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AUGS seeks next editor of FPMRS
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AUGS is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. FPMRS is the official journal of AUGS and is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to specialists, physicians and allied health professionals concerned with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of female pelvic floor disorders. The journal publishes original clinical research, basic science research, education, scientific advances, case reports, scientific reviews, editorials and letters to the editors.
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New UnitedHealthcare policies regarding hysterectomy may impact preauthorization and reimbursement
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Members are aware in many cases of increased scrutiny by insurance payers in recent years regarding preauthorization of surgical procedures and hospital admission duration. Surgeries involving hysterectomy have been particularly subject due in part to the common nature of the procedure and potential outcomes associated with different surgical approaches. ACOG Committee Opinion #444 (2009) states "evidence demonstrates that, in general, vaginal hysterectomy is associated with better outcomes and fewer complications than laparoscopic or abdominal hysterectomies."
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Fellows educational opportunities
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Applications are now being accepted for the following Fellows educational opportunities:
FPMRS Fellows Course: Perspectives on Pelvic Surgery
August 19-21, 2015
Marriot Kingsgate — University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio

This advanced vaginal surgery course is for specialist fellows in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and Female Urology, already well versed in basic vaginal surgery, who are looking to increase their knowledge about more complex vaginally approached and laparoscopic/robotic operations. There is no registration fee for this course and hotel/travel expenses will be covered.

Click here to view more information or to apply online.

2015 FPMRS Fellows Hands-On Sacrocolpopexy Course Featuring the Da Vinci Surgical System
Sponsored by AUGS and SUFU
September 10 – 11, 2015
Intuitive Surgical Corporate Training Center
Atlanta, Georgia

Attendance is limited to 12 fellows who are currently performing or assisting on da Vinci. Due to the timing of this year's course, first year fellows are not eligible. There is no registration fee for this program and travel expenses will be covered by a grant provided by Intuitive Surgical.

Click here for more information or to apply online.

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Support the PFD Research Foundation with your donation today
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Since 1998, the PFD Research Foundation has funded more than $1.5 Million in grants to support junior researchers in the field and promises innovative research regarding the causes, prevention, cure, and treatment of pelvic floor disorders.

Every contribution to the PFD Research Foundation builds a stronger future for female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and is a great way to honor the work and passion of those we respect.

Support the PFD Research Foundation by donating today!

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FPMRS ARTICLES


Correlation between psychological stress levels and the severity of overactive bladder symptoms
BMC Urology via PubMed Central
The relationship between psychological stress and interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome has been well described. Even though there is some overlapping of symptoms between overactive bladder and IC/BPS, there have been very few studies that specifically investigated the relationship between psychological stress and urinary symptoms in OAB patients who do not have pelvic pain. Here we examined the relationship between psychological stress levels and the severity of overactive bladder symptoms.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 

ALLERGAN is continuing to research and develop new treatments for urogynecologists and urologists. In fact, that devotion is demonstrated by our considerable investment to address the continuum of care for patients with Overactive Bladder.
 


The transobturator outside in suburethral sling insertion procedure
Indian Journal of Urology via PubMed Central
This video describes the transobturator outside in suburethral sling surgical procedure for the indication of urodynamic stress urinary incontinence. A total of 170 cases were performed from January 2007 till December 2013. The average follow up was from 6 months till 7 years. The cure rate was 90 percent. There were no recurrences in our series. There was one patient with tape exposure after 3 years which required excision.
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Relationship between levator ani and bony pelvis morphology and clinical grade of prolapse in women
Clinical Anatomy via Wiley
The aim of this study was to assess the morphological features of the levator ani and bony pelvis in women with different grades of prolapse. Ninety Chinese women with different grades of uterine prolapse were studied, 18 in each stage of prolapse from I to IV, and 18 asymptomatic nulliparous volunteers as normal controls. Three-dimensional models that included the pelvic bones, levator ani, pubic symphysis, sacrum and coccyx were generated from magnetic resonanceimages.
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The efficacy of electroacupuncture for the treatment of simple female stress urinary incontinence — comparison with pelvic floor muscle training: Study protocol for a multicenter randomized controlled trial
Trials via PubMed Central
Previous research has shown that electroacupuncture therapy has a potential therapeutic effect for simple female stress urinary incontinence. In this study, pelvic floor muscle training, the first-line treatment for stress urinary incontinence in women based on meta-analysis of numerous randomized control trials and recommended by international clinical practice, is used as a control group to demonstrate whether electroacupuncture therapy is a better method for female stress urinary incontinence.
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Management of apical pelvic organ prolapse
Current Urology Reports via Springer
Pelvic organ prolapse is a prevalent condition, with up to 12 percent of women requiring surgery in their lifetime. This manuscript reviews the treatment options for apical prolapse, specifically. Both conservative and surgical management options are acceptable and should be based on patient preferences. Pessaries are the most commonly used conservative management options. Guided pelvic floor muscle training is more beneficial than self-taught Kegel exercises, though may not be effective for high stage or apical prolapse.
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FPMRS NEWSBRIEFS


Medical societies answer critics of SGR repeal
Medscape
Organized medicine is both applauding Congressional repeal of Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement and defending the new payment system in its place. The defense boils down to this: The new scheme may not be perfect, but it's better than the alternative. And Congress can be persuaded to improve it.
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Study: Urinary incontinence problematic for many women over 40
The Sacramento Bee
Women who experience leakage from their bladders or have the "got to go" feeling at inconvenient times are not alone, a new study out of UC Davis shows. The problem, though embarrassing for some, is more common — and treatable — than many women realize. Dr. Elaine Waetjen, gynecologist with the UC Davis Medical Center, has been studying urinary incontinence for more than 16 years and considers it an important but under-acknowledged issue in women’s health. Her recent study, which analyzed nine years of data from 3,000 women ages 42-64, found that 68 percent of this group experiences the problem at least once a month.
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