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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723370/evaluation-and-management-of-postprostatectomy-incontinence-a-systematic-review-of-current-literature
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Alexander Kretschmer, Wilhelm Hübner, Jaspreet S Sandhu, Ricarda M Bauer
CONTEXT: Radical prostatectomy is the most common reason for male stress urinary incontinence. There is still uncertainty about its diagnostic and therapeutic management. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate current evidence regarding the diagnosis and therapy of postprostatectomy incontinence (PPI). EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: A systematic review of the literature was performed in October 2015 using the Medline database. EVIDENCE SYNTHESIS: Diagnosis and conservative treatment of PPI are currently mostly based on expert opinions...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718223/self-management-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-via-a-mobile-app-2-year-follow-up-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Victoria Hoffman, Lars Söderström, Eva Samuelsson
We investigated the long-term effects of using a mobile app to treat stress urinary incontinence with a focus on pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) MATERIAL AND METHODS: A previous randomized controlled trial of 123 women aged 27-72 years found that 3 months of self-managing stress urinary incontinence with support from the Tät(®) app was effective. We followed-up the women in the app group (n=62) two years after the initial trial with the same primary outcomes for symptom severity (International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Short Form [ICIQ-UI SF]) and condition-specific quality of life (ICIQ-Lower Urinary Tract Symptom Quality of Life [ICIQ-LUTSqol]) and compared the scores with those at baseline RESULTS: Of the 62 women, 61 and 46 (75...
July 17, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716538/reliability-of-pelvic-floor-muscle-electromyography-tested-on-healthy-women-and-women-with-pelvic-floor-muscle-dysfunction
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Irene Koenig, Helena Luginbuehl, Lorenz Radlinger
OBJECTIVES: Electromyography (EMG) is a well-established method to quantify the relative pelvic floor muscle (PFM) activity. PFM EMG has shown good reliability in healthy women. However, its reliability has not been tested in women with PFM dysfunction. The reliability of EMG analysis methods concerning EMG normalization needs to be determined to assess specific therapeutic interventions. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the intra-session reliability of PFM EMG variables by using 3 different analysis methods in women with PFM dysfunction...
July 14, 2017: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702446/comparison-of-abdominal-muscle-activity-during-abdominal-drawing-in-maneuver-combined-with-irradiation-variations
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Young-In Hwang, Du-Jin Park
Many experts have used an indirect method for enhancing strength and performance of muscles in clinical practice. The indirect method, which called an irradiation is a basic procedure of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, there is little research related the effects of irradiation. This study investigated abdominal muscle activity during abdominal drawing-in maneuver (ADIM) combined with irradiation variations. The study recruited 42 healthy, young adults who were divided randomly into three groups according to which intervention they received...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700456/obesity-and-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Una J Lee, Manon H Kerkhof, Sanne A van Leijsen, John P Heesakkers
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to review the data on the relationship of obesity and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This review is timely and relevant as the prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, and it is an important risk factor to consider in counseling women on management of prolapse symptoms and outcomes for surgical treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: The main findings in the literature include: Obesity is increasing worldwide and impacts health, social life, work and healthcare costs...
July 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699402/the-management-of-episiotomy-technique-and-its-effect-on-pelvic-floor-muscles-during-a-malposition-childbirth
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Dulce A Oliveira, Marco P L Parente, Begoña Calvo, Teresa Mascarenhas, Renato M Natal Jorge
Vaginal childbirth is the leading cause of pelvic floor muscles injury, which contributes to pelvic floor dysfunction, being enhanced by fetal malposition. Therefore, the aim of the present study is to verify the influence of mediolateral episiotomies in the mechanics of the pelvic floor with the fetus in occiput posterior position when compared to the occiput anterior position. Numerical simulations of vaginal deliveries, with and without episiotomy, are performed based on the Finite Element Method. The biomechanical model includes the pelvic floor muscles, a surface to delimit the anterior region of the birth canal and a fetus...
August 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696484/vaginal-changes-due-to-varying-degrees-of-rectocele-prolapse-a-computational-study
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Arnab Chanda, Isuzu Meyer, Holly E Richter, Mark E Lockhart, Fabia R D Moraes, Vinu U Unnikrishnan
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP), downward descent of the pelvic organs resulting in a protrusion of the vagina, is a highly prevalent condition, responsible for 300,000 surgeries in the United States annually. Rectocele, a posterior vaginal wall prolapse of the rectum is the second most common type of POP after cystocele. A rectocele usually manifests itself along with other types of prolapse with multi-compartment pelvic floor defects. To date, the specific mechanics of rectocele formation are poorly understood, which does not allow its early stage detection and progression prediction over time...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686982/efficacy-of-biofeedback-on-quality-of-life-in-stages-i-and-ii-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-pilot-study
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Tannaz Ahadi, Neda Taghvadoost, Soheila Aminimoghaddam, Bijan Forogh, Roxana Bazazbehbahani, Gholam Reza Raissi
OBJECTIVES: Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a prevalent disorder which seriously affects the sufferer's quality of life. The main goal of this study was to evaluate biofeedback impact on quality of life in women with mild to moderate POP. STUDY DESIGN: 40 females in stages I and II POP were allocated into 2 groups. One group received pelvic floor muscle exercise and lifestyle advice in addition to biofeedback twice a week for 4 weeks, while the other received a lifestyle advice sheet and pelvic floor muscle exercise without biofeedback...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681849/urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Yoshitaka Aoki, Heidi W Brown, Linda Brubaker, Jean Nicolas Cornu, J Oliver Daly, Rufus Cartwright
Urinary incontinence symptoms are highly prevalent among women, have a substantial effect on health-related quality of life and are associated with considerable personal and societal expenditure. Two main types are described: stress urinary incontinence, in which urine leaks in association with physical exertion, and urgency urinary incontinence, in which urine leaks in association with a sudden compelling desire to void. Women who experience both symptoms are considered as having mixed urinary incontinence...
July 6, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676366/physical-therapy-treatment-of-pelvic-pain
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REVIEW
Michelle H Bradley, Ashley Rawlins, C Anna Brinker
Physical therapists offer a valuable service in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Physical therapists are trained in functional restoration of the whole body. The physical therapist is in the unique position to assess and treat CPP in restoration of transitional movement ease and tolerance for improved functional control with the ultimate goal of wellness. It is imperative that pelvic floor muscle overactivity, underactivity, or a combination there of is accurately assessed and treated to avoid exacerbation of symptoms...
August 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676361/myofascial-pelvic-pain-and-related-disorders
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REVIEW
Jaclyn H Bonder, Michelle Chi, Leia Rispoli
Myofascial pelvic pain refers to pain in the pelvic floor muscles, the pelvic floor connective tissue, and the surrounding fascia. The cause is often multifactorial and requires treatment that encompasses multiple modalities. This type of pain is often associated with other abdominopelvic disorders, so providers in these specialties need to be aware of these connections. A comprehensive musculoskeletal examination, including evaluation of the pelvic floor muscles, and history are key to diagnosing myofascial pelvic pain...
August 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676358/anatomy-and-physiology-of-the-pelvic-floor
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REVIEW
Sarah M Eickmeyer
Understanding the anatomic relationship of the pelvic floor muscles with the pelvic girdle, spine, and hips aids the rehabilitation provider in diagnosis, management, and appropriate referrals. The bony anatomy of the pelvic girdle consists of 3 bones and 3 joints. The pelvic floor muscles are comprised mainly of the levator ani muscles with somatic innervation from the lumbosacral plexus. The bony and muscular pelvis is highly interconnected to the hip and gluteal musculature, which together provide support to the internal organs and core muscles...
August 2017: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675537/evaluation-of-pelvic-floor-kinematics-in-continent-and-incontinent-women-during-running-an-exploratory-study
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Monika Leitner, Helene Moser, Patric Eichelberger, Annette Kuhn, Jean-Pierre Baeyens, Lorenz Radlinger
AIMS: Impact activity like running is associated with an increase in intra-abdominal pressure which needs to be sufficiently countered by pelvic floor muscle (PFM) activity to secure continence. The aim of this study was to investigate and compare PFM kinematics in continent and incontinent women during running. METHOS:  Three-dimensional position and orientation was measured with the electromagnetic tracking device trakSTAR™. One sensor was attached to the vaginal probe and a second one was secured to the subjects' skin at the height of the second sacral vertebrae...
July 4, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
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 3, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664535/characterising-levator-ani-muscle-stiffness-pre-and-post-childbirth-in-european-and-polynesian-women-in-new-zealand-a-pilot-study
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Jennifer A Kruger, Stephanie C Budgett, Vivien Wong, Poul M F Nielsen, Martyn P Nash, Jackie Smalldridge, Lynsey M Hayward, Tania Yu Tian, Andrew J Taberner
INTRODUCTION: The influence of levator-ani muscles on second stage labour is poorly understood. The ability of these muscles to stretch without damage may affect birth outcomes, but little is known about material properties, effects of pregnancy and/or ethnicity on levator-ani stiffness. There are strong associations between muscle damage and subsequent pelvic floor disorders. This study aimed to quantify levator-ani muscle stiffness during the third trimester of pregnancy and postpartum in European and Polynesian women...
June 30, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660663/review-article-dyssynergic-defaecation-and-biofeedback-therapy-in-the-pathophysiology-and-management-of-functional-constipation
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REVIEW
G R Skardoon, A J Khera, A V Emmanuel, R E Burgell
BACKGROUND: Functional constipation is a common clinical presentation in primary care. Functional defaecation disorders are defined as the paradoxical contraction or inadequate relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles during attempted defaecation (dyssynergic defaecation) and/or inadequate propulsive forces during attempted defaecation. Prompt diagnosis and management of dyssynergic defaecation is hindered by uncertainty regarding nomenclature, diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology and efficacy of management options such as biofeedback therapy...
August 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624919/physical-activity-and-pelvic-floor-muscle-training-in-patients-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-a-pilot-study
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Mifuka Ouchi, Kumiko Kato, Momokazu Gotoh, Shigeyuki Suzuki
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The details of the physical activity in patients with mild to moderate pelvic organ prolapse (Pmoderate pelvic organ prolapse (POP) remain under-studied. The purpose of the present study was to investigate objective physical activity levels and the changes in pelvic floor muscle(PFM) strength, symptoms and quality of life (QOL) between before and after PFM training (PFMT) in patients with POP. METHODS: In a prospective pilot study, 29 patients with stage II or III POP completed approximately 16 weeks of PFMT...
June 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624916/interethnic-variation-in-pelvic-floor-morphology-in-women-with-symptomatic-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Zeelha Abdool, Hans Peter Dietz, Barend Gerhardus Lindeque
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There is a lack of epidemiological studies evaluating female pelvic organ prolapse in developing countries. Current studies have largely focused on women of white ethnicity. This study was designed to determine interethnic variation in pelvic floor functional anatomy, namely, levator hiatal distensibility and pelvic organ descent, in women with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse in a multi-ethnic South African population. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 258 consecutive women referred for pelvic organ prolapse assessment and management at a tertiary urogynaecological clinic...
June 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620795/levator-ani-defects-and-the-severity-of-symptoms-in-women-with-anterior-compartment-pelvic-organ-prolapse
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Sissel H Oversand, Anne C Staff, Leiv Sandvik, Ingrid Volløyhaug, Rune Svenningsen
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The aims of this study were to evaluate the prevalence of levator ani muscle (LAM) avulsions in a selected cohort of patients with primary anterior compartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to assess whether LAM avulsions, as an independent factor, affect the degree of POP symptoms and sexual dysfunction. Additionally, clinical and demographic variables of women with and those without avulsions were compared. METHODS: We carried out a cross-sectional analysis of a prospective cohort study including 197 women scheduled for anterior compartment POP surgery...
June 15, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616109/the-management-of-mixed-urinary-incontinence-in-women
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REVIEW
Blayne Welk, Richard J Baverstock
Mixed urinary incontinence is a common diagnosis among women with urinary leakage and is often present in women who are unable to characterize their incontinence. Research and optimized clinical treatment of these patients is limited by the challenges in objectively defining and stratifying this population. The evaluation of these patients should follow the same general principles as any assessment of any women with incontinence; however, it is essential to define whether urge or stress incontinence is the predominant symptom...
June 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
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