In addition to altering public infrastructure and social patterning, the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed many pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgeries. POP-related stigma, symptomology and the experience of waiting for POP surgery can negatively impact women's quality of life and mental health.
The association of pelvic organ prolapse with overactive bladder, other lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), and the natural history of those symptoms is not well characterized. Previous cross-sectional studies demonstrated conflicting relationships between prolapse and LUTS.
Reliable risk factors for persistent urgency following pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery are still unclear. We aimed to identify preoperative parameters related to persistent postoperative urgency in a cohort of women following surgery for POP stage 3-4 with concomitant overactive bladder (OAB).
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is greatly affecting the quality of life (QOL) of women. There are some surgical techniques for POP repair, for example, transvaginal mesh surgery (TVM), laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC), and robot-assisted sacrocolpopexy (RSC).
Visual tools are a valuable tool for ascertaining patient symptoms, especially in populations with low literacy rates. The objective was to develop and validate a pictorial scale for assessing symptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence among women in western Kenya.
To investigate the association between urodynamic findings and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) before and after surgical treatment of POP.
Seventy-four patients with stage II or more anterior POP associated with LUTS and eligible for surgical repair of POP were included in this prospective study.
We aimed to evaluate the mid-term efficacy of tension-free vaginal mesh (TVM) for pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and observe the time course of lower urinary tract symptoms and sexual function.
In this retrospective study, we included 112 female patients who underwent TVM at a single center for stage 2 or higher POP, and replied to questionnaires before, and 2 and 4 years after TVM.
We need a systematic approach to understanding health service utilization behavior in women with pelvic floor symptoms in the United States.
The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of pelvic floor care utilization and identify its barriers and promotors using Andersen's model, which theorizes care-seeking behavior with individual care needs, resources, predispositions, and macrostructures.
The aim of this study was to translate the English short form of Pelvic Organ Prolapse/Urinary Incontinence Sexual Questionnaire (PISQ-12) and evaluate its validity, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability.
There are no publications on national trends in performance of concomitant stress urinary incontinence (SUI) treatment with pelvic organ prolapse surgery over the past decade.
The objective of this study was to describe trends in the performance and type of concomitant SUI treatment from 2011 to 2019.