Cheng-Min Liu

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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 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 report our experience on lateral excision of tape in women with iatrogenic urethral obstruction after the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure. METHODS Seven women had iatrogenic urethral obstruction based on their clinical and urodynamic findings. All underwent lateral excision of the tape using the vaginal approach. Lower urinary tract(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 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)
This study aims to compare clinical outcome using the Perigee/Apogee® vs. Prolift® devices for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP). 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 postoperative assessments included(More)
Eight rats served as control subjects with sham surgeries and eight rats underwent ovariectomy. Two months later, the expression of muscarinic receptors, neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS), and estrogen receptor (R) at the mRNA level were assessed by reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction. The results showed that performing an ovariectomy in a(More)
The aim of this study was to identify the predictors of improved overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms after transvaginal mesh repair. 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 bladder diary, urodynamics, and a(More)
As use of the tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) grows, more unexpected findings during this procedure are likely to be encountered. However, concomitant resection of a bladder tumor during the TVT procedure is rare. A TVT operation was carried out in a 56-year-old woman with urodynamic stress incontinence. A bladder tumor located in the trigone was found(More)