International Urogynecology Journal

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List of Papers (Total 440)

Correction to: Impact of surgeon experience on routine prolapse operations

The article "Impact of surgeon experience on routine prolapse operations", written by Emil Nüssler, Jacob Kjær Eskildsen, Emil Karl Nüssler, Marie Bixo, and Mats Löfgren, was originally published without open access.

Long-term outcome of vaginal mesh or native tissue in recurrent prolapse: a randomized controlled trial

Introduction and hypothesis Our aim was to evaluate clinically relevant long-term outcomes of transvaginal mesh or native tissue repair in women with recurrent pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Methods We performed a 7-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial on trocar-guided mesh placement or native tissue repair in women with recurrent POP. Primary outcome was composite ...

Development of a core set of outcome measures for OAB treatment

Introduction and hypothesis Standardized measures enable the comparison of outcomes across providers and treatments giving valuable information for improving care quality and efficacy. The aim of this project was to define a minimum standard set of outcome measures and case-mix factors for evaluating the care of patients with overactive bladder (OAB). Methods The International ...

The UK National Prolapse Survey: 10 years on

Introduction and hypothesis To assess trends in the surgical management of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) amongst UK practitioners and changes in practice since a previous similar survey. Methods An online questionnaire survey (Typeform Pro) was emailed to British Society of Urogynaecology (BSUG) members. They included urogynaecologists working in tertiary centres, gynaecologists with ...

Factors influencing the outcome of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse

Introduction and hypothesis Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery is a common gynecological procedure. Our aim was to assess the influence of obesity and other risk factors on the outcome of anterior and posterior colporrhaphy with and without mesh. Methods Data were retrieved from the Swedish National Register for Gynecological Surgery on 18,554 women undergoing primary and repeat ...

Long-term micturition problems of asymptomatic postpartum urinary retention: a prospective case–control study

Introduction and hypothesis Covert (asymptomatic) postpartum urinary retention (PUR) is defined as post-void residual volume (PVRV) ≥150 mL. Although often supposed to be a common and harmless phenomenon, no data are available on the potential long-term micturition problems of increased PVRV after vaginal delivery. Methods After the first spontaneous void post-vaginal delivery, ...

Comparison of clean intermittent and transurethral indwelling catheterization for the treatment of overt urinary retention after vaginal delivery: a multicentre randomized controlled clinical trial

Introduction and hypothesis Overt postpartum urinary retention (PUR) is the inability to void after delivery and affects up to 7% of patients. Clean intermittent catheterization (CIC) and transurethral indwelling catheterization (TIC) are both standard treatments, but have not previously been compared. Clinical guidelines on postpartum bladder management are lacking. Methods A ...

Informed consent checklists for midurethral slings: a common-sense approach

Introduction and Hypothesis Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) warning about the use of transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and the use of single-incision slings to treat incontinence, the number of lawsuits for medical negligence regarding the use of any polypropylene mesh in the vagina has increased tremendously. Methods This same FDA ...

The influence of duloxetine on detrusor overactivity in rats with depression induced by 13-cis-retinoic acid

Introduction and hypothesis The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of duloxetine in an animal model of detrusor overactivity induced by depression. Methods After 6 weeks of 13-cis-retinoic acid administration at a dose of 1 mg/kg/day, rats were given duloxetine at a dose of 1 mg/kg. This was followed by conscious cystometry, a forced swim test, and locomotor activity ...

The impact of urodynamics on treatment and outcomes in women with an overactive bladder: a longitudinal prospective follow-up study

Introduction and hypothesis The aim of this study was to establish if the management of women with overactive bladder (OAB) and patient-reported outcomes differed based on the findings of urodynamics (UDS). Methods A prospective, longitudinal observational study conducted in urogynaecology clinics in 22 UK hospitals participating in the Diagnostic Accuracy of Bladder Ultrasound ...

Transobturator midurethral sling: What should patients expect after surgery?

Introduction and hypothesis Midurethral sling (MUS) surgeries are minimally invasive procedures; however, they are not free of postoperative complications. The aim of the study was to assess the occurrence of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) (urgency, nocturia, frequency, splitting/spraying, hesitancy, terminal dribbling, and subjective feeling of postvoid residual) in patients ...

Gurya cutting and female genital fistulas in Niger: ten cases

Introduction and hypothesis The objective was to determine the contribution of female genital cutting to genital fistula formation in Niger from the case records of a specialist fistula hospital. Methods A retrospective review was undertaken of the records of 360 patients seen at the Danja Fistula Center, Danja, Niger, between March 2014 and September 2016. Pertinent clinical and ...

Interobserver agreement in perineal ultrasound measurement of the anovaginal distance: a methodological study

Introduction and hypothesis Objective outcome measures of the extent of laceration at delivery are needed. In this study we evaluated and describe here a method for learning perineal ultrasound measurement of the anovaginal distance (AVD). The learning period needed for examiners proficient in vaginal ultrasound examination and the interobserver agreement after reaching proficiency ...

A prospective, double-blind, randomized, two-period crossover, multicenter study to evaluate tolerability and patient preference between mirabegron and tolterodine in patients with overactive bladder (PREFER study)

Introduction and hypothesis The objective of this study was to assess the tolerability and treatment preference in patients with overactive bladder (OAB) treated with mirabegron or tolterodine. Methods This was a two-period, 8-week crossover, double-blind, phase IV study (PREFER; NCT02138747) in treatment-naive adults with OAB for 3 months or longer randomized to one of four ...

Primary treatment of pelvic organ prolapse: pessary use versus prolapse surgery

Introduction and hypothesis The objective of this study was to compare the functional outcomes after pessary treatment and after prolapse surgery as primary treatments for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Methods This was a prospective cohort study performed in a Dutch teaching hospital in women with symptomatic POP of stage II or higher requiring treatment. Patients were treated ...

Obstetric fistula in Niger: 6-month postoperative follow-up of 384 patients from the Danja Fistula Center

Introduction and hypothesis The impoverished West African country of Niger has high rates of obstetric fistula. We report a 6-month postoperative follow-up of 384 patients from the Danja Fistula Center and assess factors associated with operative success or failure. Methods The medical records of 384 women who had completed a 6-month follow-up after fistula surgery were reviewed. ...

Surgery for recurrent stress urinary incontinence: the views of surgeons and women

Introduction and hypothesis The objectives were to explore the views of women with recurrent stress incontinence (SUI) with regard to treatment preferences and the acceptability of randomisation to a future trial, and to survey the views of UK specialists on treatment preferences and equipoise regarding different treatment alternatives. Methods An online survey of the British ...