Amanda J Simsiman

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OBJECTIVE To report 2-year outcomes of a randomized controlled trial comparing standard anterior colporrhaphy with reinforced vaginal paravaginal repair using xenograft or synthetic mesh in women with symptomatic anterior vaginal wall prolapse. METHODS Women with stage II or greater anterior prolapse were randomly assigned to three groups: anterior(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was undertaken to assess the outcome of suburethral slings by type of sling material. STUDY DESIGN A retrospective review of women who underwent a suburethral sling between January 1997 and January 2003 with autograft, allograft or xenograft materials. Objective failure was defined as urinary leakage with cough stress testing at any(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to determine the efficacy of the vaginal paravaginal repair using porcine dermal graft reinforcement for the correction of advanced anterior vaginal prolapse. STUDY DESIGN One hundred eleven women underwent reinforced vaginal paravaginal repair between September 2001 and January 2004 and met our inclusion criteria.(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether the Pelvic Organ Prolapse-Quantification (POP-Q) system can be used as a replacement for Q-tip testing to assess urethral mobility in women. METHODS We performed a retrospective review of a clinical database of 1490 patients presenting to a urogynecology clinic. The evaluation included both Q-tip straining angle and POP-Q(More)
PURPOSE We determined the efficacy of the anterior vaginal wall hammock (AVWH) using fascia lata for the correction of anterior vaginal compartment relaxation. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 58 patients with stage 2 or greater anterior vaginal compartment relaxation underwent an AVWH procedure with autologous or allograft fascia lata from June 1998 to(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the influence of maternal ethnicity on neonatal outcomes after antenatal corticosteroid administration. METHODS A retrospective review of ethnicity, maternal factors, and neonatal birth outcomes was performed for preterm births at a single institution. Cases were limited to women who received antenatal corticosteroids. The impact of(More)
OBJECTIVE Prenatal screening with cell-free DNA (cfDNA) offers improved detection of Down syndrome (T21) compared to conventional screening. These tests are expensive and have fewer detectable anomalies. Our objective was to investigate potential costs and test performance of screening algorithms when accounting for detectable aneuploidies. METHODS This(More)
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