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TODAY is the last day to nominate a colleague!
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AUGS members are represented by a 13 member Board of Directors who is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the society. The Board is comprised of five officers and eight Directors-at-Large. The officers of the society include a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Immediate Past President and a Treasurer.

Do you have a friend or colleague that would make a great Officer or Director of AUGS? Open Officer and Director positions are listed below. The number in parenthesis indicates the number of available positions. All terms begin on Oct. 1, 2014. Click here to submit a nomination for Vice President or Director at Large by TODAY, Friday, May 23, 2014.

Board Officer and Director Positions
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AUGS-IUGA 2014 Scientific Meeting late breaking abstract submission closes June 2
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Late-breaking abstract submissions are intended to allow for the timely presentation of high impact trials to AUGS-IUGA meeting attendees. It is expected that these abstract submissions are from studies for which no preliminary data was available at the time of the abstract submission deadline (Feb. 3, 2014).

This meeting feature is not a mechanism to update previously submitted preliminary data or to provide an opportunity for previously rejected abstracts to be revised and resubmitted for consideration.

Abstract submission will close on June 2. For additional details and submission guidelines, please visit the meeting website.

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Register now for the AUGS-IUGA 2014 Scientific Meeting
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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.

Check out the latest information on Workshops and Roundtable Breakfasts before completing your registration.

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Congratulations to the Winners of the 2014 PFD Research Foundation Grants Program!
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AUGS and the PFD Research Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 PFD Research Foundation Grants Program.

PFD Surgical Research Grant
Lindsay C. Turner, MD
Magee Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

FPMRS Faculty Research Award
Keith T. Downing, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center

Mesh/Graft Science in Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery Research Grant
Kathleen Chin, MD
UT Southwestern Medical Center

PFD Research Foundation and ICA IC/PBS Research Grant
Judy M. Choi, MD
University of California, Los Angeles

Thomas J. Benson Award in Neuromodulation
Benjamin J. Barenberg, MD
University of Oklahoma

Robert S. Kelley, DO
Mount Sinai Hospital

Margaret G. Mueller, MD
Northwestern University

For more information, please visit the Foundation website.

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Urinary functional disorders bound to deep endometriosis and to its treatment
The European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology via PubMed
Lower urinary tract disorders in case of deep endometriosis are common (up to 50 percent of patients), although often masked by pelvic pain. They result from damage to the pelvic autonomic nervous system by direct infiltration of these structures by endometriotic lesions or surgical trauma (especially in resection of the uterosacral ligaments, rectum or vagina). These are mainly sensory disturbances and bladder voiding dysfunction. They impact quality of life and could be responsible for long-term complications (recurrent urinary tract infections on a persistent residual urine or pelvic floor disorders due to chronic thrusting).
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Pelvic floor muscle training versus no treatment, or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews via Wiley
Pelvic floor muscle training is the most commonly used physical therapy treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). It is sometimes also recommended for mixed and, less commonly, urgency urinary incontinence.
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Urethral sensation following reconstructive pelvic surgery
International Urogynecology Journal via Springer
Most urethral neuromuscular function data focus on efferent rather than afferent innervation. We aimed to determine if changes exist in urethral afferent nerve function before and after reconstructive pelvic surgery (RPS). Secondarily, we compared afferent urethral innervation in women with and without stress urinary incontinence undergoing RPS.
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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
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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TODAY is the last day to nominate a colleague!
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AUGS members are represented by a 13 member Board of Directors who is responsible for setting the overall strategic direction of the society. The Board is comprised of five officers and eight Directors-at-Large. The officers of the society include a President, President-Elect, Vice President, Immediate Past President and a Treasurer.

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Study: 1 in 5 women will undergo pelvic surgery in her lifetime
LiveScience via Fox News
About 1 in 5 women now will undergo certain pelvic surgeries during her lifetime, nearly double the risk of having one of these surgeries in the 1990s, according to a recent study. Researchers looked at women's likelihood of undergoing surgery before age 80 for either stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.

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Pelvic floor prolapse has unclear relationship with urinary symptoms
News-Medical.net
In women seeking treatment for pelvic floor problems, the severity of pelvic organ prolapse is not independently associated with lower urinary tract symptoms, a study by Spanish researchers has found. The findings will be useful when counselling women about their options ahead of surgery for POP.

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Lifetime risk of stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse surgery
Obstetrics & Gynecology
To estimate the lifetime risk of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) surgery, pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery, or both using current, population-based surgical rates from 2007 to 2011.
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Collagen scaffold: A treatment for large mesh exposure following vaginal prolapse repair
International Urogynecology Journal via Springer
Transvaginal repair with mesh of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) provides women with the durability of a synthetic graft using the less-invasive route of vaginal surgery. However, morbidities such as mesh exposures are common and challenging to manage. Small intestinal submucosa (SIS) is a naturally occurring collagen matrix derived from porcine intestine. It contains growth factors and cytokines that promote healing of damaged tissue.
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Evolution of female urinary continence after physical therapy and associated factors
International Archives of Medicine via PubMed
Urinary incontinence is defined as any involuntary loss of urine that can influence the quality of life, personal hygiene and social interaction. The types of UI that most affect women are stress urinary incontinence, urge incontinence and mixed urinary incontinence. There are several risk factors that result in specific treatments. We aimed to investigate the evolution of female urinary continence after physical therapy intervention and its associated factors.
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Botox might help treat bladder disorders
HealthDay News
Many still think of Botox as a wrinkle smoother, but new research shows the toxin's growing list of medical uses now includes the treatment of two common causes of urinary frequency, urgency and incontinence.
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Mesh: A hushed but prevalent problem in women's health
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Some women say it feels like they're sitting on something. Others develop incontinence. There also are women who can literally see the problem but aren't sure exactly what to do about it. It's called pelvic organ prolapse, a medical condition that happens when the muscles in a woman's "pelvic floor" weaken due to age or trauma, causing organs such as the bladder, uterus and small bowel to drop into the vagina. Doctors say women are often too embarrassed or uncertain about their symptoms to seek medical help.
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Urinary incontinence in older community-dwelling women
Urologic Nursing via Medscape
Urinary incontinence (UI) is a reality for many women and can have a significant impact on quality of life. However, rates of seeking care for UI are low. This literature review compiles current research examining themes related to care-seeking behavior of older adult community-dwelling women, identifies any gaps in the recent literature, and provides suggestions for future research directions.
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Ring pessary for OAB as effective as nonsurgical therapies
International Urogynecology Journal via News-Medical.net
The use of a ring pessary appears to be an effective, well tolerated and inexpensive treatment for overactive bladder (OAB), say U.S. researchers writing in International Urogynecology Journal. Their study found that the cure rate was around 20 percent in women treated with a ring pessary, which is equivalent to cure rates associated with either behavioral therapy or anticholinergic medication.
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