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Publish Ahead-of-Print (PAP) Now Available from FPMRS
Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery now proudly offers the electronic publication of accepted papers prior to print publication. The journal's Published Ahead-of-Print (PAP) articles can be cited using the date of access and the unique DOI number. Any final changes in manuscripts will be made at the time of print publication and will be reflected in the final electronic version of the issue.

Subscribers can sign up for the Published Ahead-of-Print alerts from the PAP page.

Also, don't forget to subscribe to the journal's electronic Table of Contents (eTOC)!
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Save 20% on the most comprehensive single-volume reference on urogynecology
Published by McGraw-Hill Medical, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: Clinical Practice & Surgical Atlas is a unique combination medical reference and full-color surgical atlas. Highly commended by the British Medical Association for the 2014 BMA Book Awards, this authoritative text delivers a solid introduction to this growing subspecialty and thoroughly covers its underlying principles with an emphasis on diagnostic technique and management strategies.

Authored by Rebecca G. Rogers, Vivian W. Sung, Ranee Thakar, and Cheryl B. Iglesia, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery is enhanced by hundreds of original full-color photographs and illustrations that provide step-by-step guidance on key surgical procedures.

Regularly priced at $189.00, the book is available to members at the special price of $151.20. Click here to order at the reduced price, or to view sample chapters and the table of contents.

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Characterizing female pelvic floor conditions by tactile imaging
International Urogynecology Journal via Springer
Tactile imaging is the high-definition pressure mapping technology which allows recording pressure patterns from vaginal walls under applied load and during pelvic floor muscle contraction. The objective of this study was to identify new tactile imaging and muscle contraction markers to characterize female pelvic floor conditions.
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Referral patterns for pelvic floor surgical prosthesis complications: From symptom onset and initial treatments to evaluation at a tertiary care center.
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery via PubMed
Although complications of prosthesis products used for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence have been extensively characterized, little is known about their referral patterns and the time lapse from symptom onset to evaluation and treatment. The aim of our study was to retrospectively describe the patterns and timing of referral of prosthesis-related complications and initial prereferral treatments.
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Prevention and management of pelvic organ prolapse
F1000Prime Reports via Europe PubMed Central
Pelvic organ prolapse is a highly prevalent condition in the female population, which impairs the health-related quality of life of affected individuals. Despite the lack of robust evidence, selective modification of obstetric events or other risk factors could play a central role in the prevention of prolapse. While the value of pelvic floor muscle training as a preventive treatment remains uncertain, it has an essential role in the conservative management of prolapse. Surgical trends are currently changing due to the controversial issues surrounding the use of mesh and the increasing demand for uterine preservation. The evolution of laparoscopic and robotic surgery has increased the use of these techniques in pelvic floor surgery.
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Neuromodulation for OAB symptoms
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Correct performance of pelvic muscle exercises in women reporting prior knowledge
Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery via PubMed
New patients referred to urogynecology clinic reporting knowledge of PME or Kegels were asked to complete a questionnaire concerning knowledge, prior instruction, and current use of PME. During examination, the participants were asked to perform their PME or Kegel. Initial levator strength was documented by Oxford Scale. Randomized-order instructions were then given to educate women who contracted incorrectly. The participants completed a postexamination questionnaire. Analyses described percentage of women who were able to perform a correct contraction on initial attempt and factors associated with correct performance. Standard statistical methods were used to assess factors associated with correct PME performance and initial strength.
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The management of urinary incontinence in women
Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists via NCBI
This guidance is a partial update of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence clinical guideline 40 (published October 2006) and will replace it.
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Should prophylactic anti-incontinence procedures be performed at the time of prolapse repair? Systematic review
International Urogynecology Journal via PubMed
Women with high-grade pelvic organ prolapse are considered at risk of developing postoperative stress urinary incontinence once the prolapse has been repaired. The probable explanation for patients remaining subjectively continent is that POP can cause urethral kinking or compression. We hypothesized that performing prophylactic anti-incontinence procedures during surgical POP correction in women with no symptoms for urinary incontinence may prevent SUI postoperatively.
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Study finds tummy tuck improves stress urinary incontinence
Findings from a study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official clinical publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, indicate that a tummy tuck not only improves body contour, but may also alleviate symptoms of stress urinary incontinence, especially among patients who have not undergone previous cesarean section. The study surveyed women, who underwent a tummy tuck, to ascertain changes in their stress urinary incontinence symptoms. Ninety percent of the participants had at least one pregnancy.
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