Rebecca Posthuma Batalden

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AIMS Our aim was to assess the usability of the IUGA/ICS classification system for mesh erosion in a tertiary clinical practice and to determine if assigned classification is associated with patient symptoms, treatment, and outcome. METHODS We retrospectively identified women who had mesh erosion after prolapse or incontinence surgery. Each erosion was(More)
BACKGROUND Episiotomy dehiscence can result in a large vulvovaginal defect not amenable to delayed primary closure. CASE A 26-year-old woman who underwent a forceps-assisted vaginal delivery with mediolateral episiotomy presented on postpartum day 5 with complete wound breakdown. Surgical exploration of the wound revealed a defect extending from the(More)
AIM The effect of hormone levels on the stimulation of Toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) in the bladder is unknown. We aimed to study the effect of estradiol and progesterone on TLR5 expression and function in human bladder epithelial cells. METHODS After growing to near confluence, T24 human urinary bladder (HUB) cells were incubated in hormone-free (HF) media(More)
BACKGROUND Although infrequently described, massive ascites due to malignancy contributes to symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse. CASE A 73-year-old woman with recurrent ovarian cancer and massive ascites underwent a levatorplasty for repair of posterior prolapse after failing conservative management. CONCLUSIONS Management of patient with cancer with(More)
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