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Epidemiology of pelvic floor dysfunction

Bieke Samijn, Erik Van Laecke, Catherine Renson, Piet Hoebeke, Frank Plasschaert, Johan Vande Walle, Christine Van den Broeck
AIMS: To systematically review the scientific literature addressing lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and urodynamic findings in adults and children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). Prognostic factors were also investigated. METHODS: A systematic research was conducted on the electronic databases PubMed, Web of Science, and CINAHL. Only full text clinical trials which examined the prevalence of LUTS or urodynamic findings in children or adults with CP were eligible. LUTS and urodynamic findings, defined by the International Children's Continence Society, were extracted from the included studies...
February 19, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
A Bondurri, A Maffioli, P Danelli
Advances in tailored medical therapy and introduction of biologic agents for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treatment have ensured long-term disease remission. Some patients, however, still report defecatory symptoms. Patients present with a wide spectrum of conditions - anal incontinence, obstructed defecation and pelvic pain among the most frequent - that have a great impact on their quality of life. Due to IBD diagnosis, little relevance is attributed to this type of symptoms and their epidemiologic distribution is unknown...
December 2015: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
Marie-Louise Trofaier, Cora Schneidinger, Julian Marschalek, Engelbert Hanzal, Wolfgang Umek
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Cycling has become a popular athletic activity worldwide and can lead to genital and pelvic floor dysfunction. This review summarizes the current body of evidence about the epidemiology of genital and pelvic floor symptoms in female cyclists, the therapy, and preventive interventions. METHODS: Two electronic meta-databases, OvidSP™ and Deutsches Institut für Medizinische Dokumentation und Information (DIMDI), comprising 40 individual databases, were searched for studies that described genital and pelvic floor symptoms in association with cycling and studies that tested possible therapies and prophylactic measures...
April 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Maria Vazquez Roque, Ernest P Bouras
Constipation is a common functional gastrointestinal disorder, with prevalence in the general population of approximately 20%. In the elderly population the incidence of constipation is higher compared to the younger population, with elderly females suffering more often from severe constipation. Treatment options for chronic constipation (CC) include stool softeners, fiber supplements, osmotic and stimulant laxatives, and the secretagogues lubiprostone and linaclotide. Understanding the underlying etiology of CC is necessary to determine the most appropriate therapeutic option...
2015: Clinical Interventions in Aging
M T Schettino, G Mainini, S Ercolano, C Vascone, G Scalzone, D D'Assisi, B Tormettino, F Gimigliano, E Esposito, M C Di Donna, N Colacurci, M Torella
PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATION: Numerous epidemiological studies have shown a correlation between sport and the development of pelvic floor dysfunction. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of urinary incontinence in female young athletes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The epidemiological study was conducted on 105 female volleyball players, who were given a questionnaire, self-compiled, consisting of four main domains (personal data and medical history, urinary incontinence, urinary disorders, and judgment on the questionnaire)...
2014: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology
Adil E Bharucha, Gena Dunivan, Patricia S Goode, Emily S Lukacz, Alayne D Markland, Catherine A Matthews, Louise Mott, Rebecca G Rogers, Alan R Zinsmeister, William E Whitehead, Satish S C Rao, Frank A Hamilton
In August 2013, the National Institutes of Health sponsored a conference to address major gaps in our understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and management of fecal incontinence (FI) and to identify topics for future clinical research. This article is the first of a two-part summary of those proceedings. FI is a common symptom, with a prevalence that ranges from 7 to 15% in community-dwelling men and women, but it is often underreported, as providers seldom screen for FI and patients do not volunteer the symptom, even though the symptoms can have a devastating impact on the quality of life...
January 2015: American Journal of Gastroenterology
Amanda Berry, Kristen Rudick, Meg Richter, Stephen Zderic
OBJECTIVE: Clinical epidemiologic studies suggest that once established, voiding dysfunction can become a lifelong condition if not treated correctly early on in life. Biofeedback is one component of a voiding retraining program to help children with voiding dysfunction. Our goal was to compare objective non-invasive urodynamic data obtained during office biofeedback sessions with patient reported voiding symptom scores. METHODS: Charts of 55 children referred in 2010 for pelvic floor muscle biofeedback therapy for urinary incontinence were retrospectively reviewed...
August 2014: Journal of Pediatric Urology
Don Wilson, James Dornan, Ian Milsom, Robert Freeman
Vaginal childbirth is probably the most important factor in the aetiology of pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) and results in the combination of some or all of the following conditions: urinary (UI) and faecal (FI) incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Up until now, it has been difficult to counsel women antenatally regarding risk factors for subsequent PFD, as there has been little good-quality, long-term information available. We now have moderately robust epidemiological data at 12 and 20 years after delivery and objective pathophysiological data (pudendal nerve trauma and levator defects/avulsion)...
November 2014: International Urogynecology Journal
A B Hooker, B R van Moorst, E P van Haarst, N A M van Ootegehem, D K E van Dijken, M H B Heres
BACKGROUND: Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a common clinical condition with significant impact on quality of life. The etiology and pathogenesis of CPP is poorly understood. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To examine the epidemiology, base line demographics, and clinical variables, women with CPP were prospectively analysed by an integrated and synchronised approach. RESULTS: Of the 89 women with CPP analysed, the majority were assessed earlier, had a variety of surgical interventions and used pharmacological agents...
2013: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology
R G Rogers, T H Rockwood, M L Constantine, R Thakar, D N Kammerer-Doak, R N Pauls, M Parekh, B Ridgeway, S Jha, J Pitkin, F Reid, S E Sutherland, E S Lukacz, C Domoney, P Sand, G W Davila, M E Espuna Pons
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to create a valid, reliable, and responsive sexual function measure in women with pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) for both sexually active (SA) and inactive (NSA) women. METHODS: Expert review identified concept gaps and generated items evaluated with cognitive interviews. Women underwent Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POPQ) exams and completed the Incontinence Severity Index (ISI), a prolapse question from the Epidemiology of Prolapse and Incontinence Questionnaire (ISI scores), the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory-20 (PFDI-20), and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI)...
July 2013: International Urogynecology Journal
Jacek Hermann, Tomasz Kościński, Michał Drews
The authors present epidemiology etiology pathophysiology management, and treatment of constipation including proper qualification for surgery. Constipations can be divided into more common - primary and less frequent - secondary The latter may occur due to organic lesions of the large bowel, in the course of metabolic and endocrine disorders, or neurological and psychiatric diseases. Constipation may also be a side effect of multiple medications. In turn, primary constipation is either a slower movement of contents within the large bowel or twice as likely pelvic floor dysfunction with the inability to adequately evacuate the contents from the rectum...
November 2012: Ginekologia Polska
Bruno Teixeira Bernardes, Ana Paula Magalhães Resende, Liliana Stüpp, Emerson Oliveira, Rodrigo Aquino Castro, Zsuzsanna Ilona Katalin Jármy di Bella, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Marair Gracio Ferreira Sartori
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that women with pelvic floor dysfunctions present decreased cross-sectional area (CSA) of the levator ani muscle. One way to assess the effects of training programs is to measure the CSA of the muscle, using ultrasonography. The aim here was to evaluate the efficacy of pelvic floor muscle training and hypopressive exercises for increasing the CSA of the levator ani muscle in women with pelvic organ prolapse. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective randomized controlled trial at the Urogynecology outpatient clinic of Universidade Federal de São Paulo...
2012: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
Yolanda Ribas, Esther Saldaña, Joan Martí-Ragué, Pere Clavé
BACKGROUND: Specific treatment of functional bowel disorders requires precise diagnosis. However, prevalence and subtypes of functional constipation among women are not completely understood. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to assess the prevalence of functional constipation and investigate the subtypes of dyssynergic defecation and slow transit constipation among Spanish women. DESIGN: We performed a prospective epidemiological study in healthy young women and retrospective pathophysiological studies in 2 patient cohorts of women with functional constipation according to Rome II criteria...
December 2011: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
S Nurko, S M Scott
The coexistence of constipation and fecal incontinence has long been recognised in paediatric and geriatric populations, but is grossly underappreciated in the rest of the adult population. In children, functional fecal incontinence is usually associated with constipation, stool retention and incomplete evacuation, and is frequently allied to urinary incontinence. Pathophysiology of the incontinence is incompletely understood, although both in children and adults, it is thought to be secondary to overflow, while in adults it may also be related to pelvic floor dysfunction and denervation...
February 2011: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Gastroenterology
Nina Bohm-Starke
Vulvodynia in young women is a significant clinical challenge. This overview focuses on localized provoked vulvodynia (LPV) with regard to medical and physical predictors of the condition. Several causative factors have been proposed and one major conceptual issue is the role of inflammation. Trauma to the vestibular mucosa causes an initial inflammatory response which may result in peripheral and central pain sensitization. In women with LPV, evidence of mucosal nerve fiber proliferation and enhanced systemic pain perception has been found...
December 2010: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
Leise R Knoepp, Stuart H Shippey, Chi Chiung Grace Chen, Geoffrey W Cundiff, Leonard R Derogatis, Victoria L Handa
INTRODUCTION: The American Psychiatric Association recommends considering sexually related personal distress when assessing female sexual dysfunction. Currently, there is little data regarding the impact of sexual complaints on sexual distress. AIM: To investigate the association between sexual complaints and perceived sexual distress in a population of ambulatory adult women. METHODS: Using the short forms of the Personal Experiences Questionnaire and Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Function Questionnaire, we assessed sexual complaints among 305 women seeking outpatient gynecologic care...
November 2010: Journal of Sexual Medicine
Vivian W Sung, Brittany Star Hampton
The epidemiology of female pelvic floor disorders, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, anal incontinence, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome is reviewed. The natural history, prevalence, incidence, remission, risk factors, and potential areas for prevention are considered.
September 2009: Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North America
Charlotte Chaliha
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There is strong epidemiological evidence linking vaginal childbirth and the development of postpartum incontinence and prolapse. This article examines possible mechanisms of pelvic floor damage related to delivery and their possible consequences. RECENT FINDINGS: Histology, imaging and physiology studies have revealed that vaginal delivery results in direct pelvic muscle trauma, disruption of fascial supports and pudendal nerve injury. SUMMARY: Epidemiology studies implicate parity and childbirth in the development of incontinence and prolapse; however, despite imaging and functional studies revealing damage to the pelvic floor muscles, nerves and fascial supports, it is unclear what the clinical significance of these findings is...
December 2009: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Tomislav Strinić, Damir Buković, Damir Roje, Niksa Milić, Mato Pavić, Petra Turcić
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of pelvic organ prolapse in urban and rural women and to identify possible related factors. They were 1749 participants; one thousand four hundred seventeen (81%) urban women and 332 rural residents (19%). The urban and rural women were congruently regarding to age, parity, using oral contraceptives and postmenopausal status. The urban women were more often obese (p < 0.01), estrogen replacement users (p < 0.001), smokers (p < 0.001), with mild (p < 0...
June 2007: Collegium Antropologicum
Sivaprakasam Sivalingam, Hashim Hashim, Hartwig Schwaibold
Epidemiological studies have demonstrated an age-stratified increase in the incidence and prevalence of erectile dysfunction (ED). There is a greater degree of openness today when discussing sexual matters and more information on the treatment of ED is available to the public through the media. Quality-of-life issues are now a matter of great importance to the aging population. Men and their partners are no longer prepared to merely accept ED as a natural consequence of aging. The advent of a simple and effective oral therapy for ED has also indirectly fueled the increase in treatment-seeking behaviour among men...
2006: Drugs
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