Assessment of anal sphincter distensibility following the STARR procedure: a pilot study.

Conclusion: Anal dilatation did not appear to alter anal distensibility in patients with a normal anal function before the STARR procedure. PMID: 31738687 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Early evidence suggested the partial-gland HIFU was safer than whole-gland HIFU, and they had similar oncological outcomes. More prospective randomized controlled trials of whole-gland and partial-gland HIFU for PCa was needed.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Conclusions Three-dimensional ultrasound urodynamics can be used to identify differences in bladder shape comparing individuals with and without OAB. This method may be used to identify a subset of OAB patients with abnormal bladder shapes which may play a role in the pathophysiology of their OAB symptoms.
Source: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Clinical and sonographic measures of PFMC were not significantly associated with AI symptoms once EAS and levator trauma were controlled for. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 32959435 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe THT technique proved to be a feasible, safe, and effective alternative for corrective surgery of primary midline hernias associated with diastasis recti. Short- and mid-term results are encouraging but need to be confirmed by further studies with longer follow-up. The achieved midline reconstruction offers a significant improvement of patients' perceived quality of life through reduction of abdominal wall pain, bulging, low back pain, and urinary stress incontinence.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractTo evaluate the outcome of a left lateral internal sphincterotomy extended for 20% of total sphincter length in female patients with chronic anal fissure, high anal resting pressure and normal preoperative anal continence. Between January 2014 and January 2018 all the female patients with chronic anal fissure showing failure of medical therapy, perfect anal continence (Cleveland Clinic Florida incontinence score  = 0) and high anal resting pressure underwent a lateral internal sphincterotomy extended for 1/5 of total lateral sphincter length, basing on the preoperative measurements by three-dimensiona...
Source: Updates in Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
This study is a prospective cross-sectional study of women with at least monthly FI. All women completed the St Mark’s Vaizey and the Fecal Incontinence Quality of Life questionnaires and underwent anorectal manometry and endoanal ultrasound. We compared women with urgency FI to women with passive FI. Results Forty-six women were enrolled, 21 (46%) with urgency FI and 25 (54%) with passive FI. Clinical severity by Vaizey score did not differ between groups (urgency 11.7 ± 1.6 vs passive 11.0 ± 1.0, P = 0.51). Women with urgency FI had worse median (range) lifestyle and coping scores than passive FI (...
Source: Journal of Pelvic Medicine and Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
AbstractKey content Many women with pelvic floor problems have a mixture of urogynaecological and colorectal symptoms. The most common conditions include fecal incontinence, constipation, obstructive defecation syndrome, haemorrhoids and anal fissures. Investigations specific to these pelvic floor disorders comprise imaging (endoanal ultrasound and defecating proctography, including dynamic MRI), and physiology (anorectal manometry, pudendal nerve terminal motor latency and colonic transit studies). There is a close relationship between the urogynaecology and colorectal specialties; here, we provide guidance with resp...
Source: The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: REVIEWS Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: In women with asymptomatic obstetrical anal sphincter lesions diagnosed by ultrasound, planning a CS had no significant impact on anal continence 6 months after the second delivery. These results do not support advising systematic CS for this indication. PMID: 32770616 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Authors: Fani M, Salehi R, Chitsaz N, Goharpey S, Zahednejad S Abstract OBJECTIVE: Transabdominal ultrasound (TAU) is an easy and noninvasive way to evaluate and retrain pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function. The purpose of this study was to compare PFM activity in women with and without urinary incontinence (UI) by measuring bladder base displacement (as a marker for PFM activity) using TAU during PFM contraction, Valsalva's maneuver, and abdominal curl. METHODS: Sixty-three women, aged 20-55 years, volunteered to participate in this cross-sectional study: 21 were continent and 42 had UI (21 stress urinary incont...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVES: Intact urethral support and normal sphincter function are deemed important for urinary continence. We aimed to test whether the location of urethral kinking (as the likely anatomical correlate of maximal pressure transmission) is associated with stress urinary incontinence and/or urodynamic stress incontinence. METHODS: This was a retrospective study on women seen in a tertiary urogynecological center in 2017. Patients had undergone an interview, multichannel urodynamic testing and 4D translabial ultrasound. Volume data was used to assess urethral mobility using a semi-automated Excel®...
Source: The Ultrasound Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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