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Essure Surgical Removal and Subsequent Symptom Resolution: Case Series and Follow-Up Survey.
Transcervical sterilization is a minimally invasive option for permanent contraception with high reported rates of patient satisfaction. A small percentage of women subsequently choose to have theExpand
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Physiotherapy methods to facilitate pelvic floor muscle contraction: A systematic review
ABSTRACT Aim: To undertake a systematic review of the literature on physical therapy methods to facilitate voluntary pelvic floor muscles (PFM) contraction. Methods: The databases consulted wereExpand
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Perineal trauma after vaginal delivery in healthy pregnant women.
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE Despite all the medical care provided during delivery labor, perineal injury is still prevalent and may lead to diverse pelvic floor disorders. The aim here was to investigateExpand
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Add-back therapy with GnRH analogues for uterine fibroids.
BACKGROUND Uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) are the most common benign pelvic tumours among women. They may be asymptomatic, or may be associated with pelvic symptoms such as bleeding andExpand
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Expression of Hypoxia-inducible factor 1-α and Vascular endothelial growth factor–C in locally advanced breast cancer patients
BACKGROUND: Locally advanced breast cancers are more prevalent in underdeveloped countries. Targeted therapy has been improved to identify hallmarks that are specific to these subtypes of tumors.Expand
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Why are the low birthweight rates in Brazil higher in richer than in poorer municipalities? Exploring the epidemiological paradox of low birthweight.
Socio-economic disadvantage is usually associated with low birthweight (LBW). However, it has been shown that Mexican Americans, despite being economically less advantaged, present LBW rates that areExpand
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Validation and cultural translation for Brazilian Portuguese version of the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire (PFIQ-7) and Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI-20)
Introduction and hypothesisPelvic floor disorders [urinary (UI) and/or fecal C (FI) incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse (POP)] may have a significant impact in womens’ quality of life (QoL). TheExpand
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Conservative Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence: A Systematic Review with Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials that studied the conservative management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). There were 1058 results after theExpand
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The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: A Systematic Review.
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of bariatric surgery (BS) on the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunctions (PFD), specifically on urinary incontinence (UI), pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and fecalExpand
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Effects of three interventions in facilitating voluntary pelvic floor muscle contraction in women: a randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effect of vaginal palpation, vaginal palpation associated with posterior pelvic tilt, and intravaginal electrical stimulation in facilitating voluntary contraction of theExpand
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