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Dorothy Kammerer-Doak, Kamil Svabik, Tony Bazi
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Members of the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) come from different geographic locations and practice settings. A member survey regarding practice patterns provides valuable information for practitioners and researchers alike, and allows the IUGA to discover areas to focus on education and information dissemination. METHODS: A questionnaire was developed by the IUGA Research and Development committee and distributed electronically to IUGA surgeons...
October 17, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Waseem Khoder, Emily Hom, Anna Guanzon, Sarah Rose, Douglass Hale, Michael Heit
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: To evaluate patient satisfaction and regret with their decision for reconstructive surgery, and determine if they valued each item equally in the composite definition of success after making the decision for surgery. METHODS: A list was created including all patients who underwent laparoscopic sacral colpopexy or laparoscopic uterosacrocolpopexy. Patients were placed in mutually exclusive outcome categories (retreatment, symptomatic failure, anatomic failure, and surgical success)...
October 13, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Jaroslaw Kalinka, Elwira Agata Jasinska, Piotr Laudanski, Adam Bitner
We present a rare case of a complication after pessary insertion during pregnancy due to short cervix. A woman in the 35th week of gestation was admitted to the Department of Perinatology due to preterm labor. The patient's history revealed cervical pessary insertion during the 29th week of pregnancy due to a cervix of 18 mm in length. Because of threatened preterm labor, the pessary was removed. After pessary removal, a rupture of the cervix was diagnosed. Because of active labor and cervical rupture, a cesarean section was performed and a healthy newborn was delivered...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Niloofar Karbasian, Mahdi Sheikh, Reihaneh Pirjani, Shahla Hazrati, Fatemeh Tara, Sedigheh Hantoushzadeh
AIM: We compared the effectiveness of a combined treatment involving cervical pessary plus vaginal progesterone to vaginal progesterone alone in decreasing the rate of preterm birth in women with short cervix in the second gestational trimester. METHODS: This prospective, open-label, randomized clinical trial was conducted on 144 pregnant women with singleton pregnancy who had a cervical length ≤ 25 mm, at 18-22 gestational weeks (GW). Seventy-three patients were assigned to receive 400 mg of daily vaginal progesterone (group A), and 73 to receive cervical pessary plus 400 mg of daily vaginal progesterone (group B), until the 37th GW...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Gregory Tsoucalas, Markos Sgantzos
The prevalence of cancer in antiquity is rather an unknown scientific field. Nevertheless, During the 5th century BC, Hippocrates and his followers, studied thoroughly this fatal disease and proposed surgical techniques and palliative drugs to confront and treat the malignant tumors caused by the black bile (the 4 humors theory). Inside Corpus Hippocraticum, nasal cancer was mentioned, alongside with its treatment. Local surgical excision, cautherization, drugs to relief the pain and face possible metastases combined with a possible pessary technique and endotracheal intubation, have been employed by the physicians of the era...
July 2016: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
L Zhu, X Song, J Ding
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Padma Kandadai, Samantha Mcvay, Jean-Robert Larrieux, Katharine OʼDell
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine factors associated with perceived comfort with pessary management among obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) residents in the United States. METHODS: A 31-item anonymous electronic survey regarding experience with, attitudes toward, and comfort with pessary management was distributed to US OB/GYN residents in all postgraduate years (PGYs). Demographic and program-specific data on pessary education were collected. Descriptive statistical analyses were performed...
September 21, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Nitin Joseph, Chidambara Krishnan, B Ashish Reddy, Nurul Afiqah Adnan, Low Mei Han, Yeoh Jing Min
BACKGROUND: Uterine prolapse is a common problem among women in developing countries. It is known to cause physical and psychosocial problems affecting the quality of life of patients. This study was done to determine the risk factors, clinical features, and management practices in uterine prolapse (UP). METHODS: A review of 350 case records of UP cases admitted between 2009 and 2014 was done in tertiary care hospitals. RESULTS: Mean age at presentation of UP was 52...
October 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
A Rivera-Casas, G Parra, A Rueda, I Diaz, A Barrero, M A Parra-Saavedra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
Brian J Linder, Mallika Anand, Christopher J Klingele, Emanuel C Trabuco, John B Gebhart, John A Occhino
OBJECTIVE: The optimal suture selection for mesh attachment during robotic sacrocolpopexy (RSC) is currently unknown. Here, we sought to evaluate the outcomes of RSC using absorbable sutures for vaginal and sacral mesh attachment. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 132 RSC surgeries that were performed for vaginal vault prolapse in the Division of Gynecologic Surgery at our institution from February 2007 to December 2013. All cases were performed with absorbable suture (polyglactin) for vaginal and sacral mesh fixation...
September 16, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Cecile A Unger, Matthew D Barber, Mark D Walters, Marie Fidela R Paraiso, Beri Ridgeway, J Eric Jelovsek
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to estimate rates of recurrent pelvic organ prolapse (POP) 6 years after patients underwent transvaginal uterosacral colpopexy, or laparoscopic or robotic sacral colpopexy at a large tertiary care center. We hypothesized that recurrence rates would be higher than those previously reported. METHODS: This is a retrospective study of women who underwent uterosacral colpopexy, laparoscopic, and robotic sacral colpopexy for treatment of POP between 2006 and 2012...
September 16, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Anne Lethaby, Reuben Olugbenga Ayeleke, Helen Roberts
BACKGROUND: Vaginal atrophy is a frequent complaint of postmenopausal women; symptoms include vaginal dryness, itching, discomfort and painful intercourse. Systemic treatment for these symptoms in the form of oral hormone replacement therapy is not always necessary. An alternative choice is oestrogenic preparations administered vaginally (in the form of creams, pessaries, tablets and the oestradiol-releasing ring). This is an update of a Chochrane systematic review; the original version was first published in October 2006...
August 31, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Manel Mendoza, Maria Goya, Andrea Gascón, Laia Pratcorona, Carme Merced, Carlota Rodó, Leonor Valle, Azahar Romero, Miquel Juan, Alberto Rodríguez, Begoña Muñoz, Bele˜n Santacruz, Elena Carreras, Luis Cabero
OBJECTIVES: To observe the modifications in cervical length (CL) in patients with and without cervical pessary (Arabin® ASQ 65/25/32) and correlate these modifications with gestational age at delivery. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study of asymptomatic singleton pregnancies (PECEP-Trial) between weeks 20 + 0 and 23 + 6 with maternal short cervix (<25 mm) randomised into two groups: expectant management and cervical pessary. RESULTS: This study included 380 pregnant women: 190 with pessary and 190 without pessary...
August 28, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Vani Dandolu, Megumi Akiyama, Gayle Allenback, Prathamesh Pathak
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to quantitate the extent of complications and failure rate for apical prolapse repair with transvaginal mesh (TVM) use versus sacrocolpopexy over a minimum of 2 years of follow-up. METHODS: Truven CCAE and Medicare Supplemental databases 2008-2013 were used for analysis. Patients with apical prolapse repair via transvaginal mesh (TVMR), abdominal sacrocolpopexy (ASCP), laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSCP), or native tissue repair (NTR) and continuously enrolled for years were in the study cohort...
August 25, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Sergey V Barinov, Irina V Shamina, Oksana V Lazareva, Yuliya I Tirskaya, Vyacheslav V Ralko, Lyudmila L Shkabarnya, Galina B Dikke, Dmitry M Kochev, Lyudmila L Klementyeva
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare the efficacy of combined use of Arabin pessary, cervical cerclage and progesterone with progesterone-only management of pregnant women at high risk of preterm birth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 203 pregnant women at high risk of preterm birth who were randomised to receive Arabin pessary (Group 1, n = 82) and progesterone, circular cervical cerclage and progesterone (Group 2, n = 121) or progesterone treatment only (Group3, controls, n = 50)...
September 9, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Chantal M C R Panman, Marian Wiegersma, Boudewijn J Kollen, Huibert Burger, Marjolein Y Berger, Janny H Dekker
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Pelvic organ prolapse is a common condition. There is inconsistency between predictors of unsuccessful pessary fitting in urological/gynaecological clinics. Research in general practice is scarce. The aim was to estimate the proportion of women in general practice with a symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse and unsuccessful pessary fitting, and to identify characteristics associated with unsuccessful pessary fitting. METHODS: A cross-sectional study in general practice (n = 20) was carried out among women (≥55 years) with symptomatic prolapse (n = 78)...
August 15, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Chantal M C R Panman, Marian Wiegersma, Boudewijn J Kollen, Marjolein Y Berger, Yvonne Lisman-van Leeuwen, Karin M Vermeulen, Janny H Dekker
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of pessary treatment compared with pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) in women with pelvic organ prolapse over a 2-year period. METHODS: Randomized controlled trial with women (≥55 y) with symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse, identified by screening. Participants were recruited from 20 primary care practices (October 2009-December 2012). Primary outcome was the difference in change of pelvic floor symptoms (PFDI-20 score) between groups over 24 months...
August 8, 2016: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
Z Damen-van Beek, Tj Wiersma
- The Dutch College of General Practitioners' (NHG) practice guideline 'Urinary incontinence in women' provides guidelines for diagnosis and management of stress, urgency and mixed urinary incontinence in adult women.- General practitioners (GPs) should be alert to signals for urinary incontinence in women and offer active diagnosis and treatment if necessary.- Shared decision making is central in the guideline; the GP and the patient should discuss therapeutic options and decide on treatment policy in mutual consultation...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Vaneesha Vallabh-Patel, Cristina Saiz, Charbel Salamon
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to assess the short-term outcomes in patients undergoing robotic or transvaginal high uterosacral ligament suspension for symptomatic apical prolapse at the time of hysterectomy. METHODS: This retrospective study used hospital and office electronic medical records to identify patients with symptomatic stage 2 to 4 prolapse, who had undergone either a robotic or transvaginal high uterosacral ligament suspension from July 2010 to January 2014...
July 25, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
Jeevan Prasanga Marasinghe
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August 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
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