• Publications
  • Influence
Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in US women.
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 sampleExpand
  • 1,104
  • 52
  • Open Access
Retropubic versus transobturator midurethral slings for stress incontinence.
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 performedExpand
  • 467
  • 19
  • Open Access
A randomized trial of urodynamic testing before stress-incontinence surgery.
BACKGROUND Urodynamic studies are commonly performed in women before surgery for stress urinary incontinence, but there is no good evidence that they improve outcomes. METHODS We performed aExpand
  • 238
  • 11
  • Open Access
Evidence of Uncultivated Bacteria in the Adult Female Bladder
ABSTRACT Clinical urine specimens are usually considered to be sterile when they do not yield uropathogens using standard clinical cultivation procedures. Our aim was to test if the adult femaleExpand
  • 263
  • 11
  • Open Access
Urinary incontinence prevalence: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
PURPOSE We determined racial differences in urinary incontinence prevalence using the 2001-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. MATERIALS AND METHODS The National Health andExpand
  • 138
  • 10
Robotic Compared With Laparoscopic Sacrocolpopexy: A Randomized Controlled Trial
OBJECTIVE: Laparoscopic and robotic sacrocolpopexy are widely used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) treatment. Evidence comparing outcomes and costs is lacking. We compared costs and clinicallyExpand
  • 146
  • 8
Evaluation and outcome measures in the treatment of female urinary stress incontinence: International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) guidelines for research and clinical practice
Millions of women are afflicted with stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) around the globe, and the literature is abundant with different types of surgery to correctExpand
  • 155
  • 8
  • Open Access
Adherence to Behavioral Interventions for Urge Incontinence When Combined With Drug Therapy: Adherence Rates, Barriers, and Predictors
Background Behavioral intervention outcomes for urinary incontinence (UI) depend on active patient participation. Objective The purpose of this study was to describe adherence to behavioralExpand
  • 62
  • 6
Urinary Microbiome and Cytokine Levels in Women With Interstitial Cystitis.
OBJECTIVE To investigate differences in the urinary microbiome and cytokine levels between women with and without interstitial cystitis and to correlate differences with scores on standardizedExpand
  • 45
  • 6
Burch colposuspension versus fascial sling to reduce urinary stress incontinence.
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.Expand
  • 376
  • 5
  • Open Access