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Patient reported outcome measures after incontinence and prolapse surgery: are the pictures painted by the ICIQ and PGI-I accurate?

Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery Section , Madison, WI , USA 2 Department of Urogynaecology, Imperial College London , London , UK 3 Rufus Cartwright Following surgery to treat stress urinary

Urinary retention in female OAB after intravesical Botox injection: who is really at risk?

Introduction and hypothesis Intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox) injections are effective for the treatment of idiopathic overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. The aim of our study was to assess the predisposing factors for urinary retention in women with OAB after intravesical Botox injection. Methods All participants were women of European descent with idiopathic OAB...

Effectiveness of botulinum toxin injection in the treatment of de novo OAB symptoms following midurethral sling surgery

Introduction and hypothesis Intravesical onabotulinumtoxinA (Botox®) is effective for idiopathic overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. Our primary objective was to compare the efficacy of onabotulinumtoxinA for women with de novo OAB after midurethral sling (MUS) surgery and women with idiopathic OAB. Methods Women enrolled in this prospective study had idiopathic (n = 53) or de...

The Association of Episiotomy with Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury–A Population Based Matched Cohort Study

Objectives To estimate the independent association of episiotomy with obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) using first a cross-sectional and then a matched pair analysis. Design A matched cohort. Setting Data was gathered from the Finnish Medical Birth Register from 2004–2011. Population All singleton vaginal births (n = 303,758). Methods Women resulting matched pairs (n...

Differential profile analysis of urinary cytokines in patients with overactive bladder: comment

Dear Editor,We read with interest the recent paper by Ghoniem et al. [1] exploring urinary cytokine profiles of women with overactive bladder (OAB) in comparison to both healthy controls and women with UTI. While we applaud their efforts to apply such innovative techniques, we wish to raise concerns regarding the statistical methods used to analyse data from the cytokine antibody...

The Burden of OASIS Increases along with Socioeconomic Position – Register-Based Analysis of 980,733 Births in Finland

Background Obstetric anal sphincter injury (OASIS) has been identified as a major preventable risk factor for anal incontinence. Objective Aim was to measure national variation in incidence of OASIS by socioeconomic status (SES). Methods A retrospective population based case-control study using the data derived from the Finnish Medical Birth Register for the years 1991–2010. A...

Systematic reviews of observational studies of risk of thrombosis and bleeding in urological surgery (ROTBUS): introduction and methodology

Systematic Reviews Kari AO Tikkinen 6 7 Arnav Agarwal 5 12 Samantha Craigie 0 5 Rufus Cartwright 10 11 Michael K Gould 9 Jari Haukka 6 Richard Naspro 14 Giacomo Novara 13 Per Morten Sandset 3 8 Reed ... Working Group members are Arnav Agarwal, Chika Agbassi, Bassel Ali, Rufus Cartwright, Samantha Craigie, Leyla Eryuzlu, Johanna Geraci, Michael K. Gould, Gordon H. Guyatt, Jari Haukka, Maha Imam, Nofisat

How to write an ICS/IUGA conference abstract

Introduction This article aims to condense the lectures and discussions from workshops on good reporting at IUGA Como 2009 and ICS San Francisco 2009, providing practical advice for the novice researcher summarising their data for the first time. Conclusions Drafting an abstract can be a time consuming process. Formal guidance, such as CONSORT and STROBE, exists for the kinds of...