Assessing comprehension of online information in the United States for third-line treatment of overactive bladder
ConclusionsHigh levels of reading comprehension are required by the general US population to understand OAB information obtained through the internet. These findings highlight a need for simplification of online resources pertaining to OAB. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 13, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Point of care ultrasound in pelvic health: scope of practice, education and governance for physiotherapists
AbstractPelvic health and pelvic floor dysfunction have wide-reaching implications across a range of patient groups.  Placing ultrasound imaging into the hands of assessing and treating clinicians (i.e. point of care ultrasound, PoCUS) can provide a step change in clinical effectiveness and efficiency. Pelvic floor dysfunction is managed by one or more members of a multi-disciplinary team that includes physiother apists. Physiotherapists’ involvement includes diagnosis, patient education, identifying shared treatment goals, using rehabilitative strategies and empowering patients through self-management. Drawing upon ex...
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 12, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Examining vaginal and vulvar health and sexual dysfunction in patients with interstitial cystitis (UNICORN-1 study)
ConclusionsAsian women with IC/BPS experienced greater sexual dysfunction, worsened vaginal health and increased vulvodynia compared with control individuals. Information on vaginal and vulva health is very useful in evaluating IC/BPS patients. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 11, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A huge vaginal stone in a spastic paraplegic woman
(Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 11, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Quality of life among women with a diagnosis of pelvic organ prolapse at Felege Hiwot Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Bahir Dar, Northwest Ethiopia: an institutional based cross-sectional study
ConclusionsThe QOL score showed huge variability among the study participants. The physical limitation and general health perception domains were most affected. Being illiterate, being< 35 years old, and having stage IV pelvic organ prolapse were the factors associated with lower quality of life. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 5, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The impact of physician-directed and patient-directed education on screening, diagnosis, treatment, and referral patterns for urinary incontinence
ConclusionIn our study, providing an informative lecture to an IM referral base did not improve UI screening. Alternatively, directly targeting patients through posters significantly improved screening rates in the primary care setting, demonstrating that simple interventions can improve screening for conditions that are difficult to discuss such as UI. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction - May 4, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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

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