International Urogynecology Journal

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List of Papers (Total 482)

Sexual function after robot-assisted prolapse surgery: a prospective study

Introduction and hypothesisFemale pelvic organ prolapse (POP) can severely influence sexual function. Robot-assisted surgery is increasingly used to treat POP, but studies describing its effect on sexual function are limited. The objective of this study was to evaluate sexual function after robot-assisted POP surgery.MethodsThis prospective cohort study included all patients who...

Recalcitrant chronic bladder pain and recurrent cystitis but negative urinalysis: What should we do?

PurposeLower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) may be associated with chronic urinary tract infection (UTI) undetected by routine diagnostic tests. Antimicrobial therapy might confer benefit for these patients.Materials and methodsOver 10 years, we treated patients with chronic LUTS. Pyuria was adopted as the principal biomarker of infection. Urinary leucocyte counts were recorded...

Method and reliability of measuring midurethral area and echogenicity, and changes during and after pregnancy

Introduction and hypothesisInternal closure of the urethral sphincter is one of the mechanisms in maintaining continence. Little is known about changes in the urethral sphincter during pregnancy. We designed this study to develop a reliable method to measure the area and mean echogenicity of the midurethra during and after pregnancy and to assess changes over time.MethodsTwo...

Physiotherapy for pelvic pain and female sexual dysfunction: an untapped resource

Introduction and hypothesisChronic pelvic pain (CPP) in women is a complex syndrome. Pain sensation and intensity often do not correspond with the identified lesion location but are felt elsewhere, leading to muskuloskeletal and myofascial disorders and sexual dysfunction (SD). Although physical aspects are prevalent, they are often underdiagnosed and undertreated due to lack of...