Patient reported vaginal laxity, sexual function and stress incontinence improvement following vaginal rejuvenation with fractional carbon dioxide laser.

In this study, we have evaluated the efficiency of fractional carbon dioxide laser in the treatment of vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence. Thirty patients with vaginal laxity, sexual dysfunction and urinary incontinence complaints were treated with fractional carbon dioxide laser. Results were evaluated with patient questionnaires relating to comfort during the procedure and general satisfaction following the procedure. In the survey regarding comfort during the procedure, 90% (n:27) of the patients reported that they were comfortable during the procedure. The survey on the level of general satisfaction six months following the procedure revealed high-moderate level of satisfaction in 86% (n:26) of the patients. 66% (n:20) of the patients reported improved vaginal tightness and 63% (n:19) of the patients reported improvement in the quality of their sexual activity. Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire(PISQ-12) scores six months following the procedure were not significantly different when compared to the scores prior to the procedure. The average of Questionnaire for Urinary Incontinence Diagnosis(QUID) score prior to the procedure and six months following the procedure was 7.5 and 0.9 respectively (p 
Source: Journal of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Plast Surg Hand Surg Source Type: research

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Utilization of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to guide symptom management during radiation therapy has shown to be more sensitive to changes in health status and might detect the exact onset of the toxic effects of radiotherapy more accurately than clinician-reported outcomes. The Expanded Prostate Cancer Index Composite for Clinical Practice (EPIC-CP) is a validated 16-item, diseasespecific PROM that targets the unique needs of men with prostate cancer (PCa) and evaluates the five HRQOL domains of urinary incontinence, urinary irritation/obstruction, bowel related symptoms, sexual dysfunction and hormonal symptoms.
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States with over 140,000 new cases per year.1 Of these, approximately 40,000 represent rectal cancer.1 Surgical management of rectal cancers is typically comprised of neoadjuvant therapy and total mesorectal excision. Yet, total mesorectal excision carries significant risk for morbidity and mortality with complication rates up to 46% including perineal wound dehiscence, deep wound infection, anastomotic leak, fecal incontinence, and sexual dysfunction.
Source: American Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: internal consistency was considered good and reliability moderate. The Portuguese version of ICIQ-FLUTSsex was proven to be valid to use on women with urinary incontinence, contributing for clinical practice, as it provides as a quick tool for research on sexual dysfunction.Resumo Objetivos: avaliar a consist ência interna e a confiabilidade e disponibilizar a versão em português do International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire Female Sexual Matters Associated with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Module (ICIQ-FLUTSsex). Métodos: estudo de validação, realizado por ...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere is a high prevalence of SD in women with urinary incontinence, irrespective of the type of UI and urine leakage during sexual intercourse. However, the greater the severity of UI is, the worse the sexuality questionnaire scores.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Eur J Pediatr Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1713178The bladder exstrophy-epispadia complex (BEEC) includes malformations with midline closing defects of the lower abdomen and external genitalia. Long-term consequences with urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction, in spite of multiple surgical interventions, are common and expected to affect the patient's health-related quality of life (HRQOL). The extent and the predictive factors are, however, not known. New patient-reported outcome research is emerging, but valid and reliable condition-specific HRQOL are still missing. The aim of this review is to summarize and discuss th...
Source: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
ConclusionsBoth biofeedback and electrical stimulation increased the Female Sexual Function Index score. However, to improve sexual function, women undergoing biofeedback seem to benefit more than those receiving electrical stimulation. We recommend considering the prescription of biofeedback for the treatment of sexual dysfunction because of its efficacy, lack of adverse effects, and easy application.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study demonstrated that UCMSCs inhibited the cytotoxic effect of AGE in cells from patients with POP by inducing an anti-inflammatory reaction and activating the PI3K/AKT/PTEN signaling pathway. The current results provide important insights into use of stem cells to treat POP. PMID: 32493859 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: BioScience Trends - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Biosci Trends Source Type: research
Conditions:   Sexual Dysfunction;   Pelvic Floor Disorders;   Pelvic Organ Prolapse;   Urinary Incontinence;   Constipation Intervention:   Sponsor:   Akdeniz University Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS: Trials of antidepressants may be driven mainly by commercial interests, focusing on prevalent diseases and everyday problems. No one can live a full life without experiencing several of the problems for which these drugs were tested. Antidepressants, sometimes called happy pills, could be seen as the modern version of Aldous Huxley's soma pill intended to keep everyone happy in the "Brave New World". PMID: 32444565 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Int J Risk Saf Med Source Type: research
Authors: Amarenco G, Kerdraon J, Chesnel C, Le Breton F, Sheikh Ismaël S, Turmel N, Hentzen C Abstract OBJECTIVE: Cortical somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) are usually used to test the integrity of lemniscal pathways and thus provide arguments for the neurogenic etiology of sensory symptoms. For example, PES by perineal stimulation (SEP-P) has been shown to be altered in incontinence or neurogenic sexual dysfunction. We wanted to verify the integrity, structure and amplitude of far-field responses of PES-P in two conditions, the first without feeling the need to urinate (S0), the second with urgency (US)....
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research
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