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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455897/communal-motivation-in-couples-coping-with-vulvodynia-sexual-distress-mediates-associations-with-pain-depression-and-anxiety
#1
Amy Muise, Sophie Bergeron, Emily A Impett, Isabelle Delisle, Natalie O Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To examine the role of a novel motivational perspective-sexual communal motivation-in women's pain during intercourse and both partners' distress in couples coping with vulvodynia, a prevalent gynecological pain condition. Our goal was to test whether sexual communal strength (i.e., motivation to meet a partner's sexual needs) and unmitigated sexual communion (i.e., prioritization of a partner's sexual needs in neglect of one's own needs) were indirectly associated with pain, depression, and anxiety via sexual distress...
March 2018: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447372/small-fiber-polyneuropathy-is-prevalent-in-patients-experiencing-complex-chronic-pelvic-pain
#2
Annie Chen, Elise De, Charles Argoff
Objective: To demonstrate the prevalence of small fiber polyneuropathy (SFPN) in patients with refractory chronic pelvic pain (CPP). Design: Retrospective study of prospective database. Subjects: Participants were complex CPP patients recruited from subspecity referral clinics defined as those who were refractory to initial treatment and/or exhibited comorbid pain syndromes at initial presentation. Methods: Comprehensive treatment history for CPP was obtained, and participants referred as above; 3-mm punch biopsies were obtained of the lower extremity and sent to diagnostic reference labs to evaluate for SFPN...
February 13, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434541/the-influence-of-early-life-experience-on-visceral-pain
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REVIEW
Isabella M Fuentes, Julie A Christianson
Pain is the most reported and troublesome symptom of nearly all functional disorders affecting the genitourinary and gastrointestinal organs. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS), vulvodynia, and/or chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS; collectively termed chronic pelvic pain syndromes) report pain severe enough to impact quality of life and often suffer from symptoms of or are diagnosed with more than one of these syndromes...
2018: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402732/female-sexual-dysfunction-a-systematic-review-of-outcomes-across-various-treatment-modalities
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REVIEW
James M Weinberger, Justin Houman, Ashley T Caron, Jennifer Anger
BACKGROUND: Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is a highly prevalent condition. Nevertheless, the scientific literature has only recently begun to accumulate evidence for treatment modalities that address the underlying etiologies of FSD. AIM: The purpose of this systematic review is to elucidate what treatments are effective across the various symptom complexes of FSD. METHODS: Utilizing Meta-analysis of Observational Studies in Epidemiology guidelines, we conducted a systematic review of PubMed, EMBASE, clinicaltrials...
February 3, 2018: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359605/facilitators-and-barriers-in-the-diagnostic-process-of-vulvovaginal-complaints-vulvodynia-in-general-practice-a-qualitative-study
#5
Peter Leusink, Doreth Teunissen, Peter L Lucassen, Ellen T Laan, Antoine L Lagro-Janssen
BACKGROUND: The gap between the relatively high prevalence of provoked vulvodynia (PVD) in the general population and the low incidence in primary care can partly be explained by physicians' lack of knowledge about the assessment and management of PVD. OBJECTIVES: To recognize barriers and facilitators of GPs in the diagnostic process of women presenting with recurrent vulvovaginal complaints. METHODS: A qualitative focus group study in 17 Dutch GPs, five men and 12 women...
December 2018: European Journal of General Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309891/daily-anxiety-and-depressive-symptoms-in-couples-coping-with-vulvodynia-associations-with-women-s-pain-women-s-sexual-function-and-both-partners-sexual-distress
#6
Myriam Pâquet, Natalie O Rosen, Marc Steben, Marie-Hélène Mayrand, Marie Santerre-Baillargeon, Sophie Bergeron
Vulvodynia is a idiopathic vulvovaginal pain condition that interferes with the sexual and mental health of affected couples. Research has underscored that psychological factors, such as anxiety and depression, are associated with its development and maintenance and related sexual impairment. However, the daily role of anxiety and depressive symptoms in the pain and sexuality outcomes of couples coping with vulvodynia is not well understood. Using a dyadic daily experience method, 127 women (Mage = 26.21, SD = 6...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290220/diagnosis-and-management-of-vulvodynia-in-postmenopausal-women
#7
REVIEW
Pedro Vieira-Baptista, Gilbert Donders, Lynnette Margesson, Libby Edwards, Hope K Haefner, Faustino R Pérez-López
Vulvodynia, defined as vulvar pain or burning sensation for more than 3 months, without an identifiable cause, can occur at any age. In this paper, the authors address the classification, epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of this condition, focusing on postmenopausal women. In postmenopausal women, vulvar pain and dyspareunia can often be attributed to low levels of estrogen resulting in vulvovaginal atrophy. While correction of vulvovaginal atrophy is an important part of the management of these patients, it will usually be insufficient to manage vulvodynia...
February 2018: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29289972/vulvodynia-and-depression-a-case-study
#8
Aneta Gerhant, Ewelina Anna Dziwota, Aneta Perzyńska-Starkiewicz, Magdalena Derewianka-Polak, Marcin Olajossy
The analysis of the case of vulvodynia coexisting with depression. Remission in terms of pain and affective symptoms was achieved simultaneously after including gabapentin in the treatment at a dose of 900 mg/d. Depressive disorders may constitute a risk factor for vulvodynia and occur as a secondary condition to pain. The frequency of other functional pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia and temporomandibular syndrome is much higher in patients with vulvodynia than in the overall female population. The risk of suicide in vulvodynia, similarly to other chronic pain syndromes, is relatively high, especially with coexisting depressive symptoms...
October 29, 2017: Psychiatria Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202395/generalized-unprovoked-vulvodynia-a-retrospective-study-on-the-efficacy-of-treatment-with-amitriptyline-gabapentin-or-pregabalin
#9
Heleen J van Beekhuizen, Jessica Oost, Willem I van der Meijden
OBJECTIVE: To describe patient characteristics of women diagnosed with generalized unprovoked vulvodynia (GUV) and to estimate efficacy and tolerability of treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective observational study in 241 women who presented with GUV at three vulvar disease clinics in Rotterdam, The Netherlands during 1996-2013. Main outcome was efficacy of amitriptyline, gabapentin or pregabalin treatment. RESULTS: The median duration of symptoms was 24 months and median age 62 years (range 36-89)...
January 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198513/the-vulvar-pain-assessment-questionnaire-factor-structure-preliminary-norms-internal-consistency-and-test-retest-reliability
#10
Emma Dargie, Ronald R Holden, Caroline F Pukall
BACKGROUND: The Vulvar Pain Assessment Questionnaire (VPAQ) was developed to assist in the assessment and diagnosis of chronic vulvar pain (vulvodynia). AIM: To further establish the psychometric properties of the VPAQ by examining factor structure, test-retest reliability, internal consistency, and scale normative data, and to gather feedback from those with vulvar pain about the usefulness and accessibility of the questionnaire. METHODS: 182 participants completed a confidential online study and 70 participated again at time 2 (4 weeks later)...
December 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106051/treatment-of-chronic-refractory-neuropathic-pelvic-pain-with-high-frequency-10-kilohertz-spinal-cord-stimulation
#11
Thomas Simopoulos, Robert J Yong, Jatinder S Gill
Chronic neuropathic pelvic pain remains a recalcitrant problem in the field of pain management. Case series on application of 10 kHz spinal cord stimulation is presented. High frequency stimulation can improve chronic neuropathic pain states that are known to be mediated at the conus medullaris and offers another avenue for the treatment of these patients.
November 6, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070953/vulvodynia-a-consideration-of-clinical-and-methodological-research-challenges-and-recommended-solutions
#12
REVIEW
Serena Corsini-Munt, Kate M Rancourt, Justin P Dubé, Meghan A Rossi, Natalie O Rosen
Vulvodynia, an idiopathic chronic vulvar pain, is a prevalent genital pain condition that results in significant impairment to sexual, relational, and psychological functioning of affected women and their romantic partners. Despite its high prevalence, there remain gaps in knowledge and health care access for women coping with vulvodynia, given its varied clinical presentation and no widely accepted treatment protocol. The past several decades have seen important advancements in understanding vulvodynia and developing effective treatments; however, progress has been impeded due to clinical and methodological challenges in conducting research with this vulnerable population...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28964711/a-comparison-of-approach-and-avoidance-sexual-goals-in-couples-with-vulvodynia-and-community-controls
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Justin P Dubé, Sophie Bergeron, Amy Muise, Emily A Impett, Natalie O Rosen
BACKGROUND: Provoked vestibulodynia (PVD) is a prevalent form of vulvodynia that interferes with the sexual and relational functioning of affected couples. Approach and avoidance sexual goals are associated with the sexual and relationship well-being of women with PVD and their partners. However, whether sexual goals differ in couples coping with PVD compared with community couples is unknown. AIMS: To compare the approach and avoidance sexual goals of women with PVD and their partners with a control sample of community women and their partners to build on an established motivational model and to compare the sexual goals of women with PVD with those of their partners...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905128/women-s-subjective-experiences-of-living-with-vulvodynia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-ethnography
#14
Rebekah Shallcross, Joanne M Dickson, David Nunns, Catharine Mackenzie, Gundi Kiemle
Vulvodynia, the experience of an idiopathic pain in the form of burning, soreness, or throbbing in the vulval area, affects around 4-16% of the population. The current review used systematic search strategies and meta-ethnography as a means of identifying, analyzing, and synthesizing the existing literature pertaining to women's subjective experiences of living with vulvodynia. Four key concepts were identified: (1) Social Constructions: Sex, Women, and Femininity: Women experienced negative consequences of social narratives around womanhood, sexuality, and femininity, including the prioritization of penetrative sex, the belief that it is the role of women to provide sex for men, and media portrayals of sex as easy and natural...
September 13, 2017: Archives of Sexual Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885410/distressing-sexual-function-at-midlife-unmet-needs-practical-diagnoses-and-available-treatments
#15
James A Simon, Vanessa A Lukas
Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) is characterized as chronic sexual symptoms that manifest with personal distress in the domains of desire, arousal, orgasm, and pain. Extensive epidemiologic evidence estimates that almost 50% of perimenopausal and postmenopausal women experience FSD. Screening for FSD is not readily conducted and patient-physician discussion of sexuality is limited by the lack of physician training on the topic and by the patient-held belief that sexual issues are not medical in nature. The purpose of this commentary is to provide clinicians with a framework to approach the discussion of FSD, to clinically identify FSD through patient symptoms and physical signs, and to manage FSD in perimenopausal and postmenopausal patients with the available U...
October 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836889/candida-vulvovaginitis-and-vulvodynia-the-mystery-continues
#16
Barbara D Reed
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October 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764581/skin-diseases-of-the-vulva-inflammatory-erosive-ulcerating-and-apocrine-gland-diseases-zinc-and-vitamin-deficiency-vulvodynia-and-vestibulodynia
#17
Freja Lærke Sand, Simon Francis Thomsen
Chronic, inflammatory and ulcerating mucocutaneous diseases that can affect the vulvar area are reviewed: lichen sclerosus, lichen planus, plasma cell vulvitis, complex aphthosis, Behcet's disease, pyoderma gangrenosum, metastatic Crohn's disease, dyskeratotic skin diseases (Hailey-Hailey disease and Darier's disease), autoimmune bullous diseases (mucous membrane pemphigoid and pemphigus vulgaris) and hidradenitis suppurativa. Also, vulvodynia and vestibulodynia, zinc and vitamin B deficiency are described.
August 1, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740427/vulvodynia-is-not-created-equally-empirical-classification-of-women-with-vulvodynia
#18
Meryl Alappattu, Georgine Lamvu, Jessica Feranec, Kathryn Witzeman, Michael Robinson, Andrea Rapkin
BACKGROUND: Vulvodynia classification is based on the sensory dimensions of pain and does not include psychological factors associated with the pain experience and treatment outcomes. Previous work has shown that individuals with chronic pain can be classified into subgroups based on pain sensitivity, psychological distress, mood, and symptom severity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify distinct subgroups of women with vulvodynia enrolled in the National Vulvodynia Registry...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686502/recurrent-yeast-infections-and-vulvodynia-can-we-believe-associations-based-on-self-reported-data
#19
Bernard L Harlow, Rachel E Caron, Samantha E Parker, Devavani Chatterjea, Matthew P Fox, Ruby H N Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: We determined whether self-reported new or recurrent yeast infections were a risk factor for and/or consequence of vulvodynia and then determined the extent to which various levels of misclassification of self-reported yeast infections influenced these results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this case-control study we retrospectively assessed self-reported new and recurrent yeast infections prior and subsequent to first vulvar pain onset among 216 clinically confirmed cases and during a similar time period for 224 general population controls...
October 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644192/vulvodynia-younger-age-and-combined-therapies-associate-with-significant-reduction-in-self-reported-pain
#20
Anu P Aalto, Silja Vuoristo, Heidi Tuomaala, Riikka J Niemi, Synnöve M Staff, Johanna U Mäenpää
OBJECTIVES: Eight percent of women have vulvodynia (VD), a chronic pain disorder with unknown etiology. The aim of our study was to assess the efficacy of given VD treatments measured by numerical rating scale (NRS) for pain and patients' quality of life. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Study material consisted of a retrospective VD patient cohort (N = 70). Data were collected by postal questionnaires and review of the medical records. RESULTS: We report here a statistically significant reduction in NRS only with combination of therapies (median NRS before treatments 8 vs median NRS 4 after treatments, p < ...
July 2017: Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease
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