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Management of prolapse in older women
Post Reproductive Health via PubMed
Pelvic organ prolapse is a common problem affecting 37 percent of women over the age of 80. Review by a specialist with the aid of a validated quality of life questionnaire will help assess bother, as well as the frequency and severity of urinary, bowel and sexual symptoms. Pelvic examination should be carried out to assess the extent of any prolapse and the compartments affected. The main aim of the treatment is to improve the woman's quality of life.
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Single-incision sling operations for urinary incontinence in women
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews via PubMed
Urinary incontinence has been shown to affect up to 50 percent of women. Studies in the United States have shown that up to 80 percent of these women have an element of stress urinary incontinence. Colposuspension and now mid-urethral slings have been shown to be effective in treating patients with stress incontinence. However, associated adverse events include bladder and bowel injury, groin pain and haematoma formation.
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Etiology, diagnosis and clinical management of vulvodynia
International Journal of Women's Health via Dove Medical Press
Chronic vulvar pain or discomfort for which no obvious etiology can be found, ie, vulvodynia, can affect up to 16 percent of women. It may affect girls and women across all age groups and ethnicities. Vulvodynia is a significant burden to society, the healthcare system, the affected woman and her intimate partner.
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Relationship between the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification system (POP-Q), the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ-7), and the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20) before and after anterior vaginal wall prolapse surgery
International Urogynecology Journal via Springer
The aim of this study was to investigate the degree of correlation between the Pelvic Organ Quantification system (POP-Q) measurements and symptom questionnaire scores before and after surgery. This was a part of a randomized controlled study comparing conventional colporrhaphy with mesh repair surgery.
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Distensibility and strength of the pelvic floor muscles of women in the 3rd trimester of pregnancy
BioMed Research International via EBSCO
The objective of this study was to compare the role of the pelvic floor muscles between nulliparous and multiparous women in the third trimester of pregnancy, by analyzing the relationship between electrical activity (surface electromyography-EMG), vaginal palpation (modified Oxford scale), and perineal distensibility (Epi-no).
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Long-term fertility after laparoscopy for endometriosis-associated pelvic pain in young adult women
Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology via PubMed
The purpose of this study was to describe the long-term fertility outcomes in young patients treated with laparoscopic surgery for endometriosis-associated pelvic pain.
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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.

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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.

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Infant and adult weight interact to determine urinary incontinence risk
International Urogynecology Journal via News-Medical.net
A woman's weight at birth together with her weight in adulthood influence the risk of incident urinary incontinence, results of a nationwide twin study suggest. The Swedish research, published in International Urogynecology Journal, found that the combination of low birthweight and being overweight as an adult was associated with a near-doubling in the risk for urinary incontinence and stress urinary incontinence.
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