Robert W Lobel

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OBJECTIVE Our aim was to evaluate the efficacy of polyglactin 910 mesh in preventing recurrent cystoceles and rectoceles. STUDY DESIGN In a prospective, randomized, controlled trial, patients undergoing vaginal reconstructive surgery with cystoceles to the hymenal ring and beyond were randomly selected to undergo anterior and posterior colporrhaphy with(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the usefulness of a proposed test for intrinsic urethral sphincter dysfunction. METHODS Subjects were included in the study if they had complaints of incontinence, did not have substantial pelvic prolapse, and had undergone multichannel urodynamic testing. The initial evaluation involved uroflowmetry, catheterized residual urine,(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the effect of ovariectomy on bladder blood flow and oxygen tension. Women are subject to bladder dysfunctions that occur less frequently in men. These include interstitial cystitis (syndrome of urgency, frequency, and pain on distension), incontinence, and bladder infections. It is believed that alterations in female sex hormones(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the independent effect of suburethral sling placement on the risk of cystocele recurrence after pelvic reconstructive operation. STUDY DESIGN One hundred forty-eight women with cystoceles to or beyond the hymenal ring underwent pelvic reconstructive operation, with or without incontinence procedures, and(More)
BACKGROUND Suprapubic catheterization is a popular method of bladder drainage after gynecologic surgery. We report two cases of incisional hernia that developed after suprapubic catheterization. CASES The first case involved a 64-year-old woman who underwent Burch urethropexy. Her suprapubic catheter was not removed until postoperative day 55 because of(More)
This article updates a prior citation analysis of medical decision making, published in this journal in 1984. Building on the original core list, decision making papers were added based on any of three criteria: citation of three papers already on the list, identification by a MEDLINE search (CATLINE for books) as relevant to the topic, or mention in a(More)
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