Maria Victoria Cruz Estañol

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OBJECTIVE Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid with minimal side effects that may improve quality of recovery. We sought to evaluate standard use of this medication prior to vaginal reconstructive surgery. STUDY DESIGN This was a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of women undergoing vaginal reconstructive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse.(More)
Epidemiological studies on urinary incontinence (UI) in adult men of all ages are scarce. We aim to describe the UI phenomenon among community dwelling adult males in the United States (US). We analyzed data from male respondents to a 14-item mailed UI symptoms questionnaire to the National Family Opinion (NFO) World Group Panel of 45,000 households(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the histologic and cytologic effects of preoperative vaginal estrogen in women with atrophic vaginitis and pelvic organ prolapse. METHODS Forty-two women with atrophic vaginitis and stage greater than or equal to 2 prolapse were enrolled in this assessor-blinded randomized controlled trial comparing daily vaginal(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires that all Ob/Gyn residents accomplish scholarly activity. We hypothesize resident productivity is poor. METHODS This was a web-based two-survey study using SurveyMonkey®. Surveys queried both program directors and residents regarding their adherence to ACGME(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether patient-controlled analgesia or scheduled intravenous analgesia provides superior pain relief and satisfaction with pain control after vaginal reconstructive surgery. STUDY DESIGN Fifty-nine women scheduled for vaginal reconstructive surgery were enrolled in this randomized trial. Operative procedures and postoperative(More)
INTRODUCTION The female sexual response is dynamic; anatomic mechanisms may ease or enhance the intensity of orgasm. AIM The aim of this study is to evaluate the clitoral size and location with regard to female sexual function. METHODS This cross-sectional TriHealth Institutional Board Review approved study compared 10 sexually active women with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate systemic markers of collagen metabolism and vitamin C in female smokers with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Secondary aims were to compare these levels in women based on prolapse or smoking history alone. STUDY DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study with four groups: smokers with POP, non-smokers with POP, smokers without POP and(More)
Intra-vaginal diazepam suppositories are commonly prescribed as a treatment option for high-tone pelvic floor myalgia. This triple-blinded placebo-controlled randomized trial sought to determine if 10 mg diazepam suppositories improve resting pelvic floor electromyography (EMG) compared with placebo. Women ≥18 years of age with hypertonic pelvic floor(More)
Urinary incontinence (UI) is highly prevalent in the elderly population. There are several types that call for specific treatment. The three most common options in managing UI are behavioral modification programs, pharmacologic agents, and surgical intervention. In general, a nonsurgical approach is the preferred first choice, unless it already has been(More)