Female Urology

Preventing recurrent urinary tract infections: Is a vaccine still feasible?

March 01, 2012

David Klumpp, PhD, and David T. Uehling, MD, explain the challenges inherent in developing a vaccine for UTI and discuss the status of current research.

Few interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome patients receive proper diagnosis, care

June 01, 2011

Women with IC symptoms are not getting the diagnosis and treatment they need, despite serious effects on quality of life.

Obesity and infertility: The search for a link

May 01, 2011

Obesity is associated with hormonal dysfunction and with impaired spermatogenesis. What remains unknown is the causal factor.

Male/female infertility drives up out-of-pocket costs

March 01, 2011

Combined male-/female-factor infertility in couples results in the highest costs for treatment compared to male-factor or female-factor infertility only.

New AUA guidelines shine spotlight on interstitial cystitis

May 15, 2010

This year's AUA annual meeting will bring an important first for interstitial cystitis: AUA will be issuing guidelines for diagnosis and treatment.

Pelvic reconstruction and incontinence surgery complication rate high, repairs often successful

May 01, 2010

Plenty of experience fixing complications of pelvic reconstruction and incontinence surgery caused by foreign bodies-mainly grafts and slings-led a group of researchers to make recommendations on how to repair the damage.

Urge incontinence questionnaire offers insight to degree of improvement

May 01, 2010

Researchers for the Urinary Incontinence Treatment Network found that the minimum important difference for the Urogenital Distress Inventory was –35 to –45 points in patients with urge urinary incontinence.

Urinary incontinence, pelvic prolapse may have genetic basis

May 01, 2010

Studies are revealing a genetic basis for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse and are showing that the two conditions are more disparate than previously thought.

Up to 6.5% of U.S. women meet interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome symptom criteria

November 01, 2009

A new study has found that between 3.4 and 7.9 million American women age 18 and over have symptoms consistent with IC/PBS.

Low-dose CT stone detection: Safe during pregnancy

October 01, 2009

Treatment for pregnant women who present with renal or ureteral colic may have become easier for physician and patient alike.