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AUGS is now accepting late breaking abstracts for PFD Week 2015
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AUGS accepts abstracts for oral, poster, and video presentations. Work submitted for presentation at this meeting may not have been previously published, and may not have been previously presented at another national Obstetrics and Gynecology (SGS, ACOG, AAGL) or Urology (SUFU, AUA) meeting. Abstracts that have been presented at non-OBGYN or Urology meetings will be accepted for poster presentation only and will not be eligible for prizes. The author must list where and when the research was presented at the bottom of the abstract when submitted. It is acceptable, however, for it to have been presented at an international meeting outside the United States.

The deadline to submit a late breaking abstract is Sept. 1, 2015 at 11:59 pm ET. For more information and to access the abstract submission site, click here.
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PFD Week 2015 early bird registration ends July 31
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Join AUGS in Seattle, from Oct. 13-17 for the premiere of PFD Week, an expansion of the successful AUGS Annual Scientific Meeting. With the traditional two and a half days of scientific presentation and an addition of one day of clinical and surgical workshops, PFD Week 2015 is the go-to meeting for healthcare professionals interested in or actively practicing Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. Register by July 31 for early bird rates!
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CMS and AMA announce efforts to help providers get ready for ICD-10
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With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline. In response to requests from the provider community, CMS is releasing additional guidance that will allow for flexibility in the claims auditing and quality reporting process as the medical community gains experience using the new ICD- 10 code set. For more details, please see the joint announcement on the CMS ICD-10 website.
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Slings safe, effective for stress incontinence
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews via MedPage Today
Women with stress urinary incontinence obtained similar high rates of improvement with either of two common sling procedures, which have different adverse-event profiles, a systematic review showed. Both transobturator and retropubic insertion of mid-urethral slings had 1-year cure rates of about 80%, declining to about 70 percent after 5 years in the few studies that had long-term follow-up.
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Risk factors for women to have urodynamic stress urinary incontinence at a Turkish tertiary referral center: A multivariate analysis study
Urology Journal
Stress urinary incontinence is urinary incontinence during exertion, straining, exercise, coughing or sneezing. SUI is a non-life threatening condition, but can have negative impacts on social and psychological status. UI will occur without detrusor contraction, if there is an inability of urethral closure mechanism (sphincter insufficiency) when abdominal pressure increases due to exertion, straining, exercise, coughing or sneezing under urodynamic observation. This type of incontinence is defined as urodynamic stress urinary incontinence in terminology of International Continence Society.
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Stem cell applications for pathologies of the urinary bladder
World Journal of Stem Cells via PubMed Central
New stem cell based therapies are undergoing intense research and are widely investigated in clinical fields including the urinary system. The urinary bladder performs critical complex functions that rely on its highly coordinated anatomical composition and multiplex of regulatory mechanisms. Bladder pathologies resulting in severe dysfunction are common clinical encounter and often cause significant impairment of patient's quality of life. Current surgical and medical interventions to correct urinary dysfunction or to replace an absent or defective bladder are sub-optimal and are associated with notable complications.
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The effect of pelvic floor muscle exercises program on sexual self-efficacy in primiparous women after delivery
Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research via PubMed Central
Selection and acceptance of appropriate sexual behavior and sexual function are made difficult by low sexual self-efficacy in the postpartum period. The general purpose of this research is to define the effects of an 8-week pelvic floor muscle exercise program on sexual self-efficacy in primiparous women after childbirth.
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FPMRS NEWSBRIEFS


3-D model to help researchers study pelvic floor disorder linked to childbirth
Newswise
It's a mysterious condition often linked to childbirth that causes distress and discomfort and requires surgery for more than 200,000 women a year — but there's no good way to study it. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed the first-ever 3D complete computer model to help study treatment for pelvic organ prolapse, a weakening of muscles and ligaments that causes organs like the bladder to drop from their normal place. For many women, the condition causes urinary problems, painful intercourse and uncomfortable pressure.
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Stress urinary incontinence in the female athlete
The Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the most common, but rarely discussed issues that female athletes face is urinary incontinence during exercise. This phenomenon is also known as stress urinary incontinence and is defined as the involuntary leaking of urine during activities like running, jumping, laughing or coughing. One study estimates that leaking of urine occurs in 47 percent of exercising women (average age was 38 years in this study). Many attribute this problem due to pregnancy and childbirth; however, studies have shown that 25-28 percent of high school and collegiate athletes who have never been pregnant report stress urinary incontinence. These numbers are even higher in sports that significantly increase the intra-pelvic pressure like gymnastics and trampoline where 60-80 percent of athletes report incontinence!
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