Dipstick urinalysis does not predict post-urodynamic study morbidity
ConclusionThe frequency of adverse events after urodynamics is low, and urinalysis in asymptomatic patients does not seem to be useful in predicting morbidity. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Prevalence of lower urinary tract symptoms in a cohort of Australian servicewomen and female veterans
ConclusionsConsistent with wider research in Australian female populations, LUTS were commonly experienced during service by ADF female military personnel and veterans. Given the high likelihood of female military personnel experiencing LUTS during their service, and a proportion experiencing ongoing symptoms, tailored monitoring and support for urinary health should be available to enhance occupational health, safety, and performance. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Patient experience of virtual urogynaecology services during Covid-19 pandemic
ConclusionsWe report the largest qualitative and quantitative study of patient experience of TC in urogynaecology. TC is a convenient, acceptable and effective medium for conducting patient care. TC can support patients in communicating intimate symptoms with health professionals. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Long-term effects and costs of pelvic floor muscle training for prolapse: trial follow-up record-linkage study
ConclusionsAlthough PFMT did not lead to significant differences in total costs for further prolapse treatment over a post-intervention period of more than 10 years, it reduced the overall long-term risk of requiring hospital-based treatment for pelvic floor disorders. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Correlation between overactive bladder and detrusor overactivity: a retrospective study
ConclusionsPatients with DO are associated with older age, increased parity, greater urine leakage, and worse storage and micturition functions on UDS. Combinations of subjective and objective measurements are better predictive models for OAB patients. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Pelvic floor symptoms in cisgender women with Ehlers –Danlos syndrome: an international survey study
ConclusionsThis large, observational study demonstrated that cisgender women with EDS report a high prevalence of pelvic floor symptoms that appear to be more severe than in the general population. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Adjustable Continence Therapy (ACT ®) balloons to treat female stress urinary incontinence: effectiveness, safety and risk factors of failure and complication
ConclusionsThe short-term effectiveness associated with ACT ® balloons, their minimally invasive implantation and the frequent but easily manageable and sequelae-free complications suggest that they should be part of the therapeutic arsenal for female SUI. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Systematic review exploring the relationship between sexual abuse and lower urinary tract symptoms
ConclusionsThe review highlights the need for a holistic assessment of patients presenting with LUTS. Although most of the studies were rated as being of ‘moderate’ quality, the evidence suggests the need to provide a “safe space” in clinic for patients to share sensitive information about trauma. Any such disclosure should be followed up with further assessment. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Comparison of laparoscopic lateral suspension and laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with concurrent total laparoscopic hysterectomy for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse: a randomized controlled clinical trial
ConclusionsLLS-TLH can serve as a safe, effective, and feasible alternative to LSC-TLH, with low complication rates and similar short-term objective and subjective outcomes. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 23, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Long-term functional results of transvaginal anal sphincter repair for faecal incontinence; a retrospective case series
ConclusionTransvaginal anal sphincter repair is associated with significant improvements in patients' St. Mark's score. Our data show that the long-term success rate of transvaginal/perineal AS repair may be better than previously reported in the literature with 70% of women satisfied at 57 months. Another benefit of the transvaginal route is the possibility of performing a pelvic floor and perineal repair at the time of surgery. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 23, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Comparison of laparoscopic lateral suspension and laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy with concurrent total laparoscopic hysterectomy for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse: a randomized controlled clinical trial
ConclusionsLLS-TLH can serve as a safe, effective, and feasible alternative to LSC-TLH, with low complication rates and similar short-term objective and subjective outcomes. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 23, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Long-term functional results of transvaginal anal sphincter repair for faecal incontinence; a retrospective case series
ConclusionTransvaginal anal sphincter repair is associated with significant improvements in patients' St. Mark's score. Our data show that the long-term success rate of transvaginal/perineal AS repair may be better than previously reported in the literature with 70% of women satisfied at 57 months. Another benefit of the transvaginal route is the possibility of performing a pelvic floor and perineal repair at the time of surgery. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 23, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Transurethral dorsal buccal graft urethroplasty for proximal female urethral strictures
ConclusionsThe transurethral approach to dorsal buccal graft urethroplasty is technically feasible and, in the short term, effective. Longer follow-up and larger series are needed to validate this procedure. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 20, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Anatomic identification of laparoscopic uterosacral ligament suspension: A step-by-step procedure
ConclusionIn this way, the USL anatomy is exposed well, which may make placement of sutures in USL suspension safe and effective. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 20, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The effect of preoperative scopolamine patch use on postoperative urinary retention in urogynecologic surgeries
ConclusionsUse of a transdermal scopolamine patch for nausea and vomiting prophylaxis is associated with increased risk of postoperative urinary retention across all urogynecologic surgeries. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - June 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research