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OBJECTIVES To describe pelvic organ prolapse surgical success rates using a variety of definitions with differing requirements for anatomic, symptomatic, or re-treatment outcomes. METHODS Eighteen different surgical success definitions were evaluated in participants who underwent abdominal sacrocolpopexy within the Colpopexy and Urinary Reduction Efforts(More)
OBJECTIVE We sought to estimate the minimum important difference (MID) for the Urinary Distress Inventory (UDI), UDI-stress subscale of the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory, and Urinary Impact Questionnaire (UIQ) of the Pelvic Floor Impact Questionnaire. STUDY DESIGN We calculated MID using anchor- and distribution-based approaches from a randomized trial(More)
OBJECTIVE Understanding the long-term comparative effectiveness of competing surgical repairs is essential as failures after primary interventions for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) may result in a third of women requiring repeat surgery. STUDY DESIGN We conducted a systematic review including English-language randomized controlled trials from 1990(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS We sought to systematically review the literature regarding the effect of postoperative restrictions on clinical outcomes after pelvic surgery. METHODS English-language articles were identified by a MEDLINE and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials search from inception to July 2010. We used key words describing(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the incidence of new-onset endometriosis after laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LSH) with uterine morcellation to traditional routes. DESIGN Single center case-control study (Canadian Task Force classification II-2) of hysterectomies performed from January 2006 through December 2008. PATIENTS Two hundred seventy-seven(More)
PURPOSE We identified predictors of passing a voiding trial after incontinence surgery with a mid urethral sling and examined if successful performance on a voiding trial was maintained. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 89 women scheduled for incontinence surgery were enrolled from July 2005 until April 2006. Voiding trials were performed the day of(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess the cases of patients who had undergone a high uterosacral suspension and anterior repair with anterior compartment placement of porcine dermis graft. STUDY DESIGN Thirty-six patients who underwent transvaginal high uterosacral suspension and cystocele repair with graft augmentation from June(More)
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS This study reports 1-year outcomes in women who underwent transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery with Prolift transvaginal mesh. METHODS Pre- and postoperative objective vaginal Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification (POP-Q) and subjective symptom and impact assessments (Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory (PFDI)-20 and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe how women with fecal incontinence (FI) respond to combined pharmacologic therapy and pelvic floor muscle exercises (PFME). STUDY DESIGN Validated questionnaires (Fecal Incontinence Severity Index and Modified Manchester Health Questionnaire) were mailed to 80 women who received combined therapy for FI and had complete baseline(More)