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
Pelvic reconstruction and incontinence surgery complication rate high, repairs often successfulMay 1st 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.
High discontinuation rates dog anticholinergic useDecember 1st 2008
A wide range of anticholinergic medications used by women for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms are associated with high discontinuation rates, according to research presented at the American Urogynecologic Society annual scientific meeting.
Botulinum toxin: Cost-effective for urge incontinenceDecember 1st 2008
When considered over a treatment period of 2 years, botulinum toxin A injection (Botox) is a cost-effective strategy for the management of idiopathic urge incontinence compared with anticholinergic medication, according to data presented by Duke University researchers.
Vaginal mesh kits linked with higher re-operation ratesDecember 1st 2008
Although overall complication rates are similar after traditional surgery, sacral colpopexy, or vaginal mesh kit repair for apical vaginal prolapse, the mesh kit procedures are associated with higher total reoperation rates due to a higher rate of surgical intervention for managing complications.
Urologic pelvic pain: Diagnosis and managementAugust 1st 2008
Urologic pelvic pain is a debilitating condition that affects significant numbers of men and women during their lifetime. Diverse disease states, physiologic conditions, and lifestyle factors may cause or exacerbate pain, challenging diagnosis and treatment efforts. We outline the fundamentals of a multimodal approach to managing urologic pelvic pain.
Management of postoperative ileusMay 1st 2008
Postoperative ileus is a common result after major abdominal surgery, and frequently resolves within days after surgery. However, prolongedileus can result in increased pain and morbidity and increased time to hospital discharge. A multimodal approach using preventive and therapeutic strategies can definitively mange postoperative ileus.
Intraoperative TRUS monitoring during laparoscopic radical prostatectomy: Clinical advantagesMay 1st 2008
In potent, young patients diagnosed with clinically localized prostate cancer, sparing of the neurovascular bundles during radical prostatectomy is crucial for preservation of erectile function. Intraoperative ultrasound monitoring, combined with preoperative oncologic data, can greatly improve outcomes. Novel, emerging techniques and ultrasound-driven imaging technologies may further advance the practice of nerve preservation.
Study: Both TOT and TVT are safe, effectiveJune 1st 2007
Results of an Italian study comparing transobturator suburethral tape (TOT) and tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) show both surgical techniques to be equally efficient at a follow-up of nearly 3 years in women suffering from stress urinary incontinence.