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Vaginal mesh

Robert Moore, Christopher Moriarty, Orawee Chinthakanan, John Miklos
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: There has been a trend toward robotic sacrocolpopexy in the United States despite longer operating times and higher costs compared with traditional laparoscopy. The current study objective was to evaluate incision to closure times of laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy in a urogynecologic practice with extensive experience in the laparoscopic approach for pelvic reconstruction. METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective evaluation of consecutive patients undergoing laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy for vaginal vault prolapse using a permanent polypropylene Y-mesh over a 1-year period...
October 20, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Tsia-Shu Lo, Yi-Hao Lin, Hsiao-Chien Chu, Eileen Feliz M Cortes, Leng Boi Pue, Yiap Loong Tan, Ma Clarissa Uy-Patrimonio
AIM: By investigating the association of urodynamics and urogenital nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in vaginal mesh surgery, we may be able to associate the likelihood of postoperative lower urinary tract symptoms developing as a result of synthetic mesh implanted for pelvic floor reconstructive surgery. METHODS: Thirty-eight female Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups: mesh, sham (no mesh), and control. Urodynamic study and NGF analysis of the urogenital tissues were done and results were compared among all groups...
October 20, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Stavros Kontogiannis, Evangelia Goulimi, Konstantinos Giannitsas
Awareness and reporting of mesh-related complications of pelvic organ prolapse repairs have increased in recent years. As a result, deciding whether to use a mesh or not has become a difficult task for urogynecologists. Our aim was to summarize reasons for and against the use of mesh in prolapse repair based on a review of relevant literature. Scopus and PubMed databases were searched for papers reporting on the efficacy and safety of native tissue versus non-absorbable, synthetic mesh prolapse repairs. Randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews, and meta-analyses were included...
October 18, 2016: Advances in Therapy
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
Eugene Adel, Robert Shapiro, Stanley Zaslau
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Polypropylene (PP) mesh has come under increased scrutiny owing to previous FDA safety communications regarding the risks of mesh in trans-vaginal surgery and ensuing class action litigation for post-operative complications. Additional concerns have been raised regarding a possible link between implanted PP mesh and the long-term development of malignancy. Until recently, no research was specifically committed to the exploration of such a link. Our objective was to provide an overview of the recent literature focusing on any association between the use of PP mesh for midurethral sling procedures and the development of malignancy...
October 13, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
Pedro Hidalgo-Lopezosa, María Hidalgo-Maestre
OBJECTIVE: To assess the risk of uterine rupture (UR) in attempted vaginal birth after cesarean and to identify risk factors. METHODS: Systematic review by consulting the following databases: PubMed (MEDLINE), Cochrane Library Plus, Embase, Nursing@Ovid, Cuidatge and Dialnet. The search was conducted between January and March 2015. MeSH descriptors used were: vaginal birth after cesarean; uterine rupture; labor induced and labor obstetric or trial of labor. There were no restrictions on date or language...
October 7, 2016: Enfermería Clínica
Mohamed E Gaber, Tamer Borg, Hazem Samour, Mai Nawara, Ahmed Reda
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of two single-incision mini-slings (the Contasure-Needleless [C-NDL] and the endopelvic free anchorage) with the standard midurethral transobturator tension-free vaginal tape (TVT-O) procedure. METHODS: A double blind randomized controlled study was conducted at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital from August 2014 until July 2015. A total of 209 patients were randomized into three groups. The first group underwent the TVT-O procedure, the second group underwent the endopelvic free anchorage procedure and the third group underwent the C-NDL procedure...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Christopher Maher, Benjamin Feiner, Kaven Baessler, Corina Christmann-Schmid, Nir Haya, Julie Brown
BACKGROUND: Apical vaginal prolapse is a descent of the uterus or vaginal vault (post-hysterectomy). Various surgical treatments are available and there are no guidelines to recommend which is the best. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of any surgical intervention compared to another intervention for the management of apical vaginal prolapse. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Incontinence Group's Specialised Register of controlled trials, which contains trials identified from the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), MEDLINE, ClinicalTrials...
October 1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
T-H Young, F-T Kung, F-C Chuang, K-H Huang
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November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
C Eswar, M Castellanos, M Hibner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
T Tam, M Jachtorowycz, L Garrity, M Hanna, K Ward
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Lrg Ferreira, M T Zomer, R Ribeiro, R Hayashi, Rls Martin, W Kondo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
R Elkattah, S Mohling, R S Furr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2015: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
Laura Didomizio, Hisham Khalil, Dante Pascali
BACKGROUND: Midurethral slings are the most widely used surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence. Complications include bladder injury, voiding dysfunction, mesh exposure/erosion, dyspareunia, and failure to correct the incontinence. Complete mesh infection is rare. CASE: A 48-year-old woman underwent a repeat retropubic tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure for stress urinary incontinence. She presented eight weeks postoperatively with a tender suprapubic mass and urinary retention...
September 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Catherine A Matthews
Sacrocolpopexy remains the "gold standard" procedure for management of posthysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse with improved anatomic outcomes compared to native tissue vaginal repair. Despite absence of clinical data, sacrocolpopexy is increasingly being offered to women as a primary treatment intervention for uterine prolapse. While reoperation rates remain low, recurrent prolapse and vaginal mesh exposure appear to increase over time. The potential morbidity associated with sacrocolpopexy is higher than for native tissue vaginal repair with complications including sacral hemorrhage, discitis, small bowel obstruction, port site herniation, and mesh erosion...
November 2016: Current Urology Reports
Gökmen Sukgen, Esra Saygılı Yılmaz, Eralp Başer
Purpose. We present a case report of a woman with total POP and SUI who was treated with a technique utilizing vaginal hysterectomy followed by the placement of a four-arm synthetic polypropylene mesh implant system. Methods. An 81-year-old grand-multiparous woman presented to our clinic complaining of a vaginally protruding mass and urinary incontinence. A surgical approach including vaginal hysterectomy, anterior four-arm mesh implant, posterior large segment vaginal enterocele repair, and perineoplasty with levator ani fixation was planned...
2016: Case Reports in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Luigi Percalli, Renato Pricolo, Luigi Passalia, Paolo Croce, Matteo Ricco', Roberto Berretta, Federico Marchesi
Vaginal cuff dehiscence is a rare complication of hysterectomies which seems to be more frequent after surgery with laparoscopic suture of the cuff. We present a clinical case of evisceration of the small bowel emerging from vaginal cuff dehiscence, successfully repaired by positioning a low profile polypropylene ePTFE mesh*.
2016: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Tsia-Shu Lo, Nagashu Shailaja, Wu-Chiao Hsieh, Ma Clarissa Uy-Patrimonio, Faridah Mohd Yusoff, Rami Ibrahim
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective of this study was to identify the predictors of postoperative voiding dysfunction in women following extensive vaginal pelvic reconstructive surgery. METHODS: We enrolled 1,425 women who had pelvic organ prolapse of POP-Q stage III or IV and had undergone vaginal pelvic reconstructive surgery with or without transvaginal mesh insertion from January 2006 to December 2014. All subjects were required to complete a 72-h voiding diary, and the IIQ-7, UDI-6, POPDI-6 and PISQ-12 questionnaires...
September 19, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
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
Emily E Weber LeBrun, Hazel Asumu, Anne M Richardson, LouAnn A Cooper, John D Davis
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to determine the expectations of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ObGyn) residency and Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS) fellowship program directors (FPDs) for the independent performance of urogynecologic procedures during residency and to compare these expectations with the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology (CREOG) educational objectives. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two parallel, anonymous surveys were distributed simultaneously to all directors of accredited ObGyn residency and FPMRS fellowship programs in the United States...
September 16, 2016: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
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