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AUGS Survey Request: Research Study on Hysteropexy
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Dr. Miriam Seitz, a fellow at the NorthShore University Health System, is conducting a research study about hysteropexy. AUGS has granted Dr. Seitz permission to survey the AUGS membership. This survey is being conducted electronically and has been reviewed and approved by the AUGS Research Committee.

Please take a moment to complete the short survey by Monday, October 20th.

Participation in this electronic survey is for research purposes. At no time are the results identified. Participation is entirely voluntary, refusal to answer or discontinuation of the survey will in no way lead to penalty. If undue stress, fatigue, or frustration is encountered, one can stop at any time.
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Save the Date for the 2015 Comprehensive Review Course in FPMRS
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Save the date for the 2015 Comprehensive Review Course in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, to be held March 27-28, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Both physicians preparing for board certification and those who desire a review of state-of-the-art developments in the field are welcome to attend!

New developments in the field and current concepts will be incorporated along with new American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and American Board of Urology related issues using the case-based approach. Lectures will be supplemented by board simulation sessions, imaging studies, as well as daily case conferences and question review sessions for extra preparation.

Registration for the meeting will open in December, but in the meantime, be sure to visit http://reviewcourse.augs.org/ for the latest information as it develops.

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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
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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Topiramate-associated urinary incontinence: A case verified by rechallenge
Clinical Neuropharmacology via PubMed
Topiramate is an anticonvulsant that has been widely used in psychiatric conditions. The most common treatment-related adverse effects of topiramate were diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, fatigue, paresthesia, cognitive impairment and metabolic acidosis. The following is a case report intended to draw attention to a rarely reported adverse effect of topiramate.
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Urinary incontinence in women
BMJ
Urinary incontinence affects women of all ages. History, physical examination, and certain tests can guide specialists in diagnosing stress urinary incontinence, urgency urinary incontinence, and mixed urinary incontinence. First line management includes lifestyle and behavior modification, as well as pelvic floor strength and bladder training. Drug therapy is helpful in the treatment of urgency incontinence that does not respond to conservative measures.
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The use of botulinum toxin type A in the treatment of HTLV-1-associated overactive bladder refractory to conventional therapy
Journal of the Brazilian Society of Tropical Medicine via PubMed
Urinary symptoms occur in 19% of human T-cell lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1)-infected patients who do not fulfill criteria for HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis and in almost 100 percent of HAM/TSP patients. Few studies have evaluated therapies for overactive bladder caused by HTLV-1 infection.
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Efficacy of Boswellia serrata L. and Cyperus scariosus L. plus pelvic floor muscle training in stress incontinence in women of reproductive age
Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
A prospective, single-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial was conducted. The patients were randomized to receive orally either combination of equal quantity of B. serrata and C. scariosus or placebo respectively twice daily for 8 weeks in addition to pelvic floor muscle training in both groups. The outcome was one hour pad test. The results were analyzed using parametric and nonparametric test.
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Save the Date for the 2015 Comprehensive Review Course in FPMRS
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Save the date for the 2015 Comprehensive Review Course in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, to be held March 27-28, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. Both physicians preparing for board certification and those who desire a review of state-of-the-art developments in the field are welcome to attend!

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PFD Registry Available as Resource for Applicants Responding to PCORI Announcement for Large Pragmatic Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes
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AUGS is interested in facilitating research using the PFD Registry for applicants responding to the recent PCORI announcement for Large Pragmatic Studies to Evaluate Patient-Centered Outcomes in the proposed topic area of pelvic floor mesh implants.

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Post-operative pain similar in robotic and conventional laparoscopy for gynecologic procedures
2 Minute Medicine
Robotic-assisted laparoscopic gynecologic surgery has become increasingly popular. The technique can be used to treat various gynecologic conditions, including cervical and uterine cancer, endometriosis, pelvic organ prolapse and uterine fibroids.

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Urinary incontinence: ACP offers nonsurgical options
Medscape
Kegel exercises to strengthen pelvic floor muscles, bladder training, and weight loss and exercise are effective nonsurgical treatment options for women with urinary incontinence, according to a new, evidence-based clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians. The new recommendations, which target all clinicians treating women with UI, were published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
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Urinary nerve growth factor shows diagnostic value
News-Medical.net
Urinary nerve growth factor could be a useful biomarker for the diagnosis of overactive bladder and a predictive biomarker to help guide treatment, Chinese researchers believe. Their conclusion is based on a meta-analysis of nine studies, which also indicated that urinary NGF could be valuable in distinguishing between diagnoses of OAB and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.
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