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OBJECTIVE To summarize published data about abdominal sacrocolpopexy and to highlight areas about which data are lacking. DATA SOURCES We conducted a literature search on MEDLINE using Ovid and PubMed, from January,1966 to January, 2004, using search terms "sacropexy," "sacrocolpopexy," "sacral colpopexy," "colpopexy," "sacropexy," "colposacropexy,"(More)
BACKGROUND Midurethral slings are increasingly used for the treatment of stress incontinence, but there are limited data comparing types of slings and associated complications. METHODS We performed a multicenter, randomized equivalence trial comparing outcomes with retropubic and transobturator midurethral slings in women with stress incontinence. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the prevalence and severity of urinary incontinence in the 12-month postpartum period and to relate this incontinence to several potential risk factors including body mass index, smoking, oral contraceptives, breast-feeding, and pelvic floor muscle exercise. METHODS Participants were 523 women, aged 14 to 42 years, who had(More)
IMPORTANCE More than 225 000 surgeries are performed annually in the United States for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Abdominal sacrocolpopexy is considered the most durable POP surgery, but little is known about safety and long-term effectiveness. OBJECTIVES To describe anatomic and symptomatic outcomes up to 7 years after abdominal sacrocolpopexy, and to(More)
The aim of this study is to describe results of reduction testing in stress-continent women undergoing sacrocolpopexy and to estimate whether stress leakage during urodynamic testing with prolapse reduction predicts postoperative stress incontinence. Three hundred twenty-two stress-continent women with stages II-IV prolapse underwent standardized(More)
PURPOSE Longer term comparative efficacy information regarding transobturator and retropubic mid urethral slings is needed. We report 24-month continence rates, complications and symptom outcomes from a randomized equivalence trial. MATERIALS AND METHODS Primary outcomes were objective (negative stress test, negative pad test and no re-treatment for(More)
BACKGROUND Many surgical procedures are available for women with urinary stress incontinence, yet few randomized clinical trials have been conducted to provide a basis for treatment recommendations. METHODS We performed a multicenter, randomized clinical trial comparing two procedures--the pubovaginal sling, using autologous rectus fascia, and the Burch(More)
BACKGROUND We designed this trial to assess whether the addition of standardized Burch colposuspension to abdominal sacrocolpopexy for the treatment of pelvic-organ prolapse decreases postoperative stress urinary incontinence in women without preoperative symptoms of stress incontinence. METHODS Women who did not report symptoms of stress incontinence and(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to identify risks for mesh/suture erosions following abdominal sacral colpopexy (ASC). STUDY DESIGN We analyzed demographic, perioperative variables, and erosion status in 322 participants in the Colpopexy and Urinary Reduction Efforts study 2 years after sacral colpopexy. RESULTS The predominant graft used was(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the size of the genital hiatus in women wearing a pessary for pelvic organ prolapse after consistent pessary use, describe characteristics of patients who continue use, and assess change in pelvic floor symptoms. METHODS This was an observational cohort study of 90 women seeking nonsurgical management of symptomatic prolapse. Our(More)