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AUGS celebrates Bladder Health Week 2014
AUGS is excited to announce that during Bladder Health Week, Nov. 10-14, over 80 AUGS members are hosting free educational events for women at their institutions and practices. These events are part of a public awareness campaign to empower women impacted with pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), to increase their knowledge, and prepare them for having conversations about seeking treatment with their health care provider.

The campaign, "Break Free from PFDs," aims to help women understand the facts about PFDs and empower them with information on how to pursue individualized solutions for improved quality of life.

For the first time this year, we are holding a live webinar for women that cannot attend an in person event. Cheryl Iglesia, M.D., and Amy Park, M.D., are leading the webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register for the webinar. After Bladder Health Week, the recording will be available for instant viewing on the AUGS patient website,

Please encourage your patients, mothers, sisters, and friends to attend an in person event or register for the live webinar. For more information and to register, visit:
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Dynamic clinical measurements of voluntary vaginal contractions and autonomic vaginal reflexes
The Journal of Sexual Medicine via PubMed
The vaginal canal is an active and responsive canal. It has pressure variations along its length and shows reflex activity. At present, the prevailing idea is that the vaginal canal does not have a sphincter mechanism. It is hypothesized that an active vaginal muscular mechanism exists and might be involved in the pathophysiology of genito-pelvic pain/penetration disorder.
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Bacterial uropathogens and antibiotic susceptibility of positive urine cultures in women with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence
Neurourology and Urodynamics via Wiley
The aims of the study are to describe the speciation and resistance patterns of positive urinary cultures in women with pelvic floor disorders and those undergoing pelvic reconstructive surgery.
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Relationship among vaginal palpation, vaginal squeeze pressure, electromyographic and ultrasonographic variables of female pelvic floor muscles
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
This cross-sectional study evaluated 80 women between 18 and 35 years of age who were nulliparous and had no pelvic floor dysfunction. PFM function was assessed based on digital palpation, vaginal squeeze pressure, electromyographic activity, bilateral diameter of the bulbocavernosus muscles and the amount of bladder neck movement during voluntary PFM contraction using transperineal bi-dimensional ultrasound. The Pearson correlation was used for statistical analysis.
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The effect of ascorbic acid and fluid flow stimulation on the mechanical properties of a tissue engineered pelvic floor repair material
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H via PubMed
Synthetic non-degradable meshes used in pelvic floor surgery can cause serious complications such as tissue erosion. A repair material composed of an autologous oral fibroblast seeded degradable polylactic acid scaffold may be a viable alternative. The aims of this study were to investigate the effects of media supplementation with additives on the mechanical properties of these scaffolds. Oral fibroblasts were isolated from buccal mucosa.
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Urinary incontinence in men and women: Surgical treatment of urinary incontinence and prolapse
Der Urologe via Springer
Numerous surgical procedures are available for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women and men. On a par with classical therapy options (e.g. colposuspension and artificial sphincter prosthesis) suburethral tape procedures have become established as the minimally invasive standard of care. Regarding comorbidities and recurrent urinary incontinence, therapeutic procedures should be modified on an individual basis. It is crucial to involve patients in therapeutic decision-making and counseling should be given with respect to all conservative and operative alternatives.
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Treatment of fecal incontinence: State of the science summary for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases workshop
The American Journal of Gastroenterology
This is the second of a two-part summary of a National Institutes of Health conference on fecal incontinence that summarizes current treatments and identifies research priorities. Conservative medical management consisting of patient education, fiber supplements or antidiarrheals, behavioral techniques such as scheduled toileting, and pelvic floor exercises restores continence in up to 25 percent of patients.
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5 things to know about pelvic floor pain
Cincinnati Business Courier
Pain is never a pleasant or easy feeling, and when its origins are in the most intimate part of the body, it's even less so. Many women experience pelvic floor pain, which can have different causes and treatments. Read on to learn five things that you may find helpful to know about its causes, and more importantly, treatments.
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