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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351646/effect-of-a-postpartum-training-program-on-prevalence-of-diastasis-recti-abdominis-in-postpartum-primiparous-women-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sandra L Gluppe, Gunvor Hilde, Merete K Tennfjord, Marie E Engh, Kari Bø
Background: Diastasis recti abdominis affects a significant number of women during the prenatal and postnatal period. Objective: The objective was to evaluate the effect of a postpartum training program on prevalence of diastasis recti abdominis. Design: The design was a secondary analysis of an assessor-masked randomized controlled trial. Methods: One hundred and seventy-five primiparous women (mean age 29.8±4.1) were randomized to an exercise or control group...
January 17, 2018: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332741/abdominal-and-pelvic-floor-electromyographic-analysis-during-abdominal-hypopressive-gymnastics
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Lucas Ithamar, Alberto Galvão de Moura Filho, Marco Aurélio Benedetti Rodrigues, Kelly Cristina Duque Cortez, Vinícius Gomes Machado, Claudia Regina Oliveira de Paiva Lima, Eduarda Moretti, Andrea Lemos
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal hypopressive gymnastics appeared as an alternative to traditional abdominal exercises to promote abdominal muscles strength without overloading the pelvic floor muscles (PFM). To determine the activation level of abdominal muscles and PFM and the posture influence in the level of activation in these muscles during abdominal hypopressive gymnastics, we used surface electromyography in young and healthy multipara women. METHODS: This is an observational study with eutrophic nulliparous women aged between 18 and 35 years, with abdominal skinfold less than or equal to 3 cm and active or irregularly active physical activity...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329567/modified-pilates-as-an-adjunct-to-standard-physiotherapy-care-for-urinary-incontinence-a-mixed-methods-pilot-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Adi Lausen, Louise Marsland, Samantha Head, Joanna Jackson, Berthold Lausen
BACKGROUND: Urinary incontinence (UI) is a distressing condition affecting at least 5 million women in England and Wales. Traditionally, physiotherapy for UI comprises pelvic floor muscle training, but although evidence suggests this can be effective it is also recognised that benefits are often compromised by patient motivation and commitment. In addition, there is increasing recognition that physical symptoms alone are poor indicators of the impact of incontinence on individuals' lives...
January 12, 2018: BMC Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298469/effects-of-pelvic-floor-muscle-exercise-on-urinary-incontinence-in-elderly-women-with-cognitive-impairment
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Bo Ae Lee, Su Jin Kim, Don Kyoung Choi, Ohseong Kwon, Hae Ri Na, Sung Tae Cho
PURPOSE: Pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFME) is a therapeutic option for urinary incontinence (UI). However, studies of the efficacy of PFME on UI in patients with cognitive impairment (CI) are lacking. Therefore, we evaluated the effect of PFME on UI in elderly women with mild CI. METHODS: A total of 150 women with mild CI or Alzheimer disease and UI were screened using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form (ICIQ-SF). Cognitive function and behavioral symptoms were evaluated by the Mini-Mental State Examination and Barthel's Activities of Daily Living...
December 2017: International Neurourology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288068/regular-exercisers-have-stronger-pelvic-floor-muscles-than-non-regular-exercisers-at-midpregnancy
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Kari Bø, Marie Ellstrøm Engh, Gunvor Hilde
BACKGROUND: Today, all healthy pregnant women are encouraged to be physically active throughout pregnancy, with recommendations to participate in at least 30 min of aerobic activity on most days of the week, in addition to perform strength training of the major muscle groups 2-3 days per week, and also pelvic floor muscle training. There is, however, an ongoing debate whether general physical activity enhances or declines pelvic floor muscle function. OBJECTIVES: To compare vaginal resting pressure, pelvic floor muscle strength and endurance in regular exercisers (exercise ≥ 30 minutes ≥ 3 times per week) and non-exercisers at mid-pregnancy...
December 26, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278967/physiotherapy-methods-to-facilitate-pelvic-floor-muscle-contraction-a-systematic-review
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Elaine Cristine Lemes Mateus-Vasconcelos Pt PhD, Aline Moreira Ribeiro Pt MSc, Flávia Ignácio Antônio Pt PhD, Luiz Gustavo de Oliveira Brito PhD, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira
AIM: To undertake a systematic review of the literature on physical therapy methods to facilitate voluntary pelvic floor muscles (PFM) contraction. METHODS: The databases consulted were PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PEDro and CINHAL. The study included randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental trials and systematic reviews. The GRADE scale was used to assess methodological quality...
December 26, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184791/comprehensive-pelvic-floor-physical-therapy-program-for-men-with-idiopathic-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-a-prospective-study
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Thomas A Masterson, John M Masterson, Jessica Azzinaro, Lattoya Manderson, Sanjaya Swain, Ranjith Ramasamy
Background: Male chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) is a heterogeneous constellation of symptoms that causes significant impairment and is often challenging to treat. In this prospective study, we evaluated men with CPPS who underwent comprehensive pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) program. We used the previously validated Genitourinary Pain Index (GUPI) to measure outcomes. Methods: We included 14 men who underwent physical therapy for idiopathic CPPS from October 2015 to October 2016...
October 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179559/does-exercise-during-pregnancy-affect-placental-weight-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Ruben Barakat, Marina Vargas, Maia Brik, Irene Fernandez, Javier Gil, Javier Coteron, Belen Santacruz
Placental weight (PW) is a measure commonly used to summarize growth and aspects of placental function. In a normal pregnancy, it is reasonable to assume that PW is related to aspects of the functional capacity of the placenta. The placenta, as the site for all maternal-fetal oxygen and nutrient exchange, influences birth weight and is thus central to a successful pregnancy outcome. PW is the most common way to characterize placental growth, which relates to placental function. With physical exercise becoming an integral part of life for many women, the question of whether exercise during pregnancy has an adverse effect on the growing fetus is very important...
January 1, 2017: Evaluation & the Health Professions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169586/the-prevalence-of-urinary-incontinence-in-nulliparous-adolescent-and-middle-aged-women-and-the-associated-risk-factors-a-systematic-review
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Sania Almousa, Alda Bandin van Loon
Urinary incontinence (UI) has been defined as the complaint of involuntary loss of urine. There is a general belief that UI is experienced almost exclusively by the elderly and women who have given birth. However, epidemiological studies report that young women who are nulliparous also experience UI. The aim of this study was to systematically review studies investigating the prevalence of UI in nulliparous adolescent and middle-aged women and to provide an overview of risk factors associated with UI. The electronic databases PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library were systematically searched for eligible studies...
January 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135811/the-relationship-between-intra-abdominal-pressure-and-body-acceleration-during-exercise
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Johanna Day de Gennaro, Claire K de Gennaro, Janet M Shaw, Tomasz J Petelenz, Ingrid E Nygaard, Robert W Hitchcock
OBJECTIVES: High intra-abdominal pressure (IAP) may influence the development of pelvic floor disorders. We and others have used intravaginal pressure transducers to measure IAP in women during exercise and daily activities, but utilizing the transducer for long-term measurements creates compliance issues. Waist-worn accelerometers are prominent in research and may be a reliable alternative for approximating IAP. We hypothesized that there are pair-wise positive correlations between the mean maximal accelerometer vector magnitude and 2 IAP measurements: mean maximal IAP and area under the curve (AUC)...
November 13, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095511/factors-influencing-long-term-adherence-to-pelvic-floor-exercises-in-women-with-urinary-incontinence
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Mónica Venegas, Bernardita Carrasco, Romina Casas-Cordero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To ensure the effectiveness of Physical Therapy for urinary incontinence (UI), it is crucial that patients adhere to treatment in both the long and the short term. Treatment adherence may prevent symptom progression and the need for surgery, which is associated with higher costs and potential complications. Adherence is defined as carrying out a recommended behavioral modification or change. The World Health Organization (WHO) has established that adherence is a multifactorial phenomenon determined by the interaction of five dimensions, which include diverse factors that affect long-term adherence on many levels...
November 2, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049052/a-cost-utility-analysis-of-nonsurgical-treatments-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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Andrea N Simpson, Alaina Garbens, Fahima Dossa, Peter C Coyte, Nancy N Baxter, Colleen D McDermott
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to perform a cost-utility analysis of nonsurgical treatments for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in healthy adult women with a health system perspective over a 1-year time horizon. METHODS: A decision tree model was constructed to evaluate the following nonsurgical treatment options for SUI in a simulated healthy adult female cohort who had failed Kegel exercises: pelvic floor muscle therapy (PFMT), a disposable tampon device (Impressa), a self-fitting intravaginal incontinence device (Uresta), and a traditional incontinence pessary...
October 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030080/-effectiveness-of-pelvic-floor-rehabilitation-in-erectile-dysfunction-a-literature-review
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T Rival, L Clapeau
PURPOSE: The pelvic floor is now well known and its role in the mechanism of erection is demonstrated. We wanted to know what is the evidence of the effectiveness of perineal rehabilitation in erectile dysfunction. MATERIALS: An English search was performed in Google scholar and databases PubMed, Medline, Pedro with the keywords "pelvic floor, erectile dysfunction, impotence, physiotherapy, exercises, rehabilitation, PFMT". We have selected randomized clinical trials published in indexed journals...
October 10, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019880/the-effect-of-water-immersion-delivery-on-the-strength-of-pelvic-floor-muscle-and-pelvic-floor-disorders-during-postpartum-period-an-experimental-study
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Yun Zhao, Mei Xiao, Fei Tang, Wan Tang, Heng Yin, Guo-Qiang Sun, Yin Lin, Yong Zhou, Yan Luo, Lu-Man Li, Zhi-Hua Tan
BACKGROUND: Water immersion delivery is a non-pharmacological approach to ease labor pain. This paper aims to investigate the effect of water immersion delivery on increasing strength of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) and relieving pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) during postpartum period. METHODS: A total of 2749 vaginal-delivery primiparas in postpartum 6-8 weeks were selected as research objects. Based on the modes of delivery, 600 patients were assigned into water immersion delivery group, 2149 were assigned into conventional delivery group...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016577/can-a-leaflet-with-brief-verbal-instruction-teach-nepali-women-how-to-correctly-contract-their-pelvic-floor-muscles
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Delena-Mae Caagbay, Kirsten Black, Ganesh Dangal, Camille Raynes-Greenow
BACKGROUND: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common disorder for women in Nepal causing symptoms and reduced quality of life. Pelvic floor muscle exercise is a conservative treatment option for pelvic organ prolapse but the effective way to teach women in Nepal is not known. The objective of this pilot study was to determine if an illustrative leaflet with brief verbal instruction could teach Nepali women to correctly contract their pelvic floor muscles. METHODS: Fifteen parous women attending two outpatient gynecology clinics in Kathmandu Valley were interviewed to assess their knowledge of pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic floor muscles exercise...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977091/pelvic-floor-muscle-training-protocol-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-in-women-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Marlene Oliveira, Margarida Ferreira, Maria João Azevedo, João Firmino-Machado, Paula Clara Santos
INTRODUCTION: Strengthening exercises for pelvic floor muscles (SEPFM) are considered the first approach in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Nevertheless, there is no evidence about training parameters. OBJECTIVE: To identify the protocol and/or most effective training parameters in the treatment of female SUI. METHOD: A literature research was conducted in the PubMed, Cochrane Library, PEDro, Web of Science and Lilacs databases, with publishing dates ranging from January 1992 to March 2014...
July 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953985/relationship-between-aerobic-capacity-and-pelvic-floor-muscles-function-a-cross-sectional-study
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S P Jürgensen, A Borghi-Silva, A M F G Bastos, G N Correia, V S Pereira-Baldon, R Cabiddu, A M Catai, P Driusso
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between aerobic capacity and pelvic floor muscles (PFM) function in adult women. Women aged 18 or over and without urinary dysfunction or other chronic diseases were eligible to participate. They completed the habitual physical activity (HPA) questionnaire, underwent a PFM functional evaluation by palpation and perineometry, and performed a submaximal (between 75 and 85% of maximum heart rate) cardiopulmonary exercise (CPX) test to determine the ventilatory anaerobic threshold (VAT)...
September 21, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950397/urinary-incontinence-in-physically-active-young-women-prevalence-and-related-factors
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Jessica Oliveira Alves, Soraia Tonon Da Luz, Sofia Brandão, Clarissa Medeiros Da Luz, Renato Natal Jorge, Thuane Da Roza
This cross-sectional survey aims to (1) verify the prevalence of urinary incontinence and its impact on the quality of life among nulliparous fit women, and to (2) analyze whether urinary incontinence is influenced by the intensity of the sport (high- vs. low-impact) or by the volume of physical activity (minutes per week) performed. Two hundred forty-five nulliparous women (18-40 years) completed the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short Form, the Kings Health Questionnaire and a questionnaire regarding demographic and training variables...
November 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925279/-awareness-of-the-methods-of-primary-and-secondary-childbirth-trauma-prevention-among-parturients
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A Veverková, V Kališ, Z Rušavý
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the awareness of fresh mothers regarding the primary prevention of pelvic floor disorders after childbirth. The secondary objective was to identify sources of information, reality of childbirth trauma prevention and attitude to pelvic floor muscle training. DESIGN: Prospective survey study. SETTING: Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, University Hospital and Medical Faculty in Pilsen, Charles University. METHODS: We included 202 women after a vaginal delivery at our center from 6/2015 to 12/2015...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905083/assessing-exercises-recommended-for-women-at-risk-of-pelvic-floor-disorders-using-multivariate-statistical-techniques
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Tania Tian, Stephanie Budgett, Jackie Smalldridge, Lynsey Hayward, James Stinear, Jennifer Kruger
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a widely held, but untested, belief that certain exercises and activities generate intraabdominal pressure (IAP) that may compromise the function of the pelvic floor muscles. Women with, or at risk of, pelvic floor disorders are advised therefore to refrain from these exercises and activities in order to theoretically protect their pelvic floor. The aim of this study was to compare IAPs generated during exercises of different types that are recommended to women as pelvic floor "safe" with those generated during the corresponding conventional exercises that women are typically cautioned against...
September 13, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
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