Monika Vij

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INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS Colpocleisis is not a popular option amongst surgeons, possibly due to concern about long-term regret. This study assessed a cohort of women who underwent colpocleisis 2-5 years previously to determine the regret rate, the effect on quality of life (QOL) and bladder and bowel function. METHODS This was a longitudinal study of(More)
Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome is a chronic condition that causes debilitating bladder pain which can be associated with urgency, frequency and nocturia. Its cause is not clear and it is still a disease diagnosed by exclusion. Oral or intravesical therapies are the main stay of treatment whilst surgical procedures are reserved for refractory(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS The King's Health Questionnaire (KHQ) is a disease-specific, self-administered questionnaire designed to assess the impact of urinary incontinence on quality of life (QOL) in women. To our knowledge there are no data on women's perception of completing the KHQ. Do they feel the KHQ to be useful and valuable or do they feel it to(More)
Urinary incontinence is an increasingly prevalent condition affecting women of all ages and is known to have significant impact on quality of life. At present there are a variety of treatment options available to manage urinary incontinence in the form of conservative therapies, medication and surgical interventions. However, research continues to explore(More)
Overactive bladder syndrome is a chronic condition that requires long-term management and is associated with a significant impairment in the quality of life of the individual as well as having an economic impact on healthcare. Behavioral interventions, along with lifestyle modifications, are effective, but medical management remains the mainstay of(More)
IMPORTANCE OF THE FIELD Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common problem and there are so many advances done in the field to help treat this common and distressing condition. AREAS COVERED IN THIS REVIEW In this article we have tried to give an overview about current and emerging drugs available for the management of UI. WHAT THE READERS GAIN: Reading the(More)
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