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As 2014 comes to a close, AUGS would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of FPMRS News a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Friday, Jan. 9.

Happy New Year from AUGS — Remember to renew your dues!
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It is that time of year when we reflect on our many accomplishments, consider future goals and most importantly — renew our AUGS dues. As the leader in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, AUGS is committed to advancing the highest quality patient care through excellence in education, research and advocacy. Your continued membership in AUGS is vital to our ability to accomplish this mission and continue to make an impact in the lives of women suffering from pelvic floor disorders.

To renew your membership online, visit www.augs.org/renew. If you require a paper invoice to renew, please contact AUGS at info@augs.org.

After you have completed the dues renewal process, please check your membership profile to verify that all contact and demographic information is correct and make any necessary updates so that other members and potential patients have the information they need to reach you. Wishing you a very happy and healthy New Year!
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Urinary symptom screening tool validated for female OAB
News-Medical.net
From June 13: The Actionable Bladder Symptom Screening Tool is a reliable, valid and sensitive instrument in women with incontinence due to non-neurogenic overactive bladder, researchers report. The ABSST, which was originally developed for use by people with multiple sclerosis, may thus be useful in screening women with urinary symptoms and identifying those who might benefit from treatment, say the researchers.
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Urinary dysfunction in women with multiple sclerosis
Neurology International via PubMed
From March 28: The aim of the present study is to describe the type and frequency of bladder dysfunction in a series of female patients with multiple sclerosis from Rio de Janeiro, and analyze the role of the urologist in the multidisciplinary team. A team of urologists and a neurologist from the Hospital da Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, interviewed female patients with MS about illness onset, urologic follow-up since diagnosis, current stage of the disease and current urological symptoms.
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A randomized feasibility study: Pelvic floor muscle training as an adjunct to prolapse surgery
Springer
From Feb. 14: There is evidence that in nonsurgical populations, pelvic floor muscle training and lifestyle advice improves symptoms and stage of pelvic organ prolapse. Some women, however, require surgery, after which de novo symptoms can develop or additional surgery is required due to recurrence. Robust evidence is required as to the benefit of perioperative PFMT in the postsurgery reduction of symptoms and POP recurrence.
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2-year urinary outcomes of sacrocolpopexy with or without transobturator tape: Results of a prolapse-reduction stress test-based approach
International Urogynecology Journal via PubMed
From May 23: Women undergoing sacrocolpopexy (SCP) are at risk for postoperative stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, the optimal management for this condition remains debatable. The aim of this study was to evaluate urinary outcomes 2 years after SCP with or without transobturator tape (TOT) based on the results of a prolapse-reduction stress test.
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What is clinically relevant prolapse? An attempt at defining cutoffs for the clinical assessment of pelvic organ descent
PubMed via Springer
From Feb. 14: This study was undertaken to investigate the relationship between symptoms of prolapse and International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification measurements in order to establish optimal cutoffs for predicting prolapse symptoms using receiver operator characteristic statistics.
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Randomized prospective study comparing Monarc and Miniarc suburethral slings
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Research via Wiley
From Nov. 7: Recently a miniature version of the Monarc suburethral sling has been introduced. This paper aims to evaluate the postoperative recovery, effectiveness and complications of these two types of suburethral sling.
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Nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence in women: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians
Annals of Internal Medicine
From Sept. 19: The American College of Physicians developed this guideline to present the evidence and provide clinical recommendations on the nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence in women. This guideline is based on published English-language literature on nonsurgical management of UI in women from 1990 through December 2013 that was identified using MEDLINE, the Cochrane Library, Scirus and Google Scholar.
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A systematic review and meta-analysis comparing immediate and delayed catheter removal following uncomplicated hysterectomy
International Urogynecology Journal via Springer
From Nov. 21: The use of an indwelling catheter after uncomplicated hysterectomy is common, but remains controversial because of the occurrence of catheter-associated urinary tract infections and discomfort.
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Incidence of adverse events after uterosacral colpopexy for uterovaginal and post-hysterectomy vault prolapse
American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
From Dec. 5: To describe peri- and postoperative adverse events associated with uterosacral colpopexy, to describe the rate of recurrent POP associated with uterosacral colpopexy, and to determine whether surgeon technique and suture choice are associated with these rates.
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Laparoscopy-like operative vaginoscopy: A new approach to manage mesh erosions
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
From Sept. 26: Mesh erosion through the vagina is the most common complication of synthetic mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse repair. However, conventional transvaginal mesh excision has many technical limitations. We aimed at creating and describing a new surgical technique for transvaginal removal of exposed mesh that would enable better exposition and access, thus facilitating optimal treatment.
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