Morbid obesity adversely impacts pelvic floor function in females seeking attention for weight loss surgery.

@article{Wasserberg2007MorbidOA,
  title={Morbid obesity adversely impacts pelvic floor function in females seeking attention for weight loss surgery.},
  author={Nir Wasserberg and Mark H. Haney and Patrizio Petrone and Manfred P. Ritter and Claudia N. Emami and Jason Rosca and Kimberly D. Siegmund and Howard S. Kaufman},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={2096-103}
}
PURPOSE This study was designed to determine the impact of excess body mass on the prevalence of pelvic floor disorders in morbidly obese females. METHODS A total of 358 morbidly obese females (body mass index (BMI) >or= 35 kg/m(2)) completed two validated, condition-specific, quality of life questionnaires of pelvic floor dysfunction, which assessed stress/impact in three main domains of pelvic floor disorders: pelvic organ prolapse, colorectal-anal, and urogenital incontinence. Prevalence… CONTINUE READING
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