Seyed Abbas Shobeiri

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Surgical management of pelvic floor disorders depends on a comprehensive understanding of the structural integrity and function of the pelvic floor. For visualizing this region, ultrasonography has emerged as a procedure that is relatively easy to perform, cost-effective and widely available. In this review, pelvic floor ultrasonography, including(More)
PURPOSE The Overactive Bladder Innovative Therapy trial was a randomized, multicenter, controlled study that compared the effectiveness of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation to extended-release tolterodine. The reduction in overactive bladder symptoms along with global response assessments was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 100 adults with(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the incidence of urinary tract injury due to hysterectomy for benign disease. STUDY DESIGN Patients were enrolled prospectively from 3 sites. All patients undergoing abdominal, vaginal, or laparoscopic hysterectomy for benign disease underwent diagnostic cystourethroscopy. RESULTS Four hundred seventy-one patients participated.(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate whether levator ani deficiency severity is a predictor of clinically significant pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and to determine whether there is a levator ani deficiency threshold above which POP occurs. METHODS Two-hundred twenty three-dimensional ultrasound scans performed on urogynecologic clinic patients were reviewed, and each(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the muscles comprising the minimal levator hiatus. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA. POPULATION Eight female fresh frozen pelves and 80 nulliparouswomen. METHODS Three-dimensional endovaginal ultrasound was performed in eight fresh frozen female pelves. The structures(More)
PURPOSE The Overactive Bladder Innovative Therapy Trial during phase 1 was a randomized trial demonstrating comparable effectiveness of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation and extended-release tolterodine during 12 weeks of therapy for frequency, nocturia, urgency, voided volume and urge incontinence episodes. In this second phase of the Overactive(More)
OBJECTIVE To formulate an evaluation system and authenticate the levator ani subdivisions visible on endovaginal three-dimensional ultrasonography. METHODS A three-dimensional endovaginal ultrasound examination was performed on five fresh-frozen female pelves. The location of the pubovaginalis, puboperinealis, puboanalis, puborectalis, and iliococcygeus(More)
The objective of the study was to compare office rigid cystoscopy (RC) versus flexible cystoscopy (FC) in women. This was a prospective randomized trial comparing FC to RC. Aims were to assess 1-week post-procedural complications, compare procedure pain scores, and to assess physician perception of patient discomfort. Pain scores were assessed by visual(More)
We used direct histologic comparison to validate the use of 3D endovaginal ultrasound (EVUS) as a novel and emerging technology for evaluating the structures found in the anterior and posterior pelvic floor compartments. A young nulliparous female pelvis specimen was dissected and histologic slides were prepared by making 8-Micron-thick sagittal cuts. The(More)
OBJECTIVES Childbirth causes overstretching of the levator ani muscle (LAM), predisposing to avulsion. LAM avulsion has not been evaluated early postpartum using endovaginal ultrasound (EVUS). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between hematomas and LAM avulsion using EVUS and palpation early and late postpartum. METHODS Nulliparous(More)