Structural and Functional Bases of Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause

We performed a comprehensive clinical and morphological examination of 70 menopausal patients aged 42-62 years with dysuria and chronic pelvic pain. Assessment of the bladder and vaginal microcirculation by laser Doppler flowmetry in menopausal patients with genitourinary syndrome revealed reduced (by 12-65%) microcirculation parameters. Analysis of the quantitative and qualitative composition of the bacterial microflora of the urethra and vagina revealed abnormalities of microbiota of varying severity, which can be the cause of infectiousinflammatory processes in the pelvic organs leading to chronic pelvic pain syndrome and incontinence. During menopause, the genitourinary syndrome in women is associated with the combined development of atrophic changes in the bladder and uterine mucosa that by their morphological characteristics differ from age-related involutive changes. Atrophy (hypoplasia) of the endometrium and bladder mucosa develops against the background of pronounced fibrosis and is accompanied by hyperemia and hemorrhages.
Source: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine - Category: Biology Source Type: research

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We describe the most highly recommended generic and disease-specific PRO tools in SCD and discuss the challenges of incorporating them in clinical practice. EXPERT OPINION: PRO measures are essential to incorporate into SCD clinical trials either as primary or secondary outcomes. The use of PRO measures in SCD facilitates a patient-centered approach, which is likely to lead to improved outcomes. Significant challenges remain in adapting PRO tools to routine clinical use and in developing countries. PMID: 33034214 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Expert Review of Hematology - Category: Hematology Tags: Expert Rev Hematol Source Type: research
Currently in fellowship doing bread/butter procedures (MBB, epidurals, PNB, few SCS/PNS trials, etc.) and just interviewed at a private practice spot where they do a lot of procedures that I will have not done any training in prior to graduating (e.g. IT pump, SI fusion, Vertiflex, Kypho, MILD, Discectomy, lots of SCS/PNS trials etc) and significant amount of "OR pain procedures" at a very busy practice seeing 30-40 pts/day - how many of you are commonly performing these procedures and are... private practice concern
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Pain Medicine Source Type: forums
Publication date: October 2020Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Volume 89Author(s): Fernando Lopes, Fernando A. Vicentini, Nina L. Cluny, Alexander J. Mathews, Benjamin H. Lee, Wagdi A. Almishri, Lateece Griffin, William Gonçalves, Vanessa Pinho, Derek M. McKay, Simon A. Hirota, Mark G. Swain, Quentin J. Pittman, Keith A. Sharkey
Source: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
BEST supplements to relieve joint pain: Is your arthritis playing up? The wetter and colder months could partially be to blame. These two pills may help.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe aim of this paper is to review the current evidence for physical therapy (PT) in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) in women throughout the female lifespan.Recent FindingsAlthough trials are small and heterogeneous, there is an increase in evidence to support PT as a safe, effective treatment option for women with PFDs at various life stages. Evidence to support PT interventions for pelvic floor conditions including dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and genitourinary syndrome of menopause are discussed. Clinicians are recomm...
Source: Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports - Category: Rehabilitation Source Type: research
This study also found that Proteus DNA, a genus with many uropathogenic species (Drzewiecka, 2016), was more prevalent in women with OAB compared to asymptomatic controls (Curtiss et al., 2017). IC A recent study by Abernethy et al. suggested that the microbiome may play a role in IC (Abernethy et al., 2017). In this study, 16S rRNA analysis determined the microbiome of catheterized urine from women (n = 40) with IC was not dominated by a single genus and was less likely to contain Lactobacillus compared to asymptomatic women. Abernethy et al. also showed that L. acidophilus was associated with less severe scores on the ...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Kate V. Meriwether1*, Zhenmin Lei1, Rajbir Singh2, Jeremy Gaskins3, Deslyn T. G. Hobson1 and Venkatakrishna Jala2 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States 2Department of Microbiology and Immunology, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States 3Department of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States Interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (ICBPS) may be related to an altered genitourinary microbiome. Our aim was to compare the vaginal and urinary microbiomes b...
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
ConclusionThe use of lasers to treat these conditions may seem appealing; however, the lack of good-quality evidence in the form of multi-centre randomised placebo-controlled trials is concerning. The safety and effectiveness of these laser devices have not been established. Use of lasers may lead to serious adverse events such as vaginal burns, scarring, dyspareunia and chronic pain. Randomised placebo-controlled trials in addition to formal evaluation of the laser devices are required before this treatment modality can be recommended.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
 Back in February, MD+DI got the low down from an obstetrics and gynecologist specialist in Lubbock, TX on a new vaginal rejuvenation device that her patients have been raving about.  Now it seems the manufacturer of that particular device, along with other companies selling laser- or energy-based devices for vaginal rejuvenation failed to get FDA's blessing. "We've recently become aware of a growing number of manufacturers marketing 'vaginal rejuvenation' devices to women and claiming these procedures will treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news
FDA head Dr. Scott Gottlieb today released a statement warning about “vaginal rejuvenation” procedures intended to treat conditions related to menopause, urinary incontinence or sexual function, saying that the products used in the procedures “don’t have adequate evidence to support their use for this purpose.” Gottliebb said that the procedures use lasers or energy-based devices to destroy or reshape vaginal tissue, and while the FDA has approved such devices for treating serious conditions such as the destruction of abnormal or precancerous cervical or vaginal tissues, the devices and proced...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Women's Health Alma Lasers Cynosure Inc. InMode Aesthetic Solutions sciton Source Type: news
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