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The terminology for female pelvic floor prolapse (POP) should be defined and organized in a clinically-based consensus Report. This Report combines the input of members of two International Organizations, the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) and the International Continence Society (ICS), assisted at intervals by external referees.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare postoperative pain scores and assess efficacy between an adjustable single-incision sling and a standard transobturator sling for stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS This single-blinded randomized controlled trial involved 156 women with clinically proven SUI. Women were allocated to receive either an adjustable single-incision(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify possible risk factors for exposure, dyspareunia, and pain after insertion of tension-free vaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse surgery. METHODS This was a prospective observational cohort study. Consecutive women who underwent surgery with a trocar-guided tension-free vaginal mesh kit were included and evaluated at 6 weeks and at 6(More)
Pessaries have been used to treat women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) since the beginning of recorded history. This review aims to assess the effect of pessary treatment on the disease-specific, health-related quality of life in women with pelvic organ prolapse. After a Medline search using the Mesh term 'pessary' and critical appraisal, 41 articles were(More)
The most efficient planning algorithms recently developed are mainly based on Graphplan system or on sat-isfiability approach. In this paper we present a new approach to plan generation based on planning graph analysis, which can be considered as a bridge between the two planning approaches. The method exploits the propagation of planning axioms and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS The objective of this study was to report 1 year anatomical and functional outcomes of trocar-guided total tension-free vaginal mesh (Prolift) repair for post-hysterectomy vaginal vault prolapse with one continuous piece of polypropylene mesh. METHODS We conducted a prospective observational cohort study of 46 patients. A(More)
In this paper a planning framework based on Ant Colony Optimization techniques is presented. It is well known that finding optimal solutions to planning problems is a very hard computational problem. Stochastic methods do not guarantee either optimality or completeness , but it has been proved that in many applications they are able to find very good, often(More)
In this paper an application of the meta–heuristic Ant Colony Optimization to optimal planning is presented. It is well known that finding out optimal solutions to planning problem is a very hard computational problem. Approximate methods do not guarantee either optimality or completeness, but it has been proved that in many applications they are able to(More)