|Mar. 21, 2014|
Submit a nomination for the Award for Excellence in FPMRS
The Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is designed to recognize one PGY-3 OB/GYN Resident and/or PGY-3 or PGY-4 Urology Resident from each department who demonstrates a commitment to the care of women with pelvic floor disorders and to incorporating quality of life improvement into his or her clinical care of patients.
Residency directors are invited to use the application form to select one resident from their program for this award. The selected resident will receive a certificate recognizing him or her as a winner of the award, as well as free membership in AUGS for one (1) year. Membership includes online access to the journal Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.
Selections should be returned to AUGS headquarters no later than March 31, 2014. Any questions can be directed to AUGS staff at email@example.com.More
March 25 eHealth Provider Webinar: Participating in PQRS in 2014
Join CMS on March 25 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. ET for the next eHealth provider webinar about participating in PQRS in 2014.
This call will provide an overview of how to report quality measures to CMS for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in 2014 in order to receive an incentive payment and avoid a 2016 payment adjustment. CMS subject matter experts will explain changes to the program in 2014 and answers questions.
Space is limited. Register now to secure your spot for this eHealth Provider Webinar. Once registration is complete, you will receive a follow-up email with step-by-step instructions on how to log-in to the webinar.
Past webinar PowerPoint presentations and recordings can be accessed on the Resources page of the eHealth website. More
Save the date: Registration for the AUGS-IUGA 2014 Scientific Meeting opens April 11
Attend the AUGS-IUGA 2014 Scientific Meeting and join the largest venue for those in the field of urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery to come together for education, networking and sharing.
Registration opens on April 11, so be sure to register early to save! As the meeting nears, we will add more information to the website as it becomes available. Be sure to return frequently for updates. More
Disease stigma and its mediating effect on the relationship between symptom severity and quality of life among community-dwelling women with stress incontinence
Journal of Clinical Nursing via PubMed
Shandong University researchers sought to examine the association between disease stigma and quality of life and whether disease stigma mediates the relationship between symptom severity and quality of life among community-dwelling women with stress urinary incontinence in China. Urinary incontinent patients perceived great stigma, which inhibited them from seeking medical help.More
Maintenance of the therapeutic effect of 2 high-dosage antimuscarinics in the management of overactive bladder in elderly women
International Neurourology Journal via ReadCube
The goal of this study was to improve the long-term efficiency of the pharmacologic management of overactive bladder (OAB) in elderly women. The study comprised 229 women (mean age, 66.3 years; range, 65-77 years) with urodynamically and clinically confirmed OAB. All patients received the most effective treatment regimen based on the data obtained in the initial part of the study (trospium 60 mg/day + solifenacin 40 mg/day, for 6 weeks), and positive results similar to those in the first phase were obtained.More
Submit a nomination for the Award for Excellence in FPMRS
The Award for Excellence in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery is designed to recognize one PGY-3 OB/GYN Resident and/or PGY-3 or PGY-4 Urology Resident from each department who demonstrates a commitment to the care of women with pelvic floor disorders and to incorporating quality of life improvement into his or her clinical care of patients. Selections should be returned to AUGS headquarters no later than March 31, 2014.More
2 surgeries may work equally well for incontinence
HealthDay News via WebMD
Two surgeries are equally effective and safe for women who have pelvic problems that can cause pain and incontinence, say the authors of a new study. Pelvic organ prolapse is a weakening of the pelvic organs often seen in older women and those who've given birth several times. Surgeons typically choose one of two procedures to repair the condition, but little hard data has been available to back up their choice.More
A screening tool for clinically relevant urinary incontinence
Neurourology and Urodynamics via Wiley Online Library
The Michigan Incontinence Symptom Index (M-ISI) is a validated measure for urinary incontinence. This study evaluates the M-ISI as a screening tool for clinically relevant urinary incontinence in a population-based sample of women. The Establishing the Prevalence of Incontinence (EPI) Study is a case-control, population-based study that enrolled women ages 35-64, with and without urinary incontinence.More
Urolastic: A new bulking agent for the treatment of women with stress urinary incontinence
Advances in Urology via Hindawi
The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the new injectable implant, Urolastic, in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) after 12-month followup. A prospective, cohort study was conducted that included adult women with SUI. Patients were treated with Urolastic periurethral injections under local anaesthesia. The injection procedure was repeated after 6 weeks when indicated. Patients were evaluated for efficacy and safety parameters 6 weeks, 3 months, and 12 months after therapy. Twenty More
Do we protect the pelvic floor with non-elective cesarean? A study of 3-D/4-D pelvic floor ultrasound immediately after delivery
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research via Wiley
Vaginal delivery is frequently cited as an important risk factor for pelvic organ prolapse. Birthweights, mode of delivery and length of the second stage of labor have been shown to be additional risk factors. Controversies regarding the potential protective effect of cesarean delivery persist. Pregnancy itself causes pathological changes to the pelvic floor.Incomplete recovery in anatomy and function may follow macroscopic trauma to the pelvic floor or pregnancy itself can lead to connective tissue remodeling and disruption of the normal pelvic floor function.More
Pelvic floor failure: MR imaging evaluation of anatomic and functional abnormalities
Pelvic floor failure is a common disorder that can seriously jeopardize a woman's quality of life by causing urinary and fecal incontinence, difficult defecation, and pelvic pain. Multiple congenital and acquired risk factors are associated with pelvic floor failure, including altered collagen metabolism, female sex, vaginal delivery, menopause, and advanced age. A complex variety of fascial and muscular lesions that range from stretching, insertion detachment, denervation atrophy, and combinations of pelvic floor relaxation to pelvic organ prolapse may manifest in a single patient.More
History and development of an integrated model of care for female pelvic medicine and surgery
Urology via PubMed
Urologists and gynecologists manage most of the patients with female pelvic floor disorders. However, lack of a single focused approach among these two disciplines and other related fields may hinder advances in clinical care and research. Herein, along with describing the background of birth of the new subspeciality, we present a practical approach by which we established an integrated model of care and discovery for FPFD at our institution. More
New incontinence data could give Ipsen's Dysport a path to lucrative urology use
psen is sporting some new data for its Botox competitor. The French drugmaker announced "positive results" in a Phase II trial of Dysport in patients with urinary incontinence. That could put Ipsen's drug in line for more head-to-head competition with Allergan's Botox, which has successfully expanded into several medical uses. More