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OBJECTIVE To estimate the rate of peripartum hysterectomy over the last 8 years in Calgary, the primary indication for peripartum hysterectomy (defined as any hysterectomy performed within 24 hours of a delivery), and whether there was an increase in the rate of peripartum hysterectomy during that time. METHOD Detailed chart review of all cases of(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Uterovaginal prolapse and urinary incontinence are common problems whose pathogenesis remains unclear. As life expectancy increases, significantly greater numbers of women will present with pelvic floor prolapse and incontinence requiring surgical intervention. Currently, the lifetime risk of undergoing prolapse or continence surgery in(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of transobturator tape with tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) in terms of objective cure of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) at 12 months postoperatively. METHOD Women with SUI were randomly allocated to either transobturator tape or TVT procedures and reviewed at 12 months after surgery. The primary outcome was(More)
  • Colin Birch
  • Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics…
  • 2005
With an ageing population, increasing numbers of women are presenting with pelvic floor disorders. The lifetime risk of undergoing prolapse or incontinence surgery in the USA is 1 in 11. With a recognized reoperation rate exceeding 30% for prolapse surgery, attempts are being made to improve our primary surgical outcomes. The introduction of synthetic and(More)
PURPOSE We assess the 12-month safety and potential efficacy of autologous muscle derived cells for urinary sphincter repair (Cook MyoSite Incorporated, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) in women with stress urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pooled data from 2 phase I/II studies with identical patient selection criteria and outcome measures were(More)
BACKGROUND Before introducing the transobturator tape into our practice we undertook 52 transobturator tape procedures. The transobturator tape procedures were undertaken with an "outside-in" approach, using nonwoven polypropylene mesh with average pore size of 50 mum. CASES Five cases of vaginal erosions have been identified, 1 complicated by a groin(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the indications for hysterectomy, preoperative assessment, and available alternatives required prior to hysterectomy. Patient self-reported outcomes of hysterectomy have revealed high levels of patient satisfaction. These may be maximized by careful preoperative assessment and discussion of other treatment choices. In most cases(More)
PURPOSE In this feasibility study we assessed the 12-month safety and potential efficacy of autologous muscle derived cells (Cook MyoSite Incorporated, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) as therapy for stress urinary incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 38 women in whom stress urinary incontinence had not improved with conservative therapy for 12 or more(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare anatomical and patient-reported outcomes at 12 months postoperatively for women who had anterior compartment pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery using a repair augmented with porcine small intestine submucosa mesh (Mesh Group) compared with those who had a native tissue repair (No Mesh Group). METHODS This was a randomized controlled(More)
This study was a 1-year follow-up of a cohort of 52 women who underwent trans-obturator tape (TOT) procedures using Obtape. Follow-up information was available for 45/52 (87%) women. The rate of erosions was 8/52 (15%). Among 34 women examined, 26% experienced tenderness on palpation of operative site, and 72% were objectively cured on pad test. Forty women(More)