March 20th 2023
"UH is working on starting clinics throughout rural Northeast Ohio, and we're meeting to develop a FPMRS program, both virtual and in-person, so patients can have access to this point of care," says David Sheyn, MD.
February 25th 2023
Declining rates of female urology residents suggest longer road to gender parityDecember 22nd 2022
“The bottom line is that [gender parity] starts with sponsorship and bringing women to the table in academic leadership positions so that our voices can be heard,” says Bridget Lang Findlay, MD.
AUGS Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD) Week 2023 Important DatesDecember 19th 2022
The American Urogynecologic Society's Pelvic Floor Disorders (PFD) Week 2023 is the year’s largest venue for those in the field of urogynecology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery to come together for education and networking.
YouTube spreads low-quality medical information on recurrent UTIs, study findsMay 20th 2022
In this interview, coauthors Connie Huang, MD, and Jason M. Kim, MD, discuss the findings of their recent study, "Urinary Tract Infection on social media: Examining YouTube content as a source of patient educational information."
Study aims to improve understanding of sexual and pelvic floor health after female cystectomyApril 28th 2022
“We know that, in general, cystectomy in women can disrupt pelvic floor support and innervation, as well as hormonal and sexual function, but there are no good prospective data to help us fully understand pelvic floor complications following the procedure,” said Jacqueline Zillioux, MD.
Is neuromodulation beneficial for patients with female sexual dysfunction?March 8th 2022
A study presented at the 2022 Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU) Winter Meeting evaluated the safety and efficacy of percutaneous tibial nerve stimulation (PTNS) in patients who suffer from female sexual dysfunction.
Reddit study shows abundance of misinformation on recurrent UTIsFebruary 8th 2022
A recent study presented at the 2022 Society of Women in Urology Annual Clinical Mentoring Conference investigated the quality of information regarding urinary tract infections on the social media platform Reddit.
The current state of organ-sparing radical cystectomy for womenJanuary 3rd 2022
As an advocate for patients, Svetlana Avulova, MD, stresses the importance of this population of women with bladder cancer and how their desire to preserve sexual function through organ-sparing treatment should be recognized and validated.
The antibiotic stigma associated with recurrent UTIsOctober 13th 2021
"The perceived stigma that this population is promoting antibiotic resistance is not the patient’s fault. It's our responsibility as physicians and urologists to find the answers for our patients," said J. Curtis Nickel, MD.
Investigators assess the satisfaction of telehealth visits in FPMRS patientsSeptember 1st 2021
“We found a majority of patients with televisits were satisfied, with many saying it was easy to schedule, easy to comfortably share sensitive information with their doctor, and with the most surprising [finding] being 80% saying they would choose it again over an in-person visit,” says Christina Shin, BA.
Noticing the patterns of fear and frustration among patients regarding UTIsAugust 24th 2021
“[Patients] want to ensure that all of their episodes of UTIs are seen as a chronic condition that’s really debilitating in their life, and not just single episodes for which they need antibiotics,” says Victoria C. Scott, MD.
Dr. Victoria Scott discusses patient frustration with treatment courses for recurrent UTIsAugust 23rd 2021
“The frustration component that we found and heard amongst these women was with their providers really focusing their care around antibiotics…[and] not spending enough time on education with prevention strategies,” says Victoria C. Scott, MD.
Dr. Elizabeth Mueller discusses standard vs expanded cultures for urinary tract infectionsAugust 5th 2021
“We found in general that there was really no difference in their symptom improvement,” said Elizabeth R. Mueller, MD, MSME, of a study comparing women from whom standard vs expanded cultures were obtained.