Ahmed Al-Badr

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OBJECTIVES This paper reviews the literature on the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) and demonstrates its impact as a worldwide problem. METHODS A MEDLINE search was performed to review population-based studies in English. Studies were grouped according to demographic variables and type of incontinence. Risk factors, help-seeking behavior, and(More)
This study compared the incidence, duration, and predictors of early postoperative voiding dysfunction (VD) after three continence operations. Charts of women undergoing tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), Burch, or suburethral sling were reviewed. Early postoperative VD was defined as urinary retention or postvoid residual (PVR) >200 ml at discharge. Analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of female urinary incontinence (UI) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; to determine associated risk factors; and to identify healthcare-seeking behavior among affected women. METHODS A cross-sectional study of women attending Ministry of Health primary healthcare centers in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was conducted. Participants(More)
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are one of the most frequent clinical bacterial infections in women, accounting for nearly 25% of all infections. Around 50-60% of women will develop UTIs in their lifetimes. Escherichia coli is the organism that causes UTIs in most patients. Recurrent UTIs (RUTI) are mainly caused by reinfection by the same pathogen. Having(More)
BACKGROUND The tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure has become standard for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence in women. The procedure carries a risk of vaginal erosion and exposure of the mesh. When this occurs, most surgeons recommend removal of the tape for immediate relief of symptoms. However, this poses a risk of recurrence of urinary(More)
AIMS To compare success and complication rates of the Tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) between patients with good versus poor follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS A prospective cohort study of 108 women undergoing a TVT procedure was conducted. Patients were seen postoperatively at 6 weeks, 3, 6, 12 months, and yearly thereafter. Patients were categorized as(More)
OBJECTIVE To present experience with robotic repair of complex vesicouterine fistula (VUF) and vesicocervical fistula (VCF) in 3 patients and to describe technique of repair with 18-months follow-up. METHODS Three patients were diagnosed with VUF or VCF. Two patients had prior history of lower segment cesarean section complicated by bladder injury and the(More)
We report on a 56-year-old woman with irritative voiding symptoms, which started 4 months after undergoing a TVT procedure for stress incontinence (SI). Evidence of the mesh coming through the left bladder wall did not emerge until cysto-urethroscopic examination 2 years after surgery. Excision was done via transurethral cystoscopy with the aid of(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to assess whether an intervention on process efficiency using the Lean methodology leads to improved utilization of the operating room (OR), as measured by key performance metrics of OR efficiency. DESIGN A quasi-experimental design was used to test the impact of the intervention by comparing pre-intervention and(More)
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), are two common health-related conditions, each affecting up to 50% women worldwide. Stress urinary incontinence only observed after the reduction of co-existent prolapse is called occult SUI (OSUI), and is found in up to 80% of women with advanced POP. Although there is no consensus on how(More)