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.

Sexual function improves after stress urge incontinence surgery

December 01, 2008

Sexual function improves in women after successful surgery for stress urinary incontinence whether they undergo a sling procedure or Burch colpopsuspension.

High discontinuation rates dog anticholinergic use

December 01, 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 incontinence

December 01, 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 rates

December 01, 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.

Lower urinary tract symptoms' impact on women's sexual health significant

October 01, 2008

Lower urinary tract symptoms can put a damper on many women's sexual enjoyment and activity.

Tension-free vaginal tape sling: Outcomes depend on technique

October 01, 2008

Getting good results with the minimally invasive TVT SECUR vaginal sling for stress urinary incontinence may be a matter of technique.

11-year study shows high cure rate for TVT in female SUI

September 25, 2008

An 11-year follow-up on the safety and efficacy of tension-free vaginal tape for female stress urinary incontinence found 90% of patients were objectively cured, and 97% considered themselves subjectively cured or improved.

Weight gain, age, sex predict likelihood of lower urinary tract symptoms

September 01, 2008

A disproportionate influence of fat mass accounts for the relationship between body mass index and lower urinary tract symptoms.