Diane F Borello-France

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OBJECTIVE To prospectively investigate the relationship between anal sphincter tears and postpartum fecal and urinary incontinence. METHODS The Childbirth and Pelvic Symptoms study was a prospective cohort study performed by the Pelvic Floor Disorders Network to estimate the prevalence of postpartum fecal and urinary incontinence in primiparous women: 407(More)
The objective of this study was to identify clinical and demographic factors associated with incontinence-related quality of life (QoL) in 655 women with stress urinary incontinence who elected surgical treatment. The following factors were examined for their association with QoL as measured with the Incontinence Impact Questionnaire (IIQ): number of(More)
IMPORTANCE More than 300,000 surgeries are performed annually in the United States for pelvic organ prolapse. Sacrospinous ligament fixation (SSLF) and uterosacral ligament suspension (ULS) are commonly performed transvaginal surgeries to correct apical prolapse. Little is known about their comparative efficacy and safety, and it is unknown whether(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness of a continence pessary to evidence-based behavioral therapy for stress incontinence and to assess whether combined pessary and behavioral therapy is superior to single-modality therapy. METHODS This was a multisite, randomized clinical trial (Ambulatory Treatments for Leakage Associated with Stress Incontinence(More)
The effects of the Air-Stirrup (AS) standard ankle brace on the gait of 19 subjects with hemiplegia resulting from a cerebrovascular accident who exhibited excessive subtalar joint motion were studied. Videotaped trials and footprint analyses were used to measure subjects' hip, knee, and ankle sagittal plane angles; inversion and eversion of the calcaneus;(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pelvic-floor muscle (PFM) exercises are effective in reducing stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but few studies have investigated the effect of specific exercise variables on treatment outcomes. This study explored the effect of exercise position on treatment outcomes in women with SUI. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-four women were(More)
OBJECTIVE Genitourinary dysfunction is common in women with multiple sclerosis (MS), yet few studies have evaluated the association between bladder and sexual dysfunction in these women. The aim of this study was to determine factors, including demographic and bladder function, associated with sexual dysfunction in a sample of women with MS. METHODS One(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for postpartum FI and UI. METHODS Secondary analysis of data from the CAPS study, which estimated the prevalence of postpartum FI and UI in primiparous women with clinically recognized anal sphincter tears after vaginal delivery, compared with women who delivered vaginally without recognized tears or by cesarean before(More)
BACKGROUND Women with urge urinary incontinence are commonly treated with antimuscarinic medications, but many discontinue therapy. OBJECTIVE To determine whether combining antimuscarinic drug therapy with supervised behavioral training, compared with drug therapy alone, improves the ability of women with urge incontinence to achieve clinically important(More)
Test-retest reliability of the Urge-Urinary Distress Inventory (U-UDI) and the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) was assessed in women with multiple sclerosis (MS) because it was undetermined whether or not either instrument would yield reliable and valid results in this population. Data from this study suggest that these tools can be reliably used to(More)