of labour by AOP. METHODS: Influencing factors on delivery were head circumference, birth-weight, administration of oxytocin, epidural anaesthesia (EA) and parity, and their impact on AOP was analysed. AOP was calculated using three different formulas...
February 2018: Zeitschrift Für Geburtshilfe und Neonatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984047/using-z-scores-to-evaluate-levator-hiatal-dimensions-with-four-dimensional-translabial-ultrasound
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Lieming Wen, Jing Zhang, Shi Zeng, Qichang Zhou
AIM: This study represents the first attempt to use 'Z-scores' to assess levator hiatal dimensions and quantify hiatal expansion. METHODS: We undertook a retrospective study on the data of 110 nulliparae and 73 pelvic organ prolapse (POP) patients who had a clinical POP exam and translabial 4-D ultrasound. We used Z-scores to normalize the dimensions of nulliparae levator hiatus and to build a Z-score model to evaluate the 'hiatal ballooning' against the POP staging...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914702/digitation-to-void-what-is-the-significance-of-this-symptom
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Ismael Ortega, Nishamini Subramaniam, Talia Friedman, Friyan Turel, Hans Peter Dietz
OBJECTIVE: Digitation to void is defined as the need to apply manual pressure on the perineum or the vagina to assist with voiding. It has been associated with prolapse; however, there is little objective data concerning this symptom. Our aim was to determine the correlation between digitation to void, symptoms and signs of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and urodynamic data. METHODS: This was a retrospective study that included a total of 1174 patients seen at a tertiary urogynecological unit...
September 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914337/obesity-how-much-does-it-matter-for-female-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Natharnia Young, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Rodrigo Guzman Rojas, Hans Peter Dietz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to determine the association between body mass index (BMI) and symptoms and signs of female pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: An observational cross-sectional study of 964 archived datasets of women seen for symptoms and signs of lower urinary tract and pelvic organ dysfunction between September 2011 and February 2014 at a tertiary urogynaecology centre in Australia was carried out. An in-house standardised interview, the International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (ICS POP-Q) and 4-D translabial ultrasound, followed by analysis of ultrasound volumes for pelvic organ descent and hiatal area on Valsalva, were performed, blinded against other data...
September 15, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894152/combination-of-tomographic-ultrasound-imaging-and-three-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-model-to-diagnose-postpartum-levator-avulsion
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Yulin Yan, Chaoran Dou, Xia Wang, Yan Xi, Bing Hu, Li Ma, Tao Ying
Vaginal delivery may cause levator avulsion, which may increase the risk of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). To explore the morphological changes of the levator ani muscle (including the puborectalis and iliococcygeus) and levator avulsion after vaginal delivery, translabial tomographic ultrasound imaging (TUI) was used to examine 80 women 45-60 days after their vaginal delivery. Subsequently, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed if at least one-sided puborectalis avulsion was found on TUI. The incidence of puborectalis avulsion in these postpartum women was 13...
September 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891280/pelvic-floor-evaluation-with-transperineal-ultrasound-a-new-approach
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Francesca Vellucci, Cristina Regini, Chiara Barbanti, Stefano Luisi
The increased life expectancy, the importance of the prevention in younger age and the role of the pelvic floor dysfunction not only in the disease of the third age, but also in the childbearing age, as the influence on the type of delivery, underline the importance of the evaluation of the pelvic floor. The evaluation of pelvic floor is generally clinical, but in the last 2 decades, the use of ultrasound has become a mainstream diagnostic tool in the investigation of female pelvic organ prolapse, urinary and fecal incontinence and defecation disorders, providing an immediate objective confirmation of findings obtained on clinical examination and filling some of the gaps of the urogynecological exam...
February 2018: Minerva Ginecologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840274/prevalence-of-levator-ani-muscle-avulsion-and-effect-on-quality-of-life-in-women-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Chun Hung Yu, Symphorosa Shing Chee Chan, Rachel Yau Kar Cheung, Tony Kwok Hung Chung
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsion is associated with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). There is limited information on the prevalence of LAM avulsion in Chinese women with POP. This study evaluated the prevalence of LAM avulsion in women presenting with POP and the effects on their quality of life (QoL). METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in a tertiary urogynecology center. Chinese women presenting with POP were recruited and completed standardized questionnaires exploring their symptoms and QoL and underwent gynecological examination to assess the stage of POP and involved compartments...
August 24, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733790/is-a-dragging-sensation-a-symptom-of-female-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Hans Peter Dietz, Candice Chatel, Ixora Kamisan Atan
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) commonly presents with a "vaginal lump or bulge" and/or a "dragging sensation." The first symptom correlates strongly with clinical and imaging data. However, a "dragging sensation" may be less specific. Hence, we investigated the predictive value of both symptoms for POP. METHODS: This was a retrospective study involving archived data sets of women seen between November 2013 and May 2014. All underwent a clinical interview, POPQ examination, and 4D translabial ultrasound (TLUS)...
July 21, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674949/dynamic-translabial-ultrasound-versus-echodefecography-combined-with-the-endovaginal-approach-to-assess-pelvic-floor-dysfunctions-how-effective-are-these-techniques
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S M Murad-Regadas, S A Karbage, L S Bezerra, F S P Regadas, A da Silva Vilarinho, L B Borges, F S P Regadas Filho, L B Veras
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of dynamic translabial ultrasound (TLUS) in the assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction and compare the results with echodefecography (EDF) combined with the endovaginal approach. METHODS: Consecutive female patients with pelvic floor dysfunction were eligible. Each patient was assessed with EDF combined with the endovaginal approach and TLUS. The diagnostic accuracy of the TLUS was evaluated using the results of EDF as the standard for comparison...
July 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538602/pelvic-organ-prolapse-does-hormone-therapy-use-matter
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Erika J Wasenda, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Nishamini Subramaniam, Hans Peter Dietz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of hormone therapy (HT) use on pelvic organ support. METHODS: A retrospective observational study involving postmenopausal women with pelvic floor dysfunction attending a tertiary urogynecology center between January 2012 and March 2015. All underwent a clinical examination including International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification and 4D translabial ultrasound imaging. Information on current or former use of systemic HT and current local estrogen use was collected...
October 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
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
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