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

Related Links:

AbstractBackgroundObstetric anal sphincter injury is the most frequent cause of fecal incontinence (FI) in young women. However, the relationship between the extent of anal sphincter defects and the severity of long-term FI (at least 1 year after delivery) has been poorly studied. The aim of the present study was to determine if, in the long term, the extent of anal sphincter defects graded at anal endosonography was linked with the severity of FI.MethodsA retrospective study was conducted on women with a history of vaginal delivery, who presented with FI and had three-dimensional anorectal high-resolution manometry and en...
Source: Techniques in Coloproctology - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsChinese women had inactive sexual intercourse during pregnancy. There is a slight association between increased sexual intercourse frequency and a thicker levator ani muscle in pregnant women. Future work may be directed at determining the causality of this association.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsExo-anal tomographic imaging of sphincter defects at rest seems sufficiently valid for clinical use and may not be inferior to sphincter assessment on pelvic floor muscle contraction.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTemperature-controlled radiofrequency (RF) energy delivery to the sphincter complex has been proposed as an option for those patients not susceptible to a major surgical procedure for fecal incontinence (FI). The aim of the study was to evaluate the long-term (15  years) functional outcomes obtained after RF procedure for FI.MethodsThis was a retrospective analysis of our prospectively collected database of patients that underwent RF procedure for FI. Primary outcomes measured were the Cleveland Clinic Florida Fecal Incontinence scale (CCF-FI), Fecal Incontinence-related Quality of Life Score (FIQLS), t...
Source: International Journal of Colorectal Disease - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusion Macroplastique® improved subjective and objective outcome measures fo r SUI secondary to ISD as both a primary and secondary treatment option in women.
Source: International Braz J Urol - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Anorectal function is impaired in IBD patients with perianal disease. Fecal incontinence correlates with poorer quality of life. Anorectal manometry and ultrasonography are useful tools for evaluating IBD patients. PMID: 31625422 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
Condition:   Female Stress Urinary Incontinence Interventions:   Device: LIPUS-1;   Device: LIPUS-2 Sponsor:   Second Affiliated Hospital, School of Medicine, Zhejiang University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
More News: Incontinence | Study | Surgery | Ultrasound