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Stress urinary incontinence is a frequent complaint in medical offices and studies have shown that women who practice high impact sports develop its symptoms. To evaluate the prevalence of stress urinary incontinence in women who attend gyms and perform high impact exercises and correlate it with women who do not attend gyms. Prospective comparative study(More)
OBJECTIVE Prospective study to objectively evaluate the benefits of pelvic floor strengthening exercises associated to biofeedback for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS Fourteen patients diagnosed with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) were selected for this study. All patients underwent a pelvic floor training associated(More)
AIMS The continence mechanisms depend on the integrity of the pelvic floor muscles. It is therefore important to find simple, reliable, and safe methods to assess its contractility in a clinical setting. This study aims to investigate if digital palpation of the pelvic floor muscles presents correlation with its electromyographic activity. METHODS The(More)
The Ophira Mini Sling System involves anchoring a midurethral, low-tension tape to the obturator internus muscles bilaterally at the level of the tendinous arc. Success rates in different subsets of patients are still to be defined. This work aims to identify which factors influence the 2-year outcomes of this treatment. Analysis was based on data from a(More)
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can occur simultaneously with anterior vaginal prolapse (AVP) in up to 30% of patients. We studied a monoprosthesis that combines prepubic and transobturator arms for simultaneous treatment of AVP and SUI. One hundred four women with AVP underwent surgical treatment using a monoprosthesis (NAZCA TC®). POP-Q was used for(More)
OBJECTIVES To analyse quantitatively, using stereological methods, the density of the collagen fibres induced by four types of sling materials, and verify by a histopathological analysis the corresponding inflammatory reaction, as fibrosis secondary to sling implantation is considered responsible for restoring urethral support and re-establishing continence(More)
AIMS Several studies evidenced the association between pregnancy, mode of delivery and genitourinary symptoms. However, there are still controversies about the role of mode of delivery in the prevention or aggravation of these symptoms. This study aimed to compare the impact of three distinct modes of delivery on pelvic floor muscle contractility. METHODS(More)
PURPOSE We have evaluated the clinical and urodynamic effects of intravesical instillation of resiniferatoxin in patients with idiopathic detrusor instability refractory to anticholinergics. MATERIALS AND METHODS There were 30 women, median age 56 years old with detrusor instability for over 6 months and a history of anticholinergic use with no response(More)
OBJECTIVE To report our experience with the Safyre (Promedon, Cordoba, Argentina), a new re-adjustable and minimally invasive sling for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which combines the efficacy of slings with re-adjustability. PATIENTS AND METHODS In all, 126 consecutive patients with a clinical and urodynamic diagnosis of SUI had a Safyre(More)
Sling procedures have been around for decades in the management of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but only in the past decade have they become the preferred technique. The arcus to arcus microsling is an anatomical approach that involves placing a midurethral low-tension tape anchored to the obturator internus muscles bilaterally at the level of(More)