The difference in collagen type-1 expression in women with and without pelvic organ prolapse: a systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionThe results of this study showed that patients with pelvic organ prolapse have lower expression of collagen type-1 than nonpelvic organ prolapse patients. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 21, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

A Hybrid-Telerehabilitation Versus a Conventional Program for Urinary Incontinence: a Randomized Trial during COVID-19 Pandemic
ConclusionThis hybrid telerehabilitation protocol showed effectiveness comparable to the traditional model in improving UI-related quality of life. Trial registration atwww.ClinicalTrials.gov, no. NCT05114395. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 21, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Effectiveness of melatonin for the treatment of nocturia: a randomized controlled trial
ConclusionsMelatonin can be considered a safe and effective treatment for nocturia in elderly women. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 21, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Brazilian Portuguese version of the Female Sexual Distress Scale-Revised questionnaire for women with vaginal laxity
ConclusionsThe Brazilian version of the FSDS-R showed adequate internal consistency and discriminant validity, and a correlation was found with other instruments such as FSFI and ICIQ-VS. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Toileting behaviors, urinary cues, overactive bladder, and urinary incontinence in older women
ConclusionsBehavioral and conditioning factors contribute to UI in older women. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Correction to: Stress urinary incontinence and the forgotten female hormones
(Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 19, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - 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 - 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)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 11, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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

Is levator ani avulsion a risk factor for prolapse recurrence? A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionLevator ani avulsion has not been confirmed as a risk factor for objective prolapse recurrence. Further evidence is needed to investigate the correlation between levator ani avulsion and the risk of subjective recurrence and reoperation. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 10, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The abdominal pressure theory of stress urinary incontinence —questioning validity
(Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 10, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

Is levator ani avulsion a risk factor for prolapse recurrence? A systematic review and meta-analysis
ConclusionLevator ani avulsion has not been confirmed as a risk factor for objective prolapse recurrence. Further evidence is needed to investigate the correlation between levator ani avulsion and the risk of subjective recurrence and reoperation. (Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 10, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

The abdominal pressure theory of stress urinary incontinence —questioning validity
(Source: International Urogynecology Journal)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 10, 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)
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - May 5, 2022 Category: OBGYN Source Type: research