Age, parity, and prolapse: interaction and influence on levator bowl volume
ConclusionsParity and prolapse influence how age affects LBVRest. In nulliparous women, age had little effect on LBVRest until after mid-age. For women with prolapse, LBVRest increased at a much earlier age, with the biggest difference occurring between young and mid-age women. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 3, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

An evaluation of pelvic floor disorders in a public and private healthcare setting
ConclusionsPublic patients presented younger with more severe symptoms but had lower rates of surgery for PFDs traditionally managed surgically. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 3, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

2D pelvic floor ultrasound imaging in identifying levator ani muscle trauma agrees highly with 4D ultrasound imaging
ConclusionsThe comparison between 2D and 4D TLUS showed a good to very good agreement in LAM trauma immediately after birth as well as 6 –10 weeks postpartum. Therefore, 2D ultrasound could also be a valuable method for demonstrating a LAM abnormality and could be used in settings where 3D/4D ultrasound equipment is not available. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 3, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Knowledge of women during the third trimester of pregnancy regarding pelvic floor disorders
ConclusionsKnowledge of PFD among women in the third trimester of pregnancy in Israel was found to be low. Founding educational programs for targeted groups may improve both the knowledge of PFD and the quality of life for these women. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 2, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Clinical assessment of pelvic organ prolapse by consecutive cough maneuver
ConclusionsClinical assessment of POP by consecutive coughing seems complementary to standardised Valsalva, especially if Valsalva performance is poor. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 2, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Feasibility of combining pelvic reconstruction with gynecologic oncology-related surgery
ConclusionsIn our single-institution experience, concurrent gynecologic oncology and pelvic floor reconstructive surgery were safe and feasible in combination with no reported major morbidity events. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 2, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The effects of sexual counseling and pelvic floor relaxation on sexual functions in women receiving vaginismus treatment: a randomized controlled study
ConclusionsThe sexual counseling based on the IMB model and pelvic relaxation interventions provided to the women who were receiving vaginismus treatment affected their sexual function positively. It may be recommended to conduct comparative studies with a broader sample and different models. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 2, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Comparing the efficacy of the Knack maneuver on pelvic floor muscle function and urinary symptoms using different teaching methods: a prospective, nonrandomized study
ConclusionsRegardless of the teaching methods, the Knack maneuver and education programs were effective on urinary symptoms in women with mild to moderate SUI. The Knack maneuver training with vaginal palpation and verbal instruction improved MVC of PFMs. All three different teaching methods might be used in SUI treatment programs. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 2, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Joint terminology documents: towards a transdisciplinary pelvic floor terminology alliance
(Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 2, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Laparoscopic sacrohysteropexy versus vaginal sacrospinous hysteropexy as treatment for uterine descent: comparison of long-term outcomes
ConclusionsLSH and SSHP seem to be equally effective after long-term follow-up in treating uterine prolapse in terms of objective and subjective recurrence. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - April 28, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Birthweight difference between deliveries and the risk of obstetric anal sphincter injury in parous women
ConclusionsIn parous women, neonatal BW increase between deliveries of> 500 g is associated with OASI. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - April 26, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Comparison of Sheares vaginoplasty, vaginoplasty using acellular porcine small intestinal submucosa graft and laparoscopic peritoneal vaginoplasty in patients with Mayer-Rokitansky-K üster-Hauser syndrome
ConclusionSheares vaginoplasty and the vaginoplasty using SIS graft caused less trauma and provided similar functional results to laparoscopic peritoneal vaginoplasty. However, the patients in the Sheares group and SIS graft group needed to wear the mould for a longer duration post-surgery. Sheares vaginoplasty can provide a valuable and economic alternative method for the creation of a neovagina in patients with MRKHS. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - April 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

When does oasis cause de novo pelvic floor dysfunction? role of the surgeon's skills
ConclusionsSurgeons skilled in OASIS repair resulted the only protective factor for incidence ofde novo PFDs in women with OASIS at 6 weeks of follow up. Improvement of training in OASIS repair is necessary. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - April 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Validation and cross-cultural adaptation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the questionnaire for the assessment of pelvic floor disorders and their risk factors during pregnancy and postpartum
ConclusionsThese results provide evidence that the questionnaire for the assessment of pelvic floor disorders and their risk factors during pregnancy and postpartum is a valid and reliable instrument when utilized in Brazilian pregnant and postpartum women. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - April 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Episiotomy in vacuum extraction, do we cut the levator ani muscle? A prospective cohort study
ConclusionsThere was no excessive risk of cutting the LAM while performing a lateral episiotomy. LAD was not seen in women with episiotomies shorter than 18 mm. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - April 25, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research