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CONTEXT Pelvic floor disorders (urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse) affect many women. No national prevalence estimates derived from the same population-based sample exists for multiple pelvic floor disorders in women in the United States. OBJECTIVE To provide national prevalence estimates of symptomatic pelvic floor(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate hysterectomy rates by type of hysterectomy and to compare age, length of stay, and regional variation in type of hysterectomy performed for benign indications. METHODS We conducted a cross-sectional analysis of national discharge data using the 2003 Nationwide Inpatient Sample. These data represent a 20% stratified sample of U.S.(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare short-term outcomes of robotic sacrocolpopexy with abdominal sacrocolpopexy for vaginal vault prolapse. METHODS We conducted a retrospective cohort study comparing robotic to abdominal sacrocolpopexy with placement of permanent mesh. The primary outcome was vaginal vault support on 6-week postoperative pelvic organ prolapse(More)
OBJECTIVES To estimate the number of women who will have symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in the United States from 2010 to 2050. METHODS We used population projections from the U.S. Census Bureau from 2010 to 2050 and published age-specific prevalence estimates for bothersome, symptomatic pelvic floor disorders (urinary incontinence [UI], fecal(More)
Deep brain stimulation in the subthalamic nucleus is an effective and safe surgical procedure that has been shown to reduce the motor dysfunction of patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. Bilateral subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation, however, has been associated with declines in cognitive and cognitive-motor functioning. It has been(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence and trends of these pelvic floor disorders in U.S. women from 2005 to 2010. METHODS We used the National Health and Nutritional Examination Survey from 2005-2006, 2007-2008, and 2009-2010. A total of 7,924 nonpregnant women (aged 20 years or older) were categorized as having: urinary incontinence (UI)-moderate to(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To perform a cost-minimization analysis comparing robotic-assisted, laparoscopic, and abdominal sacrocolpopexy. DESIGN Cost-minimization analysis using a micro-costing approach (Canadian Task Force classification III). MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS A decision model was developed to compare the costs (2008 US dollars) of robotic,(More)
OBJECTIVE To review systematically the literature, published in English, on recurrence and healing after treatment of Bartholin duct cysts and abscesses. DATA SOURCES We searched PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, LILACS, Web-of-science, the Cochrane database, and POPLINE from 1982 until May 2008. We searched the internet, hand-searched reference lists, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the attitudes of urogynecology and maternal-fetal medicine specialists in the United States regarding elective primary cesarean delivery. METHODS A Web-based questionnaire was sent by e-mail to members of the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) who reside in the United States. The(More)
AIMS To systematically review the literature regarding efficacy and adverse events of sacral nerve stimulation (SNS) via the InterStim device for treatment of women with refractory overactive bladder (OAB). METHODS We searched MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, and the Cochrane Collaboration databases from 1980 to September 2008. All English studies(More)