Anatomical and functional outcomes of non-obstetric urogenital fistula repair
ConclusionsFactors for successful NOUGF closure are fistula size less than 3.0  cm, absence of pelvic radiation, and previous vaginal surgeries. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 7, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Tibial nerve stimulation increases vaginal blood perfusion and bone mineral density and yield load in ovariectomized rat menopause model
ConclusionsPTNS may ameliorate some symptoms associated with menopause. Additional studies to elucidate the full potential of PTNS on menopause-associated symptoms under different experimental conditions are warranted. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 7, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

How do reproductive history and anthropometry in midlife relate to later risk of pelvic organ prolapse? A prospective cohort study
ConclusionsPOP is a common health problem in women, and BMI and number of childbirths are strong predictors. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 7, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

CO2 Laser and radiofrequency compared to a sham control group in treatment of stress urinary incontinence (LARF study arm 3). A randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsCO2 laser and radiofrequency are outpatient options for SUI treatment, with no major complications. They had similar results and presented better results than in the sham control group. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 7, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Laparoscopic synthetic mesh explantation after sacrohysteropexy
ConclusionLaparoscopy appears to be an efficient approach to mesh explantation. Futhermore, laparoscopic pectopexy seems to be a good approach to secondary prolapse reconstruction after sacrohysteropexy mesh explantation avoiding complications during repeated dissection of the promontory. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 7, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

No pelvic exam, no problem: patient satisfaction following the integration of comprehensive urogynecology telemedicine
ConclusionsWe demonstrate high patient satisfaction for telemedicine visits in a tertiary urogynecology clinic for a variety of indications, with greater fulfillment of urogynecologic needs observed for those visits which may not necessitate an in-person exam (e.g., urinary complaint). (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 3, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Br ülle AL, Wu C, Rasch V, et al. How do reproductive history and anthropometry in midlife relate to later risk of pelvic organ prolapse? A prospective cohort study
(Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 3, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The gut, vaginal, and urine microbiome in overactive bladder: a systematic review
ConclusionsCurrent evidence suggested a potential relationship among gut, vaginal, and urinary microbiome in OAB patients, but there are very limited studies. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 2, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Patient-reported outcome measures for pain in women with pelvic floor disorders: a systematic review
ConclusionsThe findings of this review suggest there are no current PROMs that are suitable pain-specific instruments for women with POP or SUI. This knowledge may inform and assist in the development of a new PROM to be implemented into the APFPR. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 2, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Surgical interventions in female urethral strictures: a comprehensive literature review
ConclusionIn practice, UD is tried first for FUS, at least once, before urethroplasty. In case of failure or short recurrence following UD, urethroplasty should not be delayed. In experienced hands, urethroplasty has a better outcome. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The effect of preoperative phenazopyridine on short-term urinary retention following urogynecologic surgery
ConclusionsPreoperative administration of oral phenazopyridine does not decrease short-term urinary retention following urogynecologic surgery. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Ultrasound assessment of urethral structure and bladder neck position in women with different parities
ConclusionThe urethral sphincter was smaller and the bladder neck position was lower in parous women than nulliparous women. These differences were not progressive with increasing parity. Request for elective caesarean section during the second pregnancy to protect the urethra is not supported by this study. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Urethral support in female urinary continence part 2: a computational, biomechanical analysis of Valsalva
ConclusionsThe data from Parts 1 and 2 suggest that connective tissues guide the controlled swinging motion and deformation of the urethra needed for passive closure during Valsalva. The swinging and kinking quantified in Part 1 and simulated in Part 2 are inconsistent with current continence theories. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effectiveness of physiotherapy for lower urinary tract symptoms in postpartum women: systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionsPFMT plus ES with or without BF exhibited better efficacy and safety for early postpartum LUTS than PFMT alone. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Clinical presentation and treatment of Macroplastique ® urethral exposures: a retrospective case series
ConclusionUrethral bulking with Macroplastique ® can lead to symptomatic urethral exposures. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - March 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research