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PURPOSE OF REVIEW The aim of this review was to assess the recent evidence on the effectiveness and complications of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and transobturator tape (TOT) procedures for female stress urinary incontinence between January 2008 and March 2009. RECENT FINDINGS A meta-analysis of recent studies revealed that the short-term objective(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of oral and vaginal estrogen therapy (ET) on the vaginal blood flow and sexual function in postmenopausal women with previous hysterectomy. DESIGN Fifty-seven women were randomized to receive either oral (0.625 mg of conjugated equine estrogens per tablet; n = 27) or topical (0.625 mg conjugated equine estrogens per 1 g(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of oral and vaginal estrogen therapy (ET) on the lower urinary tract in postmenopausal women with prior hysterectomy. DESIGN Randomized, prospective study. SETTING Tertiary teaching hospital. PATIENT(S) Fifty-seven hysterectomized, postmenopausal women. INTERVENTION(S) Patients were randomized to receive either oral(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to perform an ultrasonographic comparison of tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and the TVT-obturator (TVT-O) procedure in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI). METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 159 women with SUI undergoing either TVT (n=91) or TVT-O (n=68). All subjects underwent perineal(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the factors associated with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) recurrence after transvaginal mesh (TVM) repair. STUDY DESIGN One hundred and thirteen women with symptomatic POP stage II to IV were scheduled for TVM procedures. All subjects underwent urinalyses and pelvic examination using the POP quantification (POP-Q) staging system before(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS This study aims to compare clinical outcome using the Perigee/Apogee® vs. Prolift® devices for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS One hundred and eight women with POP stages II to IV were scheduled for either Perigee/Apogee® (Perigee group; n = 60) or Prolift® device (Prolift group; n = 48). Preoperative and(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of improved overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms after transvaginal mesh repair. METHODS Eighty women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) stage II to IV reporting OAB symptoms were scheduled for transvaginal mesh procedures. Preoperative and postoperative assessments included a(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) and the TVT-obturator (TVTO) procedures. DESIGN Multicenter retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2). SETTING Tertiary teaching hospitals. PATIENTS We reviewed 82 women with urodynamically proven stress incontinence undergoing either(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the clinical and urodynamic outcomes of transvaginal mesh repair (TVM) for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). STUDY DESIGN One hundred and twenty-four women with POP stage II to IV were scheduled for a TVM procedure. Preoperative and postoperative assessments included pelvic examination, urodynamic testing, and a personal(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the changes in the vascularization of the lower urinary tract following laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH). METHODS Seventy women undergoing LH not under the indication of a uterine myoma were included. All subjects underwent urinalysis, pelvic examination, and introital color Doppler(More)