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pelvic floor reconstructive surgery

Steven J Weissbart, Alan J Wein, Ariana L Smith
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There are advantages and disadvantages of subspecialty certification for physicians, trainees, patients, and society at large. As female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery (FPMRS) became the second subspecialty of urology to offer subspecialty certification, understanding the effects of FPMRS subspecialty certification on the healthcare system is important. RECENT FINDINGS: While subspecialty certification may improve training, identify experts, and ultimately lead to improved patient outcomes, certification might also be unnecessary for some physicians, weaken residency training, and limit the number of physicians who are deemed qualified to offer certain treatments...
March 19, 2018: Current Urology Reports
Jeffrey S Schachar, Hemikaa Devakumar, Laura Martin, Sara Farag, Eric A Hurtado, G Willy Davila
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Native tissue vaginal repairs are associated with relatively high levels of recurrence. Systematic reviews have noted that preoperative pelvic floor muscle strength was associated with increased risk of recurrence in the short term. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of patients who underwent a primary reconstructive surgery for anterior compartment vaginal prolapse between 2001 and 2015. Patients were divided into "absent," "weak" and "good" preoperative PFM strength (aPFM, wPFM and gPFM, respectively) based on a modified Oxford scale...
March 19, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Daniel Altman, Kirk Geale, Christian Falconer, Edward Morcos
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aim of this study was to investigate the use of a generic and globally accessible instrument for assessing health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) in pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery. METHODS: In a prospective multicenter setting, 207 women underwent surgery for apical prolapse [stage ≥2, Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantificcation (POP-Q) system] with or without anterior wall defect. Demographic and surgical characteristics were collected before surgery...
March 6, 2018: International Urogynecology Journal
Patrick J Culligan, Sean Haughey, Christa Lewis, Jennifer Priestley, Charbel Salamon
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the preoperative and postoperative sexual satisfaction reported by male sexual partners of women undergoing surgical correction of pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS: This was a single-center prospective cohort study. Heterosexual, sexually active English-speaking couples in which the women were planning to undergo robotic-assisted laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for correction of pelvic organ prolapse were eligible for enrollment in the study...
March 1, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
David Sheyn, C Emi Bretschneider, Dana Canfield, Mary Duarte, Jeffrey M Mangel, Sangeeta T Mahajan
OBJECTIVE: Trainee involvement in surgical procedures has been associated with longer surgical times and increased rates of certain complications. There has been limited study of the impact trainee involvement has on outcomes in urogynecologic surgery. We sought to determine the impact of resident and fellow involvement in pelvic reconstructive surgeries on 30-day complication rates. METHODS: Using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database, patients who underwent pelvic floor surgery were identified between 2010 and 2015...
February 27, 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Melissa R Kaufman
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Classic bladder exstrophy (BE) remains one of the most demanding reconstructive challenges encountered in urology. In female BE patients, the long-term sequela of both primary and revision genitoplasty, as well as intrinsic pelvic floor deficits, predispose adult women to significant issues with sexual function, pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and complexities with reproductive health. RECENT FINDINGS: Contemporary data suggest 30-50% of women with BE develop prolapse at a mean age of 16 years...
February 26, 2018: Current Urology Reports
Megan B Shannon, W Adams, C M Fitzgerald, E R Mueller, L Brubaker, C Brincat
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate patient attendance and preparedness for pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) after comparing standard counseling versus standard counseling plus an educational video. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial of 200 patients in a Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery practice was performed in a tertiary care referral center. Participants were randomized to 1 of 2 educational modalities after being prescribed PFPT...
March 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Susan A Barr, Catrina C Crisp, Amanda B White, Shazia A Malik, Kimberly Kenton
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study are to identify screening, treatment, and referral practices of primary care physicians (PCPs) for patients with pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) and evaluate awareness of the Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) subspecialty. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of PCPs using a random sample of 1005 American College of Physicians members, stratified by demographic region. Electronic survey content included awareness of FPMRS certification, comfort diagnosing and treating PFDs, and PFD referral patterns for PCPs...
March 2018: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Yisong Chen, Junwei Li, Keqin Hua
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe new technique of pelvic reconstruction with Y-shaped mesh assisted by transvaginal single-port laparoscopy for multiple compartments Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). DESIGN: Step-by-step explanation of the procedure using video. SETTING: It is more and more prudent for pelvic floor reconstruction with mesh because of mesh related complications. Learning from sacrocolpopexy with lower rate of mesh erosion (3.5%), new method of pelvic reconstruction with natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery is feasible...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Céline D Alt, Laura Benner, Theresa Mokry, Florian Lenz, Peter Hallscheidt, Christof Sohn, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Kerstin A Brocker
Background Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (dMRI) captures the entire pelvis during Valsalva maneuver and helps diagnosing pelvic floor changes after reconstructive surgery. Purpose To evaluate therapeutic outcome five years after reconstructive surgery using clinical examination, dMRI, and quality-of-life (QOL) questionnaire. Material and Methods Clinical examination, dMRI, and QOL questionnaire were conducted before surgery and in the follow-ups at 12 weeks, one year, and five years in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) stage ≥2...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
Vahudin Zugor, Ilgar Akbarov, Leonidas Karapanos, Axel Heidenreich
Stress urinary incontinence in women is a common problem in Germany, with approx. 5 million women suffering from incontinence symptoms. These numbers are increasing, due to demographic changes; the suspected numbers are even higher. Prior to treatment, an extended diagnostic approach - including urodynamics and cystoscopy when necessary - is essential for optimal treatment selection.Primary treatment should be conservative, with pelvic floor training as an essential part of a multi-modal treatment concept. If conservative treatment fails, surgery is necessary and an increasing number of women are being treated with sub-urethral slings...
February 2018: Aktuelle Urologie
Zi-Kuo Wang, Jing Xu, Cong-Cong Shang, Yong-Jie Zhao, Shuai Zhang
BACKGROUND: Pelvic floor peritoneum reconstruction is a key step in various standard resections for open radical rectal cancer. However, during endoscopic surgery, most surgeons do not close the pelvic floor peritoneum. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of pelvic peritonization during laparoscopic Dixon surgery using an observational study. METHODS: A total of 189 patients, who underwent laparoscopic Dixon surgery at Tianjin Union Medical Center, China, were analyzed retrospectively...
February 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
L Asensio Romero, M Asensio Gómez, A Prats-Galino, J A Juanes Méndez
We present a computer program designed to visualize and interact with three-dimensional models of the main anatomical structures of the female pelvis. They are reconstructed from serial sections of corpse, from the Visible Human project of the Medical Library of the United States and from serial sections of high-resolution magnetic resonance. It is possible to represent these three-dimensional structures in any spatial orientation, together with sectional images of corpse and magnetic resonance imaging, in the three planes of space (axial, coronal and sagittal) that facilitates the anatomical understanding and the identification of the set of visceral structures of this body region...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
Stefano Restaino, Carlo Ronsini, Angelo Finelli, Alessandro Santarelli, Giovanni Scambia, Francesco Fanfani
Study Objective To prove the feasibility of Shull technique by a laparoscopy approach in patient affected by pelvic organ prolapse (POP) with apical loss of support. Design A step-by-step demonstration of the technique in a surgical video, including the fundamental steps for a laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension (USLS) (Canadian Task Force Classification III). Setting According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, approximately 3% of women in the United States report symptoms linked to POP...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Christian Krautz, Klaus Weber, Roland Croner, Axel Denz, Matthias Maak, Raymund E Horch, Robert Grützmann
Introduction Patients with low rectal cancer or anal cancer undergoing abdominoperineal excision (APE) benefit from extended surgery and the subsequent avoidance of surgical "waisting" at the level of the puborectalis muscle. The method of cylindrical APE was introduced by T. Holm and led to a reduction of intraoperative perforations and involvement of circumferential resection margins, and subsequently reduced the risk of local recurrence. The use of myocutaneous flaps reduces perineal wound complications, which occur in up to 60% of patients with primary closure of perineal defects, especially following neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy...
December 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
Neha T Sudol, Emily Adams-Piper, Rachel Perry, Felicia Lane, Katherine T Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aims of the study were to identify patient-centered applications (apps) in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and to evaluate them using a modified APPLICATIONS scoring system. METHODS: A comprehensive list of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery search terms was used to identify apps in the iTunes store. Apps that were eligible for scoring were in English, pertinent to the search term, patient centered, and accurate. All five authors independently evaluated eligible apps using a modified APPLICATIONS scoring system and subsequently reconciled differences by discussion...
December 7, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Maria Chasapi, Mohamed Maher, Peter Mitchell, Milind Dalal
BACKGROUND: Extralevator abdominoperineal excision (ELAPE) is increasingly used to treat locally advanced low rectal cancer as it has been related to superior oncological outcomes than traditional abdominoperineal excision.However, ELAPE also has been associated with high perineal wound morbidity rates as it creates a larger perineal cavity than standard abdominoperineal excision. This greater defect, along with the effects of preoperative chemoradiation on wound healing, makes uneventful perineal reconstruction post-ELAPE a real challenge for the plastic surgeon...
April 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Seethalakshmi Krishnan
Background: To assess the quality of life in geriatric patients after reconstructive and obliterative vaginal surgery for advanced pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Methods: Prospective observational study was conducted between January 2009 and December 2014 at the department of Urogynaecology, Government Kasturbha Gandhi Hospital. A total of 424 women (between the age group of 60 and 94 years) with advanced pelvic organ prolapse underwent vaginal hysterectomy along with vaginal apical suspension procedures which were McCalls culdoplasty (35...
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
J Neymeyer, D-E Moldovan, K Kornienko, K Miller, A Weichert
There has been an overall increase in pelvic organ prolapse due to demographic changes (increased life expectancy). Increasing sociocultural demands of women require treatments that are more effective with methods that are more successful. In the treatment of pelvic floor insufficiency and uterovaginal prolapse, pelvic floor reconstructions with mesh implants have proven to be superior to conventional methods such as the classic colporrhaphy, reconstructions with biomaterial, and native tissue repair in appropriately selected patients and when applying exact operation techniques, especially because of good long-term results and low recurrence rates...
December 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
Alison C Weidner, Matthew D Barber, Alayne Markland, David D Rahn, Yvonne Hsu, Elizabeth R Mueller, Sharon Jakus-Waldman, Keisha Y Dyer, Lauren Klein Warren, Marie G Gantz, Susie Meikle
Background: There is significant need for trials evaluating the long-term effectiveness of a rigorous program of perioperative behavioral therapy with pelvic floor muscle training (BPMT) in women undergoing transvaginal reconstructive surgery for prolapse. Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of perioperative BPMT on health-related quality of life (HRQOL) and sexual function following vaginal surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
November 1, 2017: Physical Therapy
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