Cross sectional study on assessment of ring pessary cleaning and removal every six months: adverse events and complications
ConclusionThere was no increase in complication rate in the continuous use of a ring pessary with cleaning and monitoring every 6  months. Determining a follow-up time that reduces the risk of complications is necessary not only for the organization of the attendance services, allowing a greater number of monitored patients, but also for the access of patients who need regular monitoring. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Determinants of uterovaginal prolapse in Western Ethiopia
ConclusionAge  ≥ 40 years, prolonged labor, instrumental delivery, non-utilization of family planning and underweight were identified as determinant factors of uterovaginal prolapse. Thus, family planning service utilization and appropriate and timely obstetric care are advisable. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Laparoscopic lateral suspension for anterior and apical prolapse: a prospective cohort with standardized technique
ConclusionsThis standardized LLS is safe and effective with no mesh complications after 3-year follow-up. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Public understanding of female genital anatomy and pelvic organ prolapse (POP); a questionnaire-based pilot study
ConclusionThere was poor public understanding of external female genital anatomy and POP, which may have significant implications for health-seeking, shared decision-making and informed consent. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Comparing the outcomes and effectiveness of robotic-assisted sacrocolpopexy and laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
ConclusionThe current study showed comparable efficacy between RASC and LSC. Though RASC was associated with less blood loss and a lower conversion rate, the differences were not clinically significant. The choice of surgical procedure with either RASC or LSC is according to surgeon discretion and patient preferences. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The distribution of pelvic organ support defects in women undergoing pelvic organ prolapse surgery and compartment specific risk factors
ConclusionsIn a population undergoing POP surgery, anterior compartment involvement is the most common and serious defect and can often be associated with an apical defect, especially in older women. In case of previous hysterectomy, the posterior compartment may be weakened. These findings may help surgeons to select the appropriate POP reconstructive surgery, which often should address both anterior and apical defects. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Pelvic floor function and morphological abnormalities in primiparas with postpartum symptomatic stress urinary incontinence based on the type of delivery: a 1:1 matched case –control study
ConclusionPelvic floor muscle function disorder, hyperactivity, and instability also occurred after eCS, which resulted in postpartum symptomatic SUI. The effects of sVD compared with eCS on abnormalities in the lower urinary tract were related to bladder neck and urethral hyperactivity, without an RVA increase. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Long term outcomes of laparoscopic sacro/colpo-hysteropexy with and without rectopexy for the treatment of prolapse
ConclusionThe combined laparoscopic procedure appears to be safe and efficient in treating pelvic and rectal prolapse. Appropriate patient selection and available surgical expertise should determine whether to perform these procedures combined or separately. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Modified autologous fascial sling technique ( ‘sling on a string’) for stress incontinence
ConclusionAutologous fascial slings can be used in the surgical management of urodynamic stress incontinence. The technique demonstrated in this video is the technique employed in the largest randomized controlled trial investigating the efficacy of autologous fascial slings to xenografts and tapes. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Modified vaginal hysterectomy for chronic non-puerperal complete uterine inversion: video presentation
ConclusionThis novel reverse vaginal hysterectomy combining the principles of both abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy can successfully manage chronic non-puerperal complete uterine inversion. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Pelvic organ prolapse recurrence after apical prolapse repair: does obesity matter?
(Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - February 1, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Correction to: Comment on “Urinary incontinence during pregnancy: prevalence, experience of bother, beliefs, and help-seeking behavior”
(Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - January 29, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Mouse Knockout Models for Pelvic Organ Prolapse: a Systematic Review
ConclusionsMouse KO models have proved to be a valuable tool in the study of specific genes and their role in the development and progression of POP. They may be useful to study POP treatments and POP complications. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - January 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Does electroacupuncture benefit mixed urinary incontinence? A systematic review and meta-analysis with trial sequential analysis
ConclusionsEA could be a potential treatment option for MUI and is relatively safe. Nevertheless, because of the limitations of this study, our conclusions should be interpreted with caution, and further studies are needed to confirm the comprehensive clinical efficacy and placebo effect of EA. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - January 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Validation of the hebrew version of the prolapse and incontinence knowledge questionnaire (PIKQ) during pregnancy
ConclusionsThe Hebrew version of the prolapse and incontinence knowledge questionnaire is a new, reliable, consistent, and valid instrument to examine the level of knowledge regarding pelvic floor disorders in Hebrew-speaking pregnant women. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - January 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research